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
I won't repeat whats already been said ad nauseam: this is a terrific hotel perfectly situated and welcoming to children. We were 4 and stayed in the family suite (#401). It was large, clean, functional with a kitchen/2 bathrooms and tastefully decorated plus it came with an accompanying jacuzzi. The service, vibe and location put the AS over the top. A special shout-out to Stella and Rose who were very efficient, responsive and very funny. I am not easy to please. Stay here.
This is a fabulous place. Yes it is a bit pricey but it was worth it. The staff was amazingly attentive. Planned any of travel excursion or ride we needed inclusive of separate plans. One day I went diving my wife went beaching, and they dropped us off a different places different times and then got me to my wife later in the day. The vistas were breath taking. No need to go to Oia for sunset, it's right at your balcony. Food was good, but not off the charts, but the creative drinks at the pool were off the hook. If you want to be indulged with amazing views. This is the place.
We had the unbelievable honor of staying at ASTRA SUITES this AUG for our 1yr anniversary. We honeymooned at ASTRA last July and we’re blown away that when my hubby asked if I wanted to go back this year - I said we don’t have to stay at ASTRA - he said we are NOT going to Santorini and NOT staying at ASTRA! Now I’m the hotel snob not my hubby so that says A LOT! The service is amazing! The hotel restaurant is amazing! We did two dinners there. We stayed in a Senior suite for a week! They helped arrange a car for us and they are wonderful about getting anything you need done! They have maid service 2x a day which I love! They serve breakfast on your balcony overlooking the Caldera. It just doesn’t get better than that! If you want to stay in the highest point in Santorini to see the amazing Sunsets book a hotel on the Caldera in Imerovigli- if you want a 6 star - and stay in one of the top 25 hotels of the WORLD - and totally vacation in bliss - you must book Astra Suites!!