Our story begins in 1989 when Oia in Santorini was still “primitive” and its virgin land untouched. A OBGYN doctor and his wife, a dentist, decided to purchase a plot in Oia. They both hailed from Greek islands and were accustomed to island life and its peculiarities. However, the steep hillsides found in the Caldera of Santorini are unique, a close local friend suggested the area which would later become The Esperas Hotel (est. 1992).