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Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

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Prices in 2018 starting from €795 Euro per Week.

1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms.

Private piano shaped swimming pool 6m x 5m & depth 1.70m

A private garage with electronic door opener.

Sleeps a maximum of 6 persons.

WIFI Internet Access.

 EOT (Greek Tourist Board) License Number:  MHTE 1042K92003016201

 

Villa Agatha is a pretty bungalow set on the corner plot of a handful of holiday villas that line a cliff top road on the outskirts of Plaka. This elevated position high above Souda Bay affords superb views of the bay in its entirety, the beach resort of Almyrida, The White Mountains, the Akrotiri Peninsula, and last but not least, the glorious sunsets. The villa has been attractively finished with a high level of modern comforts but guests at Villa Agatha tend to spend most of their time relaxing outside on the spacious and well equipped terraces. Conveniently located across from a wonderful cafe/taverna, only 250m from the nearest traditional taverna, and 1.2kms from the beach in Almyrida, Villa Agatha will appeal to those who would like to have a holiday in a quality villa with a private pool and sea views, within walking distance of the many local amenities.

The French owners have carefully furnished the villa whilst combining the traditional Greek colours of blue and white with chocolate brown and splashes of orange. The living room and all 3 bedrooms have double sliding doors that lead out onto the many terraces, ensuring the villa is very light and airy. Charming wicker furniture blends effortlessly with a sumptuous couch, fully tiled spacious bathrooms, and a fully fitted kitchen. All modern comforts have been provided for, including a TV, DVD player, a ceramic hob and built-in oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a microwave, aluminium doors, windows, shutters and mosquito screens, and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters, and there is a fireplace for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. In consideration of the environment the water is heated by solar panel with a back-up immersion heater. A garage with an electronic door opener is located underneath the villa and is ideal for keeping your car cool on a hot summer’s day.

Villa Agatha is painted a lovely shade of cream and has Wedgewood blue pergolas, windows and doors. There are a number of different terraces for a choice of sun or shade, including a roof/sun terrace which has a pergola, and the main terrace which is equipped with a dining table and chairs and includes a barbeque area with its own mini-kitchen that has natural stone columns and a red tiled roof. The pool terrace is set below the main terrace and the villa. It is fully tiled, equipped with sun-beds and umbrellas, and for safety reasons, it is not accessible by younger members of the family without parental help. A natural stone wall surrounds the villa and has recently been topped with a bamboo screen to ensure privacy from the very few cars that use this road to access the Emerald Cafe/Taverna or the 8 holiday homes on the cul-de-sac behind the villa. The Emerald Cafe across the road is screened from Villa Agatha by a “wall” of fuschia bougainvillea and ivy, to ensure privacy The cafe is owned by the an excellent and the gardens (and large pool area) are therefore lush and very beautiful. Sharing the same wonderful views as Villa Agatha, the café /taverna is a wonderful place for drinks or exquisite fusion food, and you are also welcome to use their gardens and large pool.

The warm summer Cretan evenings are perfect for sitting out on your terrace and watching the ferries going to and from Athens, or the lights twinkling from the Akrotiri Peninsula on the opposite side of Souda Bay, but if you want to have a delicious meal in one of the local tavernas, you can stroll to the Plaka square or take a short drive to the tavernas that line the sandy beach in Almyrida.

Villa Accommodation

Accommodation.
Ground floor (9 steps from the parking area, 7 steps from the pool terrace): Open plan L-shaped living room, kitchen and dining area, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, 1 full bathroom, a sea facing open terrace with barbeque and small kitchenette, a sea facing covered terrace that leads to the pool terrace. The pool terrace leads up some steps to a covered terrace which has the front door and a set of double sliding doors. The front door opens out into the L-shaped lounge/dining area which leads to the kitchen. The lounge area has a chocolate brown couch with orange silk cushions, a nest of 3 coffee tables, a white wicker chest of drawers which is the base for the flat screen TV and the DVD player, a side table, 2 table lamps, 2 wicker armchairs, a fireplace and 2 sets of double sliding doors. One set of doors leads out to the main terrace/barbeque area which is furnished with a dining table and chairs and a coffee table and chairs. The dining area has a window which looks to the side of the main terrace and the stairs to the roof terrace, and is equipped with a glass dining table and comfortable chairs. The modern kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, a washing machine, a ceramic hob and built-in oven, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, a toaster, a kettle, and a wooden bench. The kitchen window faces west to the bay and there is a door that opens out onto a side balcony. The hallway that leads from the kitchen/living area has doors to the 3 bedrooms and the bathroom. The bathroom has lovely blue and white tiles, a full bath with a shower attachment, a white washbasin, a mirror with a glass shelf, a toilet, a white wicker dressing table and mirror, and a frosted window. The south side twin bedroom has 2 single beds, 1 bedside cabinet with reading lamp, a dressing table, stool, mirror and lamp, a wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, and brightly coloured striped bedspreads. This bedroom has double doors which open out onto the main front terrace and barbeque area, and a second set of doors that lead out onto a small terrace with no view. The double bedroom has a double bed, a night stand with reading lamp, a wicker armchair, a wall of floor to ceiling wardrobes with hanging and drawer space, and a chocolate brown and orange taffeta bedspread. This double bedroom has double doors which lead out onto a side balcony which is above the small side road and overlooking the bougainvillea covered entrance to the café, and the sea to the side. The north side twin bedroom has 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables with a reading lamps, a wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, and blue and white check bedspreads. There are double sliding doors that open out onto a side balcony which is above the small side road and overlooking the bougainvillea covered entrance to the café, and the sea to the side. En-suite to the twin bedroom is a shower room with white tiles with gold coloured trim, a separate shower cubicle made from glass bricks, a double sink vanity unit, a large wall mirror, a toilet and frosted window.

