Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

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Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

Santorini a well known Greek island is one of the most famous and visited tourist attraction of the world.  This volcanic Cycladic island is known for its stunning sunsets, rugged landscape, volcanic calderas, traditional Greek style white houses, blue domes, colored lava beaches, and splendid views of blue Aegean sea. Officially Santorini is known as Thera and this arc-shaped island has many local settlements or villages where you can choose your accommodation in Santorini.  It is always a confusion about where to stay in Santorini as there are so many choices here.  So let’s select Best Santorini hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini.

Best Santorini Hotels | Where to stay in Santorini | Perfect Accommodation in Santorini
Sunset view from Pantelia Suites

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

All of the neighborhoods or villages of this island have a unique charm and let’s see which one you prefer-  

      • Fira – Main cliff top town. Famous for a stunning sunset, many bars, cafes, taverns, hotels, and nightlife.
      • Oia – World famous sunset point and most charming place with many photogenic spots. Also has many cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels, and nightlife.
      • Imerovigli – Famous resort town.
      • Kamari – Black colored Volcanic Lava beach, sunrise, many beach shacks, and beach parties.
      • PerissaBeaches, less crowded and very affordable.
      • Firostefani – Unique views of volcanic caldera and sunset
      • Pyrgos – the highest point of the island with many beautiful cathedrals and churches.
      • Megalochori – Traditional Greek village with many churches.
      • Akrotiri – Archaeological site of ancient Minoan civilization.

 Where to stay in Santorini

Where to stay in Santorini | Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini 

Best Santorini Hotels

GRACE HOTEL, Santorini – Click here to book on Booking.com 

If you had to choose just one place to stay in this magical place, the Grace Hotel would be my pick. Located on the cliff’s edge, overlooking the Aegean Sea and with breathtaking caldera views, it just can’t be beaten when it comes to location.

Where to Stay in Santorini

A truly luxurious property, it features one of the most amazing infinity pools on the island, a sophisticated yet minimalist style, and beautifully decorated deluxe rooms and suites that each feature their own private outdoor space. Some of the rooms & suites have their own heated plunge pool for you to enjoy at your own pace. The daily breakfast is a highlight too, with three courses served al fresco, and unlimited champagne to start the day off on the right note! When you can pry yourself away from the hotel, it’s just a quick walk to Fira with its myriad of restaurants and shops to browse, or you can jump on an ATV and explore more of the island. I’d recommend checking out one of the wineries or heading down to Oia to eat at the little seaside tavernas on offer before coming back to enjoy your room and the incredible colors of the sunset from your balcony.

KEY FEATURE – MODERN BOUTIQUE STYLED WITH STUNNING VIEWS

HOTEL STYLE – LUXURY

LOCATION – IMEROVIGLI

Suggested By Nadine Maffre From Le Long weekend.

HELIOTOPOS HOTEL – Click here to book on Booking.com

Heliotopos Hotel is located in Imerovigli, one of the four villages on the cliffside in Santorini, overlooking the caldera – actually Imerovigli is the highest of the four, as well as the quietest.

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

We loved our stay at Heliotopos Hotel, mainly because it is an intimate place but – at the same time – family. It is a boutique hotel with only 11 rooms, a tiny infinity pool, a cave restaurant, an amazing wine bar, and a sunset terrace. Let me stress one point: the sunsets are just as amazing as those you enjoy in Oia – but without the crowds!

Heliotopos Hotel is a classic Cycladic building: all white with blue domed roofs – and plenty of stairs. Each of the rooms is unique: ours had a kitchenette, a certified fake Greek statue (no kidding!), a private patio with lounge chairs and a comfortable bed under a vaulted ceiling.

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

We chose it for its quiet location and its surroundings – as well as for the fact it caters both to families and couples, while many hotels in Santorini are adult-only. Our neighbors were an Indian family and a Chinese couple on their honeymoon.

