Kivotos Santorini Greece
Imerovigli, 84700, Santorini
Kivotos Hotels & Villas
Date of Creation
1st of July 2019
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Philip S. Michopoulos
Mr. Philip S. Michopoulos is the oldest son of the Michopoulos family who are the owners of Kivotos Santorini as well as its sister property on Mykonos Island (also a Traveller Made Hotel partner), the Kivotos Mykonos. Both properties are part of the luxury boutique hotel chain Kivotos Hotels & Villas. Philip has an MBA from ESSEC Business School in collaboration with Cornell University. He has worked his way up to the top management team of Kivotos Hotels & Villas by passing through various hotel departments such as the front office, sales, marketing and reservations.
5-star Luxury boutique hotel
The land on which Kivotos Santorini is built on was bought by the Michopoulos family in the early ’80s, way before Santorini became world famous as an International destination. The cavernous buildings, used in the old times as stables and wine cellars, in combination with Santorini’s current formation as a caldera from the eruption of the volcano in 1600 BCE, gave the family and its architects the idea to create the first black hotel on the island.
History & Story
Let’s turn the clock back 27 years for a moment when the Michopoulos family launched the very first boutique hotel in Greece. Designed to blend harmoniously into the soothing pastel shades of its surroundings on Mykonos, it brought a markedly artistic aesthetic to enhance the feeling of refined luxury and relaxation and it has been offering its guests a haven of tranquility and impeccable service ever since. As one would expect, the upcoming addition to the Kivotos family, the Kivotos Santorini, strived to keep the same tradition, embody the same philosophy and maintain the same exacting standards of hospitality.
Kivotos Santorini opened in July 2019. The hotel was designed by the Michopoulos family in collaboration with the architect Mr. Haris Michael.
Date added extensions
In 2021 a new private dining venue will be added for romantic candlelight dinners for two.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Location: Prepare yourself for the view of a lifetime, 180 degrees worth of pure majesty, across the entire bay and Caldera, overlooking the world famous volcano and sunset.
Uniqueness of Architecture & Design : Seductively perched on the crest of Santorini’s caldera, KIVOTOS is a black architectural gem among the island’s all-white vernacular buildings.
Private Events & Celebrations : Prepare to be mesmerized by the soft sea breeze and the majestic sunset hues, as your personal waiter serves you chilled champagne in this idyllic location. Private setting and superb facilities also make it an ideal location for hosting private and intimate events.
Largest Three Bedroom Villa in the Caldera : This Villa consists of three bedrooms (two Queen and one King), three living rooms, three bathrooms (all with walk-in showers), a private kitchen, a SPA room for body and facial treatments, a 5 meters long indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi and three separate balconies for private dining and sunbathing.
Located in the peaceful village of Imerovigli, the most private area of the caldera, where one can experience the best sunset and volcano views. Notably, a forward-thinking perception of the natural surroundings, Kivotos Santorini is a jaw-dropping architectural gem that will instantly captivate your heart and gift you with the treasured getaway you have been longing for.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Private sailing cruises around the caldera
• Private island tour experience
• Visits to world famous wineries.
• Skaros mountain for hiking
• All of our suites and villas feature a SONOS sound system to play your favorite music throughout the Suite as well as different en suite lighting scenarios based on your favorite colors.
• Pamper yourself with one of our tailor-made in-villa treatments, each one created especially for Kivotos by our highly experienced consultants.
No children allowed under 13 years old.
Number of suites: 4
• Junior Suite Sunset View with Outdoor Jacuzzi
• Executive Suite Sunset View with Outdoor Jacuzzi
• Honeymoon Suite Sunset View with Indoor Jacuzzi
• Deluxe Suite Sunset View with Outdoor Jacuzzi
Number of Villas: 3
• Spa Villa with Private Pool and Steam Room
• Two Bedroom Villa Sunset View with two Outdoor Jacuzzi
• Three Bedroom Villa Sunset View with Private Pool and Outdoor Jacuzzi
Restaurants & Bars
Talking its name from KIVOTOS’unorthodox colour scheme, MAVRO restaurant offers the perfect Santorini setting to enjoy some of the island’s traditional cuisine and local ingredients. Delicacies full of flavour and aromas such as fava (split-pea dip), fried white aubergines, tomato balls, courgette balls, baked kalamari, and sun-dried tomatoes are complemented by a magical backdrop centred on the island’s iconic volcano and world-famous sunset.
Kivotos Santorini offer a delicious in-room menu with something exceptional for everyone’s taste. Breakfast is served by our professional team in the privacy of the suite or villa, tailor-made romantic dinners, special meals, fully-catered parties and events (upon request).
A big part of the Kivotos experience is our dedication to wellness. Massages or a tailor-made aromatherapy treatment in the privacy of the suite or villa, each one especially formulated for your skin by our highly experienced consultants.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Kivotos, with its unique location and boutique-ish style, isthe perfect choice for exclusive weddings in Santorini. Combine your celebration with a hotel’s buyout to enjoy a Villa like experience with your family and friends staying with you.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking classes
• Wine tasting
• Private day cruises
• Retreat sessions
Hotel and restaurant Awards
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