Where to stay in Santorini: Your Guide to Santorini Hotels
The Greek islands are famous throughout the world so it’s not surprising that the islands receive more than 14 million visitors each year.
Going on vacation in Greece offers many accommodation options and where to stay in Santorini need never be a problem. You can take your pick from 3, 4 and 5-star hotels, self-catering options, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, camping sites, farm accommodation and monasteries.
The type of accommodation provided differs from one place to another, but when you rent holiday accommodation in Santorini and you book online, you simply fill in your details.
According to the details you provide, accommodation is provided before you and you simply choose according to your preferences and what you can afford.
Hotels in Fira
Rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1956, Fira, a town also known as Thira, is the capital of Santorini. The white-washed homes, restaurants, bars and hotels cling to the edge of the enormous caldera, affording the most astonishing views, and of course when you you’re looking where to stay in Santorini, you’ll pay more to stay in a place with these views.
There are spectacular accommodation options in Fira and they come with all manner of balconies, patios and terraces to take full advantage of the views of the sea, often with a cruise ship in sight, bringing more tourists to the Cyclades island. Each hotel offers idyllic locations, and you are guaranteed to find your ideal accommodation in Santorini and be able to compare amenities, prices and great deals.
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4 ★★★★ Hotels
Just steps away from Caldera, the 4-star Aressana Spa Hotel is a stylish, beautifully decorated family-run hotel offering complimentary homemade sweets and spirits to welcome you as well as full-service spa and fitness center on-site. Guests will relish delights such as a delicious Greek breakfast served next to the swimming pool. Read our hotel review here.
This 4-star hotel offers breathtaking views of Caldera and village and with just a minute or two’s walk from all the main attractions. Rooms which include private luxury suites as well as honeymoon suites have all the amenities guests want for comfort and entertainment. Enjoy hot tubs, plunge pools, balconies, satellite TV and much more. Check rates and availability here.
What an awesome location for the 4-star Anteliz Suites on the hills of Fira. The upscale hotel offers exquisite, unobstructed views. This romantic boutique hotel is made up of 12 rooms and suites and a private villa. The gorgeous hotel is just a stone’s throw from a pulsating nightlife. No kids below the age of 14 ensure that the adults-only hotel attracts those looking for a romantic getaway were they can enjoys private jacuzzis ad infinity pools. Check rates and availability here.
This 4-star hotel enjoys a prime position on the Caldera so guests get to enjoy splendid views of the Aegean Sea. Where to stay in Santorini always means checking out this fabulous air-conditioned hotel as it includes important essentials such as free wifi, stylish bathrooms with organic toiletries and it’s within walking distance to buses and taxis. Click here to check rates and availability.
Aria Suites and Villas
This luxurious 4-star boutique hotel on the Caldera is all about providing guests with a fantastic stay while they sample all that the Greek isles have to offer.
The 6 beautiful suites come equipped with everything to make your stay super comfy such as mini-bar, satellite TV, free wifi, 24-hour front desk service and more. The four villas with outdoor spaces are located a few steps away from the main building with the suites. Staff will even arrange special treats for guests such as candlelit dinners in your suite. Click here for rates and availability.
The wonderful appeal about the 4-star Casa Santantonio is that this is comfortable home-from-home accommodation with all the extra luxuries you want.
The 18th century mansion is just brimming with delightfulness and offers 3 independent luxury homes, each on its own level. The sunshiney outdoor patio, with its own outdoor jacuzzi is completely private and the entire venue is beautifully peaceful, guaranteed to provide you with an awesome stay. Click here for rates and availability.
This 4-star boutique hotel is magnificently situated on a cliff edge with views over the sea.
This lovely hotel knows how to please and you can relish excellent food, wine tastings, 24 hours front desk, spa treatments, the infinity pool and traditional Greek hospitality. Each of the 10 suites also comes with balcony to enjoy the splendid views. Click here for rates and availability.
This 4-star hotel with its 50 rooms is well situated with its central location and everything the lovely town of Fira has to offer is within walking distance.
This Santorini hotel provides a host of superb offerings such as free wifi, complimentary bottled water, spa services, a restaurant, free buffet breakfast, poolside bar and much more. Click here for availability and rates.
3 ★★★ Hotels
This 3-star boutique hotel is minimalistic – gloriously uncluttered – and yet it comes with all the necessary comforts as well as good customer services. It’s fairly new too, having only opened in 2014, so it has a fresh design. The lovely hotel is situated in the center of Fira town, just 5 minutes from the famous Caldera and close to lots of trendy cafes and clubs. For availability and rates click here.
