A Time Travel Experience
A land like no other in the world. Beyond the classic Greek white and blues, Santorini is an island of burnt oranges, butter yellows, royal purples and tinted pinks.
The volcanic isle is home to a world famous Caldera, edged by 300m cliffs, made of layers upon layers of volcanic rock and soil, branded with light hues. In Santorini’s roots are hidden centuries of myths, pirate crusades, ancient agriculture and secrets of a lost paradise.
Stories separated by thousands of years.
A volcanic eruption that changed the history of human race. A struggle to save a civilization and a legend of a lost Atlantis.
Your stay in Santorini and Sophia Luxury Suites will be one of enlightenment in one of the most cosmopolitan islands in the world.
Discover the race against time in the Minoan era. Walk where one of the oldest civilizations in Europe was discovered and what the archeological spade brought to life in Akrotiri and its ruins.
A Legend of a Myth
One of the oldest myths of mankind. The Lost Atlantis. The name of the city Atlantis, deriving from the mythical giant Atlas, who held the sky upon his shoulders.
The story of a prosperous land that disappeared without a trace, sunk into the sea by the fury of the Gods. In Plato’s version of events the story of Atlantis is used as that of a moral tale, with the events leading you to the destruction of the Minoan people from the volcanic eruption in Santorini, thus making us a more than likely candidate for being the historic fact behind the story.
Sophia Luxury Suites Today
Sophia Luxury Suites has a front row view to Skaros Rock.
When you lay eyes on Skaros Rock in Imerovigli, you may think it’s just another natural volcanic sculpture. However, on this small piece of land, was the first fortress built in Santorini, in the 15th century.
Travelers of the 17th century report that its natural position rendered it impossible to attack. The only surviving image of the Imerovigli Skaros is a pencil sketch from Thomas Hope, housed today in Benaki Museum, Athens.
Skaros suffered major damage from the terrible earthquake in 1650 and the residents were forced to abandon the dangerous environment of the castle and established their new center in Fira. Today the only visible human presence is the chapel of Theoskepasti, although Skaros rock was once home to a bustling, lively city.
“High up there on the top of the naked, wild rock, where only wild birds can live, the marks of man can now be seen”. Elias Venezis, Winds.”