Where To Stay In Santorini: The Best Hotels To Stay

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Where to stay in Santorini: our selection of the best accommodation
Have you decided to visit Santorini ? Excellent choice, this Cyclades island is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Greece !

The question then arises of where to stay in Santorini . As we know, Santorini is renowned for its splendid hotels, but there are so many that it is not easy to choose.

To help you, I have prepared a selection of the best establishments in Santorini, classified according to the villages, their geographical location and for all budgets . And don’t forget the most important: to get the hotel you want in Santorini at the best price, you must book as soon as possible!

Fancy a romantic stay as a couple, a family trip or good evenings with friends, discover now my tips to find your ideal hotel in the coolest places in Santorini.

And if you want to know where to stay cheap in Santorini (yes it is possible!), You will also find your happiness at the end of the article!

So, where to stay in Santorini? in which village to stay?

In the village of Oia – northwest of Santorini

Oia is the most famous and certainly the most visited village of Santorini. Even if its name in itself does not mean anything to you, it is the village that you will find on most postcards of Santorini.

Located on the edge of the caldera, this is where you can admire the white houses or churches with blue domes. Oia is also renowned for its splendid views of the sea, which we never tire of admiring and photographing on every street corner.

But Oia is above all the place where you can enjoy a magnificent sunset. Thousands of people gather every evening to watch the most famous show in Santorini.

If you are looking for the most typical village to stay in Santorini, this is the best place!

I recommend this village for accommodation in Santorini:

  • If you want to be in the heart of the most beautiful village on the island
  • If you want to enjoy a dream stay in one of the most beautiful hotels with swimming pool and view of the caldera
  • If you like animation
  • If you have no budget restrictions or really want to indulge yourself for a romantic weekend in Santorini

Where to stay in Oia, Santorini?

Aethrio Appar’t Hotel – from 160 €

This hotel is located in the heart of the village of Oia, just a few meters from the main square and 50 meters from the caldera.

The establishment offers rooms, studios or apartments for up to 4 people. It is therefore an excellent choice if you are looking to stay in Santorini with family or friends.

All accommodation is really spacious, clean and has a balcony.

To relax, you can count on the outdoor swimming pool and the roof terrace with an exceptional view of the sunset.

Add to that the attentive staff and a great breakfast, and you will get the Oia hotel with one of the best value for money services . It’s hard to make it cheaper given its geographic location!

It is the best choice where to stay for not (too) expensive in Santorini, in the most requested village! Remember to book in advance!
Aethrio Appar’t Hotel – from 160 €

Aethrio Appar’t Hotel – Santorini

Caldera Premium Villas – from 290 €

The hotel is located on the cliff sides, just a 2-minute walk from Oia’s restaurants and shops.

You will stay in charming rooms, studios or troglodyte suites, well decorated and really comfortable. All have views of the Aegean Sea and the Caldera . Some also have a private jacuzzi.

The Caldera Premium Villas also has a swimming pool with terrace equipped with deckchairs, ideal for enjoying the view and cooling off.
Caldera Premium Villas – from 290 €

Caldera Premium Villas – Santorini

Theodara Suites – from 350 €

The hotel has an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the best restaurants and very close to downtown Oia.

The Theodara suites are simply decorated in the Cycladic style and are very elegant . They all have a private terrace with sun loungers and an indoor or outdoor jacuzzi.

Most of the suites are arranged so that you can enjoy a sumptuous view of the sunset every evening, without having to move from home. Romantic evening on the program: in the jacuzzi and with a good drink.

It is the ideal place to stay in Santorini as a couple!
Theodora Suites – from 350 €

Theodora Suites – Santorini

Andronis Boutique Hotel – from 800 €

This 5 star hotel in Santorini has an ideal location in the center of Oia and the setting is truly idyllic.

The suites are decorated in a minimalist and classy style, in the purest traditional Greek style. You can take advantage of your private balcony with sea view to relax and also of your private jacuzzi.

Everything is planned to please you, you will even be asked what type of pillows or soaps you prefer!

The Andronis also has a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.

This luxury hotel offers several quality services including a Spa and an excellent organic restaurantrevisiting traditional recipes. Upon request, the reception staff can organize a cooking class or a private candlelit dinner on your terrace!

This is the perfect 5-star hotel to stay in Santorini for your honeymoon or a luxury romantic stay!
Andronis Boutique Hotel – from 800 €

Andronis Boutique Hotel – Santorini

Katikies Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World – from € 1,000

If you are looking for an incredible stay in Santorini, in one of the most beautiful hotels on the island, then I recommend you book at the Katikies hotel.

This 5-star hotel is part of the luxury chain of “Leading Hotels of the World”, a guarantee of quality and unique services.

