When travelling to Greece, staying in a Santorini Cave Hotel can be a really intense and memorable experience. Santorini is one of the most popular destinations in the world and its Hotels' particular architecture plays a significant part in the overall holiday experience. But how can you spot the best cave hotels in Santorini?
The History behind Cave Hotels
Santorini hasn't always been a "must" travel and summer escape destination, as it's nowadays. Some time ago, the island of Santorini mainly consisted of fishing villages, with most of its residents being fishermen. The special geomorphology of the island led to the creation of a unique house solution: people living on the island started creating their living spaces by digging the rocks on the cliffs.
On a first approach, someone might think that these houses were not spacious, or comfortable. However, the truth is that they were completely functional, simple, and livable. Moreover, when people needed more space, all they had to do was dig some more. Regarding the exterior of the house, only the arched entrances were visible. This made the houses a safe dwelling that kept the pirates away.
The 1956 earthquake damaged many cave houses. But, most of them have been refurbished to their traditional style and former glory. So, nowadays, a traveller can still admire these unique architectural creations carved into the rock! And even better? One can stay in a cave suite! Many hotels today occupy traditional cave houses or have built new ones following the traditional methods. Also, the island hosts several establishments that are not actual cave houses but feature impressive suites and pools with exceptional cave design. These Cycladic Caves Houses and Hotels are mainly located in Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia.
Santorini Hotels with Cave Pools
In addition to the Cave interior architecture, Santorini is known for its wonderful hotels with cave pools, where minimalistic Cycladic design blends harmonically with the sea and sky views. Especially in Imerovigli and Oia, visitors are able to stay in all-white suites carved into the cliffs and relax in their private pool or Jacuzzi. And all this, while gazing at the most unrivaled and unique views in the world!
The all-white suites of Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel in Santorini invite you to live a one-of-a-kind luxury experience while enjoying scenic panoramic views to the Aegean Sea and the Caldera from your private, infinity-edge pool.
Pina Caldera Residence
The pine trees of Pina Caldera Residence's gardens alongside the spectacular views of the caldera from the outdoor caved pools offer a holistic and luxurious holiday experience in Santorini!
Kapari Natural Resort
Kapari Natural Resort consists of recently refurbished traditional houses which have a history of 300 years old! Nowadays, it provides its guests with the highest of amenities, state-of-the-art personal services, and unobstructed Caldera and Sea views!
Santorini Hotels with Cave Interior Architecture
Staying in a Santorini cave hotel with rooms and suites carved into the rock is definitely one of the most enchanting accommodation experiences. Thus, the romantic and mystical ambiance you are about to experience in Santorini can't be complete without staying in an all-white cave suite.
Iconic Boutique Hotel
Iconic Boutique Hotel's featured suites, situated on Imerovigli cliff, offer amazing Caldera and Sea views. They are traditionally carved into the rock of the volcanic caldera wall.
Pegasus Suites & Spa
Also located in Imerovigli Village, Pegasus Suites & Spa features the authentic Cycladic style. The design is based on Cycladic elements offering the absolute staying experience in a cave-like residence.
Cave Hotels for Honeymoons in Santorini
The minimalistic Cycladic architecture combined with the unrivaled natural beauty of Santorini, showcase in the best possible way why the island has become one of the top destinations in the world for weddings and honeymoon trips. Over the years, there has been a popularity rise of cave suites with private jacuzzi and sunset views over the deep blue of the Aegean sea, especially from couples in love and honeymooners.