Where to stay in Santorini on a budget

One of the most sought-after holiday destinations in Greece, Santorini isn’t one of the most affordable vacation options. However, with some proper planning and some good tips, your dream vacation in Santorini can definitely become more pocket-friendly. Read this article to learn where to stay in Santorini on a budget!


kamari beach in santorini greece
Kamari Beach, Santorini

Where to stay in Santorini near the beach

Booking accommodation in Santorini at an affordable price means you’ll probably not be in the renowned Thira or Oia. However, you shouldn’t see this as a disadvantage. Those places are located high up on the cliffs and are usually packed with tourists. They’re also loud, and much more expensive.

Instead of being up on a crowded cliff, you could be staying next to a wide beach, and only be in the middle of those crowds when you choose to. This way, your Greek island holiday will also include some well-deserved peace and quiet.

The Sea Side Beach Hotel is located just 11 meters away from Kamari Beach. And, in case you don’t like Santorini’s pebble beaches, the place also comes with a nice pool in the interior courtyard. Oh, and the pool comes with a jacuzzi!

Personally, I loved taking cover from the sun in that shaded pool during the afternoon. And, after so much walking through the heat to explore Santorini, it was so comforting to get a good massage from those strong water jets!

And having the beach that close was so great, especially in the evenings. I could have some delicious food at the beachfront Sea Side Restaurant, followed by a walk on the beach or simply sitting on the shore to admire the moonlight reflected in the water.


seaside beach hotel terrace restaurant

The rooms of the Sea Side Beach Hotel

The 3-star Sea Side Beach Hotel is built in the local architectural style of Santorini. Its rooms and studios are simply furnished, they have private bathrooms, and they all come with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and fridges. They each have either a small furnished balcony or a shared terrace.

Your room at the Sea Side Beach Hotel can have a view of the Aegean Sea or of the pool from the interior courtyard.

The rooms on the ground floor of the Sea Side Beach Hotel are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the bathrooms are equipped with an emergency cord and raised toilets.


The Sea Side restaurant

The tavern of the Sea Side Beach Hotel has a varied à la carte menu, which includes the traditional Greek food, but also international cuisine.

In the morning, the guests of the Sea Side Beach Hotel can have breakfast on the beachfront terrace. The wonderful breakfast is served buffet-style, and guests can opt for it when booking the room.


cat sitting on beach chairs at the Seaside Beach Hotel in Santorini

More advantages of the Sea Side Beach Hotel

Located at 100 meters away from a bus stop, the Sea Side Beach Hotel is only a 10-minute ride away from the Santorini Airport and around 25 minutes away from the Athinios Port.

The staff of the Sea Side Beach hotel can arrange car rental or shuttle services. They can also help you with booking beach chairs and snorkeling apparel.

The property also offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.


Seaside Beach Hotel
Kamari Beach, Kamari, 84700, Greece
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9 Thoughts to “Where to stay in Santorini on a budget”

  1. The.Holidaymaker

    Thanks for sharing. This would be very helpful to the budget friendly travelers. I haven’t been yet, but it is on my list! Would love to see all those white and blue trimmed buildings.

  2. We had plans to visit Greece a few years ago and ended up changing destinations but Santorini is very high on our ‘must visit’ list. The Seaside Beach Hotel looks perfect. I love that its budget friendly but still has air conditioning in each room.

  3. You’re so right that being by the beach instead of a crowded hill is desirable…but….oh man….it’s a hard choice! Love Santorini and even better to do it on a budget.

  4. Greece is my top 5 bucket list destination. Your post would be really helpful to me for my travel to Santorini. And sea side beach hotel looks really beautiful with its blue windows and a pool.

  5. We visited Greece in October, when all the islands were pretty much done with holiday makers for the year. On our next visit, we will try to visit many of the islands. Budget hotels are always a good thing to know about! Thanks!

  6. I visited Santorini years ago, and wish I had known about this affordable beauty! Wonderful views, and great amenities. Saving for my next trip to Greece 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  7. Yukti

    I visited Santorini last year and it was my favorite destination in Greece. I truly agree Santorini is expensive in staying and so this seaside hotel looks worth as it has all facilities in the budget. The exteriors of hotel is also very photogenic.

  8. This hotel looks so relaxing.. and I just love the colors! I think I could chill here for a few days. Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is a good guide as I am planning to do a trip to Santorini soon (hopefully in the non-tourist season but with good weather). Really only want to go there for the famous photo shots but I think the rest of the family want the sunshine and get a tan. 🙂

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