We have compiled for your benefit a list of all the essential information you could need when looking for hotels in Santorini. But also a presentation of the most popular locations for your stay on the island.

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On a quick note, we recommend that you start your research for hotels in the caldera villages of Oia, Imerovigli and Fira for amazing volcano & sunset views. For a seaside vacation, check out Kamari, Perivolos and Perissa.
You can also see the best locations on an illustrated map.

OUR SELECTION OF HOTELS IN SANTORINI

Use the filters to narrow your search by location, type and special recommendations (luxury hotels with private pools, with caldera and volcano views, with infity pools, villas, cave houses, by the beach and more).
Hotels we love are marked with a ❤.

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WHERE TO STAY? BEST HOTELS BY LOCATION

Suites of the gods in Megalochori

The amazing views from Suites of the Gods in Megalochori

Information about the best locations for hotels in Santorini.
You can also view the best locations on an illustrated map.

CALDERA VILLAGES

The caldera villages of Santorini are the most popular place to stay on the island.
They offer the widest variety in terms of accommodation facilities. Most hotels on the caldera are designed for luxurious accommodation and they offer fascinating sea and volcano views that you can admire from their private balconies. The best options in Santorini will certainly be found on the caldera.

Hotels in Oia

❤ Our recommendations:
Charisma SuitesCanaves Oia Luxury HotelAndronis Boutique HotelKatikies KiriniKatikies

Famous for its romantic sunset views, Oia is the most photogenic village in Santorini.
Oia attracts numerous visitors every day and it is one of the best places to stay in Santorini, since it has an authentic Cycladic aura. Its narrow alleys are full of whitewashed houses, blue-domed churches and windmills, making the landscape look as pretty as a postcard.
The village’s location on the caldera is ideal, allowing you to have excellent views of the sea and the volcano.
Oia also happens to be one of the liveliest places in Santorini at any time of the day and especially around dusk when hundreds of people gather to watch the sun setting above the Aegean Sea.
Strolling around the village, you will discover several little cafes, shops and restaurants.
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Hotels in Imerovigli

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace SantoriniAstra SuitesKatikies ChromataAenaon VillasHoneymoon PetraPegasus Suites

Built on one of the caldera’s highest points and overlooking the Aegean Sea, the village of Imerovigli guarantees breathtaking views of Santorini’s volcanic landscape.
Imerovigli is one of the most popular places to stay in Santorini and it is full of all kinds of accommodation facilities.
Most hotels have been constructed on the edge of the volcanic cliff, offering a unique experience of accommodation on the caldera to travellers from all around the world.
At Imerovigli, you will have the opportunity to admire the local architecture and everything that makes it so special, including little whitewashed cave houses, most of which function as hotels.
During a walk around the village, you will surely come across at least a few nice cafes and restaurants.
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Hotels in Fira, the capital

❤ Our recommendations:
Celestia GrandCosmopolitan suitesPorto Fira Suites

The picturesque town of Fira is the largest settlement in Santorini and also the island’s capital town.
The streets of Fira are always full of life and during a stroll in the center, you will find all kinds of tourist facilities, including shops, bars and restaurants.
Many Santorini villas, hotels with private pools, apartments and other accommodation facilities can be found in Fira, offering the opportunity to stay at a central place in Santorini.
Several of these facilities are located above the caldera’s cliffs, allowing you to enjoy a truly stunning view of the sea and the volcano.
Some of the island’s best landmarks can be found in Fira, such as museums, churches and galleries.
Fira is easy to reach by bus as the central station is located there. From there, you may take the bus to all other locations.
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BEACH RESORTS

Staying at a seafront location in Santorini is highly recommended so that you can easily access the beach at any time of your vacation.
The volcanic beaches of Santorini are one of a kind and finding a hotel near one of them is totally worth it!

