Santorini is known to be picture-perfect villages, luxury villas, day trips, whitewashed houses overlooking the splendid view of the caldera, pretty bell towers standing tall and majestic on the cliffs and, most importantly, its romantic multi-coloured sunsets. While these come at a pretty hefty price at first glance, if you are travelling with a large group of friends, or simply decide to indulge a little, here’s a list of the best Airbnbs in Santorini that are actually worth staying in top locations like Fira, Oia, Thira, Pygros, and Imerovigli.
Note: Check out the actual costs at the end of each recommendation. And don’t miss out on our latest addition (#16) which comes at a ridiculously reasonable price!
1442 USD/night | 5 bedrooms (8 beds) | 12 guests *92 USD for each night after 10 guests
Located on the South-Western tip of Santorini, this Santorini villa with pool is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking oceanic views in the world and is spread over 3 large floors. It comprises of several living rooms, a dining area, a reception area, providing you several choices of secluded indoor hangouts. You’ll have access to some of the most breathtaking oceanic views in the world, with 4 decked terraces where you can relax, sunbathe and savour the tranquil blue expanse of the Aegean and its astonishing evening sunsets. With an outdoor heated pool and a barbeque area, you can even host a pool party.
A private chef and waiter will be made available upon request, and they can also arrange for the collection and delivery of groceries, onsite massages, and laundry services. VIP services like limousine services, hiring of private yacht, jets, helicopters can also be arranged.
Actual cost: 135.50 USD/pax if there are 12 guests
BLACKROCK VILLA Arkotiri SantoriniThira, Cyclades Islands, Greece
Top guest reviewsclean private and relaxingRead more reviews
Host:host communication was excellentretros was very helpful with arranging activities and rental cars for our group of 9
1268 USD/night | 5 bedrooms (6 beds) | 10 guests *87 USD for each night after 8 guests
At a hefty price of approximately 1268 USD per night, Michaela Villa is lavishly decorated with elegant furnishing and wooden ceilings. You’ll have access to stunning views of the volcano and the caldera, throughout almost all sides of the villa. The dining area features a beautiful chandelier, and the living room comes with a fireplace. The living area is equipped with a high definition satellite TV and home theatre for you to experience the luxurious elements of a cinema at the comfort of your home.
There’s also a spa room with indoor heated Jacuzzi, a private infinity pool, a private courtyard beautified with flowers and a shaded lounge area under a pergola and sunbeds which feel especially atmospheric at night when it’s candle lighted. At the back of the house, there’s a BBQ area where you can host your own BBQ party under the twinkling stars without any restrictions.
Actual cost: 144.20 USD/pax if there are 10 guests
Michaela villa akrotiri-SantoriniThira, Cyclades Islands, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe infinity pool and all the out door spaces were absolutely beautiful with spectacular views of the calderathe house was spotless well maintained and beautifully decorated felt like a brand new house
Host:the home owner is absolutely wonderful and provided many additional opportunities for usthough this house was unreal the best part of the property is the hostRead more reviewsthe location of the house is great in our opinion
1553 USD/night | 5 bedrooms (6 beds) | 10 guests *172 USD for each night after 8 guests
Located in Imerovigil, this Santorini villa rental is designed by a renowned Greek architect and has all the modern comforts and amenities even the most demanding traveler would require. Its interior is luxuriously designed in wooden furnishings and has an extensive library of books to awe at. The TV room comes with a home theatre system and lounger TV for you to comfortably enjoy a movie. Its bedrooms are fitted with a large dressing room, a luxury hydromassage shower enclosure, and comes with a balcony and sea views.
The Periscope Villa has large exterior grounds, with a large courtyard on the front featuring fantastic panoramas of the sea and sunset. There is a pool with sunbeds and a shaded pergola, an outdoor giant chess on the pool area and a basketball court, maximising your entertainment options.
