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Luxury Santorini Holidays

Clifftop villages, peach-toned sunsets and volcano views

Santorini takes you to one of the most spectacular Greek islands. It’s located in the Cyclades and has had a rich, interesting history dating back to ancient Greece. Its beautiful interior landscapes and unique flavours of wine and produce are created by the large volcano and crater on the north west side of the island, where you’ll find whitewashed towns which spread over the hillside, overlooking the ocean below.

Head to the south of Santorini for spectacular beaches, including golden sands, white sands, black sands, and even red sands. On the north west coast of the island are some of the top holiday villages, including Firostefani and Oia. Here you can enjoy spectacular views from the volcano, sunsets over the ocean and some of the island’s best restaurants. Just minutes away is the island’s capital, Fira, which is home to a further selection of bars and restaurants, art galleries, museums, and much more.

Luxury holidays in Santorini

Luxury holidays in Santorini come as standard. It’s well known for its bright white buildings and azure blue details, as well as little churches and a fascinating history. Climb a volcano, take a winery tour and taste some of the unique flavours created by the volcanic soil or enjoy a romantic boat trip with champagne over sunset. Towns like Imerovigli and Pyrgos offer easy access to the capital and close proximity to some of the island’s best beaches, as well as their own selection of boutiques, bars, and restaurants.

Book your luxury holiday in Santorini with Sovereign and we’ll help you choose the perfect hotel for your trip. Whether you’re travelling as a couple on a romantic break or with a group, we’ll help you create memories to last a lifetime. San Antonio and the Sun Rocks Hotel are little boutiques set on the side of a volcano and overlooking the ocean, while Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel has fantastic facilities, including a secret wine cave.

Our pick of the top hotels in Santorini
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

San Antonio

Santorini, Imerovigli
  • Luxury romantic hideaway nestled on a cliffside overlooking the volcano and azure Aegean Sea
  • Indulgent Volcanic Spa Suite offering relaxing treatments and massages to appeal to all five senses
  • Private dining experience in an intimate setting with superb gastronomic menus

Carpe Diem Exclusive Boutique Resort

Santorini, Pyrgos
  • Panoramic views of northern Santorini
  • A private butler is on hand for your whole stay 
  • A wonderful experience perfect for couples

Kirini Santorini

Santorini, Oia

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Santorini, Oia
  • Breathtaking views from your bathtub 
  • Located on one of Oia’s most famous cliffs 
  • Voted one of the best 5-star hotels in the world 

Sun Rocks Hotel

Santorini, Firostefani
  • Romantic couples only hideaway carved into the sides of volcanic cliff overlooking the caldera and shimmering Aegean Sea
  • Luxury, minimalist boutique accommodation with 18 rooms and suites all offering sea views
  • Exquisite Greek and Mediterranean cuisine that appeals to the five senses served at the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Elea
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Destinations in Santorini
Firostefani
Westerly Firostefani marks the highest point of Fira, the island capital. While technically a separate village, it feels more like a sky-high suburb – quiet streets and volcano views included.
Imerovigli
Imerovigli roosts on the precipitous west coast just north of Thira. People pilgrimage here for the world-famous sunset – and stay for the terraced, whitewashed streets with wide-open sea views.
Oia
Ever fancied staying on a volcano? Northerly Oia town perches on a dormant caldera with panoramic sea, town and sunset views. It also serves up a rich maritime past.
Pyrgos
The luminously white village of Pyrgos drapes itself over a hill on the west side of Santorini. Surprisingly green countryside closes in on all sides – including some top-notch vineyards.

Family holidays in Santorini

As well as being home to a range of hotels with family friendly options on offer, the Greek Island of Santorini is perfect for those wanting to enjoy culture, history and activities. The whitewashed towns are home to striking views of the glittering blue waters of the sea, while there are golden sandy beaches as well as black sandy ones. 


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Flight Information

The flight to Santorini is around 3 hours 45 minutes from the UK. 

When to go

Like most Greek islands, Santorini’s long summer months stretch from April through to September or October. The dry, sunny spring months are warm enough for beach-going and sightseeing, and average highs top 30°C in July and August. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.

Tipping

In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

Mykonos & Santorini

11 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Explore Mykonos Town's boutique-lined lanes
  • Photograph whitewashed houses and blue-domed churches
  • Sample volcanic wine on Santorini
  • Watch sunset from a clifftop village
From £1879 per person

Mykonos, Santorini & Crete

9 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Discover three classically Greek islands
  • Sip cocktails in Little Venice, Mykonos
  • Unwind on the sandy beaches of Crete
  • Watch Santorini’s famous sunset
From £1995 per person

Samantha Grist

My last visit to Santorini was as part of an island-hopping itinerary with Mykonos. It was an absolutely fantastic experience - Santorini was lovely and relaxed (with incredible views), while Mykonos had a livelier atmosphere and was great for nightlife.

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