An up-to-date accommodation guide to help you plan where to stay in Santorini for your honeymoon. Includes 12 of the top romantic hotels, with a brief area guide to Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli.
With its spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, stunning sunsets, and picturesque landscapes, Santorini offers an idyllic escape for newlyweds looking to indulge in a luxurious and romantic getaway.
But, when it comes to finding accommodation, choosing the best places to stay for honeymooners can get a little overwhelming. With options ranging from luxury cave hotels with your own infinity pool, to modern suites with private pools and caldera views– couples are spoilt for choice.
That’s why I’ve compiled this Santorini hotel guide for romantics– to help you find the perfect honeymoon suite in Santorini for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Let’s get into it!
By Olly Gaspar, traveler, travel blogger & photographer for 5+ years with 600+ published travel guides. I visit every place I write about & share real tips from what I learn.
The Quick Answer: Where to Stay in Santorini for an Unforgettable Honeymoon
In a rush? Perhaps you're just looking for the absolute best places to stay for your honeymoon in Santorini. The below options will have you covered.
- Romantic Cave Hotel in Oia: Abyss - with a central Oia location, Abyss is one of the top 5-star hotels in the Greek Islands, and a popular choice for newlyweds.
- Romantic Hotel in Fira: Athina Luxury Suite - an amazing hotel nestled on top of a rock in Fira Town. Features Cycladic-style luxury suites with a swimming pool and a sun terrace.
- Luxury in Imerovigli: Cocoon Suites - A popular luxury hotel that sells out quickly! This hotel offers panoramic views over the Aegean Sea and the volcano, each suite with hot tubs or plunge pools.
Quick Area Guide: Best Places to Find a Honeymoon Hotel in Santorini
- Fira: The capital of Santorini, Fira offers stunning views overlooking the Caldera and volcano, and is home to a range of gorgeous hotels.
- Oia: Famous for its incredible sunsets, Oia is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon if you enjoy nature at its finest.
- Imerovigli: Perched on a hilltop, Imerovigli is home to the best cave hotels on the island. It also boasts cute houses and fantastic views.
4 Top Honeymoon Suites in Fira
Located on the western side of the island, Fira is the capital of Santorini. Boasting spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, Caldera, and volcano, picking a hotel in Fira is going to be an excellent choice for honeymooners.
If you're looking for the ultimate luxury, Athina Luxury Suites is one of the best honeymoon hotels in Santorini.
Situated on a rock in the center of Fira, the location of this resort means you're rewarded with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera.
This Cycladic-style resort is perfect for honeymooners wanting to do nothing but relax. Spend your days laying by the pool, sunbathing on your terrace, or enjoying drinks at the hotel bar.
If you're up for a bit of exploring, the center of town is within walking distance, and you can browse shops, see historical sites or dine at fantastic restaurants.
If you're planning a honeymoon in Santorini Greece, Enigma Suites is a chic hotel worth staying at.
Overlooking the volcanic island and boasting views of the azure Aegean Sea, the amazing views from the hotel are one of the drawing cards.
The guest rooms in this boutique hotel are built into volcanic rock, making each one unique. Spend your time with your spouse enjoying the views, soaking in your hot tub, or indulging in room service.
Located in the center of Fira, Panorama Suites is the perfect place to stay on your honeymoon.
Quintessentially Greek with white and blue decor, this modern hotel has a range of rooms to choose from. Known as one of the best honeymoon hotels in the Greek Islands, Panorama Suites has so much to offer.
From stunning panoramic views of the Caldera and volcano to lounging by your own private pool, Panorama Suites screams relaxation.
Situated on the edge of a hillside in Fira, you can expect Anteliz Suites to boast breathtaking views.
The hotel features an outdoor pool and an open-air massage tub. However, the reason why Anteliz Suites is one of the best hotels on the island is the stunning rooms.
Each room is the epitome of Santorinian architecture. Not only are they sleek and modern, but a lot of them have an infinity pool looking out to the Caldera.
Not only will you experience ultimate luxury and amazing views at Anteliz Suites, but the staff is at your disposal for everything. Whether you need a restaurant reservation, book a wine tasting tour, or recommendations for things to do in the area, their service will blow you away.
Located in one of the best areas on the island, the hotel is a short five-minute walk from Fira's nightlife, historical sites, and amazing restaurants.
4 Best Honeymoon Hotels in Oia
Located on the northwest tip of Santorini, Oia is famous for being one of the best places on the island for sunset views. Quintessentially Greek, the hotels in Oia are also known for their authentic Cycladic beauty and whitewashed look.
This 5-star resort is definitely one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini.
Boasting minimalistic style and decor, Abyss is most notable for its cave-style rooms with private hot tubs and terraces. You can also soak up the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and Caldera from the infinity pool.
Centrally located in Oia, Abyss is close to the Naval Museum of Oia and Katharos Beach. While Oia is arguably the busiest place on the island, you'll feel worlds away from the crowds while staying at Abyss.
If you're searching for the best honeymoon villas in Santorini, look no further than the Armeni Luxury Villas.
Offering spacious rooms with private hot tubs and jaw-dropping Caldera views, this accommodation is the perfect spot to stay for your honeymoon.
