From the moment you arrive at Olga your senses will tell you that you are entering an exotic hideaway. The Olga villas are reached through terraced gardens and pathways reminiscent of an old Cretan village, filled with dozens of species of flowers, herbs and trees. Truly a botanist’s delight. The trees create archways of welcome shade across stone paths. Giant stone urns trail heavily perfumed plants such as jasmine, gardenia and tobacco flowers. The sun shines on whitewashed walls emblazoned with scarlet geraniums brimming out of giant earthenware ‘pithari’. These magical surroundings provide an oasis-like setting for the inviting freshwater swimming pool, sunloungers and pretty parasols. Tradition and architecture are featured and strongly preserved in the most complementary way through the passion of the owner Michalis , who love to collect anything old. This includes massive terracotta pots, antique stone urns and bygone objects. In every corner you will see pieces of marble, alabaster, fossils and even part of a Corinthian pedestal. His collection is fascinating.
The villa is individually designed and tastefully decorated in traditional Cretan style. Amphitheatrically built, they enjoy breathtaking views of Mirabello bay and distant mountains.
The location is exceptional. The road outside the villa will take you to Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos (three miles in either direction). Taxis can be requested from a communal telephone point within the gardens and t
Villa Olga in Crete is a very reccomended place to stay for the vacation for both couples and families with kids. We stayed in Gerani Villa for 1,5 month. We enjoyed it greatly. Olga and all memebers of her family are very very helpful.
They run brilliant family business and we became warm friends after this stay.
The Villa is spacious, terraca is great!
Beatiful beaches are all around.
If you want to spend your holidays in Crete, please, choose this location and you will be more than satisfied.
Lisa and Kosta and our kids Eva and Marikula
"I have been bringing my family to Villa Olga for over 10 years and we have never been disappointed. It is a cluster of simple tastefully appointed mini villas which are clean and adequately spacious - each with their own generous private balcony space.A few years ago the air con came & that made it perfect adding something to the spectacular views over the bay. The small swimming pool surrounded by beautiful gardens full of olives, lemon trees and an abundance of hibiscus and jasmine make this oasis nestling in the hillside between Aghios Nickolaos a truely delighful place to stay . Olga and her family are as helpful and charming as can be and I intend to visit them there as long as they are there !"
"Situation exceptionnelle, accueil très chaleureux et plein d''attentions. Proches de toutes comodités mais légèrement bruyant car proche de la route, et donc très facile d''accès."
"Excellent séjour dans cette location agréable. La vue de la terrasse est magnifique et la piscine très agréable. Olga est une propriétaire attentive qui sait prendre soin de ses locataires.
Une très bonne adresse pour visiter le plateau de Lassithi, le site de Malia, le golfe d''Agios et le sud est et le nord est de la Crète"
Villa JASMINE-Olga Elinika
4-5 persons self catering
Jasmine is decorated in a blend of traditional and archaic motifs including objects of exceptional interest. Truly an Aladdin’s cave.
The spacious front aspect lounge, full of byegone curios of all kinds and descriptions, with its open fireplace and stone arch is a delight. An archway leads to the two bedrooms (one double and one twin), a bathroom with half-size bath & shower and wc. It has a separate breakfasting kitchen with full-size cooker & fridge. There is even a lemon tree sited outside the Kitchen door. The huge front aspect sea-facing verandah is surrounded by fragrant flowers and herbs. The breathtaking views across the bay and enveloping mountains and framed by intensely red hibiscus flowers and crimson bougainvillaea leaves.
The Gulf of Mirabello
This is an area of magnetic charm-straight out of a Cretan picture book. It has some of the most beautiful scenery and unspoilt countryside on the entire northern coast of Crete. The curving coastline is interspersed with pocket-sized coves. On its shores are the cosmopolitan resort of Aghios Nikolaos and the picturesque fishing village of Elounda. The ancient little village of Elinika lies a ten minute ride away from both these resorts and is surrounded by fruit orchards and olive groves. Here village life has remained unchanged and unhurried.
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