Staying at the Andronis Arcardia in Santorini • The Blonde Abroad


Staying at Andronis Arcadia in Santorini

During my most recent trip around Greece and the Mediterranean, staying in Oía on Santorini was my TOP priority! I have been wanting to visit since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants days…and I can imagine it might be the same for some of you!

Just like the Andronis Boutique Hotel that I stayed at, the Andronis Arcadia is located in Oía, and it’s just as pretty as postcards make it out to be.

Although it just opened this past June, there are some kinks the hotel needs to work out. That said, it’s a beautiful property comprised of nothing but suites, unforgettable views, and a fun party atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a taste of Mykonos while in Santorini—as in those cool party vibes—you’ll find that at Andronis Arcadia.

Here’s what it is like to stay at Andronis Arcadia!

Getting There

Getting to Santorini is pretty simple! You can either choose to fly directly into the airport (Santorini National Airport), or you can take a ferry if you decide to island-hop.

Once you arrive in Santorini, it’s about a 25-minute taxi ride to Oía, which costs about 55€ per vehicle. So just keep that in mind!

The hotel also provides airport transportation—so contact their concierge to arrange for this!

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About the Property

When most people think of Santorini, they think of crisp white buildings and incredible views. The Andronis is quite different and might have you feeling like you’re in Mykonos instead. The property definitely has more brown hues and an overall sort of desert vibe.

One draw is that you’re only about a 5-minute walk to those picturesque cliffs Oía is known for!

Andronis Arcadia aims to bring a fun pool area and live tropical house music to Santorini—drawing in a younger crowd. If you’re looking for a party in Santorini, this might be the ideal place for you!

Santorini Walking Tour

If you’re looking to explore Santorini like a local, I highly suggest taking a walking tour through the villages. You get to explore hidden gems that many don’t know about, walk along ancient cobblestone streets, and take in every ounce of scenery that Santorini has to offer.

Helicopter Flight

Taking a helicopter tour lets you see Greece from a whole new point of view. Fly over famous islands like Mykonos, Crete, and Rhodes, and the fascinating capital of Athens for a once in a lifetime experience.

Photo Safari

If you’ve been following my blog or Instagram then you know that I am a big fan of photo safaris. The semi-private photo tour lets you explore new spots of Santorini while improving your photography skills.

In My Opinion

Overall, it’s a very non-typical Santorini property. Social events by the pool are what this place aims to be known for, so if you’re looking for more of a party vibe and you want to meet others, you might just love this place!

Since the property had only been opened for a month, it’s understandable that they are still getting things up and running. I will say that customer service was unfortunately subpar… It seemed to me that the staff (aside from those working at the spa) was a little too cool, and not attentive at all.

However, their goal is to improve as much as possible in the coming weeks and get live music playing at sunset several times a month.

If you’re looking for the typical Oía experience whilst in Santorini, this place probably isn’t for you. But if you’re into more of a party scene and looking for a fun environment, it might be your cup of tea! Then again, if you’re looking for parties—you might just want to head to Mykonos.

Also, it’s probably better if you’re traveling in a group, rather than going here for a romantic holiday!

More Information

Hotel: Andronis Arcadia

Location: Oía, Santorini, Greece

Accommodation: Luxury

Price Range: $$$

 

Thank you to Andronis Arcadia for hosting me during my stay. As always, thoughts and opinions expressed here are entirely my own.





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