The Best Hotels in Firostefani

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Updated: June 26, 2019

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Sunset and caldera view from Belvedere Hotel in Firostefani, Santorini, Greece.

The view from Belvedere Suites in Firostefani, looking northwest towards Imerovigli, Oia, and the sunset.

What is the best hotel in Firostefani?

The best hotel in Firostefani is Tsitouras Collection which is a small intimate hotel with a beautiful pool, great caldera and sunset views, and lots of charm. Unlike most hotels in Santorini the hotel can be accessed without climbing many stairs. It’s located a 15 minute walk from central Fira’s shops, restaurants, and nightlife. There’s a bus stop, a few markets, and several restaurants within steps of the hotel (and the hotels listed below).

  • Tsitouras Collection Polished, boutique hotel in an 18th-century mansion with gracefully appointed rooms, thoughtful service, and an infinity pool that seems to float above the caldera. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23747)
  • Homeric Poems Luxury hotel with a cliffside infinity pool and stunning caldera views conveniently located in the heart of Firostefani. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24661)
  • The Belvedere Upscale, family-friendly hotel in a quiet neighborhood with a pool and unobstructed views over the volcanoes to Thirassia and Skaros Rock. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25650)
  • Sun Rocks Chic hotel with a stunning infinity pool, amazing restaurant, and luxe suites with private jacuzzis. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23241)

Map of Firostefani Hotels

Map of hotels in Firostefani, Santorini.

More Great Firostefani Hotels

Above Blue Suites
Tiny hotel with an infinity pool and sun terrace with sweeping caldera views from high up in Imerovigli village. Of its 10 suites, 8 boast private jacuzzis and 2 offer direct pool access; the villa includes a private plunge pool. Dining is fantastic with a champagne breakfast served daily to each suite, an intimate dining terrace with only three tables, and a wonderful all-day bar. Expect friendly, personal service and true hospitality in the Greek spirit. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24644)

Agali Houses
Family-owned, boutique hotel with a large pool, caldera-view sun terrace, and spacious rooms and suites. The Honeymoon Suite boasts and outdoor jacuzzi, while the Sunset Suite features a private pool. The 2-bedroom Mill Suite is the largest, ideal for up to 4 guests. A pool bar and snack bar serve cocktails and light fare throughout the day. Located toward the bottom of the caldera, Agali Houses offers unobstructed views over the caldera and volcanoes; the trade off is that there are lots of stairs. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24043)

Belvedere Suites
A casual luxury hotel, Belvedere Suites is perfectly situated on the caldera’s edge overlooking the volcanoes in a tranquil yet accessible neighborhood. Its large pool is fronted by a sundeck with sweeping views, and boasts poolside service for drinks and snacks all day. Contemporary rooms and suites are well-appointed in neutrals and white to emphasize the blue shades of the Mediterranean. Several amazing restaurants, bars, and attractions sit steps away from the hotel, though the immediate area remains quiet at night. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 25650)

Blue Dolphins Apartments
Charming, affordable hotel with stunning caldera views. Most suites and apartments include private balconies, some with outdoor jacuzzis. The Hideaway Cave House has a kitchenette. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily on the main veranda overlooking the caldera. Located at the quiet, northern end of Firostefani on the way to Imerovigli. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22566)

Dana Villas
Chic, boutique hotel with a pool, all-day restaurant, and gorgeous caldera views. Dana Villas offers a wide rage of rooms, suites, and villas, some with 2-bedroom or loft layouts, many with private jacuzzis or pools. The Infinity Suites (for up to 4 guests) and Villa (for up to 6) are part of their new, luxury wing. The Infinity Suites have indoor and outdoor heated, plunge pools with built in jacuzzis, while the Infinity Villa has 2 indoor heated plunge pools and 2 outdoor, infinity plunge pools with built in jacuzzis. Excellent, walkable location in central Firostefani. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22566)

Homeric Poems
Luxury hotel with a cliffside infinity pool and stunning caldera views conveniently located in the heart of Firostefani. All rooms and suites offer terraces with expansive caldera views. The newly renovated Cave Suites sleep up to 4 with a loft layout, while the Grand Suites offer their most luxe accommodations and include an indoor jacuzzi tub and an outdoor private plunge pool. An a la carte breakfast is included and served to each room daily; the pool bar and room service menu feature upscale Santorinian and Mediterranean recipes. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 24661)

King Thiras Hotel
Friendly, family-run, budget hotel with at the south end of Firostefani almost in Fira. Single, Double, and Triple Rooms are clean and simple, all with mini-fridges, most with private balconies with Aegean Sea views to the eastern side of the island (not the caldera). A free continental breakfast is served daily. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23882)

Mill Houses Elegant Suites
Stylish, cave-style boutique hotel with a pool, outstanding restaurant, and magnificent caldera views throughout the property. Studios and suites all include fully-equipped kitchenettes and private terraces; the Traditional Suite and the Mill Suite both offer private outdoor jacuzzis. A complimentary, a la carte restaurant is included for all guests, served directly to the suites or at the pool bar. Their award-winning Mylos restaurant, built in an old windmill, offers delicious modern Greek plates, local wine pairings, and great cocktails. Wonderful, walking location in the heart of Firostefani, surrounded by great restaurants and stellar views. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 27117)

Hotel Mylos
Charming budget hotel with caldera view rooms. Rooms sleep 2 to 3 guests, all with private terraces overlooking the caldera. A complimentary, continental breakfast is served daily to each room. Wonderful location in central Firostefani near the bus stop, great restaurants, and just a short walk to the nightlife in Fira.(Hotel phone: +30 22860 23884)

