Honeymoon Escape: Astarte Suites, Santorini
The beautiful island of Santorini in Greece is home to Astarte Suites, a small and intimate boutique hotel of just eleven suites. Sitting literally on the brink of a cliff-edge in Akrotiri’s Caldera, Astarte boasts spectacular panoramic views across of Aegean Sea.
Cycladic architecture and a style that is sympathetic to the natural surrounds of volcanic lava reliefs lends a sophisticated edge to this boutique hotel. The interior is inspired by ancient Mediterranean cultures, and no two suites are the same. All have jacuzzi tubs, king-size beds and flatscreen televisions. 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. Breakfast is served in the privacy of individual verandas or terraces. With champagne and fresh fruit on arrival, complimentary transfers and impeccable staff, this is a glamorous bolthole on one of the most glamorous islands on the planet. For more sociable unwinding, 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.
- Recommended Place to Stay by Condé Nast Traveller :
This family-run, nine-suites hotel is in the least-developed part of the island. There are panoramas of the caldera, and the village-topped cliffs looking like snow-capped mountains. The best rooms are those with traditional vaulted ceilings. Meals are served on your private terrace.