The Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar (“the canava”). The traditional “canava” became a family owned summer house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character to travellers from around the world.
Hector Cave house is situated in a very convenient location, right on the main path of Oia traditional settlement. Within walking distance, visitors can reach all the highlights of Oia and wonder around picturesque shops, cozy restaurants and romantic caldera-view cafes. Also, the house lies a few steps from the old castle and the best viewing spot for the famous Oia sunset. Although close to local activity, the house provides peacefulness and privacy, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the marvelous view from the terrace.
The house is also 2-minutes walk away from the Public Parking Area, and 5-minutes walk away from Oia Central Bus Station, providing convenient car or bus transportations to other attractions of Santorini.
Hector Cave house can host 2-4 people, ideal for one or two couples or a company of 2-4 friends. Traditionally furnished, the house includes one bedroom with one built-in double bed and a living room area with two built-in sofa beds. The kitchen is equipped with all the facilities for self catering holidays, including microwave, refrigerator, electric hot plates, toaster, electric kettle and an espresso machine.
bedroom - 200 cm x 150 cm
living room sofas - 223cm x 77cm , 197 x 76cm
The private veranda and the upper level deck offer a private space for relaxing, dinning, or even sunbathing, having as a background the most breathtaking views of Santorini: the Volcano, the caldera cliff and Thirassia Island.
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
Type:House (45 square meters)
Location:Oia, Santorini, Greece
This Property Sleeps:4
Heat:Electric Heaters - A/C
Dining:Dining room table, Seating for 4 People
Entertainment:Hi Fi, Radio
Kitchen:Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Fridge, Microwave, Toaster, Electric Hot Plates, Electric Kettle, Coffee & Espresso machine. (No oven)
Laundry:Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Iron, hair dryer.
Cleaning/Laundry service: weekly (once every 7 days)
Local Area:Quiet Bars, Restaurants, Shops. The local town is Lively but not wild.
Outside:Patio, Balcony, Terrace
Suitability:Wheelchair accessible - no ,Pet friendly - ask, Suitable for Children - ask
Accommodation Type: Self Catering
Theme:Quiet yet close to local activity
We stayed 3 nights in mid November at the Hector cave house, after a month long vacation. It couldn't have been better. It was clean and comfortable and the location was perfect. We spent many hours on the deck just staring at the incredible view. I just wished we would have stayed longer.
Giannis was extremely helpful, send us a lot of information before our trip and even met us in Athens for a drink before we left for Santorini. He arranged transfers for us and help with our luggage. We will definitely be back.
thank you, Giannis.
Giannis was the perfect host!
A close friend and I were planning a last minute trip to celebrate my birthday and were in dire need of lodging in Oia. One look at this place online and we were sold. When we arrived, it was as amazing and breathtaking as the pictures and reviews say (actually, even better!). The location is perfect, very close to the main stops but private enough to get away. The views are spectacular, the house is in great shape with plenty of leisure reading materials and information about Oia. The list goes on and on and on.
What I appreciated most from the stay was the personal touch. Pre-arrival, we received plenty of information from Giannis on how to maximize our short stay. Unfortunately for us, due to airline delay, we missed our connecting flight to Santorini and thus were a day late to Oia. Not only did Giannis have a birthday card waiting in the apt (pre-arranged with my friend who helped book), he also gave us a refund for the night missed. And that was not all, he was available at all times, and very enthusiastic to help in all facets, from dining ideas to transportation. He even checked on us post-departure!!
By far, our experience at Hector Cave house was the highlight of last minute Greece escape. He deserves all the great reviews and our only complaint is that we had to leave.
Thank you Giannis!!!!
We had an amazing time. I cannot find one criticism. The view was second to none, the Cave House cozy and spotless. We can't find one suggestion to make anyone's stay better. We are techies; there were plenty of outlets for our needs, the kitchen was well stocked with gadgets for our morning coffee fresh feta, olives and breads from the local market! It was heaven. Giannis was a attentive host, finding laundry service and help with our bags. He was a phone call away. Truly magnificent.
Shelly and Randy
My husband, Phil, and I absolutely enjoyed our stay at Hector Cave House. Giannis was a fantastic host providing us with all of the logistics to get to Oia from the ferry port to arranging transportation and sending us maps or Oia, things to do, places to eat and so much more. We could not have had a better experience. The location of Hector Cave house was amazing. We were so close to the famous castle and sunset, lots of restaurants, shops and Amoundi bay. We will recommends this place to anyone travelling to Santorini. Giannis was so kind as to show us around in Athens as well and recommended some amazing restaurants. We had a fabulous honeymoon and this was one of our favorite places.
