On the unique island of Santorini, and especially in Oia, colours abound. Walking on the small paths, your eye may catch a particularly astonishing colour whether on the steps in narrow picturesque paths or in the blue colour of the sea beneath.
The colourful flowers in the traditional pots and the white and blue picturesque houses built next to other exude a feeling of being somewhere dreamy and exotic. The blue sky alongside touches of red in the clouds with pink finishes tickles your senses further. As the sun sets, the island enters a magical place full of colours with spectacular views in every spot you stand.
Nature living in harmony with mankind makes for a landscape combination full of intense light, much like an oil painting. Taking a walk around those beautiful paths you can smell the scents, feel the light wind and the sunlight touching your face and take in the breathtaking views in every glade. Here you will continually question the mysteries and admire the unique beauty of the island.
This pink-coloured atmosphere ends at the memorising sunset, where the last red and purple sun rays touch the blue sea, making an unforgettable view for you and your partner to enjoy.
The dream is to be continued by watching the view of caldera at night. Enjoying a glass of red wine like Santorin’s vinsanto, whether under the stars, on the multi-stepped balconies or beside the picturesque volcano, transfer the dream into another era. The lights mirror the dark waters reminding you that holidays here are the most romantic of all.
2oz Hendricks Gin
A large handful of fresh basil leaves
1/2 lemon squeezed
1/2 lemon whole
1oz sugar syrup
Add a large handful of fresh basil leaves and 1/2 whole lemon and muddle well, then add the remaining ingredients and shake.
Strain into a chilled short cocktail glass with ice and garnish with a basil leaf.
The Gin Basil Smash was created in the summer of 2008 by Jorg Meyer from Le Lion in Hamburg, Germany and quickly spread to other German bars, and eventually won Best New Cocktail at the 2008 Tales of the Cocktails Spirits Awards. The drink was inspired by the Whiskey smashes that Jorg Meyer would occasionally drink whilst in New York.
At Andronis Exclusive we believe in using the best quality products to produce wonderful and refreshing cocktails for the summer season. This is the first year the Gin Basil Smash features on our cocktail list but we are sure this will become a success for our guests. With the simplicity and ingenious use of the fresh flavours it is obvious to see why this cocktail is special enough to feature on the Andornis Exclusive Cocktail Menu.
Can you imagine anywhere else you would prefer to come and relax and indulge in freshly made quality cocktails by fully trained bar tenders, served at your sun bed with an esquite view overlooking the cadera.
Maria Alipranti found the best words to describe Christos Drazos photos of our old canava just one day before it’s metamorphosis to Andronis Boutique Hotel a 5 star luxury property located in the centre of Oia.
“When Christos e-mailed me these photos of an old canava in Oia, Santorini that was about to be restored, I couldn’t help smiling.
All those spontaneous decorations, full of colors and messages, they bring an aura of distant days and ways that are over. 8 Track tapes, diaries, and advertising posters that fade from the sun, are the souvenirs of a time that promised fulfillment and joy. Yet, now they lay there like children’s toys, carefree in their innocence and ready to give their place to elegant grey, i pods and less is more decorations.
And I feel completely disoriented about it; I mean, I do love elegant grey, i pods and less is more. But finding the perfect neutral palette for my new floor doesn’t make me smile like these retro pluralistic images do… Maybe because the oldcanava decorations express something familiar. And it is worth to discover what this familiarity is about, because if we incorporate it to contemporary thinking, we could develop a stronger identity, in a visual, culinary, or personal level.
What do you think about this? How do these pictures make you feel?“
We are happy and extremely proud to announce that Andronis Luxury Suiteshas been voted for the second time in three years as the Most Romantic Hotel in Europe and 7th in the World.
“The Travellers’ Choice Romance lists were determined by the 60 million reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor, using an algorithm that measured highly rated hotels which were most commonly marked as ‘romantic’ by travelers in hotel review forms,” the travel site said in a statement.
Thank you to all our guests who have taken the time to review in trip advisor, without this support it would not possible to receive such a prestigious award!!
Many writers, travelers and romantics have claimed that Santorini boasts some of the best sunsets in the world. Legend surrounds Santorini, and some say the island was part of Atlantis before its destruction millennia ago by the volcano in its midst. Today, as the sun sets, the island enters into a twilight zone that makes visitors wonder about its mysterious past and feel its powerful charisma.
The best views and most spectacular sunsets on the island can be seen at Oia, just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Watch as the sun sinks into the sea, a majestic site that adds an almost spiritual dimension to any sunset.