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Bioclimatic Cave House - Vothonas Traditional Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A traditional cave house with 2 bedrooms in the traditional village of Vothonas. The village is situated in the centre of the island about 3 klm from the nearest beach, 2 klm from the airport / 8 klm from the port and 4 klm from the capital of the Island, Fira Town. Minimal decoration with traditional touches, it has a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, washing machine, dish washer, oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster etc. It has 1 bathroom, a living room with a sofa and a built-in seating area and a dining table. There is the choice of the sofa or an extra single bed for the 5th person that can be place either in the master bedroom or in the living room. It is also equipped with hairdryer, iron and iron board, tv with dvd player. It has a veranda with table and chairs and a small private terrace with village view. Nearest public parking area is 80 meters away. Access to the house is only on foot as you need to walk through the narrow streets of the village. Cave houses are characterized by their ability to preserve a stable interior temperature throughout the year (bio-climatic).

The property is ideal for relaxed holidays for serenity-seekers and peaceful memorable moments, in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It combines the unique quietness of an isolated Greek village, only a few minutes drive from the buzz of the well-known Santorinian towns, full of life and energy.

Either you are planning a family holiday or an escape-trip for two or even a get-away with good friends, the all-time classic cave house combining the comforts of a modern apartment, will definitely make your holidays unforgettable.

Since it is up in the village, a private transport mean is necessary, either a vehicle or a motorcycle.

In less than 10-minute walking, you may find one of Santorini's famous steak house restaurant 'KRITIKOS' and the Koutsogiannopoulos winery in another 5-minute walk.

A ten-minute drive will take you either to a family-oriented beach 'Monolithos' or driving to the opposite side the famous 'Kamari' beach with black sand and many restaurants, beach front bars and tourist shops.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Alexandra

I am Alexandra and I will be happy to welcome you to my family's holiday houses in Skyros and Santorini. We have spent many joyful holidays there throughout the years. I love the sea and the sun and I love travelling whenever I get the chance.

Why Alexandra chose Vothonas

To live an authentic experience in a Greek traditional village in a traditional Santorinian cavehouse!


Vothonas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Bioclimatic Cave House - Vothonas Traditional Village
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Toronto, Canada

Beautiful cave house in fantastic village.

  • 5 of 5

It should have been hard to match the idyllic Cretan villa we'd been staying in for a week before arriving at Alexandra's Santorini cave house--but the cave house had no trouble! The whole setting was perfection, from the house itself (breezy patio and terrace; cool, well-appointed interior) to its traditional Vothonas village surroundings. Our rambles through the twisty, narrow streets led to so many wonderful discoveries: abandoned cave dwellings that looked deliciously haunted, even in full sun, right next to beautifully-kept houses; cats perched picturesquely on whitewashed walls; domed churches; windmills. We were also a very short walk away from a gorge where there's a church built right into the cliff--such a quiet, isolated, lovely spot, and yet so close to home.

Thank you, Alexandra and Andreas, for this incredible experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazingly peaceful place out of the tourist fray

  • 5 of 5

After spending five days in Oia on the cliffs, my partner and I were thrilled to find this little gem of a place in the middle of a real traditional village, something very hard to find anymore in Santorini. The place is beautiful, cool, restful and delightful. It was so wonderful to be in a home instead of a hotel--with amenities like a washing machine and a drying rack, a local phone, wifi, towels and an umbrella for the beach, a fully stocked kitchen and all the other comforts of home. This 400 year old house is carved out of a cave making for a cosy feeling and even temperature even in the hottest or coolest weather. Alexandra and her agent were amazingly helpful and gracious. They left us food and water, they told us where to go (after carefully ascertaining what we were interested in), visited with us. They told us how to avoid the main tourist roads crammed with big buses. Our only wish was that we could have stayed longer. It was a great getaway and a perfect home base. And we couldn't have asked for a better hostess.

Alexandra (and her agent) spoke and wrote terrific English. And Alexandra was prompt and very helpful in our pre-rental email exchange.

You do need a car to stay there, but the rental agent for the car delivered it to us and we signed the simple papers right in the parking area closest to the house. Then the agent said, "Just leave the car at the airport with the keys under the mat." I've never had such a simple rental car experience.