Hector Cave House was the highlight of our trip to Santorini! The view from this place is just breathtaking, and it was so beautiful waking up every morning and being able to enjoy breakfast on your own balcony with views that people would pay big dollars for. Giannis was an excellent host and he made sure we were taken care of. The place was perfect - very clean, great location just a few steps from the best sunset views, and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone going to Santorini!
My Boyfriend and I just returned from Hector Cave House at the end of September and it was absolutely amazing! We could not have asked for anything better! The location was perfect- close to many restaurants, shopping, supermarkets, a public pool (all within walking distance). The bus station was also walkable and very easy to use to get around. The view from the TWO balconies is absolutely stunning- I could have just sat there all day! The house is very spacious and has everything that you would need. We were able to cook breakfast and lunch in the house each day and enjoy it on the balcony overlooking the caldera. Giannis was an excellent host, he provided us with tons of information and was always available to answer our calls and emails. Giannis assisted us in planning all of our excursions and transfers and was wonderful to deal with. I highly recommend staying at the Hector Cave house- we will definitely be back! My only complaint is that we couldnt have stayed longer!
Thank you Giannis for a wonderful vacation!
If you are looking for an affordable place in Oia, with AMAZING caldera views, look no further than this place. The apartment is depicted accurately in the pictures. You have two great balconies to enjoy, strong wifi, comfortable bed and AC. We would wake up every morning and just admire the beauty of Oia. It is less than a min walk to where people gather for the sunset and is a very short stroll to the main walk way but secluded enough where it's very peaceful at night. It's also close to the steps heading down to Ammoudi bay.
Zizimos arranged for our transfers to and from the airport. He also gave us handy tips on what to do and where to eat. When we arrived, he even called us to greet and welcome us to his place.
The best part about this place is at night, after dinner, my husband and I would bring back a bottle of wine and drink outside the balcony, enjoying the cool breeze.
I HIGHLY recommend this place. At such a great value, you will be saving your $$$$ by staying here than in a boutique hotel.
Did I mention it has not one, but two, private balconies?
Hector Cave house... Wow! What an amazing place to stay!
Oia has to be one of the most photogenic places on this planet. And Hector Cave certainly didn't disappoint in allowing us to explore the town.... It was literally 100m from the headland from which the famous sunsets are viewed. So increadibly central with the entire town walking distance from Hector Cave
As for the cave house itself... Firstly it is huge. Far bigger than we expected from the photos seen here. The celaings are high. The bedroom and bed perfect for a romantic getaway. The bathroom has been recently renovated still true to cave house design. As for the two balconies... spectacular, relaxing, quiet, AND all to yourself.
Giannis was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He was increadibly helpful, contactable and informative. He sent a detailed email with directions, as well as local information, and island highlights. We were met on arrival by his friend while Giannis was in Athens.
We would definitely consider staying at Hectors again. Highly recomended
All photos are true and acurate
Thank you Giannis for a wonderful stay!
My wife and I heard so many amazing things about Oia and had to visit. The Hector Cave House is in a perfect location, minutes walk from anywhere in Oia village, and far enough into the town that cars are completely absent and all you can see is the crystal blue water and beautiful white and blue houses climbing up the cliffs.
The house was fantastic, and exactly as described and pictured! (In fact, pictures really can't capture the views from the private terrace right outside your door). The porch/terrace right outside the entrance is private (but only separated by a small wall from the neighbors); however, the top terrace is a huge plus as it's big, has even better views, and is completely private. The house was clean, comfortable, and cooled off quickly despite our August arrival. We had everything we needed inside, even ground coffee for the espresso maker!
Giannis was an amazing host, and was in touch with us from the moment we booked. He helped arrange our travel to and from the house, gave us recommendations around the village, and even helped us find a restaurant with a particular local beer.
We can't wait to be back soon.
we stayed at the cave house for 4 nights. It was by far the best accommodation experience we have had. The house was not only beautiful and traditional, but was clean with all of the comforts we needed (fast wifi, air-conditioning, kitchen etc). The view from the terrace was breathtaking. We had other tourists climbing up the steps to take photos of the view! It is located right in the centre of Oia close to the famous sunset view and the steps down to Amoudi bay. Ioannis was so helpful and welcoming. We went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. He even helped us out when our friends were stuck on a delayed ferry by calling the ferry company. If we are ever lucky enough to come back to Oia we will always come back to the cave house.