7 stunning hotels in Santorini

By Lachlan Probyn,

The word is out, Santorini is one of the hottest European destinations this summer. And rightly so. Who wouldn’t want to holiday on an island peppered with white-washed buildings and enveloped by the sparkling Aegean Sea? From postcard-worthy terraces to jaw-dropping infinity pools, here are seven of the island’s best hotels.

Dreams Luxury Suites

Aspiring to the lexicon of ‘luxury living’, Dreams is the kind of place you won’t want to be leaving anytime soon. Boutique in size, yet grand in style, the hotel offers six suites which are each named after figures in Greek mythology. Be treated to panoramic coastal views, then lounge the afternoon away in your private swimming pool or Jacuzzi.

Santorini Princess Spa

Are you looking for the best seat in the house? At Santorini Princess Spa you can be guaranteed spectacular views across Santorini’s Caldera Gulf. Just imagine catching a sunset from the hotel’s terrace, with an afternoon drink in hand. Positioned in one of the island’s most charming towns, Imerovigli, the hotel offers 22 apartments which reflect traditional Cycladic architecture. Think white-washed walls, arched ceilings, and marble flooring.

Katikies

If you like the finer things in life, a stay at the coveted Katikies is likely to satisfy. The elegant white-washed hotel perches on the Caldera cliff, and is nestled within a fragrant garden of pink bougainvilleas. Our pick is the Master Suite which comes with a verandah and open-air plunge pool.

Abyssanto Suites & Spa

If your idea of paradise involves lounging in a bubbling Jacuzzi with the backdrop of sparkling Aegean waters, Abyssanto Suites & Spa simply beckons you. Offering traditional Cycladic accommodation, you can be treated to white-washed stone walls, vivid blue accents, and private terraces offering uninterrupted views.

Ikies Traditional Houses

As far as boutique hotels in Santorini go, the charming Ikies clearly checks the boxes. Unparalleled natural setting? Check. Strong attention to detail? Check. Traditional design? Check. Positioned on the fringe of Santorini’s Oia village, Ikies comprises of traditional cave houses which are carved over the top of each other. Each of the houses are named after different professions, adding a unique and personalised touch to your stay.

Azzurro Suites

Cutting edge design paired with traditional architecture culminates to the luxurious Azzurro Suites. Perched on the Caldera Cliff, just outside out of the town of Fira, this hotel offers the perfect dose of secluded luxury for those wanting to get away from it all.

Aroma Suites

Are you hoping to add a little spice to your holiday in Santorini? We’re certain that the über-swish Aroma Suites will remedy your craving to a T. Positioned in the scenic town of Fira, Aroma offers three rooms and three caves which are each named after a particular herb or spice. Whether you settle into lavender for a couple of nights or you plan to lash out with a stay in peppermint, Aroma will leave you with a satisfying flavour that won’t dilute anytime soon.