Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Agia Galini - Vista Villas - Agia Galini
2 Bedroom, Air Conditioned Villa, Private Pool, Stunning Views. Sleeps up to 5
Vista Villas (see also, our advert No. 1307240 on Homeaway) are an extremely peaceful and intimate family of villas that lie just over one mile away from the vibrant, friendly and pretty town of Agia Galini on Crete’s southern coast. Each villa has its own private grounds, private swimming pool, and individually gated access. Formerly the sight of an olive grove, the recently built Vista Villas grew to maturity in 2009 and offer magnificent, panoramic views - incorporating hills and mountains as a stunning backdrop, and looking out upon the Bay of Mesara and the islands of Paximadia.
Details for holiday villa Villa Iremia, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC
- not suitable for elderly or infirm
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Now in my early eighties and having worked as a carpenter, building manager and house-builder throughout my life, I have retired and spend the majority of my time living in Crete, enjoying the friendliness and warmth (both people and climate) here and a way of life so much more in tune with relaxation and the taking of time, to that of the stressful bustle back in England. I still love England and after 70+ years I still consider it to be 'home' but I know where I'm happiest and most content. Right here in Agia Galini, Crete. I had six individually designed villas, combining modern living with traditional styling, built here whilst taking a 'less physical' role myself and oversaw the project from start to finish. They're my life's work and I'm very proud of them.
I bought the land to build on here, just outside Agia Galini for several reasons. It was a comfortable distance from the town and harbour to reach in five or six minutes by car, and far enough away to soak up the peace and tranquillity of the stunning terrain and velvet black night skies. The villas stagger/terrace the hillside and look out at the Bay of Mesara just about a mile away. Also, I feel that the south of the island is more temperate as it edges onto the Libyan Sea. The south too, especially here, is not overly developed nor has it lost its authenticity to commercialism. Agia Galini, in my mind, is a great balance of old and new and gorgeous sandy beaches are within easy reach.
Staying here allows you privacy and relaxation. Your own pool glints in the sunlight (for most of the year!) and passing traffic is practically non-existent. The rhythmic humming of cicadas and the gentle clanging of goat bells are just about the only sounds to 'disturb' the silence here, but these melodies simply add to the feeling of calm meditation. A short drive takes you into Agia Galini where there are more than enough restaurants and tavernas to pick and choose from. Traditional Greek/Cretan cuisine and wonderful Mediterranean offerings or, if you're not feeling terribly adventurous, UK fayre can also be easily found.