Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini
The Chaidemenos family recognised something exceptional in a group of 17th-century caves that were originally used to store wine. These caves are carved into the volcanic cliffs of Greece’s most well-known island. Their idea of all-white, minimalistic suites helped define the island’s now-iconic luxury accommodation look and made them one of the first families to bring tourists to Oia, a once-quiet fishing village on Santorini.
What's So Special About Canaves Oia Epitome?
Perched above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi, Canaves Oil Epitome is inspired by traditional Cycladic architecture, combining natural and earthy materials with modern design and style.
Specialising in more intimate, micro weddings and elopements, Canaves Oia Epitome can accommodate weddings for up to 60 guests (it is possible to have 60+ guests, please get in touch via the contact venue form for their special T&C’s).
One of the most favoured islands in Greece to marry abroad is Santorini, and it’s no surprise as to why; and at Canaves Oia Epitome, you might think you had the charming isle to yourself almost entirely. Located just outside the main town, this all-villa resort offers exclusivity, style, and an almost zen-like serenity. The hotel’s biggest asset eventually becomes apparent as night falls: the best sunset views in Oia.
Canaves Oil Epitome is the only property on the island that offers both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each of the 49 luxury suites and villas. (Your guests staying on site will thank you!)
Awash in natural light, Canaves Oia Epitome’s design imaginatively blurs the line between traditional and modern, structure and space, extravagance and simplicity – quite the unique wedding venue in Santorini.
With an elegant restaurant and lounge bar, your guests are in for some delicious cocktails and some top-notch Greek food.
All in all, Canaves Oia Epitome is a unique setting for a luxurious and elegant destination wedding in Greece. The view says it all.
A wedding ceremony on their terrace with the most phenomenal sunset views.
Greek. If you’re an English or Italian speaker you’ll be fine too.
Athens is the only city in Greece with a metro system but most towns have reliable transport, whether buses or taxis. If you’re on an island or by the coast then the best way to get around is often on foot.
Greek Independence Day falls on 25th March each year and Ochi Day (also known as World War ΙΙ National Holiday) falls on 28th October. Other than that Greece’s public holidays are the fairly standard religious holidays and Labour Day (1st May)
Good Time to Go
April - November
good to know
The largest of the Greek islands is Crete, which boasts beautiful weather year-round.
location & details
Main Street, Oía 847 02, Greece
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