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17 Hotels In Santorini With Caldera View That Will Blow Your Socks Off


Are you looking for the best hotels in Santorini with caldera view?

If you’re planning a trip to the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, then consider booking your stay in one of its many luxurious hotels with stunning views of the iconic blue and white churches against the backdrop of the majestic caldera – they will simply blow you away! 

We’ve visited the Cycladic islands multiple times, and Santorini remains our forever favourite! It has so much to offer! From charming towns with white-washed alleys and incredible dining to stunning beaches and rich cultural heritage, including wine-making, you name it!

We guarantee that staying in a private suite with a jaw-dropping view of the caldera will be the highlight of your Santorini trip!

In this post, we share top Santorini hotels with caldera view, from cosy studios right up to luxurious resorts that offer incredible vistas across the caldera, making them perfect bases for romantic getaways or fun group stays.

Our Top Pick Of Hotels In Santorini With Caldera View

🌟TOP Pick🌟
Top pick of the Santorini hotels with Caldera view.


Situated in Oia, this is the hotel we stayed in. We loved everything about it – from the epic caldera view and private hot tub to the unique cave design of our suite.

Santorini Hotels With Caldera View: At A Glance

Santorini is undoubtedly a stunning island in Greece. When it comes to enjoying the panoramic view of the island’s famous caldera, you can find the best views on the island’s west coast in the towns of Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli.

These three destinations offer the best caldera view and are home to numerous luxurious hotels that cater to travellers seeking both comfort and magnificent views.


Oia, Santorini

Nestled high up on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Aegean Sea, the picturesque village of Oia is the icon of Santorini and the perfect place to stay for first-time visitors.

Oia is famous for its incredible sunsets. It also boasts a lively vibe in the evenings, with a plethora of fine dining options, chic sunset bars and a great range of boutique shops.

🌟 TOP PICK 📍➡️ Virginia’s Cave Villas

🌟 TOP BUDGET PICK 📍➡️ Strogili


  • Icon of Santorini
  • Excellent for sunset
  • Superb dining options
  • Great for shopping


  •  Busy
  • Highest hotel rates



Fira caldera view.

Fira, situated on the rim of a caldera, is the capital of the breathtakingly beautiful Santorini and is famous for its lively nightlife, with an abundance of cafes, bars and nightclubs to choose from.

Being the capital of the island, Fira remains bustling all year round, so it’s the perfect town to stay in if you’re travelling outside of the season.

🌟 TOP PICK 📍➡️ U & ME Suites 

🌟 TOP BUDGET PICK📍➡️ Pantelia Suites


  • Stunning views
  • Bustling nightlife
  • Excellent dining scene
  • Perfect for shopping


  •  Busy



Imerovigli Hotels with caldera view in Santorini.

Imerovigli is situated just 2 km away from Fira and is known for the iconic Skaros Rock that dominates its landscape. Imerovigli is also super quiet, which makes for the perfect romantic getaway for couples.

Despite being small, the town boasts an impressive caldera view, plenty of small boutique hotels, and excellent restaurants. But, it doesn’t have a bustling night scene.

🌟 TOP PICK📍➡️ Honeymoon Petra Villas

🌟 TOP BUDGET PICK📍➡️ Agave Santorini Design Boutique Hotel


  • Epic views of caldera & Skaros
  • Perfect for honeymoon
  • More affordable
  • More quiet


  •  Not the best for nightlife


Best Caldera View Hotels In Santorini – Oia

If you’re a first-time visitor and looking for the best Santorini caldera hotels, you can’t go wrong with choosing Oia. The town is the most iconic place on the island featuring sugar cube houses, winding alleys, blue domes, windmills and, of course, epic vistas of the caldera. It doesn’t get more picturesque than that!

Here are the top hotels in Oia Santorini with caldera view!

