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
Picture perfect Greek hideaway in Oia. An easy walk to the village, where you can find delightful boutiques, local cafes and world class restaurants. Fantastic room in the hotel (we had the New Perivolas Suite with it's own pool), very clean, service excellent and great food. The hotel is adults only and very quiet; not a TV in sight! But why would you need one...you could never tire of the amazing sea and island views.
Spectacular hotel located in a spot that leaves you speachles. The luxury service and place are coupled with a nice touch of warmth by the staff, all of high standard and with points of excellence.
The view is incredible, the quite is incredible, to the confort of a relaxing stay. Beautiful pool that continues into the caldera.
The only negative point is the price. that is quite high.
The staff were very professional and courteous. Nothing was too much trouble. Our room was clean and bright. The food was outstanding; the views over Oia and the Caldera were stunning. We went to relax and that's exactly what we did. A superb experience!!