Class Acts: 5-star Luxury Hotels in Santorini

Photo courtesy Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel 


Few destinations conjure up quite as luxurious a picture as beautiful Santorini in the Greek Islands. Contributor Beth Hoke shares this list of the top 5-star luxury hotels in Santorini Greece.


It goes without saying that 5-star hotels are committed to providing their guests with exceptional service and amenities.

 But these luxury hotels in Santorini go above and beyond with ultra-private accommodations, award-winning gourmet cuisine, the finest of facilities, and extraordinary experiences. Privileged locations with panoramic views of the island’s legendary features make these Santorini luxury hotels some of the most desirable places to stay in the world.

 Whether you’re being introduced to the magic of Santorini for the first time or returning to experience it all over again, you’ll want to stay at a property that is just as incredible as the island itself.


The Best 5-star Luxury Hotels in Santorini


Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini 

Renew your mind, body, and spirit at Mystique. This cliffside retreat offers exclusive wellness services to soothe your senses. Holistic spa treatments, sunrise yoga, and app-based meditation sessions combined with the natural beauty of the property and its surroundings redefine relaxation.

Whether you’re dining at one of the hotel’s three restaurants, lounging by one of their two pools, or enjoying a moment to yourself on your private terrace, you’ll experience the mystique of Santorini at this 5-star oasis in Oia.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini 


Andronis Arcadia

Oia is quite possibly the best place to stay in Santorini for parents who want a stress-free holiday with their children.

 Your stay in one of their family suites or villas with up to four bedrooms includes an assortment of amenities curated for kids such as personal care products, pool accessories, board games, and art supplies. Sleeping arrangements can be tailored to meet your family’s needs: the hotel provides baby cots and bed rails.

 Activities and excursions are also available for kids of all ages. Schedule a family photo session with a professional photographer, book an spa treatment or yoga session, or treat everyone to a half-day cruise on the Andronis Feretti, the company’s private yacht.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Andronis Arcadia


Astro Palace Hotel

The Astro Palace Hotel is one of the best hotels in Santorini for a destination wedding. A team of certified event planning experts will help you create a custom experience that can include airport transfers, reservations, catering, photography, and more.

 You and your guests will stay in luxury accommodations with views of the pool or the sea, enjoy international cuisine at the on-site restaurant, and have the option of booking a tasting session in the property’s private wine cellar, scheduling signature services at the spa, or climbing aboard a cruise of Santorini’s incredible coastline.

After the ceremony and reception, newlyweds who choose to stay in the Astro Suite for their honeymoon will be treated to breakfast in bed, dinner by candlelight, and complimentary spa treatments.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Astro Palace Hotel


Atrina Canava 1894

A traditional Santorini cave hotel, the Atrina Canava 1894 has villas and suites with sweeping views of the island’s famed sunset. Watch the last rays sink below the horizon from the deck chairs on your private balcony or terrace before heading to the poolside bar for a late night snack.

 You’ll get a great night’s sleep in your soundproofed room and wake refreshed, ready for a day of exploring Oia on your own or taking advantage of one of the hotel’s curated experiences. The concierge would be happy to assist you in scheduling a wine tour, scenic helicopter ride, or sailing trip, or to make recommendations based on your interests.

 Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Atrina Canava 1894


Celestia Grand

 Of all the luxury hotels in Santorini, the Celestial Grand Executive Villas near Fira is the ideal destination for Epicureans.

Wine and fruit will be waiting for you in your villa upon your arrival. When you’re refreshed and ready to indulge in your first of many mouthwatering meals during your stay on the island, consult with the concierge who can arrange for dinner reservations one of its sister hotels, the Petit Palace Hotel or the Volcano View Hotel, home to the Elia Restaurant and the Caldera Restaurant, respectively.

 The chefs at both restaurants use locally sourced ingredients to create Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that has earned the praise of gourmands from all over the world. Other opportunities to enjoy traditional Greek gastronomy include a daily buffet breakfast served in your villa, a cliffside candlelight dinner, or even a meal that you prepare yourself during a cooking lesson at yet another of the Celestia Grand’s sister hotels, Markezini’s Suites.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Celestia Grand


Edem Luxury Hotel

The Edem is an all-suite hotel in Finikia, a picturesque village between Fira and Oia. Whether you choose the standard suite or one of the superior suites, you’ll receive the same level of personal attention from Edem’s hospitality team.

When you arrive at the property, a bell boy will transfer your luggage to your suite while you check in and enjoy a welcome drink. The housekeeping staff will have your room prepared with luxury linens and the finest of amenities. The concierge will be at your service, ready to make reservations or recommendations for local restaurants or bespoke experiences.

 The Edem Luxury Hotel takes Greek hospitality to another level, ensuring that your stay in Santorini is even better than you could have imagined.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Edem Luxury Hotel


Katikies Kirini Santorini

The Katikies Kirini is the quintessential Santorini luxury hotel. From its privileged location in Oia to its exclusive Katikies Club, this boutique hotel offers its guests a range of exceptional amenities and services.

The resort’s personal lifestyle concierge can assist you in customizing your stay with a visit to their award-winning spa, dinner at your choice of Katikies hotels, a cruise on one of their luxury yachts, or thematic tours that explore the history, archaeology and agriculture of the island.

The Katikies Kirini has seven categories of spacious suites, all of which have a private veranda with a spectacular view of the caldera.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: Katikies Kirini Santorini


The Majestic Hotel Santorini

Everything about the Majestic Hotel Santorini is…well, majestic. Its premier location just steps from the center of Fira comes with the opportunity to immerse yourself in island life.

Take advantage of the resort’s proximity to nearby shops and restaurants to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs or try authentic local dishes. Once you’ve explored to your heart’s content, retreat to the Majestic and enjoy 5-star services, scenic views, and serene surroundings.

 The hotel features three restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner made with fresh farm-to-table ingredients, traditionally styled rooms enhanced with state-of-the-art technology, an on-site gym with Technogym lifestyle fitness equipment, a spa with sauna and hammam bath facilities, and a private salon.

Reviews, Rates, & Reservations: The Majestic Hotel

Cloud 9

You’ll be on cloud nine from the moment you arrive at this award-winning property in Imerovigli. Part of the Aqua Vista Hotels group, Cloud 9 is an exclusive retreat with only two villas: the Iokasti and the Ariadne.

Both villas feature private outdoor swimming pools and Jacuzzis, while the Ariadne includes an indoor pool and steam room as well. The contemporary living spaces can be personalized with custom amenities such as an in-room oil diffuser with a selection of scents, a la carte room service, a pillow menu, and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

A candlelight dinner on your private sea-view terrace can be arranged upon request.

Reservations: Cloud 9




Contributor Beth Hoke is a travel and lifestyle writer who has created content for some of the industry leaders in experiential travel, including Googles Touring Bird; Tuis blog, Musement; and Vamonde. Her features have appeared online and in print at,, and Military Spouse magazine.


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