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Best hotels in Santorini 2022: Sunset views and private pools

Best hotels in Santorini 2022: Sunset views and private pools

Perhaps the most enduring and magical image of the Greek islands is the iconic view of blue-domed churches overlooking a cobalt sea. This postcard-perfect scene is the signature shot of Santorini and has made the Cycladic isle a staple on many a bucket list.

Though its picture-perfect vineyards and whitewashed villages are beguiling – and it’s not hard to see why they draw in plenty of visitors – Santorini’s geography tells of a much more violent past: those cliff-top churches gaze out on a sea-filled volcanic crater. And it’s not hard to escape the crowds if you want a more peaceful visit.

Some of the island’s best hotels are located along its rim, but there are hideaways worth checking out inland and on the beach too. We’ve rounded up nine of the best places to stay in Santorini, including romantic retreats with plunge pools, luxury lodges balancing on cliff tops and a wellness retreat with onsite spa.

The best hotels in Santorini are:

Neighbourhood: Oia

One of the luxury sunset villas with private pool

(Santo Maris)

That famous view of the church domes is found in the village of Oia (pronounced ee-ya), way up on the island’s northwest tip. Avoid the crowds that descend at sunset by staying a five-minute walk away at the adults-only, all-suite Santo Maris. Each suite is a romantic retreat with its own plunge pool and Jacuzzi, plus the westerly aspect makes this an unbeatable spot for soaking up sunsets in privacy.

Neighbourhood: Oia

Gasp-inducing views await at Andronis Luxury Suites

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