Oia Hotels – The 2018 Guide

Updated: December 27, 2017

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Best hotels in Oia with infinity pool and views.

One of three infinity pools at Katikies Hotel in Oia.

The Best Hotels in Oia, Santorini

The best hotel in Oia is Katikies. It has 3 incredible infinity pools, wonderful service, incredible suites, and a fun trendy vibe. Every room has amazing caldera views. Good restaurants are within a 5 minute walk of the hotel. Other great hotels in Oia are Canaves, Mystique, Oia Castle Hotel, Ikies, Perivolas, and Andronis Hotel.

  • Canaves Oia Suites – An intimate luxury hotel with few peers on the island. The view is absolutely stunning – perhaps the best hotel view on Santorini. Nice pool and deck with views of the caldera. The Canaves Oia Hotel is around the corner, slightly smaller, quieter and a little less luxurious but still wonderful. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 071453)Reviews
  • Katikies Hotel – Similar quality to Canaves with 5 star everything. Incredible swimming pools, fantastic service, surreal architecture. All suites have their own plunge pool (honeymoon suite has a jacuzzi too). This is one of the best hotels in Greece. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71401)Reviews
  • Mystique – An incredibly special and unique hotel. Wonderful cave suites, each with a private patio. Infinity pool with gorgeous views of the caldera. Great breakfasts served overlooking the cliff edge. (Hotel phone: +30 2286 071114)Reviews
  • Oia Castle Hotel – Luxurious boutique hotel. Wonderful views and private jacuzzis. Aqua suite has a small private indoor pool as well. One of the few hotels in Oia with sunset views. (Hotel phone: +30 22860 71831)Reviews
  • Ikies – Traditional Houses – Great choice if you want a quiet hotel away from the crowds. Small plunge pool and private jacuzzis. Beautiful 15 minute walk into Oia along a foot path. Staff are wonderful. (Hotel phone: +30 22 860 71 311)Reviews

    Video of Oia Hotels

    Hotels Shown (in order):

    Ikies
    Perivolas
    Kirini Hotel
    Rimida Villas
    Olympic Villas
    Enalion Suites
    Strogili Traditional Houses
    Alexander’s Boutique Hotel
    Mystique Hotel
    Canaves Oia Hotel
    Canaves Oia Suites
    Delfini Villas
    Katikies
    La Perla Villas
    Grand Canava
    Atrina Traditional Houses
    Delfini Villas
    Filotera Villa Suites
    Santorini Secret
    Alta Mare Hotel
    Andronis Boutique Hotel
    Andronis Luxury Suites
    Aegeas Traditional Houses
    Oia Castle Hotel
    Fanari Villas
    Marizan Caves and Villas
    Esperas Hotel

    Best Hotel in Oia
    Katikies

    Best Budget Hotel in Oia
    Villa Agnadi (outside of Oia)

