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Youphoria villa Thalasa Cretan contemporary living – Home 240561 Villa

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Youphoria villa Thalasa Cretan contemporary living – Home 240561

  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Villa / 3 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Situated on the beautiful north-west coast of Crete in the village of Agios Georgios near the small town of Kissamos, the newly built Youphoria villas have been designed with luxury holiday living in mind and have many innovative architectural and environmentally friendly features throughout.
The six, signature architecture, private villas enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking the stunning Gramvousa peninsular and the turquoise waters of Kissamos Bay and are surrounded by lush olive groves. Three of the villas are built around St Constantine Chapel which dominates the hilltop and three are lower on the foothill.
Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis being on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials. The unique signature of architect Dimitra Nikolaou and her Istos team, as well as the care and attention

Situated on the beautiful north-west coast of Crete in the village of Agios Georgios near the small town of Kissamos, the newly built Youphoria villas have been designed with luxury holiday living in mind and have many innovative architectural and environmentally friendly features throughout.
The six, signature architecture, private villas enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking the stunning Gramvousa peninsular and the turquoise waters of Kissamos Bay and are surrounded by lush olive groves. Three of the villas are built around St Constantine Chapel which dominates the hilltop and three are lower on the foothill.
Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis being on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials. The unique signature of architect Dimitra Nikolaou and her Istos team, as well as the care and attention of local talented interior designer Stavroula Mauromataki, gives you the chance to enjoy a different perspective in holidaying at a Cretan villa. Youphoria villas boast unique aesthetics with an authentic feel.
The entire fenced property has two gated entrances from the bottom and top of the hill. All villas enjoy a state of the art, integrated, eco-friendly under floor cooling/heating system using heat pumps and water in place of refrigerant.
There are many unspoilt beaches within easy reach and in the nearby town of Kissamos, there are numerous shops, cafes and tavernas. Just a short ten minute walk from the villas will take you to the crystal clear waters of Viglia beach, where you can swim and be at one with nature.
The Port of Kissamos is a stone's throw away from Agios Georgios and from here, you can take a boat ride to the pirate island of Gramvousa and the world famous Balos Lagoon.
The excellent location also means that you are close to many of the highlights of western Crete, just waiting to be discovered. Youphoria villas are five minutes drive away from the impressive golden sands of Falasarna beach (voted one of the top five best beaches in Greece) with its unspoilt turquoise waters and an interesting archaeological site showing the Hellenistic ancient port and city.
Around fifty minutes drive south of Youphoria is the beautiful beach of Elafonissi where one can get lost exploring the island of Elafonissi (Deer Island) which is unique for the cedar sand dunes and unspoilt natural habitat.
Youphoria Villa guests will also have the opportunity to walk the famous Gorge of Samaria which at 17 kilometers long, is granted as the longest in Europe.
Try some exquisite local fresh fish and traditional dishes from the world famous healthy Mediterranean diet at one of the local tavernas or restaurants.
Youphoria villas offer a luxurious solution for the elite traveler with a desire for exceptional style and design.

Further details

Booking conditions

30%deposit required at the time of booking and balance paid 5 weeks before travelling.

A credit card number required as a breakage guarantee.

Payments are in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US$ and can be made either by cheque, cash or credit/debit card.

Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Please note there is 2% surcharge for all Credit card payments

Cancellation Charges are calculated on the following basis

For notification Over 55 the loss is deposit only

From 25-55 days the loss is 60%

From 15-25 days the loss is 80%

Under 15 days the total sum

Check in time 14:00

Check out time 11:00

Further details outdoors

Outdoor Dining Area , verandas and balconies
pergola and large marble plastered sofas overlooking the sea and the garden
Automatic night lighting
Remote control entrance gates
Under floor , eco friendly, built- in air conditioning system (heating & cooling)
Private infinity swimming pool with stunning views
Music system (CD/radio/satellite) with individual room controls
iPod/iPhone charger and connection to Hi-Fi
Satellite TV
DVD player
Parking space
Barbeque
Architect signature design of each house
Award winning Cocomat top quality 3 layer beds and fabrics (Twin beds can convert to King size)
Hypo allergy pillows
Safety deposit box
Fine cotton linen
Spacious bathrooms with marble plaster surfaces
walk-in Spa shower area
Hairdryer
Complementary Olive oil toiletries by "Olivia" Natural Products
Bathrobes, slippers and towels
Pool towels
Fully equipped Kitchen

