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Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels on the Greek Island of Santorini

The Greek Island of Santorini is filled to the brim with some of the world's most beautiful hotels. From boutique hotels, infinity pools, breathtaking views and luxury suites, Santorini's got it all.


Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Santorini


We present to you our one-stop shop to the Top 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Santorini. Renowned for its stunning sunsets, azure Aegean Sea and iconic whitewashed buildings overlooking iconic caldera views, be prepared for some of the most impressive properties you'll ever see.



Located on the iconic caldera cliffs of Imerovigli, Santorini, the Grace Hotel Santorini captivates guests with its stunning sea views and unrivaled setting. This exceptional boutique hotel combines minimalist elegance with Cycladic architectural charm, immersing visitors in a world of refined luxury. Indulge in the epitome of relaxation and exclusivity with suites and rooms boasting private heated pools and expansive terraces, allowing you to soak up the breathtaking vistas at your leisure.


Whether you choose to unwind in your own private plunge pool or take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool, the Grace Hotel Santorini offers an oasis of serenity. For a memorable dining experience, the fine dining restaurant, Santoro, tempts discerning palates with exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, perfectly complemented by an extensive wine selection.


Not only is the Grace Hotel Santorini one of the best Santorini hotels, but it's also part of the prestigious Auberge Resorts Collection - home to some of the best resorts in the world. The Grace Hotel currently only has one sister property located in Europe under the Auberge Resorts Collection umbrella, which is the Domaine des Etangs in France.





The Cavo Tagoo Santorini stands tall as one of the best hotels in Santorini, offering a retreat of unabashed luxury. As an all-suite hotel, it takes pride in its commitment to provide comfort and sophistication to its guests. All the rooms at Cavo Tagoo Santorini boast private balconies, providing an idyllic spot to soak in the breathtaking sunset views that paint the sky in hues of orange and gold.


With its prime location just a short walk from the mesmerizing blue beaches of the Aegean Sea, this hotel invites you to embark on a voyage of indulgence.


Immerse yourself in the tranquility of your own plunge pool in your honeymoon suite, sip a cocktail by the infinity pool, or set sail on a chartered fishing boat to explore the captivating island. At Cavo Tagoo Santorini, every moment is an opportunity to bask in opulence and create unforgettable memories against the backdrop of the island's ethereal beauty.





Elegantly sitting on the edge of Santorini's volcanic caldera, the Mystique stands as an epitome of indulgence among Santorini luxury hotels. This boutique hotel entices discerning travelers with its contemporary style, luxurious suites, and impeccable service.


As you step into this haven of opulence, you'll be captivated by the breathtaking caldera views of the picturesque Aegean Sea and the charming oil painted sunsets. Mystique offers a range of accommodations, including luxury suites with private pools and private balconies, where you can savor the beauty of Santorini in complete privacy.


Start your day with a complimentary breakfast overlooking the majestic caldera, then take a dip in one of the hotel's swimming pools or lounge by one of, if not the largest infinity pool on the island (or why not relax in your own plunge pool?). Indulge in a wine tasting experience, immersing yourself in the flavors of Santorini's renowned wines. As you enjoy your private balcony on a cliff edge, you'll realise that spectacular views are just the beginning when it comes to a stay at this hotel in picturesque Oia. Check out Mystique's hotel website for more information.





Katikies Santorini is easily one of the best boutique hotels on the island. With its bright white exteriors and stunning views of the Aegean Sea, this luxurious sanctuary offers an unforgettable experience. Indulge in the lavish comforts of the hotel's luxury suites, complete with a private heated pool and large terraces that provide a truly tranquil escape.


Some suites even feature a private hot tub - perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the enchanting black sand beaches. Take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool or the hotel's other swimming pool, both offering breathtaking vistas of the island. Delight your palate at the hotel's excellent guests-only restaurant, where delectable culinary creations await.


The Santorini Katikies also offers a honeymoon suite for a romantic escape and a rejuvenating steam room for ultimate relaxation. Wine enthusiasts will revel in the hotel's wine cellar, showcasing an exquisite selection of local and international vintages. Did we mention that this hotel features not one, but three infinity pools?


This property, like many others on this list, is located in the picturesque fishing town of Oia - widely regarded as one of the best areas to stay in Santorini.





