Santorini is not only one of the most beautiful Greek islands, it is also one of the most expensive ones. The daily arrival of cruise ships has driven up prices and it is very difficult to find affordable, but tasteful places to stay. After our stay at the beautiful Erossea Villa, we wanted to check out the other side of the island and managed to find an affordable, yet stylish hotel there: The Impressive One.
Hotel The Impressive One is located in the heart of Santorini near the lovely village of Pyrgos, which is home to a restaurant you really shouldn’t miss: Botargo, just a magnificent place for a cocktail and an incredible meal while overlooking Santorini. The Impressive One has the advantage to be near many interesting destinations. Akrotiri and the lighthouse on the western tip to see the gorgeous sunsets, is only a 15 minute drive. The lovely beaches of Perissea and Pervolos are just 10 minutes away and the beautiful vineyard Santo Wines is the neighbour up the street!
Newly built in 2017 with 15 stylish rooms and suites, The Impressive One is inspired by the island’s white color architecture. We stayed in one of the very spacious suites, with a large, super comfortable bed and a modern bathroom. From the window and balcony we had a fantastic view towards the coast and the famous red Santorini sunsets.
I know dark, grey and black pools are becoming more and more popular, but I love a light blue pool in a sunny location like Santorini. It just makes me happy to see those aqua blue colors, even though the pool wasn’t heated and I didn’t splash around it it much, this being late October already! But on those long, hot summer days on Santorini, this pool is perfect to cool off and the sun beds around it are super comfy.
We were looking forward to breakfast every morning. I love the combination of a buffet breakfast plus a la carte options, like Greek scrambled eggs and toast with cream cheese and salmon. Also we happily enjoyed having lunch at the lovely terrace at the Impressive One after we came back from exploring the island. Which is an important tip, by the way: rent a car when you’re on Santorini because even though the island is small, without a car you’re either riding on of those quads sitting behind each other in the hot sun, or stuck in one location which would really be a shame.
We felt so at home at The Impressive One that we decided to stay a full week, even postponing our trip to Mykonos. Much of this has to do with the wonderful staff, who are among the friendliest group of people you can hope to meet while traveling. From reception to the staff in the restaurant, everyone has a genuine smile and that must have something to do with the family ownership and family mentality of this small Santorini gem!
Location // The Impressive One, Santorini
127 thoughts on “The Impressive One”
It’s a magic and lovely place!
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the food in this post looks absolutely delicious!
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Have a nice day,
Your photography is so dreamy!
Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty
Aww ! How fab!! In love with this!! Such beautiful pics of a gorgeous resort!
OMG, this place is amazing!!! I’m in love!
Jéssica || Fashion Jacket
Oh my God, Santorini is the real paradise on earth 🙂
Even the place you’re staying is also gorgeous, every spot is very picturesque ❤
Love all the pictures and you look so stunning in white!
I definitely hope to be here some Spring 2018 =) So beautiful!
Perfect name for this hotel. I am so impressed. Love all your pics.
Quite an interesting choice of name for the hotel. Really does look picture perfect!
Ah the interiors are so lovely!! ❤ And the food looks really yummy! It indeed is an impressive one! 🙂
this place looks so lovely
This is amazing!!
Such an inspiration for my next travel 😀
Thanks for sharing with us!
Your photos are beautiful, you are beautiful!
This place looks like heaven! I would love to visit it one day! 🙂
Santorini is so gorgeous and this hotel you stayed at looks so welcoming. Wishing you a great weekend! xx
Beautiful photos! The food looks so yummy! 🙂 xx
I want to be here right now, so stunning!
Pose & Repeat
So many great photos!
This hotel very much is impressive; so beautiful! I love the mint colour that runs across the decor.
Santorini looks amazing! Love your photos 🙂 And what a perfectly fitting name for such an impressive hotel!
The Hidden Thimble
Your photos are so beautiful! I love how you edited them.
This looks like such a beautiful hotel and the food looks delicious. I would love to visit Santorini soon!
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Beautiful photos! The food looks so yummy!
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This place is like living your dream.
Love the photo selection.
I can tell that you’ve had blast.