Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A new villa with stunning views over the olive groves to Elounda and the sea, a few minutes walk to the beach, shops and tavernas. Private pool, balconies and terrace ideal for al fresco dining. An idyllic place for a relaxing holiday, ideal for families or friends.
With all amenities close at hand a car is not essential. The village has a couple of Blue Flag beaches, there are boats trips to the famous island of Spinalonga, the subject of Victoria Hislop's best selling novel “The Island”, walk across the Venetian Causeway to the island of Kolikitha and explore its many coves and small beaches, or take one of the frequent air conditioned buses to Plaka or the regional capital Aghios Nikolaos. There are travel companies in Elounda offering a wide variety of day trips all over the island. A couple of days car hire would enable a visit to the Lassithi Plateau and Zeus's Cave, the palaces at Malia and of course Knossos, plus the traditional local village of Kritsa.
Alternatively, just relax, enjoy swimming in your own pool, a book on the terrace and after all that hard work, an afternoon siesta in the air conditioned comfort of your room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Elounda 600 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 66 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa is laid out with the main living area on the first floor to take advantage of the views to the sea at the front (watch the sunrise over the island of Kolikitha) and the mountains to the rear. The living space is light and airy with plenty of ventilation, the bedrooms are fully air conditioned. There are balconies at the front of the living area with space for dining and relaxing. The two double bedrooms and shower room are on the ground floor. Both bedrooms have balconies overlooking the pool and sea, with steps leading down to the pool terrace, they have tables and chairs so you can relax with your morning coffee and paper.
The twin bedded room is on the lower ground floor which is also light and airy and overlooks the pool and garden. This is also air conditioned and has the large bathroom/shower next door, plus a utility/kitchen area to the rear.
All bedrooms have extensive built in wardrobes and the utility area is useful for storing suitcases.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside is the 6m x 4m swimming pool, terrace and garden area. There are 6 wooden sunloungers, 2 deckchairs, a sun parasol.
There are 3 small tables and 6 additional chairs on the terraces. There is an outside dining area with BBQ, outside fridge for your BBQ goodies and cold drinks and a shaded dining table which can comfortably seat six ( this has four dining chairs but you can easily move a couple off the terrace to make the six up). There are plenty of olive trees offering a shady respite from the sun and two hanging swing seats in the trees.
Welcome pack can be provided on arrival for around 20 euros payable locally. (Bread milk tea coffee water fruit juice etc) additional items can be provided at cost
English speaking assistance is readily available
Not suited to infirm but active elderly will be fine
The Crete region
Crete is the most southerly island in Europe and offers visitors a superb climate with many Blue Flag beaches and warm seas. The Cretan people are wonderfully hospitable and most people in the resorts and larger towns speak very good English. The island is steeped in history and offers many fascinating archaeological sites, museums and places of interest to visit.
The scenery is spectacular and there are several gorges that can be visited. The size of the island offers a great variety of excursions and almost all interests can be catered for. The Cretan cuisine is excellent offering fresh fish, local lamb which grazes on wild sage and thyme and a great selection of locally grown fruit and vegetables. The Cretan diet is thought the healthiest in Europe.
Elounda is a fishing village originally made famous as the star of the TV series "Who pays the Ferryman" and the Disney film "The Moonspinners". The island of Spinalonga is a short boat trip from the harbour, recently featured in Victoria Hislop's bestseller "The Island" this former Venetian Fortress and Leper Colony is definitely worth a visit. The quaint village of Plaka is 5 kms down the road (an easy bike ride) and is a great place for a walk a swim and a fresh fish lunch. Elounda has a couple of blue flag beaches and several interesting walks. There are a good range of shops, bars,restaurants and tavernas and a couple of nightclubs.
The regional capital Aghios Nikolaos is 7 Kms away - easily accessed by bus or taxi and this is definitely worth a couple of visits. by day take in the Port and Marina, browse the shops, visit the art gallery and museum and have a swim on one of it's beaches. By night there are many bars restaurants and late night venues to tempt you.