There are so many wonderful Greece hotels to choose from. Santorini island boasts an array of luxury boutique hotels, many quaint B&B’s and even specialty lodging. I definitely recommend staying in a hotel on the caldera side of the island, specifically for the views of a lifetime! This guide will help you navigate the areas and hotel choices! Remember to book early (3-6 months) in order to guarantee your favorite Santorini Greece hotels since most have a limited number of suites. Guide is listed first by town and then by classification (luxury to value). Likewise, each individual town in my blog also contains the corresponding hotels. Enjoy your stay and one of the many Santorini Greece Hotels.
There are a few places that I compare to heaven on earth. Oia is a village on the cliffs of the caldera. It has sweeping vistas and simply amazing views! The village is absolutely charming, to say nothing of the friendly locals! Whitewashes houses, blue domes and a jigsaw of walkways. Oia is my FAVORITE place in all of Santorini and one of my favorites in all the world. Read more about Oia here.
Luxury: Words cannot describe this boutique hotel well enough! The view from Pezoules is STUNNING! Built into the cliffs of Oia, each suite has its own patio with jaw dropping views. The rooms are sparkling clean and beautifully decorated! You will be overjoyed with these accommodations!! The owner, Dimitri, is a wonderful host along with his entire staff! The “Pezoulesitini” drink upon arrival is delicious. I love the location of Pezoules because it is located right in the heart of Oia, although it is tucked away in its own magical world. There are steps but someone will carry your bags up and down for you. The infinity pool is also a wonderful bonus after sightseeing beautiful Oia! In conclusion, you will NOT want to leave.
Tip: There are only seven suites, so book early!
Address: Thiras – Ias, Oia 84702, Greece
Luxury: Carved into the dramatic crescent cliffs of Santorini, this luxurious hotel has breathtaking views of the caldera from every suite. Not only are the suites gorgeous and perfect, but some also come with private jacuzzis. Moreover, there are private infinity pools and cave pools to enjoy after your day of exploring. You can have your every whim catered to with magnificent service, as the level of the staff is exemplary. Andronis is located in the center of picturesque Oia and you will want to stay here forever!
Value: If you want to literally save hundreds of dollars and have a beautiful sea view try Golden Sunset Villas. The most economical choice is their spacious authentic Cave Studios. The rooms are equipped with a small kitchen, A/C and a large private veranda. All come with beautiful views of the Caldera and spectacular sunsets. The owners are extremely helpful and rooms are very clean. Additionally, your breakfast is included. For these reasons, you can’t go wrong!
Value: Laokasti Villas has a pool and is a fantastic value. Within minutes you can walk to the main pedestrian area with all shops, cafes and restaurant. The rooms are clean and airy plus the staff is wonderful. Looking for a value hotel with a pool – this may be the one for you.
Fira is the capital and most cosmopolitan town in Santorini. The airport and main ferry port are located in Fira. It is a bustling town with countless numbers of restaurants, clubs, bars and cafes at your finger tips as well as gift, souvenir, and clothes shops. Read more in my FIRA TRAVEL GUIDE
Kamari is a lively and vibrant seaside resort village. Restaurants, cafes, bars and numerous shops line the promenade. In contrast to the caldera villages, keep in mind that accommodations will not have amazing views in Kamari. But you can enjoy the beach, the sea and even take a hike to some historic ruins. If staying in Kamari, use public bus transportation to visit Fira and Oia. Read more about Kamari here.