The Ultimate Greek Escape, Mystique, a Luxury Hotel in Santorini
Mystique is an exclusive hideaway which opened in 2007, which perfectly blends into the captivating island of Santorini.
By Lifestyle Editor
A long-time favourite of all travellers, Mystique is situated in the island’s singular aura, extraordinary landscape and the appeasing sight of the deep blue of the sea that meets a clear blue sky, owners Kalia and Antonis Eliopoulos of Kanava Hotels & Resorts have created a haven that embodies an authentic and organic Santorini experience which exceeds all expectations of the definitive Grecian paradise.
Highlights of the 2021 season include:
Private Villa Experiences
Santorini’s secret hideaway, Mystique is located in Oia, a Cycladic town which showcases the island’s unique influence of history, landscape and distinct architectural language. A sanctuary of nature, Oia is also a magnet for Greece’s finest culinary traditions – this matched with the plethora of volcanic wineries make it the ideal location for those seeking a thorough introduction to the area’s rich epicurean history.
The hotel - frequently named in Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards and voted number one among the top 20 hotels in Greece and Turkey (2018) – is designed using Cycladic architecture, where gentle curves and sculpted arches blend with a muted colour palette and light enhancing spaces. Linked by a network of cobbled pathways, Mystique’s 41 Suites and Villas, two swimming pools, rejuvenating Elios Spa, state-of-the-art gym, all feature panoramic sea views across to the active volcano that has shaped this exceptional island and are finely tuned to the desires of today’s modern explorers.
In acknowledgement of the evolving needs of the modern traveller, who is prioritising space and seclusion, Mystique’s ultra-luxury Villas are sensitively designed to delight guests with the natural beauty of the Caldera Cliffs with generous indoor and outdoor living space, replete with the unparalleled services and amenities of the hotel.
The Villas – Secrecy, Holistic and Mystery – all offer barefoot luxury and are versatile for different travellers, including honeymooners, multi-generational family trips and more. Health conscious guests might opt for Secrecy or Mystery, which come complete with a private fitness room. Elsewhere in Holistic, honeymooners will enjoy the private outdoor jacuzzi and thoughtful use of outdoor space for al fresco dining. A full immersion into the laid-back Santorini lifestyle awaits, as guests step out for a morning swim in their private swimming pool and take in panoramic views of the shimmering Mediterranean waters.
Offering unparalleled privacy and seclusion, pampering is taken to a transcendent level with guests able to book intimate candlelit dinners in the privacy of the Villa’s outdoor terraces. Other round-the-clock services are also available in-room, including organic treatments from the hotel’s Elios Spa, in the safety of one’s own private refuge. Safe distancing and hygiene practices are all firmly in place in a discreet manner, bringing guests a luxury holiday experience in spectacular natural surroundings.
A Social Nexus for Oia – Mystique’s New Dining Experiences
Further bolstering the hotel as a top destination for summer travel and beyond, Mystique is opening with new dining experiences. Helmed by renowned French Chef Olivier Campanha, who joins the property this season with experience leading many Michelin-starred restaurants – La Tour D’Argent (Paris), Pierre Gagnaire (Paris) and Sketch (London) – the property’s new culinary program is characterised by locally and sustainably sourced produce that highlights the best of the region’s rich gastronomy.
A modern oasis and set to be the social nexus of Oia, Campanha has created dishes that harmonise exceptional food with a healthy lifestyle, and highlighting the very best local and seasonal ingredients with a contemporary twist on traditional Greek and Mediterranean flavours. Combined with local tradition and french techniques, his dishes burst with flavour and his unrivalled technical skills in establishing wine pairing with the finest dishes, drive him to offer a high-end gastronomical experience.
Secret Wine Restaurant
Meanwhile in the Secret Wine Cave, unique wine-tasting experiences continue daily and private dinners are available to book on request. The hotel is proud to house a 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.
Relax and Re-energise
The Elios Spa is Oia’s sanctuary for renewal and rejuvenation. From signature wellness journeys to body therapies, guests will be spoiled with an array of wellbeing experiences that harmonise the body, improve well-being, and leave guests feeling serene, radiant and refreshed.
The time is Right
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, forms part of Kanava Hotels & Resorts, a handpicked collection of boutique properties in Santorini and Paros. Each Kanava property is individually-designed with a distinctive character, while they are all tied together through a common underlying concept: to offer unique experiences to the sophisticated traveller in order to fully disconnect and create lifetime memories.
As guests’ consider their upcoming travel plans, the hotel wants to make the experience as worry-free as possible and are doing everything they can to provide a safe, seamless and ultimately enjoyable experience at the hotel, Mystique continues to take precautionary measures to ensure both the guests’ and hotel’s employees wellbeing, as well as offering ultra flexible booking conditions. The hotel has heightened their already stringent practices around food handling, sanitisation, disinfection and cleaning, plus specific measures based on the guidance of local health authorities and the current situation in Greece.
Room rates at Mystique Hotel Santorini start from EUR 500 per night including breakfast.
For further information, please visit www.mystique.gr.