Perched on the edge of the caldera in Santorini, Vora is a handcrafted boutique hotel of three private villas carved into caves, cliffs and suspended high above the sea.
Inspired by the volcanic environment, each villa boasts minimalistic Cycladic design with great luxury detailing, custom-made furniture and stylish interiors. Featuring a private plunge pool that opens up to monumental views of the volcano and the Aegean sea, Vora combines the island’s traditions with contemporary design.
A beautiful duplex villa combining luxury with a traditional way of construction in Santorini. A private balcony hangs to the cliff, with an infinity plunge pool carefully angled to take in the sunset from the very best viewpoint. Villa Alpha features an upper living space, with indoor and outdoor lounging and dining area, plus a fully equipped kitchen. On the lower level, the bedroom space features dazzling views from the king size bed, whilst in the bathroom, the freestanding bathtub made from Vasaltis, the local black marble, inspires moments of personal relaxation, completed by a generous walk-in shower and blue Gascoigne double sink.
The perfect balance between rest and play, Villa Ro is also built across two levels, both of which have a balcony stretching out towards those exquisite sea views. The plunge pool seems to merge with the caldera a thousand feet below and enjoys a direct view out to sea. In the upper level, a living room with an open air dining area and a fully equipped kitchen await. The lower level houses the sleeping and bathing areas, using an earthy colour palette of beige, dark wood, and black. The minimal yet luxurious interiors highlight the breathtaking views outside. This is the largest villa at Vora.
Inspired by the traditional cave dwellings of Santorini, the original “cave” of this property, Villa Omikron, retains its characteristic layout of three rooms that move in succession deeper into the rock on one level. A spacious living room and dining area welcome you to this secluded, luxurious cocoon. Move deeper into the cave and you’ll find the bedroom with king-size bed and finally the spacious bathroom. A private veranda with plunge pool, lounging and dining areas enjoy direct dazzling views of the Aegean.
Highlight: Vora’s amenities feature Olive Era, a greek boutique beauty company with a full line of care products all featuring olive oil as the main ingredient combined with a variety of Greek herbs and extracts. www.olive-era.gr
Featuring an a la carte breakfast served on your veranda to start your day, Vora also offers private dining under the moonlight of the Aegean sky as well as an all-day a la carte menu with exceptional Mediterranean Fusion cuisine served with views of the sunset against the dramatic backdrop of the caldera and the scintillating azure of the Aegean Sea.
Not too far from the action, Imerovigli is located five minutes from the capital of Fira. Here you can splurge on local foods and drinks, view galleries of Greek artists and shop for locally made clothing and jewellery. Stop at Solo Gelato in Fira for some truly amazing treat.
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Blessed with incredible red and black sand beaches, ancient sites like Neolithic-Age Akrotiri, stunning architecture, vibrant cultural spaces and events and a multitude of activities to set your heart on, it’s no wonder that Santorini was described by Plato as the land where the Atlantis once existed.
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