Actual cost: 189.70 USD/pax for 10 guests
Luxury 5 bedroom villa with p. pool and sea viewsThira, Cyclades Islands, Greece
1079 USD/night | 5 bedrooms (7 beds) | 13 guests *34 USD for each night after 6 guests
Located in the quiet and peaceful neighborhood of Pyrgos, this luxury Santorini vacation rental is designed to give you one of the most unforgettable stays of a lifetime. It spreads over 3 levels, and has breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the Pyrgos Kallistis medieval castle. Its interior is elegantly decked in warm, earthy colours and embodies modern, sophisticated and minimalist all at once. There’s a nice ambience overall, offering a sense of home.
The infinity pool and spacious verandas come with large lounge areas and sets the perfect backdrop for romantic evenings. You’ll be in a prime position with the vast sea view from the top and bathed in natural light. Not only do you get to enjoy the beautiful deep blue sea, you get an equal share of greenery as well. There’s a lush green garden with olive trees and picturesque vineyards, where you can rejuvenate under shades of the massage kiosk.
The villa is also well equipped with a library, balconies, a living area with a fireplace, a BBQ canopy, home cinema experience, and even a fitness area with Turkish marble hammam and gym! This is really luxury at its best.
Actual cost: 179.80 USD/pax for 8 guests or 101.30 USD/pax for 13 guests
6 bedroom luxury villa in PyrgosPyrgos Kallistis, Egeo, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe villa was exactly like the pictures very beautiful and cleanRead more reviews
Host:petros was really responsive and helpful before our visittassos (the person who helped us on site) was extremely helpful and welcoming as wellit was beautiful in a wonderful location and the hosts could not have been nicer
1268 USD/night | 6 bedrooms (7 beds) | 13 guests
Dome House Villa is situated halfway between Fira and the southern beaches (Vlychada, Perivolos and Perissa). It is both tranquil and convenient, being located near several restaurants, shops and bakeries. The Dome House Villa is privileged to have both lush and deep sea views. It is in a prime location with unobstructed views of the volcanoes and islands beyond.
The Dome House Villa’s interior is designed using a small colour palette, while its exterior is simply beautiful beyond words. It interestingly creates most of its own electricity using solar power. Its furniture are mostly custom made, based on an excellent mash up of ancient Greek and modern designs. It has a perfect balance of blue and green, with the house surrounded by vineyards against a backdrop of the deep blue Aegean. At night, you’ll be able to stargaze and watch the glistening lights of Fira, Oia and Akrotiki from the cliff’s edge. If you’re lucky, you can catch the meteor showers that occur in July/August.
There’s a 3000 sq meter (32000 sq feet) garden full of Mediterranean herbs, bushes, and a pond with water lilies buzzed by dragonflies. Stone walls form the patio, which is a perfect seat for Santorini’s famed sunsets. You can also book the local lady from the village to cook traditional Greek meals using the garden’s herbs.
Actual cost: 97.50 USD/pax for 13 guests
The Dome House - on the CalderaMegalochori, Egeo, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe patio and swimming pool provided a much required relaxing ambiance in the eveninghowever the main attraction is certainly the back garden and pool overlooking the santorini caldera
Host:stunning home and wonderful hoststhe hosts were communicative very welcoming and helpfulnathalie and avtar are very helpful upfront and want to make sure their guests fell at homeRead more reviewsa perfect place to spend a relaxing and memorable special time with close friendsoverall this has to be one of the most beautiful homes and best locations in the island
920 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (3 beds) | 4 guests
This modern luxury villa is beautifully designed, with the majestic white walls of the house set against an endless expanse of marine blue, and black volcanic colours. The bedrooms are decked in soft, neutral colours. It’s equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen and an indoor fireplace that intensifies the romantic ambience.
There’s a breathtaking view of the whole island from your terrace, where you can breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air, feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and cold marbles on your bare feet. You’ll be able to watch tourists and donkeys trot along the narrow streets of Oia. During sunset, you’ll be privileged to enjoy the famed Santorini sunset, unobstructed from your private balcony, while you watch tourists crowd outside your door to catch the sunset.
There will be daily cleaning service included, and the hosts will help you book and arrange almost anything.
