Athina Luxury Suites has 19 unique suites. Breakfast is served on the terrace outside your room (you select breakfast choices and arrival times) at a private patio table with caldera views. The pool and restaurant overlook the sapphire blue Aegean and caldera. The pool bar serves craft cocktails and delicious lunch options. The staff and the facility are incredible. We needed to secure a doctor, and he came to our suite. We asked for an early airport transfer, and our luggage was delivered to our waiting taxi. Our bartenders and servers were attentive, friendly, and constantly checking on us. The location is perfect and close to all the action, but it was a five-minute walk-up steep step to get to everything — shopping, dining, and nightlife. If you have mobility constraints, it could be challenging.

We walked up and down steps daily but were thankful to be close to the bus depot for transportation everywhere else on the island and to town. We didn’t get to eat at Esperisma restaurant during our visit. Still, the dining area is stunning. The menu from Executive Chef Nickos Matsas uses local ingredients to create modern Mediterranean creations that are fresh and vibrant. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.