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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of private pool hotels on Santorini. Bon voyage!
Updated May 24, 2019
“The staff are fantastic. Very accommodating and kind. The restaurant food, breakfast and pool menus are exceptional. Local cuisine. Very fresh. Hotel was peaceful and never seemed too busy even though it was full.”
Featuring a swimming pool with sun loungers and views over the east side of the island, De Sol features spa facilities and a restaurant. The centre of Fira Town is approximately 2 km away. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
Each unit features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The bathroom comes with a bath or shower and free toiletries.
A restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and local wines is included in the premises of De Sol. Various treatments are also available at the on-site Spa facilities.
The port is 8 km away and Santorini Airport is 5 km away. Guests are provided with free transfer to and from the town.
“A jewel in the crown of a beautiful island. The staff were truly excellent – nothing was too much trouble and they almost fell over themselves to help. Great location, fabulous views – an excellent place to relax.”
Located in the scenic village of Pyrgos Kallistis, Skyfall Suites offers Cycladic-style accommodation with private pools or outdoor hot tubs. It also includes an a la carte restaurant preparing lights meals and it is 6 km from Santorini Airport.
Suites at Skyfall are minimally decorated with simple lines and colourful accents. They are all air conditioned and have a kitchenette with dining area. Facilities include a satellite, flat-screen TV, bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries.
The property provides 24-hour front desk and concierge service and can arrange various activities, such as wine tours, boat trips around the caldera and horseback riding.
The lively town of Fira, as well as Athinios Port, are both at a distance of 6 km from Skyfall. Oia Town is approximately 15 km away. Within 500 metres, you will find an ATM. Free WiFi is available throughout and free private, on-site parking is possible.
“Literally the best vacation we have ever been on. We did not feel like a customer, we felt as if we were at home. Once you stay here, you'll never want to stay anywhere else in Santorini.”
These traditional suites sitting on the edge of the cliff offer panoramic views of Fira Bay and the volcano.
Porto Fira Suites feature uniquely shaped king size beds, wireless internet and satellite TV. Each unit offers a furnished balcony or terrace overlooking Santorini’s world-famous sunsets.
Airport shuttle service is provided and the helpful staff is happy to arrange for bicycle or car rental. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property.
Porto Fira Suites’ location close to Fira, provides the perfect base for walks around the old quarter of Fira or boat excursions to the volcano and the island of Nea Kameni.
“Amazing hotel. The service is very personal and at a very high level. The location is not in a main city or village – so keep in mind that this place is about quietness and relaxation. Highly recommend!”
Boasting unobstructed views of the Caldera, volcano and the Aegean Sea, the 5-star Neptune Luxury Suites consists of elegant suites with a pool or plunge pool. It is only a 10-minute’ walk from the excavations of ancient Akrotiri.
Featuring restful interior décor and built-in beds, all suites open to a private terrace with sun loungers. Each consists of a separate bedroom, a spacious seating area and a modern bathroom with a shower and aromatherapy options.
Guests at Neptune can start their day with a la carte breakfast, choosing from continental, Greek or American. A candlelight dinner with butler service can be organised at the privacy of your terrace on request and extra charge.
Massage treatments can be arranged for your relaxation. Special services include express check-in and check-out, as well as yacht and helicopter rentals.
The property is located only 150 metres from the nearest beach and around 1.5 km from the famous Red Beach. Athinios Port is at a distance of 7 km, while Santorini Airport is 11 km away.
“Great staff, lovely pool, fantastic view, food spot on especially the salads. Location is perfect for couples. You can't go wrong staying here, a top choice on Santorini and we have stayed in six different hotels on the island so far.”
On The Rocks is ideally situated in the famous village of Imerovigli. It is only 2 km from Fira town and built on the steep rocks, 200 metres from the Caldera basin.
All the residences have breathtaking views and verandas overlooking the Caldera and the sea. All rooms have traditional décor, combined with modern elegant elements. Every room is designed to make the most of the view from their shared verandas.
