|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
Villa Maestro is a spacious, luxurious and prestige house of 98 m2 total area that accommodates up to 6 persons, carved into volcanic earth. The property offers spacious areas for living, dining and sleeping in two separate bedrooms each having one queen size bed plus another 2 normal single beds on the main area. There is a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable for any meal preparation and 2 separate bathrooms with large showers. A cozy outdoor sitting area and a roof terrace provide magnificent sea and sunset views. The apartment is furnished with 19th century wooden antiques, according to the traditional history of the first owners. One of the 1920’s school table is perfectly preserved and kept in the house 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, iron and ironing board, 32 inch plasma TV with satellite channels, hair dryer, CD players with Classical Music CD's and multilingual Books. You are given the opportunity to live in Santorini like you own your private mansion.
Our concierge will be your personal 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.
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 villa in 2013
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.
In case you would like to bring your pet, let us know in advance.
There is no smoking allowed inside the house. It is allowed on the external spaces.
Linen and towels are provided.
There is housekeeping included.
Remember to wash the dishes and throw away the garbage before you leave the property.