You know a place sometimes known as the honeymoon island is going to make a great base for a romantic base. In fact, with its sublime sunsets, azure skies, spectacular sea views, and the wonderful cascade of whitewashed buildings, flanked with windmills and blue dome churches, Santorini emanates romance by the bucketloads.
The legendary beautiful Greek island is also famous for its large collection of dreamy whitewashed ‘cave hotels’ that have been carved right into the volcanic rock of the caldera, and offer an intimate, unique, and ultra-romantic experience perfect for couples in love. Here is our choice for the most romantic hotels in Santorini…
1. Dana Villas and Infinity Suites – beautiful cubic buildings with stunning views and romantic interiors
For a romantic couples hotel, the beautiful Dana Villas combine several elements flawlessly for perfect and unique experiences.
The outdoor terrace in particular is a joy. Its unique feature is the interconnecting ‘river pool’ that underlines each and every suite, where you can exit your room and refresh yourself in the oxygenated flowing water.
If you like to relax and beat the midday sun, each suite comes equipped with a smart lighting system, complete with ambient speakers and even a rain shower. Perfectly suited for a sublime romantic retreat.
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2. Canaves Oia Suites & Spa – a romantic all-suite spa hotel in Santorini carved into a cliffside overlooking the Aegean Sea
Privacy and your own little oasis are what you can expect with Canaves Oia Suites. While the day away as you marvel at how bright the buildings can shine, or gaze out into the sea that makes the word ‘blue’ seem drab and non-descript. Plunge pools and private sun traps come as standard even with the junior suites.
Feel a little naughty and start your day with a champagne breakfast and some music before reclining for an afternoon of relaxation on a semi-submerged sun lounger in the infinity pool.
Retire for the evening to a cleanly designed room or enjoy a super romantic panoramic dining experience for two on a private balcony.
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3. Skyfall Suites – a chic adults-only, all-suite boutique hotel perfect for a couple’s break
The white walls and clean lines of this stunning couple’s retreat fit perfectly against the backdrop of infinity pools, wide-fronted windows, and of course, the Aegean.
If you are looking for a bit of alone time then this hotel has it in abundance.
Book one of the romantic suites at Skyfall Suites Santorini and at a bare minimum, you can expect an outdoor hot tub, perfect for relaxing with a cool and classy cocktail. If you really want to push the boat out there are suites with private and secluded infinity pools. This place is bright, bold, and very beautiful.
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4. West East Suites – a sleek and sexy contemporary all-suite hotel with gorgeous views
This custom-built, architecturally manicured haven is perfect for a couples getaway. Water is the theme here. Whether you are walking your way to your suite or heading to the Flyaway restaurant, you’ll be guided by tinkling pools and flowing streams.
This luxury romantic retreat offers a great deal, from fine dining to Oenophilia Wine tasting events, where you can sample the best that Santorini’s volcanic soil and constant sunshine has produced.
If the view from the islands heated infinity pool isn’t enough to impress, there are a variety of ways to see the island, directly organised by the hotel including walking tours or even in a helicopter.
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5. La Perla Villas and Suites – a romantic adults-only boutique hotel located on the famous caldera of Oia
What is cosier than your own private traditionally built cave romantic house or villa, nestled amongst the steep cliffs of the northernmost tip of Santorini?
Private pools and jacuzzies adorn the numerous choices of rooms. The pleasant trained staff at La Perla Villas and Suites should make your stay absolutely flawless.
For a romantic getaway in Santorini, you’ll feel utterly and completely spoiled. Due to its location, you’ll be treated to stunning views of Santorini, complete with whitewashed walls and blue domes, not to mention the panoramic views of the Aegean Sea that are available from almost every location within the resort.
With breakfast delivered to your door, you could be forgiven for having more than one lazy morning.
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6. Santorini Kastelli Resort – an upmarket resort perfect for couples located near a black sand beach
Geometric, crisp, and clean. The rooms at Kastelli Resort are full of simplistic beauty, making you feel fresh and invigorated. Opt for one of the ‘exclusive neighbourhood rooms’ and you’ll be treated to an enclosed and shared jacuzzi pool. It’s not all about looks however, substance is important too.
Fortunately, the open-air ‘Lydia’ restaurant will offer a range of locally produced and expertly cooked dishes during the day, or alternatively pay a visit in the evening for ambiance, views, and romantic candlelit dinners. If you fancy a change then there are several local restaurants within a very short walk.
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7. Suites of the Gods Cave Spa Hotel – an upscale Santorini boutique hotel perfect for a couple’s retreat
Romantic getaways are all about relaxing. Suites of the Gods allows you to do precisely that in utter luxury. All of the suites feature outstanding views of the caldera of the volcano for which Santorini is famous.
You can expect four post canopied beds complete with soft white sheets, amazing views, and a space that you can just relax and ‘be’. If taking your time isn’t quite enough, you can supplement your relaxation in the Spa.
Candlelit massages, oils, and treatments await, go together for the ultimate romantic break.