On the Rocks is a property built in a traditional Aegean Cycladic architecture with spa facilities, ready to offer you an unforgettable stay. Enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Santorini from the hotel's outdoor pool, listening to relaxing music.
Next to the swimming pool you may enjoy your favourite cooling drinks, cocktails, light snacks and delicacies.
Tavernas and restaurants are only 200 metres away, while the bus stops at 30 metres. The distance from Santorini Airport and Port is 8 km. Oia is 10 km away and the closest beach (Kamari or Monolithos) is 10 km away.
“Amazing hotel. We were blown away with how beautiful it was. We stayed in a private pool room, which was clean and huge. The owners and all staff were all so friendly and willing to help in any way.”
Lying at the edge of the hillside of Fira, Anteliz Suites features an outdoor swimming pool with an open-air hydromassage tub. Its air-conditioned rooms feature a free plasma TV and free Wi-Fi access. Breakfast is served daily at the sun terrace by the pool.
Anteliz rooms are tastefully decorated in accordance with the Santorinian architecture. Each features all-white marble floors and bathrooms. They are fitted with air conditioning, a safe and minibar. Modern touches include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and iPod docking station.
Hotel staff is at your disposal for restaurant reservations, car rental, wine tasting tours, boat trips to the Volcano or massage treatments.
Anteliz is a 5-minute walk from Fira’s nightlife. Santorini International Airport is a 15-minute drive, while Athinios Port is reached after 20 minutes’ drive. Free public parking is available close by.
“I have spent 2 months looking for the best place to stay in Santorini and I finally know I chose the best! Athina suites has everything you are looking for: privacy, cleanliness, courtesy of staff, protected from winds, perfect location, amazing view, high standard services.”
Nestled upon a rock in Fira Town, the Cycladic-style Athina Luxury Suites feature a swimming pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views of the Caldera and the volcano. They offer air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony or terrace and provide free WiFi in public areas.
All units are comfortable and spacious, carved inside the volcanic earth according to the unique traditional style of the island’s architecture. They are all equipped with modern amenities such as flat-screen, satellite TV and iPod dock. All units enjoy panoramic views over the Aegean Sea, the Caldera and the volcano.
An array of meals, drinks and snacks are served at the property's bar restaurant, or at your suite. Several restaurants and bars can be reached within a short walk.
Athina Luxury Suites is conveniently located within a short walking distance from Fira’s centre, where a variety of shops can be found. Ormos Athinios Port is 3.5 km away, while Santorini National Airport is at a distance of 7 km. Airport and port shuttle service can be arranged upon request and at extra charge.
“Stunning views, amazing staff, location was 20 min walk away from town and if so inclined, you can hire a quad bike and get there in 8 min. Food was fresh and delicious and the owner Yanis was extremely hospitable.”
Tucked into the rock with commanding views of Santorini archipelago, Petra Villas offers traditionally white-plastered rooms and apartments with free Wi-Fi. It boasts a rooftop pool and jetted tub with Aegean Sea views.
This luxurious hotel on the edge of Imerovigli town offers guests the opportunity to take trips with its private sailing yachts and speed boat. Guests can explore the island with the private shuttle bus.
All air-conditioned units feature balconies with panoramic views of the volcanic Santorini Bay. Some rooms are hewn out of the rock, providing them with a natural ambiance. A satellite flat-screen TV and CD-player are available.
The Petra hotel offers a steam bath, outdoor hot tub, pool and piano bar, BBQ facilities and private lounge mattresses on the property’s rooftop with breathtaking views. The rooftop pool is partly hewn out of the volcanic rock.
The Petra Villas is closely located to the ancient fortress of Skaros and 10 km from Santorini International Airport. The property can make arrangements for yacht rental. while free on-site parking is available.
