|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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On the picturesque hills of Knossos Crete, in the quiet but lively village of Skalani the perfect all year vacation Villa welcomes your family.
The easy access from Port and Airport, its proximity to Heraklion (capital of the prefecture) and its central location on Crete’s north axes makes this Villa an ideal base for exploring the many faced Island.
A private entrance leads to the walled half acre of the villas plot. The two level arrangement offers discrete privacy. The upper level with its two bedrooms comfortably accommodates a family of four. Two more separate studios each with w/c and shower are ideal for friends or independent youth. The large piscine (65m2) surrounded by flowers and citrus trees shade fragrantly hot summer noon.
On the upper floor in the spacious and well equipped kitchen family breakfast and diner can be prepared and served on the veranda with its unobstructed view of the Cretan mountains.
In Skalani’s traditional market (Grocer, Baker, Butcher) ingredients of Cretan cuisine are available in affordable prices. The tree shaded central square offers a choice of gourmet taverns.
Densly scheduled public transport connects skalani with the entire Island.
The Palace of Knossos, cradle of European civilization is a 10 minute drive , so is Archanes on the foothill of Giouhta which offer wonderful choices for countryside walks. One can visit several local winery and try out wines produced from local vineyards which compose the wonderful countryside.
My wife and I truly enjoy the excellent setting of our home.
ARISTEIDES PAPADAKIS purchased this villa in 2005
Located in the quiet traditional village of Skalani, with easy access to Heraklion , its an ideal vacation spot for relaxation, nature and culture seeking holiday makers.
Its large private pool and secluded surrounding plot provides the needed space and privacy for a joyful holiday.
Aris and Marina made us very welcome in their home. The villa is obviously lived in as a family home and we were encouraged to use it as such. We visited in the first week of July and it was quite windy which helped with the very warm weather during the day although the nights were quite uncomfortable - we ended up buying a cheap fan for the main bedroom as it was the only one without one.
The views from the house are beautiful and the pool was a welcome addition. Aris came over a few times to clean it and check we were happy and he was always on the end of a whatsapp to help with any queries.
Skalani is a small village close to Heraklion and definitely not a tourist area which was great for us. The local taverna, a short walk from the villa, served amazing barbecues at an equally amazing price!
We hired a large people carrier but, in retrospect, it might have been wiser to get two smaller cars as the roads are very narrow, steep and windy. That being said, it was quite easy to find our way around - once we had worked out how to leave the village - ignore the one way cut through! Knossos and Heraklion are a few minutes drive and there are numerous vineyards in the area. The aquarium is also worth a visit and the boys went to the waterpark which was pricey but they enjoyed it.
Overall a relaxing holiday. Thank you.
http://www.boutari.gr/en/main.php BUTARI IS AN EXCELLENT WINERY 3Km FROM THE VILLAGE
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|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£259|