The 5 Best Hotels in Kamari

Updated: November 20, 2016

Hotels and restaurants at the best beach in Santorini.

Q. What are the best hotels in Kamari?

Kamari is a wonderful beach town on the east coast of the island – the opposite side of the island from the caldera. The town is filled with restaurants, bars, and shops and always has a very relaxed feel. It’s an easy bus or taxi ride from Kamari to Fira (to get to Oia you’ll have to change buses in Fira). In summer there are late buses running from Fira to Kamari – the last one will leave Fira after midnight sometimes as late as 3:30am. A taxi from Fira to Kamari will be about 15€. Taxi from Oia to Kamari is 20€ to 25€. Kamari is also where you’ll find the fantastic outdoor cinema – which is a must.

The best hotel in Kamari right on the beach is Sigalas – the other hotels listed below are either across a pedestrian road from the beach or back a few streets – which isn’t a big deal but at Sigalas you can walk straight from your room or the pool to the sea.

18 Questions and Comments

  1. One Bedroom in Kamari

    Hi planning to go in June with my son 8 years and aunt to Santorini. I would like affordable clean exotic place on the beach. One bedroom appartment would be best. Any recommendations? I feel very overwhelmed with the selection and everything looks great.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      The hotels all look great because they are all (generally) of a high quality. It’s rare that you find a hotel on Santorini that isn’t good or better. is the best website for booking hotels. Just be sure a hotel has a rating of 8.0 or higher and you’re almost guaranteed to like it. That said, the Kastelli Resort is one of the best in Kamari and has large one-bedroom suites. Not right on the beach but a very short walk away.

  2. Where To Stay for Nightlife, Bars, Shopping, and Luxury


    My boyfriend and I are considering Santorini for two weeks next July! We are 23 and want some nightlife, bars, shopping! But also a little luxury 🙂 you seem very helpful so I hope you can point me in the right direction. Never been to Santorini or anywhere in Greece before! Thank you!


    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Most of the nightlife, bars, and shopping are in Fira. Kamari and Oia also have shopping and a few bars but not to same extent and I wouldn’t call it nightlife (all of the clubs are in Fira). So Fira is probably where you want to stay. It also has a far great selection of luxury hotels.

  3. Best Clubs and Nightlife on Santorini

    Where’s the best night life in Santorini?


    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Kamari does have a few places that stay up late but most of the nightlife/dancing/clubs are in Fira – about a 15 minute bus/taxi ride from Kamari.

  4. Good Value Hotel in Santorini

    Hi. Great website, wish I’d come across it sooner! Frantic looking for a last minute holiday to go this next weekend and REALLY fancy Santorini. However struggling a bit to find something at such short notice AND that’s not silly money. Any suggestions please, really love the sound of Imerovigli and the other west of the island resorts that you so fondly talk about? The views, classy accommodation and trendy areas for night life, perfect!!! Please help, thank you.
    Joanne McLoughlin

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      I agree. Santorini is beautiful and Imerovigli is my favorite town on the island. Try Merovigliosso for a hotel with a great central location (though not really a direct caldera view) and pretty cheap (by Santorini standards).

  5. Kamari or Caldera?

    Hi. I’m looking into the RK Beach Hotel in Kamari. Do you recommend it? Is it better to stay in Caldera?
    Karen Sharabi

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Nice hotel with a great location on the Kamari boardwalk. But yes, I would still recommend staying along the caldera – much more special and unique.

  6. Alia Hotel in Kamari

    We’re thinking of going to the Alia hotel, Kamari the first 2 weeks in June next year is this a good choice as we’ve never been to Santorini before. Any info will be gratefully received, many thanks.

    Liz Daw

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Alia hotel is very nice and about a 10 minute walk from the main strip of restaurants along Kamari beach. It does feel a little out of the way but perhaps you’ll like the quiet. The pool area is great. With 2 weeks I would definitely recommend spending a few of those days in the much more charismatic towns along the caldera: Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, or Oia. You won’t regret it.

  7. Sunshine Hotel at Kamari Beach

    Looking at Sunshine Hotel in Kamari. Any thoughts?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Nice budget hotel right at the beach with it’s own restaurant (that overlooks the beach) and sun beds. Great location. The hotel itself is across a small pedestrian path from the beach (so not directly on the beach). Bus stop to Fira is a 2 minute walk away. Good pick.

  8. Boathouse or Kastelli Hotel in Kamari

    Thank you for all this information! Do you have anything to share on The Boathouse hotel in Kamari? We like that it’s beach front and affordable. If not, we’d go with Kastelli, but fear we’ll regret not having a sea view and beach access directly from the hotel. Amy information would be great. Thanks!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Both are very nice hotels. The Boathouse is on the beach (the quieter end so you don’t get a lot of loud walk by traffic). The Kastelli is back from the beach but there are more restaurants nearby.

  9. Best Town for Luxury Hotels and Great Food


    Any tips on the best part of the island and hotels for families who like good restaurants and luxury hotels?

    Fiona Murray

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Imerovigli probably has the best mix of great hotels and great restaurants.

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