Santorini island is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and believes us; we don’t exaggerate!

The landscapes, the volcano, the deep blue and the picturesque villages make this island unique and special!

Finding accommodation on this island can be tricky, especially during summer when thousands of travellers visit it!

In this post, we have gathered the 21 best hotels in Santorini with photos, valuable information and a complete map at the end of the article!

Update: Due to Coronavirus, it might be another “special” summer. We wrote an article (more information here!) to explain the current measures and situation, and we will update it as often as possible.

Now the location of the hotels has become even more critical, as many are looking for a more exclusive and remote location. So, at the end of the post, you will find a detailed map with all the recommended hotels, so you will get an idea of where all these beautiful accommodation are located.

Quickly about staying in Santorini.

Where should you stay in Santorini?

Before presenting the complete 2021 list with the best hotels in Santorini, I will like to say a few quick things about accomodation in Santorini.

To my opinion the best places to stay in Santorini are in Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, and Firostefani, as they have beautiful views of the volcano and caldera. These places have also the best hotels and villas on the island! You can relatively easy walk  between Fira, Firostefani, and Imerovigli. But Oia is quite separate and around  a two-hour walk (or 10′ by taxi) north of Imerovigli village.

Staying in Santorini can be quite expesive, so you need to decide if you want to stay close to caldera or not. Just for your information, the so called “caldera” towns are more expensive, with great charm and luxurious hotel. On the other hand the villages close to the beaches are less expensive and probably quiter! To my opinion, the caldera towns have this special feeling that makes the island unique. But again, everything depends on your preference!!

So, our list with the best hotels in Santorini and also the most affordable for 2021 begins with….. (the order is, of course, random!)

Best Hotels in Santorini

1. Astra Suites – Imerovigli

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We like almost everything about this hotel! From the excellent services and the friendly and professional staff to the fantastic facilities. You will love the heated outdoor infinity pool and, of course, the view from the hotel! Sunset over Skaros Rock! What is better than that?

The location is good with parking just at Astra Square. There are good restaurants within walking distance. More Information Here!

2. Kivotos – Imerovigli

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This is a new and luxurious hotel in Santorini! It has fantastic architecture and decoration. You can relax on the fabulous terrace with a unique sunset view and enjoy dinner or a glass of wine! You can choose to have an excellent and delicious breakfast delivered to your room (at no extra costs) or have it in the central area by the infinity glass pool. You can reach the village of Fira within 15′  or in ~ 5′ minutes by car. More Information Here! 

3. Katikies Hotel – Oia

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We think that Katikies is probably the most fantastic hotel in Oia! If you are on a honeymoon or want to treat yourself to something special, this is your hotel. From the spectacular swimming pools to one of the finest restaurants in Santorini, Katikies offers a unique experience! The hotel location is just perfect; it is a nice short walk to anywhere in Oia and not in the crowded area! The rooms can offer an epic caldera sunset view, and you can enjoy the breakfast service on your private balcony! More Information Here!

4. Kirini Santorini – Oia

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Kirini is located just outside of Oia, which is great as it’s quieter and you can walk to the village easily in less than ten minutes. It is the type of hotel you can spend all day in, due to the amazing and the top restaurant! The view is stunning, and the hotel is immaculate! You should try the signature massage at the SPA, which is so relaxing! The pool is lovely, with a unique and romantic atmosphere at night! More Information here!

5. Perivolas – Oia

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Another hotel in Oia, and as you have already realised, Oia has some of the best hotels on Santorini island! This traditional cave design hotel creates a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere! The rooms are clean, with the most relaxing aesthetic and decoration! Some of the highlights are the breathtaking infinity pool, the incredible views and the suites with their own private pool! Fira and the Black beach are quite near (a taxi away), but I think you will find it hard to leave this amazing hotel once you’ve arrived! More Information Here!

6. Tsitouras Collection – Firostefani

This is an ideal hotel for a honeymoon! Very private and quiet area within walking distance to Fira for shopping. You can rent a car and park for free across the street and explore the entire island! It can be on the expensive side, but when you drink your cocktail next to the swimming pool watching the sunset, you will realise that it is totally worth it! More Information Here!

7. Aria Suites – Fira

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Aria Suites offers fabulous suites overlooking the caldera. You will totally enjoy the fantastic breakfast served on the terrace overlooking the pool and caldera!  More Information Here! 

8. Grace Santorini – Imerovigli

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In my opinion, probably one of the best hotels on Santorini island and this, of course, comes with a price! It has stunning views of the Caldera, the sunset, and Skaros rock and It is located in the centre of Imerovigli. The rooms are fantastic, with a cave-style room, private jacuzzi and extremely comfy beds. They even remake your bed for sleep (a little much for me) and put a little beauty products kit on the bed for you to use that night. The facilities are high-quality, the stunning poolside bar and restaurant, the fantastic infinity pool overlooking Skaros Rock and an actual gym!  More Information Here!

