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
- 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
This hotel is amazing! My friend and I spent 4 wonderful nights here the last week of July. The staff is amazing; very friendly, helpful and eager to please. The suite was clean and spacious, the products decadent and we loved the delicious breakfast delivered to your terrace every morning. The view from our suite was stunning and we spent a lot of time on our terrace enjoying it and the private pool. We were treated beautifully and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a more quiet, relaxing and decadent type of trip spent in Santorini. We much preferred the quieter location of Pyrgos to the hustle and bustle of Oia or Thera. Totally recommend this hotel and want to return.
We loved the Voreina Gallery Suites, first because it's in Pyrgos. After walking around in Oia for hours, we couldn't wait to escape the crowds and go back to the serenity in Pyrgos. Pyrgos has some great restaurants within walking distance and it's such fun to walk up to the castle and the churches whenever the spirit takes you.
The hotel is comfortable, private, and each suite has a wonderful view. Sadly, it was too cold for us to enjoy the outdoor jacuzzi - should have come in September - but it was still pretty to look at. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom large, and there was plenty of hot water. Sheets and towels great.
As others have mentioned, breakfast is brought to your room, and we actually had to ask them to bring less of it! We're not big eaters and we didn't want the food to go to waste as there was so much of it. Lots of fruit, pastries, yoghurt, etc.
As for the service, a big shout out to whoever was at the reception. We really appreciated not having to return to the room after we had checked out on the last day but storing our luggage and then having it brought to us and being taken to the ferry dock in the late afternoon! Our travel agent had told us we would have to take a taxi from Fira where we were wandering around back to Pyrgos to collect said luggage and then another taxi back to the ferry dock. Not so.
Thank you everyone.
We booked both a villa and a suite with a jacuzzi and can honestly say that the experience from beginning to end was incredible. The staff were extremely helpful, attentive and professional. The continental breakfast is great and can be served on your roof terrace or indoors if you wish. All of the rooms including the suite were large and well equipped. If you are looking for a place to stay in Santorini away from the crowds and somewhere you can experience the local culture, visit the beach and ancient sites this is it. Thank you once again to the Voreina Gallery Suites Team, you made our holiday.
We stayed two nights to attend a wedding at nearby restaurant in Pyrgos. The villa has sweeping views and its own private pool, spacious clean and very comfortable. The staff and service is outstanding. Even a 7mins walk to the restaurant they arranged a complimentary drop off for the evening wedding dinner. The best was when i left my cap in the taxi and they followed up diligently until the last minute when we were already checked in at airport and coordinated to make sure the taxi driver dropped it off just in time, remarkable service, good stories to tell.
We spent 10 days in the Musique suite and can’t rate Voreina high enough.
The suite was everything we wanted - quality, comfort, privacy and brilliant views.
The service offered is exceptional from the minute you arrive and are collected from the airport to the minute you leave - defiantly 5 star plus! Every member of staff we encountered was friendly and professional - a credit to the management.
From advice on activities, restaurants, walks etc. To car hire booking delivered to the door.
The breakfasts were amazing we certainly only needed to eat out once a day as there was so much and special requests were always catered for. Delivered to your suite at a time to suit you.
The housekeeping service was better than any hotel we have ever stopped in.
Pyrgos itself is a great location with easy access to the rest of the island - we walked to most locations using the walking maps - our favourite being the walk to Emporio and onto Perissa which was recommended by reception. We used the buses to return to Santo wines with the short walk back to the suites.
We managed to visit most villages and towns on the island and can honestly say that Pyrgos was the place to stay for relaxation but with local amenities.
Lots of restaurants and cafes in walking distance of the suites - our favourite places were Francos cafe for a drink to watch the sunset and Botargo for a special meal but we didn’t have a bad meal anywhere in the town.
If you don’t want to go out to eat there are facilities to cater for yourself and the supermarket close to santo wines (behind petrol station) has a good selection and is reasonably priced.
Having researched many suite options in santorini for a couples holiday am pleased to say that this was the right choice - don’t look any further - we are already planning when we can return.