    Best Budget Hotel with Caldera View
    Rimida Villas

    Oia Hotels

    Esperas
    Minimalistic, 20 unit (studios, houses & suites) hotel with a carved-out rock pool. Bright, unassuming, smallish with private terraces/verandahs, mini bars & coffee/tea facilities. Upgraded suites have outdoor jacuzzis. Units 121, 114 offer the most privacy & 115 has excellent sunset views. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71501.
    Marizan Caves & Villas
    Family-run, cave-style spacious rooms, with fridges, sofa beds (some) & balconies. No 24-hour reception and no on-site pool (there’s a public pool next door). Upgraded cave houses have big balconies and outdoor jacuzzis. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 72061.
    Charisma Suites
    Charming hotel with cavern-style suites with high ceilings, ipod docks, mini bars bathtubs (some) and balconies; upgrades have private cave plunge pools or infinity pools or outdoor jacuzzis. Hotel gives out cell phones on loan for local use. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 27310.
    Fanari Villas
    Beautifully decorated, well-laid out, cave-style suites with sofa beds, wooden furniture, bathtubs/jacuzzi tubs, tea/coffee facilities and private/semi-private terraces. Top-end suites have indoor or outdoor whirlpools & sundecks (some). Laptops provided on request. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71008.
    Art Maisons Oia Castle
    Vibrantly decorated, stunning suites. Frescoes/artwork, spacious outdoor jacuzzis (hydro & air massage) on balconies with lounges. Beautiful cave pool suites with indoor/outdoor heated cave pools and 2-bedroom pool villas. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71831.
    Zoe Aegeas
    Great value, roomy, apartments (for up to 6 people, some split-level), studios and private villas with fully equipped kitchens, loaner laptops, verandahs. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71466.
    Aqua & Terra Traditional Cave Houses
    Cozy, simple, cave-house style units (up to 5 people) with kitchenettes, sofa beds and verandahs with beautiful views. Hotel Phone: +30 2286 071893.
    Andronis Luxury Suites
    Wide range of elegant suites and villas with outdoor/indoor jacuzzis, walk-in closets, indoor cave plunge pools, outdoor cave pools and heated infinity pools. The top end ‘White House’ sports an infinity pool, outdoors hot tub, own waterfall and garden (with dining & butler service options). Hotel Phone: +30 2286 072041-43.
    Andronis Boutique Hotel
    Adults-only, seasonal boutique hotel, with multi-level suites, rooms and villas with balconies with jacuzzis and terraces with plunge or infinity pools. The ‘Signature’ suites add private porches with hot tubs and infinity plunge pools. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 72182.
    Alta Mare by Andronis
    Romantic, adults-only chic suites with jacuzzis on balconies. Top of the line ‘Retreat’ suites have big outdoor patios with a hot tubs. Also possible to make use of facilities at hotel’s sister properties (transfer arranged). Hotel Phone: +30 22860 72041-43.
    Santorini Secret Suites & Spa
    Eighteen trendy suites and one villa, having spacious verandas with outdoor hot tubs, outdoor pools and outdoor infinity pools. The ‘Honeymoon’ Suite has a round bed, fitness area and a lovely steam bath with music and chromo-therapy. The villa has a fully equipped kitchenette. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 27337.
    Filotera Suites
    Four, ultra-chic types of cave suites with mini hi-fi, mini bars, mini fridges (organic products), ipod docking stations and verandahs with heated jacuzzis. The top end suite adds a heated pool. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71110.
    Delfini Villas
    Rooms and suites with mini bars, private balconies and outdoor jacuzzis. Studios and cave suites add small, fully equipped kitchenettes. The cave suite also has a bathtub with a sauna. Hotel has free private parking. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71600.
    Atrina Canava 1894
    Set in former wine caves, this property has fresh-looking suites and villas with kitchenettes, mini-bars, bathtubs and terraces with deck chairs. Outdoor jacuzzis are found in the top end suites and villas. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71807.
    Grand Canava
    One, traditional, restored, character-filled, historic residence (villa) for up to 12 people, spread out across 3 sections, with cave-style rooms, multiple bedrooms, kitchens, bathtubs, an outdoor private pool and jacuzzi. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71927.
    La Perla Villas
    Snazzy, cozy suites and villas with Dolce Gusto coffee machines, kitchenettes, massage showers, Bluetooth speakers, mini bars and patios with private plunge pools/hot tubs. Free parking available at a nearby location. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71510.
    Katikies Hotel
