Troglodyte Lodgings: Alexander’s Boutique Hotel of Oia in Santorini, Greece
The hotel’s 20 cave villas and houses in the cliffs took years to restore because only donkeys could transport materials up Oia’s steep paths. Each dwelling offers 180-degree views of the Aegean Sea. —Amy Cortese
Alexander’s Boutique Hotel of Oia, 30/(0) 22860-71818, From $223 for a double house, including breakfast during high season (June – September). This appeared in the March/April 2010 issue.