The Best Hotels and Resorts in the World

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2013-10-18T16:40:19Z

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6. Perivolas, Santorini

Europe

Readers' Choice Rating: 98.5

Rooms: 97.6

Service: 100

Food: 97.5

Location: 100

Design: 97.6

"A dream place for the soul! You feel whole again after staying at this paradisiacal sanctuary." On a cliff above the island's famous caldera—a perfect-scoring location—this resort "embodies simplicity, elegance, and tranquility." Modern, spare rooms converted from 300-year-old caves have clean white walls with splashes of vivid fuchsia, mauve, aqua, and rose in the cushions and bedding. There are no TVs, but there is an "absolutely marvelous infinity pool"—Mediterranean fish and other seafood plus Greek wines are served on a deck overlooking it. Perfect-scoring staff are "friendly, warm, and accommodating, second to none."

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