Need to know
Noon, but the hotel has a hospitality suite which can be used by guests who arrive early or check out late. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $973.74 (€872), excluding tax at 13.5 per cent.
Rates include a hot à la carte breakfast of tempting freshly-baked treats, meats, cheeses, traditional Greek offerings and strong coffee – even frothy chocolate milk. Guests must stay for a minimum of two nights.
If you're itching for a workout, the village's basketball court is just around the corner.
November to March inclusive.
At the hotel
Spa treatment room, steam room, Jacuzzi, book exchange, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: a bottle of Santorini wine, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, minibar with daily free bottled water, Apivita toiletries. Deluxe Suites also have a Nespresso machine and Bulgari bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All suites have outdoor terraces or balconies with memorable sea views but, if you don’t want to be overlooked by your neighbours, opt for the Senior or Superior suites, located on the hotel’s higher floors (204 has a private terrace and great views of Skaros Rock). Honeymoon Suites, with their private, recessed Jacuzzi and jaw-dropping caldera views, are perfect for canoodling couples; for all-out luxury, opt for a Pool Suite so you can bask in your own crystalline pool while admiring the sunset over the Aegean.
A crystal-clear shade of palest blue, the slim infinity pool has a bar and spectacular views of the caldera. Several of the suites have their own Jacuzzi or small pool; if you feel left out there's an extra Jacuzzi in the spa available for all guests, too. All are heated throughout the cooler months.
Astra's spa may be bijou, but its steam room, indoor Jacuzzi and treatment room will make short work of any lingering tensions and aches. Its exotic massages (eg 'cranial sacral balancing') from world-class experts are sure to turn the de-stress dial to max. For head-to-toe pampering, book an aromatherapy facial, a Thai massage and a pool-worthy pedicure. You can also book out the Jacuzzi and hole up in there with a bottle of champagne, fresh juices and snacks – oh, and your beloved, of course.
Leave the heels at home: elegant leather sandals (with a practical good grip) are de rigueur on Santorini's cliffsides.
Infused with honey and fragrant herbs grown in their own organic farms and apiaries, Apivita toiletries are quintessentially Greek and unashamedly indulgent.
Welcome. Under–6s stay free in their parents' bed; some suites can fit a baby cot for €15 a day. Extra beds (€100 a night) are available in some rooms. The hotel can arrange English-speaking babysitters (€20 an hour).