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“Fabulous place, great host, sunset view!”
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Gaia Suite. A combination of luxury and tranquility
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Gaia Suite. A combination of luxury and tranquility
Live your dream at Fava
The large main canava
The large main canava
The large main canava
Details of elegance and tranquillity
The small though spacious kitchen
The elegant outdoor sitting area
The elegant outdoor sitting area
The courtyard
Fava on the moonlight
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The outdoor sitting area
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Oia, Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean

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A P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous place, great host, sunset view!”
Reviewed 21 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Fava Residences are a lovely collection of apartments with a beautiful summer sunset view over the water. Master and Junior share a large terrace, with small private areas, while Aeolos has its own private terraces one level up. They are in Finikia village, not Ia, but this is not necessarily a disadvantage. Finikia is an authentic village, without all the tourist shops of Ia, Thira and the other towns. Donkeys work the streets and fields, and the huckster calls out his wares on a loudspeaker twice a day. It's a 10-minute walk from Fava to the beginning of the Ia promenade. Note that many cliff-side hotels in Ia do not have the sunset views, at least in July. Only those at the far north end of town get the view, and also the crowds of tourists who come to see it. To get to Fava Residences, you walk through the village paths (no cars!), so you have to be prepared to do steps, both up and down. It's about a five-minute walk from the parking lot (you will want to have a car). Also, the terrace wall is only about a foot high, with a one-storey drop-off on the other side, so not really safe for small children (or drunk adults!) There are no shops in the village, but there is a very nice taverna, where we had a good meal, and there's another near the entrance to the village called Santorini Mou, where we had a wonderful evening of Greek music and dancing (we did not eat there). The owner of Fava, Atonis, is a wonderful host. He provided someone to help with our bags and guide us to the place, and loads of useful information, tailored to our specific interests. All of his recommendations were great, particularly the restaurant he likes in Ammoudi, with its lobster and spaghetti dish or fresh grilled fish, and the winery near Thira Port with sensational views (though not so sensational wine). The nearest beach is a short drive (Baxedes) and the more famous ones to the south are a longer but lovely drive. The apartments are beautifully decorated and kept. Master Suite, where we stayed, is spacious and lovely, and easily large enough for two adults and our grown son. We found it a bit stuffy in the back of the room, where the master bed is, but Atonis immediately went out and bought us a fan, which solved the problem. It has a small kitchen and its own bathroom with shower. This place lives up to its photos. If you're looking for a laid-back and authentic Greek experience, still convenient to whatever you want to do and with a great host, you will love it!

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Liked best: Decor, view and host.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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London
Reviewed 21 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Jason B
Hong Kong, China
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Couldn't have wished for better!”
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

I thought the Fava Residence was absolutely fantastic and certainly better than I had hoped for. It's a bit of a walk to get to (about 6 minutes from the nearest car park / bus stop) although at the same time I think this is part of the charm as it creates a sense of serenity away from the hustle and bustle of the very touristy areas fifteen minutes away. The residence itself is very well-managed, with an amazing view, clean facilities all around, very comfortable and sizeable rooms at what I found to be the best prices in Santorini. The owner himself was incredibly helpful and friendly, and he provided us with all the information we needed to get around as well as advice and introduction on how to get discounted rates around town. I was also quite moved when he gifted us a bottle of what I later learned is the best local wine in town on our wedding day.

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Liked best: The layout of the residence
Liked least: The WiFi could only be accessed from certain areas of the residence
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Parma, Italy
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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