Alta Mare by Andronis in Santorini, Greece
Nestled high above Santorini's legendary caldera, Alta Mare by Andronis welcomes you to experience complete comfort and luxury amidst the natural splendor of one of Greece's finest treasures. Surrounded by the island's pristine beauty and fabulous architecture, immersed in the pleasingly mild Aegean weather, relax and enjoy your Mediterranean escape. The Alta Mare's nine spacious, inviting rooms achieve a perfect combination of traditional Cycladic design and modern luxury. Their bright, airy style creates a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Relax in elegant bathrooms, sleep in plush beds and take in the sweeping views from your private balcony as you soak in your private whirlpool tub. Seclude yourself from the world, find complete tranquility and enjoy every fabulous moment at Alta Mare by Andronis.
In the morning, stroll out to one of the fine beaches near the hotel, stopping in at Perissa or Kamari to admire the wondrous black sand before splashing into the cool Aegean Sea. Venture out on the open ocean for a relaxing day aboard a luxury yacht or take to the waves for some kayaking or windsurfing. Experience the fascinating undersea world of the caldera with a scuba diving expedition into the amazing corals, deep underwater caves and past the caldera's two islands. Warm yourself while sunbathing alongside the swimming pool. In the afternoons, enjoy an authentic Greek lunch at Alta Mare Café, followed by a visit to the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, where you will learn much about the island's rich history. As the sun begins to set over the island, hike to legendary Amoudi Bay for a truly magical night. Find a delightful restaurant along the bay, relax with an enticing cocktail followed by a sumptuous, traditional meal as you watch the breathtaking sunset over the Aegean. With your stay at Alta Mare by Andronis, every day is this amazing, and every night this magical.
Location of Alta Mare by Andronis
Nearest Airport: JTR
Amenities for Alta Mare by Andronis
- General Information
- 9 Guest Rooms
- On-Site Amenities
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Laundry Service
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Whirlpools
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- DVD Players
- Hair Dryers
- Satellite Television
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Cooking Classes
- Scuba Diving
- Wine Tours
- Historic Sites
- Summer Getaways
Reviews for Alta Mare by Andronis
We booked this hotel for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. We arrived on our actual Anniversary, 18th June. As the traffic was so bad, George and one of his staff came to our vehicle which was stationary in traffic about 150 metres from the hotel. They took our bags and escorted us. When we arrived, George explained that he had upgraded us to their sister Hotel, Andironis Luxury Suites (I will do a separate review) a few metres from them for one night. He then introduced the Island to us and answered any questions we had. The following day he took us to our original hotel. He showed us around and introduced us to the lovely Sophia, He then decided that the steps were too much for me as I have had an unsuccessful knee replacement. He suggested we go to another sister hotel called Andronis Concept ( I will do another review) which had only opened on June 1st. We agreed and he set it up for us. I have to say that George was one of the most friendly and helpful people I have ever met and together with Sophia, any one staying there is lucky to have them. Unfortunately we did not experience their rooms but would expect them to be as amazing as those we stayed in. Thank You for all your help and advice, George, and thank you Sophia.
Jackie B - London, United Kingdom
Amazing view with the most friendly staff! We were welcomed with a bottle of wine with fruits which was an amazing start. Sofia from the front desk was super friendly and so helpful in recommending restaurants, boat tours, etc and helped us book everything! The staff here are top quality and really there to make sure everything on your vacation goes perfect :) The villa is off the cliff so once you get out from your transport, you need to walk in a fair bit to the main walkway and a bit of stairs down in addition. Highly advisable to book transfer directly with the hotel so that the staff can help you carry your luggage and direct you to the hotel. The price difference between hotel arranged transfer and taxi is very minimal but no taxi driver will escort you to the hotel and carry the luggage for you! The breakfast is also very good with variety of items to choose from and delivered to your balcony!
jhl719 - jhl719
All of the staff, especially Sofia and George constantly strove AND SUCCEEDED to provide outstandingly attentive service. From a delicious pre-ordered (the night before) breakfast waiting for you every morning on you balcony to every question and request handled with class and conscientiousness, we could not have asked for a better experience. We came with family and occupied 3 different rooms and we each had breathtaking views from our balconies. If we are ever lucky enough to go back to Santorini there is no question as to where we will be staying! The BEST hotel experience we ever had!
