We are located in Karterados, the first village you will pass when heading south from Fira town, the capital of the Santorini island. Our property is called Caveland, it is a large property tucked away from the busy crowds of tourists.
The easiest way to come from the port or the airport is with a transfer. The price is 20 to 25 Euro for 1-3 people. Upon request the transfers can me arranged also for larger groups. If you decide to book a transfer with us, please send us your flight/ferry details and the scheduled arrival time at least a day in advance.
To get to Karterados with a local bus is very easy, too. We are the second last stop before Fira town (island's capital) of every bus coming from any location in the South of the island. The name of the bus stop is ZOTOS in Karterados. If you take a local bus, you purchase your ticket inside the bus. The fare from the port and airport is 2.00 - 2.50 Euros depending on the location and time of the journey. Port and airport buses are scheduled in direct accordance with the ferry and plane schedules. They are operated by KTEL and are typically a blue/green color.
The bus stop in Karterados village is at the fork at Multimedia market/ Zotos bakery. Leaving the bus stop behind you there you take the downhill road that crosses Karterados village and continue all the way down for about 7minutes. You will pass a police station, a windmill, 2 mini markets. After a sharp turn you will pass a church on your left-hand side. Just continue for another 3 minutes all the way downhill until you see a Caveland sign on your left hand side. We are across the road from Maistros Village hotel just next to Villa Pelekanos.
If you take a taxi, ask them to bring you to "tennis club", which is the name CAVELAND used to have from the early 80's and is well known to local taxi drivers. You should not pay more than 20-25 Euro one way.
Renting a vehicle immediately upon arrival and drive yourself here is yet another option. Rental prices vary depending on vehic le model and rental agency, but you can expect a price between 40 Euro and 50 Euro per day.
Caveland is nested in an old 18th century winery situated in the heart of Santorini island in a typical local village called Karterados. We are a 5 minutes drive or a 25 minute walk away from the beautiful and atmospheric capital of the island called Fira Town. In our village you will find well-preserved cave houses, grandmothers sitting in their yards and grandfathers riding their donkeys!
Our complex consists of 8 traditional caves, one historic apartment and numerous sea view terraces with a big pool area and gardens. We have a big communal kitchen that you can use for preparation of your own meals, bookshelves if you want to borrow a book, parking for your rented vehicle and a donation-based coffee corner. Breakfast, luggage storage and wireless internet is included. Check our notice board for weekly dinners, movie nights and yoga classes.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES:
To minimise the handling of the documents, your check in can be done online. Keep your eyes open for an email with instructions from us.
We will charge your card 24 hours in advance. If the payment does not go through, you will receive an email from us. In that case please have the exact amount of cash ready on arrival. All the guests need to have ready the refundable 10€ cash deposit. Again please have the exact amount with you.
Antiseptic dispensers are for use in many places: at the reception, at the pool area, at the breakfast yard, and before the rooftop terrace. Sanitized room keys will be handed to you. Communal spaces and rooms are steam-cleaned on daily basis.
Following the official guidelines and recommendations our furniture (outdoors and indoors) has been placed within safe distances. We will appreciate if you do not move them. No more than five people in communal indoor areas. No more than six people at once inside the swimming pool.
The number of beds per room has been reduced to 60% of the original room capacity allowing 24 hours sanitising time between check-ins. Please stick to your assigned bed. Rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GROUPS AND FAMILIES: If you are a larger group but due to COVID related restrictions you do not find availability online, please email us so we allocate more beds in a dorm room for you.
Kitchen and food
The kitchen is not available for personal cooking. However there is a fridge in each bedroom that can be used, every arrival is assigned one shelf in the fridge, just follow the advice of our staff. You can purchase snacks and drinks on grab and go principle. Ask our reception about a wide range of food delivery options. Breakfast is served in portions.
No more than six people at once are allowed inside the swimming pool. Please use the assigned loungers and follow the advice of our staff. Towels are available to rent, however, guests are advised to use their own as much as possible.
We have released a special edition of reusable Caveland face masks. They are for sale at the reception. By buying one of our masks you are helping us to sustain our hostel in these challenging times.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE YOUR RESERVATION:
Our reception closes at 22.00. Any reservations made for the same night before 22.00 with a late night arrival will have an access to late night self check in. Any reservations made after 22.00 will be checked in only the next day.
Our Single Female Dorm, Four bed Female Dorm and Four Bed Female Dorm En suite are girls only rooms. If you are not a girl and make a reservation for that room we will automatically cancel your reservation.
Payments, such as the web deposit, are not refundable.
If you reserved your beds under free cancellation policy, you can cancel 3 days and more before your scheduled arrival, the cancellation has to be done through the booking engine you used for making your reservation.