I’m sure most of you have seen Santorini photos all over social media showcasing these really beautiful white-washed hotels with a cave pool overlooking the island’s caldera. Getting to stay at one of those luxurious hotels at the edge of the island’s cliff has been on my bucket list for soooo long. There are countless of cave hotels all over Santorini…but where do you even begin to search? I strongly recommend you narrow down your search to the towns of Oia, Imerovigli, Firostefani, and Fira – they have the most incredible views of the sunset, volcano, and caldera.
After quite a bit of research, I decided to stay at Dana Villas & Infinity Suites which is a luxury and romantic boutique hotel located in the town of Firostefani. If you want to be close to all the action of Fira but don’t want to deal with the overwhelming crowds of tourists during the high season (June-Sept) then Firostefani is a great choice!
You can only imagine the excitement that took over my body when I arrived at this gorgeous hotel. There are 32 exclusive suites & villas arranged over 1 floor. I settled on the Master Pool Suite which had my jaw hit the floor seeing it in person for the first time. The room layout was so divine and took the word luxury to a whole new level! It was designed with a minimal, contemporary, and local Cycladic style in mind. The most memorable and lavish part about the room was the private indoor plunge pool that was hidden behind a secret doorway. The pool extends through narrow whitewashed cave walls to an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the sea, surrounding town, and Santorini’s famous sunsets. The bathroom was pretty special – I loved the volcanic ambiance and powerful rain showers. There’s a second plunge pool that is accessible through the bathroom, just pass the glass door – the heated pool also has a volcanic feel to it and is infused with jacuzzi jets, a sound system & waterfall.
Having breakfast on the outside terrace and watching the Aegean Sea dance gracefully while feeling the Greek breeze was such a refreshing way to start the day. 😍
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm clock
- Bathrobes and Slippers
- Bathroom with Shower
- Bluetooth Hi-Fi
- Cable-Satellite TV
- Coffee and Tea Facilities
- Daily Maid Service
- Double Sunlouger
- Electronic Weight scale
- King size bed
- LED Smart TV 42″
- Modern Furnishing
- Nespresso machine
- Non-smoking rooms available
- Outdoor infinity plunge pool
- Pool Towels
- Private Balcony or Terrace
- Safe Deposit Box
- Sea, caldera, volcano and sunset view
- Shower with led lighting and wall water jets
- Wake-up call
- Welcome Drink
- Wi-Fi Internet Access (free of charge)
After descending several winding steps you will end up on an open terrace with an infinity pool with sun loungers and the restaurant, Orkos – exclusive to hotel guests. The whole terrace feels like you’re being suspended in mid-air – the spectacular views of the caldera and Aegean sea is the cherry on top of the experience. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner – the menu uses traditionally Greek ingredients and dish concepts, combining them in a way that is unexpected and imaginative. The tastes were exceptional and the food artistry first class. For those seeking a fresh take on traditional Greek cuisine, and wanting to sample high-quality local produce that is presented beautifully, this hidden gem amidst the clifftops of Firostefani is THE place to wine & dine!
This spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.
Things to know
- Due to the unique geography of Santorini and Dana Villas privileged location on its cliff-side, there are several steps leading to the property and its rooms. Porters are on hand to help you with your luggage.
- Even if you don’t have a private plunge pool, all of the rooms at Dana Villas and Suites are completed by ocean views – that’s because all of the rooms are perched on the rim of a cliff.
- Free buffet breakfast is served every day from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
- Pool access is available from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
- The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.
- Hot springs access is available from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property.
- There’s a pool bar that offers cocktails and smoothies.
Address | Firostefani, Santorini, 84700, Santorini Island, Greece
What’s nearby | Three Bella of Fira (Landmark), Aegean Designs (Art gallery), Roger Tourte – Cyclades Aegean Islands (Museum), Oia Castle (landmark), Perivolas Beach (landmark)
Number of Guest Rooms | 32 Guestrooms
Restaurants & Bars | 1 Restaurant & 1 Pool Bar
Swimming Pools | 1 Outdoor Pool
Services & Amenities | Room Service (during limited hours), Concierge, 24-Hour Reception, Airport shuttle, Cruise/Ferry Terminal shuttle, Air Conditioner, Spa, Laundry, Dry cleaning service, Luggage Storage, Daily housekeeping, Wedding service, Tour/ticket assistance, Porter/bellhop, Poolside lounge chairs, Umbrellas for the pool, Beach towel, Turndown, Wedding arrangements
Upon Request: Baby Sitting
(Add fitness center, Meeting rooms, Business center for future blogs)
Parking | Free self-parking
Accessibility | Upper floors accessible by stairs only. No elevators.
Internet | WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets | Not Allowed
General | Smoke-free rooms, Soundproof rooms, Safe, Terrace, Garden, BBQ grill(s)
For more information on booking your stay at Dana Villas & Infinity Suites, see here
If any of you guys have any questions about this hotel, let me know! I would love to answer or help in any way. 😉
P.S. I dedicated an Instagram story highlight just for Greece – so definitely check that out to see most of what I talked about on video.
Hi Meko, lovely article. What’s the name of the room you stayed in at Dana Villas in Santorini? Please advice.
Two years ago we stayed in “The Grace” after unsuccessfully trying to book at Dana Villas.
Thank you so much Ravi! The room I stayed in was called the “Master Pool Suite”. It’s Dana Villas’ newest room.