#1 Virginia’s Cave Villas – TOP PICK

Virginia’s Cave Villas boasts the perfect location, right in the centre of Oia. We loved the caldera views from our own balcony, as well as the spacious hot tub and comfortable sun loungers where we spent a lot of time relaxing and soaking in the view.

We also appreciated that the suites had a lot of privacy, which in the busy town of Oia is not always guaranteed.

Location | The hotel is a 4-star adults-only property located just 50 meters away from Oia Castle. It is situated only a short walk from local bars and restaurants. Moreover, there is a grocery store within a five-minute walk where you can purchase a chilled bottle of prosecco and enjoy it in your hot tub.

Facilities | Virginia’s Cave Villas provides an airport shuttle service for a fee and also offers complimentary WiFi.

Rooms | The Cycladic cave rooms that follow a traditional white design have simple and rustic furnishing. They come equipped with air conditioning, a double bed, a sofa, a satellite TV, a safe, a kettle, a coffee machine and a fridge with a welcome bottle of local wine. The ensuite bathroom is equipped with a shower.

Each suite comes with a private terrace, which is spacious and includes a hot tub, a comfy day bed and stunning views of the sea and caldera. If you opt for a larger villa, you’ll have more room, a dining table with chairs, and an additional single bed.

Hotels in Santorini with caldera view don’t get much better than Virgnia’s Cave Suites!

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#2 Ambition Suites – Adult-Only Santorini Caldera View Hotel.

This hotel is exclusively for adults and provides ample space along with stunning views of the caldera. What we liked about this property is that the room rate includes breakfast served on your private terrace.

Location | The hotel is located east of Oia Centre, and it takes 15 minutes to get there by foot. You can find multiple restaurants within a few hundred metres of the hotel.

Facilities | At Ambition Suites, you can enjoy complimentary WiFi and bask in the sun on a terrace. Plus, every morning, you’ll receive a highly-rated breakfast delivered straight to your door as part of your room rate.

Rooms | The cave studio rooms are quite spacious and come with a double bed, sofa, desk, TV, coffee machine, fridge and an ensuite with a shower. Additionally, each room features a private terrace with outdoor seating and bean bags, while a private blue-tiled hot tub offers stunning caldera views.

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#3 Platis Residence Villa – One Of The Best Luxury Santorini Hotels Caldera Facing.

Platis Residence is one of the most luxurious Oia caldera view hotels, and we love its elevated location overlooking the whole town, including its most iconic landmark – Oia Castle.

Its fully equipped kitchen and close proximity to a grocery store make it a perfect option for those who want to self-cater or stay longer on the island.

Location | The hotel is situated at the highest point of Oia. In the surrounding area, within 100 meters, there are three cafes available. Additionally, the nearest supermarket can be reached by foot within just four minutes.

Facilities | Every day, the hotel serves a highly rated breakfast and provides a complimentary airport shuttle as well as paid car rental service.

Rooms | The rooms are designed with a modern minimalist style. They feature comfortable double beds, a refrigerator, a safe, and a minibar.

The split-level Platis Villa is the top-rated accommodation at this hotel. It has two double bedrooms, three bathrooms and can accommodate up to six people.

The also has a living room and a kitchen that has a fridge, oven, dishwasher, and stove. You also have your own hammam or sauna. Outside, there’s a seating area and a hot tub that offers amazing views of the caldera.

Santorini hotels with views of the caldera don’t get any more luxurious or unique than Platis Residence Villas!

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#4 Esperas – Best Hotel For Large Shared Pool & Peaceful Stay.

This hotel, exclusively for adults, is located a little way from the town centre (a 5-minute walk), which allows you to enjoy a peaceful stay with a private view of the sunset.

Location | The hotel is situated on a street that is higher than the surrounding area, and it takes about five minutes to walk from there to the town centre. Additionally, there are numerous dining options in close proximity to the hotel.

Facilities | Esperas features a large shared pool that is carved into the rock of the caldera. Additionally, there is a poolside bar and an on-site restaurant which serves Greek cuisine. The restaurant and the sun terrace located by the pool are both oriented towards the west, making it an excellent location to view the sunset.

