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 romantic trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top romantic hotel picks in Santorini and get inspired!
The Canaves Oia Hotel is one of the most upscale and exclusive properties on Santorini Island -- with a price tag to match. The finish is immaculate and luxurious throughout, and the layout takes full advantage of the breathtaking sea-view panoramas. The suites are spacious with impeccable interiors and amenities, and the pool is also large by island standards. A range of spa treatments are available in-room, while those who want to really splash out can indulge in the private yachting experience.
Lilium Villas Santorini is a medium-sized luxury boutique property facing the caldera side of the Aegean Sea on the island of Santorini. Prices can be high but breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking, and a shuttle service to the town of Fira are included. There's a gorgeous swimming pool with a nearby kid's pool that doesn't get much use and an on-site spa, but no fitness center. The rooms are spacious and airy but not as stunning as the well-designed restaurant and lounge area. Sunset views of the caldera are a major selling point, though you'll need a car or shuttle service to explore the rest of the island as the hotel is off the beaten path. Overall, it's a great option for a luxe romantic getaway for couples who don't require a ton of amenities.
Andronis Luxury Suites is a luxury boutique overlooking the Aegean Sea. Though Santorini and over-the-top hotels go hand-in-hand, this property has the added benefit of a location overlooking the Caldera side of the Mediterranean and it is within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Oia. Each of the 22 suites includes a private hot tub; some suites are done in the traditional cave style of the island. A dramatic infinity pool overlooks the cliffs and sea below. The on-site restaurant gets good reviews for Greek food and free breakfast with local ingredients.
Built along the Oia cliffs, the boutique Art Maisons Luxury Santorini Hotels Aspaki & Oia Castle is a dual property with whitewashed Cycladic architecture, modern upscale decor, and gorgeous sunset views of the caldera, volcano, and Aegean Sea. All hotel features are shared but located on Aspaki grounds, with Oia Castle suites having heavier cave-like architecture and extravagant amenities. With only eight Aspaki suites and 11 Oia Castle suites, the two sections feel private and romantic, and are ideal spots for honeymooners not concerned with budget. Everything is designed to impress, from the topnotch espresso machines to en-suite pools and exposed volcanic rock.
What differentiates four-pearl Rocabella Deluxe Suites & Spa Santorini from most of the other luxury properties on the island is that it has four swimming pools, a full spa, and two restaurants; most hotels in this price range have just one pool and restaurant, and spas are even more rare. However, three of the pools (including the one with an infinity edge) are narrow. Views of the Aegean Sea can be admired from beds and balconies in the spacious rooms. Rocabella is located on the picture-perfect Caldera side of the Aegean Sea, off the beaten path between Fira and Oia. Some find it isolating while others appreciate the escape from crowds.
The 23-room Petit Palace Suites Hotel really delivers when it comes to views -- there are stunning sea and caldera vistas from immaculately finished, traditionally styled terraces. There's no getting away from the incredible outlook: the swimming pool, restaurant, and lounge bar are all overlooking the Aegean. Rooms too feature private sea-view terraces, some with their own pool or hot tub. Some suites are a little simple in the decor department for an upscale property, but in-room amenities are ample. The vibe is luxurious with a close-to-flawless finish that continues through public areas, and so attracts young honeymooners looking for that perfect romantic setting.
For those looking to escape the bustle of certain Santorini locales, the 27-room Astra Suites’ quiet cliff-side location is a well-regarded option. The hotel has remarkable views with rocky caldera cliffs at its sides, the Aegean Sea below, and bright blue skies above. Rooms have large personal terraces and fluffy bedding while outdoor spaces are sleek and modern. The mix of traditional architecture and colorful contemporary decor gives the property an elegant and relaxing vibe.
There's little to not like at this quintessential, yet modern and upscale, Santorinian complex. The location of Ikies Traditional Houses is close to ideal -- perched on a tranquil cliff top with easily some the best views on the island -- and there are plenty of vantage points to enjoy it from. Rooms are spacious and very nicely finished, though some private terraces can feel a little public. Like most properties here, the pool is small, but perfectly formed. Guests tend towards honeymooning and anniversary couples that are keen to spend their stay in a quieter corner of the island soaking up the magnificent views.
This small hotel on the island of Santorini is comprised of seven luxury villas featuring fireplaces, private verandas, and high-end decor details. Elevated atop the less crowded northern curve of the area’s caldera and having replaced its bar and restaurant with butler and room service, Aenaon Villas is set up for upscale couples searching for a private retreat. There are no children under 12 permitted. There’s also no dedicated spa facility, but in-villa massage treatments are arranged upon request.
From Swarovski crystals above the in-suite hot tubs to multiple chartering services, this 11-suite boutique luxury hotel was designed to appeal to a high-level clientele. Ideal for honeymooners or guests looking for a romantic getaway, Astarte Suites makes a supreme effort to provide guests with discretion and privacy. The property offers upscale contemporary decor -- it's much more luxurious than the nearby Apanemo Hotel -- and all of the chic suites are designed after a different ancient Mediterranean culture.