All the luxurious and exciting hotel entries in Santorini for 2022!
Welcome to the superstar of the Cycladic islands –Santorini. While Mykonos is undoubtedly considered the ultimate party destination, Santorini represents the slow yet majestic beauty, with its rugged cliffs topped with whitewashed cubical houses, stunning views of the caldera and legendary sunsets. It makes perfect sense, whatsoever that Santorini attracts visitors from all over the world, all year long: a tourism phenomenon, no less. The excited tourists and the loyal visitors have had an impressive variety of luxury hotels to chose from in the past years, yet the island’s hotel scene is blooming, with impressive new entries added to the list each year. And just when you thought it couldn’t get better, it actually did -new, luxurious and exciting hotels are opening in Santorini just in time for 2022.
Below you will find a definitive list of the best new hotels in Santorini for 2022!
The first Hyatt-affiliated resort in the Greek islands does not disappoint! Featuring 59 guestrooms, including 24 suites, Magma Resort Santorini will resemble a re-imagined traditional Cycladic dwelling by incorporating a sustainable yet modern exterior design that seamlessly integrates the lava-made and stone elements with the overall island’s ambience. All rooms and suites, 46 of which will feature private pools and hot tubs, boast unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea and Anafi Island. Nestled among traditional old vineyards, the resort will be located on the lava-made slopes of Vourvoulos, in close proximity to picturesque lava sand beaches on the northeast part of the island and popular cosmopolitan destinations such as Fira and Oia, known for its Instagram-worthy sunsets. A must visit!
Nestled in a private laid-back setting just steps away from Kamari, Santorini’s most prominent beach, the Radisson Blu Zaffron Resort is a luxurious oasis where an exotic, boho-chic ambiance blends with the timelessness of Cycladic architecture. Offering sophisticated elegance in a vibrant setting, Radisson Blu Zaffron is a 103-room resort that brings a strong lifestyle element to the island via an eclectic mix of experiences, events, and international brand collaborations. Taking its name from the rare and delicate saffron flower that still flourishes in a few parts of the island, Zaffron aims to elevate Santorini’s experiential offering and deliver a much-needed touch of hedonism. Sustainable wood surfaces are complemented by linen and cotton fabrics, while the walls are adorned with black-and-white photography that captures Santorini’s breathtaking beauty. Set against the backdrop of Santorini’s spectacular views, Zeffirino, the hotels’ restaurant offers guests an authentic, Italian fine dining experience with the use of local produce and much-loved recipes created by the family of Zeffirino Belloni.
The first of YES Hotels outside Athens, NOŪS is a new resort in Santorini following the philosophy “Young, Enthusiastic, Seductive”. Scheduled to open at Messaria Santorini in June 2022, it is going to be a 5-star luxury resort hotel with world-class interior design and exterior landscape, blending Santorini’s history with contemporary flair. The new resort has a capacity of 121 rooms, most of which will boast private pools as well as large private gardens. Designed by multi-awarded architectural practice Divercity Architects, in collaboration with MplusM Architects, the resort draws inspiration from the geometric shapes of the island’s topography and architecture and reinterprets them in modern terms. The hues of the famous murals of Akrotiri inspire the color palette of the interiors while the materials that have been used in all areas are based on local traditional techniques. Art will have a strong presence at Nous Santorini too. In the public areas of the resort, there will be a volcanic-themed exhibition of works of art created by 12 Greek Artists, while two restaurants will serve the best quality of local produce in a sophisticated menu.
Located at a unique cliff-top location in Imerovigli, Nobu Hotel is destined to be one of the best new hotels in Santorini for 2022! It will house a signature Nobu Restaurant, a full-service spa, fitness facility, dual-level infinity pool, and five luxurious pool villas. Offering panoramic views of both Caldera and the Aegean sea, the hotel is well-positioned along the famed Oia-Fira hiking trail that runs between Oia and Fira, Santorini’s cosmopolitan capital. A relaxed, secluded paradise in the heart of the island offering both high-end gastronomy, chill vibes and a privileged location!
The first Santorini Hilton Hotel will bear the name Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort. The new 37 room hotel will boast a private beach, two restaurants and two bars for a relaxed bite to eat or cocktail, two pools, a spa and fitness facilities. Its interior design takes inspiration from Santorini’s iconic blue and whitewashed architecture, incorporating the island’s rugged natural beauty with stone walls and organic wooden textures. On the southern tip of the island, Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio Collection, is a short drive from Santorini’s most popular sights. From the architecture of the island’s cosmopolitan capital Fira to the prehistoric city of Akrotiri, visitors can explore the volcanic island’s many must-sees without straying too far from the hotel. Less than two kilometers from Vlichada, a bustling marina full of seafood tavernas, attractions like the Santorini Arts Factory and neighbouring black-pebble beach, guests can explore Santorini against a backdrop of volcanic cliffs and visit colourful beaches like the famed Red Beach and iconic Perissa Black Sand Beach.
Cocomat Hotel Santorini
Imagine a dreamy sanctuary nestled in the gorgeous landscapes of Santorini, a place where luxury hospitality blends seamlessly with the minimal beauty of the Cycladic nature. COCO-MAT Hotel Santorini is located on the caldera of Akrotiri in a spot that enjoys amazing caldera views. The location is near the dreamy Lighthouse of Akrotiri, one of the most beautiful sunset spots on the island. Towering above the shimmering Aegean Sea, COCO-MAT Hotel Santorini is a haven of contemporary comfort that fuses lavish comfort with an eco-friendly, sustainable living concept. Also, with one of the best beds with a view of the island!COCOMAT
Built high atop the cliffside in Imerovigli, the most exclusive spot on the caldera, Kivotos combines panoramic views with serenity and tranquillity. Eschewing tradition, the retreat stands out against the island’s white vernacular with its unique, all-black architecture – a bold and unconventional gesture inspired by Santorini’s volcanic geology as a proclamation of Kivotos’ one-of-a-kind brand of hospitality. Just as unique are the handcrafted interiors whose minimalist sophistication belies state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems that allow guests to set the mood of their choice. Combined with private pools and hot tubs, first-class amenities and personalised service, Kivotos constitutes a magical destination where you’ll discover that you’ll both lose and find yourself in equal measure.