The Which Greek Island resort guide to Santorini gives you a list of towns, villages and resorts in Santorini and describes them telling you where they are on the island, who would enjoy them, if it’s just a day trip or a place to spend a week and what the nightlife is like too. It is meant for anyone planning a trip to this beautiful island to help them decide where to stay and where to visit whilst on the island.
The map above should also help you to decide where you want to stay, the west coast is where you’ll find the Caldera views, dramatic scenery and is a popular region for sunset views. The east coast is where you’ll find the best beaches so keep this in mind when choosing where to stay.
Tourist resorts in Santorini
The busiest tourist resorts in Santorini are those based on the caldera side of the island as they offer spectacular views. The main ones being the capital Fira, neighbouring towns of Firostefani, Imerovigli and the northern town of Oia.
There are a couple of beach resorts in Perissa and Kamari but Santorini isn’t really a beach holiday type of destination.
Family resorts in Santorini
The two previously mentioned beach resorts of Perissa and Kamari are probably the best places for families as there’s more for kids to do there. We wouldn’t recommend Santorini for youngsters though.
Traditional Santorini resorts
Unfortunately the main towns and villages don’t retain much traditional character as they are so packed full of tourists. For authentic Greek charm head to Megalochori, Emporio or Pyrgos, all three have traditional houses, blue domed churches and cobbled maze like streets to get lost wandering round. Ideal for a break from the crowds.
Santorini resorts for couples
Santorini is the number one destination for romantic Greek island holidays for couples, the general idea is to get a hotel room with a caldera view and enjoyr the scenery. To do this you need to be on the volcano side of the island so the main resorts of Fira, Firostefani, Immerovigli and Oia are probably the best choices.
Top 19 Santorini resorts
We’ve listed below the main resorts on Santorini, all you have to do is click the heading of the ones you’re interested in visiting and that’ll take you to a new page with a more in depth look at that particular town or village.
Alternatively click the filters to narrow down the list of resorts to just those that have particular characteristics that you find desirable. The filters are cumulative so if you find that you’ve clicked too many and ended up with no results then simply remove one of the options that you have chosen or click the All button and it’ll reset everything so you can start again.
Filterable list of Santorini resorts
Santorini Hotel search
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There may from time to time be places on an island that we’ve missed completely so if you see a town, village, beach or attraction that’s not listed then please use the contact us page to let us know and we’ll get it added to the site.
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