    Adults-only, pristine, fancy boutique hotel with rooms and suites with arched ceilings, Nespresso machines, ipod & docking stations, mini bars, really large verandahs and butler services on request. Upgrades have jacuzzi bathtubs, open-air jetted tubs & dining areas, private plunge pools, dressing rooms, fireplaces and sun decks. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 72382.
    Nostos Apartments
    Spacious, reasonably priced property with studios, rooms and apartments with kitchenettes, loft bedrooms and verandahs with sea views. The ‘Deluxe’ type has and outdoor jacuzzi on the verandah. Has a pool and pool bar. Hotel Phone: +30 2286 071604.
    Mystique
    Cave-style, understated luxury, 39 suite and villa property with ipod docking stations, hydromassage/jacuzzi bathtubs, jacuzzis, mini bars, coffee/tea facilities. The ‘Spiritual Suite & spa’ has a fitness room & steam bath; these luxuries are also found in the villas which add private plunge pools/infinity-edge pools. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71114.
    Alexander’s Boutique Hotel
    Lovely, cave villas, houses & suites with fully equipped kitchens, docking stations, jacuzzi bathtubs, a shared outdoor jacuzzi spa pool, antique furniture and private terraces. Top end units have home cinemas, steam rooms and private outdoor jacuzzi spa pools. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71818.
    Onar Villas
    Immaculate, good value, 5 traditional cave houses and 1 modern villa property with small rooms, Espresso machines, fridges and outdoor hot tubs. Near the top of the cliff, so not as many steps to climb. Lacks a pool. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71100.
    Strogili
    Spotless, traditional-style studios and apartments with kitchens, coffee machines, laptops (on request), verandahs and a hearty complimentary breakfast. Has a pool with a sun terrace. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71125.
    Enalion Suites
    Quaint, great value suites (only 5) with wooden furniture, mini bars, kitchens, outdoor heated jacuzzis, balconies (except for Junior suites) & great breakfasts. Top end suites have terraces with panoramic views. Hotel Phone:+30 22860 72276.
    Olympic Villas
    Two-pool complex with terraces and unassuming, comfortable studios, apartments and traditional cave houses with tiled floors, kitchenettes (cooking hobs) and balconies/patios. Cave houses are bigger and ideal for families. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71495.
    Rimida Villas
    Traditional cave house complex with fully equipped kitchens, small bedrooms, outdoor hydromassage tubs, cave jacuzzis and verandahs. Serves daily breakfast at each villa’s private verandah. Accepts kids above 16 only. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71192.
    Kirini Suites & Spa
    Luxe (ipod & docking stations, Nespresso coffee machines), bright suites, with bathtubs (some) and verandahs. Upgrades have open air jetted tubs, indoor jacuzzis, dressing rooms and open air plunge pools. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71214.
    Perivolas Hotel
    Serene, private residence vibe, unique hotel (no tvs/dvds) with 20 tastefully decorated houses in 300-year old restored caves with alcoves & verandahs. Deluxe suites have terraces with outdoor jacuzzis/infinity pools and the top end ‘Perivolas’ suite has a steam bath, huge indoor hot tub and a heated cave pool that stretches out to the terrace. Hotel has a splendid infinity pool and a restaurant in a converted wine cellar. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71308.
    Ikies Traditional Houses
    Outstanding boutique hotel, with individually styled suites, maisonettes and studios; Winemaker’s/Carpenter’s/Captain’s house. Has hand-painted frescoes, jacuzzi bathtubs with steam rooms and terraces with jacuzzis. Serves a champagne breakfast. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71311.
    270 Oias View
    Modern, 4 villa, 3 cave house property with Ikea-style interiors fused with traditional elements, spacious kitchens (big size fridges), private pools and landscaped gardens. Cave house VII has a fabulous carved out pool. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 72246.
    Maryloujohn Villas
    Simple, clean, budget units (6 studios & 2 apartments) in a restored captain’s house, with kitchenettes and patios. Family-run and owner has a reputation for his temperament. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71459.
    Anemomilos
    Pleasant, affordable 15 room and studio property and 2 private villas. Good hotel for families. Kitchens with ovens, outdoor heated jacuzzis and spacious verandahs. Nice restaurant that serves good food. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71410.
    Finikia Memories Hotel
    Comfortable rooms and suites with mini fridges, sofa beds (in suites) and private balconies. Erratic wifi. Has a large pool with a sun terrace and an outdoor jacuzzi. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71 373.
    Agnadi Villa
    Affordable hotel with functional studios and apartments that are dated but clean and well maintained. Kitchenettes, coffee/tea facilities, and balconies/terraces. Nice pool, good hotel for families. Hotel Phone: +30 22860 71647.

