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SantoriniParadise: HELIOS or SISTERHOOD of traveling pants + hot tub

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
5 guests
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HELIOS Cave house is located in the heart of old Oia, one of the most beautiful and desirable spots on the island. Most importantly, its location is perfectly situated for guests to have unobstructed view of the famous sunsets in Oia from your private terrace! An additional advantage, HELIOS is ideally located just bellow the Castle, the famous sunset point of Oia, on the main pedestrian walkway leading to Ammoudi bay. That is why SISTERHOOD of the traveling pant' was filmed THERE! Most of the film, especially the first part, was filmed in front of HELIOS Cave house. At the last scene you can see the facade of HELIOS as Lena rides a donkey on the steps from Ammoudi to Oia! The second part was filmed in Ammoudi bay. The steps of HELIOS lead to Ammoudi and to St Nicolas island, where t...HELIOS Cave house is located in the heart of old Oia, one of the most beautiful and desirable spots on the island. Most importantly, its location is perfectly situated for guests to have unobstructed view of the famous sunsets in Oia from your private terrace! An additional advantage, HELIOS is ideally located just bellow the Castle, the famous sunset point of Oia, on the main pedestrian walkway leading to Ammoudi bay. That is why SISTERHOOD of the traveling pant' was filmed THERE! Most of the film, especially the first part, was filmed in front of HELIOS Cave house. At the last scene you can see the facade of HELIOS as Lena rides a donkey on the steps from Ammoudi to Oia! The second part was filmed in Ammoudi bay. The steps of HELIOS lead to Ammoudi and to St Nicolas island, where the jump off took place! (write Lena & Kostas and Go Jump Off a Cliff-STP in google search and you will find the episodes!) Unlike most cave houses in Santorini, once you enter HELIOS Cave House you are surprised by the soaring heights of the curved ceiling. Spacey, roomy, well-lit, the house maintains a constant temperature throughout the year (bioclimatic house), providing a refreshing, cool welcome after a long day under the demanding Greek sun. Inside, the white color prevails almost everywhere. It will make you feel refreshed, calm and pure. The unique architecture of the cave house meets with art objects and airy furniture to please the senses. Outside, the private veranda and SANTORINI PARADISE reception terrace provide the stage for unencumbered relaxation staring the amazing landscape of the caldera. Your eyes feast on the view producing numberless private mental postcards. You will enjoy your breakfast/dinner at the romantic private veranda with panoramic view of Oia's sunset, the volcano and the island of Thirasia. You are invited at our SANTORINI PARADISE reception terrace for a glass of wine with meze (on the house) to enjoy the famous Oia's sunset view! see the heart shaped photo a guest shot at our reception terrace! HELIOS, as more cave homes, was built into the volcanic ash more than 1000 years ago in the traditional way. In Santorini people built their houses partially underground or into the cliffs to be protected from the wind, the cold and the summer sun. At the same time, they used doors and windows for ventilation resulting in an open airy feel specific to historic Santorini architecture. HELIOS Cave House is modernized and comfortable. It is a beautiful cave home that has a bedroom with a full bed with canopy, a loft with another full bed and a spacious living room with one sofa bed.The crisp white walls are indicative of a traditional island cave home and will provide a true cave home living experience, with modern amenities. Staying with tradition, there are no inside doors between the living and sleeping areas. The roomy bathroom includes a shower. There is also a kitchenette. Furnished in traditional Greek island style and decorated with the owner's original artwork, this property provides guests with a unique experience. The property is perfect for the solo traveler, a couple's retreat or a family. A Masso Cave in HELIOS cave house! We are pleased to announce the addition of the Masso Room (Greek verb: to touch, to work with hands) at HELIOS Cave House. A unique space has been re-purposed as a massage room so our guests can share a personal, intimate experience with their partner, significant other or spouse. Built into the depths of the house, the space has been appointed with a massage table and comfortable bench with pillows. Of our five senses, touch is the most meaningful. Providing your loved one with a personal massage would be a romantic way to end your day on the island! Our guests will be provided massage oils, candles, relaxing music and towels/pillows. We have even provided a 'How To' guide with some basic massage techniques. If you want to enhance the romance of Santorini, why not take it to another level by surprising your loved one with a personal, sensual massage experience in the privacy of the deepest area of your cave house? If you prefer, 'Santorini Paradise' will arrange for a masseuse for couples or individual massages in the Masso Room. Additional charge. The bathroom in 'Helios' has also been newly renovated to include updated features such as a modern granite sink and new shower area, large enough for two, and a shower seat. We have provided you all the amenities to make your stay at Helios an experience to remember! Rates include baggage carrying from Oia parking, (Post office/K.E.P.), to the residence location. Please note that hot tub for 2 persons is not available from 15/11 till 15/3. Hot tub is available on Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday from 18:00 -21:00. Location: Oia is known for its beautiful cobblestone paths and staircases that wind through the town. The villa is easily accessible to all the town has to offer. From the villa, a 1 minute walk will take you to a variety of boutiques and restaurants, artisan shops and many exquisite opportunities for photographs. Also close by are many galleries and the famous Castle of Oia, known as 'Sunset Point' of Greece! Oia is renowned for its sunsets. People gather on the walkways each evening for a glimpse of the breathtaking view as the sun drops into the sea. Within in 5 minutes you can walk to the bus and taxi terminal and information center or you can drive to three beaches near Oia. If you enjoy a hearty walk you can take the stairs down to Ammoudi Bay for a meal or a swim. Free public parking at the parking lot of the Post office, 2 minutes walking distance from the house. HELIOS Cave house is 20-25 min drive from the airport/port.  The rate includes 1) A welcome assortment of bottled mineral and sparkling water, wine and juice upon arrival. 2) Breakfast provisions: honey, butter, marmalade, coffee and tea, cocktail of herbs. 3) Maid service daily (April-October), twice a week (Nov-Mar), change sheet, bath and beach towels every three days. 4) Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and Air Conditioning. 5) Enjoy a relaxing jacuzzi during day or sunset time, while helping yourself to complimentary traditional Santorini wine, soft drinks and coffee.Our shared outdoor hot tub for 2 persons lies in our SANTORINI PARADISE terrace having the best sunset view (just two minutes away). Our terrace is available for you on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 6) By showing our card, you have discounts or free deserts to many restaurants in Oia! For example a) You will be offered a bottle of Santorini wine with your meal at the AMMOUDI restaurant in the port of Ammoudi! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: MHTE1167Κ91000950901More
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MARIA O
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2009
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Helios is the perfect base of operations for a vacation in Oia. We could not have been happier! The Amazing: - Best sunset in Oia - Maria (host) and Sunil (porter) are wonderful - Perfect location, convenient to everything - Amazing views, literally breathtaking -...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Pat S
GreekParadiseOia, VR Owner at SantoriniParadise: HELIOS or SISTERHOOD of traveling pants + hot tub, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2019

