Santorini is one of the most fascinating islands of the Cyclades: its white houses with blue roofs and its breathtaking sunsets have made it one of the favorite destinations for honeymoons or charming holidays. Santorini is home to some of the most amazing luxury hotels in the world.
From its inception during the apocalyptic volcanic explosion of 1450 BC to the white cube villas that hug the sheer cliffs, Santorini (also known as Thira) is arguably the most dramatic of all Greek islands.
Most of the luxury hotels in Santorini are located along the caldera on the west side of the island in the villages of Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli e Oia: from here the views overlooking the blue waters of the Aegean are truly magical and are the ones that occupy all the covers of the brochures that you can find in travel agencies.
In recent years, the infinity pools overlooking the Aegean Sea and the terraces from which to watch the sunset while sipping an excellent cocktail have become some of the most popular images even on Instagram.
Santorini is one of the most requested destinations for honeymooners and especially luxury accommodations sell out quickly: these are not large chain hotels with hundreds of rooms, but more than small ones ultra-charming hotel.
Most of these hotels are in the typical "cave" style of the island: the hotels are in fact carved into the rock and usually have a terrace with jacuzzi or swimming pool outside.
The interiors are painted white with curved ceilings and asymmetrical architecture. In addition to being very characteristic, these hotels have an intimate atmosphere and remain particularly cool in the summer.
If you want to have a wide choice, you should book 6 months, if not a year, before your trip. In this way you can find the hotel of your dreams and you will not have to settle for a "second" choice!
In this article I recommend you 20 luxury hotels in Santorini where to sleep to live a daydream.
Read also: where to stay in Santorini, the best areas and hotels
Choosing the hotel will be very difficult! They are all wonderful hotels that offer everything you could want. The WOW factor is assured!
1 – Grace Hotel (Imerovigli)
There is a reason why the Grace Hotel, in addition to always mentioning it when I talk about Santorini, it is also the first of the hotels on this list: for me, together with the Katikies and the Kapari Natural Resort, it is simply the best hotel on the whole island.
Don't get me wrong, Santorini is full of gorgeous boutique hotels and it's hard if not impossible to say which is the most beautiful of them all, but for me the Grace hotel has an edge.
The hotel is a white minimalist pearl, carved out of the cliff top and spread over different levels, with exceptional views especially at sunset, from the long terrace with the infinity pool suspended over the infinity that surrounds you!
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2 - Katikies (Oia)
Katikies it is one of the historic hotels on the caldera of Santorini, and also like the Grace hotel is cave style.
The rooms have a terrace with a private pool or whirlpool, whirlpool or private pools on their terraces.
The hotel extends on the caldera side, with infinity pools on three levels, and also offers, in addition to two SPA treatment rooms, two bars and an award-winning restaurant, one of the best in Santorini, and with only 4 tables, it offers an exclusive experience.
And with a personal 1: 2 ratio for guests, they offer supreme hospitality that is personal and attentive to all needs.
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3 – Perivolas (Oia)
Located on the edge of the caldera at the entrance to Oia, this historic Santorini hotel (run by the same family for 3 generations) offers luxurious facilities and services, including an infinity pool and spa.
Here, too, the rooms and suites follow the traditional architectural style of Santorini: hand-carved caves with windows in the front, skylights, and rich wooden furnishings.
Emphasizing the view and tranquility, the rooms are minimalist in design and do not have TVs - after all, with the views from here, you won't miss them.
All rooms overlook the caldera, with dreamy sunset views from their private terraces - enjoy a romantic dinner with your sweetheart from the restaurant terrace.
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4 – Mystique (Oia)
Perched on the famous cliffs of Oia, thehotel Mystique it is furnished by the famous designer Frank Leferbvre. Shapes and materials are inspired by traditional local architecture and make the hotel one with the surrounding nature.
The infinity pool and the hotel bar directly overlook the Santorini Caldera: not to be missed, of course, at sunset!
The rooms have a terrace or balcony overlooking the sea.
The suites also have an internal and / or external whirlpool bath depending on the type of room booked.
The Spiritual Suite & SPA has a small private fitness room and a Turkish bath. The Secrecy Villa also has a fitness room and Turkish bath, but outside, in addition to the Jacuzzi, there is a private infinity pool.
