Last Updated on May 8, 2023 by Celeste.
4-star Family Hotels in Santorini | Where to stay in Santorini with Kids | Greek Islands | Family Vacation in Greece
With one of the most recognizable skylines of the Greek islands, Santorini is famous for its houses carved into the cliffs, chalk-white buildings, and stunning blue sea. The Caldera, shaped by a massive earthquake in 1450 BC, provides stunning views from the island’s clifftops. Stay on the east of the island, which doesn’t face the sunset for gorgeous, but more affordable accommodation. The east coast is also home to the famous Kamari Beach. For those famous sunset views then the west of the island is the place to be.
Best 4-star family hotels in Santorini
Here are listed the 12 best 4-star family friendly hotels and resorts in Santorini. For a list of more family hotels per area, check:
1. Aria Suites & Villas
Located in a prime position in the capital of Santorini, Fira, Aria Suites has stunning views over the sea. There are six suites, situated on the Caldera, all styled in traditional Cycladic design. All the suites have a mini-bar, fridge, air-conditioning, laptop, and free WiFi. The hotel is rated highly across the board, with the location and staff getting particularly eminent reviews.
2. The Tsitouras Collection
The Tsitouras Collection is an 18th Century Mansion that offers spectacular accommodation in Firostefani. It has beautiful sunset views and free-wifi throughout the resort. The Tsitouras houses are unique in their style with domes, vaults, and skylights. Each comes with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, air-conditioning, and fridge. Guests are welcome to enjoy an A La Carte breakfast each morning. Airport transfers are including free of charge and the capital of Santorini, Fira, is only 750 yards away.
3. Celestia Grand
With stunning views from the edge of the Caldera cliff in Fira, the Celestia Grand has luxury, air-conditioned villas with private pools and hot tubs. The well-equipped villas make the Celestia Grand one of the best family hotels in Santorini. Each unit has a living and dining area, free toiletries, a flat-screen tv, and a mini fridge. Guests will be served breakfast each morning in their villa and the A La Carte restaurant is open during the summer months. For entertainment, the lively center of Fira is just 1.6 miles away.
4. Tholos Resort
Imerovigli is one of the most beautiful villages in Santorini and is home to the 4-star Tholos Resort. The hotel boasts stunning views over the sea and volcano. All of the suites have a beautiful balcony with views over the volcano, a flat-screen TV, and Air conditioning. For breakfast, guests can enjoy an American breakfast either in their suites or at the hotel restaurant. Two swimming pools, daily housekeeping, and a snack bar are available for guests.
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Best 4-Star Family Hotels in Santorini: 5 Rocabella Santorini Hotel & Spa
Situated in stunning Imerovigli, Rocabella Resort has impressive views over the Caldera. Each room has its own unique style and private balcony, flat-screen tv, and coffee machine. Some rooms even have their own private outdoor hot tub. A buffet breakfast is available each morning. The hotel restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine at the poolside. Come evening, the Night Bar and Pool Bar have a wide selection of cocktails on offer. For those wishing to explore the island, the capital of Santorini, Fira, is only 0.9 miles away.
6. Bellonias Villas
The Bellonias Villas is a complex of simply decorated units in a palm tree garden. Located right on a private part of the famous Kamari Beach, it also has a beach and seaside restaurant. All the rooms and apartments have cooling marble floors, satellite LCD TV, a kitchenette, and a living area. This makes the Bellonias Villas a great family hotel in Santorini. Sumptuous light bites are available at the snack bar, along with cocktails and champagne at the pool bar. Elia Restaurant serves Greek and Mediterranean dishes right next to the beach.
7. Mr and Mrs White Santorini
Located in Oia, Mr and Mrs White Santorini offers guests a bar, outdoor pool, and 24-hour front desk. It credits itself on being a family-friendly property and families would love the fabulous breakfast, free wi-fi, and room service. All rooms have a seating area, flat-screen TV, and free toiletries. Cape Columbo Beach is just 3.1 miles away from Mr and Mrs White Santorini.
8. Windmill Villas
The stunning Windmill Villas are made up of stunning Santorinian windmills that have been converted into fully furnished villas. Each villa has a pool with hydromassage jets and is located 900 yards from the beach. For the private sun terrace in the villas, guests can enjoy views of the incredible countryside, vineyards, and the Aegean sea. The Windmill Villas is on the east side of Santorini, between Fira and Oia. Local restaurants and supermarkets are located 1.9 miles away.
9. Elysian Santorini
The Elysian Santorini is a complex of villas spread around Foinikiá in Oia. It is an easy 15-minute walk to the center of Oia and has beautiful views over the vineyards and the Aegean Sea. All villas have an indoor or outdoor private swimming pool, along with outdoor seating areas and sunbeds. Breakfast is available in the villas each morning and the front desk is able to provide assistance for lunch or dinner reservations on the island. For the active guest, there’s a range of activities offered in the area including diving, hiking, and sailing.
10. Dreams Luxury Suites
Situated at the very highest point of the Caldera, Dreams Luxury Suites is a 4-star hotel that offers stunning views overlooking Santorini and the Aegean Sea. Small in size, there are just 4 suites at this hotel. Having been built originally over 100 years ago, they have been recently renovated to maintain their traditional charm whilst encompassing modernity and luxury all at once. All the suites have their own private terrace, swimming pool or hot tub, and fantastic views.
11. Zoe Aegeas Traditional houses
Zoe Aegeas Traditional houses are built into the rocks of Oia just 550 yards from Amoudi Beach and offer split-level apartments with views of the Aegean Sea. All of the units are built in Cycladic style and have a kitchenette, dining area, and traditional furnishings. The unique cave-style bathroom comes with free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a bar where guests can get a refreshing drink before strolling into town to explore the local taverns. The apartments are just 5.6 miles from Fira, the capital of Santorini.
12. Enigma Suites
Enigma Suites overlooks the volcano and offers rooms with stunning sea views. There is a large panoramic terrace as well as a cafe and bar. The suites have arched ceilings and are all airconditioned. Some have a kitchenette and satellite TV. There is Continental breakfast available each morning for guests either in their room or at the Enigma Cafe. Santorini Port is just 8.1 miles away.
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More family hotels in Greece & Greek Islands
If you are planning a vacation on the Greek islands with kids, and you are not exclusively looking into Santorini, we can also recommend the following family-friendly hotels: