Altana is a passion project.
Born out of love for the culture and the aesthetics the original structure represented. Restored out of admiration for the heritage of the old mansion. Kept alive, in reverence to the immense wealth of the island’s history. Designed in to reflect everything that is real and authentic about Santorini.
We carefully restored the mansion that houses Altana, collaborating with native craftsmen, using local materials. It’s artifacts – treasures of past centuries – lovingly repaired to revive a home; a private family retreat. And as such, to this day Altana purposely maintains the feel of a private residence.
We devotedly preserved every original architectural rarity, every archway, every terrace, alcove, stairway and corner, every antique and piece of artwork and combined them with the highest quality materials, hand-woven fabrics and modern amenities, transforming a historical structure into a dreamy holiday retreat.
Our deeply personal hospitality philosophy consists of values inherently connected to the wonderful peculiarities of this volcanic islands’ 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 personally tailored hospitality service.
In appreciation of the Santorinian heritage, we have created a space that exuberates tranquillity and elegant luxury, through sustaining a link to the past and the rediscovery of Cycladic simplicity.