15 Best Cave Hotels In Santorini, Greece - Updated 2024

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The lovely island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea is a perfect destination for you and your loved ones. Whether you’re having a day trip or a longer stay, the island will let you experience a movie-like setting with its dreamy landscapes and picturesque locations. The cliffs, sea and volcano will make for a perfect Instagram feed that will keep your profile looking exotic and tempting.

You will find several different locations in Santorini where you can have a wonderful historic tour as well as click loads of snaps. You can opt for hiking; this is one of the best ways to explore the various places. Some of the places that must be on your list are Imerovigli, where you can hike and get unparalleled views.

The prehistoric village ruins of Akrotiri and the volcanic crater, Santorini Caldera, should also not be missed. There are many romantic things to do in Santorini So, what are you waiting for? Plan your magical holiday today. And, to add to your experience are the cave hotels that will give you an out-of-this-world experience. We have put together a list of some of the accommodations here you need to try out. Read on to find out more about the best cave hotels in Santorini and book the one that best appeals to you today.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 20, 2024.

1. Divine Cave Experience; Imerovigli (from USD 394)

Divine Cave Experience is a mesmerising hideaway where the traditional beauty of Santorini’s caldera meets contemporary luxury, tucked away in the heart of Imerovigli with stunning sea views. As you step inside the enveloping sanctuary of the rooms, get ready to set out on a voyage of tranquillity, as it features a seating area and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

The Astral Cave Suite, Omni Cave Suite, and Elysium Cave Suite feature a cave verandah with a hot tub for a relaxing soak.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast experience tailored to your tastes with à la carte options, continental specialities, and vegetarian delights. At the hot tub, where warm waters surround you in a beautiful embrace, immerse yourself in complete relaxation. You may explore the ultimate aquatic haven with the indoor and outdoor pools, where the pristine waters beckon you to cool off. Whereas at Ylia Restaurant, a gastronomic haven where Mediterranean flavours come to life, indulge your senses.

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Divine Cave Experience

Wifi Available

Address: Imerovigli Santorini

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

2. Perivolas Hotel; Oia (from USD 562)

Experience the allure of the past as you delve into the fascinating history of the meticulously restored, 300-year-old cave that is now Perivolas Hotel. Local fishermen and farmers originally inhabited these caves, which have now been transformed into 22 private houses that exude comfort, unparalleled luxury, and sophistication.

Experience a culinary delight at the prestigious Perivolas Restaurant, where Greek and Mediterranean cuisines create a symphony of delectable flavours. Immerse yourself in local culture by participating in one of the tours or classes that provide a deeper understanding of the region’s distinctive heritage.

The steam bath, sauna, and open-air hot tub provide peace and relaxation. Enhance your natural attractiveness with beauty services offered at the hotel. Feel the ultimate relaxation by treating yourself to a soothing massage. You can also indulge in holistic wellness by taking advantage of the fitness and yoga classes designed to nourish your body, mind, and soul.

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Perivolas Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Oia

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden

3. Iconic Santorini, a Boutique Cave Hotel; Imerovigli (from USD 550)

This lovely boutique hotel located in the scenic village of Imerovigli features an outdoor infinity pool. From the pool, you get spectacular views of the volcano and the caldera. All the rooms and suites in the hotel are air-conditioned. One of the distinctive features includes the local style of decoration that attracts the eyes and splendid views of the caldera.

Each unit comes with a flat-screen TV that has satellite channels. Bathrobes slippers and other bathroom amenities are also available. A fully cooked Greek continental breakfast is prepared daily and is served on the terrace, which enables you to enjoy the impressive views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

This boutique cave hotel is for adults only and features a Cave Suite set deep in the volcanic rock of the caldera. From here, you can relish an unobstructed view of the Aegean Sea. For an intimate stay, you can choose the Mini Cave Room, which comes packed with amenities in a limited space.

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Iconic Santorini, a Boutique Cave Hotel by Sandglass

Wifi Available

Address: Imerovigli

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Aris Caves; Oia (from USD 290)

This property looks like it has come straight out of some picture book and it is located at a very short walking distance from the beach. The hotel is cut into the volcanic rock and faces the famous Calderon.

