About This Listing
Two beautiful cosy renovated cave houses in the hart of the very traditional village of Oia. With the ability to be rented together or individually
Our permit No in the Greek Tourism Organisation (EOT) is 1167K(phone number hidden)
Two separated houses with a sheared veranda along however with discreet privacy have the ability to be rented together or individually.
House 2 : 24,07m2 Veranda 21,90m2
Two double beds, in mezzanines (facing each other) one bathroom, a living room, with 2 couches that could be used as single beds for 2 extra people, and a fully equipped kitchen,WiFi, fans and heating for winter months. And of course the hot spot of the house is the super privileged terrace with 180 degrees view of caldera, the whole Sadorini island, the volcano and Thirasia island on your right. In whatever bed you sleep in House 2 there is a small window facing the view from the upper levels of the house. We have tried to keep the tradition of the cave houses and interfere as less as possible with the natural form so there is no separation of rooms in order to get advantage of the light in the whole house. The architecture is cleverly done preventing the privacy in each room.
You arrive in Santorini either by boat to the port of Athinios or to the airport by plane.
In both cases you have to take either a bus or a taxi to Fira and then to Oia or directly to Oia. The taxi costs 30-35€.
Once in the parking area of Kinotita you have to ask for the Red bicycle restaurant and the church of St Nicolas under which are located our cave houses when you will get down the church from the stairs (facing the church the stairs are 5meters on your right) our veranda is on the the left side with the number 658
I recommend you also to find the map (under photos in the site) and please please please print it because is very detailed and it will help you the house is the second on your right entering the veranda
Here is a link for a real time video showing the way from the Koinotita arcade to the house
Because of the stairs our houses are not recommended for older or disabled persons.
Interaction with Guests
For the keys contact me after booking
The house is located next to the Venetian Castle, where people gather from all around the world to visit this famous sunset spot and no more than three minutes away from the main street where one can find all the shops, restaurants and art galleries.
Oia is a beautiful village best known for its exquisite sunsets. Ths streets are paved with old marble. Here in this delightful village many tourists come and rent a traditional mountain home called an yposcapho. It is a simple dwelling built into the mountainside with all the necessary but rustic accomodations. It can be a bit daunting to find your house in the dark on very steep mountain paths but the spectacular view is worth it. Many locals come to Oia for the excellent cuisine. Tavera Katina is at the end of the island (Ammoudi) and has an unbelievable view, and is just under the house 10 minutes down the stairs in caldera. A typical repast would be fresh fish such as lithrini, tomato kefethas, tzaziki and Greek salad accompanied by a local wine. This is an extremely romantic place that will be cherished in your memories.
A daily excertion to Akrotiri Archaeological Site will bring your thoughts to Plato's description of Atlantis
Other Things to Note
The months of June, July,August and September the house is 185 euros per night, and the minimum stay is four nights. For months October-February 30 is 210 euros per night. In order to get the low season prices please contact me to send you the special price.
For Seasonal Booking interest don't hesitate also to contact me.
Linen and towels are changed once a week also the cleaning is once a week. House towels are not to be used for sea use. Please bring seperate towels. If you need extra the cleaning lady charges 15€/cleaning.
Two things may surprise tourists in Santorini. One is the abundance of cats: they are everywhere. Be careful in feeding them because food attracts cats from everywhere. (This is the reason we don't accept pets)
Another surprise is the lack of ecology and recycling. Unfortunately this a concept that has yet to reach this beautiful island, although the local children are now cleaning up the beaches
Rules of the house
Please read the following carefully
-For safety reasons (vicinity with the caldera) we cannot host children under 6 years old
_The water is very precious in the island so please try not to waste it .
__However it is not recommended to drink it, you better use bottled water you can find it in all supermarkets
_When you want to have a shower you can switch on the hot water ( it is marked on the electric board it takes 15 minutes to have hot water.
I recommend you to turn it off when you have your shower please don't leave it open.
_Please do not throw toilet paper or any other disposables or sanitary napkins in the toilet
As this will block the pipes . Please use the basket provided at the sides of the toilet.
