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“Beyond expectations”
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Astra Suites
Ranked #7 of 50 Hotels in Imerovigli
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greece
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“Beyond expectations”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The perfect place to stay in Santorini. Amazing views of the Caldera and the best spots of Thira private yet not far from the crowds, top notch stay and a super attentive staff under the guidance of the managing director George Karayiannis who signs the experience. I will agree with some of the trip advisors who recommend bringing sneakers for the cobbled stoned trail to and from the hotel but that goes without saying for the entire island.

Room Tip: The suites facing Caldera
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

AMAZING!! We spent five nights here with our teenage children and everyone had a fantastic time. We stayed in the two bedroom, two bath family suite with breathtaking views of the caldera, the volcano and the spectacular sunsets! My son was worried that he was going to have to stay in a quiet and romantic hotel with his family but he absolutely loved the hotel as well. The suite was lovely, spacious, clean, comfortable with whitewashed walls & vibrant greek colors. You walk down quite a few steps to get to it so if you have difficulty walking stairs, this might not be the best choice.

Our made to order breakfast arrived every morning at our preferred time on our beautiful, peaceful patio. It was quite substantial with eggs, fruit, pastries, greek yogurts, croissants etc...plenty of fabulous choices. We also enjoyed the delicious room service with traditional greek fare (our son liked the pork souvlaki).

The hotel is perched on the cliffs of Imerovigli, the highest point on the island. It truly is a peaceful oasis tucked away from the busier cruise traffic in Fira and Oia. We still enjoyed visiting the rest of the island but always couldn't wait to return to our perfect get away spot at Astra. We enjoyed walking to Fira several times along the beautiful cliff walk with scenic views around every corner. There is a long 2 hr cliff walk to Oia as well but for a cab ride instead.

George and his staff were incredibly welcoming and always had a smile on their faces. Upon our arrival they provided us with a helpful map and their personal favorites for restaurants and activities on Santorini. Astra is one of those hotels you don't want to leave, but if you do-there's lots to enjoy on the island. We walked or took cabs but one might want to rent a car as well for more flexibility.

Our one regret is that we didn't stay longer. Can't wait to return. Looking back at our two week visit to Greece, Astra suites was our absolute favorite!

Room Tip: As a family of four we stayed in the two bedroom family suite. Our outdoor space/deck was larger th...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Our travel agent recommended this hotel. When we first arrived and had to walk down many many cobble stoned steps to get to the hotel, it was hard to know what to think. But, when you are shown your room with a balcony and unbelievable view of the caldera you quickly know it will be worth the trek every single day. We enjoyed the Lemon Pie specialty drinks by the pool, made enthusiastically by Kostas. And the sunsets are just as good as the well publicized ones from Oia, But the following event, really sums up the services provided by the staff of this hotel. We had gone in to Fira and I had seen a necklace, but at the moment decided to walk away without it. But, I couldn't get it out of my mind. I went to George Kouloupsouzis in reception and told him about this jewelry store, (there are dozens in Fira), what was nearby, and was there any way he could help me find it again. George was confident that he'd find the store and did. I described the necklace, he called and asked them to take a picture to confirm. He even offered to go pick it up for me personally. Now, every time I wear my necklace I will think of George and our amazing experience at the Astra Suites. By the way ladies, bring sneakers, cute sandals don't really cut it for traipsing around Santorini!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you are in love this is the place to be, if you are not thats the place to go to remember why you love your companion. It can not get better. In an magical environment, Xrysanthi and all people made you feel you want to by a room there and stay for ever. The view is breathtaking. We did not leave the hotel - that is our 4 time in the island - if it's your first do not listen to me please and go to the Akrotiri archeological area, FYra and the beaches. Santorini is the best island in Greece and Astra is an Institution, the first hotel luxury that opened there which still pioneers in service food and hospitality

Room Tip: I don't r emember the room but was above the the pool
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Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at Astra from July 7-10, 2013. It was one of the most memorable stays ever. We were picked up at the airport as we had booked the VIP transfers. I was not happy to see that we were sharing it with another person but this policy is clearly mentioned in their reservation so I was ok. When we reached, you have to walk down about 30-40 steps and walk about 200 m. Again it was hot and we were not sure where we were headed through the narrow lane. But the checkin was a pleasure. They took us straight to the room and explained everything in detail. Including handing us a map, sailing brochure, and car rental details. The view was amazing from our balcony and we really enjoyed mornings and evenings there. The sunset right from our balcony was amazing. The highlight was the food. Though the choice is limited pretty much everything we ordered was really really good. Good presentation but just amazingly good taste. Particularly their morning and lunch chef (a lady from Georgia) is a good chef. Not much for vegetarians except pasta and grilled vegetables, though I am sure if you ask them they will do something more. They provided us with a complementary bottle of wine, free Internet (hi speed), and bunch of free DVDs. Every member of staff was friendly and genuinely interested in making our stay pleasant.
We had a two bed, two bath suite and we had a living room and balcony. The beds were small (maybe a European thing, as we found the same thing in Switzerland) whenever we stayed at non-American hotels.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Astra Suites exceeded our expectations in every way.

The location was absolutely perfect. Fira and Oia are a bit busier, whereas Imerovigli is on the outskirts of Fira and away from the busi-ness a bit. The walk from the hotel into Fira is about 30 minutes along a gorgeous footpath full of hotels and restaurants. The view from Astra Suites is amazing, although I can't imagine a hotel along the cliff that wouldn't have amazing views.

The hotel is very clean, and the restaurant on site is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious and we ordered room service for dinner on our balcony many evenings, watching the sun set. The staff never disturbed us, and called before coming by to clean or deliver food. They were very attentive.

When we arrived, we were given a paper detailing tons of great places to eat all over the island, as well as recommended tours if we were interested. The best thing we did (aside from staying at Astra) was the Santorini Wine Tour. We rented a car one day and the car was delivered straight to the hotel, and picked up from the hotel when we were finished. Astra couldn't have made anything any easier!

We stayed in a pool suite, but the weather was actually a bit cooler than I expected for the first week of July, and weren't in the pool a lot. Perhaps later in the summer the pool is helpful, but we would have been better off with a hot tub.

Our luggage ended up getting delayed in the U.S.A., but the staff at the hotel took care of absolutely everything, from locating the bag all the way through bringing it to our room.

We loved the Astra Suites. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Santorini.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Westchester, New York, United States
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Perfect location, great facilities, fabulously attentive staff. Great location in Imerovigli. Good walk to the heart of Fira while being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of any touristy areas. George and his staff made everything pleasant and easy. Everything at the highest quality from food to service to views.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Astra Suites
Address: PO Box 45, Imerovigli 847 00, Greece
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Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Imerovigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Imerovigli
#2 Romantic Hotel in Imerovigli
#5 Luxury Hotel in Imerovigli
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Astra Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built at the highest point of Santorini’s steep cliffs at the legendary caldera, the Astra Suites complex enjoys the privilege of a magical panoramic view to the caldera and the immense Aegean Sea. It is the place where everything and everybody “conspire” to make you feel a VIP during your vacations. Twenty seven sumptuous Suites decorated in Cycladic style and 8 tempting suites with jacuzzi and private swimming pool welcome you to a hospitable environment where the discreet service of each individual guest is the complex’s basic instinct, and the protection of his private moments constitutes the staff’s basic priority. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Astra Hotel Imerovigli
Astra Apartments Hotel
Astra Apartments Imerovigli
Astra Apartments Santorini
Astra Suites Santorini/Imerovigli, Greece

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