Where to stay around Santorini?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 801 holiday lettings near Santorini. From 444 Villas to 202 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Santorini for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Santorini?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Santorini. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Greek Islands: 13,323 holiday homes
  • Aegean Islands: 13,197 holiday homes
  • Ios: 62 holiday homes
  • Cyclades: 4,040 holiday homes
  • Mediterranean Sea: 430,533 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Santorini! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Santorini?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Santorini with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Oia: 802 holiday lettings
  • Fira: 802 holiday lettings
  • Kamari: 802 holiday lettings
  • Imerovigli: 802 holiday lettings
  • Perissa: 802 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Santorini?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Santorini. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Perissa Beach: 803 holiday rentals
  • Oia Castle: 853 holiday rentals
  • Ancient Thira: 803 holiday rentals
  • Wine Museum Santorini Island: 807 holiday rentals
  • Santorini Folklore Museum: 807 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santorini listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Santorini villas are the perfect home from home.

Santorini is one of the most popular islands in Greece with thousands of visitors flocking to its shores each year. A rugged volcanic landscape and imposing cliffs combined with calm, beautiful beaches make Santorini a sight to be seen. Charming and picturesque villages dot the island, and the views are second to none. HomeAway has holiday homes and villas in Santorini that put visitors in the heart of this stunning island.

For travellers looking for private apartments in Santorini with stunning views, HomeAway has the answer. Travellers with pets or in need of wheelchair access can also find a Santorini accommodation to suit their needs. Villas and houses for couples, families, or even upwards of 15 guests are available. Whether it be a luxury seaside villa on the western coast or a house with internet access for the whole family, an affordable and comfortable holiday villas in Santorini can be found with HomeAway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in Fira:

Fira, or Thira as it is often spelled, is Santorini's capital. This bustling village on the western side of the island is covered in beautiful traditional architecture and was built directly on the edge of a caldera. Visitors can expect panoramic views. With plenty of entertainment, bars, and restaurants, Fira is a fun stop.

Explore ancient ruins at the Minoan Site:

The Minoan Site of Akrotiri is one of Santorini's most popular tourist destinations. Excavations in the 19th century revealed an ancient town that experts believe was constructed around 4,500 BC. The site reopened for visitors in 2012.

Discover Santorini's wine:

The volcanic soil of Santorini paired with the island's favourable weather make it the perfect place to make delicious, high-quality wine. Many of Santorini's wineries are open to visitors, including the famous Santos Winery in Pyrgos and Sigalas Winery in Oia.

Bathe in volcanic hot springs:

The therapeutic hot springs of Santorini were created by the still-active volcanoes, Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni. The waters of Nea Kameni are known for their healing properties – the water is so rich with sulphur that it is yellow! The views from this beautiful and unique site are breathtaking.

Visit Oia:

Situated atop an impressive cliff on the north side of the island, Oia is one of the Santorini's most beautiful villages. Visitors can expect picture-perfect views of Palea and Nea Kameni, and the sunsets here are legendary. The village itself is lovely and charming with narrow streets and blue-domed buildings.

Swim at the famous Red Beach:

On the south side of the island lies the famous Red Beach. This popular destination is comprised of red and black volcanic rocks that give it a unique look. It is found very near the Akrotiri Minoan Site and is arguably Santorini's most famous beach.

Weather on Santorini

Santorini's weather is typical for the Cycladic island. Summers are hot, dry, and very sunny. On some days, the sky is so clear that visitors can see the island of Crete, located some 70 miles away. Temperatures in the summer average about 30°C and the sea temperature stays around 25°C . Winters are mild and wet.

Travel to Santorini

Santorini (Thira) National Airport (JTR) is located just north of Kamari. Flights from Athens (ATH) last a mere 30 minutes and arrive regularly throughout the year. During tourist season, numerous charter airlines from European airports fly directly to Santorini. For those who wish to travel via sea, there are ferries and high-speed catamarans that depart from Piraeus and Naxos. Connections from Crete are also available during the high season.

Popular Destinations

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Summer Destinations

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Get active near your holiday rental in Santorini

Your stay in a Santorini holiday let can be as sedate or active as you wish. In the unlikely event that you tire of the beach, you've got plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy. If you've brought your walking shoes, you could hike around the rim of the caldera or take the beautiful, winding 9-kilometre route that links Fira with Oia. If you're after something a little more adrenaline-inducing, you could hurtle around the island on a quad bike or take to the sea on a jet ski or water skis. If you've brought the kids, you'll have them smiling from ear to ear if you buy them a ride on one of the banana boats.

Seasonal weather averages in Santorini

Travellers speak highly of Santorini for its boating. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 27°F.

Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Santorini

Breathtaking sunsets, island views and pristine beaches are a few of the stunning natural features that Santorini boasts. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Santorini is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Nea Kameni Volcano (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Red Beach (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Skaros Rock (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Vourvoulos Beach (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Monolithos Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Palea Volcano (3.1 mi / 5 km)