Bordered by the glistening waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world. This majestic Greek island is known for its bright white homes, historic architecture, and incredibly beautiful sunsets. Visitors can marvel at the unique natural scenery from an abundance of cliffside vacation rentals or bask in the sunlight on the unique volcanic beaches. With archeological sites for the history buffs and mouthwatering local cuisine for the foodies, Santorini truly has something for everyone.
As a top-rated vacation destination, the island offers a vast selection of great places to stay. What follows is a list of the best Airbnbs in Santorini compiled to help you identify those one-of-a-kind rentals. Most of the following listings are presided over by superhosts, and some even boast Airbnb Plus status. In case you’re unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts are hosts with a proven track record of providing exceptional accommodation, and Airbnb Plus properties have been verified by in-person inspection. All of the rentals are also work-from-home friendly and fully equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi.
Hilltop Cave Hideaway
Tucked away in a lovely complex filled with caves and alcoves, this peaceful retreat boasts a traditional all-white interior and a full selection of modern amenities.
You’ll enter the home through the sunny living room, which is appointed with a sectional sofa, a TV, and an antique desk that doubles as a small dining table. Around the corner, you’ll find a cozy sleeping nook complete with a queen-size bed and a small closet. There is also a quaint kitchenette equipped with basic cooking supplies and a private full bathroom with a vessel sink and a walk-in shower. Guests can soak in the sun and the serene atmosphere from the small bistro table in front of the home or take a stroll around the neighborhood and admire the 18th-century architecture. Laundry services are available for a small fee, and your hosts will provide a travel crib for anyone traveling with children.
Set in the peaceful village of Akrotiri, this Santorini Airbnb is surrounded by gorgeous red and white beaches and historic sights including a Venetian castle.
For a stylish and centrally located vacation apartment for rent in Santorini, check out this traditional one-bedroom home.
The white interior is accented with blue shutters and window frames and exposed wooden beams. When you first walk in, you’ll notice the cheerful and spacious living room with a white sectional sofa, a small bistro table, and a ton of indoor plants. There is a well-equipped kitchenette with an electric cooktop around the corner and a separate bedroom with an arched doorway and a queen-size bed. Pet-friendly and ideal for solo travelers and couples, the traditional home also offers one full bathroom with a walk-in shower. Guests can enjoy shared access to a spacious patio that is perfect for sunbathing, reading, or just relaxing and admiring the sunset.
Situated on a quiet street in central Oia, the rental offers a relaxing getaway within walking distance of popular bars, restaurants, and shops.
Aspa House in Exo Gonia
With a gorgeous traditional interior and access to a luxurious pool deck, this condo’s Airbnb Plus status and impressive reviews come as no surprise.
The interior is completely white with wooden accents and hardwood floors. There is a small sitting area right when you walk in, followed by a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, an electric cooktop, and an espresso machine. Furnished with a queen-size bed and a daybed, this studio Airbnb in Santorini makes an ideal stay for couples and small groups of three. Across from the bed, there is a convenient built-in desk and a modern full bathroom with a wooden vanity and a walk-in shower.
Exo Gonia is a small town in the middle of the island, making this a convenient home base for exploring every inch of Santorini. Guests can feel free to relax poolside, stroll through the stone alleys and admire the 14th-century homes, or take a short walk to the vibrant main square in the nearby village of Pyrgos.
Luxurious Villa Near the Sea
Whether you’re looking for a spacious rental for a large group or you just want an ultra-luxurious abode for your island getaway, you can’t go wrong with this breathtaking villa rental in Santorini.
The focal point of the villa is the private outdoor space, which boasts a massive inground pool, two hot tubs, and an endless selection of plush loungers, outdoor sofas, and daybeds.
Equally impressive is the impeccably decorated interior, which is traditionally white and bright with a few colorful accents. The open-concept living space is large and airy, combining a cozy sitting area with a gourmet full kitchen equipped with stainless-steel appliances. There is a second family room with a sectional sofa downstairs and an outdoor living room on the patio, set beside a formal dining area with mountain views. The largest of the three bedrooms is furnished with a queen-size bed and features its own Smart TV, patio access, and a gorgeous en suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub. The remaining two bedrooms are equally stunning and come with their own private full bathrooms. Additional amenities include a washer and dryer and free parking on the premises.
Located within walking distance of a majestic black sand beach, this convenient Santorini Airbnb offers easy access to plenty of seaside activities, vibrant bars and clubs, and fine dining opportunities.