Actual cost: 230 USD/pax for 4 guests
Luxury Villa with Breathtaking ViewOia, South Aegean, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe kitchen is very spacious and filled with excellent cookery & tools for an experienced chefhosts were responsive to our texts and worked quickly to fix the wificlean well maintained and modernthe property is immaculately cleanthe home beautiful and cleaned regularly and thoroughly ever day
Host:daily maid service was a treat and our host was most hospitable and helpfulthe hosts are great very responsive and helpfuli would highly recommend the host and the propertythe hosts were so thoughtful as they helped with reservations and booking activitiesthank you louika for hosting us once againRead more reviewsbest location in santorini and the best experiencethe location is the best in oia to watch the magical sunset which we never tired ofwe just finished a wonderful visit to santorini and were so happy to stay at loukia's placelove her place and would definitely stay here again if i go to santorini next
690 USD/night | 1 bedroom (1 bed) | 3 guests
If you were combing this list for a cave house, your search ends here. Nestled on a cliff - a prime spot for catching the much-famed sunsets in Oia village - this restored house offers spectacular views of calderas, sunsets, and all things white and blue. And it comes with a plunge pool too. You may have to climb a few steps to get to this vacation rental located 150 meters (492 feet) above sea level, but the service and view makes it all worth the hard work. Porter service is available to haul your luggage and, during season, breakfast is delivered at your doorstep.
We’d say it’s worth the trouble if you wish to see the Santorini postcards come to life!
Actual cost: 230 USD/pax if there are 3 guests
SUNSET CAVE HOUSE IN OIAOia, South Aegean, Greece
Top guest reviewsincredible sunset views with privacy at the comfort of our own balcony and heated pool with jacuzzibreakfast is served with an amazing view of the calderathe place has an amazing sunset view and is very cozyreally enjoyed the two-tiered balcony and private plunge poolthe bed was very comfortable and breakfast on the patio is an incredible touchand a place so clean and beautifully decoratedthe listing was very clean and the bed was very comfortablethe place is very clean and tidypanos’s place is clean stylish and comfortable) the cave house is so clean and well appointed
Host:the host has a great sense of style toopano was a great host and quick in replying to requestspanos is a great hostpanos is an amazing hosthe was very responsive welcoming and took care of our requests and feedback quicklyRead more reviewsthe location is also perfect - very close to a mini-market restaurants shops and the bus stopperfect for sunset and close to great sunset restaurants alsothe location was ideal a great base to explore fromloved the location so quietit was the perfect location for us to round out our honeymoon
This stunning villa sleeps four guests in two bedrooms, that is each furnished with a very comfortable bed. Do note that guests would be sharing one bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped and the chef will prepare your breakfast. In fact, arrangements can be made for them to prepare other meals as well. Enjoy your day in the courtyard that comes complete with a private heated infinity pool. Off the courtyard is the living area. There, you will find air-conditioning and satellite TV. Other facilities available for your entertainment include a PS3 console, a DVD player, movies and Internet access. There are room darkening shades, pots and pans, dishes, and all the basic essentials you need. Overall, this is an elegant five star home in Santorini.
Actual cost: 317 USD/pax if there are four guests.
Villa Etheras, Private Heated Pool & Caldera ViewsThira, Greece
This Cycladic house accommodates up to eight guests. It comes with four bedrooms, five beds, and four bathrooms. The view over the island and Santorini is spectacular. Villa Filon in Pyrgos, Santorini, comes with cave style walls, a living area, dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen. The interior is spacious while on the outside, there is access to five terraces where you can enjoy the scenic views and cool breeze. Or perhaps, consider dipping into the jacuzzi, and enjoy a hydro massage. The car parking area is just 100m (109 yards) away up a short hill. Due to walls and terraces, the place is not recommended for small children. Bakeries, craft shops, and taverns are just a short stroll away from the premises. The area is not crowded and guests enjoy the quiet tranquility.
Actual cost 110.12 USD/pax with eight guests.
