The Best Imerovigli Hotels

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 18, 2018

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What is the best hotel in Imerovigli?

The best hotel in Imerovigli is Grace Santorini which has amazing views of the caldera, stunning suites, and the largest infinity pool on Santorini. Astra Suites is the best family-friendly hotel in Imerovigli. Tholos Resort is less expensive but still has great views and Sophia Suites is the best new hotel in Imerovigli.

  • Astra Suites – A cliffside perch offers incredible views. Great pool, friendly staff, kitchenettes in all rooms. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 023641)Reviews
  • Grace Santorini – The best swimming pool and deck along the caldera. Each suite is unique and very charming (many have private plunge pools). The villa is utterly fantastic, has a private pool, and allows kids – the rest of the hotel is adults only. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 021300)Reviews
  • Chromata Hotel – Fantastic in every way. Stunning pool and wonderful service. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 024850)Reviews
  • Tholos Resort – Wonderful hotel with great caldera views and a small pool. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 022618)Reviews
  • Absolute Bliss – Incredible caldera views looking north towards Oia and the sunset. Nice pool. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 021310)Reviews
  • Sophia Suites – A brand new hotel with great views, beautiful suites, and a magical vibe. Most rooms have their own private outdoor jacuzzi and patio with sunset and caldera views. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 21181)Reviews
  • Dreams Luxury Suites – These are drop-dead gorgeous suites. Romantic, picturesque, and quiet (located just outside of Imerovigli). Incredible views of the caldera. All rooms have private balconies and jacuzzis. Breakfast delivered to your room every morning. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 028787)Reviews
  • Aqua Luxury Suites – Large suites, some with plunge pool or hot tub, and all with above average privacy for Santorini. Located right on the caldera with great views. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 023107)Reviews

Video of Imerovigli Hotels

Imerovigli Hotels Shown (in order):
Pegasus Suites (formerly Angels and Stars)
Aeolos Studios and Suites
Chromata Hotel
Iconic Santorini
Sun Rocks Hotel
Santorini Mansion
Irinis Villa Resort
Nefeli Homes
Senses Boutique Hotel
Veranda View
Kallisto Hotel
Caldera’s Apartments
Gorgona Villas
Altana Traditional Houses and Suites
Arc Houses
Sunny Villas
Spilotica Villas on the Cliff
Grace Santorini
Annio Furnished Flats
Tholos Resort
Astra Suites
Kapari Natural Resort
Thea Apartments
Gold Suites
White Hotel
Dreaming View Suites
Abyssanto Suites
Langas Villas
Villa Lukas
Above Blue
Heliotopos
Absolute Bliss
Kasimatis Studios
Ampelonas Apartments
Galaxy Suites
Remezzo Villas
Afroessa Hotel
Ilioperato
Avaton Resort and Spa

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49 Questions and Comments

  1. Santorini Hotel with Privacy

    Hello Dave,

    In terms of privacy, which hotels are the best that you would prefer for honeymoon? I am looking for a hotel with most private balcony/pool area where no one is able to see us at all.

    Thanks

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      In Imerovigli, Homeric Poems has the most privacy. The king suites at Keti Hotel in Fira also have a lot of privacy.

  2. San Antonio Hotel Santorini

    Hi Dave

    Would you take the time to give me a review of the San Antonio hotel north of Imerovigli? I’m looking for a luxury/romantic hotel with stunning views which won’t break the bank too much. I have also been looking in the Oia region, so any feedback would be awesome.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The San Antonio is both a wonderful luxury hotel – and a bit of an oddity. First up it is located neither in Imerovigli nor in Oia nor is it within comfortable walking distance to one or the other. It is about halfway between the two and that means either a 5.5km hike to central Oia or a 4km walk uphill to Imerovigli (or bus/taxi). That said, the popular walking track runs past the hotel so it is convenient to walk. It means that you will be more dependent on the hotel’s facilities – bars and restaurants than you would at an Oia or Imerovigli hotel. So after a night of strolling and sunset watching, you still have to get back to your hotel which you can do by bus, cab, or on foot (from Imerovigli – I wouldn’t walk from Oia to San Antonio after dark).