Iriana Apartments & Suites
The air-conditioned 3.5-star Iriana Apartments offers breathtaking views over the caldera and the sea, after all it’s a 3-level complex offering stylish suites with terraces. The modern apartments offer everything you need such as free wifi, concierge services, breakfast, flatscreen TV and more.
With their range of facilities and services, they’re equipped to meet all your accommodation needs. The accommodation has a good amount of steps, something to consider if you are not comfortable with walking many levels. Click here for availability and rates.
You have to always consider the excellent range of 3 star hotels when looking where to stay in Santorini as this 3.5 star bed and breakfast accommodation offers so many things to show guests they are totally welcome. From the designer bathroom toiletries to the free wifi, espresso makers and in-room massages, Limestone goes out of its ways to make guests feel at home and offers a nightly turndown service as well. Click here for availability and rates.
The 3-star, air-conditioned Oasis hotel is new, only being built in 2016 and is well situated for walks to the impressive Caldera.
It’s ideal for families and offers guests 7 rooms and suites. There is free wifi, balconies and other wonderful offerings to make you holiday in Santorini amazingly unforgettable. You can enjoy a continental breakfast, laundry services and concierge services as well as other useful facilities. Book this hotel here.
With a 3.5 star rating, the Palmariva Villas are beautifully situated close to the famous Caldera, providing the Palmariva Villas with a romantic atmosphere.
The villas are made up of 10 residences with wonderful décor accessories such as comfy mattresses and beautiful linen. To ensure guests are comfortable there are patios, terraces, free wifi, air-conditioning, breakfast, flat screen TVs, coffee machines and much more.
Not only is the 3-star air-conditioned Sweet Pop guesthouse close to the center of Fira Town, the décor of the soundproof double-, triple- and family-rooms is modern, colorful and trendy, providing guests with a jaunty holiday feel.
The Boutique Hotel in Fira, Santorini comes equipped with outdoor pool, terraces, free wifi and other desirable facilities and features. It is also close to good bars and restaurants but the hotel can also offer you help with motorbike- and car hire.
2 ★★ Hotels
The affordable and comfortable 2-star Villa Rose is conveniently situated on the lower road in Fira town. It offers its guests a host of facilities to ensure everyone is comfortable and happy while staying there.
The rooms are air-conditioned, there is a pool with sun terrace and free wifi. The cozy studios cater for 1 – 4 people, and delightful room features include satellite TV and a fridge with some basic supplies.
Hotels in Firostefani
Firostefani is between Fira and Imerovigli and also has splendid views over the Caldera. In fact, the very name Firostefani means ‘crown’ and this is because the town is positioned high on the Caldera.
It’s wonderfully relaxed and quiet but if you long for a bit of a buzz, Firostefani is just a 15 minute walk to the center of Fira – the clubs, bars, restaurants and nightlife. For those who love a walk, the coastal path between Firostefani and Fira is lovely.
Keep your ears open for some of the popular Greek festivals held in accordance with the Orthodox calendar and there is also a full program of cinemas, restaurants and concerts. The Greek seashore also offers unlimited scope for thrilling watersports as well as tailor-made cruises.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
The 4-star, all-white, air-conditioned Mill Houses built in traditional Cycladic style provide guests with all the modern comforts they want for a wonderful Greek getaway.
These charming suites with pool, free wifi and with facilities for the disabled as well as many other features, come with fully equipped kitchenettes. However, if you don’t wish to cook, there is the award-winning Mylos gourmet restaurant. Check availability and rates here.
Ira Hotel & Spa
This exquisite 4-star hotel will take your breath away with its spectacular views of the sea glistening right in front of you. With different suites as well as a honeymoon suite, why not take your brekkie out onto the veranda and relish the fresh delights?
With a shimmering blue pool and the spa with steam bath, jacuzzi and therapeutic, rejuvenating treatments, what’s not to love? At this luxurious hotel with every facility laid on for you, you’ll be in your 7th heaven. Book this hotel here.
Firostefani has so many beautiful accommodation options for you, and the exquisite 4-star air-conditioned Remvi Suites with free wifi and pets allowed offers splendid panoramic views of the Aegean sea.
Of course, that means you’ll have stylish rooms with private verandas to enjoy the balmy weather the area is so well known for. There is also the hotel’s cafe-restaurant Remvi right there where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine. Check availability and rates.
