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A night spent sleeping in a cave might not really sound like your idea of fun. But when the cave is perched on a Greek Island, cut into the edge of a caldera and overlooking the azure sea, you might just reconsider. Especially when that night is spent dipping your toes in the hot tub, cooking up a feast on a BBQ or dreamily gazing at the stunning views all around. The Greek Islands are famed for their laidback style, with dazzling white houses and vibrantly contrasting blue rooftops. These incredible cave Airbnbs bring all of the above together in a unique setting. Read on for our favorites.
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The Blue Art Caves sit perfectly located in Oia, Santorini’s most beautiful town. A fusion of the old and the new, this one bedroom cave combines traditional Greek architecture with all of the modern necessities you’ll need throughout your trip. This stunning cave Airbnb is one of the island’s coolest spots, with breathtaking views that you’ll remember forever. It’s got one bedroom with space for two guests, making it a perfect romantic getaway for couples. As well as the main attraction, which is the hot tub cut into the cave that overlooks the ocean, you’ll find an air-conditioned bedroom with caldera and volcano views as well as an en suite bathroom. This cave comes as part of a larger apartment block – if you can call a cave Airbnb an apartment – which means you also get breakfast and dinner included. These can both be provided to your cave, which means breakfast and dinner also come with spectacular views attached.
You won’t find many cave Airbnbs with as many incredible reviews as this one. A stunning Santorini spot, it’s made its name far beyond the rest of Greece and is a popular cave for visitors from all over the world. Its one-of-a-kind architecture encompasses two bedrooms with room for up to four guests. Stay here and enjoy unparalleled views of the ocean from almost every room, providing a beautiful blue contrast against the white stone walls. Designed as part of a traditional complex of cave houses, this spot is owned and renovated by a family of architects, which you’ll likely guess as you wander through it. Both bedrooms come with traditional features, like antique bookcases and handcrafted mirrors. The bathroom, which is curved deep in the cave, is made from white local stucco marble from Crete, with a handcrafted marble wash basin and rain shower. Outdoors, the private terraces expand on different levels literally on the rim of the caldera, with unique angles and plenty of sitting spaces.
The Lava Cave used to be a sailor’s house back in 1875, which makes it a perfect spot if you’re looking for a unique getaway with plenty of history. Set in the beautiful island of Santorini, this one bedroom cave Airbnb comes with its own private plunge pool overlooking the waters just outside. After a full restoration, this ex-sailor house was turned into a jewel of a place, keeping its traditional cave-curved Aegean island style with its pearl white walls but incorporating all of the necessities for an island escape. There’s a cozy bedroom as well as an adjoining living room and kitchenette, if you decide not to eat dinner in one of the nearby restaurants. Its beautiful veranda and exquisite indoor-outdoor Jacuzzi offer a natural glaze of the caldera’s rugged volcanic beauty; overlooking the crystal-clear waters that sparkle in the sunshine.
This entirely white cave is one that looks like something straight from a magazine, with pristine decor from the moment you step inside in every room of the place. Arguably the coolest and most minimal cave Airbnb you’ll ever find, it’s set on Mykonos island and has one bedroom with room for two guests. Located in the famous Little Venice, right in the center of Mykonos City, it’s perfectly situated for any guests looking to make the most of the island’s famous nightlife. A renovated property, it was refurbished entirely in 2019 in the traditional Mykonian style, with an Eastern King-size bed, a fully equipped kitchenette and a washing dryer combo machine.
The Sunset Cave house has one bedroom but space for up to three guests, making it a slightly more budget friendly option for a small group of friends exploring the Greek Islands together. While it might be one of the smaller cave Airbnbs around, it’s certainly not lacking in amenities. Located in a premium spot right on the cliffs on the caldera in Oia village, it’s been carefully and tastefully restored and now offers a unique experience of Greek summer style. This cave Airbnb actually hangs out over the caldera, sitting 150 meters above the sea with unlimited sunset views straight from your window. There’s a double bedroom, a living room, a bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen inside, as well as a private outdoor plunge pool which you’ll likely use as a spot to admire the sunset each evening. Breakfast comes served at your doorstep and there’s daily maid service as well as a porter to help with your bags.
