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Altana Traditional Houses and Suites

Imerovigli 84700 Greece
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#9 of 60 hotels in Imerovigli
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This charming boutique hotel brings centuries-old style, history and hospitality luxuriously to life at the highest point of Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic Caldera, in Imerovigli. The restoration project of a Traditional Mansion owned by a family of generations of Captains that began in 1979 established Altana Hotel in 1983 as the first high standard guest house in the area of Imerovigli and certainly among the first on the Santorinian Caldera. This historical building complex dating back over a century, between 1779 and 1883 has been preserved, restored and renovated to meet the highest standards of modern luxury. The 6 apartments and 8 suites at Altana, each unique, blend traditional local architecture and aesthetics with modern amenities that tastefully cater for any true traveler's comfort. A unique sensitivity to detail and restored original objects revive the simple elegance of tradition and pay homage to the history of the mansion. A deeply personal service philosophy offers a unique hospitality experience in a setting surrounded by an endless horizon of blue in a bird’s eye view of the Santorinian Caldera, the Volcano, and the whole of the Southern Aegean Sea, including the neighboring islands. Enjoy a dip under the sun in the highest swimming pool on the island and feel free against the sea breeze. Lose your breath to the vibrant sunrises and mystical sunsets from your private veranda. Relax in your suite’s private Jacuzzi pool or rejuvenate your mind and body with a plethora of massage, yoga, chi-kung and beauty treatments. Enjoy homemade breakfast till noon or experiment with local homemade delicacies, sweets and wine-tasting at ‘Kafeneion’, our preserved cave-house bistro. Sample a world of gastronomy with our cooking lessons, gourmet degustation & private candle-lit dinner experiences, which incorporate our own organically grown produce straight from the volcanic soil of the Altana farm. Savor the atmosphere of relaxation and discovery that will inspire some of the most romantic and exciting moments of your life. Dive into the magic of something old and discover something new...welcome to Altana, let us immerse you into the magic of Santorini.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Hot tub
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbor View
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Greek
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jjessycardoso wrote a review Oct 2020
7 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a very nice villa with jacuzzi, kitchen, two rooms and two bathrooms. Owner very nice and gave us good tips for the island to visit and for restaurants. Very large selection for breakfast: bread, yoghurt, jam, cold cuts, cheese, etc.. Very good service, thank you.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Matej Hobor wrote a review Oct 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia336 contributions87 helpful votes
Situated at the highest point of Imerovigli, it offers breathtaking views - feel like being on the top of the world. The rooms are like traditional houses and seem like they are caves built into the cliff. We were upgraded to a suite and we loved it! The breakfast was served to our terrace and was delicious and plentiful with savoury Greek pastries, croissants & homemade cakes, cheeses, cold cuts, sun-dried tomates, olives and many more. The family that owns the hotel are always very welcoming and serving, always trying to do their best to satisfy all of our requests. Highly recommended and would love to come back here any time.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Nina wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Santorini is a stunning, unique place on earth, and the only thing that can top up that is the pleasure of staying at Altana! This place is pure perfection. The location is breathtaking, most probably the best location in Imerovigli. It is a modern yet traditional, sleek, luxury boutique hotel with a very positive energy by the people who run it. Every detail is curated for a luxurious stay. The staff [Michalis and everyone else] is amazing! Attentive, professional, helpful, kind and discreet. Marios – one of the owners - is beyond helpful; present nearly all the time and engaged with all the guests making everyone feel welcomed and special. The room we stayed in was immaculately clean, stylish and elegant. We had a private terrace with the most superb, one-of-a-kind view of the caldera and having an undisturbed view of the sunset from your own terrace is priceless.. To say it is a supreme place is an understatement, because Altana is impeccable! Thank you for the extraordinary hospitality! Everything was beyond our expectations! Till the next time....
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Date of stay: September 2020
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K1000 wrote a review Aug 2020
Northwood, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
Where do I begin? The level of service offered by Altana is immeasurably superior to most places we have visited around the world. The brothers and owners Marios and Cristos with the support of Michael were so meticulous in every fine detail to ensure that our stay was optimised to appreciate the best of Santorini, for example, checking (almost on a daily basis) on whether they could improve the delicious breakfast that was delivered to our room and making tweaks and adaptions as we suggested. My wife and I were on our wedding anniversary and there was an upgraded room available so the team upgraded us which was so very thoughtful of them. The view from Altana’s spot in Imerovigli is breathtaking and I cannot imagine a better location to stay in Santorini. Although this hotel is rated as a 4* hotel on tripadvisor in reality this is truly a 5* service hotel. You cannot go wrong with Altana and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting Santorini.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MayaDaniele wrote a review Aug 2020
Bologna, Italy14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed one week and we missed it already! Needless to say the Apartment (Superior) was immaculate and always thoroughly cleaned and every Covid protocol was in place to make you feel safe while enjoying your stay. More than that the apartment was spacious, beautifully decorated and curated in every detail, with a large private balcony and an incomparable view over the most famous dome in Imerovigli. The view from the windows (even the one in the shower😅) was something out of a dream! You could see the whole Caldera from Akrotiri Lighthouse to Oia and even part of the inland. Just being there is a vacation in itself as it has so many aspects you can enjoy: the cafè/breakfast room on the ground floor just on the footpath that can lead you to Oia or Fira; the view from the terrace in front of the reception; the panorama from the top roof pool... From sunrise to sunset (you shouldn’t miss either of them) your eyes will fill up with beauty! On top of that the place itself is elegant and welcoming, it’s full of history and character that transpire through photos, refined decor and wooden furniture. Last, but absolutely not least, the fantastic owners Christos and Mario and the staff members (with particular thanks to the affable Michalis) were most welcoming and truly made our stay a perfect one. They gave us an intro of the island and asked us about our interests during the vacation in order to provide the best suggestions. They gave us a personalised map with notes about what we could do and where we could eat and we ended up following their advice to the letter, enjoying every minute and every experience in this beautiful island. Altana’s hospitality and general atmosphere make all the difference if you’re searching for a less “touristic” approach to Santorini and it perfectly complements one of the most beautiful locations and historic buildings of the island. With the help of Altana’s staff you’ll certainly check all the boxes in terms of the ideal Santorinian vacation: sunset, blue domes, beautiful scenery and views, outside bathtub and white walls Cycladic-style suites; they’ll make sure it’s unique and tailored to your taste. Altana is also perfect if you come by car or wished to rent a vehicle as it is very close to a public parking spot and with very few stairs to climb compared to most other accommodations. We recommend Altana wholeheartedly wether for a short or long stay. I’ll quote the two owners by saying “this is not a goodbye”, we’ll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$297 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Altana Traditional Houses and Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Nearby attractions include Skaros Rock (0.2 miles), Sand Lily Boutique (0.2 miles), and 363 Champagne Lounge (0.06 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Confetti Dessert Boutique, Kapari Wine Restaurant, and The Wine Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Altana Traditional Houses and Suites have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Altana Traditional Houses and Suites offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Altana Traditional Houses and Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Castle of St Nicholas (3.4 miles).