The Greek retreat Perivolas on the island of Santorini is an ultimate escape: high above the Aegean, it’s designed to be a place to let the world “slip away” — even though it’s just a short walk from Oia, a charming village. All around you you’ll see beauty: terraced gardens slope to an infinity pool whose edge seems to slip off the cliff rim right into the azure horizon. Hear the quiet? That’s intentional too; no TVs or DVDs mar the secluded silence of this place, with only tolling church bells or the whistle of a fishing boat to break the spell. As the site attests, “It is easy to linger here all day, watching the changing light until the sun settles into the sea.”
Originally a private home, Perivolas maintains an ambience of intimate space and scale. Built by native craftsmen and out of local materials, it contains airy rooms, flooded with sunshine through skylights. Beds are tucked into alcoves in the white stone walls; your space is adorned with wildflower bouquets. Interiors are meant to be timeless and minimalist in the best possible way — with no distractions or disruptions of your meditative tranquility. As your hosts say, “This is a place to switch off. A place to read, recharge, relax; to sleep, rest, and dream.” Of course, your comfort is assured — your stay includes bathrobes, toiletries, mini-bar and coffee, not to mention gorgeous surroundings and excellent cuisine. So it’s an easy choice: for an escape of uncompromising luxury and peace, Perivolas Oia Santorini awaits.