Head to Klouvas, Egeo, for a truly authentic cave Airbnb with jutting out stones that’ll take you back in time with a hefty dose of Greek history. This seriously cool Airbnb has one bedroom with room for two guests, making it a great spot for solo travelers or couples. Not only does it come with spectacular views of Super Paradise beach, but also a lounge area, a kitchenette and a small swimming pool just for you. Both the bedroom and bathroom have been designed in the old traditional style, with all the home comforts necessary right at your fingertips. There’s Wi-Fi, subtle lighting throughout and an outdoors terrace where you’re free to bask in the heat for hours on end.
The hot tub is the main attraction of this Santorini cave Airbnb, which sticks out over the caldera offering spectacular views of the sea right below. With one bedroom and space for up to four guests, it’s perfect for families or a couple who’d like a little extra room. The villa is located in the middle of a traditional village, only two minutes away from a large selection of cafes, restaurants and shops. Inside, there’s a bedroom with a double bed, a living room with two sofa beds, a private fully equipped kitchen, a private bathroom with a powerful shower and a private veranda with perfect views. Those views overlook the sea, the volcano, the caldera and the traditional village of Oia, which covers a little of everything on the island. Outside, there’s a shared veranda with sunbeds for all tanning opportunities.
This spacious Mykonos cave is larger than most, with room for up to four guests across two bedrooms. It’s one that brings together traditional exteriors and modern interiors, like exposed brickwork outside and stylish decor on the inside. Incorporating one double ensuite bedroom and one smaller cave double bed, it’s a great option for couples or families looking to explore the island. Wander through the cave and you’ll also find the kitchen-living room and a patio on the same level with a swimming pool outdoors for those seriously hot days. Most beaches are within reach in less than 12 minutes, so you’re never too far from a welcoming dip in the sea. Other facilities at this spot include high-speed Wi-Fi access, maid service every two nights, fresh linen, towels and bathrobes and basic breakfast ingredients.
Two bedrooms, two bathrooms and unlimited magical views make up the basis of this incredible cave Airbnb. Set in the bustling town of Oia, it’s got room for four guests and sits right on the edge of the caldera, overlooking the glistening water. With sloped walls and white surroundings, it’s every inch the traditional Greek cave accommodation, accentuated with traditional Cycladic furnishings and bespoke antiques. One bedroom here has a stunning en-suite bathroom, with a sculptural walk-in shower of handmade pigmented plaster. The kitchenette comes fully equipped with everything you need to feel right at home. The view from the terrace is the main attraction here, with views beyond words. Sea, sky, volcanoes and cliff-side villages are your main views while enjoying a morning coffee or a colorful sunset. The house also has an amazing terrace with a hot tub, for your own private volcano viewing spot. And, if you’re visiting with a larger group, it can accommodate two more people on the sofa bed.
The Livadi house is a cave Airbnb with a difference – taking the structure of a traditional building and infusing it with sloped walls, stone archways and plenty of authentic features. This Cycladic house, with room for four guests in one room, sits in the region of Kato Klisma, Greece, a peaceful location where you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time admiring the stunning views in every direction. This luxurious spot is only a 20 minute drive from the island’s capital and a 10 minute journey from Kolimbithra, where old and modern, traditional and modern, beauty and simplicity all fuse into one. Minimalist decor, plenty of greenery and a free-standing bathtub ensure relaxation and serenity in every room.
With more than 250 raving reviews, you know you’re in for a good time when you check into this cave Airbnb in Santorini. Known locally as the Fisherman’s Cave House, it’s a totally restored cave with space for up to five guests throughout two bedrooms. Perfectly situated for all kinds of adventures, you’ll find your days in Santorini crammed full of swimming, tanning, cooking and exploring while staying here. This cave Airbnb takes its name literally, hanging from the caldera cliff, right underneath the old castle in the picturesque village of Oia, and set 150 meters high above sea level. You’ll find free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor plunge pool, as well as the opportunity to visit many restaurants, bars, taverns of the village on foot, as it lies within 5-10 minutes walk from the centre.