About This Listing
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
Excellent apartment with stunning views. Giannis was very attentive to our needs, and provided great recommendations for food and leisure.
Nothing more relaxing than laying in the hammock and escaping from reality.
You can't go wrong with this appartment for your stay in Santorini.
Hector Cave House is even more fantastic in real life than it is in the photos, it's simply perfect. We just spent a week there and had a great time, waking up every morning to that view of the caldera was amazing. The location is absolutely ideal, just a few minutes from the main street with bars, restaurants and mini markets and a mere 30 seconds from the castle with the stunning sunset views. We spoke to Giannis when we arrived and he contacted us every couple of days to make sure everything was fine with our stay, he also left his number and said we could call him day or night with any issues. The perfect host, not intrusive but available when you need him. I would have absolutely no reservation in recommending Hector Cave House as the perfect place to stay in Oia.
Nous avons passé 3 nuits en famille, début mai 2015, dans la maison de Giannis. Ce dernier n'était pas la, mais très attentionné quotidiennement via les mails. La maison est à 30m environ des ruines du château (là ou les gens se pressent pour voir le coucher de soleil...). Elle possède 2 terrasses dont une complètement isolée des regards et la seconde, principale, relativement intimiste en comparaison avec certaine location qui souffre d'une promiscuité évidente. La vue est époustouflante. Les terrasses sont orientées au sud c'est à dire bien épargnées du vent (à contrario, il fait vite chaud sans vent). L'intérieur est vaste, décoré sobrement, très propre avec une clim et un wi fi très fonctionnel. Sur un cour séjour, la ville d'OIA semble un choix logique car bcp plus jolie que Thira, et moins effervescente. Les liaisons entre Oia et Thira se font par bus (pas besoin de voiture pour ces trajets). Je conseille vivement le tranfert proposé par Giannis si vous arrivez par ferry (le port est un peu chaotique), 40 minutes de trajet pour 25 euros pour toute la famille. Très bonne location.
As my very first stay with airbnb I could not have been more pleased! Prior to the trip from the moment of inquiry in to Hector's Cave up to and throughout our travel Giannis was extremely helpful and provided so much useful information and suggestions to make our travel to and from Santorini (as well as Athens and about) as easy as possible. I think we followed all of his itinerary suggestions! He has a wealth of knowledge and anyone considering his home should definitely seek it out. We had an early flight to Santorini and Giannis allowed us to leave our luggage in home while it was being cleaned so we didn't have to drag it around with us as we explored the island. The house was exactly as presented on line and was absolutely lovely. Giannis was easy to reach and very prompt to respond to any and all queries (even provided his father's number with whom I had the pleasure of talking when we couldn't reach Giannis.) Only regret was not getting to meet him in person after so much interaction on line and by phone. Highly recommend Hector's Cave; perfect location and wonderful host!
Giannis was a wonderful host, and me and my my wife had a wonderful time in Santorini at Hector Cave House. The house is situated at an amazing location, in the calm and peaceful village of Oia, very close to the scenic points in Oia. Yet, it is not very far away from the central Fira village. The house is very well furnished and it has all the required necessities and more. Giannis is a wonderful host and he ensured we had a comfortable time, especially since we didnt understand the local language. He ensured that we had a good time and called on us a few times and helped us plan our days. We stayed for 4 nights. This was our first Airbnb rental and we were mighty impressed with Giannis and the Hector Cave house, a strong recommendation over any hotel / resort.
The Hector Cave House was beyond amazing. Giannis was a great host and was easy to contact with any questions. The cave house was in a perfect location, close to restaurants and off of the main walkway. It was clean, bright, it had amazing views, and a great patio area. We did not want to leave this amazing place! Would definitely recommend to anyone and can't wait to stay here again! :)
Giannis is an absolute gem- a perfect and gracious host. He was so extremely helpful and went above and beyond for us. Nikos and Natasha, the caretakers, are also so wonderful.
The cave house is a magical piece of the paradise that is Oia. The location is magnificent, just a few steps away from all the good stuff. Our two small children loved the house and made friends with all the neighbours and shopkeepers. We would definitely stay here again without hesitation.
About the Host, Giannis
I am Giannis, 34 years old and I grew up in Athens.
After studying and working abroad (UK and Switzerland) for 5 years,I decided to come back in Greece and work for a family business.
In 1998 my parents visited Santorini Island and they fell in love with Oia village where they bought that picturesque cave house…
Since then all about my summer vacations is to lay back at that terrace and admire the spectacular view.
Traveling is to share…
There is no better way of doing this, other than sharing the experience with other travelers.
Of course I will not lose any chance to discover unique destinations like Santorini around the world…