Adrenaline Rush in Santorini

Apart from unique beauty and the utterly amorous moments its lunar-landscaped setting offers, Santorini is a destination for a wide range of visitors. If you are on your way to you romantic escape, then you already know what to expect. But if you travel with a mood to explore this multifaceted island, then your adrenaline is definitely going to hit the top, as activities vary.

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Santorini’s History & Attractions

attractions-historyThanks to its imposing volcano right in the middle of the sea, Santorini is one of the most scenic and beautiful holiday destinations around the world. However, apart from natural beauty, Santorini also boasts a wide range of archaeological sites telling the story of this unique island. Continue reading

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Luxury by the pool

Suite-PoolFeaturing a typical Cycladic architecture, all suites at Andronis Boutique Hotel offer a sumptuous ambiance to enjoy utterly luxurious and romantic moments in Santorini. What’s more, all of them boast a magnificent view to the Aegean Sea for a unique sense of freedom. Continue reading

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Culinary delights of Santorini

Santorini-Gastronomy

Volcanic Santorini is an island of rugged and unique beauty; however its greenery and vegetation are not particularly in the front line. But, who would have imagined that the volcano being the cause of its creation, would have also benefited the island of Santorini with a very special range of local products and wines, thanks to its special ground composition. Continue reading

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Wine-up in Santorini

santorini-wine-tours-slideApart from its rugged beauty and stunning sea view, the island of Santorini is also included in the top destinations for wine tourism worldwide, as it is home to some of the oldest vineyards in Europe.

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Best Day Tours in Santorini

One Day Tour in Santorini

One Day Tour in Santorini

The queen of the Aegean Island is filled with possibilities. Apart from that all amazing views over the vastness of the Aegean Sea and the rugged cliffs of Caldera, visitors can experience unique moments in Santorini. Continue reading

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Roofs & Colors, a Picturesque Neighborhood

ArchitectureCollageGreece is famous for its architecture, some of it standing for thousands of years. These structures were built for both survival and decoration, but few people throughout history assumed their buildings would be considered ‘picturesque’ and ‘quaint’ to future generations. In the Cyclades, white-and-blue painted houses that dot the cliff sides are common, and Santorini is no exception.

The cities of Santorini are relatively far from the shore, not pushed up directly upon it. This was because of the threat of pirates throughout history. To make the cities a harder target from naval enemies, the villages are located on tall, steep cliffs or in inland valleys; many of these villages see protection from sun and wind as well. Red and black stone makes up many of the building; on an island such as Santorini, lumber is often a luxury. Instead, the buildings are made of ‘Theran earth,’ which is volcanic ash and dirt that makes a sort of strong cement.

Most of the buildings in the villages are made of plaster of similar color, giving the villages a unified, coexistent vibe. Terraced buildings provide a more community-like feeling. The roof of one building, for example, may be a path leading toward another one further up the cliff face. Too much open space causes glare and more heat emission, so it makes sense to build very close together; adjacent buildings protect from sunlight and strong prevailing winds. Many buildings are built into the cliff in a sort of cave, giving more room and natural heating and cooling, but less daylight and ventilation.

Oia, one of the towns on Santorini, was part of the preservation and traditional development program of the Greek National Tourism Organisation. This organization worked for over ten years to preserve and restore traditional Greek architecture. It was in this time that Oia saw a growth in hotels and restaurants, which sprang up in former seamen’s houses on the caldera’s edge. This repurposing of old buildings is common throughout the islands of the archipelago. Santorini matches old world charm with new, modern use and beauty, creating a wonderful and popular tourist and residential island.

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Indulge your senses on a 5 Day Experience

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DAY 1, ’GET INTIMATE WITH ANDRONIS AND OIA’

Enjoy a warm welcome at the hotel with sparkling wine from Santorini and relax by the infinity pool overlooking the magnificent volcanic caldera of the island. Go for an easy walk through the winding streets of Oia to discover the immediate vicinity around the hotel and soak up the astounding natural views of the landscape. In the evening take pleasure in a superb wine-tasting session and treat yourself to an Organic Mediterranean dinner or Nouvelle Greek Cuisine at one of the Andronis restaurants.

DAY 2, ‘TOUR THE VINEYARDS AND DINE WITH A VIEW’

Set out for a full wine tour of Santorini’s impressive vineyards, accompanied by a wine connoisseur who will expose the best cuvees and prize-winning varieties of wine on the island. After a relaxing break at by the pool or a cocktail at the Alta Mare Café, join the entertaining Greek cooking lessons on the premises, offered by one of Greece’s most talented and engaging chefs. Finish off the meal with one of Andronis’ prized desserts for a delightful finale.

