We stayed in Altana in July 2012 and it wasn't just a hotel for us it was an experience. Chris- one of the owners went out of his way to make sure we had the most memorable holiday in Santorini. When we arrived Chris sat with us and asked us what we wanted to see and do in Santorini and drew us a map with the best beaches, restaurants, sunset spots and vineyards. We had such an incredible time because he took the time to get to know us and sent us to spots he knew we would love.
As a hotel Altana is very individual and special. Each room has a wonderful story and the history is fasinating. The pool has the most amazing veiw and is one of the most beautful sunset spots. Altana exceeds your expectations with ever little touch. For example there is a buzzer at the pool if you need any drinks etc so when we ordered water I expected 2 bottles to arrive but an ice bucket arrived with a bottle of chilled water, two beautiful glasses with fresh lemon and some home made snacks fresh from the families farm that morning- which were delicious! Chris even designed us our own cocktails -the Hamilton and the Matthews so make sure you try them if you visit!
I can see why this hotel isn't for everyone if you like generic busy hotels but if you appreciate luxury in a setting full of character and a personal touch to service and hospitality then this hotel is for you!!
We had the most special time in Santorini and it was intirely down to Altana. I can't wait to go back!!