The mansion that forms the nucleus of the Tsitouras Collection was built in 1780. Over the centuries, it has served as a school, post office, and private home. It was renovated in 1985 by the famous collector Dimitris Tsitouras, and is now a small luxury boutique hotel.
Dimitris Tsitouras is a lifelong art lover and historian, as well as the author of many books about the island, known as the Greek Pompeii. In 40 years, Dimitris Tsitouras has amassed over 4.000 Santorinian artefacts, all destined for a museum he is now building. In 2007, ITN Factual, on behalf of Discovery Channel, included him in the World´s Most Successful Series, dedicating a whole episode on his life, from childhood up to now, covering all his activities, as well as this 5-star hotel in the island of Santorini.
In collaboration with British designer David Hicks, who advised him on colour schemes, Dimitris Tsitouras went about decorating each house around a different Facet of Greek history, infusing each one with a particular personality, and thus creating a design hotel with museum-quality art work, dating back to the 19th century.
Features such as the domes, vaults, interior windows and skylights characteristic of Santorinian architecture are combined with tasteful decoration, modern furniture, antiques and some of Tsitouras´s private collections of objets d´art including ancient amphorae, Byzantine icons, old maps, mariner´s chests, paintings, etc.
These accommodations have a capacity of between two and five persons each, and are named after the unique collection in each one: The House of the Sea, the House of the Winds, the House of Portraits, the House of Porcelain, and the House of Nureyev.
The hotel is famous for its romantic and quiet surroundings in harmony with nature. Guests love to gaze at the caldera view and especially to watch the spectacular sunsets from our terrace, accompanied by the silhouette of Maria Callas.
Some of our most famous guests: Gianni Versace, Moschino, Joan Kennedy, Jack Lang, Demis Roussos, Harvey Keitel, Nana Mouskouri, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hugh Jackman, David Coulthard and others.
Each Suite Offers...
- * Complimentary Mini bar
- * CD player (with CD selection), Satellite TV and DVD Player
- * Direct dial phone
- * Air Conditioning
- * Mini Library
- * Safe deposit boxes
- * Twice daily maid service
- * All bathrooms are in Greek white marble and are fully equipped with hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers etc.
- * Beach Towels
- * Free Wireless Internet Access
- * Daily newspaper with breakfast
In - House Services
Our hotel also offers several body treatments. Please contact our front desk to make an appointment suitable to your schedule. On the Tsitouras Collection premises you will find a boutique containing a number of TC items that you may wish to purchase as a souvenir of your unforgettable vacation.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner...
An a-la-carte breakfast is served throughout the day, on tables laid with silver cutlery and special designed dishes. Lunch and dinner proposals are also available either from the exceptional menu or in the form of a private 6-course dining in the stunning "Maria Callas Terrace".
There we offer Mediterranean cuisine, with emphasis on fresh seafood and fish. Alternatively, the menu may be discussed and ´constructed´ by our chef and guest, depending on his preference. This arrangement has been made for one party at a time to ensure real intimacy.
The Tsitouras Collection Recomendations
We can arrange car rentals, in order to explore best the island and its 14 villages, all of great interest.
PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES
If you don´t want to explore the island on your own, multi-lingual guides are at your disposal to organize your day.
Planning a wedding? Think The Tsitouras Collection!
Is it your dream to have your wedding ceremony with just the two of you gazing at a magnificent sunset? Or would you rather celebrate with a party or a sit-down dinner for up to 100 people? We can do it all. And if your wedding is elsewhere, you might want to come and spend your honeymoon at our intimate House of Nureyev with its private balcony overlooking the breathtaking Santorini caldera, or in any of our other houses.
Arranging special events? Think The Tsitouras Collection!
Celebrate anniversaries or birthdays with your friends by booking the entire hotel as a private villa.
Designing a business presentation or a small convention? Think The Tsitouras Collection
The Tsitouras Collection has already been used with great success by Kenzo to introduce its new scent to journalists. We provide the facilities and an elegant background against which to present new products. We can also provide an area for groups of up to 15 at once, or several smaller areas for working groups, discussions, meetings.
As a small hotel, our space and staff are flexible and can be arranged to meet your every need.