World's 8 coolest caves you can rent via Airbnb - 3 in Santorini

Α Decrease font Enlarge font
World's 8 coolest caves you can rent via Airbnb - 3 in SantoriniInStyle presents the "The World's Coolest Caves You Can Actually Sleep In" that can be rented via Airbnb

InStyle presents the "The World's Coolest Caves You Can Actually Sleep In" that can be rented via Airbnb and three of them are located in Santorini.

The US magazine notes that "if you've ever wanted to get away, here's your chance to do it caveman style. When four restricting walls, a flat screen TV, and a mini-bar fridge just doesn't cut it for you, broaden your imagination and try booking a cave. These hidden chasms all have their own unique history and mystery that make staying there an unforgettable experience. Not to mention that the advantages of staying in a cave room are plentiful—no suffocating humidity, constant cool temperature, peace and quiet, and most importantly? No annoying crowds to disturb your rejuvenating getaway.

Don't worry—while the cavemen back in the day might have been a bit more animalistic for our liking, these options offer all the amenities you need for luxurious living. After all, not all caves have to be cold, gloomy, and damp; these cave hotels are chic enough to make even Batman jealous. Check out some of our favorites below: all reservable via Airbnb."

The complete list of the World's 8 coolest caves you can rent via Airbnb includes:

1. Lava Cave in Greece, Santorini

Courtesy Airbnb

Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea, is a dream vacation for any adventurer, especially those who crave unconventional trips such as roaming an active volcano or exploring obscure cave dwellings. This insanely gorgeous Lava Cave used to be a sailor's domicile back in 1875. After a full restoration, it has been transformed into a hidden and livable jewel, keeping its traditional cave-curved Aegean island style with its stark white walls. Its indoor suite includes a cozy bedroom and an adjoining living room and kitchenette en suite. The beautiful private veranda and exquisite indoor-outdoor Jacuzzi offer a natural splendor of Caldera's rugged volcanic beauty, overlooking the crystalline waters that surround the area.

2. Inkunzi Cave in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Courtesy Airbnb

Situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains, Inkunzi Cave's totally unique design with a Bushman theme incorporates self-catering units, replete with rock pools and baths. This true getaway is sure to ignite a party for the senses. Nestled in the nook of greenery, this property treads delicately on the aesthetic landscape. This unique experience that literally lets you sleep inside the earth holds a constant temperature throughout the year and provides breathtaking views to the world heritage site.

3. Sassi Cave in Matera, Italy

Courtesy Airbnb

This charming cave dwelling in the heart of the Sassi perfectly blends the magical feel of the old tufa caves with all modern comforts we know and love. The house itself is dug in the soft calcareous tufo stone and is a typical underground vaulted dwelling. Consisting of an open space of over 100 square meters, it boasts a large patio overlooking the rolling hills of Sassi where you can enjoy scenic aperitif and panoramic views. The ultimate rejuvenation zone, the cave even includes a "relaxation area" in the lower level where you can enjoy a large bathtub and complimentary massage mats.

4. Garden Cave in Sacromonte, Spain

 

Courtesy Airbnb

This Sacramonte haven is placed on the heart of the genuine neighbourhood of Sacromonte, 5 minutes away from the most emblematic places for flamenco and 20 minutes away from the city center. Explore the surrounding rugged and stunning outback in their lush garden and terrace facing Alhambra. The place also maintains a steady temperature throughout the seasons, and for those sensitive to the cold, there is a chimney and electric heating that you can circulate throughout the cave itself.

5. Hatter's Hideout Cave and Lodge in NSW, Australia

 

Courtesy Airbnb

Nature buffs, this one's for you. Set amidst towering escarpments, the Hat Cave is a massive sandstone cathedral, sculpted by nature to provide an ideal bushland retreat for troglodytes (modern cave dwellers). Hatter's unique hand-built lodge and environmental retreat on eight rolling private acres of Blue Mountains wilderness is perfect for those in dire need of an otherworldly landscape. The cave is 20 meters high, similar size and shape to a small shell of the Opera house (with better acoustics!) Hatter's Hideout transects a deep mountain gorge, with lush cool temperate rainforest to natural bonsai to provide panoramic views across Mount Wilson and Wollemi National Park.

