Santorini is probably the most visited Greek island and definitely one of the most well-recognized postcards in the world. Azure blue waters against a backdrop of cliffs dotted with white buildings and blue domes, it’s truly a sight to behold.
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Santorini was formed when a volcano erupted and sank the middle part of the island. The town is built on the rim, which is why it is called the caldera (“cooking pot” in Spanish) and why the views are so spectacular. While topographically Santorini is not particularly conducive to children (the whole town is built on cliffs which means narrow pathways and steep steps everywhere you go). That being said, children are seen around and welcome, particularly in the summertime. There is lots to see and to do for kids. I have listed the best activities for families in Santorini in my post Travel Santorini island with kids. I absolutely love Santorini and have carefully selected these family-friendly hotels. There are many hotels in Santorini with kids, depending on what you are looking for.
Oia: Oia is the most famous village in Santorini, known best for its sunset views. Oia has gorgeous little winding streets with tons of shops, cafes and restaurants, and even a little playground. It is the most exclusive part of Santorini but if you want to enjoy the atmosphere and not move around too much, this is your best bet.
Imerovigli: Imerovigli is probably second best for views, which is still pretty spectacular. There is not much in Imerovigli outside of the line of hotels (and honeymooners) but Fira is a ten-minute drive away.
Fira: Fira is Santorini’s main town and has much more activity than Oia which tends to feel more exclusive. This might be due to the cruise ships that arrive in Fira every day. Still, you can enjoy the beautiful sunset, the great restaurants, and the cable car to the port with the family.
Family Friendly Hotels & Villas in Santorini
Canaves Oia Villa’s: For the best hotels in Santorini with kids, head over to the Canaves Oia resort. The multiple awarded Canaves Oia Suites 5 * is a collection of hotels and villas for people who are looking for the ultimate exclusive luxury experience and is possibly the best accommodation on the island. Canaves Villa is the ultimate choice for families with small children, seeking privacy and comfort in idyllic Santorini. Click here for prices and the latest details
Aethrio Hotel: Ideally located in the heart of Oia, Aethrio Hotel offers spacious family rooms and apartments with sunset views. Click here for the latest prices and details
Anemoessa Villa: Anemoessa Villa is only 500 metres from Oia’s centre. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, homemade breakfast and panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. Click here for the latest prices and more details
En Plo Boutique Suites Oia: The relaxed 4 *Plo Boutique Suites are great for large families. Just 15 metres from the beach, the traditional apartments and suites feature an outdoor pool with sun terrace and a beautifully kept garden. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Kiklamino Studios: Located 800 metres from the centre of Oia, enjoying views over Santorini sunset and the Aegean Sea, Cycladic-style Kiklamino features self-catered rooms with furnished balconies. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Lava Oia’s: Lava Oia’s offers Cycladic accommodation with equipped kitchenettes and panoramic views to the volcano and the Aegean Sea. It is situated on the famous Santorini Caldera. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Volcano View by Caldera Collection: 5 * luxury is what the villas in this collection offer to families at the most stunning location of the island perched on the cliffs. The Villa Saphire feature a sea view lounge balcony and private pool terrace, open-plan living rooms with kitchenette and a spacious bathroom, large 5-person hot tub and sauna cabin and a second bathroom with a hydromassage tub. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Villa Rose: Villa Rose is situated on the lower road in Fira town, just 250m from Fira’s central square. The complex offers a small and elegant swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub. For families up to four persons. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Atrium Villa: Only 200 metres from the centre of Fira Town, the Cycladic-style Atrium Villa is within walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Splendour Resort: The 5 * family suites of the Splendour Resort are only a 15 min. walk away from Fira and some have their own swimming pool and spa bath. The rooms are very spacious, with stylish minimal decor. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Agnadema Apartments: Agnadema Apartments are enjoying an excellent location in the heart of Firostefani, built on the Caldera Cliffs, they offer magnificent panoramic views of the Volcano and the famous Skaros Rock. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Mill Houses Elegant Suites: Settled at the village of Firostefani, the all-white Mill Houses Elegant Suites offers rooms with verandas overlooking the Santorini volcano. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Villa Markezinis: Villa Markezinis is located on the Perivolos black sandy beach. It is very nicely decorated and has spacious grounds and family rooms. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Santo Miramare Beach resort: This 4* seaside resort is right on the famous cosmopolitan beach of Perivolos on the south-eastern side of Santorini. It has the biggest pools area from all hotels in Perivolos – Perissa and its private area on the black sandy beach of Perivolos with sun beds and umbrellas free for hotel guests. The family rooms and private beach make it excellent for families. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Anastasia Princess Luxury Hotels and Suites: Situated in Perissa, in Santorini, the traditional Cycladic Anastasia Princess offers a private swimming pool. The black, sandy beach of Perissa is just one minute walk. The garden view rooms are the best for families. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Villa Voula: Affordable family rooms and a small pool can be found at the Villa Voula. The hotel has easy access to restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel offers affordable lodging just 150 metres from Santorini’s majestic black beach. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Margarenia Studios: On the crossroads of Perissa and Perivolos, lies the beautifully restored Margarenia Studios. The complex offers self-catering accommodation, family rooms, an outdoor pool and free parking. Margarenia Studios is only a few minutes’ w
Hotel Strogili: Just 150 metres from Kamari Beach in Santorini, the Cycladic-style Hotel Strogili features a spacious swimming pool and snack bar. The suites with private pools are great for families and the hotel offers a shuttle bus. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Hippocampus Hotel: The environmentally friendly Hippocampus Hotel in Kamari offers family studios and apartments and is only 50 metres away from the beach. The rooms have anatomical beds and a large swimming pool with sun terrace. The hotel has an airport shuttle service. The gardens are great for families in Santorini and pets are welcome too! Click here for the latest prices and more details
Ocean Bay Suites: A very conveniently located accommodation for families who want to spen most of their time on the beach are the Cycladic-style rooms at Ocean Bay Suite. They are located on the famous black Kamari Beach, equipped with free sun beds and umbrellas.Click here for the latest prices and more details
Santorini Princess Spa: In a list of hotels in Santorini with kids, the Santorini Princess Spa hotel cannot be left out. I think that this hotel is great for families who want to explore this gorgeous island and spoil themselves with 5 * luxury. With incredible views of the magnificent Caldera, you are guaranteed exceptional service in a unique setting during your stay. The family rooms in this boutique hotel have air-con, a kitchenette, and a spa bath. The hotel facilities include a sun terrace, garden, balconies, restaurant, and pool. During the colder months, the pool is heated. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Villa Kisiris: Located in Imerovigli, Villa Kisiris is decorated in typical Cycladic style, whitewashed walls and outdoor enclosed patio. The outdoor paved area in the first level is perfect for family meals, or just conversation around the table. On the rooftop terrace is a jacuzzi pool with a bed suitable for adults. The accommodation offers air con, dishwasher, free WiFi, microwave, parking, refrigerator and stroller access. Click here for the latest prices and more details
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