For convenience, the hotel provides paid airport shuttle service, room service, and parking. The front desk is also available to assist in arranging local excursions. Breakfast is included in the room rates.

Rooms | The rooms are decorated with blue and white tones, traditional textiles, and wooden furniture, which highlight the Greek style. Each room has a double bed, a fridge, a kettle, a minibar, a safe, and a sofa. The two-bedroom suite is perfect for five people and comes with a west-facing terrace with seating and a plunge pool.

If you’re after a Santorini hotel with best view that comes with a lovely shared pool, look no further than Esperas.

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#5 Rimida Villas – A Caldera Hotel Santorini Has To Offer For Budget Travellers.

If you’re looking for affordable caldera view hotels Santorini has to offer, check out Rimidia Villas.

Although the rooms at the hotel are small, they are well-equipped, come with breakfast and provide great value for money, particularly in Oia, where accommodation prices are typically high.

Location | The villa complex is located 1 km away from Ammoudi Bay and is a 15-minute walk from the center of Oia in Perivolas. The closest restaurant can be reached by foot in 10 minutes.

Facilities | At Rimida Villas, free parking is available, and there is an option to pay for an airport shuttle. Additionally, guests have the option to rent a car, and breakfast is included in the price of the villa.

Rooms | The cave rooms have a lot to offer. They come with a big double bed, a sofa bed, and a walk-in rainfall shower. You’ll also find a small kitchen area with a hot plate, microwave, fridge, and dining table. Outside is a cosy terrace with a shaded hot tub area. The Cave House provides the luxury of an indoor hot tub.

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#6 Strogili – Top Budget Hotel With Communal Pool.

If you’re searching for the best hotels in Oia with caldera view and reasonable prices, consider checking out Strogili. This centrally located hotel is a must-book for budget-conscious travellers for its great views, nice rooms and large shared pool.

Location | The hotel is located in the central area of Oia on a quiet street. You can find numerous cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance from the hotel. The nearest grocery store is only a few minutes away by foot.

Facilities | The Strogili Hotel provides a shared outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with loungers. Additionally, it offers free parking and free WiFi. Guests can choose to include breakfast in their room rate or exclude it for a lower rate.

Rooms | The hotel offers two kinds of rooms: contemporary modern and cave rooms, both of which are air-conditioned. All rooms include a large double bed, a seating area with a TV, and amenities such as a kettle, fridge, safe, and toaster. Each room also has a small private terrace with seating facing the sea and caldera.

The cave rooms are pricier but have more personality than the standard ones. Some even have an outdoor hot tub. Additionally, there is a family cave suite which can accommodate up to five people.

This hotel is the best option out of all budget hotels in Santorini with caldera view!

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Hotels In Fira Santorini With Caldera View

If you’re looking for hotels on the caldera in Santorini Greece, outside of the iconic village of Oia, then another excellent place to find them is Fira – the capital city of the island.

Fira is a great place to stay in Santorini for travellers wanting to have a wide range of amenities on their doorstep, such as restaurants, bars, tour companies and shops.

And, since Fira is the bustling capital, it is also the best town to stay outside of the peak season months, where elsewhere on the islands, most restaurants and shops may be closed.

Here are the top hotels in Fira with caldera view.

#7 Limestone – TOP PICK.

If you want to stay in one of the best Fira hotels with caldera view, look no further than Limestone. This property has charming Cycladic architecture, high-end finishes and is centrally located yet quiet. We particularly love the sunset-facing patios and indulgent hot tubs.

Location | Although located just a 7-minute walk away from the main square in Fira, Limestone is situated in a peaceful area away from the busiest streets and crowds.

Facilities | Limestone provides various amenities such as a communal terrace, paid airport shuttle, and complimentary breakfast served on the guest’s personal patios. Additionally, free parking and room service are available. It’s worth mentioning that free parking isn’t common in many places.