Roof/Sun Terrace (17 steps up from the main dining/barbeque terrace). A pergola covers part of the terrace and sun-beds or a table and chairs can be taken up to the roof terrace.

Villa Location

Directly opposite Villa Agatha, but hidden by bougainvillea and grape vines, is the excellent Emerald Cafe Taverna which serves exquisite fusion food with flair and has wonderful sea and mountain views. A second taverna with panoramic views over the entire area including Souda Bay, Almyrida and the mountains, and is 250m from Villa Agatha. The main square in Plaka is 600m from the villa, has free WIFI, and is still very much the focal point of village life. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappe. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. 

The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities, which now include 7 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, an Italian restaurant, and 7 cafes. The lovely village of Almyrida is only 1.2km from Villa Agatha and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 12 tavernas, 6 cafés, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 1 Italian ice cream shop, a wonderful jewellery shop, 4 mini-markets, 7 gift shops, a pharmacy, a butchers shop, a fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, an off-license, a hairdressers, a nail spa, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, private sightseeing flights, water skiing, big game fishing, and guided walking and coach tours.  Also in Almyrida there is an arcade/cafe with pool tables, a scuba diving centre, a children's activity centre with baby sitting available, pedalo rentals, and a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans. A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace makers in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car. 

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Villa Amenities

Washing machine
Dishwasher
Microwave Oven
Fridge / Freezer
TV
Satellite TV
Air conditioned bedrooms
Air conditioned lounge
CD player (DVD Player plays DVD's)
WIFI access (air time cards will need to be purchased locally)
DVD Player
BBQ
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating
Fireplace
Hairdryer
Iron and ironing board
Welcome Grocery Pack

Number of bedrooms 3 - 1 Double, 2 Twins
Number of bathrooms 2
Bath/shower/both Both
   
Pool depths 1.70m
Pool size 6m x 5m
Type of shade by pool Umbrella
   
Sofa bed No.
Maid service 2 times a week
   
Distance to nearest taverna 50m : 1 minutes on foot
Distance to nearest beach 1.2km : 20-25 minutes on foot, 4 minute by car
Distance to nearest mini market 600m : 12 minutes on foot, 2 minute by car
Distance to nearest cash machine 1.4km : 30 minutes on foot, 4 minute by car
How far from airport 35 minutes
How far from nearest large town 35 minutes
Any steps? How many? 1 step from the parking to house or to the pool terrace, 17 steps to the roof terrace. This house is not suitable for the elderly or people with disabilities.
How private? Not completely private because there are neighbouring villas but Villa Agatha is set on the corner of a road that ends at a cul-de-sac and the pool terrace is screened from the road.
Nearest neighbour? 1 villa to the left of Villa Agatha, 1 café / taverna across the small road and screened by a mass of bougainvillea, and a villa behind Villa Agatha (that cannot see the pool or the main dining terrace).

Villa Rental Prices

All prices shown are per Villa, per Week, in Euro. Not per person!

From : To : Price:
Winter 2017/18 30.04.18 Not Available
     
01.05.18 31.05.18
895
01.06.18 30.06.18
995
01.07.18 31.08.18
1675
01.09.18 30.09.18
995
01.10.18 31.10.18
795
Winter 2018/19 30.04.19 Not Available

The above prices shown are in EUROS, per Week. These prices include a Free Welcome Pack, representative services, a villa information book, and detailed directions to all the sights from the guide book “Crete on the Road ” by Frankie Miles.

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Villa Agatha - Score 7.9/10

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