|Minimum Stay||90 nights|
Villa Petros is a modern villa which sits high above the sea and enjoys dramatic views of Georgioupolis Bay, all the way to Rethymnon and the Psiloritis Mountains in the east, to Ombrosgialos Cove and Cape Drapanos in the north, and the White Mountains in the south. Set at the edge of the beautiful village of Kefalas, Villa Petros has all the modern amenities that you could desire, yet is only a few minutes walk from the quaint village centre.
Wonderful sunrises can be seen from the villa, which has been cleverly designed so that all of the bedrooms, main living rooms, terraces, and the pool area benefit from the breathtaking sea views. The living area is on the top floor of the villa, and the bedrooms are on the ground level, which helps to keep them cooler during the long hot summer months.
Located in prime position on the top of a hill, Villa Petros is very light and airy. Painted a fresh pale yellow colour, the villa has white aluminium window frames, and doors, & dark green shutters. The interior furniture is an eclectic mix of antiques, hand carved locally made beds, and a few modern pieces.
Your stay at Villa Petros should very relaxing and comfortable as all the necessary modern extras have been supplied, including: mosquito screens on all of the windows, satellite TV, DVD and CD players, WIFI internet access for up to 5 devices (air-time cards will need to be purchased), an electric hob and built in oven, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, BBQ, ceiling fans throughout, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms and the living room.
The A/C units also double up as heaters, and there is central heating for the cooler nights early and late season. There is solar powered hot water or a back-up immersion heater, and a parking area set just off the small road next to the property.
Set behind a low natural stone wall, Villa Petros’ pool terrace has a southerly aspect, and sea and mountain views. The pool area is equipped with sunbeds, umbrellas, BBQ, tables, chairs and benches. Dotted around the property are a number of plants in clay pots and raised flower beds with stone walls, which are are planted with a carob tree, cacti and lavender.
Villa Petros is ideal for couples or small families who would like to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing holiday in an area that not only has beautiful scenery, but is also a great place from which to explore the rest of the region.
The charming village centre of Kefalas is a short walk from the villa through narrow, winding, bougainvillea lined streets. Villa Petros is just 10 minutes by car to the gorgeous rocky cove at Ombrosgialos, which is famous for its turquoise water, great snorkelling, and lovely taverna nestled on the rocks.
Vamos village which has a bank, many shops, and 3 tavernas is only 5kms away, and the sandy beach at Almyrida is only 8kms away.
Villa Petros is exclusively booked by Frankie Miles. Frankie runs Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England and Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoranas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida, Kalives, Kokkino Horio, Plaka and Gavalohori) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and many archaeological sites.
Frankie is very hands-on at Villas Crete Holiday. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 18 years and has written the best selling guide book "Crete on the Road". The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Frankie’s unrivalled knowledge, love of the island, and attention to detail is now being fully put to use to guarantee a fantastic holiday for our guests. Before Crete, Frankie lived all over the world. She initially came to Crete for 1 season after 12 hectic years in New York working various jobs including: office manager for the band Simply Red; production assistant to the singer Paul Simon; and booking bands such as Guns N’ Roses for The Limelight nightclub. All of this was no match, however, to the fantastic weather and food, the warmth of the Cretan people, and the exquisite natural beauty of Crete. When (very occasionally) not working, Frankie spends time helping the stray animals of Crete.
Villa Petros is a great choice for travellers on a budget who nonetheless expect amazing views, comfort, and all modern amenities.
An easy 600m walk to the tavernas and well stocked mini markets in Kefalas means that you can take a leisurely stroll through the village to have dinner and a drink (or two) without worrying about driving home.
Villas Crete Holidays truly are the Apokoronas Specialists as unlike other offices, 3 of the 4 members of our expert team live and work here all year round which enables us to always have completely up-to-date information about the villas, local facilities, and tourist attractions. We can help you with all aspects of your holiday including good value, reliable car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes. We can also arrange private boat hire, private boat trips, private sight-seeing flights, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking, and guided coach excursions. Our office staff speak English, Greek, and a little French, and have a vast list of local contacts, and our representative in resort also speaks some Italian.
Both the company itself, and Frankie's book have been featured and recommended in articles in major British newspapers including the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as smaller publications such as Greece Magazine.
Most importantly, because we handle many villas, in the unlikely event that there is an unforeseen problem at your villa, we can usually offer you an alternative villa (although this cannot be guaranteed in high season).
We have many years experience working in tourism on Crete, and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals, which needs a very different area of expertise to other types of tourism such as walking holidays, or package holidays for the masses. We use all of our knowledge and local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we are available during office hours for information, and 24 hours a day should you need medical assistance, yet we remain unobtrusive.
Kefalas is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in the region. The centre of the village is only a short walk from Villa Petros through narrow, winding, bougainvillea lined streets. The village has 3 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, and 4 kafenions. There are eight churches in Kefalas, some of which are historic, and the villagers celebrate with a feast day on August the 15th. On the outskirts of the village towards Drapanos there is the ruin of an ancient windmill, and you will also see many old corn threshing circles dotted around the area. Villa Petros is just 10 minutes by car to the gorgeous rocky cove at Ombrosgialos, which is famous for its turquoise water, great snorkelling, and lovely taverna nestled on the rocks. The village of Vamos which has a bank, shops and 3 tavernas is only 5kms away, and the lovely village of Almyrida, which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach, is only 8kms away. The beach at Almyrida is shallow and safe, has water sports, a scuba diving office, a play area with pool tables and other games, and is lined with many good shops, cafe/bars, taverans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, horse riding, private sightseeing trips in a light aircraft, big game fishing, and organised walking and coach tours.
A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a variety of archaeological sites and quaint villages, and an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.
With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind the harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£216|
Guests receive a free welcome pack, a villa information book,and detailed directions from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles that is provided with every booking. A local representative is available during office hours for local information, 24/7 assistance for medical emergencies, and bookings for boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, big game fishing, guided walking, coach excursions, and private sightseeing tours in a light aircraft.
We ask for a deposit of 20% on villas with a total rental price of 1000.00 Euros or more, and 200.00 Euros for villas with a total rental price of less than 1000.00 Euros, with the final balance paid 10 weeks before your arrival date. If you book 10 weeks or less before the booking we require full payment at the time of booking. We accept payments via bank transfer, personal Visa or Mastercard.