Dana Villas & Infinity Suites is a romantic 4-star boutique hotel equipped with everything for a unique and wonderful getaway experience. The trendy hotel is situated on the Caldera cliff-side with magnificent views. Its sheer beauty makes it a sought after wedding- and honeymoon destination, what with its beautiful infinity pools, the steam bath, room service, car rental service, tours that are organized and much more. The hotel’s Soma Spa will also ensure your relaxation and wellbeing with its wonderful organic products.
High and mighty on the Caldera cliffs, the 4-star family-run hotel, Agali Houses, has been designed with comfort in mind.
It comes with a swimming pool and sun terrace where you can soak up the Greek sunshine. With spectacular views complete with free wifi, private balconies and a wonderful atmosphere, this air-conditioned Cycladic-style accommodation promises a tranquil getaway in perfect surroundings.
3 ★★★ Hotels
Manos Small World
This 3.5 star accommodation situated at the edge of the Caldera cliff. It promises romantic sunsets and it is also just a 5 minute walk from Fira while still offering you the benefit of a peaceful setting.
Manos Small World also offers lots of alluring features that make it sought after holiday accommodation in Firostefani. Things like mini-fridge, free wifi and complimentary toiletries all ensure a pleasant, affordable stay. Book this hotel here.
Hotels in Oia
Those who love the romance and atmosphere of a traditional small village will adore Oia, a charming coastal village in Santorini. The village is positioned on a cliff with stunning views, narrow streets, a Medieval Castle, potted flowers, artists shops and tourist shops.
It’s got a small port too, called Ammoudi Bay that you can reach by taking the 300 steps that take you there as well as to the beach. The lovely village also has some amazing accommodation options –
5 ★★★★★ Hotels
Andronis Boutique Hotel
Comfortable, serviced accommodation such as this beautiful 5-star hotel is where you can expect world-class services and fabulous views.
If you’re looking where to stay in Santorini where you can indulge in sheer luxury while enjoying the uncluttered, minimalist design, this hotel with trendy décor guarantees a time of refreshment.
It is just minutes away from all the shops, restaurants and entertainment. Some of the popular amenities include free wifi, bathrobes and slippers, minibar as well as organic snacks. Click here for availability and rates.
Andronis Luxury Suites
Highly recommended and with some of the finest views in the world, this superb 5-star hotel in the Caldera cliff is guaranteed to delight.
Offering the ultimate in luxury accommodation, the luxury suites encourage a healthy lifestyle too with different breakfast options, massage, spa treatments and a restaurant known for its fresh bio-organic ingredients. Click here for availability and rates.
Tastefully furnished and set against the Caldera cliff with magnificent sea views, the chic 5-star Charisma Suites are ideally situated for tourism.
The romantic hotel in Oia has naturally got balconies for the views while private pool, massage and beauty treatments, free wifi, concierge services, pool bar and restaurant are just some of the other luxuries you can expect in this charming accommodation.
Everything about the fabulous 5-star Katikies Hotel is world class, starting with its splendid views over the Aegean Sea. This super luxury hotel in Greece is situated in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the land and comes with balconies, private pools, whirlpool tubs, 24 hour room service, butler service, champagne bar, gym and spa plus much more.
With multi-level terraces, this beautiful 5-star air-conditioned hotel overlooks the Aegean Sea, and is designed for days of swimming and soaking up the sun.
It has been refurbished and is more stunning than ever. Everything is laid on for relaxation, pleasure and comfort, from the shimmering pool surrounded with beach chairs to the spa, to the verandas, to the super comfy beds, satellite TV, bathrobes and much more. Book here.
Secret Legend Suites and Spa
Simply put, the 5-star Secret Legend Suites and Spa has been built for pleasure and you can enjoy spectacular sea- and landscapes as well as lots of luxurious features.
Guests at the hotel can enjoy wonderful cuisine at the award-winning Black Rock restaurant, pampering sessions at the spa, romantic suites, the outdoor hot tub, the private pools, the balconies, free wifi, flatscreen TV and much more.
4 ★★★★ Hotels
This 4-star hotel is located in an area that has a cafe culture, what with sidewalk bistros and restaurants. Comfort and quality is what you get with this luxurious hotel’s facilities and services.
Ideal for holiday or business, the hotel comes with flat-screen TV, private bathroom with bathrobe and slippers, high speed wifi, a la carte breakfast and a host of useful features and services such as airport shuttle service and more. Book here.
