Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
There are two villas in the grounds but although they share the entrance the two villas are totally autonomous.
The main entrance to the villa is approached by a short flight of steps from the private parking area. The ground floor has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area which is well equipped with all the basic necessities for a comfortable stay. There is one bedroom with twin beds on the ground floor as well as a shower room with WC. On the upper floor, is the main bathroom which is shared by the two bedrooms situated there. One bedroom has a double bed and the other twin beds.
The private swimming pool is approximately 40 square metres and one corner is sectioned off for children although children must be supervised at all times. A BBQ is a great way to spend an evening and the villa has a lovely stone built barbeque for visitors to use.
The surrounding areas have a host of places to explore and things to do. The famous Samaria Gorge is very popular with walkers but if a waterpark is for you, then look no further than Chania, an hours' drive away. The town of Rethymnon is close by and offers something for all the members of the family. The long sandy beach has water sports, the culture vultures can track down the Venetian and Turkish sites and the shopaholics can spend hours trawling the vast selection of shops spread out in both the old and new town. Then when sustenance is called for, there are restaurants and tavernas to suit every taste and pocket.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|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
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
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 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.
The village of Maroulas is a ten minute walk away and is host to two tavernas and a mini market where daily necessities can be bought. The cosmopolitan resort of Plananes with its' larger supermarkets, cafeterias, tavernas and bars is three kilometres from the villa. The most convenient airport is Heraklion which is 75 kilometers away but Chania airport is 85 kilometres to the east. The largest airport on Crete is Heraklion as it receives much more air traffic than Chania. Due to the location of the villa, a car is considered essential.
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Calendar last updated:16 Nov 2014
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