FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

YES! Hotels Opens Resort on Santorini

by Ron Bernthal

Oct 27, 2022

© Yiorgos Kaplanidis


The first resort outside of Athens by the contemporary and culture driven YES! Hotels Group recently opened on the Greek island of Santorini. Adjoining the lovely Messaria village district, within a short drive from the airport, the luxurious Nous Santorini hotel bridges past and present seamlessly.



© Mariana Bisti


With a total of 121 rooms and suites, the property includes renovated existing hotel units as well as the extension of additional buildings, restaurant and bar areas, retail spaces, a vitamin and health bar, a wellness center, an outdoor and indoor pool, and a 10,000-square-foot overflowing pool at the center of the property.


Brought together by Divercity Architects and MPLUSM Architects, Noūs Santorini brings forth the unique qualities and narratives of the landscape, creating an international environment of modern luxury and indulgence. Upon arrival, a ceremonial entry promenade leads visitors to the reception desk by three successive pergolas designed as aerial, suspended gardens with climbing ivy, as well as a water course rolling over stepped lava slabs, a reference to the island’s volcanic history.


Nous Santorini

© Mariana Bisti


At the new reception, guests are greeted by a carved black wall, a reference to the black rocks on the volcano, and to the first image one has when approaching Santorini by boat. The reception opens toward the central swimming pool in proximity of the new spa building, recognizable by its sinuous curves unfolding into the landscape. The spa simulates the natural ravines dug into the soil, which characterize important settlements of the island.


In the spa, white-brick filters create porous boundaries and an interplay of light and shadow, bringing back one of the most successful architectural idioms of the modern reconstruction of Santorini after the 1956 earthquake. The property is inspired by the unique color palette of Santorini’s geological strata, where shades of graphite and black blend with rich tones of earthy reds, ochre and deep brown.



© Divercity Architects


The serenity and purity of the typically off-white Cycladic palette is enhanced to create a unique and lavish guest experience. A mix of terrazzo and fragmented colored marbles creates a playful floor in the restaurant, bar and staircases, conveying pace and flow while bringing together shared areas.


The curated art collection adorning walls and common spaces infuses the hotel with unexpected elements. The suites are developed into distinct levels to maximize views to the sea and to reference the topography of Santorini’s villages, nested against the slopes. The geometry of the walls creates a dynamic and playful visual landscape, gradually revealing the views while ensuring guests’ privacy.



© Mariana Bisti


Bright and comfortable, the interiors of the guestrooms overlay an assembly of terrazzo. The timber cladding in the rooms is smoke treated in reference to the volcano, and lighting elements are made of volcanic stones. The fabric partitions are composed of a rich earthly palette.


FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.


Insta Feed
Mar 27, 2023

7 Unique Museums in Europe to See on Your Travels

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these unique museums in Europe with us.

FXExpress Traveler of the Year

FXExpress Traveler of the Year Contest 2023

March 2023
Mar 22, 2023

Global Traveler Celebrates the 2022 Winners of the GT Tested Reader Survey Awards

Travel is back and better than ever! Last year brought a big boom to our beloved industry, and we were thrilled to celebrate the best of the best in December 2022 as we honored the winners of our 19th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, located downtown at LA Live!

eFlyer Reviews
Mar 22, 2023

Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf Review

Among the handful of hotels in the area, Pendry Washington DC – The Wharf is the newest. I was excited to check in for a little staycation — and even more excited when I checked into my room just in time to see the sun set over the boats docked in the Potomac River.

Enter to Win $500 and Get Six Months’ Free Access to the New GT App

Now through May 8, sign up for a free six-month trial of the Global Traveler app and be automatically entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card of your choice for Amazon, Apple or American Express.

eFlyer News
Mar 22, 2023

Meadow Homes, New Boutique Vacation Rental Platform in New England, Launches

A new upscale vacation rental platform invites travelers to enjoy boutique properties across New England. Meadow Homes debuts with more than 20 properties in the countryside of upstate New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, with a keen focus on large, private homes close to popular lake and ski destinations.

Mar 20, 2023

7 Reasons to Put Montevideo, Uruguay, on Your Travel List

It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Montevideo, Uruguay, with us.

Share Your Travel Preferences with Global Traveler in a Short Survey & Win

Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!