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Santorini, Greece

The 5 best luxury and boutique hotels in Santorini

Santorini’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Santorini, known for its iconic landscapes and rich history, offers a unique blend of traditional charm and modern luxury. The island’s whitewashed villages and blue-domed churches tell a story of timeless allure, while contemporary accommodations add a touch of modernity. Here, the fusion of classic Cycladic architecture with innovative design creates a distinct experience. From sleek, minimalist hotels overlooking the caldera to elegant villas embedded in volcanic terrain, Santorini caters to a diverse array of tastes. Explore this dynamic island where the essence of the old gracefully meets the comfort and style of the new.

Overview: Santorini’s top 5 hotels

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Atoles Retreat

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Divine Cave Experience

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Kivotos Santorini

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Domes Novos Santorini

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Santo Mine Oia Suites

Atoles Retreat Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review
Atoles Retreat Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Atoles Retreat

Atoles Retreat in Santorini redefines luxury with its unparalleled elegance and tranquil ambiance. Designed by Scandinavian design brand Ferm Living and orchestrated by Stones & Walls, this exclusive sanctuary melds contemporary aesthetics with traditional Cycladic charm. Guests are treated to a seamless blend of opulence and minimalism in the six signature suites, each boasting its own terrace and plunge pool with mesmerising Caldera views, ensuring privacy and serenity. The retreat’s design, punctuated by natural materials such as marble and stone, creates a harmonious dialogue with the island’s rugged beauty.

Atoles Retreat
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Divine Cave Experience Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Divine Cave Experience

Tucked away in Imerovigli, Divine Cave Experience redefines luxury. Our favourite suite is the Omni Cave Suite with its mesmerising caldera view – especially the sunset. Meticulously carved from Santorini’s volcanic rocks, each suite offers private hot tubs, Egyptian-cotton sheets and panoramic views. The hotel pampers guests with a local cuisine breakfast, while gourmet dining options like Ανώγι and Volkan on the Rocks are just a stone’s throw away. Leisure time is well spent between the indoor and seasonal outdoor pools or indulging in the full-service spa. With a poolside bar, sun loungers and concierge services, Divine Cave Experience ensures a tranquil, adults-only sanctuary amidst the picturesque allure of Santorini​​​​​​​​.

Divine Cave Experience
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Kivitos Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review
Kivitos Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Kivotos Santorini

Set high atop Imerovigli’s caldera, Kivotos Santorini boats majestic views and a unique take on cave architecture. This boutique hotel, marked for its modern black exterior, offers a tranquil escape with a mix of cave suites and villas. Mavro, the property’s central hub, dazzles with its fish-tank-like pool and gourmet dining, where emerging star chefs in Greece serve culinary delights. The hotel’s terrace, an ideal spot for savouring meals or simply marvelling at the panorama, promises an authentic Santorini experience. With its dedication to luxury and privacy, is an exclusive retreat if you’re seeking something extraordinary​​​​​​.

Kivotos Santorini
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Photography courtesy of Kivotos Santorini

Domes Novos Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Domes Novos Santorini

Domes Novos Santorini is the epitome of Cycladic luxury and culinary excellence. Here, the innovative Chef Dionysios Pliatsikas curates neo-Greek culinary epics at Topos, the resort’s signature rooftop restaurant. Each dish is a testament to the rich gastronomic heritage of the Aegean, blending farm-fresh ingredients with Theracian secrets. Beyond the palate, the resort offers a tapestry of experiences, from serene accommodations adorned with Cycladic murals and private pools to expansive suites offering vistas of the island’s volcanic landscapes and iconic architecture. Domes Novos Santorini is a journey of self-discovery and indulgence in the heart of the Cycladic Aegean​​​​​​.

Domes Novos Santorini
Tholos
Santorini
Greece

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Santo Mine Oia Suites Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review
Santo Mine Oia Suites Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Santo Mine Oia Suites

Santo Mine Oia Suites emerges as a fresh, adults-only luxury retreat in Santorini, ingeniously integrated into the cliffs of Oia where an old stone mine once stood, overlooking the captivating Ammoudi Bay. This exclusive sanctuary offers 37 bespoke suites, each boasting either a private pool or jacuzzi, framing the breathtaking vistas of the Aegean Sea. The suites and communal areas are a masterclass in design, mirroring the rugged beauty of Santorini with a blend of calming earth tones, Mediterranean flair and Cycladic simplicity. The on-site restaurant, under the guidance of a renowned chef, promises culinary delights, complemented by an all-day bar and a wine cellar stocked with select local and international wines. Adding to the allure, a well-appointed spa and an outdoor gym enhance the rejuvenating experience.

Santo Mine Oia Suites
Oia
Santorini
Greece

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