Cloud 9 Villa Iokasti, Santorini, opens for first full season

Villa Iokasti

Cloud 9 Villa Iokasti, the latest ultra luxury villa in the Aqua Vista collection, will open for its first full season on 10th March 2013. Perched 400m above sea level in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, Santorini, the stunning new property offers guests complete privacy with unsurpassed views of the island’s world renowned volcanic caldera and sunsets.

The villa’s chic open plan interior is a modern interpretation of the cave house style for which Santorini is well known. This is complemented by an expansive private outside space including a freshwater swimming pool and Jacuzzi overlooking the volcano. For the ultimate in exclusivity, the living area and terrace can be transformed to a private restaurant for guests, decorated with hundreds of candles and served by chefs and waiters from the neighboring ‘Dreams luxury Suites’ kitchen.

With its towering cliffs, awe inspiring views and picture postcard whitewashed villages Santorini is renowned world over as the perfect destination for a romantic escape. Leading the way in exclusive luxury accommodation on the island is Aqua Vista, an exceptional collection of boutique properties offering unparalleled service in breathtaking locations.

Aqua Vista’s 12 properties on the island include a selection of breathtaking 5 star, 4 star and 3 star hotels and villas all representing fantastic value for money and each with its own personality. Many were once cave houses occupied by villagers and fishermen which have been painstakingly restored, staying true to the original architecture and design but with a contemporary luxury touch.

Among the most well known is the Tsitouras collection, a five suite museum accommodation allowing guests to sleep among masterpieces by artists including Picasso. It has played host to Hollywood elite Harvey Keitel and Hugh Jackman, and fashion icons including Jean Paul Gaultier and Gianni Versace.