Andronis Arcadia Hotel (Santorini, Greece)


Wednesday newsletters all the time function a resort or flight evaluate.

Final July, I loved a terrific vacation on the Greek islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Ios (Cyclades). You may learn my journey reviews right here:


In the present day: Evaluate of Andronis Arcadia Lodge (Santorini, Greece)

Arcadia Lodge is the most recent addition to the Andronis household of five-star inns, villas and honeymoon retreats on the idyllic island of Santorini. Named after the legendary house of the god Pan, Arcadia was a spot of pure concord and pastoral enchantment. This earthly Arcadia is situated on the perimeter of picturesque Oia, a simple stroll from the village centre, however far sufficient away to make sure peace and privateness. Each suite has its personal pool, located to seize the magical views in direction of the Aegean sea and the island’s unforgettable sunsets. Amenities contains Santorini’s largest swimming pool, a superb wellness middle, and two acclaimed eating places.

Andronis Arcadia options in my high 10 record of one of the best luxurious inns in Santorini.

Have you ever ever stayed at Andronis Arcadia Lodge? If that’s the case, what was your expertise? Go away a remark.

On this evaluate (extra data and pictures beneath my YouTube video & slideshow):


PROS & THINGS I LIKE
  • Andronis Arcaida calls Greece’s most scenic island – Santorini – its house. Santorini got here into existence on account of intensive volcanic eruptions inflicting the collapse of a mega volcano’s central half, hereby creating a big crater (caldera). The spectacular island gives guests magnificent landscapes with blue domed chapels and whitewashed homes perched on black volcanic cliffs, all set towards the backdrop of the attractive shimmering Aegean waters. Santorini is probably the most wanted place for a romantic getaway in Greece, and likewise enjoys a rising popularity as a marriage vacation spot for {couples} from everywhere in the world.
  • Andronis Arcaida is situated off the charts in a quiet space on the outskirts of Santorini’s loveliest village Oia. From the 5-star property, it’s a ten minute uphill stroll to the middle of Oia village, the place you discover picturesque alleys, energetic eating places & bars, dozens of memento outlets, and breathtaking caldera views. The resort can also be inside strolling distance of the small and tranquil seaside of Katharos. The airport is half-hour and the ferry port about 40 minutes by automotive, with complimentary pick-up and drop-off service supplied to all visitors. The traditional archaeological web site of Akrotiri – Santorini’s reply to Pompeii – is about 40 minutes away by automotive.
  • Designed by the Greek agency Kapsimalis Architects, Andronis Arcadia’s minimalist whitewashed pavilions mimics the cuboid strains of a standard Cycladic village, albeit in a strikingly modern trend. The property’s exterior closely makes use of stones, drawing on the colours and textures of Santorini’s volcanic crater and its lava. The resort’s rustic and earthly-luxe interiors deliver components of nature indoors, from the succulents and crops to native wooden and supplies. The Greek solid cement coating approach used all through creates a minimalistic look and is softened with domestically made picket furnishings and a soothing impartial coloration palette.
  • Andronis Arcadia tumbles down a delicate slope going through the ocean. On high of the hill – close to the resort entrance – is a polished-concrete block pavilion, which homes the fashionable reception space. On the backside is the resort’s foremost communal space, which options two eating places and the resort’s magnificent infinity pool. The latter is the most important swimming pool on Santorini and boasts unimaginable panoramic views of the Aegean Sea in direction of the islands of Ios and Sikinos. Lined by stylish sunbeds and that includes a sunken bar, the whole pool space comes alive within the late afternoon on the tunes of the home DJ, with the fashionable vibe increase because the solar units.
  • The resort has 53 suites of six classes together with Eden Villa, the most important villa on the island full with six bedrooms over three flooring, plus its personal spa, health centre, personal chef and two swimming pools. The suite interiors have geometrical-style design alongside sq. recesses on the partitions, and pure materials all through together with linen to present the last word sense of sunshine and house. Throughout my vacation, I stayed in a two bed room, two story villa, with every ground that includes a bed room, ensuite toilet, and a comfy residing space. The villa’s spotlight was a west going through terrace with small plunge pool, which supplied a powerful view of Santorini’s well-known sundown.
  • Andronis Arcadia is house to two wonderful eating places:
    • Signature restaurant Opson is spearheaded by Chef Stefanos Kolimadis and showcases dishes impressed by the tastes and components of classical Greece by way of a a number of course tasting menu developed in session with a classical scholar.
    • The resort’s all-day eating venue – Pacman Sundown Restaurant – is situated alongside the principle pool and serves wonderful Mediterranean seafood, native dishes with components grown within the Andronis gardens, in addition to Japanese delicacies. The à la carte breakfast can also be served right here, with loads of dishes to select from.
  • Evexia Spa is Andronis Arcadia’s spa & wellness middle, developed in partnership with founding father of luxurious skincare model ila, Denise Leicester, and Dr Zulia Frost, who pioneered the non-invasive hair profiling check. The largest spa on Santorini, Evexia is situated within the decrease a part of the resort and has has 5 therapy rooms with the choice for in-suite therapies. A signature therapy of the wellness middle is the ‘Water Path’ that takes place within the exterior space of the spa with panoramic view over the island, permitting visitors to benefit from the majestic sundown of Santorini whereas they expertise cryotherapy. Cryo bandages and Walks within the Kneipp swimming pools supply the therapeutic results of a cold and warm remedy. Evexia Spa can also be house to a big health room.
  • Andronis Arcadia is the most recent addition to the Andronis Unique household of five-star inns on the idyllic island of Santorini. The Andronis firm is owned by Miltiadis​ Andronis, a Greek resort magnate who started his profession as a hairdresser in Athens. In the present day, the Andronis group owns and manages two inns within the Greek capital and 6 retreats on Santorini. The latter embrace Andronis Luxurious Suites, Andronis Boutique Lodge, Alte Mare by Andronis, Andronis Idea, and Andronis Honeymoon. Every Andronis property is impressed and knowledgeable by the panorama and the tradition it resides inside. Guided by the Greek time period “Philoxenia”, the Andronis workers are keen about creating moments and reminiscences that resonate lengthy after they’ve handed.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW
  • Since Andronis Arcadia will not be situated on the volcanic rim, the property doesn’t have views of the Santorini’s well-known caldera. The resort gives a special sort of expertise on the island, with a quiet setting and superb sundown views. It’s solely a ten min stroll to Oia middle, the place the caldera will be admired in all its pure splendor. If a room with a caldera view is a should, I like to recommend staying at one in every of Andronis Arcadia’s sister properties: Andronis Boutique Lodge or Andronis Luxurious Suites.
  • Once you select to remain in one of many two bed room villas (as I did), it’s necessary to emphasise that the villa’s second bed room on the decrease ground doesn’t have a window nor pure gentle (the main bedroom on the higher ground feels much more superior attributable to its measurement and huge home windows). This setting is perhaps okay when the villas occupants are a household (dad and mom with their youngsters) however this isn’t so superb when the villa can be shared by two {couples}.
  • Landscaping across the resort feels a bit sparse, particularly across the walkway that tumbles down from the reception pavilion to the eating places (with a big parking zone one one facet) and round the principle pool space (with a barren discipline in entrance of the pool). The property has plans although to broaden within the close to future (and double its room stock), so chances are high that resort’s landscaping will really feel extra subtle and arranged when the resort is absolutely completed.
  • A five-star resort that caters to households is a rarity on the island of Santorini, particularly in Oia, however Andronis Arcadia is the exception to the rule. The resort’s multi-bedroom villas are good for households, the property is full of kid-friendly actions, plus there’s an infinite infinity pool overlooking the Aegean. Whereas that is nice information for households in fact, it additionally implies that the resort won’t really feel as romantic nor intimate as a few of Oia’s different inns, though honeymooners and {couples} may even really feel at house right here since all villas include a personal pool.

