Across the island there are a number of high-quality Santorini hotels that have
you looking out over the caldera, or hanging out beachside
at one of the resorts. There are a wealth of Santorini
Greece hotels, and many of them are small luxury-oriented
affairs offering stunning views and exceptional service.
If you haven’t already booked your accommodations
for Santorini hotels with a Greece
vacation package, the following hotels offer some
ideas for accommodations for your Santorini getaway.
There are a couple of hotel recommendations for the village
In the island’s commercial and capital center of Fira, it’s hard to go wrong with Enigma Hotel Apartments. Book a room at this impressive boutique Santorini hotel and you might never want to leave the island. If considering just the layout of the hotel and its views of the caldera, you will already find the Enigma more than appealing. Factor in the level of service you’ll find here and it gets even better. The concierge, Chrisoula, is extremely helpful when you book your room, and helps with recommendations during your stay. At Enigma, Cycladic architecture characterizes the settings and rooms, which total 8 and consist of studios, hotel suites and apartments. All are luxurious and have their own balconies with breathtaking views. Amenities include satellite TV, a minibar, and a well-equipped kitchen. You’ll get a complimentary bottle of wine when you check in, and breakfast every morning in your room at your desired time. For a little extra, consider renting one of the luxury suites with a personal jacuzzi on the balcony. This is a great place to spend a honeymoon or just get away from it all. Rates range from $178-$670, depending on room and season.
Perissa Beach is a black sand beach located on the southeastern side of the island, and is among the island’s most popular beaches. For a nice little Santorini hotel by Perissa Beach, consider staying at the Gardenia Hotel. While the rooms here are not exactly stunning, they are comfortable and offer some decent amenities, including air-conditioning, cable TV, refrigerators, bathrooms with showers and your own balcony. While there is no on-site restaurant, you will be near near some nice local eateries. Snacks and drinks are served at the bar, and the outdoor pool is supposedly the biggest found among Santorini hotel options at Perissa beach. There is daily maid service for all rooms, and the staff is extremely helpful with any questions or concerns you might have. It will cost you around $150 per night to stay here, and a complimentary breakfast is included in the rates.
Not far from Perissa, on the southern coast of Santorini lies the charming village of Vlihada. Vlihada is a bit less done-up than Perissa, and offers a serene beach perfect for letting your cares fly by the wayside. A nice luxury option for hotels in Santorini, the Notos Therme & Spa is ideal for your side-trip to Vlihada. This beautiful Santorini hotel gives you the option to rent either a double room on up to the senior suite. Whatever room you select will have a view to the sea, a personal veranda, satellite TV and a minibar. Other amenities include a safe, telephone for direct dialing, and air conditioning. The outdoor pool is beautiful, and the surrounding patio has views to the sea. There is a poolside bar, and you can grab dinner at the on-site restaurant if you don’t feel like heading out anywhere. If you’ve had an especially long day, pamper yourself at the Notos spa, where you can find a number of services and nice facilities. Service at this excellent entry among hotels in Santorini is second to none, and you will likely end up coming back to Vlihada once you’ve stayed here. Rates here go from $205-$500.
Heading back towards Fira, we come to the village of Firostefani, which is pretty much the northern extension of Fira. There are primarily hotels in Firostefani, and other types of vacation rentals. Firostefani boasts some restaurants and cafes, and Fira is an easy walk away. Perched on the cliffs above the caldera in Firostefani sits a Santorini hotel where you get a good amount of bang for your buck. The location high on the cliff lends itself to beautiful views to the caldera from the main balcony. The apartments, or rooms, are splendidly decorated and fit the feel of the village. Each room has a private balcony, satellite TV, CD player, telephone, and a refrigerator. You’ll have plenty of space in your room, and will enjoy the private bath and air conditioning. Relax on the main patio, where you will find lounge chairs, umbrellas and a jacuzzi. The staff can facilitate renting a car or a bike, and the hotel operates a free mini-bus for transfers in the area. Savor the views here and enjoy the relaxing environment at a good price. Prices range from $75-$105 per night, depending on the season, with summer being more expensive.