Olga’s Filoxenia villas comprises two traditional two-storey luxurious independent houses, superbly situated in the heart of the small preserved & tranquil village of Maheri, with a stunning view of the sea below, the peaks of the white mountains behind and the castles & solitary chapels around.
They are fully furnished and exclusively built in stone & wood to match their surroundings.
Each villa has its own peaceful setting, it is totally independent and have terraces with spectacular views.
The private heated jacuzzi in villa 'Aladanos' offers you relaxation and a romantic and unforgettable holiday experience.
The village of 'Maheri' is an ideal starting point for hiking and for excursions and for acquaintance with the rich fauna and flora of island and the innumerable historical and prehistoric monuments. Only a short drive away from the sandy beach resorts of Kalives and Almerida and 23 km from the historical yet modern town of Chania with its beautiful Venetian harbour.
Description of Crete: Crete is the largest and most famous Greek island. Birth place of El Greco and many other Great Greek writers like Nikos Kazantzakis and Politicians like Eleftherios Venizelos. Crete according the Mythology was the birth place of Zeus. On the island of Crete bloomed the Minoan civilization witch remains are to be seen at the Palaces of Knossos and Festos.
Crete is situated on the southern tip of the Aegean Sea. The coastline presents profound geographical formations, giving Crete over 900 miles of coastline.The main city and Port of Crete is Heraklion with its Venetian Castle at the port. Other cities are Rethymno ,Chania ,Agios Nikolaos ,Ierapetra ,Sitia and many small villages and tourist resorts.
A journey across Crete is blessed by the wafting scents of the spring flowers growing in the courtyards of the houses. Here generations of Minoans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, Jews, and Egyptians have lived. Here you can watch the glorious sunsets from the ancient ha
Description of Chania : Chania is a wonderful port town that is a popular tourist destination for shopping and sightseeing. It has many nice restaurants and contemporary cafés. Its old town has various souvenir ships, as well as craft and art shops that tourists really enjoy. The climate here in Chania is beautiful. The summers of April until October are warm with cloudless skies. And even if most days are hot and dry, the cool breeze relieves them.
Then, during the winter, seasonal rains and occasional frosts are experienced. Tourists can visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania, which contains many historical items from as far back as the fifteenth century B.C. Ancient jewellery, clay tablets, and mosaics are displayed here. The Byzantine Museum of Chania is also full of historical relics. It is located inside the Church of San Salvatore.
Description of Maheri and Local Activities: The village of Maheri is in the area of Apokoronas,23 km from Chania. This area is full of green regions, sandy beaches and breathtaking view.The village is considered to be one of the best preserved of the traditional villages of Crete.It is classified by the Ministry of Culture as a typical Greek village of extraordinary natural beauty. Amphitheatre built on the side of a mountain at an altitude of 160 m, between two gorges, it is one of the historical villages at the foot of the White Mountains.
This village is especially beautiful because of the enormous perpendicular rock on its west side which holds the white chapel of Saint-John in a split in the rock as well as the rich vegetation that covers the surrounding hills.On the east side of the village square there is a small stone theatre with the capacity for seating 500 people comfortably where cultural events take place each summer.