A two-acre estate with a whitewashed villa at its heart, Erosantorini in Greece is a four-room clifftop hideaway with impeccable service and volcano views. While you lounge in the infinity pool, gazing at the Aegean from your secluded spot on Santorini, it’s easy to imagine it’s not a hotel at all, but your fanciest friends’ island home. You can even book the entire place to yourself, so let your imagination run riot.
At the hotel
Yoga and pilates classes, books and films to borrow, WiFi throughout. In rooms: Jacuzzi on each private terrace; working fireplace; Bose Bluetooth speakers, iPod dock, Smart TV, Frette linens; Smeg refrigerator stocked with local wines and gourmet delicacies; Nespresso coffee machines; Apivita bath products, robes, slippers, hair dryer, under-floor heating, air-conditioning.
Our favourite rooms
There are only four, and they’re all suites, so you can’t really go wrong. But if you’re travelling as a twosome, the Two-Floor Suite is the most supremely sexy, with an antique mirror above the bed and expansive roof terrace that might be one of the best dinner-for-two settings on the entire island.
Lounge by the three-tiered infinity pool, at the edge of the cliff, and enjoy the 180-degree view of the Aegean. It’s flanked by elegant bean bags and terracotta urns.
Get steamy in the marble hammam, or book a massage or facial in the treatment room.
No need to overpack: the Jacuzzi on your private terrace is perfect for skinny dipping.
Erosantorini isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Pets aren’t allowed indoors, but animals up to 5kg can stay on your suite’s private terrace. See more pet-friendly hotels in Santorini.
All ages are welcome, but as the hotel’s named after the god of love, it’s perhaps better suited to couples.