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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 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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Your New Favorite Hotel in Santorini: Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa

Oia is a dream, there’s no doubt about it. But you can have a dream in a dream the moment you step inside Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, a world of blissful luxury, a haven of peace, where tradition and modernity coexist in perfect harmony. No matter where you are in our resort, you are so close to the Sunset Seranade point, that you don’t need to leave our grounds to enjoy a peaceful, glorious sunset over Apano Meria, the pearl of the Cyclades.


The architecture of the hotel is inspired by the traditional clifftop cave-style houses of the village, but the interiors are breakthrough-contemporary, yet inspired by tradition, rivaling in comfort and style with interiors of some of the world’s most famous, and eccentric resorts. The decor is minimalist in warm, earthy tones, with turquoise accents that refresh the atmosphere. There’s no suite or villa in our resort without a private terrace and jacuzzi, for that perfect setting to rekindle romance, and to fall in love with Santorini over and over again.


You could hardly be better located to enjoy Oia at its fullest. You are in the heart of the village, surrounded by beautiful nature, with surreal bougainvillea accents against the white of the walls, in a picture pretty resort like no other on the island. Like Oia, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa is pleasantly unpretentious, the northern side villas granting you the perfect faux-castaway sense of seclusion and privacy. Take the night to rest in a comfy king size bed, lined with cushions and fine fabrics that invite you to linger till late morning, when breakfast on the terrace is just the perfect way to kick-start your day.


Or, at the south of the resort, book a suite that overlooks the Aegean, offering you views that will steal your heart. They all have private verandas, with complimentary sunbeds, if you want to spend a lazy afternoon under the sun of the Cyclades. And, when it comes to in-room facilities, all our suites and villas have individually controlled air-conditioning, high-tech TVs with satellite channels, DVD and CD players, free wireless internet connection, electronic safe deposit box, direct dial phone, hair dryer, mini bar, bathrobes, slippers, coffee machine, and all VIP bathroom necessaries.


When it comes to general facilities, designed to make your stay even more comfortable, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa provides everything you need: 4 outdoor swimming pools, a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, a romantic bar in the lobby, a bar next to the main pool and a full service spa center with heated indoor pool.


So plan your holiday with us, for a memorable stay in Oia!