Lava Cave Suite
For a unique cave-shaped apartment rental in Santorini, consider this historic Aegean-style suite.
Built in 1875, this former sailor’s residence has been fully restored to offer a top-notch modern rental with pearl white walls and luxurious amenities. The space comes with a separate living room with a TV, a modern kitchenette, and a separate bedroom featuring a king-size bed with a memory foam mattress, a desk, and patio access. There is also a luxurious full bathroom, and additional amenities include complimentary breakfast and high-end toiletries. The private veranda is partially outdoors and comes with a small patio table and an incredible Jacuzzi overlooking the stunning sea and volcanic landscape.
Located near the main road in Oia, the cave is just a short stroll away from popular shops, restaurants, and the ruins of the famous Old Castle. The convenient location and private design make this one of the best Santorini Airbnbs for a luxurious honeymoon or a romantic getaway.
Set on a Caldera cliff in Oia village, this restored rental offers another fantastic stay in a historic cave house.
Winding white steps will lead you into this gorgeous abode, offering a spacious living room with a cozy sofa and an antique desk. The separate sleeping area is furnished with a queen-size bed, and guests can enjoy access to a well-stocked kitchenette and an oversized full bathroom. Your luxurious stay comes with hotel-style amenities such as complimentary breakfast, daily maid service, and a porter to help you carry your bags. The famous sunset views are particularly gorgeous from this perfectly positioned Airbnb in Santorini.
Outdoor amenities include two private terraces overlooking the sea and a magnificent plunge pool. There is truly no better place to admire the region’s striking natural beauty and uniquely beautiful cliffs.
Oia Cave House With Divine Views
This professionally decorated cave house is the perfect Airbnb in Oia, Santorini, for anyone in need of a luxurious stay with a bit more space.
Recently renovated, the impressive interior boasts shiny blue floors, bright white walls, and soaring high ceilings. Up to five guests can stay in the home, which offers one separate bedroom with a double bed, a lofted sleeping area with a second double bed, and a spacious living room with a sofa bed. The rental also comes with a well-equipped kitchenette, a small dining area, and a luxurious full bathroom. Outside, you’ll find a private veranda furnished with two outdoor sofas and an outdoor dining table.
Spend your evenings soaking in the sun or enjoying the salty sea air as you watch the sun set over the ocean and marvel at the picturesque views of the island of Thirassia.
Enjoy stunning views as you relax in your private waterfront Jacuzzi with this awe-inspiring Airbnb in Oia, Santorini.
Tucked away behind a secure gate, the apartment is private and serene. The traditional interior is marked by white finishes and wooden furnishings, and the space offers one full bathroom and one bedroom with a double bed. There is a spacious living area with comfy reclining chairs and a lengthy bar table, off of which you’ll find a full kitchen with modern appliances. The space is ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, but two additional guests can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room.
This exquisite rental apartment in Santorini is set directly in front of the world-famous natural wonder known as the Caldera, a crescent-shaped bay that collapsed after a volcanic eruption. Perfect views combined with Oia’s convenient location make this one-of-a-kind Airbnb impossible to pass up.
Pura Vida Cave House
Next up is a traditional cycladic home that has been completely refurbished to offer a luxurious and modern stay.
Stone accents frame the doors and windows of this historic house in Santorini. In front of the home, you’ll find a spacious combined living and dining area with a corner kitchenette, a tall breakfast table, and a cozy sofa in front of a TV. Beyond the main living area, there are two daybeds in front of a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed, making the space suitable for up to four guests. There is also a luxurious full bathroom with a massive vanity and an oversized walk-in shower. The home is pet-friendly, and additional amenities include complimentary breakfast and baby gear for guests traveling with small children.
Nestled in the peaceful village of Imerovigli, this Santorini Airbnb offers a private outdoor space with cliffside views and a relaxing Jacuzzi tub. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Caldera and drive five minutes to the vibrant nightlife venues of Fira.
Yposkafo Jacuzzi House
This romantic vacation rental in Santorini combines a traditional design with modern features and updated amenities.
The tranquil interior boasts a spacious living room with two single sofa beds and a small dining nook nestled beyond a smooth stone archway. In the back of the home, there is a separate bedroom with a double bed, making the space ideal for a couple but able to accommodate small groups of up to four guests. A second arched walkway leads to a small kitchenette, and the home comes equipped with a modern full bathroom.
Tucked away in the Caldera cliffs of Santorini, this unique vacation home offers a partially outdoor Jacuzzi covered by a spectacular dome. The private outdoor space overlooks the Aegean Sea, and the rental is just steps away from the popular attractions of Oia Village.
