Beautiful traditional cave house offering a very unique experience. It has all the facilities you need and is very well maintained. The rooftop terrace was amazing, with fantastic views across the village and down to the sea, perfect for a dip in the plunge pool and even for my morning yoga session! We would highly recommend the local taverna: Metaxi-mas for delicious Greek food, plus the Mexican restaurant: Senor Zorba with very friendly staff and huge portions, not to mention the fantastic sunset.
Santorini has so many places to visit and enjoy.
A truly amazing holiday, and we always find the Greek people are super friendly!
The only downside was that the path that leads up to the villa can be quite steep in places, so just need to be aware if you have walking difficulties.
I stayed at the Cavern House with three friends who had flown over from Melbourne, Australia for a European Tour in September 2016.
Sarah was very helpful in arranging a car hire and collection to and from the airport for us. Her manager met us at the house and was very helpful in arranging trips and general advice . An additional treat was the bowl of fruit, something for lunch, water and cold beers in the fridge. Everything you could want was in the house, the decoration was very well thought out and it was spotlessly clean. There was also a BBQ in the small outside patio area. We only discovered the DVD's and CD's the day before we left.
There was a short walk up hill along the outside track to the plunge pool but it had glorious views. The house next door had their own access from the patio up some steps.
Happily on arrival we were driven up the narrow road to the house, otherwise the car park was at the bottom of the hill by the red roof church and the walk up hill in the heat is not for the faint hearted. We decided to sit outside and have salads and a drink or two of wine in the glorious evenings after a hard day site seeing in the sun but we tried the nearest restaurant and it was very good, but busy.
Don't expect many traffic directions in Santorini, and the words don't drink and drive does not seem to appear in their language judging from the amount of wine drunk at the tasting sessions at the local winery. All in all a very happy holiday. Thanks Sarah.
We booked to stay at Villa House Anthea for our holiday in Santorini and absolutely loved it. Sarah (the owner) and Iro (villa manager) were so helpful in making our holiday stress free and definitely one to remember. We visited Santorini for a wedding and the bride used to villa to get ready in and for her pre-ceremony photos. The location/accommodation was stunning!
Just returned from a week in stunning Santorini and really enjoyed our time at the cavern! Don't think I could live in one permanently but it felt so much more authentic than the hotels we considered. For a house built into the cliff it was very modern and had pretty much everything we needed.
It was Iro's first week as manager but she looked after us really well, arranging a number of things for us whilst we were there, very happy with her service, and Sarah's help before we arrived.
Parking was at the church down the hill, which was great for walking off the many fantastic meals we enjoyed, though harder work with bags, shopping etc. The path is also steep in places, but then so is the whole island so this shouldn't put you off.
Wifi was excellent, we were able to stream the football (as there is no channels, just a tv with DVDs). Bins are a decent walk away and the cleaner comes once, though Iro deferred to arrange more visits if needed.
The location is perfect, Kamari (10 mins), Perissa (15), Fira (20) and Oia (30) all accessible via the essential hire car. The view is also amazing, especially from the terrace. The pool is more of a plunger than a swimmer, but the beach isn't too far and the water is great (esp. Perissa onwards).
Highly recommend Anemeloos, Metaxi Mas, Pyrgos restaurants, Santo Winery and Mylopetra bakery which are all nearby.
All in all, we were really happy we chose Anthea as our base for one of the most scenic places on earth!
We enjoyed a great Easter break at Cavern House Anthea that was intended as 7 days but got extended to 10 due to Greek industrial action. This extended break enabled us to enjoy more of what Santorini has to offer. :-)
The property is very well equipped and a traditional cavern house in a very nice traditional village. The views are stunning and there is plenty to do in the location and further afield. We especially enjoyed sitting out on the top terrace in the warm sunshine, relaxing with a nice glass of the excellent Santorini wine.
The house is a short 10 minute uphill walk to the traditional village of Pyrgos where there are a number of tavernas and a couple of small supermarkets. Down from the property are a another number of tavernas. Our top recommendations are Cava Alta (Pyrgos) and Anemoloos (Meze, in Exagonia). The later one is only open a few days a week but was the best meal by far all the time we stayed in Santorini.
The house is located near to some great wineries - Estate Argyros was our personal favorite at the bottom of the hill. Very friendly people and fabulous wine. The Donkey Brewery is also in the same location and well worth visiting to pick up some supplies.
There are plenty of places to visit and nothing too far away as Santorini is compact island. The location of the property is outside the traffic hot spots and centrally located, so very convenient for trips out.
Finally, the service and help provided by Sarah and Kimberley really made for a great relaxing trip. Nothing was too much trouble, especially when we got delayed for a number of days and had to extend our stay.
Many thanks for all your help and recommendations in making this a very memorable holiday. We will certainly return and recommend to others.
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