Santorini has well and truly established itself as one the finest luxury travel destinations over the last few years. A paradise for the those who like the finer things in life – like sparkling blue waters, idyllic accommodations, and possibly the warmest hospitality in the world – the picturesque Greek island of Santorini is unbeatable for a sizzling summer escape.

And next summer, the island will be welcoming the crème de la crème of luxury hotels, as an incredible new 5-star hotel will be opening up in Oia’s Ammoudi Bay. Perched above the picturesque fishing town of Ammoudi, Canaves Oia Epitome – sister hotel of the wonderful Canaves Oia Hotel – will bring a new level of luxury to the stunning island.

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Opening in May 2018, Epitome invites guests to live the good life within its traditional Cycladic architecture and all-white minimalistic concept. Combining natural, earthy materials with modern design and style, the hotel will offer 24 luxurious villas within walking distance to Oia’s Katharos Beach.

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Every villa comes equipped with a private or plunge pool and VIP amenities to enhance your stay. Two-bedroom family villas offer an infinity pool with private cabanas and a sunset terrace for events of up to 80 guests.   

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You can savour mouthwatering Greek dishes at the breakfast and sunset bar/restaurant, before admiring Santorini’s vivid sea views from your villa. Stick around in your villa for sunset, too, as Epitome in the only property on the island to offer both sea and sunset views from the privacy of each room.  

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Lavish honeymoon suites will pamper newlyweds and couples, although the property also caters to families with small children. There is also a complete fitness area, boutique, personalised butler service, champagne breakfasts and daily yoga sessions.

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Bookings are not yet being taken for Canaves Oia Epitome, but you can get the very best rates for your stay at sister property Canaves Oia Hotel by using our hotel price comparison tool here.