In Santorini, you will have a good choice of facilities, from hotels to apartments, from villas to campsites to windmills, suitable for all budgets.
Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands in Greece, and from May to October, it is besieged by many tourists.
Unlike many others, it is by no means a cheap island. The advice when booking a hotel in Santorini is to do it online a few months in advance, in order to take advantage of the offers that will save you a lot of money.
On the west coast, the largest number of hotels are found in the towns of Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani. Hotels in Santorini are located either near the best beaches or tourist centers, where there are shops, clubs, and restaurants.
Best hotels in Santorini for Couples and Family
We see below some hotel categories that can best suit the needs of a traveler, based on the budget and the number of participants.
Hotels for Couples
If you visit Santorini, the noise of the younger guests may disturb the intimacy that you are finding. But, there are hotels in Santorini for adults only, which admit guests who are at least sixteen years old. These hotels are often luxury accommodations, with particular attention to space, so as to ensure tranquility for all guests.
They offer several high-level additional services, such as spa baths, massages, fitness area, private pools, exclusive dinners, and much more.
Andronis Luxury Suites
The Andronis Luxury Suites ranks first as a love nest for a romantic trip. It will amaze you with a mix of classic luxury and modern minimalist style. With its breathtaking view of the volcano, the Aegean Sea, and the surrounding islands, its delightful Mediterranean restaurant, and relaxing massage center, this Hotel will win you over. The maximum? The Andronis suites, carved into the cliff, feature a jacuzzi with a decor that mixes traditional Cycladic and contemporary styles.
Sun Rocks Relais & Chateaux
It has a breathtaking view of the caldera and the Aegean Sea, and is exclusively reserved for couples, who will have the pleasure of staying in luxury rooms that combine Cycladic style and modern comforts. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and the Faos restaurant serves a menu consisting of international dishes, as well as typical Greek dishes.
Art Maisons Oia Castle
This Hotel will give you a magnificent view of the sea and Oia, and here you will be pampered by the particular architectural elements that characterize the structure, inspired by the presence of the volcano, but combined with the typical Cycladic style and equipped with all comforts. Its sunset terraces, romantic rooms, and swimming pools are ideal for a romantic getaway!
The structure of this hotel follows the lines of an amphitheater, which juts out with a terrace on the white cliff of Oia. Once the houses, cellars, and stables of fishermen and farmers of Santorini, this ensemble has now been transformed into a complex of quiet private accommodation, with a spectacular swimming pool overlooking the cliff, from which you can admire fabulous sunsets.
La Mer Deluxe Hotel & Spa
3 minutes from Kamari beach, the Hotel offers elegant rooms, equipped with TV, DVD player, whirlpool, and Wi-Fi. The hotel offers an American buffet breakfast. The wellness center includes an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath. A gym is also available.
Family hotels are establishments that have the stay of adults and young guests very much at heart. Playful activities are often offered for the little ones to entertain them both during the day and in the evening. There are play areas dedicated to them and private swimming pools, as well as a friendly entertainment staff.
Although family hotels are often not very cheap, given the services they provide, there are still cheaper hotels on the island, which adapt to the budget needs of all families. The resorts on the west coast of Santorini are undoubtedly the best for families, to have all services at hand.
San Giorgio Villas Fira
The hotel is a not too expensive, offering 20 spacious rooms, suitable for families with more than one child. The reception is available 24 hours a day, and there is the possibility of car rental and luggage storage.
It is located in the town of Firostefani, a short distance from restaurants, shops and clubs. It offers rooms with fridge and kitchenette, while the hotel restaurant offers international and Greek dishes, with an eye for the little ones. There is also a wellness and a fitness center available to guests.
Golden Sunset Villas
For families looking for a hotel with maximum comfort, the Golden Sunset in Oia is the ideal choice. There are many advantages that can be attained by staying here, such as the transfer from/to the port and the airport. At the reception you can buy tickets for day trips to the main tourist attractions of Santorini.
In Santorini, finding a low-cost hotel is often very difficult, but not impossible. However, the advice is to book well in advance.
If you are a group of friends, a young couple, or a family on a low budget, low-cost hotels are a great deal to still be able to enjoy the natural spectacle of Santorini.
The cheapest hotels are those that do not offer rooms with a view of the caldera, a feature much sought after by tourists.
It is located on one-minute walk from the main street of Fira and very close to the clubs where the nightlife comes alive. The rooms are simple but clean, and guests have coffee, juice, and cake in the morning for breakfast. The day before check-in, you must indicate the time of arrival by e-mail, so that a shuttle will wait for you at the airport.
It is located in the small village of Finikia, and in 10 minutes on foot, you reach the center of Oia. It is a small hotel with a swimming pool, overlooking the east part of the island. There are both triple and quadruple rooms suitable for families. Breakfast is included in the rate.
It is located in the center of Imerovigli. It is a small establishment, managed in a warm and friendly way by the owners and staff, always ready to help you.