Who looks quickly think this hotel is only one more of those luxurious hotels around the world and with a beautiful view. But he is much more than that, perhaps because it is located above the famous caldera of Santorini Volcano, at Greece. That's right, a hotel over a volcano!

Project by Greek architecture offices DiverCity Architects with Mplusm Architects, the Santorini Grace Hotel is an example of luxury, comfort, very functional and above all maintain basic features of Greek architecture. As the architects say "The Hotel Provider Interpretation of the contemporary vernacular architecture: economy of space, radical simplicity, and organic forms." Each photo shows the incredible beauty of this place and despite being located near a volcano can notice the peace that he conveys.

To learn more about the project, check out the project page on the architects website at DiverCity Architects or Mplusm Architects.

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

To ensure privacy, fragments of volcanic rock are positioned in the windows of four rooms, interspersed with apertures that provide glimpses to the sea. The feature echoes a local architectural technique, more commonly used for retaining walls, in which minimal amounts of mortar are used, leaving gaps between the stonework.

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

Majestic Hotel Overlooking
Photo by: Erieta Attali, Serge Detalle

About the author of this post

I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.