The Best Hotels in Santorini for Honeymoons & Couples

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Updated: October 29, 2023
By Santorini Dave

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Best honeymoon hotel in Fira, Santorini.

Cosmopolitan Suites in Fira – Awesome views, cool infinity pool, great honeymoon suites, and steps from nightlife and restaurants.

What is the best place to stay in Santorini for a honeymoon or romantic vacation?

My favorite hotel in Santorini is Grace Santorini Hotel 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, like many of the best hotels in Santorini, 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.

The 27 Best Hotels for Honeymoons in Santorini

1. Grace Santorini – Imerovigli

Pool and view at Grace Santorini
Luxury. Sunset caldera views. Adults-only (except the villa).
A detail-oriented, luxury property that is perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies, Grace offers an infinity pool overlooking the caldera, a fine dining restaurant, a champagne lounge, and bespoke amenities. Most rooms include a private heated plunge pool. Full Review of Grace Santorini.

2. Katikies Hotel – Oia

One of the pools at Katikies Hotel
Luxury. Caldera views. Adults-only.
Glamorous hotel with 3 infinity pools, an award-winning restaurant, and sweeping views over the caldera, just 5 minutes’ walk to the heart of Oia. Many rooms feature private indoor or outdoor jacuzzis or plunge pools. Full Review of Katikies Hotel.

3. Tsitouras Collection – Firostefani

The infinity pool at Tsitouras Collection
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Elegant hotel with only 5 suites. In a restored 18th century mansion, Tsitouras boasts a caldera-view infinity pool on its rooftop, daily breakfast delivery, and several honeymoon and wedding packages. Full Review of the Tsitouras Collection.

4. Cosmopolitan Suites – Fira

Pool and view from Cosmopolitan Suites
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Boutique hotel overlooking the volcanoes with stylish suites, an infinity pool, sunset view terrace, and an excellent bar and restaurant (with 24-hour room service). All room types offer caldera views, most with private terraces, and some with private jacuzzis. Full Review of Cosmopolitan Suites.

5. Katikies Kirini – Oia

Pool and view at Kirini Santorini
Luxury. Caldera views. Adults-only.
Enchanting, all-suite luxury hotel with an infinity pool overlooking the caldera, a cave-style heated pool, and a full-service spa. Most suites feature a private jacuzzi, plunge pool (heated at night), or both. Full Review of Katikies Kirini

6. Andronis Luxury Suites – Oia

View, pool, and restaurant at Andronis Luxury Suites
Luxury. Caldera views. Adults-only.
Each suite at this extravagant hotel features caldera views its own private jacuzzi or heated infinity pool. Luxury facilities include an indulgent spa, an infinity pool, and Lycabettus Restaurant with the single best sunset view terrace on the island. Full Review of Andronis Luxury Suites.

7. Canaves Oia Suites – Oia

Sunken sun loungers at Canaves Oia Suites
Luxury. Caldera views. Adults-only.
Breathtaking, 5-star hotel with a heated plunge pool for each suite and a welcome bottle of Santorinian wine. Facilities include an infinity pool with floating sun loungers, a pool with an attached jacuzzi, and a full-service spa (massage can also be done on a terrace with a view over the caldera). Full Review of Canaves Oia Suites.

8. Charisma Suites – Oia

Charisma Suites in Oia with windmill and sunset
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Romantic hotel with two infinity pools and enviable views. Charisma is one of only a handful of hotels in Oia that offers direct sunset views over the caldera (most hotels in Oia have either sunset or caldera views, not both. All suites here have a private terrace; most add a heated, private, outdoor pool or jacuzzi. Its most unique suite is set inside a centuries-old windmill with a jacuzzi and jawdropping views. Champagne sunset events are held nightly at the pool bar with complimentary bubbley and bites. Wonderful walking location, near Oia’s best-loved dining, shopping, and sights.
Full Review of Charisma Suites.

9. The Vasilicos – Imerovigli

Pool and caldera view at The Vasilicos
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Intimate, luxury hotel with sunset caldera views from throughout the property, including all 7 suites. 4 suites have private, heated, plunge pools. Dining is exceptional here, from the a la carte breakfast served directly to each suite to the wine and food parings available each evening. Full Review of The Vasilicos.