“Our stay was absolutely superb. The staff here is amazing and ensures that every single detail is attended to. The location is perfect and the view is magical.”
Offering an outdoor pool and a hot tub, the traditionally built Filotera Suites are in Oia Village. They feature elegantly decorated accommodation with views of the Aegean Sea and the caldera. Facilities include a restaurant.
Fitted with arches and whitewashed walls, all air-conditioned suites of Filotera come with 1 or 2 separate bedrooms and open to a balcony. Each has a seating area with a sofa and flat-screen TV, as well as a mini fridge and a coffee machine. Most units host an outdoor hot tub or a private pool.
Guests may start their day with a breakfast serving homemade Greek treats, and enjoy light meals and refreshing beverages at the property’s snack bar. The on-site restaurant prepares dishes for lunch and dinner. A pool bar is featured.
Sun loungers and umbrellas are offered at the sun terrace by the pool. An outdoor hot tub and a spa and wellness centre are available. Free WiFi is provided in public areas. Beauty and massage services, as well as yoga lessons, can be arranged upon charge.
A bus stop can be reached at a distance of 20 metres. Santorini Airport is 18 km away and the island’s port is at a distance of 20 km. Free private parking is possible on site.
“My husband and I have traveled to over 35 countries and Santorini Secrets is by far our favourite hotel we have stayed in. Incredible staff, property, location and views. Every detail is covered when you stay here.”
Perched on Oia’s volcanic rocks, Santorini Secret Suites & Spa is a 5-star boutique hotel offering suites overlooking the caldera and the volcano.
Each with a spacious terrace complete with an outdoor private pool or hot tub, all units at Santorini Secret Suites & Spa are minimally decorated with respect to the Cycladic style. Including a seating area, they are all equipped with a flat-screen TV and air conditioning. In the bathrooms, you will find VIP cosmetics, bathrobes and slippers. More facilities include tea and coffee facilities.
Breakfast is daily served at your villa or suite. The main restaurant of the hotel, Black Rock, serves fine Mediterranean cuisine. Refined treatments are available at the on-site Harmonia Spa. Popular activities in the area include sailing and snorkelling around the volcano.
Santorini International Airport is 18 km away and Athinios Port is 20 km away. Free WiFi is available throughout and free private parking is possible.
“This was one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed in, the setting was breathtaking and the design of the hotel was very unique and stylish. Awesome place, highly recommended!”
This exclusive hotel in Imerovigli, in Santorini, is set on the rim of the Caldera facing the sea and the volcano. It offers an infinity pool and rooms with private verandas with wonderful views of the sea.
Chromata Hotel offers well-appointed rooms and suites with Queen size beds, iPod docking stations and verandas with Caldera views.
The poolside cocktail bar and lounge restaurant serve refreshing drinks, sandwiches and fresh salads for lunch or dinner. Mediterranean Cuisine and a wide selection of Greek and International wines are available at CHROMA Upstyle Dining.
The location is ideal to explore the island. The island’s capital Fira Town is only 20 minutes walk from the hotel. A great number of restaurants, shops and bars can be found nearby.
“What an amazing hotel, could not fault anything, staff were incredibly attentive and friendly, our room was fantastic, whole hotel was an incredible experience. Can't wait to go back!”
This 5-star hotel, offering an infinity pool with magnificent sea view, is situated on the cliffs high above the Aegean Sea, a short walking distance from the picturesque Oia.
The hotel boasts 20 private houses in restored 300 year-old caves. Each suite enjoys free Wi-Fi internet access and a comfortable seating area.
The wellness centre features a steam bath, sauna, open-air hot tub and massage facilities. The 24-hour fitness centre allows guests to exercise while taking in views of the cliffs.
Housed in a restored wine cellar, the Perivolas Restaurant serves Mediterranean and Greek cuisine prepared with local products, only to hotel guests. Tables are candlelit with views out to sea.
Free 2-way transfer from the port and airport is available and free private, on-site parking is possible.
