An updated 2023 guide breaking down the 11 best cave hotels in Santorini for the ultimate luxury Greek Island getaway.
The Aegean island of Santorini is known for its chalk-white Cycladic buildings, blue-domed churches volcanic caldera, stunning black sand beaches, and of course, its world-class sunsets.
It’s hard to argue with, this island is one of the most picturesque on earth– and commonly referred to as Europe’s top luxury honeymoon destination.
But, travelers who want to really make the most of this iconic Greek Island experience are going to want to stay in Santorini Cave hotel. This is the most iconic Santorini accommodation option for a romantic luxury vacation, and something you won’t find anywhere else in the world.
- In a Rush? Here are the Best Cave Pool Hotels in Santorini
- 6 Best Santorini Cave Hotels in Fira (Thira) & Imerovigli
- 5 Best Cave Suites in Santorini’s Oia Area
- Before You Go: Don’t Miss These Must-Do Santorini Experiences
- More Santorini Accommodation & Adventure Guides
In a Rush? Here are the Best Cave Pool Hotels in Santorini
There are hundreds of luxury hotels in Santorini, and over 50 of these are quaint cave hotels overlooking the Tholos Naftilos volcano in Fira (Thira), Imerovigli, and Oia.
To save you time, here are the 3 best picks:
- Cocoon Suites - boasting some of the best reviews in Santorini, Cocoon Suites is an iconic cave hotel with a huge, swim-out pool and organic breakfast in the heart of Imerovigli.
- Divine Cave Experience - featured in luxury travel magazines all over the world, this is among the best adults-only hotels in Santorini with cave pools. It's located in the Imerovigli cliffside village, an ideal location for luxury honeymooners.
- Armeni Luxury Villas - situated on the cliffside in the heart of Oia, Armeni offers everything you could want from a luxury cave stay, from a pool to your own private hot tub overlooking the Aegean sea.
6 Best Santorini Cave Hotels in Fira (Thira) & Imerovigli
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Located in the heart of Imerovigli in a quiet location above the caldera, we find one of the best luxury hotels in the entire region. Cocoon Suites offers panoramic sea views from your own private hot tub or cave pool overlooking the Santorini volcano.
Luxurious amenities include organic, room-delivered breakfasts, minimalistic, cave-like designs, and in-room massages. Besides, the outdoor heated plunge pool and many terraces offer amazing sea views.
Although the hotel can suit all types of groups from 2 to 6 people, it is especially recommended for couples. The honeymoon suites are astounding and candle-lit dinners can be arranged. A luxury experience guaranteed!
Want to rent an entire villa perched on the caldera near Imerovigli center? This is your chance to do so! Ventus Paradiso Villa offers unique 4-person luxury villas with spectacular views of the Aegean Sea.
The villas consist of incredible cave rooms, infinity pools with swim-out views, fully equipped kitchens, and of course, amazing sunsets guaranteed. Naturally, free wifi and free parking are also included. This perfect place, which is situated 3 kilometers from Exo Gialos Beach, also provides on-site spa and massage services.
Dream away as you watch the cruise ships enter the Aegean Sea from your personal cave pool!
The Pegasus Suites & Spa hotel offers true celebrity treatments with their 5-star luxurious amenities. Their private rooms can accommodate up to 7 people and are all provided with a mini bar, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and private bathrooms.
Although this is one of the pricier hotels, we can certainly see why. Pegasus offers amazing heated private pools, spa treatments, a fitness center on-site, and an astounding restaurant under the stars. Be aware though, this is an adults-only hotel!
Finally, this hotel can boast a perfect location, being one of the best hotels in Fira, the center of the island's scenic capital is just 20 minute walk from the premises.
The Divine Cave Experience is rated as the best cave hotel experience in all of Santorini. This adults-only cave hotel is located just north of the exclusive Imerovigli cliffside village, and each room comes with its own cave pool with views over the ocean!
Privacy is the key to this hotel, which includes private parking, a private jacuzzi (with views over the caldera), and a private experience with incredible views of the sunset on the cliff edge. Because of this, the Divine Cave Experience is a true dream come true for honeymooners.
The unique atmosphere from these cave-style suites really is something special. Relax in the spa and wellness center on-site to fully enjoy your stay on the island!
The highly rated Iconic Santorini cave hotel provides spacious rooms for two with both indoor and outdoor plunge pools. Situated near the scenic village of Imerovigli, this is one of the best ways to enjoy spectacular views of the island, whether it is from your own private pool or from your private balconies!
