Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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Villa Argo is a lovely bungalow located in the idyllic hamlet of Aspro. The villa is fully airconditioned and it has been finished and equipped to very high standards. The air conditioning 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.
Villa Argo is situated on a hillside overlooking the old hamlet of Aspro with magnificent views across olive groves to Almyrida seaside village, Souda Bay, Karga Island, the Akrotiri Peninsula and south to the White Mountains. The land drops away in front of the villa which allows for breathtaking and uninterrupted views of the surrounding sea, rugged valleys and the mountains.
It is an ideal spot for walkers and for people who seek relaxation and tranquillity. Yet, it is only 1.6 kilometres from the traditional seaside resort of Almyrida (Almerida), with beautiful sandy beaches, many of them shallow and safe for children, with water sports, traditional tavernas, shops and other amenities. Villa Argo is an ideal retreat for those seeking for excellent value accommodation in a sleepy hamlet in rural setting with beautiful views, yet close to the seaside and amenities.
This spacious bungalow is particularly suitable for families with young children and for older and less abled people. It has 3 bedrooms, (one of which is en-suite with a shower) and a second family bathroom with bath.
Each bedroom opens directly onto a semi-covered terrace and two of the bedrooms enjoy the sea views. There is a spacious open plan lounge/dining room area incorporating a fully equipped kitchen with all the modern amenities.
The double doors in the lounge open directly onto a sea facing semi-covered front terrace and gravelled front and side garden, which provides a shady area for enjoying drinks and breakfast. The private garden has a large wooden dining table and six chairs for dining al-fresco.
All external doors and windows have fly screens for your comfort.
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There is a TV and a DVD payer with a selection of DVDs and a HiFi for your entertainment. There is also a selection of books, including travel books for your enjoyment during your stay.
And for those winter stays, Villa Argo is equipped with wall mounted slim electric heaters in each bedroom and free standing oil filled electric radiators for the sitting room areas, in addition to the airconditioning system that also can be used for heating.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almyrida 1.6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, 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 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Argo is comprehensively equipped to enable you to enjoy a comfortable self catering holiday. It is a new quality bungalow for either couples or families of up to 6 persons. Villa Argo offers 80 sq meters of living space, all on one level and spacious private garden, verandas, roof terrace and private parking area.
The Villa offers an air conditioned large doulbe aspect living area with two large comfortable settees, dining table and six matching chairs, coffee table, side tables, TV & DVD. CD Player - Mini HiFI system - USB connections for MP3. Two large patio doors lead onto a semi-covered front terrace and a gravelled front and side garden which incoroprate a dining areas, equipped with a large dining table, sun umbrella and chairs for 6 persons.
The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, electric oven with ceramic hob, washing machine, dishwasher, plus other electrical appliances, such as microwave, kettle, toaster and iron.
All three bedrooms are air-conditioned and are fully furnished, including fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom one, with bathroom en suite, has a double bed. The patio doors lead into a covered outside veranda/patio and onto the garden. Views from this bedroom are to Souda Bay and the surrounding hills.
Bedroom two has twin beds. The patio doors lead to a garden area,to the side of the property.
Bedroom three has a custom designed single bed, with the facility of a pull out second bed. The doors lead to a veranda and garden with vews of Souda Bay and surrounding hills.
|Further details outdoors|
Villa Argo is situated in an exclusive new development which has been designed for privacy and comfort. It has a corner plot at the end of a group of six houses and is next to a quaint ancient Chapel.
Villa Argo has a private garden and many outside covered and uncovered areas to enjoy the outstanding views in sun or shade. The covered front terrace has two marble tables and chairs and it is a cool and private place to sit even in the height of the summer. There is also a three seater covered swing in the front garden overlooking Almyrida and Souda Bay. For al-fresco dining there there is a large table and chairs and an umbrella. The garden is planted with bougainvilleas, various seasonal flowers, lavender, bay tree, a herb garden and palms and plum and lemon trees. A staircase leads upstairs to a roof/ sun terrace area, fully tiled, equipped with a marble table, chairs and sun-loungers. The panoramic vews from the roof terrace are of Almyrida bay, Souda bay and the White Mountains and they are trully breathtaking.