Another reason that made us opt for Heliotopos Hotel is that it is not far off the main road connecting Fira and Oia, making it easy to reach by public transportation if desired – but the scenery was so stunning that we often chose to walk. It is an easy hike to Firostefani and Fira (30-40 minutes) minutes, while Oia is roughly 2 hours away, on a most spectacular cliff-side trail.

KEY FEATURE – TRADITIONAL CAVE & DOME STYLED, LOCATED ON HIGHEST POINT OF CALDERA

HOTEL STYLE –  VALUE FOR MONEY

LOCATION – IMEROVIGLI

Suggested By Augusta Medici Suriani from Mini me Explorer

LOIZOS STYLISH RESIDENCES – Click here to book on Booking.com

If you want a little luxury and value for money, a great location, and stunning views nearby, then Loizos Stylish Residences is perfect. As part of our Greek island hopping itinerary, we stayed in Santorini for 4 days and our experience here was incredible.

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Just minutes walk from the stunning Caldera views, and in a quiet and peaceful location, yet still close enough to all the action of Central Fira, we couldn’t have asked for more from Loizos Stylish Residences. The hotel itself is a traditional Cycladic establishment and features a swimming pool with sun lounges and umbrellas, a beautiful breakfast room and even hair appointments and massages on the premises.

Everything about Loizos screams luxury and comfort. It’s not you “over the top” kind of luxury. It’s just the right amount to ensure that you have a worthwhile and happy time on your stay in Santorini. Each room boasts its own unique style and decor and has either a balcony or immediate access to the pool area. The staff here are also very helpful and friendly!

While the hotel is beautiful, the location is what really sets it apart! Within a 5 minute walk, you can either be taking in the Caldera views at one of the top restaurants in the area or be in the center of Fira town! The best part? Although so close to all the action, Loizos feels secluded. Like it’s a paradise of its own.

KEY FEATURE – MODERN APARTMENT STYLE WITH KITCHEN, CENTRALLY LOCATED IN FIRA.

HOTEL STYLE –  BUDGET HOTEL

LOCATION – FIRA

Suggested by Hayley Jones MS Bliss Ness

REMEZZO VILLAS – Click here to book on Booking.com

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

Remezzo Villas is a beautiful boutique hotel in Imerovigli on the island of Santorini in Greece. The views of the volcanic caldera were stunning and there is a great view of the city of Oia which gave us some beautiful classic Santorini photos.

One of the reasons we chose this hotel was because of its great location mid-way between Oia and Thera. We wanted to be centrally located since there were restaurants and activities we wanted to explore in both directions.

There were many room type options and all of the studios, suites, and exclusive level rooms were clean and simple. They have just what you need and are quite comfortable. As it was our honeymoon, we splurged on the Honeymoon Double with a private hot tub on the balcony!

We also opted for the included breakfast option and I’m so glad we did! All of the food was amazing – made fresh as each table was seated each morning. It was a fixed menu, which worried me at first since I’m a bit picky, but I was easily able to enjoy plenty to be full to start each day of exploring.

What truly made it an amazing experience was the staff. Anything we needed was quickly and easily arranged for us: scooters, restaurant reservations, directions to the best beach club (since the hotel is on the caldera side, not the beach). This service made the stay truly memorable, as we weren’t worried about the logistics. The prices we were charged were more than fair and in line with the research, I’d done before the trip.

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

I’d be more than happy to return to Remezzo if our travels take us back to Santorini!!

KEY FEATURE – TRADITIONAL CAVE & DOME STYLED and 1800’s BUILDING. VIEWS OF AEGEAN SEA

HOTEL STYLE –  MID RANGE TRADITIONAL STYLE HOTEL WITH ALL FACILITIES

LOCATION – IMEROVIGLI

Suggested by Jessica Walker from Wine Dine and Roam

PANTELIA SUITES – Click here to book on Booking.com

Luxury Accommodation in Santorini

These suites are located in the capital of Santorini island named Fira. It is very close to the cathedral of the island and at the center of Fira.

