20 Most Luxurious Hotels of Santorini for 2017
Hands down, these are the Best Luxury and Boutique Hotels in Santorini for 2017
When it comes to holidays in Santorini, I am sure you ‘ve seen all these stunning pictures all over Instagram (in fact…if you haven’t, check our awesome instagram account)
Yes…you are right: Santorini has to offer some of the most luxurious and impressive hotels you’ve ever seen in your life.
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Infinity swimming pools at the edge of the cliff, stunning views and some of some of the most amazing terraces in the world!
But here’s the deal:
Santorini is becoming extremely popular the last years and these amazing hotels are filling out quickly so you have to book as early as possible.
- Best Website to Book a Hotel in Santorini: Booking.com (much more options than Airbnb…even for private villas to rent on the island)
- Best Luxury/Boutique Hotel in Santorini: Grace Santorini (…wow!)
- Where to Stay in Santorini: for the famous views stay in Oia, Fira (capital town),Imerovigli, Firostefani but for being closer to the beaches stay in Perissa, Perivolos or Kamari
- Where Are the Best Hotels in Santorini: the most impressive ones with the famous views are in Oia, Imerovigli and Firostefani (but you will be 20 mins drive from any beach)
- Best Private Villa to rent in Santorini: Anteliz Villa
So…I’d say that 6 months to 1 year in advance is probably the safest period for you to book you holidays in Santorini but you will always find some last minute good deals if you are lucky.
Most of these hotels are at Fira (island’s capital), Firostefani (Fira’s neighbour), Imerovigli and Oia.
So…without further ado, let’s see the Top 20 Best Luxury and Boutique Hotels that stand out from the crowd and have the “wow” factor in Santorini:
Hotel San Antonio has to offer an amazing infinity pool and an impressive Spa at Imerovigli. Access is by car or a taxi. The rooms are spacious with lots of privacy and there is definitely a luxury feeling everywhere you look around in the hotel. Definitely a very posh option! Check the prices here
Katikies Hotel in Oia is (for many) the best hotel in Santorini. There is very easy access by taxi or by car. The incredible rooftop terrace restaurant will definitely offer some memorable dinners. Some of the rooms have their own private veranda where you can have the amazing breakfast that the hotel has to offer along with its unique service. This is probably the best place to have an unforgettable honeymoon. Check the prices here
The Tsitouras Collection is located in Firostefani and it is a very easily accessible boutique hotel with lots of artwork in the rooms and all around the hotel. Eleni and Giorgos are the enthousiastic owners who run the place with love and care and they are probably the most amazing hosts you could ever have (along with the whole team of the stuff). The views are amazing and the top notch dinner is prepared by a very talented chef. Check the prices here
Astra Suites is located on the cliffs of Imerovigli and offer some of the best views of the Caldera and the volcano. All the suites have their own private balcony where the breakfast is brought to you every morning (that can be the ultimate relaxing experience). Some people say that the sunset views from the Astra Suites is even better than watching it is Oia. Can’t argue that… When you are searching for luxury in Santorini, you can’t go wrong with Astra Suites. Check the prices here
Aqua Luxury Suites Santorini is located in Imerovigli and is an excellent choice for couples who are looking for elegant accommodation and beautifully designed suites and a great outdoors hot tub (in the honeymoon suite) overlooking the caldera with stunning views (seriously…look at it!). The honeymoon suite with its pool is probably the most private luxury gem on the island. Check the prices here
Mystique is located in Oia and it’s decorated by the famous interior decorator Frank Lefebvre and you can immediately tell there is so much focus on detail in every corner of this amazing hotel. The hotel itself is very close to the famous “sunset point” in Oia so in a very close distance to the town centre with the shops and the restaurants but still with a very seclusive overall feeling. Rumours say that the hotel’s spa is probably one of the best in Santorini…Check the prices here
Perivolos Hotel is located in oia and it’s in walking distance from the centre of the town. Here you’ll get the ultimate cave house experience, as the hotel has 17 rooms built in 300 years old traditional Santorini cave houses . The hotel itself is famous for its relaxing atmosphere and the stunning views of the caldera. If you are looking for 5 star luxury, that’s a safe choice! Check the prices here
Santorini Secret is located in Oia and first of all, it has a great name! 🙂 The hotel offers a top notch experience with breathtaking views and 5 star service with beautifully minimal decorated rooms with private jacuzzis and terraces. Not to mention that the breakfast is served at your own private balcony with no extra charge. Sushi at the restaurant is also amazing and the cocktails by the pool are highly recommended! Check the prices here