DAY 3, ‘TRAVEL TO A DISTANT PAST AND GO GREEK FOR DINNER’

Take a tour of Santorini’s rich history by visiting the Archaeological Museum of Fira, accompanied by a certified guide who will unveil the many mysteries of this ancient island and its successive civilizations over several millennia. Walk through the alleyways of Fira with its fine boutiques and shopping choices, then relax in a café by the cliffs of the town with an alternative view of the caldera. Later in the evening sample the best of Mediterranean cuisine at one of Fira’s finest Greek restaurants and revel in the real island atmosphere.

DAY 4, ‘HIKE YOUR WAY TO HEAVENLY PLACES’

Start your day with a three-hour leisurely nature hike over the volcanic landscape through the hills and paths of Santorini, making your way from picturesque Oia through Firostefani, Imerovigli and on to Fira. For a special experience dinner drive or hike down the winding cobblestone steps to the little port of Ammoudi near Oia for an excellent seafood meal, complete with local wine or ouzo.

DAY 5, ‘DISCOVER LOCAL CULTURE AND SET SAIL FOR THE SUNSET’

Explore Oia’s cultural side with visits to the Nautical Museum, traditional weaving mill, original bookshops and fascinating art galleries, as well as the authentic windmill by the town’s original bakery. Take a semi-private or exclusive sunset cruise around the most interesting parts of the island and enjoy a sumptuous barbecue meal aboard, watching the sun dip into the Aegean Sea.

 

 

 

 

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Andronis Exclusive Rejuvenation

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Inspired from the power of Greek nature and the effectiveness of natural organic treatments we promise you wellbeing to body and soul in order to achieve the total beauty of the human psyche. Our aim is to rejuvenate and stimulate the five senses in a place of tranquility and relaxation.  You may give yourself  some minutes or a holistic full spa treatment. The following is just a glimpse of Andronis Exclusive private Spa Suite.

Mare Sanus A relaxing full body massage with an Aromatic amber essential-oil to relax the senses and eliminate the muscular tension, while ensuring the beauty of your skin.

Metamorphosis spa The unique and legendary minerals of the Dead Sea Mud, with its relaxing and purifying benefits, will expel the impurities and toxins of the body, leaving it nourished, revived and toned.

Black Pearl Miracle The pearl polish combined with sea algae minerals from the black sea, provides an instant glow to the skin and makes you look fair and radiant. It counters problems related to cellular skin damage, helps in instant removal and rejuvenates dull, tired & sluggish skin to bring an instant glow to the face.

Dead Sea Miracle This facial uses a rich Dead Sea black mud mask, which exerts a tightening effect on the skin and accelerates the metabolic activity. Its elements thoroughly cleanses and removes dead cells off the skin’s surface leaving the complexion nourished, purified and glowing.

Finger face lift From the first session your skin will radiant, your eyes will be ‘’animated’’ and your face will feel fresh and relaxed. Stress vanishes, both from face and body. During the treatment your tone skin will improve, deep expression lines will be softened and light wrinkles will vanish. The Rejuvance facial massage integrates a gentle, but effective “touch’’ that stimulates and refreshes the face, while at the same time places the whole body into a state of complete relaxation and a feeling of euphoria.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Blast From The Past … More To Come

While spending some time reviewing the year of 2013,  few moments  cached our attention.

A blast from the past, season 2013,

Some may be jealous of their clothes, their fame, and their money, but some are just jealous for their epic family vacations in Greece last summer. After their tour in Mykonos, the Kardashian-Jenner family headed to our drop-dead gorgeous island. They have booked our suites for their whole stay and they also enjoyed a dinner on our gourmet restaurant on their first day. Their social media profiles are full of pictures. Let us remind you some…

“Keeping up with the Kardashians Season 8 Episode 10″

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Red bull Art Of Motion,

One of the most romantic hotels on earth usually filled with honeymooners or celebrities, amongst all David Yates, Kim Kardashian, Barry Bonds & Freddie Ljungberg, was turned into playground for the worlds’ best free running athletes of “ Red bull Art Of Motion” photo-shoot. Enjoy some pictures from © Predrag Vuckovic .

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Andronis Organic Products,

Andronis Miltiadis is a huge lover of nutrition, healthy lifestyle and gourmet food. Having an extensive experience in Hospitality business as traveler and hotelier, he decided to open a new channel of communication with his guests. Giving them the chance to meet and taste traditional products and delicacies such as aromatic oils, mixed herbs with sea salt, honey and alcoholic spirits, ouzo & tsipouro, produced by him. The store is located in Oia and will be ready shortly, to welcome you once again this summer.

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Awards, 

It’s always gratifying to be recognized for our commitment to excellence. We are proud to be recognized with the following awards by trip Advisor 2013.

Certificate of Excellence
Travellers’ Choice – Luxury Hotels
Travellers’ Choice – Hotels for Romance
Travellers’ Choice – Small Hotels

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Thank You All !

 

 

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