1 Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa
If you’re looking for sanctuary in the midst of bustling Oia’s madness, this is where to find it. With five public pools and spectacular sea scenery, this adults-only resort is perfect for choosing where to stay in Santorini.
Situated by the main Thira-Oia road, take a dip in the spa with its heated indoor swimming pool, or pull up a plate at the restaurant offering gourmand Cretan dishes.
Laid-back and stylish, with black stone walls and part white-washed buildings, the 55 suites and two villas offer relaxed luxury. Enjoy heated whirlpool baths, cosy kitchenettes, coffee facilities and and Korres bath products.
Suites from £625 per night. Click here to book.
If it’s an extraordinary experience you prefer, Erosantorini has the answer. Set in the sky, 1000 feet above the sea, this hotel creates a feeling of pure privacy and isolation.
Seclusion is the the ultimate luxury on Santorini, with 800 hotels are crammed in like cattle. Positioned above the chaos, escape it all at Erosantorini and laze by the angular infinity pool for days – but not forgetting a meal at Dimitris Panagiotopoulo’s restaurant with its daily-changing menu.
With four bungalows with space for up to 14 guests, each comes complete with plunge pools and inviting day beds, as well as floating fireplaces, marble bathrooms, heated floor and handy Smeg minibars.
From £4460 per night. Click here to book.
3 Grace Santorini
When it comes to luxury accommodation, Grace Santorini has it covered. Perched a mere 1.2 miles from Fira and five miles from the airport, this exclusive boutique hotel offers a seriously sleek stay. Panoramic views, an infinity pool and contemporary interiors – you’ll be wanting for nothing after checking in here.
If the seven-choice pillow menu doesn’t impress, the sea-view restaurant with its Mediterranean fusion cuisine certainly will. For the explorers, the hotel can arrange boat trips to nearby islands and private daily cruises.
4 Iconic Santorini
Offering elegance at every step (quite literally) this quiet and charming hotel is a clifftop haven. Breakfast is a feast for the senses – it’s served on the terrace, with outstanding views across the horizon, With 20 cave suites in six categories, expect shabby chic decor juxtaposed with kingsize beds and Coco mat bedding.
Grotto suites come complete with indoor heated plunge pools and Caldera suites have outdoor plunge pools to dive into.
From £1064 per night. Click here to book.
5 Andronis Luxury Suites
Far from a secluded retreat, the hotel’s entrance is found within Oia’s main alley. You’ll battle with crowds of tourists snapping every step and stone, but it’ll be worth it for the beautiful views and chic style awaiting you.
Pioneers of luxury, Andronis were behind the ‘cave house’ concept – turning old dwellings into luxury suites with all the extras. Despite the countless imitators, they continue to execute lavish accommodation perfectly with their windowless rooms.
When it comes to where to stay in Santorini, it’s also one for the foodies – the Lycabettus restaurant is one of the country’s best. Don’t think about leaving the island without tasting chef Pavlos Kyriakis’ international nine-course discovery degustation menu.
From £855 per night. Click here to book.
Words by Sophie Ritchie