- Fira is the largest town in Santorini and has the most nightlife and shopping. There is a wide range of accommodations – everything from good cheap hotels to 5-star luxury boutiques.
- Where To Stay in Fira: If budget allows, stay at a hotel with caldera views.
- Best Luxury Hotel in Fira: Aria Suites (the villas are more luxurious and have better views than the suites)
- Best Honeymoon Hotel in Fira: Cosmopolitan Suites Hotel (trendy vibe, great infinity pool with views, steps from nightlife)
- Hotel with Best View in Fira: Keti Hotel (king suite with whirlpool)
- Best Budget Hotel in Fira: San Giorgio (friendly owners and a short walk from views of the caldera)
See Also: The Best Hotels in Santorini
Fira is the biggest town on Santorini and the hub of the island’s bus service (making an easy direct bus to get to most other towns on the island). Fira has the most shopping and nightlife. It can get busy (sometimes hectic) 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).
Where To Stay In Fira?
Hotels along the caldera have wonderful views of the volcano, cliffs, and sunset (though sunset views do vary throughout the year). These hotels I’ve labeled “Caldera View” below. They are, of course, much more expensive than hotels not on the caldera. If you want to save money stay at a hotel without a view and simply enjoy the caldera on long walks and restaurant visits.
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. The brand new villas are located down a short path from the main hotel, have fantastic caldera views, and private plunge pools. (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)
- Keti Hotel – The king suite with private pool has amazing views and the most privacy of any suite in Fira. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 022324)
- 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)
Map of Fira, Santorini
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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 partial volcano views. Family rooms sleep 4.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022585
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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 (for Santorini), just down the street from the main square. Double rooms and suites 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 on the road south of Fira but still walking distance to town. Good value because it doesn’t have direct caldera views. 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
Caldera View • Traditionally decorated rooms (simple, nothing fancy), 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 on Fira’s main street (lots of traffic out the front door). 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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 and cable car.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025730
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • Recently renovated rooms feature traditional architecture and modern furnishings; some have private balconies, King suite has a private outdoor jacuzzi. Free breakfast buffet and shared sun terrace with plunge pool.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022324
Caldera View • Quiet hotel on the footpath heading north towards Firostefani. 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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. Small cave swimming pool and rooftop jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028555
Caldera View • Family 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 the town center. No frills, but clean and comfortable with fresh, modern décor. All rooms have private balconies, suites sleep 4.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022601
Caldera View • Traditional property with lovely pool terrace and rooftop lounge/cocktail bar. All accommodations – from standard studio to the 90 sq. meter 3 bedroom, 2 bath Villa – have kitchenettes and balconies.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025750
Caldera View • 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. Small pool. Very few stairs to access hotel.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 028941
Clean and comfortable rooms sleep up to 3 guests in the heart of Fira’s town square. 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 town 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. Steps from clubs and nightlife.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022157
Great budget option walking distance 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
Caldera View • 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 with great caldera views.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022979
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Caldera View • 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
Good value, family-run studios and apartments that sleep 2-4, located minutes from the caldera and central square. All units have balconies and fridges; the 2 bedroom apartment has a kitchenette. Shared outdoor pool and hot tub.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022020
Cheap hotel located a short walk from 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