Planning holidays in Santorini but want to avoid the omnipresent crowds of tourists? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We have handpicked a collection of small boutique hotels for all budgets that will allow you to enjoy everything Santorini has to offer, but away from the masses. From luxury complexes to low-key boutique accommodation, here are the top boutique hotels you will find on the beautiful island of Santorini.
Located in Messaria, a small, tranquil village that lies at the heart of Santorini, Hotel Kalma is a family affair that has been around since 1989. Renovated in 2014, the hotel, which boasts traditional Cycladic architecture, has a refreshing laid-back and casual vibe, which makes it a top choice for relaxing holidays away from the busy streets of the caldera-perched villages. Conveniently located near Fira and the airport, Hotel Kalma offers a choice of single, double and triple rooms, access to a swimming pool and a serene garden. It’s a great value for price accommodation in Santorini.
Located in the small village of Pyrgos, one of Santorini’s inland villages, Voreina Gallery Suites (voreina means northernly) offers panoramic views over the sea and the island – a refreshing perspective from the usual caldera views. The suites are impeccably decorated and feature a rotation of artworks from previous resident artists. It’s the simplicity of the place that stands out – the narrow streets of the village leading to the Venetian Kastro offer an ideal photo-opportunity spot.
Venture off the beaten track and opt for Hotel 28, a minimalistic establishment located by Kamari Beach, on the eastern coast of the island. This three-star, adult-only hotel is a haven for relaxation and boasts a collection of 28 rooms with pool or mountain views. For a refreshing alternative to caldera-view hotels and suites, Hotel 28 is an excellent choice, especially if you are on the lookout for a low-key vacation in marvellous Santorini.
Located outside Oia by a dark sand beach, En Plo Boutique Suites is a complex with spacious rooms, but undeniably its main highlight is its outdoor pool where you can relax and take a refreshing dip in the water. The property boasts a stunning garden as well, but you may want to hang out at the beach before heading to town for the sunset. You can decide to stay for a few drinks in one of the many bars, but we recommend you head back to the outdoor pool bar to enjoy some refreshing cocktails prepared by the skilled staff.
Located outside Fira, Petit Palace Suites is an extensive complex of suites overlooking the caldera. A lovely place to relax, Petit Palace Suites has luxury suites catering to every need, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a lavish vacation. Opt for a candlelit dinner al fresco or indulge in a rejuvenating massage in the comfort of your suite. Whatever your heart desires, you can have it.
Perched atop the cliffs of Imerovigli, Avaton Resort & Spa boutique hotel overlooks the caldera of Santorini and allows for admiring majestic sunsets. The resort is conveniently situated outside the village; it is perfect for peaceful vacations. The resort includes nine rooms and suites, ensuring some privacy and intimacy during your stay. Designed in the traditional architecture yet equipped with the best technology and amenities, Avaton Resort & Spa features spa facilities as well as a beauty salon where you can pamper and restore yourself thanks to nurturing treatments. Simply put, Avaton is an oasis where you can spend hours relaxing away from the crowds.
Boasting an excellent location on the cliffs overlooking the caldera, the charming Ikies Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of Oia, the picture-perfect village of Santorini, on the northeastern coast. There, you will find a wide range of accommodations, including honeymoon suites, maisonettes, and studios, all having one thing in common: providing a luxurious lifestyle to its guests. The hotel comprises a collection of traditional buildings and offers a variety of services, such as room service meals on your balcony, so that you can enjoy your stay in total tranquillity and serenity. What more do you need?