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As it is located on the side of Kaldera cliff with a volcano view and to the famous                Santorini sunset view and Blue waters of Aegean Sea. There is a total of 6 luxury suites in the premises laid over 3 levels in a zigzag manner like a traditional Greek house. All suites have a private balcony/terrace with sea views. It is painted in traditional blue and white colors purely authentic. You can read more details about Pantelia suites by clicking here. For me, it was the Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini

KEY FEATURE – VIEW OF STUNNING SUNSET, TRADITIONAL FAMILY HOUSE & CENTRALLY LOCATED. 

HOTEL STYLE –  LUXURY

LOCATION – FIRA

Suggested by Yukti from Travel with me 24 X 7 

SIGAL VILLA – Click here to book on Booking.com

Sigal Villa is the perfect place to explore the south side of the island. Located near the ancient city of Akrotiri, the villa is close to some of the most popular sites in Santorini – the Red beach, Akrotiri ruins, the Lighthouse, and Perissa beach.

Best Santorini Hotels – Perfect Accommodation in Santorini
Perched at the top of the hill, the rooms have a great view over its pool, the island of Thirasia, and the famous Santorini caldera. In addition to its great location, the rooms are spacious and the staff is extremely friendly. The owner of the hotel even offered to drive me into town a couple of times and gave me tips about what to do while on the island (which came in handy!).
I divided my time in Santorini between Akrotiri and Oia, and when the time came to move, I didn’t want to leave! Spending the nights watching the sunset from my balcony became one of my favorite past times.
Staying here is the perfect balance between being close to everything you need, but keeping away from the crowds and enjoying your own little corner of paradise while in Santorini.

KEY FEATURE – FAMILY RUN CYCLADIC STYLE VILLA WITH CALDERA/VOLCANO VIEWS

HOTEL STYLE –  BUDGET FRIENDLY HOTEL

LOCATION – AKROTIRI

Suggested by Ioana Stoica  from The world is my Playground

 MUSEUM SPA WELLNESS HOTEL

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After spending the first half of my trip to Akrotiri village, I needed to find a hotel that was reasonably priced and located in the center of Oia. The Museum Spa Wellness Hotel had everything I was looking for, and more!

Located on Oia’s main pedestrian street, it’s mere steps away from the hustle and bustle of Oia, from the castle ruins, and too many restaurants to choose from. It’s perfect for catching those perfect Santorini sunsets and close enough to both sides of the caldera.
The rooms are big, well laid-out and built in the iconic Cycladic style. I stayed in a studio on the bottom floor, with a small veranda that was great for enjoying a quiet cup of coffee by the pool. Being so close to the center gave me the opportunity to also enjoy Oia in the morning before it gets overrun by tourists, and at night, once everyone returns to their cruise or hotel in a nearby village.

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It’s the perfect location for getting the most out of this picture-perfect village, especially if you’re only in Santorini for a short time. Book well in advance for the best prices and choice of rooms!

KEY FEATURE – BEAUTIFUL MANSION -MUSEUM TURNED HOTEL

HOTEL STYLE –  VALUE FOR MONEY

LOCATION – OIA

Suggested by Ioana Stoica  from The World is my Playground

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73 Comments

  1. The views and white buildings in Santorni always mesmerises me. Would love to visit one day. Your pictures are great and very detailed post.

  2. Santorini has been high on my bucket list for a long time. The photo of the Grace Hotel’s infinity pool sparkling against the Aegean Sea looks magical. Oia sounds like the place to be for the views and easy access to restaurants and cafes. I imagine walking up and down those steps and cliffs in Santorini would keep you fit.

    1. Yes Christina, Santorini always keeps us fit as we to have to climb up and down the cliff always. I too loved the views of Aegean sea from my hotel.

    2. Santorini is a dream city. Such stunning landscapes and color combination! This is a great selection of hotels across different price range. I love the Pantella suites most.

