Q&A With Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel
Find out what this Santorini hotspot has to offer for your unforgettable wedding party in the heart of the gorgeous Kamari village...
Situated on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, one of the most spectacular locations in the world, in the heart of Kamari village, famous for its astonishing black-sand beach, deep-blue water, unique archaeological and historical heritage as well as lively nightlife and dining scene.
Afroditi Venus Beach Resort offers a variety of distinctive guestrooms and authentic hospitality. The resort’s rooms and suites feature a blend between traditional Greek décor and modern beauty with private balconies, relaxing pools, tranquil gardens and a serene spa. You’ll encounter a seemingly endless variety of activities to enjoy during your stay, whether you prefer long days on our beach, or greeting the morning with a swim in our outdoor pools or savoring traditional Greek cuisine and wines at our inviting restaurants. When relaxation is in order, soothing sauna and pampering treatments at the Spa are ready to rejuvenate you.
Afroditi Venus Suites Resort in Kamari beach of Santorini island
Tell us a bit about where you’re based? Is it easy to reach?
The hotel is based in the centre of Kamari, beautifully situated on the Greek island of Santorini and right on the beach. It is easily accessible by car and there is also a bus station 50 meters from the hotel. This is the perfect Cycladic hotel, the ideal destination for a romantic getaway.
What makes a wedding in Santorini one-of-a-kind?
Santorini has breathtaking views for weddings and offers a bright variety of activities and experiences that will not only make the wedding day special but the whole stay. Santorini has everything from history, unique wines, culinary experiences, beaches and stunning sceneries to fall in love with.
Do you offer certain packages in the hotel for wedding parties?
We offer set menus and drink packages in our seaside restaurant Mesogaia for a pre-wedding rehearsal lunch or dinner or for a gathering before or after dinner.
Mesogaia can host up to 80 people.
We can also arrange tailor-made packages for the pool bar and spa area if guests so wish.
How early should a couple book the hotel to find availability?
The best is to book the rooms at least 1 year in advance in order to find the availability especially for bigger wedding parties and for specific room types if needed.
How many wedding parties stay in your hotel every year?
We host on average around 50 wedding parties a year in our hotel.
How is your hotel & spa different from others when it comes to weddings?
We offer the spa area for private use, and as a great space for the bride to get ready (for an extra charge). We have an outside area where everybody else can gather as the makeup artist and hairstylist are working inside to help the bride and bridesmaids get ready. We also serve snacks and drinks in this area to ensure the guests are having a relaxed time and enjoy the hours before the big moment to the fullest.
What other facilities does the hotel offer?
The hotel has a pool bar, a buffet restaurant and an á la Carte restaurant next to the sea and also has an annex wine bar, delicatessen shop and a gift shop.
Do you accept outside clients in the hotel?
We accept outside clients in our spa area and at our Mesogaia Restaurant on a daily basis, the only area you need permission to enter is the pool area.
When does the season start and when is the best time for a wedding?
The season starts at the end of April and ends at the end of October. The best season for weddings is from the middle of May till the end of June and after this from the beginning of September till the middle of October.
Do you have an in-house coordinator for weddings?
No, we don’t have an in house wedding coordinator since we do not offer a wedding venue in the hotel, but we are ideal for the accommodation needed for the wedding couple and their guests.
Do you have a honeymoon suite?
We have the Deluxe Double with outdoor Jacuzzi and sea view that is perfect for the wedding couple and for honeymooners.
What can a couple expect if they are staying with you as newlyweds?
If we have the information from the clients or the agency we always try to upgrade the wedding couple to the best room type available and offer prosecco with a fruit salad on their wedding day. If they are honeymooners, we offer wine and fruits and upgrade them where possible.
Which activities do you offer?
The hotel has a pool area, a beach and a Spa with no planned activities. We can arrange at reception different activities around the island if clients want.
Tell us a bit about your relaxing Aerno Spa?
The Spa offers a private outside area with sunbeds and an outdoor Jacuzzi pool and a Sauna. In the inside area, we have an indoor Jacuzzi and also a steam room that is included in the outside area. Then we have treatment rooms where we offer massages and our other services.
For a romantic dinner where should a couple go?
The best places for a romantic dinner is in Fira, Oia, Imerovigli or Pyrgos - a restaurant that is overlooking the caldera and the volcano, a stunning sunset spot.
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