If you are the type of person who loves luxury vacations, Santorini is the destination for you. The beautiful Greek island has sooo many hotels where you will be treated like a star and you can enjoy amazing views and live beautiful experiences. We chose 5 of the best hotels in Santorini that took our breath away.
Elegant hotel with an award-winning restaurant and champagne lounge, well-appointed rooms, and breathtaking views from the largest infinity pool in the caldera.
A sophisticated hotel offering bespoke experiences, Grace customizes guests’ amenities to taste, from room scent to pillow type, plus guests personally meet the chef to go over food preferences.
Many suites include private, heated plunge pools, while all offer special perks, such as iPads, flat irons, and twice-daily maid service, including turndown service with different goodies every night. Dining and drinks are incredible every day, whether at the restaurant, champagne lounge, or poolside.
Expansive caldera views are available throughout the hotel, with Skaros Rock front and center, and looking out to Akrotiri, the volcanoes, Thirassia Island, and Oia.
Grace Hotel has an absolutely gorgeous location in the heart of Imerovigli village, with amazing dining and attractions all within a couple of minutes from the hotel. Imerovigli sits at the highest elevation on the caldera, and the views are stellar throughout the hotel and from most of the restaurants here.
A pinnacle of glamour, Katikies Hotel offers luxurious rooms, three infinity pools, and outstanding restaurants.
Katikies is one of Santorini’s original caldera hotels, offering gorgeous sunset views highlighted by their iconic cave-style architecture. Rooms are elegantly appointed in all white, and many feature private jacuzzis or pools on their terraces.
The hotel spreads down the side of the caldera, with infinity pools on three levels, plus two spa treatment rooms, two bars, and an award-winning Anatolian restaurant.
Their Katikies Club, which all guests become part of just by staying, offers exclusive experiences from sailing to wine tastings, VIP access to the archaeological site, and more. And with a 1:2 staff to guest ratio, they offer supreme hospitality that is personal and attentive.
Fantastic location on the caldera’s edge in the center of Oia, just inside the pedestrian-only zone. The hotel is less than 5 minutes from several amazing restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, and about 8 minutes from the Oia Bus Terminal.
The most luxurious hotel on the east side of the island, Istoria Hotel boasts a sparkling infinity pool, a full-service spa, fine-dining restaurant, and an upscale beach experience.
Brand new Istoria Hotel offers twelve luxurious suites, many featuring private outdoor jacuzzis and one with a private pool. The hotel’s design is Cycladic while its décor is inspired by its past as the private villa of a wealthy equestrian; Istoria’s spaces incorporate lava rock, stonework, black sand, leather, and riding gear.
The gorgeous infinity pool with its attached jacuzzi is among the largest on the island, and it is well-served by a fantastic pool bar with inspired mixology, plus local wine and beer. Dining is phenomenal at the signature Mr. E restaurant which features a creative, contemporary Greek menu highlighting locally-sourced ingredients and over-the-top flavors.
Istoria’s spa offers a full-service menu of holistic face and body treatments. Service is incredibly warm and attentive.
Istoria Hotel is located on Perivolos Beach in the center of Santorini’s longest stretch of black sand beach, which is lined with restaurants and beach clubs. Perivolos is part of Perissa village, in between Perissa Beach and Agios Georgios Beach.
Istoria sits right on the main road that runs along the beach promenade, making it easy to get around the immediate area and a great jumping-off point for exploring the island, especially the wine region, Fira’s nightlife, and 2 sets of ruins: the famous Prehistoric Village of Akrotiri as well as the lesser-visited Ancient Thera on top of Mesa Vouno.
Impeccable, luxury hotel with a pool and dazzling caldera views throughout the property.
Perched on the edge of Oia’s caldera, this 5-star boutique property boasts stunning views from every suite, and private plunge pools in most. The hotel blends traditional, Santorinian cave-style architecture with contemporary, minimalist décor and design. Suites are all a little bit different, being hand-carved from the cliff, but each is elegantly appointed with perks that include pillow menus, a bottle of wine, and Hermès amenities.
Dining is incredible at their Greek-Mediterranean restaurant, Infinity, whether for a casual lunch, sunset cocktail, or candlelit dinner with a sweeping view. With only 18 suites, service is very personal, from reception to restaurant and everything in between.
Fantastic location on the caldera’s edge at the beginning of Oia, just a short walk from the pedestrian-only zone. The hotel is less than 5 minutes from several restaurants, cafes, and boutiques, and about 12 minutes from the Oia Bus Terminal.
Myst Boutique Hotel
Brand new luxury hotel with a large pool, private jacuzzis, and a fantastic restaurant in a quiet neighborhood.
Modern with a Greek twist, this adults-only hotel boasts stylish rooms with private verandas – and outdoor jacuzzis in all but two. Light fare, modern Greek comfort food, and a full bar are all available at the restaurant at surprisingly affordable prices. The infinity pool features double-sized floating sun loungers inside, with single-sized loungers surrounding it, and views of the Aegean Sea (not the caldera).
Located in the Tholos neighborhood, a serene outpost just 800 meters from the center of Oia, the hotel offers seclusion and privacy with easy access to all the dining and attractions the village is known for.
Tranquil location about 800 meters north of Oia, offering much more privacy than any of the caldera hotels, while still being walking distance to the village’s best dining, shopping, and attractions. The caldera’s edge is only 17 minutes away on foot, while the Oia Bus Terminal is only 15 minutes away, making it very easy to visit the capital Fira or the ruins of Akrotiri.