Wellness & Spa



Immerse yourself in a seven-steps bath ritual to relax your body and purify your Aura by our Anassa Spa Specialists

Give yourself the gift of time to revitalize your body and inspire your spirit. Ritual bathing heightens the senses, uplift the spirit and bring peace and harmony to mind. Give yourself the gift of time to revitalize your body and inspire your spirit. Ritual bathing heightens the senses, uplift the spirit and bring peace and harmony to mind. If you need to recharge, soak a ritual bath will help you to release all your senses and will guide you to paths of deep relaxation.

The following steps will guide you to create your own Bath ritual to pamper yourself:

• Step 1: Bathtub

Fill your bathtub with warm water

• Step 2: Sea Salt 

Add 2-3 good handfuls of salt. Saltwater bath clear the skin removing dead cells, promote blood circulation and can help to relieve muscular aches. Our Anassa Spa Specialists recommend using unrefined sea salt.

• Step 3: Lavender Oil

Infuse your bath with 5 drops of Lavender essential oil. Lavender oil has been proven to help you feel calm, sooth the achy muscles, reduce skin irritation, relieve swelling, and relaxe your mind and body, so you will be ready to sleep tight.

• Step 4: Olive Oil

Add 5 tbsp olive oil. Olive oil is a product with extremely beneficial properties for the human body. An easy way to get your valuable benefits to your skin is to use it in the bathtub. By adding 5 tablespoons of olive oil to the bathroom, it is enough to help you get softer and more moisturized skin.

• Step 5: Flowers and herbs

Adding flowers or herbs to your bath is a wonderful way to bring power, intention, and of course fragrance into your ritual space.

• Step 6: Candles

You can light soothing candles to enhance your experience of your sacred ritual. Out team proposes white candles as they offer you: peace, purity and serenity. Submerge yourself in the bathwater for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Soaking into your bath is a self-care necessity that should be included into your routine. We all know that the more time we take to focus on ourselves, the more profound our results.Revive your body, delight your spirit.

By Olympia Manidaki from our Aegeo Spas associates


Add Greek purity into your beauty routine with this evening luxury spa ritual by our Anassa Spa Specialists


As a face treatment always starts with a good cleansing, make sure you have removed your makeup before starting our face cleansing steps. Plain coconut oil can be a great natural makeup remover. Washing removes dirt, sweat and pollutants on the surface of the skin. If you have dry skin, you can also use olive oil to wash your face. Rinse with warm water and don’t use hot water as it can make your skin, even more, drier. If you have oily skin, use gel or foam cleansers instead of soap to wash your face.


It is good to do a peeling for your face 1-2 times a week. The peeling removes dead skin cells on the skin surface and ensure healthy, new skin. Exfoliating is a bit more intensive, which is why it is not recommended if you suffer from sensitive skin.We can make our own peeling easily and quickly with ingredients you may already have at work and see your skin getting silky and radiant. Our secret here is the honey with its antibacterial benefits while the nourishing olive oil that softens the skin while its antioxidants and good fats may also help reduce free radicals to relieve irritated skin.



  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp honey
  • 3 drops of lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Method: In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar with the olive oil and the honey. Mix them well into a thick paste. Next, add the lemon juice drops.  Now, apply a desired amount of the scrub to your skin with a gentle massage using small, circular movements avoiding the eyes and mouth area.
Once applied, leave on for about ten minutes, then gently rinse with plenty of warm water.


Adding facial masks in your daily face beauty routine is considered as one of the easiest ways to have healthy, glowing and supple skin just in a few minutes. They are especially effective in cleansing and moisturizing as they tighten pores and hydrate your skin.



  • 1/4 of the cucumber
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp honey


Combine the oats, the honey and the cucumber pulp and mix them Mix them well into a soft paste. Leave the mixture for about half an hour at room temperature to thicken. Once you will have applied it to dry, cleansed skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with lukewarm water.


We finish our face care with creams to keep the moisture into our skin.First apply the face serum of your choice, making massage with your fingers until it is fully absorbed.Facial moisturizers play an important role in fighting dryness and sun damage. Apply a light moisturizer and eye cream. Gently use your fingertips to massage the moisturizer on your face and neck.Then apply the eye cream by making circles around the eyes.We finish with the face cream, all over the face, neck and décolleté.

