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The 21 Best Hotels on Santorini, Greece: A Breath-Taking Guide
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The 21 Best Hotels on Santorini, Greece: A Breath-Taking Guide

Best Hotels on Santorini, Greece: A Breath-Taking Guide

With such a deep and rich cultural history, it’s no wonder that the best hotels on Santorini all reside inconspicuously in the crowning glory of the Greek Islands. The most famous island in the Cyclades– and also the most beautiful one for many -, is characterized by its white houses and its world-famous blue domes. Taking advantage of the island’s idyllic views and dreamlike climate, distinctive designer hotels along with deluxe restaurants honour the intrinsic beauty of Greece.

Santorini is also home to fantastic beaches such as the black sand beach Kamari. No matter how beautiful and romantic you imagine Santorini, we assure you that this destination will amaze you either way. Scroll down to discover the best Santorini hotels and why it is a destination that has to be on your bucket list.

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Andronis Luxury Suites - Stay at one of The Most Beautiful Hotels In Santorini
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Andronis Luxury Suites – Stay at one of The Most Beautiful Hotels In Santorini

 

Whitewashed walls, romantic platform beds, windows overlooking the caldera, steep stone staircases, cave-like rooms, bright and airy spaces – the Andronis Luxury Suites on the volcanic island of Santorini, is the epitome of the Cycladic dream. Only those who know it can tell you its exact location. Lucky you do now. The aesthetic is completed with heated plunge pools and wine tastings at sunset – what else do you need?

You have rarely had such an unforgettable experience anywhere else in the world. Not just exceptional. Iconic. Unforgettable.

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Katikies Hotel – One of The Nicest Hotels in Santorini
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Katikies – One of The Nicest Hotels in Santorini

 

High on the cliffs, overlooking Santorini's submerged caldera, is Hotel Katikies. From its three infinity pools and cube-shaped cottages, we experienced the most beautiful sunsets. At the island's infamous open-air Ellinikon and Mikrasia restaurants we got to enjoy fresh vegetables, grilled, freshly caught calamari, and traditional spit-roasted lamb. The suites themselves, each with its own terrace, are modern and minimalistic; vaulted ceilings, antique pottery, and bunk beds await you.

A haven of peace in the heart of the most scenic area of Santorini.

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Grace Hotel - The Most Iconic Hotels Santorini Has To Offer
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Grace Hotel Santorini – The Most Iconic Hotels Santorini Has To Offer

 

The Grace Santorini truly surprised us, in addition to an infinity pool, with rooms entirely in white marble, private plunge pools and scent-menus, yes you read correctly; a champagne lounge with its own agate bar and the five-course breakfast menu, including champagne, have contributed at least as much to this extraordinary accommodation being considered as the honeymoon hotel, as its exposed location with fabulous views of the deep blue sea. Dive in and relax.

Only a deeply creative soul can conceive such unparalleled customer experience.

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Canaves Oia – One Of The Best Hotels In Santorini, Greece
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Canaves Oia – One Of The Best Hotels In Santorini, Greece

 

At the gates of Oia lies the deliberately secluded Hotel Canaves Oia, split over two typical Greek-white Santorini-style stone buildings. Here, from one of the two pools or directly from your private rooms and suites, you get to enjoy views of Imerovigli and the surrounding islands on one side, and Oia and the caldera on the other. In the in-house restaurants, connoisseurs are rewarded daily with fresh seafood and Greek wines, while you get to gaze at the starry sky in a good mood until late at night.

The stunning view, with an inspiring landscape on the Caldera and unobstructed sea view, completely redefine the perception of luxury.

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Iconic Hotel Santorini - A Taste Of Santorini Luxury
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Iconic Santorini – A Taste of Santorini Luxury

 

In Santorini Island's highest village, Imerovigli, lies the five-story, stone-carved Hotel Iconic Santorini. With its terraced suites that resemble whitewashed stone caves, it offers cool retreats we got to enjoy. Four-layer beds, fast Wi-Fi that reaches your terrace, the Grotto Suites, which have their own indoor whirlpool, and even breakfast, that is brought directly to your room, provide absolute serenity and relaxation. Dinner is best enjoyed with a view of the Aegean Sea in the chic Pergola Restaurant, whose ingredients are locally sourced. Yes please.

