Grace Santorini, SANTORINI, Greece
Winning plaudits left, right and all over the place, this boutique hotel perched above the world-famous Caldera with breathtaking views and sumptuous sunsets is absolutely exquisite.
It’s often difficult for hotels to stand out amongst the crowd of white-on-white-on-white buildings that line the hills of the Cyclades, owing to the strict aesthetic that Grecians (rightly) hold dear, but how does an inclined infinity pool on the roof sound?
Add to that a crisp, modern interior that looks fresh, yet steadfastly-Greek, and views, views and more views from its (very) lofty position above Imerovigli, plus just 20 spacious rooms most with plunge pools.
The Villa, though, is where it's really at – your own 400 sqm residence, it's more or less your very own design hotel, with palettes of white and grey leaning out to sea, and a pool that you'll never want to leave.