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16 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pools

16 Best Hotels in Santorini with Private Pools

Explore luxurious cave suites & private infinity pools with magnificent views at these 16 best hotels in Santorini.

It is difficult to deny that the island of Santorini is a stunning holiday destination. There are plenty of amazing experiences to be had here. This goes for the breath-taking sunsets, to strolling on the blissful white and black sand beaches that are plentiful on the island.

As one of the most impressive Greek islands, Santorini is filled with excellent caldera views, historic tourist attractions, and remarkable accommodation options. I’ve visited Santorini many times and on one visit I opted for the private pool option on Haylea’s and my 7th anniversary and I can say this did not disappoint!

I have compiled a list of the best Santorini hotels that offer private pools in different areas of the island and I go into more detail below.

Santorini honeymoon suite
Olly gaspar

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.

My Top Santorini Hotels with a Private Pool

With so many options to choose from in Santorini, I have suggested my top picks below.

From relaxing Adults-only choices to unique boutique rooms with caldera views there is a hotel for anyone.

Andronis luxury suites pool view

1. Andronis Luxury Suites Luxury

Carved into the cliffs of Oia this luxury accommodation option is perfect for those on a honeymoon or celebrating an anniversary.

Cave suite at nefeles luxury suites in fira

2. Nefeles Luxury Suites Boutique

This boutique choice is hard to beat. Nestled on the cliffs of Fira with incredible Caldera and sea views from your own private pool.

Istoria hotel with private pool

3. Istoria Hotel Adults-Only

Perfect for those wanting to escape the crowds and children. Boasting impeccable private pool suites with a modern design.

Best Areas to Stay In Santorini for Hotels with Private Pools

  • Oia - Located in the north of the island nestled on the rugged Volcanic clifftops and known for its famous Cycladic buildings. Oia is a popular choice for those looking for absolute luxury and postcard-perfect views from a cave hotel.
  • Fira - Known as the capital of Santorini Fira offers breathtaking views over the Caldera and is surrounded by picturesque blue dome churches. A great location choice for those wanting to be close to all of the town's attractions.
  • Imerovigli - A small less popular village voted the best place to stay for a honeymoon in Europe. Ideal for those looking to avoid the crowds and relax overlooking the idyllic Caldera.
  • Kamari - Known for having the most famous beach on the island Kamari is great for families and those wanting to listen to the waves away from the town crowds.
  • Perissa - Looking for a quiet area with luxury and budget hotels Perissa is a great choice. Perissa Beach is a much quieter choice and the Santorini sunrise viewpoint is just a short distance away.
  • Perivolos - A popular seaside village for adults looking to relax and unwind with crystal clear waters and incredible black sand beaches. Boasting traditional restaurants and watersport activity options.
  • Akrotiri - An excellent option for those wanting to step back in time and explore the historical buildings. It has great family accommodation options.
Santorini hotels with private pools areas map
Map showing the best areas to stay in santorini

Oia - Caldera View Luxury Hotels with Private Pools

Oia is famous for its Cycladic buildings. It's a top choice for luxurious stays and offers some of the best hotels in Santorini with private pools. The town offers postcard-perfect views, especially from cave hotels.

HotelPrice
Andronis luxury suites sunset viewsAndronis Luxury Suites$$$$
Abyss cave accommodation oia santoriniAbyss$$$$
Canaves oia suites pool viewsCanaves Oia Suites$$$$

1. Andronis Luxury Suites

Andronis Luxury Suites is one of the best places to stay on the island if you can afford it. You can choose from an expansive range of villas on offer here, from their most affordable Premier Suite option to the pricier Sunset Villa Socrates.

The benefits of staying in this villa are pretty extraordinary, to say the least, with a 60 square meter private terrace that leads onto a stunning caldera view.

If you're looking to indulge I recommend booking the on-site wine tasting session which can be enjoyed from your private terrace.

In addition to all of the above, many of the suites at Andronis have their own private pools. This is especially true for the honeymoon suite which has a private hot tub, and an indoor pool.

2. Abyss

When discussing luxury cave hotels in Santorini with private pools, Abyss is more than worthy of a mention.

This impressive boutique hotel offers five different suites in total to choose from, each providing special amenities and benefits depending on your budget.

Choosing their Grand Villa option will provide you with your own private outdoor pool, stunning sea views, and the best panoramic view of the caldera in the entire hotel.