      The location is spectacular and occupies a section of the caldera rim that is shared by only one other hotel the Aenaon Villas (more about them in a minute). The hotel is a large establishment – a bit of a resort one might say so you will be sharing your space with plenty of other people. That, in turn, means that it has more of a ‘group’ atmosphere rather than a more personalized private room and balcony feel that many prefer.

      It shows in the staff too, whose attitude is more geared to dealing with many people at once rather than individuals. The room facilities are what you might expect from a hotel of its category so you will be well-pampered on that score and the views while different from the main caldera viewpoints are quite spectacular and unique.

      Sharing the same locale and overlooking the San Antonio is the smaller, cozier, more private, and personalized ambiance of Aenaon Villas which may appeal more if you want that slightly isolated location yet crave quieter, personalized, and romantic attention. Compare the two sites and gauge in relation to your own particular needs and desires. Taste and preference are too individual to dictate so only you will know what works in your case.

      Bottom line, both are good but for different reasons; both are “isolated” from the main traffic so unless you have a car you will be calling a cab or jumping on a bus frequently. Both enjoy spectacular views in both locales you will be well away from the crowds that throng other locations.

  3. Santorini Hotel for 3 Adults

    Hello Dave,
    My husband, daughter (30ish), and I are planning a trip to Greece for 2 weeks September-October. Have looked at so many properties that look beautiful. We will need accommodations for 3 and a nice property. Also we were wondering what properties would have less stairs or less steep stairs yet afford us privacy? Do you feel that more amenities are better; pool,restaurant etc? We want caldera view.

    Any thoughts on Astra Suites, Aria Suites, Avista, Tsitouras Collection, Santorini Princess, or Aris Caves? We would need luggage service also. As you can see we have looked at quite a few options but want the best town to stay in and not too many strenuous steps.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Astra Suites is the most luxurious of those hotels but lots of steps. Aria Suites is another favorite of mine but back a little from the caldera so views aren’t as “perfect” (unless you get one of the villas which are right on the caldera’s edge). Aria has almost no steps to access. Tsitouras is another wonderful hotel with very few steps. All 3 of those hotels are superb.

  4. Gold Suites in Santorini - Location and View

    Hi Dave…thanks for all of the information you’ve provided here – huge help! We’re travelling to Santorini next July 2018…staying 6 nights. Looking for good options to stay. We’ve heard good things regarding the Gold Suites view and service. Could you provide your thoughts on Gold Suites, such as location/vicinity to restaurants, how old/new and any other info you may have.
    Thanks!
    Christie Johnson

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Great hotel with straight-on sunset views towards Oia. Excellent restaurants are minutes away (Avocado just up the stairs and Mezzo and Athenian House a short walk in the opposite direction along the caldera path).

  5. Vasilicos in Santorini

    Dave, do you have any feedback on the Vasilicos? Thank you.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Great place. Small hotel (only 6 or 7 units) with great caldera views. It’s got a heated pool (one of the few on the island). It’s a converted home and has that feel.

  6. On The Cliff Hotel

    Santorini Dave,

    My Wife and I are going to Santorini for our Honeymoon next month and are considering staying at the On The Cliff Hotel in Oia. Is this hotel recommended? Looks like a very nice hotel with amazing views along with rooms with private Jacuzzi tubs which is always nice.

    Chris Dumesnil

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Sorry, I’m not familiar with this hotel.

  7. Mythique Villas in Santorini

    Hi Dave
    Do you have any idea about Mythique Villas? Do you think it would be a good property to stay in for a honeymoon couple?
    Eitika Munot

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Very nice place with wonderful views but a little isolated with few shops and restaurants close by (about a 15 minute walk to section of Oia with places to eat, 25 minutes to where you watch the sunset). There are some closer restaurants in Finikia but they’re not along the caldera. You’re right on the Fira-Oia footpath and it’s about a one hour walk to Imerovigli if you headed in the opposite direction of Oia.

