In a place as beautiful as Santorini it takes a skillfully applied language of architecture and modern design to highlight beauty of the island without trying to upstage it. The boutique hotel Mystique does just that.
Richard Lefebvre of Bleu Nature studio created a successful fusion of comfortable luxury and traditional Cycladic style, in which all architectural elements are perfectly aligned with the landscape and spirit of the island.
The harmony of old and new manifests itself in the use of local limestone, hand-carved driftwood and glass from Santorini, as well as the colours: beige, white and pale blue—but most of all in the organic shapes of buildings and interiors, sculpted out of the ancient rocks of the island.
Mystique is located far from the tourist track, and is one of the most private and secluded places in Oia. Its eighteen cozy suites and villas provide guests with spectacular views of Santorinian caldera.
Cosy and comfortable, they are furnished with an ingenious flair, employing lamps carved in pieces of wood, pebble-like coffee tables, pillows embroidered with traditional floral motifs to create a highly personal décor.
Wine and Charisma
Another nod to the island’s past is the 150-year-old wine cellar, where guests can come for wine tasting, while at the Charisma restaurant guests are served sophisticated dishes with fresh local ingredients.
Aura Bar by the infinity pool is a perfect place to enjoy the famous Santorini sunsets.
The hotel is a member of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.