Q. What are the best cave hotels on Santorini?
Cave hotels are very popular in Santorini (and Oia especially) and are pretty much what they sound like – rooms and suites that are built into the cliffside to form a cave. They’re usually decorated simply and sparsely, but when done right they’re close to magical. Another plus is that they stay cool even when it’s very hot outside in July and August.
Three of the best cave hotels on Santorini are Perivolas (Oia, +30 22860 71308), Aris Caves (Oia, +30 2286 071511), and Iconic Santorini (Imerovigli, +30 2286 028950) – all are drop dead gorgeous. (The Perivolos is the hotel seen in the video above.)
If you’re looking for a cave hotel that’s a little cheaper then Chroma Suites (Oia, +30 22860 71910), Delfini Villas (Oia, + 30 22860 71600), and Kavalari Hotel (Fira, +30 2286 022455) are all great picks.
And the recently opened Sophia Suites in Imerovigli is wonderful.
If you need a cave house then Dream Blue (+30 21080 02307) is a privately owned home that sleeps 6, has a fully equipped kitchen, a hot tub, 2 bathrooms, and free wi-fi. It’s 350€ to 450€ a night (depending on season and number of guests) but it’s an amazing house and worth it if you can afford it. The owner also rents a smaller house, My Blue, with traditional Santorini architecture. It sleeps up to 4 and costs between 290€ and 390€.