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Villa Kyriaki, Koukounara, Crete

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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This pretty village house sits on the hillside surrounded by a very large garden and offers lovely views whether you are laying by the sparkling pool's edge or lounging in the comfortable outdoor sofa. Georgos, the young owner, is a carpenter who built the villa for his mother, Kyriaki, who originates from the village of Koukounara. Kyriaki loves plants and flowers as you will see from the abundance of potted plants around the garden. In the winter she even grew her own Cretan greens, 'stamnagathi'. She loves her village and is happy to have guests experience her part of Crete at Villa Kyriaki and she will be wishing for the summer to pass & winter to return so she can then come back to the villa and potter. The only thing she asks of the guests at the villa is to look after her plants ...This pretty village house sits on the hillside surrounded by a very large garden and offers lovely views whether you are laying by the sparkling pool's edge or lounging in the comfortable outdoor sofa. Georgos, the young owner, is a carpenter who built the villa for his mother, Kyriaki, who originates from the village of Koukounara. Kyriaki loves plants and flowers as you will see from the abundance of potted plants around the garden. In the winter she even grew her own Cretan greens, 'stamnagathi'. She loves her village and is happy to have guests experience her part of Crete at Villa Kyriaki and she will be wishing for the summer to pass & winter to return so she can then come back to the villa and potter. The only thing she asks of the guests at the villa is to look after her plants while you stay there.This lovely stone villa consists of an open plan living area on the ground floor with a lovely kitchen with loads of counter space and four access doors to all four sides of the villa. Making it very easy when doing a bbq at the rear of the property for the 'tooing & froing' from the kitchen. A lovely stone fireplace is in perfect position for cosy fires in spring & fall as well as plasma TV & of course wifi. Two bedrooms on the first floor share a large terrace that have views down to the Kissamos Bay and across to the village of Tsikalaria that is on the opposite hillside with a few restored houses. The two bedrooms share a large bathroom on the first floor as well as a shower room on the ground floor which has a washing machine as well. Georgos has done a magnificent job on all the wood work throughout the house, from the wood beamed ceilings on both levels to the lovely fitted kitchen cabinets. The one spot that you may have to flip a coin over is the hammock that Georgos has built, which sits on the edge of the garden in prime position to watch the swallows dive down to the pool for a quick drink.If you can peel yourself away from this magical place to stock up on supplies, there is a minimarket in Kaloudiana or Kissamos approx. 9kms away and the beaches of Nopigia are just over 9kms, where there are a handful of tavernas to choose from on the beach. Whilst the waterfront of Kissamos has more choices of tavernas & café bars.The superb and famous sandy beach of Falassarna is just under 30mins drive away. If you like walking in the country you may want to head inland just 2kms to the cafe/taverna Rotonda which has local dishes as well as grilled meats. The owner, Stelios, is a cousin of Kyriaki & if you are interested in walking in the area he can supply you information about a 2 hour walk around the village of Kalathenes or if you are really keen the 5 hour circuit walk to Milia & back. At Rotonda, although the menu isn't huge, it is as fresh as it gets, like crisp cucumber & juicy tomatoes picked straight from Stelios' garden below. The rear terrace has a lovely view of the surrounding area & a cool spot to sip a glass of raki or two & exchange nods with the locals.If you are looking for a laid back holiday and like to be 'surrounded by Cretan village atmosphere' then Villa Kyriaki awaits you. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOT MHTE 0830K10000844701More
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Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holidays )
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

The views from this very attractive villa are outstanding. The villa itself is beautifully maintained. The owners are generous and friendly. We discovered the most wonderful beaches and had the most fantastic holiday. Lovely restaurants and bars especially enjoyed cocktails in Kissimos harbour. Car essential.

Date of stay: July 2017
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Yard
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hiking Trips
Balcony
Mountain Views
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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If you choose to stay in this area it is a must to go to the lovely Falassarna beach or be adventurous and take the day trip boat to Gramvousa Island & Balos Bay, which departs from the Kissamos harbour daily. A trip to the popular pink sandy of beach of Elafonissi is also easily accessible by heading inland and joining the main road in Topolia village and heading south.
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