Over 400 excellent reviews, and everyone of them is right, this place is simply amazing and if you go to Santorini this is the MUST STAY place.
My wife and I stayed at the Anastasis Apartments for 4-5 nights in late August 2011, one of our stops in an 8 week holiday through Continental Europe, UK and Ireland. Our stay here coincided with our 30th wedding anniversary.
One of the things we tried to do throughout our holiday was choose places that in themselves were unique, charming or different so that where we were staying contributed to part of the holiday, and Anastasis Apartments certainly lived up to this requirement..
We arrived at Santorini airport and had arranged for a driver to collect us and take us to the apartments, from there our wonderful adventure began and certainly all of the experiences other reviewers had we also experienced. Without wanting to give too much away I won’t cover specifics and also much of what I would say has already been repeated many times over – reading all of the TA reviews will certainly give you a feel of what this place is like.
Despina and the staff were wonderful, and they were committed to making sure every guest was spoilt and made to feel extra special, always with a smile on their face and a charming, warm and engaging personality. In my view it is the people who work there that make this place amazing.
Our room was wonderful, the view simply breathtaking, the facilities awesome, the food incredible – gourmet room service, the afternoon tea on the balcony, the evening glass of white wine whilst watching the sunset from our balcony, it just goes on and on ……
Whilst we had no car and the apartments are located a little away from a nearby town, access to places was not an issue. Near to the apartments are some restaurants, and in many cases either Anastasis apartments or the restaurants would provide free transport. The walk into Fira was maybe 20-30 mins, and was enjoyable – getting to Oia was a bit more tricky but again Despina and her staff were to the rescue. They organised a taxi for us, and we caught a bus back, with a bus stop just outside the complex that was fine (the bus trip itself was an experience but that is another story !!).
Throughout the whole stay we were pampered, a small but classic example was when we would return from our walks along the coastal path, someone would see us coming and be waiting for us at the main gate with an ice cold glass of water – something very simple and minor, but just shows the attention to detail that the staff provide.
There are so many other stories I could mention, but that would spoil some of the surprises !!!. I so wish I was there now !!!
In summary this is a place not to be missed, and we certainly want to go back and stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Anastasis Apartments Imerovigli
- Anastasis Apartments Hotel Imerovigli
- Anastasis Apartments Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece