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 of my new favorite hotels. Staff is exceptional and goes out of their way to be helpful at any time of day (or night). Starting off your day with breakfast overlooking the caldera never gets old. Great access to Oia and all it has to offer as well. Only warning is that the rooms are primarily stair accessible only so be prepared.
Amazing place! The staff and grounds were amazing. Sofia made our time in Oia very memorable! Everything was immaculate and their attention to details was unparalleled. I have stayed at various high end hotels around the world and this is definitely near the top of the list!
I must say that I never write any reviews but this hotel deserves one.
My husband and I traveled to Oia for a couple of days of relaxation after spending some time with our friends in Mykonos. Upon arrival Nadia and Sophia greeted us and immediately made us feel extremely welcomed. Staying in one of the cave suites in this hotel was definitely an experience of a lifetime....so unique, clean and upscaled. The views were beautiful and the hotel was truly amazing. I would like to especially thank Nadia. She is exactly what someone representing a hotel should be like; friendly, courteous, caring and just a wonderful person who would go out of her way to make us feel as if we were royalty. Visiting Oia is a must and staying at the Andronis Luxury Suites will make a magical vacation exceed anyone’s dreams.
Thank you so much to all of the staff and a special thank you to Nadia. Wish we were able to personally thank you before we left.
Igor and Irena k