Real Santorini, Cave House – far from crowds


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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.

My house (carved and builded on the rock, house of 300 years of age ) consists of two large and long cave rooms linked together through a small cave dome corridor.

Furniture is simple as much as possible, beds and sofa beds are stone made since the entire island there is no timber trail. The living room is a large vaulted space is on one side a corner sitting area with large cushions, able to accommodate many persons.
Years of meditation and wonderful Parties on the terrace , has filled this home with vibration of sweetness and love .
From the terrace you got an unlimited view to vineyards and far end at the Sea.
National tourism licence : MHTE 1167K91001155701

About The Area

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.
The best point is that you have best holidays far from tourist crowds, plus you have the possibility for exciting walks in the deep country, visiting very old trails , ancient churches, paths with incredible view.

From the very top of the village you can see around  and both sides of sea around the island. One side of the wild caldera, the other side to smooth landscape with fields and beaches.


Children, olders welcome!


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • no 1 1 King

  • no2 1 King

  • living room 1 Sofa Bed

Bathroom Arrangements

Calendar Last updated May 30, 2020
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I had a wonderful time staying at Sofia's.

My husband, 18-year-old son, and I had a wonderful time staying at Sofia's. Her beautiful home is in a traditional village mid-island. After visiting some of the heavily touristed spots on Santorini (Oia, Fira, etc.), her place is an oasis of calm, very well-appointed with everything you need. We particularly liked sitting out on the lovely patio looking at the sea. We really enjoyed getting to know Sofia a bit; she's a very interesting and nice person and was extremely helpful with providing information about things to do on the island, good restaurants, and tips for avoiding the crowds. She pored over a map with us, giving us lots of suggestions, then followed up with emails linking us to websites. The location of her house is perfect for exploring the island with a rental car. We drove all over the place during the week we were there and nothing is more than a half-hour drive away. I would really recommend staying at Sofia's; we felt that staying in Vothonas gave us a more authentic experience on Santorini and loved staying in her gorgeous home.

Visited on "June - 2018

A strategic position

A strategic position for all beaches and all the sites. Needless to say that Sofia is wonderful host and that her place has a special magic. If you are on Santorini you will always need a vehicle because interesting sites and beaches are on the opposite sides of the island. And renting a car or motorcycle is not expensive, everybody does it. Go to Vlynhada beach and visit Pyrhos rather then Fira. We are a family with two teen kids, and we stayed 8 days and had a great time. Thank you Sofia, your home was a highlight of our summer.

Visited on "August - 2017

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