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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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SteveLala...
Alta Loma, California
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
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We stayed here for 1 week. Maria and Vasilles were very accommodating . From the time they picked us up to the time we left. Any issues were immediately taken care of, which was really nice The cave house is centrally located in Oia and nice. Great views from the great porch. Just note as it is centrally located, Oia has a lot of cruise ship visitors, and to get to the house you must pass them all. (This is no fault of Maria's Danai house) but just a little mental note.

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Liked best: The great views
Liked least: The crowds of Oia, no fault of the Danai Cave House.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JudoSydne...
Sydney
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3 reviews
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“The epitome of Oia”
Reviewed 28 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Danai House is the perfect place to relax with complete privacy because of its location.
Maria and Vassilli are wonderful hosts. They organised our airport transfers, Vassilli carried all our bags to the house. Amazing considering how many steps there are. We had the most enjoyable week. Can't wait to return to this little piece of paradise.

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PatsyPend...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delightful cave house overlooking the sea”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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Stayed here over Greek Easter and loved every minute. Danai House is small but perfectly formed. Built in a cave, constructed following 1956 earthquake in a quieter part of town, it has been tastefully refurbished. There is a lovely terrace area, a well-stocked kitchen (a kettle would have been useful), and it is simply but beautifully furnished. Vassilis, a voluble Bulgarian, met us and carried our cases to and from the taxi rank when we arrived and left. Both he and Maria were full of useful advice and tips and one evening when we discovered there was no corkscrew appeared bearing the same - even though it was a public holiday. The maid came in every day and changed the sheets every couple of days. The house is cool - great in high summer I imagine, however did get a bit chilly in April. There are plenty of blankets for night time, but if travelling in the cooler months pack a sweater .
Oia is a gorgeous upmarket destination with clean, white marble streets and well-behaved dogs and cats plus some gorgeous restaurants - try Scala, Lotza and the Ammoudi fish restaurant down below. There are lots of tempting designer clothes and jewellery shops and the town was very busy even in April due to wave upon wave of tourists arriving off the cruise ships. But it's quiet late at night and early in the morning. Luckily Danai House is tucked away, away from the crowds, so you can chill if you want to.
There are plenty of walks within easy distance - in April over hills studded with wild flowers. The house is a stone's throw from the famous sunset point and 200 plus steps which lead to the small fishing port of Ammoudi. Recommend a trip on the little local ferry which runs just three times a day, to Thirassia, tiny island just 15 minutes away but a world away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century Santorini. If you know and love 'old' Greece this is where you'll find it. A visit to the archeological site at Akrotiri is a must. To get the most out of this, visit the beautiful modern museum in Fira, a dizzying bus or taxi ride or 15 k walk away.

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Liked best: Location, decor, cosiness
Liked least: Drains were smelly a couple of times after heavy rain
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
6 May 2014
Thank you for such a great review !!

Best Regards
Maria Fouka
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Koni25
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“HEAVEN ON EARTH!”
Reviewed 30 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Having booked to stay here based on one review I was alittle anxious to see what Danai House was going to be like especially as Santorini
was our last stop on a 10day island tour.
I can honestly say it was just as I had invisioned and more! As soon as you enter the house you feel at home, I loved the décor with every piece of furnishing carefully placed with thought and gave it that traditional feel .Our only regret was we didn’t stay here longer !!!!!
I slept on the bed in the front lounge area so every morning I had amazing window view of the ocean with the sun shining in!!!
Every morning we would have breakfast outside in the courtyard and even our last night we decided to eat outside on the courtyard and take advantage on the beautiful view!
There was aircon which was great as August was soo hot and humid.,The house is right in the heart of Oia, 2mins away from the famous spot where
all gather around to watch the sunset..and convenient to all shops and restaurants.
I cant say enough about Maria and Vasilis.We were greeted by Vasilis who graciously carried our suitcases and pointed out to us where to find bus stop,atm, best restaurants on the way to the house and all the amenities within house.We saw Maria the next morning ,a lovely woman,very friendly,gave us advice on how best to spend our time
and was eager to help us in any way she could and gave us her mobile number and stressed to call her at any time.
While we were there for the unfortunate incident of power and water outage, Maria and Vasilis were fantastic! Vasilis came and supplied us with 6 x 1litre bottles of water which we found such a nice gesture and Maria came to check on us regularly to see how we were and if she could assist in any way.
This was beyond anyone’s control and the whole island was in the same predicament but it honestly did not affect our trip at all and as I said if this was going to happen anywhere in the world let it be in Santorini, heaven on earth :)To be honest,it was actually quite pretty seeing just candles lit up at night and made you think although no water and electricity at times, noone could take away such luxuries as Oias beautiful sunset!

The day we departed Vasilis met us at the house and helped us with our bags to the taxi rank and Maria came to say goodbye and could not apologise enough for the water and electricity which was certainly not her fault.
We definitely left the best till last!..I would definitely stay at Danai house again..probably in the quieter months as August was very touristy very busy.I don’t think
I would ever leave!!

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Liked best: the courtyard
Liked least: restaurant on top
Travelling group: Extended Family
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amanda_IO...
Ryde, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wow ! I have always wanted to stay in an original cavehouse”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We only stayed for 2 nights,but i will cherish the memory of our 30th wedding anniversary forever.We were met by vasilius,a warm and friendly porter who carried our embarassingly heavy suitcase with ease through the heat and crowds to Danai House.Got to the gate,and felt such a rush of happiness!This place is the real deal of cave houses.It is smart,original,homely,has nice touches,...It has heart. The outside area is all yours and you dont feel overlooked.Dani House is so central to everything ,yet a two minute walk and you find yourself near all the main restaurants and shops,but sitting on your patio looking at the caldera view you seem to have it all to yourself.If you like an original feel,superb location,a place to yourselves, you cant go wrong here.

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Liked best: original cave house
Liked least: no kettle
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MarcoJ764
Milano
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Beautiful views from a typical house”
Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Conveniently located in beautiful Oia, despite being in the center of the village is quiet. Marvellous views. It is a traditional house thus there are little nuisances if you are staying in four people (access to bathroom is through main bedroom).

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Victor N
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous house in the most beautiful place in Greece.”
Reviewed 5 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013
5
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When I first looked the photos of Danai's House I thought it was too perfect to be real. I went there and can confirm that everything is just like in the photos and the house is amazing, almost magic. It was the best choice in my entire travel to Greece. Maria is adorable and the house is very clean and comfortable. I will definitely stay there again in the future. I recommend it to all my friends. The house is located in Oía with one great view of the caldera and one spectacular moonlight.

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Liked best: The house structure
Liked least: Nothing. Everything perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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