With warm April temperatures beckoning, this Aegean utopia is the ideal escape for an Easter getaway, and owners Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos of Kanava Hotels & Resorts are excited to welcome guests back to for the 2022 season. Linked by a network of cobbled pathways, Mystique Santorini’s 41 Suites and Villas, two swimming pools, Lure Restaurant by Olivier Campanha, rejuvenating Elios Spa, and state-of-the-art gym, all feature panoramic sea views across to the active volcano vista.
Designed by architect Mary Kavagia, the hotel embraces the cycladic style of its location while preserving the nature that envelops. All suites and villas are facing the sea with generous terraces that embrace the landscape. The interiors were carefully redesigned to bring more light in and create curves that give a sculpted feel. French designer Frank Lefebvre created custom-made furniture with natural materials, inspired by nature, and harnessing the elegance of simplicity.
The hotel has taken on board the changing needs of the modern traveller, and Mystique’s ultra-luxury Suites and Villas are all sensitively designed to delight guests with the natural beauty of the Caldera cliffs with generous indoor and outdoor living space, along with all the outstanding services and amenities of the hotel. In keeping with the serenity of the property, and with the guests Wellness experience always a priority, Mystique is excited to continue its partnership with OPO, an immersive meditation programme. Guests can access bespoke and customisable sessions whilst they relax in this Greek haven.
Offering ultimate seclusion, self-care is taken to another level where guests are able to book an intimate candlelit dinner in the privacy of their own outdoor terrace. Other round-the-clock services are also available in-room, including organic treatments from the hotel’s Elios Spa. The Spa is also a destination in itself, offering a sanctuary for renewal and rejuvenation with an array of wellbeing experiences leaving guests feeling radiant and refreshed, and all within the confines of a beautifully designed space that is rooted in its location.
Further bolstering the hotel as the ultimate Santorini experience, Mystique’s restaurant Lure, is helmed by renowned French Chef Olivier Campanha, who joined the team in 2021 with experience leading Michelin-starred restaurants. The property’s new culinary program is characterised by locally and sustainably sourced produce that highlights the best of the region’s rich gastronomy. Campanha has created dishes that harmonise exceptional food with a healthy lifestyle, highlighting the very best local and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary twist on traditional Greek and Mediterranean flavours.
Meanwhile, in the Secret Wine Cave, guests can experience a unique wine tasting in Mystique’s 150-year-old wine cellar with the rarest indigenous wine selection in Oia. Other dining concepts include Charisma serving the freshest Greek-inspired cuisine in a truly memorable setting while Captain’s Lounge, which occupies the original site of a century-old mansion, caters for casual dining.
> As we usher in a new era of wellbeing and wellness, Interior Design & Architecture Summit (taking place on June 30 at Hilton Canary Wharf) will shelter a panel discussion on luxury wellness and wellbeing in the city. To find out if you qualify as a designer or architect, speak to Alex King.
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