Go beyond the tourist eye: A collection of 9 villas owned by a Cretan couple who are looking forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Crete. More than a holiday – St George's Retreat offers you the opportunity to truly experience all that Crete has to offer. Whether that's learning about the island's history, sampling the food from some of the best tavernas or indulging in the fruits that grow freely in the Retreat, this is a Cretan experience to remember. As you might expect, with villas of this calibre, all are fully equipped to the highest of standards and there are also two shared pools and a large BBQ area containing both a BBQ spit and traditional baking oven – perfect for meeting and making new friends. Situated high up in the village of Kokkino Chorio – spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and Souda Bay await anybody who chooses to stay here.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almyrida beach 3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania airport 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
Each villa is beautifully decorated in a contemporary style that is synonymous with the surroundings. The amenities include:-
• A fully working kitchen
• Lounge area with satellite television
• Separate bathroom and toilet
• Two bedrooms with either twin, double or bunk beds (depending on villa choice)
• Washing machine, iron and ironing board
• Fresh towels and pool towels
• Outside terrace with table and chairs
The Retreat Village is situated just below the famous St. George's Retreat cave, a World War II German bunker.
The villas are located 1,2 km from Kokkino Chorio, a village where "Zorba The Greek" was filmed.
A short 10 minute walk from the complex is the traditional village of Kokkino Chorio and its old village lanes which has basic amenities in the form of a taverna and grocery store. Additonal shops and a selection of tavernas, kafenion and gyros establishments are located in the nearby village of Plaka.
he beautiful blue flag beach of Almyrida is 4 Km away - approx. 8 min drive, or a scenic 30 min walk! This beach is excellent for those with small children with clean sands, gentle sloping shelves and rock pool areas. For the more energetic there are windsurfing or canoeing lessons. The beach road is an endless stream of delightful tavernas. There are many fine beaches a short car ride away: Kera Beach 4.5km -10 mins. Georgeopolis - 25 mins.
Other nearby beauty spots include Kalives (20 mins), Georgioupolis (40 mins), Lake Kournas (60 mins) the secluded taverna at Ombroglialos beach (20 mins). The beautiful port of Chania is approximately 25 km away and Chania airport is about 30 km, 30 minutes drive. Heraklion airport is 100 minutes drive away.