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“Simply enjoy.”
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Fanari Villas
Ranked #23 of 56 Hotels in Oia
Certificate of Excellence
Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Simply enjoy.”
Reviewed August 31, 2011

Not all of Santorini is Santorini from the pictures. If you want to visit Santorini, you have to stay in Oia, and the best position in oia has Fanari Villas. Pretty exclusive hotel in which you won’t feel like number, in which service and staff are not cold and distant like In “big” hotels with load of stars, but you’ll feel sublime for many reasons. After best sleep in your life you’ll be greeted by fabulous morning. Mrs Lia is the face of this period. Incredible satisfaction she radiates will catch you too. Optimism and life! In case you need Greek coffee to wake up (like we needed) she’ll make you the best one. You’re having your breakfast on the terrace surrounded by incredible nice sounds…silence, sounds of forks and knives and quiet phenomenal music. The view is…Sunset is also amazing experience. Getting back from the beach into your cooled room (more a house then room) you’ll feel really special: hundreds of tourists are crowding the streets and walls waiting to see the moment that big glowing ball enters the sea, while you’re on your terrace (better word for this is small yard), sitting and having cold drink (sparkling wine), eating figs and thinking about the fact that it’s not the Sun that moves but it’s actually the Earth that does or something similar…And all that surrounded by silence again, that is somehow trademark of this hotel in which you fit in naturally the first day. It’s good to be in love at this place. But it’s also good to renew that feeling. The good thing also is that Nikola, incredibly funny and cool guy, will advise you about every single thing bcs in Fanari Villas you feel so relaxed like you actually don’t have brain that is able to plan things-you simply enjoy.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Santorini is beautiful, but I am sure that this impression would not be nearly strong if we didn’t stay in the Fanari Villas for a week. This hotel is in Oia, at the most beautiful part of the village, overlooking the sea and most important, situated so that you are sitting on your terrace watching the spectacular sunset. Sunset is the reason that all visitors are coming to in the late afternoon. And while all of them are watching the sunset „hanging“ at the surrounding walls and streets you feel special sitting on your lovely terrace and enjoying romantic moments. And when I say terrace, it is not a terrace, it looks more like a yard ...
Hotel rooms are fabulous, not like what you expect from hotel this range, but even far better,decorated in the traditional manner, and very luxurious, with modern additions only as necessity (jacuzzi in your bathroom), and it is of course perfectly clean. Hotel has a perfect pool with a small spa.
The staff at the hotel you can’t meet (at least I didn’t) in any other hotel. All of them are committed to make every single moment of your stay at the hotel to be special, and they all are very friendly, full of suggestions on how to spend your time in the best possible way. Special thanks to Nikola, Popi and of course Lija. Lija makes best breakfast and cooks the best greek coffee that helps you wake up sitting on your terrace and overlooking the sea. There is no better way to start the day ...
In any case, thanks to them, this was the perfect holiday and I’ll always be happy to return to Fanari ...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

Santorini, and in particular Oia is beautiful and the sunset is as amazing as everyone says. Fanari villas have the best views, and recommend investing in a room with outdoor jacuzzi to enjoy it from. Fanari villas were lovely, quiet, good service and great food in the restaurant.

Recommend things to do: boat trip to hot springs and volcano. DO NOT go on the big boats with lots of people. Fanari reception recommended a catamaran with just 15 people (Inc lunch) which did cost more but was well worth it especially when we saw crowded bigger boat heading out with barely room to sit down and we could lay out and sunbathe on the catamaran. I'd recommend to hire a car (we rented through) reception - then visit fair, kamari and other beaches.

Again we got restaurant recommendations from reception and they were spot on every time and made booking for you.

  • Stayed August 2011
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sydney
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

A second stay confirmed the first. That this has to be one of the sublime places to stay in Oia, Santorini. A visual feast in itself, Fanari perches on the cliff face overlooking the caldera. 1800 metres below, large liners silently cruise by in the early morning or during the sunset performance. The staff at Fanari could not be more helpful, and are happy to do so. Breakfast on the terrace is good. Dinner is good. Music is good. Serene, beautiful. Steps are steep, but this is to be expected. Accommodation differs in style from room to room, but both visits have offered clean and lovely rooms - all have verandahs to the views. Go there. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Athens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2011

Yes, it is expensive, and for some of us probably very expensive, but it is worth it. The “cave-like” architecture of the rooms in special and the view is magnificent. The sunset that everyone is dying to see from the crowded streets, you can enjoy it from the balcony or even from the pool. Alexandra and all the personnel were very helpful. The food at the restaurant was better than average and the breakfast satisfying. The only disadvantage is that you have to walk quite a distance with the baggage when you arrive, but this applies for all the hotels of the area. We repeat, that it is expensive but there are always special occasions so we definitely recommend it for one of those.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

My wife and I recently stayed at Fanari Villas in a two bedroom suite with spa. The experience was one of the best we have ever had after many years of travel through Europe, Asia and North America. The hotel location is unimaginably good in a Santorini town that was our favourite by far. It had a quality and charm the others seemed to lack and an ambiance that gave it something special. The hotel spoke to this and gave us a sense of being a part of Santorini living, admittedly with air conditioning, swimming pool, luxury and brilliant service from Poppy and Nicholas who run the hotel ( the most genuinely friendly and honestly helpful hosts we have ever had). Our suite was extremely comfortable with stylish, simple furnishings that made the experience a real one. The views from our balconies and spa went forever and is what the other tourists travel across the island to see. Truly spectacular. The endless procession of fishing boats, ferries and cruise ships that silently passed below us provided continual entertainment. The bed in its alcove worked very well and the large rooms provided a space that felt like a genuine small Santorini family home. It certainly became home for us over those few days and we would not hesitate to suggest it to our friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

Fanari Villas is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever stayed in. The views from my room were breathtaking. The hotel is like a little jewel on the mountain with a lovely pool and a restaurant with amazing views. The staff is not only very helpful and respectful but also friendly. Each room has character and a balcony to enjoy the indescribably beautiful sunsets of Oia, which I believe is the best place to stay in Santorini as Fira (Thira) is too busy. I highly recommend Fanari Villas.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Fanari Villas
Address: Oia santorini, Oia 847 02, Greece
Location: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Santorini > Oia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Oia
#17 Luxury Hotel in Oia
#17 Family Hotel in Oia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fanari Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dream-like, magical, and absolutely breathtaking are words that are used by our guests to describe the indescribable: the beauty of Fanari Villas Luxury Hotel in Santorini!Located in one of the finest locations in the world, Oia Santorini, Luxury Hotel Fanari Villas is a favorite destination for those who want the highest quality accommodation in an enchanting and peaceful setting. From the hotel, guests are provided with the most stunning view in the world: the deep blue Aegean and the Caldera, which at sunset are enveloped in the orange and red rays of the sun. ... more   less 
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