In the offer of the Mistique you will find well 3 different restaurants.
An excellent Greek breakfast prepared with local products is served every morning.
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5 – Kapari Natural Resort (Imerovigli)
The 1956 earthquake severely devastated Imerovigli, but the love for this picturesque village inspired a couple to renovate and rebuild the old houses that survived the catastrophe.
This is how it was born Kapari Natural Resort.
Consisting of a dozen houses built as an amphitheater, the resort, listed on the list of unique lodges in the world of National Geographic, is the classic example of Santorinian architecture.
With warm and friendly staff, feel at home in this small but luxurious resort and experience some of the best food on the island.
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6 – Tsitouras Collection (Firostefani)
This is a magical little hotel with fantastic views, suites and service. And rare for Santorini, it is easily accessible!
Lo Tsitouras Collection offers five suites and a beautiful villa, all carved into the cliff, each with sophisticated decor, stunning views and a unique location.
This hotel, originally a mansion that belonged to a ship captain, offers guests a luxurious private retreat, while its well-designed common areas give the space a homely feel.
The infinity pool and Maria Callas terrace are among the best in Santorini, located on the top floor of the hotel and boast panoramic caldera views from Thirassia, Skaros Rock and Akrotiri, to the islands of Christiana and Askania (if the day is very clear you will see them!).
One of the few family-friendly hotels in the caldera, Tsitouras offers babysitting services, baby cots, and spacious suites. The service is attentive, practical and highly professional.
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7 – Santorini Secret (Oia)
On the cliffs of the charming town of Oia, the Santorini Secret Suites & Spa has 17 suites, each with private veranda and pool.
The resort also includes an infinity pool and spa, as well as a high-end restaurant where traditional Greek cuisine meets modern and international gastronomy.
To enjoy a relaxing holiday in sophisticated surroundings, Santorini Secret is one of the better options.
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8 - Art Maisons Oia Castle (Oia)
THEArt House Oia Castle it overlooks the Caldera and its rooms offer spectacular views of the Aegean Sea.
Here, in addition to the pleasures offered by one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini, you will certainly find the beauty of privacy.
The rooms are elegantly furnished respecting traditional shapes and colors and following the typical style of the Cyclades islands.
Suites have an outdoor Jacuzzi. The Cave Pool Suites also offer an unforgettable experience thanks to cave-style pools reminiscent of the caverns of the jagged coasts of these small Aegean islands.
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9 – Andronis Concept Wellness Resort (Imerovigli)
THEAndronis Concept Wellness Resort it is carved into the rock overlooking the Caldera.
Its location, in Imerovigli, makes it not only one of the best hotels to sleep in in Santorini, but the perfect place to admire the incredible sunsets of this island.
Imerovigli, in fact, is also known as “the balcony of the Aegean”.
All rooms at the Andronis Concept Wellness Resort have a private swimming pool.
The hotel organizes yoga classes, personal training services and wellness treatments.
Also inside the Resort there is a SPA complete with hammam.
For dinner, if you don't want to leave the resort, the Andronis Concept offers a good restaurant.
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10 – Chic Hotel Santorini (Firostefani)
Lo Chic Hotel Santorini it has been recently renovated. All 10 of its rooms overlook the sea and the superior suites have an indoor or outdoor jacuzzi.
The hotel is about a 10-minute walk from Fira, the main town of the island, making it the perfect location for those wishing to explore Santorini.
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11 – Rocabella Santorini Resort & Spa (Imerovigli)
Perched on the cliffs of Imerovigli, il Rocabella Santorini Resort & Spa it is located in a panoramic position on the Caldera.
The décor of this resort mixes elements of a traditional style with others of modern inspiration.
The rooms are all different from each other. The executive suites have a private pool, while some deluxe room types have an outdoor whirlpool.
In the resort you will find a swimming pool, a restaurant, two bars and a wellness center.
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12 – Pegasus Suites & Spa (Imerovigli)
Il Pegasus Suites & Spa it is located in Imerovigli, overlooking the sea and perched on the cliff.
This luxury hotel in Santorini is wrapped in a romantic, almost magical atmosphere. The structures take up the typical colors of the Cyclades islands, white and blue, but despite the traditional shapes, the comfort of modernity is not lacking.
