Best Luxury Villas In Santorini

Located amongst the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, Santorini emerges as a coveted destination at the top of many travel bucket lists. Its iconic landscape, characterised by dazzling white buildings cascading down rugged cliff-sides, serves as a captivating backdrop to its ancient allure and culinary delights. As part of a mesmerising archipelago, Santorini’s origins as a volcanic caldera create an enchanting tapestry of natural wonders.

The Luxury Editor has curated a selection of luxury villas in Santorini to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary. From lavish amenities to impeccable service, indulge in the finest Santorini has to offer.

Whisper of the Sea – The Plum Guide

With room for up to 16 guests, 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, Whisper of the Sea is one of the biggest private villas on Santorini. Situated in the beautiful village of Imerovigli with white buildings with blue domes adorning the hillside, this villa is an ode to Cycladian architecture and features panoramic views of the caldera. Other external features include beautiful cobbled paths, olive trees, lots of seating areas to enjoy the views and sunsets, a bar (stocked daily) and two swimming pools. Internally, the villa is well-designed and inspired by nature with wood accents and earthy tones. There are communal areas both upstairs and downstairs, two kitchens and a gym. Even at full capacity, guests have lots of space to spread out here. Breakfast is included and a private chef can be arranged to cook other meals. To complete the ultimate luxury break in Santorini at Whisper of the Sea, private helicopters, jets, yachts and sailing can be arranged for an additional fee.

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White Villa – Welcome Beyond

Situated just 12 minutes by car from the airport, the village of Pyrgos Kallistis features medieval streets, fortified walls and hidden passages. A beautiful and tranquil location for a relaxing holiday, where no cars are allowed and everything is within easy reach by foot. White Villa is a former 15th-century wine factory located beneath the remains of the Venetian castle and is arranged into four housing units on two main levels. Each unit has bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and living area with a total of 8 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. Guests can choose to book anything from one unit for 4-5 people to the whole villa, accommodating 16-21 people. The villa is restored with respect to the local architecture and uses local building techniques and materials, some historical elements are integrated into the spaces as a reminder of past uses of the building. Features of the villa include two jacuzzis, a pool with counter-current swimming, a pool house, indoor and outdoor dining areas where guests can enjoy local dishes prepared by a private cook, if requested. White Villa allows guests to experience a beautiful piece of local history whilst enjoying luxurious living.

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Santorini Cactus – Olivers Travels

Sleeping up to 14 guests over 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, Santorini Cactus is a beautiful modern villa located on an exclusive estate in the hilltop village of Pyrgos Kallistis. The island capital of Fira is close by with many bars, restaurants and boutiques to choose from. Blue flag sandy beaches of Kamari and Perissa are also within easy reach. Externally you’ll find beautifully landscaped gardens, three swimming pools, a jacuzzi, an alfresco lounge, dining and barbeque area. The villa itself is modern, yet traditional and whitewashed with lots of natural light provided through arched windows. Internally, there is a stunning art collection including paintings, frescoes and marble sculptures – some created by the sculptor Giroris Kouskouris. There is also a wine cooler for up to 36 bottles of wine, a home cinema space for movies and video games, a wellness area with a Turkish hammam. Shower and mini gym. To ensure your holiday is just the way you want it, there are many available extras including spa treatments, yoga classes, wine-tasting, a chef, butler or babysitting service.

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The Caldera Estate – AK Villas

Situated on the edge of a dramatic cliff, overlooking the shores of the Aegean, the Caldera Estate accommodates 10 guests in absolute luxury. Just a 10-minute walk from the village of Megalochori, this villa is also within easy reach of the capital, Fira, which is just a 10-minute drive away. Each of the 5 bedrooms are bathed in natural light with en-suite shower rooms. Guests can enjoy the swimming pool, which can be heated on request alongside barbeque facilities, bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. Privacy and tranquillity are provided in abundance with this property, which even features its own private helipad if arriving in style is what you’re looking for. With a contemporary architectural style, open-plan spaces and curved cylindrical ceilings, the Caldera Estate exudes luxury. A cook is provided daily to provide an American a-la-carte breakfast, as is a butler service, daily maid service and transfers to/from the airport and complimentary access to Perivolos private beach. A private chef can also be requested for additional meals. The Caldera Estate boasts so many wonderful features, but the views from this clifftop villa really are the pinnacle.

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Villa Bohemian – Santorini Villas

Nestled in the village of Oia, Villa Bohemian is an opulent villa sleeping up to 14 guests in 7 ensuite bedrooms. All bedrooms feature a private veranda with sea views and an open-air jetted tub. Contemporary furnishings are found throughout the villa and are carefully designed to maximise comfort and style. Arches feature heavily in the design of this villa, and due to being situated high above the Caldera, stunning views can be found throughout. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the private swimming pool, or enjoy the Santorini sun on a sun lounger with panoramic views of the sea. With daily housekeeping and a personalised concierge service, guests are ensured a wonderful break. Additional staff can be included, such as a private chef, chauffeur, masseuse, yachting, transfers or car rental.

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