Rooms | The property has two kinds of suites available: junior suites and larger honeymoon suites. Both types of suites come with a private terrace that overlooks the caldera and an outdoor hot tub.

They are each furnished with a large double bed, a seating area, and a private bathroom that has a bathtub and complimentary toiletries. Additionally, they come with a coffee machine and a minibar.

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#8 Callia Caves – Adults Only – One Of The Best Caldera Santorini Hotels For Homely Stay.

This 4-star hotel is located in a central area and is adults-only. It comprises of two luxurious suites, which means you will get individualized customer service and personal attention.

Callia Caves is one of the best Santorini hotels with a view for couples seeking privacy.

Location | Callia Caves is located at the heart of Fira. It is situated just 100 meters away from the Archaeological Museum of Thera and Megaro Gyzi and 300 meters away from the bus station. Also, it is just four kilometres away from the airport. The area around the hotel is bustling with bars, restaurants, and cafes.

Facilities | This volcano view Santorini hotel has a hot tub, a terrace, and an airport shuttle available for a fee.

Rooms | The two-bedroom and one-bathroom apartments are equipped with air conditioning and have big double beds. There’s also a large open-plan living space. The apartments can accommodate up to five people with ease. Additionally, the ensuite bathroom is quite spacious and includes a large hot tub.

The apartment features a corner sofa, soft chairs, a safe, a dining table, and a kitchenette complete with a fridge, microwave, coffee machine, and kettle. Some rooms also have a balcony or patio to enjoy the stunning caldera view. The apartment has been meticulously decorated with stylish interiors and attention to detail.

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#9 U & ME Suites – Excellent For Both Couples and Families.

This hotel is very spacious and has a beautiful design. It also has amazing views of the caldera that you will find hard to leave. What we love the most about this property is its larger-than-usual heated private pools!

Location | The hotel is located ten minutes away on foot from both Fira town centre and the nearest grocery store.

Facilities | At U & Me Suites, guests can enjoy a shared lounge and terrace. The room rate includes breakfast, and there is an option to pay for an airport shuttle service. If needed, guests can also request a babysitting service for an extra fee.

Rooms | The rooms are air-conditioned and bigger than usual. They consist of a large double bed and two built-in sofa beds in a separate living area. You will find a safe kettle and a coffee machine in the room. The ensuite is big and has a walk-in rainfall shower. The suites have a modern black and beige colour scheme with rustic art and furnishings.

Each room has an outdoor sun terrace with chairs, loungers, partial shade, and a good-sized heated plunge pool.

For a more luxurious experience, reserve the Sunset Suite, which features a spacious standalone bathtub and the hotel’s biggest heated pool that is exclusively for your use.

If you want a volcano view hotel Santorini has to offer, with a large heated private pool, choose U & Me Suites.

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#10 Panorama Boutique Hotel – One Of The Best Caldera Hotels Santorini Fira For Its Large Pool.

The hotel, located in the centre of Fira, boasts a spacious pool for all guests to use and features various room styles and prices to choose from.

Location | Panorama Hotel is located on Gold Street in Fira, and there are shops, cafes, and restaurants nearby.

Facilities | The amenities offered at Panorama Boutique Hotel include a swimming pool (located in a nearby sister property), a 24-hour front desk, room service, a bar, and a paid airport shuttle. The price of the room includes a buffet breakfast.

Rooms | The rooms are designed with minimalism in mind and feature a spacious double bed, a safe, a seating area, a kettle, a fridge and a minibar. The rooms feature wooden flooring and are decorated in white and green. The ensuite has a rainfall shower.

If you opt for a Suite, you will get more space and an in-room bathtub. The King Room is the biggest suite and includes a separate living room and an outdoor hot tub.

Panorama is hands down one of the best hotels with caldera view in Santorini for travellers wanting a large pool.

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#11 Pantelia Suites – Best Budget Pick.

