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Sunrise from pool with sea view
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Spa pool and terrace
Sunrise and pool
Sun terrace
Sun terrace with spa pol
Sun terrace
Courtyard in bloom
Courtyard with grapevine
Courtyard
Kitchen
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2 with laundry machine
Sunrise from the house
Local taverna 'Metaximas' just a minutes walk
Sunrise from the house
Easter in the neighbouring village of Prygos
Sunrise from the houseover the island of anafi
Sunset from nearby Santo wines winery
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Art K
Martinsville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Truly memorable!”
Reviewed 2 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012

Our stay at the Cavern House was one of our best travel experiences. The owners (Sarah and Eddie) were charming, thoughtful, and always available for assistance. The property is as beautiful as it is novel. Spectacular views, central location in a peaceful neighborhood, a two minute walk to a wonderful taverna - who could ask for anything more? When we went out and talked with other travelers, all were justifiably envious of our lodging. We would certainly come to this villa (or its sister property) on any return to Santorini, but for at least twice as long!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No negatives!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Catille L
Mini Mini, null, United States
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“WONDERFUL !!!!!!”
Reviewed 25 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

We really enjoyed our trip even if the weather was not so great.
Sarah is really sympatic and her advvices to travel all around santorini were really good.
Her house is really beautiful and it was a really great pleasure.
THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO :)

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Liked best: The house
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Tracy B
Perth, Australia
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1 review
“Relaxing, just like home and a little slice of Heaven!”
Reviewed 22 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Our weeks stay at Villa Helios was one of the best holidays we have ever had! We all want to go back! We stayed in the villa with a group of friends and enjoyed every minute of the experience. From the moment we arrived at the airport Sarah and Eddy were on hand to greet us and take us and our luggage to the traditional cavern house villa, along with their little dog Gino. Villa Helios met and exceeded our expectations, it was just so comfortable, relaxed and quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy centres, but only a short drive away. The villa is charming inside and out, with the courtyard and the roof terrace our favourite places to while away the sunny days. I have to also mention the awesome dvd collection!!! Sarah was very helpful from the minute we made the booking months in advance, with helping us book a hire car and any questions our group had once we were there. She even stocked the fridge with drinks and snacks on arrival (such a blessing, when you are hungry and don't know where the local supermarket is yet). The cavern house bedrooms also provided an excellent nights sleep as they are so dark and quiet! The little pool is perfect for lazing about in the sunshine and the view from the terrace is really beautiful. There is also a fabulous Taverna about 200m away in the village called Metaxi Mas... delicious! We had a great time seeing the sights of Santorini, but Villa Helios was such a great place to unwind and just relax. Thanks again to Sarah, Eddy and the villa cat for a great holiday experience. Would love to stay again.

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Liked best: roof terrace
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Felicity...
Kent
1 review
“Perfect Cave Houses for our stay!”
Reviewed 9 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

After receiving the news that our friends where getting married in Santorini we searched long and hard for accommodation for 6 couples and we were so pleased we didn't go for a hotel and rented both adjoining cave houses (Antheas/Helios) for the week. The villas are amazing and perfect for family or friends to rent, they have AC in each room and everything you will need for your holiday. Sarah and Eddy were lovely, they met us from the airport and helped with our booked car hire/luggage etc, they stocked our fridges with drinks and some snacks on arrival and bought us bread over, popping by occasionally to check on us and clean the pools. The villas have the added bonus of wifi, washing machines (with powder) and a welcome pack with lots of info for the Island - all came in handy! We would advise car hire as they are based in a residential area but the villas are so nice that you would be very happy spending time there. We booked a car for the week but found we spent at least two full days at the villas, just chilling and enjoying the pools and views. We all stayed in one night and used the BBQ, food from the supermarket is reasonable and only a 5 min drive away. The villas are close and 5min walk to the award winning restaurant called Metamiximas where we ate twice, the food is lovely and it's open late, food comes as and when it's ready, expect to spend around €20-€30 euros per person when eating out, drinking, starters etc... The villas are close to Pygros/Fira but I would get a taxi or drive, as the roads could be dangerous to walk on, its only €10 to Pygros, which is nothing when its uphill all the way. Fira is around €15 and has a lot more going on but my favourite restaurant was the Mediteran restaurant in Oia, which was amazing and worth a visit, book the top table on the terrace to watch the sunset - beautiful! All in all could not have been happier, I thought the villas were amazing value for money and we had the perfect holiday. The only thing I would change, is for them to have long length mirrors in each room, locks on the bathrooms (is greece thou) and longer BBQ utensils. None of these things would stop me renting them again in the future! I hope to return within the next couple of years, either with family or friends. I think for value or money, I would not book into a hotel or rent anywhere else on this island. I forgot to mention that the villas are very close to Santo winery, should you be attending a wedding there! :)

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Liked best: The plunge pools and out door areas, gorgeous!
Liked least: BBQs and AC in each room
Travelling group: With Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ErikP243
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic place!!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

It's a great house with all the amenities you could wish for. The small pool is refreshing, the views stunning, Centrally located, a very good restaurant at 200m.
The hosts wonderful!

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Liked best: the general feel of it all
Liked least: Since it's a cavern house, the bedrooms have no windows
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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