6. Rustic Villa in Liguria, Italy

Courtesy Airbnb

The experience may feel a bit like camping, but with beds and all other accommodations provided. This old style little villa is in the Natural Park of Le Manie, and has been renovated with handicraft work conceived as a perfect gateway location within nature. Its natural elegance is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic hideout; to reach the house you have to leave the car on the main country road and follow a path for about 150 meters down a hill (no pesky neighbors here). At the villa, you'll be able to enjoy a breathtaking terrace with delectable complimentary breakfast, sunset aperitifs, barbecue dinner, and relaxing sunbeds.

7. Hector Cave House in Oia, Santorini

 

Courtesy Airbnb

While there are underground options, you can opt for the dug-out style living and find everything you need aboveground — high up on a cliff. The Hector Cave House, carved into the unique caldera cliff for more than 250 years, was originally used as a wine cellar back in the day. The traditional canava eventually became a family owned summer house, which then opened its doors to share its unique character and intriguing architecture to travellers all around the world. The bedroom has a built-in elevated atop a loft and the private veranda offers a romantic, private space for dining and sunbathing. Oh, and did we mention the outdoor Jacuzzi? We're sold.

8. Sunset Cave House in South Aegean, Greece

Courtesy Airbnb

A carefully restored old cave house in one of Santorini's most spectacular and beautiful locations, Sunset Cave literally hangs on the caldera cliff, right underneath the old caste in the picturesque village of Oia. Sitting 150 meters above sea level, you can marvel in its sprawling surroundings whilst lounging in a private outdoor whirlpool. It's the perfection fusion of luxury and style, with just the right ration of adventure.

Read more here.

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinations Greek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report


Tornos
  1. 18/06 02:02

    Greece in top-10 countries in electric power production from green energy

  2. 18/06 01:38

    Global conference on climate change impact on cultural heritage in Athens

  3. 18/06 01:33

    Canada’s HEXO acquires medical marijuana license in Greece

  4. 18/06 01:31

    Tottenham’s defender Kieran Trippier with wife Charlotte in Mykonos

  5. 18/06 01:27

    Primary surplus of €918 million for Greece in first five months of 2019

  6. 18/06 01:04

    Bloomberg report: Greece needs more butlers for affluent tourists

  7. 17/06 11:15

    New finds from underwater research on historic Greek island of Salamis

  8. 17/06 01:04

    Cristiano Ronaldo meets local soccer star and model in Greek resort

  9. 16/06 19:35

    Crossing the Aegean Sea from Sounio to Santorini on kayaks

  10. 16/06 19:13

    Young refugee student in Leros island teaches Greek language to kids online

  11. 15/06 20:15

    Protest at Greek Embassy in DC on alleged abuse of Santorini donkeys (videos)

  12. 15/06 15:16

    Travel Report: Chios, a wonderful and unspoiled Greek island

  13. 14/06 22:09

    Greek chef enters Guinness World Record by cooking 3,378 burgers in an hour

  14. 14/06 21:49

    Tolls to rise on Athens highway of Attiki Odos on July 1 and January 1

  15. 14/06 20:19

    US Ambassador Pyatt leads Greek executives to USA investor summit

  16. 14/06 19:45

    World’s most popular musical ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Athens from February 2020

  17. 14/06 15:40

    Greek civil service staff changes and holidays suspended ahead of elections

  18. 14/06 15:29

    Wage index in retail commerce sector rises 8.3% in Greece during Q1

  19. 14/06 11:44

    Greek island of Lesvos goes retro for Gen Next Party in Australia

  20. 14/06 03:28

    New programme for sustainable investments in infrastructure in Greece

  21. 14/06 03:13

    Ambassador lauds Greek participation in 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit

