Outside of luxury Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites in Santorini

Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites

Santorini - Greece


We will never tire of the views from Canaves Oia, a beautiful boutique hotel that looks out into the deep blue of Santorini’s famous caldera.

The hotel takes its name from the caves carved into the cliffs, originally used to make wine and now converted to house the gorgeous rooms and suites. The stylish décor blends contemporary chic with traditional Cycladic architecture, and many of the suites have an indulgent private plunge pool.

The quiet location near the centre of Oia makes this a fabulous choice, and it’s particularly popular with honeymooners looking for romance and seclusion.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

5 stars

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£1,699 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in October 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • Stunning location near the centre of Oia
  • Romantic resort with a beautiful choice of rooms and suites
  • Two swimming pools with caldera views
  • Spa offering Elemis treatments and products
  • Yoga classes, wine tasting and catamaran trips

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Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites Santorini modern marble bathroom sink
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites Santorini entrance to hotel through white door
Romantic Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites - Santorini's loungers view of the Aegean sea
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites Santorini's outdoor clear blue swimming pool with mountain views
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites Santorini's intimate restaurant with mountain views
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, big double bed with scenic views of Santorini
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites, pleasant white twin beds with views of Santorini
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites breathtaking lounger views of Santorini
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites unique massage with open views of Santorini
Canaves Oia luxury Suites breathtaking outward appearance, romantically lit
Canaves Oia luxury Suites mountain view from bright cyan private pool
Canaves Oia luxury Suites view into large white seating area
Canaves Oia luxury Hotel & Suites yoga overlooking the mountain and peaceful sea

Nearby Attractions

The hotel is on the edge of Oia, one of the most picturesque villages in the Cyclades and the place you’ve seen on all the postcards and guidebooks. Sunset here is particularly special, though it does get pretty crowded in high season.

The best place for nightlife is Fira, Santorini’s main town, where you’ll find plenty of restaurants and some lively bars amongst the narrow streets.

Santorini has several interesting archaeological sites, including Ancient Thira and the Minoan ruins of Akrotiri. It also makes a great twin centre holiday with Mykonos, and there are several ferries a day connecting the two islands.


There are 18 rooms at the Canaves Oia Hotel and 26 at the adjoining Canaves Oia Suites, with facilities shared between the two. There is also a three-bedroom villa with a private infinity pool, worth considering if you’re travelling with a larger group.

All rooms and suites have a private verandah, satellite TV, free WiFi, mini bar, safe and Nespresso machine, and many also have a plunge pool. The unique river pool suites are especially popular with honeymooners.

Facilities include two pools with stunning caldera views, a gym and an amazing spa offering Elemis treatments in a converted 17th century wine cave. The hotel provides several ways to ease you into the rhythms of life on Santorini, including yoga classes, wine tasting and catamaran trips around the caldera.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

The Wine Caves of Santorini

The kanaves from which the hotel takes its name are a peculiar feature of Santorini. These underground storage rooms come in all shapes and sizes, and the islanders used them in the old days to store their grape harvest. The grapes were pressed and stored in vats, and the cool conditions allowed the wine to ferment properly. These days most wine on the island is made using modern techniques, and many of the kanaves have been turned into houses, shops or even boutique hotels!

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How to get here...


British Airways and easyJet fly direct from London to Santorini. Flight time is approximately 4 hours.

airport transfer

The hotel is located on the outskirts of Oia village on the northwest coast of the island, 25 minutes’ drive from Santorini airport.

car hire

A hire car is a great way to explore the island, and the roads on Santorini are generally pretty quiet. Free parking is available at the hotel.

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Travel Information

Flight time

4 hours

Transfer time

25 minutes

Time difference

+2 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

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