The Old Bakery

The epitome of traditional Cycladic architecture, this spacious cave house is full of character, atmosphere and authenticity.
Oia, Santorini
1 Bed
1 Bathroom

A bakery reimagined
as a bohemian hideaway

Floating on the edge of the volcanic caldera, right in the heart of Oia, this historic house was once the village bakery. We preserved the original layout and features, adding contemporary comforts with minimal intervention. The beautiful, thoughtful design is living testament to the incredible craftsmanship of Santorini’s bygone artisans.

The sun-drenched terrace, inlaid with volcanic stones, has wraparound views of Santorini’s shimmering horizon, framed by a jumble of whitewashed houses tumbling down the cliff. A whirlpool is carved out of the rocks, so you can soak up the view in complete privacy. This romantic cave house is a two-minute walk from Oia’s central square, at the top of the stairs that lead to Armeni bay.

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Cycladica-The Old Bakery The space

The space

Step through the wine-red door into another world. Red pumice stones, grey marble floors, and weathered wooden antiques tell a story of tradition and heritage. A skylight in the central vault draws sunlight into the living room, creating a warm, glowing ambience. Archways connect the open-plan rooms, rounded alcoves contain shelves, a kitchenette, and reclaimed marble washbasins. The bathroom, moulded from hand-pressed plaster, features minimal modern fixtures.

The old bread oven — a dome of exposed red boulders and terracotta stucco — has been transformed into a whimsical hideout for gathering, grazing, or relaxing. A second oven, where rusks were baked for Oia’s sailors before their long sea voyages, is now a reading nook. The built-in sofa has a high-quality mattress, which doubles as a single bed. Clean lines and organic forms create an aura of serenity in the master bedroom. Another single bed in a recess promises deep, undisturbed sleep. Wake refreshed and let the day drift by on the terrace or in the whirlpool, a cool grotto overlooking that scene-stealing view.



Cycladica-The Old Bakery amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach essentials
  • Children's books and toys
  • Coffee machine
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron
  • Kitchen
  • Toiletries
  • Travel cot
  • Whirlpool
  • Wi-Fi
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