Escape to Oia in this romantic, 2 level Cave House built into the volcanic rock on Santorini. Situated in the heart of Oia (Ia), it is the best choice for a romantic get away! The private outdoor hot tub (Jacuzzi) is facing the Caldera! 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.
OIA is the village where the 'SISTERHOOD of the traveling pants' was filmed! just look 'Lena and Kostas - Open your eyes to love' up in google and you will see the PINK Cave house! When the video starts, the very first thing you see through a blue traditional Oia's window, is the 'PINK'! It is like a precious jewel in the heart of the Caldera!
The PINK CAVE HOUSE: has 3 bedrooms with traditional style built in double beds. One bedroom has a separate entrance from the rest of the house, on a different level. There is also a spacious living and dining room, a fully equipped, separate kitchen, a newly redecorated bathroom with private shower room and a large patio in three levels overlooking the Caldera, the volcano and the little island with the tiny St Nicolas’ sparkling white church. One romantic veranda offers the perfect spot for sunning and admiring the view.
An outdoor hot tub, facing the blue sea and the Caldera, is situated in the PINK Cave's garden offering you the relaxation you are asking for! There is also a private outdoor shower surrounded by plants and flowers!
After a day of exploring the island, lounge on the cushions & pillows of the living/dining room and sip VINSANTO, the famous red sweet local wine, to re-energize yourself! The wine, presented in an oak barrel, is homemade by an old islander from his grape vineyards in Oia. The wine is made and offered to you with love! Candles and a selection of music are also available to complement this romantic setting. We hope the cozy ambiance will add to your cave dwelling experience. Just enjoy!!!
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 free parking place 2-3 minutes walking distance from the PINK Cave House.
Maria Oikonomou: 'The cave villa was constructed ages 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) 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.
4) Private outdoor hot tub (Jacuzzi) facing the Caldera (up to 37 Celsius)!
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
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.
We are a family of 5 with 3 children under the age of 12 and we spent 3 days in Santorini. Oia is such a spectacular place and the pink cave is in the middle of it all. We could walk anywhere without problems and there were shops, restaurants, bars and beautiful views everywhere around us. We as a family like to walk and we had no problems walking to the swim-pier as well as the Sigalas winery which is definitely worth a visit.
We admittedly did not spend much time at the Pink Cave given the surroundings but the few leisurely drinks/snacks/coffees at the patio that we did have were very enjoyable. We did not cook etc. but the pink cave seemed to have what you needed if you decided to do so.
Maria and her staff were were very helpful with suggestions, booking of transportation and any questions we might have had. As an example, my youngest left her stuffed animal behind in the pink cave and Maria shipped it to us without even charging us for it; that is service!
Maria could not have been a better hostess. She took the time to suggest shops, rental cars, and incredible food places! The pictures of the pink cave do not do it justice!! Of all the time we spent in Greece, Santorini was our favorite! This was only made better by where we choose to stay. Great location and hostess!
The Pink Cave house is really fantastic for a stay in Oia. Everything is well equipped like a home. Maria also prepared enough food and materials for us to make a good breakfast. Besides, Maria provides her home for us to watch the beautiful sunset so that we don't need to get crowded by people. In addition, Maria also recommend us several good places and restaurants with discount. Really recommend the Pink Cave House for a stay in Oia
Maria was a wonderful host. She went out of her way to make us feel welcome and sat down with us and gave us a great overview of the island's activities. The house is iconic and is able to be seen on the postcards! The house is a very short walking distance to the central part of Oia and to the sunset viewing area. I can't say enough about how wonderful Maria and her beautiful home were-she even set up a private boat tour to the volcanic thermal springs for us with a wonderful guide named Sostis! What an incredible experience! Thank you, Maria!
Amazing view. Clean room. Very private. Helpful and friendly owner. good wifi connection.
I cannot say enough about this house, its location, or its owner, Maria. We were a group of 4 girls and found the house to be very clean and comfortable (and air conditioned -- which I don't think is mentioned in the house's description) and very well stocked. It also has daily cleaning service, which was a nice perk. The house is in the prettiest part of Santorini (Oia) and is the PERFECT location for sightseeing and walking to nearby shops, restaurants, and the bay. Maria helped us set up a rental car company that was very reasonably priced and picked us up from the airport. She also had fantastic suggestions of hidden gems to check out and was very generous to us. If/when I go back to Santorini, I'm definitely staying here again! Since it has only one bathroom and three double beds (that are on the short/small side by American standards), I would not suggest more than 4-5 occupants.
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.
Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Basketball Court
Please note that hot tub is not available from November to March.