Pam and Derick of MIA Propery Services clean, maintain and look after Villa Argo and guests can contact them for any daily problems. They have a good local knowledge and they are happy to share any relavent information with you.
On your arrival Derick will meet you and provide you with the keys and what you need to know about working the various appliances in the Villa.
Smoking is permitted in the verandas and garden only
The Crete region
The Island of Crete is the largest and most southern island of Greece and it enjoys a warm climate and over 300 days of sunshine. Among other things Crete features important historical sites and the famous Cretan hospitality, food and culture.
The region's magnificent White Mountains are often capped in snow during the winter months and the region offers fantastic opportunities for walkers and nature lovers. The famous Gorge of Samaria is a very popular site, favoured by many visitors who would walk the 18 kilometers down trail.
The winter months are always a nice time to visit as the weather is generally warm and you get the chance to experience the real Greece away from the bustle of the summer season. Crete being the Southest most island of Greece, is warm and has many sunny days, so visiting during the winter months is a must for the people who do not like the heat of the summer. April, May, September & October are the good months, as the average temperatures is around 25c. From November to April the weather can also be clement and sunny.
Chania is a delightful, picturesque, Venetian-influenced town, with quaint narrow cobbled streets and a well-preserved Venetian Harbour, lined with tavernas, restaurants, and many cafes and bars. Chania will certainly charm you with its unique atmospherene.
Chania offers a variety of tours and excursions from one hour Glass Bottom Boat trip to a whole day boat cruises. Excursions to Samaria Gorge, Knossos, Elafonisi, Botanical Park and City Tour, Spinalonga, Santorini and Kithyra can be booked from any travel agent and passengers can be collected from Almyrida Village (near Aspro).
Useful website and email addresses: www.iotours.gr; (email; firstname.lastname@example.org); www.stc.gr
ALMYRIDA seaside village is a holiday resort with numerous sandy beaches, with facilities of umbrellas and sun loungers.There are also several mini markets in the area. A row of traditional tavernas and coffe bars line the sandy beaches, offering a variety of local dishes and fresh fish.
ALMYRIDA offers a variety of water sport facilities to include windsurfing, sailing and kayaking (www.ucpa.com/windsurf). In Omega Diver Centre you can experience the fun of discovering an amazing underwater world with supervised scuba diving and snorkerlling, visit: www.omegadivers.com and email: email@example.com. Also daily boat trip adventures to discover impressive caves and fantastic coasts and the opportunity to snorkel (Dream Adventure Trips).
You can book excursions and a variety of holiday activities in 'Villas Crete Holidays' , office situated in Almyrida.
Villa Argo is located in ASPRO, a tiny green hamlet, which is protected because of its history and old buildings dating back to 17th century. Aspro is situated 1.6 killometers inland from the pretty seaside village of ALMYRIDA. The old village of Aspro has quaint narrow cobble stone streets, lined with old houses dating from the 18th century. Aspro is surrounded by acres of land covered in mature conifers and olive trees. All around you can see olive trees and fruit trees in abundance and in the quiet of the night you can hear the tinkle of bells from goats grazing on the mountain sides. There are beautiful walks among the green countryside and there are many quiet trails leading from the villa across hills and through olive groves leading to other neighbouring hamlets and villages. The area around Villa Argo will appeal to nature lovers and those who enjoy walking.
Inland, 2 kms south of Aspro, lies the attractive village of Gavalochori, with traditional tavernas and delicious Cretan food and with an excellent Folklore museum, housed in a beautifully restored Venetian building with Turrkish additions.
Leaving Gavalochori and driving towards Vamos you can visit the village of Douliana, a quiet Greek village with a conservation area, in a stunning setting surrounded by beautiful trees and oleanders.