10. Aenaon Villas – Imerovigli

The pool at Aenaon Villas
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
A tiny collection of spacious villas with unparalleled views from the highest point in the Imerovigli caldera. With fresh-cut flowers, the minimalist style of the villas accentuates the blue of the Mediterranean, with a gorgeous infinity pool for all, as well as 1 suite with its own plunge pool and another with an outdoor jacuzzi. Full Review of Aenaon Villas.

11. Maregio Suites – Oia

A private jacuzzi at Maregio Suites
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Small hotel with an enviable perch on the caldera boasting breathtaking sunset views from each of its cave-style suites. Suites feature contemporary design, heated private plunge pools, and more privacy than neighboring hotels. Wonderful location under Oia’s picturesque windmills, just steps from dining, shopping, and attractions. Full Review of Maregio Suites.

12. Santorini Princess Spa Hotel – Imerovigli

The main pool and view at Santorini Princess Spa Hotel
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Swoon-worthy hotel that seems to hang off the caldera’s edge, with panoramic views of the island from the southwestern tip of Akrotiri to the northwestern tip or Oia. Contemporary, Cycladic design pairs well with the free-form infinity pool, cave-style spa, and a modern Greek kitchen. Full Review of Santorini Princess.

13. Chromata – Imerovigli

The infinity pool at Chromata Hotel
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Trendy hotel on the caldera with an infinity pool, all-day Mediterrranean restaurant, sushi bar, and exellent poolside cocktails. Suites feature contemporary, cave-style deisgn, all with jawdropping views, and most with private jacuzzis or pools. Service is top-notch, and their VIP experiences (sailing, wine tastings, and more) make unforgettable memories. Full Review of Chromata Santorini.

14. Esperas Santorini – Oia

Interior view of Esperas Santorini
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Cave-style hotel with a pool and dramatic, sunset caldera views throughout the property. This all-suite property offers an authenticity that many more contemporary hotels lack, including Greek décor (white walls, blue accents, and dark woods), local Santorinian foods, and family-like hospitality. The suites themselves offer private terraces, most with sunset views, and many with private jacuzzis or plunge pools. Full Review of Esperas Santorini.

15. Perivolas Hotel – Oia

View from the entrance of Perivolas Hotel
Luxury. Caldera views. Adults-only.
Boutique hotel with an infinity pool, a Mediterranean restaurant, and a holistic spa. Rooms and suites feature Cycladic minimalist design and private terraces, many with indoor or outdoor private pools. Quiet location on the caldera’s edge at the entrance to Oia village, a pleasant walk along the caldera’s edge into the heart of town. Full Review of Perivolas Hotel.

16. Carpe Diem – Pyrgos

The main pool at Carpe Diem
Luxury. Panoramic sunrise and sunset views; no caldera. Adults-only.
This ultra-private hotel in Pyrgos village has been named a “fabulous place to take a skinny dip” by CNN Travel. Each of the 10 suites features its own private plunge pool (6 heated, 4 unheated) plus panoramic views of the whole island from sunrise to sunset. Onsite facilities include an infinity pool, spa, and a private, fine dining restaurant. Full Review of Carpe Diem.

17. Dana Villas & Infinity Suites – Firostefani

A river cave infinity pool in a Honeymoon Pool Suite at Dana Villas and Infinity Suites in Firostefani, Santorini
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views.
Revamped hotel halfway down the side of the caldera in Firostefani with a swimming pool, posh spa, and Mediterranean restaurant. All rooms, suites, and villas offer private terraces and sweeping sunset, caldera views. About half of the suites and villas boast private, outdoor, heated, infinity plunge pools in a range of styles (open-air, cave-style, or river pools); top-tier suites add indoor, jetted, cave pools. The hotel’s event space is the single most-booked wedding venue on the island – romantic getaways are the specialty here. Full Review of Dana Villas & Infinity Suites.