Staff who will cool or heat the pool to your desired temperature, a breath-taking style and the guarantee of privacy make this place an absolute favourite.

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San Antonio Hotel Santorini - One of The Top Resorts In Santorini
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San Antonio – One of The Top Resorts In Santorini

 

Traditional is the right word for the San Antonio hotel, situated on the island of Santorini and its simply wonderful architecture with whitewashed walls, rooms hewn from volcanic rock, kept in pastel shades and furnished with feather beds. From every terrace and balcony, you get to enjoy that exciting view over the vast deep blue sea. A gorgeous pool and the open-air restaurant on the cliffs awaits you and offer pure romance. The fact that all ingredients in the dishes come directly from the island itself, only makes the experience better.

A picture postcard beautiful hotel which completely exceeds expectations and speaks for itself due to its top-notch facilities.

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Astra Suites Santorini - One Of The Most Luxurious Hotels In Santorini
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Astra Suites – One Of The Most Luxurious Hotels In Santorini

 

We’d like to start off with the service: constantly attentive, but completely unobtrusive. How about an aromatherapy facial and massage at the spa? Afterwards, we enjoyed a sundowner at the pool bar, surrounded by serene rooms. Speaking of which, custom interiors with eye-catching details like elegant wood and marble artwork meet bold splashes of color on the walls and floors. Once we spotted the incredible view of the Skáros rock, we were left breathless though. The Astra Suites Hideaway on Santorini is located like many other hotels in Imerovigli, high on the cliff, but is otherwise one thing above all: unique.

Possibilities for nice walks and hikes along with sunset views result in a stay smooth and meaningful.

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Perivolas Hotel Santorini – Named One Of The Best Resorts In Santorini
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Perivolas – Named One Of The Best Resorts In Santorini

 

Santorini Island's first infinity pool is for adults only, as are the lovely rooms in these 300-year-old caves. Nestled in traditional cave dwellings, now equipped with kitchenettes and skylights, tranquil colours and olive trees inside, Perivolas is just what the doctor ordered for your much needed and deeply relaxing vacation. In perfect addition to the terrace of the Mediterranean restaurant, where modern Greek specialities are served, there is an unobstructed view of the deep blue Aegean Sea waiting for you from the hotel, an in-house library, a spa with its own gym, and plenty of undisturbed time for yourself.

Just what the doctor ordered: Absolute bliss. The essence of a beautiful and relaxing vacation.

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Mystique Hotel - Best Hotels on Santorini, Greece: A Breath-Taking Guide
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Mystique Hotel – A Luxury Resort In Santorini, Greece

 

Mystique Hotel‘s villas at Santorini Island are minimalist, but no less refined, in our opinion. Nature-inspired design in neutral tones, organic shapes and stone-on-wood accents caress the airy, cavernous architecture. Handcrafted furniture, well-appointed bathrooms with glass rain showers and Jacuzzi tubs as well as balconies with comfortable daybeds, excited our understanding of good taste. The Mystery Villa makes the centrepiece of the hotel, with a private, secluded infinity pool. We say: the absolute highlight and hard to beat.

The beautiful sunset and mouth watering freshly made breakfast is worth every cent.

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The Atrina Canava 1894 - A Stunning Santorini Hotel For Couples
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The Atrina Canava 1894 – A Stunning Santorini Hotel For Couples

 

Hidden in the quintessential town of Oia is the Atrina Canava 1984. Showing us a stunning example of blending Theran caves with modern architecture, this hotel is an absolute wonder. Accentuating the rooms with the natural resources available in the surrounding areas, this hotel still has every amenity expected from such luxury. The pool and bar overlook the stunning coastline, while the rooms have spectacular views.

If you come to Santorini you want to experience the true beauty of the island. The Atrina Canava offers just that.