John D - Chicago, Illinois, United States
An amazing hotel with fantastic staff in a beautiful location â€“ Iâ€™d recommend you book without hesitation but read on if you want more information! The hotel is in a great spot, halfway between both ends of OÃa and only a few minutesâ€™ walk from all the fantastic bars and restaurants in the town. The hotel is set back from the street and down a set of stairs behind its own roped off pathway and gate so you really feel like you are tucked out of the way. As with most places in OÃa there are steps up and down to the rooms so just be aware of this if you have any mobility problems. Our room overlooked the cliffs and into the caldera and although you could see people walking on the main street above you you are not overlooked â€“ all the terraces have canopies over part of them and as one of the higher up properties in the area you have a great view of all the other hotels and people milling about as well as out to sea â€“ perfect for a bit of sunbathing or people watching! As part of the Andronis chain, this hotel is located halfway between the other two hotels in OÃa (the Luxury Suites and the Boutique). The Alta Mare does not have a reception or spa/large pool area like the other 2 hotels but is made up of self-contained rooms with terraces and a small cave pool with a few communal sun loungers and a small bar area. This makes it wonderfully peaceful and we hardly saw any other guests when we were there. All the facilities at the other hotels are free for you to access so if you wish to use their infinity swimming pools, bars or the spa you are always welcome to and they are only a minutesâ€™ walk away. We were checked in at the reception at the Boutique hotel and then taken to the Luxury Suites reception while we waited around 20 minutes for our room to be made ready â€“ we were given delicious (and ice-cold!) Santorini wine to drink while we waited and all the staff were very friendly. We were taken to our room by a member of staff who explained all about the hotel, how breakfast worked, use of the facilities etc. whilst another person brought our suitcases a few minutes later. We stayed in the room called Thalia which is next to the main cave pool and sun loungers â€“ we worried it might be busy next to our room and not peaceful but we couldnâ€™t have been more wrong. We only heard 2 people using the pool one afternoon and apart from that didnâ€™t see anyone else using it. As most rooms have their own hot tubs and there are infinity pools at the other hotels it barely got used so it was like having our own private pool. The room itself (an Exclusive Suite) was spacious and bright and clean. It had a good sized walk in wardrobe area with a safe, a large bed carved out of the rock, seating area, small table and chairs, TV, WiFi, air conditioning and mini bar â€“ we didnâ€™t purchase anything from here but it was very useful for keeping drinks and snacks in that we had bought locally. The bathroom was a good size with a large walk in shower (again carved out of the rock) and a very large area for storing all your toiletries. Towels, dressing gowns and a hairdryer were also provided as well as a bottle of wine and some snacks upon arrival. Out on our terrace were 2 very comfortable sun loungers, a small table and chairs where breakfast was served each day and the fantastic hot tub! You wouldnâ€™t think you would want one in the heat but it was great â€“ as it was tucked into the rock it was shady and lovely and cool as well as great place to relax. It was a very good size â€“ more than big enough for two people to comfortably relax in. Iâ€™m not sure we would have ever got bored of our view â€“ as previously mentioned it looked into the caldera and down over the town of OÃa and the bay of Ammoudi â€“ a truly wonderful view at day and at night. You could see the Boutique Hotel from our room and one night they had a jazz band playing â€“ we were going to go down to watch them but could hear them so well from our terrace we stayed there listening and drinking wine and watching the stars â€“ truly magical. As with everything else the breakfast was fantastic â€“ a card is put in your room each day with a list of what you can order and you just fill it in and hand it in to the reception at the Luxury Suites the night before. Everything is so fresh and tasty we always ordered too much but ate it all! Plenty of options are available â€“ different juices, teas, coffees or water, fresh yoghurt and fruit, pastries and breads as well as hot items â€“ eggs (cooked any way you like), smoked salmon on toast etc. Youâ€™re guaranteed to find something you like and you can order as little or as much as you want. It is delivered to you at a time you chose and laid out on your terrace for you to enjoy with the view. Our waiter each day was so friendly and always stopped for a chat about the weather, where he was from and asking what we were doing each day. The pool at the hotel is a cave pool so doesnâ€™t get the sun too much which makes it lovely and cool â€“ it is also quieter than the pools at the other hotels so it is good for cooling down or even doing a few lengths in if you want to be undisturbed. The pools at the other hotels get the sun and have amazing views so head to these if thatâ€™s what youâ€™re after. Just at the entrance of the hotel there is a small supermarket â€“ this was great for buying bottles of water, snacks (lots of fruit, chocolate and other foods available ) as well as local wines that were much cheaper than buying them from the mini bar. Most evenings we would buy some wine or beer from here and take it back to our room or the terrace in the hotel to enjoy. As mentioned all the staff, from reception to the cleaners were very friendly and helpful and provided an excellent level of service â€“ they are a credit to the hotel. One afternoon our air-conditioning started to leak and they very quickly came and repaired it. When it broke again the next day they repaired it quickly and provided us with a free bottle of wine for the inconvenience. They were also helpful in recommending places to eat and kept us up to date when a boat trip we had booked was cancelled due to bad weather â€“ they spoke to the company directly for us to save us having to go down to their offices and helped rearrange us onto another trip â€“ it saved us lots of hassle. They also organised taxis for us when we needed them to go back to the airport and to take us into Fira one morning. This is a fantastic hotel and we are so glad we got to stay here â€“ we canâ€™t wait until we get to go back!
Claire2101 - Ashford, United Kingdom
The Alta Mare was beyond special, the service was impeccable! Thanasis was a wonderful bartender and able to make you whatever your heart desires! His presence and energy made my trip that much more enjoyable. It was hard to say goodbye after being treated with such respect. I highly recommend this place to anyone that wants to escape reality and have an amazing time!