About the property
- House624 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
1850's traditional cave house with 180 Degrees sea and sunset view
Welcome home to Fava!
An unforgettable experience. Our goal is to make you feel that Fava is your own home and Santorini, your island.
The Fava Eco-Residences are housed in a group of splendid and unique captain houses of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property started the rebuilt in the 1980’s with love and devotion and they transformed the properties into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, complex of summer houses. Today, the villas offer their hospitality in individual fully furnished houses of various size and aesthetics. They offer a sense of 19th century history, combined and harmonized with modern amenities and serviced by 24/7 concierge staff, located in the heart of the most picturesque and virgin from the tourist development village of the island. Fava is just a stone's throw from the magnificent Oia and away from the crowds and noise. During the reconstruction there were used methods following the bioclimatic sustainable vernacular architecture and materials which are eco-friendly with low embodied energy. All houses have wonderful views over the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close by Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon.
All houses have daily maid cleaning service and change of linen and towels every two days.
Every morning, a traditional basket with local organic delicacies such as rusks, homemade grape or fig marmelade, thyme honey, butter, free range eggs, Santorinian tomatoes, cheese from Cyclades and a seasonal fruit will be delivered to your door.
Helios Suite is a traditional cozy and elegant old style cave-type individual apartment of 58 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 5 meter high vaulted ceilings. The apartment can accommodate up to 4 people in a large unified Canava hall, it has one double bed, one single bed and a sofa bed as well as a spacious separate autonomous bathroom with shower, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen and access to a totally breathtaking yard with 180 degrees Sea and Sunset View. The house is furnished with 19th century wooden antiques and paintings depicting the history of the island. The old wooden oven where the previous century’s occupants used to bake the bread is kept as it originally was. The internal temperature varies from 21 to 23 Degrees Celsius throughout the summer period due to the bioclimatic vernacular construction of the residence. In the house you will also find Air-conditioning, 24-7 Wi-Fi access, plasma TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books.
Our concierge will be your private guide, whatever you might want to ask or need assistance to do.
A traditional handmade sweet will welcome you on your own Santorini house.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 05, 2018
About Antonis Gavalas
I am an Architect Engineer A.U.TH. and Environmental Consultant MA Architectural Association London, based in Athens and Santorini. Fava Residence is the vacation house i spent all my summers since i was born. A place that brings me back memories of the childhood years. It is a village where people still sleep with their doors open. An island blessed by God and damaged by nature. I will be happy to share this magic and breathtaking place with the prospect visitors.
Antonis Gavalas purchased this House in 2013
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Check-in: 12:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely stunning property and views.
What a fun adventure arriving at night and being led by Gregory to our accommodations! Never thought I'd find my way out. Woke up to such a stunning view and gorgeous surroundings. Had an amazing dinner just around the corner. (Krinakis I believe was the name)The villa was beautiful, and Gregory was so generous with his time, recommendations and just a wonderful host all the way around. We did the catamaran tour, hike to Fira, swam at the local beach. It was the most relaxing part of the whole trip. We found everyone to be so amazingly warm and friendly everywhere we went. We'd love to come back to Santorini and stay longer next time. It was even better than I imagined it would be. Our only disappointment was not being able to rent scooters to explore on since now they require an international license for this. On Mykonos many years ago we did this and had such fun.
A nice suite in a beautiful setting
We had a wonderful stay in spite of the weather.
Gregory was a great help with every question we had.
Helios suite was very clean and we'll maintained,in a beautiful setting.
Très bel appartement , joliment décoré, spacieux
Un peu excentré, mais vraiment au calme .
Grande terrasse, très agréable.
The Finikia Village still creates the feeling of the good old Greece of the mid 20th century. The people here leave their houses doors open all day and night, are welcoming everyone who visits their area with warmth and it is so peaceful and tranquil, that during the night you hear only the wind and nothing else. Its spacious terraces make you feel like you fly over the Aegean Sea. On a good visibility day, you can see at least 10 other islands on the horizon. it is the balcony of the Aegean Sea. On the same time it is located only 5 minutes walking distance from the heart of Oia, totally avoiding the massive crowds of tourists. It is a place blessed by god and nature.