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Where to Stay in Santorini for a Honeymoon (12 Top Picks)

Where to Stay in Santorini for a Honeymoon (12 Top Picks)

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

An up-to-date accommodation guide including 12 of the top romantic hotels for your honeymoon, 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 relax in a luxurious and romantic getaway.

But, when it comes to finding accommodation, choosing the best places 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.

Having visited many times and personally stayed in some of the recommended hotels I’ve compiled this guide to help you find the perfect honeymoon suite in Santorini for an unforgettable trip.

Newlywed walking in imerovigli, santorini

Best Areas to Book a Honeymoon Hotel in Santorini

There are dozens of neighborhoods in Santorini but the most romantic areas are on the western side of the Caldera overlooking Santorini volcanos. Below I've chosen the best three neighborhoods with hotel recommendations below.

  • 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.
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My Picks For Unforgettable Honeymoon Accommodation

Are you in a rush? Below are my top three recommendations to book for your honeymoon. Continue on for more options across the different neighborhoods.

Abyss cave accommodation oia santorini

1. 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.

Athina luxury suites sunset pool view

2. 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.

Cocoon suites imerovigli santorini

3. Cocoon Suites Popular

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.

4 Top Honeymoon Suites in Fira

Fira is the capital of Santorini and is located on the West side of the island. Boasting spectacular views of the Aegean Sea, Caldera, and volcano, a hotel in Fira is an excellent choice for honeymooners.

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Anteliz suites outdoor pool viewAnteliz Suites$$

1. Athina Luxury Suites

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 accommodation is perfect for honeymooners wanting to do nothing but relax. Spend your days lying by the pool, sunbathing on your terrace, or enjoying drinks at the hotel bar.

If you're up for some exploring, the town center is within walking distance, and you can browse shops, see historical sites, or dine at fantastic restaurants.

2. Enigma Suites

If you're planning a honeymoon in Santorini Greece, Enigma Suites is a chic hotel worth staying at due to its high value-for-money room options.

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 time with your spouse enjoying the views, soaking in your hot tub, or indulging in room service.

3. Panorama Suites

Panorama Suites is the perfect place to stay on your honeymoon due to its location in Fira's town center.

Quintessentially Greek with white and blue decor, this modern hotel has a range of large rooms each with a unique design. A delicious breakfast is delivered to rooms each morning or it can be eaten by the main pool while enjoying the views.

Sunsets can be enjoyed from the main swimming pool or your private pool.

I highly recommend trying one of the cocktails from the on-site bar.

4. Anteliz Suites

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 options 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.

Newlywed in fira, santorini

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. The hotels in Oia are also known for their authentic Cycladic beauty and whitewashed look.

Abyss cave style roomAbyss$$$$
Armeni luxury villas oia santorini greeceArmeni Luxury Villas$$$
La perla villas and suites outdoor swimming poolLa Perla Villas and Suites$$$
Canaves oia suites lounge views over the calderaCanaves Oia$$

1. Abyss

This 5-star resort is 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.

2. Armeni Luxury Villas

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.

You can spend your days relaxing at the accommodation or exploring the best of what the town has to offer like the Castle of Oia and Ammoudi Bay situated just a short walk from the hotel.

3. La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only

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 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 if relaxing in a large room with incredible views is your thing. Situated in a perfect location on the Oia cliffs, this hotel boasts stunning Aegean Sea views.

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. From cave-style private pools, infinity pools, or your own private plunge pool these are added extras to most rooms. Therefore making Canaves the perfect choice for a romantic getaway or honeymoon.

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.

Cocoon suites imerovigli santoriniCocoon Suites$$$$
Divine cave experience santoriniDivine Cave Experience$$$
Kasimatis outdoor swimming poolKasimatis by La Perla$$$
Kapari natural resort outdoor swimming poolKapari Natural Resort$$

1. Cocoon Suites

Located in the heart of Imerovigli, Cocoon Suites is one of the most luxurious hotels in Santorini due to it's beautifully designed rooms and outstanding cave pools.

Boasting panoramic views from your 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 breathtaking and candle-lit dinners can be arranged for an even more memorable honeymoon!

2. Divine Cave Experience

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.

Car rentals are available from the hotel which is great as it enables guests to explore more of Santorini island and is an easy way to visit the unmissable black-sand beaches.

The hotel prioritizes privacy, which is what you can expect when you stay here. You can soak in your private hot tub and enjoy the 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 and offers a much larger room when compared to other hotels.

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!

4. Kapari Natural Resort

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 multiple clothing shops, restaurants, and cafes. The town of Fira, the capital of Santorini, is only 2 km away.

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: I've recommended hotels located in the best honeymoon areas of Santorini including Fira, Oia, and Imerovigli. I recommend hotels most suited to honeymooners by ensuring that they provide an intimate experience with great additions such as cave suites, swim-up pool views, and hot tubs.
  • 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 countless hotels across the many neighborhoods and worked as a travel photographer for a few of them (some which didn't make the list).
  • Top Reviews: When recommending places to stay, I only ensure that they have good recent ratings on popular booking sites including,, and Expedia. I regularly monitor these reviews to ensure my recommendations are up to date.
  • Local Insights: During my several trips to Santorini, I've met dozens of other travelers, honeymooners, and 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 Where to Stay in Santorini for a Honeymoon

What is the best area to stay in Santorini for honeymooners?

Oia is renowned for its stunning sunsets and romantic atmosphere, Fira for its vibrant nightlife and breathtaking caldera views, and Imerovigli for its serene setting and unique cave hotels with unbeatable views. Anywhere in these three areas in one of the above-mentioned hotels will ensure an incredible stay.

Are there adults-only hotels in Santorini for honeymooners seeking privacy?

Yes, Santorini offers several adults-only hotels perfect for honeymooners looking for privacy and tranquility. La Perla Villas and Suites in Oia and Divine Cave Experience in Imerovigli are just two of the many hotels.

What is the best time of year for a honeymoon in Santorini?

The best time for a honeymoon in Santorini is from late April to early November, with peak season in June and August. May, September, and October offer pleasant weather with fewer crowds. As long as you book ahead anytime between April and November will have warm dry days.

What should honeymooners pack for their trip to Santorini?

I suggest packing comfortable walking shoes for exploring, swimwear for the beaches and pools, elegant outfits for romantic dinners, a camera for capturing memories, and sun protection for sunny days.

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!

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!

Couple hiking in santorini

More Santorini Travel Blogs

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.

If you're looking for more places to stay in Santorini, check out the articles below. Or, read this guide if you'd prefer to stay in an amazing Greek beach resort over a cliffside villa.

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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