My husband and I stayed here on our honeymoon for 8 nights in May 2010. When we first started looking into Santorini for our honeymoon, we found this place on TripAdvisor (rated #1). After reading the reviews and seeing the pictures, we had to make this our choice and we are so glad we did!
We booked almost a year in advance to ensure we would be able to get the Junior Suite for 8 nights (the place books up fast but most people "island hop" and only stay 3 or 4 nights).
From the moment we arrived, the hospitality was superb! We even got on an earlier flight, and we called Despina upon arriving to Santorini, and she had someone come pick us up from the airport immediately. Despina and her team are like no other!!!! They truly cater to your every need and make you feel like this is your home. From the welcoming water and towels, the welcoming tour with breathtaking views, friendly and informative suggestions for each day of your stay, and a Greek "word of the day," we have never and don't think we will ever meet such a caring staff.
Anastasis has the feeing of a quaint bed and breakfast where you are still allowed your privacy and relaxation. This hotel is not for typical night life lovers or partygoers. We knew what we wanted out of our honeymoon: peace, quiet, relaxation, exploration, romantic dinners, and wine - and this was the perfect fit!! If you are looking for a loud hotel with lots of nightlife/partying and lots of guests - this is not for you. Anastasis only accomodates about 8 or so couples at a time. It is the quintessential place for newlyweds who just want to relax after the stress of a wedding and enjoy each other peacefully and romantically.
Despina and her team will map everything out for you (if you want her to), so it's not necessary to really plan ahead. We researched various things, but trusted their expert opinion on the best places to eat and see and we couldn't be happier with our choices.
Anastasis is set right in the middle between the two most famous parts of the island - Fira and Oia. Both were easy to get to from the hotel. Fira was a great walk and Oia could be easily reached by bus. There are also local taverns Despina will recommend for dinner (after you enjoy the sunset view with your own wine on the balcony of course). I will say to DEFINITELY take up their suggestion for a sunset cruise which they can book for you - and Ted's Santorini Sailing is the BEST (food, staff, views were also amazing)!!
Despina's team were more than catering: running up to you with glasses of cold water after your day of sightseeing, calling before ever bringing up breakfast or room service to make sure you are ready for it, providing fresh towels and water by the pool, offering rides to the local tavern or supermarket, making sure you have everything you need, and that you are enjoying your stay. They truly felt like our family when we were there.
We promised we would return in 5years and we hope we can keep that promise! If (and hopefully when) we return to Santorini, we will only stay at Anastasis again. As frequent travelers, we both agreed this is the best place we have visited so far and this is the first review I have ever written.
YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY WITH ANASTASIS AS YOUR CHOICE!!!!
We love you Despina & everyone on the Anastasis team!!
- Also Known As:
- Anastasis Apartments Imerovigli
- Anastasis Apartments Hotel Imerovigli
- Anastasis Apartments Santorini/Imerovigli