|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Discover the unspoiled traditional Crete. From the Afrata villas explore the pure traditional Crete life and visit the nearby famous destinations of the western Crete such as Falassarma beach, Elafonisi, Samaria Gorge, Balos lagoon.
If you like hiking or biking the Rodopou peninsula spreads around the Afrata village, The Traditional Guest houses Afrata Villas are inviting you to experience the wild beauty of the unspoiled Cretan nature.
In short - we loved our stay here. We loved the house, the village and the beach and this house fell very nicely in the niche we wanted of staying in a charming, quiet place with all necessary amenities, close to a beach. It was a great place from which to explore the Cretan West and Southwest. Come, you will not regret it.
In long form: I will first describe the house without much judgement and then go on to rave about it.
The advertised property is a 2-storey detached residential house with two bedrooms (one twin, one double) and bathroom upstairs and an open plan combined living room/kitchen downstairs. There is an outside sitting area at just above ground level with seating available to sit outside under shade. There are AC units in the bedrooms and living room, and high-speed wireless internet. The styling to my eye appeared traditional Cretan. The house was clean and in excellent repair on arrival.
We loved the traditional appearance of the house; it felt private and really comfortable. The host, Manos, is a very nice man and made a point of coming round to introduce himself and took us out for a drink or two but at no point did this feel like an imposition. At one point, we managed to lock ourselves out but got back into the house within twenty minutes or so - the owner lives in the village. As a further bonus, they make their own olive oil and other goodies which awaited us on arrival! There is just one thing to be aware of, quite a few nearby families appear to keep chicken, some of which rather noisily announce the sunrise (or sunset, or absence of sun), happily in the night on occasions. We found it easy enough to block them out by closing the shutters and windows but if you sleep very lightly, you may need earplugs.
The village of Afrata is quite small and though it feels remote, only a short drive from the nearest big settlement of Kolymvari (and by extension, the main west-to-east road, the EO90). Local amenities in Afrata include two friendly taverns with good, hearty food and drink. There is a convenience store which sells most necessities and is owned by a very friendly lady. Storeowners generally spoke very good English. The gorgeous but small beach of Afrata is a short distance away, though be aware that that there are about 100 metres of elevation to climb on the way back to the house. The pebble beach itself is lovely, with clear blue water. There are free sun loungers and umbrellas and a relatively inexpensive beach cafe.
This is an awesome two story villa located in the quiet, elevated village of Afrata. We enjoyed a constant, comfortable breeze and were surrounded by olive groves and views. The property is well maintained and quite lovely. The villa’s two bedrooms and living area had AC units. The kitchen is well equipped with a full size refrigerator which allowed us to make our own breakfast that included fresh eggs provided by our host, Stelios, and one of the village's restaurant owners. There was a porch where we dined often and it had a drying rack for beach towels. We are a large family of seven, so an additional child’s bed was provided for our youngest son and oldest boy took the couch that was placed out of the way. Another extra portable bed was placed in the largest bedroom which was perfect for our three girls. My wife and I took the smaller bedroom where two beds were simply pushed together. The point is, we stated a need and it was quickly and adequately provided for at no extra charges. While the place had only one bathroom with a shower, it was not much of a problem as we were going to beaches every day where you shower off before returning to the car. The WiFi was good, but I have to admit, we did not try to stream any movies over it. For Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, the WiFi was very responsive The villa is nestled between two restaurants where we enjoyed wonderful food and a great dining experience. Both restaurants had terrific shaded balconies where we dined. We typically like to eat at different restaurants every night while on vacations, but made exceptions because the food was great and the host/owner/cook made great food and made it a special dining experience for our family (friendly). You can walk a km down a road to a secluded beach that has free sun beds and a bar. However, the beach is rocky which makes it a little difficult to get into the crystal clear blue water, but it is sheltered (not wavy) making it ideal for snorkeling. It is a very nice beach. Getting there; we were a little concerned flying into Chania and driving out to this small town without having a precise address. But Manos, the property manager, gave good instructions and we were easily identified when we pulled into the small town square. He immediately met us and together we enjoyed some refreshments and conversation. Parking was not an issue with our nine-passenger van. Afrata is a warm and welcoming village. Thank you, Stelios and Manos for your hospitality.
We just left after 3 weeks stay. Lovely place, warm and helpful owner, beautiful view. We enjoyed evenings at the terrace with a little shots of homemade RAKI (strong grapes drink) and slow dissolve of a landscape in the darkness...
Wish to return again!
"Villa Asfargos is fantastic! It''s spacious, clean and well equiped. There is alse al little terrace where you can eat looking at the sea. It''s situated in a very nice village, where calm and silence dominate.Stelios, the owner, and his friend Emmanuel are extremly kind and hospital.We have spent a fantastic holiday. We reccomand it to everyone!
Villa Asfargos è fantastica! Spaziosa, pulita e ben attrezzata.C''è anche un terrazzino nel quale si può cenare guardando il mare. Si trova in un villaggio molto grazioso, nel quale dominano la calma e il silenzio. Il proprietario, Stelios, e il suo amico Emmanuel sono estremamente gentili e ospitali. Abbiamo trascorso una stupenda vacanza. La consigliamo a tutti!"
Wir haben uns in Afrata und dem schönen alten Dorfhaus sehr wohl gefühlt! Umgeben von den beiden Tavernen des Ortes und persönlich begrüßt von Manos waren wir bestens um- und versorgt. Das Haus ist geschmackvoll restauriert und gemütlich. Und Afrata noch angenehm untouristisch.
Per chi volesse visitare tutta la costa nord ovest questa é la location perfetta! Lo é anche per chi vuole assaporare la calma di un tipico villaggio greco dove il tempo sembra si sia fermato... La casa é esattamente come la vedete pulita, spaziosa ed attrezzatissima con tutto l'occorrente. Non ci é mancato nulla e Manos é stato sempre disponibilissimo e pronto ad accontentare ogni nostra richiesta ancor prima che arrivassimo. Il giorno il quale siamo arrivati era il compleanno di mia figlia e abbiamo trovato anche la torta che lui aveva ordinato per noi !! Grazie di cuore per tutto Manos! Stelios il proprietario ci lasciava le merendine, le uova fresche ogni volta che la casa veniva pulita, ogni 3 giorni e venivano cambiate anche le lenzuola! Abbiamo trovato l'olio, il raki, il vino del posto al nostro arrivo. Non abbiamo mai acceso l'aria condizionata, non serve il posto é naturalmente ventilato. Non abbiamo usato molto la cucina in quanto ci sono due splendide taverne ai due lati della casa a prezzi più che modici (10 euro a testa!). Noi abbiamo lasciato il cuore da Kostas ... siga, siga ...Sotto casa a 1km di distanza c'e una piccola spiaggetta che é una vera chicca del posto, con ciottoli e ombrelloni e lettini gratis, piccola tavernetta sempre con prezzi onestissimi. Indirizzo assolutamente da raccomandare per coppie alla ricerca di tranquillità e pace, per quelli che amano girare ed esplorare, per coppie con bambini, per tutti quelli che amano la vera Grecia. Questa casa é una garanzia e con Manos siete veramente in buone mani. Noi ci ritorneremmo!
Maria, Nicolò e Giorgia
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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