You’ve probably dreamed of having your dream holiday at one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Santorini is composed of the islands of Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni and is best known for its caldera-edge clifftops. This crescent-shaped archipelago also surrounds the only active volcano center that has its crater in the sea.
Aside from its beaches and stunning views, the island is also very rich in history, culture and cuisine. You’d think you have to allot plenty of money for a trip to Santorini, but fret not, because here’s a list of budget hotels that will allow you to spend less and explore more:
On the inner side of Santorini, facing Tholos Naftilos, is the village of Karterados. From this point, the Babis Hotel is only a kilometer (.6 miles) away from Santorini’s capital, Fira. Perhaps the most budget-friendly hotel on this list, this 45 USD a night accommodation provides its guests with free breakfast and airport transfers.
If you wish to get the most out of the Aegean Sea, then Artemis Village is the place to be. It is a very tourist-friendly hotel, as it provides its guests with free maps and assures them of the efficient modes of transportation and other itinerary needs. Children aren’t allowed in this hotel, which makes it perfect for couples and friends.
A bit up north in Kamari is the Hotel Adonis, in arguably one of the best locations in the village. Although it doesn’t have its own restaurant, there are several bars and other establishments within walking distance. What it does have is its own tour desk and car hire service, that guests can avail of.
Hotel Lodos is another one of the traditional Cycladic-inspired hotels in the area of Karterados, that provides quality service at a minimal cost. Aside from a plunge pool, it also has an outdoor pool, with its very own bar. As it is a short distance from Fira, it proves to be a lot more peaceful.
Going back to Kamari, Kamarela Studios is located 50 meters (164 feet) from the black sandy beach. In case guests get tired of their private balcony views, they also have the option to enjoy the Greek sun, under the coconut parasols and beach chairs found in the garden. Should guests be in need of assistance, they provide airport and shuttle services for an additional cost.
Experience life in the heart of Fira, by staying at Villa Koronios. For an average of 88 USD per night, each room can accommodate up to three adults and one child under two years old. Rental of cots and bringing more than one child has their respective fees. After a bike around the town, guests may choose to spend time in the outdoor pool or the jacuzzi.
Along Main Stree, just 10 minutes from the town center is Galatia Villas. Their elegant and spacious rooms are surely a treat, priced at an average of 94 USD per night. Not only will you get a relaxing holiday, but an educational one, too. It is right next door to the Lignos Folklore Museum and even houses its very own library.
Address: Main Street
Price: from 37 USD
WiFi Non-smoking rooms Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Hot tub/jacuzzi Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Car hire Outdoor pool (seasonal)
Another hotel in Perissa is the Hotel Eucalyptus. Its white, minimalist interior creates a very clean and comforting vibe, especially ideal for a romantic getaway. Aside from being pet-friendly, free of charge, a great breakfast is also served in the rooms. Its strategic location makes it easily accessible to Thira Airport, Monolithos, as well as the town of Fira. While the establishment offers free parking, it sits across from a bus stop, should the need for public transportation arise.
This family-run hotel, which is only 400 meters (1312.3 feet) away from Perissa Beach can accommodate up to three people in each room. The rooms come complete with their very own balconies, with views overlooking either the pool or mountains, mini refrigerators and TVs. Children are welcome at this hotel, however, there is no space for extra beds.
Further down south on Perissa is Perivolos, where the Smaragdi Hotel is situated. Some rooms have their own hot tubs and can accommodate up to five people at a time. Activities offered by the concierge include snorkeling, diving, and hiking. This place is perfect for families and children, especially with a playground and a library on the premises. Previous customers highly commend the enthusiastic and hospitable staff.
Santorini on a Budget
So what are you waiting for? Get on your traveling pants and have a holiday just like in the movies, but at an affordable price!
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