Escape to Oia in this romantic bioclimatic Cave House built into the volcanic rock on Santorini. Situated in the village of Oia (Ia), it is the ideal accommodation for an enjoyable vacation of tranquility & recreation. It is the best choice for a romantic get away. The sculpted rock architecture of the cave house is impressive, and it has been beautifully decorated with inspiration and care by its owner, Maria, a Greek sculptor and painter.
The villa is situated in a very quiet location but right in the heart of Oia with the Caldera immediately in front. There are three bedrooms , a big living room, a separate kitchen, a bathroom and a large patio in two levels overlooking the caldera, the volcano and the little island with the tiny St Nicolas' sparkling white church.The third bedroom has a separate entrance from the rest of the house and it is on a different level.
The villa is 2 minutes' walking distance from shops, restaurants, market, galleries, bus and taxi terminal. It is located in the old city of Oia near the Castle which is the famous ''Sunset Point'' of Greece! It is also 5 minutes' walking distance from the Lounge Cafe Pool Bar called Lyogerma and 5-10 minutes' drive from the three beaches that are near Oia. There are many exotic places to go swimming, sandy or with volcanic rocks, all over the island!
There is a fully equipped kitchen, a private shower-room and a big private veranda with panoramic view to the sea, to the Caldera, the volcano, the other cities on the edge of the Caldera and the rest of the traditional village of Oia.
Maria Oikonomou: 'The cave villa was constructed about 1000 years ago in the traditional manner of the people of Santorini. 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 6-8 people comfortably by using the two sofas in the living room. The panoramic views from the patio are breathtaking! The house is 80 m2 in size.
Every single hour of the day and night is magnificent from the romantic veranda of my little villa!'
Details like the original pieces of art, paintings or sculptures make this house an incredible place to stay.
The rate includes:
1) Bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine, juice/sweet upon arrival.
2) Breakfast provisions (honey, butter, marmalade, wheat rusks, cereals, 3 kinds of coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs)
3) Daily maid service (April-October), change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days.
The house, located on the cliff side of the Caldera, provides modern amenities along with traditional charm.It combines the traditional construction techniques with all the advantages of modern restoration and moisture protection. The original structure of the house has been preserved with respect. Modern facilities have been added to satisfy guests' needs and aesthetics. The private terrace gives a breathtaking view of the Volcano, the surrounding islands, the traditional hillside settlement of Oia village and the deep blue Aegean sea, while providing a perfect place to dine, or simply relax and take in the beauty.
Located in a quiet neighborhood just 100 meters from the center of the village and only 50 m from the sunset viewing point, this cave home is the perfect place for a romantic vacation. And if you have small children, babysitting at request!
You're welcome to use the nearby swimming pool/Lounge Cafe Pool Bar,LIOYERMA,easily accessible in 5 min walk.
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.