Three to four days is the ideal time to be in Santorini so that you get the chance to try some of the best activities but at the same time get time to relax and unwind letting yourself to the vibes of the island.
Morning – Noon
Arrival in Santorini. Our driver waits at the airport or port holding a sign with your name on it. You are offered a set of cold refreshing towels after the long trip to Santorini and some fresh water as you enter our luxurious Mercedes sedan. In a 30 minutes’ drive you are finally there! Your experience in Santorini begins!
Don’t worry about check in formalities! Our Front Desk team welcomes you with a big smile and gives you a tour around the hotel. Try a delicious welcome Signature Sangria and enjoy lunch by the pool.
TIP: Feeling jetlagged or tired from the trip? A 45 minutes “Jetlag Energizing” treatment in our Spa before you go to your suite will make you feel like a different person!
Your beautiful suite is ready.
It is time to change to your swimming suit and return to the pool for a couple of hours of sun tanning and cocktail “drinking”. You did love this Sangria right?
Your dream vacation has officially started!
You are all relaxed after spending half day by the pool. After a few energizing cocktails it is time to explore.
Start for an afternoon stroll into the marble path of Oia straight to the sunset point. This is your first time exploring the island so wander the colorful narrow paths of the town and look for all the hidden gems.
TIP: Pass by the beautiful blue dome churches in the centre of Oia and make sure you take a photo with this landscape in the background.
Into the strolls of Oia it is time to try your first glass of Santorini wine. Try dinner in one of the finest wine bar bistorts in Oia and pair your dinner with some delicious local inspired courses. If you are looking for something more authentic go for one of the few tapas/meze places. Our concierge desk will help you with recommendations and dinner reservations.
After dinner make sure you pass by the hotel’s bar or the lounge area under the stars and enjoy a couple of cocktails listening to the music.
It is your first full day! Canaves Oia breakfast is an experience by itself. Relish the moment with a delicious breakfast early in the morning and start your day.
Today it is the day of sailing. The sailing cruise to the hot springs and the beaches of Santorini is a MUST experience. Try the morning as you have more time on the beaches, swimming and snorkeling. Indulge in the virgin beauty of the Aegean Sea in private or semi-private tours and cross the blue waters with friends, family or on a romantic cruise with your other half aboard a luxurious catamaran. Enjoy a delicious barbecue meal on board.
TIP: Take your underwater or water resistant camera. It is time for some great shots!
After an amazing 5 hour sunset cruise you are back at the hotel. Spend the day by the pool or freshen up and try one of the signature spa treatments in the brand new Spa of Canaves Oia Suites. Rest yourself in the experienced hands of our team.
Feeling now all rested, you are back in the privacy of your own suite. Make sure you spend the night in one of the hotel’s fine dining, romantic restaurants.
Canaves Oia has different themed events planned the majority of the dates of the week so it is the time to enjoy a glass of wine and the gastronomic creations of our chef’s cuisine while enjoying the amazing Caldera views.
TIP: White wine lovers should try Nychteri or the Assyrtiko and if you are drinking Red try Mavrotragano! The best choice after dinner is a glass of Vinsanto, the island’s signature dessert wine.
When back to your suite enjoy one of the daily sweet surprises left with turn down service, see the stars from the privacy of your balcony before lying on your bed.
Sleep in and enjoy the comfort of your bed. Try the room service breakfast. There is nothing better than waking up in the privacy of your balcony to two glasses of champagne and a breakfast based on fresh local ingredients prepared and as per your own personal preferences.
Around mid-day take the hotel’s driver for a 4-5 hour tour around the island. Explore from north to south one of the traditional villages such as Pyrgos or Emporeio, visit one of the local wineries and try some wine tasting and have lunch in one of the local places. If you have some time visit the Archaeological site of Akrotiri.
On your way back to Oia make a stop to Fira for some last minute shopping or in the village of Imerovigli for some photos.
TIP: Visit Fira, the main centre of the island preferably in afternoon. Mornings can be busy and crowded.
Return to the hotel and relax in the privacy of your suite or by the pool.
Try something different tonight. Fancy for fresh fish and seafood? You are in a Greek island and there is no better way to spend you last night than taking a small tender to the picturesque fishing port of Armeni, the oldest port of Oia and have an authentic meal by the sea. An experience to stay in your mind forever.
TIP: Feel like staying around Oia for your last night? Try dinner in one of the finest wine bar restaurants in Oia and pair your dinner with some delicious local inspired courses while watching your last sunset in Santorini.
Make the most of your next morning before checking out making some last minute gift shopping for friends and family back home either from our boutique or in one of the places close to the hotel.
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