Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Our villa is located approx. 8km from Malia and is ideal for a family who seek a self contained and private space in which to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday experience and is ideally placed to offer the best of both worlds.
Close enough for easy access to the lively tourist area of Malia but far enough away to be able to easily and quickly leave it behind to enter a world of quiet content relaxation !
Located near a traditional Greek village with its stone built houses, narrow streets, a kafaenon,and two taverna's, then a short distance away a modern beach area with a further selection of taverna's so close to the sea it feels as though your feet ought to be getting wet.
Milatos Beach benefits from being the last costal resort in the tourist development of the eighties that started near the airport in Heraklion and worked its way East, resulting in traditional small scale apartment buildings but no Hotels, the area therefor remains relatively quiet with relaxed Dining, friendly and attentive owners to welcome you and make your evening memorable and enjoyable.
The villa is an ideal base and a lovely place to come home to ( thats assuming you could drag yourself out in the first place ! ) its a New Detached Two Bedroomed Villa located in an elevated hillside position with incredible sea view down onto the beach and harbour area of Milatos Beach, a modern design built specifically to be light and airy with its full width sliding doors from both the living area and the bedroom each opening onto spacious terraces, with the doors open you can make maximum use of all the available space be it inside or out.
The villa has high been built and fitted out to a very high standard, the open plan ground floor layout consists of ;
A Lounge Dining area to the front with two comfortable settees, one in Leather with a single recliner to one end, a coffee table and sideboard, a large flat sceen television, DVD player and an MP3 / Ipod Dock offer you some entertainment options. There is no local or satelite TV provided but if you bring a laptop using the HDMI or VGA.cable supplied you are able to access UK TV channels using the free Wi Fi connection. A selection of films and books are provided for your use.
A glass top dining table and upholstered chairs are positioned just right for eating inside if you so wish and still enjoy the beautiful views.
The Second Bedroom, for children in your party, has a Triple style bunk bed, with a futon settee which converts to a double bed on the bottom and a single above the room is air conditioned, it is located at the rear of the ground floor area and has its own en suite with a Thermostatic Power Shower, concealed cistern with wall hung toilet and a wash basin. This also doubles as a convenient Ground Floor Guest Cloakroom.
The fully fitted modern UK style kitchen with integrated appliances has everything you need to prepare meals in house if you wish, a halogen hob and full size oven, a fridge freezer to store the food and your beer / wine, a washing machine, dish washer and freestanding microwave, electric kettle, toaster and full compliment of crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils.
The first floor air conditioned bedroom is accessed by a spiral staircase into a large open space, a corner walk in wardrobe with drawers, hanging space and luggage storage, a bedside table with extra drawer space and a double bed.
There is a seperate very generous ensuite in a wetroom style, The power shower with body jets occupies one end with ample space for two to enjoy getting ready for the day or evening out together. The designer washbasin and wall hung toilet ( paper can be flushed ) are modern and contemporary with a heated towel rail and mirror for your comfort amd convenience.
The property is detached, self contained and not easily overlooked, it is accessed with its own entrance direct from a tarmac road into its own private parking area, the only adjacent house is owned by us and is used by us and occasionally friends and family as a holiday home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Milatos Beach 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 45 km|
|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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Crete region
The villa is in the Lasithi Region of Crete, the North East, which also includes the famous Leper Colony Island of Spinalonga, the subject of a famous book ' The Island ' and is well worth a visit as long as you don't mind a very short boat trip. On the same day trip you can also take in the regions capital Agios Nikolaos, an upmarket resort that has many a cruise liner call for its shopping and famous inner lake, around which you can sit at the many tavernas, eat, drink and watch the world go by.
There are good un crowded roads to coastal areas to the east, follow the coast past Agios, the road climbs a little and offers incredible sea views whilst passing through picturesque unspoilt villages that are now beyond the normal tourist areas of the island.
Alternatively go West back towards the airport and the capital Heraklion to experience the more densely populated and developed tourist areas with the popular resorts of Malia and Hersonissos and for a cultural experience visit the ruins of the Minoan Palace at Knossos.
The final option is to go inland and climb up into mountain villages that are the ' real ' Crete, the region takes its name from the Lasithi Plateau, as the name suggests this is a very fertile flat area high up in the mountains and has the Diktaean Cave rumoured to be the birth place of Zeus, the Greek God of the Sky.
Finally for the serious walkers there are scenic gorge walks scattered around the island the most famous being the Samaria Gorge on the South West coast, at around 16 klms ( 9 miles ) long.
The island enjoys a very good climate with guaranteed sun during the months of June, July and August, May and September are slightly less sun sure and can have to odd overcast day, temperatures are still high and very comfortable. The months of April and October are less predicable, there can be the odd shower but dries quickly and lend themselves to the more energetic, perfect conditions for walking and cycling.
Our home village is in two parts, the old very traditional village consisting of its narrow streets, made up of many properties that are original and some renovated. The villages inhabitants are from the older generation, the younger people having moved away to find work in the capital, the mainland or even further afield as their aspirations have taken them.
The village still has the traditional kafaneon and two tavernas both serving Greek food, one during the day and the other mostly at night, a little way out of the village is Milatos Cave having a chapel within and is of important historical significance in Cretan history.
The second part is the beach area, half a kilometre down on the sea front, a concrete development from the eighties when it was built to cater for the influx of tourists to the Greek Islands. It has about ten taverna's selling traditional Greek food and is very relaxed and laid back place to be. Quieter in recent years, unless its a beautiful Sunday or National Holiday, when they fill up quickly with Greeks from nearby towns for a relaxing meal with their families.
They are all family run and have a reputation for their fresh fish, they will offer you a very warm welcome and make you feel special.
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12 Nov 2013
A beautifully clean and well equipped villa. Good Wifi if you need it. Very friendly and helpful owners. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet retreat.… More
6 Nov 2013
"Modern, spacious with fabulous views of sea and countryside"
We had a fabulous week here towards the end of October. The apartment was spacious, well equipped and had plenty of room for sitting out on either terrace or balcony to enjoy the sun and scenery. L… More
27 Aug 2013
"Amazing villa with great view"
Firstly, the villa is in excellent condition and everything you would ever need (and more) is provided. The couple that rent it are incredibly helpful and very easy to deal with. The only slight downs… More
14 Jun 2013
"A perfect stay, wonderful villa, beautiful setting, highly recommended."
We have just come back from Milatos heights and it was everything we could of hoped for and more for our trip to Crete. We were met on arrival by the owner to show us around and give us the key, the villa is brand new and absolutely immaculate and has all the mod cons you could possibly need, they have thought of everything! Clean linen and towels were provided during our stay. The view is superb and situated in a great position for sightseeing. We looked at many other places to stay but this is by far the best, you cannot go wrong staying here. There are plenty of great tavernas close by all which serve great food. Highly recommended!
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