Over the years, the volcanic island of Santorini in Greece has become a very popular option amongst couples. Known for being one of the most romantic islands in the world, Santorini boasts stunning views, beautiful and unique beaches, excellent sunsets, and a wide option of comfortable and romantic places to stay.
Whether you’re headed to Santorini to enjoy your honeymoon, or simply want to get away together for some peace, quiet and time alone, one of the biggest decisions that you’ll face when planning your trip is the type of accommodation that you’re going to stay in. Here are some of the most popular options to consider when staying on Santorini.
If you’d like to enjoy all the amenities that come with a hotel such as room service and daily housekeeping, then you’re in luck. Santorini has a large collection of excellent hotels to choose from, with something to suit everybody’s budget.
Basic accommodation options are available for those who are only interested in making sure that they have a bed for the night and somewhere secure to keep their belongings whilst they explore; on the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little more upmarket there is a wide plethora of four- and five-star hotels to choose from, too.
If you really want to get the most out of your stay, then look no further than renting a private villa in Santorini for the duration of your trip. There are many different villas available on the island, the Blue Villas Collection being one of the most visited which offer excellent features, such as private swimming pools and balconies overlooking the sea and volcanic views where you can watch the sunset at night with your loved one.
Whether you are enjoying a romantic holiday for just the two of you or travelling in a larger group – for example, as part of a wedding party – there’s bound to be the perfect villa available to suit your needs, with some villas housing more than ten people at one time.
Although a hostel might not be your first choice for a romantic getaway to Santorini, it could be a great way to save money and meet new people during your stay. If you are travelling as a young couple and are hoping to save some money on your accommodation, then a hostel could be an ideal option.
The good news is that many hostels on Santorini will also offer private rooms along with the standard hostel dormitories, which are the perfect options for couples who are hoping for some private time alone as well during their stay.
For a unique ‘home from home’ experience, Airbnb could be the perfect method of finding a suitable place to stay whilst visiting Santorini. Using this popular app, you could find accommodation in a villa, house or apartment that’s been left empty, or even stay with somebody local to the area in their spare room. Many Airbnb guests find that it’s a great choice since they can turn to their host for advice on tips when it comes to getting the most out of their stay, too.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a truly romantic and very unique stay in Santorini, then why not consider the hotels and other accommodation options that are available in the caves at the bottom of the caldera? Here, you can find hotel rooms with a wide range of facilities and stunning views that you’re sure to never forget.
Do you have any tips on where’s best to stay in Santorini? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.