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Chess House (Traditional Santorini Home)
Hosted by Nikos
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7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
7 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
2 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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My place is a traditional Santorini home! Built on the Caldera (Cliff), into the rock, where families of the people of the sea would live, always looking out to the Aegean where their loved ones made their living.. You’ll love my place because of the impeccable view, the peace and quiet, the traditional home experience which is so rare these days.. My place is good for one or two couples or families with or without kids.

The space

Privacy, peace & quiet are the main characteristics of this traditional home. The house is ideal for couples, families or larger groups of friends - not a surprise because it used to fit the whole family in the old days. Six people can sleep in regular beds -2 double and 2 singles (see photos), but the built in Sofa can be prepared to sleep up to another 2 if needed.
One highlight of the house is the double outside area where people can spend time enjoying the view in peace, away from the road of Imerovigli, and closer to the sea and the volcano across.

Guest access

You need to follow a short traditional path down to the house, from the top of Imerovigli, but it will reward you in that you are really away from the crowd even in the most busy months of the island. There are about 60 steps going down or up, about 5 minutes both ways.

Interaction with guests

During the main season (April to end October) our team will be available to help you enjoy a once in a life time vacation on our island. We will start with a virtual tour upon arrival to customize your experience to activities of most importance to you. We will connect you to the island and make your stay as easy and carefree as possible. Anything you need, our team will be a phone call away - including arranging for a private meal at the house, recommendations and reservations regarding restaurants, beach accommodations, night clubs, tours, sailing trips, scuba, massage, workouts, transfers.

Air Conditioning

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 double bed, 2 single beds, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)


38 Reviews

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Minta User Profile
October 2017
Very nice place with a great view from the patio of the sunset and the caldera. The only downside is that it's a bit far from Fira, where we wanted to go for shopping and restaurants. It takes about 25 minutes on uneven cobblestone streets. But we went in October and it was super quiet at night to enjoy the views from the patio.

Chris User Profile
October 2017
Really well coordinated, super clean, and in our opinion, the best view / location on the caldera. Hands. Down.

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
I can't say enough great things about this place and our experience at the beautiful Chess House. It was a dream! The whole crew was so helpful from picking us up at the airport, helping us with our bags and giving great recommendations for things to do on the island. The view is so spectacular that we didn't even want to leave the villa! It was clean, spacious and a great mid-way location on the island. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a quiet, serene and beautiful stay in Santorini! We already can't wait to go back!

Qicheng User Profile
September 2017
It is a really nice place to stay, especially the sunset! The atmosphere is peaceful and close to local life.

Belinda User Profile
September 2017
Magical view in a traditional cave house

Niveditha User Profile
September 2017
Great views and friendly staff.

Erin User Profile
September 2017
The location of this home is amazing. It was a really fun experience staying in a traditional cave home of Santorini and having the incredible sunset views over the Caldera. The views are truly what made this airbnb experience in Imerovigli. They were breathtaking. I would definitely recommend this home & location to anyone who wants to be away from the touristy areas of Fira & Oia yet still close enough to walk to them whenever desired. Restaurants near the home were great. The Blue Dolphin staff that manages the home were very helpful with everything. The only negative we had to say was that one of the bedrooms had ants which ended up being in the bed as well. I'm sure such is the risk you take when you stay in a true cave home but we unfortunately were not able to use that bed during our stay.

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