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Utter romance: the seductive allure of Santo Maris Oia

Nowhere does romance like Santorini. And no one does it like Santo Maris Oia.

With award-winning suites and villas, stunning location and inspirational guest services, Santo Maris Oia offers a luxurious haven of serene privacy and tranquility for couples wanting the most sublime Santorini experience – whether it’s a honeymoon or just a deliciously intimate break for two.

At Santo Maris Oia we are passionate about what we do, and we pride ourselves on making every last detail of your stay indelible. The breathtakingly beautiful natural setting is already there; we do the rest.

Whether you’re dreaming of discrete and blissful privacy or exciting outdoor adventures, our expert team are on hand to turn your every dream into reality.

Santo Maris Oia makes your moments unforgettable, from arrival to departure.  That’s why any booking of our honeymoon suites includes complimentary private airport transfers, a Moet & Chandon champagne and strawberries welcome, a flower bouquet and a complimentary massage for two. Booking a honeymoon suite the affable Guest Experience team will design a unique romantic ambience for your accommodation, with candles, rose petals and flowers.

Spacious and serene, our stunning suites make the perfect hideaway for two. As for all our deluxe range suites, a Honeymoon Suite offers uninterrupted views of the spellbinding Santorini sunset from your private pool or jacuzzi.  At Santo Maris Oia your extensive secluded terrace is the perfect place for sun-kissed relaxation. Meanwhile, light-filled interiors, designed in fresh airy Cycladic style, feature artworks and furnishings reflecting a chic and refreshing ‘boho’ aesthetic.

At Santo Maris Oia, our mission is simple: to deliver to our guests a truly idyllic experience that surpasses our guests’ expectations. Whatever your wish, our Guest Experience team is there to make it happen; from that special Santorini gift for your partner to arranging an exclusive caldera cruise. Revive in therapeutic hot springs on the volcano islet of Nea Kameni? No problem. Become castaways for a day on the tiny nearby island of Thirasia? Consider it arranged.

At Santo Maris Oia pay extra attention to your health and well-being throughout your stay. We celebrate wellness. That is why at our award-winning Alios Ilios Restaurant you will find cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean diet, famous for its health-enhancing benefits.

Our gastronomic delights are a collage of Santorini’s culinary traditions, along with inspired interpretations of traditional Greek and Aegean specialities using the finest and freshest ingredients.

It doesn’t get more romantic than dinner for two at Alios Ilios Restaurant. As the sun begins to set, the horizon streaked red and orange, this is the place to be – to be served delicacies and a wonderful wine – for this is a Santorini setting to celebrate love like no other.

Plan your next vacations at Santo Maris Oia and live an utter romantic getaway!

 

AN ODE TO SUMMER STORIES

Memories of summer at Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa.

As cooler breezes kiss the island of Santorini, at Santo Maris we raise a glass to our valued guests and our precious shared memories of recent months.

What did we love the most?

What shone as warmly as the world-famous Santorini sunset was our people. We believe in excelling in customer service; it’s at the heart of our philosophy, but in the summer of 2020 our care, sensitivity and attention to detail reached new heights, with the extra responsibilities brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Guests commented on the extraordinary efforts made by our staff, at reception, in housekeeping, and in our restaurants and bars, to make guests feel safe at all times. Our people, specially trained to deliver new approaches to guest security, where the human face of our efforts to adapt the hotel to the most stringent safety standards introduced for covid compliance.

What excited us?

Just five minutes walk from the heart of Oia village, Santo Maris’s stunning location offering an intimate and breathtaking view of the Santorini sunset, as always, proved a highlight for our guests. Watching the earth’s life-force slowly descend below the Aegean horizon in a flood of red and orange is the iconic Santorini experience, and we are fortunate at Santo Maris to be able to share this experience, this life-affirming wonder with those who stay with us. At Santo Maris we believe hospitality is about celebrating life and all its wonders.

What did we taste?

The tastes and scents of Santo Maris will long be remembered by our summer visitors. At our premier restaurant, Alios Ilios, while redesigned for covid compliance, executive chef Vassilis Katsikas invited diners on a delicious journey – an exciting exploration of Greek cuisine, its health-enhancing properties, and particularly the traditional dishes of the Aegean islands. Guests savoured dishes such as sea bream with artichoke – a la Polita; trahanas – a delicate grain soup with shrimps, the classic Aegean favourite octopus with fava, and our seven stage degustation menu – an exquisite journey through our top signature dishes.

Where did we relax?

To complement our gastronomy at a time when well-being and health were uppermost in our thoughts, our Anassa Spa provided a haven for tranquil relaxation, with guests enjoying treatments and massages, designed to cater to their every need.

Once again “meraki”, that almost untranslatable Greek word that describes an act of creativity, passion and love – made from the soul – defined all our offerings in the summer of 2020.

To our guests – past and future – we wish you good health and happiness.

We wait for you.

Until then #KeepDreaming

SANTORINI SUNSETS AND CHILL-OUT SOUNDS

“Your Own Sunset Stories” Spotify playlist transfers your mind and soul to the spellbinding sunsets of Santorini

We transfer your mind and soul with a “Your Own Sunset Stories” ritual set on Spotify bringing to you a glimpse of the Santo Maris summer spirit into your home.

