Where to stay, eat and swim in Santorini (best hotels, restaurants, beaches)
Are you planning a holiday in Santorini? Are you searching for the best hotels, beaches, and restaurants in Santorini?
Then you are in the right place!
We have created the ultimate guide about where to stay, swim, and eat in Santorini. Keep reading!
The best hotels in Santorini
Santorini Secret is perfect for honeymooners, who will find everything they need in it, from a luxurious spa and a caldera restaurant to a fully-equipped gym and an infinity pool -one of the hotel’s standouts!
Santorini Secret’s Harmony Spa is the perfect place to pamper yourself and relax with your significant other. You can choose from a selection of delightful treatments, like hot stone massage, deep tissue massage, and natural facials.
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Hotel’s opulent villas blend smoothly into the Cycladic surroundings and offer utmost privacy and top-notch facilities, including private pools, open-plan living areas with a sea view, hydromassage tubs, and entertainment centers. Super-spacious and equipped to a high standard, Celestia Grand Villas are also a great option for families or groups of friends.
Couples, honeymooners, groups of friends, and families (some villas are spacious enough to accommodate up to 6 persons).
Celestia Grand offers some awesome holiday packages, like the Honeymoon Celebration Package and the Friends & Family Packages. These packages include a selection of luxurious services and facilities, like transfers, flowers, breakfast, room service, concierge service, car rental, and more!
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Couples and honeymooners. Also, if you want to exchange vows in Santorini, Grace Hotel can help you organize the perfect caldera wedding!
Grace Hotel goes out of its way to make your holiday on Santorini island unforgettable. Offering a variety of customized experiences, including private sunset dining, sunset yoga, hiking, island tours, and cruises, Grace helps you tick off many things from your bucket list! Oh, and don’t miss their signature 5 course champagne breakfast!
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Honeymooners and couples celebrating a special occasion.
Iconic Santorini is arguably one of the best honeymoon hotels in Santorini! Not only does it boast a magical and ultra-romantic setting, but it also offers special vacation packages for couples. Our tip: If you’re planning on proposing to your significant other in Santorini, opt for the Yes I Do package!
A mix of contemporary design and classic elegance, Istoria Hotel emits a beach-chic charm, which is elevated by the lunar scenery of Perivolos beach. The hotel’s 12 opulent suites are minimally decorated in earthy tones with large windows facing the island’s natural landscape and large terraces with private hot tubs, outdoor sitting areas, and loungers.
Couples and honeymooners who are looking for an alternative to the busy Oia and Fira in the form of a peaceful retreat in nature.
Istoria Hotel in Santorini has a natural vibe and a well-being-centered philosophy we love! Elios Spa is the epitome of this philosophy. At Elios Spa, you can treat your body and mind to organic natural therapies, like tailor-made facials, gold & champagne anti-aging treatments, holistic body treatments, couples massage, and reflexology.
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The design of the hotel’s elegant suites is a nod to the iconic Cycladic minimalism, with calming white and wooden interiors, whitewashed hot tubs, and blue details that match the Aegean views perfectly!
Honeymooners who want to live the Cycladic dream in Oia and couples searching for idyllic accommodation on the edge of the caldera.
A.Spa in Katikies Hotel is the perfect place to relax with your significant other! Consisting of three spa suites (Iris, Thalia, and Kalliste), A.Spa offers a variety of treatments and well-being rituals, like facials, massages, and beauty therapies.
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Honeymooners, soon-to-be-married couples (the hotel offers wedding organization services), and families (plenty of space, kid-friendly accommodation options, and personalized family experiences).
The stylish Nobu restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic sunset dinner in Santorini. Using the freshest local produce, the chef creates scrumptious dishes that marry the tried-and-tested traditional recipes with contemporary techniques. Add to that the breathtaking caldera and Aegean view, and you won’t be disappointed!
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Andronis is one of the most popular hotels in Santorini, particularly for honeymooners and couples. Its 33 ultra-luxurious suites offer the privacy and modern amenities couples want, along with undisturbed sunset views.
Are you dreaming of romantic candlelit dinners on the edge of the caldera? Then, look no further than Lycabettus, the hotel’s restaurant and one of the best restaurants in Oia. Hanging from a volcanic cliff, Lycabettus offers panoramic sea views and gourmet dining under the stars. Just book a table on the edge of the caldera and leave the rest to the restaurant’s impeccable service and award-winning chef. You can thank us later!
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Dana’s villas and suites are a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture and contemporary chic, and blend smoothly into the dazzling white and deep blue surroundings! They all come with luxurious facilities, including private terraces, indoor or outdoor pools, spacious bathrooms with rain showers, comfortable king-size beds, and coffee machines.