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    36 Questions and Comments

    1. Art Maison Aspaki vs Art Maison Oia Castle

      HI Dave;

      What is the difference between the Art Maison Aspaki and the Art Maison Oia Castle in terms of luxury, type of room, location, and views?

      Thanks for your help,
      Mohamed Essack

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Aspaki has caldera views and feels more like a true hotel with a restaurant (great views) and small pool and deck. Oia Castle is more a collection of luxury villas (some with private pool). It has no restaurant. It has sunset views and looks down on beautiful Ammoudi Bay but does not look into the caldera like Aspaki. One last difference is that Aspaki has few steps/stairs to gain access (probably the fewest of any view hotel) while Oia Castle is down plenty of steps to the rooms.

    2. Katikies Villas vs Hotel

      Dave,

      I have learned so much from your website. Thanks for all the great information. I will be spending 3 nights in oia. I have Andronis Boutique Hotel booked with bookgreece.com ( can cancel reservation) and my travel agent is holding Villa Katikies for my husband and I. I love the infinity pool at the Katikies Hotel but after reading some reviews I am concerned I will not have access to them. Are the villas as nice as the hotel? What resort would you recommend and have you ever heard of bookgreece.com?

      Also I will be taking a ferry from Mykonos to santorini and wanted to get to santorini as early in the day as possible. I know you recommend taking the Hellenic ferry vs Sea Jet but that would get me into santorini at least 4 to 5 hours later.

      Thanks so much for your help.
      Ilene

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        1) I prefer Katikies hotel to the villas. The hotel has the stunning pools, the villas are quieter and more low-key. If you stay at the villas you’ll still be able to use the pools at the hotel.
        2) I would stay at the hotel. I have not heard of bookgreece.com.

    3. Katikies Hotel vs Villa Katikies

      Can you comment on the difference between the Katikies Hotel and Villa Katikies? Thanks!
      Grant

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Katikies has the 3 pools, restaurants, and front desk staff. Villa Katikies has just one pool and no restaurant (and is much quieter). Guests of the villas are free to use facilities at the hotel. They’re about a 1 minute walk from each other.

    4. Views from Canaves Suites?

      Canvas Suites

      Hi Dave,
      We are planning on going in June to Oia and have booked Canvas Suites. Could you tell me if that’s a good choice (eg can you see sunset or caldera?)

      Thanks for your guidance!
      Zoe Tassios

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Canaves has great caldera views (more important than sunset views in my opinion) but not direct sunset views as the town itself blocks the sun setting into the sea. To get sunset views you need to walk about 10 minutes into town where everyone gathers to watch.

    5. Pool at Aspaki Suites

      Good Afternoon Dave

      Thank you for your time and effort on this site. Your walking videos are so helpful!

      Could you tell me if you know where I can see the pool at Aspaki Suites? My son is interested in staying there and cannot find a good photo of the pool, restaurant and bar area.

      Thank you
      Margaret

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        This is the pool at Aspaki (I took this photo on my last tour of the hotel):
        Swimming pool at Aspaki Suites

        Restaurant and bar area have nice views but are also small. Great hotel – probably the best views of any Oia hotel as it sits out on a small promontory.

    6. Hotels in Oia Open in Early March

      Hi Dave! Great site! We are checking in on 4th March and checking out 6th March. We would like to stay in Oia.
      Can you tell us what places will actually be available at that time?
      Thank you!

      Rahul

    7. Kima Villas in Oia

      Hi Dave,

      Great site, it is so helpful for my fiancé and I who are planning our honeymoon in Santorini. We are wondering what your thoughts on Kima Villas Suites? We found it on a few different sites and saw that it has great reviews, looks beautiful, is in a great location, and pretty affordable. You didn’t mention it on your site though so I was wondering if you could provide us with any input! We would love privacy and a pool. Thanks so much! Ellen

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Cave hotel with great views and central location – but lots of steps up and down.

