Fanari Villas Santorini: Where History Meets Luxurious Hospitality

“We live in paradise, but someone cannot enjoy paradise when alone. We need guests and friends to have the absolute perfection.”

Nestled amidst the iconic cliffs of Oia, Santorini, Fanari Villas Santorini stands as a testament to luxury intertwined with history. This exquisite retreat, curated by the present-day patron, Emmanouil (Manolis) Darzentas, preserves the traditional character of the settlement of Oia while offering a glimpse into the rich heritage of the Darzentas’ and Barbarigos’ families.

The roots of the Darzentas’ family trace back to a branch of the Byzantine Argyros’ family in the mid-9th century AD. While the Barbarigos family hails from Venice, leaving a lasting legacy on Zakynthos and Santorini. Manolis Darzentas, an architect by profession, returned to his beloved Oia to transform his family’s property into the exquisite retreat that is Fanari Villas Santorini.

A Legacy of Nobility and Innovation

Manolis’s vision encompasses not only preserving history but also creating a haven where guests can immerse themselves in luxury amidst Santorini’s timeless beauty. Established in 1991, Fanari Villas is a boutique hotel that exudes Cycladic charm, offering a genuine taste of Santorini Island. Its multi-level complex, typical of picturesque Oia, provides guests with breathtaking views of Thirasia Island, the Caldera, and the legendary Santorini sunset.

Charm and Comfort Amidst Nature

The accommodations at Fanari Villas are a blend of elegance and comfort, reflecting the natural beauty of Santorini. Whitewashed walls adorned with lime green accents create a serene ambiance, while Santorini-style cave suites offer cozy retreats for guests. Handcrafted wooden furniture, stone-tiled beds, and sofas add a touch of luxury, while natural climate control ensures a pleasant temperature year-round.

Romance and Tranquillity

Romance permeates the air at Fanari Villas, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a romantic escape or a picturesque wedding venue. Thousands of couples have chosen the hotel for their special occasions, drawn to its sunny-washed suites and enchanting views of the Aegean Sea. Whether enjoying a leisurely stroll along the stone-paved paths or relaxing by the outdoor swimming pool carved into a whitewashed arched cavern, every moment at Fanari Villas is infused with romance and tranquillity.

Culinary Excellence

At Fanari Oia Restaurant, guests can embark on a culinary journey that delights the senses. The restaurant offers gourmet dishes and local delicacies prepared with the freshest ingredients sourced from the island. From succulent seafood caught from the azure waters of the Aegean Sea to flavorful herbs and vegetables grown in the fertile soil of Santorini, every dish is a celebration of the island’s bountiful harvest and culinary traditions.

Under the skilled hands of the talented chefs, guests can savor the authentic flavors of Santorini, from traditional fava beans of local origin accompanied with octopus to mouthful lobster pasta. Each meal is paired with a selection of fine wines, showcasing the best of Santorini’s vineyards and complementing the rich flavors of the cuisine.

Whether dining al fresco on the charming terraces overlooking the Caldera or enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner under the starry sky, every dining experience at Fanari Oia Restaurant is a culinary masterpiece that elevates the art of dining to new heights.

Philoxenia: Hospitality at its Finest

Hospitality is at the heart of the Fanari experience, with Manolis and his family treating guests as cherished members of the Fanari and Darzentas family. Their commitment to philoxenia, or hospitality, is evident in the personalized attention and high-quality service offered to every guest. From attending to their needs promptly to ensuring a relaxing and carefree stay, hospitality is woven into the fabric of Fanari Villas Santorini.

A Timeless Holiday Experience at an Award-Winning Location

Fanari Villas Santorini offers more than just a luxurious retreat; it provides a journey through history, tradition, and exceptional hospitality. Guests leave longing to return to this timeless Luxury Lifestyle Award-winning oasis, where every moment is cherished, and every stay is an unforgettable experience.

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About Luxury Lifestyle Awards

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