Altana Traditional Houses and Suites

Location: Santorini | Greece

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Altana Traditional Houses and Suites is built into volcanic rock on the coast nearly 400 metres above Santorini’s caldera, guaranteeing spectacular views. In the charming village of Imerovigli, and with one of Santorini’s iconic, blue-domed churches on its doorstep, Altana has arguably one of the best locations on this beautiful island.
Perfect forCouples, honeymooners and families looking for a slice of Grecian idyll away from the crowds.
In the knowUnbeatable location above Santorini’s caldera, overlooking the Aegean and neighbouring islands, with plenty of wow factor, from characterful accommodation to the private concierge service. 

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Couples
  • History & Heritage
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Altana is in pretty Imerovigli in Santorini, above the caldera, with views over the island and the sea.

Rooms at Altana

This historic and characterful hotel, which is carved into volcanic rock and has several levels on the cliifside, dates from the 18th century. It was previously a cluster of merchants' houses, and has been family-run for several generations, guaranteeing exceptional service and exclusivity.

The apartments and suites all come with panoramic vistas of Santorini's iconic sunsets over the Aegean. From studio apartments to the honeymoon suite, some complete with Jacuzzi and all with terraces facing the spectacular caldera, and the VIP suite, which comes with a private plunge pool, there is something for everyone here.

The luxurious and inviting interiors, including comfortable lounges and kitchenettes, come with the traditional Greek splashes of blue and white, you can expect the signature Santorini experience, from antique furnishings to hand-crafted marble bathrooms. There are books, music and iPod and iPhone docks, but no TVs, ensuring you can kick back and relax, island style.

The Altana Cliffside Villas, created from a complex of wine cellars dating back to the 19th century, are just a two-minute walk away, are ideal for couples or families with older children. Ranging from studios and suites to one and two-bedroom villas for up to six people, all have verandas overlooking the caldera and the Aegean, and some even have private dip pools or Jacuzzis perfect for ultimate relaxation and taking in the sunset views. Breakfast can be delivered to your room daily, or you can eat in the restaurant, and you can also indulge in private in-room spa treatments and have custom-made food baskets delivered to your room. Altana's pool and restaurant are a stone's throw away in the main building.

Food & Drink

Start your day with a traditional Greek breakfast, made with organic produce grown on the fertile volcanic soils of the hotel’s own farm. The delicious buffet includes fresh fruit, homemade cakes, Greek yoghurt and cheeses, organic honey, as well as the hotel’s signature sour cherry juice.  

In the evening, sip a cocktail or two in the bar or on the veranda, overlooking the caldera, and tuck into canapés inspired by the Aegean islands – you can also take a cooking class to learn how to recreate local dishes back home. Wine tasting sessions are held in the Kafenion, the historic cave house café/bar, where you can also enjoy gourmet snacks and cocktails. For an extra-special experience, have a private candlelit dinner on your veranda.

Facilities

On your return from a day of exploring the island, cool off on the rooftop in the island’s highest pool while taking in the stunning views.

Activities at Altana

Wake up to a personalised yoga session before heading out to explore the cobbled streets of Santorini. Skaros Rock, a former fortified settlement which is home to the famous Agios Ioannis church, is just a 15-minute walk away. You can also go swimming, snorkelling and diving, or enjoy a private cruise around the island. Ask your concierge for their expert tips on what to see and do. 

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Hotel location

Altana is 8km from Santorini Airport and 10km from Athinios port. Private transfers can be arranged.

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