Deluxe Greek Island Boutique Suite Escape Including Breakfast and more from $105/nt for 2 Guests – SAVE UP TO 44%!Greece / Santorini / Markezinis-Suites
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What do you think of when you hear the words “Greece” or “Greek Islands?” Dazzling sunshine? White-washed buildings against the contrast of a deep blue, cloudless sky and an even deeper blue sea? Ancient ruins? Zorba, worry beads and pita bread? If any of these things come to mind, you’re right! Our Santorini getaway features a stay at the Markezinis Suites, former residence of one of Greece’s prime ministers and located in one of the most picturesque towns on the island. This boutique hotel, from only $105 per night for 2 guests includes lovely accommodations, American style breakfast daily, free WiFi and so much more. Travel is valid through October 31, so BOOK NOW. If you’ve ever considered taking a trip to this fascinating part of the world, now’s the time to start planning your getaway…and to take advantage of incredible TripAlertz savings of up to 44% off!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIPALERTZ DEAL
Your Markezinis Suites getaway features:
- Accommodations in a Deluxe Suite for 2 guests
- Wine and fruits upon arrival
- Traditional welcome drink
- A la carte American style breakfast
- Free WiFi in guest rooms and common area
- 10% discount on car, bike or moto rentals made through the Front Office
- 10% discount off food and beverage at the hotel’s sister property, Petit Palace Suites in Fira
- Free shuttle between the hotel and Petit Palace Suites in Fira and back
- 30% discount off a boat cruise on the Caldera
ABOUT THE MARKEZINIS SUITES HOTEL
Markezinis Suites is located in the town of Messaria less than 2 miles from the main village of Fira and close to caldera with view to the Volcano. Once home to one of Greece’s prime ministers in the 1970’s, this luxury mansion has been transformed into a top-notch boutique hotel offering impeccable hospitality and outstanding amenities to those seeking an unforgettable getaway. All the mansion’s spacious suites are washed with the bright Cycladic light, with vaulted high-ceilings and beautiful wooden floors. Enjoy an a la carte breakfast in the multiplex area or the pool deck. All suites share a lovely patio featuring the mansion’s garden with sun beds and umbrellas on the deck, where guests can relax in the sun or under the stars enjoying cooling drinks, fresh snacks or light meals; room service is also available. Guests can enjoy dining at the hotel’s sister property (10% food and beverage discount is included in your TripAlkertz getaway), Petit Palace Suites, located in nearby Fira town; complimentary transportation is available. Enjoy the lounge area and library; parking is complimentary for hotel guests. WiFi Internet access is available in the rooms and public areas, and the helpful staff will be happy to make any and all arrangements for sightseeing, transportation and dining/entertainment recommendations.
All hotel suites are beautifully decorated, true to the original aristocratic atmosphere of the residence. They feature antique furniture and hand-painted motifs in a lovely neo-classical style. Enjoy a spacious (300-350 sq ft) Double Suite which has been built in a lovely open-plan style. (Maximum occupancy: 2 guests)
Double Suite amenities feature:
- One king bed with feather pillows and duvet
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower
- VIP bath amenities, fluffy bathrobes and slippers
- Flat-screen satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Wireless Internet access
- In-room safe
FOOD & DRINK
The Markezinis Suites has a lovely eating area on the pool deck where breakfast, along with light meals and snacks, is served daily. Guests can take advantage of a 10% food and beverage discount at the hotel’s sister property, The Petit Palace, located in nearby Fira. The Elia Restaurant offers an exciting choice of delectable Mediterranean creations in an elegant poolside setting; complimentary transportation is available between the two hotels.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Santorini is a volcanic island, and world-famous for its dramatic landscapes and views from the dazzling white towns over the deep blue Aegean Sea. It’s the only inhabited “Caldera” (volcano cauldron) in the world. Santorini used to be a round island, but during an earthquake and volcano-outbreak in the 15th century BC the middle of the island sunk and gave it the shape it has today There are several villages around the island, the most famous being Oia, known for its charm and the place for incredible sunsets; Fira: built on the western edge of the caldera, it’s the stunning main cliff-perched town, featuring all that Oia has, but much more overcrowded and Pyrgos: the highest point on the island with its picturesque monastery and streets. Getting around is easy – with a choice of bus routes between towns, rental cars and several foot paths to be forged. There are several beaches around the island, reached by land and some only accessible by boat from the water.
