Cocoon cave feel's like a big "hug" the round room give's you that comforting warm feeling. The studio has organic and minimalistic look. Naturally cool, comfortably fits two and has breathtaking views to the Aegean. Ten minutes' walk from Fira town.
Cocoon cave feel's like a big "Hug" the round room give's you that warm feeling and the cute kitchenette stands where the old wood-stove used to be, there is also a round cave bathroom. The studio has organic and minimalistic look. Cave studio for 2 ppl. with breathtaking views from the spacious terrace!
Imagine the view being 250meters above sea level, on top of the unique volcanic caldera circular island, looking out at the spectacular crater island "Kameni".
The studio has apart from the double bedroom, a kitchenette and a round cave bathroom. Out in the big terrace there is shared BBQ available and sun-beds and dinning aria with unblocked spectacular views!
Interaction with Guests
Desecrate interaction with guests. Hostess is around premises twice a day and online 24/7.
Easy access to all amenities, including the local market for shopping, fresh fish and local products and many some of the islands best restaurants for eating out.
Just 2 min from the studio is Mylos bar, Ginger sushi restaurant, il Cantuccio italian and Akti traditional Greek tavern and many more. Just 10 min walk to Fira town there are 3-4 night clubs, many bars and restaurants. So you needn't drive at night. All walking distance near the center yet not in the panic of the town!
Hot Spots to Visit: 1) Akrotiri area & walk around ancient 3 storey's high Prehistoric buildings!! 2) Prehistoric Museum and try to picture the houses, the furniture and the marvelous wall-paintings... 3) Ancient Thera town where king Thera’s reigned 4) famous Oia village sunset at the castle 5) Venetian Pyrgos village 6) wineries to learn the secrets of exquisite aromas
7) Swim in Perissa black volcanic beach or discover the red beach & get to know why Santorini is voted the No1 destination worldwide!
There is frequent bus schedule during summertime with destination to all points of interest on the island. The big parking lot in Firostefani is free, is only 2min from studio. From the harbor of "Athinios" or the airport of Santorini you need to come to:
St. Gerasimos church in "Firostefani" village
Once in front of the church, turn towards the Caldera bay with the spectacular view.
1. Start descending down the steps towards «Manos small world» hotel and pass it,
2. When you see Agali hotel’s door turn LEFT then pass the 4 big palm tree’s house and it is just the next house the green door to your Left!
Other Things to Note
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a light jacket or a windbreaker. It tends to get chilly after sunset. Cobblestone traditional paths and steps in all villages, high heels might damage your feet. All clean linen and towels are provided! As well as local "Nychteri" welcome wine, water, orange juice and filter coffee.
• Water is precious, there are no natural springs on this island. Tap WATER is desalination water from sea water. It cannot cause you any infection but it contains too much salt. It is advised to drink bottled mineral water.
• Santorini has a delicate sewage system, please do not flush any toilet paper or rubbish, use the special bin provided. Waste bin is just next to the toilet, It may sound odd but last year a guest flushed underwear and expect it to miraculously disappear! Naturally it created a blockage that took two days to fix! Help us keep the sewage system running!
• For HOT water please pull up the ‘BOILER’ levier [RED light ON], wait for max 20 min then turn it OFF & you are ready to take a hot shower!
• SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED INDOORS.
• Towels and sheets are to be used only in your studio. Please do not take them to the beach. It requires double the amount of energy and washing powder to clean them of the salt water and sand.
When we arrived at Firastephani, we followed Elvira's excellent directions and had no trouble finding Sensyo. We went down a winding staircase on the lip of the caldera and found a personal note posted on the gate to welcome us. Elvira's gracious mother greeted us and welcomed us to Santorini and Sensyo and made us feel instantly at home.
The "Cocoon" was a perfect place for us. It was exactly as had been described. It was very clean, the bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well situated. It overlooked the caldera of Santorini and we were blessed with a beautiful sunset our first evening. The apartment had all the amenities we could have asked for including a decanter of the famous local wine Nectare. The Cacoon was convenient to all the sights we had expected to visit as well as restaurants and a great breakfast cafe.
Elvira is a totally charming and worldly host and we enjoyed our conversations with her. Her project at Sensyo is unique and brings a very artistic sense to the beauty that is Santorini.
We would highly recommend Sensyo to any prospective Air B&B member when considering a visit to the Island of Santorini.
What an incredible place to stay - then setting is stunning, the views from the terrace look just like the photos, and the "cocoon" was spotlessly clean and cozy. Elvira (and her mother who was visiting) were very welcoming and hospitable And we enjoyed our conversations with them. The location is very convenient but far enough away from the crowds that overwhelm the island even in April when we were there. Elvira was quick to respond on email for our reservations and other information. A wonderful experience!
Very clean place with a wonderful view of the Aegean Sea. The room was made and cleaned everyday which made it feel like a hotel. Location is perfect - very close to Thira town centre and many restaurants are just a few steps away in Firostefani's main square. Nothing but praise for this wonderful place.
Very friendly and helpful host! Elvira always replied to our emails very fast and gave very detailed instructions for getting to her places. She recommended places in Santorini to see and Greek islands to visit, which we highly appreciated. She even provided some drinks and a bottle of wine for the guest! Thanks, Elvira!
The place is fantastic, with great views to the islands and sunset. I actually took many pictures near my apartments!
I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a nice vacation in Santorini :)
If we go back to santorini we will be staying at Elvira's place. It's absolutely beautiful, such a wonderful experience. We stayed in the "cocoon", it's very clean and makes you feel like home.
Our nights on the patio chatting with Elvira's mum were some of our most memorable. They are a wonderful family and it was sad to leave. We would 100% recommend any of the 3 (soon to be 4) suites at Sensyo.
Unbeatable views in a really cool village just north of the Fira. We were accommodated in every way possible even when we requested to move rooms to give Soace to the more enthusiastic and energetic young ladies originally staying right next to us. Highly, highly recommend Sensyo and their ingratiating hospitality!!
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