MY VERDICT
  • Location: 8/10
  • Design: 8/10
  • Pool: 9/10
  • Rooms: 8/10
  • Meals: 9/10
  • Breakfast: 9/10
  • Spa: 8/10
  • Service: 8/10
  • Worth for cash: 8/10
  • General expertise: superb 8,5/10

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

One of the best time to go to Santorini is spring and fall when the climate’s heat and the crowds are few. Like the entire Cyclades, Santorini welcomes probably the most guests through the summer season, so that you’ll have to make your reservations at the very least two months prematurely to journey then.


HOW TO GET THERE

Arcadia Andronis Lodge is a 30 minute drive from Santorini (Thira) Nationwide Airport, which is served by most European charters and a few full-service and low-cost airways in vacationer season (click on right here for a direct hyperlink to their web sites).


PHOTOS

Beneath is a number of my pictures of Andronis Arcadia Lodge Santorini. To view extra resort pictures (together with meals), click on right here.

HOTEL ENTRANCE
HOTEL ENTRANCE
RECEPTION PAVILION
RECEPTION PAVILION
RECEPTION PAVILION
WALKWAY TO VILLAS
RESORT GROUNDS
RESORT GROUNDS
RESORT GROUNDS
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: UPPER FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: UPPER FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: UPPER FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: LOWER FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: LOWER FLOOR
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: TERRACE
TWO BEDROOM VILLA: TERRACE
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
POOL DECK
PACMAN SUNSET RESTAURANT
PACMAN SUNSET RESTAURANT
SPA
SPA
SPA
GYM
ANDRONIS ARCADIA AT SUNSET

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