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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate (suites included champagne)
  • Spellbinding views of the caldera from every angle
  • Owned by a local family, this is one of Oia’s oldest and most iconic hotels
  • The owners have a catamaran and run daily caldera cruises
  • There is a small carpark, which is unheard of in Oia
  • READ MORE: A vacation guide to the Greek Islands

What To Know

  • Children 13 and under are not permitted at the property
  • The pool is small, which is characteristic of tiny Santorini
  • There’s a pool bar but no restaurant — sister property Canaves Oia Suites has a wonderful restaurant about a minute’s walk away
  • WiFi is free
  • Spa center and gym on-site


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

Located in Santorini (Oia), Canaves Oia Hotel is minutes from Naval Museum and Oia Castle. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Baxedes Beach and Cape Columbo Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 18 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Rooms have private patios. 32-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes.

Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a sauna. This Beaux Arts hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. The shuttle (surcharge) will take you to the nearby beach or shopping center.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. For a surcharge, guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and a ferry terminal shuttle.

How to Get There

Canaves Oia Hotel
Santorini, 84702 Greece


5.0 Excellent 996 Reviews
Amazing hotel
Reviewed 20 hours ago

me and my mother took the suite with the pool, and it was the best thing we ever did! it is expensive but it's worth that! it has the best point of view in Oia and I really think it is the best hotel there

Best hotel experience in Santorini
Reviewed 2 days ago

My best friend and I chose Canaves to stay at while in Oia for 2 days, and we couldn’t have chosen better! While it’s hard to go wrong with the view from any place in Oia, canaves takes the santorini experience to a whole new level.

From the moment we arrived, John was a delight, showing us around the property, educating us on santorini and it’s wines and leaving us on the note, ‘we only have one rule - you don’t do anything. We do everything for you’. I knew it was going to be a good stay.

The suite was excellent, with a lovely tub, a rain shower in a separate washroom (allowing two people to get ready simultaneously), ample space in the living area and comfortable beds. The plunge pool attached was the perfect temperature for a night time dip when the island got a little cold.

Breakfast, served in our seating area outside every morning, was delicious and well presented. The pool side food and drinks service was impeccable, too.

While the property, view and food were excellent, it was the service that beyond exceeded expectations at Canaves. John, the manager, was always available, a delight and a plethora of information and knew all the good spots! Maria at front desk was also helpful and fun. The concierge services had reached out to us even before we arrived, and had our dinners and catamaran cruise booked for us. There was nothing we could’ve wanted more. Thanks John, Maria and the entire team! Would highly, highly recommend staying here!

The only suggestion I have is to inform guests about sister properties and allow perhaps pool access to them as all the Canaves properties are stunning !

Great hotel and excellent service
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I spent three night in Oia on a recent trip to Greece. The hotel is beautiful, clean, and well-located, but the best part about our stay was the incredible service. We stayed at four properties all around Greece throughout our trip, but the staff at Canaves was by far the best. Spyros and Maria in particular were wonderful and really took the time to make us feel special. I highly recommend this hotel!

Beautiful view, exceptional service
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I stayed at Canaves Oia Hotel's sister property Canaves Oia Epitome during our honeymoon and received reciprocity. This review is specific to the pool and bar, but I just had to say something because the service is so exceptional.

During a visit into Oia we stopped at the Canaves Oia Hotel for drinks. We were seated at the poolside bar which also has a breathtaking view of the caldera. It's basically set in the cliff. We enjoyed cold Greek beer and yummy bar snacks. The general manager of the restaurant, Spyros, honestly gave us one of the best service experiences we have ever had in a hotel. He's exceptional and so is his staff. It was a quiet time at the bar, so we were able to talk to him, and really enjoy our visit. He and his staff did special little things to delight us, and make or brief visit special: making mini daiquiris, and a little bar snack. Spyros invited us to make reservations for a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant the following day. We weren't able to go because it was our last night in Oia, but it sounded wonderful, and we would have gone if we could. They also took all the pictures we wanted which we really appreciated, and the pictures were awesome! I'm sure they are super practiced at taking caldera pics, but nonetheless I truly appreciate it them putting so much care into it.

We loved our afternoon visit to Canaves Oia Hotel and are truly grateful to Spyros and his staff for making us feel so at home. The level of service at Canaves properties is unparalleled.If you are staying at any Canaves property, I recommend eating or getting a drink at Canaves Oia Hotel. It's well worth it for the view and service.

Fantastic Property with an Incredible Staff
Reviewed 6 days ago

The only downside was that we could not extend our stay! We had an absolute wonderful experience. The views are breathtaking, service was fantastic and the staff was very helpful suggesting great restaurants and fun things to do around the Island.