5 kms from Gavalochori, is the village of Vamos, the capital of the Apokoronas Region. Vamos has a Co-Opertive, which was founded with the aim of promoting eco-tourism and rebuilding and restoring houses in the village. You must visit the cafe-bar, 'the Liakoto', with its spectacular terrace views and next door, the eco-friendly shop, selling beautifully packaged cheeses, herbes, honey, oil and wine from the region. There are organised walks to Byzantine monasteries and nearby churches. Tourist Office; www.vamossa.gr
Good roads head inland from Vamos leading to numerous pretty villages and coastal towns.
Beyond Almyrida and driving east, you will find small and beautiful villages, such as Plaka, Kokkino Horio (used as backdrop for the film 'Zorba the Greek') , Kefalas and many more.
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25 Jul 2013
"Spacious and well appointed modern villa"
We stayed at Villa Argo as a group of 4 adults. The villa had plenty of space and had everything necessary for a very comfortable stay. All the amenities such as dish washer and washing machine were of a high specification and all rooms were air conditioned.
Outside again there was plenty of space for lounging about including a large swing chair along with a barbecue. We have stayed in this part of Crete before with specialist tour operators and I reckon you would need to spend 30-40% more with these companies to secure a similar standard of accommodation. So a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in a beautiful part of the world and a good bargain too. Highly recommended.
10 Jul 2013
We LOVED this place, it is a GORGEOUS property.It is clean, light, bright, spacious, airy, comfortable and peaceful.The fitments are all good quality: marble tabletops and window sills, good solid-fee… More
Many thanks for the great review. We are very grateful for the time you took to write such lovely review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay in our villa and liked the area. We hope you will return and we are looking forward to welcome you back to Aspro.
8 Jul 2013
"Fabulous Holiday in Peaceful Idyll"
Villa Argo is a real find. Large, comfortable and modern with everything you could possibly need and the most stunning views. We loved the fact that there was so much outside space to sit, eat and relax and tried out the wonderful spit roasting barbecue on several occasions. Villa Argo is a great place to explore the surrounding countryside and beaches. It is a mile or so from a lovely little resort with tavernas, inns and shops and a nice clean beach. I have been to the other side of Crete several times but just love Chania and the surrounding area - far less commercialised, but still plenty to do. The Villa was a perfect base for our trip and we will definitely go back.
Many thanks for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the villa. We hope you will return and we are looking forward to welcome you back to Aspro.
4 Jul 2013
"Outstanding Villa in beautiful location"
Stayed in this property during May, felt immediately at home and relaxed, very spacious and the villa provided everything that you would need. Loved the view, overlooking Almyrida bay. We did hire a car to travel to nearby villages and a little further afield, but could quite easily rely on buses and taxis, a pleasant walk down into Almiryda where there is a array of restaurants and pleasant beach. In the evenings would get the local taxi home for 5 euros. Very friendly area would definitely return, May is a lovely time not too hot or crowded.
Many thanks for the good review. Very pleased you had a good time and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the villa. kind regards, Amy
17 Jun 2013
From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we had a wonderful time. 3 mins in the car to Almirida, where the food, beaches & hospitality were excellent. Ideal location for sightseeing, Plenty of places to visit, or just chill & relax around the villa, with pleasant country walks. We return again this year.
Many thanks for the good review. Very pleased you had a good time and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the villa this summer. Amy
21 Jul 2011
"Beautiful Villa with stunning views located in a sleepy village."
Villa Argo is a beauiful holiday home situated in the sleepy village of Aspro. The owners have taken great pride in the decoration of their home and provide you with everything and more that you ma… More
Thank you very much for the great review. We are glad you liked the place and are looking forward to welcome you back to Aspro.
18 Jul 2011
"Comfortable villa in great location, particularly for families"
Wonderful villa, great views in an area with lots of activity, would recommend car hire for some of your stay as lots of interesting mountain villages and swimming places nearby, Chania is a fabulous … More
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review and for your good words about our villa. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcome you back to Aspro
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