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Last updated: 15 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: John Malathronas

If you want to unwind and recharge, look no further. This family-run hideaway is a labour of love – the owners built it themselves, with great respect for local traditions.

It’s blissful tranquillity – an aura of absolute calm surrounds this secluded hideaway. There are sweeping views of the caldera and Oia whichever way you look.

Carved out of the terraced cliff face, each of the 20 studios and suites is unique in layout and location. Splashes of fuchsia and lilac brighten up the dramatically sparse, whitewashed interiors.

The infinity pool has spawned countless imitators, but none can rival it.

Phenomenal views of the flooded volcanic caldera make it hard to leave your private patio. But there’s a superb spa, gym, yoga shala and lap pool should you feel the urge to move.

Surrounding area

On the outskirts of Oia, a picture-postcard village on Santorini’s northern tip, Perivolas is a safe distance from the coach parties that descend on Oia every sunset.

Fine dining and shopping opportunities are a 15-minute stroll past grand sea captains’ mansions and the cave dwellings of their former crew.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Free on request
Beach: < 10 mins walk
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Sunset at Oia

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[1.3 miles]

Watch the sunset at Oia and marvel at the changing colours of the rocky cliffs as the sun dips below the horizon.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free | 1-2 hours

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Hike along Santorini’s caldera

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[6.4 miles]

Arguably the most memorable hike in the Aegean, this easy 6-mile trek on the rim of the Santorini caldera offers precipitous views and mesmerising landscapes.

Best for ages: 16+ | Free | 4-5 hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

The bright warm orange and blue painted exterior of Atlantis bookshop, with books on display

Atlantis bookshop

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[1.2 miles]

Antiquarian bookshop in Oia with many rare first editions some on sale for over £1,000, attracting clients from all over the world. Just walking through the doors feels like visiting a museum of books.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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A wooden walkway with railings between ancient ruined foundations

Museum of Prehistoric Thera

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[6.4 miles]

A small archaeological museum stuffed with frescoes and figurines from Bronze Age Akrotiri. Furniture and figurines, tools and weapons, seals and ceramic vessels all reveal aspects of how the inhabitants lived thousands of years ago.

Best for ages: 18+ | £3

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Entrance alley of red and white Wine museum and vinery buildings

Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[9.7 miles]

This small but interesting museum outside Kamari offers great insights regarding Santorini’s unique viniculture: and 400 years if wine-making history. You can sample the winery’s offerings, too. Here the vines are twisted into crown-shaped baskets so the grapes are protected from harsh winter winds.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

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A white chapel near a cliff edge, with a bright blue sea behind it

Sunset at the Chapel of Theoskepasti

Santorini, Greek Islands, Greece[10.6 miles]

The Chapel of Theoskepasti, suspended between sea and sky in a nook on Skaros rock, is a spectacular spot to watch the sunset. Enjoy with a bottle of chilled Assyrtiko.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Greek Islands, Greece

Incredible volcanic scenery, enchanting cave hotels, fine wines and memorable sunsets equal heaven for romantics.

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