If you ever wonder whether romance is alive and kicking simply take a sojourn with your soul mate to Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Santorini, a resort on one of the world's sexiest islands and the #1 island for lovers according to Travel + Leisure. A small sanctuary with just 18 sea-facing suites and villas, each personal paradise is a poem of textures and textiles with ample-size terraces framing seascape views. Rooms are tech-savvy too, with wireless internet, flat-screen monitors with satellite channels, and DVD and CD players boasting surround sound.
Your arrival takes on the air of a homecoming even if it is your inaugural visit. You are greeted with a glass of wine or champagne, chilled towel and welcome platter of nibbles upon arrival with fresh fruit and mineral water replenished daily. For such an intimate retreat, full-service amenities abound at every turn. Bask beneath the Grecian sun at the infinity-edge pool where al fresco fare and chilled cocktails are served. The guest-only restaurant, Charisma, offers an eclectic mix of flavors coupled with open-air dining and ocean views. Guests also are also privy to en-suite massages services and complimentary use of the resort's mountain bikes. The clandestine wine cave is where rare vintages are uncorked and poured before dinner. Stroll along the island's black beaches, created from volcanic ash, or head to the village of Fira for a pairing of octopus and ouzo. Even the most mundane tasks are somehow magical on this delightful island.