Dear Pat, we are so pleased that you have had an excellent time with us at HELIOS cave house! The lovely words you posted is what make our day! Your love and appreciation is our reward which "give wings" to our enthusiasm to serve you...More

Reviewed September 12, 2018

We highly appreciate Maria who was very cooperating in accommodating us and allowed us to check-in earlier. The Location is Exceptional with probably the best Sunset in entire Oia. The house is Amazing....full of beautiful artistic details as well as very clean and everything is...More

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I wanted my teenage kids to have a memorable time in Santorini so I chose the Helios cave house instead of the nearby luxury resort where their cousins were vacationing at. Sitting on a prime location on top of a steep hill directly overlooking the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank ybaek2018
Reviewed January 18, 2018

The house is at the perfect position for sunset view and it is also close to the car park and the center of Oia. Though we did not have any chance to meet Maria, she is definitely a hospital person for the cleaness of the...More

Date of stay: October 2017
3  Thank zhangzheng
Reviewed September 20, 2017

If I could only use one word to describe Helios, it would be magical. The house is everything you imagine when you picture yourself staying in Oia, dream like. The inside is exactly as pictured, charming, clean & full of cute nooks. A yummy breakfast...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank danil0u21
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
A Winter Sun Getaway
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Parking
Linens Provided
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About the neighborhood
Oia, the village of the fascinating sunsets Oia, the traditional, most charming and well preserved of all of the Santorini villages, is located on the northern top of the island, high on a cliff-top (caldera edge) 12 km from the main town of Fira. It is famous as the place with the most magnificent view of Santorini with a picturesque road, cliffs on one side and the sea on the other. The old ruined castle overlooking the Caldera attracts most of the visitors to enjoy the unique and idyllic sunsets. The main square overlooks the sea and visitors are tempted with another truly fascinating viewpoint. Below is the beach of Ammoudi and across the bay are the Burnt Islands. Ammoudi, accessible by car as well, is 214 steps below, and Armeni beach is 286 steps below. The architecture of Oia...
How to get there
General directions to the meeting point: The village of Oia is located 20 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the port. In Santorini there are no street addresses so long before your arrival we highly recommend you book our affiliate transfer service to take you to our meeting point. Try to travel light! Should you choose to get there by yourself you should be heading to the Oia’s Citizen Service Center (K.E.P in Greek) opposite of Atlantis Dive Center, our meeting point. Please call us upon arrival so that our porter meet you there.
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