With a cozy boutique style, personalized service and first-rate amenities, Alta Mare by Andronis is a hotel jewel in Oia, Santorini’s northern town.
While the edifice dates back to the early 20th century, the interiors gleam with a decidedly 21st-century flair after a complete renovation in 2015. This discreet hideaway sits atop a famous and rugged cliff face, affording breathtaking Mediterranean views. There’s ample opportunity to relax with a book, caressed by a light breeze off the Aegean Sea, explore the island’s volcano, mingle with townspeople and simply relax into Alta Mare’s renowned elegance and comfort. Alta Mare is part of Andronis Exclusive, a collection of family-owned properties in Greece that blend local traditions and sublime surroundings with luxury facilities and personalized care.
With a chic design, thoughtful creature comforts, a Jacuzzi and full views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano, Alta Mare’s Romance Suites are a spacious hideaway and a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. The larger Exclusive Suites, while just as elegant, also offer a comfortable sitting area for reading or enjoying a Santorinian wine, a wide balcony and a Jacuzzi in view of the sea and volcano. Exclusive touches throughout take all accommodations to the next level, making for an unforgettable stay.
Keeping with the upscale feel of the Andronis properties throughout the islands, Alta Mare has hand-selected all guest amenities, including cable television and a DVD player, air-conditioning, WiFi, bathrobes, luxurious toiletries, an organic mini bar and more. Additional services include wine tastings, concierge assistance, massage and facial treatments at the Mare Sanus Spa at the nearby Andronis Luxury Suites, wine and fruit upon arrival, airport transfers and more. The secluded cave pool is a popular spot for escaping the hot midday Mediterranean sun.
Depending on mood and taste, Santorini is ripe with activity, from the most sybaritic to adrenaline-pumping. Several boat cruises options are available, both semi-private and private, that take in the famous Red and White Beaches, Akrotiri Village, Venetian lighthouse and the volcanic isles of Palaia and Nea Kameni – where one can swim in the sulphurous waters of the hot springs. A traditional Greek meal and Santorinian wine are often included. Wine tours are available to local wineries to sample up to 15 different types and styles of wine and partake of local cheese and olives. Horseback riding, diving and snorkeling can also be arranged.
The Alta Mare café is a favorite for daytime snacks, including a healthful and refreshing selection of salads, sandwiches and smoothies. Dinner is served poolside – authentic Greek dishes are specially created with local produce, and complemented by signature cocktails. Private dinners can also be arranged on guests’ terrace in view of the caldera.
Alta Mare by Andronis is located in Oia, on the main pedestrian thoroughfare, about 7 miles from Fira and 11 miles from the airport and port.