  22. 14/06 02:48

    First sanctuary for rescued dolphins opens on Greek island of Lipsi

  23. 14/06 01:44

    English rock band New Order to headline Day 4 at Release in Athens

  24. 14/06 01:20

    New railway line Thessaloniki-Kavala-Xanthi in northern Greece to cost €1.25 billion

  25. 14/06 01:01

    Bayern Munich star Alaba visits Mykonos with his personal Pastor

  26. 13/06 23:04

    Hellenic Chamber of Hotels survey: Prices reduced by up to 13% this year

  27. 13/06 21:56

    Global Editors Network Summit 2019 opens at SNFCC in Athens

  28. 13/06 21:41

    Lesvos Food Festival to be held on July 2-7

  29. 13/06 21:35

    Greece climbs 14 spots on Global Peace Index for 2019

  30. 13/06 21:00

    Christiano Ronaldo on holiday at favorite Greek resort in the Peloponnese

  31. 13/06 19:49

    13th annual LA Greek Film Festival closing night and Orpheus Awards

  32. 13/06 19:25

    ERA becomes European authority for cross-border rail traffic in the continent

  33. 13/06 17:25

    Visitors and revenues to museums and sites rise in Greece during February

  34. 13/06 15:43

    Americans prefer European wines

  35. 13/06 13:33

    North Macedonia corrects provocative tourism promotion following uproar

  36. 13/06 11:52

    Revival of the Hippocratic Oath by Doctors of the East and West

  37. 13/06 11:17

    Infographic: Most and least peaceful countries in the world

  38. 13/06 03:22

    Greek FM discusses trilateral cooperation with Bahrain during working visit

  39. 12/06 22:11

    Survey: Top CEOs in Greece confident of FDI rise in next five years

  40. 12/06 21:57

    Lidl proceeds with additional investment in Greece of €120 million this year

  41. 12/06 19:53

    Diet plays key role in mystery of longevity on Greek island of Ikaria (video)

  42. 12/06 17:46

    Medical Tourism: Diagnostic centres to reopen in Greece on Thursday

  43. 12/06 15:10

    Nicosia’s history presented during ”Cypriot Miniatures” event in Berlin

  44. 12/06 02:30

    Social innovation hub in Athens: 'Schedia Home' open and waiting for guests

  45. 12/06 02:27

    Ambassador Pyatt in DC to talk geostrategic alliance of US and Greece (video)

  46. 12/06 02:21

    Winner of EU elections in Greece: Elliniko to get unstuck in a week

  47. 12/06 02:16

    Work stoppages for Athens metro and tram on Friday

  48. 12/06 02:03

    ‘Mr Bean’ is currently enjoying a summer vacation in Greek island of Crete

  49. 12/06 01:46

    Cosco concludes labor agreements with workers at Greek port of Piraeus

  50. 12/06 01:36

    Greek enterprises wait four months for payments from state

  51. 11/06 22:01

    2019 LA Greek Film Festival announced Orpheus Awards Winners (video)

  52. 11/06 21:21

    Three Greek resorts win top European awards

  53. 11/06 20:07

    Expedia's Etiquette Study: For good travel, manners are the most important carry-on

  54. 11/06 19:15

    New Democracy leader Mitsotakis outlines plans for his government

  55. 11/06 17:58

    EU Commission greenlights prolongation of Greek bank guarantee scheme

  56. 11/06 17:55

    UK issues strange new travel warnings for Brits travelling to Greece

  57. 11/06 15:50

    Greek amphitheater on show at New York’s Governors Island

  58. 11/06 13:37

    Underground "shell" to showcase ancient mass grave of shackled skeletons

  59. 11/06 11:21

    Favorable wind for the 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event in the Peloponnese