The accommodations at the hotel provide breathtaking views of the sea. Each of the well-furnished rooms at Aris Caves comes with its unique decorative features. The units are all air-conditioned and feature a kitchenette with a fridge, coffee maker and toaster. You also get free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, and a hairdryer. The rooms are non-smoking. While the price seems steep, this is a relatively cheap cave hotel in Santorini, compared to the others on this list. Nevertheless, it’s definitely one you should check out.

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Aris Caves

Wifi Available

Address: Oia

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning Family rooms

5. Marizan Caves & Villas; Oia (from USD 211)

Located at a distance of only seven minutes from the beach, the Marizan Caves & Villas are right at the edge of the famous Cadillac cliff. You get a lovely view of the sunset as well as of the Aegean Sea. Each of the caves at this luxury villa is on different levels and each comes with balconies that provide magnificent views of the volcano and the Cadillac.

Each cave is built in the rock and they use the historic and traditional style of housing. The caves feature air conditioning, a refrigerator, and basic kitchen equipment.

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Marizan Caves & Villas

Address: Oia

Bar CCTV in common areas Access to health care professionals Invoice provided Room service Daily housekeeping Process in place to check health of guests Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed

6. Chic Hotel Santorini; Firostefani (from USD 386)

Chic Hotel Santorini provides a magnificent view of the sea and the volcano and it is located at a distance of only 10 minutes from the center. The charming accommodations of the hotel feature some of the most beautifully designed cave rooms in Santorini and all of them come with air conditioning, bathrobes, a hairdryer, and a TV.

The studios and apartments come with a private balcony that is built and furnished in a traditional style. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Select units also have cave-style hot tubs where you can take relaxing dips with your partner.

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7. Kapari Natural Resort; Imerovigli (from USD 430)

The magnificent and storylike natural resort has traditional homes and suites that provide splendid views of the Caldera cliff. From the pool, you get unparalleled panoramic views of the sea. Each of the rooms includes a flat-panel HDTV with a high-definition movie collection. Free Wi-Fi is also available. In the restaurant, you get to enjoy a rich breakfast while taking in the unparalleled and grand views.

The Spa Premium Rooms feature a seating area and a cave-style hot tub where you can soak your worries away. You can experience tranquillity and luxury sculpted from the caves of Santorini in the Honeymoon Suites.

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8. Canaves Ena; Oia (from USD 927)

The Canaves Oia hotel is built on the side of a cliff that overlooks the Caldera. These cave suites in Santorini are extremely elegant and spacious. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The units are furnished with minimalist, all-white interiors to enhance the cave structure. Each of the accommodations at the hotel has antique furniture and art objects. There is a balcony from where you get views of the caldera and the volcano, as well as the sea. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels is also available in each of the rooms.

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Canaves Ena - Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Wifi Available

Address: Oia

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

9. Pegasus Suites & Spa; Imerovigli (from USD 580)

The Pegasus Suites and Spa features accommodations that provide splendid views of the sea and the volcano. You get a heated pool, a gourmet restaurant, and a spa centre that makes sure that your luxurious needs are completely and fully satisfied. You also get a fitness centre, so you do not have to get away from your fitness training while on an exotic holiday.

The rooms at Pegasus are whitewashed and fully air-conditioned and feature a sitting area that contains a flat-screen satellite TV. You also get a minibar and private bathroom with free amenities like toiletries.

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Pegasus Suites & Spa

Wifi Available

Address: Imerovigli

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Terrace

10. Above Blue Suites; Imerovigli (from USD 175)

The Above Blue Suites is located at the highest point of the Caldera cliff. Experience Sanotrini’s unique cave-style architecture by booking one of the colour-coded suites. You get breathtaking views from the hotel; you also get to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you will ever experience in your life. Each of the villas or suites is uniquely decorated and features a terrace that provides panoramic views.

You get a rich breakfast with champagne every morning in your suite, which you can enjoy along with the magnificent views of the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. You also get an outdoor swimming pool. All of the rooms are non-smoking.

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Above Blue Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Off Main Street

Parking Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Babysitting/child services

11. Homeric Poems; Firostefani (from USD 410)

If you want luxury, Homeric Poems is the perfect accommodation option for you. It is built on a cliff and has boutique rooms. The rooms are simple yet they are stylishly decorated and conform to the traditional Cycladic style. Each of the rooms includes a comfortable seating area. You get access to the swimming pool from where you can enjoy the splendid views of the Caldera cliff and the volcano.

