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“GREEK HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST” 5 of 5 stars
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Altana Traditional Houses
Thira, Imerovigli 84700, Greece   |  
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“GREEK HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Altana - completely authentic, displaying it's historic roots at every turn, traditional style mixed with the warmest of Greek welcomes from Christos and Marios. Unbeatable views over the Calderas...! Thanks so much for a wonderful couple of days ....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Altana_T_H, Owner at Altana Traditional Houses, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
We want to take this opportunity to thank all our guests, visitors and friends of Altana, for their support, love and...reviews of course!! We are nearing the end of our 30th season and we are delighted to have enjoyed all this positive energy but also all the information and feedback that helps us as we strive to be better every year! ...Always keeping the Altana spirit alive, a huge THANK YOU and our BEST WISHES to all the travelers that have made all these years very special indeed!!

Christos, Marios & the whole Altana Team.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Just returned from 4 amazing nights at Altana Suites. Starting off with probably the best location on the island, with breathtaking views and spectacular sunsets. Altana has managed to create a unique balance of luxury and sopistication, with all the charm and history that comes with this historic old captains house, everything from the charming decor to the fresh herbs and perfectly chosen pieces scattered throughout the property. What takes this to another level is the service from all the staff. Mario and Chris made our stay a delight from their spot on recommendations for everything from restaurants to museums, their exquisite cocktail creations and their genuine hospitality and charm. A truly special place. Ross & Alana

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

6 nights in Altana were exactly what we needed to emerge in the beauties, culture and purity of the island of Santorini!
Santorini is without a doubt the "Queen of Aegean Sea". The dramatic views of the Calderas, the gastronomy with the numerous fantastic local products, the culture and history you see while walking around the island and discovering its rich past, the crystal clear water of the seas...

However, what made us write this review and made these holidays special, was the hospitality, passion, warmth and friendliness of Christos and Marios who are the bright stars of Altana.
They are the owners, managers, friends and everything else they need to be to make your stay, an unforgettable one!

Altana is a perfect choice if you want to get the Real Santorini Experience!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Where do I begin? So much to say about Altana Traditional Houses but I think its charm is in the owners, the twins Marios and Christos who embody what it means to be a warm and welcoming host and provide some great hospitality - always taking time out to chat to their guests even though they had a million things to do, always making sure our needs were taken care of from the transport to giving us recommendations of restaurants and sights to offering us their killer home made drinks! Not to mention they have such lovely and friendly staff who were always helpful with a smile. It really made a difference and I am very grateful!
In terms of location, you can't ask for a better place to stay in Santorini. As others before me have said, the views are breathtaking and go on for miles and miles. The pool was so refreshing and the rooms are quite charming. My friend and I stayed in the 2 bedroom suite and we had so much space - we had our own bathroom and our own double beds with a huge living area which had 2 day beds. Very very comfortable and relaxing. I am definitely coming back next summer!!!! Thanks again Marios and Christos... you guys are awesome!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Athens, Greece
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

I have to admit, I am a Santorini fun - and when I think of Santorini, only Imerovigli comes to mind. Please don't get me wrong: Oia is beautiful, Firostefani is picturesque, Fira is vibrant, but Imerovigli is the real thing... It's quiet, still traditional, but most of all it's right on top: it is the only spot where you can actually see the whole island: Acrotiri on the left, Oia on the right and Palia Kameni (and the volcano) right in the middle - after all Santorini is all about the view, right? And Altana has the best view on the island - doesn't matter which veranda you stand on (not true: the one from the honeymoon suite is simply breathtaking...). The suites are so tastefully decorated, the mattresses so comfy, the bathrooms so modern and clean - it simply doesn't get any better!! Well actually it does: wait until you try Christos' and Marios' hospitality... Those two are gifted, so friendly and helpful, yet so professional and reliable - congrats boys! You have a real jewel there!

Room Tip: Ask for the Honeymoon Suite or the one with the outdoor Jacuzzi
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Not only is the location of the hotel the best in terms of views and height above the caldera, but the owners of the place make this 9bed hotel into a true home away from home.

Their home made cocktails are made with ingredients from their own farm!

Room Tip: Each room is different, some have jacuzzis inside and so forth, but they are all super deluxe.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Just got back from a fabulous stay at Altana....words cannot express how much we enjoyed staying here. The views from our room were breath taking. We were able to upgrade and have our own private jacuzzi which was the cherry on top. The breakfast was delicious; I woke up this morning wanting spinach pie and cherry juice. :) The drinks were delicious; you definitely have to try Vinsanto and Mystique (sp?) which are after dinner drinks. Christos and Marios were awesome, whenever we had a question or needed directions they were available and able to get us to where we wanted to go and they suggested some great restaurants. Roberto was awesome with his attentiveness to us during breakfast. Everything was just fabulous and we can't wait to go back. :)

Room Tip: Every room as it's own unique special touch, no room is exactly the same. :)
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Thira, Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#7 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 10
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