If you think it’s impossible to find high-quality budget-friendly accommodation in Santorini, think again. Here are a few hotels and resorts where you can enjoy the magical Mediterranean island without breaking the bank.
A complex of traditional settlements with budget-friendly prices, Kykladonisia, located less than five minutes from the centre of Fira, is a hostel with single-sex dorm rooms and simple en-suite rooms. Located near the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, the hostel includes an outdoor pool as well as a rooftop terrace offering all-encompassing views over the sea.
Only 100 metres (328 feet) from Fira’s central square, Summer Time Villa is a family-run hotel, a place where the owners will greet you with a smile. With a convenient location close to the shopping area and cultural attractions, the resort also includes a pool on the terrace, from where you can enjoy majestic scenes of the sea.
Located in the picturesque central village of Vothonas, Santorini Traditional Suites, located four kilometres (2.5 miles) away from Fira, is a charming complex welcoming guests and their pets. With Kamari Beach 3.5 kilometres (2.2 miles) away, the hotel is perfect for those looking to evade the highly touristic areas. Each room comes with a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a bathroom with a washing machine. Perfect for longer stays or with families with children, it has a beautiful sun terrace with an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has barbeque facilities available.
Located in the heart of Fira near the town hall, Loizos Stylish Residences have undergone a recent revamp, and they are looking good. With a minimalistic design, clean lines, plus wood and marble accents, the hotel is warm and elegant. While it may lack caldera views, it has spacious rooms that open onto the gardens or the pool.
Within walking distance of the caldera, shops and restaurants, Platia is a pleasant little boutique hotel offering vistas over the city. With simple, clean and elegant rooms, the hotel, which opened in August 2016, is perfect for those who just want a relaxing stay without worrying about anything. They offer concierge services, and for an extra charge, they also offer spa and massage treatments plus car rentals. There is also free public parking nearby.
Located outside Imerovigli, 1.5 kilometres (.9 miles) away from Fira, Belle Etoile Villas is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. This new hotel offers views over the eastern part of the island and features a sunny terrace with an outdoor pool. Choose to enjoy your breakfast in the privacy of your room or by the pool where you can admire the splendid scenery. Relax and sleep peacefully at night knowing that nothing can come to disturb your rest.
Located less than 100 metres (328 feet) away from Kamari Beach, Chez Sophie offers affordable accommodation in Santorini. With an outdoor swimming pool where guests can enjoy drinks, the family hotel includes rooms with verandas, offering panoramas of the sea or the mountain; some rooms even have a hot tub. Ideal for groups or families, Chez Sophie is a welcoming hotel where you will experience authentic Greek hospitality.
gIn a quiet neighborhood of Fira, close to the Folklore Museum, Galatia Villas is a sanctuary and the perfect base for getting to know Santorini and its many highlights. Recently renovated, the Galatia Villas features rooms and studios plus an outdoor swimming pool. In the verdant garden where geranium and bougainvillaea fragrances blend together, you will find rest after exploring the island. Whether you unwind by the pool or in the comfort of your room, Galatia Villas is perfect for a relaxing holiday and all without sacrificing comfort.