About the home
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.
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 that also can be used for heating.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Almyrida, 1.6km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1.5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / 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
We absolutely loved our time at the villa and we fell in love with Aspro and Almyrida. It was great to be away from hustle and bustle, hearing only cicadas and the goats in the evenings while being close enough to Almyrida to enjoy the beautiful beach and fantastic restaurants (which were not too expensive either). The villa has a beautiful view, so I loved having my morning cuppa on the terrace and looking over Souda Bay at sunset. The location is very serene and the perfect place for a restful holiday. I absolutely loved it and definitely will be returning. Derick and Pam were really helpful too...I don't think we would have made it the first night without Derick's help. Thank you for letting us extend our stay on the last day.
Thank you once again ;)
Monika and family (5-9-12)
Yes we all had a splendid time & your villa was wonderful. We even made friends with neighbours in the old village. Regards John, (23-8-12)
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.
The Chania / Almyrida area
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.
How to get there
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Fly to Chania - Aspro village is 40 minutes drive from the airport.
Flights to Chania are with; Monarch and Thompson and they are available from end of March to end of October from, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast airports. Easy Jet now flies to Chania from May to end of October from Gatwick Airport.
Heraklion airport now has daily flights from Gatwick and 4 days per week from Manchester, and is a 2 hour direct journey on the National Highway.
There are local buses from/to Almyrida that provide a regular service to Kalives and other villages and coastal towns and to Chania.
An alternative way is to fly via Athens and to catch a connecting flight to Chania. Olympric Airways and Aegian Airlines fly all the domestic flights, including to Chania.
or alternatively catch a boat from Piraeus (near Athens) to Souda Port (Chania) .
You can hire/ book a car and collect it from any Airport. Car hire companies located in Almyrida are: www.autoclub-rentals.gr and Flisvos car hire. There are also various other car hire companies such as, www.budget.gr; www.kosmos-carrental.com; www.sixt.gr; http://www.direct2carrentals.com.
There is a Taxi stand in Almyrida and a taxi can be booked for airport transfers. Contact telephone numbers: (0030) 28250 22388 and mobile: 0030 6974640905. The cost of a taxi to/ from Aspro to Chania airport is around 45 Euros and taxis are readily available outside the arrival hall in the airport.
There are daily hourly coach/buses from Chania to Almyrida and return to Chania. The buses website address:
Activities near Chania
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
21 Jul 2011
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... more
18 Jul 2011
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
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|1 Oct 12||1 Nov 12||£ 370||-||-||1 Week|
|Long Winter Rental Period see details below||1 Nov 12||1 Apr 13||£ 240||-||-||2 Months|
|1 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 440||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 480||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||£ 560||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 570||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% non refundable deposit is required to secure a booking with the balance
due 8 weeks before arrival
We will email you a booking form to complete and return
Upon receipt of the deposit a booking confirmation letter will be sent out with contact details & information
a £100 security deposit is fully refundable within 10 days of leaving villa Argo subject to a satisfactory house inspection.
Our management team clean and look after villa Argo and guests can contact them for any problems.
Use of all facilities at the villa and utility costs including air-conditioning.
Use of bed linen and towels
Weekly change of linen and towels
General assistance from our management team with any problems
High chair and cots may be provided on request
Winter Period from 01/11/12 to 31/03/13; minimum stay of two months-rental prices include all utilities,linen/towels but does not include laundry/cleaning services.Enquire now
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