Luxury Hotels: Thank goodness the gods on Mount Olympus have fallen into obscurity, leaving mere mortals to tend to the needs of other warm-blooded souls ... like us. As if vacationing in Greece wasn't luxurious enough for heavenly beings, the divine treatment you'll receive at Zannos Melathron will leave you wondering how the afterlife could be an improvement. Located on the exquisite island of Santorini, this intimate luxury hotel, with its mere seven one-bedroom and three two-bedroom suites, rests on the highest level of the village above vineyards, blue domed churches and houses carved in the volcanic rock--and right next door are the remains of a medieval castle. You can't get any more picturesque than that. Run by the Melathron family, each of Zannos Melathron's one-of-kind suites bares the name of one of the family members: Rolando, Eroulia, Constas, Michael, and Mania.
In addition to the charming rooms filled with designer furniture, fabrics, linens, china and silver, guests can partake in local cuisine and fine wine at one of the hotel's eclectic lounges or restaurants: "Zannos" a la carte open-air restaurant, the "Terrace" bar-restaurant, the Wine Bar and the Cigar Lounge.
For LxM Amy Covington