Villa Filon-Santorini, Spectacular Caldera SunsetsPirgos Kallistis, Greece
Top guest reviewswe made optimal use of the bbq the deck chairs and the outside tableall of the bedrooms has its own bathroom and all are spacious individually designed and so beautifulmy sister and her mother shared that room which gave them lots of space to hangout togetherplenty of rooms and comfort for both large and small partiesthe house was impeccably clean and beautifully furnishedthe villa itself was stunning really well decorated spacious and very clean
Host:her hospitality and accessibility was so helpfulsharron is a wonderful host who provided plenty of info and easily contacted throughout our stayhost was very helpful and guided us throughout our trip in santorinimy seven girlfriends and i absolutely loved sharron as a host and her lovely propertysharron was the perfect host with quick responses and local informationRead more reviewssurprisingly close to a fabulous old townit was also very close to excellent dining establishmentspyrgos is a charming village with many top restaurants and charming shopslove the old part of town the walk streets and restaurants tucked around the mountaindo consider this if someone in your group can’t walk / climb stairs easily
542 USD/night | 3 bedrooms (4 beds) | 8 guests *58USD for each night after 6 guests
One of the cheaper options out of the lot. Not that it’s any less luxurious, the Ode Villa is of an exquisite architectural design and constructed using top materials. Its interior is a combination of white with stone features, giving off a modern Greek ambience.
The Ode Villa is equipped with a pool and beautiful lounging area on the porch where you can watch the beautiful sunset making its transition through multiple colours. The porch is enclosed by cobblestone walls and glass barriers, overlooking the deep blue Aegean.
Actual cost: 82.25 USD/pax for 8 guests
The Ode Villa
1294 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (2 beds) | 4 guests
Situated at the top of a steep slope in Pyrgos Kallistis, the Panoramic Seaview Villa has a 360 degree view of the Aegean sea and breathtaking sunsets. This villa was restored using only eco-friendly materials. It is now a magnificent sculpture with a private infinity pool, outdoor Jacuzzi and shaded lounge area under a pergola and sunbeds.
It has a mostly white interior with smooth curved edges and simple decorations. The grand entrance is made of glass and Santorinian volcano stones. You’ll be treated like royalty here, with a limo waiting upon your arrival and a brand new rental car for you to get around the island easily. You’ll be welcomed with a bottle of wine, and greeted with Greek breakfast every morning. There’s also daily housekeeping service inclusive in the cost.
Actual cost: 323.50 USD/pax for 4 people
Panoramic Villa with Sea View
672 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (2 beds) | 7 guests
This luxurious residential villa is the perfect mash up of minimalist, stylish and luxury at its finest. The villa is housed in traditional Cycladic architecture, and has a touch of black elements, supposedly inspired by the black volcanic nature of Santorini.
Pamper yourself in one of its infinity pools or Jacuzzis where you have the entire horizon to view at. You can also take pleasure in the majestic Santorinian sunset as you indulge in some chilling cocktails by the pool. Massage services, car and bike rental are also available upon request. There will also be a doctor on call 24/7 and as if that isn’t luxurious enough, helicopter and Learjet services are available to make your stay an unforgettable one.
Actual cost: 96 USD/pax for 7 guests
DR Residence Villa
814 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (4 beds) | 4 guests
Located in the picturesque village of Imerovigil, this two-bedroom villa offers a refreshing luxurious retreat on an alternate side of the island, away from crowds and the busy vacation lifestyle. It is built high on a hill on the east side, facing the amazing sunrise and boasting panoramic views of the deep blue of the Aegean. At night, watch the lights from neighboring islands illuminate in the background, like bright glistening stars.
The villa is uniquely designed in matte gold, featuring interesting sliding wooden doors and sinks carved out from stones. Its bathrooms are equipped with luxury vanity amenities, heightening your luxurious stay. Take in the scenic view while relaxing in the private pool at the spacious secluded veranda. Within the villa’s compounds, there is a fine restaurant serving a delicious variety of Mediterranean and nouveau-traditional dishes, all made with fresh Santorinian produce. To make your stay an even more luxurious one, there is also a century-old ‘canvana’ in a cave, where you can enjoy a wide variety of Santorinian wine along with local finger food.
