|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The villa is situated at the North West part of the prefecture at a magnificent coastal location called Tersanas. The surrounding of the villa is about 3.000 square meters, half of which is planted with grass, while the other half is full of flowers, bushes, herbs and other plants that grow on the Cretan land. The villa itself stands at a very idyllic point, at the top of a hill, without anything interrupting the view of the immense sea which is accessible through a private path, thus imparting you a sense of freedom and calmness. The whole scenery is so picturesque and of such a unique beauty that will enchant you from the first sight.
At close distance from the villa, you will find three of the best beaches of the northern coastline. It takes two minutes by car from the small and quiet bay of Tersanas, six minutes from Kalathas beach and four minutes from Stavros beach.
The villa consists of seven bedrooms the four of which with en-suited bathrooms, one gym with its own bathroom, one large kitchen and two living rooms, and two more bathrooms. Every room of the villa has a satellite, plasma screen TV, whereas the living room near the kitchen and the one at the ground floor have two 3D televisions. This living room is equipped with a home cinema, a sound system, a game console and a refrigerator which can also be used as a mini-bar and which will be refilled daily. Outside, there is a shaded pavilion where you will enjoy eating and drinking during the day and a barbecue in case you want to prepare an easy meal. There is a large, 73sq.m. infinity pool as well as a 3×3 jacuzzi.Inside the territory of the villa there is plenty of space for five to six cars to park.
Villa Chrysiida is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Pre authorization number- Protocol number: 5736 / 17-9-2013
This villa was perfect for us!! We were a group of 10 friends and family from 10-40ish years old. The villa has a room for everyone and almost every bedroom has an attached bathroom. We slept in the upstairs master which has a gorgeous view of the Med. The weather wasn't perfect when we were there...it was rainy and windy for the first 4 days but that was ok because we were out and about exploring the island. Such great service from Mary and her husband. We had yummy greek treats waiting for us when we arrived after a very trying travel experience. We had a wonderful woman who came and cleaned the villa from top to bottom EVERY DAY!! I loved being pampered in paradise and absolutely loved this villa!! Rent a car for sure!! Go to Pirates at Stavros Beach and Marathi Beach restaurant....ask for the salmon pasta, you will not be disappointed!!
We stayed in this beautiful villa in April with our extended family and really liked it there. The villa easily fits 10 - 14 people; the kitchen is well-equipped. What we really appreciated: the cleaning service by two friendly young women who came every day except Sunday, the manager who looked after the house to make sure everything was to our satisfaction, and when we arrived at night, the table was laid with delicious Cretan food.
Also in the organizing process I felt well taken care of by Ariadne Kallergi who answered all my questions and was always ready to give tips and advice. And it was nice to meet her in person later.
Tip for future guests: you must be flexible as far as storage capacity in one bedroom (and the en suite bathroom of the master bedroom) is concerned. But on holiday that should not be a problem..:-)
We would definitely recommend this villa and also "Authentic Crete" villa specialists in particular for a holiday in this area of Crete.
Akrotiri is an area for nature experiences and exciting hikes in all areas.Lovely ravines in the mountains lead into beautiful small coves.There are several caves with stalagmites and stalactites in fascinating shapes. Archaeological discoveries indicate that in antiquity these caves were places of sacred worship and refuge from pirates.While parts of the Akrotiri coast are cliffs, there are many beautiful beaches, most of them well protected by bays and not affected by the “meltemia”(northern summer winds).Some of these are Stavros the beach where the movie Zorba was filmed), Kalathas, Tersanas, and Marathi.All are well kept and clean, and are awarded the European Blue Flag annually.
There are also three small islets very close to the coast.The most important is the islet of Souda with a Venetian fortress and a light house.
The views from most parts of Akrotiri are unique;the White Mountains,Souda Bay with the area of Apokoronas beyond,the sea,the town of Chania,the north coast and the distant peninsulas of Rodopou and Gramvoussa can all be seen from Akrotiri.In addition there are views to the countryside known for its fertile land and large areas of olive groves and vineyards.
Its dry climate combined with the sea breeze forms an ideal environment not only for residents but also for the fruit and vegetables produced which are renowned for their high quality and taste.
Kounoupidiana serves as the “centre” of Akrotiri and offers a good selection of shops,restaurants and other services.The road network is good and with frequent bus service to Chania.
Akrotiri is only ten to twenty minutes by car from Chania and ten minutes from the international airport.With its picturesque Venetian harbour and charming historical town,Chania,seeped in culture,is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Greece.
Akrotiri is also known as the Holy Mountain of Crete due to its many churches and monasteries.Some of the most famous are the monasteries of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity)built in the 17th century and the Monastery of Gouvernetou of the 16th century. The Monastery of St. John the Hermit,dating back to the 6th or 7th century,is found within a steep ravine where one may arrive by stepping down 385 steps.The Catholicon of this Monastery which is built into the rocks of the mountain side is considered the first monastery built on Crete.
• Agios Antonios
• Poro Mavre
• Lera /Stavros area,used from Neolithic times.Evidence exists of its use as a sanctuary from the end of the Bronze Period through all the Greek periods.
• Arkalospilio /3km from the M.Gouvernetou
• Aherospilio & Agios Ioannis / near M.Katholiko
• Arkoudospilio,the cave of the Bear or of The Virgin Mary Arkoudiotissa,close to the monastery of Gouverneto in Akrotiri, with the stalagmite which resembles a bear,the reservoir with the 'holy water' - a result of a drip - and the small church which is dedicated to the Ypapanti are certainly worth a visit.A local legend says that Virgin Mary(there is a chapel dedicated to the Virgin inside the cave)turned the bear to stone after she caught it drinking the monks' water.Archaeologists claim that in antiquity the cave was a shrine to Artemis,who was transformed into the shape of a bear.
• Agios Onoufrios
• Tersanas & Maherida
Remains of the ancient city of Minoa can be seen upon arrival to the beautiful beach of Marathi.Minoa was one of the two harbours of the powerful city-state of Aptera during Greek times.It dominated the entrance to the protected bay of Souda. Excavations have revealed part of its harbour and some buildings dating from the second century A.D.
Tersanas is a small seaside village with a lovely,sheltered sandy beach.There are a few tavernas and small supermarket but within 1km village Chorafakia offers an additional variety of tavernas,shops and supermarkets.The area enjoys stunning views towards Hania and the Aegean sea and the surroundings are perfect for biking,walking and site seeing as in Akrotiri there are two medieval monasteries,the famous Venizelos Graves,small fishing villages and many sandy beaches.Seafood and fish is excellent in this area,which is famous for seafood tavernas to local people as well as visitors of the region.Akrotiri is not yet greatly developed as a tourist resort,so although it does have all facilities,amenities and natural beauty,it is still a quiet and unspoilt area. Perfect for couples & families with children of all ages,as all beaches have easy proximity,golden soft sand and are sheltered and shallow,thus safe for everyone.Stavros has an excellent sheltered sandy beach.Marathi,a wonderful beach and seaside small village where seafood is unbeatable! Kalathas,a beautiful sandy beach,perfect for snorkelling!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Reservations are confirmed upon deposit payment . Balance to be paid 55 days before arrival.
Balance can also be paid nearer arrival date or upon check in, please inquire at the time of booking.
Rates include tax and services.
Air-condition, wireless internet, linen, towels and cleaning every 2/3 days (three times per week) are included.
Welcome basket is offered free of charge.
Heated pool: 400€ per week