Location description from owner

The Chania Prefecture region

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and the second largest (after Cyprus) of the Eastern Mediterranean. It lies in the Southern Aegean Sea, at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa.
Crete is 260km long with the widest point being 60km and the smallest, 12km. There are high mountain ranges from West to East of the island. The White Mountains to the West with Mt Gingilos at 2,453 meters, in the middle is the Ida Mountains with Mt Psiloritis at 2,456 meters and to the East is Mt Dikti at 2,148 meters.
These mountains are gifted with lush and fertile plateaus such as Lassithi and Omalos, wondrous and mythological caves such as Diktaion and Idaion and many gorges with the most famous being the Samaria

Kastelli Kissamou

Boat trips from Kissamos to Gramvousa Island and Balos Lagoon:
From May to October, you can take daily cruises from Kissamos port leaving in the morning and returning in the evening.
From mid-June and until mid-September, there are also midday departures.
Why you would want to visit?
For the spectacular beaches and fascinating geological aspects, the flora (especially in the spring), the archaeology (Venetian castle) - and of course the fun of a boat trip!
About Gramvousa & Balos:
History: Gramvousa (also called Tigani peninsula). The castle on top of the island was built by the Venetians to protect Crete from a Turkish occupation. It was one of the last unconquered bastions and it was the first area of Crete to be liberated from the Turks in 1825 (Turks were expelled from all the rest of Crete only by 1898). 3000 Cretan rebels were planning operations from Gramvousa.
During this period of turmoil, the residents of the island started looting boats passing through, which gained the island its pirate reputation.
Flora: The Gramvousa/Balos region is a protected biotope. There are 400 different plants on Gramvousa, 26 of them endemic to Crete. The Anthemis glaberrima (a type of daisy), the Allium platakisi (a wild onion) and the Silene litegripetala are found only in this area and are protected species.
In the shallow parts of the sea, the Mediterranean plant Posidonia oceanica thrives, providing shelter for marine life.
Fauna: 98 bird species have been reported in the area. 20 of them are protected and 14 of them are threatened species (like the vulture Europe Gypaetusbarbatus). The Mediterranean seal (Monachus Monachus) and the Caretta Caretta turtle find shelter in this area. Also, a flock of wild donkeys lives on the peninsula!
Balos bay and lagoon: Clear waters and desert-isle sand, an exceptional place in a wind-protected area of the sea.

Falasarna is a peaceful and golden sandy beach with beautiful clear turquoise waters. There are just a few simple tavernas and not much to do but except walk and absorb the wild beauty of the area or relax in the sun. The beach is wide and seemingly endless.
In the hills behind the beach, you will find the ruins of the ancient city and harbour of Falasarna.

Elafonissi is a tiny island with white sand, separated from the shore by a lagoon no more than a metre deep. Elafonissi means “deer island”, but you won’t see any deer on the island or in the surrounding area. The island is 40 kilometres from Kastelli and it will take you about an hour to get here.

The gorge of Samaria is situated in the National park of Samaria, in the White Mountains in West Crete. The park is supervised by the Department of Forestry and the gorge is generally open only from the beginning of May to the end of October. In winter, high water makes the gorge dangerous and impassable. It will also be closed on rainy days (too dangerous because of rock falls). Your entrance fee of 10 euros ensures that
• the path is maintained and is substantially better than "normal" paths in Crete.
• there are wardens along the way (in radio contact with each other) who will help you in case of trouble or injury.
• there is also (in theory) a doctor stationed in the abandoned village of Samaria.
• there are well-maintained springs on the way so that you do not have to carry much water.
• there are toilets in several places and plenty of rubbish bins.
• you also get a set of rules, aimed at protecting the park and making the experience safe and pleasant for everyone.

The gorge is open only during the day time and if you want to start walking in the afternoon you will only be allowed in up to a certain point. The guards want to make sure that everybody who walks in also gets out before nightfall. This is the reason why they ask you to present your ticket on the way out as it (supposedly) enables them to know if there is anyone still in the park at night.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 2 Sofa Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 3 En suites, 2 Shower rooms, 1 Toilet Only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Vassilis G
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated::
18 Feb 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Greece

Languages spoken: English


This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 7. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Dec 2014. Located in Chania Prefecture, the average weekly rate varies from £2872 to £4398.

The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 18 Feb 2017.

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