A cliff-hanging, much-photographed infinity pool that makes you feel you could easily swim off the edge into the caldera's blue bay 1,000 feet below is but one of the highlights at a luxury getaway that even the locals respect (big compliment). These 20 houses, all connected by flights of stairs, have been converted from old wineries and other structures 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. Perivolas also offers the ultimate retreat: a four-bedroom, waterside hideaway across the caldera on the island of Therasia.
May 20, 2007
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.
Oct 6, 2002
Santorini has been a long time dream( maybe the hopes were up too high )- We just spent 5 days of our honeymoon here . We don't expect a hoo ha of any poconos sort-no special treatment-as we understand, Greece is a big honeymoon place...But what does expect, rather-deserve is alittle more kindness- and gratitude towards guests- espcially at 400$ a night-oh and when they say they can set up mopeds for you- what they mean is they'll tell you where the
closest rental place is to walk to...Ask them for a restaurant, they give you a map and high light some down the road as if you've been there before...ask for tour recommendations, you get a finger point to the guide books in the reception office. It wasn't all bad-the lady at breakfast was sweet and great, the bed sheets were always fresh and smelled divine- the view is spectacular-just note there are plenty of other hotels on the same cliff with the same view-so I'd look into those first (maybe they'll have showers with hot/warm water for more than 4 minutes, 23 seconds-we timed it)
Jan 27, 2002
I have stayed at Perivolas three times and everytime I wonder if there is a more perfect hotel in the world. The setting, on a cliff overlooking the caldera is sublime. The hotel staff is efficient and discrete and the breakfasts (included in the price) are the best in Greece. Each room is built into the cliff and has its own layout. The decor is pure Greece, from the white barrel vaulted walls to the colourful hand woven spreads on the beds. The
best part is your own private patio with comfortable chairs so you can look out over the Mediterranean. Located just far enough away from the centre of Oia so you don't get the noise but close enough to walk into town along the cliff path. I cannot think of a better hotel in Greece to stop and relax.