  8. Above Blue Suites or Tholos

    Hey Dave

    Which hotel will be your pick between Above Blue Suites and Tholos Resort? I will be coming from a long flight so this first day need a very pretty looking white interior romantic hotel to relax with Caldera view followed by breakfast in private balcony. I won’t get jacuzzi in this price range but will compromise on that, unless you suggest any other option in the area in same price range. Thanks. I’m booked for May 10th arrival this year.
    Jiya

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Both are nice with great views but Above Blue is a bit more luxurious.

  9. Astra Suites or Honeymoon Petra Villas

    Hello, Dave!

    I am wondering what your opinion is on Honeymoon Petra Villas vs Astra Suites?

    Or do you have a better recommendation?

    This will be for our honeymoon, so we are looking for a place where we can sit on our patio and enjoy good views with good drinks with a relative amount of privacy (considering it is santorini).

    Thanks so much!

    Andrea

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Both are great but you do need to be careful with what suite you book at Honeymoon Petra Villas as rooms are spread out in different areas and some are tiny. Better to book at Astra if you’re going with the cheaper rooms. Both have great views of caldera but Honeymoon Petra doesn’t really have sunset views (sort of from a few spots but not from the rooms for the most part).

  10. Gold Suites?

    Hi Dave. Great information!
    What are your thoughts on Gold Suites vs. other hotels in that price range? We are planning on visiting next September and noticed some of the pools and Jacuzzis are not heated. Do we need to look for something heated at that time of year?
    Also – if we wanted to spend another 3 nights on an island with more of a beach feel, what island and hotel would you recommend? We were thinking maybe Crete?
    Thank you!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I’m pretty sure the main pool at Gold Suites is unheated but the private jacuzzis for the suites are heated. (This is similar to almost all hotels on Santorini.) For a great hotel on a beautiful beach try Ios Palace Hotel – on Ios about a 50 minute ferry ride from Santorini.

  11. Hotel with Private Balcony on Santorini

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for all the info on your site. It’s very useful.

    What I’ve noticed about the hotels in Santorini is that unless you’re located in a room on the highest level/at the top, others can always look down onto you when you’re on your balcony. But even at the top, people can see into your balcony when they’re walking up the staircases.

    Is there any hotel that you can recommend that offers the most privacy, in terms of no one being able to look onto your balcony? I’m looking into booking Astra Suites, possibly a Superior Suite. I’m mainly interested in sunset views and I like the central location of Imerovigli.

    Thanks.

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The patios at Absolute Bliss have more privacy than Astra (and most other hotels in Imerovigli). That said, I prefer Astra.

  12. Andrew

    Hi Dave,

    Just wondering if you could help me choose between these 2 hotels on Santorini: Hotel Galini in Firostefani and Vinsanto Villas in Imerovigli. We’re traveling in mid-June and will only be staying for 3 nights; obviously we want to make the most of our short stay.

    Thanks for any insight you can give.

  13. Honeymoon Petra Villas on Santorini

    Dave, really appreciate the insights.

    We are going to Santorini in July for our honeymoon. What do you think of the Honeymoon Petra Villas, did not see this mentioned above. Looking for clean and relaxing hotel with super views, but also walking to eat and explore the island. For the money, would you recommend anywhere else as better value?

    Cheers!
    – Aaron Parola

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Honeymoon Petra Villas have a wonderful location with incredible views. There are many restaurants within an 8 minute walk. Fira (nightlife and more restaurants) is about 15 minutes by foot. The less expensive rooms are very small here so either get one of the suites or villas, or come with the expectation that it’s all about the views and not the room.

  14. Pegasus or Astra Suites for Honeymoon

    Good morning Dave,
    Thank you for sharing all this about the different hotels in Santorini. However, we are going for our honeymoon in June and I am wondering which hotel to choose: Pegasus Suites or Astra Suites (better view and location).