Hotels in Kamari Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Tamarix del Mar SuitesNikki Beach Resort and SpaBelloniasAegean Plaza Hotel

At the seafront village of Kamari you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Santorini.
The grey-sand beach of Kamari has both organized and non-organized sections, offering all types of tourist facilities at a short walking distance from the seashore, including bars, cafes and restaurants with a nice atmosphere.
The village itself is full of shops and other kinds of facilities without being overcrowded, which makes it a great place to stay.
Several hotels, apartments, studios and other accommodation facilities can be found in the friendly neighborhoods of Kamari or just a few meters away from its beach, in a wonderful setting that will allow you to spend your days in Santorini relaxing on the beach.
Kamari is great for those who would rather avoid the crowded caldera villages.
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Hotels in Perissa Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Aqua BlueVeggera

The small settlement known as Perissa is situated right by one of the island’s best beaches.
The seemingly endless seashore of Perissa beach is covered with volcanic sand. The sea has clear blue waters and the beach is fully organized, with sunbeds and sun umbrellas you can rent.
Several restaurants, taverns, cafes and bars can be found along the coastline, only a few steps away from the sea.
Perissa is the perfect location to look for accommodation if you would like to have easy access to the beach during your stay in Santorini.
In the village you will discover various accommodation facilities, such as hotels, studios and villas. Different options are available to choose from depending on your budget and a short walk will be enough to reach the beach.
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Hotels in Perivolos Beach

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo MiramareMarillia Village

By choosing Perivolos for your accommodation in Santorini, you will have the chance to stay near one of the longest and liveliest beaches in Santorini.
The beach of Perivolos is famous for its black sand, which is a result of the island’s volcanic background.
Numerous beach facilities are available and the beach is organized for the most part, with sun umbrellas and sun loungers to rent.
Restaurants, taverns, bars and water sport facilities with a friendly atmosphere can be found in this area, while Perivolos is also full of resorts, including rooms and studios among other accommodation facilities.
Most of them are located at a short walking distance from the seashore and this location is just perfect for those who want to have a beachfront vacation in Santorini.
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MAP WITH BEST HOTELS BY LOCATION

Map with best hotels in Santorini

 

 

BEST HOTELS BY CATEGORY

Celestia Grand Hotel

Celestia Grand Hotel in Fira

Being one of the most popular destinations in Greece, Santorini has everything required to keep its visitors happy and the quality of hotels facilities and services is always taken seriously.
An increasing number of hotels have been emerging on one of the world’s most famous calderas and several options are currently available, especially for those who appreciate the traditional Cycladic design.
You will discover various kind of lodgings, for different budgets, with modern facilities and in many cases, luxurious features.
Below, you will find a short list of the main hotels' types one can find in Santorini.

LUXURY HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace Hotel (Imerovigli) • Katikies Chromata (Imerovigli) • Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Canaves Oia Suites and Spa (Oia) • Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel (Oia)

Santorini has become synonymous with a luxury vacation. The island possesses a very romantic atmosphere and the vast majority of hotels pursue offering lavish stays and posh, 5-star services. Some of them also offer spa services.
This is one of the reasons why honeymooners choose Santorini as their destination. Even if you are not that type of traveler, spending some extra money on your accommodation is strongly recommended when visiting Santorini. Pampering yourself with infinite sea views in a comfortable and relaxing environment is the best way to experience this one-of-a-kind volcanic island.
Most of the luxury hotels are located in the villages across the caldera (Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani) and are mainly small boutique hotels with no more than 10 suites. Most of the suites have terraces with splendid views of the Aegean sea and the volcano as well as private pools, jetted tubs, or jacuzzis.
An estimated price range for a luxury room begins from €400 and can reach a few thousand euros per day. It depends on the location, views, services, and private amenities such as swimming pools and jetted tubs.
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AFFORDABLE LUXURY HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Ilioperato (Imerovigli) • Xenones Filotera (Imerovigli) • Regina Mare (Imerovigli) • Agali House (Firostefani) • Athermi Suites (Megalochori)

Affordable luxury options can be located on the island, both in the caldera villages (Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani) as well as in the villages close to the beach.
Sometimes a luxury hotel offers some of its rooms at more approachable prices. The reason for that usually falls under categories of size (may be smaller than the other rooms), more simple and minimal amenities, or even because of a less privileged sea view.
Also, there are hotels on the island that prefer to focus exclusively on travelers wanting to experience a luxury lifestyle but at a more reasonable price. Those boutique hotels have almost the same characteristics as luxury hotels with small details, basically on private amenities, interior design, location, and services that slightly lower the price.
An estimated price range for affordable luxury accommodation is €220- €350 per night. Lastly, another factor that might affect pricing is the season.
Note also that accommodation during lower seasons such as spring and autumn is cheaper than in summer.

