What We Love
- Breakfast on your private, caldera-facing balcony
- The book exchange by the reception desk—perfect accompaniments for lazy afternoons by the infinity pool
- His-and-hers showers in all guest rooms
- The wine lists here offer a superlative selection of Santorini-born whites
What To Know
- Each of the 26 suites here comes with a fully equipped kitchenette
- There is no additional fee for room service
- Children under 6 stay free of charge
- Senior and Superior Suites, perched on the hotel’s higher floors, offer the most privacy
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Indulgent island-style suites—four-poster beds, private plunge pools—with Skaros Rock views and superior service
The village of Imerovigli serves as the veranda to the Aegean, so it’s only fitting that its most coveted sanctuary takes its water views very seriously. From the private balcony in your high-ceilinged suite to the caldera-edge infinity pool, there are a few perches here that don’t gaze seawards. (Couples, go the extra mile by booking the ultra-private Honeymoon suite, which was built into a pre-existing cave and comes with its own outdoor Jacuzzi.) The hotel’s eponymous restaurant, complete with cliff-hugging tables, only serves dinner—expect decadent seafood creations like lobster risotto and linguine with fresh prawns)—while breakfast and lunch are more intimate affairs enjoyed from the comfort of your own terrace. Though the balmy Mediterranean breeze is most likely all the therapy you need, there’s also a jewel-box of a spa, stocked with a hammam, sauna, and treatment room for any outstanding relaxation requirements.
In the Area
You’re just opposite the medieval fortress of Skaros Rock, a storied 15th-century citadel constructed to ward off pirates—if you can hack the steep, one-and-a-half-hour hike. For a glimpse of civilization, take the more leisurely, 20-minute stroll to Fira, home to jewelry boutiques, cafés, and The Museum of Prehistoric Thera, an impressive ode to the Bronze-age settlement of Akrotiri (the fossilized olive trees are especially awe-inducing). About 15 minutes away, Pyrgos, a frozen-in-time village with a pretty, pine-laden town square, offers a respite from the selfie squad. Having trouble deciding? Confer with the hotel’s attentive staff, who can help book a sunset volcano cruise or assist with a reservation at the popular neighborhood joint, Anogi.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Astra Suites hotel in March of 2014 in a family suite. We spent 5 nights there and they remain our families' favorite vacation, mainly because of the staff. The location was perfect, our meals were delicious. My sons enjoyed getting to know the bartender for sodas (it wasn't busy in spring). Most of all, the courteous staff who had so many great recommendations for sight-seeing tours. We loved every minute of it.
Astra Suites has been our go to place for the last 3 years and we are booked for 2019! The staff is exceptional - they know service! The views and rooms are an oasis of beauty and calm. Astra Suites is my happy place!
If you're still thinking about where to stay in Santorini, save yourself time and book Astra now. From the booking process to check out, Astra is above all others. You'll definitely feel the red carpet treatment the moment you're picked up from the airport.
Eleni was very courteous and informative during our booking process. Kostas was so warm and welcoming during our check in and throughout our stay. George does a superb job running this beautiful place.
We went to Santorini for my wife's birthday and I had wanted to make it a very special get-away for her. Then we get to Santorini and realized that everyone else is there to celebrate--wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, birthday, etc. So clearly, we weren't out of the ordinary, since the ordinary is to be there for a special occasion. But despite this, Astra had made sure to make our stay very special.
Kostas had learned that our stay at our studio was less than perfect so he moved us to a suite that was perfect --what a wonderful and generous gesture!
Everyone was so pleasant to be around. We talked to all the staff we encountered and they all seemed very happy to be working there.
Beautiful. Quiet location with the best views in all of Santorini. Luxurious. Very clean. Kind, pleasant staff. Awesome management.
We spent 5 days at Astra. Excellent experience, which exceeded our expectations. Perfect location with beautiful view of the sea and the island; marvelous pool; rooms were clean and full-equipped, in our case with a nice balcony. Breakfast (with a wide choice of everything possible) was served here. We had dinner at the restaurant one night; otherwise a lot of good options nearby, including a well-equipped market if our choice was to prepare something by our own in the room.
Staff extremely friendly and efficient; also gave us advice of do's and don'ts; had a nice semi-private tour of the island.
In summary -- incredible!
Our stay at Astra Suites was absolutely incredible. We spent 5 wonderful days enjoying this luxurious hotel. The service and staff were outstanding and way beyond our expectations. We had an amazing room with our own spa on the balcony and views straight out to the rock formation, Skaros. Santorini is a unique island. I would definitely recommend Astra Suites to anyone who wants to stay somewhere special and wants to be spoilt. Thank you Astra Suites.