My husband and I just returned from five amazing nights at Altana. If you're headed to Santorini, you must consider Altana.
When we booked our trip, I was hesitant about Altana. My husband and I travel constantly for business and pleasure and tend to choose 4 or 5 star properties and weren't sure about a 3.5. But after reading the reviews of Altana and researching the location, we thought it was worth a visit. Without exaggeration, the decision was the best we've made for any trip we've ever taken.
Altana is true perfection. The service Chris & Mario (the twin brothers who own & manage the property) offer is unparalleled -- I actually think they might be able to read minds. They anticipate your every need and more (for example, my husband and I walked the island and when we returned Chris said, "wouldn't you like something sweet to eat to replenish your sugar levels?" While the thought hadn't crossed my mind -- yet -- he was one step ahead of me). And if things aren't perfect, well they will make sure they are. Soon after our arrival, we noticed our shower wasn't draining properly. When we notified Chris and Mario, you would have thought they killed our cat they felt so badly. It was a minor problem that they addressed immediately-- and also treated us to dessert. :)
Chris and Mario welcome you to the island like you're moving in next door. They literally spend an hour (or more) orienting guests to the island with a personal map where they highlight sights, restaurants, wineries, beaches and more. Once you settle in, they offer you a wonderful fruit platter (all organic produce and local grown whenever possible) with wine from the island (some of the best I've ever enjoyed). They will also be your personal concierge -- finding rental cars, making dinner reservations -- whatever you need, they offer.
Beyond the wonderful hosts, the property is picturesque. Rooms are simple but comfortable and some have private hot tubs. All have lovely balconies where guests can enjoy the perfect sunset (every night it's perfect) in privacy (away from the crowds in Oia).
They also serve the best food we ate on the island. All food is organic and locally grown and so fresh (they actually have a farm where they harvest produce in addition to their day jobs). On our final night they served us a stunning six course meal complete with homemade bread, wine from the island and delicious chocolate lava cake. My husband claims the meal alone was worth the cost of at least one night's stay.
I could clearly write a novel but if anyone wants more information, please email me. Atlanta is 6-star quality, a true gem of Santoniri. We can't wait for our next visit!
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