    Kind regards,
    Marisa

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Astra is the better hotel but both are wonderful. Pegasus is 5 to 8 minutes closer by foot to Fira, which can make a difference for convenience. Astra is set within the winding paths of Imerovigli and has a more magical setting (though there is more walk-by traffic). The view from both is spectacular – but different.

  15. San Antonio Resort in Santorini

    Hi Dave
    Great site and wished I’d discovered it before booking our holiday. We are staying at the San Antonio in Imerovigli in June for 10 nights and now I am worried it is going to be too isolated. I knew it was outside of the village but reading some reviews on trip advisor, they say we will need a car. Whilst we are quite fit for our age (both in 60’s) and don’t mind walking, we don’t want to drive everywhere either. Can we walk to decent restaurants from our hotel and is there a decent taxi and bus service to other areas?

    Kind regards
    Joan

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The good news is that the San Antonio is a beautiful hotel with incredible views. You’ll love the hotel itself. But yes, it can feel a little isolated and there is not much within a short walk. Imerovigli is the closest town and has several wonderful restaurants but it’s a good walk (perhaps 20 to 30 minutes). It’s a beautiful walk and fine one-way, say, walking in for dinner, but the return walk (especially in the dark) will likely feel like more of a hassle. Finding taxis on the island is notoriously difficult. They’re around but there are not a lot of them and finding them when you need them (or when a ferry is arriving or departing, which is often) can feel impossible. The bus is a better bet. There’s a bus stop just outside the hotel with buses going in both directions (north towards Oia, and south towards Imerovigli and Fira). The buses run regularly, but often by the time they get to the San Antonio (in either direction) they are packed. You’ll still get on but be prepared to be smushed in. The hotel should really have a shuttle bus, not sure why a luxury hotel located out here doesn’t. Of course, if you rent a car that takes care of most of these issues but then it makes it hard to enjoy a bottle of wine with dinner (which seems like a necessity when you’re on Santorini).

  16. Junior Suite with Jacuzzi vs Honeymoon Suite at Pegasus

    Hi Dave
    I have booked our 2 week honeymoon at the Pegasus Suites in Santorini in a Junior Room with jacuzzi. Is it worth paying extra c £700 to upgrade to the Honeymoon Suite? I cannot see much difference to justify the price, except that the room is slightly bigger?

    Any advice is appreciated

    Kind Regards

    Charles Wong

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      The room size is bigger (377 ft square vs 323) and the positioning of the jacuzzi. In the Honeymoon Suite it’s right up against the edge so you can view the caldera. In the Junior Suite it’s towards the back of the patio with chairs in front. Personally, I’d upgrade, but I agree it’s not a huge difference.

  17. Aelia by Eltheon

    Hi Dave we have booked our flights for June and don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation. If I’m honest I’m split between where to stay as we love our days round the pool, a spot of sightseeing but more so enjoy eating out every night and that’s where we choose to spend our money.

    I have found a hotel that’s really cheap called Aelia by Eltheon. For its price the review seem really strong however I was wondering your thoughts on it?

    Is it close to good food places or would you recommend against it?

    Otherwise we have a budget of around £2000 and want a hotel that is decent and clean with a nice pool close to good restaurants.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks James

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Nice hotel but no caldera view. Lots of good restaurants within a very short walk.

  18. Avista Suites or Dome Santorini

    Hi Dave! Great site, it’s been very helpful.

    I’m planning my honeymoon for the month of June in Santorini and can’t decide between Avista Suites or Dome Santorini resort; they are both within the same price range. What would you recommend?

    Ella

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Avista is the much better choice. Great views and located in central Imerovigli with many good restaurants just out the door. Dome does not have caldera views (it looks east, not west) and does not have much nearby.

