|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The property has a very sleek and minimal loft-style design, and has been restored with a deep understanding for its traditional Santorini architecture using the old style of polished cement and eco-friendly materials. Elements of the factory have been incorporated into the design, and a huge piece of machinery stands like a magnificent sculpture as the centerpiece of one of the numerous living spaces. The restoration project took years of meticulous research, as Fabrica is located just underneath the historically important Castle of Pyrgos. The floors were painstakingly created by a local craftsman, who mixed colors and cement to create the beautiful matte finish throughout. Santorini is famous for her organic Cycladic architecture, but it’s not every day you get to experience one like this
Finding a place for 15 people in Santorini was a challenge. Mission impossible! Luckily, the people at Fantasia Villas found an opening for this beautiful mansion in the middle of the island. Villa Fabrica was perfect for us, with lots of outdoor space, swimming pool and nice views. We visited a different place everyday, but my favorites were Oia and Fira.
This vacation was exactly what we needed and we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for arranging everything!
Santorini, officially Thira, is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.
Santorini is what was left after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements of a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera, basically a giant central lagoon surrounded by high steep cliffs on three sides.
The major settlements are Fira (Phira), Oia, Emporio, Kamari, Perissa, Imerovigli, Pyrgos, and Therasia
The traditional architecture of Santorini features low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colors. The unique characteristic is the common utilisation of the hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice. These rooms are prized because of the high insulation provided by the air-filled pumice, and are used as living quarters of unique coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter, and also as premium storage space for produce and especially for wine cellaring: the Kánava wineries of Santorini
Due to its unique ecology and climate, and especially its volcanic ash soil, Santorini is home to unique and prized produce: cherry tomatoes, white eggplants, 3 exclusive varieties of grapes which granted the island a flourishing wine industry. Santorini and Anafi are the only locations in Europe to feature a hot desert climate
Archaeological finds proved that the city used to have a highly developed drainage system and, judging from the fine artwork, its citizens were clearly sophisticated and relatively wealthy people. Akrotiri still keeps well-preserved wall paintings or frescoes
In the last 5 years, the devastating volcanic eruption from 1500 BC has been linked with Plato’s Atlantis through extensive studies of local volcanology, seismology and archeology