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
Stayed here with my wife for a week and I don't think I've stayed at a more beautiful special hotel anywhere in the world. Unique rooms, spectacular rooms, off the hook pool with that view and great location for sunsets. I would not stay anywhere else if you are visiting the island of Santorini.
we went back after a few years and the experience was even better than the first time. this is a heaven where you will not feel anything like crowded tourists etc. we spent a week end of pure contemplation . in fact the kinf of view you have from the room is unforgettable and it is great from time to time to go back and refresh it. the rooms are peculiar and beautiful. the service is impeccable. the breakfast is simple but one of the best we have ever had. this place is simply a dream. ps. bottle of wine complementary was simply delicious .
.. Perviovlas is indeed heaven on Santorini.
Writing this a month after our trip and the takeaways are..
I love this hotel and our time here. We felt so spoiled. Jaw-dropping views all around and truly an enjoyable time. Truly worth the splurge for our honeymoon trip.
I’m a fry monster and Perviolas has the most delicious, my favorite, fries I’ve ever had. Late night orders of the chicken soulvalki wt french fries were divine! Got the recipe and will try to make it.
Perfect location as the town is an easy walk away, plus a corner store for cheap drinks. Dinner is pricey at Perivolas so you can easily and cheaply dine in town.
Breakfast and lunch were delicious at Perivolas. No nead to step out as it is also affordable.
One of the most memorable thing about Perviolas are its cave rooms and decor. Tasteful designs and decor, I loved our cave room. So inspiring that I want to remodel and incorporate some of its designs into our home.
We will be back one day and I would definitely stay here again at Perviolas. Seems so perfect.
Perivolas exceeded my already very high expectations. Perivolas is located in the most prime area of Oia with breath-taking views and am absolutely amazing infinity pool (warning, the water is COLD - but fabulous!). It's quiet and even when fully-booked, spacious and private.
We had a superior suite, which was very large and comfortable. The bathroom was private and big, with a Jacuzzi.
The Perivolas breakfast is not to be missed - so many good options and all are delicious! Try the Greek coffee and crepes. The Perviolas dining expereince is also not to be missed - the food is incredible and the views are stunning. We had the catch of the day which was our best meal in Greece!
The staff is the shining star of this resort - they are professional, incredibly attentive and very down-to-earth.
If you are visiting Santorini, I would highly recommend Perviolas.
Other than a cruise on the Aegean and a wine tasting, you don't need to leave this property for an experience of a lifetime!.
There are newer and more modern hotels in the area but for location, character and charm none can beat Perivolas. The staff was excellent, our room had a view that looks like it was from a fantasy travel advertisement and the property itself was magical. We enjoyed everything about our stay and the property. We also highly recommend you have dinner on property. The setting is so romantic, the food was some of the best of our entire trip and the staff was top notch. Thanks for making a memory we will never forget!