Upon entrance to Voreina Gallery Suites, “work of art” is the first thought that comes to mind…This hotel surpasses the expectations of any art lover. Voreina Gallery Suites have established the concept of a habitable and functional gallery.
The perfectly preserved and unique medieval settlement of Pyrgos is the location of this boutique treasure. With absolute respect towards the conservation of the village’s traditions, Voreina Gallery Suites maintain the bold architectural lines that have come to form the quintessential Cycladic landscape. Gazing at it from a distance, at first you will not be able to distinguish it from the rest of the settlement since it is a natural extension of the village.
The use of contemporary art paintings within the hotel premises is not a mere matter of being trendy. Quite on the contrary, creations of numerous Greek artists have been used in the Suites and the communal areas in order to maintain a stream of inspiration to visitors and initiate a channel of communication either between the guest with art or between the guest and the surrounding settlement. In essence, the key mission is to combine authentic hospitality with high standard services within an alternative and artistic ambience.
The word ‘Voreina’ in Greek means Northern and it is essentially the northern orientation of the hotel’s buildings that inspired their name but have also defined the hotel’s persona which has persistently avoided the rampant development of the island of Santorini and the commercial tourist waves. Voreina Gallery Suites are perched on a hillside which yields panoramic views of the island and of the Aegean Sea. Quality aesthetics and functionality are highly prioritized here.
The complex embraces plain Cycladic architectural lines and the layout follows the principles of bioclimatic architecture. All the materials used are eco friendly and the palettes of colours were selected with care in order to match perfectly with the overall aesthetics of the settlement. You will be impressed by the exterior plaster which yields an interesting facade of natural aging to the traditional buildings of the complex. Voreina Gallery Suites presents an interesting architectural plan resembling to a puzzle, since it is built on a hill slope, meaning that the terrace of one building serves as the front yard of the house below.
The complex consists of nine suites and each of them represents a different entity. In their interior decor, minimalism is the key word enabling notorious pieces of art by Greek painters and photographers to add that extra sparkle of finesse. They all combine a serene and private ambiance alongside luxury amenities, such as a private heated swimming pool with supreme views that altogether promise a relaxing and unforgettable getaway.
Award-winning restaurant Selene turned the village of Pyrgos into a destination for the culinary arts. The restaurant’s talented chefs have added new strokes to the gastronomy canvas of the island offering inspired, contemporary Greek flavours in its two distinct spaces. You will be rewarded regardless of your choice from the delectable dishes for which only fresh, local produce is used. Tip: The menu of one of the two spaces of the restaurant, can be equally served at your Suite upon request.
Within the “Art Room” - the mini gallery of Voreina Gallery Suites - you can find contemporary pieces of art as well as jewellery based on elaborate designs. Voreina Gallery Suites aims to eventually turn this space to a cultural meeting point in the village of Pyrgos, via a series of exhibitions and art events where artists of different backgrounds can meet and exchange ideas.
We will say no more about this accommodation choice in the island of Santorini...If after reading the above you are wondering just how special this hotel is, then choose it driven by three simple terms: privacy - affordable luxury - inspiration.