On the last day, at our final meal, we told Loucas we were leaving and asked for the bill. His incredible response was “Souvenir…souvenir.” He was insistent that we could not pay for anything! It was a gesture that none of us will ever forget.
While Santorini has long been an A-list favourite, Canaves Oia has become the ultimate celebrity go-to. Having added the title of #1 Resort in Europe and in Greece by Travel + Leisure awards to its ever growing collection, it’s no wonder that Jennifer Lawrence, Helen Hunt and Kobe Bryant are among the many celebs who absolutely adore the place.
Canaves Oia is a 17th-century cave complex gone designer-chic luxury resort. One of the first to introduce tourism to the fishing village of Oia, the Chaidemenos family made the most of the prime location. Set on one of the island’s highest peaks, Canaves Oia’s views and amazing facilities have celebs travelling from far and wide.
We all know how much the rich and famous love design. At Canaves they indulge in the all-white minimalistic concept, a blend of modern and traditional interiors, which has redefined the meaning of luxury accommodation in Santorini. Every detail from Rugiano furniture to Hermes pillowcases has been carefully selected for the most beautiful experience.
The dazzling infinity pool, towering over the Santorini landscape with Caldera views, has clearly impressed. Fitness guru Lucy Mecklenburgh shared countless posts of her poolside joy and the idyllic setting when she came to stay. She and Ryan Thomas were seen to thoroughly enjoy the pool’s underwater bar too!
Vaulted ceilings and winding underground passages, the luxurious grotto-style spa is the spot for pure VIP treatment. Most popular is the famed Rasul treatment combining precious mineral muds, fresh fruit extracts and fragrant herbs that’ll leave you feeling brand new!
Naturally, you can expect nothing but award-winning cuisine at Canaves. Petra Restaurant is the ultimate luxury eatery on Santorini where you can savour champagne breakfasts and intimate dinners under the stars. Just ask Peter Andre and wife Emily, who honeymooned at Canaves and loved it so much they returned for a second getaway!
Each of the Canaves properties has its own unique glamour. The newest addition, Canaves Epitome, is the island’s only hotel to offer both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each room whilst the Canaves Oia Santorini Villa has two ultra-spacious verandas with an infinity pool and a private whirlpool Jacuzzi for the whole family to enjoy. It’s no wonder then that Canaves has drawn big names for all corners of the world, having hosted the likes of Spanish actress Ursula Corbero, Brazilian singer-songwriter Michael Telo and German football superstar Mesut Ozil.
Officially the world’s most Instagrammable hotel, Canaves Oia Hotel, boasts gorgeous al fresco dining areas and the best Aegean sea views, whilst Canaves Oia Suites has picked up many awards for lavish services and facilities, such as a luxury yacht for guests and an exceptional wine cellar. And Canaves Oia Sunday Suites’ guarantees eight sumptuous, designer suites with independent courtyards for absolute privacy!
Get ready to live like an A-Lister in 2020 by booking your own stay now at canaves.com