Cretan Inspired Hospitallity
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About Manya Kandanoleon
This was our country home since we converted into a vacation rental. I am looking forward to welcoming you at the villa and I wiil be at your disposal during your stay. It makes me really glad to have my visitors happy spending a beautiful time in the Villa and return their home really refreshed.
Why Manya Kandanoleon chose Prodromi
The Villa is located in one of the most beautiful and less developed regions of Chania on Crete Island. Situated in a typical Cretan village called Prodromi, a small and safe traditional settlement, between the picturesque villages of Paleochora and Sougia. It is builted in an altitude of 550 meters that ensures a pleasant chill during the never-ending summer sun while captures magnificent mountain views as far the Libyan Sea. More information Due to the location "Archon" can be used as a base for exploring the wild beauties and the untouched beaches of the southwest, or as a country retreat to loosen yourselves in the tranquillity and discreet luxury of the house. In 12 Km distance (15-20 min. driving) is Paleochora village a place that you can find everything. Restaurants, super markets, cafes, bars, water sports, banks, pharmacies, bookstores, doctors e.t.c. So far it keeps the right balance between tradition and tourism.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Gorgeous house in beautiful countryside
Archon Villa is just beautiful, with nice interior spaces and a stupendous setting. The garden, the pool, and the dining deck all offer views of the hills planted with olive trees. Especially delightful is the flock of sheep living close by. We were entertained by the sounds of bells and cries of the lambs finding their mothers. The owners were attentive to all our needs, and helpful with information about where to visit and, especially, where to eat. There are several roads to Podromi. The hilly road from Paleochora to the villa is narrow, winding and without guardrails. We got used to it quickly, but it should not be driven at night. This is a quiet, peaceful villa away from the crowds.
Authentic, peaceful, sun, hikes, and cuisine
Manya's home is truly that -- a home full of all the personal touches that make a vacation there a true step into the local environment. She is such a gracious host, welcomed us personally and shared a number of tips for local sights and hiking in the area. We travel often, and this turned out to be one of our best holidays in years. Relaxing (the quiet of Prodromi), authentic (the olive tree hills, scenic drives, and charming small villages), perfect little hidden beaches (20-30 min away or explore further along the coast), hiking opportunities all around (direct from your doorstep, or phenomenal gorges just around the corner), and wonderful cuisine. Quiet dinners or outdoor breakfasts at the house topped it all off. The house itself is fully equipped, all the comforts; Manya had left breakfast items for us and even drove over from Chania one night with dinner. Top recommendation.
Fantastic property - amazing views, fabulous villa
Wonderful! Our best holiday ever in Europe. Complete tranquility - nothing but fantastic views and the gentle sound of sheep and goat bells ringing within the hills. Amazing villa - spacious, beautifully decorated, excellently equipped. Gorgeous terraces and a welcome outdoor jacuzzi. Manya is a terrific hostess who could not do enough for us. She made us most welcome and left a great hamper and the fridge stocked for us - she even made us a home made meal one night - thank you Manya. We would recommend this villa to anybody who wants a taste of a peaceful oasis with stunning beaches within easy reach.
Absolutely lovely, and peaceful.
Four of us have just had a great week at Archon Villa. The property is absolutely spotless, beautiful, and well-equipped. And its in a very peaceful little hamlet in the hills a few miles away from the little beach town of Paleochora. Everything was green and covered with flowers, and there are beautiful walks straight from the house. Evenings were spend on the terrace watching the sun go down and listening to the scops owls, - totally relaxing. And the hospitality from Manya, the wonderful owner, was just amazing. She was so welcoming, and gave us gifts of food and her own olive oil and wine. She really made the holiday, and we were left with such a good impression of Crete. Thanks Manya!
Superb house in the wilderness, wonderful host
Archon Villa is a really beautiful and luxurious place, very well integrated in the landscape. It stands alone, among just a few houses, churches and lots of goats. As the villa is located in the hills, you feel a difference in temperature compared to the coast.
The villa is perfectly well equiped, beyond your expectations. We enjoyed a maximum of comfort. There is a huge space, inside and outside. The terraces have beautiful views over wide open spaces and the jacuzzi is fun and cooling.
Manya, our host, was just wonderful. She took great care of us. She welcomed us with lots of fresh food and drinks. And each time she came, she brought us delicious, traditional home cooked meals. THANK YOU AGAIN, Manya!
A car is essential as you have to go to Paleochora for shopping, which is about a 20 minutes drive down a scenic route (be careful of the goats!). Paleochora is a small town, touristic but keeping its traditional and authentic atmosphere. There are a lot of nice beaches in the area, and also many walks, with different levels of difficulty.
You can find many taverns in Paleochora, but our prefered tavern was the one located in the old school of the village of Anidri (5 minutes drive before reaching Paleochora).
If you are looking for a quiet, luxurious and secluded holiday, in natural surroundings, with only the sound of the breeze and the bells of the goats, this is the place to go!
The Villa situated on a hill just above the settlement of Prodromi, one of the very few truly traditional Cretan village with its own rhythm of life, between the picturesque villages of Paleochora and Sougia in a strategic point for exploring the southwest Crete.
It is just 12 km from the village Paleochora a place than except that you can find all the necessities it is also famous for its incomparable beauties and fairly called as 'The bride of the Libyan Sea'.
The morphological characteristics of the Southwest Crete at Chania prefecture are low, uncrowned with long sandy beaches, breath-taking mountains and deep-blue seas blend with ancient villages full of frescoed churches by Crete’s artists for the year 1000 to the first half of the 15th century.
The marked European path E4 is extremely near the village allowing walkers to have the chance to discover a wonderful and incredible natural world as Elafonisi lagoon, the ancient city of Lissos or the lazy village of Sougia.
Just 6 Km away from the Villa there is a small village called Anidri where you will find a restaurant called "Old School" that is located in the old school of the village and serves excellent homemade traditional food married with foreign influences.