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Food and Travel (UK) - - Gourmet Traveller -

Ares­sana Spa Ho­tel & Suites Friendly bou­tique ho­tel and a tran­quil oa­sis in the cen­tre of the main town Fira. A short stroll from the Mu­seum of Pre­his­toric Thira, shops and other points of in­ter­est. When you dine in their Ilfes­tioni restau­rant, leave room for the next day’s boun­ti­ful break­fast: tra­di­tional dishes of is­land meat, sweet tomato paste, capers, pies and

louk­oumades (small fried dough­nuts with fresh cheese, honey and sesame). Dou­bles from £220. Fira, 00 30 22 8602 3900, ares­sana.gr

Canaves Oia Ho­tel Cer­tainly one of San­torini’s finest ho­tels and up there with the best in Europe. It sits with a plum location over­look­ing the caldera with 18 rooms in the ho­tel and 26 suites in a sep­a­rate, adult-only anex. Its bath­rooms are beau­ti­fully styled, as are the com­mu­nal spa­ces. Dou­bles from £320. Oia, 00 30 22 8607 1453, canaves.com

Ro­ca­bella Lo­cated in a quiet part of the clifftop north of Imerovigli, with good views of the caldera. Break­fast buf­fet of cheese, cold meat, fruit salad and a mod­ern ren­di­tion of dakos salad (rusks, toma­toes and feta). In its Ax­i­nos restau­rant, chef Iosif Spanomano­lis cre­ates mod­ern dishes from is­land and main­land in­gre­di­ents. Wine list in­cludes Ar­gy­ros aidani, Gaia as­syr­tiko, Si­galas rosé and main­land wines. Dou­bles from £250.

Imerovigli, 00 30 22 8602 3711, ro­ca­bel­lasan­torini.com

Vor­eina Gallery Suites Small bou­tique ho­tel in the heart of Pyr­gos with bold Cy­cladic bio­cli­matic ar­chi­tec­ture. North-fac­ing with dra­matic vis­tas and a small gallery show­cas­ing mod­ern art. Dou­bles from £200.

Pyr­gos, 00 30 22 8603 0700, vor­eina­suites.gr

Above: Mano­lis Lyg­nos presents a tast­ing at Santo Wines. Left: take in the views over the caldera from Oia

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