Voreina Gallery Suites
What We Love
- Continental breakfast, a bottle of water and a bottle of wine on arrival is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free airport pickups and shuttle service to nearby sights (must be arranged in advance with the property)
- The cool art gallery vibe, courtesy of a rotating collection
- There's no restaurant, but room service is provided by Selene, one of Santorini's best places to dine
- Superior and Senior Suites have private outdoor pools
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What To Know
- The hotel is in Pyrgos, which is undeniably charming but a 10-minute drive from central Fira
- There is no main pool or spa — the vibe is more home-away-from-home than hotel
- Suites are spacious, but the quiet atmosphere and lack of services aren't suited to families
- Free parking
- There's a $50 charge per room each time you want to heat one of the Superior or Senior Suites' private pools when the weather dips below 65 degrees (typically between February and April)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the village of Pyrgos, just 10 minutes from Fira, Voreina Gallery Suites is a nine-suite inn-meets-boutique-hotel with spacious rooms, a clean, minimal style and a rotating collection of artwork by young artists. The traditional low-slung cubical buildings function as a gallery, showcasing contemporary paintings and sculptures (all available for purchase) by up-and-coming Greek creatives. With its classic Santorini backdrop, this petite hotel can feel like one big art installation.
Bed & Bath
All nine suites (and four private villas) are decorated in soft colors, such as pale blue and coral, with clean lines and basic furnishings. Rather than making the rooms feel sparse, the effect is warm, inviting and undeniably comfortable — and serves as a great background for the art on display. The suites have separate living rooms and verandas with either hot tubs or tiny pools, and most have kitchens. All have cavernous bathrooms with giant showers, outfitted with massage and rainfall showerheads, and Korres toiletries.
The service at Voreina is ever cheery, from the guys who deliver breakfast baskets filled with pastries, fruit and fresh-squeezed orange juice every morning to the front desk staff, who are happy to set you up with all sorts of island activities. Or you can just stay in and lounge on your veranda, since admiring the strikingly arid landscape, the sparkling Aegean Sea and the caldera in the distance is really what a stay on Santorini is all about.
In the Area
Fira and Oia may be the island’s most famous towns, but the village of Pyrgos is still worth a trip for the stunning medieval architecture, including 10th-century churches and fortress ruins. Voreina is ideally situated for visiting some of Santorini’s best wineries. Take a tour of the different grape-growing operations and taste some of the local products. Just because the hotel doesn’t have a spa doesn’t mean you can’t sample Greece’s own unique brand of wellness. Hop a ferry to the nearby volcanic island of Nea Kameni, where you can bathe in hot sulfur springs. Perivolos Beach doesn’t have white sand (Santorini’s beaches are black, brown and red), but it more than makes up for it with sweeping Aegean views.
How to Get There
Wonderful place, great hospitality a true greek jewel..Coming back again and again and always through years it is keeping its high standards A magical place to relax and enjoy Santorini and the nearby greek islands Away from crowded places it has an incredible charm...As always behind great places are great professionals.Lefteris the owner is putting his soul, together with his staff, to preserve the harmony of this place ! Just magical!
We loved our stay at Voreina Gallery and Suites. Our room was spacious, had a balcony with an amazing view and even a jacuzzi in our room. The hotel service went above and beyond. They gave us a ride to and from the port, took care of reserving a car for us and gave excellent recommendations for different parts of the island. Breakfast was also delivered to our room each morning. It was a better stay than we could have ever imagined! I highly recommend!
When we arrived in Santorini the hotel arranged for a transfer from the airport by one of their staff so that we wouldn’t have to worry about getting a taxi to the hotel. Once arrived we were greeted and escorted to our room which was in pristine shape. Everything is new and very clean. They helped us rent a car which was then brought up straight to the driveway right outside our room! They also offered some suggestions for day excursions, beaches, and restaurants which was very helpful.
The huge breakfast delivered to our room in the morning was awesome considering we flew from Los Angeles (15 hr flight) so not having to worry about food in the morning was excellent. Customer service while staying at the hotel was impeccable.
The location of the hotel is not far from Oía, and I am very glad we did not stay in that Oía or Thira with the hordes tourists. The hotel is in a town called Pyrgos which I loved so much. The food there is impeccable and it’s a cute little town that’s still very lively. I highly doubt anyone would visit the town if they were not staying there. I’m very glad we did.
Overall 10/10 recommend and I will definitely be staying there if I ever visit santorini again.