Far from the crowded corridors of major Santorini villages like Fira or Oia, Istoriathis link opens in a new tab sits above Perivolos Beach, one of the island’s most serene stretches of volcanic black-sand coastline. The third Santorini property from husband-and-wife hoteliers Antonis Eliopoulos and Kalia Konstantinidou, this 12-suite retreat had a former life as a three-story Cycladic mansion — the domain of an eccentric Greek socialite with a passion for horses. Elements of the original estate can still be found throughout; the ground-floor stables have been converted into guest rooms, each with its own private patio and plunge pool or hot tub, and the interiors have been modernized with bespoke furniture, mosaic floors of locally made tile, handcrafted textiles, and Aegean accents. The massive pool (which the resort claims is the largest at any on the island) and tranquil spa make it all too tempting to hunker down at the hotel — but one alfresco meal at the property’s patio restaurant, or a short walk down to the private loungers on the secluded onyx beach, will remind you of the striking natural beauty at your doorstep. Doubles from $448.
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