Welcome to Canaves Oia Suites, a hotel situated on a cliff edge and no doubt one of the most sought-after Santorini hotels. Having just been freshly renovated, now you can enjoy features including the property's stunning cave pools. But these aren't the only swimming pools at the property, as you'll also find a gorgeous infinity pool here.


Each suite boasts a large terrace, where you can unwind while taking in the breathtaking Aegean Sea views. Enhance your stay with a wine tasting experience, savoring the rich flavors of Santorini's renowned wines. Effortlessly combining sophistication and relaxation, this Santorini hotel is really a no-brainer.


With your choice of infinity pools and plunge pools, the Santorini Canaves Oia Suites is particularly popular amongst guests looking for the infinity pool experience. As you might have guessed by the quality of hotels on this list, this property also comes with its own private pool.





Vora Villas is a small hotel well-known for its forward-thinking and minimalist design. We can safely say that this is one of the best hotels on this list - if not the best hotel, design-wise. From where the Vora Villas stand, you'll be able to see some of those famous blue domed roofs that Santorini is so famous for.


Featuring exquisite luxury suites, the hotel is located in the St Nickolas Monastery area, in walking distance from the church bells of the Three Bells of Fira and also Skaros Rock (a hiking trail will take you to one of Santorini's best attractions).


As you relax of the large terrace of this hotel, feel the world slip and take in the caldera views across the blue horizon. Unwind in the heated pool or soak in the hot tub, then take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. This is the classic Santorini experience.





Dreams Luxury Suites is a tiny little hotel, and yet it easily makes our list of best hotels in Santorini. One look at the hotel website and you'll see exactly what we're talking about.

Boasting some of the island's best plunge pools, Dreams Luxury Suites is perfectly positioned for you to enjoy immaculate sunset views while basking in the glory of Santorini. Every suite or villa comes with its own private pool.





The Katikies Garden Santorini is one of Fira's finest properties. This hotel features lush gardens to create a soothing ambience, allowing guests to relax in a natural setting. Just a few minutes' walk from the Archaeological Museum of Thera, the Katikies Garden Santorini boasts all that we've come to know and love about luxury Santorini hotels - jetted tubs, plunge pools and unforgettable views. Note that this is the sister property of Katikies Santorini in Oia (ranked fourth on this list).





Enigma Suites is a hidden gem that promises a captivating and enchanting stay. This boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of Fira, offers a unique and intimate experience for travelers seeking an all-out escape. The suites are thoughtfully designed with a perfect blend of modern elegance and traditional Cycladic architecture, creating a charming and cozy atmosphere.


The hotel also offers a harmonious balance between seclusion and convenient proximity to the vibrant Fira town, where guests can explore the local shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. With its intimate ambiance, breathtaking views, and impeccable service, Enigma Suites is truly a hotel for those seeking an unforgettable Santorini experience.





The final hotel on our list of 10 Best Luxury Hotels is none other than Athina Luxury Suites, a hotel that continues to impress guests from all around the world.


Embodying luxury and indulgence, Athina luxury Suites is especially well-known for its picturesque infinity pool, caldera views and central Fira location.





Where to Stay in Santorini


Oia

Oia is a popular starting point for visitors to Santorini for a few reasons. Among them being its breathtaking sunsets, iconic blue-domed architecture, caldera views and of course, its variety of luxury accomodations, gourmet dining and boutiques. If this is your first time to Santorini, we would recommend you staying in Oia.


Imerovigli

Luxury guests adore Imerovigli due to its tranquility, peace and privacy. Even though it's located close to the bustling towns of Oia and Fira, Imerovigli feels a world away. It's often referred to as the "Balcony of Santorini" for its unbeatable breathtaking views, hiking trails and stunning surrounding scenery.


Fira

Fira is another popular area to stay in due to its central location, cultural and historical significance and wide range of accomodations. Being the capital of the island, it caters more towards the everyday adventurer as opposed to the luxury traveler, but is still a good choice overall. Fira also serves as a transportation hub on the island, with a bus terminal and a cable car station connecting it to the Old Port. This makes it easy to explore other parts of Santorini, visit nearby beaches, or take day trips to neighboring islands.


This area is an excellent place to start the famous Fira to Oia Hiking Trail, perhaps the most well-known of all 'things to do' in Santorini.


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