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The Santo Maris Luxury Suites And Spa - A Santorini Hotel With Private Pools
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The Santo Maris Luxury Suites And Spa – A Santorini Hotel With Private Pools

 

The Santo Maris Luxury Suites and Spa Resort is the absolute epitome of luxury. With suites that offer living spaces, bedrooms and their own private pool, it’s like having your own home away from home. You’ll also find the facilities just as luxurious as the stunning suites. Offering a wellness spa, award-winning restaurant and even boat or helicopter tours, you’ll have plenty to do, if you choose to!

Finding an ideal romantic hotel in Oia does not have to be difficult.

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Santorini Secret Suites And Spa - One of The Best Hotels in Santorini for Honeymoon
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Santorini Secret Suites And Spa – One of The Best Hotels in Santorini for Honeymoon

 

At the Santorini Secret Suites, privacy is paramount. The staff here have managed to find the perfect balance between tending to your every need while providing you with a tranquil and private space. This 5-star hotel has a private pool adjoining each suite overlooking the Cycladic coastline. Each room is tastefully designed to respect the heritage of the area while providing you with a wonderfully comfortable stay. You’ll find an on-site restaurant, spa and a selection of secret hideaways that are perfect for picnicking or watching the sun go down together.

Spending our honeymoon here, it meant that we could get away from everything and just enjoy each other’s company.

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Andronis Arcadia Hotel – The Best Affordable Hotel In Santorini For Families
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Andronis Arcadia Hotel – The Best Affordable Hotel In Santorini For Families

 

Catering to the whole family, the Andronis is evidence that families can have a fantastic time in Santorini as well. Offering a wide selection of experiences just for families, the Andronis Arcadia ensures that the little one’s don’t miss out. As well as a kid’s pool and spa, you can book cooking lessons, yoga classes and even tennis coachings for your little ones while you enjoy the more adult facilities.

We found it really difficult to find a hotel in Santorini that catered for families, so when we stumbled upon the Andronis we were so pleased! The kids had a great time!

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Carpe Diem Santorini – The Best Resort In Santorini For The Planet
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Carpe Diem Santorini – The Best Resort In Santorini For The Planet

 

It is possible to stay in an opulent AND climate friendly hotel?! The Carpe Diem prides itself on being one of the world’s first climate-positive resorts and combines sophistication with an environmentally positive outlook. The suites hint to the island’s rich heritage with accents of black lava rock and a minimalistic design. The private pools provide a panoramic island view, and the restaurant offers a truly gastronomically wonderful experience.

We wanted to find a place to stay in Santorini where we didn’t have to compromise on our eco credentials, the Carpe Diem was a standout winner on that front.

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The La Perla Villas And Suites - The Perfect Hideaway In The Best Part Of Santorini
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The La Perla Villas And Suites – The Perfect Hideaway In The Best Part Of Santorini

 

It is undisputed that the village of Oia is by far the most sought after destination in Santorini, and with the La Perla Villas nestled right in the heart of this village, it’s no wonder that everyone wants to stay here! Offering a selection of traditionally built cave houses to more modern suites, the La Perla really is a dream location. Sea views, understated opulence and excellent facilities just top off this perfectly located hotel. Need inspiration? There are yacht tours, scuba diving excursions and wine tours offered by the hotel.

Being able to stay in an actual cave house in Santorini was just the best experience! And the views were to die for.

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Vedema Resort – A Beautiful Example Of Classic Luxury
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Vedema Resort – A Beautiful Example Of Classic Luxury

 

Nestled in the village of Megalohori sits the luxury resort of Vedema. Consisting of both suites and villas, most of which have their own private pool, this luxurious resort spans an estate with a rich history. The medieval mansion flags this resort with 59 modern villas and handcrafted houses dotted around the 400 year-old winery in its centre. Offering a classic “Santorini style” stay, luxury is not a compromise here. Featuring a spa, fitness suite and restaurant run by the renowned French chef Olivier Campanha, this beautiful resort is a clear example of how a classic style meets luxury.

Driving up to this magnificent mansion, we knew it was going to be a stay to remember.

