dinsdag 7 december 2010

Perivolas, Greece

Perivolas is the ultimate in laidback luxury. Poised on the cliff high above the Aegean, this intimate escape is designed as a place where you can let the rest of the world slip away. Built amphitheatrically, Perivolas’ secluded location combines expansive views with the luxury of absolute tranquillity. It’s just a short walk from Oia, the most beautiful village on Greece’s most romantic and dramatic island, Santorini.

Originally designed as a family home, Perivolas still feels like a private residence. Intimate in scale and atmosphere, every house is different. Built by native craftsmen using local materials, interiors embody Cycladic style, with its organic forms and smooth surfaces. Breezy rooms are naturally cooled by sculpted stone walls and vaulted ceilings pierced by skylights. Beds are built into snug alcoves, adorned with a posy of hand-picked flowers. Niches and archways are scooped out of whitewashed walls, low-slung sofas offset by hand-woven rugs and cushions in vivid fuschia and lilac. Timeless and quietly glamorous, interiors are pared down so that nothing distracts from the show-stopping views and nothing disturbs the intensity of the stillness. Nothing is superfluous, yet nothing has been overlooked. There are no TVs and DVDs – this is a place to switch off. A place to read, recharge, relax; to sleep, rest, and dream.

Spend quality time refreshing body and soul in the nurturing environment of the Perivolas Wellness Studio.
The studio hosts a 24-hour a day fitness room, exclusive for our guests, with its state-of –the-art  equipment for cardiovascular and strength training programs coupled with astonishing caldera views.
 Surrender yourself to the surrounding peace in the outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the volcano, or relax in the sheltering environment of the steam room and sauna followed by a rejuvenating jet shower. Carved into layers of earth as a cave, is the massage room, a space designed for the relaxation and rebalancing of body and mind.
A variety of facial and body treatments tailor-made for each and every guest, are available here upon request..
Drift into bliss under the intuitive touch of the professional therapists and allow yourself to experience what defines wellness at Perivolas.

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