Last Updated on July 7, 2023 by Celeste.
Santorini is one of the most famous islands in Greece and certainly the most photographed. Its unique character and natural beauty are reasons why thousands visit the Cyclades each year. Santorini was formed when a volcano erupted and sank the middle part of the island. The island’s special shape contributes to and complements the many attractive luxury hotels and resorts. In this post, I have listed the best Family Hotels in Santorini with Kids.
Family Hotels in Santorini
In Santorini, you’ll find some of the best hotels in Greece. Several resorts are consecutively on the lists of renowned travel publications. In 2023 for instance, Katikies Santorini (and Katikies Mykonos), were awarded a 5-Star rating by Forbes Travel Guide’s 2023-Star Awards. In 2023, they are also listed among the 500 Best Hotels in the World by Travel + Leisure readers, a prestigious honor that refers to the hotels’ excellence.
Where should I stay in Santorini with kids?
For a family vacation in Santorini, it is crucial that you pick the right spots. Some parts of Santorini are not particularly conducive to children. The town is built on cliffs, which means narrow pathways and steep steps everywhere you go. And not all beaches in Santorini are suitable for young kids.
But this does not mean that Santorini is not child-friendly. As always in Greece, children are seen around and welcomed, particularly in the summer, and there are lots of things to see and do for kids. I have listed the best activities for families in Santorini in Travel Santorini Island with kids.
Best Family Hotels in Santorini per area and stars
In this post, I have listed the best family hotels of Santorini per area, as well as per star ratings. Scroll down to find a list of the best 4-star and 5-star hotels in Santorini.
Which part of Santorini is best for families?
The most famous parts of Santorini are Oia, Fira, and Imerovigli. Below, I have described these areas of the island. In the paragraphs that follow, I have listed the best family hotels per area.
Which part of Santorini is the best to stay?
Below you will find a small description for the most famous parts of the island. After that, you will find a list of recommended family hotels for each area.
Oia is the most famous village in Santorini, known best for its sunset views. Oia has gorgeous little winding streets with tons of shops, cafés 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 is probably the second best for views, which is still pretty spectacular. There is not much in Imerovigli outside the line of hotels (and honeymooners) but Fira is a ten-minute drive away.
Firá (Greek: Φηρά, pronounced [fiˈra]) is the modern capital of Santorini (Thera). A traditional settlement, “Firá” derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself.
Fira has 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.
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 top choice for families with small children, seeking privacy and comfort in idyllic Santorini. Click here for prices and the latest details
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
One of the best family hotels in Santorini with kids is Anemoessa Villa, located only 500 metres from Oia’s centre. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, homemade breakfast, and panoramic views over the Aegean Sea. There is lots of safe space for the kids, and they will love the on-site pool. 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 meters 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
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 offers Cycladic accommodation with equipped kitchenettes and panoramic views of the volcano and the Aegean Sea. It is situated on the famous Santorini Caldera. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Fira (Thera) Hotels: Katikies Garden
Nestled in the historic town of Fira, Katikies Garden is an enchanting holiday retreat, effervescing with the legend of its home island’s past, and the luxuries of its present. With a bespoke collection of 40 suites, and beguiling wellness and leisure offerings, Katikies Garden is distinguished amongst five-star luxury hotels in Santorini for its experiential nature. Katikies Garden welcomes children of all ages (whereas the rest of Katikies Hotels in Santorini and Mykonos accept children over the age of 13 years old). 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 on the island, perched on the cliffs. The Villa Saphire features a sea view lounge balcony and private pool terrace, open-plan living rooms with a kitchenette and a spacious bathroom, a large 5-person hot tub and sauna cabin, and a second bathroom with a hydro-massage tub. Click here for the latest prices and more details
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 of up to four persons. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Only 200 meters 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 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 in the village of Firostefani, the all-white Mill Houses Elegant Suites offer rooms with verandas overlooking the Santorini volcano. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Perivolo Hotels: 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 southeastern side of Santorini. It has the biggest pool area of 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
Perissa Hotels: Anastasia Princess Luxury Hotels & 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’s walk. The garden-view rooms are the best for families. Click here for the latest prices and more details
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
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 walk from the 7-kilometer-long black beach of Perissa and Perivolos. Also within 50 m of the studios, you will find a mini Market, a tourist office, and a bus stop. Click here for the latest prices and more details
Kamari Beach: 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 conveniently located accommodation for families who want to spend most of their time on the beach is the Cycladic-style rooms at Ocean Bay Suite. They are located on the famous black Kamari Beach, equipped with free sunbeds and umbrellas.Click here for the latest prices and more details
Hotel Rivari Santorini
Owned by a mother of two children, Hotel Rivari is a family-friendly 3-star accommodation. It is a great choice for people looking for well-equipped family rooms at a convenient location. The traditional Cyclades architecture features a lush garden and a kid’s pool. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the black sandy beach of Kamari. Click here for the latest prices and more details.
