Salvia Villas - Villa Antonios
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Only a short drive from beautiful sandy beaches and watersports facilities, this modern, well appointed two storey villa is set in an elevated position surrounded by sunterraces and lawns. The villa enjoys spectacular views across vineyards and olive trees to the mountains and sea beyond.
Located in an attractive residential development on the edge of the beautiful, traditional Cretan village of Skouloufia. Villa Antonios neighbours many ancient monuments from the Byzantine and Venetian periods.
Enjoy Cretan hospitality – and free coffee, wine and raki - at the café/bar within the development and relax into a memorable family holiday.
An open-plan, modern living area opens up to the first floor level. Large picture windows at ground and first floor levels look out onto the swimming pool area and sunbathing terraces. There is an open fireplace. A modern, open-plan staircase leads to the upper level and a balconied walkway which leads to the upstairs rooms and which overlooks the living area.
There is a further staircase from the living area which leads down to the basement which houses two additional rooms with a pool table, toilet; this is an ideal venue to enjoy a game of pool or to use as a separate entertainment room. Leading off the living area is a separate, brightly decorated dining room with modern dining furniture and patio doors opening onto the terrace and pool area. At the other end of the living area there is a modern, well equipped kitchen with breakfast table and two sets of patio doors opening onto the pool area.
On the upper level, there is a master bedroom with double bed, wall-mounted television and en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi. There are two further bedrooms one with twin beds and one with a single bed and these share a shower room.
The villa is air conditioned throughout and has a home cinema system and an internet connection.
A flight of steps leads up from a pedestrianised walkway. Large sun terraces furnished with sun loungers and parasols surround the 6 x 4.5m swimming pool with hydro massage jet which is accessed by ladder steps. There is a poolside shower. There is a barbecue for guests to prepare delicious meals to enjoy al fresco seated at the patio dining table and chairs whilst watching the glorious sunsets over the mountains and the sea. The area is pleasantly landscaped with grassed lawn areas and citrus trees. There is a private, off-street parking space to the rear of the villa.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||STAUROMENOS BEACH 5.5 km|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: HERAKLIO AIRPORT - CHANIA AIRPORT 75 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (3), Dining seats for 1, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Crete region
Although Crete is well-developed for the tourist industry and has everything the modern holiday-maker could wish for, the islanders maintain much of their culture and many of their traditions. There are still villages from a quieter, more peaceful age where shepherds tend their flocks and the way of life is centuries old.
Sample some of the fabulous Cretan cuisine, prepared from fresh, locally grown produce at a local taverna washed down, of course, by a glass of the local wine. Crete is known for its ancient artefacts and has a rich and varied history spanning many civilisations and it is believed that Crete is the birthplace of the Greek god, Zeus.
For the more active holidaymaker there is a range of activities and water sports on offer. Visit one of Crete's water parks for a day of family fun; learn to water-ski, scuba dive or go snorkelling amongst the wide range of marine species that live along the coastline.
For those preferring to spend their days on dry land there is fishing or horse-riding, golf, mountain climbing and abseiling into one of the spectacular gorges that slice the landscape or, of course, simply relaxing with a good book on one of the many sandy beaches.
This residential villa development is situated on the outskirts of the attractive, historic Cretan village of Skouloufia and is only 5.5km from the nearest beach. The development has a private café/bar built in a traditional Cretan style and serving free coffee, tea, wine and the local speciality, raki, for the exclusive enjoyment of guests.
The village is only 8km (5miles) from the large, sandy Stavromenos beach which has taverns selling traditional Cretan dishes and which is a favourite nesting ground of the endangered Carretta Carretta seaturtle, which clambers up onto these golden shores once a year to lay their eggs. 4km (2.5miles) from here is the Adele beach with its watersports facilities and a selection of bars. The villa's nearest selection of full restaurants, bars, tavernas and a supermarket is 3km (2miles) away in the 3,000 year old town of Elefterna, where the remains of an ancient Greco-Roman city were excavated.
For more cosmopolitan dining and livelier nightlife the town of Rethymno is only 18km (11miles) away. The area is dotted with ancient and historical monuments dating back to the Ottoman and Byzantine eras, notably the amazing stalagmites and stalactites of Cavern of Melidoni, which is a site of particular archaeological and historical interest, and the monastery of Arkadi. In order to enjoy the delights this beautiful area of Crete has to offer car hire is considered essential for this villa.
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