In the South Aegean Sea, the delightful island of Santorini is the result of a careful balance of the work of man and Nature. The island and its cliffs are dotted with romantic white villages, but it is Pyrgos – whose name means 'tower' – that enjoys the best views, as it stands proud on the highest point of the volcanic land mass.
The village is an enchanting maze of whitewashed walls and cobbled streets, and close to the entrance to the medieval castle is the luxury Zannos Melathron hotel, a spot that will tempt you to stay for ever.
In a privileged setting of beautiful colours and pleasant scents, a Renaissance villa dating from 1750 and a nineteenth-century mansion have been lovingly restored and together they now form the basis of this charming boutique hotel with its harmonious blending of the splendours of the past with modern comfort.
From the moment you push open the door of the Zannos Melathron, you can see that everything is designed to make your stay unforgettable. Discreet filtered lighting illuminates the high-domed ceilings of the lounges, the rooms are bright and spacious and each of the ten suites has its own theme and unique decor. A comfortable and intimate ambience is created through the careful use of an eclectic collection of antiques, designer furnishings, beautiful fabrics, silver and porcelain. Even the passageways that lead to these little havens with magnificent views boast original works of art that re-create the elegance of a bygone age.
Sunk into the stones of the old villa's patio terrace, you'll find a tempting swimming pool calling to you to take a relaxing dip, while on the terrace you can enjoy an evening meal or simply sit, sipping a glass of fine local wine and looking out over the sea until the sun has gone and velvet darkness clothes this beautiful Greek island.
Zannos Melathron, Santorini