If you’re looking for a world of travel where the things you feel closest to are the sunset, night sky, the stars that illuminate it and perhaps a glass of wine to toast it all, Santorini’s newest five star stunner has a truly ridiculous new way to do that – and no, you don’t even need to stay there.
Aptly titled Santorini Sky, the boutique resort perched at Santorini’s highest peak, has just opened the ultimate bucket list experience, with a private glass dome, which can be booked for wine tastings, dinners, or dreamy stargazing.
Santorini Sky is already perched higher than other hotels on the island, but a newly built dome, which can be customized to moods, occasions and interests just took the resort to a new elevation. Sometimes it’s best to let the photos do the talking.
Heaven is a place called Santorini Sky; nearly 2,000 feet above sea level. In fact, You’d be totally excused if you wake up wondering if you’ve actually died and gone to heaven, since this high perched location overlooking the sea is actually occasionally in the clouds. Well, sometimes, the weather is usually gorgeous and clear.
Perched atop the highest point in Santorini, away from the hordes of tourists, this boutique property with 8 private accommodations stands on its own with a mix of full service amenities, but the privacy of an intimate villa, all with a jacuzzi, or more.
It’s one of the newest options on the hallowed Greek Island of Santorini, but also instantly one of the best, and the unique approach brings a refreshing style of travel which couldn’t be better timed during covid-19. And yes, you should totally go.
For guests of the hotel, the Sky Dome can be booked for stargazing, private meals, or a long relax outside of the luxe villas just below, with uninhibited views of the night sky. LED mood lights can even be customized to the moods of the guests with the tap of an app, which will probably lead to more proposals than alcohol!
With only one booking slot available per night, this may be the hottest ticket on Santorini this summer, so be sure to book early. It’s not every day you get to say you went to a fully private wine tasting on the top of the highest point of Santorini.
For guests staying in one of Santorini Sky’s private villa accommodations, booking a Sky Dome experience means they can stay there all night, enjoying the sunset as well as stargazing. Pricing for the Sky Dome packages starts at about $120 (€100) per couple. Resort guests receive a discount of about $30 (€25).
How to Go to Santorini
You can travel either by plane (Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”) or by ferryboat (Piraeus Port). There are also links between Santorini and other Greek islands. The flight is the quickest, easiest and most direct way as it lasts more or less 40 minutes and you can book your tickets in advance.
Most people already know that taking a ferry to the islands is way way cheaper than flying. A return ticket by ferry can be less than a one way flight. Tickets start from 30 euros ($38.58) one way (depending on the season), and Blue Star Ferries seem to have the best prices.
Things to Do in Santorini
We recommend 3 to 7 days in Santorini in order to visit as many places as possible. Santorini is a very interesting island and except from Oia, the volcano and the amazing views, there are many things to see and do. But you can also do it in 24 hours and many day trips are proposed from other nearby islands.
The average price of a 7-day trip to Santorini Island is $3,208 for a solo traveler, $5,762 for a couple, and $10,801 for a family of 4. Santorini Island hotels range from $57 to $157 per night with an average of $85, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $380 per night for the entire home.
The best places to stay in Santorini are the towns of Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani that are located along the caldera cliff on the western side of the island. All of these towns have wonderful views of the volcano and caldera
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