Santorini, GREECE, January 26, 2009 – One of the leading boutique properties in Santorini – one of the most popular Greek islands – is offering a spring special for the first time ever. From April 1 to 30, excluding the Greek Easter weekend, Astra is providing guests who stay for three nights, a fourth night free – a 25 percent savings off the regular rates. The “Savor Spring at Astra” package starts at about $987 for two persons and includes a traditional Greek breakfast of yoghurt and fruit, eggs, ham, cheese – served on the guest’s private balcony, a bottle of Santorini wine upon arrival, champagne and chocolates at sunset on the second day, daily maid service and all taxes – a savings of more than $330.

High up on a cliff overlooking the Aegean, offering a bird’s eye view of the 3,600-year-old caldera, Astra provides genuine Greek hospitality in a setting of simple elegance. Wildflower-filled paths and whitewashed staircases lead to the cozy reception area filled with books and artwork. The signature colors of the Cyclades are reflected in the sparkling infinity pool hanging 1000 feet above the turquoise sea and the roomy day beds draped in white linen. Consistently rated one of the top three on the island, this boutique hotel has a loyal following with guests returning year after year.

In April on the island of Santorini, it’s always sunny and the average temperatures hover around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. With the temperate weather and no summer crowds, visitors can relax in luxurious accommodations at a substantial savings.

Each of the 28 spacious suites and rooms are decorated in traditional island style with works by local artists. The complex has 16 domed-ceiling apartments and 12 luxurious suites – eight with private plunge pools or outdoor Jacuzzis. A day spa offers a full range of massages and facials. New last year, Astra’s restaurant serves delicious fresh fish and Santorinian specialties under the stars.

The peaceful village of Imerovigli sits at the highest point on the rim of the caldera. Quaint white-cube houses are carved into the rocky cliff or line narrow cobblestone streets. Astra looks directly across to the towering rock of Skaros, with ruins of a 13th century castle built during the Venetian occupation.

Astra’s special offer is good from April 1 to the 30, excluding the Greek Easter weekend of April 18 to 20 and depending on availability. The rate for a standard apartment is about $329, or €250 for two persons. The April rates for superior apartments, two-bedroom apartments and suites range from about $395, or €300 to $844, or €640. Free high-speed Internet access is in all rooms and suites.

Rates for the suites include: a bottle of premium Santorini wine and flowers upon arrival, full continental American breakfast on your balcony, twice-daily maid service, newspapers, bathrobes, slippers and additional luxury amenities. All rates based on single or double occupancy and taxes are included.

For more information about Astra Apartments and Suites, go to www.astra.gr. For reservations, email astra-ae@otenet.gr or call 011-30-2286-23641.