Canaves Oia Santorini

A cliffside oasis offering one of the best views in Santorini, the ambiance is warm and familiar at this family-run complex. Staff and service are of the highest quality, and the cave hotel even has its own lift. Rooms may sometimes feel a bit small, but this can be attributed to their rock-carved setting.

Stay at Canaves Oia Santorini

An enticing cave escape on the doorstep to Santorini’s blue domes expects you. Relinquish all stresses at this clifftop hideaway. Reap the luxurious rewards of island life. Fairytale scenes surround you all through the day. Wake in a calming Cycladic interior, with infinite Caldera views. Indulge in a Greek pampering at the romantic dugout spa. How does sunset in a cave pool sound? Bring in the evening beneath the rocks, sharing affectionate moments and playful exchange with that most special someone.


Nestled at the start of Oia’s main pedestrian street, beside the famed blue dome church, Canaves Oia boasts an unbeatable location. From here, the picturesque coastal village is at your doorstep, with other acclaimed sites and beaches just a short drive away.


The boutique hotel’s 30 suites vary in size, but share a dazzling white minimalist design concept. Elegant decor and private verandas also feature, alongside al fresco dining spots and intimate cave pools beneath an outcrop of volcanic rock.

Who is it for

The property has been created with couples and honeymooners in mind, however children over 14 are welcome and all rooms can cater for an extra bed.

Facilities & activities

The atmospheric wellness spa set in a 17th-century cave consists of two treatment beds and a traditional Arab steam room. There are two outdoor cave pools, and a mini but modern fitness room. Expect innovative dishes served in unique theatrical fashion at the on-site restaurant, and idyllic spaces for private dining.

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