Hotels in Santorini come in several categories, the official rating system in Greece is:
- Lux (Cat. Lux), the general equivalent of a 5 star hotel. [ 5* hotels in Santorini ]
- A' class (Cat. A'), the general equivalent of a 4 star hotel. [ 4* hotels in Santorini ]
- B' class (Cat. B'), the general equivalent of a 3 star hotel. [ 3* hotels in Santorini ]
- C' class (Cat. C'), the general equivalent of a 2 star hotel. [ 2* hotels in Santorini ]
You may also come across T' class or tourist class - these are generally referred to as pensions or rooms to let but may also include the lower end of 2 star hotels.
More than any other Greek island, a high proportion of Santorini accommodation is not officially recognised as hotels. In the true tradition of Greek hospitality these properties are "rooms to let" however, in Santorini, this phrase takes on a new meaning. Encompassing studios, apartments, houses and villas, these "rooms to let" cover the complete spectrum of categories, from the modest to the most luxurious.
Where to Stay in Santorini.
When making your choice from the many properties and hotels in Santorini, it's worth noting that the desirable areas to stay in are Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia, which are all on the Caldera and will provide the kind of sunsets that Santorini is famous for.
Santorini has some of the most distinctive and original beaches to be found anywhere in the world. These are located on the eastern side of the island, the villages of Kamari, Perissa and Perivolos all provide close proximity to the beach with a variety of watersports and generally offer a cheaper alternative to staying on the Caldera.
The rates for hotels in Santorini can vary greatly from around 25 Euros per night for a double room at one of the budget C' class hotels to over 4000 Euros per night for a presidential suite at one of the Luxury hotels.
To assist you we have grouped together the hotels in Santorini based on price.
(Here the term "hotel" includes all the different types of accommodation on Santorini)
Please note: these are starting prices in low season for a standard double. The seasonal dates vary from one hotel to another so please contact us for the rates relevant for your dates of travel.
Getting the most from your stay in Santorini
To assist you, we have published a Santorini guide:
[ A Guide to Santorini ], has information and pictures on the different villages of Santorini plus a tourist guide on what to see and do while visiting the island.
Finally we are also able to arrange tours of all the major sights of Santorini:
[ Tours in Santorini ], has a selection of half and full day tours that include visits to Akrotiri and Ancient Thira plus boat trips to the volcano and hot springs of Thirasia.