3 ★★★ Hotels
Anemi House and Villas
Luxury living is more than just surrounding yourself with splendid views, and Anemi House and Villas, on the Caldera cliff has the added bonus of sun terrace, balcony and gardens.
You’ll also find free wifi, satellite TV, hot tub, plunge pool, fully equipped kitchen, large living areas and the place is close to restaurants and cafes.
Oia’s endless beauty is on display at the trendy 3-star Enalion Suites on the caldera and just 200m from the center of Oia. Comfortable and in a tranquil area, the cave-style suites open out to shared balconies. Offering outstanding personal services, you’ll find extra comfort with the offerings such as free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, satellite TV, free wifi, kitchenette and more.
Enalion White Suites
Fitted out with all the modern conveniences you want, and with a welcome basket on your arrival, the air-conditioned Enalion White Suites is just a short distance from Cape Columbo Beach.
With city and sea views, the stylish units come with attractive private bathrooms complete with slippers and other delightful luxuries such as outdoor private jetted tub, balconies, kitchenette, mini-bar, TV and other pleasurable amenities.
1 ★ Hotel
Offering beautiful views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera, air-conditioned Aeifos consists of stylish renovated suites that maintain the local architecture but which offer modern facilities.
All units with daily housekeeping open to a terrace at Aeifos and there is free wifi. The private bathrooms offer free toiletries and upon arrival guests receive a bottle of wine and a fruit basket.
Hotels in Imerovigli
Imerovigli is a holidaymaker’s paradise and the picturesque village has much to offer visitors. The name of the village means ‘view spot’ and apart from the views and spectacular sunsets, there are the hiking trails, restaurants and some amazing accommodation options –
5 ★★★★★ Hotels
This magnificent 5-star hotel offers spectacular views from its position on the Caldera. When you stay at this luxurious place, you can expect world-class services from this award-winning hotel. It offers a host of fabulous facilities and services such as free wifi, fitness room, yoga, in-room spa treatments, satellite TV as well as extraordinary offerings such as complimentary use of laptop and iPod, in-room drinks, romance packages, Apivita cosmetics as well as the most extraordinary sea-view restaurant and much much more. Book Grace Santorini here.
3 ★★★ Hotels
The 3-star Andromeda Villas Luxury Hotel provides guests with many luxurious offerings such as swimming pool, pool bar, jacuzzis, sun terraces with sunbeds, restaurants and other modern amenities. The beautiful guestrooms have refrigerators, TVs, free wifi,complimentary toiletries and other welcome amenities. Breakfasts are available and guests can also enjoy snacks and drinks at the poolside bar.
Vista Mare Suites
Situated on the cliff side, the 3-star boutique hotel in Imerovigli offers a magnificent views of the Aegean sea and nearby-lying Cycladic islands. The suites are close to the village center – within walking distance to shops, restaurants and taverns, while still being secluded and tranquil. The air-conditioned suites, studios and cave suites have been carved into the rock and come with excellent facilities such as free wifi, a la carte breakfast and veranda and is sought after as a wedding- and honeymoon venue in Santorini. Click here for rates and availability.
Hotel in Pyrgos
When it comes to where to stay in Santorini, it is the beauty and intrigue of Pyrgos with its laid back, tranquil atmosphere that makes it so popular with holidaymakers. The sunsets too, are spectacular and being known as a wine-growing area there is every opportunity to get out into the countryside and for some wine-tasting. There is never a dull moment in Pyrgos and the accommodation promises to fulfill your expectations.
3 ★★★ Hotels
These 3-star suites in the medieval village of Pyrgos also offers guests the same panoramic views that holidaymakers look for when visiting Santorini. With several stylishly decorated suites with rooftop terrace, spa tubs, spa services and free wifi among others, this cool air-conditioned place with free toiletries and daily housekeeping is guaranteed to be everything guests want for a comfortable stay while they explore this exciting Greek isle.
Once you’ve stayed in Santorini and discovered the many accommodation options, you’ll discover why it’s an island so high on everyone’s ‘best place to visit’ list.
Where to stay in Santorini will be a mind-boggling decision as there are just so many awesome options that live up to all the photos you’ve seen. Caldera views, romantic sunsets, cave-like hotels, picturesque towns, decadent cuisine, great wines, breakfasts with views – there are just so many things that will also make you say ‘I just loved the place!’.