Our villa is located in the village of Selia Rethymno.Sellia is a traditional and picturesque village located in the south of the Rethymno region of Crete. In this magical place, a point amphitheater overlooking the Libyan Sea, which is breathtaking is located our Villa Ariadni. Ideal for families and for those who love to be in a quiet and relaxing place with endless sea views.
Perfect for families and those looking for a secluded location, our intention for the villa is to offer an alternative to the usual hotel complex. You will stay in a traditional house in an historical village, introducing the real flavor of Crete, while still providing the comforts of home.
Overlooking the Libyan Sea and Plakias Bay, Villa Ariadni in Sellia Village features a private swimming pool. This amphitheatrically built in 3 levels property offers a garden with BBQ facilities.
Free WiFi is available throughout. 3 levels with 2 independent appartments can be rent either separate or both ( whole villa ).
Opening to a furnished terrace, Villa Ariadni is decorated with traditional artefacts, and includes at first floor a fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities and a dining table. The living room has a flat screenTV and a DVD player. One bedroom with 1 doublebed and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
At second floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with cooking facilities and a dining table too,a living room with a flat screen TV and a DVD player,2 bedrooms (1 with 1 doublebed and 1 with 2 single beds) and 1 private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
The villa’s garden includes a seating area and a barbeque. An airport shuttle is available free of charge. Private parking is offered on site.
A restaurant and a café can be found within a short walking distance, while a supermarket is 30 m away. Plakias Bay is at a distance of 3 km and Heraklion International Airport is 100 km from the property.
Sellia village gets its name because it is situated on the edges of the Kotsifou gorge. Kotsifou gorge itself takes its name from the “kotsifia” birds which make their nests on the rocks in the area. Sellia is a historical village with 15 Byzantium churches and the remarkable archaeological site at Foinikia-Souda-Voukelari.
Plakias to the south is framed by the mountain and the Libyan sea. From here you can travel easily to Rethymno (35 klm), Herakleion (110 klm) or Chania (90 klm), or you can stay right here. The area has been slowly developing into a relaxed tourist destination where you can find everything you need to make your stay enjoyable : cafes, restaurants, bars, post office, supermarket, port etc.
The sunny weather and appealing climate as is the norm in Crete, guarantee a pleasant stay. You will enjoy the sun, the sea and the beautiful Blue Flag certified beaches with their clear blue waters, all within walking distance of Plakia.
Kotsifou and Kourtalioti gorges are excellent for walking and exploring, the scenery is breathtaking and either by foot or by bicycle you will enjoy the panoramic views that surround our villa.
You will relax on sandy beaches and enjoy swimming in crystal blue water in South Rethymno like Plakia, Triopetra, Damnoni, Preveli, Schoinaria, Rodakino, St. Paul, Fragokastello - all within a distance of 5 to 25 minutes from Villa Ariadni.
Island's climate is primarily temperate, winter is mild and summer is sunny and warm. During June and July average temperatures reach the 20-35 degrees C max.
You will taste traditional Cretan cuisine which is closely connected to healthy Mediterranean diet. Don't miss the chance to drink raki / tsikoudia, which is produced of Cretan grapes and local Cretan wines, as well as “rakomelo” (raki mixed with honey).
You will have the chance to learn traditional Cretan customs and attend different festivals of the saints, held in local churches, with traditional dances ( the most noted of which is “pentozali” ). Crete has its own distinctive “Mantinades” poetry and it's known for its mantinades based music (typically performed with the Cretan Lyra and the Lauto).
The owner of Villa Ariadni assures you that you will have the opportunity to find out yourself about the famous Cretan hospitality and that you wish to visit us again next year!