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Villa Khami

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

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Villa / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Khami is a modern villa built and equipped to a high standard in 2004. Set on a hill overlooking the Mirabello gulf in north east Crete, Khami is 12km towards Sitia from Aghios Nikolaos between the village of Kalo Horio and the resort of Istron. This part of Crete is renowned for its majestic and dramatic mountain scenery. Khami is ideal for large family parties, sleeping up to ten in five double/twin bedrooms with three bathrooms and its own freshwater pool. Khami is owned by a family who have been coming here for thirty years, attracted not only by the beautiful weather, scenery and beaches, but also by the friendliness of the local people who have always made our visits so enjoyable. It is the sort of place that draws you back time and again.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach 3 beaches in resort 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (2), Single beds (6), 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
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The five bedrooms are on two floors. All bedrooms have generous storage both wardrobes and drawer space. All bedrooms have air conditioning and mosquito screens. When hiring at discounted 6 person partial occupancy rate only the first floor is made up for use. First floor:Bedroom 1: twin bed with en suite shower room, balcony with pool and sea view, plus second window with village viewBedroom 2: has a king size bed, balcony with pool and sea viewBedroom 3: twin bed room, balcony with mountain viewFamily bathroom: corner two person bath, separate shower, toilet, bidet and basinSecond Floor:Bedroom 4: has a king size bed with sea viewBedroom 5: twin bed with village viewShower room: shower, toilet and basinShaded terrace/balcony full width of the villa with a stunning view of the bayGround floor:Fully equipped kitchen, open plan lounge & dining area with ceiling fans, WiFi, Smart TV (with access to UK channels) and DVD. Separate toilet and basin. There is a full size table tennis table in the basement.Please bring your own towels for pool and beach.

Further details outdoors

The terrace accessed from the kitchen and dining area is set above the pool has another dining table for 10. It is in the sun at breakfast and perfectly shaded in the heat of the day. A lockable gate leads down the steps to the pool.There are 10 pool loungers and 2 large umbrellas provided. There is also a poolside shower. The 10m long pool is entered via large steps that are ideal for toddlers to play on. The pool shelves gently to a depth of 1.9 metres.There are well established plants in the garden that provide lots of colour throughout the season. There is a lockable side gate to the property meaning the garden and pool area is secured. Outside the gate is plenty of space to hang washing/towels to dry. There are also driers on each of the bedroom balconies.

Further details

Welcome pack on arrival (water, bread, butter, jam, tea, coffee and wine). English speaking manager and cleaner (every 4th day). The pool is cleaned and checked every other day.

The Lassithi Prefecture region

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands, locals consider themselves Cretans first and Greeks second. There are many remnants of the early Minoan settlement of the island. The most famous of these is Knossos near Heraklion, but the ruins of Gournia are only ten minutes drive from the villa and Faestos is a long day trip.

Crete enjoys a lovely climate with pleasant winter temperatures and hot sunny summer days with warm seas. A jumper may be needed in the evening for al fresco dining at either end of the season and occasionally on breezy summer evenings.


The hill on which Khami sits is between the traditional Cretan village of Kalo Horio and the resort of Istron, which has grown up along the coast road. The resort has been developed with sensitivity. There is no high rise over development, but visitors are well catered for with plenty of tavernas (getting on for 20 altogether) and mini markets. There are also a couple of bars and an internet café. Istron has three different beaches, ranging from pebbles to beautiful sand. All of them are blue flag beaches. Tracks up into the mountains and around the coastal headlands give plenty of opportunities to walk off any over indulgence in the tavernas!

Khami is at the Aghios end of Istron, the furthest beach at the other end of the resort is about 5 minutes by car, but probably 40 minutes walk in the heat. As such we think a car is essential for your stay. The tavernas at our end of the resort are about ten minutes walk, so it is possible to walk down for the evening, but the hill can seem quite steep when full of Moussaka, and a torch (one is provided) is also advisable for night time excursions.

There are plenty of other blue flag beaches along the coast if you tire of the local offering. For more lively night life, Aghios Nikolaos has plenty of bars and clubs and is easily accessible by bus or taxi. Aghios offers the best shopping for visitors and locals alike, where there is also a market every Wednesday, selling everything from a wide variety of fresh produce to clothes and fabrics.

A drive up to the Lassithi plateau, a large flat arable plain in the mountains once irrigated by windmills, is a must. Some of the windmills have been restored, though few pump water, and there are many craft shops selling rugs and pottery as well as honey from the mountains. The village of Kritsa is close by in the hills behind Aghios and is famous for its olive oil, lace and linen.

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      Calendar last updated:29 Aug 2015

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