      1. Thanks Sinjana and yes you would really love Pantelia suites as it has views, spacious rooms and all facilities.

      2. I’m dying to visit Greece and your post has convinced me to visit Santorini, such stunning views and clear water! My favourites hotels were the Loizos Stylish Residences for its views and affordability and Pantelia Suites for its traditional Greek exterior and luxury.

      3. Yes Izzie, the hotels with view and good price is always an amazing choice to go for in Santorini

  3. We love Santorini. We have always stayed in Oia but this list has helped make a decision to try other locations as well. Oia can be very busy at the height of the summer season. Your post brought back many memories of our stays in Santorini.

    1. Thanks Jane for reading through, and you are correct that Oia is always very popular and therefore pricey for staying. You can even check out other neighborhoods of Santorini as they are also worth staying

  4. I recently visited Santorini and I have done it a few other times and I really loved this list. There are some hotels like the Pantelia Suites that I stayed in and some places like Heliotopos Hotel I would love to stay in. Overall, it was a great list and a very helpful resource for everyone planning to visit Santorini. Thank you for sharing

    1. Great Daniel that you too stayed in Pantelia Suites. Even I too loved my stay here. I too agree that other hotels mentioned in this list are also worth staying.

  5. Love Santorini so much! It’s a place that photos truly don’t do justice for! I saw the most beautiful sunset that I’ve ever seen there. Great collection of hotels suggested here.

    1. Yes Hayley, Santorini is much more beautiful than the pictures we see. It cannot be captured as it can be only felt. Thanks for reading through

  6. Well I really need to do some saving and head to Greece soon. I just came across a Mykonos post sometime back, and now Santorini. The hotels look amazing and I need to pamper myself booking the one with spa and the best views. I am already in love with this place. Save me, please!

  7. Thanks for such an informative post. We can’t wait to visit Santorini – it’s been on our bucket list for so long. The views of the sea from the infinity pool must really be mesmerizing. Thanks for all the details – your post will be so helpful for us as we plan our trip to Santorini.

  8. There’s no way to choose badly in Santorini. The island is so magical that your experience there will be amazing anyways. But your options make it impossible! They’re all gorgeous! ❤️

  9. STUNNING pictures and a great summary of where to stay. You can’t beat the views or the blue! Great post.

  10. All these hotels sound fabulous and have enviable views. I would stay at the Grace Hotel with it being so close to Fira and that gorgeous infinity pool that seems to end at the cliff’s edge.

  11. Sentorini is on top of my bucket list for long time and you are right, finding a good stay option is always confusing . Thanks for this elaborate list.it will be really helpful. I am saving it for future

  12. These places look beautiful! When I was in Greece, I stayed in a beautiful hotel that was outside Fira for only $10 CAD a night. It didn’t have views of the caldera, but of the fields along the crescent. it was perfect!

    1. Good to know Olivia that even we get room for 10 $ CAD in Santorini because it is really a steal a deal type offer.

  13. Wow, they’re all so beautiful. It really helps when your backdrop are those gorgeous blue and white buildings. I think I’d have to go with Grace Hotel just because I would never leave the pool with that view. Wow!

  14. Man, there are so many options! I love the views from the Grace hotel, but I also like the central location of the Pentiala Suites. Either way it is a win win since thet are both gorgeous. Thanks for the recommendations.

    1. Yes there are many options and so very much confusing that which one to select for stay. Thanks for reading through.

  15. Oh wow thank you for such detailed recommendations!!! I’m planning to visit Santorini next year for the second time so I’ll definitely be using this guide 😍

  16. It’s quite amazing the Santorini hotels that have the numerous small pools with them, some even seemingly personalized pools. They all seem so picturesque with the blue and white, every one of them.

    1. Thanks Tom and yes mostly many hotels in Santorini has small pools with view of Aegean sea, which makes them more worth staying.

  17. I am really looking forward to checking out Santorini and it looks like I am doing it in September or october (late season but still warm and sunny). Havent got my accommodation sorted yet so will check out your recommendations. 🙂

  18. Santorini is my dream since a long time and staying in such hotels would be a blast. The shades of blue look so tempting! Is the sea water cold?

