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“Great value, awesome sunset, warm hospitality”

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Marizan Caves & Villas
Ranked #1 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Oia
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great value, awesome sunset, warm hospitality”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Romantic Cave House was very roomy, clean, and charming. It had a large, clean balcony with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the sea and sunset. It came with a kitchenette, coffee maker, cereal, and utensils. Our fridge was always stocked with ham, cheese, fruits, yogurts, milk, juice, bottled water, honey and jam, and we received fresh bread (your choice of white, wheat, or mixed) every morning on our balcony. We were provided fresh towels every day including separate towels for the beach. Free wifi was great. Location was awesome - at the end of Oia, in a quiet area, a few minutes walk to the center of town. What made our stay most memorable was Yiannis, a very warm, generous, and hospitable host who treated us like family. He's very enthusiastic about making sure our experience on the island was truly enjoyable. He welcomed us with glasses of delicious local red wine, arranged a rental car for us as well as a boat tour to the volcano, hot springs, and Therasia island, which was the highlight of our trip. He gave us recommendations for places to eat, directions and a daily itinerary of what we can do on the island. We highly recommend staying at Marizan Caves & Villas, and it will be our first choice when we visit Santorini again! Yiannis - thank you for a wonderful stay. Regards, Gladys & Ryu

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salt lake city utah
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Three nights in the Marizan caves was heavenly. The location is at the end of the village of Oia, a short and well worth it walk beyond the little bit of hustle/bustle of the village itself. It is quiet, secluded, and offers an unobstructed sunset view and look back at the village from a perch atop the world. The owner, Yiannis Marini, goes the extra mile to ensure his guests are happy and comfortable, even providing personal transportation from a restaurant in the harbor.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed in Marizan Caves & Villas one night on our wedding anniversary in the end of August. It was best romantic anniversary with amazing sunset in Oia. Hotel owner was very friendly and put us into this beautiful cave studio. We can get out our room and see the best view of Aegean Sea and later the sunset. We are given two glasses Santorini wine before sun was going down. It seemed everything was just perfect.
We are sorry we did not stay there longer or even a week would made our holiday the best in Santorini. But we will definitely stay there again when we go.
Absolutely best stay! 5 stars!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We just visited Marizan for three days and loved the views from our cave. Yiannis and Mario were very hospitable and helpful - they provided directions for places to see, organised boat trip, organised atv and car hire and even lit candles for us whilst we were enjoying an evening jacuzzi dip. Only downside was a small bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Love, love, loved this property. Perfect location for the Santorini sunsets. Wonderful breakfast on private patio: fresh bread, orange juice, meat and cheese, Greek yogurt, honey.....mmmm. My only regret is that I didn't book for at least a week instead of four days. This is the only place I will stay on Santorini. The staff is so incredibly helpful and really makes sure your time at Marizan is perfect.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was our first visit to Santorini. Marizan Caves left the greatest impression on our group of 8 friends. Absolutely mind blowing views, great staff and a fantastic villa. I have never seen any place so spotless. Our only problem...we stayed for two nights instead of four (at least).
We will definitely be back and Marizan Caves will be our first choice!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

A familial hotel, where Georgia, the beloved young owner of Marizan, would treat you like if you were at her own home. It is the best of sophistication and simplicity at the same place!! Our honeymoon wouldn't be "the" honeymoon if we had not stayed at the Private Cave House for these 4 nights.

For example, during daytime, you might want to take a walk around Oia, see art shops, and have some very nice typical Greek food, or enjoy the swimming pool at the next door hotel. At night, if you decide to have dinner in a sophisticated restaurant, the Ochre restaurant is just 50 meters "upstairs". Or, if you just want to stay at your cave and enjoy the calm breeze and the view, you will also find nice options for delivery (an option I would strongly suggest)

Fresh bread will be at your door when you wake up, and you will love to prepare your coffee, get your milk and orange juice, and have breakfast in the balcony. You just don't need any "room service". In the afternoon, you will have the best private view of the best sunset in Oia, in a very quiet and calm place, while enjoying your favorite beverage.

Like we said to Georgia, our only "work" there was to count how many boats would pass in front of us, around the Amoudi Bay, and enjoy your company. Nothing else, that's it! If you stay in Marizan, you might want to give up visiting the crowd center of Thira, to take the almost whole-day boat trip to the Volcano, or anything else tourist guides would suggest you. And believe us: YOU MIGHT NOT REGRET AT ALL, if you decide this! That was our option, and I'm so happy that we have decided this.

We left Marizan today, and we are always dreaming about when we're gonna have the opportunity of going back.

Room Tip: The Private Cave House is the last one "downstairs", with plenty of space, and the best pr...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marizan Caves & Villas

Property: Marizan Caves & Villas
Address: Oia Santorini | Garbinoi Miloi, Oia, Greece (Formerly Marizan Studios & Villas)
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marizan Caves & Villas 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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