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Traditional Santorini Cavern House Helios

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights


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3 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, spa pool

Located in the peaceful residential village of Exo Gonia, Cavern House Helios is ideally located for exploring Santorini with the beaches of Kamari and the island’s capital Fira both within just 15 minutes’ drive. The award-winning taverna Metaximas is just a minutes walk from the door and the neighbouring village of Pyrgos offers an assortment of shops and amenities.

Carved from volcanic rock, this traditional Santorinian home comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, a courtyard with dining areas and sun terrace with spa pool. Cavern house helios offers panoramic views of the vine terraces of Profitis Ilias and across the Aegean to the island of Anafi, whilst the courtyard provides shaded space for dining and entertaining.

Restored in the traditional style of the island to an excellent standard and boasting modern facilities and features, Helios is fully equipped with a washing machine, all kitchen appliances, cutlery and crockery, a barbecue, a flat screen TV and DVD player with a broad selection of films. This stunning property is best enjoyed from April through to November, with seasonal offers available during the quieter months.

24 hour airport transfers and wifi are included.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sarah Woolman
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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Traditional Santorini Cavern House Helios
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

just brilliant

  • 5 of 5

From searching for a holiday rental in Santorini for a family wedding we came across this property on several sites. I contacted the owner directly and she came back to me almost immediately. I cannot fault the booking process and communication by text and email was excellent. We were met at the airport by Julian and driven to our accommodation. I was excited to see the property and Iro the villa manager was extremely welcoming and showed us around with great care, offering great tips about the area and supplying her english mobile number which made it very easy to contact her. The property itself is nestled into the hillside and you would have to be mobile if considering staying here as it has many steps and steep hills. It is well equipped with a well stocked kitchen and a great selection of local wine , beer and bubbly was provided, which was a lovely touch. The bedrooms are all cave like in the rock face, tastefully decorated and complete with air con and fans. There are two shower rooms with toilets and you soon get used to the fact that no paper products can be flushed away so bin is provided. The information pack that has been put together is excellent and so useful. We booked a hire car from Sarah the owner whilst in the UK and i would say this is a must. They deliver it to you and pick up when you leave. you need to pay cash though. The WiFi works well in the living room and courtyard , but once in bed in the cave signal is lost. The sun deck pool terrace is accessed up some very steep steps but you soon get used to them. The pool is small and water cold, but very welcoming after sunning yourself. The terrace gets the sun in the morning up until early afternoon, so if you like to sunbathe plan accordingly. The Metaxy Mas Tavern is a five minute walk away from the property and had been recommended by Sarah the owner and she had made a booking for the first evening ( this is a must as without booking you may not get a table) and all I can say is WOW great food, location and such friendly staff. There are specials every night and the menu is not large but has just enough of a selection. Once seated you are given cheese olives and bread cubes and my particular favorite Ice cold Raki which gives you perfect time to select your dishes. There were five in our party so between us we sampled most of the menu and everything was excellent. To finish the taverna brings out sharing deserts on the house, the cheesecake is divine!. A meal for 5 with plenty of wi

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

This cave house was fabulous. Really quirky accommodation with the most amazing sun terrace and splash pool with fantastic views across the island. The location is great, you definitely need a car, but it's quiet and you feel like you are in the 'real' Santorini. There are some great restaurants nearby, including metaximas, which you can walk to and everywhere is within easy reach by car. As for the owner Sarah, from our very first communication many months ago, she has been so helpful. She organised private transfers, our hire car, booked restaurants for us and there was a lovely 'welcome pack' with ham bread cheese beer wine etc upon our arrival. Iro the manager was also very helpful whilst we were in Santorini. It really was the most perfect week, our only regret is that we didn't book two!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Quirky Cave House

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay.

The house is great , fabulous views in a great location. Very centrally situated on the island away from the hustle and bustle of the major towns.

Although the house has air conditioning in the bedrooms we didn't need it as it's really cool even in the height of summer.

All in all a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful cave house!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in July and it was wonderful. Cannot thank Iro the manager enough, and thanks also to Darryl, the pool guy for his recommendations of where to eat. We ate numerous times at the local restaurant in Exo Gonia called Metaximas - eaten there before on previous holidays, and still never ceases to impress! Would def go back to this wonderful cave house, and many thanks to Sarah and Eddy, the owners for their very helpful correspondence throughout our booking etc, and also for the essentials in our cave house when we arrived - including beer and wine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect home base for a week

  • 5 of 5

Sarah was the perfect host and was helpful from our very first interaction all the way through to our drop off at the departures hall at the airport.

The house was exactly what we needed (and more) on our week away. Spacious, clean, air conditioned and everything else you might need.

The house is in a good residential area, away from the crowded and noisy streets of Kamari beach, Fira or Oia so you will need a car, but the house/location is the perfect home base and you'll be glad to have your own little piece of the island to yourself.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fantastic villa with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at Cavern House Helios - fantastic views from the terrace. Kimberley was very helpful, collecting us from the airport and ensuring there was food and drink at the villa for our arrival. Villa was very clean and had all the amenities you need. Would highly recommend Aroma Avlis, which is a winery and restaurant at the bottom of the hill (10 euros in taxi), the food, service and wine was excellent.

Overall a fantastic place which really made the holiday wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Self catering villa; pool; sea view; quiet traditional cave house.


Rates & Availability

Exo Gonia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low summer
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
2017 April
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 low summer
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 mid summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 high summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 mid summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
2017 low summer
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 15 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A 25% non returnable deposit is required to reserve the property. Balance to be paid before arrival.
Earliest check in time 2pm. Check out time 10.00am. This may be flexible depending on availability
24 hour transfers,air con, wifi and safe are all included at no extra cost

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Exo Gonia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Tourism licence number 1167K123K0928401

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