At 90 meters above sea level, built on the edge of the caldera, the establishment offers magnificent bright suites . Some are equipped with an outdoor jacuzzi .

In the morning, you will be treated to an excellent breakfast, including champagn e and served directly on your terrace.

To relax, you can enjoy not one but two infinity pools from which the view of Santorini is magnificent.

Definitely the best luxury hotel in Oia to stay in Santorini!
Katikies Hotel – from € 1,000

Katikies Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World – One of the nicest hotels to sleep on Santorini!

In the village of Fira – in the center of Santorini

Just after Oia, Fira is the second most famous village and also an excellent choice to stay in Santorini.

Fira is the capital of the island . There are of course the typical white and blue houses and splendid views,which have made the reputation of Santorini around the world.

From Fira, a nice stroll along the caldera can reach Firostefani in 10 minutes on foot and Imerovigli in just 30 minutes . It would be a shame to deprive yourself of it because by arriving at Imerovigli, you will have reached the highest point of the caldera .

From here you can also reach Oia on foot on a wonderful hike.

The village of Fira is the ideal place to stay in Santorini:

  • As a starting point to visit the whole island due to its central position
  • If you want to enjoy the nightlife: it is in Fira that you will have the largest choice of bars and night club in Santorini
  • If you want to stay in high-end establishments but a little bit cheaper than in Oia

Where to stay in Fira, on the island of Santorini?

Galatia Villas – from 80 €

Galatia is located just a 10-minute walk from Fira’s nerve center. 

Its geographical position is ideal if you are looking for a quiet establishment but close to everything.

It offers various types of accommodation ranging from double rooms, studios and apartments for up to 4 people. The decor is warm and they are comfortable. Some have a balcony.

Equipment level, you will have access to a jacuzzi and an outdoor swimming pool.

If you want a cheap hotel to stay in Santorini for 3 or 4 days, the Galatia Villas is the best choice!

Staying in Fira, a very famous village in Santorini, for less than € 100, you can’t refuse it. And I advise you all the more to book it as far in advance as possible!
Galatia Villas – from 80 €

Galatia Villas – Fira Village – Santorini

Tataki Hotel – from 120 €

This hotel is located in Fira city center, leaving from the lively alleys where you can go out in the evening.

You will be accommodated in comfortable rooms, modern and some with jacuzzi. The establishment is simple (no swimming pool) but very well located and the owner is also very friendly.

For me, this is one of the best value for money places to stay in the heart of Fira. 
Tataki Hotel – from 120 €

Tataki Hotel – Santorini

Lilium Santorini Villas – from € 315

This 5-star hotel is located on the edge of the caldera, a 5-minute drive from Fira . If you haven’t rented a car, no problem, you can use the hotel’s free shuttle service to Fira.

Recently renovated, the accommodation, whether it be the rooms or the suites, is all well-appointed and modern, in a very refined style. The view of the volcano and the Aegean Sea is exceptional.

This luxury hotel to stay in Santorini, Greece, also has an infinity pool and a Spa, ideal for recharging your batteries.

In the evening, I recommend that you dine at the hotel restaurant, which offers excellent dishes for barely more expensive than many tourist-catching restaurants in the area.
Lilium Santorini Villas – from € 315

Lilium Santorini Villas – Santorini

Cosmopolitan Suites – Small Luxury Hotels of the World – from 550 €

Located in the heart of Fira, on the cliff sides, the Cosmopolitan hotel allows you to admire one of the most beautiful views of the sea and the caldera.

From the infinity pool, you are sure to be able to attend the very beautiful spectacle of the sunset on the island of Santorini.

The hotel offers only 10 rooms with refined and refined decoration, ideal for ensuring a certain tranquility and an intimate atmosphere . And one more reason, however, to get there as soon as possible for your reservation!
Cosmopolitan Suites – from 550 €

Cosmopolitan Suites – Santorini

Aria Suites – from 700 €

This establishment is a truly upscale hotel . It is located in the heart of Fira and at the edge of the caldera.

It offers only 6 fully equipped luxury suites . You will even find a CD / DVD player and a laptop there . You can enjoy the view on your private terrace and the jacuzzi there to relax.

The delicious, generous and varied breakfast will also be served there every morning.

You can also treat yourself by booking a massage or treatments and organize a great candlelit dinner in your suite for your other half!

It is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful luxury hotels to stay in Santorini.
Aria Suites – from 700 €

Arias Suites Hotel, Santorini

Towards Kamari and Perissa – on the east coast of Santorini

The villages of Kamari and Perissa are located east of Santorini, slightly below the airport. They are separated by the archaeological site of the Ancient Thira .

