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20 reviews
Comfortable & clean, this authentic cave house always fresh even in hot weather!
NATALIE: Ever since seeing the Sisterhood movie, I've dreamed about spending time in HELIOS cave!
HELIOS is located just bellow the famous Castle of Oia!
DON: There were hundreds of people around us watching the famous sunset and we had the best seats!
The side door & window of HELIOS have unobstructed  view to the sunset, Ammoudi bay & Thirassia isle
PEGGY: There were comfortable chairs and a cushioned bench area to relax with a glass of wine!
HELIOS overlooks the Aegean straight down! Ammoudi bay is at 15 min walking!
DIANE: I saved Helios House for our last stop because it was truly the most perfect and magical spot
PEGGY: The crisp white walls are indicative of a traditional island cave home!
A donkey on its way to Ammoudi bay to take guests up to Oia
the beautiful, traditional entrance of HELIOS cave house
blue and white: the colors of GREECE
Waking up was so relaxing with the white washed walls & Maria's beautiful art! HELIOSs one of a kind
NATALIA:HELIOS is in the perfect location-you can leave your door and just walk down to Ammoudi bay!
HELIOS: Living on a cloud above the steep red cliffs!
amazing private sunset view from the patio door!
Caldera, Thirassia island and sunset view!
View, location, comfort.....A perfect combination! Jenny P.
amazing view from HELIOS terrace
What an amazing place to spend some quiet time with the one you love!  HELIOS is a little love nest!
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This! Diane B. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
HELIOS  is an authentic, clean and well-supplied apartment! Joel F. U.S.
Waking up in the morning was just so relaxing! The Helios Cave is one of a kind!
the cave house is washed by the astonishing light of the Greek islands !
original statue, study of a live model by Maria
Staying with tradition,  no inside doors between the living & sleeping areas.
The Helios House is a little love nest that you will never forget! Frank & Sandy
full kitchen: well-stocked for breakfast & drinks! Diane B. Honolulu, Hawaii, US
View even from inside the kitchen!
the beautiful, roomy, newly redecorated, bathroom includes a shower. Peggy K. N.Y.
A unique space has been re-purposed as a massage room so our guests can have a personal experience.
HELIOS Cave House, stairway to Ammoudi begins here!
We had our breakfasts on the tucked away love seat just outside one of the doors!
Private hot tub  with sunset view at your disposal just 3 minutes away from home!
sunset terrace with private hot tub!
DIANE: Maria has one of only a handful of private patios that have a 100% direct view of the sunset!
Oia & sunset from SANTORINI PARADISE reception terrace. You are invited for wine & meze on the house
'You can enjoy the twinkling stars in the sky and the lights from Oia & towns across the water!'
PEGGY: An additional advantage: HELIOS is located on the main pedestrian walkway leading to Ammoudi
going down to Ammoudi beach
Enjoying the amazing sunset from the Castle of Oia, just above HELIOS
CARLO: The view of the sunset is stunning and ideally located.
DON: The sunset view from the rooftop patio of the Helios house is out of this world!
PEGGY: I enjoyed a hearty walk down the stairs to Ammoudi Bay for a meal & a swim at St Nicolas isle
By air: HELIOS cave house is situated at the top of the road leading to Ammoudi bay.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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belina3
Salem, Oregon
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointed, overly promised, under delivered”
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We spent over $500/night on this cave house. While the location is good, the inside of the house is cheaply appointed. We never got fresh towels during our 3 night stay. The bed was a full, uncomfortable, bad pillows, and a top sheet that barely stretched the width of the bed. (My huaband and I are not large people either). The shower and kitchen are desperate for an upgrade as well as all linens and the hodgepodge decor.
The pictures are misleading. The quaint outdoor space is not part of the house. It belongs to the renter Maria. She said we could go up there for an hour or two depending on if she had her own guests over. She also greeted us kindly but never followed through with restuarant recommendations, pool passes, etc.
Also to be noted: we were NOT told that tourists would be parked on our doorstep AND in the window sill daily -especially for the 2 hours leading up to te sunset. We actually had to open our door slowly so as not to bash the people standing or squatting there.
While Oia is certainly the most scenic of Thera's towns, I wish we would have stayed in another place nearby.
We also had t make our own way from the ferry to the house(no address) because the rental service that Maria suggested lacked proper communication. ***however the same rental service took us to the airport at the end of our stay and they could not have been more hospitable and I would recommend their service.

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Liked best: The location
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Shanghai, China
Reviewed October 7, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Oceanside, California
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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