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Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel

A timeless experience awaits visiting friends of Iconic Santorini, an authentic boutique cave hotel set on the rim of Santorini’s volcanic cliffs. Centrally located away from the hustle and bustle of the cruise shopping port of Fira, picturesque Imerovigli is just a drive from the famous sunset crowds in Oia.

Situated on a spectacular hillside setting literally carved from the historic caldera wall, our haven of tranquility offers grace, elegance and breathtaking views of the azure blue waters of the Aegean below. Each residence set within the property’s five distinctive levels is individually unique, featuring dedicated lounger and table seating high above the wonder of the ancient volcano.

Proudly named Greece’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel at the World Travel Awards in 2019, our serene retreat was also recognized by the prestigious Haute Grandeur Global Awards, receiving accolades for Best Small Hotel in Europe and Best Island Hotel on a Global Level.

Escape the stress of daily life as you wind away the days and create truly unforgettable moments to cherish…

The Iconic Story

Our valued guests are warmly welcomed to a homey setting as visiting friends of the Iconic family. Upon arrival a unique atmosphere is evident, said to be “like stepping into the home of a close Greek friend.” Each enchanting residence captures the spirit of the caldera, where traditional cave accommodations combine the finest in contemporary amenities and Greek styling.

Proud of his heritage, our local island chef insists on the freshest ingredients and quality products to craft his Santorini cuisine, honouring age-old recipes passed down through family generations. Visitors are encouraged to pass by the open kitchen to experience the magic for themselves.

The much-loved Iconic breakfast is a real talking point, enjoy a daily array of continental and cooked dishes or whatever you choose. The best part about our breakfast is it can be enjoyed at any time of the day, a true luxury for honeymooners, romantics and late risers.

Be treated as an individual and fully relax while taking in the Iconic family’s warm Hellenic hospitality. Guest Services are experienced ambassadors of Santorini, eager to arrange bespoke itineraries to explore this lovely island.

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Residences

Iconic in every way, our first class boutique hotel is acclaimed among the best hotels in Santorini with divine Greek style residences to complement the historic Cycladic architecture. Set within the volcanic cliffs, these tastefully furnished caverns all feature natural 4-layer bedding, luxurious amenities and personal terrace space with magnificent views. Our haven of tranquillity provides a range of luxury accommodation options, all providing spectacular views of the caldera and historic volcano for a truly unforgettable retreat.

The Iconic Suite

Adorned with a generous living area, separate bedroom, open rain shower, indoor and outdoor plunge pools and a large pergola-covered terrace.

The Iconic Suite

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The Cliff Suite

This alluring suite is suspended from the volcanic cliffs on an exclusive level, featuring indoor and outdoor plunge pools and spectacular views.

The Cliff Suite

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The Cave Suite

Set deep within the volcanic rock, this luxurious unit offers abundant space, a romantic love bed sofa and a large terrace with a sublime plunge pool.

The Cave Suite

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Caldera Suites

Located on the rim of the caldera wall, these prized residences are graced with divine plunge pools facing the wonder of the ancient volcano.

Caldera Suites

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Escape to a residential haven of tranquillity and romance...

Authentic Cuisine

Visiting friends of our serene retreat are treated to an authentic culinary experience in a setting of casual elegance. Our talented island chef insists on the freshest local ingredients, personally selected to honour age-old family recipes. Daily menus are compiled based on market availability and if its not fresh then we don’t serve it.

Luxurious Amenities

Once guests arrive to our property in the peaceful village of Imerovigli, they are welcomed as visiting friends of the Iconic family. It is not long before a complete feeling of ease sets in as our residential haven of tranquility works its charm. Standard throughout the property, all-natural COCO-MAT bedding provides an amazing sleep experience, while Aēsop bath products offer the utmost in pampering and dedicated WiFi routers provide all accommodations with stable Internet connectivity. Our experienced Guest Services team are proud ambassadors of Santorini island, striving to exceed expectations by creating custom itineraries for magical experiences.

All Day Breakfast

Savour our much-loved Iconic breakfast on your personal terrace at any time of the day desired. A true luxury for honeymooners and late risers…

Heavenly Sleep Experience

All of our airy Greek-style residences feature all-natural COCO-MAT® 4-Layer bedding for the ultimate rest which has been compared to “sleeping on clouds.”

Lavish Bath Products

Our visiting friends are afforded luxurious bath products by Aēsop® for a truly rejuvenating and refreshing experience.

A Haven of Romance

Nestled in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, our tranquil retreat is an icon of romance and the perfect setting for celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic getaway.

Wellness

 

The latest range of Cybex professional cardiovascular exercise equipment is available to fitness enthusiasts. Alternatively you may unwind with a choice of soothing massage options in a peaceful treatment suite, followed by a refreshing dip in the adjoining jetted grotto pool.

The Iconic experience...

Residential Setting

Timeless Days

Bespoke Hospitality

Step into our unique residential atmosphere and be welcomed as members of the Iconic family.  

Several visitors choose to remain within our tranquil setting for the duration of their stay.

Our warm Hellenic hospitality provides the luxury of choice, based on your preferences.

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Santorini Island

The magnificent island of Santorini is an idyllic location for romance and our very special boutique hotel in Imerovigli is no exception. A residential haven, this award-winning luxury Santorini hotel stands out as a premier choice for honeymoons, lovers’ escapes and relaxing getaways. Wind away hours of utmost relaxation as you create beautiful memories with the one you love. A must for romantics, choose a residence with a sublime jetted pool – be it indoor, outdoor, or both. Enjoy the luxury of sleeping in and rising to our delightful breakfast, no matter the time of day! Sip a tempting cocktail while marvelling at the breathtaking sunset colours to wrap up a perfect Iconic Santorini day.

Imerovigli Village

The picturesque village of Imerovigli is perched at the highest point of Santorini’s dramatic caldera cliffs and is surrounded by astonishing beauty. Just a short walk away, markets, quaint shops, historic architecture, car rentals, as well as lovely local restaurants and tavernas are available. Strolling through the narrow and winding paths, admire the original settlements, numerous  old churches and the ruins of medieval castles. Sample the delicious flavours of this magical island such as cherry tomatoes, fava and white aubergines.

Santorini Attractions

The volcanic island of Santorini in the Greek Isles forms part of the Cyclades within the southern Aegean Sea. Famed for spectacular views, mesmerizing sunsets, white-washed homes and cave dwellings, this majestic island greets an ancient volcano. Historic monuments and architecture date back to the 4th millennium B.C., standing among the world’s most significant archaeological sites. Relax on one of the dramatic beaches, visit the famed Akrotiri ruins or savour distinctive Santorini wine at a local vineyard.

Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best New Hotels for 2014 – UK Times
  • Top 10 Best Newcomers in 2014 – Smith Awards
  • 101 Best Hotels in the World for 2014 – Tatler Magazine
  • Hot List 2015 – Conde Naste Traveller
  • Top 10 Sexiest Bedrooms in the World 2015 – Smith Awards
  • Finalist 2016 – European Hospitality Awards
  • Top 10 Best Boutique Hotels in Santorini 2016 – The Telegraph
  • Traveler's Choice Award 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019 – TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 – TripAdvisor
  • Greece's Leading Boutique Hotel 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 – World Travel Awards
  • Best Boutique Hotel on a Global Level 2018 – Haute Grandeur Global Awards
  • Greece’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2019 – World Travel Awards
  • Best Small Hotel in Europe 2019 – Haute Grandeur Global Awards
  • Most Romantic Hotel 2019 – Kiwi Collection
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