The Villa "Irida" is located in Crete, Kastikia, distance to international airport Heraklion 65 km, 3 km away from cosmopolitan resort of Agios Nikolaos, 2 km to the Havania Beach (a lovely sandy beach with restaurants nearby, awarded by Blue Flag). A car is essential.
Two storey fully detached villa (221 sq. m plus basement 78 sq.m) with private swimming pool 66 sq.m, depth 0,85 - 1,9 m, outdoor shower (the pool can be heated, on request for extra price) on a plot of 5.500 sq.m (garden with the paved pathways and nice lawns), parking. Building of 2001, fully renovated in 2013. The villa is equipped with central heating, all rooms with air-conditioning and ready for year-round exploitation. The villa is licensed by Greek Ministry of Tourism in 2013 (MHTE 1040K10002960201).
This property enjoys a modern open plan living area, with huge picture patio doors bringing the view indoors. From the lounge (fireplace, marble flooring, 55 inch 3D Satellite TV, Blu Ray DVD, set Home-Cinema SONY, Playstation 3, Scanner-Copier-Printer) a few steps lead down to two of the bedrooms (both with double bed, one additionally with 1 baby cot), WC and a shower room with WC, whilst the remaining two bedrooms and a shower room with WC are sited on the first floor (one bedroom with double bed and a 'blue lit bath' and the other with 2 twin beds). There are independent Satellite TV in all bedrooms; two safes (one of them computer size). Three bedrooms are equipped with jalousies-blackout. Each bedroom and lounge have big terrace with sitting area.
External features: open dining area, built-in barbecue, 10 sunbeds, sunshades, big table in the garden with chairs. High quality bed linen, towels and pillows by COCOMAT, protectors for mattresses and pillows, mosquito nets. Services (included in price): towels are changed daily (pool towels – once a week), cleaning and bed linens are changed on each fourth day. Pool cleaning by necessity.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Havania 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 65 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Crete is very different from region to region. For me, east Crete is much prettier rest of Crete. Also, it is definitely a more peaceful place , far away from mass tourism . However, there are very various nature within 10 km. Elounda - a few lunar landscapes , closer to the Middle East , and Agios Nikolaos - this is already Italy . Prices are also different - Elounda with the most elite hotels of the world ( and thus prices) and incomparably more democratic Agius Nikolaos . Although here there is a choice from affordable nice taverns up to expensive restaurants and upmarket bars. There are a lot of big and small grocery stores in Agios Nikolaos, with a wide variety of choice and very high quality. Prices of fish, meat and vegetables is significantly lower than, for example, in Austria, where I live. Agios Nikolaos has its very mild climate with maximum of sunny days – and it's almost always a little bit windy on the uplands, so that even in August it is possible to stay active. You can relax in a quiet location surrounded by goats and sheep, and at the same time in 10 minutes drive to be in civilization. With beaches also no problems, almost all of them with blue flags and not large in size.