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“Spectacular Views And No Worries” 5 of 5 stars
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Aris Caves
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Nikolaou Nomikou, Oia 84702, Greece   |  
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Hawaii
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular Views And No Worries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The view from our apartment terrace was amazing. The room is so cute with very comfortable beds and convient appliances. Christiana the manager on our arrival sat down and discussed with us the islands geology and history. She gave us suggestions on activities we might like to do and places to eat. She handled all requests we made from dinner reservations, tours, to transportation arrival and departure. Everything was so easy with no worries. The town of Oia is just above the apartment with unique boutiques and restaurants. At times Oia can get very busy but all one needs to do is enter the property premises to feel relaxed and tranquil. Our ferry was leaving late after checkout but we could remain on the premises and enjoy the sun deck. Everything was wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! It was such a pleasure to have you here with us and even though Hawaii is beautiful we hope we see you again in the future!

Kind regards,

Christa & Christina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

My son and I stayed here earlier this month for a week as part of his graduation present. We had read the very complimentary renewals online before choosing Aris Caves and found every word to be true. First off, the property is stunning, it is well maintained and almost too beautiful for words. It was like waking up in paradise every day. Upon arriving we sat with Christa and Christine and they gave us a tour of the facilities, a history of the island and asked what they could do to make our stay memorable. We had Christa book two boat cruises, a tour to Akotiri and to make reservations for us at three restaurants, all were excellent. At the restaurants we had the best seats in the house. The hotel is also a short walk to a grocery store and bakery, so we were able to find bread, cheese, olives and anything we needed for breakfast very easily. You can't go wrong choosing this hotel. Thanks Christa and Christine for the lifetime memories.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
Hey guys!

Thank you soooo much for your review and for your nice words! It was our pleasure to have you with us at Aris Caves and we hope you find the chance to come visit us again!

Christa & Christina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Clean and spacious traditional cave houses. Christa was very welcoming and helpful with ideas for things to do and places to eat. The view is fantastic and our cave house had its own terrace to sit out on, as well as the communal terrace perched on the edge of the caldera. The houses are right in the middle of Oia and very well-located. There are a number of steps to navigate but that is the same for most of the accommodation in Oia. I would not hesitate to recommend Aris Caves and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure to be your hosts and we hope to welcome you at Aris Caves again!

Christa & Christina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We spend a great week in Aris Caves. The owner is very dedicated to her place and help all visitors in all request and is always around. The place has a wonderful view on the caldera nevertheless is very quite so you can relax whole day and it is only few steps away from the main pedestrian street of Oia. The apartments are very, very clean (every day's service), has a terrace, decorated with a lot lovely details and kitchen is also equipped with every thing you need to prepare breakfast, lunch or diner by yourself.
We will come back again for sure and we warmly recommend this place for a relaxing time

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Dear Lisa,

We thank you soooo much for your review and we hope that we have the possibility to welcome you again in October!

Christa & Christina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed 8 days in Aris Caves in family. A great place to visit Oia and all the island with the advice given by Christa. The stairs are a good means to stay healthy, the view of the caldeira is astonishing, the village is very close and at the same time the rooms and balcony are very quiet !
Children and teenagers can enjoy walking in Oia, it's safe ! We had a wonderful time in our room with a view !

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Dear Virginia,
thanks for your great review and it was wonderful how your kids did enjoy your stay here.
Best wishes Christa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Went on our honeymoon to Santorini - our trip was in early April, which was before their busy season. Not a large number of young people (we are in our late twenties), but the experience was unlike any other. The town of Oia was relaxing and beautiful with great restaurants for food/drinks. We spent our days walking around the island towns, going to a winery, and enjoying all the delicious food.

Aris Caves is a lovely resort with so much character and more importantly a very gracious owner, Christa, who made us feel immediately at home. She was very helpful when it came to restaurant and activity suggestions, and provided us with everything we needed during our stay. The rooms are quaint, clean, relaxing and had unbelievable views of the ocean. Many mornings and evenings were spent sitting on our patio, enjoying some wine and taking in our beautiful view of the water and town of Oia.

I would highly recommend Aris Caves and staying in Oia over other towns in Santorini (it's hands down the nicest part of the island).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Dear John,
thanks for your review.
Warmest regards
Christa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Spectacular views of the Caldera, clean and comfortable; we were provided with wine, coffee, tea & cake, which we really enjoyed on our balcony. Christa gave us a lot of information about the area & advice about where to eat and visit. Thanks to her we had one of our most fun in Greece evenings as she suggested a place with live music (Santorinimou)....She went out of her way to help us. When we lost our car, she even sent the concierge out in the rain to find it....and he did!

Hope we can come back

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christa B, Owner at Aris Caves, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Dear Toby,
thanks for your review and I hope to welcome you again at Aris Caves in the future.
Christa
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Address: Nikolaou Nomikou, Oia 84702, Greece
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Location: Greece > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Oia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#2 Family Hotel in Oia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aris Caves 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Literally, like an eagle's nest hanging in the cliff of the island, Aris Caves is located only a few minutes down from the center of the lovely village of Oia. Yet the placing of the houses is configured like an amphitheatre, tranquil and ideal to relax, to dream and to enjoy the breathtaking view over the Santorini Caldera, the volcano Nea Kameni and the deep blue Aegean Sea.Spread over 4 levels are 6 self-catering, fully equipped and separate studios, apartments and a suite, each with kitchenette, shower/toilet, air conditioning, internet and its own terrace. The large terrace in the center and the sun terrace at the bottom of Aris Caves are open to all guests and offer probably one of the best views in Oia. Due to the cliff side location, stairs and low perimeter walls of the property, we recommend children to be at least 8 years of age and unfortunately cannot recommend our hotel to handicapped people. ... more   less 
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Aris Caves Oia
Aris Caves Hotel Oia
Aris Caves Santorini/Oia, Greece

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