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Istoria Hotel - An Adults-Only Escape From Reality
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Istoria Hotel – An Adults-Only Escape From Reality

 

Steeped in history, this beautifully renovated collection of buildings still retains its age. Now, these traditional buildings have a far more modern interior with accents of original features. Many of the understated yet elegant rooms of the Istoria have either a private pool or hot tub surrounded by privacy walls for the ultimate seclusion. As well as a beautiful panoramic view over the cliffs and coastline, the Istoria also includes a wellness suite complete with yoga sessions and spa treatments.

Walking through the courtyard, you can almost hear the history of the place.

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Gold Suites Imerovigli – For A Stunning View Of Santorini
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Gold Suites Imerovigli – For A Stunning View Of Santorini

 

If you are long overdue a couples-break-away then the Gold Suites in Imerovigli is definitely the place for you. Set high up in the hilltops, looking out onto the Aegean Sea, these suites offer both absolute luxury and complete privacy all wrapped in one accommodation. Each room is designed with modernity in mind while still hinting to the rich tapestry of Santorini’s history. The pool is situated on what feels like a cliff edge, with a view to match. The sun terrace and pool lounge ensures you make the most of the vista with a drink in hand while soaking up the sun.

It felt as though we could see to the end of the world, the view just left me speechless.

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Kapari Resort – A Family Holiday On Santorini Without Sacrificing Luxury
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Kapari Resort – A Family Holiday On Santorini Without Sacrificing Luxury

 

Designed to accentuate its original structure, the Kapari Natural Resort has taken 300 years of traditional history and converted it into a modern yet minimalist design aesthetic. Each room, though cave-like in appearance, offers the most comfortable and secluded stay. Making the most of each crevice, you’ll find seating tucked away in the most unlikely places! Each room overlooks the coastline, which makes for a truly marvellous sunset. With both an indoor and outdoor pool, spa and restaurant offering authentic Greek cuisine, all of your needs will be catered for.

Being so high up on the island felt like we were inches away from heaven, literally!

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Aigialos Luxury Traditional Settlement - Where You Can Practically Hear The History Of Santorini
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Aigialos Luxury Traditional Settlement – Where You Can Practically Hear The History Of Santorini

 

Offering one of the most traditional stays in Santorini, the Agialos is proud to be a prestigious member of the Historic Hotels in Europe network. Utilising the traditional structure, the Aigialos has created an interior that exudes luxury. With each room providing a romantic and secluded space, the Aigialos focuses on providing some of the most delectable dishes on the Island. A gourmet à la carte menu, served alfresco and overlooking the Aegean Sea will have you counting down the seconds until your next gastronomic experience.

We’ve never stayed anywhere so peaceful and secluded.

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Aspaki By Art Maisons – Ideal for a Honeymoon or Couples Vacations on Santorini
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Aspaki By Art Maisons – Ideal for a Honeymoon or Couples Vacations on Santorini

 

The Aspaki Exclusive Hotel is one of the most unique hotels on Santorini Island. You can choose from suites with private pools, indoor pools and even a very exclusive indoor cave pool. Most suites overlook the volcano and coastline. Prioritising privacy, these secluded and tranquil suites will allow you to focus on each other, away from other guests. In addition to couples stays, the Aspaki also offers several experience stays such as an art Maison experience and a gastronomy experience. There is also a range of activities to try together such as a yacht cruise, cooking classes, helicopter tours or horse riding.

I will never forget the indoor cave pool; it really is a memory that will stay with me forever.

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Best Hotels on Santorini, Greece: The Bottom Line.

As you know, before we arrived at the Cyclades we have already visited the gorgeous Amalfi Coast in Italy and recommended hotels that are beyond beautiful. Also, we went to Portugal and reviewed some unique hotels at the Portuguese Algarve. So there are a lot of excellent options for your next escapade.

Back to the Egean Sea, with so many hotels to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice on your next trip to Santorini. We hope that our best hotels on Santorini review has helped you find the perfect resort for your trip.

Words: Esther Seibt

 

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