Santorini, the stunning Greek island in the Aegean Sea, is renowned for its picturesque sunsets, vibrant blue-domed churches, and breathtaking caldera views. When planning a trip to this paradise, choosing the perfect place to stay is crucial.
Whether you prefer the iconic views of Oia, the vibrant atmosphere of Fira, or the tranquility of Imerovigli, Santorini offers a range of options to suit every traveler’s taste. From luxury cave hotels to charming boutique suites, here are the top 20 best Santorini hotels for your unforgettable vacation.
Check out our other round-ups for the Best Places to See in Barcelona.
If you’re looking for a romantic resort in Kamari, look no further than Santorini Kastelli Resort. It’s only 2 minutes walk from the beach of Kamari. Surrounded by fragrant gardens and lush lawns, this 5-star resort offers two swimming pools, a spa, and a poolside bar restaurant.
Each with cheerful décor, the elegant rooms open to terraces or balconies with a view to the lush gardens or the main pool. Guests may enjoy lunch, cocktails, or dinner at the poolside restaurant.
Nestled in the hillside, the Secret View Hotel provides a luxury base for exploring Santorini’s breathtaking sights.
It embraces minimalist lines that connect seamlessly with the surroundings, thus skillfully encapsulating the island’s enchanting dynamism. The swimming pool is a natural extension of the sea and the horizon in the distance, making Secret View an unsurpassed hotel in Santorini with a sunset view.
Astro Palace Suites & Spa is a synonym for a shining star combining the radiance of elegant design with the traditional Cycladic architecture using colors of the earth blending harmoniously with the surrounding natural habitat.
A room at Astro Palace impresses with comfort and a liberating sense of space, reflecting an elegant and sophisticated style. Unobstructed views from every aspect of the hotel allow you to gaze out at the horizon marveling at the Aegean Sea.
Rocabella Santorini was born out of Santorini’s whitest whites and bluest blues, a peaceful retreat for travelers who seek a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Meaning ‘beautiful rock,’ this resort is located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, a slice of heaven where you can enjoy the best sizzling sunset story of your life. The hotel’s privileged location, just far enough away from the bustle of the city, yet strategically positioned within easy reach of the capital, Fira, and the dreamlike village of Oia, makes it ideal for every type of traveler.
Zorbas Hotel is located in the middle of the island, which offers you the advantage of moving easily and quickly to any area. It is located 1.5 km from the port in the direction of Fira, 2 km from the picturesque village of Pyrgos, 1.5 km from the town of Mechalochori, 4 km from the airport, 5 km from the nearest beach Perivolos and just 200 meters from Caldera. Additionally, the bus stop is right in front of the hotel.
Milos Villas Hotel is located in a very quiet area, although it is only 800 meters away from the center of Fira. The 4-star hotel offers warm and welcoming accommodations overlooking the Aegean Sea. It’s an excellent choice for travelers visiting Fira, offering a family-friendly environment and many helpful amenities to enhance your stay.
Apanemo Hotel is located in the Akrotiri area of Santorini. Its stunning location offers a unique view of the caldera, the volcano, but also amphitheatrically throughout the entire island of Santorini. Each room is tastefully decorated according to the traditional architecture of Santorini and has a private balcony with spectacular views, ensuring a peaceful and comfortable stay.
The warm and friendly atmosphere ensures hospitality that will remain unforgettable.
Enjoy the most beautiful sunsets and the endless blue of the Aegean that magnetize and seduce every visitor. The incomparable beauty of Santorini and the serenity of Sole d’oro Luxury Suites create a magical atmosphere, combining nobility and excellent quality services. Each suite has a private jacuzzi for unceasing moments of tranquility and a terrace with incredible views that take your breath away.
The Aeifos Boutique Hotel is a 5 Star Hotel built in the picturesque village of Imerovigli, with panoramic views of the breathtaking Volcano, the famous Caldera- cliffs, and the Aegean Sea. The hotel consists of rooms with outdoor Jacuzzi bathtubs, sharing plunge pools or verandas.
The hotel’s swimming pool patio is ideal for cocktails, mouthwatering dishes, and drinks during the day while enjoying the same magnificent views from the water or your sun bed.
Representing the absolute luxury haven in charismatic Santorini, the brand-new complex of Oyster Luxury Suites is vivaciously established on the east side of romantic Imerovigli. These splendid private cave suites symbolize the heyday of island-style living, creating a serene ambiance of modern elegance.
Encompassed by the emblematic olive trees, Oyster Luxury Suites display a poolside wonderland in their heart and behold the poetic sunrise of Santorini and the vibrant views of the Aegean Sea.
