Cave hotels in Greece are famous all over the world because of the unique way they are actually built. These hotels can usually be found on the Greek islands and they are mostly old fishermen’s houses that have been renovated and transformed into luxurious hotels with amazing views of the sea.
The Best Cave Hotels in Greece are mostly located on the island of Santorini and the island of Mykonos but can also be found on other greek islands, although they don’t usually have the luxury and the comforts of the ones that can be found on these 2 famous greek islands. It goes without saying that you have to pay a premium price to stay in these hotels as they are very unique and high in demand (especially during the high summer season in Greece; May-October every year)
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Some of the best cave hotels in Greece usually have a private pool or an outdoor hot tub. The ones that are in Santorini also usually offer fantastic uninterrupted views of the volcano in the caldera lagoon of Santorini with the beautiful and famous sunsets. These houses were originally built into the rock in order to have an ideal temperature even in the hot summer months and also provide protection from the strong winds in the winter.
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1. 270 Oia’s View (Oia – Santorini)
270 Oia’s View is a collection of self-standing cave villas with individual pools that provide panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. The property is 750 yards from the picturesque Oia village centre and was built in accordance with local architecture. All air-conditioned villas include attractive, soothing interiors with white tones and separate bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom has a hydromassage shower or a spa tub. 270 Oia’s View guests get access to a private terrace with views over Oia and its crater, the famed sunset, and the Aegean Islands. Al fresco meals may be enjoyed in an outside eating area. Throughout the hotel, free WiFi is available.
2. Cavo Tagoo Mykonos (Mykonos)
The award-winning hotel Cavo Tagoo Mykonos, located near Chora in Mykonos, has an infinity pool with a 40-yard aquarium bar and a fully equipped spa with an indoor pool. The majority of the rooms have views of the sea. The guest rooms, suites, and villas are spacious and minimalist, with some featuring a spa bath. Bathrobes and slippers, a flat-screen TV, and Simmons bed mattresses are among the in-room amenities. A private pool is available in certain apartments. Throughout the hotel, there is free WiFi. Traditional body and face treatments, as well as chromotherapy, sauna, steam bath, and salon services, are available at the Cavo Tagoo Golden Spa. The fitness center, which is next to the spa, helps guests to stay in shape during their visit. The Cavo Tagoo restaurant serves modern Mediterranean cuisine made with fresh Greek ingredients. In the mornings, a breakfast buffet with delectable croissants and tarts is offered. Cavo Tagoo’s Lounge & Pool Bar area offers unobstructed views of Mykonos Town and Dilos Island, as well as an infinity pool with color-changing lighting and floating wooden decks. Babysitting, laundry service, and newspaper delivery may all be arranged through the hotel’s 24-hour front desk. Concierge service and a doctor on call are among the amenities available to guests. There is free parking on-site.
3. Cocoon Suites (Santorini)
Cocoon Suites, located in Imerovigli, provides accommodation with hot tubs or plunge pools with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Guests may enjoy the on-site bar as well as romantic dinners in their rooms with organic cuisine prepared with local ingredients. Cocoon’s apartments are individually furnished with well-chosen furniture and gentle colours, and use natural elements such as pebbles and driftwood. Each contains a Simmons mattress bed with cutting-edge sleep technology as well as a reclining place to unwind in after a long day. There are robes and slippers provided. Breakfast is provided daily in your room or on the terrace with panoramic views of the Caldera, and includes organic and local foods as well as espresso coffee. On request, massage sessions can also be arranged.
4. Kapari Natural Resort (Santorini)
Kapari Natural Resort is a 5-star complex located in Imerovigli Village that offers traditional rooms and suites with spectacular caldera views. The pool provides a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. At Kapari, each accommodation has a luxurious Duxiana bed with a pillow menu. On the restaurant’s balcony, guests may enjoy a hearty American breakfast. Kapari Wine Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine produced with fresh local ingredients and creative recipes. Freshly squeezed juices, pleasant beverages, and delectable finger snacks are served at Kapari Pool Bar. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. At Kapari Residence, private meals may be arranged, and room service is available 24 hours a day, including a night menu.