Picture your own summer tranquility: endless vistas over the Aegean Sea wondering the spectacle of the Santorinian sunset, tasteful homemade cocktails, and a cozy lounge sofa. Once you will be enjoying your favorite signature cocktail at our Poolside Bar, the only sounds you will be listening on the background will be the sensational vibe of our summer tunes and the water of the pool smoothly burbling.

A Romantic Dinner for Two at Alios Ilios

Santorini, Oia at sunset. The suggestion evokes the essence of why couples choose to visit legendary Santorini in the first place. The view over the sea from Oia when the sun goes down is as iconic and timeless as you have imagined it. However, the thousands who gather to take in a glimpse of the celestial spectacle can detract you from the experience. So, for those who want an intimate moment with their partner, can a stroll along the path that connects Fira with Oia is a magic experience.

Santorini visitors who choose Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa for their vacation on this dreamy island will enjoy seclusion, privacy, and gourmet tastes under the panoramic blazing orange and yellow visions of the skies at Alios Ilios – the flagship restaurant of the resort which was recently awarded among the best restaurants in Greece by the Greek Cuisine Awards.

The sun gazing experience at Alios Ilios is punctuated with culinary perfection

Alios Ilios means “the sun setting and rising into the sea” –inspired by the unique sunsets that make Santorini such a sought-after destination and. The sun gazing experience here is punctuated with culinary perfection – especially since the restaurant offers an irresistible dinner for two to seal every twilight.

Couples seeking romance will enjoy the menu by Alios Ilios at Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa. The price-set romantic menu includes four dishes from our a la carte menu, accompanied by a bottle of either Assyrtiko or Mavrotragano wine.

Guests are encouraged to book this dinner package via the Santo Maris Oia website, or through our Guest Experience specialists. For those who want to enjoy a dining experience second to none during the sunset in the privacy of their own suite, Alios Ilios offers this exclusive dining opportunity.

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa Receives Award of Excellence at the World Travel Awards

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa was awarded as the “Greece’s Leading Island Villas” hotel for 2018 by the “World Travel Awards”, the hallmark of excellence in the tourism and hospitality sector. During a glamorous awards ceremony held on Saturday, June 30th, in Athens, the international prestigious awards were presented to the very best of the tourism sector, having been showcased by both qualified executives working within tourism and travelers in a previous voting procedure.

Mr. Manos Borboudakis, the General Manager of Santo Maris Oia, during the award reception.

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa has honorably already achieved, from the first years of its operation, to receive significant distinctions for its high level of hospitality services and its unique concept in both national and global level.

The genuine and personalized hospitality philosophy showcased daily by the personnel of the hotel through all the operation aspects and the state-of-the-art facilities being constructed with complete respect to the natural environment and in line with the Cyclades tradition, make Santo Maris Oia the ultimate destination for the travelers who look for a combination of comfort and privacy.

“Our people are the driving force and the main reason for which we stand here today. From the receptionist to the housekeeping maid, and from the cook to the engineer, all together, we do our best to make our guest feel unique, to feel welcome. This award is dedicated to the entire team of Santo Maris Oia, who with their daily efforts led our hotel to be the ‘Greece’s Leading Island Villas for 2018’”, Mr. Manos Borboudakis, the General Manager of Santo Maris Oia, stated after the reception of the award during the Press interview.

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa Opens its doors again with renewed facilities and services

On Monday, April 10, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa will open its doors for the second year, highlighting the beginning of its operation for 2017 season. Aiming at the best services provision and the promotion of the Greek tourism product to its guests, the hotel will open with a renewed decoration, new culinary philosophy, more accommodation options and having acquired more certifications.

After one year of operation the Metaxas Group of Companies’ Hotel in Santorini, continues to evolve both all the services offered and the facilities of the hotel. Thus, starting from this year, the hotel’s guests will have the chance to enjoy the renewed decoration of Alios Ilios restaurant combined with its new philosophy. The brand-new menu will present flavors from Crete and Cyclades, combining the purest and most famous dishes of each region, as the Cretan “apaki” and the Cycladic Santorinian “fava”, resulting in the emergence of the gastronomic wealth of Greece and the indissoluble relationship that Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa has with the island of Crete.

Moreover, in 2017, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa will continue to offer cutting-edge services, for which it was awarded in 2016 with the Award of Excellence of total score 9.3 points by Booking.com and was certified with “We do local”, “Greek Breakfast” and the ELOT En ISO 22000 standard. Τhe hotel will continue to operate with respect to Santorini, its culinary traditions, its employees, the sustainability of the island, its customs and traditions, but most of all in view of its guests’ health and needs.

Lastly, the addition of the new room types, Junior Deluxe Suite Sunset & Sea View, Deluxe Suite Sunset & Sea View and Suite Pool Front, will ensure even greater variety of accommodation options, and will be the ideal choice for honeymooners, as they are located in the most privileged locations of the hotel, offering privacy and breathtaking views of the famous Santorini sunset.

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa belongs to Metaxas’ Group of Companies, which operates in Santorini since 1987, and financially supports various projects of the island. An example of its support is the contribution of a substantial amount of money for the purchase of land, which today houses the new hospital of the island.

About Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa:

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa began its operation in April 2016. The hotel is situated in the village of Oia, in Santorini, and consists of 44 suites and villas, while also offering 1 thematic restaurant, 2 bars, 5 swimming pools at the common areas and plenty of private Jacuzzi & pools in Suites and Villas, Gym, Spa, and impresses with its view and the combination of Aegean and local Cycladic architecture.

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