Taking the concept of a boutique hotel and turning it into a world class resort that lives up to grand expectations is not an easy task, but the Sigalas family has achieved this in the Sigalas Hotel and Apartments. More than a bed and breakfast, and warmer than the large chains that pop up in touristy areas, this hotel is everything you’d want and more.
Set right on the ocean, the black sands of Kamari Beach are just beyond the pool and your balcony. Set your feet on the warm beach with your luxury hotel room just a few feet behind you. The escape from the busy side of Santorini will allow you to take in the relaxation of a Greek vacation while remaining close enough that a short ride can bring you to the attractions at a moment’s notice.
Built as a small guesthouse in the 1967, the beginnings of the hotel were about providing hospitality. As tourists discovered the beauty of Santorini, the hotel saw growth in additional buildings and an expanded location. Undergoing an extensive modernization and renovation in the early 2000’s, the hotel is proud of its history while maintaining a stylish and contemporary facility.
Embracing the beach life look, the Sigalas Hotel appears clean and breezy from every angle. Open air design and the traditional white walls with blue accents are punctuated with greenery by way of preserved trees dotting the courtyard and surrounding the buildings. This feels less like a hotel and more like a home.
The main attraction here is the water. There is a beautiful lending library so grab a good book and head outdoors. The pool is fresh water so you can soak and swim in luxury just feet from the sea. The beach is on the famous black sands of Kamari Beach, where the hotel provides sunbeds and umbrellas for guests.
Off to the side of the pool is the hotel’s bar where they offer a wide selection of drinks including a variety of local Santorini wines. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with local Greek ingredients and a view overlooking the pool and the blue sea beyond.
Each room at the Sigalas Hotel and Apartments is fully air conditioned which can be a nice respite from the heat when you’ve been out in it all day long. Refrigerator, satellite television, bathrobe and slippers, and beach-ready towels and carrying bag await every guest in their rooms. Depending on which floor, you’ll either have a veranda or a balcony that opens up for you to enjoy the fresh sea air and look out over the splendor of Kamari beach.
The Double Room and Superior Double Room are great accommodations that will have you living the beach life in no time. The Suite has a separate living room and a second sleeping space. The “On the Beach Suite” is an open floorplan that accommodates up to four but has a fantastic veranda that may have you reluctant to leave your suite and see much else. Apartments are available as well, from the Studio, to the One Bedroom, the ungraded Superior Sea View One Bedroom and the Superior Sea View Two Bedroom. The Sea View Maisonette is the pinnacle of a luxury getaway with four bedrooms, two bathrooms split over a two story private residence.