  19. Senses Boutique Hotel

    Hi Dave,

    Great site. Planning a first time trip to Santorini at end of April for 4 nights with husband and two teenagers. Came across Senses Boutique hotel on booking.com as the Master Cave suite can accommodate all of us for what seems a very reasonable price. What are your thoughts on this hotel? Or would you recommend anything else? It wouldn’t be a problem for us to take two rooms somewhere as long as it didn’t work out more expensive. Also, just wondering about the weather at this time of year, would we need a jacket if walking around at night? Many thanks, Julie Darling

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Senses is very nice. Good pool too. It’s slightly back from the caldera – it’s not one of the hotels that is down the cliff, it’s back just a little. Still great views. (No sunset view though.)

  20. Nefeli Homes in Imerovigli

    Hi Dave,

    We are looking at Nefeli Homes standard room for a 4 night stay in the middle of July ($325 euro for 4 nights which seems amazing value). Do you have an opinion on that hotel?? Are there better options around for similar $$ Basically we are after a decent pool with views of the Caldera. We wan’t to be out and about or simply lounging by the pool during the day so the room isn’t a high priority. Tim

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Nefeli Homes has a great location in Imerovigli. Love the view from here looking south and at Fira and the volcano (though you can’t see the sunset from Nefeli). And the pool is very small, more like a plunge pool, but good for a dip to cool off.

  21. Remezzo Villas, Vallais Villa, Irida Studios in Imerovigli

    Hi Dave
    Thanks for this great site. After spending a week on Crete with the family, we are looking for a reasonably priced hotel with a great view in Imerovigli in August for our first trip to Santorini. We like Remezzo Villas, but were wandering if you know anything about Vallais Villa and Irida Studios? Please could you comment about their relative locations. Thanks
    Maj

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      These are all wonderful places with great views – can’t really say which one is best. Remezzo is on the north side of Imerovigli (and thus the longest walk to Fira, if that was of interest). The view from here looks towards Oia and the sunset. Vallais is right within Imerovigli and looks out on Skaros Rock. Also has a good sunset view but the least amount of privacy of the 3 hotels. Irida is slightly to the south of Imerovigli and looks more southerly with less of a direct sunset view. It’s the closest of the 3 to Fira.

  22. Remezzo or Abyssanto

    Dave

    We are recent retirees in 60’s from Australia and trying to decide between these 2 to book for next June. We saw you excellent walking tour video just now and they seem to be close. Remezzo is more expensive, but can’t work out exactly why so what is the point of difference and which would you recommend. We love walking and don’t mind steps Love your website, so much information.
    Regards,
    Frank McDonald

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Both have a great location and views. Remezzo a little more luxurious.

      1. Frank McDonald

        Thanks Dave, as the location and views are about the same, we will probably go with the cheaper option and spend our savings on dining out for our 3 nights on Santorini. We are also spending 3 nights each on Mykonos and Naxos. We are looking at Portobello Hotel on Mykonos and Grotta Hotel on Naxos. What do you think of those ?
        Regards
        Frank

        1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

          Both are nice hotels. The location of Grotta is a little out of the way for walking to the town beach (but great for catching a bus to the other beaches on the island and an easy walk to restaurants along the port).

  23. Boutique 28 or Pantheon Villas

    Hi Dave

    Please help we’re going round in circles! Cannot decide between staying in kamari at Boutique 28 hotel or Pantheon Villas. It says Pantheon Villas is off the beaten track. I just wondered if you knew of this hotel and how far from any nightlife etc it is?

    Thank you

    David Bareham

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Pantheon Villas is a 10 minute walk north of Imerovigli along the beautiful caldera foot path. I would much prefer to stay here than in Kamari. 28 Hotel is a 5 minute walk from the beach front and restaurants. Nice hotel and beach but you’re not on the caldera which is why you come to Santorini.

  24. Absolute Bliss or Sophia Suites

    Hello Dave, Your website has been an incredibly help, my husband and I are heading to Santorini next August for our 25th
    anniversary. I have booked Absolute Bliss (Honeymoon Suite) but I also like the look of Sophia Suites. I can cancel Absolute Bliss, what are your thoughts on a junior suite at Sophia?
    Angela Hartley

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      I like the suites and the feel of Sophia Suites better and they have more character. Absolute Bliss does have more privacy though.

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