Set along devastatingly beautiful cobalt seas, iconic blue and white rooftops and sandy golden beaches lies Santorini, the precious gem of the Aegean Sea. Whether it’s the Insta-worthy sunset shots or relaxing in your own private pool, the island is bound to give you some serious #VacayEnvy.

Chia Kougianos discovers a few places perfect to play host to your next Greek island escape.

Canava Cave House

Nestled perfectly into the cliffside just upon the Caldera, and with sea views for days is the Canava Cave House. This self-catering home away from home has all the charm and benefits of a 5 star hotel but with added privacy and incredible views.

The luxury apartment has a master bedroom with an en suite bathroom as well as a large living room which includes: two single beds, a second bathroom with shower and a couch. Each spacious room is decorated in an earth tone décor paired effortlessly with wooden furnishings and traditional Greek home accessories.

photo: Canava Cave Website 

photo: Canava Cave Website 

Strikingly elegant and extravagantly roomy, this cave house is sure to catch your attention. It has views of the island’s signature volcano, sweeping sea and the nearby villages of Firostefani and Akrotir. Some of the other perks include your own private wooden deck complete with sun beds and a set of table and chairs ideal to dine al fresco.


Canaves Oia

The Canaves Oia is situated in one of Santorini’s most popular spots – Oia. Famous for its crimson sunsets and rugged cliffside views, the backdrop is all kinds of extraordinary rivalled only by its over-the-top villas. In 180 sq.m of unsurpassed comfort, this gorgeous hotspot features three bedrooms all with king size beds. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom fitted with rain showers and one of them comes with a bathtub. Here you can also be lathered with decadent Hermès/ETRO toiletries as well as select from your very own pillow menu that spoils you even in your sleep.

Photo by Canaves Oia

The living area is effortlessly stlyish and plays neighbour to a seperate dining area and your own fully equipped kitchen. Looking to indulge in authentic local cuisine? Canaves Villa offers its guests the opportunity to cook your own Santorian meal with an in-villa private cooking class.

For a panaramic views of the sea step out onto the two large verandas complete with an open air dining area and an infinity pool. It’s not an Insta-worthy holiday without an epic pool shot after all.



Overlooking the velvety Aegean Sea is the luxury cliffside Ariadne. The 100-year-old cave house has been renovated by a famous Greek architect and will leave you breathless. Think scenic views and serene interiors inspired by its nautical surroundings. The contemporary living space includes a jacuzzi terrace, an open-plan living room and sweeping stairs leading up to the mezzanine bedroom. If the views of the volcano don’t win you over, perhaps the indoor jacuzzi and rain shower will. Not to mention the walk-in glass shower and steam room complete with essential oils and ultra plush robes.

Photo Via Blue Villa Collection Images

The two sea view terraces have unobscured volcano views and there is a lower level terrace with a jacuzzi and a set of table and chairs. The upper level includes a plunge pool, sofa beds and of course a few sun loungers for those looking to work on their tan.

Photo Via Blue Villas Collection

It also includes a sprawling terrace perfect for lazy lunches with friends amidst the crimson sunsets ensuring you can keep up with the Joneses and the times…

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