"Blue heaven where sunrise is the main event."

Need to know

    • 26 rooms
    • Santorini Island, Greece
    • Check-out is midday but staff will do their best to accommodate guests’ schedules
    • Hotel closed between October and April.

We love

  • The beautifully designed restaurant and pool area, which has already graced the cover of books and colour supplements. Its devastating elegance touches the rest of the Bellonias experience.
  • The food experience: modern twists on Greek staples, often to stunning effect.
  • The delicious and fashionable cocktail menu.

An extra little something

Book with us today and we'll give you:

On arrival Boutique Hotel Awards guests will receive a beach bag containing their own towel, sun cream, beach shoes and spa products.

Top Secret

The date palm in the courtyard where the local sparrows gather to chatter at sunset is better than a clock.

Origins

With the first apartments built back in 1983, Bellonias Villas was well established on the black sand beach of Kamari. Integrating its past into the present in a novel and original way, the fusion of traditional Cycladic elements and a contemporary design concept conveys the passion and creativity of the owners and creates a sophisticated environment with a warm and natural ambiance.

The Review

It is probably a quirk of the Greek system of evaluating hotels – historically based on floor space - that Bellonias Villas with its signature restaurant, Elia, has only four stars rather than the five for which it is crying out. The architectural beauty of the main courtyard lifts Kamari’s seafront promenade on an atoll already known as “the supermodel of the Greek islands”. This makes it impossible not to feel that the visual drama of the hotel is somehow a reflection on one’s good taste for staying there, as passers-by stop to photograph the shimmering line of glass boxes decorating the poolside next to the bar and dining area.

Kamari’s soaring nearby cliff is the backdrop to the hotel’s phenomenal yet understated service, honed over several decades. Between 60 and 70% of their bookings are return visitors, they say, which means it’s not unusual to see the owner, Yannis, chatting with guests as if they were old friends: they probably are.

Some of the beautifully proportioned rooms have their own hot tubs. But there are double-bed-sized sun loungers with cushions by the pool as well as on the waiter-served beach, ten yards away on the other side of the path, where you can alternate a swim with a lie-down, with a fabulous cocktail and back again. The wilfully active can enjoy day-trips around the island, arranged with help from the quietly competent 24-hour concierge. 

But the horizontal lines of the Big Blue are what it’s all about. If you’re looking for a classy beach holiday, it’s impossible to imagine something more calming or spiritually promising than Bellonias Villas’ clean lines and understated service.

Location

Bellonias Villas

  • Address: Bellonias Villas, Kamari Boulevard, Kamari, Santorini, Greece 847 00
  • Travel info: Kamari is 15 minutes by taxi from Santorini’s airport and is also well-served by a regular local bus service.

Key Features

  • Stunning Views

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Pet Friendly

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Spa