Imerovigli Hotels: Santorini Princess Spa
The Santorini Princess Spa Hotel is great for families who want to explore Santorini 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
Located in Imerovigli, Villa Kisiris is decorated in typical Cycladic style, with whitewashed walls and an 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
The Best 4-Star Family Hotels in Santorini
Here are some of the best 4-star Family Hotels in Santorini, suitable for a vacation with (young) kids and teens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Andronis Concept Wellness Resort is luxurious and minimal, situated on a hillside with stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea. Each suite features its own private swimming pool and overlooks the Aegean Sea. All suites have a living room, private bathroom, and flat-screen tv. There is an onsite restaurant that serves local recipes. Parents will love the outdoor lounging areas while kids entertain themselves at the kids pool or at the tennis courts. The capital of Santorini is 6.8 miles away and the airport is only 3.7 miles away.
Located in Perivolos, Sea Breeze Santorini Beach Resort, Curio by Hilton has a stunning seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a luscious garden. All air-conditioned rooms have a workspace, coffee machine, free wifi, and flat-screen tv. Breakfast can be enjoyed each morning on an A La Carte basis or as a full English/Irish breakfast. There is also a restaurant at the hotel which serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. To account for everyone’s dietary needs there are vegetarian and gluten-free options also.
The Andronis Arcadia Hotel is one of the best family hotels on Santorini, located within 3.7 miles of Cape Columbo Beach and 2 miles from Saint Nicholas’ Church. The rooms vary from double rooms to Suites and large 6-bedroom villas. All rooms have a fitted flat-screen tv and a private bathroom with free toiletries. There are a number of restaurants nearby as well as two fantastic ones on site.
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The Noūs Santorini is in Mesariá just 2.1 miles from the Archaeological Museum of Thera. The resort has a gorgeous seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. An American Breakfast is available to guests each morning. This 5-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a coffee machine, minibar, free wifi, and a flat-screen TV. Staff at the resort are highly regarded for their attention to detail and care for the guests.
The Santorini Kastelli Resort is just a two minutes walk from the famous beach of Kamari. The resort offers 2 swimming pools, a spa, and a poolside bar restaurant. All the rooms and suites are designed in a cheerful yet elegant style, with views over the gardens or pool. The accommodation has a flat-screen satellite tv and a well-stocked minibar. For active families, there is a tennis court and bike rental (extra charge). If you’d prefer to relax on your vacation there is a spa, sauna, and steam room.
Boasting an infinity pool with stunning views over the Caldera, the Galaxy Suites & Villas have a poolside lounge area with Cabanas and a second swimming pool with sea views. The Le Moustache Restaurant is located on the rooftop and serves an array of Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine. All rooms enjoy a hot tub, private plunge pool, and an elegant Cycladic style. All have a Smart TV, free wifi, and a minibar. Galaxy Suits & Villas is located in the peaceful village of Imerovigli but is only a short 1.2 miles from Fira, the capital of the Island.
Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort is built around a 400-year-old winery and overlooks the rolling vineyards, the Aegean Sea, and stunning sunsets. The resort is situated in the medieval village of Megalohori which is 4.3 miles from the Capital of Santorini, Fira. There are 59 apartments and villas with private verandas, dining rooms, and beautiful beds. Family rooms are available and children will thoroughly enjoy the stunning swimming pool, making this hotel one of the best family hotels on Santorini. There is a private beach 1.9 miles away with free towels, sun beds, umbrellas, and bar service.
Perfectly located just 1.2 miles away from Fira Town the De Sol Hotel & Spa has a swimming pool with sun loungers and views over the east side of the island. Each room has a flat-screen tv, free toiletries, and free wifi. The restaurant at De Sol Hotel & Spa serves Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by local wines. The on-site spa has a number of treatments to suit all needs. The hotel is located within 3.1 miles of the airport.
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Benefiting from a stunning location in Imerovigli Village, the Kapari Natural Resort offers beautifully decorated traditional rooms and suites with unobstructed views of the Caldera. All accommodations at the Kapari Natural Resort come with a pillow menu, state-of-the-art amenities including an HD movie selection, and free wifi. All guests are welcome to enjoy an American breakfast on the restaurant’s gorgeous terrace. At the pool, guests can relax with fresh juice, cocktails, and light bites. For a more substantial meal, there is the highly regarded Kapari Wine Restaurant serving homemade cuisine using local ingredients.
Aeifos Boutique Hotel is a 5-star hotel with stunning sea views, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a beautiful garden. All rooms are air-conditioned, with a workspace, coffee machine, fridge, and minibar. Depending on the room guests will either have a balcony or city views. There is breakfast available each morning including buffet, continental and American options. For other meals, the restaurant serves Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, with vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available on request.
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