18. Oia Castle Luxury Suites – Oia

Private terrace at Oia Castle Luxury Suites
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Cozy, boutique hotel with spectacular sunset views near the Byzantine castle ruins on the caldera’s edge in Oia. Each of its 7 suites features a unique layout and décor, all with private terraces, and all with a cave-style heated pool, jacuzzi, or both. Guests have access to the full-sized heated pool and Mediterranean restaurant at their sister property Aspaki Exclusive Hotel. Full Reviw of Oia Castle Luxury Suites.

19. Vora Villas – Imerovigli

A private plunge pool at Vora Villas
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
A collection of 3 striking, contemporary villas, each with a heated infinity jacuzzi hanging over the caldera. Daily breakfast is delivered to each villa, and room service is available until midnight. Two villas have full kitchens, while the third has an extra-large, sun-kissed terrace and cave architecture.

20. Anteliz Suites – Firostefani

The main pool and volcano view at Anteliz Suites
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Dreamy, boutique hotel on the edge of Fira and Firostefani with a pool and connected jacuzzi, plus panoramic caldera views located. Several cave-style rooms feature private jacuzzis or plunge pools. Full Review of Anteliz Suites.

21. Absolute Bliss – Imerovigli

Pool and view at Absolute Bliss
Luxury. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Friendly, boutique hotel with a swimming pool and sun terrace overlooking the caldera. All charming cave-style rooms, suites, and villas have sweeping caldera views, and all but one has a private jacuzzi or heated pool. Breakfast is included in the rate and served to each room; room service is offered throughout the day. Full Review of Absolute Bliss.

22. Istoria – Perivolos Beach

Lobby and beach view at Istoria
Luxury. Sunrise views; no caldera. Adults-only.
The best of Santorini’s beach hotels, swanky Istoria offers a beach club, an infinity pool with an attached jacuzzi, and a holistic spa. Food and drinks are impressive from their contemporary Greek restaurant and creative pool bar offering signature cocktails and local wine and beer. Just steps from the water and black sand of Perivolos Beach. Full Review of Istoria Hotel.

23. Altana Heritage Suites & Villas – Imerovigli

Main pool and view at Altana Heritage Suites and Villas in Imerovigli, Santorini
Moderate. Historic. Sunset caldera views.
Enviable location at the highest elevation on the caldera, Altana is best-loved for its commanding sunset views over the volcanoes, islands, and from one end of the island to the other. All suites offer unobstructed sunset caldera views; most also offer sunrise Aegean views from their private terraces. About half of all suites have private, heated plunge pools or jacuzzis. Set in an 18th-century captain’s mansion, the hotel features carefully preserved architecture, a traditional Greek coffeehouse, and a beautiful main pool. Wonderful walking location in the heart of Imerovigli village.
Full Review of Altana Heritage Suites & Villas.

24. Belvedere – Firostefani

Pool and view at Belvedere Suites
Moderate. Sunset, caldera views.
Casual yet upscale hotel with a pool and sun terrace overlooking the caldera and volcanoes. A breakfast buffet is included with all stays, and the pool bar serves light fare and local wine until 10:00 p.m. Excellent location in a quiet neighborhood, near some excellent restaurants and just a short walk to the nightlife of Fira and the charm of Imerovigli. Full Review of Belvedere Suites.

25. Keti Hotel – Fira

The entrance of Keti Hotel
Moderate. Sunset, caldera views.
Small, family-run hotel offering more privacy than most other properties in Fira. Keti features a mix of contemporary décor and traditional Santorinian architecture. All room types offer sensational views of the caldera and sunsets; the best room for couples is the King Suite with an outdoor private jacuzzi. Keti Hotel also offers a plunge pool, sundeck, and complimentary breakfast buffet.

26. Kavalari Hotel – Fira

Hotel in Fira, Santorini with caldera view.
Budget. Sunset, caldera views. Adults-only.
Traditional-style rooms and suites in a former sea captain’s house. The hotel offers a range of accommodations, mostly cave-style, from cozy basic rooms to larger apartments with kitchenettes. Facilities include a plunge pool, sundeck, and absolutely stunning caldera views.

