An exquisitely designed single-storey, beautifully appointed villa is set on a hillside with views of both sea and mountains. Built to exacting standards to owners' own requirements and specification, for year-round comfort and enjoyment. It is located on a hillside just above the pretty traditional village of Gavalohori and only a few minutes gentle stroll from the village square with its bakery, shops and a handful of excellent tavernas serving mouth-watering Cretan dishes.
Greek tourism licence (EOT) number MHTE 1042K10003252401 updated 2017.
This unique architect designed, modern property has all the comforts of home and more, enjoying a very special wrap-around pool that runs along all along one side of the house.
Comprising two large bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms, the accommodation, all on one floor, offers a variety of sleeping arrangements and lends itself to occupancy by families, couples, friends travelling together etc. as well as offering equipment for babies, younger children, teens and people with restricted mobility. Air conditioning to all bedrooms and lounge.
The pool has mosaic tiles, is lit by blue LED lights at night and is heated year-round at no cost to the guests using solar panels hidden on the roof. There is also an ionising cleaning “robot” which reduces the amount of chlorine required and makes for a more pleasant swimming experience.
Wander nearby and you are surrounded by groves of olive, almond & orange trees, with the tinkling of goat bells & the calling of birds of prey circling in the vivid blue skies above you. From February to June the fields around Villa Mia abound with native wild flowers. In winter it is the perfect comfortable haven - sunshine in the day and log fires at night ! In high summer the solar heated pool is delicious day or evening. In autumn the temperatures remain high and the gardens continue to burst with exotic colours.
Within 5 minutes walk from the villa enjoy the shaded secluded Venetian wells in a glade of ancient plane trees above the village.
Seven minutes easy drive takes you to the family-friendly beach resort of Almyrida, with many other beaches and coves only a short distance away.
Within ten minutes drive (and visible from the kitchen window) the ruined Roman city of Aptera continues to astound with new finds every archaeological season.
Within an hour's drive you will find deserted beaches, rocky coves, Byzantine churches and monasteries, Turkish castles (including one in clear view from the pool terrace), Minoan ruins, caves & gorges to explore, Venetian harbours & bridges, a fantastic water park and two of the most picturesque towns in all Crete (Chania & Rethymnon).
A little further away is the world-famous Minoan site of Knossos, & several more Roman cities, as well as one of the most idyllic shallow, sandy beaches in the world at Elafonissi.
Other activities include: eating out, wild flower walks, snorkelling, safe sandy beaches, sunset watching! But the villa is so well appointed most guests find it difficult to leave...Get the full listing »