HONEYMOON SUITES

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace Hotel (Imerovigli) • Katikies (Oia) • Canaves Oia Suites and Spa (Oia) • Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Charisma Suites (Oia)

With its spectacular sunsets and picturesque landscape, the charming Santorini island is one of the top romantic destinations in Greece, ideal for romantic getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries and engagements!
Most hotels on the island offer suites that have been specifically designed to accommodate couples, with the best ones being located in Imerovigli and Oia. Such hotels combine great caldera views with excellent facilities, including private infinity pools, hot tubs, fine dining restaurants for candlelit dinners and other amazing features at the perfect setting. Many of these hotels also offer cave suites with a warm and minimal design for a unique experience of accommodation.
The majority of these hotels are luxurious, although booking soon enough increases the chances of finding more affordable options. In fact, early booking is a necessity, especially for honeymoons. If you are traveling during the high season, keep in mind that due to the huge demand, hotels should be booked around 9 months in advance, for reserving your dream accommodation in time. Last but not least, don’t forget to inform the hotel that you will be visiting on your honeymoon, so that they can take extra care of you!

VALUE FOR MONEY

❤ Our recommendations:
Casa Florina (Imerovigli) • Aqua Blue Hotel (Perissa) • Meli Meli Hotel (Imerovigli) • Dream Island (Fira) • Aria Lito (Fira)

Santorini has a number of hotels that even though they may not be in the lavish spectrum, also avoid being categorized as budget options. The aspect that mostly defines this category is that they lack that worldwide famous volcano and sea view or the 5-star services and top-notch private amenities.
A few of them are located in the caldera villages but do not possess the undisturbed sea views of other, more location-favored hotels. The vast majority of value-for-money hotels can easily be found farther away from the tourist crowds, in towns such as Pyrgos, Megalochori, or closer to the beaches of Kamari and Perissa. This key factor has kept their pricing on moderate levels. The hotels are in excellent condition, with lovely, comfortable rooms and ample outdoor spaces with a shared swimming pool. The setting is that of a cozy, more casual hotel that could also be spotted on other Greek islands.
The price range for these hotels is approximately €120- €220 per night.

BUDGET HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Costa Marina Villas (Fira) • Anna traditional apartments (Kamari) • Reverie (Firostefani) • Blue Bay villas (Kamari) • Nikolas Hotel (Karterados)

Although Santorini is not considered a cheap destination, compared to other Greek islands, it offers some budget accommodation options. You will need to make compromises regarding the location and sea views, but you will find nice and clean rooms to stay.
The interior decoration may be a bit oldy but if you just want a nice room to sleep and spend more time outdoors exploring the island instead, then an average budget hotel can perfectly fit your needs.
The price range for budget hotels ranges from €70 to €120 per night.
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BEACH RESORTS

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo Miramare Hotel (Perivolos) • Aqua Blue hotel (Perissa) • Anassa Hotel (Kamari) • Sea Sound White Katikies (Exomitis) • Bellonias villas (Kamari)

For the avid swimmer, the open sea is an indisputable part of their summertime. Especially when the crystal clear waters get combined with the rare lava sand on the seashore, we can’t blame you for desiring easy access to it!
There are a number of hotels nearby that grant you exactly that.
The beaches of Perissa and Kamari are the most famous and with the most developed tourist infrastructure, along with souvenir shops, beach bars, restaurants and grocery stores.
Many family hotels with swimming pools and comfortable amenities are located there making the place a paradise for a family with kids. Perissa and Kamari maintain a sweet balance between budget and luxurious lodging.
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VILLAS

❤ Our recommendations:
Villa Agrikoia (Oia) • Ducato Wine Villas (Megalochori) • Aloia Villas (Oia) • Aenaon villas (Imerovigli) • Hemera Villa (Akrotiri)

There are numerous villas built on the island in many locations. Some of them are parts of an upscale complex, while others are individual buildings.
Renting a villa is a good idea for those seeking privacy and luxury combined with a spacious environment. Since Santorini is a honeymoon-oriented destination, many room types are on the smaller side and can only efficiently accommodate couples.
Furthermore, it is very common for hotels to be adult-exclusive. This makes a villa an ideal option for big groups of friends.
In terms of price, although it might cost more than a room or suite for 2, it is really reasonable when you are travelling and splitting the expenses with more than 4 people in a group arrangement.
Most of the villas can accommodate a minimum of 4 individuals. The majority of villas on the island consist of a number of comfortable bedrooms, a sitting room that is usually separated from the dining room, a roomy kitchen, a swimming pool and a terrace. Occasionally they may be equipped with a serene garden and parking space. Most of them are two-storey buildings.
Depending on the location they can also be graced with beautiful sea views. Lastly, due to their considerable size, they are regarded as a fitting holiday option for travelers that want to spend time relaxing and dining at home.
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DESIGN-FOCUSED HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Kamini (Pyrgos) • Villa Santorini 520 (Oia) • Tholos Resort (Imerovigli) • Anemolia villa (Megalochori) • Heritage Villas (Megalochori)

