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Zannos Melathron

Thiras 84701
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece
TEL: 0030-22860-28220

Built in the 18th century, restored in the 20th, and perfected when the property took on the Relais & Châteaux banner in 2009, Zannos Melathron offers the storybook experience of sleeping in a Cycladic cave-style manor house. The adventure begins when guests arrive at Pyrgos village to find that the hotel—sprawled on a bluff just above the medieval town center—is inaccessible to cars; donkeys await nearby if you find the narrow stair-step streets too steep. Then, there are the romantic rooms: 13 vaulted suites carved into the cliff, with taupe stucco walls, cool clay-tile floors, antique furnishings (including 18th-century curios and period side tables), and cozy bathrooms clad in local marble. Each bears the name of a relative of the hotel’s namesake, Captain Zannos, and a unique backstory—but you’ll have to finish check-in before the staff will let you in on these family secrets. Less mysterious but more delicious is the daily breakfast: Greek yogurt, fruit, and house-baked bread served in the hotel’s sunny courtyards, with the jaw-dropping views of the Aegean Sea and farm-dotted island.

Room to Book:

The Superior Suite Rolandos has the hotel's best view, and the story that led to the property's name is shared only when you check in to your room. (Here's a hint: Rolandos was a relative of the 18th-century Captain Zannos.)

Insider Tip:

Be sure to call the hotel when you arrive at the ferry below Pyrgos village-it'll send down bellboys to carry your suitcases up the steep cobblestoned stairs to the hotel.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Breakfast Included
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Horseback Riding
  • Historic
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Seasonal
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • Wine Hotel
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2001

Number of Suites: 10


Number of Rooms:


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