|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Evanthia is a newly built - 2013 - villa with private pool run by the Paraschakis family and it has so many things to offer.The villa is situated in a landscape of unique beauty with nice views,in a peaceful area and just a two minute walk from the village of Melidoni.
A great place for you,the distinguished traveller,who is seeking for a 'home' away from home!Away from the hustle of the touristic areas but perfectly situated to reach Crete's different and beautiful beaches,villages and sights.
When you walk in the garden gate you have a beautiful garden with grass and colourful flowers on your right and on your left you have a 40m2 swimming pool surrounded by sun beds for your relaxation.Looking further into the garden you will also see a barbecue area and a wood burning oven,ideal for lamb and potatoes.There is also private parking and table tennis for extra fun!
On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen,a living room with a fireplace,a bedroom with two single beds,a bathroom and a small storage.The ground floor and the outdoor space(pool area,barbecue area and parking)have access for disabled guests.
On the first floor there is a bedroom with one double bed and a balcony.The second bedroom has three single beds and a balcony.And the third bedroom has a double bed,ensuite bathroom and a balcony.There is also a third bathroom on the first floor.
Villa Evanthia sleeps from five to ten people.We hope that the visitors at Villa Evanthia not only feel comfortable but they feel at home!
I am Joanna,the owner of Villa Evanthia and I have lived in Melidoni for the last twenty-five years.I was born and raised in the United States,we are actually a cocktail family.My father was from Melidoni and my mother is from Massachusettes.In 1990 we moved back to my father's roots.In 1998 I met my husband Manolis and started working with him at The Paraschakis family olive oil factory.In 2004 we decided to open our doors to the public and since then we have many visitors every summer to see the three different generations of olive oil production.In the year 2013 we built villa Evanthia and we really want to make all our guests not only feel comfortable but to feel at home!
Joanna Kyrmizakis Paraschakis purchased this villa in 2013
The land that Villa Evanthia is built on belonged to my husband's grandmother and her name was Evanthia,so I thought that it was a great idea to name the villa after her.
I love Villa Evanthia because there is so much space in all the bedrooms and there are alot of windows,so you always have the light from the warm Cretan sun in the house.The kitchen is a great place to prepare a meal for the family,also very spacious.The atmosphere is very down to Earth,when you walk in the front door you feel at home.
Firstly I can not tell you how wonderful the Villa Evanthia host Joanna is! She made sure that we had all the information we needed even down to preparing a meal on our first night so we didn't have to worry! Can't tell you how brilliant she was. The property is treated like her home which means you have everything you need to enjoy your time here. I don't think I've stayed in a better equipped place to be quite honest! All the rooms are a great size, lots of storage to put your stuff away and excellent air-conditioning. The property was spotless and cleaned half way through the week. Bath and pool towels made available. The house is located next to a small local village - if you want a sense of what it is really like to live in Crete then look no further! The sunsets over the hills were magic and the peace and quite perfect for enjoying just hanging out and being in the pool even into the evenings just a joy. Haven't slept so well in ages. And the little corner shop selling everything including mini divine ice-creams means you wish for nothing. Everyone was welcoming and warm down to the owner of the small petrol station who kept stopping us to give us sweets and ice-creams on route. Bali beaches are a short drive away and you have a choice of 4 - Joanna recommended 2 & 4 which were great. Beach 2 has a fab bouncie water float thing that kept the kids busy and exhausted all day and the burger at the beach bar on the right is recommended by my husband. With beach 4 the last one having a wonderful beach restaurant and lots of places to swim to. Don't bother buying an umbrella - just rent a beach chair and one for a few euros and spend the time soaking up the sun and relaxing. We went into Panormos for dinner - our favourite was Taverna O Makns - which I hope I'm spelling correctly. It's the last one down the side street. Fab food - you go into the kitchen and have a look rather than pick from a menu. As to things to do - we loved Rethimno - lovely old town to walk around. Knossos is of course a must - but I would seriously recommend a guided tour to bring it to life - it is amazing but you don't fully appreciate it until someone tells you what you are looking at. The caves near the house as well as Joanna's family olive oil business are also two must do's if you stay. I can't recommend this place enough if you want to come, relax, enjoy and feel part of the real crete. We would go back in a second. Thank you Joanna!
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Villa Evanthia is situated in a great place! You have the opportunity to enjoy the quite garden,pool and barbeque area of the villa but you are also a five minute walk from the square of the village of Melidoni.There are two markets in the village where you can find just about anything,including fresh bread.In the summer the square is full of life with people sitting at the local tavern and small coffee shops.The Cave of Melidoni,which played a significant role during the revolution against the Turks in 1821is a great place to visit.In the cave there are beautiful stalictites and stalicmites.The cave is only a two kilometer walk or drive from the villa.
The Paraschakis family olive oil factory and Villa Evanthia are owned by the same family.The olive oil factory is open from 9:00 to18:00 everyday and guests have the opportunity to see three generations of olive oil production free of charge.You can also visit us at www.paraschakis.gr
Perama,a small town, four kilometers from Melidoni you will find two banks,both with ATM service and a health center where there is a doctor on call 24/7.
The beach of Bali is a ten minute drive at eight kilometers,there are three beaches ,all clean and suitable for children.The two first beaches have sand and the third beach has small pebbles.You can also enjoy all kinds of water sports.
Melidoni and Villa Evanthia are in the middle of Crete,so that gives the visitor the chance to enjoy both the refreshing sea and the beautiful mountains of the island!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Villa Evanthia is approved by the Greek Tourism Organisation with number MHTE104.1K91.00302.5301.The nearest beach is Bali at a distance of 8 km,the beaches of Bali are also suitable for children and have many activities (water sports).The nearest travel link is the airport of Herakleio at 57 km.Villa Evanthia is family friendly and the owner,Joanna,is a native speaker of the English language.