When we booked our accommodation for our week in Santorini at the El Greco hotel, one of the first things I did was contact the hotel to enquire about their on-site spa.
I’m a huge fan of spas lately – we’ve just booked two mini moons in the UK rather than a weekend away in Europe as originally planned, and both have spas – majorly excited!
The head of concierge at El Greco, Dimitra sent over the spa brochure prior to our departure, and helped us book treatments for myself and our guests for the morning of our wedding.
When we arrived at the hotel, Dimitra was just as lovely in real life as she had been over email. She went above and beyond to make our stay incredible, including allowing me and our female guests exclusive use of the spa on the morning of the wedding as there hadn’t been any other bookings.
From the moment you enter the spa reception on the upper level, a sense of calm descends. The reception is decorated in lovely muted neutral tones and it was the perfect place to start things off on our wedding day.
The spa itself is beautiful, featuring an indoor pool, outdoor terrace and brilliant king size beds with plenty of pillows to get comfy on.
There’s also a bar area, with drinks provided, and a toilet, changing cubicle and shower.
The treatment rooms are at the back of the spa, tucked away to keep an air of tranquility.
I absolutely loved the water feature leading up to the treatment rooms, I’m wondering how feasible it would be to recreate it in our house but I’m guessing it might not work in quite the same way!
The massages we had were amazing. Mine was the holistic full body massage and it was the most invigorating massage I’ve ever had. I came out feeling totally relaxed and ready to get married! The therapist was so lovely as well, ensuring we drank a glass of water following our massages, and wishing me good luck in my marriage.
I know that this kind of massage wasn’t to everybody’s taste, my sister in law found it too rough personally, but I’m sure it can be adapted to suit so do discuss with the therapist in advance. I would have happily gone back for further treatments if I had of had the time and I know Ed was jealous when he heard how nice the massage was, as he’s been saying he needs one for a while!
The spa offers a range of treatments with waxing starting at around 10 euros. It’s 25 euros for a manicure and the holistic massage I had costs 75 euros. They also offer a range of face and body treatments including the Leto Mysterious (Chocolate Therapy) priced at 110 euros, which sounds incredible! The spa caters for everyone with a prenatal treatment available and a honeymoon package for couples including fresh fruit and champagne!
I was quite happy with the prices, and felt my massage was definitely worth the money. As hotel guests we were able to charge the treatments to our room and pay on departure, which was really convenient.
If you are looking at visiting Santorini I would highly recommend staying at El Greco – it’s a truly beautiful hotel (I’ll most likely be writing a more in-depth review of the resort at some point). Even if you are staying elsewhere I would recommend the Lotus Spa as it’s a truly relaxing haven on the island, and I will definitely be going back when we next visit Santorini!
Myself and my guests were provided with a small discount for our treatments for the purpose of this review, however all opinions and photos are my own.