Perivolas Hotel, one of the best hotels in Santorini, impresses visitors with its tremendous sea views. In fact, sun-bathing at its magnificent infinity pool is an experience worth remembering for years to come. At this property there are 20 private houses, many of them with private pools. The breakfast at Perivolas Hotel is often described as "divine" and the hotel's restaurant, serving mouth-watering Greek food, is unmissable (exceptional grilled octopus with quinoa tabbouleh). Mastering Santorini's caldera, this romantic boutique hotel is within walking distance from Oia, one of Santorini's charming little towns. For couples travelling on honeymoon, this is definitely the best way to start a marriage.
Welcome to one of the most exclusive retreats in Santorini: Aenaon Villas. This luxury property features a very limited number of rooms and villas, making it an ideal getaway for those who value above all their privacy. The views? Well, take your pick: sea, caldera and an infinite horizon. Some argue that the best sunset view in Santorini is the one enjoyed from this hidden gem - how could we possibly disagree? Aenaon Villas is conveniently located between Oia and Fira, two of the most interesting cities in Santorini. On top of all is the fabulous service provided by Alexandra, George (the hosts) and their staff. This is perfection's address in Santorini.
HOTEL VIEW: AEGEAN SEA, CALDERA
Grace Hotel Santorini, Auberge Resorts Collection (5 Star)
Beyond perfection. That would be a good way to define not only the astonishing caldera views but also this very special place named Grace Santorini. The five-star boutique hotel, among the best hotels in the island, is a natural choice for travellers seeking for the ultimate luxury experience in Santorini. After being extensively redone, Grace Santorini went from being very good to one of the best in the Cyclades. The hotel facilities are second to none: contemporary white-washed rooms and suites featuring plunge or private pools with flabbergasting sea views; dining tables strategically placed by the pool to contemplate the best sunset in Santorini; doing yoga poses with a volcano view. Standards at Grace Santorini are really high so be prepared to live the most fascinating Greek experience you ever dreamed of. Grace Santorini is located in Imerovigli, away from the bus loads of cruise ship passengers.
Heaven on earth. This is the immediate expression that comes to mind once one walks into the upscale Canaves Oia Suites & Spa, a fabulous Santorini boutique hotel, carved in the cliff, with top-notch caldera vistas. The setting is so overwhelming that for an instant time stands still as one tries to absorb so much beauty at once. Tastefully decorated, all suites are extremely comfortable and feature private pools (the infinity pool suite with its infinity-edge pool with panoramic views goes way beyond expectations). Unlike some other Santorini hotels, guests staying at Canaves Oia Suites & Spa will find available a lift to take them to their suite level, not having to go up and down multiple stairs. This luxury hotel is located in Oia, right on the northwest tip of Santorini island.
HOTEL VIEW: AEGEAN SEA, CALDERA, OIA
Katikies Hotel - The Leading Hotels of the World (5 Star)
Imagine the feeling of being suspended between the sea below and the sky above? Pretty much what to expect when staying at five-star Katikies Hotel, undisputedly among the best boutique hotels in Santorini with a caldera view. This luxury hotel interiors embody Cycladic style where white tones and immaculate surfaces dominate. One of the key-features of this Santorini hotel is its incredible infinity pool located right at the edge of a 92m high cliff. The buffet-style breakfast has a reputation for being one of the best in the island - did you just order champagne? Cape Columbo beach, one of the quietest beaches in Santorini, is around 3km away from Katikies Hotel (however we suspect that you will not feel the need for a beach with such amazing hotel facilities). Katikies Hotel is located in Oia, highly regarded for its beautiful sunset views.
Some times the hardest thing is having to leave. This is precisely the case with Villa Katikies, a magical place in the northernmost section of Santorini. These fabulous villas (just seven rooms and villas to be precise) are just moments away from Katikies Hotel, the sister-property considered to be one of the finest luxury hotels in Santorini. These villas are ideal for families and groups looking for the "private residence" experience without compromising on comfort and service. For instance, breakfast is delivered to your room according to your order the night before. Now picture yourself enjoying the staggering caldera views from your own open air jetted tub - perhaps your definition of luxury?
