The story of Canaves Oia begins in 1985 when the Chaidemenos family were among the first families to introduce tourism to the fishing village of Oia in Santorini.
It was then that Yiannis and Anna Chaidemenos transformed 17th-century caves, once used to store wine, into designer-chic luxury hotel rooms.
The birth of the Canaves Oia brand led to hotel’s all-white minimalistic concept, which redefined the meaning of luxury accommodation in Santorini.
Yiannis and Anna started with 2 caves only and eventually, the hotel expanded to 18 hotel rooms to become the ideal hideaway for romantic couples and newlyweds.
With the success of Canaves Oia Hotel, Canaves Oia Suites soon followed. Here, impressive mirrors and paintings transform the property into a living art project. After opening in 1995, the property has flourished as a holiday haven for A-list celebrities, politicians and royal families.
In 2006 properties underwent their first full renovation adding an elevator at Canaves Oia Suites. An elevator with full access to all room levels was something considered to be impossible back in the day.
In 2010, the Chaidemenos sons, Markos and Alexandros, took over.
Their modern take on hospitality rocketed the brand to new heights with international awards and top-tier media exposure for each property.
In 2015, Canaves Oia Hotel and Suites underwent a full renovation.
In 2017 all common areas of the area were also renovated and a brand new infinity pool was added in both properties..
In the summer of 2017, Canaves Oia Sunday Suites launched right next door with eight custom-designed suites, an alternative luxe style and a nautical décor. The property’s modern boutique concept features brand new accommodations with spacious interiors, cozy balconies and panoramic sea views.
In May 2018, 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.
Introduced this June, the three-villa complex is the perfect unspoilt location to completely unwind and relax in utmost privacy. All three villas offer striking, unobstructed views of the volcano, Skaros rock and the sunset. Alongside all the VIP amenities and services you could wish for, you will find your own private hot tub on your balcony. Eden villas are ideal for families and friends or booked as a whole 7-bedroom property for groups to enjoy a private and intimate space.