Best Hotel in Oia: Maregio Suites

Best Hotel in Fira: Cosmopolitan

Best Hotel in Imerovigli: Grace

Best Hotel in Firostefani: Tsitouras

Best Santorini Honeymoon Hotels

by | Nov 12, 2018

santorini honeymoonSantorini honeymoon is one of the best things you can decide for one of the most romantic periods of your life. These are the things you should know about a honeymoon in Santorini and what you should be aware of before booking anything.

Chances are you are thinking of having your honeymoon in Santorini right? 

Well…as I am actually living on this amazing greek island (and I have also had my honeymoon in Santorini) , I have prepared this guide to help you out, so that you’ll have the time of your life on this island that I call “home”. 

Best Honeymoon Hotel in Santorini: Grace Santorini Hotel .

Hands down…

But I am explaining below why I believe this is the case , what are your other options in terms of honeymoon hotels and what are the best things to do in Santorini during your honeymoon.

Read Also: Where to Stay in Santorini 

The great thing about Santorini is that apart from being a ridiculously romantic island and landscape, it also has so many diverse things to do and see with your other half that you won’t get bored at all. 

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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)
  • Get Your Guide has the best and largest variety of Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours
  • Rentalcars is the best website to rent a car for Santorini (highly recommended as you won't waste time waiting for local buses)

Where to Stay for a Honeymoon in Santorini?

In my opinion the best area to stay for a Santorini honeymoon is Imerovigli , not Oia or Fira.

(I am explaining below why…)

 

Best Honeymoon Hotels at Imerovigli:

I am pretty sure you were probably thinking of staying in Oia or Fira for your honeymoon, but I wouldn’t stay in Oia or Fira for my honeymoon, for a lot of reasons.

The main reason is that Oia and Fira, (which are undoubtedly both magical and extremely romantic places) are super crowded after 5pm and every night, from early May till late October (this is the high season in Santorini).

You will literally have hordes of tourists on your doorstep every day and night and because the way Oia and Fira are built there is literally nothing blocking people stepping at your property or your terrace. Obviously this is not happening everywhere and there are some seclusive hotels, but in general both Fira and Oia have become very crowded places the last years.

Staying at Imerovigli is the best decision you can take regarding your honeymoon accommodation in Santorini, as Imerovigli feels (and is) the most private, quiet and romantic area of the island.

Here are all the benefits of staying at Imerovigli for your honeymoon: 

  • Imerovigli (compared to Oia for example) is not very far away from where all the buzz is (Fira). You can literally walk from Imerovigli to Fira (20mins walk) or take the local bus or get a taxi. If you are actually staying in Oia you need a 25mins drive to get to Fira and more than 40mins drive to reach the beaches
  • Imerovigli is pretty close to the best wineries of the island (about 10mins drive)
  • Imerovigli has equally amazing views to the caldera, the volcano and the sunset
  • Imerovigli has the most romantic and luxurious hotels of Santorini

But Oia is famous for some very good reasons and to be 100% honest with you staying in Oia during your honeymoon in Santorini doesn’t necessarily mean you will have a bad time. Oia is an amazing place with some extraordinary hotels and if you choose indeed to stay in Oia you will definitely have better sunset views than Imerovigli:

 

Best Honeymoon Hotels in Oia are:

How to Book your Honeymoon in Santorini?

I should warn you here that travel agents from all over the world are marketing out exclusive Santorini honeymoon packages that are costing a small fortune where in reality the only thing they offer is a few nights in one of the hotels (that they have already agreed good commissions and are not necessarily the best) along with (possibly) a transfer from the airport to your hotel room and maybe a guided tour or so (along with some chocolates and a champagne on arrival…).

santorini honeymoon

i never understood the honeymoon or wedding tax on everything. This is not good for your well earned money noR the time you will spend during your honeymoon in Santorini.

There is a better way of doing this!

For your Santorini Honeymoon Accommodation: head over to the largest hotel website in the world (Booking.com) and go through all the verified reviews, pick your own hotel room at the best available rates, do your own research and don’t let a travel agent pick a hotel for you. Since you will be looking for a hotel that is highly in demand (yes…the ones at Imerovigli are) then you should book your hotel at least a year in advance to make sure you get the best rooms, at the best rates, on the dates you actually want. If the hotel you are trying to book is not available during the dates you are looking, then go change them and try again. If everything is booked then it is because you are probably a bit late in the game… try to book for may, June, September and October. You should probably forget July and August… in my opinion September and June are equally amazing in Santorini with less tourists on the island and still with a very good weather. You can find all the details of the rooms and the honeymoon suits with detailed pictures on Booking.com but as always in the cases, if you have specific questions like what is the view of the room etc, it is always good to contact the hotel directly.

For your Santorini Honeymoon Flights and Ferries: unfortunately there are not that many directly flights to Santorini outside of Europe and these only exist during the high season (May-October). So the next best thing you can do is basically fly directly to Athens (the capital of Greece) and then take either a 40mins direct flight to Santorini or take a 5hr ferry. Regarding the flights, I have always found out that Expedia has all the options (JTR is the airport code for Santorini). There are direct flights from all the major capitals in Europe and the flight from anywhere in Europe to Santorini takes between 2-4 hrs depending from where you are actually flying. I always advise people to take a second flight to reach Santorini but you might also want to take a ferry from Athens to Santorini (give this a good read!). If you want to check out the ferries to Santorini then Let’s Ferry Website is your best option as they cover all the available options. 

santorini airport transfer

How to Get From Santorini Airport to your Hotel: unfortunately there is no UBER or Lyft in Santorini so you have to take the local bus (check the Santorini bus timetables) or you can take a Santorini taxi (they are grey/silver). Chances are that both of these options will be waiting for you outside of the airport so you really don’t have to worry that much. The taxi can obviously take you anywhere on the island but the local bus will only take you to Fira which is the capital and then you have to change bus and take the next one that goes to your destination (if Imerovigli is your destination then i recommend you just take a taxi to take you there as you will probably be too tired for a second bus and the last thing after a long flight is to wait at a bus station…). Another option is also to ask your hotel if they have a shuttle bus that can actually take you from the Airport to your hotel. This is a good option but not every hotel does it and some of them charge a lot of money where in reality you shouldn’t pay more than 30 euros (if you are going let’s say to Oia which is the furthest town from the airport). But in my opinion the best thing you can do in Santorini is actually to rent a car outside of the airport so that you will be independent and you will get the opportunity to explore the island in the best possible way. This is what I advise everyone who is visiting Santorini.

The Most Romantic Restaurants in Santorini

mezzo restaurant santorini

Having a dinner under the stars , eating amazing greek food, drinking local Santorini wine and overlooking the incredible Santorini volcano and the caldera is one of the most romantic things you can actually do during your honeymoon in Santorini.

There is no lack of amazing restaurants on the island (these are the best restaurants of the island) but there are some that are particularly unique offering an amazing set along with exceptionally good food inspired by the delicious greek cuisine. These are the most romantic restaurants of Santorini that are ideal for a dinner or lunch during your honeymoon (and not only…) :

Best Santorini Restaurants With a View

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)
  • Get Your Guide has the best and largest variety of Santorini Sailing and Wine Tours
  • RentalCars is the best website to rent a car for Santorini

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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WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SANTORINI:

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