Moisturizing is even more important if you have dry skin. Look for a moisturizer that contains shea butter, coco butter, or another rich ingredient that will protect your skin from drying out.

By Olympia Manidaki from our Aegeo Spas associates

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa is crowned as the “Best Resort Spa” in Greece and Europe

Santorini’s newly-built all-suite hotel, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa was honored in the esteemed “World Spa Awards” institution, by being awarded for a second consecutive year as the “Greece’s Best Resort Spa” and also receiving the “Europe’s Best Resort Spa” award.

Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa in its only third year of operation responds to the demanding standards of a world-class award institution, which stands as a flagship for the wellness tourism, continuing this way to be acknowledged among the leading hotels and resorts in Greece and Europe. Having at the core of its philosophy a combination of high-quality services and personalized hospitality, the special designed facilities of the Santo Maris Oia Luxury SPA, focus on the balance of human body, mind and soul offering an experience of holistic relaxation and rejuvenation. Moreover, its well-rounded wellness programs are inspired by Greek elements and products.

The 4th Annual World Spa Awards Ceremony took place on a glamorous celebration on Friday, October 26th in the Maldives, at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort.

The CEO and Group General Manager of Metaxas Group of Companies, Mr. Andreas Metaxas, stated after the reception of the awards:

“This double-winning makes us feel both proud and honored. I wish to heartfeltly thank our guests. The trust and preference they have shown on us during our three-year presence on the magnificent island of Santorini, motivate us to constantly enhance the quality of the services we offer. The excellence of the Santo Maris Oia Luxury SPA constitutes the best promotion for the wellness tourism in Santorini and Greece.”

Celebrating Outstanding World Spa Awards Recognition for Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa

At the 3rd Annual Edition of the World Spa Awards™, which took place at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam on Saturday, December 10, 2017, Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa received its trophy for the “Greece’s Best Resort Spa” 2017 award.

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This accomplishment positions Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa among the truly outstanding achievers in the Global hospitality and spa tourism industry.

Voting for the 3rd edition of the World Spa Awards™ closed at the end of September, with a record number of ballots cast by leading spa and wellness professionals. These were tallied alongside the votes of hundreds of thousands of spa and wellness consumers from around the world.

World Spa Awards Managing Director, Rebecca Cohen, said: “The 2017 World Spa Awards has been our most successful to date, firmly cementing our position as the global benchmark for spa and wellness hospitality.  It has been a pleasure to recognize so many industry leaders here this evening and I hope their recognition, both by their peers and members of the public, will inspire them to aim ever higher in the pursuit of excellence.”

The state-of-the-art Spa of Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa is a space of unique harmony, with interiors that combine traditional architectural elements, which make Santorini such a unique destination, and modern amenities that inspire the guests to linger. It’s a Spa that channels the spirit of the island, reflecting its culture and lifestyle. Designed with arches and natural stone accents on the walls in key areas, the Spa deserves the best accolades for décor, but the prize won at the World Spa Awards™ 2017 also celebrates the Spa’s exclusive location, facilities, and unique treatments that are inspired by Greece and its nature.

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“This award belongs to the people in the front line of Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa, who provide our guests with memorable experiences, following our philosophy for offering personalized hospitality,” said Andreas Metaxas, CEO of Metaxas Group of Companies, which operates the resort.

The award also celebrates the guests who appreciated Spa’s serene and elegant atmosphere and who praised its services and it is dedicated to future spa-goers who will choose it for a vacation of pampered luxury on Santorini.  The Spa at Santo Maris Luxury Suites provides a variety of custom spa packages like:

  • “Cretan Experience” – body scrub with olive oil and salt followed by a Cretan therapeutic massage;
  • Detox – Slimming – Anti cellulite package “Green Detox;”
  • Wellbeing, rejuvenation package “Mediterranean Wellness;”

Spa at Santo Maris
In addition, the spa offers exclusive cares such as anti-aging treatments, cryotherapy, and hot stone massages or relaxing massages with aromatherapy and natural oils. Special massages are available for honeymooners and couples too. Guests have to book private spa therapies in advance.  The highly trained Spa personnel can also customize the experience according to your special needs.