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The top 5 Santorini caves accommodations

The curated selection for your Santorini caves accommodations

Unearth the hidden gems of Santorini caves accommodation with our curated guide, spotlighting the most exquisite retreats. These handpicked cave-stay havens redefine luxury, blending iconic caldera views and sophisticated interiors unique to Santorini caves accommodation. Each enclave is a masterclass in design, promising an escape where elegance and natural beauty coalesce. Discover spaces where minimalist aesthetics meet sumptuous comfort, set against a backdrop of azure skies and crystal-clear waters.

Overview: Santorini’s top 5 cave hotels

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Divine Cave Experience​

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Canaves Oia Suites​

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Kivotos Santorini

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Cocoon Cave Suites Santorini

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Perivolas Hotel​

Divine Cave Experience Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

What makes Santorini’s cave accommodations a must-visit for modern travellers?

Carved from Santorini’s heart, the cave accommodations are a legacy of the island’s volcanic fury and human resilience. These natural abodes, once the humble dwellings of seafarers and wine merchants, have been lovingly reimagined, their rough-hewn walls now encasing luxury that whispers of indulgence. Each cave, a testament to a turbulent past, now offers a tranquil sanctuary where history’s rugged edges meet the smooth comforts of today.

Guests stepping into these caves are greeted by a harmonious blend of history and luxury. Imagine waking up to sun-drenched terraces offering unrivalled views of the Aegean’s azure expanse. The caves’ organic, curvaceous forms, echo the island’s volcanic spirit, while inside, the amenities speak of refined elegance. Some with plunge pools, carved from the very heart of the cave, offer a refreshing and cool escape, in stark contrast to the sun-baked terraces. Inside, the often minimalistic decor, accentuated with touches of traditional Greek charm, complements the panoramic vistas that frame every window and doorway.

With their cool interiors, the caves provide a silent narrative of the island’s past. Each stone, each curve holds a story, waiting to be unveiled over a glass of local wine or a plunge into the pool’s serene waters. In these cave accommodations, every moment is an immersion into a Santorini that was, and the luxury that is.

Divine Cave Experience Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Divine Cave Experience​

Tucked away in Imerovigli, Divine Cave Experience redefines luxury. Our favourite suite is the Omni Cave Suite with its mesmerising caldera view – especially the sunset. Meticulously carved from Santorini’s volcanic rocks, each suite offers private hot tubs, Egyptian-cotton sheets and panoramic views. The hotel pampers guests with a local cuisine breakfast, while gourmet dining options like Ανώγι and Volkan on the Rocks are just a stone’s throw away. Leisure time is well spent between the indoor and seasonal outdoor pools or indulging in the full-service spa. With a poolside bar, sun loungers and concierge services, Divine Cave Experience ensures a tranquil, adults-only sanctuary amidst the picturesque allure of Santorini​​​​​​​​.

Divine Cave Experience​
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Canaves Oia Suites Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Canaves Oia Suites​

With its home on the cliffs of Oia, Canaves Oia Suites embodies elegance, with its blend of contemporary chic and traditional Cycladic design. The boutique property boasts 24 suites, each with astonishing caldera views and private terraces and hot tubs or plunge pools. The River Pool Suite, a favourite of ours, marries luxury with comfort, providing an intimate setting with a unique river pool feature. The hotel’s culinary experience is led by Executive Chef Andreas Evangelatos and the Petra Restaurant offers a sumptuous breakfast buffet and an à la carte menu, transforming into a high-end eatery by night. The on-site spa, set in a 17th-century wine cave, offers top-tier treatments.

Canaves Oia Suites​​
Main Street
Oia
Santorini
Greece

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Kivitos Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review
Kivitos Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Kivotos Santorini

Set high atop Imerovigli’s caldera, Kivotos Santorini boats majestic views and a unique take on cave architecture. This boutique hotel, marked for its modern black exterior, offers a tranquil escape with a mix of cave suites and villas. Mavro, the property’s central hub, dazzles with its fish-tank-like pool and gourmet dining, where emerging star chefs in Greece serve culinary delights. The hotel’s terrace, an ideal spot for savouring meals or simply marvelling at the panorama, promises an authentic Santorini experience. With its dedication to luxury and privacy, is an exclusive retreat if you’re seeking something extraordinary​​​​​​.

Kivotos Santorini
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Cocoon Cave Suites Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Cocoon Cave Suites Santorini

Perched on Imerovigli’s cliffs, Cocoon Cave Suites Santorini offers a luxurious escape and a sanctuary for the senses, with its meticulously designed 5-star cave suites. The hotel’s suites, carved from the volcanic landscape, feature private plunge pools or hot tubs and in-room candlelit dinners with delicious organic meals. Indulge in a spa treatment or explore Santorini with the hotel’s concierge service. Savour breakfast on your balcony, overlooking the Caldera, with options like fresh local produce, organic teas and hand-crafted coffees. 

Cocoon Cave Suites Santorini​
Main Street
Imerovigli
Santorini
Greece

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Perivolas Hotel Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review
Perivolas Hotel Santorini Aegean Islands Greece hotel review

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Perivolas Hotel​

Perivolas Hotel is a true gem in Santorini and offers a serene haven of luxury, blending rustic charm with modern elegance. The hotel boasts cave-style suites, converted from ancient dwellings, providing a tranquil atmosphere. Each suite, adorned with whitewashed walls and vibrant splashes of colour, features a private terrace, perfect for absorbing the breathtaking caldera vistas. The absence of TVs in rooms underscores the hotel’s ethos of escapism and ensures a genuine respite from the everyday. Enjoy contemporary Greek cuisine at Perivolas Restaurant, relish the infinity pool’s stunning views or unwind with various treatments at the wellness studio. 

Perivolas Hotel​
Thira
Santorini
Greece

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