  19. This was a very nice run down of Santorini lodging. I love how you described each neighborhood clearly and concisely. I alway just assumed there was one Santorini with one vibe, but now I am seeing it as a collection of destinations, each with their own charm and appeal.

    1. Thanks Jenn, for me also it was a one location before visiting this place but when i finalized my booking at that time, I realized that as per the area I have to select my stay, which was interesting.

  20. Remezzo Villas really appeals to me as a boutique travelers, plus those views of the volcanic caldera sound awesome. We never made it Oia when we were last in Santorini, and I’m kicking myself now. If we ever return, we have a list of places to consider staying at!

  21. Santorini is definitely on my bucket list and this list of the best hotels is really helpful. There are so many gorgeous options to chose from. Though I’d too settle for the Grace hotel cause of the Infinity pool and that amazing view. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Santorini is such a beautiful destination & such a lovely round-up of some splendid properties. What I only hate about Santorini is it is over crowded with tourists.

    1. Yes Ana, sometimes it is overcrowded, but if you visit this place in shoulder season, then it is very peaceful. I visited in April first week, so for me it was very less crowded.

  23. Santorini is somewhere we would absolutely love to visit one day, but as budget travellers we were unsure if we could afford it, so its good to know there are a variety of different options.

    1. As a budget traveler you would certainly get good options in villa or house type of stays but not with a view. Or you can also travel in offpeak season to managet your budget.

  24. The views over Grace hotel are just to die for. We actually stayed at Sigal Villa you have mentioned. We had stunning views over the Caldera much like the places in Oia but at a fraction of the price. These pictures are really making me want to visit Santorini. I am keen to splash out this time and stay in Fira or Imerovigli.

    1. I agree that most of the properties in Santorini has stunning views as they are located on rugged cliffs. All are worth staying.

  25. Your post has made one this very clear. You just can’t go wrong with good hotels in the area even if you are on a budget! The view from all the hotels, including the ones that you have tagged value for money, is priceless!

    1. Thanks for going through the article and yes if you do a proper research then you can always find a budget stay in tourist locations too.

  26. While I definitely recognize the white-washed walls and ocean-blue doors from my time in Athens, Santorini otherwise seems like a whole other Grecian experience. I’d so love to explore the Greek isles one day!

  27. What an amazing compilation! I so want to go to Santorini for exactly the same reasons you have mentioned. I will definitely refer to this blog for accommodation.

  28. Greece is definitely on our travel list. I think the locations that appeal to me would be Oia for the sunset views. The infinity pool at Grace Hotel looks wonderful. This guide gives some great options for people looking at accommodations in this part of Greece.

  29. Santorini is definitely a dream destination. I LOVE those whites and blues. So unique… And your images show the island perfectly.

  30. I was sold with the infinity pool and minimalistic design. I see photos of Santorini all the time of those gorgeous infinity pools and always wondered which hotels had them. The neighborhood of Fira sounds fantastic as I am a huge sucker for stunning sunsets 🙂

    1. Thanks Candy and mostly all hotels on the cliffs you would get infinity pools with a view of blue Aegean sea. I too loved staying in Fira.

  31. So many fabulous places to stay with great views! I love the Grace Hotel for its 3-course included breakfasts and unlimited champagne and the Remezzo for it’s great mid-location!

  32. Wow, you own a beautiful photos during your trip in Santorini. I guess this place has always been on everybody’s bucket list to visit because of its amazing vibes and has a boatload of interesting destination to proffer. Actually, you really entice me to traipse my feet here soon. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  33. Santorini is a wonderfully beautiful place … as long as you can avoid the hordes that disgorge from the cruise ships daily. Sounds like you did with your hotel finds and then when you do, the colors, views and sunsets are simply magical.

    1. Yes Michael, I too avoid crowd and that is why I traveled in shoulder season of April where I find barely any tourists and sun was also fine.

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