I was just looking back through my photos (I’m trying to get some Flickr albums up and running) and thought you might like to see some pictures of the gorgeous Chromata Hotel in Santorini, Greece where I was lucky enough to stay a few years back.
It is without doubt the most stunning place I’ve ever stayed.
The word ‘breathtaking’ is often used for views but in this case they really were – at the highest point of the caldera looking out to sea. The design of the hotel was equally spectacular, making the most of the cavelike rooms burrowed deep into the rock, and mixing iconic Greek charm – weathered woods, turquoise walls and white stones – with curly antiques, ‘Ghost’ chairs, Venetian mirrors and twinkly lights. Our suite featured a cavernous red bedroom, a cool turquoise sitting room and (somewhat gratuitously) its very own plunge pool, though to be honest we mostly lounged on our terrace or by the side of the small but exquisite infinity pool.
Actually I’m now feeling rather wistful after looking at these photos, since they don’t take children, so it’s going to be ages before I can go back. And it’s a grotty autumnal day here in London.