About the home
As you approach the villa the electric gates open up to a large parking area. As you cross the welcome mat and enter the villa you are met by an open plan living/dining area. Off the living area is the well equipped open plan kitchen which includes dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker and sandwich toaster. On the same level there is a shower room and the first of the bedrooms a beautiful twin with TV. There is also a utility room which houses a comfortable sofa bed that sleeps 2 people. The staircase is fitted with a beautiful wrought iron banister and leads to the 1st floor where there is a separate terrace overlooking the drive. On this level is a double and twin bedroom both with TV and sharing a balcony overlooking the pool, the gorge and the magnificent sea view. From the double bed you can lie and see the sea. Both the bedrooms share a large family bathroom with air bath and hand held shower, the washing machine can also be found here. From the villa a path through the garden leads to the pool. The pool is 7 x 3.5 and 1.40 deep with a separate children's section. There is a brick built barbeque for outdoor cooking.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pools:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Childrens pool|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Other:||Please check with the advertiser regarding linen and towels|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
Themis Villa located in the village of Kyrianna. The village of Kirianna is only 800 meters where you can find Tavernas, cafes, supermarket and butchers.
The Crete region
With a size of just under 8,500 square kilometres, that is 260 km across and between 15 and 60 km wide, this strikingly elongated island boasts 1,000 km of coastline.
Its 600,000 inhabitants are concentrated primarily in the urban areas, with more than one third residing in one of the three main towns of Chania, Rethymno, Heraklio, and Aghios Nikolaos, respective capitals of the four administrative regions of Chanion, Rethymnou, Herakliou, and Lassithiou.
Cretan history spans well into the Neolithic era, some 6,000 years ago. The island has seen a series of peoples and civilizations reaching their peak and then collapsing only to be succeeded by the next one in row in their strife to hold on to the prized land. The richness of the soil and the strategic position amongst three continents seemed to have lured ambitious invaders from West and East. Thus, the Minoans and Mycenaeans of the pre-classical period were succeeded by the Athenians, then Alexandrians and soon the Romans. Before long, Byzantium took over and desperately resisted the Arab attacks, until it succumbed to the Venetian Crusaders, who in turn had to fight the Arabs and then the Turks, who eventually gained overall control in 1669. The island remained under Ottoman rule until 1913, when it finally rejoined the rest of Greece. This turbulent history and constant melting pot of cultures and civilisations competing for Crete, has left innumerable traces in the culture and landscape of the island, but has most of all, forged a distinctly independent Cretan identity which survives to this day, and proudly precedes the Cretans' Greek origin.
The Rethymno / Kyrianna area
The island's geography couldn't be simple either! The terrain is amazingly varied, which, though a surprise to those used to the Cycladic islands or the Ionian islands to the west, is a natural consequence of the size and position of the island. Where else in Greece can you see mountain ranges towering well over 2,450 metres, snow-capped in winter and carpeted in local flora in spring and early summer. Mountain plateaus cover the rest of the island, apart from when they are slashed by spectacular gorges, or gently peter out in the low plains reaching the sea. The beaches range from your archetypal sandy paradise, to idyllic little bays and rocky coves with family friendly rock pools, or picturesque fishing harbours with mirror-sharp clean waters and pebbles underfoot.
It is the diversity and size of the island that make the impulsive wish to return a natural reaction of the first time visitor, and, as the well seasoned visitor will tell you, make car rental and even boat hire (or boat trips for the non-mariners) a very reasonable means to make the most of your holiday.
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Activities near Rethymno
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low season||1 Apr 12||1 Jun 12||£ 945||£ 135||-||5 Nights|
|Middle season||1 Jun 12||1 Jul 12||£ 1155||£ 165||-||5 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Sep 12||31 Dec 12||£ 945||£ 135||-||5 Nights|
|Low season||1 Apr 13||1 Jun 13||£ 945||£ 135||-||5 Nights|
|Middle season||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1155||£ 165||-||5 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1470||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||1 Sep 13||1 Jan 14||£ 945||£ 135||-||5 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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