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  • Fanari Villas, +30 2286 071007 / 071008 / 071147 / 071321 (, fax: +30 2286 071235), [1]. checkin: 1:00pm; checkout: 11:30am. About a dozen villas/suites styled as traditional cavehouses. One of the choice places for celebrating a wedding, alone or with few friends. All staff is dressed in white. Features restaurant and bar, shared swimming pool with a jacuzzi, sauna and bathroom. Kitchen with full set of dishes, microwave, small electric stove. Prices might make one think it's 5-star luxury, but it's not -- you're paying for a great view and for quiteness. Despite the prices, pool, jacuzzi and chaise-longues have limited availability, and maintenance can be lacking. Further details in Ia/Fanari Villas. Season/off-season: two-person villa €310/€260; suite €360/€310. Internet discount 10%.  edit

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Things to consider before you go[edit]

From 2001 to 2005 Fanari expanded in number of rooms and space in them; prices doubled; level of service improved slightly.

Number of rooms per type[edit]

Choosing a right room[edit]

Rooms are quite different, so ask for photos of what's available before you confirm your booking.

Details of the specific rooms:

  • #12 (suite): two(!) double beds; no mobile phone coverage anywhere in the room; a church and personnel-only room from "private" terrace (and personnel walking in couple of times a day), otherwise one of the most isolated terraces in the hotel. Church (St. Catherine's) is quite small still beautiful. Opens every Nov 26 only (birthday of St. Catherine)--and can be showed in the rest of year for few minutes upon a kind request, if you catch the keeper.
  • #4 and #6: overlooking the sunbath space.

Counter to what web site says...[edit]

  • Pool is open 10am to sunset time (closed for cleaning before 10am) -- so you can make photo with a pool in a sunset, and then it's closed.
  • Jacuzzi is cold-water only, and not always cleaned well
  • Bar not seen working, at least in a daytime.

Tips once you are there[edit]

  • There's a hidden "private" Church of St. Catherine, see suite #12

Private restaurant[edit]

(review of the private restaurant)

Special needs[edit]

All suites have a safe box.

Marriage and honeymoon[edit]

  • Ask at reception for photo album of previous marriages celebrated at Fanari.
  • A bottle of champagne (Freixenet) and plate of fruits (apples, nectarines, oranges) in the room upon arrival.


Notebook is available upon request (not tried so far; no wired/wireless Internet found in suites)


There's a kitchen with full set of dishes, microwave, small electric stove. However, there isn't many grocery stores on the islands, and people staying at Fanari typically eat in restaurants.

Group travellers[edit]

Space for sunbaths near the pool is limited to ~5 chaise-longues with umbrellas.

General reference[edit]

  • Owners: Alexandra Darzentas and Manolis Darzentas.