Caveland is a complex of cave houses and terraces with amazing views and small gardens with lemon, pomegranate, orange, pear, vanilla and pistachio trees. The decor is largely home-spun, in refurbishing the walls we have used many types of local techniques and the rooms are furnished with refurbished antique and local furniture. In the late 18th century, this complex was used as a winery. In May 2011 we opened Caveland as a boutique hostel.
Each Cave has an A/C or a fan that can be turned into heating, heating blanket for the bed (you will appreciate this during the winter months), small kitchen corner with a fridge, double bed, closet.
Possibility to rent per week or month for discounted prices IN THE WINTER!
There is also a big communal kitchen for cooking, outdoor terraces and gardens with our dog Klara that stays outside! You can browse our bookshelves, join morning/evening yoga classes, chill out at the pool (June-September) or play tennis at our courts.
Interaction with Guests
You will be welcomed by our volunteers or receptionist. We live in a village 3 minutes drive from Caveland and we are daily at Caveland, too.
Location: Caveland, Karterados- Santorini. 25 minutes walking distance from Fira town or 5 minutes car drive.
Supermarkets: 3 minutes walk (2 mini markets) and 10 minutes walk (big supermarket with a weekly fruit and vegetable market)
Restaurants: plenty of restaurants on the way from Caveland to Fira town, the closest restaurant is 3 min walk.
Beaches: 5 minutes drive is a local beach in Karterados, 15 minutes with a bus is a famous black beach in Kamari, 25 minutes with a bus is a famous black beach in Perissa.
10 minutes walk is a local bus stop in Karterados village (at Zotos bakery). All the busses heading to Fira town and to the south of the island pass this bus stop.
We also recommend you to take a driving license with you. Renting a car or a quad bike is easy, reasonably priced and the best if you wish to discover the island.
- Maximum 2 people can stay in a cave. Additional person can stay only upon agreement for additional fee.
- No smoking inside the caves.
- Quiet after midnight.
- No breakfast included
- Sheets and towels are included and are changed once a week, towel can be changed upon request every 3 days,no charge.
- Cleaning every 3 days and only if you request it, no charge.
Everyone was so accommodating, helpful and nice! The space is beautiful. Santorini is beautiful. You people are beautiful. Thank you! Cheers! Until next time!
The Caveland is a great place for us in Santorini! it looks exactly like the photos shown. We did not get to meet Veronika or Kostas but our stay was well greeted by the Reception.
Rooms were clean and showers were warm. The kitchen was basic for cooking but the common kitchen has almost everything. Breakfast was provided, trips to the volcano can be arranged. Location of the Caveland is 20mins walk to Fira but it wasn't a problem for us.
I stayed at Caveland for the whole week that I was in Santorini and loved it. I didn't meet the owners but the staff, Charlie and Rachel were great. Very friendly and helped book the volcano tour and pointing me in the right direction for gifts, food and rental cars. I had my own private room w/ shower which was perfect for me. The rooms next to mine were the hostel rooms, which is how I met my new friends. Caveland is also conveniently located central on the island, away from the hectic crowds. About 3 miles (5km) from the airport, 1.25 miles (2km) from the Fira bus station and a 20 min. drive to Oia. It is not like a honeymoon suite you would find in Oia, but I would definitely stay here again.
My husband and I had a great experience at Caveland! The room was very cozy and everything was as described. The area was beautiful and a close enough walk to the main parts of town. The only thing to know is it's more like a hostel than an Airbnb though the room is still private and very well kept.
While we didn't meet the hosts, the front desk staff was very helpful in answering all of our questions and making suggestions about nearby activities. We had a blast at the bbq on the last night.
We stayed in the apartment above the reception rather than the cave. It was quite large and the AC was great to have. While Caveland isn't exactly in downtown Fira, it was nice being away from all the touristy areas. The only thing we didn't like about our stay were the bedsheets--very rough. Everything else was great!
It was a pretty strange place. We had very nice. The people were very pleasant. For hostel space is commendable.
Upon arrival the staff were very very friendly and welcoming. Walking into the caveland we were both very happy. It is very authentic and cute.
Whilst our experiance was great I was slightly disappointed finding out it was also a hostel. I had booked this place for romance as it was an anniversary and given summer is a very busy month I felt perhaps the mood was taken away a little bit with the busyness and loud young adults.
Whilst I cant fault the facilites and the place in general that is the only criticism I have. And as it is a oversight on my behalf it shouldnt act negatively on caveland.
I guess given my situation perhaps i was looking for something a little more intimate.
The pool and rooms are spectacular. If you are booking this in the hostel section i would have to say its the most amazing hostel ive ever seen and if it was soley a hotel id say the same.
The wifi signal is weak inside the cave but i mean you are in cave it is amazing you shouldnt be worried about wifi anyway.
Hope I have been clear and fair
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Hi, we are Veronika and Kostas and we own Caveland in Santorini! It is a former 18th century winery that we turned into a hostel and opened up in 2011. We enjoy travelling, meeting new people, good food, music, movies! Kostas is Greek, he works as a guide and likes restoring old furniture (check out Caveland's furniture, it's mainly his job ) and Veronika is Slovakian and likes new business ventures and yoga (check out Caveland yoga classes and retreats). We have almost a 2 years old son Sebastian who loves taking road trips with us and sleeping in his carseat and a newborn daughter Malvina. We use airbnb as travelers and also as hosts! When staying at Caveland, you will most probably meet our staff. If you join our summer BBQs or yoga classes, you'll meet us, too!
You can reach us on our phone from 9AM until 1PM and then from 3PM until 9PM.