Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Oia - Fava Residence - Estia Suite
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 Residences, which opened in 2013, are housed in a splendid and unique captain house of the mid 19th century, located at the highest point of the traditional village of Finikia. The architects and owners of the property, Thomas, Dora and Antonis Gavalas, started the rebuilt in the 1980's with love and care and they transformed it into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, summer house. Today, the building offers its hospitality in three individual fully furnished self-catering apartments that offer a sense of 19th century history combined and harmonized with modern amenities and services, 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.
There are 2 parking lots, free of charge, just 250 meters from the property.
All apartments have wonderful views over the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon.
Estia Suite is a traditionally minimal and chic individual apartment of 45 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with cave-style high ceilings that can accommodate up to 3 people. A very large unified room called 'canava' in the language of the vernacular architecture, includes the living, dining and sleeping area, exactly as it was 150 years ago. The Suite has an autonomous comfortable bathroom with shower, a separate fully equipped kitchen and access to a private section of the yard with shaded spacious outdoor sitting area. The apartment is furnished with antiques according to the traditional naval history of the first owners. Due to the bioclimatic vernacular construction of the residence, the internal Temperature varies between 21 and 23 Degrees Celsius throughout the summer period. n the house you will also find 24-7 Wi-Fi access, TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books.
Our 24/7 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.
Seize the day.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
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 apartment in 2013