  60. 11/06 02:40

    Papafi Metro Station in Thessaloniki to be concluded within June

  61. 11/06 00:34

    Greek and Russian FMs affirm desire to strengthen bilateral ties

  62. 11/06 00:28

    Striking image of Athenian coffee scene in 1926 goes viral

  63. 11/06 00:17

    Florence + the Machine ending 2019 world tour with show at Athens Acropolis

  64. 10/06 23:59

    Greek olive oils win 23 awards at 2019 Los Angeles IOOC

  65. 10/06 23:52

    Greek PM asks President for Parliament dissolution and snap elections

  66. 10/06 23:48

    Marriott International opens Second Four Points by Sheraton in Tanzania

  67. 10/06 21:41

    Art Athina to take place in September due to upcoming general elections

  68. 10/06 19:36

    New EU-funded programme for sustainable tourism on Rhodes and Santorini

  69. 10/06 19:30

    Greek Minister: World Heritage sites Delos and Daphni to get restoration funding

  70. 10/06 17:24

    1st Fertility Festival in Athens focused on medical tourism and travel

  71. 10/06 16:08

    Bigger and brighter Jupiter in Greek night sky on Monday

  72. 10/06 15:15

    Lebanon interested in real estate investment and tourism in Greece

  73. 10/06 13:04

    5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2019 sets new attendance records

  74. 10/06 11:51

    Greek Investment Roadshow in three US cities between June 10-14

  75. 10/06 03:08

    Lebanese Minister: We have a lot to learn from Greece in tourism

  76. 10/06 02:51

    Athens bourse records 13-month peak ahead of early elections on July 7

  77. 10/06 00:50

    Hellenic Initiative’s ”Montreal Cocktail” gala raises a handsome $200,000

  78. 10/06 00:43

    Maintenance works for Olympic Stadium and other facilities in Athens

  79. 08/06 19:34

    Pia Miller experiences “joy” and “paradise” on Greek island of Kastellorizo (video)

  80. 08/06 19:12

    Wellness Tourism: Meditation vacations offer ideal opportunity to unwind

  81. 08/06 17:40

    First Greek Festival in Lebanon commences in Byblos (videos)

  82. 08/06 15:30

    Greek trade deficit down in April as exports grow twice as fast as imports

  83. 08/06 13:25

    Maria Menounos and husband enjoying their vacation on Crete island

  84. 08/06 11:20

    ND leader in Rhodes to discuss how to support tourism infrastructure

  85. 08/06 11:02

    How Athens’ iconic Omonoia square has evolved during the decades

  86. 08/06 00:41

    New South Wales Pankration Championship 2019 attracts more than 50 athletes

  87. 07/06 19:35

    Deal for sale of Golf - North Afandou site in Rhodes signed

  88. 07/06 19:22

    First "Greek Panorama": Alternative and culinary tourism show in Athens

  89. 07/06 18:10

    Space Tourism: NASA opens space station to visitors (video)

  90. 07/06 18:03

    Special vessels remove litter from Thermaikos Gulf of Thessaloniki

  91. 07/06 16:26

    Ten-day Spanish culinary festival at the Athens Hilton

  92. 07/06 13:40

    5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival on Broome Street in New York

  93. 06/06 23:09

    New ferry route to link Piraeus port with Greek islands of Chios and Lesvos

  94. 06/06 22:26

    Amazing spectacle as jet skiers cross the Corinth Isthmus

  95. 06/06 21:41

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: Greek tourism now needs a new growth model

  96. 06/06 21:03

    Hybrid wind and hydro power unit on Ikaria to produce half of isle's energy

  97. 06/06 17:49

    UNWTO: Exports from global tourism hit USD 1.7 trillion

  98. 06/06 17:35

    K. Mitsotakis: How will the ND government support tourism development

  99. 06/06 16:19

    Yo-Yo Day on June 6 report: Yes, Greeks invented this too

  100. 06/06 16:04

    EU Commission: Sunday opening boosts shopping in Greece mainly by tourists