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Our Villa is in the beautiful traditional village of Darmarohori with wonderful views of Lefka Ori ( the White Mountains) from the upstairs balconies. The villa is the perfect place to stay for families who want to get away from it all.
There are restaurants 5 mins drive from the villa in the fishing village of Kolimbari, were you can have a meal while looking out over the sea.
In the village of Tavronitis 5 mins drive from the villa there are numerous restaurants, bars, a bakery, a butcher, a fish monger, a supermarket and a pharmacy.
A short drive from the villa is Maleme, were you can find restaurants right on the beach.
If you like history there is an abundance of it on Crete, you can visit Aptera a Roman city, there is also a Turkish fort there to visit. Knossos the Minoan city is in Heraklion and there are many museums in Chania itself.
For the walking enthusiasts the gorges in Crete are breathtaking, there are guided tours available in Platanais and Kolimbari. Samaria, Imbros and Deliana name a few of the gorges on the island.
If you have children there is a water park near Chania, Platanais has crazy golf, fun rides, lots of shops and a long sandy beach.
You can hire pedalos at Kournas lake and then have lunch looking over the lake.
Our villa is in quite location but in easy reach of the amazing beaches and cultural areas. If you like the more lively places 15 mins from the villa is Platanais were there is always something going on.
The villa is a private villa with private gardens and pool.
Downstairs there is an open plan living area, which has AC and a mosquito door, there is a comfortable lounge area with a television,dvd player and some dvd's. the dining area has a 6 seater table and the kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, cooker, fridge - freezer and microwave.
The downstairs bedroom is off the dining room area and has AC and a mosquito door, the patio doors lead off onto the patio area were the pool is situated.
Next to the downstairs bedroom there is a fully equipped shower room and toilet.
Upstairs there is a double bedroom with, wardrobe, chest of drawers AC and a mosquito blind on the patio doors, which lead onto a small balcony.
The 3rd bedroom has a bunkbed, wardrobe, toy box, chest of drawers, AC and a mosquito sliding door, leading to a large patio with seating area.
The bathroom upstairs is fully equipped and has a full size bath, toilet and sink.
All bathroom towels and bed linen are provided.
The electricity and water are included in the price.
The villa now has satellite tv channels and limited WIFI.
We purchased our villa after falling in love with the location, and the Greek villagers. We love staying at the villa and feel the stresses of life vanish as soon as you step off the plane at Chania. We are confident that you will be as charmed with Crete, as we are.
Lesley and Tim Fitzgerald purchased this villa in 2007
Our villa has lovely views of the Lefka Ori mountains which are covered in snow until May. The village is a typical Greek village and the locals are extremely friendly. The garden is very private. It's a great base for exploring Crete or just simply relaxing.
This villa is extremely well equipped with everything you need for a holiday. The bedrooms have air-con and fans. We never used the air-con as having the shutters open and using the fans was more than adequate.
The outdoor space is excellent with tables and chairs for everyone. Sun loungers are provided round the pool. We were in the lovely pool everyday. We always have a car and there is private parking. The owners are excellent with communication if you have any questions, I emailed and always had a response the same day.
Overall we had an excellent time and wouldn't hesitate to book again.
We had a superb holiday in this wonderful villa that easily fulfilled our every need. We are a family of four with two teenage children (14 and 18) and I can honestly say that each one of us was completely satisfied with all that the villa and the general surrounding area had to offer. We enjoyed every one of the places that we visited and none of us could choose if we had to name a favourite! Each and every one of the tavernas that we visited provided excellent food at amazing value with friendly staff and a free dessert and/or raki. The villa is exactly as described; a peaceful oasis, maintained to a very high standard with superb views which combine to give the ultimate in relaxation. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property and are hoping to return soon!
My cousin and I enjoyed this villa for a week, set in a beautiful location and just a short distance from Tavronitis itself. With stunning views over the White Mountains the villa was maintained to a very high standard - very much a home away from home. The lady who welcomed us lived next door and was really helpful and friendly showing us where things were and even how to use the washing machine!
A LOT of thought has gone into this villa... mosquito screens on the doors, nicely decorated, comfy beds and crisp linen, lots of handy tips from the owner about where to go and what to see (which were real gems of information as we only had a week and would have missed out on some spectacular sights without that local knowledge).
We ate out at some of the owners recommended restaurants and the food was superb and really reasonably priced. Such a relaxing hassle free holiday we're definitely staying at this villa again when we come back next year.
my partner and myself +my son and my daughter in law stayed at the villa for 10 days we had a lovely holiday the villa has everything you need and is kept spotless lovely pool ,barbecue area cant praise it enough would definitely stay there again
It was a great holiday the villa is very nice and warm wi wished that we never came back it was peaceful and private and the area had a wonderful view.the pool was delitful at any time and the children loved it .crete is a lovely place to visit but a care is necessary we had too so we went every where almost , we enjoyed the beach and the market outside .it was a great vacation we do recommend it to all our friends.
This place was wonderful it had avry thing we needed the view the pool and the house and of course the privacy. We were very much sad we had to leave.
5 mins drive from the villa and you have some wonderful restaurants in Kolimbari.
Drive 5 mins from the villa and you will find the villages of Tavronitis and Kamisiana they have supermarkets, Tavernas, bakers, butchers, a pharmacy and the most amazing cake shop.
Head towards Platanias and there you will find bouncy castles for the children and crazy golf for the bigger children. Plus a multitude of shops, tavernas and a long stretch of sandy beach.
The ancient Olive tree Museum is 5 mins drive from the villa, this is where the Olive sprigs came from for the 2008 Olympic games in Athens, it is considered as a natural heritage monument.
Near the villa is a Vineyard you can go and have a tour and a taste!! The wine is excellent.
Our villa is approx 25 mins drive from Chania a beautiful Venetian city, also known as little Venice. The harbour is fantastic with lots of restaurants and shops. There are boat tours from the harbour daily and horse drawn carriages will take you for a tour around the harbour area.
Beaches are a multitude whether you want quiet or busy there is something for everyone!! We love Pirates cove beach 15 mins drive from the villa, make sure to take a snorkel with you as the fish are amazing.
Malame beach is just over 5 mins drive from the villa, and is a pebble beach there are shops and restaurants here you can eat your evening meal on the beach while watching the sunset. There is also a pool bar, were you can order cocktails and food while looking out at the sea ( great for the children also).
Santorini is only a boat ride away, and daily boat trips are available.
Gramvousa and Balos boat trips are available from Kissamoss.
If you like history Aptera is a must, just outside Chania the old Minoan city is worth a trip. Also on the same site there is a Roman city, German battlements, a monestary and a Turkish fort. There are little tavernas on the way to Aptera.
At the bottom of the Island is Elefonisi the most beautiful beach, you can wade out quite away, there is also an island that you can cross too which is a nature reserve the fauna here is lovely.
About 35 mins drive from the villa is the water park Limnoupolis, this is great fun for all the family.
Samaria Gorge is fantastic for walking there are guided tours available it takes approx 5 hours to walk and you do need walking boots. If you are lucky enough you may see the Kiri Kiri goats that live in the mountains or the Golden Eagles that soar in the sky here.
There are scuba diving tours in nearby Kissamos.
Horse riding is in nearby Platanaias.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
Local assistance ( english speaking ) maid service once weekly.
•NO extras to pay our weekly accommodation price Includes :
Laundry (all bed linen & bath/face towels)
Maid service as per description
Villa Information File (things to see, places to eat etc)
•FLEXIBLE CHANGEOVER DAYS, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK !! (LOW COST FLTS ARE OFTEN CHEAPER MID WEEK)