But let’s be honest; there’s a drawback everyone points out to. Its beaches are certainly not among the top ones in Cyclades. Which brings us to this article.
There is no better place in Santorini to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the sun than the majestic pools that can be found in various hotels around Fira and Oia. We found the better ones and we are spilling the beans!
Suites of the Gods (Fira)
This complex is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. The time you will take to relax at the pool, have lunch or a drink while looking over the sea is going to be breathtaking. The pool area actually is the main reason why you are going to book this hotel or come in as a visitor. The sunbeds outside the pool cost 40 euros, the circle sunbeds inside the pool 80 euros and the bigger ones 150 euros, including a bottle of Prosecco or champagne. The staff puts on lounge music that makes the atmosphere chill and romantic.
The name of this amazing peaceful retreat literally means “beautiful rock” and it’s located in the picturesque village of Imerovigli. The hotel has four pools in total and it feels more spacious than it actually is. However, the one that stands out is the main one right next to the entrance which is very stylish, all white and very much in boho style. That’s not to say the other pools are not quite impressive as well. One of the smaller ones is an infinity pool with a breathtaking view. For guests the cost is 80 euros per set (2 persons) but it includes food, drinks and coffee, provided it doesn’t exceed that amount.
Cavo Tagoo (Imerovigli)
The view from Cavo is spectacular and it’s really what you expect from a place like Santorini. You can actually go there for drinks and stay for dinner too. As for the pool the cost is 150 euros per set (2 persons) but the location definitely pays off for it. The infinity pool and the view to the sea is divine and there are simply no words to explain how beautiful the sunset is from this hotel. The area is ultra sleek with double sunbeds hovering over the pool; behind them you’ll find canopy sunbeds if you prefer a little shade. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s bar and restaurant with delicacies such as the king crab tacos!
Canaves Oia Epitome (Oia)
This exclusive resort is located in the northern part of Oia, the most upmarket town in Santorini. It opened in May 2018 and it’s thew epitome of luxyry, romance and hospitality. All 24 villas offer either a private or plunge pool with amazing views of the island’s legendary sunsets. And while the thousands of tourists flock to the town a few meters away to find a spot and watch the sunset, you can proudly sit back and enjoy it with unimaginable privacy. The hotel’s main infinity pool is really one of the best spots to grab that Instagram-worthy shot of the Aegean sea!
Cover Photo Credit: Pedro Plassen Lopes