Corali Villa 4
About the home
The villa is decorated in a modern style and has an individual swimming pool.
The area is rural and relies more on agriculture for its income than tourism. The pebble beach is 300 metres away and is reached by walking through melon fields. Kamisiana has a small traditional taverna and a local shop. The larger village of Kolymbari boasts a greater choice of shops and the pretty harbour has a selection of tavernas, which serve fresh fish as well as local dishes. The resorts of Platanias and Aghia Marina are a ten-minute drive away and provide lively bars and clubs for those wanting a less relaxed night out.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2)|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
The Crete region
With a size of just under 8,500 square kilometres, that is 260 km across and between 15 and 60 km wide, this strikingly elongated island boasts 1,000 km of coastline.
Its 600,000 inhabitants are concentrated primarily in the urban areas, with more than one third residing in one of the three main towns of Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio, and Aghios Nikolaos, respective capitals of the four administrative regions of Chanion, Rethymnou, Herakliou, and Lassithiou.
Cretan history spans well into the Neolithic era, some 6,000 years ago. The island has seen a series of peoples and civilizations reaching their peak and then collapsing only to be succeeded by the next one in row in their strife to hold on to the prized land. The richness of the soil and the strategic position amongst three continents seemed to have lured ambitious invaders from West and East. Thus, the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the pre-classical period were succeeded by the Athenians, then Alexandrians and soon the Romans. Before long, Byzantium took over and desperately resisted the Arab attacks, until it succumbed to the Venetian Crusaders, who in turn had to fight the Arabs and then the Turks, who eventually gained overall control in 1669. The island remained under Ottoman rule until 1913, when it finally rejoined the rest of Greece. This turbulent history and constant melting pot of cultures and civilisations competing for Crete, has left innumerable traces in the culture and landscape of the island, but has most of all, forged a distinctly independent Cretan identity which survives to this day, and proudly precedes the Cretans' Greek origin.
The island's geography couldn't be simple either! The terrain is amazingly varied, which, though a surprise to those used to the Cycladic islands or the Ionian islands to the west, is a natural consequence of the size and position of the island. Where else in Greece can you see mountain ranges towering well over 2,450 metres, snow-capped in winter and carpeted in local flora in spring and early summer. Mountain plateaus cover the rest of the island, apart from when they are slashed by spectacular gorges, or gently peter out in the low plains reaching the sea. The beaches range from your archetypal sandy paradise, to idyllic little bays and rocky coves with family friendly rock pools, or picturesque fishing harbours with mirror-sharp clean waters and pebbles underfoot.
It is the diversity and size of the island that make the impulsive wish to return a natural reaction of the first time visitor, and, as the well seasoned visitor will tell you, make car rental and even boat hire (or boat trips for the non-mariners) a very reasonable means to make the most of your holiday.
The Chania / Kamisiana area
A 20 minute drive east will take you to the bustling town of Chania. This wonderful town is a magnet for those who love exploring. Turkish and Venetian architecture grace the old town with a smattering of Neo Classical buildings squeezed between. The tiny streets house marvellous restaurants and tavernas and the shops house everything from locally produced artefacts to designer labels. When sustenance is called for, the Venetian harbour is lined with numerous places, which can refresh the body as well as the soul.
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Activities near Chania
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||1 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 630||£ 90||-||5 Nights|
|Middle season||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 770||£ 110||-||5 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 770||£ 110||-||5 Nights|
|Low season||1 Oct 12||31 Oct 12||£ 630||£ 90||-||5 Nights|
|Low season||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 630||£ 90||-||5 Nights|
|Middle season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 770||£ 110||-||5 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1190||-||-||1 Week|
|Middle season||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 770||£ 110||-||5 Nights|
|Low season||1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 630||£ 90||-||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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