In Santorini there is no shortage of beautiful places to stay, but Astra Apartments and Suites has unfair advantages. Its dramatic cliffside setting overlooks a sleeping volcano, and it has down-to-the-last-detail manager George Karayiannis at the helm. Ask George to arrange a sailing trip to the volcano, horseback riding, a private winery tour or a private tour with an archeologist to the Akrotiri excavations. Or-like a celebrity guest recently did – indulge in a whim: Order 2,000 roses for your suite. Greece’s answer to Madonna, Anna Vissi, stays often. The property has 16 apartments and six suites, and we recommend the 753-square-foot Deluxe Astra Pool Suite, a one-bedroom art-filled suite with its own kitchenette, reading nook and veranda with private infinity pool featuring a perfect view of the Aegean sunset.