A great alternative option for those booking on a smaller budget is their junior suite. Not only does this suite contain all of the basics needed such as free wifi and a private bathroom, but it also has a mini-bar.

The added bonus is the photo opportunities from the rooms which are incredible.

3. Canaves Oia Suites

Canaves Oia Suites & Spa is an undeniably stunning 5-star hotel in Oia, Santorini.

The good news about staying here is that even their smallest suite offers its own private outdoor swimming pool to enjoy. In addition to this, each of the 13 suites are newly renovated containing modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs, coffee machines, and even 24/7 room service.

The suites here are both smoothly designed and carefully furnished. This goes for the heavenly white walls in each of the rooms, to the comfortable outdoor seating areas providing spectacular views of the Aegean sea.

It is also important to mention that this hotel does feature a luxury spa inside. This makes it a perfect place to get a massage if you are craving some relaxation in your room.

Fira - Best Private Pools with Panoramic Views

Fira boasts stunning Caldera views and charming blue dome churches. It's an ideal location to be near with many restaurants and bars close by. It also features fantastic hotels with private pools.

HotelPrice
Nefeles luxury suites sunset private pool viewNefeles Luxury Suites$$$
Views of pool and seating area apeiron blue santoriniApeiron Blue Santorini$$$
Lilium hotel santorini outdoor private pool and caldera viewsLilium Hotel$$$

4. Nefeles Luxury Suites

If you are looking for a hotel with one of the best views of the caldera, Nefeles Luxury Suites in Fira might just be your answer. Nefeles is famously known for its stunning volcano views.

The reason for this is that it is built directly on the edge of the caldera, meaning you are going to get one of the most spacious outdoor views on the entire island. Besides the views alone, each of the suites comes with its own fancy private hot tubs, air conditioning, and dining area to enjoy a meal with your partner.

Every part of this hotel screams romance, and there is no denying that you and your partner will relish your time together here. Not only are all of the suites very couple-friendly, but it is also possible to request flower petals and candles to decorate your room.

In addition to this, it is possible to request a wedding planner and even an anniversary celebration planner from the hotel for a special occasion.

5. Apeiron Blue Santorini

Apeiron Blue Santorini is another great choice for those looking to relax and unwind in one of the largest outdoor swimming pools on the island.

While strolling around the hotel itself, you will find the smooth and silky design of the Cycladic architecture to be nothing short of stunning. As you continue walking, you will eventually arrive at the hotel's outdoor pool area.

A majority of the rooms and suites at Apeiron are extremely impressive. Both the honeymoon and superior suite offer private outdoor jacuzzis which are perfect for a relaxing evening dip.

Inside the rooms, you can expect spacious and well-designed settings with the prominent Cycladic room elements that everyone craves from a Santorini vacation.

All Apeiron Blue suites come with free parking, free Wi-Fi, morning breakfast, and a daily maid to satisfy your cleaning needs.

6. Lilium Hotel

If you are a view lover, Lilium Hotel is worth your visit.

Similar to Nefeles Luxury Suites, this fascinating hotel is also built directly on the edge of the caldera. This means the rooms not only provide a picturesque view of the Aegean Sea, but they also provide pretty significant sights of the nearby volcano.

Booking their signature Lilium Suite includes an exclusive, private outdoor plunge pool to cool off after a full day of exploring.

The sunbeds at the main pool offer incredible uninterrupted views which is a great place to enjoy a cocktail from the on site bar.

Hotels in imerovigli, santorini

Imerovigli - Stunning Private Pools with Volcano Views

Imerovigli is a charming village visited by tourists due to it being one of the top European honeymoon destinations. It's the perfect place to unwind and the hotels here have spectacular private pools with volcano views.

HotelPrice
Cocoon suites imerovigli santoriniCocoon Suites$$$$
Cavo tagoo santorini private swimming pool suiteCavo Tagoo Santorini$$$$
Kapari natural resort outdoor swimming poolKapari Natural Resort$$$

7. Cocoon Suites

Cocoon Suites is not only an incredibly impressive place to stay, it is also located on the main road of Imerovigli town. This means the town center and some of its best restaurants are only a short walk away, making it an ideal location to spend the night in Santorini.

If the location alone isn't enough to spark your interest, you will be happy to know that this is by far one of the best luxury hotels in Imerovigli. Cocoon Suites combines both the style of cave pool suites with modern luxury, resulting in a villa experience, unlike anything on the island.

