Where Did the Kardashians Stay In Santorini?

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Updated: March 17, 2020

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Celestia Grand in Santorini

Volcano View Hotel is where the Kardashians stayed on their trip to Santorini.

Celestia Grand in Santorini circa 2013, when the Kardashians visited. You can see the 5 original villas with private pools in the foreground: Sapphire (where the Kardashians stayed), Artemis, Aphrodite, Iantha, Erotas. There are now 2 more villas, the Junior Villa and the Superior Honeymoon Villa. Behind the villas is Volcano View Hotel, now a sister hotel to Celestia Grand.

The Kardashians stayed at Celestia Grand (back when it was part of neighboring Volcano View Hotel) in Santorini during their vacation in Greece. It’s an awesome luxury villa collection, located south of Fira (about a 30 minute walk into town or an easy ride with a taxi or their complimentary shuttle). Views are incredible. A perfect spot for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, though some people might find it a little too far from the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Fira. Read our full review of Celestia Grand here.

The Sapphire Villa at Celestia Grand

Outside the Sapphire Villa

Outside the Sapphire Villa at Celestia Grand. This is the particular villa the Kardashians stayed in.

Sunset view from the Sapphire Villa terrace.

The Sapphire Villa is the top-tier villa at Celestia Grand and offers the best sunset views on the property.

Pool and sunset at the Sapphire Villa

Another angle on the private pool and picture-perfect sunset view.

Jacuzzi at the Sapphire Villa

Sunset view from the Sapphire Villa’s jacuzzi.

The living room of the Sapphire Villa

The main entrance opens up to an elegant living room.

Master bedroom of the Sapphire Suite

Downstairs you’ll find the master bedroom with direct access to the pool.

Master bathroom of the Sapphire Villa

The master bathroom offers a marble, dual sink and a large shower. The steps lead to a cave-style, swim-out bath with hydromassage jets.

View from the swim-out bath at the Sapphire Villa

Sunset view from the swim-out bathtub. This is one of the major highlights of the Sapphire Villa.

The second bedroom of the Sapphire Villa

The second bedroom is also on the ground floor with direct pool access.

The second bathroom of the Sapphire Villa

The second bathroom offers a walk in shower and marble sink.

Sunset view over the volcanoes at the Sapphire Villa

Sunset caldera view from the private terrace of the Sapphire Suite.

The Villas at Celestia Grand

Spectacular sunset view from the Superior Honeymoon Villa.

The hotel has 6 more villas onsite, 7 in total. One of the newer villas that opened after the Kardashians’ visit is the Superior Honeymoon Villa, which offers spectacular sunset caldera views, an infinity pool, and a grand terrace.

Plunge pool of the Junior Villa at Celestia Grand

The other newer villa is the Junior Villa, which has a heated, jetted plunge pool rather than a swimming pool.

Inside the Junior Villa

The Junior Villa is the smallest onsite, but it still offers plenty of space and the same luxury amenities as the larger villas.

View from the Junior Villa

Caldera view from the Junior Villa at Celestia Grand.

Pool and view from Aphrodite Villa

Aphrodite Villa offers a stunning pool on with a caldera view. Volcano View Hotel is seen here in the back left. That’s Athinios Ferry Port in the back right.

One bedroom of the Aphrodite Villa

One of the two cave-style bedrooms in the Aphrodite Villa.

Swim out bath of the Aphrodite Villa

Like the Sapphire Villa, the Aphrodite Villa boasts a cave-style, swim-out, jetted bath.

Pool and jacuzzi at the Ianthi Villa

The Ianthi Villa has a similar terrace layout as Aphrodite. Here is the pool and jacuzzi on the caldera’s edge.

The living room of the Ianthi Villa

The living room of the Ianthi Villa offers contemporary style and Cycladic design.

The bedroom of the Ianthi Villa

The master bedroom of the 2-bedroom Ianthi Villa.

Stunning pool and view from Erotas Villa

The pool and checkerboard terrace of the Erotas Villa.

Jacuzzi at the Erotas Villa

The jacuzzi overlooks the caldera at the Erotas Villa.

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  1. Walking from Volcano View Hotel to Fira

    Is it walking distance from Volcano View to Fira? Is it easy to catch the bus near the hotel?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      It’s about a 30 minute walk and not particularly enjoyable. Not terrible but it’s along a busy, sort of barren road and though you’re close to the edge it’s not like walking along the caldera path north of Fira. There’s no shade either. Buses do pass at a regular clip from the southern towns heading to Fira but you could still easily wait 15 or 20 minutes for a bus. The hotel does have a free shuttle but arranging rides with it can be a hassle (not just here, any hotel). Like many hotels outside of the main towns it works well if you just want to spend time by the pool enjoying the view (no harm in that) and/or have a rental car. But if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of the caldera towns (recommended) then stay in one of those towns.

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