Located near the center of Oia, you can spend your days relaxing at the accommodation or exploring the best of what the town has to offer.
Located in the heart of the Caldera, La Perla Villas, and Suites, an adults-only property is one of the best luxury hotels in Santorini.
The entire hotel offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the Oia coastline. There are plenty of rooms to choose from, including those with private hot tubs, infinity pools, and private plunge pools.
Guests can spend their days enjoying cocktails by the pool and watching a romantic sunset. Or, you can indulge in a romantic dinner with gourmet flavors at the on-site restaurant.
4. Canaves Oia
If you're planning a honeymoon in Santorini Greece, Canaves Oia is one of the best places to stay. In a perfect location on the Oia cliffs, this hotel boasts stunning Aegean Sea views over the Caldera.
The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools, wellness and fitness facilities, and a private yacht available for cruises around nearby islands.
The spacious suites have a typical Greek white and modern design. With different suites to choose from, featuring cave-style private pools, an infinity pool, or your own private plunge pool, this hotel is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway.
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4 Romantic Hotels in Imerovigli
Located on a clifftop overlooking the Caldera, hotels in Imerovigli offer one of the best places in Santorini for a honeymoon with a central location that is less crowded than neighboring Oia. Characterized by breathtaking views, turquoise water, and charming architecture, it doesn't get more romantic than Imerovigli.
Located in the heart of Imerovigli, Cocoon Suites is one of the most luxurious hotels in Santorini.
Boasting panoramic views from your own private hot tub or cave pool, it's easy to have a romantic honeymoon while staying at this hotel.
Some of the best things you can expect at this accommodation include organic room service breakfasts, minimalist designs, and in-room massages. You can also enjoy beautiful sunsets from the outdoor heated pool and terraces.
The honeymoon suites at Cocoon Suites are absolutely breathtaking and candle-lit dinners can be arranged for an even more memorable honeymoon!
The Divine Cave Experience is rated as the best cave hotel experience on the Greek island of Santorini.
This adults-only hotel is located in the north of Imerovigli, and each room comes with a cave pool and stunning views over the sea.
The hotel also offers car rentals for those wanting to explore the island and check out the famous black-sand beaches.
If you want to stay in one of the best honeymoon villas in Santorini, the Divine Cave Experience is for you. The hotel prioritizes privacy, which is exactly what you can expect when you stay here. You can soak in your private hot tub and enjoy a private experience of watching the sunset on the cliff edge.
3. Kasimatis by La Perla - Adults Only Honeymoon Hotel in Santorini
Located in the perfect spot at the top of Imerovigli, Kasimatis by La Perla has some of the best views on the island.
Built in traditional Cycladic style, this hotel is modern and sleek.
All air-conditioned rooms are spacious and comfortable. Choose from a range of rooms, including ones with your own private hot tub or access to the outdoor pool.
Spend your honeymoon enjoying the views from your room or exploring the wonderful town of Imerovigli!
Finally, one of the best honeymoon hotels in Santorini is the Kapari Natural Resort, a 5-star complex.
This property features cave-style rooms and suites with natural tones. Each room boasts uninterrupted views of the Caldera. The outdoor pool also offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.
Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast on the restaurant's terrace. The on-site restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes crafted from homemade recipes using local ingredients. So, you can expect the food at this hotel to be world-class.
Being in such a central location, you're within walking distance of a range of shops and restaurants. The town of Fira, the capital of Santorini, is only 2km away.
Plan a Trip to Santorini
Fun, independent travel to Santorini is easy if you have the right tools and plan ahead.
Below are my recommended websites, apps, and travel booking resources that I personally use to plan a trip to Santorini.
Tip: Bookmark these pages for the future.
Flights: Find & compare flight deals to Santorini using Skyscanner. Use the "search by month" feature to discover the cheapest day to fly.
Hostels: When it comes to scoring epic deals on hostels and cheap stays your secret weapon is Hostelworld. If you're traveling to Santorini to meet people, use the “See Who's Going” function.
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Internet & Connectivity: Stay connected as soon as you land in Santorini with Airalo's eSIMS. Download their app and grab an eSIM from the comfort of your own home, even before you set foot on foreign soil. No more frantic searches for local SIM cards when you arrive.
Ferry: Make your trip as smooth as possible by booking a ferry. From my experience Blue Star Ferries are the best to book through. These run from Athens and it is also possible to catch them from surrounding islands such as Naxos, Paros, Ios, and Mykonos.
Never planned independent travel before? Read my comprehensive guide to planning a trip.
Don't Miss These Top Honeymoon Activities in Santorini
While choosing the right hotel in Santorini is important, so is making sure you don't miss all the great things to do on the island. Below are three unmissable experiences every newlywed should book!
Sail around Santorini's caldera, hike the volcano (optional), and stop at some epic islands for swimming, exploring, and enjoying the hot springs (Thirassia)
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.
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!
More Santorini & Greek Island Travel & Accommodation Guides
With plenty of fantastic resorts to choose from, it's easy to see why Santorini is one of the most desired destinations in Greece for a honeymoon.
Spend your days relaxing, enjoying the breathtaking views around the island, or exploring the best of what Santorini has to offer.
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