Santorini is what dreams of made of. Appearing lavishly in the middle of the Aegean Sea between Athens and Crete, a stint on this famous Greek island promises unbelievable beaches, first-rate dining, perhaps a celebrity sighting or two, and more romance than one person can handle. An adults only hotel ensures you’ll get the absolute most out of what’s sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Where to stay at an adults only hotel in Santorini? Important locations at a glance:
Oia & Caldera-Edge Cliffs: Honeymoon bliss on the iconic coast
Fira Town: Nightlife in Santorini’s capital
If you and your beloved are looking for some nightlife action, or you’re gearing up for a fun-filled solo trip, an adults only hotel in Fira Town is sure to provide. These establishments are seriously luxurious, boasting central locations, opulent breakfast buffets, and light, spacious interiors that highlight all the best features of Santorini and stay true to the energy of the Greek islands. Fira, or Thera, is known for providing all the entertainment, eating, and drinking one could ask for. The capital of Santorini, this vibrant town is speckled with Greek eateries, a list of sights-to-see, and streets of people after the same thing — a magical experience in a singular location. The nightlife spans from experimental cocktail bars, cave-like haunts with a who’s-who crowd, Irish and Scottish pubs, seriously lux vibes on loud dance floors, and lively clubs that’ll keep you out past your bedtime. A certain old-meets-new energy radiates through Fira; you can experience some of older side at the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, which outlines the history of ancient Akrotiri. The younger side you’ll find in the highly modern amenities in your adults only hotel’s room-with-a-view. A walk north to Firostefani or Imerovigli along the edge of caldera is sure to take your breath away and, like throughout the whole island, the photo opportunities are endless.
Imerovigl & Firostefani: Volcanic views & slowed-down time
Southern Santorini: Pure Mediterranean holiday
Around the famous Akrotiri excavation site is uninterrupted bliss — perfect beaches, infinity pools, and patently luxurious adults only hotels. Stepping into Santorini’s quieter south is like stepping into another time, one where the days pass slowly, whiled away with a cocktail and some stuffed grape leaves in hand. Bring your beloved along to a perfectly equipped hotel where you’ll fall asleep to the island silence and wake to a divine breakfast served on the sun-soaked terrace. Kamari, situated on the southeastern coast of the island, is replete with cafes, bars, restaurants, shopping, in addition to a Blue Flag beach where you can rent a sun bed and take in the Greek sun. The Kamar Seafront is composed of a black volcanic-sand beach as well as a pebble one, and is abundant with opportunity for scuba diving, jet skiing, boat tours, and dining on fresh fish. The accommodation lining the coast include sprawling villas and opulent adults only hotels, which radiate nothing but class and indulgence.
Despite the secluded, otherworldly energy of Santorini, the island is rather accessible, especially from within Europe. If you are coming from outside of Europe, fly first to Athens from where you can a (rather long) ferry ride or a quick 40-minute flight to the island’s airport in Thira (JTR) located just north of Kamari on the east side of the island. From the airport, the cab or bus ride is only between 15-40 minutes to Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani. There are plenty of busses that you can take around from village to village, and the island is really quite walkable. If that’s not interesting, you’ll see plenty of taxis or can pick up a rental car at the airport.