Natural, simple elegance is at the heart of Bellonias Villas. Here you’ll find 26 beach suites scattered alongside the black volcanic Kamari beach, on the east coast of the island overlooking the mountain of ancient Thira. This boutique hotel is also home to Elia Restaurant, a pool-side cocktail bar, and its own private stretch of beach, making it the ideal choice for couples and families who seek stylish, unpretentious luxury and beachside relaxation in a peaceful part of Santorini.
This is a contemporary project that conveys the passion and creativity of the local owners, in combination with the innovative & fresh thinking of up-and-coming Greek architects & artists. The exterior bar, pool area, restaurant and reception were designed by Athens-based design gurus K Studio. Interiors are by Greek company Interni by ModaBagno. Drawing inspiration from the unique landscape of Santorini, the designed environment is composed of natural materials such as wood and stone, with a contemporary aesthetic.
The hotel’s beach suites reflect this philosophy of modern elegance paired with the traditional beauty of simplicity. Pressed cement floors and built-in beds and sofas are complemented by selected designer pieces and artistic details adding flashes of color to a largely monochrome backdrop. This fusion of traditional Cycladic elements with a modern design concept creates a sophisticated environment with a warm, natural feel.
The 26 suites come in a variety of shapes and sizes including –
The Honeymoon Suite
The Honeymoon Suite is located on the upper level of the hotel and enjoys direct sea views from its balcony and its private outdoor hot tub. An indoor staircase separates the upper level bedroom from the lower level, which features a spacious bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette and a living area for lounging.
Superior Sea View Suite
These suites offer direct sea views from a furnished balcony or terrace, and sleep two adults in an airy open plan space, with double bed, a fully equipped kitchenette and bathroom. Sea View Suites are located either on the upper level or on the ground floor.
Apartment suites have a furnished garden view terrace or balcony, and come in a variety of sizes, comfortably accommodating up to five people – perfect for families. There is one bedroom, plus a separate living space that can become a second sleeping area if required. A fully equipped kitchenette with dining area and bathroom complete the apartment.
Small but perfectly formed! Studio Suites sleep two adults in a double or twin beds, with furnished garden view balcony or terrace, fully equipped kitchenette and bathroom.
Food & drink:
With an inspiring open air setting, and delicious food by award-winning Chef Christos Papageorgiou, Elia is one of the finest dining options in Santorini. Set between the seafront of Kamari beach and the hotel’s chic pool area, the restaurant has a stylish yet unpretentious ambiance and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu, fresh local ingredients and traditional Greek flavours are refined with creative twists, complemented by an excellent list of selected local wines and signature cocktails. Dishes might include yogurt with thyme honey, and feta and herb omelette for breakfast, local fava beans with caramelized onion and caper as an appetizer at lunch or dinner, and shrimp orzo for main course.
The open air Pool Bar serves a wide variety of refreshments including a highly creative cocktail menu, any time of the day or the night.
Here, on the hotel’s private stretch of black volcanic sand, the blue-flag awarded beach experience is luxurious. Relax on soft comfortable sun loungers under the shade of stylish straw umbrellas while the hotel’s efficient beach service team takes care of your every need.
For a spot of pampering, a wellness area including whirlpool tub, gym, steam, sauna and treatment room is available for guests to book on request. For those wanting a more active day, SUP paddleboards are available to take to the water, and a host of tailormade tours and excursions around Santorini can be arranged, as can private yachting for an uninhibited discovery of the island.