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Luxury Holidays Greece- Perivolas
Luxury Holidays Greece- Perivolas
Luxury Holidays Greece- Perivolas
Luxury Holidays Greece- Perivolas
Luxury Holidays Greece- Perivolas

Perivolas Traditional Houses

Oia, Santorini, ££££

Perivolas Traditional Houses occupy a wonderful spot just back from the popular village of Oia, on the lip of Santorini's celebrated caldera. The property is a small hamlet of traditional cave-houses which have been converted by their owner, Kostis Psychas, who has done a fantastic job conserving the traditional elements of each house whilst transforming them into cool, 21st century chic abodes. So super-comfortable mattresses are on low, traditional sleeping platforms, and the old wooden window frames are preserved to capture the amazing Aegean vistas like high-quality modern art. The gorgeous, curvaceous infinity pool is almost over-photographed, whilst the simple taverna-style restaurant serves creative and delicious Greek dishes with a modern twist. Best of all, Kostis' team of staff is the friendliest and most welcoming group on the island.

Pricing Key:

£££      Great quality at reasonable prices
££££    Fairly priced, excellent accommodation
£££££  Top dollar for the very best in class

Suitable for:

  • Couples
  • Romance
  • Honeymoons

Things to do at the property:

  • Sit by the infinity pool and soak up the most stunning views.
  • Enjoy lunch and dinner on the lovely terrace overlooking the caldera.
  • Take a spa treatment or relax in the sauna or Jacuzzi.
  • Work out in the fitness centre.

Things to do nearby:

  • Stroll into central Oia or down the cliff to the port of Ammoudi to eat fresh fish at Katina's taverna.
  • Ask Kostis to take you out in one of his many boats to explore the local islands and do some diving/snorkelling.
  • Rent a car and head off to explore the island, to include a visit to the Minoan remains at Akrotiri.
  • Charter a boat (sail or motor) and head out into the caldera for some grilled fish in a taverna by the sea.
  • Water sports of all sorts.
  • Wine-tasting in some of Santorini's unusual and surprisingly good wineries.
  • Horseriding
  • Take a swim from one of Santorini's famous black-sand beaches.

Nota bene:

  • Children under 16 are not accepted.
  • The rooms and suites are all cave-houses, built into the rock, so windows are all at the front.
  • The hotel is closed throughout the winter.

Insider Viewpoint

Perivolas Traditional Houses are just great fun. It is best to be a little bit outside of Oia as it gets very crowded, so the location is ideal. The terraces and staircases are bedecked with flowers, fruit trees and herbs, which is very unusual for Santorini where water is scarce, and the enthusiasms of the owner, including preserving much of the character of the cave-houses, serving simple, delicious food, employing and retaining the very best staff, and his attention to the details that really matter, are what set this apart from the neighbouring properties. The property is eclectic and extremely comfortable, but it is its individuality that makes it such joy to stay in.

Individual and fun cave-house hotel with oodles of charm.
T: 01242 787 805
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