"Cave House in Santorini: Spiti Barbara"

Traditional cave house for rent
in top-location on

terrace sunset

What makes Spiti Barbara so special?

Spiti Barbara is a 220 year old authentic traditional cave house situated in Firostefani, about a 10 minute walk from the main town, Fira. The house is designed for 6 people. Ideal for 2-3 couples, a group of friends or a big family. There are 2 wonderful terraces and a jacuzzi with the famous view over the island Santorini.

You have a lot of space inside and outside. Both terraces are exclusively for you. Other accommodations have much less space and view and our rates are lower!

The courtyard with its olive tree and flowers gives you privacy, you can unwind for example in the hammock.

This is your opportunity to rent one of the few real cave houses in Santorini and help to preserve it. Save its character from being destroyed by being turned into a hotel. There are hardly any authentic houses left in Firostefani.

Layout of the house:

There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a living room, a well-equipped kitchen, a courtyard with BBQ, 2 terraces and a jacuzzi.

Typical Santorinian architecture: built in the rocks and around a yard
In the so-called main house, the cave, there is a big bedroom with a double bed plus a single bed plus a sleeping loft with a double bed.This is accessed via a ladder. The living room and the kitchen are as well in the main house and a shower and toilet.
The second bathroom with shower/laundry/toilet is across the courtyard.
The third bedroom is independent, has an ensuite bathroom and view to the caldera and is accessible via the courtyard too.
The courtyard with its well established olive tree provides a cool and private place to sit.

Terraces: The top terrace with the jacuzzi for cooling off and enjoying the view plus the lower terrace are not shared with anybody else. We love the lower terrace for breakfast and the top terrace for a plunge in the water and the sunset drink. It is just magic.

The house has been sympathetically renovated to provide a modern standard of comfort whilst retaining as much as possible, the traditional and typical architecture of a cave house.

It is a private holiday home, let out only for a few months.


Our village Firostefani is one of the most popular villages on the Caldera, the cliffs embracing the volcano islands in the middle.
You have the famous view and are in the middle of the island. It is a traditional village without traffic, there are just footpaths in our neighbourhood.

Please note that Spiti Barbara is located on a footpath and down stairs, the road being some 50 metres away. You must be able to carry your luggage this distance.

Shopping and eating out:

There are tavernas, restaurants, coffee shops, bars and small supermarkets . You can prepare your meal in our kitchen or BBQ or go for dinner or just grab a delicious souvlaki or gyros. And all this only in walking distance! The main town of Fira is only a 10 minute walk, along a scenic pathway.

The house is located just just above Dana Villas and next to Hotel Chic.

Number of guests:

Spiti Barbara is perfect for 2-3 couples or a small group of friends, up to 6 guests.


Spiti Barbara in Firostefani, Santorini,Greece

Contact Anette Ebert & Chris Skyvalos
email chris.skyvalos@gmx.de for more information

We speak Greek, German, French and English.




View from one terrace

View from the other terrace

For more pictures pls visit https://www.instagram.com/spitibarbara.

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