    8. Aris Caves in Oia

      Great site Dave!!!
      Spending 6 nights in Santorini in June. Last 4 nights at Aris Caves in Oia…I don’t see them on your video (maybe i missed them) but is this a good choice?
      And then looking for a different vibe for the other two nights…any suggestions?
      Doug

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Aris Caves are wonderful. Small kitchens in all suites, great location, and great view (but no sunset view, need to take a short walk for that). There are a lot of steps to get down to the suites – the tradeoff is that you get a good deal of privacy (for Oia). Hard to recommend something with so little to go on, but I would certainly encourage you stay somewhere other than Oia for your other 2 nights. That’s the easiest way to ensure you get a “different vibe”.

    9. Charisma Suites in Oia

      I am hearing some people say that Charisma Suites are really starting to get discovered and could be the go-to for couples looking for a more small-scale boutique experience in OIA, but perhaps one of the more luxurious options.

      Are you hearing similar things? The rooms and views look amazing.
      Scott

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Charisma Suites is beautiful. It’s one of the few hotels in Oia that has direct sunset views – though this means it doesn’t have a complete caldera view, so there is a tradeoff. It’s at the far northwest tip of Oia and thus quiet while still being a short walk to the shops and restaurants of the town. There are a lot of steps and it’s tricky to find the first time (so have the hotel meet you at the parking lot when you arrive and they’ll carry your bags for you). Only 7 suites, so it’s good if you’re looking for some small and intimate.

        1. Location of Charisma Suites

          I know that Charisma Suites isn’t on your video, but along the route you take where would it be?
          Scott

          1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

            At 32:35 – located between Marizan and Esperas.

        2. Infinity Pool Suite or Honeymoon Suite

          Do you think it’s worth paying up for the infinity pool suite at Oia Canaves Suites instead of just booking the honeymoon suite? We are going for the magazine cover Greece look and feel, and this room looks pretty amazing.

          Let me know your thoughts, and thanks!
          Scott

          1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

            The big difference is the honeymoon suite has more privacy (it’s on a higher level and the private balcony and plunge pool are a little quieter). However, the infinity pool is much larger than the one in the Honeymoon Suite. I’d go with the Infinity Pool Suite but your preferences might differ.

    10. Katikies, Vedema, Michelin Restaurants

      Hi Dave,
      It is a great website with a lot of information, very impressive! We will be in Santorini for the first time and would like to make it a special experience. Unfortunately we may have 1 or 2 days in total. I booked the Katikies for one night and am a little confused to go for Vedema for the second night for a different scene. What would you think? should we stay only in Oia?
      Are there any Michelin star restaurant on the Santorini, the guide does not return any suggestions for the island?
      Thanks in advance,
      Joseph

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        For just 2 nights I would not switch hotels. Katikies is great, I would stay there for both nights. Santorini does not have any restaurants with Michelin stars but these are my favorite restaurants on the island.

    11. Delfini Villas

      Hi Dave–we’re going to visit Santorini for 4 nights Starting March 27. We’re going to have a private tour guide for two days so we won’t have a car. So because it’s the off season and we’ll want to easily be able to walk to dinner each night and have a good choice of nearby restaurants, I’ve concluded Oia is the place to stay. Imerovigli is the only other place I’ve considered.

      Based on comments you’ve made in your blog, I’ve made a reservation at Delfini Villas, which is perfect in many ways–great caldera views, easy to sunset views, good price, many nearby restaurants, personal hot tub, etc. But there are a few drawbacks. The first and most important is that my wife and I will be staying in the Eclusive room while our adult daughter will be staying in the Studio, which I now gather are in separate complexes of Delfini. My question is, do you know how far apart the two areas are and how easy it is to go between them? Secondly, I’ve read a lot of the reviews of Delfini and most are super positive. But a recurrent theme in some of the comments is that one of the staff persons treats some guests with disdain for no apparent reason. Do you know anything about this?

