Renowned for its picture-postcard whitewashes houses, dramatic caldera and jaw-dropping sunsets, Santorini is one of the most scenic of all Greek islands. No surprise, therefore, that it is also one of the most well-visited, with the long summer months seeing the island heaving with tourists – up to two-million a year, in fact.
Accommodation options on Santorini are almost as plentiful as the beautiful views to be enjoyed here – and with almost as much variety. Among them are a liberal sprinkling of all inclusive hotels and resorts offering a variety of amenities and three meals a day priced in. Here’s our choice of three of the best.
FROM €175/ NIGHT
A few minutes’ walk from the beach, this 3-star hotel on Santorini’s southeast coast in the lively resort town of Kamari is a popular all inclusive choice for visitors to the island, particularly with families. Amenities include a children’s swimming pool and playground, plus a tennis court. For adults, there’s a an outdoor hot tub and a bar, while nearby on the promenade behind bustling Kamari Beach you’ll find several beach bars, tavernas and shops. Watersports enthusiasts can also hire jet skis and pedalos on the beach here too. For those arriving by car, there’s free on-site parking.
FROM €111/ NIGHT
For those seeking something a little more luxurious, the 5-star Mediterranean White certainly fits the bill. Boasting a wide array of amenities and services, including tranquil gardens and its own private beach, the hotel is a tranquil paradise where you can be as active or inactive as you wish. There’s an on-site bar and restaurant serving a variety of international dishes and exotic drinks, plus an outdoor hot tub and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and there’s also free on-site parking. Santorini International Airport is less than a mile away.
FROM €248/ NIGHT
For a mid-range option that won’t break the bank, the 4-star Santorini Palace is a good mix of affordable accommodation with a dash of luxury thrown into the bargain. Situated in the heart of Fira, the capital of Santorini, the hotel features an outdoor pool with a poolside bar and a well-equipped fitness centre with a hot tub and sauna. There’s also 24-hour front desk where you can book care rentals and an on-site restaurant serving all day food, including hearty buffet breakfasts. Guest rooms come with satellite TV, a minibar, a private bathroom and a balcony with views either of the hotel’s pristine gardens or the ocean. Santorini’s beautiful Caldera is a short walk away.