Undecided about where to stay Santorini? Here is a small selection of the top luxury hotels and retreats for a carefree vacation in the idyllic island of Santorini, Greece. Prepare for some major eye-candy.
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Erosantorini is a stunning private estate perched on the caldera, offering all the services and facilities expected of a five-star hotel. Take advantage of the concierge to take care of the little things, and trust the private chef to make mouthwatering dishes for every meal. Need extra help to relax? Call the personal trainer or masseur for a wellness massage or a sweat session. Finish the day at the pool terrace, and feel on top of the world.
Perched on a cliff, Perivolas is the ultimate luxurious retreat. Set like an amphitheater in an isolated location, the hotel is a cluster of carefully restored troglodyte houses blending within the environment. Blessed with a serene and relaxed vibe, Perivolas is the place to escape and recharge in Greece’s most dramatic island. Enjoy a romantic stroll through Oia before taking a dip in the infinity pool to watch the sun sets. You will never look at another sunset the way you did before.
Grace Santorini is a whitewashed Cycladic jewel on the caldera with a stylish setting and minimalist décor. From views over the caldera to an infinity pool, Grace is a magnificent example of a boutique hotel with everything necessary for a luxury vacation, where indulging means living.
Perched on the northern coast of Santorini, Oia Santo Maris Luxury Suites and Spa is a true high-end hotel, boasting four outdoor pools, magnificent views over the Aegean Sea, and a casual and elegant atmosphere. Dressed in the typical Cycladic minimalist style, the suites offer all the comfort and casual luxury anyone could ask for. And thanks to one of the best views over the Aegean and a privileged spot to enjoy the sunset, relaxing with a drink by the pool is a popular hobby.
A view over the caldera, spacious terraces, a beautiful infinity pool and all-white interiors. Aenaon Villas, a hotel that resembles a members-only resort more than the charming family-run hotel it is (a rarity in the area), is where to find a home away from home. Combined with an elegant architecture and expert services, and it’s easy to understand why the Aenaon Villas complex is a favorite option for accommodation in Santorini.
The earthquake of 1956 severely devastated Imerovigli, a 300-year-old town in Santorini. But a love for this picturesque village inspired a couple to renovate and reconstruct the old houses that survived the catastrophe. This is how Kapari Natural Resort was born. Consisting of a dozen of troglodyte houses built amphitheatrically, the resort, listed under the National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World list, is a thorough illustration of Santorinian architecture. With a warm and friendly staff, feel at home in this small yet luxurious resort, and experience Greek hospitality and some of the island’s best dishes.
A luxurious accommodation on the cliffs of Imerovigli, Avaton Resort & Spa is a hotel offering breathtaking views over the caldera. Its unique spa features a sauna, steam room, massage room, and hydromassage pool. Try a relaxing deep tissue massage, a replenishing Royal Honey treatment, or the Pure Jasmine scrub for smooth, soft skin. Avaton is all about creating a warm and relaxing vibe for any vacation.
On the cliffs of the enchanting town of Oia, Santorini Secret Suites & Spa offers panoramic views over the caldera and the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. The hotel features 17 suites, each with a private veranda and pool. The resort also includes an infinity pool and a spa, as well as a high-end restaurant where traditional Greek cuisine meets gastronomy. To enjoy a relaxed vacation in a sophisticated environment, Santorini Secret is a top option.
Live mythically in Dreams Luxury Suites, a cluster of beautifully renovated houses offering encompassing views over the sea and the caldera. Renovated in the Cycladic style, the resort offers the feeling of an exclusive private club with six suites elegantly decorated with flair, all equipped with a jacuzzi and/or pool.