Experience a Santorini sunset at the Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
     

For one of the best sunsets in the world look no further than Santorini, Greece. Tourists and locals alike flock to the northern part of the island to watch the sun slowly melt into the Aegean waters. 

People religiously stop what they’re doing for about 20 minutes each evening and pack into restaurants and cafes to catch that perfect view. The retail establishments are constructed to face the sunset and stores come to a standstill.

There are so many ways to enjoy this sunset. There are sunset cruises, the beach, the village of Oia, the village of Fira, the lighthouse.  But your best bet is to land a room at the Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel, located on the west side of the island, only 3.5 kilometres from the capital village of Fira. The views from here just can’t be beat. For the price of the room, you’ll avoid the crowds, the pushing and shoving and the search for a strategic spot.  Instead, you’ll sit in the tranquil, heaven-like beauty of your hotel’s grounds to watch one of the best sunsets in the world. 

The Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel was built in 2004, in the traditional cycladic architecture, with the main purpose being to offer its guests modern convenience and high quality service. This hotel has 22 fully equipped luxurious rooms for two, three or four people. All the rooms, including the bathrooms and the balconies, have marble floors.  For larger groups, its sister property just down the road offers three bedroom villas with the same consistent quality and glorious views.

The Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel is located away from the hubbub of the main village of Fira, yet close enough to walk to its local tavernas and cafes. The hotel overlooks the caldera (formed by the collapse of land following a volcanic eruption).  One can enjoy the serenity and spirituality of the location without feeling completely tied off from civilization.

The pool area is also quite stunning given its incredible panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. For many guests, there is little reason to leave the pool area, with its comfortable lounge chairs and very attentive poolside service.  If one is willing to step away from the views there’s always the spa, conveniently found just off the pool or use of the free in-room computer with wireless internet.

The Santorini Princess Luxury Spa Hotel is located on a walking trail, resembling a goat path. A must activity is to hike the trail for two hours headed north, directly to the village of Oia, with its picture postcard views. Only after completing this hike, can one fully appreciate the beauty of the island of Santorini.

The two brothers who own this property, Achilles and Alexandros Tisaras are unfailingly accommodating and a pleasure to deal with, giving this hotel a welcome personal touch.

For reservations go to www.santoriniprincess.gr.

Donna Salle is a freelance travel writer and can be reached at TravelsWithHeart@gmail.com or follow her on twitter @TravelsWithHeart.

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