Santorini Hotels

Insights from kimkim local specialists for our hand-selected hotels in Santorini, Greece
One of Greece's top destinations, Santorini stands out for its epic volcanic landscape, whitewashed cliffside villages, and world-famous sunsets. Kimkim's recommendations range from cave hotels to traditional options that take advantage of the island's biggest asset: its views. Experience Santorini's volcanic makeup with a stay at Perivolas, the original luxury boutique cave hotel, whose bright, minimalist rooms and warm family-run service have made it a favorite since the 1980s. In contrast, Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites offers traditional Cycladic rooms with sea views near the lively capital. And Kasimatis by La Perla, a luxurious adults-only option housed in a historic wine cellar, gives you those caldera views along with private Jacuzzis, perfect for couples or friends looking to decompress.
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Kasimatis by La Perla
4.9
(8)
· Comfort
Kasimatis by La Perla on Santorini offers a unique experience, as this small boutique property of 14 rooms is set in a renovated historic wine cellar, a canava, in a property spanning four floors. The hotel is very relaxed, but it should be noted the noise level varies. The hotel is designed to...
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites
4.7
(14)
· Mid-range
Blue Dolphins Apartments & Suites greets guests with the quintessential Santorini charm, offering views of the Aegean Sea from its perch in Firostefani. Visitors will find themselves within a serene setting, yet conveniently close to the central square of the village and a short drive from...
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Volcano View Hotel
4.8
(9)
· Luxury
Volcano View Hotel, perched on a cliffside, offers a peaceful and picturesque escape in Santorini with views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. Set six minutes by car from the bustling center of Fira, the hotel provides a quiet atmosphere while remaining accessible to local attractions through a...
Goulielmos Hotel Santorini
5.0
(2)
· Comfort
The family-run Goulielmos Hotel is perched on the caldera rim of Santorini, offering you a serene island experience. The hotel is located near the traditional village of Akrotiri, just a kilometer from the world-famous Bronze-Age excavations and close to some of the island's most popular sites...
Andronis Luxury Suites
5.0
(2)
· Luxury
33 suites and villas cascade down the cliffs of Oia in this luxury boutique hotel, where guests can relax in their private pools or hot tubs. Famous for its cliffside restaurant, which has been called one of the most romantic in the world, the adults-only Andronis Luxury Suites is all about...
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De Sol Hotel & Spa
4.5
(4)
· Luxury
De Sol Hotel & Spa offers year-round luxury on Santorini, between the island’s capital and port. The hotel is modern, built in 2017, yet still features the traditional white-washed Cycladic style and is designed with soothing, luxurious minimalism. Rooms come with upholstered furniture and...
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Art Maisons Oia Castle Luxury Suites
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
What makes the Oia Castle Luxury Suites stand out is its unique location within Oia's historic castle, which dates back to the Venetian occupation in the 15th century. The hotel seamlessly combines the past and present, as guests can enjoy modern comforts like a pool and restaurant in this...
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Ducato di Oia Boutique Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
Carved into the volcanic cliffs of Oia above the Armeni harbor, the adults-only Ducato di Oia Boutique Hotel offers a special Santorini experience with its Cycladic cave suites and caldera views. Sites like the castle and windmill of Oia are just five minutes away on foot, and guests can take...
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Ikies
5.0
(1)
· Comfort
Situated at the start of Oia, the adults-only Ikies offers a peaceful getaway with its traditional cave rooms that have been modernized with present-day amenities. The 12 suites and one villa include four historic cave room options, although they all follow the cave style. Room amenities can...
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel
5.0
(1)
· Luxury
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an adult-only property carved into the rugged cliffs of Santorini, offering truly memorable views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera. The hotel's design showcases Cycladic architecture, with gentle curves, sculpted arches, and whitewashed spaces. Its prime...
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LimeStone Santorini
4.0
(1)
· Mid-range
