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Perivolas

At a Glance

    Pros

  • the original infinity pool
  • attentive but relaxed service
  • now takes credit cards

    Cons

  • lots of steps
  • a walk to town

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Perivolas Review

Immortalized as one of the most famous infinity pools on Earth (thanks to nearly a dozen magazine covers), the cliff-hanger here seems to make you feel you could easily swim off the edge into the caldera's blue bay 1,000 feet below—this is but one of the highlights here at a luxury resort hotel that even (big compliment) the locals respect. These 20 houses, all connected by flights of stairs, was one of the first hotel complexes built after the big 1956 earthquake. Inside, guest rooms have been converted from old wineries and renovated in archetypal skafta (vaulted cave) fashion, with clever nooks for beds, sculpted walls, and full kitchens; all are simply but stunningly furnished with handmade wooden pieces and weavings. Each house has its own terrace, and two have private pools.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Nomikou, Ia cliff face, 8 mins by foot from town, Ia, Santorini 84702 | Map It
  • Phone: 22860/71308
  • Website:
  • Location: Ia

    Hotel Details

  • 20 houses.
  • Closed Nov.–Mar.
Updated: 05-17-2011

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    The view is everything

    We stayed at Perivolas for 3 nights in May 2007 in a studio. Everyone who worked there was wonderful to us and the service was excellent at all times. It is a very pretty place...with lots of potted plants and flowers and landscaping wherever possible on the rocky cliff. Their restaurant is outstanding...available only to hotel guests. My complaints about the room have to do with the bathroom plumbing which should have been higher quality for accommodations that expensive. But the major attraction of this place is the fabulous VIEW of the Caldera. Combine this view with the outstanding food served overlooking the caldera and it makes you never want to leave.

    by suntravler, 5/20/07

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