If you are a design enthusiast, thrilled for places with a particular style to host your vacation, then Santorini should gain a place on your bucket list!
Here, you can find some of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture blending harmoniously with the volcanic origins of the island and the Aegean sea that surrounds it. The cubic-shaped whitewashed houses, along with the cave houses crafted in the cliffs place Santorini’s villages among the most interesting architectural regions in Europe.
The Cycladic building principles dictate white and simple lines, while strict laws preserve its traditional architecture and heritage.
In Santorini, you will encounter minimalism at its finest. Discrete modern touches from prestigious and acclaimed interior designers and architects underline the uniqueness of a setting and turn it into a masterpiece.
Most hotels in Santorini adhere to the Cycladic architecture principles. Some of them were old structures that got restored and repurposed into luxury hotels, while others were built from scratch.

HOTELS WITH INFINITY POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Grace Hotel (Imerovigli) • Pegasus suites and spa (Imerovigli) • Homeric poems (Firostefani) • Cosmopolitan suites (Fira)

Infinity pools are considered the modern signature structures of Santorini. They are parts of hotels and villas and are mostly located in the villages of the caldera: Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira.
The characteristic of these pools is that they create an illusion that they are on the same level as the sea. This optical trick derives from their architecture, being built at the edge of the cliff overlooking the Aegean sea. They are very photogenic and create a peaceful atmosphere.
Some hotels have larger pools than others or more compelling views.
We have created a selection of the best hotels with infinity pools in Santorini. It is strongly recommended to book a hotel with a swimming pool when visiting Santorini since the island is primarily known for its amazing sea views.
Hardly anything beats the feeling of serenity and freedom created by swimming in a private balcony-shaped pool and savoring a fine wine, while the phenomenal Santorini’s sunset takes place in front of you like a live work of art.

HOTELS WITH PRIVATE POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli) • Andronis Boutique (Oia) • Cocoon suites (Oia) • Canaves Oia suites (Oia) • Divine Cave Experience (Imerovigli)

Known as one of the top luxury destinations in Greece, Santorini is full of hotels that offer excellent facilities for the best accommodation experience! One of the signature features to find in Santorini’s hotels are their pools, which come in different forms and shapes and may be shared or in many cases, private. The most popular pool styles include infinity pools that seem to merge into the sea for a view with no boundaries and cave pools with a design inspired by cave house architecture and the island’s volcanic landscape, as well as outdoor hot tubs that overlook the sea. Below, you will discover a selection of Santorini’s best hotels that stand out for their amazing pools!

HOTELS WITH CAVE POOLS

❤ Our recommendations:
Pegasus suites and spa (Imerovigli) • Sun Rocks (Firostefani) • Dana villas (Firostefani) • Fanari villas (Oia)

In the last few years, this novelty has bloomed in Santorini and continues to attract thousands of travellers every summer; and justifiably so.
This new design trend on the island is very popular among honeymooners, travel bloggers, and Instagrammers are known as cave pools.
These types of pools are mostly located in the caldera villages such as Oia, Imerovigli, and Fira. Part of them is crafted in the cliff creating an atmosphere of a cave-built-in pool and part of them is outdoors overlooking the famous caldera.
It is a very photogenic and aesthetically satisfying structure, adding a refreshing and completely unique feature of accommodation in Santorini. Many yogis and meditation gurus have chosen them as a wellness-enhancing resort.
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FAMILY HOTELS

❤ Our recommendations:
Santo Miramare (Perivolos) • Bellonias villas (Kamari) • Almiriki beach villa (Monolithos) • Veggera hotel (Perissa)

Although Santorini is not one of the most popular family destinations in Greece, this has not prevented many couples from traveling along with their kids and experiencing this volcanic island rich in history and sea activities.
Most of the hotels are specially designed for couples and honeymooners and some strictly accept only adults. In the most romantic parts of the island such as Oia and Imerovigli the number of hotels accepting to accommodate families is limited. So, if you want to travel with your family and stay at a hotel with the world-famous caldera and sunset view, it is strongly advisable to book your hotel early in advance.
More family options are found away from the caldera villages and closer to the beach and the eastern part of the island. Hotels are more spacious with large rooms and outdoor spaces with big swimming pools.
Furthermore, the beach is very close and is the perfect playground for children.
Lastly, a very common option for holiday with the kids on the island is renting a villa. It will provide you privacy and comfortable home to share quality and fun times with your loved ones.