Actual cost: 203.50 USD/pax for 4 guests
Two-Bedroom Villa in Santorini
1668 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (2 beds) | 4 guests
This villa is built on the caldera of Akrotiri, a quiet seaside village with many taverns and a beautiful Goula (castle observatory) that deserves a visit. It has a sleek design, featuring the combination of stone and glass walls on its exterior while using wooden finishes on the inside.
You will be welcomed with a complimentary bottle of wine, and fruits and bottled water will be replenished daily. There’s a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious and thoughtfully designed living room. The bed sheets, sub-allergenic pillows and towels are 100% cotton fabrics and made with natural materials, ensuring your stay is as posh and comfortable as possible.
There is a large space facing the caldera, where weddings can be held, making the perfect backdrop for the romantic, unforgettable occasion. There’s also a private infinity pool where you can relax overlooking the stunning view and emerald waters of the Aegean Sea while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
Actual cost: 417 USD/pax for 4 guests
CV EXC Villa with Private Pool
748 USD/night | 3 bedrooms (4 beds) | 8 guests
The Cycladic-style villa is fitted with white-washed walls, tiled floors and modern furnishings. It is equipped with a spacious, open plan kitchen and living area with a fireplace. The living room is beautifully decorated with white wallpapers and black furniture. There’s a slight touch of blue, adding a Greek feel to the whole outlook. It comes with bedrooms themed by different colours.
For leisure, there’s a private pool and a sun terrace with panoramic views over the Aegean sea, caldera and volcano. A glass sliding door opens to the balcony with splendid views, where there sits a dining table, allowing you to enjoy a meal while gazing at the beautiful view. The villa is also equipped with a library of books, a tiny play area for kids, and gym equipment for you to sweat it out in the comfort of your home.
The area is known for cycling, you can also rent bikes to cycle around the area and explore its beautiful surroundings.
Actual cost: 93.50 USD/pax for 8 guests
The Zen Villa
5177 USD/night | 3 bedrooms (3 beds) | 7 guests
Nothing spells posh quite like the Canaves Oia Villa. With a hefty price tag of 5177 USD a night, this luxurious villa comprises of 3 bedrooms, vast living areas, a stylish separate living room, a fully equipped kitchen and an amazing terrace with an infinity pool and hot tub.
Its interior is decked in mainly white, and with modern and marbled flooring. It has white window frames and white furniture, with an added touch of black, giving off a very sophisticated outlook. You get picture perfect views of the deep Aegean sea and the caldera at almost every angle. The spacious shower areas are equipped with glass sliding doors and a bathtub. With grand furnishings to the most minor details, you’re bound to have a really luxurious stay.
Actual cost: 739 USD/pax for 7 guests
Canaves Oia Villa
1727 USD/night | 3 bedrooms (3 beds) | 5 guests
The Santorini Paradise Retreat offers you a luxurious romantic stay on the spectacular caldera in Oia. It is designed with the combination of minimal architecture with provincial beach house elements. It has a spectacular outdoor area with splendid views of the deep blue sea and romantic Santorinian sunsets. You can enjoy the majestic view while relaxing in the huge private pool or hammock on the porch.
To ensure luxury is maximized, the hosts allow 24-hour check in. The Santorini Paradise Retreat is located in a privileged and secluded location, ensuring you total privacy and peaceful surroundings.
Actual cost: 345.40 USD/pax for 5 guests
Santorini EstateFinikia, Greece
1323 USD/night | 2 bedrooms (2 beds) | 7 guests
A large villa perched on top of the caldera, equipped with two independent suites, large bathrooms, private heated plunge pools with million-dollar views, and a beautiful veranda with a lounging area. Nothing spells royalty quite like the Royal Villa. To live up to its name, its interior is decorated grandly, and features palace-like door and windows.
To maximize comfort, breakfast will be provided daily, and there’ll be luxurious basic amenities provided. You’re definitely in for a royal stay.
