This cave house, hanging on the cliffs of the caldera, is part of a traditional synthesis of houses owned by a family of architects.
The complex used to be the old bakery of Oia and it was recently restored with respect to the unique local architecture creating a remarkable ekistic complex of a unique sculptural quality. The plasticity of the forms,the use of local techniques, the built in beds and the antique furniture together with modern amenities strike the right balance between sophistication and coziness.
The terraces expand on different levels literally on the rim of the caldera. The sensational view of the volcano will leave you breathless. The deep blue of the sea landscape and the picturesque
domed houses carved in the volcanic earth create a calm and magic atmosphere filling you with emotions you have never felt before.
Our houses are located just a few steps from the heart of the village of Oia. All traditional tavernas and high quality restaurants, cafes, shops and the world famous Oia sunset are at a walking distance. The complex is very close to the parking area, taxis and public transportation.
Originally renovated for personal use by local craftsmen, the houses combine traditional style with comfort. This house has two private bedrooms one of which was actually the old cistern. There is also a living room with two commodious sofa beds that can easily accommodate two. The built in king size bed (200x 200 cm) in the cistern room, the queen size bed (160 x 200) with high quality latex mattresses and the fully equipped kitchen with an oven, ceramic hot plates, refrigerator, coffee machine, electric kettle, toaster and cutlery will make your stay as enjoyable as possible. For your convenience there is an extra refrigerator in the bedroom.
We will meet upon your arrival in Oia and I will be at your disposal for anything you may need during your stay. I will be glad to share with you info about Santorini and everything that is worth doing here.
- WI-FI internet
- Free laundry service
- Weekly cleaning service
- Hair dryer
- Linen and towels
Laskarina & her husband were excellent hosts. They were there when we needed them with answers to questions & great advice - but they were not intrusive in our time in any way.
The flat is amazing. The pictures don't do it justice. The location could not be better - set in the middle of quintessential Santorini (Oia) - just a short walk from the sunset rock & feet from amazing restaurants. It is clean and open with great heat (important in winter!), stunning views, beautiful terraces .... it truly is perfect! We were 5 traveling & had no problems fitting - plenty of room!
I should write this esrlier, but busy in filing the beautiful photos i took in front of Laskarina's amazing cave house. It's hard to describe how great the experiences were to stay there simply by a few words. If i could, i'd rather show you photos with everything everyday we saw during the stay. Besides the breathtaking view and convenient location (really just a few steps away from the main street), both John and Laskarina are so nice and helping. Highly recommend travellers in santorini to spend vacation there in this cozy cave house.
We had an amazing vacation in Oia and it started with the wonderful home we stayed in! Our host, Laskarina welcomed us to our new home for the week - gave us tips on great restaurants, sights and experiences throughout the island. We felt very welcome and would recommend this property to anyone visiting Santorini.
What an amazing, amazing stay we had in Laskarina's house in Oia, Santorini. We stayed in the Unique Architecture house for three nights. Laskarina organised transfers from the airport to the house, and transfers upon departure to the port. Laskarina and John also organised a wonderful catamaran sunset cruise. Upon arrival we were greeted by a man who carried our bags. John then introduced us to the home and any special tips etc. They also gave us a phone which we could contact them on at any time. They were very, very helpful. We were even able to wash our clothes, after weeks of travelling beforehand! The house itself is amazingly beautiful. What a view to wake up to!! The house was very clean and had everything you need. We have stayed at a lot of airbnb places over the last few weeks, and this was by far the best. It was the small touches that really made the difference, and that view of course! Also, the location was perfect!! You know you're staying in the perfect place when the tourists above walk by and take photos of your view. It is right under the main pedestrian street, but not noisy at all.
I would highly recommend this accommodation, and it is certainly worth the money.
Thank you so much Laskarina and John. We will always remember our magical trip to Santorini! Thank you for being so helpful and so lovely.
If you're thinking about a trip to Santorini, this is the perfect place to stay. My family spent the first half of our stay in Santorini here and it was far and away the highlight of our trip. The house was beautiful and comfortable for six adults. Laskarina and John were the perfect hosts. They kindly made arrangements for our travel from the ferry. Our shuttle driver was charming sharing all kinds of tidbits about the history of the island on our ride into Oia. John met us when we arrived and arranged for assistance to get our bags to the house. There was water, wine, and bowl of fruit waiting for us when we arrived. They also provided a local phone with their phone numbers programmed in along with the invitation to call if we needed anything. Shortly after we arrived, Laskarina sent us a welcome email with suggestions on things to do and places to eat on the island. I think we tried just about every restaurant Laskarina suggested and had an excellent meal at every one. In the midst of Oia it provided a nice quiet retreat. The house was immaculate and was extremely comfortable for six adults. Our privacy was respected and true to their word, when we did need to reach out for assistance, it was provided promptly and with a smile. We even were able to use their washer and dryer to do some laundry. Checkout was flexible since the next guests were arriving later in the evening. The place where we were booked the second half of our week was not nearly as pleasant. Even after we left, Laskarina took our call and connected us with the company that she uses to arrange transportation when our second hosts were unable or unwilling to arrange transportation for our departure. I fully expect my husband and I and our children will be looking to stay here again when we return to Santorini.
Staying at unique architecture is indeed unique experience. The place is very clean and has wow factor when we first arrive. Waking up at crispy blue sea and white cave houses around us is truly something unforgettable.
Host Laskarina and John are extremely helpful. They helped us to arrange the transportation, give us the mini guide of where to dine, shop and etc, book the 1/2 day cruise, and many many small requests that we had.
Next time when I'm in Santorini, I'll have no doubt to stay at Laskarina's place again.
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