The best hotels are perched along the cliff edge overlooking the stunning caldera in or close to the towns of Fira, Imerovigli and Oia.
Hotels away from the caldera are cheaper, particularly those on the eastern coast. The coastal town of Kamari is just south of Santorini Airport and about a 20-minute drive from Fira.
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A Bustling town of whitewashed houses and shops set along the western edge of a 400-metre-high cliff overlooking Santorini’s Caldera. Fira is filled with narrow pedestrianised streets and paths.
A cable car provides access to the port at the bottom of the cliff, from which you can catch boats across the Caldera to the volcanic hot springs.
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Why this hotel? Amazing sunset view. Modern rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.
Set atop a cliff, on the famous Gold Street in Fira, close to all the restaurants, shops and cafés, Panorama Boutique Hotel offers stunning views of the city, the caldera and beautiful sunset.
Modern guest rooms have free WiFi, air conditioning and satellite TV. Rooms can be upgraded to include a hot tub and windows facing the Caldera.
A breakfast buffet is served every morning. Guests have free use of the outdoor swimming pool below the hotel.
Why this hotel? Stunning views. Outdoor hot tub. Free WiFi.
Beautiful resort on the cliff in Fira, with incredible views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Kamares has 6 air-conditioned apartments, with a full kitchen, satellite TV, free WiFi and an outdoor hot tub.
Sipping a cocktail in your hot tub whilst watching the sunset over the Caldera will be an experience that will stay with you for a very long time.
Why this hotel? Fantastic pool. Great value and location. Free WiFi.
This great-value hotel is located just a 15-minute walk from “that view” and all the shops, cafés, restaurants & bars in Fira, yet it’s far enough to be quiet.
Built in Cycladic style, Rena has a fabulous pool with sea views, sun terrace and a bar. Each guest room is uniquely decorated. There’s free WiFi, and a Continental breakfast is served daily. Friendly staff and excellent service.
Why this hotel? Gorgeous view. Tasteful design. Popular with gay guests. Free WiFi.
Hotel Cliff Side offers a stunning location, overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. Located just 10 minutes from the Fira town centre, this 4-star resort offers tastefully designed rooms & suites with stone-built beds and sofas – all recently renovated.
We love the hotel’s infinity swimming pool and the onsite spa with an open-air heated jacuzzi. The views of the caldera and the sunset from here are breathtaking. There’s free WiFi, and the reception is open 24 hours. Shuttle to/from the airport can be arranged upon request.
Most of Imerovigli appears to be blanket of interconnected, whitewashed buildings that defy gravity by clinging to cliff’s edge – high up over the Caldera.
The stunningly beautiful Imerovigli is located about a kilometre north of Fira but is much quieter. There is a great selection of restaurants, bars and hotels set along narrow paths with plenty of steps!
based on 269 reviews
Why this hotel? Amazing views. Large terraces. Great value. Free WiFi.
Built over 3 levels, the adult-only White Hotel offers some of the largest private terraces on Santorini. As visiting Santorini is all about its jaw-dropping views, these private terraces are a great reason for choosing White. But it’s not the only one.
Inside, the air-conditioned suites have been beautifully furnished, with flat screen TV’s, luxury toiletries, etc. Breakfast is served in your room or the balcony, whenever you want.
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Why this hotel? Fabulous pool & terrace. Stunning views. Great staff. Free WiFi.
One of the finest hotels on Santorini. Set on the slope of the caldera, 300 metres above the Aegean Sea, the Andromeda features 58 traditionally-styled rooms & apartments with modern amenities and breathtaking views.
Features include a large outdoor pool with sun loungers, two splash pools, indoor café, bar and restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas.
Andromeda has various room types to suit all budgets. Operates mid-April to end of October.
Perhaps Santorini’s most beautiful village and certainly the one with the most stunning sunsets. Oia is comprised of narrow paths, full of boutique shops, café’s and restaurants.
Quiet during the day, Oia gets busier in the early evening as travellers from across the island arrive to watch the sunset over the Aegean Sea from one of the town’s numerous chic bars.
Why this hotel? Great location. Stunning views. New hotel. Free WiFi.
The new Santorini Secret boutique hotel offers all-suite luxurious rooms with breathtaking views on the cliffs in the nicest area of Oia.
The minimalist Cycladic-styled suites have a private pool or hot tub overlooking the caldera and the volcano. Each room has a living area, a balcony satellite TV, minibar and high quality bathroom products.
A free welcome cocktail is offered upon arrival. Breakfast is served at the suite’s balcony. There is a restaurant, and 24-hour room service available. Staff are polite and attentive.
Why this hotel? Luxury suites. Gorgeous views. Great service. Free WiFi.
Villa Katikies is a truly special, picture-perfect hotel, comprised of just 7 private luxury rooms & suites that offer extraordinary views of the caldera.
Katikies has one of the largest open-air jacuzzis on Santorini. If you prefer, take a seat on the sun terrace and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail.
Needless to say, the highly personalised service is first-class.