Escape to a Greek paradise in this beautiful house built into the volcanic rock on Santorini! Situated in the old part of Oia, it is the ideal accommodation for a vacation of tranquility & recreation. The private outdoor hot tub is facing the Caldera and it offers the best choice for a romantic get away. Its sculpted rock architecture is unique and it has been beautifully decorated with inspiration and care by its owner, Maria, a Greek sculptor & painter.The villa is 25 steps away from the main pedestrian road and 2 min walking distance from shops, restaurants, galleries, bus & taxi terminal.There is a free parking place 2-3 minutes walking distance from GREEK PARADISE Cave House. It is 5 min walking distance from the Cafe Bar Swimming Pool 'LIOYERMA' and 7 min drive from the beaches.
The villa has a bedroom with a queen bed, a living room with one double and one twin bed. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a private shower-room & a veranda with panoramic view to the Caldera.The villa has a washer which can be used once for free.
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. This is bioclimatic architecture. I have artistically decorated it and also updated the villa to protect against humidity. 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, located in the old part of Oia, 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 the romantic veranda of my little villa! I welcome you to my villa and the beautiful island of Santorini'.
Checking in time is at 13.30 at the earliest and checking out time is 12.00 at the latest.
At home, in the living room, there is a mini bar with bottles of homemade drinks next to one of the single beds. Please, feel free to treat yourself with welcoming drinks. In the little cupboard of the minibar there are some pharmacy aids.
The Villa does have a washer/dryer machine that can wash up to 12 kilos. If you are interested in using the machine please let us know to inform the caretaker. You can use it once for free.
There is TV, wi fi and telephone in the house (You can only receive phone calls or call only in Santorini for free).
The above rate includes taxes and:
1) A welcome assortment of bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine and juice upon arrival.
2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, milk, fruits, eggs, wheat bread, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs.
3) Daily maid service, change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days (April-October).
4) Private outdoor hot tub (Jacuzzi) facing the Caldera!
5) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning.
6) The cave house is 2-3 minute walk from the Pool Bar “Lyogerma”. You can swim for free and it is open all day long (May-Oct). It has the best view to the Sunset! You will be offered a 15% discount for your drinks and snacks.
7) By showing our card, you have discounts or free deserts to many restaurants in Oia and other towns in Santorini! For example a) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the most picturesque and tasty restaurant of Santorini 'AMMOUDI restaurant' in the port of Ammoudi!
You will also have free use of parasols/umbrellas and shaded outdoor beds (worth 10 euros) at THEROS WAVE BAR, situated on the most beautiful beach, Eros Beach, in VLYCHADA. Please visit: www.theroswavebar.gr
You can take a boat trip around the volcano, explore an archaeological excavation of a 3000 year-old civilization, or perhaps visit some cultural museums. You can tour ancient Byzantine churches and charming wineries, or go trekking along the rim of the caldera and discover its traditional villages and stunning scenery. You can also ride on a donkey to the old port where you can go on an excursion to the volcano and swim in its hot springs. There is so much to do and this is the ideal place to enjoy doing it.
Registration Number: 1167Κ91000936500
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
Love for the island of Santorini, ancient Atlantis.
What a wonderful cave house and a unique experience. The cave is so cosy, with the most amazing view from the front door. We hired a car and drove around the island one day, but quickly realised we were staying in the best spot in Santorini, so spent a lot of time relaxing on our balcony and just enjoying the view. We were there in the first week of November which meant that the summer crowds had gone, but the shops and restaurants started to close. Nonetheless, we loved the peace and quiet and having seen others photos at peak time, we are very glad we visited when we did. We loved wandering around Oia and were even adopted by a local dog who kept us company. Maria is lovely and couldn't have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. We totally recommend the Greek Paradise in Oia!
How can I express the wonderful feeling I had when I arrived to the home. We were received by Maria who has a heart of gold. She delivered and gave beyond what she had. We sat perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the island and Fira dripping from the edge in white.
