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- 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 Hotels in Fira: Athina Luxury Suites and Aria Suites and Villas (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)
- Fira, 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)
- Athina Luxury Suites – Nine luxurious suites (all with volcano views) 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)
- Aria Suites and Villas – 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 22860 28842)
- Panorama Studios and Suites – Brand new hotel with an infinity pool and spacious suites with sweeping caldera views, some with indoor or outdoor private jacuzzis. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 21760)
- Keti Hotel – The king suite with private pool has amazing views and the most privacy of any suite in Fira. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22324)
- Kavalari Hotel – The best “cheap” hotel in Fira with caldera view. Not as luxurious as the other 5 hotels but so affordable it’s one of my favorites. Central location, incredible views, simple clean rooms. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22455)
Map of Fira Hotels
More Great Fira Hotels
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 22860 25191)
Family-owned, boutique hotel in a former winery with a pool, spa, and all-day snack bar in a quiet neighborhood less than a 10-minute walk to Fira’s nightlife, dining, and attractions. The hotel offers a wide range of rooms and 1 or 2-bedroom suites for up to 4, all with kitchenettes and private balconies. Some room categories offer sunrise rooms over the Aegean Sea (not the caldera). Absolutely great value for money.(Hotel phone: +30 22860 22759)
Caldera View • Wonderful, tiny, luxury hotel (just 3 suites) with gorgeous sunset caldera views in the heart of Fira attached to Nektar Lounge (a popular wine bar) and near the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Though central to Fira’s nightlife and attractions, the suites remain very quiet thanks to their soundproof windows and doors. The owner personally takes care of all guests needs, from cooking and delivering daily breakfast to creating bespoke itineraries (botn and raised on Santorini, he is super in-the-know). (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24047)
Caldera View • Small luxury hotel overlooking the caldera with a fantastic pool and fewer stairs than most other caledera hotels. Suites sleep up to 4, while the villa sleeps 6. A few suites include private outdoor jacuzzis or pools. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 28842)
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 22860 36100)
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 22860 24367)
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 22860 23900)
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 22860 28650)
Caldera View • Boutique, luxury hotel with spacious suites for up to 4 or 6, a caldera-view pool, and gourmet Mediterranean restaurant. A complimentary, a la carte breakfast is included in the rates and delivered to each suite daily. Perks include 24-hour room service and babysitting on request. Hands-on owners and a friendly, attentive staff are major highlights here. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24910)
Caldera View • A glamorous collection of luxury villas with kitchenettes, spacious terraces, private heated pools, and direct sunset views. All villas have indoor jacuzzi tubs; some add outdoor hot tubs. 5-star perks include airport and port transfer, an all-day shuttle to Fira, and daily breakfast delivery. Celestia Grand sits on the caldera in Mesaria, about 2 km south of Fira, easy to access by car or bus but removed from the crowds. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25900)
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 22860 25251)
Caldera View • Luxury, boutique hotel with expansive caldera sunset views and a cliffside infinity pool. Suites and the villa are stylish and service is warm and attentive. Greal location in the heart of Fira near the cable car to the Old Port. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25632)
Family-friendly, luxury hotel with a large free-form pool, kids’ pool, playground, and a holistic spa. Rooms and suites all offer private balconies, while suites and 1 to 2-bedroom villas add private pools and/or jacuzzis. Some rooms offer sunrise Aegean Sea views, though none face the caldera. De Sol is one of only a handful of hotels open year-round. Located at the south end of Fira, about 2 km from the nightlife, dining, and attractions of the village. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 36900)
Caldera View • Family-friendly, luxury hotel in the Fira caldera offering spacious suites, studios, and apartments for up to 6, all with kitchenettes and private terraces, half with outdoor private jacuzzis, and some with loft bedrooms. Its excellent cafe is a popular spot for sunset cocktails, which can be enjoyed on the shared terrace or on your private balcony through room service. Hotel phone: +30 22860 24024
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 22860 24946)
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 22860 22006)
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 22860 22317)
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 22860 28110)
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 22860 25730)
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 22860 22455)
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 22860 22324)
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 22860 23157)
Caldera View • Boutique, luxury hotel with an infninty pool, spa, Mediterranean restaurant, and stunning caldera sunset views from every room and throughout the property. Rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully appointed, many with private jacuzzis or pools. Located in South Fira/Mesaria, about 2 km from the heart of the village within easy busing or driving distance. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25333)
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 22860 24046)
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 22860 36411)
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 22860 28555)
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 22860 25269)
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 22860 22601)
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 22860 25750
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 22860 28941)
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 22860 23114)
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 22860 22157)
Caldera View • Romantic, boutique hotel on the caldera with a pool, cliffside massage, and an elevator (rare in Santorini). Popular with couples, most suites here are designed just for 2, some with round beds, a few with private pools, and all with private terraces. Located in Mesaria, about 2 km south of Fira, removed from the crowds but easy to access by bus or driving. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23944)
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 22860 22849)
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 22860 23516)
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 22860 22855)
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 22860 22405)
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 22860 25292)
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 22860 23831)
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 22860 22755)
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 22860 22020)
Caldera View • 5-star hotel with 3 dazzling pools, a cliffside massage cabana, and caldera sunset views. One of the larger hotels in Santorini, Volcano View offers a wide range of rooms and suites with up to 2 bedrooms; all rooms include private balconies or terraces. The hotel features a Greek restaurant, pool bar, and complimentary breakfast buffet. Onsite entertainment includes a weekly Greek night, wine tasting, and piano night. Located about 2km south of Fira, the hotel offers a free shuttle into town several times a day. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24780)
Staying in Fira – Things To Know