The Cave Suites offer modern comforts amidst the authentic cave-style architecture. It features luxe amenities such as hydro-massages and a courtyard with unparalleled views of the caldera.

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Homeric Poems

Wifi Available

Address: Firostefani

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

12. Filotera Suites; Oia (from USD 369)

One of the best cave hotels in Santorini is Filotera Suites, Oia. Here, guests stay in air-conditioned suites with an elegant design, each coming with either one or two bedrooms, a balcony, and a seating area. Many of these suites feature an outdoor hot tub or a private pool. Apart from what’s provided per suite, you won’t have to venture far to find places to eat. Guests can enjoy food and drinks at the property’s on-site restaurant, snack bar or poolside bar.

There’s also a pool, where you can find and use sun loungers and umbrellas. Free WiFi, optional massage services and yoga lessons are also available for guests.

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Filotera Suites

Wifi Available

Address: Oia

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Other cave accommodations in Santorini

13. Mountain villa with private pool; Oia (from USD 613)

Staying in 270 Oia’s View Cave house is an unforgettable experience by itself. With the 700-square-foot (65-square-metre) villa and private pool carved directly into the mountain, the property adapts perfectly to the surroundings of the northern part of Santorini.

Once you enter the villa, you’ll find that there are two caves connected by a tunnel. Its white interior tastefully decorated with minimal aesthetics in mind, will surely give you the simple and relaxing yet stylish Santorini vibe you seek.

The smaller cave serves as the master bedroom with a private bathroom that features a hydro-massage shower. Whether you choose to enjoy the unparalleled view of Oia village or explore the Oia-Fira trail, this cave house is perfect for you.

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Oia, Santorini, Αιγαίο, Santorini, GR
4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

14. Stunning cave house; Oia (from USD 497)

Another unusual yet beautiful stay, this is a cave villa that sleeps four persons in its two bedrooms. It is also directly carved into the mountain as well as its private pool. You’ll surely fall in love with its interior of white and grey, which is illuminated by natural light that pours into the cave. Whip up quick meals in the fully equipped kitchen supplied with basic condiments upon your arrival. Bond with your family in the pool play games on the deck or patio and relax in the hot tub at the end of the day.

You may also avail of on-site services such as housekeeping and car rentals.

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Oia, Santorini, GR
4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

15. Lava Caves (from USD 438)

This straight-out-of-a-dream accommodation has an outdoor hot tub. The features of the caves make it look like a patio. The accommodation provides an excellent panoramic view of the Aegean Sea. The home is completely air-conditioned and comes with a living room that has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. It also has a mini fridge where you can chill your beverages. Not to mention that this hotel has one of the best cave pools in Santorini. Free Wi-Fi is also available and the accommodation is pet-friendly. Your pets, too, can enjoy the dreamlike journey with you.

Enjoy the best moments of life with your loved ones at the Lava Cave suite, which was once the residence of a sailor in 1875. It features a kitchenette, a hot tub, and sweeping water views.

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Lava Caves

Wifi Available

Address: Oia

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Family rooms Breakfast in the room Free parking

Book a cave hotel today

You are special and so should be your holiday accommodation. With these dreamlike, straight-out-of-a-movie accommodations, you will be able to feel the magic. What better way to experience it than to stay in one of the seaside hotels or one of the best cave hotels in Santorini, Greece? Book the accommodation that excites the fantasy you always dreamt of and enjoy a magical and exotic time.

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Frequently asked questions about cave hotels in Santorini

1. Do any unique hotels in Santorini have a pool?

A lot of cave hotels have a pool. Some of the top hotels in Santorini with cave pool include Iconic Santorini, Kapari Natural Resort, Pegasus Suites & Spa, Above Blue Suites, Homeric Poems, and Filotera Suites.

2. Which unique hotels are close to Santorini Airport?

Many of these hotels are located near Santorini Airport. Some of the closest ones are Chic Hotel Santorini and Homeric Poems, which are both less than 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) away.

3. Which cave hotels in Santorini have rooms with great views?

It seems cave hotels in Santorini all come with breathtaking views by default. All of the hotels in this list offer guests a gorgeous view from the windows of their suites. However, some of the standouts include Lava Caves and Aris Caves, so do check these places out.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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