When interiors live up to the legendary landscape, you know they must be really something. Here are some of the best hotels in Santorini!
Rugged cliffs topped with whitewashed cubical houses, stunning views of the caldera, legendary sunsets, tiny picturesque streets and one of the most famous bookshops in the world: it’s obviously Santorini we’re talking about, the superstar of the Cycladic islands. If Mykonos is the party-girl sister, Santorini is the calm, collected beauty attracting visitors from all over the world all year long: a tourism phenomenon, no less. Once there, you find yourself infatuated, already dreaming of coming back- but what’s even more impressive is that Santorini offers a selection of outstanding hotels adding up to the whole experience.
Below, there is a definitive list of the best hotels in Santorini:
Grace for luxury
Besides the jaw-dropping location, Grace Santorini offers a high standard bespoke service, destined to make you live your best life. A few days before your arrival a bespoke service – questionnaire” comes to your mail to personalize your in-room experience and create unique local experiences to enrich your visit. An airport pick up with wet towels and hotel, a welcome glass of champagne, good night gifts, the themed breakfast, the in-room robes designed by Zeus+Δione completed the luxurious experience along with stunning interiors and view. If you want to feel really special, then this is a definite must!
Cape Nine for off the beaten track
Imagine gazing at the view to emblematic Caldera and Oia while experiencing serene seclusion in the coziest, most romantic and comfortable suites. Located in the relatively more peaceful Akrotiri peninsula of Santorini, Cape 9 is a bucket-list-worthy hospitality gem and a super stylish one. Its suites and villas, all with private pools, are ample spaces that offer serenity and relaxation away from the crowds. The calming neutral colour palette, the organic shapes and deco details like the vintage sinks and the knitted pillows make for the perfect home away from home.
Chic Hotel for romance
Also called as the island of lovebirds, Santorini bears an impressive number of marriages taking place there every year. And what could possibly be more romantic than a dreamy arched veranda with a jacuzzi that overlooks the big blue of the Aegean Sea? I found this, along with hidden pools with an unobstructed view, cave-like bathrooms, luxury comforts and amenities, and breakfast served in our private balcony in the recently renovated Chic Hotel. In other words, the perfect romantic nest!
Andronis Arcadia for wellness
The newest addition to the Andronis Exclusive family of five-star hotels is named after the mythical home of the god Pan. Arcadia was known as a place of natural harmony and pastoral enchantment, and this hotel focuses on capitalizing the spirit-enhancing energy with which Santorini is blessed. Every suite has its own pool, situated to capture the magical views towards the caldera and the island’s unforgettable sunsets. Among the hotel’s highlights is the pool with underwater music, the luxurious Evexia spa with personalized bespoke regimes and the Opson restaurant, where the menu is based on the dishes enjoyed by philosophers such as Aristotle and Plato.
Istoria Hotel for a cool hideout
Judging by its name, a hotel called “history” in greek sounds already cool. But there’s more to this: Istoria Hotel is the renovated palazzo of a legendary socialite! Away from the hustle and bustle of the main towns and right on the renowned Perivolos black beach Istoria’s 12 idyllic suites combine the traditional Cycladic style with stunning contemporary features. Whitewashed walls and wooden roofs meet soft fabrics and terracotta textures, creating a new sense of brightness and uncluttered space, an atmosphere of serenity, lightness, joy and warmth.
Kalisti Hotel for an affordable family vacation
Featuring the largest swimming pool in Fira, Kalisti Hotel already sets the tone for the perfect family vacation. The spacious and comfortable rooms and suites blend luxury and minimalism, giving an elegant feel in the island simplicity and making for an overall feeling of deep relaxation. Here you can enjoy fresh juices or cocktails by the pool, enjoy signature greek dishes at the Rosemary Restaurant and indulge in a relaxing massage while the kids enjoy activities made for them. All of this, in a key location: a peaceful area but just minutes away from the stunning caldera rim
White Ark for the privacy of a villa
A serene shelter, protective as an “Ark”, the White Ark is more than a luxury hotel. It is a passage to a world of serenity, minimalistic at heart and eclectic in style, comprising of just 3 suites protected from the wind and the buzz of the otherwise beautiful Fira town, the island’s capital. Following the traditional Cycladic architectural style infused with modern design philosophy, the all white interiors offer comfort, relaxation and stunning views. Gazing on Caldera views, indulge with Mediterranean flavors and rejuvenate with massages and therapies, are all included here.