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Altana Traditional Houses and Suites
Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Imerovigli
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Athens, Greece
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“The one and only!!!”
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
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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
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Charles Town, WV
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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
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

We first came to this hotel in 1988...truly the most amazing view of the Caldera in all of Santorini located at the highest part of the caldera side of the island. It is still extraordinary...now run by the fabulous twin sons of the Bekiaris family (Marios and Christos) Marios and Christos are now the heart and soul of this magical place...carrying the torch lit by their parents years ago. It is the kind of place you meet fabulous people from the far corners of the planet...we even ran our dear friend's father on this visit. Kismet in Imerovigli. Can't recommend it enough. Pure magic.

Room Tip: Marios and Christos will pair you with the right room for your family, honeymoon, whatever. Just te...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Colorado
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

There is NO other place I would stay in Imerovigli. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights and were treated to a wonderful experience. The local knowledge of Chris and Mario, the impeccable service, the beautiful views and location will keep us coming back to Altana whenever we can.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We spend 5 days of our honeymoon in Altana and really it exceeded all of our expectations, and that although my husband and me are very meticulous people and always uncover something to criticize. We really tried for the five days we spend there to find a mistake but didn’t succeed to find any flaw but that the Champaign glasses in our suite were not the same. Christos, one of the twin brothers that own the hotel was so helpful, attentive and welcoming that we didn’t want to leave. He gave us the best recommendations for beaches, restaurants and activities to do on the island. He rented a car for us, he planned a catamaran trip for us, he organized a manicure, pedicure and massage in our suite, and he even invited us to dinner one night where we all cooked together with others guests of the hotel and friends in the little cute kitchen. He also upgraded us to a suite that had a breathtaking view (actually the whole hotel has a breathtaking view since it’s on the highest point of the island) even from the bathroom. Imagine showering while glazing over the pretty little white and blue houses and churches of the island. I think what we appreciated the most, besides the great staff, is that even though the hotel is a luxurious hotel it is extremely comfortable with a lot of character and stories to tell. Thank you Altana, you made our honeymoon and we will be back ☺

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Milan
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel is located in one of the best if not the best location in Santorini, spectacular view on the caldera yet very quite (not like Oia that is packed with tourists). Best thing to do at Altana: relax at sunset on the roof terrace drinking a glass of wine. The other outstanding plus is the assistance of Mario and Christos, the two owners are able to spot the best gems in Santorini, thanks to them we were able to eat in some great restaurants that would not be easy to find otherwise. They were also very nice in booking them for us. The only small minus is breakfast buffet, not very large but given the small space in the reception it is understandable.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Property: Altana Traditional Houses and Suites
Address: Imerovigli 84700, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
#4 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#5 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Altana Traditional Houses and Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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