The Vasilicos Caldera Heritage Suites are listed by Tatler magazine as one of the 100 Best Hotels in the World, and you’ll see why as soon as you get there. Arriving guests are welcomed with fresh-made lemonade before heading for the comfort of their suites. A treasured family summer house has been transformed into a series of private guest suites opening on to terraces, swimming pools and the rooftop pergola.
The family name and history are remembered in little touches for guests to discover, referencing the basil plant which stands for royalty and from which the family name is derived, the nearby monastery, the family cat, and the sister vineyard. This is a magical place to spend your honeymoon. Located just north of the capital Fira, it can be your base to explore the fascinating history and culture of the island.
Though it’s possible that you may not even want to leave the hotel at all, with its understated comfort and panoramic views. The decor and furnishings are elegant, hand- picked and minimal, continuing the theme of summer. The suites and terraces are built for privacy, opening only to the sea, the sky, the sun and the summer breeze.
Private terraces with outdoor jacuzzis invite you to relax. Breakfast with fresh fruit and bread as the sun rises over the Aegean will become a treasured memory of your honeymoon. Enjoy authentic meals prepared by the expert chef, with fresh seasonal ingredients and fresh caught seafood. Meals are accompanied by the best of Greek wines, including from the sister winery, Vassaltis Vineyards.
There are all kinds of special touches for romantic couples, such as candlelit dinner for two on the terrace, in-suite holistic massage, and wine tastings. Ask for the Caldera cruise which will take you to the surrounding islands to swim in the hot springs, snorkel and watch the sunset.
The family owned and run hotel has a small and attentive staff, who will make you feel right at home. Shop at the onsite boutique for beach bags and handmade soap, browse in the book store, and don’t forget to visit the winery to taste their Assyrtico wine.