Megalochori is one of the most picturesque villages on the island. Its existence is recorded back to the 17th century. Home to historical mansions, old traditional houses, pirate hideaways and wine caves, it has a history of merchants and wealthy land barons exporting Vinsanto wine that the island still produces. A prominent feature of the historical homes and mansions are the high walls, inner courtyards and solid wooden door entrances, built for privacy and for safety against marauding pirates. A great effort is been made by local residents and businessmen to preserve the characteristics and beauty of this traditional settlement, and many of the original houses that had fallen into disrepair, have been restored to their former glory. It’s only a short walk to the village from the Artemis Suites hotel.
Proftis Elias Monastery
The Monastery of the Prophet Elias stands at the highest point on Santorini above Pyrgos village, and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding islands. Founded at the beginning of the 18th century, this served as a secret school where Greek culture and language were secretly taught during the Turkish occupation. A monk’s cell holds a museum which contains a model of the secret school along with other models of traditional carpentry and blacksmith shops, along with a display of local & Cretan portable icons (Hagiographies), wooden sculpture, metal art works and embroidery.
Locals claim that Oia, or Pano Meria as it was once called, is a jewel. It is a labyrinthine settlement balanced on the northern tip of the island which attracts thousands of people. Oia is famous as the best location - Kastro - to look at the most wonderful sunset. As vehicles are not allowed inside the village, walking around its narrow streets is the only way to get to know this gem.. The main pedestrian marble street is full of handicraft and souvenir shops, expensive jewelery boutiques, restaurants and cafes. Oia also hosts a cultural centre and Greek art galleries. The most characteristic image of the Oia printed in most photographs and postcards is the bright white and blue cupola of Agios Georgios church contrasting with the deep blue of theAegean Seain the background.
If ancient history and museums are your thing, you’ve come to the right place. Archaeology buffs will want to visit the site of ancient Thira, an antique Dorian city with many relics including 9th-century BC tombs, Hellenistic houses, and traces of Byzantine fortifications and churches. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera in the island’s main town of Fira houses pots and frescoes from the famed excavations at Akrotiri. Some fresco fragments depict the swallow, the island’s design motif, and a species who still migrates to the island to this day! Akrotiri is an ancient town that was buried when the volcano erupted 3500 years ago. Archaeologists are still excavating it, but you can walk around in the little street quarters and see the buildings almost like they were back then.
Cruise the Caldera
This is a slightly different way to visit the Caldera (volcano cauldron) and enjoy the stunning sunsets of Oia. Several full-day cruises depart from Fira around mid-morning, sailing and docking at ports all around the island. The ships visit Nea Kameni, the active volcano in the centre of the caldera – you’ll probably get an opportunity to climb the volcano. Time for shopping, swimming and lunch round out the day, A stop in Oia to enjoy the sunset is a true cruise highlight.
- A valid passport is required for travel to Greece
- The Markezinis Suites is situated in the middle of the traditional village of Messaria, about 2 km southeast of Fira. .
- Athens and its international airport is 40 minutes away by air. The one-way taxi fare from either “port” is approximately $25.
- Prices are per night for 2 guests and include features as listed
- Maximum occupancy: 2 guests
- Hotel taxes are included
- Airfare / transportation to Greece and on Santorini is not included
- Travel is valid through October 31, 2013
- Availability is limited and blackout dates may apply
- Reservations are non-transferable and non-refundable; cancellations and changes are not permitted
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