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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

It is near impossible to find an affordable hotel on Santorini, so Chez Sophie is exceptional.

It’s a budget-conscious, family-run boutique hotel that reminds you how hospitable Greeks can be. Just the sumptuous homemade breakfast will make you book your return visit before you’ve left. 

Set around a beautiful kidney-shaped pool that’s illuminated at night, it’s located at Kamari, one block away from its black beach.

It lies at the edge of the settlement, so close to the Kamari nightlife but far enough to feel like a peaceful retreat.

Surrounding area

Located on a quiet street, surrounded by small, low-rise hotels, villas and private houses, Sophie’s feels pleasantly tranquil, in spite of the crowds that flock to Kamari to stay up all night and watch the rosy sunrise over Anafi. 

All of the village bars, tavernas and shops are within a few minutes’ walk.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: < 5mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Nearby (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hike along Santorini’s caldera

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Arguably the most memorable hike in the Aegean, this easy 6-mile trek on the rim of the Santorini caldera offers precipitous views and mesmerising landscapes.

Best for ages: 16+ | Free | 4-5 hours

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Sunset at Oia

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Watch the sunset at Oia and marvel at the changing colours of the rocky cliffs as the sun dips below the horizon.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Black sand beach of Kamari seen from above, with dark blue water

Kamari Beach

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[0.8 miles]

The black beaches of Santorini’s east coast, made up of volcanic gravel, are one of the island’s big attractions and Kamari is a resort for those who want the full sun, sea, and sand summer experience.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Entrance alley of red and white Wine museum and vinery buildings

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[3.3 miles]

This small but interesting museum outside Kamari offers great insights regarding Santorini’s unique viniculture: and 400 years if wine-making history. You can sample the winery’s offerings, too. Here the vines are twisted into crown-shaped baskets so the grapes are protected from harsh winter winds.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

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People swimming and sunbathing and sunbathing on the beach near white rocks of Vlychada

Vlychada Beach

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[5.6 miles]

A long, sandy and uncrowded beach on the island’s east coast. Go for authentic fish tavernas and a back-drop of spectacular volcanic rock formations.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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A wooden walkway with railings between ancient ruined foundations

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[6.6 miles]

A small archaeological museum stuffed with frescoes and figurines from Bronze Age Akrotiri. Furniture and figurines, tools and weapons, seals and ceramic vessels all reveal aspects of how the inhabitants lived thousands of years ago.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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