Why would anyone search for the best adult only hotels in Santorini?

Why not?

While there’s nothing wrong with children, it feels good to relax and enjoy your time without having to put up with toddler tantrums by the pool, at breakfast, or at night. After all, once you’ve spent hours to research the best areas to stay in Santorini, why would you risk your peace and tranquility by picking a hotel for families with kids?

Join me as I delve into the enticing world of Santorini’s best adult-only hotels, where luxury, privacy, and serenity join forces to create an unforgettable escape for the solo adult traveler, and couples of all ages, seeking for tranquility.

I carefully curated this list of adult only accommodations in different towns and villages of Santorini.

If you want a beach hotel, you may want to take a look at the map of Santorini below, to see where the main beaches on the island are. Santorini is not a beach destination, keep this in mind when you book your holiday.

Santorini map black beaches

There are more than 1700 hotels, apartments and villas in Santorini. I took a closer look at them to come up with these top 10 child-free hotels. The list includes boutique hotels, villas with private pool, self-catering accommodation options, as well as luxury hotels with caldera views.

All listed hotels have top ratings and raving reviews from other travelers. I used Booking.com for this research, in order to save you time and effort you can put towards better things in your life.

I’ve chosen two hotels in each of the main towns, as listed below. If you’d rather make your own choices, check out the Booking.com website.

Best Adult Only Hotels in Imerovigli

If you’ve been following Offbeat Greece for a while you know how much I love Imerovigli.

Located only 2km away from Fira, Imerovigli is, in my opinion, the most beautiful town in Santorini. Its narrow cobbled streets, its whitewashed houses and its traditional blue-domed churches create a postcard-worthy setting you’ll fall in love with at first sight. Imerovigli features quaint cafes, charming shops, and fine dining restaurants that serve delicious Greek cuisine, so you’ll have everything you need for your stay.

One of the highlights of Imerovigli is the Skaros Rock, a rocky outcrop that offers magnificent views of the surroundings. It was once a medieval fortress and now provides a unique spot for exploration and photography. The Skaros Rock is one of my top reasons to return to Santorini again, as I’m still to hike to its top.

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The Skaros rock & a hotel in Imerovigli – I forgot its name, but most hotels in this area have such pools and sunbeds overlooking the caldera

Imerovigli is also a great base for exploring the rest of Santorini. It is conveniently located between the lively capital of Fira and the picturesque village of Oia, allowing visitors to easily access the island’s popular attractions and beaches. Whether you’re seeking stunning views, a romantic atmosphere, or a peaceful retreat for adult travelers, Imerovigli is a hidden gem that promises a memorable experience on the enchanting island of Santorini.

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Here are the best adult-only hotels in Imerovigli, Santorini.

1. Iconic Santorini Boutique Cave Hotel

Iconic Santorini is one of the top adult-only hotels in Imerovigli that boast breathtaking views of the Caldera and an outdoor infinity pool. Check out the current rates and room types here.

Why I think Iconic Santorini deserves a place on my list of top adult-only hotels in Santorini:

  • the location is the best you can get
  • the breakfast is included and it is served on the terrace of the hotel
  • the infinity pool offers an awesome vantage point over the caldera
  • there’s a spa and wellness center in the hotel
  • the Honeymoon suite features an indoor jetted plunge pool

2. Kasimatis by La Perla

The Cycladic style buildings of this adults only hotel in Santorini are as comfortable as can be. Just check out the Junior suite with outdoor hot tub and caldera view and you’ll see what I mean.

Here are a few of the strongest points that recommend Kasimatis as one of the best hotels in Imerovigli:

  • perfect location, on the Caldera rim, with impressive views of the volcano and of the Aegean Sea
  • kind and efficient staff
  • high cleanliness standards
  • stylish design and high-quality amenities

Best Adult-Only Hotels in Oia

If you don’t mind the sunset crowds, you can stay in Oia. The only thing to keep in mind is that you may have to book restaurants for dinner in advance, just to ensure you’re going to have a table.

Girl with white dress in Oia

Girl with white dress in Oia

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Beautiful Oia at the golden hour

Also, I’d choose a hotel a bit away from the main street. I like my privacy, so I wouldn’t be too happy to see people passing by my window or by my private hot tub, if you know what I mean.

