|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Entering the gate, having on the right hand our beautiful garden with aromatic plants and trees, first on the left hand side comes Athina Epavlis. Countless hours of work, expensive laborious and supervision by the architect Professor Aristomenis Varoudakis needed for the creation of these unique villas with the modern architectural elements, but also evoke other nostalgic times.
Entering the main entrance, a single space stretching out before us, the north terrace, west porch, kitchen, dining room, lounge and patio, a small shower and a toilet. On the other floor dominates the patio with trees and plants and a small staircase leading to the pool. Left and right, bedrooms with furniture designed by architect Professor Aristomenis Varoudakis.
Each bedroom has its own bathroom and has a king size bed and one twin to another.
The garden plants are unique with the natural environment and wait for moments of relaxation.
Ravdoucha Epavlis villas are approved by Greek Tourism Organisation with license number: 1042K91003029601 (Eleni), 1042K91003029701 (Athina)
Well known for its captivating setting, exquisite service, impeccable accommodations and upscale amenities,the Ravdoucha Epavlis awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece for 2015
We are happy and proud that our efforts for excellence has been recognised with this award!
Experience the Cretan beauty
In a traditional fishing village by the sea in the magnificent municipality of Chania, in an imposing amphitheatre place with breathtaking sea view and quiet, designed by one of the most famous Greek architects, professor Aristomenis Varoudakis, we created 2 villas, villa Eleni and villa Athina, both of them called Ravdoucha Epavlis.
Both names – given for the sake of the daughters of the owner – refer directly to ancient Greece, Helen, the bone of contention of the Trojan war and the goddess of wisdom in ancient Greece, the goddess Athena.
We choose a site in an unspoilt Mediterranean landscape, without interference of tourist and oriented natural beauty, we created the conditions for the relaxation of the visitors.
The Eleni and Athina villas are unique architectural masterpieces, surpassing in style the standard style, breaking the repetitive routine of holiday villas.
Located in Cape Spada, overlooking the bay of Kissamos and the forgotten castles of pirates in Gramvousa, causing yourself to daydream, as if suddenly appear ships and pirates ..
An ideal place for honeymooners, families with children and friendly couples.
My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of designgraphic.gr, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.
I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.
My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.
Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!
My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001
Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2013
The unique benefits in Ravdoucha Epavlis villas according to my opinion are:
- "Awarded as the leading private luxury villas in Greece” for 2015 from World Travel Awards!
- Totally Luxury, the whole villa's design, the furnitures, the electric devices and everything else have been chosen according the maximum possible quality!
- The breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and especially the sunset views! Staying for one hour in the balconies and you feel so relaxed.. like being on vacations for a week already...
- The 'away from it all' location but also being so close to everything! The villas are close to many sandy beaches, sightseeings to visit and Platanias area or Chania city where you can find all kind of services and shops!
- Great starting point for excursions, according to the location of the villas in order to visit the famous 'must go' beaches of Gramvousa - Balos, Falasarna or Elafonisi!
- Totally full privacy between the two villas!
Review copied from TripAdvisor :
Just marvellous ! A completely new, fancy and modern villa with several terraces, an amazing pool and a big barbecue area ! We have been there with 2 adults and 3 kids and enjoyed it very much ! When the owner saw that we are with kids, he extra came back and brought toys for the pool and sweeties. Very calm corner of the island but not far away by car from some beautiful beaches and bays. Highly recommandable ! We will come back for sure.
We had the most fabulous week in Villa Athina. We knew it was going to be good, but it exceeded our expectations & we didn't want to leave!
Everything had been thought of & the little touches such as the extras we asked for on arrival & the lovely treats kindly brought by the owner made it a holiday to remember.
We were blessed with perfect weather so spent most of the time outside by the pool & on the various floating terraces - we were spoilt for choice for places to take in the breathtaking views of this beautiful desolate part of Crete.
There are not enough superlatives to describe how much we loved Villa Athina & we plan to return again next year.
Just fabulous! ;-)
If you think the pictures are too good to be true, then you will be amazed when you get there! The location on the edge of Ravdoucha gives breathtaking views and everything you need either as a family or a couple is there for you. We were welcomed by the owner Dr. Nikos Manousakis, who made us feel like it was our home and provided all the local knowledge and information you needed, not just on arrival, but throughout the week we were there.
From breakfast on the balcony through afternoons in the pool and evenings on the terrace, this was the perfect place to relax and also an ideal base to explore this part of Crete.
The wonderful beaches of Falassarna, Elafonossi and Balos - Gramvousa (would recommend the boat cruise to get there) are all within easy reach, although having a car with some ground clearence is advisable. If you can take your training shoes and you don't have very young children then also take the opportunity to travel just east of Chania and trek down the cliff to the beautiful secluded beach of Seitan Limania.
But wherever we went, it was the perfect close to the day to come back "home" to Villa Athina and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenes from the balconies and terraces as the sun set over the bay of Kissamos-Kastelli.
We will be back!
This villa was as advertised. Honestly, I can't imagine a nicer place to stay on Crete. The architecture was stunning, the villa was clean and we appreciated the secluded location. Nonetheless, it was well-located for side trips to Chania, Samaria Gorge, Elfonisi Beach, Falasarna and even Knossos. The owner and rental agent were kind and very helpful. The weather was just turning to rain so we missed going to Balos Lagoon. I would recommend this villa to friends and family and would stay there again if I returned to Crete.
Sehr private, ruhige und wunderschöne Lage. Die Ausstattung ist sehr gehoben und modern. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind gut zu erreichen und Chania immer einen Besuch wert. Die Betreuung durch den Vermieter kann besser und netter nicht sein, wir fühlten uns sehr verwöhnt. Wir denken gerne an unseren ersten Kreta Besuch zurück und werden dieses Haus wieder buchen, den besser geht es nicht.
One of the most beautiful and traditional places in Chania. The village is located on a hill with the memorable view and also is very close to the beach.
Ravdoucha took the name for the Greek name Ravdi, that means that the weather Ravdizei (affects a lot) all the area.
The villa is located 0.5 km away from the Ravdoucha Village centre, 1.3 km from the sea and about 4 km from the national road.
The nearby beach has some Greek fish tavernas, a traditional small Greek Church and also a small fishing port. In addition, the area is suitable for hiking and it is very safe.
Close Getaways from Ravdoucha
Ravdoucha is located near the towns of Kissamos and Kolymbari with banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, health centre, restaurants, beaches and harbour.
Shortly away is Platanias, the entertainment centre of the prefecture of Chania. Platanias is the heart of night-life in Chania and probably the best in Crete, with plenty of night clubs and restaurants of various nationalities. Here you can savour besides the traditional Greek cuisine and fresh fish, the Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian and international gourmet cuisine.
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