Stacked against the highest bluffs on the legendary Greek isle of Santorini, Kapari Natural Resort is a testament to the timeless culture of the Cyclades. Founders Rena and Takis Adamidis set out 40 years ago to refurbish a cluster of 300-year-old cliff-side cave dwellings that had been in their family for decades. What they created is a thing of beauty: a hamlet of cubist forms that spill down into stunning terraces, softened by whitewashed nooks where minimalism meets an ancient architectural style. With an ideal position in the quiet village of Imerovigli, a genuine and warm staff, and a small but sought-after restaurant, Kapari is a rare intimate encounter with one of the world’s most iconic isles.
“Kapari” is the Greek word for caper, the flower bud that grows wild across Santorini and is an integral ingredient in local cuisine. The resort is similarly homegrown: family-owned and operated, Kapari is a sanctuary of Santorinian culture on an island that is the second most visited site in Greece, and has in some ways been redefined by tourism. Traditional building materials were used in the construction and interior decoration of Kapari. Each earth-toned, rock-carved room is sophisticated and modern, yet conveys a sense of timelessness and history. The lodge distinguishes itself from neighboring hotels by its strong emphasis on traditional Greek hospitality and a very high level of personal service and attention.
Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit through a National Geographic expedition. At Kapari Natural Resort, National Geographic guests are invited to pay a visit to a nearby farm, where much of the fresh produce used in Kapari’s kitchen is sourced. Meet the farmer, and learn about his organic growing techniques as you sample seasonal fruit and vegetables plucked right from the gardens.
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