Leaving back the Ultimate Easter Escape

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Spend the Day at our New Infinity Pool

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The world’s most famous balcony

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Santorini sunset: the perfect backdrop for yoga practice.

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Leaving back the Ultimate Easter Escape

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Santorini is a magnificent place and especially during Easter seductively unveils its hidden secrets. Whether you are in the mood of exploring Easter traditions or just of viewing the locals celebrate the Holy week (the week before Easter), Santorini always offers you an original and unforgettable experience.  

The Holy week on the island was full of smells and flavors. The ladies prepared the local delicacies for Easter such as Tsourekia (a type of brioche), special Easter cookies, as well as melitinia (the most famous sweet pastries during these days) that filled the air with mouth-watering smells.

Each day of the holy week was ideal to enter a church and relax. Even if you didn’t understand the words there was a certain feeling of peace and tranquility that surrounded you.

The Good Friday in Santorini has been synonymous to the village of Pyrgos, due to the unique way of the Epitafios celebration (the funeral bier paraded in a somber march), an event that made the village internationally known. The villager’s preparations were consisting of lighting up thousands of aluminum cans, stuffed with flammable materials and placing them on every house, every roof top, every church, every path, on the entire village even on the Venetian castle, creating an unforgettable atmosphere. It was a truly magical sight, just unforgettable.

On Good Saturday evening, the monastery of Prophet Elias at the highest point of the island was magnificent. The view was breathtaking and everyone enjoyed an impressive spectacle of fireworks that illuminate the starry sky of Santorini. Every year, most people bring a candle along, and according to tradition, they light it up from the Holy Flame, and try to keep it lit for as long as they can.

On Easter Sunday, flowers blossomed in every garden and the cobbled streets were overcrowded as whole lambs were roasted over fire pits for several hours, before being taken home for the family feast.

Every year the visitors are fascinated by the devoutness and the dedication of Santorinians, no matter how religious they are! With no second thought, it is an experience not to be missed.

Spend the Day at our New Infinity Pool

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No doubt about it, there is nowhere quite like Santorini for unique experiences: not for nothing is this beautiful island known across the world for its wealth of activities and places to visit. And Alta Mare by Andronis is taking your idyllic holidays a step further, a step closer to the Aegean Sea.

Whether you decide to enjoy a relaxing walk in the picturesque streets of Oia or take a more intensive approach to the island’s attractions, there will always be space in a romantic getaway for a day’s rest. And when that day comes, this small luxury boutique hotel’s brand new infinity pool will be ready and waiting. At Alta Mare, we have prepared the perfect atmosphere for mesmerizing moments and total relaxation.

As well as a variety of different services, you can now add the infinity pool to your holiday’s schedule; Alta Mare has made sure to take care of everything. Just one step out of your romantic suite, you can lay down and relax, cooling in the clear water as you take in the wonder of Aegean Sea. Let your mind swim through the Aegean’s shimmering blue waters, without ever straying more than a step away from all the full services of this small luxury boutique hotel and the comfort of our romantic suites. Let yourself be overwhelmed, as if by the gently lapping waves of the Aegean and extend your horizon to include the deep blue gaze and the warm, welcoming sunshine of the Santorini summer.

So, armed with your favourite book and your most worry-free mood, take a dip and drink in the breathtaking views and peaceful environment that Alta Mare has prepared for your romantic vacations. While your luxury romantic suites wait for you, you can enjoy fresh cocktails served by our expert staff, and reflect on your freshly made memories of the island, not to mention planning your next day with the near infinite options on offer at the Alta Mare.

The world’s most famous balcony

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Santorini is a global attraction, a destination full of emotions and lifetime experiences. The island is famous for its glorious sunset, the breathtaking Caldera and the Aegean Sea view, as well as the culinary and oenological pleasures. This is an inspiring place where imagination and the freedom of emotions go hand by hand. In this island, you can find the most beautiful balcony in the whole world, the “Lycabettus Restaurant’s balcony”.

Andronis Luxury Suites hotel restaurant has offered dreamy moments to those who dine under the starry sky, enjoying an amazing view in a relaxed and stylish environment.

To support that it is not by chance counted among the most beautiful locations around the world, National Geographic Traveler, the most prestigious travel magazine worldwide for conveying its readers unparalleled vibrant experiences, hosted the Lycabettus Restaurant in its first two pages (issue, April 2017)

There is with no doubt that the kitchen of the award-winning restaurant prevails abundant imagination, as the chef caters masterly dishes inspired by Greek and international gourmet gastronomy. Very famous is also the annual Andronis Gastronomy Event (performing in all the Andronis gastronomy venues including Lycabettus Restaurant) as it hosts creations of renowned chefs from all over the world creating special charm nights. There is nothing else to expect despite the best dining experience accompanied by unparalleled service that reflects Andronis Exclusive group’s philosophy.

 

Santorini sunset: the perfect backdrop for yoga practice.

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The energetically charged environment of this island has laid out a powerful canvas for retreat and self-exploration. There is no arguing that Santorini is the epitome of beauty as it boasts a remarkably diverse landscape, ranging from the vertigo-inducing cliffs of the caldera to the moon-resembling labyrinths of Vlychada and everything in between. As for the other part of the equation, yoga practice is a gift to self while helping you align with who you really are. It builds awareness of your body, your feelings, the world around you, the needs of others.


The island’s volcanic history has given rise to its exquisite features and different types of beaches – black, red and white sand with sapphire, crystal clear waters, all but a short drive away. If you are feeling physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually stressed you will benefit from attending a private yoga session at any of Andronis Luxury Suites. Beyond any doubt, this exceptional atmosphere will help you live the concept of “oneness”.

It’s your choice to transform anything in your life and look better, feel younger. Yoga promotes energy and vitality. It helps you maintain a balanced metabolism, improve respiration while it promotes cardio and circulatory health. After a couple of times you will have created a toned, flexible and strong body.

Beauty is surely an element that allows for contemplation and it generously does so here. This is the main reason for yogis to choose this destination gem for holidays every year.

Yoga is dedicated to offer harmony in body, mind and spirit, promoting happiness and mental wellness. It relieves the pain and reduces stress, tension and anxiety. The incomparable beauty of Santorini encourages positive thoughts, openness, mindfulness and self-acceptance. Your private suite at Alta Mare by Andronis is the ideal spot for practicing. Enjoy the amazing caldera view and learn how to ease the mind so you can channel your energy where you want.

Santorini offers an oasis of tranquility to restore the balance of body and soul. This journey promises to reward all your senses and become calmer, more relaxed and able to handle stressful situations more effectively.