1. Oia Mare Villas

Located on the Caldera cliff, on the main road to Ammoudi Bay, these cave-style rooms offer breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and of the sunset.

Only some of the studios have private hot tub. If you are keen on having your own hot tub, make sure to book the right type of room.

The location is a bit secluded, which is a good thing. However, this makes it not so accessible to people with mobility issues, as there are unavoidable stairs.

2. Abyss

If you want to splurge on your honeymoon or on another special occasion, the cave-style Abyss suites are the place to book in Santorini.

Balconies, air conditioning, outdoor hot tubs, soundproofing and Caldera views are the norm. The marble floors, the whitewashed walls and the minimalist style make this hotel look extremely sleek without any compromise on the guests’ comfort. Click here to choose your room and to book your stay at this hotel by the beginning of Oia’s main shopping street.

Best Adult-Only Hotels in Fira

Fira, or Thera, is the capital town of Santorini. This is where bus lines emerge from to cover other towns and villages on the island.

Fira boasts a pedestrian area that’s bustling with life until late at night. Here you’ll find shops, restaurants and clubs, as well as a crowd of merry people seeking for fun.

There are hundreds of hotels and villas in Fira. It was hard for me to pick only two, but here they are:

1. Amity Suites – Adults Only

The Cycladic style decor of these suites makes them look extremely appealing. The outdoor pool is rather small, but it boasts stunning sunset views over the Caldera.

The terrace features comfy sunbeds and a minibar. You can simply enjoy the sunset in privacy, while sipping a glass of wine or a refreshing cocktail, without the need for finding a place in the crowd.

Click here to see more photos of Amity Suites and to book your room.

2. Volcano View by Caldera Collection

Located right on the edge of the cliff, this cave-style accommodation features one main building, which is the hotel, and 7 luxury villas with private pools.

Even though it is a bit far from Fira’s center, Volcano View can be a great place to stay for travelers seeking for luxury and tranquillity.

Check out the rooms and the rates here.

Best Adult-Only Hotels in Firostefani

I stayed in Firostefani during my last trip to Santorini.

Firostefani is only 5-10 minutes away from Fira. It is really convenient for travelers who prefer using the public buses in Santorini.

1. Agnadema Apartments

Agnadema is built right on top of the Caldera cliff, featuring unobstructed views of the Skaros Rock and of the Aegean Sea.

This stylish and welcoming accommodation is only 10-15 minutes of walking away from the center of Fira. This walking path boasts scenic views of the caldera. It is so much better than walking alongside the main road!

Click here to check out the rooms at Agnadema Apartments. Not all of the rooms have sea view, so make sure you read the small print before you book your stay. Apparently, this adult-only hotel in Santorini has free parking, but I don’t know where it is.

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Agnadema Apartments in Firostefani – view from the path to Fira

2. Santorini View Studios

Santorini View Studios are built in the traditional Cycladic style, with cave rooms, whitewashed walls, round edges, soft pastel tones and dark gray accents.

The location is only a short walk away from Fira, close to many restaurants in the area. There’s also a mini market nearby. Free public parking is possible near the accommodation, but I wouldn’t rely on that in the high season.

Check out the rooms and book your stay here.

What About Other Villages in Santorini? Are There Adult-Only Hotels in Perissa, Kamari, Akrotiri, etc?

Yes, there are such adult only hotels in all Santorini villages. I’ve just chosen to list only the ones on the Caldera rim, first of all due to the impressive views of the volcano and of the Aegean Sea. I also believe the caldera is the main reason why people want to visit Santorini.

Even though you can have an amazing beach holiday in Perissa, Perivolos or Kamari, most people dream of experiencing the Caldera, the Oia sunset and the Fira – Oia hike.

To summarize here’s the full list of best adult-only hotels in Santorini for a shorter stay:

  1. Iconic Santorini Boutique Cave Hotel
  2. Kasimatis by La Perla
  3. Oia Mare Villas
  4. Abyss
  5. Amity Suites – Adults Only
  6. Volcano View by Caldera Collection
  7. Agnadema Apartments
  8. Santorini View Studios

Would you add any other hotel to my list? Have you stayed in adult-only accommodation in Santorini worth recommending?