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A hopeless romantic’s guide to Santorini

Gabrielle Avraham from bespoke travel design agency Gabrielle’s List shares how you can create the ultimate romantic experience on the most famous of the Greek Islands.

Greece boasts more than 6000 islands, the majority of which are blissfully uninhabited. Those islands that do happen to be inhabited each differ significantly from one another in terms of architecture, scenery and nature. Consequently, choosing a Greek island to visit amounts to a monumental challenge. I believe that Santorini is the best island for lovers as it exudes romance in its iconic architecture and its awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy this tailor-made itinerary for an absolutely indulgent Santorini holiday.

Where to stay in Santorini

The stunning Katikies Hotel, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, is situated in Oia and nestled on the caldera cliffs 90 metres above the azure waters of the Aegean. The hotel is an exemplar of contemporary design, with 27 lavishly designed rooms and 16 suites, perched in one of the world’s most incredible natural settings. Katikies is recognised as a world-class property thanks to its unparalleled level of service, brilliant views of Santorini, leading opulence and romantic ambience, making it the perfect stay for your honeymoon.

Katikies Hotel Santorini, Greece

Where to eat in Santorini

Selene Restaurant, which was established in 1986, is undoubtedly Santorini’s best restaurant as it takes guests on a unique gastronomic experience by integrating traditional Greek dishes with a novel twist. Today, Selene is separated into two restaurants: Selene Restaurant, which provides an innovative take on Greek cuisine, and Selene Meze & Wine, which operates as a taverna and offers simple local dishes, as well as fabulous Santorini wines from the island’s finest producers.

Sunset drinks

At the Cavo Tagoo Group’s second property in Santorini (which also just happens to be one of the best hotels on the island), is the all-day Lounge Bar at the heavenly Cavo Tagoo Santorini. It is the perfect location for sunset drinks, offering impeccable interiors, stunning views and delicious cocktails. The Lounge Bar in the late afternoon is open to the public.

With my insider’s guide, you and your significant other are on your way to embarking on a holiday that oozes Mediterranean romance.

Gabrielle’s List

Gabrielle Avraham is the founder of Gabrielle’s List, a luxury travel design company. Gabrielle’s List work is to create unforgettable, tailor-made travel experiences for you.

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