ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
Forget everything you know about luxury accommodation in the Cyclades. The five suites and four villas of Kivotos Santorini stand out for their bold colour scheme, masterful configuration and aesthetic sophistication. Inspired by the island’s volcanic landscape, the hotel’s unconventional all-black colour scheme stands out against Santorini’s all-white vernacular. Conceived as a badge of differentiation, unconventionality and uniqueness, the choice of colour is also symbolic - black is the absorption of all colours and thus a proclamation of desire, and therefore encapsulates the hotel’s mission: to inspire guests to experience their holiday to the fullest, to let go of everything that holds them back, to listen to their heart’s desires, to feel rather than think, to unapologetically enjoy life. The guest experience is at the heart of Kivotos Santorini’s architecture. Ingenious planning offers guests the chance to enjoy unobstructed, 180-degree views of the breathtaking spectacle that is the world-famous volcanic caldera rising from the Aegean Sea, while its strategic location means you can drive right up to the hotel’s entrance unlike most properties which require climbing down several staircases. Local materials and traditional craftsmanship imbue the hotel with vernacular authenticity while a minimalist design aesthetic conveys contemporary sophistication. From the unique balcony and window layouts to the custom-made furnishings and fabrics, every space has been meticulously designed down to the smallest detail. Hand-crafted lighting elements inspired by the island’s volcanic landscape in combination with a state-of-the art ambient lighting system allow guests to set the mood of their choice, further enhancing the immersive quality of our luxury accommodation.