Morfes Luxury Residence
Rent an apartment in Santorini that boasts a convenient location and desirable amenities with this contemporary cliffside home.
The interior features traditional white finishes with the addition of unique modern artwork and sculptures. There is a spacious living room with a comfy sofa and a TV, and the eat-in full kitchen comes with wooden cabinetry, granite countertops, and a small dining table. Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the space is equipped with one full bathroom and an elegant bedroom featuring a queen-size bed and French doors that lead to your private patio. Appointed with gorgeous greenery, a quaint bistro table, comfy loungers, and a luxurious Jacuzzi, the waterfront patio makes the perfect place to relax and enjoy the island’s awe-inspiring scenery.
This Santorini Airbnb offers gorgeous views of the Caldera but is still accessible from the main road, making this a great choice for guests with accessibility needs. As a serviced apartment, the rental comes with the option to order breakfast, lunch, and dinner to your door, and there are great local shops, bakeries, and restaurants just a few steps away.
If you’re looking for a top-rated Airbnb in Santorini with a traditional cave house design and updated amenities, check out this studio rental near Fira.
The interior is small but efficient with a double bed in the center of the room and convenient facilities tucked away in the corners. On one side, you’ll find a small kitchenette area with a minifridge, and the other side offers an open shower next to a window that provides gorgeous waterfront views. There is also a separate toilet room with a private stand-up shower, and additional amenities include a TV and a convenient selection of books. Large doors and blue-framed windows in front of the bed look out onto the spacious and private patio, which overlooks the sea and is furnished with a shaded outdoor sofa and a small patio table.
The rental is tucked away in a quiet cove but still boasts a convenient location with top-rated attractions and exciting nightlife venues just a short stroll away.
Whether you’re looking for a short-term rental in Santorini or a home away from home suitable for longer stays, this deluxe villa should be at the top of your list.
The two-story home is equipped with two bedrooms with double beds and two full bathrooms with rain-style walk-in showers, and the living room sofa makes the space suitable for up to five guests. The spacious living room is the focal point of the home and offers soaring dome-shaped ceilings, grand windows that provide ocean views, and a luxurious indoor Jacuzzi tub. There is also a full kitchen with modern appliances, a TV, and a dedicated workspace. Outside, you’ll find a private terrace on each level of the home, both of which offer stunning ocean and cathedral views.
Tucked away in the Caldera Cliff of Imerovigli, this centrally located Santorini Airbnb is located right above the famous church known as Anastasi. The location is perfect for walking to nearby shops and restaurants, and the views are absolutely unbeatable.
The Volcano Cave House
Enjoy panoramic views of the Caldera and the Aegean Sea with this one-of-a-kind Airbnb in Santorini.
The all-white interior offers a traditional minimalist design with wooden accents made from island materials. On the main floor of the two-bedroom home, there is a well-equipped kitchenette and a spacious living area furnished with a comfy sofa, a small dining table, and a vintage rocking chair. A set of wooden stairs leads to two bedrooms with queen-size beds and two full bathrooms. The master bathroom features a unique shower cave with a stone walkway and a rain-style showerhead. The rental is pet-friendly, and guests can enjoy free parking on the premises. Outdoor amenities include a rooftop patio with comfy lounge chairs for sunbathing and a ground-floor terrace with a heated plunge pool and gorgeous floral vines.
Nestled on one of the highest points of Oia Village, this private rental offers a calm and secluded location with easy access to the shops, cafés, and restaurants of the village center. The unique positioning also makes for some of the best views in the area.
Traditional Cave House
Wrapping up our list of the best Airbnb rentals in Santorini is a romantic one-bedroom home with a private Jacuzzi open year round.
With one full bathroom and one double bed, the studio space is ideal for solo travelers and couples. The interior design is meant to reflect the island’s breathtaking natural scenery with a traditional style and wooden accents. The space is also equipped with a brand-new full bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a dining table. Perched on top of the village of Akrotiri, this peaceful abode offers expansive waterfront views visible from the outdoor Jacuzzi and from every window in the house.
Akrotiri is one of the most popular archeological sites on the island and is home to the famous Old Castle and Lighthouse.
Although the island boasts an endless supply of exciting activities and unique adventures, the stunning scenery and tranquil atmosphere make it the perfect place to sit back and take it easy. So be sure to make the most of your down time and relax in luxury with a stay in one of the best Airbnbs in Santorini.