About the home
Villa Ozymandias is set in a quiet elevated position giving a country feel yet is only five minutes from some of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Shops and restaurants line the main route of the village of Istron below. The bustling town of Aghios Nikolaos is just a ten minute drive away. The villa is new and has two beautifully appointed luxury studio apartments each sleeping two adults for guests to enjoy relaxation with stunning scenery and breathtaking views over the sea and mountains that surround the property from every aspect. Watching the sunrise straight ahead and the sunset over the mountains is a must!
From the pool you can look out over the Mirabello Gulf and village below. Spacious patio areas give plenty of room to dine al-fresco. There is so much to do in the area surrounding Villa Ozymandias you may have to visit more than once to see it all! Check reviews on www.tripadvisor.com
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, studio|
|Nearest beach:||Stunning "Voulisma" (Blue Flag), 3km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms:||1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
*Slightly elevated bedroom area to maximise views on waking!
*Quality fitted kitchen and wardrobes with plenty of space.
*Well stocked with kitchen crockery and cooking utensils.
*Plug adaptors supplied for UK appliances - shaver socket in bathroom.
*Huge picture-window sliding doors opening onto patio area.
Further details outdoors:
*Superb Pagoda offering shade for al-fresco dining.
*Spacious patio areas.
*Quality sunbeds and umbrellas
*Uninterrupted views from apartments and pool.
*Well stocked welcome basket on arrival.
*Beach Towels supplied.
*English speaking owners on site.
*No smoking apartments
*Rooms must be vacated by 12.00 Noon on the day of departure (extra shower facilities & luggage room available)
*Rooms are available from 14.00 hrs on day of arrival
*20% non-refundable deposit required on confirmation.
*Final balance required six weeks before departure date.
*If booking less than six weeks away full payment is required.
*Flight number and insurance details required on confirmation.
*Not suitable for children or elderly or infirm.
*On payment of the final balance the owner considers that clients have read and understood all details relating to their holiday and have agreed that the accommodation is suitable for their requirements. Therefore, money is non-returnable.
*It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that they have full and adequate insurance for their holiday.
The Crete region
Crete is divided into four prefectures, Lassithi prefecture at the far eastern end, is where Villa Oxymandias is situated. The scenery here is stunning, dramatic mountains almost always make up the back drop to beautiful sandy beaches. There are numerous archeaological sites within easy reach, showing remnants of the Minoan civilization thousands of years ago. The climate is wonderful with hot sunny days , long warm balmy nights throughout the summer and mild winters.
The Aghios Nikolaos / Istron area
The island is so diverse that there are endless activities all within easy reach of Villa Ozymandias. The flora and fauna is extraordinary and organised walks into the mountains to see wild orchids or Griffin vultures are available throughout the year. Elounda is a short distance away, once a small fishing village, now a popular tourist spot and not far from there, Plaka made famous by the award winning novel The Island. Plaka is where the daily boats took supplies to the leper colony of Spinalonga just a 5 minute trip away. Walking and cycling are popular activities here and the beaches are too numerous to mention.
How to get there
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*Fly to Heraklion Airport - distance to Villa Ozymandias 70 scenic kilometres.
*Flights available direct to Heraklion - www.holidayhypermarket.co.uk
*Cheap flights available with www.easyjet.com and www.Jet2.com for Gatwick/Manchester departures
*Car Hire can be arranged by villa owner if requested or go to www.Europcar.com
*Transfers to and from the airport can be arranged by the owner if requested
*Local buses run frequently from the airport to the nearest town
*Taxis are abundant at the airport and currently should cost 80-90 euros each way
Activities near Aghios Nikolaos
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
12 Apr 2013
We had looked at photos before we went but found that the reality was even better. I could have spent the whole week looking at the view! Sandra and Chris were so helpful, we had a great lunch with... more
11 Nov 2012
We arrived at Villa Ozymandias during the first week of November, to wind down after a hectic summer of our daughter's wedding. We weren't sure what to expect traveling so late in the year... more
26 Oct 2012
Our wonderful stress free holiday started with a night time arrival at the airport by a friendly welcome of Chris (the owner) with our hired car. Taking us to our studio apartment at Ozymandias Villa... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October - November||1 Oct 12||1 Dec 12||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|December||1 Dec 12||1 Jan 13||£ 245||£ 35||£ 35||4 Nights|
|January - February||1 Jan 13||1 Mar 13||£ 245||£ 35||£ 35||4 Nights|
|March-April||1 Mar 13||1 May 13||£ 280||£ 40||£ 40||4 Nights|
|May-September||1 May 13||1 Oct 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 50||4 Nights|
|October-November||1 Oct 13||1 Dec 13||£ 315||£ 45||£ 45||4 Nights|
|December||1 Dec 13||1 Jan 14||£ 245||£ 35||£ 35||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
*Price is per apartment per week
*If your holiday dates cross over price break periods, the cost is calculated pro-rata.
*Air conditioning is available in apartments and is charged out at 8 Euros per night in local currency.
*Heating is also available in winter and is charged out at 10 Euros per night in local currency
*Payment options: By internet transfer, cash, cheque or bank transfers
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