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Canaves Oia Epitome

5.0 out of 5.0

Canaves Oia Epitome

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Canaves Oia epitome is the most magical hotel we have ever stayed in. With its breathtaking views, the best in staff and service, the finest food and drink and the most incredible accommodations , this is truly a special place that the memories of will be in our hearts forever

This hotel is second-to-none. From the initial concierge service and information on the internet, to the complete staff at the hotel---all excellent. Customer service is number one and they do everything they can to make the stay memorable. Transportation to the nearby town of Oja is fantastic and the hotel sets you up with restaurants, incredible boat tours/charters, transportation etc. One of the best hotels on the planet and we have stayed at 4 Seasons, Ritz Carleton, etc. Highly recommend.

Where do you start with this hotel?! It is out of this world from top to bottom. I booked this for a special trip as I was planning to propose at the panoramic balcony at Canaves Oia Suites. The staff and management are amazing. Panos and Athena on the front desk were unbelievable and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. They organised an upgrade to a one bedroom pool suite, which is probably the nicest room we have ever stayed in across the world (including various 5* resorts). The hotel is immaculate and the main pool area is stunning. It has probably the best sunset view on the island. The hotel itself is very peaceful and relaxing. You don’t get the same Instagram posers that you would find at the Cavotagoo and there are no drones in the sky constantly filming the Instagram posers (again - Go to Cavotagoo to see this). Vasillis, Panos and George were amazing in organising for me to secretly go to the Canaves Suites to arrange the proposal. They then arranged for a bottle of champagne to be in the room filled with rose petals when we got back to the hotel after the proposal. Like most people on here, I can’t speak highly enough of this place. I never return to hotels as I think you should see different places when you go on holiday. However - I would definitely come back here and cannot wait until we do!! We may even return to get married!! Thanks to all for everything you did!

We can’t speak highly enough about this resort. Not only is the resort and architecture amazing, the staff led by Athena where nothing short of fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way to look after us. We will 100% be back. Thank you sooooo much to the owners, management and staff

The most amazing villas on Santorini. Santorini welcomes a new kind of luxury in form of Canaves Oia Epitome. Perched above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi, the property is inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, combining natural and earthy materials with modern design and style. It is the only property on the island that offers both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each of the 24 luxury villas. Canaves Oia Epitome invites you to experience life’s finest things.

We have been fortunate to have been able to travel to many places over the years and have stayed at many very fine hotels. But after our recent stay at the Canaves Epitome we concluded that this was our best hotel experience that we've ever had. First of all, the hotel staff were the friendliest and most accommodating people in the hospitality business. It started at the airport when we greeted by our driver, Spyros, who gave us a gracious welcome to Santorini and pleasantly provided all sorts of information about the Santorini and the hotel. He even called ahead to let the Front Desk staff know that we were five minutes away. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the Front Desk managers Panos and Athena. It was like they couldn't do enough for us, orienting us to the hotel and patiently answering all of our questions. It was the best hotel welcome we've ever had. Besides the wonderful staff, the hotel itself was awesome. The design was very tasteful, the public spaces were very roomy including a beautiful pool and a large number of comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas. The views were spectacular. Then we saw our room, which had our own private patio with chairs, umbrella, and hot tube. There was a large living room and very comfortable bedroom, along with multiple windows looking out onto the surrounding water and beautiful landscaping. Part of the amazing hospitality included a free ride service to and from anywhere in the Oia area. The driver, Mr. George is an amazing man who was always there when needed and navigated some really congested traffic in town with confidence and a smile. Our stay was too short, we were sad to leave and have made up our mind that we will be returning soon to the Epitome in Oia!

This hotel is new with a modern architectural feel that has spectacular views and a staff that is anxious to please. It is a steep walk up to Oia, but they have a shuttle driver available within a few minutes notice. The rooms were so great, we didn’t want to leave to enjoy the rest of Santorini. If you haven’t already made plans for your visit, which we already had, they can make a variety of suggestions and reservations should you need them. We will definitely keep this place on our “must return” list.

We’re a family of four, with two children (12 and 10). Our stay at Canaves Oia Epitome was the highlight of our trip. In fact, undoubtedly the finest hotel experience of our lives. The two-bedroom suite itself, overlooking the sunset, was perfect. The door opened into a living room with adjacent bedroom, lab, and shower. Downstairs was a spacious bedroom for the kids which they loved. Outside was a pool that we couldn’t get them out of. And everything is new — this is the hotel’s second season. But the highlight was the service. Every single person we came in contact with was accommodating and personable. They weren’t overbearing or intrusive, but they knew instinctively what you needed. The food was exceptional (we had one dinner at Elements) and the executive chef catered to every request and was visible walking around. Literally a three-minute shuttle to Oia, but worth it as it’s one of the few hotels that face the sunset directly. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

We first stayed here with two of our grown up children last year and loved it so much we returned this May with the whole family. The staff are wonderful and accommodating. The food is excellent and I do recommend ordering the degustation menu by the pool for dinner. Janus in charge of the bar makes the most wonderful cocktails. Basically the whole hotel operation is completely 5 star and now the telephone cables have been removed the view is too!

My husband and I have been to so many countries and luxury resort. This resort tops every others. The impeccable service, cleanliness, orderliness, and in every other way. The only regret I had was not spending more than 3 days there. We had an amazing time and would be back for sure. Thanks to the amazing staff.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle
  • Free local cuisine breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Canaves Oia Epitome places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Santorini Caldera and Oia Castle. This 5-star hotel has 24 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Free local cuisine breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony, a refrigerator, and a minibar.

Property features

At Canaves Oia Epitome, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This luxury hotel also has a meeting room.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool

King 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 5

Villa, Private Pool (Epitome)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool (1)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Honeymoon Suite (Plunge Pool)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Total of 86 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.