Best Hotels in Oia Santorini

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Written By: Pavlos Inglesis

Oia is the most romantic and magical place you would probably see in your whole life, and the best hotels in Oia Santorini are all offering incredible service (at a hefty price, though). Every sunset in Oia is a big gathering of people who want to watch it from balconies, terraces and whitewashed cute houses. It’s definitely a show that might be happening on your doorstep!

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If you stay at Sun Angelos Hotel in Oia, you can have your own private pool overlooking the stunning Oia sunsets

BEST HOTEL IN OIA: Katikies Hotel


Oia is an almost unreal, quiet and unique place but you should know it’s not the place for partying and clubbing. If you just want a glass of wine and a nice dinner, then Oia is your place. But if you want more shops, bars, clubs and nightlife, then Fira is your place to go!

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  • Oia is a small picturesque village 25 mins drive from the capital of Santorini Fira

  • Oia is the place with the famous sunset

  • Oia can be very busy during the high season between May-October

  • You can go to Oia either by taking the local bus from Fira (2.5 euro – 30mins drive) , or a taxi (20mins drive – 15 euros)

  • Oia’s sunsets are amazing but you can have the same sunsets from Imerovigli or Firostefani towns that have similar or better views to the caldera/volcano.
  • if you are looking for more affordable accommodation on Santorini, you should check out the hotels in Perissa beach or hotels in Kamari.

The hotels you can find in Oia are some of the most luxurious, unique and incredible places you could stay in the whole world. But here is the deal nowadays: Hotels are filling up extremely fast and you have to book very well in advance!!The following hotels may not be the most luxurious or expensive hotels on the island but they are definitely some of the best options near the famous Oia sunset and the blue domes you have seen everywhere on instagram or on postcards and magazines.They all have some things in common though: amazing service, private pools and jacuzzis, breathtaking setting and views you would die for…!

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Best Hotels in Oia

So…here is my list of the best hotels in Oia (in random order):

1. Helianthus Suites – Cave Houses

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Amazing cave houses with excellent service and hosts. 
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2. Anemi House

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Cool interior design, lovely views of the sunset and caring hosts. 
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3. Lydia Cavehouse

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Unbelievable views, unique design and amazing bathtubs. 
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4. Gabbiano Appartments

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Spacious appartments, awesome views of the sunsets and 5 star service. 
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5. Blue Canaves Luxury Villas

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Really quite place in a traditional cave house close to the famous blue dome churches of Oia.
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6. Charisma Suites

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5 star luxury with yummy breakfasts and breathtaking views. 
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7. Top Oia

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Simpler option but very clean and very well serviced. 
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8. Katikies Hotel

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Probably one of the best hotels in Santorini and one of the best in Greece. Luxury at its best.
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9. Kirini Suites & Spa

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5 star luxury with a unique spa and lovely dining settings. 
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10. Azalea Houses

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Unique and extremely detailed design with great hospitality from the owners. 
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If you are planning to stay in any of these amazing hotels in Oia make sure that you book very well in advance. My favourite website for booking hotels in Imerovigli is  and it’s the one that is being used widely all over Greece (by Greeks as well). The good thing about it is that you can basically cancel your booking and you don’t pay anything in advance. Oia is an amazing place with possibly one of the most incredible sunsets in the world. Some greeks argue that other greek islands have an equally beautiful sunset but there are many good reasons why Oia’s sunset is considered the best. You don’t get to see the sun setting in the sea behind an active volcano every day. Make no mistake; Oia is one of the most amazing places you would have ever visited in your life.

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Pavlos Inglesis
Greek, born and raised in Athens. I have been to almost every greek island and pretty much in every region of mainland Greece. I have also been eating souvlaki and gyros since the 80s. I love being a dad to my 2 beautiful daughters and also taking great photos of the places I visit. This is my blog to help you out explore the places I have visited with my inside tips as a Greek, knowing the ins and outs of my country and culture. Feel free to ask any questions under the post you are interested to and I wIll try my best to respond asap.

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