About this listing
Casa Sofia in Oia of Santorini is a Cave House on the famous Caldera Cliffs. The House is built on the rock face & it can be found in a quiet central neighborhood, some steps away from the main pedestrian pathway of Oia.
CASA SOFIA has a bedroom with a double bed ,a living room with 2 single beds ,a fully equipped kitchen ,a bathroom and veranda with perfect view to the sea ,to the caldera ,to the volcano and to the traditional village of OIA .
CASA SOFIA is tastefully furnished with neutral colours and real Cycladic style.
Table and chairs and umbrella on the view terrace
Air Conditioning, hair dryer, iron and board
Daily maid service
CASA SOFIA is 7 minutes walking distance from center of OIA ,restaurants ,shops ,market ,galleries and 5 minutes walking distance from bus and taxi station .
Oia, pronounced ‘Ia’, is the most famous of all villages of Santorini. It is known throughout the world for its quiet life and fantastic sunset, and is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini.
The village is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia.
Oia is situated on the north of the island, 11 km away from Fira.
It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafés, and other shops.
Oia has several cultural attractions like the Maritime Museum which houses a small library, items from the maritime life of the area, and the vestiges of a Venetian fortress.
Many artists fell in love with the area and settled there. For that reason, the village of Oia has many art galleries.
Oia also has a small port, Ammoudi, which can be reached by a set of 300 steps leading down. There, small boats can take you opposite, to the island of Thirassia. The beach of Armenis is also located there. Taverns in Oia offer visitors tasty meals of fresh fish
At the check in we give you all details concerning the House ,system of hot water n , internet service ,kitchen equipment ,tours around the island and laundry service .
Casa Sofia is an amazing location in Oia. The apartment is very close to restaurants, stores and mini markets. Maria was very helpful with everything that we need. She arranged everything for our comfort when we arrived from the airport She had a service to pick us up and Vasili that is one of her team workers was very helpful as well. Maria also have a cleaning lady that comes everyday to clean the place . Our favorite of the place is the amazing view. You can expend hours enjoying the spectacular view from the balcony. We highly recommend this place.
Casa Sofia was beautiful. We spent an amazing 8 days at Casa Sofia and we loved the place and the view! Maria and Visili were amazing. Ease of coordination was smooth, fast and easy with Maria from start to finish. She was very helpful and welcoming. Visili greeted us upon arrival, showed us around Casa Sofia and carried our luggage. He was extremely welcoming, friendly and very helpful. Our experience was memorable and we had great time. Case Sofia was everything we hoped for. Thank you Maria and Visili!
Casa Sofia is a beautiful cave house centrally located with an amazing view of the caldera. There was plenty of room for a family of 4 (children 9 and 13). The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. The person (Vasili) who helps Maria was excellent, meeting us, helping us with our bags, recommending places to eat and to go, and making transportation arrangements. The apartment is a bit of a hike up and down steps and the bathroom is separated from the main house, but neither of these things were an issue for our family. With all of the assistance and excellent communication, we had a wonderful stay in the town of Oia. Thank you Maria and Vasili!
Location is everything! If you are looking for a cave house experience, you can't beat Casa Sofia. It is literally just below the famous triple blue domes of the church that everyone who visits Santorini photographs. One day as we explored nearby, we ended up in a pack of cruise-ship passengers proclaiming, "This is the spot!" when they found the vantage point--we smirked as we passed through, down the steps, and into Casa Sofia (and into their pictures, no doubt!).
We never met Maria in person, but she was easy to communicate with through Airbnb. Her helper, Vasili, met us at the bus stop. Incredibly, Vasili and his friend carried our bags--including two weighing almost 50 pounds each--down when we arrived AND UP the stairs when we left. (Whereas we also saw other tourists renting a nearby house schlepping their own big bags, with great difficulty.) Vasili and his friend asked for nothing, but we tipped them generously, as I would have happily paid substantially for that service alone! (If you have trouble with stairs, this is not the place for you, FYI.)
Vasili also gave us some pointers to orient us to the town and recommendations for restaurants. And be sure to pay attention to his warning about putting down the umbrella while you are away--even as we sat there in no real breeze, a sudden gust took it up, up and away! We caught it and never put it up again! :)
The VIEW. It's everything you dream of and even more! Stunning. Perfect. Beautiful.
The house itself is as described. We found it quite comfortable and had no issues. The WC being separate was fine, and the facilities were nice. Given our short two-day stay, we did not expect anyone to clean while we were there, but in fact they did stop by while we were out exploring and took care of trash and tidied up the linens.
The location is convenient for seeing Oia and wandering the shops and restaurants.
I did not have a chance to meet Maria, however, the caretaker with whom I met was courteous and extremely helpful. The apartment was well kept and very clean. Casa Sofia's location is breathtaking(!), right below the famous blue domed church of Oia and steps from the main street.
Casa Sophia was beautiful! It had breathtaking views and we could just sit on the patio forever. Maria was a great host and arranged a pick up at the port which was very convenient. The beds were comfy and it had everything we needed. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you!!
Casa Sofia ist eine perfekte Unterkunft auf Santorini !!! - Die Organisation von Maria ist von Anfang (Taxi steht bereit und Gepäck wird befördert) bis Ende super. - Die Wohnung ist gut eingerichtet und jeden Tag wird gereinigt und alle drei Tage wird das Bett frisch bezogen. Vassili ist allzeit ein freundlicher Ratgeber. -- Die Aussicht von der Terrasse ist wunderbar. -- Manchmal stören die Touristen (meist Chinesen), die in Massen in Oia einfallen. Aber frühmorgens und am Abend ist es wieder wunderbar ruhig.
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About the Host, Maria
My name is Maria Fouka .You are welcome to come and stay to our beautiful island of Santorini.
Renting a Villa means privacy, relaxation, getting out of main stream tourism, spending the same amount or less per person .. it makes sense. We offer a unique selection of Santorini cave houses, villas, apartments and studios on the Caldera cliffs of Oia. Traditionally Cycladic quality accommodation, superb locations & Very Personal Service promise that dream vacation you were always looking for.
If you need any further details ,please feel free to contact me .