When you start dreaming in blue and white, you know it’s time to book a trip to Greece. The jewel of the country must be Santorini; its sun-baked colours set against the clear Aegean Sea signify the quintessential southern European holiday. And where better to take in the Mediterranean views than from the other symbol of a ‘summer holiday’ – a pool.
Here’s five of the best spots to dip in Santorini. Excuse us while we dive in.
#1 The cave pool of your dreams
Where: Katikies Hotel cave pool in Oia, Santorini
Perfect for: The pale traveller who’s a little worried about burning up under the hot Grecian sun, but is still keen to sip Long Island Ice Teas all day by the pool. And people who love Instagram.
#2 An infinity pool in the clouds
Where: Chromata Up-Style Hotel, high up in Santorini’s hills.
Perfect for: People who like living on the edge. Literally.
#3 A private swimming hole just for you
Where: Aenaon Villas, Oia, Santorini.
Perfect for: For those of us who don’t want to share our luxurious infinity pool, Aenaon Villas offers you a perfect turquoise swimming hole that’s for your exclusive use.
#4 Cocktails at sunset in this giant curved pool
Where: Grace Hotels Santorini, in the village of Imerovigli, Santorini
Perfect for: Travellers who like food and wine to accompany their lazy pool afternoon.
#5 The outdoor spa you never knew you needed
Where: Iconic Santorini, a boutique cave hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini
Perfect for: Those who wish to add a few extra bubbles to their Santorini experience – both champagne and hot tub versions.
(Lead image: Chromata Up-Style Hotel)