There is a long thin winding road into this village--really only one lane, but cars go in both directions and there were a few blind spots. I was nervous about driving this, but did it just fine day and night--and the only time I ran into someone coming toward me, it was a local and he backed up. I drove slow and things were just fine. In fact, I felt like an expert by the end of our three days.

If you're looking for something out of the fray, a peaceful haven to return to at night or just to relax in, this is definitely the place. I will definitely be coming back--and for longer!

P.S. We were a couple, but there was a whole other bedroom and a comfy couch we didn't use. This place would definitely accommodate more people or a family.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect property ! Traditional, quiet, beautiful, comfortable,very well located

  • 5 of 5

En anglais et en français ! :

A huge thank you to Alexandra and her friend Andreas who received us with a real extreme kindness.

The house is a beautiful traditional house Cycladic : white with blue shutters, cave style top with white vaulted ceiling , 2 beautiful terraces. It is ideally located as the center of the island , distances are quickly covered wherever you go. The village is a real typical Santorini village with small white houses staged on the hill, tiny little unbelievable pedestrian streets, beautiful churches with a blue roof. Free parking at 2 minutes walk from the house. Andreas lives near the parking if you need anything . It can organize tours ( boat tour , etc ) . He welcomed us with coffee, the fridge was ready for our breakfast. The house is very quiet as the last height , no noise ! It is extremely well done , nothing is missing , to many types of candles or various types of lighting to dim or not your evenings ! Very romantic if you like. We really had a great time in April , it was warm and beautiful, everything was perfect ! Thank you very much Alexandra and Andreas ! We will come back !!!!!!

Un grand merci à Alexandra et son ami Andreas qui nous reçut avec une vraie gentillesse extrême.

La maison est une belle maison traditionnelle cycladique: blanche aux volets bleus, de style troglodyte avec haut plafond blanc voûté, 2 belles terrasses. Elle est idéalement située car au centre de l'île, les distances sont rapidement réalisées partout où vous allez. Le village est un vrai village typique de Santorin avec de petites maisons blanches sur la colline, les incroyables minuscules petites rues piétonnes, de belles églises avec un toit bleu. Parking gratuit à 2 minutes à pied de la maison avec toujours de la place. Andreas vit près du parking si vous avez besoin de quoique ce soit. Il peut organiser des visites (de excursions en bateau, etc). Il nous a accueillis avec le café, le frigo était prêt pour notre petit déjeuner !. La maison est très calme car la dernière en hauteur et sur le côté, pas de bruit ! LA maison est extrêmement bien aménagée, rien ne manque, jusqu'au nombreux types de bougies ou différents types d'éclairage pour tamiser ou non vos soirées ! Très romantique si vous le souhaitez. Nous avons vraiment passé un très bon moment en Avril, il faisait chaud et beau, tout était parfait! Merci Alexandra et Andreas! Nous reviendrons !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atmospheric house and great value

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cave house at the end of a footpath in a cute yet not touristy village, with all modern comforts and tastefully decorated. All that's good about Santorini without the crowds, artificiality (and prices!) of Fira or Oia. It's a perfect base in the middle of the island with a rental car, though the centre of Mesaria (buses, supermarket, etc) is also 15 minutes walk through scenic streets so it's doable without a car if you don't demand shops or restaurants on your doorstep. The owner is exceptionally helpful!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Maison troglodyte superbe. Excellent accueil téléphonique par la propriétaire. Idéalement située sur l'ile de Santorin. Maison atypique avec tout le confort avec une terrasse magnifique. Décoration soignée. Rien ne nous a manqué pour passé un séjour idyllique. Merci à Alexandra qui a tout fait pour nous rendre notre séjour agréable.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Es war ein wundervoller Urlaub mit einer sehr freundlichen Vermieterin

  • 5 of 5

Es war wirklich toll auf Santorini. Die Einheimischen sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Ein Mietauto ist von Vorteil,denn die Busse sind oft überfüllt.Landschaftlich einmalig. Ich komme gerne wieder und empfehle meinen Freunden gerne diesen Urlaubsort

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $49.15
Pet Fee $49.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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