Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Melitta is a noble house built by George Hatzidakis. He used all his research into traditional architecture and put all his love into the house. The project was finished in 2001. In the middle of a 5000 sq.m fruit grove, rises a small palace, reminding us of a Venetian villa. Melitta is situated just outside of the village of Melidoni, in a quiet environment with a broad and beautiful view of the Tallaia mountains and Psiloritis. There is a wide variety of trees in its huge garden – orange, olive, pear, apple, and peach trees – offering fruits throughout the year. There are also flowers and organically grown vegetables in the backyard of the house. The house covers 220 sq.m. and there are 4 bedrooms – 2 on the ground floor and two on the upper floor – which can accommodate 8 persons, or even 10 if you use the two sofabeds of the sitting room. It has a tasteful interior and there are two verandahs on the upper floor, offering you a choice of the view you prefer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bali 6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Heraklion 50 km, Nearest railway: Perama 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Villa Melita is a lovely stone detached villa set amongst lawned gardens and many fruit trees with its large pool taking pride of the place to the front of the property and catching the sun all day. The heart of the village with its pretty tavernas, bar and mini market is a short walk away, whilst more varied shops can be found in nearby Perama just 3 miles away.
Reached via a short drive through a gated entrance and up to a large parking area. The front door leads straight into a most elegant, comfortably furnished split level living area in Cretan style with high beamed ceilings, open stone fireplace, satellite TV (limited channels) and DVD. Two further steps then lead up through a natural archway to the fully equipped kitchen/dining area, which has dishwasher, microwave oven and there is a washing machine in the adjacent utility room. Patio doors lead from the lounge to the front covered terrace, gardens and pool.
An inner hall then leads to two of the four air-conditioned bedrooms. This is a pretty double with full bathroom en-suite and the second a twin with shower room adjacent.
A marble staircase then leads to the first floor and a small second lounge area with TV. Radiating from here is a twin bedroom with patio doors onto a small balcony with wonderful views of the mountain range behind and this has a shower room with WC adjacent. Finally the master double bedroom has four poster bed, an attractive bathroom en-suite and patio doors leading onto a large terrace with views over the pool and gardens.
There is a wide variety of trees in its huge garden – orange, olive, pear, apple, and peach trees – offering fruits throughout the year. There are also flowers and organic grown vegetables in the back garden area of the house.
The 50 sq.m. adult swimming pool and the 12 sq.m. children's swimming pool offer you moments of peace and relaxation. There are some excellent facilities such as BBQ, children's playground, parking area.
The discreet stone wall surrounding the gardens and the cool shade of the house offer privacy and, you will feel that, time passes by at your own pace, offering you a sense of childish happiness
The Crete region
By far the largest of the Greek Islands. Crete is the most southerly Greek Isle and as a sun, sea and sand destination it is hard to beat, with fine beautiful sandy beaches scattered throughout the island. If its history you like, then Crete is full of world class archeological sites. Don't miss an excursion to the Samaria Gorge with its fantastic scenery.
This resort is dominated by its venetian fortress and sleepy fishing harbour. An endless stretch of sand and shingle beach, great shopping and numerous restaurants, bars and tavernas.
Was once built by the Venetians around an allegedly bottomless lake, it is now a cosmopolitan town with a small pebble beach. The resort has developed into one of Crete's most popular destinations. Most of the activity is focussed around the harbour where tourists and locals alike enjoy the atmosphere.
The resort of Elounda with its back drop of mountains is situated around its small harbour with an array of good fish restaurants, shops and a man made beach.
This resort, 6 miles west of Chania, has developed over the years into quite a lively resort. It boasts a good choice of shops, cafes and trendy bars and good quality restaurants. The beach is also lovely here with a good choice of watersports on offer.
This resort has lovely bays which surround the fabulous mountain scenery. Good choice of Restaurants, few cafes to sit and watch the world go by. A small selection of shops, supermarkets and souvenir shops.
Some of the smaller and more traditional resorts are also well worth a visit -
Margarita - Beautiful inland town, famous for its pottery.
Spili - Just a really nice traditional village.
Panormos - This cute, traditional village with its small harbour is well worth a visit.
Falasana - Has a stunning beach.
Elafonisos - This beautiful pink sandy beach is a really popular scenic spot.
Things To Do
18 Hole Golf Course
Go Karting - Platanias
Waterparks in various parks of Crete
Watersports - Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Paragliding
Daily Boat Trips to the small Islands i.e Santorini
Daily Flights to the small islands close by i.e Mykonis, Santorini
Boat trip from Elounda to Spinalonga
Internet cafe at Elounda
Greece is 2 hours ahead of GMT. The clocks advance one hour for summertime starting the last Sunday in March and ending the last Sunday in October.
There are some interesting excursions you can go in Kastri, Melidoni and the outskirts. The distances and routes are shown on the map. We suggest some of these:
* Melidodi Cave, a historical and geophysical site
* Panormo. A cosmopolitan seaside village with neoclassical buildings and the air of nobility.
* Bali. A picturesque fishing village built by the sea.
* Moni Attalis in Bali. St John’s monastery with splendid view and architecture.
* Margarites. A beautiful village, famous for its ceramics.
* Ancient Eleftherna. One of the most important local archeological sites, still under excavation, with important findings. Ancient graves, mosaic floors, underground cisterns and other treasures have been found.
* Sfedoni Cave, in Zoniana. A beautiful, well preserved cave.
* Anogia. One of the most beautiful and important mountain villages, with tradition in weaving, healthy Cretan products and … fresh air.
* Nida. It is situated above Anogia. You can see the cave in which Zeus was born, according to Greek mythology.
* Moni Arkadiou. A historic monastery.
* Moni Vossakou. (monastery)
You can also attend many cultural events and evenings of traditional Cretan music.
For those who enjoy mountain hiking and trekking, the area is ideal. There is a wide range of valleys, springs and Orthodox chapels to discover. The Hatzidakis family will be delighted to help you at any of your questions!
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25 Apr 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa Melitta. We were met in Melidoni village on arrival and taken to the villa. It is Ian lovely private location with views of the mountains, complete with sno… More
2 Jul 2013
Wonderfully equipped, tranquil villa in the heart of a genuine Crete village. Beautiful views from the balconies and a pool to lounge in for many hours. Efficient and friendly owner, the villa was spo… More
19 Oct 2012
"Stunningly beautiful and great for families!"
Villa Melitta is even more beautiful than it looks on the pictures! The setting is ideal, peacefully tucked away in the mountains away from tourist tat, but 2 mins walk from a village with shops & tavernas, and easy driving distance from lots of towns and attractions. The villa was particularly well laid out for us as we travelled with another young family; there's a double ensuite plus twin room and bathroom on each floor so we had our own little bit of space and one family's noise didn't have to affect the other. The kids loved the pool and the huge rambling garden with its own fruit trees, and we loved the timeless beauty of the villa and the attention to small detail which made our stay so comfortable and relaxed. It was a luxury, but we all agreed it was worth it!
12 Sep 2012
"The best holiday ever!I stayed there with my partner's family from the UK and my 2 year old daughter."
Villa Melitta is a fabulous place for families with kids.Amazing garden,unique views,lovely pool and comfortable bedrooms.We had a great time in Melidoni village (the local people and restaurants are very good,food is excellent too).The house is very private,almost hidden amongst lovely trees and exotic plants,suitable for people with low mobility as well.We loved the kittens in the garden,the friendly owner and the chance to stay in a modern palace.We would definitely do our best to stay in the villa again very soon!
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