As social media users and travel lovers, when we scroll down through Instagram feeds we are invariably impressed by the unrepeated and distinctive landscape of Santorini, all the more when the pictures posted by travel experts, bloggers and influencers in the aforementioned platform show idyllic scenes of couples enjoying the astonishing views afforded from a luxury cave or of models posing as though this scenery were actually their everyday setting and nothing special to be marvelled at. Today’s highly demanded lava caves in Santorini –Greece– used to be, however, the houses of the poorest people in the region, mainly ship crews who carved their own homes into the volcanic soil. They way in which they were built and the material they are made of make them extraordinarily solid, resistant to seismic activity, soundproofed, warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
The Santorini caves chosen by tourists who look for a different stay in Greece have been revamped to feature amenities and services that match those offered by luxury resorts: aside from the stunning panoramic views only possible thanks to their privileged location on the Theraic earth, many include exclusive amenities like private pools, hot tubs, patios and terraces or even kitchenettes and bathrooms with views. If you are into travel photography, a cave is -without a doubt- a type of accommodation that you should consider for your next trip to Santorini.
What is it like to stay in a lava cave in Greece?
Santorini Paradise Cave Houses
These caves in Santorini where travellers can spend their vacation in Greece are known for being an ideal spot to watch the famous Oia sunset from the accommodation’s terrace or private patio. In most cases, the cave features a hot tub with panoramic views of Santorini and an open-air dining area. Daily maid service is provided, safes, complimentary parking spaces, free WiFi all throughout and mosquito nets are provided. Each apartment has a different arrangement with beds and sofa beds and can accommodate up to five adults. Fresh products are offered on a daily basis so that guests can prepare their own breakfast and enjoy it on the terrace, while they may also walk to a wide range of local restaurants and cafés, to the main bus stations only minutes away and a nearby taxi rank.
Santorini Cave Houses
As is the case with most accommodations in the area, the Santorini Cave Houses provide confirmed guests with airport transfers for a small surcharge. Santorini airport lies only three kilometres away. The establishment offers complimentary WiFi in all its apartments, which feature a garden, a living area, a fully-equipped kitchenette and a private bathroom with shower. Pets are allowed and travellers may join organised tours and water activities or request massages and spa treatments on site. Fira is five kilometres from this point, while the Port of Santorini, Monolithos Beach, the central train station and the popular cable car can be reached after a 10-minute stroll.
Drops Cave Houses in Santorini
Also offering airport shuttle services, the Drops Cave Houses in Santorini complex features an outdoor pool, free parking spaces and a beauty and wellness centre for guests. Continental breakfast is served every morning, although you can order room service and even request meals adapted to your specific dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan…) while you are staying here. As far as occupancy is concerned, you may choose among units like studio caves with private pool or suites comprising two bedrooms. The area has a Carrefour supermarket, several traditional Greek tavernas, a central market and a central cafe. Aside from bike rental service, the staff at the front desk can help you join hiking and snorkelling tours, or give directions to arrive to the Port, the Prehistoric Thera Museum and other tourist attractions.
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