Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210

Credit: Sara Medina Lind

 

Summer is soon over and people might not want to see travel pictures and hotels every week – but for us with that constant travel bug, our Places To Sleep list will keep on growing week by week. We truly find inspiration from our travels and only hope that our travels one day involve visiting a luxury hotel like the Sophia Suites in Santorini. Usually our travels is more the kind of – lets pack a back pack and find an average hotel in the center of a city which we can explore by foot.

Santorini is probably that place which I have been mentioning for the past year or two and which is nothing like the trips we have done before. There seems to be something magical with this island. The clear and crisp buildings, the traditions of the locals and the history of both buildings and food, combine this with the very much blue sea and you have it – Santorini; our dream destination.

 

Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210 Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210 Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210

Credit: Sara Medina Lind

 

Sophia Luxury Suites is a well designed hotel overlooking the Aegean Blue and which has an unobstructed volcano-sea view on the lovely island of Santorini, Greece. The story of this hotel simply makes us crave this place even more. Apparently the original manor houses were built more than 150 years ago by a Turkish business man who loved the island.

 

He was one of the most important philhellene and moreover he was over fascinated by the Cycladic architecture and philosophy of the Greek islands.

 

Fast forward 150 years and you have this amazing hotel which was refurbished recently in 2015. It almost seems like the interior does not matter when it is surrounded with the views of its location, but let’s admit we love design so of course the interior matters.

The interior is done as to take nothing away from the view. The color scheme is kept white as a base together with touches of natural colors being inspired by the volcano, flowers and sea. The soft curves really creates that Greek feel that we would crave if we go to this island. This boutique hotel conveys history and the interior pieces that they selected are modern in combination with some more rustic or Mediterranean pieces.

I am actually empty of words, that is how much I love this place. I could so imagine myself blogging or reading a book from out there while my other half and the more photographic savvy half of DS210 would run around the Hotel taking photos. Yep! It is all made up in my head – we are going! Thank you Sara Medina Lind for inspiring us with your images from your trip there.

 

 

Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210 Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210 Sophia Suites in Santorini - Photographed by Sara Medina Lind via DesignStudio210

Credit: Sara Medina Lind

 

From the team:

 

Smart and modern in design, yet reassuringly unpretentious in attitude Sophia Suites offer a relaxed retreat with heart-stopping magnificent views of the endless Aegean Blue. Befitting its location and true to its name, Sophia luxury Suites is a careful balance of elegant sophistication and raw natural beauty, of local architecture. A masterpiece of elegantly refined tradition, a supreme all-suite sanctuary for the senses, inviting you to share a heavenly, once-in-a-lifetime experience while marveling at the world’s most fascinating sunsets.

 

 

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Credit: Sara Medina Lind