Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Overlooking Makrigialos Bay, Crete, Grapevines is a brand new complex of 20 luxury European-style townhouses on a gated site set around a private courtyard with a large floodlit swimming pool as its centrepiece.
All the amenities needed for a relaxing self-catering holiday in tranquil spacious surroundings are included; 2 double bedrooms; modern kitchen, bathroom and shower room; secluded balcony and roof sun terrace; private garden and car parking.
A delightful blue flag beach is only a 5 minute walk awayCrete - the southernmost island in Europe has - everything! Its bountiful variety of features includes mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie & nightlife.
There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and clean swimming seas. Bathed in clear sunlight much of the year, the climate is one of the best in Europe. The largest island in Greece, it is understandably a most popular travel and vacation destination.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||100 metres|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Luxuries: Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General: Air conditioning, Satellite TV,
Standard: Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Dish washer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: Bedrooms (2), Bathrooms (2), En suite (1), WCs (2), Solarium / Roof terrace
Furniture: Sofabed (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6, Sleeps maximum of 6
Linen and towels provided.
On the first floor
• an open plan lounge with large sofabed,
• a well appointed kitchen and dining area
The main living area has 2 private balconies front and rear: a small one overlooking the pool, ideal for morning coffee, and a large one with outdoor dining table and chairs to enjoy the sea view while eating lunch or dinner
On the ground floor
• The main bedroom, which opens out through sliding doors onto a private patio garden, has a double
bed and a beautifully appointed en suite bathroom .
• The second twin-bedded bedroom faces into the complex, and looks out onto the pool area
• Another attractive bathroom with bath and toilet is situated between them
Both rooms have ample cupboard space.
Access to the middle floor and the roof sun-terrace is by means of a large spiral staircase fitted with gates and child locks.
|Further details outdoors||
Your own sunbeds on roof terrace.
Patio table and chairs on main balcony.
A pergola on the roof terrace.
Close to Tavernas and Beach Tavernas and supermarket.
Opposite 5 star hotel, where you are able to use some of their facilities.
Covered off road parking.
Our English speaking site manager will meet and greet all arrivals and will be on hand to help with all your needs, including car rental, sightseeing, where to eat or any thing else you may require. You will always be assured of a warm friendly welcome.
From Heraklion or Sitia airport we can arrange a taxi transfer or a rental car.
Prices include Welcome Pack and weekly cleaning service. Mid week linen change and cleaning for small additional cost. Please advise us if you need so.
This is one of 20 villas available to rent, so if our one is booked out or if you have a large group that may want to rent more than 1 villa please contact us.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
The Crete region
Crete – the southernmost island in Europe has “everything”!
Its bountiful variety of features includes mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie & night life.
There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and clean swimming seas.
A traditional Cretan village on the coast of the south-eastern Crete. The village is built across the beach, and there are many wonderful and quiet beaches around it. The main beach is full of people in summer time and there are watersports, bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets & souvenir shops.
The nature around is beautiful with the southern Cretan Sea, the mountainsite, and the natural forest on the north. There are daily boat trips from Makrygialos to a small island called Koufonisi, that gives you the opportunity to escape in the real Cretan nature. You can also have the possibility to visit three traditional Cretan villages, and two archeological places in the village (the Minoan and the Greek Roman villa).
Beaches: There are five separate beaches in the immediate Makri Gialos area.The main beach, which is blue flag accredited and which stretches eastwards from the harbour for half a mile, provides golden sand and safe shallow bathing. There is on offer a range of water sports facilities in the summer season.
Night-life: Makri Gialos is one of the quieter, less developed destinations in Crete, more suited to couples and families. The walk down from the hotel complex at the eastern end of town is dotted with bars, restaurants, tavernas, and the one nightclub in town, and most establishments also front onto the beach. Soon after passing the Gecko Bar you reach the harbour area, a pleasant place to stroll around, with its own patch of sandy beach and collection of waterfront bars, tavernas and restaurants standing side by side.
Culture: Makri Gialos itself is a small town of around 1000 inhabitants who originate mostly from the surrounding villages. It wasn't all that long ago that the town was just a scattering of store houses and fishermen's cottages, and even today the local economy is based as much, if not more, on agriculture as it is on tourism. The area has been inhabited for centuries and is home to Minoan and Roman ruins, the former dating as far back as 1400 B.C. More 'recent' evidence of habitation can be found at the Kapsa Monastery, perched on the hill side four miles east of town, and believed to have been founded in the 15th century. Contemporary culture is represented by timeless traditional Cretan villages, such as Pefki and Agios Stefanos, which dot the mountain sides.
Walking: With coastline to the south and mountains to the north, there are plenty of opportunities to explore. Coastal walks over sand, shingle and rock are possible east and west from Makri Gialos itself. About 11 miles from Makri Gialos, and at 4500 feet the highest peak in the area, Afendis Stavromenos affords stunning views of eastern Crete and can only be reached on foot or by 4x4. For the only slightly less adventurous, gorge walks can be found at Pefki and Pervolakia, both around four miles from Makri Gialos.
Scenic Drives: Every road out of town is a scenic drive, either along the coast or up into the mountains. Our site manager can give you detailed route schedules, including where to go, where to stop for the best views, and where to visit.