Ambassador Santorini Luxury Villas & Suites is a pretty new addition to the luxury hotels scene in Santorini and it’s located in Akrotiri. The amazing (extremely) private suites and villas have stunning views to Thira and very elegant design. Akrotiri is not closed to Oia so this is an alternative option that will give you another view of the caldera and the volcano. However, there are no compromises in luxury here and the restaurant is one of the best on the island. Check the prices here
Canaves Oia Suites is one of the most popular honeymoon spots on the island. And there is a very good reason for that…The rooms are also located within the traditional Santorini cave houses and the private pools and jacuzzis are some of the most unique in the world! The breakfasts by the pool is the best treat you can have in the morning and the hotel restaurant is considered one of the best on the island . Check the prices here
Iconic Santorini is located at Imerovigli with (as expected…) spectacular views of the volcano and the caldera. The rooms are extremely well decorated and there is a sense of luxury in every corner. The restaurant is an extremely “value for money” choice and the rooms have some of the most comfortable beds on the island! The service is 5 star and there is no doubt your stay in the hotel will be a slice of heaven… Check the prices here
Petit Palace Suites is at Fira and it is extremely well decorated making it one of the most luxurious options on the island and probably one of the most photogenic hotels you’ve ever seen. Rumours say that the hotel offers one of the best Greek breakfasts on the island with plenty of options. Overall the hotels offers an amazingly relaxing experience. Check the prices here
Andronis Luxury Suites is located in Oia and has to offer a unique 5 star luxurious experience with no compromises. Hot tubs, amazing views of the volcano and the sunsets, one of the best massages and spas on the island and yummy breakfasts. Andronis Luxury Suites is an exceptional experience on every level. Check the prices here
Avant Garde Suites is another amazing (newly added) option in Akrotiri which is a town situated at the more quieter side of Santorini (thus more private…). The hotel has to offer one of the best swimming pools on the island and the views from the private suites are stunning. Exceptional service by the stuff and probably the most stylish interior decoration on the island. Check the prices here
Homeric Poems is built on the cliff of Firostefani and it’s an awarded luxury boutique hotel in a very close distance to Fira. The chef of the hotel’s restaurant is managed by one of the most famous greek chefs: Dimitris Skarmoutsos so dinner or lunch would definitely be a 5 star experience. Check the prices here
Gold Suites is a classic but modern (at the same time) experience. Every corner, every detail and every item on this magnificent hotel shouts only one thing: luxury! Mesmerising views of the sunsets at Imerovigli and one of the most romantic spots on the island make it an ideal choice for honeymoons and “couple retreats”. Check the prices here
Cosmopolitan Suites are located at Thira and are probably the epitome of luxury in Santorini. It has one of the most magnificent infinity pools in Santorini and there are no compromises on breakfast, amazing views and excellent service. Its location is almost perfect (at the centre of Fira), but still with lots of privacy. Check the prices here
Senses Boutique Hotel is at Imerovigli and it probably offers one of the most unique luxurious experiences on Santorini. All the rooms are so uniquely decorated with different colours which actually makes it difficult to choose! You may want to stay in the yellow, the green or the purple room depending on your mood (or what the lady says…). The jacuzzis have some of the most amazing views and the breakfast basket that comes every morning in your room is…yummy! Check the prices here
Grace Hotel is by far the most talked about hotel on the island. And yes…it has one of the most amazing swimming pools in the world! It is located at Imerovigli and it offers (obviously…) amazing views of the caldera and the volcano. And you guessed it right: you probably have to book veeeeery well in advance. Probably more than a year before your arrival. We are talking about the ultimate luxury hotel on the island and one of the best in the world. There is nothing more to add on that… Check the prices here
Whatever your choice will be…there is only one thing for sure:
You will have the time of your life in Santorini!
Recommended Websites for Hotels, Ferries, Flights and Car Rentals for Santorini:
- Booking.com is the website with the most available rooms and Private Villas in Santorini (more than Airbnb)
- Let's Ferry is the best website to book your ferry tickets or check the timetables for Santorini & all greek islands
- Expedia has all the available flights from Athens or other European cities to Santorini (Santorini Airport Code: JTR)
Highest Rated Hotels in Santorini:
Best Hotel in Oia: Maregio Suites
Best Hotel in Fira: Cosmopolitan Suites
Best Hotel in Imerovigli: Grace Santorini
Best Hotel in Firostefani: Tsitouras
Best Hotel in Perivolos: Orabel Suites
Best Hotel in Perissa: Anastasia Princess
Best Hotel in Kamari: Sunrise Studios
Highest Rated Private Villas in Santorini:
Best Villa in Oia: Anemi House
Best Villa in Fira: Anteliz Villa
Best Villa in Kamari: Eolia Villa
Best Villa in Pyrgos: Sensation Villa
Best Villa in Akrotiri: Cavo Ventus
Best Villa in Firostefani: Villa Aura
Best Villa in Imerovigli: Grace Villa
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