|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Europe - luxury accommodation
The large plot of land (2,400 square metres) of this detached villa is enclosed by a natural stone wall. Absolute privacy is guaranteed. Shady olive trees offer protection from the sun for children at play. The quiet areas created in the garden using teak garden furniture ensure comfort and flair outside as well as in. There is a well kept lawn around the house and also a small herb garden with rosemary and wild oregano.
The Villa Europa is located on a prominent hill. This unique position results in views of the Lefka Ori (White Mountain), surrounding vineyards and olive groves and the sea at Kolimbari. The total privacy of this fantastic single detached villa guarantees rest and recuperation. The modern technical fixtures and fittings with high quality furniture guarantee 5 star comfort.
My family (mom, dad, brother, sister in law, grandma, husband, me... all adults) stayed here for two weeks and we loved it. It is on top of a very huge hill with panoramic views of the sea, mountains, spilia, olive trees, and grape vines. The pool is lap-sized and the garden area is divine (with a vegetable garden you can take from). We came for my mom's 60th birthday and she loved it
The owner and staff are SO kind ( with Jackovos being very kind and helpful always). We had a problem the first night and after talking to Wolfgang everything was fixed the next day. If we needed something for the house we could just ask the cleaning staff who come twice a week. We were very appreciative. <3 to them!
The listing is very accurate, the property is immaculate, and you will have everything you need (even baby stuff). Sometimes we would run out of towels and toilet paper, but I think this has more to do with my family randomly crowding one bathroom and family members stealing everyone's towels and soap than the house not providing enough. It might be good for the staff to add more trash bags, toilet paper, and soap "just-in-case" you have a family member who does that kind of thing. The internet can be slow in some places, but it works fine from the dining table and terrace.
The kitchen is on the small side, but you have everything you need to cook (or grill!). We sat on the terrace every night, drank wine, relaxed, and watched the stars. There are two medium fridges and we were able to keep a few nights worth of supplies (and refreshments) handy.
Places I would recommend to eat: "Farabi" "the Gorge" restaurant in Deliana, the taberna by the Olive tree, Palio Arhontiko in Kolymbari, Family Restaurnt "Hara" (for an experience!), and anywhere that Wolfgang and family would suggest. You can get good fresh bread at the bakery (go under the national road to the old national road, take the road towards kolymbari (not tavronitis) and there is an outdoor bakery and cafe. They have nice bread, coffee, pastries, and doughnuts.
To Do: snorkel at the little Kolymbari community beach (take the road to afrata, pass the little city beach by the monastery, and stop at the tiny roadside parking area), walking the gorge of deliana, Samaria (ask Jackovos to arrange this for you!), and many more things.
While there is a lot to do, this house is not cheap so I would suggest you also spend a lot of time relaxing and enjoying the UNBELIEVABLE HOUSE.
The village Kato Vouves/Darmarochori is located in north-western Crete. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves and with a view to the ' Lefka Ori' ( White Mountains).