Unlike Oia and Fira, they are less typical and more like seaside resorts . There are also a lot of bars and nightclubs there . The attendance is quite young and the evenings lively.

Kamari and Périssa both have the distinction of having a long black sand beach, of volcanic origin. I therefore recommend that you stay there if you are looking to be close to the beach or if you want to stay in Santorini by the sea .

Accommodation is also cheaper than the west and central area of ​​Santorini.

Here is our selection of the best hotels to stay in Santorini on the East Coast

Hippocampus Hotel – from 85 €

The hotel is located just 50 meters from Kamari Beach.

The accommodation is modern and simply decorated with light wooden furniture.

The Hippocampus also has a swimming pool, which is even larger than average for Santorini.

Add a very good breakfast and helpful and welcoming staff and you get one of the best value for money places to stay in Santorini by the sea! 

Oh, and I almost forgot, but the hotel also has free private parking, which is very convenient if you have rented a car to visit Santorini. Few establishments make them available, so this can be a factor to take into account when booking accommodation.
Hippocampus Hotel – from 85 €

Hippocampus Hotel – Santorini

Meltemi Village Hotel – from 100 €

The Meltemi is located around 350 meters from the black sandy beach of Perissa and close to restaurants and bars for nightlife .

With a large infinity pool surrounded by palm trees, it offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains .

The hotel offers double rooms and suites . The latter, recently built, all have a private jacuzzi and a terrace. This part of the hotel, more upscale, also has another beautiful swimming pool. 
Meltemi Vilage Hotel – from 100 €

Meltemi Village Hotel – Santorini

Makris Beach Hotel – from 160 €

Overlooking Kamari Beach, the hotel offers double rooms, studios or apartments with a maximum capacity of 5 people.

The decoration is sought after, all in wood and wicker and really very natural. The accommodation is comfortable and pleasant . They all overlook the garden or the sea.

There is no swimming pool but you will only be a few meters from the beach!

If you are looking for a place to stay in Santorini by the sea, the Makris is an excellent choice! 
Makris Beach Hotel – from 160 €

Makris Beach Hotel – Santorini

Anastasia Princess Luxury Hotel & Suites – from 220 €

This property is located in Perissa, near the black sand beach.

It has the particularity of being reserved for adults, which is good if you are looking for calm and to avoid the cries of children by the pool. The hotel has studios, apartments and beautiful suites with jacuzzi or private plunge pool.

They are all spacious and well equipped with kitchenette, patio or balcony and outdoor furniture to enjoy. Regarding the interior fittings, everything is very cozy and warm. Less cold than the usual Cycladic style.
Anastasia Princess Luxury Hotel – from 220 €

Anastasia Princess Luxury Hotel & Suites – Santorini

Santorini Kastelli Resort – from 350 €

This 5-star hotel is right next to Kamari Beach.

The hotel complex has 2 swimming pools and a Spa with sauna and jacuzzi. Sports enthusiasts will also find their happiness on the tennis court or the gym.

The rooms and suites are warm, elegant and bright, and have a balcony or terrace with views of the gardens or the swimming pool.

And a positive for the staff who are really warm and friendly.

This is the best luxury hotel to stay in Santorini by the sea.
Santorini Kastelli Resort – from 350 €

Santorini Kastelli Resort – Santorini

Towards Akrotiri – South of Santorini

Akrotiri is located south of Santorini.

This part of the island is known for the archaeological site of Akrotiri but especially for the Red Beach . This beach is one of the most famous for the color of the ocher cliffs that surround it and its red sand . Access is only on foot via a path in less than 10 minutes.

The village itself is pleasant even if, here too, you will not necessarily find the typical postcard houses.

It is a good place to stay in Santorini, if you want to avoid the more touristy areas.

Where should you stay in Akrotiri, on the island of Santorini?

Villa Galinia – from 95 €

Located in the village of Akrotiri, just 2.5 km from the red beach. You can reach Fira by car in 20 minutes.

The establishment has a very beautiful location  in a quiet area with views of Santorini and the volcano.

The rooms are modern and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the sea and the caldera . Some also have an indoor jacuzzi.

For dinner, don’t hesitate to try the hotel restaurant. Greek cuisine is really good.
Villa Galinia – from 95 €

Villa Galinia – Santorini

Kokkinos Villas – from 130 €

The hotel is in a superb location with direct views of the Santorini caldera and 150 meters from the beach.

The rooms are spacious, modern and well equipped . The place is calm and relaxing. 

Kokkinos Villas also has a swimming pool and private parking. 

