|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Brand new beautifully designed luxury village house with stunning balcony and views. Comfort and luxury in a traditional setting. Marble/wooden floors,bespoke stair case, highest quality furnishings. Ideally situated in superb quiet spot at the end of street next to a tiny picturesque church. Reccomended for romantic getaways and quiet relaxing family holidays. Within easy reach of local kafeneions/ tavernas serving excellent homemade traditional specialities and mezes. Great opportunities to meet with the friendly villagers and also visit the famous ANOPOLIS VILLAGE FIESTA which runs almost every night with a full programme of Cretan Lyra music and has a professional show of Cretan costumed dancers and traditional music from Greece. Within easy alking distance of the largest handicratft Park in Crete where you can watch local craftsmen producing cermamic/bronze/glass and woven products. The house has been professionally designed for every comfort. The living area is upstairs on the first floor and is open plan.( 50sqm) There is a superb kitchen as well as a spacious dining area, fireplace and sofas/seating. Large balcony doors open out to the unique mountain view verandah. Guests have a choice of sleeping areas. Besides the separate double bedroom, there are also two single sofa beds in the living room area downstairs ,another single/ double bed in the upstairs living room, and a double bed in the top loft area. The owners provide a generous stock of home produced olive oil, wine,raki plus tea,coffee,sugar etc for guests upon arrival.
Julies is a qualified Interior Designer from Cheltenham in England and she has lived in Crete for over twenty five years. She is married to Manthos who is from the village of Anopolis and Manager of Avis rent a car at Heraklion airport. They have twin daughters who are classical pianists ( as well as studying science and medicine at Universities in England. Both Manthos and Julie have a great deal of experience in tourism and ensure that guests in enjoy their holidays. Apart from working as an Interior designer Julie enjoys tour guiding and event organising. Apart from at the airport Manthos works producing Olive Oil at their factory in Anopolis.
Julie Davies-Kapsetaki purchased this house in 2014
The Villa Taxiarchis is unique. Its been professionally designed and buit to extremely high standards by the owners themselves. . Originally a first Aid shelter during the second world war providing medication for wounded soliders it has been superbly rebuilt using the best materials and design layout. Its situated in an ideal position on the edge of the cluster of traditional homes wand has unrivalled views. Its been thoughtfully decorated to fulfill every need and provide the visitor with comfort and ,luxury. .
Superb interior design
Fantastic views from balcony across the olive groves and Monastery
Very close free car parking.
Bi lingual owner also an experienced tour guide
Finest quality furnishings. upholstery and appliances
Free A/C and wi fi internet connection
"Cet appartement, dans un village très préservé, est tout simplement magnifique. Prendre son café sur la terrasse, avec le seul bruit des moutons et des oiseaux, et profiter du paysage extraordinaire des champs d''oliviers à l''infini...Quel régal!!!
Le propriétaire est incroyablement serviable et sympathique. Nous n''en avons connu rarement de meilleur ( nous allons en Grèce chaque année depuis 13 ans ).
Si vous voulez découvrir autre chose que la plage ( le village en est assez éloigné ), alors n''hésitez pas.
Encore un grand merci à Manthos et Julie
From Heraklion airport follow directions to the east for Agios Nikolaos.Turn right off the main highway after 9klm and follow the sign for Anopolis and Watercity. Turn right at the bridge junction and follow the road up the hill approximately 2.5klm until you reach the centre of the village of Anopolis. The Villa Taxiarchis is right next to the tiny Archangelos Church.
Quiet unspoilt tranquial traditional village life.Easy TO meet greekS from the village and practice the language. Excellant traditional local taverna. Visit the famous Monastery of St Yiannis just a 5 min walk from the house and which is seen clearly from the balacony. Take country walks through the beautiful olive groves and vineyards .Collect flowers. Paint and draw the fabulous views. Bring binoculars for some excellent bird watching. Ten minutes walk from the Handicraft Park WHERE you can vist and watch local technicians at work and purchase their goods, (Pottery,Metalwork)and also visit Local Cheese, ice cream and olive oil factory.
Perfect as a central base for visiting the whole island. Ideal for walking, cycling(rentals available in local area) and hiking holidays. Internet connection (supplement)
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Price includes air conditioning, wi fi,towls/linen and there is free local parking outside the property. Key pick up with owner.These rates are based on two person occupancy.Extra persons sharing 10e person per person per night.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.