As Maria went through all the best the island had to offer. The home was clean and beautifully decorated. It was a home that made you feel not only on vacation but also embodied the culture and style of Greece. You felt loved and at peace. You can be in that home to relax but in my case, I was surprising my parents with renewal of their vows so I was in close contact with Maria. I honestly did not expect the help she offered, and it was a lot. Making several calls and running around helping us with the details of a wedding. The catering, the flowers, the space. It was a full job for her. She seemed to do it all. Every morning our space was clean and we had fresh towels. If there was a request she was a phone call away. We had hotel amenities. Which is rare for a home rental to have. Over all - A spectacular home, amazing Service, Memorable time. We would go back again and can't wait to see Maria, this time to spend time with-- We highly recommend you go visit the black beach. If you have a concern ask Maria she is a wealth of knowledge. Do rent a car its easy to park and cheap to rent if you plan to check out the beaches
After experiencing a wonderful small cruise through the Cyclades on the schooner M/S Galileo we chose Maria Economou's Greek Paradise Oia Cave house to recoup for another week. It was a great decision. The photos accurately reflect the rental, but what the pictures don't show is the absolute desirous location! The cave house is tucked away just about 40 steps to the old main shopping/eating area of Oia. It was so easy to dodge the cruise ships to enjoy the intimate esplanade in the morning and especially in the evening when the views turn magical.
Rent a car from Maria's SunBird Rental suggestion. (or an ATV) The local buses are fine but you'll have more fun exploring on your own.
Maria was ever so helpful in booking and reserving the property. Upon our arrival, she greeted us near the Oia Post Office and showed us the way to the home. She gave us many recommendations and suggestions for sightseeing, restaurants, and every time we strayed from her suggestions, we were disappointed! Maria is a wonderful warm woman who loves her occupation. We feel honored to have stayed in her home and to have made her acquaintance.
Greek Paradise is in the perfect location. Just a few steps up to Oia's shops, restaurants and art galleries. Just one step out my door was a 180 degree panoramic view of the volcano and caldera and then just blue skies and sea. The house had all the amenities I need including a safe. It was decorated with traditional cave house furniture. Add Marie's art work and you have a unique blend of simple island living, in total comfort, with a touch of art to enjoy. The artistically tiled bathroom is a beautiful example of Maria's hand in adding a truly unique feature to the house. Maria was a gracious hostess, sharing her knowledge and suggestions to get a real taste of the islands history, culture, food and beautiful beaches. She made my stay here special and welcoming. If you are interested in a true cave house experience, this is it!!!!
Wow!! What a beautiful place!! I am so glad that we decided and we choose to get married in Santorini Island and stay at these villas. This place was gorgeous!!! I'm not sure a review could possibly capture the love we had for this amazing location. We had always dreamed of getting married in a mansion on a piece of property - The Oia Sunset Villas was just that! All our dreams come true. If you want a fairytale wedding, this is the best place to have it! The villas were super clean and full of facilities, the decoration was extremely beautiful and the sunset view was excellent. The all atmosphere was magical and every detail is taken care of, even down to the last detail. Marcos did such and amazing job, for helping us in everything we need. Very quick with email responses and any questions we ever had. There was honestly not one thing we would change about our stay in Oia Sunset Villas!!!! We have no complaints and we recommend OIA SUNSET VILLAS to anyone.
We had an amazing honeymoon at the Greek Paradise! It is a lovely and very welcoming home with breathtaking views and is within very short walking distance to anything you could possibly need in the village of Oia. Maria is such a great host and helped us plan our stay and informed us of all the "must sees." If you are thinking of vacationing on Santorini, Oia is where you must stay, specifically at the Greek Paradise! It truly was a magical trip that opened our eyes to many things and we hope that someday not far away we will be able to return! Thank you so much for your hospitality and warm welcome! You made us feel like family and we really enjoyed getting to know you. I hope someday to meet again! If you ever plan a trip to the United States, be sure to let us know! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!-Chuck and Laura
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €60 per night, per additional guest|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €80 per night, per additional guest|
Oct 1 2015 - Feb 29 2016
1 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €60 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||€200|
Please note that the use of hot tub is at extra charge Nov to Mar. Guests must let us know in advance
Price includes cleaning. It excludes exchange-bank fees
suppl. person: 60 e/day Apr-May, 80 e/day June-Sept & 50 e/day Nov-Mar
Cancellation: 21 days before arrival no charge.
0-20 days before arrival =100% cost of stay
Deposit policy: 100% of the total price
Damage Deposit: 200 euros
Children Policy: one child under 6 years old, stays for free
Rates are subject to change without notice
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (EUR) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
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