We were lucky enough to spend a romantic weekend as a couple on the gorgeous island of Santorini, guests of amazing Kalisti Hotel & Suites right at Fira town. The whole experience has been quite memorable, as it was our first trip without the kids since before I got pregnant. Luxurious Kalisti and romantic Santorini have definitely been the ideal choices for this first!
Kalisti Hotel & Suites Location
Within 5 minutes walk from the famous caldera, steps away from the main road that connects Fira with the rest of the island, the quaint villages, the monuments and the astonishing beaches, Kalisti Hotel & Suites is the ideal luxury accommodation for any couple that seeks privacy, but loves to explore too!
Kalisti Hotel & Suites is located at Fira town, where the heart of Santorini beats faster. This world renowned island is easily accessible by airplane, as there are direct flights from anywhere in Europe or with a short transit through Athens. There are several flights a day from Athens, as well. The airport is just a 10 minutes drive from Kalisti, while the port is at Fira too.
The old port, starting point for all day cruises to the volcano and Thirasia, is equally close to the hotel (right beneath the Fira rock). While the newly built main road that brought Oia, the red beach and Akrotiri closer than ever, leaves right behind the hotel.
Kalisti might be in Fira, but at a quiet corner, away from the hustle and bustle. It is however situated just a 2-5 minutes walk from all restaurants and bars, the caldera and the stunning sunset – while at the same time offering views to east Santorini and the Aegean Sea.
We stayed at the top floor Kalisti Luxury Suite with jacuzzi and sea view, the ideal option for a romantic getaway!
This suite is 65 square meters, featuring a hallway with two closets, a sitting area opening to the patio, a large bedroom and a built-in bathroom. The patio is 50 square meters big, featuring a jacuzzi, sunbeds and an actual mattress, as well as a dining area. The epitome of privacy, our suite is not visible from anywhere at the hotel, but offers views to the east of the island and the sea. The jacuzzi is full with warm water, hence we enjoyed it day and night, with a glass of white wine or our coffee. Pure magic!
Kalisti Hotel Style
White washed, with tones of minimal grey, warm wood and absolute blue, Kalisti Hotel & Suites is decorated in the typical cycladic architecture.
Cozy gazebos, wooden sunbeds, small straw tables and a warm jacuzzi surround the amazing pool, the center of the hotel. Right next to the pool area, lays the astonishing restaurant and bar, under the cozy shade of the straw roof. Sun kissed during the day and elegantly lit at night, the bar restaurant is decorated with modern wooden furniture and tones of elegant black, inviting you to enjoy and relax.
The interior is pure white, an ode to minimal cyclades style – with splashes of cold grey and warm wood adding to the elegance and luxury of the decor.
Kalisti Hotel Flavors
Local dishes, beautiful surroundings and an impeccable service make any gastronomic experience at Kalisti Hotel & Suites a real treat!
Breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast hall. Coffee of your choice, hot and cold beverages, local products (goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, olives), your choice of eggs, a selection of cheeses, pancakes, french toast and croissant and, of course, fresh fruits, cereal and nuts, as well as desserts, such as cheese cake and baklava, just pick your favorite and enjoy. Don’t skip and homemade cakes and jam!
Inside tip: we had breakfast in the hall the first morning, but on our patio the next. Totally recommend this, for privacy and the morning jacuzzi experience!
Lunch and dinner is also served, together with cocktails, at the restaurant next to the pool. You can also enjoy small snacks and drinks on the gazebos and sunbeds by the pool, for the ultimate relaxation experience!
What We Loved
I love the cycladic architecture and the elegance of white. And though I thought the decor of Kalisti would be the one to take my breath away, it was actually the attention to detail.
Our private patio was a dream come true and the jacuzzi and nice tough to our romantic days away. We loved the sunbeds, but adored the mattress for our siesta.
We also liked having two beds! One in our master bedroom for some peace and quite at night. And one right on the patio door with a view to the jacuzzi and the blue sky, to relax and enjoy.
We also loved being able to have breakfast in the outside dining are right on our own patio. It was great to privately plan the day ahead over coffee in our jacuzzi.
The welcome wine was also a nice touch. Especially for two fun depraved parents. And ideally in the jacuzzi, an option that we obviously don’t have in family rooms.
I also loved the Guy Laroche linens and towels and gone crazy over my favorite Apivita bath products.
Last but not least, we really enjoyed the peace and quiet, the comfortable mattress and the uninterrupted sleep, as well as the huge pillows and the personal space and time that I’ve missed a lot as a new mom – but had plenty of at Kalisti Hotel & Suites!
* Το άρθρο αυτό γράφτηκε κατόπιν της complimentary διαμονής μας στο Kalisti Hotel & Suites στα Φηρά της Σαντορίνης. Η διαμονή μας ήταν πραγματικά υπέροχη και οι απόψεις είναι, όπως πάντα, ειλικρινείς.