      Finally, because you think so well of Imerovigli, and because both you and the person who will be guiding us both recommend Aqua Luxury Suites highly, I would also consider staying there. It’s just that I have a feeling that in late March Imerovigli would be a pretty dead place for restaurants in the evening, and we don’t really want to be taking cabs back and forth or walking at night in what could be brisk/rainy weather. If you think I’m wrong about Imerovigli and that Aqua is so much nicer than Delfini that it’s worth the potential hassle, please let me know.

      I would also ask if you have any other upper mid-range hotel suggestions in either location, but despite the fact that we will be there in the “off-season”, there are very few places in this category that have 2 rooms for a reasonable price and have free cancellation, at least on Booking.com. If I’m wrong, let me know.

      Thanks very much in advance for your advice.

      Marc Tipermas

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        The two areas of Delfini are 5 minutes apart – an easy walk on the main foot path. The cave suites are substantially nicer. They also have more steps and will not have the foot traffic walking above. I’ve never heard anything about the difficult staff person.

    12. Mystique Vibrant Suites

      Hi Dave! Thanks for all of the great information on your site! My fiance and I will be traveling to Greece (Crete then Santorini) in early May for our honeymoon. I was looking at Mystique and think it would be great for us. Are the Vibrant Suites still nice even though they are the lowest category suites? Their website indicates they are located on the upper levels of the hotel, and I want to make sure they are still private enough. Thanks!

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Mystique is a wonderful hotel and the Vibrant Suites are still very nice. There is good privacy in this area of Oia – not a lot of walk-by traffic – and Mystique is down some stairs from the main road so I’d be surprised if privacy was an issue.

    13. Privacy at Katikies and Santorini Secret

      Hi Dave! Thanks for this absolutely wonderful website! I aced it, read every single page!

      I’ll be staying 2 nights at Dreams Luxury, Imerovigli, and 3 nights at Oia this coming October. Which hotel at Oia has more privacy, is more luxurious, less people looking into your private area: Katities or Santorini Secret?

      Sara

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Both have pretty good privacy. There are a few suites at Santorini Secret near the foot path that can be seen from above but most are very private. Katikies is a larger hotel and thus less privacy from other guests but very few suites can be seen from the foot path.

    14. Santorini Secret, Filotera Suites and Theodora Suites

      Hi Dave,

      What an amazing website – the most informative guide I’ve ever come across!!
      My boyfriend and I are visiting Santorini for 4 nights Mid-October to celebrate my birthday. We are staying by Kamari beach at the Hippocampus hotel for the first 2 nights and in Oia for the following 2 nights. I’m struggling to choose a hotel and was hoping you could do as you have done for many before and let us know which you think we should pick! The budget is c. £250 per night, outdoor hot tub is a must and I’d ideally like a Caldera view over a sunset view. Top 3 are Santorini Secret, Filotera Suites and Theodora suites… your opinion would be much appreciated. Could you please also recommend a restaurant in either Oia / Fira / Imerovigli with good food and a sunset view? Thanks in advance for your help!
      Vanessa

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        It would be between Santorini Secret and Filotera – both wonderful. I think the pool at Filotera is a little bigger while the pool at Santorini Secret is more picturesque as it’s “almost” an infinity pool.

    15. Esperas or Mystique?

      We’re deciding between the Superior suite at Esperas or the Allure suite at Mystique — we’re looking for a combination of great veranda, great view and great hotel. What do you recommend? Thanks very much.

      1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Hotels + Travel

        Both are great hotels. The biggest difference is the view. Esperas has a sunset view but doesn’t have a complete caldera view. Mystique has a wonderful caldera view but no sunset view. Esperas is much closer to central Oia but has more steps. Both hotels have a good deal of privacy (compared to other Oia hotels).

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