Our point of departure for this Hotel development is to recreate a Greek 'polis' which sits comfortably on the slopping site in the beautiful island of Tinos. It is a marriage of tradition and modernity which will become a unique and spectacular place where people will come to enjoy and relax and be pampered. The acropolis or public program is located in the upper part of the polis and the houses the restaurant, reception area and spa / gym. The rest of the city, rooms and villas start just below the acropolis and are allowed to sprawl down towards the sea by hugging the sits dramatic topography. In order to access the rooms and villas we have created a beautiful promenade down the site that consists of a series of retaining walls with runs from side to side and allow impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. The rooms are cantilevered out of these retaining walls and are simple white volumes which float effortlessly over the landscape. The Contrast between the pure white architecture of the the rooms and the heavy stone walls which support them is one which we believe will become the iconic image for the hotel and will indeed set this hotel apart from any other of its type in Greece.