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During our stay in Santorini we spent 4 nights in Kivotos Santorini. Es war unser erstes Mal auf der Insel und wir waren uns nicht ganz sicher, was wir von der ganzen Reise erwarten sollten. Sicher, wir dachten, es muss einige schöne Orte geben und die gesamte Geografie der Insel ist ziemlich interessant, aber wir hatten ein bisschen Angst vor durchschnittlichen Hotels für Massen von Touristen. Kivotos sah für uns sehr individuell aus, mit einer attraktiven Lage, um die Insel zu erkunden. Deshalb haben wir es versucht und möchten unsere Erfahrungen mit Ihnen teilen.

Arrival to Kivotos Santorini

After arriving at the Santorini airport, we took a taxi to the hotel. Since the island is very small, we reached the hotel after only 15 minutes and could start our stay in 25 degrees weather.

Arrival and check-in in Kivotos Santorini

We were able to get our keys immediately without waiting. The staff was well prepared and after a short time even brought the bags to our room. One offer we didn't take up was a tour of the entire property.

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About the hotel

Kivotos Santorini is an exclusive boutique hotel that is quite unique among the other local hotels that have sprung up in recent years. With its black and modern exterior walls, it stands out from the rest of the landscape and offers a beautiful view.

The hotel has a total of 4 suites and 3 villas. With this rather small size, we did not meet too many people on the property and could always enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. As the place only opened in 2019, everything felt like it had never been used before!

A highlight is certainly the incredible view from the hotel terrace on which the restaurant is located. From there you can see the whole island, be it the southernmost point of Santorini (Akrotiri lighthouse) or the very north of Oia.

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Our Executive Suite on Kivoto's Santorini

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We spent a total of 4 nights in the Executive Suite, which is spread over 2 floors. On the ground floor there is a balcony next to the entrance where we enjoyed a daily breakfast while watching the sunrise. On the ground floor, we were surprised to find a well-equipped living room in the suite with Sonos speakers that could be used via an iPad.

Als wir die Suite weiter erkundeten, empfanden wir das Badezimmer als ein einladender Ort, mit einer Regendusche und in die Wand integrierten farbigen LEDs, die zu einer ausgiebigen Körperreinigung einluden. Das Obergeschoss, das Schlafzimmer sowie ein weiterer Balkon mit privaten Liegen und einem atemberaubenden Blick auf das Meer und den Sonnenuntergang ließen uns die Suite für einige Zeit nicht mehr verlassen wollen. Vor allem nachts war dies unser Lieblingsplatz, da sich auf dem Balkon auch ein Jacuzzi befand.

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The terrace and the food at Kivotos Santorini

Every morning breakfast was brought to our room, which included a huge selection of fruits, fresh pastries and delicious sweets, accompanied by juices, coffee and tea. We could even choose our own food preferences - and they made it just for us! This individual breakfast was particularly pleasant from the terrace.

Hotel Reviews Review - Kivotos Santorini

When we preferred to eat in a more public setting, the hotel's restaurant and pool area on a lovely terrace was the place to turn. After a while we found that dinner in the restaurant at sunset was an important highlight of the whole trip. The fabulous food, prepared by one of the emerging star chefs in Greece, coupled with the unique atmosphere made an authentic experience that we will not soon forget.

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Closing remarks

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All in all, we really enjoyed our stay in Kivotos. The modern hotel, combined with the first-class service and the unique location of the caldera, offers everything you could want for a relaxing and unforgettable stay on Santorini.