27. Villa Ilias – Firostefani

Cheap hotel in Santorini with caldera view.
Budget. Sunset, caldera views.
Welcoming boutique hotel with a pool, poolside bar, and sundeck with expansive caldera views. Half of the rooms and suites offer caldera views from their outdoor terraces. A wonderful, homemade, buffet breakfast is included, boasting local produce and family recipes. Great walkable location near several restaurants.

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  1. Atrina Canava 1894 in Oia

    What do you think of the Atrina Canava 1894? Our friends recommended it and we thought of booking it for our honeymoon.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Fantastic hotel, great views, and good location (right on the main pedestrian walkway in Oia).

  2. Oia Honeymoon Hotel

    Hi Dave!

    We’ll be visiting Santorini in October for our honeymoon, and we’re deciding between Canaves suites and Katikies. I can tell they each have their own unique vibe – which one would you recommend between the two?

    Thanks for all of the helpful information!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Canaves if you’re looking for something quiet and refined. Katikies if you want trendy with a bit of a pool scene.

  3. Andronis Wellness Resort in Santorini

    Hi Dave,

    We came across Andronis Concept Wellness Resort and thought it had awesome views from the photos but noticed there’s not a lot of talk of this being a fantastic new hotel. Could you give any info on this hotel? I know its relatively new but new hotels like Cave Tagoo and Sophia seem to get mentioned more.


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Andronis Concept Wellness is a fantastic hotel that opened in 2017. Cavo Tagoo opened in 2016, and Sophia Luxury Suites opened in 2015, so those properties have just had a longer time to build a reputation. Andronis Concept Wellness is part of the local Andronis chain, with sister hotels in Oia and Fira. Located above the caldera in Imerovigli, the highest point on the caldera, the views here are absolutely stunning, better than in many parts of Oia, which is the best known sunset spot.

      The hotel is in a contemporary, Cycladic style. Exteriors are boxy concrete, interiors have concrete built-ins with marble dust finish and minimalistic furnishings with lots of white. Though it is on the caldera, this is not a cave-style hotel; rooms are more spacious and sunny than the traditional hotels in the area and the layouts are more modern. The facilities are outstanding and they offer a lot of unique options other hotels in the area don’t, including a vineyard with cooking classes, a full-service spa, great restaurants with menus overseen by a nutritionist, a full bar, Hatha and aerial yoga, a cinema, a small but well-equipped gym, and 3 pools. Plus every room has its own infinity pool. This is also the best hotel in Santorini for families and offers cool perks, such as kids’ yoga and spa services, family cooking classes, tennis courts, and kids’ pool amenities (goggles and floaties).

      It is located just outside of Imerovigli, yet walking distance (within 15 minutes) to most restaurants, bars, and shops in the village. It is right on the Oia-Fira trail, so it’s easy to get into town. If you choose to stay here, just know that the Cozy Suites are located immediately above the trail, so they are the least private rooms; all other categories are farther from the foot traffic.

  4. Santorini Hotel with Private Pool

    Hi Dave,
    I am staying in Santorini in May for 4 nights and can’t decide on a hotel. I would love a hotel with a private pool (preferably infinity pool) that has amazing sunset views. I have been looking at the following hotels: Canaves Suites, Katikies, Andronis Luxury Suites, and Cavo Tagoo. Please let me know if you have any better suggestions?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Along with Grace those hotels are the best of the best. All great picks.

  5. Marillia Village in Santorini

    Looking to honeymoon there last week of June. Is Marillia Village a good place to stay in Santorini? 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 Dave The Hotel 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 (Tdap) booster).

  6. 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. Are hotels up and running during that time? We would like a private plunge pool. Do you have any recommendations for April?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel 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.

  7. 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 Dave The Hotel 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.

  8. 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 Dave The Hotel 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.

  9. 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 Dave The Hotel Expert

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

  10. 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 Dave The Hotel 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).

  11. 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.



    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

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

  12. 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 Dave The Hotel 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.

  13. 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.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      In Firostefani, try Homeric Poems.

  14. 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,

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel 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).

  15. Oia Castle Hotel vs Katikies

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

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel 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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