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Traditional Villa Irilena


Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Step back in time in this beautiful, traditional villa located in the timeless village of Vamos away from the bustling tourist resorts but only a few minutes drive from several sandy beaches. Recently restored with much care and attention to detail by the owner in the traditional Cretan style using locally quarried stone and cypress wood, you will be able to experience real Cretan life with all the comforts of the modern amenities. Full of character and quirky touches, the owner has furnished the house beautifully with family memorobilia, and if the antique furniture and art work do not impress you, the vintage WW2 BMW motorcycle may catch your eye!

For a truly relaxing, get away from it all holiday you need not step foot outside your villa. Enjoy a breakfast of freshly squeezed juice from locally grown oranges with fresh, warm bread from the local bakery on your balcony before moving to your secluded courtyard garden to sunbathe. Cooling off in your plunge pool or sit with a good book under the shade of the platanos tree in the secret gardens next door. As the sun sets over the White Mountains enjoy an al fresco dinner cooked with fresh, organic produce from the local market shops on the BBQ, perhaps strolling to the village Square for an after dinner drink to watch the world go by as the locals do. If you are feeling energetic, spend a day at one if the nearby sandy beaches or explore the village or surrounding countryside with a self guided walk.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Almyrida 8 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Air conditioning, Satellite TV
Standard Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (4)
Outdoors BBQ

The Crete region

The village of Vamos is a small slice of old Crete infused with the values of traditional hospitality. The village is famous for its local crafts and organic products including thyme honey, pickels, jams, cheeses and olive oil soap. It also has a local bakery, a 19th Century kafenion and traditional tavernas where tasty Cretan specialities, such as chicken in red wine, cuttlefish and fennel, artichokes or chickpea puree are cooked in stone ovens and served with some of the island's best wine. In low season, log fires create a wonderful evening atmosphere and in summer, large plane trees provide welcome shade. For those who want to explore authentic Cretan food a little further, local cookery courses are available. The village is also starting point for walking tours of the surrounding countryside. With your booking we provide a free walking guide for the area.

The lovely village of Almyrida, which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach, is only 8 kms away. This beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining 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. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Theo Kraaijvanger (Property Manager K-Travel)

  • 6 Years listed

Calendar last updated:05 Jul 2014

Based in Greece

Languages spoken
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  • Spanish
  • German
  • Dutch
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