The suites feature their own private plunge pool and makes enjoying the ocean views an even more remarkable occasion.

8. Cavo Tagoo Santorini

Another incredible cave-style option in Imerovigli is Cavo Tagoo Santorini. There are multiple reasons why this is one of the best places to stay for private pool suites, but allow me to go into detail. Above everything else, the private pools at this unique 5-star hotel offer insane views that are honestly hard to beat.

In addition, these views are from your personal suite, filled with everything you could possibly need making them even more inspiring.

With all of these impressive aspects of the hotel, It is still important to mention that it does have a drawback, which is its distant location.

It is relatively far from the town center of Imerovigli however don't let this deter you as walking is still possible along the Fira to Oia track or you may opt to rent a bike or car.

9. Kapari Natural Resort

For a more eco-friendly experience, Kapari Natural Resort is a hotel that fulfills these requirements. All of the rooms here are designed with natural materials, making them both comfortable and good for the planet.

Apart from the multiple onsite facilities to choose from and their breathtaking private pools, another useful aspect of Kapari is the location. The resort is close to some of the best tourist attractions in Imerovigli, including both the Thera Museum and the historically significant Skaros Rock.

If you are thinking about hiking Skaros Rock, I would personally advise arriving in the morning from the hotel. This is the best time to go as there are typically fewer tourists, and you can hike to the top and back much quicker.

Besides this, Kapari Natural Resort is a great place to spend a night or two for those wanting to relax with incredible views.

Kamari, Perissa & Perivolos - Adult-Only Hotels with Private Pools

Located away from the main tourist crowds Kamari, Perissa & Perivolos are known favorites for families, groups, and couples looking for relaxation close to spectacular beaches and vibrant dining options.

HotelPrice
Adult only strogili hotel with private poolStrogili Hotel$$$
Suite at meltemi excelsiorMeltemi Excelsior Suites$$$
Istoria hotel bedroom with private poolIstoria Hotel$$$

10. Strogili Hotel

When discussing good and affordable hotels in Santorini with a private pool, the Strogili Hotel comes to mind. This adults-only hotel has a large number of rooms to choose from, all coming with their own private balconies and sea views that are stunning to the eye.

The ideal location of this hotel is by far the best thing about it. Strogli is in the center of Kamari town meaning practically anything you need is just a short walk away. You might even put the open-air cinema on your list of things to visit.

What else is impressive about coming here?

Free private parking, friendly staff, and its close distance from Kamari Beach make it one of the best Santorini choices that has a private pool.

11. Meltemi Excelsior Suites

Meltemi Excelsior Suites are known for providing simple and comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices. Both of their rooms provide either a private pool or a spa bath to enjoy, along with a cozy double bed and a miniature patio area.

Some additional facilities that Meltemi Excelsior Suites provide are onsite massages and their very own fitness center.

This is a nice combination if you are a fan of working out, and what better way to relax your tired muscles than with an in-room massage?

If you're looking for some activities to enjoy whilst visiting the island the Lost Atlantis Museum Experience is just a short 7-minute drive from the property.

12. Istoria Hotel

Although lesser known than a majority of other hotels on the island, Istoria Hotel makes up for it with the capturing design style of its suites. Not only do the suites resemble classic Cycladic architecture, but they are surprisingly large.

This is enough to fit three adults in this single space!

When you combine this with a smart TV with satellite channels and a private terrace hot tub, you are guaranteed to enjoy your time here with your friends or lover.

The hotel is situated just a short walk from the incredible Perívolos black sand beach.

Akrotiri - Best Family Suites with Private Pools

An excellent option for those wanting to step back in time and explore the historical buildings. It has great family accommodation options and is only a 20-minute drive to the popular Fira.

HotelPrice
Cape 9 private pool suiteCAPE 9 Villas & Suites$$$$
Private pool suite at kalestesiaKalestesia Suites$$$
Private pool at hotel goulielmosHotel Goulielmos$$$

13. CAPE 9 Villas & Suites

Do you like staying in exceptionally large villas and suites?

If you do, look no further than CAPE 9. What makes these villas unique and special is the fact that they are incredibly huge. Their biggest villa known as the Superior Family Villa can fit five adults and a child at one time.

That is certainly generous if you ask me! This allows those traveling in larger groups a stress-free stay without needing to split up.