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8. Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel – a gorgeous and romantic Santorini hotel built on the side of a cliff overlooking the Caldera
Submerge your feet with a cool and refreshing cocktail as you watch tri masted ships navigate their way around the bay. Think minimalist arches, al fresco dining areas, and dazzling seascapes as you make your way into the room following a hard day of doing absolutely nothing except reclining with a good book and your significant other.
The Canaves Oia Spa is a feast for the senses. Trickling water and dappling reflections give a feeling of serenity and calm. This is only enhanced by the friendly and welcoming staff whose sole purpose is to make sure that you enjoy your romantic stay and your every need is attended to.
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9. Abasa Suites – a very intimate small-scale hotel offering nine romantic rooms
Comfortable and uniquely airy. The modern rooms mix the ambiance of Mediterranean warmth with something altogether more homely in perfect proportions.
You’ll be greeted with plump cushions, bamboo beams, slate stacked walls and quirky decor all melded to make you feel perfectly at home.
The views aren’t quite as panoramic as some of our other offerings, but with the option of exploring the island with a 5-hour catamaran tour which can be orgnaised through the resort, you’ll still be able to see things that will make you fall in love with, and in, one of the most romantic hotels in Santorini.
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10. Katikies Santorini – one of the sexiest hotels in Santorini
If you are looking for authenticity and a feeling of the true embrace of Greek hospitality then Katikies might very well be for you. The numerous coves and sugar cube suites of the resort will make your stay truly wondrous.
Variety is the spice of life, and with Katikies you are getting just that as they offer various locations and types of accommodation around the island.
Regardless of where you choose, you will be lavished with sleek and sexy interiors, quality service, food, and romantic views to die for. Relax with a glass of chilled and crisp white wine whilst you watch the sunset with your loved one over the volcanic caldera.
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11. Lilium Santorini Villa – one of the most romantic places to stay in Santorini
Unblemished and immaculate, Lilium Santorini Villa will provide a couple’s break to remember. The rooms, suites, and resort itself are carved into the very rocks of Santorini itself. For tasteful and understated beauty look no further. The welcoming staff are friendly, helpful, and extremely accomodating.
One gorgeous feature is the array of lazy chairs to be found near the pool, whilst reclining you’ll be unable to tell where the pool ends and the sea begins.
Treat yourself to a romantic and intimate suite and enjoy a dip in a plunge pool or hot tub. The perfect way to relax and unwind before heading out for a romantic dinner.
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12. Perivolas Hotel – a romantic hotel offering celebrity treatment with world-class service
Set like a beautiful jewel in a ring, The Perivolas Hotel occupies a prominent position, ensconced high upon the cliffs of Santorini. It’s quiet, quaint, and secluded. Just what you need in a couple’s romantic break. There’ll be little to disturb you as you relax, bask and unwind. Perhaps the occasional seabird of distant tolling of a church bell.
Sounds perfect for romance? That’s because it is. The suites are certainly unique, favouring a much more rustic style, they look like they have been hand moulded, with soft edges and cosy nooks and crannies. If you are looking for a real delicacy, go for a suite with a veranda.
You can sit atop the rocks with your love with its own private outdoor patio, drinking wine enjoying a spot of meze whilst watching the sun descend and glow like a burning ember.
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13. You & Me Suites – a stunning and romantic Santorini accommodation located in a beautiful area with great sea views
Chic, sleek, and ultimately very cool. You & Me Suites allow you to relax in style.
Whether you want to gaze out over the sea hand-in-hand whilst soaking in a plunge pool, or sit and enjoy a cooling breeze whilst you sway in a hammock chair, you’ll find it literally on your doorstep.
Memorable experiences will be abundant during your stay, so if you want to get out and about all you will need to do is take advantage of the 24-hour concierge service to have every need met with loving care and attention, whether that be a boat trip into the blue or a wine tasting tour.
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14. White & Co. Exclusive Island Villas – offering an upscale romantic stay with gorgeous views in Pyrgos in Santorini
Are you wanting a romantic break, but also a touch of individuality? If so, then White & Co. Exclusive Island Villas may be the answer.
They specialise in small scale, bespoke, custom accommodation. The best words to describe it could be ‘classy’ ‘elegant’ and ‘tasteful’. The villa’s location in Pyrgos village means you are away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas.
Spacious, luxurious, and romantic rooms are supplemented by equally accommodating staff who are always on hand to ensure that you get only the best possible service. This is truly a couples retreat with a personal touch.
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15. Notos Therme and Spa – a gorgeous couple’s retreat located on the tranquil, black-sand Vlychada Beach in Santorini
Black and white is the theme at Notos Therme and Spa. Whether that’s the black trim of the luxurious and inviting white couches found within each room, the juxtaposed white buildings against the black sandy backdrop, or the sparkle of the stars and twinkling of tealights against a black night time curtain as you enjoy a romantic dinner, you’ll be treated to an unforgettable experience.
Notos Therme specialises in sheer indulgence. The beachside Spa will make you feel one with yourself and with nature. Bathe in naturally heated volcanic mineral water, whilst you breathe in the scents of therapeutic oils. Decadent, romantic, and luxurious! Enjoy!
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