The Best Hotels in Santorini
As the most spectacular island within the Greek Islands, Santorini is a breathtaking destination with dramatic volcanic mountains, beautiful sunsets and simply jaw-dropping views. Oia is one of the most picturesque areas and is home to many of the islands best hotels. It’s worthwhile to splash out for a beautiful hotel to really enjoy the captivating views and a degree of privacy given the close proximity of neighbouring buildings. As the summer months tend to attract the tourist crowds, we’ve uncovered a selection of hotels in the best parts of the island where you’ll still manage to feel worlds away from the masses.
Here is our pick of the best places to stay in Santorini this summer:
Best For Luxury For the ultimate in luxury, the Katikies hotel just outside of Oi is one of the most stylish luxury hotels in Santorini. The hotel is perched right on the mountains edge, where each of the rooms & suites literally cascade down the edge of the mountain. The glamourous infinity pools overlooking the mountains edge and the in-house restaurant is also a highlight. The Perivolas Traditional Houses are another stylish option on the outskirts of Oia, with 17 traditional cave house-style rooms that have been carved into the walls of the mountain each with impressive high vaulted ceilings and chic, minimalist furnishing. The upscale Sun Rocks Resort is a couples-only retreat which is a honeymooners paradise.
Best For Design One of the most popular design hotels in Oia is the Mystique hotel. Perched on the edge of the mountain, the 16 rooms & suites cascade down the mountain with their own private terraces that offer some of the best ocean views in Santorini. This is the epitome of laidback-luxury with beautiful infinity pools, a cool sunset cocktail bar, and one of the most romantic alfresco dining spots in Santorini on the mountain’s edge. Another popular choice is the Adronis Luxury Suites, which is one of the newest hotels in Oia. With 13 understated-chic suites, the minimalist interiors ensure that the focus is entirely upon the beautiful views. The in-house organic restaurant is also a great local dining spot. If you’re looking to escape the Oia crowds, then head to Santorini’s quieter Imerovigli area to the designer-chic Astra Apartments boutique hotel. This secluded hideaway is positioned on a cliff-top overlooking the ocean, with 12 suites and 16 apartments that are a great option for groups or families.
Best For Budget Chic Accommodation is generally fairly expensive in Santorini, however it is possible to find a few lower priced options. The great value Artemis Villas are a collection of 10 suites, studios and apartments in the quieter Imerovigli area. With a more traditional decor, the four poster beds in the Honeymoon suite are a romantic touch, along with a friendly, warm service team who will go out of their way to make your stay memorable. The rooftop pool and sundeck are also a great place to relax and unwind in the sun. The Hotel Keti is also an affordable choice, with simple, cosy white rooms, great terrace views and a central location near Santorini’s most popular restaurant and nightlife spots in Fia.