What is even more surprising about staying in the villas is the number of rooms and available facilities. It is normal to have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large private pool just for you, and your friends.

Better yet, the villa prices are surprisingly affordable for all of the amazing benefits offered!

14. Kalestesia Suites

When it comes to affordability, Kalestesia Suites offers some of the best suites out there. It is entirely possible to book their family elegant maisonette villa for 4-6 people which helps to save on money.

This villa is enormously large, containing a mind-blowing amount of fancy amenities and facilities including your own private swimming pool.

Another interesting and unexpected fact is that the windows in this villa are also soundproof. Not bad if you want to sleep without the noise of waking neighbors.

The suites here provide a perfect recipe for an unforgettable stay and experience while on Santorini Island.

15. Hotel Goulielmos

Hotel Goulielmos offers some pretty epic suites at an affordable price with incredible views.

If you are with fewer people or are looking for a more budget-friendly option, you will be happy to know that their rooms offer considerably more than the typical hotel room. All of the rooms here give access to a private balcony and terrace, providing views of the vast Aegean waters.

To get the most out of your room, feel free to upgrade to either a Superior room or a Deluxe room, which comes with a private plunge pool to soak in.

For those wanting to cool down in the sea the quiet Caldera Beach is just a short 5-minute drive away.

Affordable Santorini Hotel with a Private Pool

16. Blue Waves

Looking for a Santorini Hotel with a private pool on a budget?

As an extremely affordable option on this list, Blue Waves is the choice for you. Although this hotel doesn't feature some of the luxury benefits that the others on this list do, you will be happy to know that there are still some pretty amazing features that you can find here.

This handy budget-friendly hotel is located just a few short steps away from the stunning black sands of Kamari Beach. Blue Waves also has all of your much-needed daily facilities including housekeeping, laundry, and car rental services.

For the money you save on the hotel, you can use it on an unmissable day trip exploring the surrounding volcanoes or taking a sea kayaking adventure. Alternatively, take a 3 km hike to Ancient Thera.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I've recommended only the best hotels in Santorini offering private swimming pools. These are suited to honeymooners, couples, and even families. They provide an experience with great additions such as on-site spas and 5-star restaurants.
  • My Experience: I've visited Santorini countless times, worked with many local tour operators, and published dozens of travel guides to the island. I've stayed in many hotels across all mentioned neighborhoods and worked as a travel photographer for a few of them.
  • Top Reviews: All hotels I've selected maintain exceptional ratings on booking sites such as Hotels.com, Expedia, & Booking.com. I regularly revisit the listings and refresh my selections to guarantee that every hotel consistently upholds a high-quality standard and value for money.
  • Local Insights: During my several trips to Santorini, I've met dozens of other travelers, and honeymooners who have all given me first-hand recommendations. I then compare these based on my hotel selection criteria and the most recent traveler reviews.

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

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FAQ About Accommodation in Santorini

What is a good reason for visiting Santorini?

One of the best reasons for coming to Santorini is the accommodation options provided on the island and the luxurious views they provide. Along with the epic things you can do on Santorini like hiking the nearby Volcano and visiting the black sand beaches.

What should I look for when choosing a hotel in Santorini?

This will depend on your budget. Some people are happy with a private pool, a comfortable double bed, and the typical facilities provided such as AC and cable television. However, I will say that you can find almost anything here ranging from private infinity pools to incredibly spacious master suites for the whole family.

When is the best time to visit Santorini?

This will depend on your plans and what you want to do. However, the high season is highly desirable for most people which is from June to September. You can expect the best weather during this time, and it is even better to enjoy the sunshine in your own private outdoor infinity pool. If you visit during this time book early as the high season completely books out many hotels.

Why choose a hotel with a private pool in Santorini?

Choosing a hotel with a private pool in Santorini offers unparalleled privacy and luxury. You can enjoy breathtaking views and serene swims away from the crowds and other guests. It's perfect for romantic getaways with your significant other.

Is Santorini a good destination for a honeymoon?

Santorini is considered one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, thanks to its romantic scenery & luxurious accommodations. A hotel with a private pool adds an extra layer of privacy and luxury to your special celebration.

Sunset view of santorini volcano from hotel terrace

Don't Miss These Top Activities in Santorini

Looking for the best Santornin tours for your next Greek island holiday? Here are our top 3 picks!

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!

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