The settlement is 1.5 km from Fira Center.K.Anna’s Cave House was built in 1950s by local residents of the island and their aim was to be safe and comfortable to live.
It's worth mentioning that our House has been fully renovated in 2017.We have put a great deal of effort in order to maintain all the distinctive characteristics of the Cycladic cave-style architecture.Our Cave House combine harmonically and distinctively fine style with practicality and space.The area is considered to have been inhabited since the 17th century, and the original buildings were rock-hewn underground. Lying in a dried-up riverbed, the village was practically invisible.Our House in Santorini offer total privacy, it is autonomous, and is ideal for those looking for a comfortable, relaxing accommodation experience away from the crowds and noise while being near the center (Fira) of the island, only 5 minutes walking from the Cave House there are two bus stations to all destinationons of Santorini .
Its name comes from the Greek word karteri (ambush point), possibly because locals ambushed pirates here. In the 19th century, it was one of the largest captains' villages on the island, and they travelled with their frigates to Russia, Malta, and Egypt.
The village is divided in two parts: main part and Vounitso where is the K.Anna’s Cave House. You will be impressed by the old settlement with the carved-in houses on the left and the right part of the streambed.
The influence of Italian ecclesiastical architecture is evident at the church of Analipsi tou Sotira (Ascension of the Saviour) with the tower-shaped belfries, which stands at the centre of the village. It is celebrated with large festivities forty days after Easter.
There are two more churches built in the typical Santorini architectural style: Aghios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) and Isodia tis Theotokou (Presentation of the Virgin Mary).