Honeymoon Petra Villas
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily buffet breakfast and one bottle of wine per stay
- Stunning 270-degree views of the Aegean and Santorini’s satellite islands
- Within walking distance of Imerovigli’s main square
- Eco-friendly Korres toiletries in all rooms
What To Know
- Home to Santorini's biggest infinity pool
- Free parking and WiFi
- Children 13 and under are not permitted
- The bar serves food until 6 p.m. and alcohol 24 hours a day. There are dozens of restaurants nearby
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
It would be easy to spend an entire vacation lazing around this all-villa property, which is home to Santorini’s biggest infinity pool and offers jaw-dropping 270-degree views of the Aegean Sea and Santorini’s satellite islands. The Honeymoon Suite is easily the most striking of the villas — it’s a two-tier cave-style stunner built into the cliffs — but each one offers distinct charms. Apartments in the traditional wing have an authentic Santorini aesthetic (whitewashed walls, blue doors, balconies with views of Santorini Bay), while those in the newer Petra Wing are cut into the island’s dark volcanic rock. Each unit comes stocked with eco-friendly Korres bath products and offers free WiFi and handy amenities (coffee machines, refrigerators). Plan to spend as much time as possible in the rooftop infinity pool, which is hewn from the rock and blends in seamlessly with the sea. The poolside bar serves local food until 6 p.m. and alcohol 24 hours a day.
In the Area
A 1956 earthquake virtually demolished Imerovigli, a small town near Santorini’s capital, Fira, but a tourism boom brought it back to life in the 1970s. Built like an amphitheater around Santorini’s caldera, the town offers some of the island’s best views of the Aegean, and world-renowned sunsets. When you’re not wandering the narrow cobblestone streets, ask the hotel staff to arrange a yacht trip to Santorini’s many satellite islands and nearby sulphur-fed hot springs. You can also set out on a three-hour hike from Fira to Oia, or dine nearby on locally grown eggplants, cherry tomatoes and wines.
How to Get There
There are no words beautiful enough to describe this hotel! It was the highlight of our Greece vacation and I will 100% be back again. The pool was amazing and the service was unmatched. We loved our room and the views took my breath away. Best hotel I’ve ever stayed at!
Given all the 5 star reviews, our hopes were high for this hotel stay. The pool/bar/breakfast area is well designed and lovely looking. The views are indeed stunning and the location is perfect for both exploring Imerovigli town itself, and easy distance to both Oia and Fira.
Most of the staff were friendly and welcoming on arrival. However, there were a number of issues we experienced during our stay that are simply nowhere near good enough to be classed as 5 star service. Firstly, we contacted the Reception team before arrival asking if we could substitute the complimentary in-room arrival wine bottle with sparkling wine, since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Whilst they did not specifically acknowledge this request for sparkling wine, they did reply that they would do their best to make our special trip to Santorini even more amazing. We did not receive any acknowledgement of our special occasion during our stay.
We chose The Nest suite (a distance away from the other rooms in the main hotel) because we wanted a private space to relax, sunbathe etc. On our first morning of lying on the loungers, a hotel staff member invaded that privacy by leaning over the upper balcony of the suite and shouting down to us by the pool something about 'servicios'. This was the first in a series of incidents that the staff unapologetically dismissed as 'misunderstandings'.
On that first day, we left our suite mid afternoon and asked Reception to provide housekeeping. We got back late that night to some clean towels left in the bathroom yet the rest of the suite had not been cleaned at all. The hotel said they misunderstood and thought we wanted only towels. Even if they were confused, why would any 5 star housekeeper walk into a room to leave clean towels and not make the bed, empty the garbage or tidy up generally? Not good enough. The lovely girl on Reception at the time took it upon herself to come and clean the room.
We were also booked and confirmed on a food tour by the Food & Beverage Manager, which meant moving other bookings around, only to be told later that there had been another misunderstanding, and the food tour was NOT available. Another disappointment (although this may have been out of the hotel's hands). So we asked for our original bookings to be re-confirmed. We had to ask Reception 24 hours later if this had happened, since no one informed us. Again, not what you'd expect from 5 star service.
On another occasion, we asked room service to come back in 2hrs. We actually stayed longer than 2hrs in the room but left for the afternoon, assuming that housekeeping would of course clean the room at some point (having been told by Reception that housekeeping had no time limits). Again, we returned late in the evening to an untouched suite. When we called Reception to tell them, they impolitely argued that we had turned away Housekeeping at 3pm. We were not in the room at 3pm. It was in fact midday when we had asked the housekeeper to come back, but instead of an apology the staff member on Reception rudely asked what it was that we wanted exactly. We stated that we wanted the room cleaned but at the very least clean towels and more coffee. She rudely put the phone down on us. We came back late that evening to find an open black bin bag dumped in front of our room door with towels and coffee pods thrown in (see photo). No one bothered to enter the room.
At this point, we were left feeling that despite staying in the most expensive suite in the hotel, a simple request like having your room cleaned was far too much trouble. This was compounded by the fact that the same duvet cover was left on the bed for 5 nights!
On another note, some advice to those looking to stay in The Nest. This suite certainly does have one of the best views on the island and it's own heated plunge pool, which other rooms don't have. If you are looking for total privacy, this may be as close as you can get in Santorini. BUT bear in mind that the next door neighbour's pool (not part of Honeymoon Petra) directly overlooks the lounger and pool area of The Nest (see photo). If you are unlucky, as we were, to have intrusive guests staying in that villa, then you may be disturbed by your neighbours. The dad and his kids in the neighboring villa bizarrely tried to strike up conversation with us at midnight, by hanging over their pool wall and shouting down at us on the loungers. This obviously can't be controlled by the Honeymoon Petra hotel, but something future guests should be aware of.
Superb masseuse who comes in to do massages, she's a physiotherapist also! Gym was well equipped, air conditioned, clean towels, spacious and not busy.
We stayed 3 nights and will definitely return. The hotel is beautiful and offers the best views on the island. It has an amazing infinity pool that overlooks the ocean and a great bar. The hotel staff were very warm and helpful and also us book a sailing tour of the island. We had the best time and look forward to a future stay!