White-walled villas and sweeping views of the Aegean make Noūs Santorini every inch the classic Greek island retreat. But the resort amps up the sense of occasion through curated minimalist design and an emphasis on slowness.
Divercity Architects and MPlusM have taken a minimalist approach to the 121-room island hotel, which opens this month, letting the clean lines of the space speak for themselves. Handmade wooden stools sit atop terracotta-coloured tiled floors, designed to echo the island’s ancient murals, while woven shutters keep the sun out.
Private pools are framed by the unexpected angles of Noūs Santorini’s cluster of bungalows, which mix the island’s trademark palette of whitewashed walls with locally made objects and earthy shades.
Simple as it might be, the Santorini hotel goes big on its design credentials, adding contemporary artworks and pieces by the likes of Faye Toogood and Konstantin Grcic to its serene spaces. Guests can choose from two on-site restaurants and Noūs Santorini’s health-focused Vitamin Bar.
Rooms at Noūs Santorini start at €332 per night.