Cavo Bianco Resort combines beauty with pleasure, breathtaking surroundings with exceptional facilities, high-class accommodations, and impeccable service. Cavo Bianco Resort is the perfect place for you if you wish for luxurious holidays in an elegant, stylish environment with a traditional touch!
Art Maisons Hotels comprises two luxury properties: Aspaki Exclusive Hotel and Oia Castle Luxury Suites. Due to its unique location on the Caldera, right in the heart of Oia, Aspaki offers the best panoramic views of the Aegean sea, volcano, and the entire village of Oia, with the famous blue domed churches, all the while ensuring privacy and tranquility to its guests.
A common, heated pool and bar/restaurant are also available here for guests of both properties to enjoy! Oia Castle Luxury Suites is located just under the old Venetian castle of Oia, famous for being the best location to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. The suites and villa provide a minimal, yet luxurious feel, each with its private pool and/or private jacuzzi, along with a private terrace offering direct sunset views, as well as views of the Caldera, Aegean Sea, and the also famous windmills of Oia.
Conveniently located in the heart of Fira Town, just meters from the Caldera, the Cycladic-style Kalisti Hotel & Suites features modern facilities with deluxe services. Set amidst a 2,500m² garden, the modern hotel offers a pool with a sun-lounger terrace and an outdoor hot tub. The elegantly decorated rooms and suites at Kalisti offer views of the sea, garden, or pool and come with free WiFi and satellite TV.
Graciously located on the southeastern coast of Santorini, Blue Sea Hotel is a haven of relaxation, steeped in the cozy atmosphere of its magnificent setting. Just a stone’s throw from the superb Kamari beach, this hotel encompasses the waterfront’s charm. Destined to be forged by the fierce volcanic powers, Kamari Beach’s idyllic stretches of sand showcase intriguing black hues.
Traditional architecture and contemporary comfort came together, creating this iconic all-suite boutique hotel, located on the fierce cliffs of the historic old city of Oia. If you are looking for the perfect setting of Santorini’s Caldera and Volcano blending in with the blue waters of the Aegean, look no further and get ready to be seduced. At Ducato Di Oia, you can enjoy a luxurious stay, full of tranquillity and Cycladic vibes.
Nestled in the historic town of Fira, Katikies Garden is an enchanting holiday retreat, effervescing with the legendary of its home island’s past, and the luxuries of its present. With a bespoke collection of 40 suites, and beguiling wellness and leisure offerings, Katikies Garden is distinguished amongst five-star luxury hotels in Santorini for its experiential nature.
Hotel guests surrender their senses in an alluring ambiance with flourishing alleys, fountains, and blooming gardens. All rooms include a private bathroom, while certain rooms offer a balcony, and others also have a sea view.
Mystique is a stylish property consisting of 41 suites and villas built exactly on Oia’s most famous cliffs with dazzling views of clear blue crystalline waters towards the Volcano and the Aegean Caldera.
All accommodations are a wondrous exploration of driftwood, a free-spirited, natural material that harnesses the elegance of simplicity. All suites open onto sea-facing terraces with relaxing daybeds.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa is ideally placed for accessing many wonders of the island, Oia and Fira. Offering easy access to Santorini International Airport, Ancient Thera, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, this 5-star Santorini lifestyle beachfront resort features spectacular views over the Aegean Sea, overseeing a long enough beach with black-grey sand and crystal clear waters.
Tucked away within the medieval village of Megalochori, the enchanting Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, has evolved from a 400-year-old wine cellar into an authentic, Cycladic village retreat.
Surrounded by emerald vineyards, while embracing its unique cultural heritage, Vedema has graciously evolved into a luxurious resort, which consists of several villa complexes and cottage houses encapsulating the traditional style of Santorini.
Located on the cliffs of Caldera at Fira town, this boutique hotel offers all-suite accommodation with outdoor jacuzzis in some suites, a bar-restaurant in the hotel, spa facilities, an infinity heated pool, and private dining facilities.
Each suite is uniquely decorated and offers unlimited sea views of the caldera, the volcano, and the famous sunset. The heated infinity pool is a place to stay all day until sunset, offering majestic panoramic views and exquisite signature cocktails at the pool bar inside the pool.
The 4-star Santorini Palace is centrally located in Fira, Santorini’s capital, within walking distance from the breathtaking Caldera and restaurants, and 7 km from Santorini International Airport It features a free-form pool and a fitness center. All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant serves international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool.
Pin this post to save it for later!