Hotel Sofia
Family-owned, budget hotel with a pool and caldera view terrace. The 6 rooms are clean and comfortable, though on the small side; great for 2 guests but a little cramped for a 3rd person. Friendly, helpful staff and a charming location in central Firostefani, with great restaurants, cafes, and views nearby. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 22802)

Sun Rocks
Romantic, luxury hotel with a dazzling infinity pool, sun terrace, and fine dining Aegean restaurant, all with spectacular caldera views. Most rooms feature indoor or outdoor jacuzzis; the top tier Sun Rocks Suite boasts a private infinity pool. As a Relais and Chateaux hotel, food and wine are major highlights here, from the decadent a la carte champagne breakfasts to sunset cocktails and candlelight dining on the caldera’s edge. Wonderful location near the main square and dining in Firostefani, walking distance to intimate restaurants in Imerovigli and the nightlife of Fira. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23241)

Tsitouras Collection
Small, luxury hotel in a converted sea captain’s mansion with an infinity pool and sun terrace with sweeping caldera views toward the volcanoes. The Tsitouras Collection offers five art-filled cave suites and one handsome villa, each with sophisticated décor and stellar views. One of the few family-friendly hotels in the caldera, Tsitouras offers babysitting services, baby cots, and spacious suites. Service is attentive, hands-on, and highly personalized. Great location within steps of dining, attractions, and the nightlife of Fira. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 23747)

Villa Ilias
Family-friendly, affordable, boutique hotel with a pool, pool bar, and sun terrace in a gorgeous location on the Firostefani caldera. The hotel offers 14 rooms and suites (7 with caldera views), plus 1 enormous 6-bedroom villa for up to 19 guests. A complimentary breakfast buffet is included, highlighting locally grown ingredients and homemade family recipes. Wonderful location just a short walk to restaurants, cafes, and the bus stop. (Hotel phone: +30 22866 00013)

Villa Maria Damigou
Affordable, boutique hotel with 7 spacious rooms and 1 suite with a private, outdoor jacuzzi. All but 1 room include private terraces with caldera or partial caldera views over the volcanoes and toward the sunset. A complimentary, continental breakfast is served to each room daily. Gorgeous location in northern Firostefani, close to dining and shops. (Hotel phone: +30 22866 27169)

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  1. Dana Villas vs Homeric Poems

    Hi there, we will be travelling to Santorini in September and we’re deciding between staying in two different hotels/rooms.
    We’re torn between the Superior Pool Suite at the Dana Villas and the Grande suite at Homeric Poems. We’ll be spending most of the day at our private pool, so we’re mainly interested in what room has the best private pool and outside area. Thanks

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Both properties are wonderful, but of those room types, Homeric Poems has the better outdoor spaces of the two. The private balconies of the Grand Suite are larger that Dana Villas’ Superior Pool Suite, there are 2 sun loungers on the balcony (Dana has one double-sized lounger on the balcony), and because Homeric Poems is slightly farther south, it has a slightly better view since Skaros Rock isn’t blocking as much of the panorama to the north. The only caveat is that Dana Villas has a heated pool all the time, where Homeric Poems will turn on the head on request only, so do request that ahead of your arrival, so that the pool will be ready to use as soon as you get there.

  2. Dana Villas vs Sophia in Santorini

    Trying to decide between the new master pool suite at Dana Villas (similar to infinity suite) or the honeymoon suite at Sophia – what is your view?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Both hotels are excellent and the suites have very similar amenities. Sophia is the more romantic and luxurious of the two with better sunset views from high up in Imerovigli, plus more private spaces; this hotel is all about couples’ experiences, so there are no shared areas like a restaurant or main pool. Dana Villas is not quite as upscale as Sophia (though it is still a luxury hotel), but it does have a restaurant and a shared pool. The views are wonderful at Dana’s location in Firostefani but not quite as dramatic as at Sophia.

  3. Good Hotels in Firostefani

    We are deciding between Homeric Poems and Anteliz Suites. We are a 62 year old couple, looking for a luxurious stay with a great pool and view, but not at the prices of Grace or Cavo Tagoo. Willing to go up to about $600 per night tops. Open to other suggestions in Firostefani.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Between the two you’ve chosen, Homeric Poems has the better views, especially from its cliffside pool. But because it is located partway down the side of the caldera, Homeric Poems also has a whole lot more stairs to climb getting from your room to the hotel facilities and from the hotel to the path into town. Anteliz Suites sits at the top of the caldera and offers fantastic views and a great pool, with fewer stairs in the hotel itself and to the main walking path into the village.

  4. Best Firostefani Hotels for Honeymoon

    Hello Dave,
    Just read a lot of your post and your a HUGE help!!
    Firostefani is where we need your help with.
    Any 2-3 HOTEL choices and recommendations for newlyweds. Great views Romantic not that many children

    Thank you,

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Belvedere, Homeric Poems, and Tsitouras would all be great for a honeymoon hotel in Firostefani.

  5. Where To Stay in Firostefani

    Hi Dave,
    Married couple looking for budget hotel (less than $200) in Firostefani with caldera view and private balcony, breakfast included, for 3-5 nights beginning of October. Pool would be bonus, but not necessary. Smaro Studios, Santorini View, Villa Fegari your thoughts – we are leaning towards Smaro.
    Any other suggestions?
    Love your site!
    Kim Smith

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Those are all great places with wonderful views. Smaro has a small plunge pool. Fegari has a lot of steps (could be a problem for travelers that have mobility issues). Another place to look at is Villa Ilias which has great views and a small pool. (It also has the fewest steps as it’s on the main path not down the side stairways.)

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