Although the rooms and communal facilities at Pantelia Suites are compact, they are modern and stylish and feature amazing views. The room prices also cover a highly-rated breakfast, making this family-friendly hotel an excellent value for your money.

Location | The hotel is located in the centre of Fira, just 200 meters away from the bus station and 150 meters away from the Prehistoric Museum. You can easily find grocery shops, cafes, and restaurants within a few meters of the hotel.

Facilities | At Pantelia Suites, you can enjoy the amenities of a shared swimming pool, a small sun terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and room service. Additionally, there is a bar on-site and a paid airport shuttle service available.

Rooms | The rooms are simply decorated with white walls and blue doors and windows. They include furniture such as a double bed, a table with chairs, and a TV. Additionally, a safe, fridge, and kettle are provided. The bathroom has a rainfall shower.

The bigger suites and superior rooms provide extra room for seating with a sofa inside and a private balcony or terrace outside. Besides, bathrooms in these rooms have both a shower and a bathtub.

Also, the Executive Suite features a separate living area and can accommodate up to six guests. Moreover, the lovely Pantelia Suite comes with an outdoor hot tub.

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#12 Theoxenia Caldera Hotel – Best For Budget-Conscious Couples & Facilities.

This centrally located hotel, which is adults-only and has a 4-star rating, provides a variety of room sizes and styles at a very reasonable price.

Location | The hotel is located in the central part of Fira, only 200 meters away from the bus station and museums. You will find many dining options right outside the hotel.

Facilities | Theoxenia Caldera Hotel offers an airport shuttle for a fee, as well as a sun terrace and a rooftop jacuzzi. Guests can also access a nearby sister hotel’s swimming pool, gym, spa, and restaurant. The cost of breakfast is included in the room rate.

Rooms | The compact classic-style rooms are equipped with a double bed, a TV, a safe, a desk, a kettle, and a fridge. The superior rooms have a sofa and a small outdoor balcony with seating.

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Imerovigli Santorini Caldera View Hotels

Imerovigli is tucked between Fira and Oia and is an excellent alternative for travellers seeking a little more of an off-beaten-track destination.

Here you will find the most romantic and secluded hotels in Santorini with caldera view that, apart from breathtaking vistas, also feature stylish, Cycladic suites equipped with romantic hot tubs.

#13 Honeymoon Petra Villas – TOP PICK.

The Santorini caldera view hotel is one of the best in Imerovigli and boasts 5-star luxury and stunning views of the ocean and the caldera. We particularly appreciate the hotel’s excellent central location and its large, stylish shared space.

*The policy of the hotel is that guests must be at least 14 years old.

Location | This caldera view resort Santorini has to offer is situated at the centre of Imerovigli, and guests can find several restaurants nearby. Skaros is at a distance of 800 meters, and it can be easily reached on foot.

Facilities | Honeymoon Petra Villas offers various amenities for guests to enjoy. These include a rooftop pool, partly cut out of volcanic rock, an outdoor hot tub, a spa, and a steam room. There is also a BBQ available. The hotel features a piano bar and a restaurant where guests can indulge in Mediterranean cuisine.

Additionally, guests can take advantage of the hotel’s sailing or speed boat trips, local complimentary shuttle bus, and paid airport shuttle.

Rooms | The rooms have a stylish, minimalist decor featuring pastel walls and blue windows and doors. They come with a large double bed, a built-in sofa, a safe, a coffee machine, and a fridge. On the outdoor terrace, there is a compact plunge pool, comfy furniture, and stunning views that are hard to tear away from.

The Honeymoon Nest is a split-level accommodation that offers ample space for a romantic stay. It comes furnished with cute hanging chairs, a hot tub that has a great view, and an outdoor dining area.

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#14 White Pearl Cavalieri – One Of The Most Stylish Hotels With Caldera View Santorini Has To Offer.

