If you are planning a trip in Oia, Santorini, and you are looking for a good place to stay, look no further than Aris Caves. Years ago, pumice-stone miners discovered caves on the cliff side of Oia which archaeologists identified as ancient housing and antique lodgings. The caves, carved into the rock of the Caldera, were transformed into Aris Caves, a small and intimate aparthotel with 6 independent lodgings. The reconstruction in 1993 and renovation in 2007 were carried out with great respect for the antique architecture and with minimal changes to the original structure.
Charming hotel which is is ranked “#1 of 42 hotels in Oia” on Trip Advisor offers a breathtaking panorama and view across Santorini. Aris Caves is the result of converting ancient housings and lodgings into six independent traditional cave-like studios. These are scenically spread over four levels. There are 6 self-catering, separate and fully equipped studios, apartments and a suite, each with kitchenette, shower/toilet, air conditioning, internet and own terraces. All rooms are decorated traditionally, with soft colors to soothe body, mind and soul.
The large terrace in the center of Aris Caves is open to all guests to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Santorini Caldera, the volcano Nea Kameni, the island Thirasia and the deep blue Aegean Sea.
Local restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries and tourist shops are all only a few minutes away from Aris Caves, so you won’t even need to take the bus to get around Oia, most of the times.