_Please turn off the lights when you leave the house
_Please close the window before you leave the house
_Please close the umbrella before you leave the house
because the wind changes suddenly and when the umbrella it is opened it can provoke an accident by falling down to the terrace and if the wind is very strong it can fall to the terrace underneath our terrace so it can become very dangerous without surveillance .
_Respect the privacy of the neighbors
- Pets are not allowed (the reason above under "Other things to Note")
Thank you very much for your attention and co- operation.
Have an enjoyable stay
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
What a perfect spot! The view from the terrace is beyond words!
The apartment is beautifully decorated, has everything you need and is close to everything in Oia but still away from the touristy buzz.
Though we never met Andromahi personally, communication was easy and everything was perfectly organized. A friend of Andromahi came around every once in a while and helped us hiring a car and booking a taxi.
Andromahi sent some useful information on what to do on the island and the video made finding the apartment easy (great idea!).
And finding a chilled bottle of wine when arriving after a long journey ... priceless
I have been in Santorini for 4 days at the end of April with my wife. We visited the all island by scooter.
I think that the these Andromahi's apartments are worth the price for a 3 reasons:
- Incredible view. Santorini offers great views and these apartments have the best view in Santorini.
- Oia is my favourite part of the island. The apartments are a few steps from the shop, restaurants and the life in Oia. At the same time located in a very calm and privacy oriented small road.
- Want to see the sunset. Walk 100m and you are in the location where all the people want to go to see it.
If I go back to Santorini, I'll be surely visit the apartments again.
P.S. I don't recommend the island (in general) for small kids. Too many stairs and no sand beaches in a walking distance from Oia.
Très bon accueil de Andromahi (confiture et miel offerts pour petit déjeuner, visites, réservation taxi)
Maison très agréable et typique avec une très belle terrasse et une merveilleuse vue sur la mer.
Séjour excellent, nous recommandons chaleureusement la maison d'Abdromahi pour découvrir OIA et Santorin.
The reservation was canceled 139 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Es gibt keine Worte die meine Freude während meines Aufenthalts in Andromachis Villa beschreiben könnten. Es war einfach nur fantastisch. Das Haus war so süss und geräumig eingerichtet, dass ich mich wie zu Hause fühlte. Ich habe mich noch nie so wohl gefühlt in einem fremden Haus. Die Aussicht ist einfach unglaublich. Einerseits die Caldera und seitlich die umliegende Nachbarschaft mit ihren kleinen farbigen Häuschen. Ich kann dieses Haus und Andromachi als sehr hilfsbereite und gastfreundliche Gastgeberin nur weiterempfehlen. Alles war einfach nur unglaublich. Vielleicht sieht die Aussicht auf den Bildern schon unglaublich aus, aber wenn man erst mal dort ist, fehlen einem die Worte. Das Beziehen der Wohnung wie der Kontakt mit Andromachi haben immer super geklappt. Wir haben sogar eine Flache Wein als Willkommens-Geschenk bekommen! Das einzig Schreckliche war das Abreisen. Es ist schwer sich wieder ins Flugzeug setzen zu müssen und eine so wunderschöne Insel und eine so unglaublich schöne Villa hinter sich zu lassen! Zum Glück bleiben einem noch die Erinnerungen!
We had a wonderful stay at Andromahni's cave house in Oia. It is exactly how it is described in the description. The two bedrooms are both up sets of stairs and do have privacy by two curtains. Bathroom, Kitchen and Lounge areas were perfect and the house was suitable to accomodate 04 people comfortably. The view was breath taking!!! The location was perfect to explore the wonderful town Oia.
We had an amazing time staying here and deffinately will come again when we are next in Santorini.
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About the Host, Andromahi
I am an Interior Architect, I love travelling around the world meeting new people, finding out about new cultures, new traditions exploring different ways of thinking, behaving, and leaving. I am very intrigued and I admire every merging of thoughts, materials, landscapes, or different fields that might seem irrelevant or unrelated but they found a balance to achieve it.
I'm also very interested in yoga, taichi, and meditation (vipashna)