Nothing - although hooks for towels would be appreciated.
Everything - we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of this place. Please make sure you connect with Antonios (he won't let you forget) prior to arrival, otherwise you will not find the place. I was in Santorini exactly one month ago and thought I knew where it was by looking at the map, but in reality, it would have been impossible to find on my own.
The house is built into the rocks of the caldera and located under a bar (which serves the best mojito we've every tasted anywhere in the world) but is very quiet due to soundproofed doors and windows and we slept well both nights. It is very spacious with a separate bedroom, a sitting area, a lounge area (which has a double bed/day bed), and a spacious outdoor terrace with hot tub, lounge chairs and outdoor eating area.
It is bit of a hike up and down from street level and as such, not recommended for those with mobility issues.
The house is very clean, beds are comfortable, and Antonios made sure that we had everything we needed/wanted, including a beautiful breakfast on the terrace overlooking the volcano. The best part of our stay is the hospitable service offered by the owner and host. His assistance and guidance alone is worth 10/10 and the beautiful house is just the bonus.
This villa is incredible and even better than it looks in the pictures. We did not want to leave, the sunset and views were amazing and the host, Antonios could not do enough for us. He made our stay just perfect.
We can honestly say that of all the very many five star hotels we’ve stayed in across the world, this is up there with the best.
We will definitely be returning!
Let me paint a pretty picture for you.
The best caldera view on the island greets you in the morning as you emerge from your chic and luxurious villa perched on Fira's clifftop location. A sumptuous breakfast awaits on your private balcony, and as you sip your coffee the faint sound of bells can be heard from the donkeys walking along the path a few stories below you. You lift your face to the sky and the warm sun greets your face with a soft kiss on your cheeks. Your let your eyes drift to the shimmering indigo sea and spot a cruise ship off the coast. Your mind is calm, and one thought comes to mind. "Heaven. I've found heaven on earth."
This isn't fiction. It's a true account of our mornings at the cave villa. The view alone will blow your mind, but the sincere hospitality from the most amazing staff in Santorini puts this villa in a class of its own. Antonios, Vas and the rest of the team provided service above and beyond any stay we've ever had. From booking airport and ferry transfers, to recommending restaurants and car rentals, Antonios not only provided the best options, but considered our preferences and the amount of time we had on the island. The accommodations, the breakfast, the service, THAT VIEW, the location! There is something for everyone. If you work hard and want to vacation like a celebrity don't think twice, book a stay with Antonios and live the dream! We will we be back, I guarantee it.
What an amazing place to reflect an amazing island. The cave villa was everything I hoped it would be and more. I had pretty high expectations based on the pictures and I was not disappointed. I was floored with the patio and cave space. It is centrally located in Thira and offers fantastic views of the caldera from Akrotiri to Oia. The villa is located underneath a popular bar and you can access your room through the bar or from a public street. It was really fun to go through the bar because you got to walk through a cave tunnel which opened up to the amazing caldera view. Despite being so close to the bar, the villa was very quiet: noise was not an issue in the slightest. The private hot tub was one of the my favorite features of the villa. It offered full views of the sunset as well as a little privacy from the neighbors. If anything was better than our villa, it was our host. Antonios was very communicative, prompt, and friendly. He arranged our ATV rentals, a sunset dinner on the patio, a wonderful breakfast every morning, and last but not least, my proposal! My now fiancé and our host planned and executed the most perfect proposal all in secret and it was truly a magical experience. Antonios decorated our room with bouquets of flowers, local chocolates, champagne, and even arranged a photographer to take pictures of the moment. He will go above and beyond the duties of any host to make sure your Santorini experience is one you will never forget and will leave you yearning to go back!
We were absolutely amazed when we arrived in the NK Cave house. Firstly Antonios greeted us at the pick up point after we spent a couple of days in Oia before that. He also arranged for transport to take us to Fira.
The apartment is even better than it is in the pictures. The view from terrace is amazing. The terrace itself is huge. At the back of the terrace is a lovely big hot tub, which is great to chill out in when the sun goes down with a few drinks. There was a lovely bottle of bubbly waiting for us inside the apartment. The inside is also very spacious and finished off too a very high standard. There are two beds. One is within the bedroom, which is lovely and has air conditioning. The other is in the main area in the apartment, within a cave-like area. Perfect for relaxing on when it gets to hot outside. The bathroom is also beautiful and the shower is really spacious.
Every morning Antonios brought us breakfast which was lovely. Try the Greek version of scrambled eggs. Really nice! Antonios himself is an absolute gentleman. Always a click of a button away from answering any questions you may have. He also advises on lovely restaurants to eat at. The apartment is cleaned every day too, so it is always spotless. There is a fantastic cocktail bar above the apartment. We got a discount on all our drinks too. Everyone that works there are really nice and even let us take drinks down to the apartment. The walk way down through the cocktail bar is also really cool!
On our last night there, the sunset from the terrace was the best I have ever experienced. One I will always remember. We will most definitely be back in Fira and will stay in the NK Cave house again.
After visiting Santorini for 2 weeks, the stay at Antonios NK Cave House Villa was the single best experience we have had over the entire vacation. The NK Cave House Villa is truly beautiful offering an exclusive accommodation with spectacular view over the Santorini caldera. The cave house villa itself has a modern and unique design. It is very spacious and comfortable. It is easy to get inspired if you are thinking about turning your own "crib" into a dream apartment. The view from the villa is remarkable and this apply to any time of the day, not only the sunset, which you can admire in most romantic settings avoiding thousands of tourists. On the top of that, Antonios is a super host. He is very service-minded, very responsive, always helpful, very kind and with fantastic sense of humor. Despite the fact that I don't like to come back to the same places as a holiday destination, I could make an exception with this one. I definitely recommended it!
I can not say enough good things about this villa and about Antonios. First, the space is perfect, clean, and very modern. The beds are amazing and the shower may cause you to never leave. Second, the view and location are unbeatable. Breakfast on the balcony, dinner there with the sunset. Ahhhhhmazing! Third, Antonios deserves a separate section for being the fabulous host we have ever encountered. From breakfast and dinner orders to arranging tours for us to bringing our luggage down and up the stairs. He is awesome!
We traveled throughout Europe for the entire month of August with my teen aged daughter and 2 friends. This location and space was ideal. We had plenty of privacy and an amazing sunset view every night. This was the best place we stayed for the entire trip.