Intimate cliffside hideaway with second-to-none Santorini views.
SET ON A DRAMATIC CLIFFTOP in glamorous Santorini, Astarte Suites boasts million-dollar views
of the island’s famous caldera. This all-suite boutique getaway is made for decadent down time.
Spectacular views are just part of the appeal of the nine spacious but intimate Astarte Suites
, created to complement their rural cliffy setting in soothing shades of tropical white and natural stone with splashes of deep Aegean blue. It’s all made for blissful unwinding.
Suites have cool tiled floors and muslin draped beds, with private terraces made for dining à deux
where you can gaze at the achingly blue Aegean Sea ringed by the volcanic caldera. The magic here is in the detailing: clock the generous Jacuzzi bathtubs fringed with lanterns and fat candles, whose domed ceilings are studded with Swarovski stones that twinkle like stars.
Cave suite comforts
Hit the spot
Overlooking the Aegean on Santorini’s cliffside.
Honeymoon suites are the most lavish, with a huge terrace made for lounging and dining. One even has a private plunge pool.
Come here for privacy and seclusion, not the party life.
Boutique bolthole with plenty of Santorini glam factor.
Inside your king-bedded Santorini-style cave suite
, you’ll find all life’s essential 21st century comforts. There’s aircon, wireless internet, satellite TV and CD/MP3 players, as well as a minibar, walk-in shower and cushiony seats for lounging. There’s even isoclima smart window glass that – like sunglasses – darkens in bright sunlight. Executive suites have outdoor hot tubs
, while three delectable honeymoon suites come with a huge terrace, outdoor lounge and – in one – a private plunge pool.
Everything at Astarte Suites is designed with privacy and personalised service in mind. Breakfast is brought to your room, and most guests dine on their terrace to soak up those second-to-none views
. For more sociable unwinding, you can top up your tan around the turquoise infinity pool overlooking the island’s vertiginous cliffs and have a cooling drink or light bite at the poolside Morning Star bar. There’s also the chic Lava Lounge upstairs – a great spot for cocktails or a nightcap.
Guests at Astarte Suites are whisked to their quarters with complimentary airport transfers, with treats on arrival including champagne and fresh fruit
. Can’t-do-enough staff are happy to help arrange car hire, sightseeing, boat excursions or massage treatments. If you’re missing the buzz and bustle of town, you’re just ten minutes away from Fira by car.
Astarte Suites was reviewed by Room for Romance
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Expect tasty Mediterranean cuisine prepared daily with the freshest and best local produce. Go for freshly caught fish or the pork tenderloin with visanto sauce and saffron rice
. Dine on your terrace or poolside.
There are scores of great local restaurants nearby. For fresh fish check out Giogaros or Aiolos. For top gourmet dining head a little further afield to Koukoumavlos in Fira, whose terrace offers terrific caldera views.
Fresh and local Mediterranean cuisine. Expect daily-landed fish and locally grown veggies.
Grab a poolside table and dine in the sun.
See & Do
You'll probably want to spend a couple of days here simply lounging by the pool. For fun in the sun, head to Santorini’s Red beach and White beach just minutes away. Akrotiri – Santorini’s version of ancient Pompeii – is an ancient city preserved in volcanic ash just 3km away, and well worth exploring. You can also hire a 4WD, rent a scooter, take a boat trip or sunset cruise across the caldera or go for a tasting at nearby wineries.
There are plenty of delis where you can pick up local specialities such as sun dried tomatoes, fava beans and wine. For hand-made jewellery, head to Fira or Oia.
In-room massage treatments can be booked through reception – and your Jacuzzi is made for double soaks.
Sink a glass or two on your private terrace, watching the Aegean twinkle beneath the stars. For a taste of the party life, Fira has plenty of bars and clubs.
Throughout the summer months traditional music and dancing goes on late in to the evening.
Held in an open air cinema, the Santorini Jazz Festival hosts international acts ranging from bebop to funk.
Party into the night at the Santorini Music Festival.
Kaldera-Akrotiri, GR-84703 Santorini
There is free guest parking. Cars, jeeps and scooters can all be hired locally.
Ferries and hydrofoils
Hellenic Seaways and Blue Star Ferries operate regular services from Athens and neighbouring islands. The port is 15 minutes from Astarte Suites and you can pick up taxis and hire cars there.
There are no trains on the island.
EUR 20 from the airport. Astarte Suites guests are offered complimentary transfers.
Santorini – 10km (20 mins). Aegean Airways flights from Athens take 40 minutes.
Rooms and suites
Nine individually decorated cave suites.
All suites have a big Jacuzzi bathtub and walk-in shower. There’s aircon, wireless internet, satellite TV, isoclima window glass, CD or MP3 players and a minibar. Bathrooms come with Hermes bath products, robes and slippers.
Executive suites have an outdoor hot tub, while one of the honeymoon suites has a private plunge pool.
Closed November – March inclusive.
Minimum night stay?
Continental breakfast served until midday.
Available 24 hours a day.
The clifftop could pose a danger to children, so no under-13s.
Yes – all rooms
Civil ceremonies with up to 40 guests can be catered for.