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11 Best Hotels in Fira, Santorini for Amazing Caldera Views

11 Best Hotels in Fira, Santorini for Amazing Caldera Views

An up-to-date travel guide featuring the 11 best hotels with caldera views in Fira, Santorini.

Perched high above the Aegean, Fira, the capital of Santorini is one of the best places to stay in this volcanic Greek Island treasure.

With its picturesque whitewashed buildings overlooking the caldera, quaint cobblestone streets, and amazing blue-dome churches, Fira offers everything a traveler could want from a Santorini getaway.

Having visited Santorini multiple times, I’ve found that Fira offers some of the best hotels for watching the sunset. The area is also a lot calmer during sunset hours, unlike the somewhat overcrowded area of nearby Oia.

In this Santorini accommodation guide, I’ll give you a personal, hand-picked rundown of the best hotels in Fira for every budget. From luxury cave hotels with swim-up pool views to comfortable budget picks.

In the following sections, we’ll explore the top hotels in Fira that promise unforgettable caldera views.

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By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler & adventure photographer for 6 years with 700+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.

11 Best Fira Hotels With Caldera Views

Known for its stunning views overlooking the volcano and caldera, Fira offers a range of gorgeous hotels that cater to all budgets.

1. Nefeles Luxury Suites

Nestled on the Caldera Cliff, this boutique luxury hotel's drawing card is the spectacular Aegean Sea views.

What makes this property one of the top hotels in Fira is not just the view, but the design and service. If you're used to world-class service, expect nothing less at this property. The staff go above and beyond to make your comfort and happiness their priority.

Spend your days lying by the outdoor pool, soaking in your indoor hot tub, or exploring the streets of Fira.

With free WiFi, air-conditioned rooms, fantastic room service, and panoramic views, this luxury hotel is a must-stay in Santorini.

2. Lilium Hotel Santorini

If world-class service and spectacular views are your top priority, then Lilium Hotel Santorini is one of the best places for you to stay.

Each room has Caldera Views, and a range of them have private pools and hot tubs. And being within walking distance from Fira, you can spend your days relaxing by the infinity pool or wandering through the town.

The views aren't the only fantastic thing about this resort. Every morning, lunch, and evening, enjoy stunning Mediterranean dishes crafted by the hotel's chef. Afterward, enjoy an exotic cocktail by the poolside.

3. Athina Luxury Suites - Amazing Fira Hotel with Infinity Pool

If you love infinity pools, jaw-dropping views, and world-class service, then Athina Luxury Suites is one of the best places to stay in Fira Santorini.

Tucked on a rock in Fira Town, this Cycladic-style resort is one of the best hotels in Fira with an infinity pool. Its location also means you can enjoy stunning volcano and Caldera views no matter where you are.

One of the most unique aspects of this Fira resort is that the spacious suites are carved inside the volcanic earth, meaning no one room is the same. All equipped with modern amenities, each room boasts panoramic views of the Caldera, Aegean Sea, and volcano.

The resort has a fantastic bar/restaurant, or if you want to take a short walk to Ouzeri where I suggest ordering the mouth-watering grilled squid.

4. Enigma Suites

As one of the best Fira hotels, Enigma Suites is a chic property that is quintessentially Greek.

Boasting white, modern rooms and facilities beautifully complimenting the azure Aegean Sea, there is so much to love about the Enigma Suites.

Carefully built into the volcanic earth, each suite is incredibly unique and boasts sea views and private balconies.

Enigma Suites is in a great location, within walking distance of Fira town. So, whenever you feel like exploring, you don't have to venture far!

5. Apeiron Blue Santorini

Apeiron Blue Santorini is one of the best 5-star hotels in Fira. Featuring jaw-dropping views, modern architecture, and a restaurant and bar, it's no wonder this is one of the top Fira hotels.

This 5-star complex boasts modern guest rooms with a sun terrace and hot tub. With the views from your room, it can be hard to spend the day anywhere else!

The only time you'll want to leave your room is to enjoy an a la carte breakfast at the beautiful hotel restaurant.

6. NK Cave House - Amazing Cave Hotel in Fira

NK Cave House is an amazing cave hotel and one of the best places to stay in Fira Santorini due to its unique design and views over the volcano.

Ideally located in the center of Fira, this luxurious accommodation features a terrace and hot tub. However, the best thing about this hotel is the stunning views of the Caldera. Whether you're sitting on the terrace watching the cruise ships come in or the sunset, you won't be disappointed.

Being in such a central location, there are plenty of things to do around the area. I thoroughly enjoyed mountain biking & wine tasting on my recent trip and this was possible from Fira.

7. Katikies Garden Santorini

If you love staying at hotels that are quirky, charming, and unique, then Katikies Garden Santorini is one of the best Fira hotels to stay at.

Unlike any other of the hotels on this list, Katikies Garden Santorini is one of the leading hotels in the world. Set in the capital of Santorini, this five-star hotel boasts modern amenities surrounded by natural beauty.

It offers an infinity pool, a beautiful garden, a restaurant, and a bar. With plenty of unique hotel rooms to choose from, there is something for every budget at this gorgeous property.

If you love history the hotel is within walking distance of popular attractions, including the Archaeological Museum of Thera.

8. Bedspot Hostel- Where to Stay in Fira on a Budget

If you're searching for budget hotels in Fira, look no further than the boutique Bedspot Hostel.

Located in the heart of Fira, guests can enjoy rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. It has a large shared kitchen area that is a great place to meet other backpackers.

It is within close proximity to popular attractions, such as Exo Gialos Beach and Ancient Thera, the hostel has bicycles for hire for easy transport around the area.

