Perivolas Traditional Houses occupy a wonderful spot just back from the beautiful village of Oia, on the lip of Santorini's celebrated caldera. The property is a small hamlet of traditional whitewashed cave-houses which have been converted into superb suites 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.
Hotel Perivolas's luxury cave-carved rooms are super-comfortable with mattresses on low, traditional sleeping platforms, with the old wooden window frames preserved to capture the amazing vistas like high-quality modern art. The spectacular swimming pool gently follows the cliff edge and offers stunning views over the Aegean giving a sense of tranquillity and calm.
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.
Things to do at Perivolas Traditional Houses:
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 orJacuzzi.
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.
Take a swim from one of Santorini's famous black-sandbeaches.
Children under 16 are not allowed.
The rooms and suites are all cave-houses, built into the rock, so windows are all at the front.
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