Santorini Honeymoon Hotels

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: March 29, 2018

What is the best place to stay in Santorini on a honeymoon?

My favorite hotel in Santorini is Grace Santorini in Imerovigli, so it would be my first choice for an incredible honeymoon hotel. In Oia, Katikies is another one of my absolute favorites. Unfortunately both these hotels are very expensive and often booked 6 to 9 months in advance so I’ve listed some other great hotels below. I would highly recommend staying in one of the towns (Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, Oia) along the caldera that have views of the volcano. Akrotiri, Pyrgos, and Megalochori also have some wonderful hotels (some but not all will have great views) and these are fine for honeymooners wanting to spend most of their day by the pool. But if you want easy access to shops, restaurants, and cafes then staying in the 4 main towns is recommended. If you want access to nightlife then Fira is best. Imerovigli is the most romantic town in Santorini but might be too quiet for some honeymooners. Oia is a nice combination of the two (more activity than Imerovigli but not nearly as busy as Fira). Firostefani is a 10 minute walk from Fira and feels like a quieter extension of that town.

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22 Questions and Comments

  1. Marillia Village in Santorini

    Looking to honeymoon there last week of June 2019, is Marillia Village a good place to stay? I see the list you have put up but none of these are available for my dates. I live in the U.S. – do I need to get Vaccines before traveling to Greece?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Marillia Village is a nice hotel in a quiet location (but an easy walk to the beach and a good choice of restaurants). That said, I think you’re looking for hotels a little too early for the beach resorts. They typically put their room stock online about 8 to 10 months in advance. If you search again in September you’ll find a lot more availability. Greece does not require any special vaccinations but check that you’re up to date on the usual vaccinations for the U.S. (e.g. many adults are not current on their tetanus vaccinations).

  2. Santorini Honeymoon in April

    Hi Dave!
    You’re super helpful! I read through all of the comments and noticed no one is staying in Santorini in April. My fiance and I are looking to honeymoon in Greece in April 2019. Are hotels up and running during that time? We would like a private plunge pool. Do you have any recommendations for April?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      April is a great time to visit Santorini (as long as you don’t want beach time). Usually sunny comfortable weather, most shops and restaurants are open but the island is not busy. Not a lot of nightlife though still plenty of places to go out for drinks. Keti Hotel is a reasonably priced hotel with a great plunge pool (king suite) with a caldera view.

  3. Santorini and Mykonos in October

    Hi Dave! I’ve found your site to be very helpful. My fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon in Greece and would love your opinion on several things. We are spending 4 nights in Santorini and 3 in Mykonos. Traveling the second week of October. What are your thoughts on the Andronis Boutique Hotel in Santorini? I noticed the Rocabella Mykonos is rated highly on trip advisor but I haven’t read anything about it on your site, any thoughts on this hotel? Lastly, since we’re traveling in October would you recommend staying closer to the beaches in Mykonos or Mykonos town? Appreciate all your input thanks!!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Andronis is a great hotel and a fine choice. Good central location in Oia and incredible views. Rocabella Mykonos is a wonderful hotel but I’m not fond of the location. It’s fairly isolated so plan on renting a car if you stay here – unless you’re happy lounging by the pool all day in which case it’s great. And yes, Mykonos beaches will be quiet and almost closed down by mid-October. Mykonos Town will have much more life.

  4. Hotels Fully Booked

    Hi Dave,
    My fiance and I are most likely going to honeymoon in Santorini. We are getting married next June, so I thought most hotels would be available. I have read that booking 6-9 months in advance is usually enough time. However, most hotels listed here are already booked! Is that common? What do you suggest?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      You’re a little too early. Hotels make their rooms available about 10 or 11 months in advance. Check back in a month or two.

  5. Santorini Over Christmas and New Years

    Your information is really useful. Thank you so much. From Christmas holiday until New Year’s holiday are there any restaurants open in Santorini?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      There will always be some restaurants open, particularly in Fira.

  6. Spa Treatments in Santorini

    Hi Dave,
    I wanted to inquire about the best options for spa treatments. We’re staying in a small 3 unit villa type place, and while it has its own private hot tub, there are no spa treatments available. What are the best (and most affordable) options for booking in room massages where they would come to us? Additionally, as our hotel does not have a pool, we are looking for options where we could get massages and other spa treatments at one of the hotels, and then use their pool and hotel bar for a bit before/after the massage. Any help would be appreciated – thanks!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Try Caldera Massage Studio in Oia. But they don’t have a pool and to the best of my knowledge no hotel offers the use of their pool to non-guests (spa treatments or otherwise).

  7. Canaves or Katikies for Honeymoon

    Hi Dave!

    We’re visiting Greece for our honeymoon this July/August. I’m torn between the Katikies and Canaves Hotel. They both get consistently strong ratings, and I noticed you recommended Katikies recently for honeymoons. I was leaning towards Canaves because they offer rooms with private pools, but curious if you think Katikies is a better experience.

    Thanks!

    Maura

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Canaves is slightly more luxurious. Katikies is slightly more trendy/hip/cool with a bit of a vibe. Both are awesome.

  8. Honeymoon Hotels in Oia

    Hi Dave!

    We unfortunately have to split up our honeymoon week at two hotels. We are booked at Cavo Tagoo for the second half of the week and really wanted to stay in Oia for the first 3 days to switch it up. We love the hotels in Oia however they are way more expensive.

    Would it be more worth it to stay at Absolute Bliss Honeymoon suite or a cheaper hotel in Oia such as Esperas, Santorini Secret, or any other hotel in $1,500-$1800ish range!
    Danielle Ward

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      If you’re already staying at Cavo Tagoo then I would not stay at Absolute Bliss for your 2nd set of days (it’s nearby and has very similar views). Esperas would be your best choice. Great hotel with a very different view and experience than Cavo Tagoo.

  9. Fully Booked at Dana Villas for September

    Hey Dave,
    Your website is awesome! Good work!
    My partner and I will be staying in Santorini in September and really wanted to stay in the Honeymoon Suites at Dana Villas (the ones with the amazing private indoor/outdoor cave pools) but unfortunately they are booked out. Can you suggest any other places that have the same kind of thing? Would prefer to be around the Firostefani area.
    Appreciate your help.
    Dean

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      In Firostefani, try Homeric Poems.

  10. Alti Hotel in Santorini

    Hi Dave, very helpful this website. We are planning to travel on June, I know it will be hot, but it’s the only season that we can go. My question is, some friends recommend us to stay in Alti Suites, but I have not read anything about it. Any suggestions about this hotel?
    Thank you,
    Eri

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Alti is a wonderful hotel with great caldera views. However, it’s not centrally located and nothing is within walking distance. A car is almost mandatory when staying here (unless you’re happy sitting by the pool all day looking out into the caldera). June is a marvelous time to visit (Santorini is rarely too hot).

  11. Oia Castle Hotel vs Katikies

    How would you compare the view from Oia Castle Hotel (Honeymoon Suite) vs Katikies?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel & Travel Expert

      Oia Castle has a view of the sunset and Amoudi Bay but not a complete view of the caldera. It looks northwest and has great views of the sunset. Katikies looks southwest towards Imerovigli, with stunning views of the caldera and volcano. From Katikies you’ll see the sun set over the town (of Oia) but you won’t see it fall into the sea. Both are incredible views but I prefer the one from Katikies (sunsets you can see anywhere but the caldera is something unique and special).

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