The Greek island is the world’s undisputed champion of sunset spying – and also home to some seriously stylish Santorini hotels (from which to watch the sun go down, obviously).
BEST HOTELS IN SANTORINI
The Cyclades may span hundreds of different islands, but few get more footfall than Santorini and Mykonos, and with just one glimpse of Santorini’s famous volcanic caldera from along its croissant-shaped coastline, it won’t take you long to see why. Whitewashed, cave-like suites are the standard here, but the island also has some more colourful hotels, many of which still focus, unsurprisingly, on sourcing the prime position for sunset.
Andronis Arcadia at the northern tip of the island has individual, plunge-pool-enhanced suites, for straight-to-your-terrace sunset perfection – along with an amazing sushi bar for poolside lunches that beat a club sandwich.
Down at the black-sand shores of Perivolos, Istoria tells a tale with former-stable suites, a creative restaurant and the beach (and beach clubs) on your doorstep.
The cruise liners may drop anchor for a certain time of day, but the island has plenty to keep its many visitors entertained while the sun’s up, too: there’s the archaeological site of Akrotiri, the caldera-edge town of Oia for blue-dome-church hunting and volcanic beaches.
Here's our list of the best hotels in Santorini for 2023 – enjoy! (Kapari Natural Resort/Canaves Oia Sunday Suites - Hearst Owned)