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
My wife and I really enjoyed the Astra Suites and their staff. The service was amazing and they made our honeymoon very special. The best pool on the island with the best bartender, Niikos. Niikos was awesome with delicious drinks and fantastic service. We will definitely be back.
There is not a better place to stay on Santorini than Astra Suites. From the staff to the location, from the room to the pool and not to mention the view is second to none.
Breakfast on the patio every morning cant be beat.
The property is just perfect! Views are beyond amazing, the suites cozy and comfortable, the staff is beyond perfect! Attention to detail abounds. Breakfast is not only included, they deliver to your room and your choice of eating in your suite or on your private balcony. They guided us to a perfect tour (Blue Shades of Greece), helped with transfers and more. First class! And judging by the honeymooning couples, a great spot for that too!
We found this place from Santorini Dave’s recommendations and other resources. And it really did not disappoint. The place is super clean and the facilities were perfect for what we were looking for. We had their most basic room and it was spacious and beautiful. It was the first room when you entered the hotels property to the right and it was very close to the pool which I loved. The pool area was amazing and never had a hard time finding a chair. The drinks were delicious and menu was great. We ate by the pool twice and the food was always excellent. The prices I thought were reasonable as well.
They recommended a full day tour by blue shades including wine and food pairing and it was a great introduction to the island. (I opted for this rather then the catamaran tour as I don’t think my stomach would have been able to handle 6 hours at sea)
Our best dinners were at Anogi, Psaraki, Metaxi mas. Great gyro in Oia- Pitogyro.
Overall- there’s many beautiful places to stay. I found that astrasuites gave us everything we wanted- reasonable priced rooms, an infinity pool, bar and hotel restaurant. Their service was top notch. Highly recommend!!
I really can't say enough good things about this hotel. My daughter and I loved every minute of our stay. The spacious room was beautiful and the view from our patio was breathtaking (perched just above the ocean, Skaros rock and the volcanic caldera). The staff was extremely helpful and professional and the included breakfast (you chose from an extensive menu each day and had a gourmet breakfast delivered to your room) was to die for. We liked that the hotel's location in Imerovigli village was well away from the intense tourist crowds of Fira, but you could walk to Fira whenever you wanted to shop or have a choice of a lot of different restaurants. The hotel restaurant was a little on the pricey side but very good and perched above the ocean with that incredible view spread out before you. We like to hike and loved that, with a short walk from the hotel, we were able to go on a beautiful hike up Skaros rock or out to one of the old blue-domed churches. Our patio was situated on the main path that leads from Fira to Imerovigli and villages beyond, which we really liked because we could people-watch and meet some of the people going by. If you wanted to have a really private, romantic getaway, you might want to request one of their rooms that is not on the main path for more privacy. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.