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Traditional Santorini Cavern House Anthea

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, spa pool

Located in the peaceful residential village of Exo Gonia, Cavern House Anthea is ideally located for exploring Santorini with the beaches of Kamari and the island’s capital Fira both within just 15 minutes’ drive. The award-winning taverna Metaximas is just a minutes walk from the door and the neighbouring village of Pyrgos offers an assortment of shops and amenities.

Carved from volcanic rock, this traditional Santorinian home comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (including 1 with a large feature stone bathtub) and a large open plan living area which incorporates both a dining space and a lounge. Anthea’s outside space includes a courtyard with dining area and a large sun terrace, which features a spa pool and hammock. Cavern House Anthea offers panoramic views to the vine terraces of Profitis Ilias and across the Aegean to the island of Anafi, whilst the courtyard and barbecue area provides shaded space for dining and entertaining.

Restored in the traditional style of the island to an excellent standard and boasting modern facilities and features, Anthea is fully equipped with a washing machine, all kitchen appliances, cutlery and crockery, a flat screen TV and DVD player with a broad selection of films. This stunning property is best enjoyed from April through to November, with seasonal offers available during the quieter months

24 hour airport transfers and wifi are included.

More Details

Sarah Woolman
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Exo Gonia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tourism licence number 1167K123K0928401


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Traditional Santorini Cavern House Anthea
average rating of 4.980392 based on 51 reviews

Beautiful property set in ideal location with wonderful host!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to Santorini and we were not let down. Panos greated us and immediately we felt as ease and welcome. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to explore the beauty of this amazing picture perfect island.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place for your vacation

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended, Panos takes great care of you, and the home is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Wow, what a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Anthea. The house is beautifully equipped and well located, although do prepare yourself for a post Taverna /Restaurant steep uphill slog! The three walkable restaurants are great, but a car is really recommended to fully enjoy this lovely island. Panos, who looks after the house, is quite amazing - nothing is too much trouble and he is full of local knowledge - closer to a full concierge than a house manager. Every holiday home needs a Panos!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cave villa in great location

  • 5 of 5

Great villa with fantastic facilities and ideally positioned for both airport and easy access to all of the island. Beautiful cave villa and very comfortable. Suits families and couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, quaint, a glimpse into genuine Santorini living.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place to escape! It is hilly and to access the cave house and terrace you navigate uneven cobbles, however this is all part of the charm of this renovated cave house. A great base for exploring this small island (2 hours of hill driving and you would see the island) or enjoy a wonderful terrace with pool from which to gaze across vineyards, blue topped churches and mountains to the sea. The only noise came from birds and the occasional helicopter. A place to rest and relax, little touches like the daily delivery of fresh bread warmed in the morning sun were a lovely bonus. Fantastic local knowledge and service from Panos, the best baklava ever from the bakery next to the supermarket and reliable wifi kept our family very happy for the week. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Absolutely phenomenal

  • 5 of 5

A group of five grad school friends and I stayed in this absolutely beautiful home that was true to the photos, if not better. From the very beginning of our booking (months in advance), Sarah proved to be an excellent hostess, asking and answering all the right questions in the best way. She arranged for individual pick ups from the airport and provided excellent suggestions for the island. Panos, the villa manager, took it from there. His service was unparalleled to any I have ever received. From stocking the fridge and bringing fresh bread in the mornings to helping us arrange our daytime activities and making sure we got the best prices and didn't get ripped off or taken advantage of -- Panos proved to be our lifeline. He picked up and delivered our boat tickets, helped us get a very cheap but reliable (and new!) rental car, booked the nicest restaurants based on our criteria and then hooked us up with his friends there who gave us excellent attention and service. He was always easy to get a hold of, whether we were at the house or out and about and needed help. Charming and kind, knowledgeable and resourceful, Panos was a huge part of why we loved our stay. The house itself was clean, air-conditioned, and luxurious. The pool and rooftop were fantastic, but it was equally pleasurable to find refuge from the heat inside the house. We found it particularly helpful to have a washer in the unit for our post-beach trips. With a car, everything was very close and conveniently located. Would highly, highly recommend a stay here, and we are hoping to come back here one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres

Self catering villa; pool; sea view; quiet traditional cave house in the village of exo gonia.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% non returnable deposit is required to reserve the property. Balance to be paid before arrival.
Earliest check in time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability
24 hour transfers,air con, wifi and safe are all included at no extra cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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