5. Divine Cave Experience (Santorini)
Divine Cave Experience is located in Imerovigli beautiful village in Santorini. It features a bar, free private parking, and a patio. Guests can use the hot tub and even hire a vehicle. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, airport shuttles, room service, and complimentary WiFi.
Air conditioning, a seating area, a safety deposit box, and a private bathroom with a hot tub, bathrobes, and slippers are included in all cave hotel rooms. All rooms at Divine Cave Experience include bed linens and towels. A la carte breakfast is available to guests at the hotel. In my honest opinion, this is the best cave hotel in Greece.
6. Ventus Paradiso Villa (Santorini)
Ventus Paradiso Villa, perched on a Caldera in Imerovigli Village, with a sun terrace with a heated plunge pool and spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and the Volcano. Throughout the hotel, there is free WiFi. The villa has two bedrooms, two bathrooms with built-in showers, and a living room with a dining area, all with arched walls and modern furnishings. A flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker are among the amenities. Massage treatments and excursions are available upon request and at an additional cost.
7. Lava Caves (Santorini)
Lava Caves is close to Columbo Beach in Oia and features an outdoor cave-style hot tub. It includes a classic holiday cottage with a terrace and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel. This air-conditioned vacation cottage in Lava features one separate bedroom and a living area with a flat-screen satellite TV and a blu-ray player. There is a microwave and toaster in the kitchen.
8. Pegasus Suites & Spa (Santorini)
The 5-star Pegasus Suites & Spa in Imerovigli Village in Santorini has a heated pool, a gourmet restaurant, and a spa centre. It offers rooms with views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano. There is a fitness centre on site, as well as concierge services. All cave and air-conditioned suites at Pegasus Suites & Spa include a lounge room with flat-screen TV and open to a furnished balcony. Each room has a minibar and a private bathroom with complimentary amenities and bathrobes. Some have a private or plunge pool, as well as a spa bath or hot tub on the balcony. Snacks and beverages are available at the snack bar for guests to enjoy while taking in the views of the sea and pool. Lunch and supper are served in the on-site gourmet restaurant “Under the Stars.” Those who want to keep in shape can use the fitness centre at the hotel. Pegasus Spa has a sauna, an indoor pool with hydromassage capabilities, a hammam, and a variety of massage treatments, all of which are available for a fee. Throughout the hotel, there is free WiFi.
9. Perivolas Hotel (Santorini)
Perivolas is one of the greatest hotels in Santorini, and it’s a 5-star hotel with an infinity pool and a breathtaking view of the Aegean Sea. It’s located on the cliffs above the Aegean Sea, just a short walk from the gorgeous Oia. The hotel has 22 individual cave suites in 300-year-old caverns that have been recently refurbished to very high standards. Each suite has a nice lounge space and a complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection. A steam bath, sauna, open-air hot tub, and massage services are available at the wellness centre. Guests may workout at the 24-hour fitness centre while admiring the cliff views. Only hotel guests are served Mediterranean and Greek food produced with local goods at the Perivolas Restaurant, which is housed in a refurbished wine cellar. Tables are illuminated by candles and provide views of the sea. There is a free 2-way shuttle service between the port and the airport, as well as free private on-site parking.
10. Marizan Caves (Santorini)
Marizan Caves & Villas is located in Oia, and it’s a fairly new addition to the great cave hotels this island has to offer. It has free WiFi, air conditioning, a bar, and a garden. Each morning, the apartment serves an à la carte breakfast and there is also a hot tub available in every cave suite. The views from your suite are stunning…!
11. Ikies Santorini (Santorini)
This tiny 4-star hotel, located at the very beginning of Oia, offers personalised services and a broad selection of accommodations in a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. The location of this property is superb, with fantastic vistas. Ikies has recently undergone renovations, resulting in a harmonious blend of classic architecture and modern conveniences. The houses have picture-perfect white-washed roofs, yet they are fully furnished with modern conveniences and facilities. Ikies Santorini can arrange transportation to and from Santorini, as well as scheduled tours, vehicle rentals, scuba diving, and sailing excursions.