13. Selini Hotel – Kamari

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This is a simpler and much more affordable option than other hotels in Santorini, especially in Oia.  The rooms are pretty spacious and comfortable, and there is a nice pool area to relax! Note here that it is located in Kamari, which means that it isn’t near Oia and it would be better if you have a car. The bus stop is 5 mins away to take you to Fira in 15′ -20′. More Information Here!

9. Elysian Santorini – Finikia

The villas here are utterly beautiful, spacious and romantic, with a private cave pool and making a perfect experience for a honeymoon! It is located in the quiet and charming village of Finikia, and it has an easy to access Oia via a short walk (~10′), but without the crowds and noise! Despite being right outside of Oia, it has many nice restaurants and a small market! The breakfast each morning can be served on your private terrace, and it is delicious! The staff is exceptionally polite and friendly! More Information Here! 

10. San Antonio – Imerovigli

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A simply fantastic hotel with amazing views from the infinity pool, and the breakfast area overlooks the caldera!! Super clean, with beautiful architecture and spacious rooms! It is not super close to the town, which means that it’s secluded and quiet. But on the other hand, it is slightly out of the way from local spots; therefore, you might need to take a car/taxi to get to other locations. More Information Here!

11. Ducato Di Oia – Oia

The spectacular views of Oia and the caldera from this beautiful hotel are priceless, and the private pool is perfect for cooling off some of the Greek summer heat! The location is terrific, with just a few steps up to the shops and restaurants/bars. The staff is extremely helpful in recommending restaurants, handling the reservations to suggest tours, and setting up transportation. The breakfast is excellent, and you can enjoy it on the patio with great views! More Information Here!

12. Sea View Beach Hotel – Perivolos

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This is located on the quiet side of the island (you will need to rent a car) and a 1-minute walk from the infamous black sand beach! It’s in the middle of all you could want – ATMs, mini markets and restaurants. It might be less spectacular than the other hotels on the list, but it an excellent choice if you prefer something more quiet and affordable. The food is excellent with a variety of Greek and seafood. More Information Here!

13. Selini Hotel – Kamari

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This is a simpler and much more affordable option than other hotels in Santorini, especially in Oia.  The rooms are pretty spacious and comfortable, and there is a nice pool area to relax! Note here that it is located in Kamari, which means that it isn’t near Oia and it would be better if you have a car. The bus stop is 5 mins away to take you to Fira in 15′ -20′. More Information Here!

14. Cavo Tagoo Santorini – Imerovigli

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Cavoo Tagoo is a superb and exclusive all-suite hotel that is ideal for a honeymoon! The views, the large rooms and the private pool will make your stay unforgettable! The decoration and the design are just incredible.  Just note that this hotel is on the expensive side. Check the prices!

15. Strogili – Oia

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As you might have noticed so far, accommodation in Oiimpressiveazing and spectacular but relatively (or in some cases) significantly expensive. Strogili apartments are more affordable, with stunning views! The hotel is located at the edge of the caldera, with a perfect panorama of Oia. Few steps above is the pool, where the view is even more spectacular! Breakfast on the terrace is delicious in a peaceful and quiet landscape! Note that it has a lot of stairs. Check the prices!

16.Andronis Luxury Suites – Oia

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As the name suggests, this is another luxurious and beautiful made hotel! The food is fantastic, and the breakfast served in the suite or rather on the terrace is really top quality! The views are extraordinary, and it is the perfect place to relax and spend some time at the pool with scenic views! More Information Here!

17Canaves Suites – Oia

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Our last choice is Canaves Suites, which is also ideal for a honeymoon! The view and serenity at this hotel are just perfect and maybe one of the best views in Santorini! The rooms are spacious many with private pools overlooking the caldera! The location is outside of Oia, very close to the hustle and bustle, but far enough away to be quiet! An extra plus is an excellent restaurant! More Information Here!

 

Best Affordable Hotels in Santorini Island

As you probably already have noticed, Santorini is a very expensive island!

One way to find something cheaper is to select a hotel or apartment without a caldera view. I know this is not ideal, but it is a good way to keep the costs down!

Let’s see now, some hotels which might not be the cheapest but they are quite affordable and value for money!

18. Anemoessa Villa– Oia

This is a nice hotel and about a 15-minute walk to the main tourist area. It is clean and quiet and has rooms of great size. The pool area is totally relaxed with a nice breakfast!

19. Hotel Paradisos – Oia

Quite nice and basic hotel and affordable. Note that it is preferable to have your own transportation as it is not close to the centre.

20. Anna Traditional Apartments – Kamari

This is a spotless, nice hotel with a great pool! Also here you will need to have your own transport as it bit remote.

21. Stelios Place – Perissa

I like this family-run hotel as it offers fantastic service and the beach is 2 minutes away! The rooms are big and clean, and also there is a swimming pool!

Find all the locations of the above hotels on the below map.

 

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