If you’re planning to visit Santorini, you will definitely want to know not only what you can do there, but first and foremost, you will be eager to find out about the best places to stay in Santorini.
Being such a popular island, Santorini receives thousands of tourists every year. Therefore, in order to find the right accommodation, it is important to book in advance.
Booking in advance will not only ensure a more affordable price, but will also allow you to find the place that is right for you when considering what you plan to do while on the island.
Also, depending on the bughet that you have arranged for your trip, you have the opportunity to choose villages with a view of the volcano or areas next to the beautiful beaches of the island.
1) Where to stay in Santorini for couples
The colorful village of Oia is perched on the rocks of the volcanic caldera of Santorini, at the northern end of the island. The village is a protected historical monument and its residential alleys and alleys were the first in Greece to be registered as an archaeological historical monument by the Hellenic Tourism Association.
As one of the most famous points of the caldera, it is famous for the luxury Oia Santorini Hotels on the edge of the cliff, offering a unique distribution experience.
Imerovigli is located at the highest point of the caldera with the best view of Nea Kameni, the black volcanic island of Santorini in the center of the lagoon. There are those who will tell you that the view of the sunset from Imerovigli is better than that of Oia Santorini.
Imerovigli is also a quiet village, an ideal place for someone who wants to enjoy their vacation in front of the unique view of the volcano but at the same time avoid noise and people.
Fira is the capital of Santorini. Cruise ships enter there and send their passengers on the cable car from the port to the city. You can find thousands of restaurants and shops. In Fira there is also the main bus station for those who do not want to rent a means of transport.
In Fira you will definitely not avoid the crowds especially during the months of June, July and August. Nevertheless, the village is quite large and does not evoke the sense of congestion that we sometimes encounter in Oia.
Many travelers visiting Santorini for the first time, they choose to live the unforgettable experience of staying in a hotel on the caldera cliff. Many of these hotels have per room, infinity pools or jacuzzis with stunning views of the Aegean Sea.
The most famous hotels are located in the above villages (Oia, Imerovigli and Fira). Each village has its own characteristics, as described above.
To make it easier for you to choose the right accommodation, we have created categories through which you can browse a variety of options aimed at the characteristics of each traveler. Check-it out and choose the best deal for you!
2) Where to stay in Santorini for Honeymoon
Santorini is one of the most popular destinations for honeymooners, newlyweds and couples who want to enjoy their vacation in a special place.
The best places on the island for such an experience is the location of the Caldera. Overlooking the magnificent sunset and the famous volcano, travelers can have unforgettable experiences.
Most Hotels that meet the standards for something like this, are the ones that offer privacy and luxury. There are separate rooms-suites with private pools or private jacuzzis known as honeymoon suites. These Hotels also provide many other services, as well as relaxation and spa facilities.
We suggest you one of the most popular accommodations in this category for the most unforgettable experiences!
3) The Top Places to Stay for Friends and Nightlife
If you choose to travel to Santorini with friends the best accommodation option is the island’s capital, Fira. This place combines the intense night life of the island but also the authenticity of the natural landscape that unfolds before your eyes.
It is the center of the market as if you browse the countless alleys, you will discover the most traditional shops up to well-known fashion houses.
In the morning Fira offers an incredible view of the volcano. You will feel the peace and harmony that this landscape provides and walking along the caldera you will discover places with a unique view.
During the evening hours the village comes alive again with the multitude of visitors visiting the capital. In Fira you can find the most famous clubs of the island. Some of them, such as the Tango bar or the Koo club, hold unforgettable parties every day.
Fira Santorini, apart from the shops and the nightlife, one can discover some of the most famous restaurants of the island that provide incredible views of the volcano. During the summer months, due to the large number of visitors, we advise you to make a reservation a few days in advance, especially for the hours of the sunset.
We urge you to browse the category Fira Hotels and choose from the variety we provide.
4) Top Places for Families
The best places to stay with your family in Santorini are the ones that are close to the beach. The best beaches in Santorini , Kamari, Perissa and Perivolos are some of these places.
Hotels near the beach offer a greater choice of entertainment for children. They will love playing on the beach as you enjoy your food and drink in one of the most famous beach restaurants on the island.
The hotels near the beach offer more affordable prices compared to the hotels located on the other side of the island. Along the beach you can take beautiful walks and spend quality time with your family.
Check out the hotels on the most famous beaches of the island.
5) Top Places to Stay as a Solo Traveler
If one of your expectations is to explore the island of Santorini alone we advise you to choose a place of residence a central point of the island.
This may be the cosmopolitan Oia. For lovers of water and water sports, the famous beach of Perissa is the most suitable choice.
For those who want to meet new people and socialize for sure, the capital of Fira is the perfect choice. As in Fira is the main bus station from there it is very easy to navigate to the rest of the island.
6) Top Places to Stay for Low Bughet Holidays
If you do not want to spend a lot on accommodation Santorini is not a forbidden destination. You can easily find budget hotels in many areas such as Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos and Karterados.
Many hotels located on this side of the island offer more economical options to travelers who give more importance to exploring a place. These areas are located near the most famous beaches of the island so they are ideal options for families who just want to enjoy the traditional side of the island.
During the summer, the areas of Kamari, Perissa, Perivolos and Karterados are accessible by bus every 15 minutes.
Discover all the options through our Hotel categories .