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Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Villa Domenico (built in 2000) is quietly situated on a hillside overlooking the bay of Plakias. Its distance from the fish village of Plakias is about 2km. Plakias is a beautiful small resort directly on the libyan sea and it is the place where nice beaches and all amenities can be found, 30 km south of Rethymno.

The villa is built in a plot of 2500 sqm with pretty gardens,flowers, palm, and olive trees. From this area the Monastery of Preveli, Frangokastello, Phaistos can be easily visited.

In the facilities a 50sqm swimming pool, and a games room with table tennis-billiards and a garage are included. All living areas and bedrooms have air conditioning (at a local charge).

The villa is divided in 2 floors, with a size of 200 sqm, suitable for up to 10 people. On the ground floor there is a living room with a fireplace, a seating corner, TV, and a well-equipped kitchen with dining table. There are also two twin bedrooms, and a bathroom with bath/WC. An outdoor staircase leads up to the first floor, where there is a living/dining room with a kitchen, seating corner, open fireplace, and TV. There are three bedrooms, one with a double bed and two with twin beds, a bathroom with bath/WC and a washing machine.From the villa it is a nice long walk down into Plakias, with a rather steep walk back up! A car is considered to be essential in order to explore the whole area and the island.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Plakias 1.2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.2 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 Internet access, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (10), Cots (2), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

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.

Brief history

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.

Rethymno

Geography

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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  • 2 Years listed

Calendar last updated:25 Jul 2014

Based in Greece

Languages spoken
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  • German
  • Russian

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