 

 

SANTORINI, A HOTEL-ORIENTED DESTINATION

Hotels on the caldera of Santorini

Caldera Hotels in Santorini

Reigning at the top destination charts worldwide, Santorini in Greece is an incontestable choice for experiencing the very essence of Greek summer.
Combining the centuries-old Cycladic traditions & architecture with luxurious aesthetics and brimming with romantic atmosphere, it is no wonder why so many travellers return to relive their summer memories.
Hotels in Santorini are among the most lavish and fancy in the Cyclades; an excellent destination for honeymooners and couples.

The island is a hotel-oriented holiday destination. This means that accommodation holds a significant role in your overall experience of the island.
Booking the lodging that is closest to your personal taste ensures a much more pleasant stay.

Santorini is a special place and although we connect islands primarily with open water swimming and sandy beaches, this beauty offers breathtaking views unlike any other of her Cycladic sisters.
What better way to take in an exquisite seascape than from the comfort of your own private space? Hard to surpass.
Offering a wide selection of boutique hotels, luxury suites, and villas with swimming pool situated in different villages and towns, you can choose a lively nightlife or a relaxing tranquil place for your family.

It is important to mention that accommodation is high-priced compared to other Greek islands, and daily expenses can compare to that of big European cities; all in all, it will be money well spent.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

When should I book my hotel?

Santorini is the most popular Greek destination and hotels sell out quickly. It is highly recommended booking your accommodation at least 5 months in advance. If you decide to travel during high season, you are advised to book your hotel as soon as February.

Where can I book my hotel?

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Is there another way to make a hotel reservation?

You can contact the hotel by phone or mail. In some cases, you might find some cheaper rates but it is not recommended.

Will I find last minute accommodation?

It is highly unlikely to find last-minute accommodation during high season.

How many days should I book?

Santorini is not a huge island and things to do are very specific. Also, there are not many beaches to spend your day by the sea so 3-4 days are considered a good amount of time to spend on the island.

What types of accommodation are found in Santorini?

Santorini has mainly small luxury hotels, boutique hotels, villas, and suites. There are also some rooms to let and bnbs on the island that are considered a relatively cheaper option.
View our selected accommodation by type: Hotels, Villas, Apartments, Traditional Houses, Honeymoon Suites, Rooms, Studios, Suites.

Is accommodation expensive?

Yes, Santorini pursues a luxury lifestyle so accommodation is expensive. Nevertheless, except for the popular luxury hotels, there are some budget hotels as well as affordable luxury and value for money options too.

Where are the most luxurious villas and hotels located?

The Caldera villages (Oia, Imerovigli, Fira, Firostefani) is mainly where the most luxury hotels are located. The parts with better sea and volcano views in these villages are the most privileged locations and where some of the most expensive hotels are found.

How much does accommodation cost?

Depends on the type and location of the accommodation. Luxury resorts and villas can cost from 500-1000 euros/per night during high season, especially the ones that offer private pools or a plunge pool on a private terrace. Budget options cost from 70-120 euros/per night whereas, affordable luxury accommodation is around 300 euros/per night. Discover our selection with the best luxury hotels.

Where is the best place to stay if you are travelling on a budget?

You can find cheap accommodation options if you compromise with the location and the sea view. The villages of Pyrgos, Perissa, Fira, and Kamari are where budget hotels are found.
Discover more tips in our article Visit Santorini on a budget. Discover also our selection with the best budget hotels.

Is Santorini a family/kids friendly destination?

Santorini is a honeymoon/couples oriented destination. Many Hotels are adult only and many room types are frequently only for two persons. But this has not prevented many families from paying a visit to this marvelous island. We have made a selection of the best family/kids friendly hotels on the island.

Which is the best location to stay for easy and quick access to the beach?

The beaches in Santorini are natural and raw, adorned with black or red lava sand. They are not considered as the most popular of the Greek islands but they are certainly clean and worth visiting. The beach and village of Perissa and Kamari are two very good options if you want to seek accommodation by the beach. Discover our selection with the best beach hotels.

 

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