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

Located on the main caldera ring road, the Majestic is spread across the eastern slopes, meaning that the views are towards the black beaches, rather than the caldera itself. If you’re looking for somewhere to laze on your balcony watching the sunset, this isn’t the place. 

If, however, you want to explore the island it’s an ideal choice, with Fira – famed for its busy nightlife – and the central bus station both a short walk away. There’s also a number of limited parking spaces in the hotel car park, a rarity near Fira. 

The hotel itself is sleekly luxurious, with lots of grey marble and leather, and has the bonus of two heated pools (most rely on the sun to warm them). 

Add in a cosy, romantic restaurant for dinner, and breakfast as late as you like, and this is an ideal base for those who want to discover Santorini beyond its sunsets. 

Surrounding area

The Majestic is set on the main caldera ring road, meaning that the immediate environs aren’t that prepossessing – although there are stunning caldera views from rooms at the front of the hotel.

The road runs outside the front of the hotel, meaning there is some traffic noise, although most rooms are set back enough for it not to be a problem. Fira’s bars and restaurants are just a stroll away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
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

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[0.8 miles]

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

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[7.9 miles]

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

A wooden walkway with railings between ancient ruined foundations

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[0.8 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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Entrance alley of red and white Wine museum and vinery buildings

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[2.7 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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Black sand beach of Kamari seen from above, with dark blue water

Kamari Beach

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[5.8 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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A white chapel near a cliff edge, with a bright blue sea behind it

Sunset at the Chapel of Theoskepasti

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[6.8 miles]

The Chapel of Theoskepasti, suspended between sea and sky in a nook on Skaros rock, is a spectacular spot to watch the sunset. Enjoy with a bottle of chilled Assyrtiko.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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