At Pegasus Suites & Spa you will find a heated swimming pool, a SPA, a fitness center, a bar overlooking the Caldera and a Gourmet Restaurant.
The types of Suites are 12: ranging from standard suites to rooms with Jacuzzi, private pool or infinity pool.
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13 - Astro Palace Hotel & Suites (Fira)
As the name seems to imply, theAstro Palace Hotel & Suites shines with elegance and romance.
Different from the usual hotels perched on the cliffs, this luxury hotel in Santorini is located within walking distance of Fira, the capital of the island, but away from the crowds and crowds.
The hotel has a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and bar.
Among the services offered by the Astro Palace Hotel & Suites there is the possibility to book a private daily mini cruise to explore the island from the sea.
The types of rooms are varied: some have indoor or outdoor Jacuzzis and private pools.
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14 – Filotera Suites (Oia)
Il Filotera Suites impeccably mixes simplicity and luxury, creating a romantic atmosphere.
The property is housed in a traditional Oia building overlooking the Caldera. All rooms have a terrace to allow each customer to enjoy the spectacular panorama.
The hotel has an infinity pool overlooking the Aegean Sea with a sun terrace where you can relax, a pool bar and a restaurant where you can taste the gastronomic specialties of the island.
The Suites have a bedroom, seating area and Jacuzzi. There Grand Suites it also has a private swimming pool.
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15 – Kirini Santorini (Oia)
Il Kirini it is located in Oia, a stone's throw from the seafront, but in a quiet location.
The hotel has been recently renovated and offers new luxury services such as the new SPA and a particularly suggestive swimming pool area overlooking the sea and equipped with relaxation areas carved into the rock.
The Anthós Restaurant serves dishes prepared with local products.
The hotel rooms are elegantly furnished with modern design elements that blend well with the local traditional architecture. Some have a Jacuzzi and others a private pool.
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16 - White Cable (Kamari)
One of the last luxury hotels to sleep in Santorini that I propose is Cavo Bianco, a structure located in Kamari, a town famous for its beautiful black sand beach.
At Cavo Bianco you will find two swimming pools, a characteristic poolside bar and a SPA.
The rooms are of different types, but if you want to be pampered by extreme luxury you will have to book the Pool Suite with private pool or the Cavo Bianco Suite with a beautiful and large outdoor Jacuzzi.
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17 – Homeric Poems (Firostefani)
Homeric Poems it is built on the cliffs of Firostefani and is an award-winning luxury boutique hotel within easy reach of Fira.
The hotel restaurant is run by one of the most famous Greek chefs: Dimitris Skarmoutsos, so dinner or lunch would definitely be a treat.5 star experience.
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18 – Chromata Hotel (Imerovigli)
One of the best hotels on the island, the recipe is always the same: spectacular views, beautiful pool, fantastic service and beautifully decorated suites that cascade down the cliff side.
Each room has a sea view and private veranda. The suites Chromata e Honeymoon they are pure luxury.
This elegant hotel blends Santorini's cave-style design with a modern twist.
The rooms, suites and villas are all whitewashed, with cave-style architecture carved by hand with fine touches of color. Many suites have whirlpools or private pools. The shared infinity pool overlooks the caldera and is partly included in a cave.
On-site amenities include an all-day Mediterranean restaurant and poolside bar.
The location of the Chromata it is a favorite with guests as it is within walking distance of the best restaurants and pubs on the island.
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19 – Canaves Oia Suites (Oia)
Canaves Oia Suites is one of the most famous honeymoon spots on the island. And there is a reason.
The rooms are located inside traditional Santorini cave houses and the private pools and whirlpools are some of the most unique in the world!
Poolside breakfasts delight guests in the morning, and the hotel's restaurant is considered one of the best on the island.
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20 - Erosantorini (Fira)
A two-acre estate with a timelessly designed whitewashed villa at its heart, Erosantorini in Greece it's a clifftop retreat of just four rooms (they're all suites, so you can't really go wrong) with impeccable service and volcano views.
As you relax in the infinity pool, gazing at the Aegean from your secluded spot in Santorini, it is easy to imagine that you are not in a hotel but in the home of some imaginative artist.
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