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
Cannot say enough good things about our stay at Astra Suites. The service was first class, the views breathtaking and the stay was incredibly relaxing. Concierge helped us with recommending and booking excursions and left us to simply relax and enjoy our stay. We will definitely return!
Astra Suites is a first class hotel in a first class location. Like most hotels in Imerovigli, there are multiple steps to navigate, but the incredible porters take care of the luggage (they deserve every tip). Breakfast of your choice is served to your suite every morning. The massage service was very good, and the pool bar with sweeping caldera views and a very professional barman was even better.
We booked the suite with private spa - this is located at the bottom of the property but what you trade for more steps is more than made up for in privacy (some of the upper rooms have terraces adjacent to the hotel thoroughfare). The views from this suite are not diminished from being at the bottom of the property.
We booked via the hotel website and everything went smoothly before - email confirmations, airport transfer - and during our stay. We have stayed at hotels all over the world and the service and attention of Costas and his staff are second to none.
We definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.
p.s. Location wise, Imerovigli is more quiet than Fira/ Thera and Oia, but has the same if not better views.
Awesome return to Santorini! We had a great time exploring the island. Astra Suites is so comfortable with wonderful amenities. The breakfasts served to our patio were delicious and offered a wide variety in choices. The restaurant has a wonderful view, great for sunsets. The food was excellent! The staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful in making our stay special. The pool is beautiful and a great place to relax with a good bar. Special thanks to George, Costas and Rose who all helped make our return to Astra Suites truly memorable!