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“Perivolas is fabulously unique, eccentric and stylish. Here, a cluster of 300-year-old yposkafa – traditional cave dwellings carved out of the landscape – have been transformed into 20 spare studios and suites. The result is stunning; the cool ‘caves’ feature dashes of lilac and hot pink, black stone paths burst with bright geraniums, and meals are served in a converted wine cellar. We’ll understand if you never want to leave.”
On a quiet path facing the Caldera, Perivolas Hotel is only a short distance from Oia’s boutique-lined pedestrianised streets. Sheltered from the bustle of the town, this family-run hotel prioritises tranquillity and intimacy.
Its 20 rooms and suites are carved out of traditional 300-year-old cave dwellings with whitewashed interiors in keeping with Santorini’s indigenous architecture. Splashes of fuchsia, lilac and sprigs of bougainvillea provide visual respite from sugar-white décor.
Guests can dine on Perivolas’ terrace against the backdrop of Oia’s famed sunset or under the arches of an atmospheric converted wine cellar. Don’t miss chef Theodoros Kakoulis’ seven-course tasting menu served with delicious local wine.
Such fantastic views of the Caldera make it hard to resist exploring its perimeters – we highly recommend a private catamaran or traditional boat charter tour. Otherwise retreat into the cliffside spa and indulge in their heavenly treatments and therapies.