Updated: September 19, 2017
Fira is the largest town on Santorini and the hub of the island’s bus service (making it easy to get to almost any other town). Fira has the most shopping and nightlife in Santorini. It can get busy but it’s easy to avoid the crowds if you want and the town never feels overrun. The highlight of staying in Fira is doing the hike to Oia along the caldera path (which takes about 3 hours).
The Best Hotels in Fira, Santorini
- Cosmopolitan Suites Hotel – The best infinity pool in Fira, perched right on the cliff overlooking the caldera. This is one of the most loved hotels in Fira. Only 10 rooms here (individually furnished) so it’s perfect for honeymooners – yet located in the heart of Fira. Nightlife and restaurants are literally steps from the front door. (Hotel phone: +30 22860-25632)
- Aria Suites – An amazing mix of luxury and friendliness, incredible views and exemplary service. Suites are beautifully decorated. The pool is one of the best in Fira and comes with views of the caldera. This is one of the few hotels that accepts young children, partly because it’s slightly back from the edge of the caldera. (Hotel phone: +30 2286-028650)
- Anteliz Suites – Small family run hotel located on the foot path that runs along the caldera into Firostefani. Spectacular views. Nice pool that looks out onto the caldera. (Hotel phone: +30 2286-028842)
- Aigialos Luxury Traditional Houses – Large rooms with private balconies. Incredible views of the water and volcano. Located very close to the center of Fira. (Hotel phone: +30 2286-025191)
- Kavalari Hotel – The best “cheap” hotel in Fira with caldera view. Not as luxurious as the other 4 hotels but so affordable it’s one of my favorites. Central location, incredible views, simple clean rooms. (Hotel phone: +30 2286-022455)
Video of Fira Hotels
Hotels Shown (in order):
Aressana Spa Hotel and Suites
Tzekos Villas (Adamant Suites is the suites part of hotel and shares the swimming pool.)
Rooms To Let Maria
Cori Rigas Apartments
Porto Fira Suites
Nefeles Luxury Suites
Porto Carra Hotel
Best Luxury Hotel in Fira
Best Honeymoon Hotel in Fira
Cosmopolitan Suites Hotel
Hotel with Best View in Fira
Keti Hotel (king suite with whirlpool)
Best Budget Hotel in Fira
5-star luxury historic hotel. Authentic Cycladic architecture and old world furnishings mix with modern conveniences like air-conditioning and wi-fi. Complimentary room service, and small, shared outdoor pool. Mansion Suite sleeps 6.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025191
This adults-only property has 7 small but beautifully-decorated rooms, all with satellite TV, air-conditioning, and private indoor or outdoor jacuzzi. Soothing organic décor, complimentary patio breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 036100
Three split-level, self-catered suites with bedrooms upstairs and living areas, bathrooms, kitchenettes below. Rooms are newly renovated and beautifully furnished. Shared rooftop terrace. Daily breakfast available.
Hotel phone: +30 21 0431 2512
This modern artsy boutique hotel has a lovely mosaic swimming pool with pool bar and curtained divans. Great spa with wellness lounge: interior hot tub, steam room, and thermal relaxing beds. Sky Suite features a retractable roof. Located directly across from the Atlantis but doesn’t have caldera views.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023900
Small luxury boutique hotel; 6 beautifully-appointed suites and 4 villas feature spacious rooms with balconies and fridges. Villas feature private terrace jacuzzis, with rooftop view jacuzzi for shared use at sunset.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028650
Charming, family-run budget hotel near Fira town with old-world style and a nice pool area. Comfortable double or triple rooms, some with balconies and volcano views. Family rooms sleep 4.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022585
Nine luxurious suites feature modern furnishings within traditional, cave-like architecture. Private balconies, on-site bar and restaurant, excellent pool terrace. Honeymoon and Cave suites have private jacuzzis. Royal Suite sleeps 6.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 024910
Bright and airy 4-star with balcony rooms (volcano view rooms look towards the caldera, village view rooms look towards the street). Breakfast is complimentary, and served all day. Small semi-covered swimming pool offers sun, shade, and limited views. Exceptional service. Somewhat noisy at night. Location is so central the Atlantis is often a meeting point for groups.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022232
12 traditionally-decorated suites sleep up to 5 guests, some have private terraces and jacuzzis. Facilities also include an amazing cave-like outdoor pool, shared rooftop terrace, and gallery café.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025251
Budget hotel, just outside of central Fira. Double rooms and suites that can sleep up to 4, all with small balconies. Landscaped grounds include a big pool area with sunbeds and pool bar service. Breakfast included.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022834
Luxury hotel close to town center. Beautiful grounds with four swimming pools and spa. Guest rooms have marble bathrooms and private balconies. Family loft suites sleep 4. On-site restaurant, café, and pool bar.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 024946
Central Fira hotel with large outdoor pool and sun deck. 24 double or triple rooms, all with balconies and fridges. The furniture is dated and wifi unreliable, but the staff is friendly.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023191
Traditionally decorated rooms, onsite bar/café. Double and triple rooms come with fridges and view balconies. Cave Apartments have kitchen, living room or dining room, and balcony jacuzzis, and can sleep up to 5.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022006
Modern hotel in the heart of Fira. Fresh and elegant rooms all have a balcony or terrace. Beautiful outdoor pool with hot tub and poolside bar. Great breakfast buffet.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022317
Traditional cave-style and whitewashed apartments feature air-conditioning, kitchenettes, and private terraces – all but standard rooms have outdoor jacuzzis. Spacious living areas. Triple and Quatre apartments accommodate up to four guests.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028110
Fresh, breezy blue and white décor in 7 suites that sleep 2-7 guests. There’s a shared sun deck with a plunge pool, and daily continental breakfast is served in the rooftop café/bar. Adjacent to the donkey trail.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025730
