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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Damythsi is located just a few minutes' drive from the beach. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 30 minutes from the larger resorts such as Chania, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the local market and many excellent restaurants for eating out.
The villa benefits from its own private pool, with a shallow end perfect for the children. Leading from the living room is a spacious patio with stunning views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With two double and one twin bedroom, the villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.
Internet is available via a pay as you go Vodaphone dongle.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 25 km, Nearest railway: Na|
|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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
. The villa has been furnished throughout with warm coloured curatins which give a lovely summery feeling. All modern comforts have been provided at Villa Damythsi, including satellite TV, DVD / CD players, ipod docking station and washing machine, white aluminium doors, windows and shutters and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living area.
The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.
|Further details outdoors|
The villa has been carefully designed in order to bring your living area into the outdoors, so that you can fully appreciate the outstanding views at all times. There are many terraces for both sun and shade, and an ample supply of garden furniture such as tables, chairs and sun-beds. The lovely pool and the spacious terrace are the most prominent features of the property, with both enjoying stunning mountain views, sea view and The villa has a very large paved and tiled area and a number of different rockeries made from natural stone and planted with colourful flowering shrubsgorgeous sunsets
The Crete region
Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is in the Mediterranean Sea between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea, south of the Peloponnese. Crete is approximately 260 km long and 60 km wide. Crete consists of four prefectures: Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi. If there was a beauty contest for Greek islands, Crete would surely be among the favorites. Indeed, some say there is no place on earth like Crete. This view is strongly supported by those fortunate enough to have visited the island. Crete, with a population of approximately 650,000, is not just sun, sea and sand; it is a quite distinct place full of vitality, warmth, hospitality, culture and of course an excellent infrastructure. Crete is well known for its seas and beaches but it has a very contrasting landscape. The island goes from fertile coastal plains to rugged mountains and from busy metropolitan cities to very peaceful hillside homes. If you travel throughout Crete you can clearly see remnants of Roman and Turkish aqueducts and architecture from when these people invaded the island long ago
Plaka village square is only 1km from Villa Damythsi and is an easy 15 minute walk.
The village has 3 excellent tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets and 5 cafes. 3 of these cafes are just a short five minute walk from the villa.
Villa Damythsi is just 5 minutes by car to the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children.
Surrounding the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans. There is also a diving school which caters for all abilities (see link).
There are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with excellent tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Chorio. The historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.
Approximately 15 mins away there is a beautiful beach at the town of Kalyves, where there are numerous Banks, shops and restaurants.
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4 Jul 2013
"Fabulous villa with stunning views!"
What an absolute gem of a place. Villa was just as described, new and modern. Really liked having a welcome pack a real bonus when you arrive late, had coffee, tea, bread,cheese,milk, jams and a lovely bottle of white wine, it was much appreciated at 11pm. Views from the villa are wonderful especially the great sunsets. Food wise no need to go any further than plaka, we tried all 4 restaurants in the square. Went twice to Elpis food great huge portions and the bread they make themselves. Takas restaurant more traditional but still just as good, the cheapest by far is what I would call big Mama's (not its real name) the smallest of the restaurants food was great and very cheap! However, to walk to plaka when it's so hot was not for us, I reckon it would have taken a good 20 mins and on the way back its all up hill, maybe for the younger ones this one. My only suggestion for the villa would be to have wifi, I took my ipad and couldn't use it as had a USB Internet connection only, was able though to use in restaurants in plaka. On a final note we loved it and a week was not enough, would definitely go back and will recommend to our friends. Thanks
1 May 2013
"Excellent place to rest"
The house was exactly as expected and surroundings even better. It is located on a sunny and quiet mountain slope with a panoramic view on the mountains and the sea. We enjoyed a lot having breakfast … More
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