Katikies Luxury Boutique Resorts, Greece

Coiled around a caldera, Santorini is home to the whitewashed village of Oia, spilling down the steep slopes at the northern tip of the islandMonday, 13 March 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Coiled around a caldera, Santorini is home to the whitewashed village of Oia, spilling down the steep slopes at the northern tip of the island. It’s here, set against the volcanic Aegean rock, that Kirini Suites & Spa is located. The Relais & Châteaux resort epitomises Santorini’s seductive charms: iconic Cycladic sugar-cube architecture mixed with gourmet cuisine and a world-class spa.

At the A.SPA, guests can unwind in the steam room, jet shower, indoor whirlpool bath and heated pool, or book a face or body treatment using Caribbean Ligne St Barth products, in one of three spa suites. Framed by a stone archway, an indoor heated pool is the jewel in the crown of the Iris Spa Suite. Thalia Spa Suite features two treatment beds plus a cosy nook for foot rituals, while the rooftop Kalliste Spa suite is an intimate retreat for couples, where side-by-side treatments are enhanced by sea views and Champagne. There’s also a well-equipped Technogym, for daily fitness workouts.

On the treatment menu is a range of facials, massages, body treatments, manicures and pedicures, plus a selection of signature rituals. Highlights include the A.SPA Symphony Ritual, which includes a body exfoliation using sand, coconut oil and papaya mousse, followed by a full-body massage and facial. After a day exploring, the St Barth Sun Downer — incorporating a cooling body mask with clay and melon mousse — offers thirsty skin a moisture boost.

Guests stay in luxurious suites that open onto lantern-lit verandahs shaded by rocky outcrops and ancient trees. Many overlook the sparkling Aegean, while inside, interiors are awash with white and decked out with the latest mod cons. Butlers are on hand to cater to every whim.

Carved into the caldera, Anthos Restaurant serves traditional Greek delicacies, accompanied by local wines. Further afield, the black volcanic beaches of Perissa and Kamari, the famous Red Beach near Akrotiri, plus the jaw-dropping views from hill-perched towns are not to be missed.

Kirini Suites & Spa is part of Katikies Luxury Boutique Resorts, a collection of six award-winning hotels, located across the islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

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A visit to Santorini wineries to attend a sunset wine-tasting session, served with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Deep-tissue massage
• Harmony massage
• Chill-out massage
• Hot gemstone massage

Key Facilities

• Indoor heated pool
• Steam room
• Shower
• 3 cabins for couple massages
• Techno gym

Contact Information

katikies.com/kirinisantorini/spa-wellness
T: +302286071236
E: info@kirini.com

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