If you want to be close to the heart of town but you like a bit of peace and quiet, the Gardenia could be the Santorini stay for you. This family-run hotel can be found on a quiet road that’s conveniently slotted in the middle of Perissa’s main street and the seafront, meaning you’ve got a beach, a generous handful of restaurants, and the bus stop towards Thira – the island’s capital – within a five-minute walk.
The pool area is a great place to spend the day. The rectangular swimming spot is set into a sun terrace topped with sunbeds and palm-thatched parasols. When hunger strikes, you can get snacks from the poolside restaurant, which also offers breakfast and light lunches. At dinnertime, let your nose lead you to the local restaurants.
The studios here are bright and spacious, decorated in a palette of neutral colours. Each studio has a private bathroom and a balcony or terrace, as well as a kitchenette that’s ideal if you’re self-catering.
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