Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we visit properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a family trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly hotel picks in Santorini and get inspired!
The Majestic Hotel is a bit of an anomaly among the numerous, cozy boutiques so abundant in Santorini. It's big, modern, and lacking a certain charm, but does provide a seriously extensive list of facilities -- three pools, two restaurants, and a spa. It's definitely more family-friendly than most too, and rooms are luxurious with impressive amenities. Kids have colorful in- and outdoor play areas with plenty of toys and games, while adults have a separate playroom with pool and darts.
The 41-room mid-range Smaragdi is located just a few hundred feet from the volcanic pebbles of Perivolos Beach, one of Santorini's finest. With bright and cheery garden grounds, it has a family-friendly vibe. There’s no on-site restaurant, but all of the spacious rooms have kitchenettes, and there’s a poolside snack bar and barbecue area. There's a children's playground and the hotel provides additional kids’ activities. It's hard to beat for anyone on a budget looking for a quiet, self-catered stay in Perrisa.
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites is not quite the five-star property it bills itself as, but it is a solid value for an upscale resort located just about a 10-minute, semi-uphill walk from the bustling center of Fira with its plethora of restaurants, shops, and beaches. The property has an esteemed on-site spa with a serene vibe and indoor whirlpool, plus a sauna. The restaurant Pleiades earns kudos for lunch and dinner, but past guests have complained about the quality of free breakfasts. Wi-Fi and parking are free and guests can borrow iPads. There’s a small children's pool that doesn't get much use directly next to the adult pool.