This exquisite property in Santorini combines ultra-luxe accommodation and an award-winning spa with social responsibility to create a one-of-a-kind stay.
Santo Maris Ola Luxury Suites & Spa, an exclusive property on the Greek island of Santorini, proves that luxury, sustainability and cultural awareness can go hand in hand. The resort has 44 suites and villas (many with private pools), an innovative modern Greek restaurant and unparalleled views over the Aegean Sea, and was recently named Europe’s Best Resort Spa at the World Spa Awards.
From its inception, the resort was committed to environmental awareness, support of the local community and promotion of Santorini’s unique culture.
The construction of the hotel made use of top sustainable principles, like modern insulation, automated engineering systems and optimised energy use, to reduce use of consumable resources and lower its carbon footprint. Staff also actively participate in local clean up efforts to preserve the beautiful island and its surrounding ocean.
The property is designed around the traditional building styles of Santorini, a decision that highlights the architectural history of the island. Many of the buildings are made of stone, wood, cement mortar and marble, in a similar way to historic homes. The resort is built around reconstructed ‘rymidia’, traditional paths that wind through the island.
Local contractors and suppliers have consistently been used as a way to boost the island’s economy and support the community. Santo Maris Ola also supports organisations and associations across the island, such as football teams, art exhibitions and social groups. The resort belongs to the Metaxas’ Group of Companies, which financially supports many programs across the island including the purchase of land that now houses the local hospital.