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If you’re ever in the mood to wish upon a star—a star named after you, at that—look no further. The White Caves Suites Hotel in Santorini names a star after you with every booking. Yes, a real star that’s visible to the naked eye under the bright, clear Greek sky. And no, not just the top-notch suites, this experience is available for all suites and all bookings.
Located in Fira, White Caves is a heritage structure first built in 1830. The Sigalas family built a sheepfold hewn to hide their animals from pirates who regularly invaded the island. Nearly five decades later, the cave was converted into a home. Today, the hotel offers experiences like an open-air spa and in-room cinemas, along with its more star-studded offerings.
White Caves has partnered with a star registration provider that helps facilitate the process of recording the guest’s name on a star in their registry. Upon arrival, you receive a certificate with the name of your star, its coordinates, and the date the star was christened. The staff also provides a celestial map with your star’s distance from the earth, its galactic latitude and longitude, along with other details.
While there are a number of services that let you name a star after yourself or a loved one, this does not mean that the new name will be used for any scientific or astronomical purpose, or that you’ll ‘own’ the star. Simply put, it’s a feel-good gesture. But under the bright Santorini sky, looking up at the twinkling dots with your celestial map in hand, and spotting the one that is ‘yours’, well, that might just be a feeling that money can’t buy.
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