A real standout is the food Iconic Santorini provides. They have a large choice range for breakfast, which is prepared daily and served on the terrace. Authentic local dishes are also a must-try in the dine-in restaurant!
Furthermore, this adults-only hotel provides daily housekeeping and has a fitness and wellness center with on-site massage packages.
With an exceptional 9.9 rating on Booking.com, the NK Cave House Villa is an absolute gem. Situated in a 19th-century cave house, this hotel provides private rooms with views over the caldera accommodating 4 guests. Rooms are equipped with private plunge pools, a minibar, a coffee maker, and a flat-screen TV.
If you wish to stay in the capital of Santorini, this cave hotel might just be your best choice. Situated just a 5-minute walk to the center of Fira, this hotel truly has an exceptional location. The peaceful neighborhood is filled with authentic restaurants and bars, and the central bus station is just 200 meters away.
Furthermore, this part of the capital of Santorini is most famous for its wine tasting!
5 Best Cave Suites in Santorini's Oia Area
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Voted among the best hotels in Oia, Andronis offers a world-class luxury service with a unique cave-style experience. The rooms, which are carved into the cliff, provide sweeping views over the Aegean Sea and caldera. The hotel has open, spacious rooms with private bathrooms and amenities such as a coffee maker and minibar.
Andronis also provides fitness classes and yoga, which are available in the on-site fitness center. The hotel's own Mediterranean restaurant is also very popular in the region.
Finally, this luxurious accommodation is in the perfect location, since it is situated near the heart of Oia Town, yet manages to preserve its sense of peace and seclusion.
This 5-star accommodation is definitely one of the best hotels in Oia. Featuring an authentic minimalist style, Abyss is most famous for its incredible rooms with private balconies and hot tubs. Besides that, you can also enjoy the panoramic views from the outdoor infinity pool.
With its central location, Abyss is situated just 150 meters from the Naval Museum of Oia and just 800 meters from Katharos Beach. It's therefore known as a great location, slightly away from the main crowds of Oia.
Great luxury, in a minimalist style!
Cave Suite Oia is a real standout since it's one of the most popular choices for families or larger groups. The hotel provides spacious private white cave houses, fully equipped with a kitchen, living room, and flat-screen TV. It also features an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
This luxurious accommodation is perfectly located near Oia center, just a short drive away from many popular tourist attractions like the Archaeological Museum of Thera. Furthermore, Cave Suite Oia boasts some incredible views over the traditional houses of the city.
Definitely a top cave choice if you are traveling with your family!
Looking for a perfect place to stay, in a central location and with unobstructed views over the caldera? Then look no further, because this is exactly what the Armeni Luxury Villas provide. With its spacious rooms and private hot tubs (with panoramic views!), this luxury accommodation is the perfect place to stay in the Summer season.
Hotel guests can enjoy an elegant living room and fully equipped kitchen, next to the basic amenities of free wifi, air-conditioning, a minibar, and satellite TV.
Armeni is located near the center of Oia, just 2.6 kilometers away from the famous Baxedes Beach. Besides, the hotel is also situated near the Castle of Oia and the Nautical Museum.
We end our list with the Kaleidoscope Cave Houses near the center of Oia. Some of the main hotel features are an amazing plunge pool, daily housekeeping services, and spa services on-site.
From your room, you can enjoy some incredible views overlooking the caldera. All rooms are equipped with a kitchen, TV, air-conditioning, a coffee maker, and even a stove. Besides, some of the larger rooms even feature a private patio with chairs to relax.
The sea views from the Kaleidoscope Cave Houses are astounding, and we are sure you will not be disappointed by this luxurious accommodation!
Before You Go: Don't Miss These Must-Do Santorini Experiences
- Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Spring Visit - sail around Santorini's caldera, hike the volcano (optional) and stop at some epic islands for swimming, exploring, and enjoying the hot springs (Thirassia)
- Premium Catamaran Cruise with BBQ & Drinks - top-rated Santorini sunset cruise (5 hours) with stops at Red Beach and White Beach
- Inland: Santorini Highlights Tour - the best inland tour visiting epic sites like Pyrgos Kallistis, Emporio, Perissa Black Sand Beach, and Oia for sunset.
More Santorini Accommodation & Adventure Guides
I hope this luxury accommodation guide has helped you narrow down the best cave hotels in Santorini for your next visit to this epic Greek Island.
Before you leave, make sure to check out some of my other Greece travel guides below for more inspiration!