Andronis Luxury Suites
What We Love
- Breakfast is included in the rate
- To-die-for views of the Aegean and Santorini’s famous caldera
- The restaurant, which juts out over the waters below and is quite possibly the best spot on the island for a dinner under the stars
- An all-encompassing organic philosophy
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- Children 12 and under are not permitted, and the place isn't particularly suited to older kids
- All suites have private Jacuzzis
- Lots of stairs to negotiate; not suitable for anyone with mobility problems
- It’s an easy walk to the end of the island, one of the most famous spots in the world for watching sunsets
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Perched on the edge of a cliff at Santorini’s westernmost point, Andronis Luxury Suites is a glamorous place for a blissed-out break. The 22-suite hotel combines traditional Aegean architecture with modern, minimalist design. Outside, Santorini’s ubiquitous white is offset by occasional flashes of blue and dramatic red, while indoors the suites and spa are all based on traditional cave design. In an area renowned for romance and luxury, this resort is right at the top, in every sense of the word.
Bed and Bath
The award-winning suites cling to the side of a steep cliff, high above Santorini’s spectacular caldera (the remains of a devastating volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago). Spacious and serene, the rooms range from the 344-square-foot Premier Suite with Jacuzzi to the 860-square-foot Pool Suite, which comes with its own private infinity pool. The suites all have a simple, elegant cave design, and they all feature private balconies to make the most of the exquisite views.
In accord with the hotel’s organic philosophy, the treatments at the heavenly Mare et Sanus Spa use natural, local ingredients. Local is also the crucial word at the fine dining restaurant, where traditional Greek cuisine and global recipes are brought together with a deft and delicate touch. Food may be a highlight at the Andronis, but to make it even more special, the place to enjoy it is under the stars, on the Lycabettus. Named after a hill in Athens, this dramatic rocky outcrop juts right out over the water, in one of the most romantic restaurant settings in the world.
In the Area
Take the long walk from the hotel down to the tiny port of Ammoudi (a stairway of 300 steps below Oia) for a seafood dinner right on the water at Sunset Fish Tavern. Just be prepared for the climb back to the top. It’s probably the most popular thing to do on Santorini, but witnessing a sunset at the very tip of Oia is a must for first-time visitors. Scores of people often gather for this magical daily spectacle, so get there early to bag a good spot under the windmill. Or take a boat trip along the caldera cliffs and see the island from a totally different angle. Santorini’s a good wine-growing island; taste a local drop at Art Space Gallery and Winery, which dates from 1861, in the village of Exo Gonia.
How to Get There
One day my fiance' saw the most romantic and amazing photo on the internet of a bride and groom on a beautiful terrace with a breathtaking view of gorgeous water behind them. At that moment, she didn't even know what country it was taken in, yet alone, the exact location. She did however, text me the picture along with "I want to get married here". A little over a year later, after a lot of research and planning, we stood at that exact spot on the Lycabettus Terrace of Andronis Luxury Suites and said "I do".
Our wedding day was May 29th, which is now almost 6 months ago. Even though that much time has gone by, we can still remember virtually every moment of absolute perfection of our 6 days at this stunning hotel. Each day was a dream come true, from the moment we opened our eyes in our beautiful cave like Odysseus room, followed by a lovingly prepared and presented breakfast on a terrace with an incomparable view, all the way to the second we closed our eyes in the most comfortable bed.
Every interaction with every single staff member was perfect. We have eaten at great restaurants around the world, but our wedding night dinner was the greatest dining experience ever. We shared 9 courses over 3 hours while the two of us had the entire monastery table and it's balcony to ourselves. In fact, our entire wedding day was like a fairy tale. We chose to travel alone and were able to concentrate on nothing but us, the idyllic location, beautiful weather and caring staff who never said "no" once.
We watched staff interact with other guests and it was obvious they treated everyone just as they did us. Sure, we felt extra special, but I think others did as well. That is the magic of Andronis.
We will forever be thankful to everyone at this. You made our dreams come true.
One more thing: we highly recommend getting take out gyros and fries from PitoGyro (two blocks away) and having them with a bottle of champagne in your lighted hot tub while listening to music somewhere in the distance and looking at the moon over the caldera. Just make sure to do that naked.
I fell in love with hotel after experiencing the great ambience and views. The hotel is perfectly situated close to everything, beautiful layed out rooms and delicious breakfast options you can expect from Greece.
I would strongly recommend Andronis to anyone looking to stay on Oia.The staff was amazing and did everything they could to make our stay wonderful. They were very accommodating to our travel needs, extremely friendly and professional, efficient.Breakfast was delicious and served every morning on our balcony with a gorgeous view. The staff had the perfect balance of being available at any time yet giving us plenty of privacy and quiet. We were upgraded to the Infinity Executive room with our private infinity pool overlooking the beauty of the Aegean Sea which is incredible awesome!!!!We stayed 2 nights at Andronis and it could not have been more enjoyable! Thanks Andronis suites for making our honeymoon and memorable.We look forward to be back!!
Very warm welcome from the Front Office Desk.We stayed in the Exceptional Suite with Pool and everything was perfect: the view, the temperature of water, the service.A great experience for our first stay in Santorini.
Perfect location, amazing view, incredible restaurant. It is just located at the best part of Oia. Best trip in santorini ever. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend to have dinner at the cliff restaurant.