Planning a dream vacation to Santorini Greece? Enjoy this guide to the best of the best, Airbnb Santorini edition.
Santorini is a must-visit in the Greek islands—I love everything about it! To truly enjoy this paradise, booking an amazing Airbnb is a great way to go.
There are lots of amazing places to stay in Santorini, with Oia and Fira being some of the most popular. Whether you’re looking for all-out luxury, a romantic honeymoon getaway, or an affordable place to call home base as you explore the rest of the island, you’re guaranteed to find an Airbnb that fits the bill.
From villas to cave houses, you definitely have options for vacation rentals. To help you narrow them down, I’m giving you my list of top Airbnb Santorini places to book for your holiday.
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Airbnb Santorini: top 7 Places to Book
Beyond amazing doesn’t even begin to cover what a stay at the “Mystagoge Retreat” is like. Yes, you’ll definitely enjoy visiting the tourist sites on other parts of Santorini Island, but no one would blame you if you made this little cave house your mini staycation-within-a-vacation.
The small space has everything you need—one bedroom with a double bed, air conditioning, WiFi, a living room with a comfy couch and LED TV, plus a fully-equipped kitchen that includes all the necessary items to prepare and store every meal you’d need for days on end.
But the real dazzler is the private heated indoor cave pool with a hot tub that’s tucked away downstairs. Oh, and there’s an outdoor patio decked out with sunbeds, a dining area, and a grill that’s not too shabby either.
It’s a great spot to enjoy your breakfast basket that’s stocked with biscuits, honey, jam, coffee, milk, and butter.
You’ll be in a nice, quiet neighborhood that’s far enough to be peaceful and private but still has easy access to Fira. If you need transportation, your super host, Artemia, will be happy to schedule a driver for you.
Up to 2 guests //1 bedroom // 1 bed // 1 bath. Prices from $273 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
If enjoying your morning coffee with a stunning caldera view or sipping on a glass of wine while enjoying the sun setting over the Aegean Sea from your own private veranda is your idea of the perfect Santorini vacation, then I’ve got the place for you!
This clean little house is in the center of Oia’s main street, giving you easy access to lots of restaurants and shops. For the times you decide to stay in, you’ll be set with a spacious living room, cable TV, air conditioning, WiFi, and a fully-equipped kitchen complete with an espresso maker and a panini maker!
You’ll have plenty of options in terms of the sleeping arrangement—there’s a double bedroom with a king-size bed and another double bed up in the loft, plus a built-in sofa bed in the living room.
There’s room to sleep five, so it’s perfect for either a roomy, romantic getaway or for a small family or group of friends.
That all-white open-air veranda is heavenly, so expect to spend a lot of your time there!
Another bonus: it’s super affordable!
5 guests //2 bedrooms //2 beds // 1 bath. Prices from $67 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
You’ll absolutely love everything about this cave house villa: the location, style, cleanliness, breathtaking views, and top-notch hospitality from super host, Antonios.
The villa provides a perfectly peaceful, luxurious escape while providing easy access to shops, bars, and restaurants that are a short walk away in the center of Fira.
Situated on Santorini’s famous caldera, the views don’t get much better than this! Catch the sunset from your private jacuzzi, and you’ll really be in heaven.
But the VIP treatment doesn’t stop there—you can also get daily housekeeping, room service, and a private concierge at no extra cost.
With space for up to 4 lucky guests, it’s the perfect Santorini retreat for honeymooners, 2 couples, or a family.
The place is a restoration of a cave house from the 19th century, resulting in an ultra-modern, chic villa that hasn’t missed a single detail! If you can afford to splurge a bit, this villa is totally worth it.
4 guests //1 bedroom // 1 bed // 1 bath. Prices from $450 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
If you’re traveling on a budget and looking for a clean, modern place to stay near Fira, you’ll love this cozy, minimalist studio apartment. It’s the perfect size for 2 people and includes all the necessary amenities, like a double bed, small kitchen, air conditioning, and WiFi.
There’s also a small outdoor patio where you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or simply relax while soaking in some Santorini sun.
The place is located in a quiet village that has its own array of bars, markets, and restaurants but is also just a 15-minute walk away from the heart of Fira.
The bus station is also a short walk away, which makes it easy to get to other parts of the island if you don’t have a car. It’s cute and super affordable.
2 guests // 1 bed // 1 bath. Prices from $57 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
For a truly relaxing stay away from the city crowds and noise, you’ll want to seriously consider booking this lovely studio. It’s located right on the beach of Agia Paraskevi and—let’s face it—nothing beats a Greek island beachfront vacation!
It’s perfect for 2 people or solo travelers looking for a private retreat. You’ll get a comfortable double bed, modern bathroom, and small kitchenette, giving you everything you need.
The best part? Opening the front door and stepping onto the white sand beach that’s just a mere steps away.
While you’ll feel like you’re safely tucked away in your own piece of paradise, you can also walk to the Kamari area in about 10-15 minutes and explore the town’s many shops, cafes, and restaurants.
2 guests //1 bed // 1.5 baths. Prices from $96 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
Taking your Santorini vacation with a larger group of family or friends? Then you’ll really love the extra space this dreamy 3-bedroom cave house provides to comfortably sleep up to 7 guests. And with 2 heated outdoor jacuzzis, you can even divide your group so that each half has its own!
You’ll also get 2 terraces and a large outdoor dining table with a grill to host a barbecue for your group—all while enjoying a lovely view of the village of Megalochori.
The heart of Megalochori is within walking distance where you’ll find lots of authentic restaurants and shops. You can also walk to some amazing wineries if you’re up for a little wine tasting!
Meanwhile, Fira and Kamari Beach are a short 10-minute drive away, so those are easy to get to—the super friendly hosts will help you arrange for transportation if you need it.
But with the house’s cool amenities, don’t be surprised if you spend a lot of your time relaxing at home with your crew!
7 guests // 3 bedrooms // 3 beds // 3 baths. Prices from $340 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
Oh, this jacuzzi! This indoor-outdoor plunge pool nestled in its own cave just oozes romance. Plus, with 180 degrees of crystalline water in front of you, you’ll want to soak in that breathtaking view as long and as often as possible.
This unique Airbnb, called the Lava Cave (the host’s name is Lava), was a sailor’s home back in 1875. It has since been transformed into a luxurious suite that pampers guests head to toe with stunning views, a cushy bedroom with an attached living room and kitchenette.
A lovely breakfast is provided, which you’ll definitely want to enjoy on the outdoor veranda.
If Oia is your dream spot, the location of the Lava Cave is perfect. The main street, where all the action is, is just a few flights of stairs away.
The host, Lava, gets rave reviews too, so you’re definitely in good hands here!
2 guests // 1 bedroom // 1 bed // 1 bath. Prices from $430 per night. Check pricing and dates here.
As you can see, there are a lot of Airbnb choices in Santorini to suit all of your travel needs.
If you’re traveling with a large group and are looking for a larger space, check out these villa rentals in Greece.
I hope you’ve found my best Airbnb Santorini list helpful. Safe travels!
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