“A chic and quiet romantic place with excellent views with even better service. Food was terrific and the overall experience was very special.”
Located on Oia’s most famous cliffs, Mystique features an infinity pool with a sun deck and a bar with breathtaking views to the Volcano and the Caldera.
Decorated by famous interior decorator Frank Leferbvre, the stylish Mystique boasts nature-inspired design in harmony with traditional architecture and the most up-to-date technology.
All suites open onto sea-facing terraces or balconies and are fully equipped featuring flat-screen TVs and wireless internet. Appointed with king-sized beds all units offer luxurious comfort and space.
Greek breakfast is served daily in the dining area and includes Greek cheeses, traditional pancakes and filo pastries with custard cream. Mystique’s refined dining options range from the dramatic 150-year Secret Wine Cave to the signature Charisma Restaurant. Guests can taste wine varieties from Santorini in the unique cellar and dine upon regional specialties masterfully prepared by the awarded Chef.
“The most beautiful place I have ever been. The staff couldn't do enough for you. The view was out of this world, like something from a movie. Exceeded all our expectations and made the perfect honeymoon destination.”
Andronis Boutique Hotel is set in the quiet town of Oia, 4 km from Paradisos Beach. The spectacular views over the Caldera are coupled with facilities such as the hotel spa, swimming pool, organic restaurant and personalized services.
Andronis suites reflect traditional Aegean style. With minimalist design and decoration, each features a private furnished balcony with sea view. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and LCD TVs, bathrobes and slippers, as well as a minibar with organic snacks.
You can start your day with buffet breakfast. Santorini's rich, unique products such as its sun-dried tomatoes, capers, white eggplants and split beans are cooked with age-old recipes and new cooking methods at the Andronis restaurant. The poolside snack bar serves beverages, drinks and an all-day menu for light meals and snacks.
Cooking lessons, yoga classes, private candlelit dinners and restaurant reservations can be arranged through the multilingual reception staff. There are at least ten different wineries to explore on the island, and an excellent place to begin is at the wine tasting events of the Andronis Luxury Suites.
Fira, Santorini’s main town is 12 km away. Santorini Airport is at 18 km, and Athinios Port is at 20 km.
“Situated in quite area which is suitable for honeymooners while its not too far from the lively town of Fira. Watch the famous Santorini sunset view right from your own private pool!”
Situated on a hillside position with stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, Andronis Concept Wellness Resort is peacefully set in Imerovigli.
Facing the endless view on the Aegean sunset and the volcano, all minimal suites at Andronis Concept Wellness Resort all luxurious and minimal feature bright and comfortable interiors. Each features its own private swimming pool overlooking the azure Aegean Sea.
All suites boast a living room with a flat-screen, satellite TV. Each includes a private bathroom.
A variety of Spa treatments, yoga classes and personal training services can be enjoyed. Guests may also taste local recipes at the on site restaurant.
Fira, the cosmopolitan capital of Santorini, is 11 km away. Santorini (Thira) Airport is 6 km away.
“This was one of the most amazing places we have ever stayed! Gorgeous view, friendly staff, beautiful room with a hot tub, and delicious breakfast. We would highly recommend this property!”
Nestled in the Caldera cliff with a view of the volcano, the surrounding islands and the Aegean Sea, this hotel combines classic luxury with modern minimal style.
A healthy and natural lifestyle defines Andronis Luxury Suites. The concept extends from the massage room and luxury spa to the Mediterranean restaurant. Savour cuisine that is freshly prepared using only bio-organic ingredients.
Andronis Suites are carved into the cliff, creating an authentic and charming base for your stay. The design of the suites combines traditional Cycladic and contemporary style. Relax in the atmosphere of your elegant suite, complete with a hot tub and views across the island.
Andronis Suites' convenient location allows you to be close to the crowds of Oia, whilst still enjoying peace and seclusion.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated May 24, 2019