Altana Heritage Suites is a monument of Santorini Architecture and a revived Mansion of the 1700s.
This charming boutique hotel brings centuries-old style, history and hospitality luxuriously to life at the highest point of Santorini’s breathtaking volcanic Caldera, in Imerovigli.
The restoration project of a Traditional Mansion owned by a family of generations of Captains that began in 1979, established Altana Hotel in 1983 as the first high standard guest house in the area of Imerovigli and certainly among the first on the Santorinian Caldera.
The idea of Altana was born and was further developed into the unique hospitality experience we offer today, out of sheer passion for the culture and aesthetics the property represented, which in turn reflected everything that is real and authentic about the island of Santorini and the immense wealth of its history.
The property that houses the Altana Heritage Suites has been carefully and painstakingly restored using native materials; its artifacts, treasures of past centuries, have been lovingly repaired to revive a home; a private family retreat. And as such, to this day, the property purposely maintains the feel of a private residence.
Every original architectural rarity, every archway, every terrace, alcove, stairway and corner, every antique and artwork have all been devotedly preserved and combined with the latest technology, highest quality materials, hand-woven fabrics and modern amenities, transforming a dreamy space into a unique hospitality experience.
The historical building dating back over two centuries, between 1779 and 1883 has been preserved, restored and renovated to meet the highest standards of modern luxury. The 3 apartments and 6 suites at Altana, each unique, blend traditional local architecture and aesthetics with modern amenities that tastefully cater for any true traveler’s comfort.
A unique sensitivity to detail and restored original objects revive the simple elegance of tradition, and pay homage to the history of the mansion. A deeply personal service philosophy offers a unique hospitality experience in a setting surrounded by an endless horizon of blue in a bird’s eye view of the Santorinian Caldera, the Volcano, and the whole of the Southern Aegean Sea and neighbouring islands.
Our deeply personal hospitality philosophy consists of values inherently connected to the wonderful peculiarities of this volcanic island’s long history, traditions, culture, architecture, nature, agriculture, food and its native people.
Our drive is to immerse our guests into a unique experience of discovery by sharing our passion for Santorini, while providing a hands-on, personal and discreet hospitality service.
In admiration of the Santorinian heritage, we have created a space that exuberates tranquility and elegant luxury while sustaining a link to the past and the rediscovery of simplicity.
We have extended our activities to embrace wine, gastronomy and agriculture with the Altana volcanic farm. By growing our own fruit, beans & vegetables and incorporating the process into our hospitality services we continue to draw the connection between Altana and our passion for discovery, natural conservation, eco-friendly travelling and hospitality.
We have no TV’s at the Altana Heritage Suites, nothing that distracts from the stillness and the dramatic beauty of the landscape at the volcanic caldera’s highest point.
Altana Heritage Suites is a place to relax, to rest and recharge, to take in the matchless views, to marvel at the pure beauty of the Santorinian landscape. A place to read, converse, breathe, feel and celebrate life; a place to escape from what we know into something new, to travel into a new world and truly embrace the journey.
At Altana Heritage Suites and our recent launch of our Altana Cliffside Villas, we have created a setting where serenity is palpable and the connection between heritage and modernity is seamless. A plane where personal care and attention to detail makes all the difference. A hub where character meets spirit and soul transforms creativity into perfection.
By staying true to the roots of Santorinian tradition and infusing with it a world class hospitality service, we are proud that the Altana Hospitality brand has been described as ‘an Essentially Greek, Particularly Santorinian and at the same time a Truly Cosmopolitan experience’.
Take a dive under the sun in the highest swimming pool on the island and feel free against the sea breeze. Lose your breath to the vibrant sunrises and mystical sunsets from your private veranda. Relax in your suite’s private Jacuzzi pool or rejuvenate your mind and body with a plethora of massage, yoga, chi-kung and beauty treatments. Enjoy homemade breakfast till noon or experiment with local homemade delicacies, sweets and wine-tasting at ‘Kafeneion’, our preserved cavehouse bar and bistro.
Sample the depth of local gastronomy with our cooking lessons, gourmet degustation & private candle-lit dinner experiences, which incorporate our own organically grown produce straight from the volcanic soil of the Altana farm.
Savour the atmosphere of relaxation and discovery that will inspire some of the most romantic and exciting moments of your life.
Dive into the magic of something old and discover something new…welcome to Altana, let us immerse you into the magic of Santorini.