Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Chic rooms carved from volcanic rock, most with private verandas overlooking the caldera
- Awesome sunset views from the poolside terrace
- READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands
What To Know
- This is a couples-only property
- The Honeymoon Suite has an indoor Jacuzzi that leads out to a private veranda
- Reservations are essential at the Elea Fine Dining restaurant; it has just four tables
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Overlooking Santorini’s iconic caldera, Sun Rocks is a romantic couples-only retreat carved into a volcanic cliff in the village of Firostefani. The intimate property has just 17 rooms, all of which have living areas and views of the sparkling Aegean. Inside you’ll find alabaster walls, polished concrete floors, French chandeliers and handmade Italian furniture. The Balinese beds are topped with Frette linens, and the bathrooms feature mosaic tiling, square sinks and hefty rain showers. Most of the rooms have private verandas (the Double Rooms share balconies). Indoor Jacuzzis open directly out to verandas from the Honeymoon Suites, so you can soak in the tub and then soak up the sunset views over the caldera. The outdoor pool is lined with double sun loungers, and there’s a laid-back poolside bar open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are required at the hotel’s Elea Fine Dining restaurant as there are just four tables (two inside, two alfresco). Here you can tuck into Greek specialties and sip wines from Santorini’s volcanic vineyards.
In the Area
Take a hike along the cliff path through Firostefani to the island’s capital — don’t worry, it’s paved. Dubbed the Minoan Pompeii, Akrotiri, at the south end of the island, was a thriving settlement before the huge volcanic eruption that destroyed much of Santorini around 1450 BC. A fraction of the city has been excavated — but it seems vast. At the newly reopened site you can walk down streets, peek through windows and check out huge pithoi pots that residents left behind in their flight. Rent a car and you’ll find that Santorini specializes in terrifying drives. The barely protected clifftop road to Oia is the best known, but the unbelievably scary, steep road down from Imerovigli to Vourvoulos will also have you nicely on edge. Make sure you see the non-caldera side of the island, too. The flatter landscape is equally beautiful, and the views of the sea and the neighboring Cycladic Islands are spectacular.
How to Get There
We came here for our honeymoon and were not disappointed! The service was top notch, the staff does a great job of taking care of your every need without feeling pushy in any way. The view from our porch was right out of a postcard. Sipping wine on our balcony overlooking the Caldera at sunset was something we will never forget. People complain about the stairs, but we had no issues with them and it’s so worth it to climb the stairs as it enables the amazing views. This resort was first class and helped us have the honeymoon of our dreams, can’t recommend it enough!
SunRocks has a wonderful location. The food and cocktails at the restaurant were delicious. Every staff member I encountered went out of their way to be extremely friendly and helpful. The suite was large, living room and separate bedroom. Shower was great, plenty of hot water. We had a shared outdoor patio w private hot tub, sunbed and umbrella. Every view is stunning. Our room was located towards the lowest level of the property, approximately 200 steps to the top (street level). I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Our stay at the Sun Rocks was incredible. The property is just stunning and the service was top notch. The staff could not have been kinder or more accommodating. We would return to the Sun Rocks without question and would highly recommend the resort!
Excellent dream stay at Sun Rocks. Firstly the staff made this stay one of the nicest experiences we have encountered and having stayed for 2 weeks, really got to know them. They are at credit to Sun Rocks.
Breakfast was perfect everyday with a good selection and the view to die for!
The restaurant in the evening is very romantic and has to be experienced.
We stayed in one of the suites with a jacuzzi and we loved it, everything you need for a stay.
We would highly recommend this hotel.
If you want to enjoy beautiful views and excellent service, you must stay at the Sun Rocks in Thira on Santorini. This is a cliff side hotel, so be prepared to climb steps. I enjoyed the climb and considered it a good work out. The staff is attentive, friendly, and helpful. My room had its own terrace with an unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea. The interior suite came with a living area equipped with mini fridge. The room was spotless and the staff even folded down some clothes I left out. I could not ask for a better place to stay.