At the sublime junction where the black volcanic sand meets the midnight blue waters of the Aegean Sea, one finds Santorini’s newest addition, Istoria, a 12-suite retreat
on Perivolos Beach.
Located right on the seafront of the renowned Perivolos Beach; a 3km stretch of volcanic black sand in the pristine eastern side of Santorini that is still left undisturbed by the visiting crowds, just 10 km from Santorini’s port and 13 km from the airport.Istoria is inspired by storytelling, deriving its name from the Greek word ‘ιστορία,’ which means story.
The 12 guestrooms — each with a name in a different language, which translates to the word ‘story’ — are impressively arched towards the privacy of individual terraces,
leading, in most cases, to private outdoor hot tubs and pools.A new spin on the Greek beachside hotel, Istoria’s design is an eclectic impression of Mediterranean influences. Rustic textures — as seen in the various terracotta, wood, and concrete elements that pepper the space — sit side-by-side with sleek, modern furnishings and accents that include marble-topped console tables and low hanging ceramic pendant lighting in guestrooms. Decorative accents yield memories of times past; oversized stone pots nod to the island’s extensive history, while its abundant natural bounty is featured in the shape of volcanic stone, black Santorini sand and an environment of native trees and plants, such as ancient olive trees, herbs and aloe.