|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Ariadni is a private self- catering house built in traditional style .
Built in the center of a quiet traditional village offer to the quests quiet and romantic stay.
The panoramic view ,the privacy ,the luxurious will make your stay unforgettable. The villa is designed to offer the ideal accomodation to people who wish to combine relaxation in an enchanting place with comfort and luxury.
The famous beach of Kolimbari is located only 600 meters away. Other famous beaches FALASARNA,BALOS,
ELAFONISSI are near by. Restaurants, supermarkets, bakery, banks, apotheke etc are only 700 meters away.
Staying with us you will feel as home and you will enjoy the real cretan hospitality.
My name is Georgia Atsalaki.
I born in Chania Town 17/05/1957 and live in Chania city center
I have study in local schools and I had private English lessons from 5 years old.
I speak English and little Italian .
Since 1983 I work for tourism
1983-1986 as director for VIP villas
1987-1998 as director for local travel agency
1999-today I run my travel agency ELYROS TRAVEL and
I own VILLA ARIADNI and POLICHNA APARTMENTS
I have 2 sons 35 y and 26 y old.
I like to travel and I like to meet and talk with people and change opinions and travel expiriencies
GEORGIA ATSALAKI purchased this house in 15
My wife and I stayed here recently for two weeks, coming home extremely relaxed and de-stressed (just what we needed).
I'd recommend staying here for a number of reasons.
1. It's a traditional Cretan villa set in the old part of a smallish (although sprawled out) authentic Greek village. If you want to experience the real Greece, away from the package holidays and neon then this is for you.
2. Georgia the owner is a fantastic host. We were greeted with ice-cold beers and a plate of Dacos on arrival. She speaks excellent English and also runs a travel agency in Chania - very handy for booking excursions and finding out about what Crete has to offer.
3. It's in a great location in terms of getting to places nearby.
- 30 mins drive to one of Cretes best beaches (Phalasarna)
- 20 mins drive into Chania - which is a beautiful Venetian town with really cool bars/restaurants by the marina and in the back alleys (avoid the tourist traps round the old harbour though).
The first reviewer mentioned the derelict buildings around (which are Ottoman and therefore at least 150 years old). This just adds to the quietness and charm in my opinion. Also, several of these are being renovated currently.
The villa itself is equipped well enough (fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, 3 bathrooms all with showers) and the pool just big enough for a dip when it gets too hot. The patio gets the sun from 10 am until 6 pm (in July) and it's also very private with the patio walls dropping 8 feet down to the surrounding alleys.
One thing I will say is that really it'll sleep 4 comfortably, but 6 is pushing it (two single mattresses on recesses downstairs). There's also no sofa or chairs which is a little annoying.
Kolymbari itself has just enough restaurants and bars (plus a supermarket) to keep you interested without spoiling the feel of the place. Do bear in mind that the villa is a solid 10 minute walk downhill to the harbourside though where the restaurants are.
The local beach isn't that good, but does offer watersports.
If you want peace, quiet and isolation and a proper Greek experience amongst locals away from the hustle and bustle (but with enough places to eat/drink locally - with only a short drive to a really lovely historic town and beaches/villages) then this is the place for you.
If you want a modern villa or complex in a resort with more lively nightlife then you might want to look elsewhere.
We stayed in Ariadni traditional style luxury villa in July 2009. The villa is nicely renovated and the owner provided good customer service. However, the pictures present a lovely terrasse that is disappointing and the neighborhood is depressing with half of the properties being in ruin. The property does not offer luxury features with minimal bed quality, almost no water in the shower, doors not closing properly, light malfunctioning...and not very clean... We rented another villa in Rhodes during the same vacation with lower cost and much better features. I would not recommend this property to a friend.
Very good euqiped, everything is in a very good condition (well-tended), good style furnishing, local people available, if you need something, pool is perfect for kids, very quiet, I spent a wonderful time with my familly (my hausband an two kids 2 + 6 years) there.
La villa è esattamente come viene descritta, edificio finemente restaurato e perfettamente attrezzato, la dotazione è assolutamente completa (c'è tutto quello che serve), immersa in un "borgo" in collina poco abitato e tranquillissimo, dall'apparente aspetto decadente, ma con un suo fascino e a brevissima distanza in auto dal centro di Kolymbari.
L'auto è necessaria per muoversi nei dintorni anche se il mare è teoricamente raggiungibile a piedi con un percorso un pò ripido, così come i servizi essenziali.
Villa Ariadni è strategicamente ubicata nella provincia di Chania e permette, in auto o bus, di raggiungere facilmente tutte le più importanti destinazioni della parte occidentale di Creta: Gramvousa e Balos, Falassarna, Elafonissi,Chania e Rethymno...
Non mi pare adatta per giovani che amino l'animazione o il caos, è il luogo perfetto per rilassarsi, con una piscina piccola ma molto confortevole.
4 Persone dormono comodissime, altre 2 solo su lettini in sala da pranzo, adatti più a bambini.
L'unico neo è stata l'acqua corrente: un grosso complesso alberghiero costruito di recente dabbasso causa problemi alle condutture idriche del paese, risucchiando gran parte dell'acqua diretta, che nel nostro caso, è venuta a mancare a singhiozzo per quasi 3 giorni. Problema facilmente risolvibile, assicurandosi che Georgia, la proprietaria, nel frattempo abbia provveduto a riempire l'ampio serbatoio direttamente o tramite autocisterne.
Georgia ci ha accolto al nostro arrivo in piena notte con molta gentilezza e disponibilità, offrendoci anche un rinfresco di benvenuto con prodotti locali, molto apprezzati. Ottimi consigli e disponibilità anche nel late check-out.
Consiglio assolutamente Villa Ariadni per chi cerca relax e quiete e ne apprezza la posizione strategica per visitare i dintorni.
The villa is exactly as described, nice typical building, well equipped and set in a charming quite village. Very close to Kolymbari centre, within walking distance but better by car, which is advisable to tour the western part of Crete, being the villa strategically located: you may easily reach Balos, Falassarna, Elafonissi, Chania and Rethymno...
Only problem we experienced was with water, arriving jerkily. Be sure the owner, Georgia has filled the big tank at disposal. By the way she has been very kind and hepful at our night arrival, offering us some local products.
Villa is absolutely suitable for those who need quiet, relax and want to tour easily western Crete
Kolimbari is a quiet village famous from the Holy Monastery of Gonia antd the Orthodox Academy.
In Kolimbari you can find very good tavervas with traditional food and fresh fish.
The traditional area of Gribiliana years ago was the capital of West Crete .
Near KOLIMBARI are the famous beaches of AFRATA, RAVDOUHA,NOPIGIA,FALASARNA,BALOS,
Kolimbari is also famous for the best olive oil and good wine.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
15 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
The prices includes welcome pack upon arrival ,cleaning ,all local taxes.
For the reconfirmation a 25% deposit is required.
For 2-4 persons we offer a 10 % discount.