Views, views, did we mention the views? Chef Nobu’s 14th hotel sits on the volcanic cliffs outside Imerovigli, the highest on the Greek island. Nobu’s Caldera outlook, with the cascading whitewashed homes of Oia in the distance, doesn’t get old. But it’s the crowd-free sunset views from private balconies with jacuzzis that are the Greek sour cherry on top.
Set the scene
Inching towards the edge of a cliff as the car carefully navigates depressions on the dirt road, you may wonder where the hell you’re headed. But as you feel the cobblestones under the tires, an infinity pool appears like a mirage in the desert – you’ve arrived. The reception desk and sun-drenched seating area are to the left of the tiered pools, where Nobu’s resident calico cat is among the first to greet you. Past the plush, custom-made Talenti couch is the entrance to the cave-like fitness centre with a variety of Technogym machines. Post-workout, breakfast is just upstairs on the balcony with whitewashed lava stones, bamboo ceilings and custom-made black chairs. But no matter where you’re sitting in the hotel’s compact gathering areas, your eye always goes back to the drop-dead gorgeous views of the Aegean. As you’re led to your room, past sling-back linen chairs, ripening olive trees and Mediterranean palms, the vibe couldn’t be calmer.
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