"A uniquely luxurious romantic getaway, far from the madding crowds."

Need to know

    • 10 luxury suites
    • Moments from delightful village of Pyrgos
    • Romantic and exclusive all-suite resort with an eye on luxury and privacy

We love

  • Ordering breakfast to your private outdoor terrace. Devouring fresh fruit and warm buttery croissants with the sun on your face is a pretty good way to start the day.
  • Heated pool in certain suites; you will find it difficult to leave.
  • The uninterrupted view of the island; watching the sun rise and set over the entire island from your sunbed is special.

Top Secret

Barman Thrassos, has an encyclopedic knowledge of the island, and is eager to share his secret tips. Head to the lighthouse at the southern tip of the island with a bottle of Assyrtiko, the crisp local white wine, and be rewarded with the best sunset on the island.

Origins

A labour of love by Santorini’s top engineer, every element of this hotel was a first of its kind, with the unique location, endless space, and meticulous attention to detail. When his father passed away in 2011, the now owner Sotiris carried on his father’s legacy, building on the unique tranquility and oasis of calm his father created.

The Review

Nestled into the hillside overlooking Santorini, Carpe Diem is a sanctuary of barefoot luxury. Curl up on a sumptuous white sunbed by the infinity pool with fresh lemonade, and you will find it hard to leave the resort at all. Made up of 10 luxury suites, each with their own private pool and terrace overlooking the island, Carpe Diem offers complete calm and privacy, barely coming across another guest during your stay. The suites, carved out of volcanic rock and stone, are renovated every year, offering elegant luxury and minimalism. Vita suite with its private champagne bar and heated pool stands out in particular.

Breakfast, delicious and made to order, can be had in the restaurant overlooking the pool and magnificent 270 degree view, or set up on your private terrace if you prefer to breakfast in your dressing gown. Spend the remainder of your days lounging by the pool, sampling the restaurant’s local Greek dishes and deliciously fresh fish, and perhaps meandering up to the spa for a massage and private use of the large jacuzzi, sauna and steamroom.

If you are looking to leave the zen-like bubble of the resort, wander ten minutes up the cobbled paths to charming Pyrgos. Unspoiled by tourists, Pyrgos is an impossibly picturesque Greek village with some of the best restaurants on the island. Dotted with churches, local boutiques, and inviting tavernas twinkling on the hill side, it is a perfect part of Santorini to explore, and get to see some of the more traditional aspects of the island.

Location

Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort

  • Address: Carpe Diem P.O Box 2166, Pyrgos 84701 Santorini, Greece.
  • Travel info: 15 minute taxi drive from Thira Airport

Key Features

  • Pool

  • Stunning Views

  • Free Wifi

  • Restaurant

  • Spa