The Best Santorini Luxury Hotels

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 26, 2023

My Favorite Luxury Hotels in Santorini

1. Grace Santorini
2. Katikies Suites
3. Canaves Oia Suites
4. Kivotos
5. Cavo Tagoo

All photos taken by the Santorini Dave team

1. Grace Santorini – Imerovigli

Luxury hotel in Santorini.

• Boasting the largest infinity pool on the caldera and a Michelin-starred restaurant, Grace offers an unparalleled experience.
• Rooms, suites, and the villa are spacious, ranging from 50 to 400 square meters, all with private terraces, king-sized beds, and walk-in showers. Villas and 18 of its 20 rooms and suites boast private, heated pools.
• The hotel showcases panoramic sunset views over the caldera, centered on Skaros Rock and stretching from Oia in the north to Akrotiri in the south.
• Guests can arrange for tailored amenities such as room scent, pillow menu and food preferences ahead of their stay.
• All accommodations have twice-daily maid service, evening turndown service, and unlimited champagne at breakfast.
• Adults-only hotel (ages 14+), except in the villas (all-ages).
• Hotel websiteCheck prices on Booking.com

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363 Bar at Grace with a view over the caldera toward Oia village and Thirassia Island.

Best luxury hotel in Santorini.

Two private pools on the right and part of the main pool on the left.

Best luxury hotel in Santorini.

The bedroom of a Superior Suite with Plunge Pool, a midrange room category.

Best luxury hotel in Santorini.

The Superior Suites’s plunge pool with a caldera view toward the sunset.

Best luxury hotel in Santorini.

Grace’s freeform pool. Varoulko Restaurant is visible on the terrace just below.

Best luxury hotel in Santorini.

View from the top floor over the hotel with the Akrotiri Peninsula, the volcanoes, and Skaros Rock with its hiking trail visible.

2. Katikies Santorini – Oia

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

• The best hotel in Oia, this 5-star property on the caldera offers three infinity pools (one heated, two refreshing) and a fine-dining Cycladic restaurant.
• Rooms and suites feature cave-style architecture, hand-carved into the cliffside. All include private terraces with sweeping caldera views. About half include an outdoor jacuzzi or plunge pool.
• Dining is outstanding at Botrini’s (Michelin-starred, modern, Cycladic fare), the Champagne Bar (sushi and caviar), and two poolside lounges. Complimentary breakfast; 24-hour room service.
• Boutique spa onsite with a steam bath and jacuzzi. Complimentary transfer to the luxury A.Spa at their sister property, Katikies Kirini.
• Attentive service on site and bespoke experiences island-wide, with VIP sunset sailing, wine tasting, and archaeological tours.
• Adults only (13+).
• Hotel websiteCheck prices on Booking.com

5-star resort in Oia, Santorini on caldera.

View from the top-floor entrance of Katikies Santorini with Thirassia Island on the right, little Aspronisi in the middle, and a volcano and Akrotiri on the left.

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The intimate, fine-dining restaurant, Botrini’s.

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

Inside a Honeymoon Suite. This version of the suite comes with an outdoor jacuzzi.

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

One of the infinity pools with a view over the caldera toward Oia village.

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

An infinity pool with double sunbeds, a shaded lounge, and caldera views toward Skaros Rock and the volcanoes.

Luxury hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The entrance to Katikies on the marble pedestrian path through Oia.

3. Canaves Suites & Spa – Oia

5-star hotel in Oia, Santorini, Greece.

• Elegant, all-suite hotel with a jetted main pool, a shallow infinity pool with built-in sunbeds, and breathtaking views over the caldera.
• All thirty of its suites and the villa include come with private, heated plunge pools. Most have king-sized beds.
• Whitewashed, cave-style accommodations range from a 35 to 180 square meters; the largest three-bedroom villa sleeps up to seven guests.
• Gourmet dining and casual poolside fare are always on offer. The Panorama Terrace hosts couples for special occasion private dining under the stars.
• Luxury experiences include an exclusive wine tasting in their private cellar, an indoor/outdoor wellness center, caldera-view yoga, sailing, and yachting.
• Adults only (13+).
• Hotel websiteCheck prices on Booking.com

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Inside the cave of the main pool at Canaves Oia Suites.

5-star in Oia, Santorini.

The bedroom of the Presidential Suite with Plunge Pool, one of the hotel’s best suites.

Five-star hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The plunge pool belonging to the Presidential Suite.

Five-star hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The bathroom of an Executive Suite with Cave Pool features two sinks and a walk-in shower.

5-star in Oia, Santorini.

Some private, heated plunge pools with caldera views toward Thirassia, Aspronisi, Akrotiri, and the volcanoes.

Five-star hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The shallow infinity pool on the caldera’s edge features a row of partially sunken sunbeds.

4. Kivotos Santorini – Imerovigli

Luxury boutique hotel in Santorini, Greece.

• Nestled in Imerovigli at the beginning of the Skaros Rock hiking trail.
• Glamorous hotel with an unorthodox design, glass-front infinity pool, and a Mediterranean-French restaurant.
• Accommodations come with seasonally-heated indoor or outdoor jacuzzis, plunge pools, cave pools, or swimming pools.
• All rooms, suites, and most villas have spectacular sunset caldera views.
• Unusual villas are dug deep into the volcanic cliff, with caldera views only from rooftop sun decks.
• Villas feature kitchens, hammams, spa rooms, and at least one bathroom per bedroom (up to four bedrooms, sleeping up to eight guests).
• Adults only (13+).
• Hotel websiteCheck prices on Booking.com

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The living room of the 2-bedroom Kivotos Villa with Private Heated Pool.

Luxury honeymoon hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

The underground Kivotos Villa features gorgeous cave-style design dug by hand into the cliffs.

Luxury honeymoon hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

Two sinks and a cave shower in the Kivotos Villa.

Luxury honeymoon hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

The Kivotos Villa includes an indoor, heated, cave pool.

Luxury honeymoon hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

The dining terrace of Mavro, the hotel’s signature Mediterranean, fine dining restaurant.

Luxury honeymoon hotel in Imerovigli, Santorini.

View from the footpath toward Mavro over the caldera with Thirassia on the left and Oia village on the right.

5. Cavo Tagoo Santorini – Imerovigli

5-star hotel with caldera view and infinity pool in Santorini.

• Located in a secluded area on the caldera about a 15-minute walk north of Imerovigli on the famous Oia-Fira hiking trail.
• Stylish hotel with a spectacular, heated infinity pool and top-tier restaurant serving contemporary Greek dishes with French influences.
• All accommodations have a private hot tub, heated pool, or both.
• Rooms and suites include private terraces, most with an outdoor terrace larger than the room itself. All but one feature caldera sunset views.
• Posh perks include nightly turndown service, free valet parking, and in-room massage available.
• All ages welcome.
• Hotel websiteCheck prices on Booking.com

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Inside Vezené restaurant, facing the infinity pool at Cavo Tagoo.

Luxury resort in Santorini.

A row of double-sized sunbeds in the infinity pool overlooking the caldera.

Luxury resort in Santorini.

The bedroom of a Pool Suite.

Luxury resort in Santorini.

Two copper sinks in the bathroom of a Honeymoon Suite at Cavo Tagoo.

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The Honeymoon Suite has the most private pool area of all the rooms here.

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The infinity pool at sunset in the signature Cavo Tagoo Pool Suite (different than the aforementioned standard Pool Suite).

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