In preserving the original structures no effort has been spared to conserve the aesthetics of the caves, while modern comforts have been added to satisfy guests’ needs. Each private air-conditioned house with it’s own stone terrace overlooking Santorini’s famous Caldera is unique. It is furnished with island antiques and handmade objects that convey simple elegance and a personal touch. All houses feature vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, domed bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchenettes.
Junior suites have open-plan layouts, integrating bedroom and sitting room into one large space, while superior suites have a bedroom separate from the living room. Studios are smaller versions of the junior suites, with a sitting area. The perivolas suite features spacious living areas in a grotto-like setting, enhanced by a steam bath and a relaxing pool.
In July 2004 the dream that had been the Perivolas Suite became a reality.
It was the culmination of many years' planning, the aim having always been to perfect the ideal island hideaway: a personal retreat, exclusive, intimate and informal overlooking one of the most magical sights in the world.
Minimalist in design but without compromising luxury it embraces the philosophy of 'less is more' with its simple elegance. The setting is beautiful. The Suite has been fashioned out of the unique environment incorporating the materials and techniques of the original cavern dwellings. It is imbued with peacefulness and reverence for the past. Recessed lighting enhances the ambience, creating shadows and forms as decor.
Blue light reflects in shimmering patterns against the white ceiling of the bedroom, which opens on to the private pool, whilst the olive tree in the sitting area, basked in a shaft of sunlight from an opening above, is a reminder to guests of the Greek island they have come to experience…
In its 120 square metres the Suite comprises a spacious, centrally situated sitting area from which all other areas - double bedroom, spa facility containing steam bath and hydrotherapy massage pool, swimming pool - are interconnected and accessible via openings and arched doorways. Clean lines and white, hand-sculpted walls are offset by warm, rich mahogany furniture, and bright-coloured soft furnishings reflect the bougainvillea and geraniums found in the gardens around the property. Every aspect of the Suite is unique. There is no repetition and no symmetry. Quite simply, it is an unequalled Aegean retreat.