Onetime captain’s house; now 18 traditional rooms and suites with old world décor and vibe. No proper pool, but there’s a small jacuzzi in the shared courtyard terrace. The cave apartment sleeps four and has a kitchenette.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022455
Recently renovated rooms feature traditional architecture and modern furnishings; some have private balconies, King suite has a private outdoor jacuzzi. Breakfast bar and shared sun terrace with plunge pool.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022324
Quiet hotel close to Fira town. 7 spacious rooms and suites all have original architecture and kitchenettes; some have loft beds. Shared terrace with plunge pool overlooks the sea. Rooftop lounge. Master suite has a private jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023157
Modern, minimalist designed rooms, apartments, and suites; some with private balconies. Apartments have kitchenettes, and the Honeymoon Suite has a private indoor jacuzzi. Junior Suite is laid out over two floors Pool area is small, but beautiful.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 024046
A central location and great views compete with tired furnishings, unreliable wi-fi, and mediocre breakfasts. Facilities include an onsite restaurant and cocktail bar, swimming pool, and shared outdoor jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022480
Four chic and elegant suites, all with modern décor and private balcony jacuzzis. Superior Suites sleep up to 4 guests, with living rooms and walk-in closets. Complimentary breakfast served privately in your room. Friendly staff.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 036411
This boutique suite hotel features old world furnishings and traditional architecture. Generally spacious suites have marble bathrooms and private balconies. Grand family suite sleeps 5. Glass-tiled cave swimming pool and rooftop jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028555
Privately owned hotel with traditionally-decorated standard double rooms, cave-style suites, and two-bedroom apartments. Air conditioned and self-catered. Rooftop Honeymoon Suite features a large private terrace. Shared pool and outdoor jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025269
Spacious, brand new accommodations in Fira town. No frills, but clean and comfortable with fresh, modern décor. All rooms have private balconies, suites sleep 4.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022601
Traditional property with lovely pool terrace and rooftop lounge/cocktail bar. All accommodations – from standard studio to the 90 sq. meter Villa 3 bedroom, 2 bath Villa – have kitchenettes and balconies.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025750
Six luxury suites in a beautifully reconstructed traditional Greek home, all featuring private balconies (where breakfast is served daily) and kitchenettes. Exclusive suite has two bedrooms.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028941
Clean and comfortable rooms sleep up to 3 guests in the heart of Fira. Rooms are equipped with fridges, air-conditioning, good wi-fi reception, and bathtubs. Garden courtyard restaurant.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023114
Colorful, family-run hotel with old world furnishings, located near the village square. Guests share a small sun deck and covered pool. Rooms are comfortable, with fridges and air-conditioning. Wi-fi is provided, but spotty.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022573
Clean and simply furnished rooms in the busy center of Fira; all with double beds, air conditioning, and fridges.Shared sun deck. Proximity to the bus station and taxi stand makes it easy to get around the island cheaply.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022157
Great budget option close to town. Clean and spacious rooms have built-in beds and balconies. Some have two bedrooms. Nice pool with sun chairs and bar service. On-site restaurant and bar.
Hotel phone +30 2286 025590
Nothing fancy, but friendly and simple accommodations, offering double and triple rooms with a beachy vibe. Facilities are sparse: sun terrace and cocktail/coffee/snack bar. Adjacent to the donkey trail.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022979
Spacious traditional suites with modern décor and king-sized beds. Marble bathrooms have jacuzzis or rain showers. Cave-style infinity pool features shaded areas. Rooftop terrace bar.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022849
Clean and comfortable rooms within close walking distance to the caldera and main square. Each room has tiled floors, modern furnishings, small balconies. Guests have access to a shared pool and sun terrace next door.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023516
Basic, clean, and spacious accommodations on the Caldera. Most rooms have private balconies, some have views. (Avoid Room 1.) Indoor cave pool with jacuzzi; shared sundeck overlooks the sea.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 024270
Charming traditional property with shared breakfast terrace and swimming pool. All 17 modern or cave-style rooms have private balconies. Cave houses and some apartments sleep up to 5 guests and have kitchenettes.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022855
Small, family-run hotel is a good bargain with great views. Just 5 rooms; all are clean and comfortable (if not large or luxurious) and feature air-conditioning, fridges, and wi-fi. Shared terrace overlooking the volcano.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022405
Modern, beautifully decorated rooms with private balconies and (mostly) great views. Large sundeck with pool overlooks the sea. Family cave suite is roomy and sleeps 4, but is lacking in views.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025292
Fresh and modern boutique right on the Caldera. Villa has 3 bedrooms, each with en-suite bath. Honeymoon suite features cave architecture. All have private balconies, views, and jacuzzis. Shared pool.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023831
Charming cliffside boutique hotel with spacious rooms (some with loft beds) and chic, minimalist décor. Lovely pool area with pool bar serving drinks and snacks. All guest rooms have balconies – junior suites have private jacuzzis.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022755
Charming, family-run studios and apartments that sleep 2-4, located minutes from the caldera and central square. All units have balconies and well-stocked stocked fridges; the 2 bedroom apartment has a kitchenette. Shared outdoor pool and hot tub.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022020
Good budget option located outside of central Fira. Rooms are traditionally furnished and sleep 1-4. Covered outdoor pool and lounge. Rooms are clean and comfortable, but light sleepers beware: walls are thin.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023473