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“Hidden gem in beautiful Santorini”
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Irini House
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Cave house -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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Thaís R
1 review
“Hidden gem in beautiful Santorini”
Reviewed 20 September 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Irini's traditional cave house is a beautiful hidden gem in Santorini, perfect for those seeking an off the beaten path accommodation, charming and cozy. Irini welcomed us personally with fresh brewed Greek coffee and local wine, not to mention a map and tips on what to do and where to go. We rented a car, and would highly recommend it - be sure to get directions on how to get to the Guest House Kalitsi beforehand, as it can be a bit tricky to find it the first time around. Neighborhoods such as Fira and Oia are only 10-25 minutes away. The house itself was extremely clean and comfortable with special touches, such as a boombox to play traditional Greek music. Overall, my fiancé and I had a fantastic experience and look forward to going back!

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Pete G
Eureka, California
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“Friendly owners in beautiful quiet cave house”
Reviewed 23 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Guest House Kalitsi is located in an old river canyon and was very quiet and relaxing. The house was cool and had a lovely garden. Irini, the owner, was kind and helpful giving us fresh tomatoes from her garden and lots of recommendations of places to visit. She showed us where to catch the buses from and even arranged transfers to and from the airport.

The location is close to the airport and central so it is fairly easy to get buses to all parts of the island. There is a supermarket conveniently located about 10 minutes walk away and some nice local restaurants. It is located in a small village and was a real haven away from the crowds at the end of a busy day.

I would definitely recommend this guest house!

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“Quiet, spacious, central”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Guest House Kalitsi is in the center of the island, in a small town, it a quiet corner of the town near the end of a dead end street. We were looking for quiet and we found it. We also got a comfortable bed in a spacious apartment. Our apartment had a washing machine and our host, Irini, provided a portable clothes rack with clothespins.
Our apartment had a very large living room, a fair sized bedroom, a large bathroom with shower and a fair sized kitchen. There was also a small table outside on the patio where we took our breakfasts. Irini has two cats which you can befriend or will ignore you if you are not cat people. Our apartment had nice decorations and several photos from Irini's family which she was happy to explain to us describing the house and what it was like to live there and even pointing to where she slept as a child. It was one of our most memorable stays in over 20 trips to europe.
The shower had plenty of hot water.
Wifi was strong.

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Liked best: spaciousness, comfort, quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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veti04
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“Fantastische Unterkunft, amazing accomodation”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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It was a beautiful original cave house. The owner Irini is a wonderful person that made us feel like we are part of the family. She did everything to make our stay as great as it was. The location is vothonas, which is not as touristy as Mist other places and you are right in the middle so you can get everywere very fast. Santorini is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.

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Valentina...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“The warmest welcome”
Reviewed 12 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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In the early October I with my family decided to visit Santorini and stay in a traditional cave house instead of a (more usual choice) hotel. Now, after we spent a week in this house, I could say that we absolutely felt in love with it. First, its owner, Irini, is the kindest and helpful person that we met. She helped us a lot explaining which places is better to visit and which transport to use (usually buses). Moreover, she was almost always in place if we needed her help. Secondly, the house represents a truly traditional (Greek-Santorini's) cave house; very warm; clean; and with all necessary facilities. The view from the house terrace is amazing, especially at night. For cat lovers (as we are), you can feed Irini's cats (they are too sweet) and even invite them to visit your house - they will be too happy to do so. And thirdly, even if October should be less in tourists, still, main Santotini's cities: Fira and Oia were too crowded with tourists, that's why we were very happy to come back every evening after a busy day to our house which is located in Vothonas: a small peaceful and calm village, free of tourists.
Huge thanks to Irini for making our stay so comfortable!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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