Villa Tholos Crete
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This beautiful villa with a private swimming pool is situated 2.5 km outside the traditional village of Kavousi and 20 km East of Agios Nikolaos. The villa is located on the slope of a hillside with a spectacular view of the Mirabello Gulf and the island of Psira. The surrounding area is unspoiled with only a scattering of houses.
The villa of 180sqm, is built on different levels, each offering spacious balconies and verandas affording breathtaking views across the bay and the surrounding mountains. It has been furnished in a tasteful, modern design in fresh colours and is with three bedrooms and two bathrooms suitable for 6 persons.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach Tholos 100 m|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Hrakleio Nikos Kazantzakis 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The main entrance leads to the living area with fireplace and satellite TV. From here a few steps lead up to the dining area and kitchen, fully equipped with all the necessary modern appliances. A hallway from the sitting area leads to the first bedroom (twin beds) and bathroom with shower, WC and a washing machine. From this level a few stairs lead down to a very spacious second bedroom/suite with a double bed and a comfortable sitting area. Large balcony doors open out to a pretty patio with surrounding gardens, just next to the barbecue and wood oven.
On the top floor is the third bedroom with twin beds and a bathroom with bath tub and WC. From here one can enjoy a panoramic view from the spacious veranda over the impressive bay of Mirabello. Facilities inside of the villa include four air condition units (included in the price), satellite television in every room, a DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and various other kitchen appliances. The villa is surrounded by terraced gardens with grassy lawns and colourful shrubs. There is the private swimming pool (40sqm) with sun beds and umbrellas and a variety of comfortable seating areas, providing the ideal setting for barbecue dinners. This accommodation offers an ideal holiday location for those seeking peace and tranquillity in natural countryside with all the modern comforts.
The picturesque pebble beach of Tholos with a taverna is located straight downhill at a few minutes drive. In the village of Kavousi there is a minimarket, traditional café bars (kafeneia) and tavernas. The small fisher village of Mochlos with tavernas at the waterfront is to be reached in 20 minutes.
The Crete region
Crete is an island with an exquisite 1,000 kilometer-long coastline dotted with numerous coves, bays and peninsulas, which afford a multitude of soft, sandy beaches along the beautifully blue Mediterranean Sea. After all, it's among the finest in the world and has established Crete as one of Europe's most popular holiday destinations. And, of course, the island's historic importance in today's world as the home of the Minoan civilization with important archeological finds at Knossos, Phaistos and Gortys, is evidenced by the tens of thousands of visitors to these sites each year.
However, Crete is the largest island in Greece - the fifth largest in the Mediterranean - and, within its diverse area of more than 8,000 square kilometers, there are many other jewels just waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous explorers of holiday treasures.
If you haven’t visited Crete yet, this summer may be the time to come and discover this fascinating Greek island. If it captures your heart, don’t worry. Come back next year and Crete will welcome you once more with its smiling Cretan sun, the sounds of the Cretan lyre, the scents of orange blossom and jasmine, a slice of cool red watermelon and a glass of iced raki.
Village with many olive groves. On the road towards Avgo settlement, ruins of Minoan settlements and copper mines have been found, while 2km from the village, stands a huge Monumental Olive Tree, from which a kòtinos (olive wreath as a prize) was cut off in order to crown the first female Marathon winner of the Olympic Games “ATHENS 2004”.
Apart from swimming, you may also go on excursions to the area around. The village of Kavoussi (3,5 kilometers far from the beach at the South), built at the foot of mountain Thrypti, within a small fertile valley with vegetable cultivation, vineyards and olive trees, is certainly worth seeing. Once in the village, you may visit the Byzantine churches of Aghios Georgios (St. George) and of the 12 Apostles. It is also worth seeing the huge perennial olive tree, with a trunk of an impressive diameter, within the valley at a distance of some 2 kilometers southeastern to the village ; it is certainly a natural monument, worth taking photos of it. If you are fan of archaeology, don’t miss to visit the Minoan settlements at the sites of “Vrontas” and “Kastro”; also you should go any way to see the Minoan copper mines at “Chryssokamino”. Also at the beach of Tholos you may see ruins of the Roman period, whereas an Early Minoan settlement is found on the small islet of Psira, opposite to the beach. The fans of natural sightseeing should visit the Messona gorge and the cave Theriospilio, with interesting stalagmites, close to “Chryssokamino”.
· The archaeological site of "Vrondas", a preminoan settlement which can be visited by car.
· The archaeological site of "Plai Kastrou", preminoan settlement with interesting finds, now on display at the Iraklion museum, visited only by a 1.5km footpath.
· The gorge of Mison with rare flora and fauna, and two paths, one for walking and one for trekking.
· The cave "Theriospilios" with stalactites and stalagmites.
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1 Aug 2014
"This is a great villa!"
The Villa is spotless, comfortable and has a magnificent view and a great pool. Kostas and his wife are so nice and they take very good care of the Villa and its surroundings. At arrival the fridge was packed with everythinkg you need when you just arrive. So nice! We loved to stay at the terrace to watch the sun go down. The beach down the road is very nice, but our favorite beach was Voulisma, 13 km west from the Villa. You really need a car here. Not only for doing the groceries, but also to visit all the beautiful places of Crete.
19 Oct 2013
"Utopia on a Hillside"
After a tiring journey it was a joy to be met by Kostas and Kristoula who then graciously introduced us to Villa Tholos. It soon became apparent that this was not merely avilla for rent; it had the a… More
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