Budget hotels & hostels
Guesthouses and B&Bs
Hospitality is the rule at this family-run place. It’s just a short distance inland from the port and is framed by one of the biggest bougainvilleas you’re likely to see. Rooms are clean and well equipped and most include cooking facilities...
This family-run boutique hotel, right on the edge of central Mykonos, has a delightful ambience and has developed admirable eco policies regarding recycling. It also has disabled access and facilities on the ground floor...
Long established and very well run, the famous Francesco’s has clean dormitories and rooms, and is in an enviable position with great views of the bay. It’s away from the centre, but is a lively meeting place for the younger international set...
There's some shade and there are modest facilities at this site that is handy for town. There may be school groups staying in high season. There's a self-service restaurant and a pool. It's 400m east of Plateia Theotokopoulou.
Overlooking the caldera at the quieter southern end of Fira, and more accessible than similar places, this boutique hotel has charming service to match its overall ambience...
Honeymoon Petra Villas
In the heart of beautiful Imerovigli village, this luxurious location is hard to beat for a bit of romantic pampering with unforgettable views. It boasts the best pool (vista-wise) on the island and provides a helpful, professional service...
An excellent, out of the way option is Oasis Studios at Mikri Vigla. It is close to the beach and has lovely big rooms with kitchens. The owner and staff are friendly and helpful, and there's an outside terrace with a swimming pool and bar...
In a great position set back from the main drag but barely a minute from the beach, and with immaculate, well-appointed rooms. Prices can drop below half in the low season...
A garden glowing with bougainvillea surrounds these handsome studios. They are in a very quiet area about 500m from the ferry dock. The studios are big and extremely well kept and each has its own kitchen...
One of the best places in Fira, Loizos is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, yet has the advantage of vehicular access and is only minutes from the centre of town and the caldera edge...
One of the best hotels on the beach side of the island, the Hermes is set 200m back from Kamari Beach in a peaceful spot at the edge of the village.Run by warm and friendly people, the hotel is smartly decked out with a grey-marble floor...
Another of those famous caldera-edge hotels, Efterpi has pleasant traditional rooms carved into the cliffside. Furnishings are simple and there's a wonderful sense of detachment from the crush of the main town.
One of Santorini's best luxury hotels, Katikies takes full advantage of its privileged location on the steep caldera rim in Oia. It's a place aimed at couples and is particularly popular with honeymooners looking for some Aegean romance...
Tucked away at the heart of Kastro is this long-established hotel. It has a leafy garden setting to go with the traditional Naxian style of rooms and furnishings.
A well-run hotel at the northern entrance to the village, the Benois has spick-and-span rooms. It has relaxing and spacious public areas and a swimming pool. Open April to October.
Far Out Village
There’s plenty of action here, backed by wall-to-wall facilities. Meltemi Water Sports is just across the road. There’s a bar, restaurant and four swimming pools...
Laokasti Villas & Restaurant
Traditional cliff-side dwellings that have been in the owner’s family for generations offer a grand mix of old and new at Chelidonia. Buried beneath the rubble of the 1956 earthquake, the rooms have been lovingly restored...
Simple but comfortable rooms with views over the island.
The Atlantis is a handsome old building that overlooks the widest section of the caldera-edge promenade. It’s full of cool, relaxing lounges and terraces, and the bright and airy bedrooms are quiet and very well equipped...
A long-standing favourite in sight of the ferry quay; you’ll never be short of chat and advice at Mike’s place. There’s a shared kitchen and a roof terrace. Mike also has well maintained and well equipped studios (€55) elsewhere in town...
Just before the port-Hora bus turnaround, this is a pleasant airy place with good-sized rooms arranged around a delightful reception and flower-filled garden area. Breakfast is available.
The recently renovated Nikoleta is some distance inland from the south end of town, but it’s one of the best options for value and comes with a kindly welcome. There is a lovely garden area.