Canaves Ena Is a Luxe Hotel Built into Santorini Wine Caves

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Canaves Ena

Booking a trip to Santorini is always a good idea.

Sun, seafood, views... we could go on.

But booking a trip to Santorini is an even better idea when you've got a luxe new place to stay.

Canaves Ena debuted May 1. The all-suites hotel has transformed the prior inhabitant—the Canaves Oia Boutique Hotel and its series of 17th-century wine caves—into a minimalist retreat for secluded stays. So make sure to bring a thoroughly vetted plus-one.

Each spacious suite has a private veranda and infinity pool that overlooks the cliffside and sports views of the Aegean Sea. If you really want to live it up, choose the River Pool Suite with its jacuzzi carved into the original 17th century caves, a king-size bed, separate living room and large bathroom.

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The property's facade builds on the typical whitewashed look that's typical of Santorini with a modern cave design in a neutral color palette. Common areas include a pool with a swim-up bar, a spa, and Adami restaurant. 

Situated alongside the main pool, Adami serves Greek cuisine and dishes based on centuries-old recipes. Local ingredients go into dishes like Tomatokeftedes (Santorinian tomato fritters with Katiki cheese); Salatouri (Greek salad with flaked ray or skate filet); Bakaliaropita (a decadent cod pie); and Tuna Tigania, a Greek-style tuna served with crispy fries. There's also wine aplenty.

There's a gym and yoga classes, but less rigorous wellness activities can also be had at the spa. It's built into a cave (surely you saw that coming) and features treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam bath. So go ahead and treat yourself to a steam and a massage.

Before you continue treating yourself to poolside spritzes and seafood.

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