9. Astro Palace Hotel & Suites

Want to stay at one of the top hotels in Fira? Look no further than Astro Palace Hotel & Suites.

Situated in an idyllic location, boasting traditional Cycladic style architecture, there is so much to love about this five-star hotel.

Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool or their own private plunge pools with unobstructed views of the Aegean Sea. For the ultimate relaxation, head to the Cassiopeia Spa for a massage or facial. With so many things that don't require you to do anything, this hotel is the epitome of relaxation.

However, if relaxing is an evening event for you then you may find that booking one of the incredible Santorini tours is the best way to fill the hours of the day.

10. Cosmopolitan Suites - Top Luxury Hotel in Fira, Santorini

Majestically situated on a cliff, the Cosmopolitan Suites is one of the must-stay 5-star hotels in Fira.

The main feature of this stunning property is the infinity pool that provides a beautiful view of the Aegean Sea, Caldera, and the volcano.

This elegant hotel offers 10 luxurious rooms, each with a private hot tub and balcony boasting unobstructed views of the sea. You can spend your days relaxing by the infinity pool or soaking up the view from your private balcony.

If you feel like exploring, the property is within close proximity to the cosmopolitan nightlife, cable car, and Archaeological Museum.

No matter how you choose to spend your time, the Cosmopolitan Suites offers the ultimate luxury.

11. Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites

Located in central Fira, only steps away from the Caldera, this resort is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The elegant and modern guest rooms are everything you can expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Boasting quintessential Greek architecture and earthy tones, you will never want to leave the resort.

Spend your days relaxing by the outdoor pool or reading a book on your balcony. There is also a fitness center and spa on site. In the evening, head into the center of Fira to enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.

One of the best things about staying at Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites, however, is the magnificent sunrise views. Welcome each new day with the sky lighting up with orange, pink, and red pastel hues.

Other Charming Locations Beyond Fira

  • Oia - situated on the northern tip of the Santorini caldera, Oia is famous for its world-class sunsets, vibrant nightlife, and dining options with a view. Accommodation in Oia is usually more expensive than in other areas, but there are always great hotel deals on offer.
  • Imerovigli - romantic Imerovigli is a popular place to stay in Santorini for honeymooners and those looking for a private, relaxed ambiance.
  • Firostefani - a small neighborhood wedged between Imerovigli and Fira. You'll find many great hotels & suites here, and it's within walking distance of its neighbors.
  • Stay on the beach instead at Kamari, Perissa, and Perivolos. While most travelers look for accommodation on the west side of Santorini for its amazing views, many choose to stay on one of Santorini's black sand beaches as well. Here, you'll find larger resorts and more affordable accommodation picks.
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Sunset view of santorini volcano from hotel terrace

Don't Miss These Top Activities in Santorini

In a rush? Here are our top 3 Santorini tours that shouldn't be missed when visiting this incredible island.

Santorini volcanic islands cruise with hot spring visit

1. Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Spring

Sail around Santorini's caldera, hike the volcano (optional), and stop at some epic islands for swimming, exploring, and enjoying the hot springs (Thirassia)

Kayaking tours

2. Sea Kayak Visiting Sea Caves & Picnic

Are you looking for an adventurous tour that is worth the arm workout? Look no further than the Santorini Sea Kayaking tour. With spectacular views and a picnic to fill you up this one shouldn't be missed.

Wine tasting tour, santorini

3. Guided Wine Tasting Tour

If sipping wine and enjoying spectacular views is your kind of thing then the Wine Tasking Tour should be on your list. With 3 wine estates to be visited, you will be sure to have an exceptional day. The best part is you don't need to drive!

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: As I have stayed in the area many times I prioritize my personal experience. I also take into account price, location, and guest reviews. My goal is that the hotels offer not only stunning caldera views but also exceptional value for money.
  • My Experience: I've had the pleasure of staying in several of the hotels listed. In instances where I haven't personally stayed, I rely on recommendations based on firsthand accounts, along with guest satisfaction and value for money.
  • Top Reviews: The hotels recommended in this guide boast outstanding reviews on booking platforms, including Hotels.com, Expedia, and Booking.com. I make it a priority to regularly review and update my recommendations, ensuring that each hotel continues to meet high expectations.
  • Local Insights: I make it a point to converse with hotel staff members when staying at hotels. This allows me to ask questions and gain further insights into what the hotel offers thus adding to my review process.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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I'm Olly, a full-time traveler for the past 5 years. Each accommodation option in this guide is handpicked by me. Read my travel review ethics statement.

FAQ About Accommodation in Fira

Are the hotels in Fira suitable for all budgets?

Fira does cater to all budgets, offering everything from luxury cave hotels with breathtaking views to comfortable, budget-friendly options. Each traveler can find a suitable stay however this might mean staying in a dorm room or lower-star hotel if you're looking to save money.

Is Fira a good base for exploring the rest of Santorini?

Fira's central location makes it an excellent base for exploring Santorini. It has many car and motorbike rentals making it easy to access beaches, historical sites, and other towns.

What is the best time of year to stay in Fira?

The best time to visit Fira is from late spring to early fall May to October, when the weather is warm, and all tourist amenities are open. July and August are peak tourist months and have the highest prices and bookings.

How far in advance should I book my hotel in Fira?

Due to the popularity of Santorini, I would suggest booking several months in advance, especially if you're planning to visit during the peak season (summer) to secure your preferred accommodation.

More Santorini Travel & Accommodation Guides

Now that you've read about all of the best hotels in Fira, Santorini, make sure to check out some of my other guides for things to do on the island and beyond.

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