Actual cost: 189 USD/pax for 7 guests
Royal Villa with two plunge poolsSantorini, Cyclades, Greece
One of the best Airbnbs in Santorini, this luxury cave accommodation, will surely give you an amazing holiday experience on the island. The cave has an open-plan concept with one king bed and two safe beds that can all accommodate up to four guests. Also, you’ll find here a functional kitchen, dining, a sitting area, and an indoor plunge pool. Outside, there is a private verandah with outdoor seating, a plunge pool, alfresco dining, and the majestic view of the island and the volcano.
Hector Luxury CaveSantorini, Central Greece, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe terrace has a beautiful caldera view with a table chairs and umbrella perfect for loungingthe view and facilities are excellentthe plunge pools (both inside and outside) are a treathas two pools and a comfortable living spacethe pool was stunning with views over the caldera and situated above the crowdswe very much appreciated how clean and decorated the apartment isthe cave is sparkling clean and spaciousthe place was also very cleanvery clean and they also cleaned and reset the suite daily which is impressive for an air bnbthe cave itself was just as advertised very clean and all needs taken care of
Host:host is super nice caring and quick to respond with any questions/concernshis team of staff are so helpful and friendly as well as speak very good englishtruly welcoming and nice hostsshe was great and very informativegiannis and his staff were incredible and very welcomingRead more reviewsgreat location that is right by the perfect sunset viewing spotthe location is fantastic convenient and close to oia castle for the perfect sunsetsthe location of the cave house is really goodthe location of the villa in old town is outstandingbest honeymoon location we could have ever dreamed for
A luxury two-story villa, this holiday accommodation offers one bedroom that can accommodate up to three people, ideal for a couple or a small family. The villa has a modern-minimalist design, beautiful light fixtures, lovely decors, and ornamental plants. On the ground floor, you’ll find an open-plan concept with a sitting area, dining, and a semi-equipped kitchen. Another great feature of the property is its private outdoor area that features a Jacuzzi, a swimming pool, outdoor seating, and a marvelous view of the ocean and its surrounding landscapes.
Infinity Private Suite with heated JacuzziPyrgos Kallistis, Greece
Top guest reviewsour complimentary breakfast on our balcony every morning was delicious and the perfect way to start our daythe room was amazing and theodoris was so kind and available- shared infinity pool and a private jacuzzi on our balconythe homemade breakfast was fantasticspeaking of food breakfast is included with your stay and it is terrific
Host:the best host who i would highly recommendthis place was so fantastic the owner is greatthe apartment was breath taking and the host was so helpfultheodoris and dorina were kind and helpfulthe house keeping were so friendly and helpful they couldn’t do enough for usRead more reviewsgreat place on great location on santoriniamazing suite in a central location on the islandwonderful restaurants within walking distancethe town of pyrgos is just a few minutes walk away and is super charminga beautiful apartment and amazing little town central to everything made our first visit to greece very memorable
Cost vs worth
Despite how pretty the villas are, the hefty sum may throw some off guard at first. But if you do the math and pool more people in to split the cost, it might actually be worth it after all. While these Airbnbs are definitely out of the question for those on a shoe-string budget, for large groups who are looking for a comfortable stay, or couples who don’t mind spending extravagantly for a roof over your head, these are Airbnbs in Santorini to consider.
Frequently asked questions about best Airbnbs in Santorini
1. Which are the best pet-friendly Airbnbs in Santorini?
If you’re worried about leaving your fur baby at home during your vacation in Santorini, then why not bring him/her with you? Check this modern villa as your pet-friendly accommodation option.
2. Which are the best Airbnbs with a spa in Santorini?
In case you’re looking for accommodation that has a spa, check out this Mikhaela Villa that features a spa room with indoor heated Jacuzzi.
3. Which Airbnbs in Santorini are good for families?
Though Santorini is known to be one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, it also boasts many family-friendly accommodations. For examples, you can check these Airbnbs: the BlackRock Villa, the Mikhaela Villa, and the luxury villa.
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