What We Love
- Private speedboats, available for island hopping
- Sea-lavender facials at the cliff-side spa
- Pilates classes overlooking the caldera
- The restaurant’s tightly curated wine list selected by top Greek oenologist Panos Zoumboulis
What To Know
- There are no TVs in the guest rooms—though the cliff-side panoramas are nothing short of cinematic
- Two of the Deluxe Suites have their own Jacuzzis
- The nearly 40-year-old property is entirely family-owned
- Children under 16 are not permitted
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Chicly restored 300-year-old cave dwellings (and honeymooner's haven) on Santorini’s tranquil northern tip
When the Psychas, a family of Cycladic wine traders who once shipped local vinsanto to the Ukraine, decided to turn a quartet of traditional Greek homes into a five-star hotel, they didn’t plan on becoming regional standard-setters. Today, the 20-room hideaway is singlehandedly credited with transforming the coastal town of Oia. It’s impossible not to fall head-over-heels for the property’s whitewashed walls, watercolor-worthy poolside sunsets, and bougainvillea sprigs. The seduction continues at the swish restaurant, tucked in a converted wine cellar, where a bottomless breakfast—apple pancakes, made-to-order feta-and-tomato omelettes, Greek yogurt—is just the fuel you need for a day of seaside lounging (if you get antsy, there’s a state-of-the-art gym, kitted out with a pilates reformer machine, and an 82-foot lap pool). During the summer months, take advantage of the hotel’s alluring private feasting options, which include a five-course supper—“full moon dining,” in Perivolas-speak—on your own balcony.
In the Area
The hotel is a zigzagging 10-mile drive from the port of Santorini, a 45-minute flight from Athens. Get to know your heavenly surroundings on a scuba dive, horseback ride, or hike—all excursions the hotel can set up for you. Visit the port town of Ammoudi (which lies 300 steps below Oia) for lunch at one of the many water’s-edge tavernas and photo ops by its candy-colored boats. While a dip in the famous caldera lake is practically a rite of passage on this paradise isle, a more unspoiled stretch of sand waits at nearby Vlychada Beach.
How to Get There
My husband and i absolutely loved Perivolas. I have never been to a hotel with the service we received. The hospitality is like no other place we have ever stayed. We had a private patio of our own and each day could not believe the views from our room. You could just stay at this resort without wandering about because the food at their top rate restaurant is amazing. We were well fed. :-)
The hotel has many pools, some private and others for all to use. i was happy i could swim laps in their larger pool by the gym out back. i loved the beautiful gym facility where we had yoga everyday.
We travelled in a group who were there for a yoga retreat. My husband and i had plenty of our own time but loved being with the people who were in our group too.
It was a dream come true vacation for us. I highly recommend this beautiful spot.
Perivolus exceeded our expectations in every way!! We brought 27 people here on a yoga retreat and loved every minute of it! The rooms are spectacular, impeccably clean, charming, and beautiful. Every nook and cranny is a lovely surprise! The yoga studio was perfect for our group and the food is absolutely delicious, better than any other place we dined on Santorini! The staff are friendly and personable and the management is superb. The guest relations manager, Angeliki, is detail focused and went overboard to help us find the best tours, transportation, and restaurants, in addition to supporting our retreat in every way. We will return in a heartbeat. I can't imagine a better, more fulfilling way to experience Santorini than by staying at Perivolus. Angeliki made arrangements for all that we needed and everything was of the highest quality. The cliff hike is stunning, the catamaran cruise is beautiful and relaxing, and the tours led by, "Your Greek Friend" are outstanding. What a perfect, spectacular place for a high-end yoga retreat! Thank you, Perivolus, from the bottom of our hearts!!
This place was going to be one of the highlight stays whilst we were on our honeymoon and it did not disappoint!
The hotel has a private pickup service from santorini airport straight to Perivolas which is roughly a 20 minute drive. Upon arrival we check in to our room which had the private pool right outside our room and facing the vast ocean. The view from our room was worth every dollar spent here. They will provide breakfast in your room if you fill in your request card and simply drop it off at reception or to the restaurant, on the card you can request when breakfast will be served. Note the Greek scramble eggs were delicious!
The hotel is about a 20 minute walk away from Oia town center which isnt too bad however if you want to go to other towns prepare to cab it or hire a car ( cabs were organised by Perivolas and was about 50 euro each way!) We hired an ATV organised by the hotel which was nice as they dropped it off at the hotel and recollected it there from us. Note the roads are dark and whinny so I would not recommend to ride at night!
The hotel service was great especially reception they helped organise everything for us and were super polite. Highly recommend this place!