Real Santorini is not Fira and Oia. The main villages of Santorini were located within the island in places naturally protected from pirates on hills or carved on side of small ravines. One of the most characteristic of them is Vothonas.
Although most of houses are recently constructed, many cave houses of ancient times can be seen around on the sides of a ravine -ancient river waiting for reconstruction.
The village is inhabited mostly by locals working on vineyards and other tourist activities in other parts of the island.
The main advantage of this village is that is located almost in the center of the island so access to many beaches, to Airport, to boats main port, and the capital city of Fira are all at distances of 3-5 kms.
Supermarket and Bank service are at 1 kms .
* Mettā (Sanskrit) means benevolence, friendliness, amity, good will,kindness, and active interest in others.
My house consists of two large cave rooms linked together through a small cave dome corridor.