Resort Evaluation: Myst Boutique Resort, Tholos, Santorini, Greece

The Myst Boutique Resort wraps its visitors in consolation and tranquillity simply steps from all of the bells-and-whistles glamour and razzle-dazzle that Santorini can provide.

Its interpretation of conventional Cycladic model ditches the blazing white for mild cream, gray and aqua; the cinematic caldera views for lengthy rustic vistas throughout the plains of Tholos to the ocean and the distant island of Ios.

However the sunsets from the northwest going through terraces are as dazzling as any on the island, the service as pleasant and attentive, the lodging as sweetly indulgent. And, if all that sensuous serenity begins to pall, the eating and buying distractions of Oia, Santorini’s most well-known – and costly – village are a mere 800 metres away.

Myst Boutique Hotel - view of Ios from Myst

view of Ios from Myst (c) Ferne Arfin

Who for

, solo travellers and pals preferring a laid again, relaxed ambiance. Household lodging are within the works.


Three courses of rooms are organized to make the most of one of the best sea views – framed like footage in an artfully positioned home windows. All rooms besides the poolside rooms have giant non-public Jacuzzis on their terraces.

Myst Boutique Hotel - jacuzzi

All rooms besides the poolside rooms have giant non-public Jacuzzis on their terraces (c) Ferne Arfin

We checked into the center class “Supreme Suite” to discover a very snug king-sized, pillow-topped mattress, a small seating space, a dressing space and a luxurious tiled bathe room. At 300 sq. metres, the suite was not monumental however greater than spacious sufficient for consolation.

Myst Boutique Hotel - room c Myst

room (c) Myst

On the non-public terrace, the new tub and chaises longues had been aimed squarely on the sundown – the rim of the bathtub flat and secure sufficient for our cocktails. The highest of the road “Delight Suites” are twice the dimensions with two terraces – for the dawn and the sundown. They embrace an extra reminiscence foam couch mattress so the suite can accommodate three.

Rooms have giant flat display televisions which might be so state-of-the-art that anybody publish Millennial will want an instruction guide to function them (trace to administration). There are additionally French designer towels and robes, excessive finish toiletries from the Greek honey primarily based Apivita model, simple to function room protected, and an in-room fridge provided with bottled water (really an uncommon characteristic on Santorini).

Myst Boutique Hotel - bathroom

lavatory (c) Myst

Foods and drinks

The lodge had barely been open a couple of weeks once we visited so eating choices weren’t absolutely developed. That mentioned, dishes on the sunshine menu of Greek impressed salads, pasta dishes, seafood and grills had been contemporary and properly introduced. Eating is on a terrace with pool and sea views. A small inside eating space, helpful for dangerous climate, was bland once we noticed it but it surely was early days. If the décor elsewhere is something to go by, that may possible turn out to be extra attention-grabbing.

Breakfast (included within the room charge) is each buffet model and cooked – from a menu choice. The buffet consists of cooking “stations” the place omelettes and waffles are ready to order. Drinks from the poolside bar embrace cocktails and champagne.

All meals and drinks, together with breakfast, might be served poolside or in visitors rooms as properly at no extra cost.

Myst Boutique Hotel - view from the room

Drinks and snacks might be served to the room at no further cost (c) Myst

The Myst has an enormous, glowing horizon pool. “Floating” solar loungers – sunbeds for 2, anchored within the shallow finish of the pool, are positioned for one of the best views of the Aegean and, when the morning mist burns off, the neighbouring island of Ios.


Sure, its free

How a lot?

Suites in season vary from €518 to €725 per evening. Poolside rooms begin at €389.

What’s close by?

Oia, Santorini’s capital of glitz, is a brief – very steep – uphill climb or a €10 taxi experience away. The lodge plans to introduce a shuttle service to Oia within the present season. Oia Fort, a wreck with views, is a well-liked sundown spot. Amoudi Bay, a well-liked seashore with cafes and the departure level for Caldera and volcano cruises is just under Oia and might be reached by taxi or a hike of 300 steps. Elsewhere on the plain, the vineyard Domaine Sigalas might be visited for tasting and buying.

Methods to get there

There are direct flights, in season, from London to Santorini airport, a few half hour from the lodge. Outdoors of the principle season, which runs from mid-Could to mid-October, a number of airways function connecting flights by means of Athens and different European capitals.

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