The Gaia Suite, luxurious and grandA terrace over the Aegean Sea, the amazing sea view.
Fava Eco Residences - Gaia Suite
Fava Eco Residences - Gaia Suite

Entire home/flat

4 guests

1 bedroom

3 beds

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About this listing

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 space

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.

Gaia Suite is a traditional luxurious and majestic old style cave-type individual apartment of 70 m2 fitted with all the modern amenities, with 5 meter high vaulted ceilings. The apartment can accommodate up to 4 people in a large unified Canava hall, it has one double bed, one single bed and a sofa bed as well as a spacious separate autonomous bathroom with shower, a comfortable fully equipped kitchen and access to a totally breathtaking yard with 180 degrees Sea and Sunset View. The house is furnished with 19th century wooden antiques and paintings depicting the history of the island. The stone fireplace, the large outdoor vine and the grape squeezing area where the previous century’s occupants used to prepare the wine is kept 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 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.
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For every single booking we donate one Euro to the "Ark of the World" children's shelter.

Guest access

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 staff 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.

Other things to note

Fava Residence is the house i spent all my summersa 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 balessed by God and damaged by nature. I will be happy to share this magic and breathtaking place with the prospect visitors. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £27 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM

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, towels, toiletries, shower gel and shampoo 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.
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Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

26 Reviews

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Lexi User Profile
May 2017
Had a nice time at Fava Resort. Check-in was made very easy, and they helped us with our luggage to our house. They gave us breakfast every morning which included coffee, eggs, bread, cheese and olives etc. it's a more relaxing/quiet area to stay in. definitely recommended!

Khalil User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Fava Eco Residence - Santorini was so homey, no hassle, no worries, all was just sublime, and up to expectations. We had a lovely spacious apartment, fully equipped with an exotic terrace overlooking the sea. Thx to the team, the lovely cheerful Eri, and helpful Pedro; our stay was extremely comfortable and pleasant. Just what you'd expect when vacationing. We thank you all again for a wonderful stay, and hope to see you again in the near future.

Rose User Profile
August 2016
We stayed in the Gaia Suite for our honeymoon and loved it. The house was beautiful and a lovely cool haven from the hot Santorini sun. Antonis was great at keeping in touch in the lead up to us staying there and very helpful with suggestions of what to do and where to go. The wine and strawberries were a lovely touch so thank you for those! Eri - the housekeeper - was great and extremely helpful. It was good having her living next door to us as we could just pop in whenever we needed but not sure we share the same taste in music..! The daily breakfast was delicious and so lovely not to have to think about it. Access to the house is through a series of passageways and cobbled streets, with quite a lot of steps so not ideal for anyone who has trouble with that kind of terrain, but it was fine for us. Important to note that the terrace pictured is shared with 2 other houses. We mostly had it to ourselves in the evening to watch the sunset, which was such a luxury as Oia gets so busy in the evening. That was why the location of the house was so great as we were only 15 minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Oia but we could also retreat to the terrace for some peace and quiet. Eri will help with anything you need, from organising car hire to recommending restaurants - she is great! We had an amazing honeymoon in Santorini and will never forget it. Thank you Antonis and Eri for making it special.

Xiaoyuan User Profile
May 2016
We spent 3 nights at Fava. Though the weather was not perfect, it even rained for a whole day, Eri was very kind and helpful. She made us really feel like home. My 4 years daughter was sick during our stay, Eri helped us a lot. Not only arranged the transportation, but also gave us the info for how to see a doctor at Santoini. Thank you so much! Erin, all the best!

Anchit User Profile
September 2015
What a great experience! Mr. Grigoris who helped us with everything has to be one of the most helpful people I have met in Airbnb. The place was stunning with grapes hanging just at the entrance. It was very clean and has a lovely view. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the house but the experience of going through the local area makes it totally worth it! They were also very caring and helpful especially since my mother is a heart patient. Highly recommended

Natasha User Profile
September 2015
My friend and I stayed at Fava for 4 days. Antonis was not around so Greogary was our host. He was helpful and friendly. He helped us with our luggage on arrival and departure and was our neighbour and able to help us when ever we needed which was reassuring for us. The cave itself is stylish just like the pictures. Terrace area is really quaint, facilities inside were basic but adequate. There are cats around all the time, but all healthy and friendly. The location is in a local village so you get to sample real Greek life in Santorini without so many tourists or noise. Be warned it is an up hill maze of a walk to the cave and you can not go right to the entrance by car so you need to be fit and healthy for a 10 minuite steep walk in the blazing heat, especially if you are a carrying things, elderly or have small children. Also take a torch with you because at night there are parts that are not lit and we got lost often but it's a little adventure and part of the character of a place like this. (Santorini in general is up hill with steep stairs and cobbled walks everywhere.) Once you get to the car park area it's a short walk to Oia and that is great because we found Oia to be the best spot in Santorini and extremely expensive to stay in the centre of it so we were happy to be so near by in the cave. Overall sweet village and authentic Santorini experience.

Lauren User Profile
September 2015
Antonis was very accommodating and welcoming. He was punctual and was able to provide us with a lot of information up front, from airport transfer to advice about getting around the island.

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Antonis User Profile

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 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.
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