Looking for an exceptional adults-only hotel in Imerovigli? Look no further than White Pearl Cavalieri.

This hotel offers unique cave rooms with private pools, as well as stunning sea views from its elevated communal pool. White Pearl Cavalieri also serves fine dining cuisine at its in-house restaurant.

If you want a truly unique experience with the wow factor around every corner, White Pearl Cavalieri is one of the most outstanding Imerovigli hotels with caldera view.

Location | The hotel is perched on an elevated cliff and is a 10-minute walk from the town centre and one kilometre away from Skaros. It is situated 7 kilometres away from Santorini airport.

Facilities | The hotel amenities include an infinity pool, an all-day bar, a hot tub, massage treatments, and a restaurant. The cost of the room includes breakfast. Also, there are airport shuttle services and a concierge that can help schedule activities like wine tastings, tours of the vineyard and wine cellar, diving, and hiking, all for an extra fee.

Rooms | The cave rooms are large and include a king-size bed, a sofa, a desk, and a coffee machine. The ensuite has a rainfall shower, and there is a lovely private outdoor courtyard with seating and a daybed. The cave rooms also come equipped with a kidney-shaped indoor private pool with spa jets accessible through the bedroom.

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#15 Santorini’s Balcony – 5-Star Luxury Ideal For Couples.

This hotel has a chic and stylish ambience and is located in a convenient central area. It offers stunning views of the caldera and has an age restriction of 12 years old or older for guests.

Santorini’s Balcony is one of the best Santorini hotels with a view of caldera for couples seeking a romantic getaway.

Location | The hotel is situated one kilometre north of the town centre and can be easily accessed by foot. There are multiple tavernas located in close proximity to the hotel.

Facilities | Santorini’s Balcony provides guests with fantastic amenities, including a swimming pool, a bar, and a sun terrace. They also offer an à la carte breakfast every day, a restaurant serving Greek cuisine, as well as additional services such as paid airport shuttle and room service.

Rooms | The hotel rooms are located near the main pool and include a large double bed, a living area with a sofa, a desk, a minibar, and a refrigerator. Outside, the terrace provides a view of the pool and neighbouring rooms, as well as a small private heated plunge pool.

To have more privacy, you can make a reservation for the Honeymoon Suite or the Panoramic Suite. These suites offer more spacious terraces that are not overlooked by other rooms and have larger plunge pools.

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#16 Nefeli Homes – Best Hotel In Santorini With Caldera View For Budget Travellers.

Hotels in Santorini with caldera view don’t come cheap, but this hotel offers stunning views at a relatively affordable rate compared to other hotels with similar views.

It also includes complimentary breakfast and a free airport shuttle. It is a great option for those looking for affordable accommodation with an excellent view.

Location | The distance between this property and Pori Beach is three kilometres. Additionally, there are multiple cafes and restaurants that you can reach on foot.

Facilities | The amenities at Nefeli Homes include a rooftop terrace, swimming pool, and hot tub. Each morning, breakfast is delivered to your apartment. The hotel can also assist with arranging local tours. Additionally, Nefeli Homes provide a free airport shuttle – a rare service in Santorini that can save you money.

Rooms | The apartments are equipped with a spacious double bed, as well as a kitchenette with a toaster, kettle, fridge, and coffee machine. Basic crockery is provided for preparing simple meals.

Additionally, private pools are available in both the Honeymoon Suite and One Bed Cave Apartment, both of which can accommodate up to four adults. The Honeymoon Suite has a plunge pool inside, while the Apartment has a hot tub outside. Additionally, every room has a small terrace with seating.

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#17 Agave Santorini Design Boutique Hotel – Most Affordable Option.

Agave Hotel is an ideal choice if you are looking for a budget hotel caldera view Santorini has to offer!

Location | The boutique hotel is located on the southern edge of town, and Fira, the capital town, is only a 15-minute walk from here.

Facilities | Facilities include a paid airport shuttle.

