Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Oia - Fava Residence - Eos Suite
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
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 two original, 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, did the rebuilt within 2014 with love and care and they transformed it into a spacious and modern, though with respect to the original traditional form, summer house. Fava Residences are a complex of 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. Just a stone's throw from the magnificent Oia and away from the crowds and noise.
You will enjoy the wonderful views over the village, the famous sunset of the island and the Aegean Sea with the close by Los, Sikinos and Folegandros islands on the horizon.
Ouranos Suite is a traditionally minimal and chic individual apartment of 41 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 bio-climatic 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 WiFi access, TV, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, CD player with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books. There are 2 parking lots, free of charge, just 250 meters from the property.
A traditional local quince sweet will welcome you at the house.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mr Antonis Gavalas
I am an Architect Engineer and Environmental Consultant MA from Architectural Association London, based in Athens and Santorini.
This magnificent house was acquired by my famity in 1980. It is the most prominent property on Finikia Village, and i have spent all my summers of my life here, since i was a child. It still creates the feeling of the good old Greece of the mid 20th century. The people here still leave their houses doors open all day and night, are welcoming everyone who visits their area with warmth and it is so peaceful and tranquill, 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. I call it balcony of the Aegean Sea.
On the same time it is located only 5 to 10 minutes walking distance from the heart of Oia, totally avoiding the massive crowds of tourists.
It is a place blessed by god and nature.
These are the feelings i have for this place, and all visitors till now have shared all these feelings. I am sure that the experience of staying at Fava will be one of those times in life that will take your breath away.
Enjoy your own home at Santorini.
Seize the day
Mr Antonis Gavalas purchased this apartment in 2013