Traditional Cave House, 2 bedrooms, 1 βath, private outdoor hot tub (Sleeps 4)
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Maria Economou is a sculptor and a painter.She was born in Athens. She studied in the School of Philosophy, University of Athens, and graduated from the department of French Literature. She also studied the English language in the Stanton School of English, London, Diploma in Proficiency, University of Cambridge. In 1998 she enrolled in the High School of Fine Arts, Athens. Studied painting,drawing and sculpture up to 2004 . In 1999 she was a doctoral student in the School of Philosophy - University of Athens. Subject:“Ideological trends in France from 1950 to 1970 and associated effects on Greek artists.” 2002 - 2004 lived in Paris and studied “Aesthetics and Art Theory” in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts de Paris with Professor Alain Bonfand. 2004 graduated from the High School of Fine Arts, Athens and in 2005 she gained her doctorate in the School of Philosophy, University of Athens. Her book, under the title “Ideological trends in France from 1950 to 1970 and associated effects on Greek artists.”, published in 2008 by LIVANIS editions, was based on her doctorate research in France and Greece.
Maria purchased this Villa in 1986
Why Maria chose Ia
Love for the island of Santorini, ancient Atlantis.
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Suneil and Maria are the best! Made us feel welcome and were a great resource. The house is charming and beautiful. Loved our time in Oia, thank you!
Paradise and More
Incredible views, wonderful location to shops and restaurants. Maria and Sunil were gracious and provided all our needs. The breakfasts were delicious and we enjoyed watching the sunsets with other friends. The apartment is so artistic and comfortable. We would highly recommend this paradise.
thank you very much for your feedback. You and your husband are of the best super guests!
This property had a very good location on the hillside with the caldera and an easy walk to everything. Breakfasts were brought to us and our needs were nicely looked after.
Cozy, relaxing, and romantic!
We stayed at this beautiful cave house for 7 days and had such a good time. Maria and Sunil were very attentive and took very good care of the house and our needs. The house had so many personal touches and antiques that made us feel right at home. The bathroom was cute,although it might be a little small for a taller person but fit me just right at 5' 10". The wine cellar was really neat and cozy to sit in and sip wine that Maria so generously left for us. The kitchen came fully prepared for enjoying all meals, bakery snacks, coffee and wine. The bed was very comfortable and the cave house was so quiet. We really liked relaxing on the deck and listening to music on the provided stereo with USB hookups. The best part is you would never know the other tourists were there since it was so quiet and off the main streets. Easy access to many good restaurants, shops and famous sunset views. Wonderful view of the rest of Santorini and the volcano while you relax in the hot tub. Couldn't get much better than this.
Beautiful location and Maria and Sunli were very very helpful! Would highly recommend.
so sweet to have you stay with us. Thank you for the honor!
hope you come again, soon!
Beautiful paradise retreat!
We had a spectacular time. The location has the most amazing view of the caldera and volcano! It is a prime location in Oia. You can go to the best swimming location in all of Santorini and dive off the chapel within a 10-15 minute walk. The shops and restaurants are just up the hill. Our host, Maria, gave us great recommendations and made sure we had everything we needed. Sunil, the porter, made our entry and exit easy as could be. We were brought breakfast every morning that we ate on the patio overlooking the volcano. The place was clean, comfortable in way, and just perfect. Stay here! You won’t regret it!
Thank you for choosing our cave house for your vacation in Santorini! We are happy to see that you loved your stay with us! It's an honor that you recommend our hospitality to other travelers with such enthusiasm! We wish that you visit us again in the future!
Sea View: The villa is located in the old part of Oia, 2 minutes from the famous 'sunset point'.
Maria Oikonomou:'This cave villa was constructed ages ago in the traditional manner of the people of Santorini at this time. They were dug into the volcanic rock so as to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. I have artistically decorated it and also updated the villa to protect against humidity. It sleeps 5 people comfortably. The master bedroom is separated from the rest of the house by a door and two windows.The panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking! Enjoy lying on the mattress on the bench in the afternoon and evening and viewing the lights of the other cities on the top edge of the Caldera. In the evening gaze at the sparkling stars and moon in the dark sky. The house is like a love nest, small but unique and idyllic, about 60 m2 in size. Every single hour of the day and night is magnificent from its romantic veranda.
Other Activities: boating, rock climbing, health/beauty spa, horseshoes, scuba diving