About this listing
Welcome home to Fava!
An unforgettable experience.
Our goal is to make you feel that Fava Eco Residences is your own home.
Explore an other Santorini.
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 self-catering apartments 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.
Estia Suite is a traditional gorgeous and stylish old style individual cave-house apartment of 45 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 4 meter high vaulted ceilings. The apartment can accommodate up to 3 people in a large unified Canava room, it has one double bed and one single bed as well as a spacious autonomous bathroom, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen with a dining table and access to a totally breathtaking yard with Sea and Sunset View Terrace. The house is furnished with paintings depicting the history of the island. The old rainwater collection basin has been restored as it originally was and is displayed through a securite glass. The internal temperature varies from 21 to 24 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.
Seize the day.
Our staff will provide you with all the necessary information before your arrival in order to organize your trip in the most efficient and easy way, concerning getting to the island, renting a car, visiting museums and sightseeing and leisure activities. Additionally we can provide you with mini bus or Taxi transfer from the Airport and the Port to the house with an additional charge according to number of persons, provided you let us know few days in advance and in case you just want us to guide you from the village parking to the house, there is member of our house that will assist you with the luggage.
Interaction with Guests
We have 24/7 concierge staff on demand for anything a guest might ask. At the same time we absolutely respect and maintain the privacy of the visitor, wanting to make them feel like home.
During the 18th and 19th century, the village of Oia experienced the prosperity of the naval merchandise. In Finikia lived the farmers who worked in the valley and vineyards, but also the captains of Oia had their summer homes and canavas. In the early 20th century there were over 150 canavas that were left off after the war and the devastating earthquake of 1956 brought the village to abandon. Since the mid 1970's slowly and with patience, new residents began to return and to reconstruct the old houses on permanent or holiday homes. Today, Finikia is a small, well-preserved traditional village now united with Oia within just 10 minutes walking distance. You can stay and experience the feeling of tranquility and authenticity, visiting the beautiful beaches and vineyards in the vicinity of the village.
From Fava Residences the visitors have access to the following points of interest:
Santorini Airport 16 km
Santorini Port: 18 km
Fira: 8 km
Oia: 0,7 km
Baxedes beach: 1,5 km
Kolumbus beach: 3,5 km
Supermarket: 300 m
Bus stop: 400 m
Other Things to Note
Fava Residence is the house i spent all my summers since i was born. A place that brings me back memories of the childhood years. 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.
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.
Enjoy the house and treat it as it has been yours.
Seize the day.