LimeStone Santorini has tastefully renovated a 1925 mansion into modern cave suites in Fira. The hotel's location in the Kato Fira neighborhood offers a bit of privacy away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. However, you can reach the shops, restaurants, and museums in just five minutes...
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Abasa Suites
4.0
(1)
· Mid-range
Abasa Suites is a modern boutique hotel on the outskirts of Fira, allowing guests to enjoy a mix of tranquility and easy access to lively Santorini's highlights. Traditional Cycladic architecture is given a modern twist in these rooms that can accommodate couples, friends, and families. The...
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Kivotos Santorini
3.5
(2)
· Luxury
Santorini's volcanic rock is the theme of the adults-only luxury boutique hotel Kivotos, which takes its aesthetic from the caldera's black and gray natural tones. The hotel seems like it sprang straight from the cliffs of Imerovigli and its 30 cave-like rooms have amenities like hot tubs and...
Canaves Oia Suites Santorini
Luxury
The nearly all-white decor of the Canaves Suites Oia takes the magic of Santorini's fantastic light and runs with it. 30 cave suites and villas make up this luxury boutique hotel that has an infinity pool, spa, and one of the more elusive amenities in Oia: an elevator. It's still a cliffside...
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Cavo Tagoo Santorini
Luxury
Set on the outskirts of Imerovigli on the island of Santorini, Cavo Tagoo Santorini is a 13-room luxury boutique hotel ideal for guests looking for quiet and calm. The hotel blends the white-wash styles of Cycladic architecture and modern minimalist design. The hotel staff offers exceptional...
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Dana Villas & Infinity Suites
Comfort
This 32-room boutique hotel, just a short drive from Fira, Santorini, has incredible views overlooking the caldera and the sea. Tucked away into the cliffside, Dana Villas & Infinity Suites offers travelers an exclusive experience. The hotel’s architectural design embodies the typical...
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Iconic Santorini
Luxury
The Iconic Santorini has the distinction of getting the World Travel Award for Greece's leading boutique hotel for four years in a row, thanks to its elegant and romantic simplicity. This adults-only cave hotel has 19 suites that are ideal for couples or small groups of friends, as most rooms...
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Kapari Natural Resort
Luxury
In 2015, this family-run adults-only boutique hotel in Imerovigli became the only Greek entry on National Geographic's list of Unique Lodges of the World, thanks to maintained local traditions and customs. This is most clear in its 14 warm and earthy cave suites, five of which are built in...
Eternity Suites Santorini
Mid-range
Eternity Suites Santorini opened in 2020, offering a modern luxury vibe that blends with the Cycladic tradition of building into the hillside with cave-like residences. The suites are cool in the summer; some even come with a private pool or hot tub. The property is quiet and private; however,...
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Amity Suites
Mid-range
Amity Suites, an adult-only boutique hotel, offers a stay with traditional Cycladic architecture and views of the Aegean Sea and caldera. The peaceful location just outside Fira's town center ensures that guests are close enough to enjoy local shopping, dining, and beaches while maintaining a...
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Perivolas
Luxury
While cave hotels may now be as associated with Santorini as sunsets and whitewashed houses, the family-run Perivolas in Oia was actually the first cave hotel on the island. Centuries-old caves have been turned into 20 bright, minimalist suites lovingly restored by hand. This adults-only luxury...
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Stella Rocca a Mare
Luxury
As indicated by its name, the Stella Rocca a Mare is all about the earth or specifically, it's about the sky, rocks, and sea of Santorini. Overlooking Skaros Rock in Imerovigli, this 13-room boutique hotel includes six cave rooms, and it incorporates an elegant minimalist design of clean lines...
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Annio Flats
Mid-range
The cliffside hotel of Annio Flats offers 11 simple studios that combine the charm of a Greek island aesthetic with magical caldera views in Imerovigli. All of the apartments are fully furnished with kitchenettes and while two are proper cave rooms, they all follow the cave style of the island....

Hotel Advice for Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece
The Best Boutique Hotels in Santorini

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