The Best Hotels in Akrotiri, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 14, 2020

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The Akrotiri lighthouse at sunset

The Akrotiri lighthouse at sunset

Akrotiri is a great choice for travelers looking to stay on the caldera, but in a quieter and more remote setting than the island’s more popular towns of Fira, Oia, and Imerovigli. Akrotiri village itself is quite small, with just a handful of restaurants and churches; the name is also used to refer to the entire southern peninsula of Santorini. Aside from stunning caldera views, Akrotiri is best known for the archaeological site that bears its name, a Bronze-Age Minoan settlement that many scholars believe inspired the legend of Atlantis. Like Pompeii in Italy, the prehistoric town of Akrotiri is well-preserved by volcanic ash, but unlike Pompeii, Akrotiri was abandoned prior to the volcanic eruption, leaving no human remains.

The Akrotiri peninsula is home to some of Santorini’s more interesting beaches, including Red Beach, White Beach, and Caldera Beach (with dive center). The lighthouse at its western tip is the quietest and most romantic sunset place on the island for sunset viewing, and there are a handful of great restaurants scattered throughout. Travelers who stay here will want to rent a car, as most hotels, restaurants, beaches, and attractions are fairly far apart. Because Akrotiri is more expansive and recently-developed than other Santorini cliff towns, hotels and villas here tend to be quite spacious, with most accommodation featuring private pools and hot tubs with excellent views over the caldera.

The Best Akrotiri Hotels

Santorini Princess Presidential Suites

Detatched Cycladic-style villa with private outdoor pool and hot tub.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085150
Lavish, family-friendly, and serviced villa collection overlooking the Akrotiri caldera, with sweeping sunset and panoramic views. Its four three-bedroom, three-bathroom villas each feature private gyms and outdoor jacuzzis and pools with direct caldera views. Villas are serviced 24-hours, with daily breakfast delivery and maid service. In addition to each villa’s private facilities, the Santorini Princess property also houses a full-service spa, community pool, kids’ pool, restaurant, and bar.
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Ambassador Aegean Luxury Hotel and Suites

Group of white, Cycladic-style villas on the edge of the Santorini caldera
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085270
Caldera-view villas and suites, each with its own private pool. There is also a shared pool with pool bar, on-site holistic spa, and hotel restaurant – with kids’ menu. Most suites have one to three bedrooms, but the seven-bedroom Presidential Villa can accommodate up to fourteen guests. A great option for couples, friends’ trip, or families.
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Cape 9 Exclusive Villas and Suites

Plunge pool with a view of the Santorini Caldera
Hotel phone: +30 2286 083595
Nine villas and suites, each done in contemporary Cycladic-style decor and boasting a private patio and plunge pool. There are also two, larger shared pools that overlook the caldera. Breakfast is delivered daily to each suite or villa. Suites sleep three, villas can accommodate five to six people.
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Astarte Suites

Pool and view at Astarte Suites in Akrotiri, Santorini
Hotel phone: +30 22860 83388
All-suite boutique hotel with a cave-style infinity pool (with pool bar) overlooking the Aegean and an award-winning Mediterranean restaurant, Alali. Suites sleep 2-4, and each is unique in layout and décor, featuring a private terrace and either an indoor or outdoor jacuzzi; some add private pools.
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Map of Akrotiri Hotels

Map of the town of Akrotiri on Santorini
Hotels on Map: Kalestesia SuitesCape 9 Suite & VillasApanemo HotelBlack Diamond SuitesAmbassador Luxury Spa ResortSantorini Princess Presidential Suites

More Great Akrotiri Hotels

Acroterra Rosa

Street-view of a hotel with large swimming pool
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085342
Moderately-priced luxury boutique hotel with on-site restaurant, gym, and spa. Deluxe suites have private indoor or outdoor hot tubs, and the Honeymoon Suite features a private plunge pool. There is also a large, partially-covered infinity pool (with pool bar) facing the caldera (from across the road).
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Adelante 88 Villas

White hotel infinity pool backed by a Cycladic-style building
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085495
Five detached non-serviced villas (2-5 bedrooms) with sweeping caldera veiws, each with a private infinity pool. All villas have kitchens, dining areas, and contemporary Cycladic design.
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Apanemo Hotel & Suites

Cycladic-style balcony overlooking the Santorini caldera
Twenty-five guest rooms and serviced apartments; all have private balconies, many with incredible views of the caldera. Shared three-level infinity pool, jacuuzzi, kids’ pool, and pool bar.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 082831
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Avatar Suites

White, Cycladic, block-style houses with the Aegean sea in the background
Hotel phone: +30 695 861 6351
Two serviced suites, sleeping 2-4 persons, both with private pools overlooking the caldera. Decor is modern Cycladic, and bathrooms feature hamam, hydromassage shower, and aromatherapy options. Breakfast is delivered daily, and spa treatments are available on request.
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Black Diamond Suites

View from a Junior Suite pool at Black Diamond Suites in Akrotiri, Santorini
Hotel phone: +30 2286 027001
Modern suites sleep up to five people, each suite with its own balcony or terrace with a caldera-view heated swimming pool or jacuzzi.
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Kalestesia Suites

White, Cycladic-style villas surrounding a hotel swimming pool
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085097
Hilltop hotel with great views, on-site spa, game room, and large shared swimming pool – with pool bar and dedicated kids’ area. The Deluxe Suite, Deluxe Family Suite, and Luxury Suite also have private outdoor jacuzzis. The Family Maisonette sleeps 5.
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Maison des Lys

Hotel swimming pool surrounded by lounge chairs and umbrellas
Hotel phone: +30 2286 081877
15 luxury family and pet-friendly suites, many with private caldera-view infinity pools. There is also a large shared pool with jacuzzi, kids’ area, and pool bar; and on-site lounge. Nicely landscaped with flowers and palms. Free port/airport transfer.
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Melidonia Suites

Entrance to a hotel parking area, with the hotel sign in the foreground
Hotel phone: +30 693 209 1052
New, modern, bright, and spacious detatched luxury suites, each with private heated pool and caldera view. 24-hour front desk and room service. The three-bedroom Grand Superior Suite is spread over two levels, and sleeps six. Spa treatments available on request.
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Neptune Luxury Spa Suites

Terrace of a Cycycladic-style villa, with a garden and sun shade
Hotel phone: +30 2286 027550
This is a small property, with only two suites; each featuring private outdoor pools and caldera views. Also iPhone/iPad docking stations, luxury bath amenities. Massage programs, spa treatments, and candlelight dinner with butler service are available on request, for an extra fee.
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Potnia Theron Suites

Hotel phone: +30 697 686 9659
Brand new caldera-view luxury serviced suites. All have private pools (with built-in floating sun beds) or outdoor jacuzzis – but most have both. Two Executive Suites can be combined to form a mega-suite that sleeps five, with two private pools and jacuzzis.
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Phos the Boutique

White, Cycladic-style hotel courtyard overlooking the Santorini caldera
Hotel phone: +30 2286 085219
Luxury suite and villa collection. All have private, caldera-view terraces heated infinity pools with floating sun beds . Breakfast, cocktails, and gourmet dining and cocktails delivered to your terrace daily – even a romantic candlelight dinner by advance request.
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