Canaves Oia Epitome - Bohemian Dream
Canaves Oia is a unique and world-famous hotel group located in Santorini, Greece. It consist out of several luxurious boutique resorts and offers accommodation, service and gastronomy of the highest standards. Santorini is one of the most spectacular islands in Greece – if not Europe – and is located about a 45 minutes flight from the country’s capital Athens. There are also many direct flights from all over the world to this wonderful island, famous for its white houses and blue chapels, perched dramatically on the island’s cliffs. The island got its unique shape because of volcanic eruptions, which created a large crater or caldera in Greek. The breath-taking natural landscape combined with the picturesque, white and blue coloured towns, set on the cliffs above the ocean, made Santorini famous as one of the most romantic destinations in Europe.
The Canaves property was founded in 1985, when the Chaidemenos family transformed two 17th-century caves, formally used to store wine, into luxurious hotel rooms. Expansion of the hotel followed rapidly and the two rooms became eighteen in just a matter of time. Canaves Oia Hotel quickly gained a reputation and became an iconic destination for couples seeking for the ultimate romantic getaway. The second hotel, Canaves Oia Suites, opened its doors in 1995. For more information about the beautiful Canaves Oia Suites, please consult our separate review. In 2017, a third property, Canaves Oia Sunday Suites, followed.
In 2018, the fourth Canaves Oia property was opened: Epitome by Canaves Oia. This remarkable hotel is located near the picturesque fishing village of Ammoudi. The hotel lies within walking distance from Oia centre and offers views over Ammoudi Bay to Therissa. The star views at this property, however, are the frontal views on the mesmerising sunset. Epitome even is the only property on the island that offers both sea and sunset views from every room. The hotel enjoys a secluded location, making it ideal for those that seek romance, luxury and tranquillity. The ambiance and design at Epitome by Canaves Oia is somewhat different from the other Canaves properties as well. At Epitome, an elegant and bohemian design prevails, combined with a natural Mediterranean atmosphere.
Suites and Villas
The suites and villas at Epitome by Canaves Oia are luxurious, very spacious and all offer mesmerizing views on the famous Santorini sunset. In the rooms, natural wood is combined with white and beige colours, natural bricks and Cycladic rendered walls. The bathrooms are modern and form a nice contract against the natural elements. All of the suites and villas offer indoor as well as outdoor areas. Guests have the choice between several options:
Canaves Oia Epitome features a beautiful infinity main pool that is already known as one of the best spots for a mesmerising sunset. Enjoy it with one of the hotel’s excellent cocktails to start your night. Around the pool there is also the breakfast restaurant, the sunset lounge bar, and the sun terrace.
The property features a small spa with a treatment room for massages and facials. All treatments are also available in the privacy of the own suite and villa. There is a gym and yoga studio to sooth body and mind as well. Service at Canaves Oia Epitome is five star plus and every staff member will make you feel as a royalty.
Your Canaves Oia Epitome gastronomic experience already starts upon arrival with tasty welcome snacks and chocolates. Top it with 1 or more of Yiannis’ delicious signature cocktails or a glass of Santorini wine on the main pool terrace and you know your holiday will be unforgettable.
Champagne Breakfasts can be enjoyed poolside as well at the outdoor or indoor seating area. In-suite or in-villa breakfasts are possible as well – also topped with a complimentary glass of bubbly! In room dining (lunch and dinner) offers an extensive menu with international, Greek and more fine-dining inspired dishes.
The Elements fine dining restaurant is the cherry on the cakes and offers fine dining from the highest level. Executive Chef Tasos Stefatos gained experience in some of Greece’s most famous restaurants and presents a sophisticated and creative menu to its guests. For more information about Elements, please consult our separate article.
Canaves Oia Epitome is one of the newest and most remarkable properties on the romantic island of Santorini in Greece. The boutique hotel offers spacious suites and villas in a Bohemian, Mediterranean style, all with luxurious indoor and outdoor areas with private (plunge) pools. Canaves Oia Epitome is one of the only properties that offers frontal sunset views from each room and hotel area. It is a hotspot for gourmet lovers as well. At Elements restaurant, Chef Tasos Stefatos offers international fine dining from the highest level. All topped with stunning views, this is an excellent property – plain and simple!
Canaves Oia Epitome scored 88 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
Canaves Oia Epitome
Oia 847 02
Phone: +30 2286 072499