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A Cycladic Retreat on the Island of Santorini

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Set on the bewitching Greek island of Santorini is a special resort.

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The luxury Hotel Tholos overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.

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The hotel is set among typical Greek white-washed villages nestled at the tops of the steep sides of the caldera of an extinct volcano.

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The village is the tiny settlement of Imerovigli.

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The hotel is built in the traditional Cycladic style, with its curved whitewashed walls and roofs.

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It offers the best vantage point for the incredible views of the deep cobalt sea and clear limitless Aegean skies.

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Each suite has balconies opening out onto the glorious scene.

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These offer panoramic views towards the crater, now submerged in the deep blue water of the Mediterranean.

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White stucco balconies set off the blue water perfectly.

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Staying here would feel like a vacation at the top of the world.

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Rarely sighted, but wildflowers can now grow in the rocky volcanic island soil.

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The utterly peaceful and tranquil setting changes with the ever changing light.

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The setting sun rakes light across the rough concrete floor to the balcony.

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Inside, travertine stone makes up the floors.

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Arched ceilings frame the views.

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Some of the internal decor is a little too storybook romance for most people over five, but this too plays off the barely credible setting.

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Could this volcano have had something to do with the mysterious sinking of the mythical Atlantis?

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2 Comments so far to “A Cycladic Retreat on the Island of Santorini”
  1. Elfya Says:

    Oh I so wish I could wake up to this this morning!

  2. Hotel Tholos / Santorini | External Brain Says:

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