Fava Residence - Helios Suite
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 individual fully furnished self-catering apartments that offer a true 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.
Helios Suite is a traditional cozy and elegant old style cave-type individual apartment of 48 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 5 meter high ceilings that can accommodate 2 to 4 people in a large unified canava hall with a separate autonomous bathroom with shower, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen and access to a totally breathtaking yard. The apartment is furnished with antiques according to the traditional naval history of the first owners. 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 24-7 Wi-Fi access, plasma 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Baxedes 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Santorini Airport 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Aegean Islands region
A place blessed by God and nature and yet so troubled by fate. Magnificent and wild, Santorini is unique throughout the world for its stunning natural beauty, result of the volcanic eruption of the 16th century BC. A place like a chest of rock on which the whitewashed villages hang like acrobats on the edge of the cliffs and on the other side lay beautiful black volcanic beaches and crystal clear deep waters. Apart from its incomparable beauty, the island offers relaxing moments in authentic Cycladic environment, exceptional gastronomic choices, rich nightlife and a unique study the ancient culture that has a history of over 3,500 years.
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 with 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.
Here you will meet only locals.
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.
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17 Jul 2014
"Amazing cave house in Santorini"
Pristine traditional yet modern cave house property about a 10 minute walk to the bus stop that takes you most places in Santorini. This property is in the heart of a traditional Greek village, set on… More
13 Sep 2013
"Charmant und individuell"
Wer das stille und ursprüngliche Santorini sucht, ist im Oia vorgelagerten Örtchen Finikia bestens aufgehoben. Fava Residence, ursprüglich ein Kapitänsanwesen, wurde vom Architekten und Besitzer, … More
13 Sep 2013
"Altes Kapitäns-Haus in ländlicher Umgebung"
Wir durften 10 Tage im wunderschön renovierten Haus von Antonis Gavalas verbringen. Das Haus befindet sich im kleinen Dörfchen Finikia bei Oia.Antonis erklärte uns den Weg vom Flughafen einwandfrei… More
28 Aug 2013
"This was better than we could have asked for on our honeymoon!"
Fava Residence was in the best location, a nice distance from the more touristy accommodations, and just a 10 minute walk from Oia which is the most beautiful location on the island - and certainly on… More
26 Aug 2013
"Traditional and Beautiful!"
Myself and my boyfriend had the delight of staying in the Junior Suite for our holiday to Santorini!
We arrived and were in a beautiful, traditional settlement which was Finikia, we were so happy as there were no roads nearby where we were staying and traditional cobble roads like the ones you see in Greek films!
The suite was so clean and our view was also lovely! We were very happy and were looked after extremely well!
Definitely somewhere to stay when in Santorini!
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