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Share your Andronis Experience

Share your Andronis Experience

Part of the fun of holidays is meeting new people! Whether it is family getaways, where kids play together and parents enjoy evenings out, couples with shared interests or friends of friends, a lot of fun on holidays derives from meeting new people.

Vacations are about sharing moments with loved ones, old friends or new ones. A visit to Santorini is all the better when it’s shared with someone. Although a sunset view might be best enjoyed by just the two of you!

At Andronis, we strongly believe in sharing the beauty and natural wonder of Greece and its islands. Seeing it with friends is like seeing it through new eyes.

We want to make it even easier to share that magic, so we thought we’d start a conversation about common interests and experiences. The next time you see something you want to share with a friend, share it with us and our guests too, using #AndronisExperience and remember, strangers are simply friends you haven’t met yet.

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Santorini: A true melting pot

Santorini: A true Melting Pot

Santorini: A true Melting Pot

The beauty of Santorini is undisputed throughout the world. Its famous sunset view from the breath-taking caldera transcends the definition of romantic and represents nature’s divine abilities. And although everybody visits for the view, they end up loving Santorini for all its offerings ands sights, rather that just the Sunset! The picturesque villages, the exquisite wine, the long history, the fresh food, the amazing landscape, the colorful beaches, all aspects that draw people to this small Aegean island, from every far corner of the world!

Couple's relaxation

Couple’s relaxation

Nowadays Santorini has evolved into something even bigger and better than before! All these visitors have come and left a small part of their home and culture to this Greek island; many have even taken the decision to move permanently to Santorini, further enriching its splendid traditions with a worldwide breath of civilization.

Take a walk with your loved one

Take a walk with your loved one

More than any other island in Greece, Santorini has become a melting pot of traditions, cultural events, food, music, architecture and literature, as it welcomes more and more people every year. Incorporating foreign wisdom to local proven traditions, the volcanic island turns itself everyday into a multi-cultural hub, which acts as a guardian angel to all couples who visit, independently of their origin, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation or language!

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White and Blue Indulgence

whiteandbluesantoriniIs it the celeste sky or the surrounding vast Aegean Sea, the reason why Santorini wears the crown of the top Cycladic destination? Well, people would most probably give their own explanation on this. However, those you are looking for the ultimate Greek island experience this summer should definitely consider a trip to the volcanic island of Santorini.
Boasting a natural beauty in abundance, this unique island can be the ideal setting for the holiday of your dreams. From the main town of Fira to other charming settlements, such as Oia and Imerovigli, visitors will get the chance to wonder through cobbled streets and admire the unusual architecture. Houses and buildings in general are all painted in white, whereas churches feature blue domes to match the sky!
The relaxing shades of white and blue prevail all around the place and maybe this is what makes Santorini a place where body and mind could only be rejuvenated.
What you can’t avoid when in Santorini, is the holiday bliss you’ll feel during your venturing outside. But, wouldn’t be perfect to get the exact same feeling the moments you spend in your room?

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Andronis Boutique Hotel caters for a stay immersed in luxury and Cycladic touches! Perched on the edge of the Caldera, this property offers a selection of rooms and suites including lavish furniture and cave-style interiors. Nevertheless, highlight of each unit is the gracious terraces boasting a private Jacuzzi and last but not least a magnificent view to the endless blue sea and the volcano!
Inspired by the sea and the Cycladic culture, Andronis Boutique Hotel couldn’t help but offering dreaming stay in Santorini, as unforgettable moments and images is the only thing visitors have to take with them when leaving this piece of heaven on Earth!

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Do feast your eyes on the most amazing views, feel the volcanic aura caressing your skin and admire the inventive minds of the past inhabitants of the island, who found their own way to protect themselves from the strong winds! So, let Santorini be your next getaway and allow yourself and partner to experience the ultimate white and blue indulgence!

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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.

water-sports-santoriniSo here’s our hint to be prepared. Continue reading

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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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