|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
I organized a retreat for 8 women, and this beautiful villa more than suited our needs. The view from the terrace of the mountain was incredible. Manolis and Roumy were really helpful with everything, and we really appreciated the maps and guides that he provided before and upon arrival. We ordered food from Roumy one evening, and everything was delicious. We enjoyed exploring the surrounding villages, as well as the going to the beach on the southern shore. I will say, though, it's a significant drive from either main airport with lots of windy roads. With two pregnant women, the extended driving to get to stuff made it a little rough. If you are looking for something peaceful and off the beaten path, though, this is a really great place.
We were a group of 5 families enjoying an unforgettable summer's week in Amari Villa. The Villas are located in the middle of Crete in the picturesque mountain village of Amari. It is a perfect location because you are away from crowded tourist areas, however you can make at any time day trips to the South as well as to the North. The access to the villa is very easy thanks to details supplied by the owner Manolis. Moreover, he provided us a lot of proposals of trips around the whole Island, he indicated the wonderful places and exquisite restaurants with traditional Greek cuisine. The view from the villa is breathtaking especially in the evening when the sun sets behind Samitos and Idi Mt. Amari villas are modern and of very high standards while preserving the Cretan traditional style of the old family house once standing there. The villas are beautifully decorated with an extra effort about tiny detail. Bedrooms are spacious and well designed. Kitchen is well equipped with every appliances you may need. There are balconies everywhere: small balconies where you can be alone. as well as an immense terrace for our whole group where you can eat together admiring the old bell tower which is illuminated at night and listening to the soft sheeps' bells. The villas are submerged into the exceptional plants. The fragrance of flowers and herbs floats in the air. Two abundant welcoming baskets awaited us with local olive oil, honey, eggs, milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, bread, butter, feta, wine, raki and excellent jams made by the house keeper Roumy. Besides Roumy is a real treasure and excellent cook. The owner Manolis is very charming and friendly. They makes you feel at home. We have rented a lot of houses in various parts of South Europe and we can confirm the opinion of other guests that we have never rented a place that was so well attended to by the owner. I hope we will stay in touch and we come back to this paradise soon.
NEAREST TRAVEL LINKS Airports: Chania (CHQ) and Heraklion (HER) Ferry: Chania, Heraklion and Rethymnon •HERAKLION or CHANIA airports (about 100km/100min, either), Charter flights operate from all major European airports to Heraklion and Chania airports. CHARTER FLIGHT OPERATORS include; Thompsonfly, Fly Thompson Cook, Jet2.com, Easyjet and Ryanair. INTERNAL FLIGHT OPERATORS include; Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Athens Airways and Sky express. •FERRIES are operating to the ports of Heraklion (95km/90min), Chania (85km/75min) and Rethymnon (37km/45min). FERRY OPERATORS include; Anek Lines, Minoan Lines, Hellenic Seaways and Seajet. •CAR HIRE is recommended. Local and international car hire companies operate from all airports and cities. RECOMMENDATIONS available. •Detailed ACCESS DIRECTIONS on how to reach the property by car will be sent upon booking confirmation.
AMARI HIGHLIGHTS•Follow the paths starting from the village to experience refreshing walks through the fields and rest under the shade of ancient olive and oak trees•Climb the Samitos Mt.(1050m, 1.5 hr easy ascending)& find the Pan's cave Bana•Discover all 7 byzantine churches, hidden in the countryside, dating from the 13th century•The old bell tower offers spectacular views of the area•Feel the local, slow tempo of life in the main square’s“kafeneion”•NATURE•Have a pic-nic in Agios Antonios ravine (river, waterfalls and bird-watching points)•Cycle around Potamoi lake•Trigger the impressive “echoe” in the wild Kourtaliotis gorge •The E4 path crosses the area of Psiloritis & Kedros Mt.•SIGHTS•Many Minoan & Byzantine sites reflect the area’s history•Veni monastery features a temple in a stalactites’cave•Some of the major sites of Crete are within an hour's drive: Arkadi, Phaestos, Gortys, Preveli, Rethymnon's Venetian town•TAVERNS•In the area, there is a number of small tavernas with genuine Cretan food•CHILDREN•The village is safe for kids due to its limited traffic•There is a playground, the old schoolyard and a basketball court•LOCAL SERVICES & PRODUCTS•Medical service, pharmacy, gas station, super markets, butcher's, local products•Fresh bread is delivered at the “kafeneion” and merchants with groceries, fruits etc. pass through the village regularly•EVENTS•On 25/Aug, an open air traditional music and dance gathering, with lots of food and wine is held in the main square.•In Easter period, a ritual of traditional events leads eventually to the impressive Judas Burning.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
- Minimum stay 3 nights, daily rate is calculated on a pro-rata basis.
- Long stay policy : Please contact us for long stay discounts (10nights or more).
- The prices show the Total Cost of the Booking, including full air-conditioning, internet access (Wi-Fi), a welcome basket with local goods upon arrival, all taxes and all cleaning services, beach towels and change of linen/ towels. Also, central heating is included for the winter period.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.