Its performance / price ratio is almost unbeatable! Book as soon as possible to get the best rate!
Kokkinos Villas – from 130 €

Kokkinos Villas – Santorini

Apanemo Hotel & Suites – from 190 €

The hotel is built opposite the caldera and the volcano with views of the Aegean Sea. Its location is really great and the view incredible.

Recently renovated, the rooms are modern and spacious and all overlook the sea and the caldera.

After a good day of sightseeing, you can cool off in the swimming pool and relax while enjoying the calm and the panorama.

The property also offers a free shuttle service to take you to Akrotiri village.

Another positive point for Apanemo: its very complete breakfast, both salty and sweet, and fresh orange juice every morning! And that I can assure you that it is quite rare during a trip to Greece !
Apanemo Hotel & Suites – from 190 €

Apanemo Hotel & Suites – Santorini

Where to stay in Santorini on a budget

As you will have noticed, housing prices are quite high in Santorini, especially in the most famous villages of Oia and Fira. But luckily, if you search a little, you can still find some cheap accommodation to stay in Santorini.

Here is my selection of the best cheap hotels to stay in Santorini:

  • Alisaxni Resort: located in the village of Akrotiri and offering panoramic views of the caldera. Double room simply decorated but clean with sea view from only € 50 ! And for that price, you will even be entitled to a swimming pool and a homemade and hearty breakfast. The best good accommodation plan for cheap accommodation in Santorini.
  • Lefeteris Traditional Rooms: the hotel is located near the center of Fira. The rooms are simple but comfortable and clean. From € 50 . Yes, you read that right, € 50 to stay in Fira, the most visited village in Santorini and where the prices are among the highest on the island. Of course you will not have a view of the caldera or the swimming pool, but you will be in the heart of Santorini!
  • Marousi Rooms: located 100 meters from Perissa Beach, right next to restaurants and the bus stop. Double room from 50 € . A quiet address with a beautiful view of the mountains.
  • Villa Kostas: located just 100 meters from Perissa beach. Double room with private balcony and comfortable bedding from € 60 per night. A good choice where to stay in Santorini on the beach on a budget!
  • Memories Beach Hotel:  Located next to Monolithos Beach. Comfortable and modern room from 65 € per night, breakfast included. The most: the pool, the calm, the lovely staff. One of the cheapest accommodation in Santorini!
  • Rose Suites:  Located in Vourvoulos, 4 km from Fira. Studios and apartments very well equipped and tastefully decorated, furnished with kitchenette and private terrace from € 75 per night . The most: the swimming pool, the calm, the equipment, the decor, the fridge filled with everything you need for breakfast. It is our favorite for its benefit / price ratio! An excellent place to stay in Santorini for a low price.

Where to stay in Santorini with the family

  • Bluelife:  located in Perissa, the hotel offers studios and apartments equipped with kitchenette from € 70 per night for 4 people. It also has a swimming pool, ideal for children. An excellent property for a family holiday in Santorini.
  • Stelios Place: This hotel is also located in Perissa and offers triple or quadruple rooms from € 100 . The beach is just 50 meters away and there is also a swimming pool. A good place to stay in Santorini with the family.
  • Acrothea Suites and Villas: located in Akrotiri, 300 meters from the beach. You will be staying in very modern and design apartments with kitchenette and microwave. Breakfast is served every morning on your terrace. From 170 € . Another good choice where to stay in Santorini with the family.
  • Home Santorini Suite: located just a 5-minute walk from the center of Fira. Your whole family will be welcomed in a splendid villa with 1 or 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, lounge area and a terrace with sea or garden view. Some also have a jacuzzi. From 330 € . This is our recommendation if you are looking for luxurious accommodation to stay with your family in Santorini.

What is the best hotel in Santorini?

If you are looking to stay in the best hotel in Santorini (and have the budget), I highly recommend the Katikies Hotel in Oia or the Aria Suites in Fira. Due to their location, their splendid swimming pools with views of the caldera and the quality of their services, they are the best luxury hotels in Santorini.

Where to stay in Santorini: the table of the best hotels

So that you have a better idea of ​​the hotels where to stay in Santorini, whether in the most famous villages or elsewhere, I have made you a table which summarizes all those I am talking about in this article. You can classify them by price or by villages!

And you, where do you plan to stay during your stay in Santorini?

My advice for visiting Santorini and the Cyclades

Knowing where to stay in Santorini is one thing, but it is also important to know the island well to make the most of your stay!

So I’ve prepared a great Santorini guide for you, with all of my best advice.

You can read it here: Visit Santorini: The Ultimate Guide .

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Camille L.

Passionate about foreign languages, cooking and writing. I wish to share with you the places, the meetings and the gastronomic discoveries which gave relief to my travels.

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