Zannos Melathron

Santorini, Greek Islands

Honeymoon suite with private Jacuzzi

Honeymoon suite with private Jacuzzi

Santorini

Santorini

Junior suite

Junior suite

Honeymoon suite with private Jacuzzi

Honeymoon suite with private Jacuzzi

Honeymoon suite with private Jacuzzi

Santorini

Santorini

A gorgeous and atmospheric mansion on the romantic Greek island of Santorini, including spa treats and an optional Honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi

Zannos Melathron is set on a hillside in the picturesque village of Pyrgos - one of the highest, most peaceful and relatively tourist-free points on the Greek island of Santorini. This five-star boutique hotel's romantic history tells the tale of a grand 19th-century mansion that was built by local ship-owner and wine magnate Michael Zannos. It was given to his daughter as a wedding present, along with the adjoining 18th-century renaissance villa.

It was only fairly recently that this historic wedding gift was converted into a luxury hotel. Yannis Tseklenis was responsible for its transformation - one of Greece's best-known designers, he was described by Tatler magazine as being "the Philippe Starck of Greek contemporary fashionability". The hotel hasn't been polished and pimped-up to within an inch of its life, leaving the original building unrecognisable. Instead, it's been thoughtfully renovated to ensure that the overall feel is both authentic and up-to-date.

Think exposed stone-walled hallways with vaulted ceilings, pale wooden floorboards, magnificent ceiling frescoes, beautiful antiques and elegant sitting rooms in what was the original mansion. One of the grand sitting rooms opens out onto the veranda, and, from there, you'll have beautiful views of the whole island from your bird's nest (or castle in the sky?) at the top of the island.

Zannos Melathron also has an excellent restaurant with an outdoor terrace, a wine cellar with an unrivalled selection of wines, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. This has to be one of the most romantic and relaxing places to stay for a quiet escape in a traditional village setting, undisturbed by throngs of tourists. As the sun sets, dine in an atmospheric space surrounded by the flicker of candlelight, with views of the twinkling lights of the towns beyond.

Good to know

Please note that a local tax of €4 per person, per night is payable at the hotel upon check-out.

Excellent for
Romance Scenery Relaxing Boutique Beach Family

We like

  • The views from the swimming pool - it has a privileged location on one of the highest points on the island
  • Staying in a spacious and luxurious suite in a mansion
  • The original charm of the building has been maintained during its transformation

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