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
I cannot say enough about the staff, location and facilities... amazing! The staff helped us with restaurant bookings and transportation and I really appreciated the little phone they gave us for help when we were outside the hotel. It was nice to have an option of communication on the island. If you’re on the fence about booking, just do it! You won’t regret it.
Sun Rocks is beautiful and the staff is wonderful! We got married here on 9.27.18. The venue was small but was a perfect and intimate setting for our "just us" elopement. The facilities are nice and updated. Our honeymoon suite was romantic with a private balcony and a in room Jacuzzi. The restaurant serves fantastic food. The staff made us feel like we were the only couple staying here. They were great. We will be coming back, again and again.
I would like to commend the entire staff at the hotel and thank them for making our stay very enjoyable! Their recommendations of what to do in Santorini were very useful, the staff was very friendly and happy to serve us as well as they could. Last, but not least, the staff brought us breakfast well before 5 am and helped us get the luggage to the car, on the last day when we had to catch a very early flight
Very nice property - great staff, great food. Lots of stairs to access rooms and dining however, that is normal for Santorini hotels above beach level. Location was very good for easy walking to Fira and shopping / food venues.
Lovely boutique hotel. The staff are extremely attentive. Lunch and snacks were lovely. Located within a short walk into Thira town. Pack your trainers / sneakers for the walk into town.Pool area was nice and relaxed. Room was simple but ideal with a balcony to sit and watch the sunset.