The views enjoyed from Santorini Princess Spa Hotel, like so many other in Santorini, are absolutely flawless. This luxury boutique hotel is located in Imerovigli, also known as the "balcony to the Aegean", a magical town where some of the best sunset views in Santorini can be witnessed by a lucky few. White-washed rooms and suites at Santorini Princess Spa Hotel are quite spacious and come with all the amenities one would expect from a five-star hotel. Still not totally relaxed just by contemplating the panoramic caldera views? In that case, we suggest you to book a massage by the pool at sunset (no stress can survive this). A short drive away is Fira, Santorini's capital city and the island's centre of the action.
HOTEL VIEW: AEGEAN SEA, CALDERA
Kirini Santorini, The Leading Hotels of the World (5 Star)
What used to be great is now beyond words. Thanks to an extensive renovation, the luxurious Kirini Santorini hotel, one of the top hotels in Santorini, is better than ever. Rooms and suites are decorated in light white tones to take the most of the natural light filling effect - mission accomplished. Spread out terraces are the ideal location for a personal photo shoot in an idyllic setting so make sure you have plenty of memory space to capture all those memorable moments spent on this unique volcano island. As the night falls, dine with a view at Anthós Restaurant, the exceptional on-sight Greek restaurant. Last but not least: visit the renewed spa (originally named "A.SPA") and treat yourself with an outdoor relaxing massage - one of the glorious experiences to live in this boutique hotel.
Staying in a suite carved into the cliff with gorgeous sea views? That's a possibility. Being pampered by dedicated staff during your stay in Santorini? Absolutely. A fan of comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, high-quality amenities and private jacuzzis? All boxes checked. Imagining a romantic dinner in some sort of cliff restaurant, while tasting delicious food and enjoying a perfect Santorini sunset view? Well, we might have the answer to all your requirements. Welcome to Andronis Luxury Suites, an exceptional five-star boutique hotel in Oia, Santorini, where wishes tend to come true. If you ever feel the need to leave the hotel (not sure if you'll ever consider the possibility), visit nearby Santorini attractions such as Cape Columbo Beach and Skaros Rock (great hike and awesome volcano views).
HOTEL VIEW: AEGEAN SEA, CALDERA
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini (5 Star)
Located in one of Oia's cliffs, with phenomenal views of the sea and Santorini's caldera, five-star Mystique hotel has been consistently considered as one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini. Suites reflect the region's essence with a minimalist design and wood finishes, ideal to prevent any distractions from the show-stopping views on the horizon. Service at Mystique hotel never fails to impress: for instance, have a meal delivered to your room for a private, romantic dining experience on your patio's suite. Keep in mind that navigating in Santorini is all about ups and downs and at Mystique stairs are abundant. Mystique hotel benefits from an exceptional location, moments away from Oia but still well preserved from the tourist crowds.
Located in the southwestern region of Santorini (somehow remote we must say), the splendid high-end Astarte Suites are an excellent option for those wishing to combine privacy and eye-catching views in a quiet, romantic atmosphere. One of the hotel's highlights is its inviting infinity pool, the ideal place to spend hours sun-bathing or reading a book. The well-appointed suites come with a private jacuzzi or pool as well as a terrace with sublime volcano vistas. To access the hotel one must climb some stairs, which is a small price to pay for the panoramic views of the caldera. Red Beach, among Santorini's most famous beaches, is a short drive away while the archaeological site of Akrotiri is just a couple of kilometres away.
HOTEL VIEW: AEGEAN SEA, CALDERA
San Antonio - Small Luxury Hotels of the World (4 Star)
San Antonio boutique hotel is officially a 4-star property but don't let this classification put you off - the service is outstanding, the facilities are great and the sea views are nothing less than breathtaking. One of the cool factors about this charming hotel is the fact that its spa is located in a real cave. This romantic hotel is located a 45-minute walk away from Imerovigli (awesome vistas along the way are guaranteed). Fira, Santorini's largest town, is 5km away. Let your inner romantic soul take control and book a table at sunset time, only to dine with the most amazing sunset view (some tables face the caldera and are directly set on a wall). San Antonio's staff is amazing, incredibly friendly, attentive and always helpful.