Welcome to the Agro-Tourism Complex of Dalabelos Estate. You'll find us off the crowded tourist trails, but nearer the plowed land, the flying of the seagulls and the vast starry sky.
The Dalabelos Estate where Villa Maria is a part of, is located near the Angeliana village, on a hill overlooking the Cretan Sea, 5 km to the north coast of Crete, at a 23 km distance from the town of Rethymno, 80 km from Chania and 55 km from Heraklion and the Knossos palace at the foot of the legendary Mount Ida.
Villa Maria is ground floor, 134 m² (clean rooms 120 m²) has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with fireplace and 2 sofa beds. It has a large, independent kitchen and storage space. From the large terrace which is located at the north side, everyone can admire the fertile Cretan land and the Kretan Archipelago. Harmoniously, in the western part of the villa, is available an outdoor jacuzzi.
Under the shade of our restaurant's spacious courtyard, overlooking a superb scenery, you can enjoy traditional Cretan dishes, prepared from products of our farm. If you wish, you can even attend courses on cooking, bread kneading and traditional confectionery.
The farm counts 1000 trees, a vineyard, an orchard of more than a 100 orange, mandarin and other fruit trees, a great number of wild trees, herb bushes and vegetable gardens.
Quite a lot of poultry and peacocks, as well as some goats, two dogs, a donkey and a horse live among the orange and olive trees.
In the central courtyard there is also a small stone amphitheater, and on the first floor above the restaurant there is a spacious hall often used for cultural events or seminars.
The Dalabelos area enjoys a very mild climate, due to the sea breeze coming through the olive groves to cool the hot summer days and to temper the cold winter nights.
We recommend it as an excellent place for hiking and as an ideal resort for creative people who seek inspiration in the peace and harmony of a beautiful environment- both natural and man-made - especially outside high season.
The Villa is designed and run with special care and respect to man and nature. It is decorated by local artists and ceramists and is equipped with every modern comfort: up-to-date kitchenettes, fireplaces and modern bathrooms with handmade ceramic showers and washbasins. Thick stone walls, double glazing in windows, expertly insulated roofs and wisely arranged openings provide coolness and warmth, natural light and ventilation and open the interior to a superb view.
Information: daily information about shopping, restaurants, museums, canyon visits, hiking trails, beaches, water sports, festivals, customs and cultural events in the near-by region, as well as in the town of Rethymno.
Dalabelos' kitchen is a vegetarian's delight. There are several dishes of organic vegetables cooked in virgin olive oil, wild herbs, salads with fragrant herbs and spices, all of them prepared in the traditional Cretan way that helps to good health, well-being and long life.
In addition, lovers of good meat dishes will be tempted to taste our meals, prepared with rabbit and chicken meat from our farm and neighboring livestock. Local wine and cheese, as well as fresh fish from Panormo - when the sea is calm - complete the world-wide famous Cretan diet.