Photo by George Lizardos, courtesy of Perivolas Lifestyle Houses
The aqua-blue infinity pool at Perivolas has graced more than its fair share of magazine covers, looking out over shimmering Aegean to the Santorini caldera beyond. Once a family in the typical yposkafa style – it’s cave-like rooms excavated from native stone nearly three centuries ago – it’s been a family-run boutique hotel since 1983. All 20 rooms have a sea view with terraces to take in the Greek sunsets; some suites feature infinity pools, and Jacuzzis, while the The Perivolas Suite is the ultimate indulgence, boating a huge indoor hot but, a steam room, and a swim-out pool that stretching from inside the cave to the terrace. Furnishings are minimal but luxurious, with occasional pops of fuschia and purple to add contemporary flair, and skylights flood the whitewashed walls with light. If seclusion is important, Pervolas is a 15-minute walk from the Oia, optimizing your privacy (also note the hotel doesn’t accept guests younger than 16). But with its own highly regarded Greek restaurant, that gorgeous pool, gym, and a cliffside spa with sauna, steam room, and outdoor hot tub, is there really any reason to leave?