Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This is an ideal property for a self catering family holiday. It is a short drive from several stunning, sandy beaches, and the towns of Kokini Hani and Kato Gouves offer local supermarkets and restaurants. The location makes this property ideal for those who would also like to see more of what this beautiful Greek island has to offer, with both Old and New Hersonnisos a short drive away, or the historic town of Agios Nikolaus within easy reach by car. The City of Heraklion is also nearby, with its many historical and cultural attractions, such as the Palace of Knossos.
The property is within 10 miles of the Crete Golf Club, which offers a championship course (PGA), described as one of the most impressive courses of the Mediterranean.
A visit to Water City is also a must for any family, and is only approximately 5 miles away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kato Gouves 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Iraklion 17 km, Nearest railway: Iraklion 17 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
There is an open plan living area downstairs, with 2 sets of patio doors leading to both the front terrace and the rear garden and pool respectively. The bedrooms are spacious, with floor to ceiling built in storage.Two contain king size doubles, and two 4 ' doubles, all of which are hand made. There is also a camp bed available, and a double sofa bed downstairs.
|Further details outdoors||
The front of the property has a long, lawned garden, but the real benefit is of the covered verandah, allowing beautiful views of the Sea, and nearby villages.
The rear of the property has a private, walled garden, with sun deck, separate BBQ area, large private swimming pool, outdoor dining area, and spectacular mountain views.
There is sufficient parking on the driveway for up to 4 cars.
Please be aware that the adjoining properties are owned and occupied by Greek families, who enjoy an afternoon siesta, therefore please keep any noise at the front of the house to a minimum between the hours of 2pm and 5pm. However, they are perfectly happy with any noise in the rear garden, around the pool area.
The pool, gardens and property are maintained by a local Englishman, who is also on hand in the event of any emergency.
The Crete region
Crete is the southernmost of the Greek Islands, and the superb climate reflects this, with an average summertime temperature ( May to September inc) of 25 degrees, and minimum rainfall ( averaging just 6 days in those 5 months).
The history of Crete goes back to the 7th millennium bc, and as such, there are many historical treasures to explore and experience, including the Palace of Knossos and the Cave of Zeus, both of which are within 30 minutes drive of the villa. However, should sun, sea and sand be more suited to you, then Crete has these all in abundance, and easily accessible from the villa.
Ano Gouves is an unspoilt traditional Cretan village with a beautiful Church and village square. If, however, you prefer something a little livelier, then Kato Gouves (New Town) is a vibrant seaside resort, with sandy beaches, beachside Tavernas and restaurants and shops.
The Crete Aquarium is situated in Gournes, a mere 10 minutes from the Villa. This houses over 200 species of fish, and is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe!
The Arion Stables in Old Hersonissos comes highly recommended for both horse riding and carriage rides, and is a very relaxing spot for a drink or a nice meal.