Captain John Houses Oia

Wonderful 4.4/5 39 reviews

Captain John Houses Oia is a self-catering property that sits on a cliff and offers panoramic views of the volcano, as well as an outdoor hot tub. The charming village of Oia is just a short 5-minute walk away.

The hotel's air-conditioned rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic style and include a living room with a TV and a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette. Each unit also has a furnished balcony that provides breathtaking views of the caldera. The interiors of our caves have been adorned in line with the latest trends in interior design, while the Captain's house boasts wooden furniture. They exude a tasteful and cozy atmosphere, purposefully crafted to offer you well-deserved comfort.

Captain John Houses is situated about 10 km from Fira, the island's capital, and free parking is available nearby. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in the hotel's public areas.

Popular Amenities
Caldera View
Hot tub/jacuzzi
Airport shuttle
Non smoking rooms
Languages spoken
English Greek
Location & area
Location of Captain John Houses Oia

Area map & nearby sights

Captain John Houses Oia is located in Oia village
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2 adults
1 room
About this area
Location of Captain John Houses Oia

Area map & nearby sights

Captain John Houses Oia is located in Oia

Located close to the center of the village, the property offers magnificent views of the Caldera and Volcano. The relaxing yet exciting atmosphere is to die for.

The beauty of Oia is matchless. It is undoubtedly the best place to watch the sunset in Santorini. You can never get tired of watching Palaia and Nea Kameni islets glistening in the clear blue waters as the sun dips into the Aegean Sea. Oia also has the famous Ammoudi port, where you can enjoy freshly cooked seafood.

Restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and wine houses serving delicious food and beverages are scattered throughout the village. There are also plenty of shops to buy stylish clothes, authentic artifacts, and souvenirs from.

Nearby facilities
Bus Stop (Fira-Oia Route) 2' walk
Perivolas Mini Market 4' walk
Nearby parkings
Parking-Desalination plant (Free) Normal 2' walk
Get here from Santorini Airport

By Car 23 min drive

Your own car Rent a car Hotel transfer Request transfer available TAXI Find one when you arrive
By Bus 1-2 hours

In order to reach the place from the airport, take the bus from the Airport to Fira and then change to another bus with direction to Oia village.

Get here from Athinios Port

By Car 37 min drive

Your own car Rent a car Hotel transfer Request transfer available TAXI Find one when you arrive
By Bus 1-2 hours

In order to reach the place from the port, take the bus from the Port to Fira and then change to another bus with direction to Oia village.

Facilities of Captain John Houses Oia
  • Free WiFi
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
Pool and wellness
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • WiFi available in all areas
Common areas
  • Terrace
  • Sun terrace
Reception services
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Car hire
  • Street parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Reviews on Google
Wonderful based on 39 reviews
J Delcid
J Delcid 21 Jun 2022

Please stay away from this property! Definitely the worse experience ever. Arrived at 4pm, no one on property to talk to or help with our stay. 1 towel, 1 half toilet paper, no directions or guidance, no hot water. Called number that was on wall numerous times with no response. After a long travel time was expecting much better service. Not a cheap stay, and with no answer from property management, we had to make other arrangements to stay elsewhere last minute. Stayed in Captain John for maybe 30 to 45 minutes and left. They had cameras that recorded everything and still managed to lie about our arrival and our stay or lack thereof. Captain John's still tried to charge us the whole complete stay. The dishonesty, unprofessionalism definitely was surprising. Please refrain from staying here as there are plenty of other places that will go above and beyond to help your stay be a good one. This property claims they follow and expect their guest to follow policies when they don't follow their own. Please save your time, money, and experience and head elsewhere.

Jennifer L
Jennifer L 07 Oct 2021

The sunset view was just absolutely magical. Probably one of the best spot in Oira to enjoy the sunset. Its quiet, peaceful, uninterrupted and much better views that some of the most highly rated restaurants in Oira. You know the spot is a little hidden gem as there are people walking to the area just to enjoy the sunset. If you choose Captain John, forget the fancy restaurants and just order takeout or make use of the kitchen available and just make your own food and soak up the amazing view! The apartment itself was very clean and Christina was also lovely and so accommodating. Thank you for an amazing stay in Oira! The only thing that was a slight let down is that the outdoor tub is not heated. Which means we could only dip our feet in as it was too cold to use even in the day for us. Also some coffee/tea would make our stay even more enjoyable, although OJ, milk, some small snacks was provided.

Steve Vogel
Steve Vogel 11 Aug 2022

We paid Captain John’s for two nights on a mooring ball. Our new boat was damaged, on both sides, in the first four hours on Captain John’s mooring ball. Manolis (Captain John’s) selected our mooring ball and his assistant placed and secured our stern line on the rocks. Our position was 100% determined by Captain John’s. We paid €100 for the ball specifically to safeguard our boat so we could visit friends staying in Imerovigli. A boat on Starboard banged into our haul 3 times before I could board it and reposition it. The damage would have been far worse if I weren’t onboard. A couple hours later, I dropped my wife onshore to hike up the cliff. I returned 20 minutes later to find a boat on Port resting up against ours with there stern line chaffing our hull and as it turns out damaging our stripe/decal and rubbing off the antifouling further back. It was a skippered charter and the captain’s response was it was not possible for him to damage my boat and regardless he had been coming for years so there was nothing he could do and further, he would be back again in the morning. Manolis was very kind and reluctantly agreed to polish out the damage on starboard but refused to respond about the damage on port side. To make matters worse, it took us 3 hours to get from our boat to Imerovigli on the ferry. The return ferry was much quicker. Never again - the boat would have been safer at anchor and we would have better access to Fira.

Fernando Pérez Díaz
Fernando Pérez Díaz 13 Sep 2018

Excellent place to stay, especially for a romantic getaway. Located on the cliff of the island, it has magnificent views of the white houses of Oia. In my opinion the location is excellent, as it's one of the last few sets of houses on that side of the island, so you can get all the good views, but without being right in the middle of the touristic area, so you can have more privacy. And it's just 10 minutes away from the centre of Oia. We were also very happy with the staff at Captain John, they were very friendly and helpful.

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Policies & important information


From 14:00


Until 11:00

Children & beds

Children are not allowed


No pets or service animals allowed


There is no front desk at this property. The host will greet guests on arrival.

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