Honeymooners, couples that celebrate a special occasion, and couples who wish to get married on the edge of the caldera in Santorini, as the hotel offers wedding organization services.
Dana’s cave pool villa is a reason on its own to stay in this hotel. Featuring an indoor cave spa pool and an outdoor heated pool that offers unobstructed sunset views, the super-romantic cave pool villa takes romantic sunset-watching to a whole new level! The perfect scenario: Get married on Dana hotel’s caldera-hanging terrace and then spend your honeymoon in a luxurious cave villa -pure bliss!
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Couples and honeymooners who are searching for a private sanctuary in the heart of the island’s most beautiful village.
Mystique’s infinity pool is one of the hotel’s highlights. Located in front of the bar, it’s the perfect spot for sunset drinks with a stunning caldera view. If you want to have more privacy, you can enjoy the infamous Santorini sunset from the private pool in your room!
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Honeymooners and couples celebrating a special occasion.
If you want to have the ultimate sunset dinner experience, book a table at Perivolas Restaurant! Boasting infinite sea and caldera vistas, this restaurant offers the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner under the stars. Our tip: Pair your food with a bottle of local wine -Santorini is famous for its exquisite wine varieties!
Honeymooners and couples who want to have a dreamy holiday experience in Santorini!
Katikies offers an impeccable concierge service! The staff is happy to arrange everything for you, from excursions to private sunset cruises on the hotel’s luxurious yachts.
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Couples and honeymooners will find the peace and privacy they’re looking for at Santo Pure Oia.
At Santo Pure, you’ll find a variety of accommodation options that cater to every taste, from romantic suites and exclusive sunset suites to wellness suites and luxury villas. All the luxurious suites and villas come with their own kitchenette and comfortable king-size beds, while most of them feature a private pool. Of course, thanks to the hotel’s location, all suites and villas offer breathtaking views of the sunset and the Aegean!
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The best beaches in Santorini
Honeymooners, sunset lovers, romantic couples, and families.
After you have enjoyed the sun and the crystal clear water, head to one of the restaurants behind the beach to savor a delicious seafood meal with a breathtaking volcanic view. It’s the best way to end a delightful beach day!
Honeymooners, couples, nature lovers, and shutterbugs.
The volcanic landscape of Red beach is breathtaking! Even if you don’t go there for swimming, you can take amazing photos from a spot above the beach in Akrotiri. You need to hike for a few minutes to get there, but it’s worth it!
Couples, honeymooners, nature lovers, and families.
Many restaurants and bars line Perissa beach, so there are plenty of post-swimming dining options. Our suggestion is to opt for a hearty seafood meal paired with one of the signature wine varieties of Santorini. Drinking volcanic wine at a volcanic beach is arguably a unique experience!
Families, couples, and travelers who seek peace and quiet.
Santorini may be famous for its sunsets, but it boasts spectacular sunrises, too! Monolithos beach is one of the best spots to watch the sunrise. If you come here early enough, you might have the entire beach to yourself!
The best restaurants in Santorini
Mr. E is perfect for romantic dinners and family gatherings.
Mr. E’s location at the volcanic Perivolos beach is one of its greatest assets. Away from the bustling crowds of Oia and Fira, this Michelin-awarded restaurant will introduce you to authentic local cuisine and put you in a relaxing summer mood!
Le Moustache is the best spot in Imerovigli for a romantic date night with a sunset view!
If you want to plan a really special date for your spouse, we highly recommend that you book one of the cabanas at Le Moustache’s Caldera Pool Lounge. Here, you can spend the afternoon swimming in the infinity pool, savoring the stunning volcano and sea views, watching the sunset, and drinking champagne! Sounds dreamy, right?
The Edge Restaurant is the ultimate date-night spot in Santorini. Honeymooners and romantic couples are bound to love it!
The Edge’s sunset view is unparalleled! If you want to combine your dinner with sunset-watching, we highly recommend that you pre-book a table at the restaurant’s outdoor area.
Thanks to its location on the edge of the caldera, Argo offers unobstructed volcano and sea views, so it is one of the best restaurants in Santorini for a romantic sunset dinner.
If you’re planning on getting married in Santorini and searching for an idyllic venue for the wedding reception, you should consider Argo. The restaurant’s caldera-hanging terraces provide the perfect setting for a dreamy sunset ceremony or a cocktail party!
Honeymooners, romantic couples, and wine lovers.
Its extensive wine list is reason enough to visit Selene restaurant. The restaurant’s wine section is managed by one of the 400 Wine Masters in the world, Yiannis Karakasis, who has curated a selection of thematic wine tasting sessions for those who wish to introduce themselves to Santorini’s wine culture. What’s more, Selene produces its own excellent signature wines that are worth a try!