Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The countryside villa in Kalives is in a 4000 square meters of olive groves, fenced and with private entrances/gates, and is designed to offer comfortable stays for couples or families.
The villa has privacy and space, and its own BBQ and swimming pool. There are three bedrooms,one on the ground floor and two on the first floor, large well equipped kitchen (ground floor),seating room with TV and fireplace and one bathroom on the ground floor and a shower room on the first floor. There are individual air conditioning units in each of the bedrooms as well as in the living room, use of which is included in the price. The pool area is surrounded by grass and gardens,including a vegetable garden for residents' free use. Fig trees, banana trees, umbrella-shaped olives surround the villa and pool,creating a perfect setting for a holiday!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kalives 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Maid service is twice a week. Towels are changed twice a week, linen once.
The Crete region
Welcome to beautiful Crete and Hania, a heavenly and pure land brimming with natural beauty, history, memory and culture. It is a land whose visitors will experience nature in all its glory and will encounter breathtaking sights.
Endless stretches of seashore bordered in frothy lace, inlets and islands of exotic beauty and sandy beaches tucked away at the foot of forbidding mountains. Impenetrable but yet such majestic gorges, holy caves, blessed rivers and lush, green plains, thickly covered with olive and citrus trees. It is a self-sufficient land in every way that is rich in endemic and rare flora and fauna.
The works of art produced by man will also not leave any visitor indifferent. He will bow with awe in respect for the intimidating remains of past civilizations that still stand proud, examples of creative spirit and signs of human futility, vigorous warriors of bitter and ravenous time. He will relive moments of legend, history and glory since memories of the past will awaken and resurrect themselves in his passing. Here he will satiate his hunger for colour and aroma, he will savour original and unique tastes, and he will overhear stories about experiences taken from the passion and wisdom of a people whose roots and endurance are embedded deep in history. He will live intense contrasts and feelings, he will juxtapose the old with the new and he will respect modern life through the eyes of wisdom gained from tradition. Perhaps most importantly, the visitor will encounter people who recognize life's gifts and value. The Cretan soul will infuse him with the feeling of true hospitality and will leave him mesmerized and forever partial to its beauty.
Welcome to beautiful Hania.
Let yourself enjoy everything it so generously has to offer.
Kalives: A wonderful seaside village, retaining the pace of the local lifestyle. The White Mountains dominate the area behind it and provide a dramatic backdrop that contrasts the sandy beaches. There are two beaches, one near our apartment very long and sandy with a beach-taverna, that rarely gets crowded: the other one, 1 km away, is at the edge of the central village and is hosting the small harbour. Here, another great selection of tavernas by the seafront, offer excellent meals.
Kalives without being spoiled by tourism provides all the necessary amenities for couples and families. The local square, shaded by a huge plane tree, has the traditional kafeneion where tourists get-together with locals and watch the world go by! Lovely colourful churches, several shops and supermarkets blend-in perfectly with the tourist accommodation that includes from small cottages, to apartment complexes, hotels and luxury villas.
There are wonderful walks in this lush area, including the Diktamos Gorge and several other countryside walks through orange and lemon groves by the sides of rivers Xidas and Koiliaris. Extending several kilometers inland it is rich in olive and citrus groves, pasture lands and tiny hamlets rarely visited by tourists. In the spring-time, the fields, groves and tracks are filled in endless varieties of flora including many species which are endemic to Crete. Birdwatchers will find a large number of local as well as migratory birds to see, ranging from tiny warblers to large buzzards, eagles and hawks. Kournas freshwater-lake, is nearby and offers a nature’s reserve rich in wild flowers, herbs and birds.
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10 Sep 2013
"Great villa, peaceful setting, accommodating owner"
My wife, three children/young adults and I stayed at Villa Giannis for two weeks. First impression were "this is a better than the photos portray". Although not recently furnished (the villa is perhaps 20 years old), the villa is clean, well designed and comfortable.
The biggest selling point is the setting; in the countryside, 50 yards from one neighbouring villa, with no other building closer than 300 yards away. The pool and gardens are well kept and idyllic, surrounded by olive groves and with two swaying banana trees.
The villa is about 1km from the beach and local INKA supermarket. They are within walking distance, but I'd recommend hiring a car for the duration. Kalyves is a decent little village, with a number of restaurants and waterfront eateries. I suggest you also try Giorgiopilis and old town Chania, both within easy striking distance.
The maid service, twice a week, is actually provided by the owner, Mara. It was a real treat to get fresh towels and sheets every 3 or 4 days. When we found that the DVD player wasn't working, Mara bought a new one and we had it the next day.
We were 'adopted' by a stray dog whilst we were there and it looks like, having placed her with an animal rescue centre, we'll be shipping her back to the UK. Some souvenir!
We recommend this villa wholeheartedly.
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