Alta Mare by Andronis Hotel - Where moments unfold everlasting memories
Once in a while we all deserve to be pampered with bespoke services and a little luxury living, to be lulled by the light breeze of the Aegean Sea and soothed under a Mediterranean sun.
Alta Mare by Andronis, with its discreet luxury, traditional architecture and breathtaking views of the crescent island of Santorini, offers its guests the perfect haven to relax in, to find time to read, daydream and spend time with those they love.
The Alta Mare suites,one of the best luxury Oia Santorini hotels, are located in Oia (pronounced ee-ah), one of Santorini’s most picturesque towns in the north of the island. Famed as one of the most romantic destinations, Santorini offers far more than its spectacular sunsets and majestic scenery.
Guests can explore its active volcano up close, sample traditional cuisine unique to the island, learn about one of the first civilisations in ancient Europe and dive in crystal-clear waters.
Fall in love with Santorini in all its surprising, engaging and beautiful guises, knowing your luxurious and elegant Andronis suite awaits you.
Let’s discover Santorini’s long history. About 3,600 years ago, the island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption.
This eruption formed the large caldera of Santorini, giving it its distinctive moon shape.
The rich and powerful settlement of Akrotiri in the south of the island was then destroyed leading to theories that Santorini is one of the possible locations for Atlantis.
By visiting the Archaeological Sites of Akrotiri, you can still see the revealed complexes of multi-level buildings, streets, and squares, all entombed in solidified ash.
Today Santorini is one of the more picturesque islands in all of Greece, highlighted by the distinct whitewash walls and blue domes.
Santorini is a couples’ destination, and indeed, romance is all around the island.
Wine tours and fine dining make it the ideal place for luxury vacation and leisure while its rich history and traditional elements can turn it into a top destination for those seeking artistic, historical or archaeological values.
The sun, unique volcanic beaches and warm Greek weather won’t fail to impress even the most captious visitors.
In proportion to the size of the island, Santorini is the only place on the whole planet with so many wineries. Nine indigenous grape varieties are cultivated, including the famous Assyrtiko (the most sought-after greek wine). What makes the Santorinian wines so special ?
Firstly, the peculiar volcanic soil of Santorini has a large water capacity leading it to absorb night moisture by feeding the fruits.
Another interesting point is the shape of the vines. For the past years, the winemakers of the region, experienced in top-quality wine production, have been practicing a special way of pruning the vines: they turn the vine around, to form a round basket in which the brunches grow so that in the one hand they are protected from the north winds and the clouds of dust sand and in the other hand they enjoy the cool microclimate during the summer period.
Renowned for its nourishing simplicity, Greek cuisine is considered among the finest and healthiest in the world.
Santorini’s local dishes could not be any different. Cherry tomatoes, wild capers, delicious golden fava, and sweet white eggplant are the stars of the island’s cuisine.
Of course, one could not leave a greek island without trying some fresh fish at a traditional tavern by the sea.
Santorini hasn’t become a hotspot simply because of its enchanting architecture and the stunning sunsets, it’s also due to the great number of activities one can enjoy: restaurants to dine in, and sights to see all around the island.
Santorini is a vivid island with a lot of activities for everyone to enjoy.
From private catamaran tours and wine tours to the open-air cinema, and hiking over the caldera. From couples to families and friends, Santorini is a place for everyone.
Book your stay in one of the Andronis hotels and get ready to have the time of your life.