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Mediterranean hotel design inspired by unique Santorini architecture

Located in one of the most fantastic places on Earth, Santorini Island, the cradle of what has once been the great Minoic civilization, the Grace Santorini Hotel was designed by Greek Studio Divercity Architects, in collaboration with mplusm.

Built on a steep slope endowed astonishing view of the sea, the building is luxurious and minimalistic, all the while paying tribute in shape, economy of space and simplicity to the very unique vernacular architecture, the yposkafa houses, low height cubic homes whitewashed and built in volcanic rock.

The volumes staggered on the slope are covered and surrounded with amazing and glamorous decks for sunbathing, rectangular and jagged, meandering swimming pools. While the facade also makes use of fragments of volcanic rock, placed in the windows to filter in the light in mesmerizing mosaics, the interiors are finished all-white, immaculate, with brushed concrete floors, ethereal light installations and subtle decorations, with the storage and vanity spaces modeled in tasteful side alcoves.

Like an immense spa resort scattered on the slope of a mystical place, the Grace Santorini preserves the mysticism and the purity of this dream destination, combining it with luxurious services and flawless design.

Jeanne Paula

I write for decoist.

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