Petit Palace SantoriniSantorini, Greece
Imagine a mythically stunning paradise written about since the days of Odysseus and the Greek Gods, breathe in the crisp Aegean air as the Mediterranean sky kisses your skin, and open your eyes to the fabulous Petit Palace Santorini. Built into the edge of the Santorini's caldera, overlooking the azure oceans of Greece, this simply elegant Cycladic style all-suite hotel is an escape to paradise. With the smooth flowing walls and bright whites of the classic style, contrasted with dark stone floors and soft Mediterranean accents, each room is a breezy, tranquil testament to the timeless beauty of the island. Rich marble bathrooms are complete with deep whirlpool tubs, while a private furnished balcony provides sunset views that will take your breath away. Gaze out over the beauty of Santorini, and sink into the lap of luxury at Petit Palace.
Following a wonderful buffet breakfast at Elia Restaurant head out to explore the island in more ways than one. Visit the fascinating archaeological sites of Ancient Thera and Akrotiri, learning about the amazing history and stunning technological achievements of the ancient Greeks, then relax away the afternoon wine tasting in Agia Irini and Fira. Explore the history of wine production, since 1660, at the Wine Museum of Volcan Wines Winery, then hike from Fira to Oia to watch a legendary sunset at picturesque Amoudi Bay. The next day take to the crystalline waters of the Aegean with a catamaran sail around the island or a fishing tour on the open ocean. Splash and snorkel at stunningly different black, red, and golden sand beaches, and take an exciting scuba diving excursion at vibrant reefs, walls, and wrecks along the caldera and volcanic islands in the center. Stretch out in the afternoon by the infinity-edge pool, sink into the warm lounger, and sip refreshing cocktails under the sun. That evening watch a fiery sunset that has been viewed for thousands of years, become a part of the wonderful history of Santorini, and enjoy the life of luxury at the Petit Palace.