Canaves Oia Hotel

Fresh,modern, luxurious boutique hotel. The ideal place for honeymooners and young couples.

Canaves Oia Hotel

Set in the village of Oia (pronounced Ee-Ah) on the rim of the Santorini caldera, the Canaves Oia Hotel will leave you exclaiming “Ahhh.” Comprised of renovated 17th-century houses carved into the cliffside, this romantic retreat features 18 modern accommodations in the island’s iconic Cycladic architectural style. You’ll discover this is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Activities range from taking in the spectacular view of the caldera from the pool to heading out during the day on a sightseeing tour to find the ideal spot on one of the magnificent nearby beaches and more.

Hotel Tip

The unparalleled views of the caldera will make you never want to leave the sparkling infinity pool. A refreshing beverage or cocktail from the pool bar completes the experience.

Virtuoso Preferred Supplier Since 15 Mar 2011

Virtuoso Amenities   

For 2018 & 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Full Breakfast daily for up to two in room guests
  • Welcome gift: bottle of local Santorinian wine & fresh fruit
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Exceptional property, amazing staff


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2016

my husband and I had the most relaxing stay at Canaves. The staff was so warm, welcoming and accommodating we didn't want to leave! At breakfast on our first day my husband asked if they had the Times. The F+B director said unfortunately they don't get the NYT but they had a driver on his way to town to pick one up and would have one for him each morning for the remainder of our stay, and they did. The property was outstanding and was very much conducive to a relaxing "babymoon" experience. the girls at the front desk, Conceilia and Konstantina were so gracious and patient helping to make reservations and accommodating a few asks that we had, as I am pregnant. The only criticism I had is around the room type/size. I understand each suite is unique, but for the price even the superior suites seemed a bit small. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be recommending Canaves to friends and fellow travelers!
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Saiger Machowsky
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Great hotel!

By: Joe27

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2016

Canaves Oia hotel provides spectacular views and is perfectly positioned for walks into the town of Oia.
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

Canaves Oia Hotel

By: Jeff Rosier

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Canaves. Our two bedroom suite was perfect for a family of four, and had the most spectacular views. The service at Canaves was outstanding, and the staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Theresa Bartsch

Anniversary Trip to Greece

By: Rachel

Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2018

Our stat at Canaves Oia Hotel was a "10" The resort and location are a so beautiful. The staff were so pleasant and helpful and made our stay even more wonderful. The restaurant was so good, breakfast was beyond delicious and lunch was as well. The pool chaise lounges are super comfortable and the view is beyond awesome! The resort itself is gorgeous and I took any beautiful photos without even leaving the resort. Our room was very cool... I truly felt we were staying in an all white cave. Lots of personal touches in our room but I will let those remain a surprise. We loved the resort and would be thrilled to go again and will be suggesting it to our friends!
Travel Advisor:  Carly Robinson
Not Recommended


By: The Kays

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

All the rooms are different and we got a bad one. The pool set-up is very constrained. The service level was very good.

Wonderful Staff at Canaves Oia Epitome

By: Steve.P.Mia

Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2018

We had simply a marvelous experience at Canaves Oil Epitome. The entire staff, especially, Maria, the Concierge, and Thanos, the restaurant manager, were simply magnificent. Thanos is a wonderful ambassador for the hotel and we were very happy to have met him. The restaurant at the hotel is simply wonderful, the best restaurant in Santorini without a doubt. We have one recommendation to improve the guest experience. Transportation on Santorini can be a bit chaotic due to the landscape and how busy it gets in the summer. We recommend a text message system for the concierge and the guests to get pick ups and drops off around the island as calling can be a bit complicated at times. But this is only a recommendation to make an excellent experience even better (which is very difficult to do).
Travel Advisor:  Patrick Millard

Gorgeous hotel to enjoy the Santorini views and sunset.

By: Jason

Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2018

Canaves Oia was an immaculate hotel that provided breathtaking views of Santorini's caldera and sunset. The staff was friendly and generally responsive. The cocktails and coffee drinks were great too! My wife and I booked the Honeymoon Suite, which was spacious, full of amenities and had a great plunge pool. Some quirks were that the breakfast service wasn't top notch and that the robes in our room sort of smelled. Also, the reception staff tended to steer us towards other Canaves properties for lunch and dinner, rather than recommend other establishments. Still, we absolutely loved our time there.
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hawbecker

Beautiful Hotel - Solid Location

By: Brad

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

This hotel was the first stop on our honeymoon, and it didn't disappoint. John and the staff were great! Room was nice, location was great, and the views were second to none. They also had hands down, the best Greek Salad on the island!
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Stockton

Good food and great service

By: Jenjen

Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2018

We ended up losing 2 of our nights here because of the fluky wind that kept planes and ferries from getting in and out. The hotel driver who picked us up said he had never seen traffic backed up as much. Out suite was lovely and we enjoyed the in room breakfast that was included. The wind was still there so we coudn’t use the patio much. We had dinner one of the nights at the hotel & it was wonderful—excellent food, presentation, and service —wine too. It was so windy, but they fixed a sheltered place outside where we had a drink and an appetizer and then went inside for the rest of the meal. There is a small but quite nice gift shop. So sorry we missed 2 of our nights there
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Burns Lamphier

Santorini with a view

By: Tim

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2018

It was obvious the staff was determined to please. They had at there disposal a beautiful facility and they succeeded in making sure the guests enjoyed every aspect that was available. Well done.
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

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