Canaves Oia Suites
Santorini's most elegant hideaway
What it is
Elegant, intimate Santorini getaway.
What it isn't
On the “Great Places for Kids” list. The place is designed for romance.
What we think
Sculpted out of the famous volcanic cliff side, Canaves Oia Suites makes up the western portion of Canaves Oia’s dual-sided property. Refined, elegantly minimalistic and undeniably romantic, the 26 suites are expansive and quite simply, stunning. Rooms are airy, open and entirely white—with the exception of the brilliantly blue sky peeking through the windows. If you don’t want to take the elevator (the only one on the island) down to the main pool, you’re in luck. Every suite’s balcony has a private pool that faces the Aegean and because they’re thoughtfully arranged, no suite has an obstructed view. The result is simple: this is as close to paradise as we’re going to get. Guests staying at either side of the Canaves property (Hotel or Suites) are welcome to take the very short walk connecting the two. Staying on the Suites side means you're closer to the spa, gym, main pool and Petra restaurant. But everyone should make reservations for the Panorama Balcony restaurant, though—there is just one candle-lit table.
You're here because
You're looking for something supremely romantic and elegant. Watching the famed Santorini sunset from your private balcony is as romantic as it gets.
Out on your balcony, you set your champagne glass down and reach across the table for your partner's hand. As the sun sets behind Oia, the little white houses scattered around the caldera begin to twinkle as they turn on their lights.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant by the pool - Lunch Greek cuisine, dinner Mediterranean cuisine
Petra Gourmet restaurant - Mediterranean gourmet cuisine with only 3 tables, 100% private dining
Panorama balcony private dining experience
Pool Bar - Impeccable views and amazing molecular cocktails
On cliffs of the northwestern tip of Santorini. It’s roughly a ten-minute walk into the center of town - just far enough that the tourists are not streaming by the hotel’s entrance, but close enough that galleries and nightlife are just a stroll away. It’s just over 30 minutes to get to the international airport.