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Years ago, caves were discovered on the Caldera side of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini.


Aris Caves

Many years ago, caves were discovered on the cliff side (Caldera) of Oia on the Greek island of Santorini and archaeologists identified them as ancient cave houses and lodgings. Some of these cave dwellings were transformed into Hotel ARIS CAVES, a small and intimate resort with 7 independent vacation rentals. ARIS CAVES is located within 5 minutes walking distance from the village center of Oia and close to all attractions. In spite of this proximity, it remains tranquil and ideal for a romantic vacation in Santorini. A place to relax, to dream and to enjoy the breathtaking views across the Santorini Caldera, the volcano Nea Kameni, the island Thirasia and the deep blue Aegean Sea.

There are 7 self-catering, fully equipped and separate rooms (4 studios, 2 apartments and 1 suite), all with kitchenette or kitchen, bathroom/toilet, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, their own private terrace and some of them with private hot tubs spread over 3 levels. The large terrace in the center and the sun terrace next to the entrance of ARIS CAVES are available to all guests. Due to the resort's cliff side location, the many steps and low perimeter walls, we recommend children to be at least 8 years of age and also unfortunately we cannot recommend our hotel to guests with limited mobility. During the past years ARIS CAVES has been thoroughly modernized, renovated and adapted for more comfort.

We are here to help you

Your host Christina Papafili is happily at your disposal in English, French or Greek with information, advice and help in all local matters you may have.

At the beginning of your stay, she will provide you with extensive information about Oia and Santorini and detailed tips and advice about restaurants, shopping and attractions. Your transfers by taxi from airport or port will be arranged if booked in advance. There is free parking available in the centre of Oia if you travel with your own vehicle.

Wi-Fi free of charge. Free porter service is available within Oia. Rental cars, boat- and wine tours, restaurants, etc. can be booked via Christina