Rooms | The property offers rooms that are decorated in Cycladic style and equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Each room has a balcony that overlooks the sea and the caldera. Family rooms are also available.

Hotels in Santorini with caldera view don’t get any more affordable than Agave Hotel.

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Hotels In Santorini With Caldera View: FAQ

Top pick of the Oia hotels with caldera view and private pool in Santorini.

Looking for some answers with regards to hotels in Santorini with caldera view? Here are the frequently asked questions with answers.

Where is the best view of the caldera in Santorini?

If you’re looking for the best view of the caldera in Santorini, there are a few places that truly stand out. First on the list is the village of Oia, where you can witness the famous sunset from the Oia Castle or the comfort of a charming café while admiring the panoramic view of the caldera.

Another great spot is Fira, the island’s capital, where you can stroll along its promenade and capture breathtaking views of the caldera from above.

Finally, for a unique perspective, visit Imerovilgi with its iconic Skaros Rock, once a fortress and now a stunning viewpoint offering unparalleled views of the caldera and the surrounding islands.

What does caldera view mean in Santorini?

A caldera is a large volcanic crater created after a volcanic eruption. Santorini’s caldera was formed around 3,500 years ago during one of the most massive volcanic eruptions in recorded history. 

Some of the best hotels in Santorini with caldera view are situated in Oia, Fira and Imerovigli.

What is the difference between sea view and caldera view in Santorini?

What is caldera view in Santorini? To clarify, if you can see the coastal cliffs that surround Santorini’s Aegean Sea and the submerged volcanic crater called caldera from your accommodation, you have what is referred to as “caldera views.”

The towns of Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli on the west coast of Santorini offer the best combination of both caldera and sea views.

What is the best part of Santorini to stay in?

The best place to stay in Santorini depends on your personal preferences and budget. For a luxurious experience, you may want to consider staying in one of the towns on the west coast, such as Oia, Fira, or Imerovigli, which offer traditional architecture, and boast the best hotels in Santorini with caldera view. However, keep in mind that these areas can be quite expensive.

If you are on a tight budget, you can save more money by staying on the east coast of the island. Perissa or Kamari beach resorts offer cheaper accommodations, and there are also a more family-friendly resort and hotel options in this area.

Can you swim in the Santorini Caldera?

The caldera is an ancient volcanic crater filled with crystal clear waters that are a dazzling shade of turquoise blue. Many visitors to the island wonder whether it is possible to swim in the caldera, given its sheer size and depth.

The answer is yes, it is possible to swim in the caldera, and it is an experience that is not to be missed. The water temperature is pleasant, and the clarity of the water makes it possible to see all the way to the bottom.

Why is Caldera of Santorini famous?

The Caldera of Santorini is known as one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places in Greece. Located in the Aegean Sea, this geological wonder is the result of a volcanic explosion that happened more than 3,600 years ago. Aside from its natural beauty, the Caldera has been the inspiration for countless poems, artworks, and literature.

The view from the cliffside white-washed houses, windmills and blue-domes churches overlooking the caldera is nothing short of awe-inspiring, with the sun sinking into the azure sea creating a stunning aurora of light and colour.

No wonder the Caldera’s picturesque towns have become popular destinations for tourists, honeymooners, and even Hollywood directors. 

Hotels In Santorini With Caldera View: Final Thoughts

From luxurious cliffside resorts with infinity pools to intimate cave suites, Santorini offers something for everyone. Whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, or with family, a stay at one of the hotels in Santorini with caldera view will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience that is both unique and memorable.

Staying in one of the Oia hotels with caldera view was a dream come true for us and the perfect way to celebrate our relationship and my birthday! Spending slow mornings on our private balcony overlooking the sea and the vibrant red cliffs and relaxing in the private hot tub in the evenings was truly magical.

Although not the most budget-friendly accommodation, we strongly believe that staying in a caldera view hotel Santorini is so famous for will be the highlight of your trip!

Happy travels!


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