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
Located in the charming town of Pyrgos, is a little bit out of the excesive noise of tourism in the island, but -at the same time- very well comunicated with the main places by car, the situation was optimus.
The suite was really nice, with beautiful view, a confortable bed, and all the things you Can need in a clean and spacious room. The bathroom, with a fantastic jacuzzi facing the sea was also a “gift “. Untill this point, we are talking of an excelent hotel as many in the world. But two things make here a huge diference. People at the hotel are really fríendly, respecting your privacy, they’re always taking care of details to help you. We had a big problem with our ship that delayed its departure in a stormy day and they help us to change the tickets and allowed us to stayed in the room untill night. That was extremely gentless. But that’ s not all: if you are interested in Greek history and arqueólogy, the owner is an expert that can give you the best tips to discover that aspect of Santorini.
No doubt, Voreina was and exceptional place that we will remember for ever and recomend to all those who goes to the island looking for quality and peace.
Thanks Voreina for all!! Lefteris, Dimitra, Margarita, Cleopatra and Claude thanks for all!!!
Stayed in Voreina for a night with my bf for his bday and he absolutely enjoyed it. The jacuzzi was the bomb! Amazing view in the balcony made me feel like not going home. The breakfast in room service were great, amazing staffs !
Extremely friendly and knowledgable staff on site. Helped us getting a rental car for the day and had a lot of helpful suggestions. The room was huge and clean, could not have been happier. Breakfast delivered daily lived up to the previous reviews. Would reccomend to anyone staying on the island.
We love this place. Customer service is excellent, breakfast was delicious. Place is beautiful, view is spectacular, hot tub was great. Very accommodating. Will definitely recommend. We would love to come back!
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.