12. Aris Caves (Santorini)
Aris Caves is a self-contained lodging located on the Caldera side of the volcanic rock, with a beautiful view of the sea. Porters are on hand to assist you with your luggage at no charge. The rooms in Aris Caves are all decorated, and each one has its own special traditional design elements. There is a kitchenette in every room, and all units include air conditioning and a fridge. Free Wi-Fi and a hairdryer are among the hotel’s amenities.
13. Iconic Santorini Cave Hotel (Santorini)
A boutique cave hotel with an outdoor infinity pool and breathtaking views of the volcano and the caldera is located in the picturesque hamlet of Imerovigli, Iconic Santorini. It features a restaurant, a spa, and a fitness centre for guests to use. Santorini’s caldera can be seen from the terrace of the Iconic Santorini’s air-conditioned rooms and suites. Each room has an all-natural COCO-MAT® mattress and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Greek Continental and full cooked breakfasts are provided on the terrace every day, allowing visitors to take in the stunning view. At the on-site restaurant, chef-prepared local cuisine is available for guests to enjoy.
14. Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel (Santorini)
Canaves Oia Hotel is perched on a rock overlooking the Caldera and provides luxurious suites and rooms. All places have free Wi-Fi. A private parking space and an outdoor pool are included in the amenities. All of the apartments at Canaves have vintage furniture and artwork in a Cycladic-style setting. Each has its own terrace with views of the volcano, Caldera, and the Aegean Sea. The package includes a flat-screen television with satellite channels. Snacks and beverages may be purchased at the poolside snack bar as guests recline on the sun loungers. Canaves Oia Suites, a 100-yard distance away, features an à la carte, gourmet restaurant and a wine cellar for guests of the hotel. Make no mistake: this is one of the best hotels in Greece and in Europe!
15. Antrum Cave Villa (Santorini)
Antrum Cave Villa is a luxury villa carved on the rock opposite the famous Skaros rock at Imerovigli. the views are probably the best on the island and the privacy levels on these villas are also very high. The rooftop terrace has a bathtub that can fit up to 5 people.
16. Dreams Luxury Suites (Santorini)
Santorini, the Aegean Sea, and a stunning sunset can all be seen from the Dreams Luxury Suites, which are perched on the highest point of the Caldera.
Only four suites are available at this historic hotel, which was established more than a century ago. Modern and sophisticated facilities have been added to the recently refurbished properties while maintaining their traditional charm.
In keeping with the Cycladic theme, each of the hotel’s suites has its own patio with a hot tub or pool overlooking the Caldera and the Aegean Sea. Quality and privacy are definitely guaranteed by the small number of suites.
17. White Cellar Cave Houses (Santorini)
White Cellar cave suites by Cycladica provide sea views, a patio, and a coffee machine. Free WiFi and a private balcony are included in this villa’s amenities. It has two bedrooms, a living area, a fully furnished kitchen, and two bathrooms with showers and hair dryers. This lodging includes towels and linens. There is also a patio at the property with fantastic views of the Aegean sea.
18. Sophia Oia View (Santorini)
In the heart of Oia, Sophia Oia View is just a few meters away from the main pedestrian street of Oia and right in front of the famous twin blue-domed churches. Plunge private pools and private balconies are standard in the cave-themed rooms and suites. The rooms and suites are all air-conditioned and include en-suite bathrooms in white tones. The Caldera is and the volcano of Santorini is visible from anywhere in the cave rooms.
Cave hotels in Greece are extraordinary buildings with lots of history and unique architecture to them. They can usually be found on the islands of Santorini and Mykonos and they are pretty expensive compared to the other hotels on these islands, but they are a once-in-a-lifetime experience offering stunning views of the sea or the Santorini volcano. On top of that, they mostly have excellent service and very attentive staff to complement your stay. They are all excellent options for a honeymoon in Santorini too.
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