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Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete

Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Spili, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete
The area is within a short drive of 15 glorious beaches and there are mountains and gorges and the Amari Valley to explore. The Minoan palace of Phaestos is not far and the lively resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini and the historic city of Rethymnon are each about half an hour away.

Villa Karydia is a fully-restored stone villa on the edge of Mourne. The village is traditional and has a lively kafenion and a few kassanis (raki makers). It is a small farming community but there are also a dozen foreign-owned houses. 4 km down the hill is the lively town of Spili, where there are bars and tavernas.

We have created a lovely guest suite with independent, secure access. The suite comprises two bedrooms, a shower room with basin and toilet and a private roof terrace with country and mountain views. Bedroom 1, which is air-conditioned, has a...
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Listing #HL9450289
About the Owner
Kevin W
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2018
Interaction with guests
I am Kevin, a newly-retired Englishman. I've owned Villa Karydia since 1994 (when it was a total ruin) and I now live here from April to October or so. Either myself or local friend Gina will be here to greet you (unless otherwise arranged). The suite gives you privacy and I will, of course, respect that so, if you prefer to keep to yourselves, that's absolutely fine. I will be on hand for emergencies and, if you wish, do join me for a glass of wine or two and I'll be happy to share my knowledge of the area. I speak a little French and German and a shamefully small amount of Greek!
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

My wife and I stayed in Kevin’s beautiful home (Spring 2018) and loved every moment of our trip. Kevin was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area. He was more than happy to recommend his favorite tavernas and swimming spots around the island. The...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank dclaysmith
Kevin W, VR Owner at Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks, guys. It was a great pleasure having you here at Villa Karydia. You are welcome back anytime. The cats still miss you I think!

Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Kevins villa with my 2 daughters and had a memorable holiday. The charming villa is in a quiet hillside village location with stunning views. The villa is equipped with everything you will need and the decor is lovely. You will need a...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Clarky710
Kevin W, VR Owner at Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thanks, Steve. Much appreciated. Come back soon!

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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Kevins house is lovely! The facilities are first class, we found it a peacefull home, where we could unwind and look at the views of the mountains. Spili has some great tavernas and is only five mins drive away.we went to a number of local...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank David T
Kevin W, VR Owner at Guest Suite: Villa Karydia in Mourne, near Spili, Crete, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thanks for your kind remarks, David. I really enjoyed having you and Liz to stay and hope you can make it back in September or October.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
There are currently three cats in the main house (not your suite) so our guests need to be comfortable with that. Sadly, it also means that we cannot welcome other pets. Smoking...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
Spili (just down the hill from Mourne) is a lively small town famous for its Venetian Lion’s Heads fountains where you can relax with a drink under the shady plane trees and watch the world go by. There are plenty of tavernas and bars plus three supermarkets, a swimming pool and a Health Centre in Spili. Buy some thyme honey, local raki, lace products or stylish pottery while you’re there. The delightful, low-key resorts of Plakias and Agia Galini and the historic city of Rethymnon are each about half an hour’s drive as are 15 glorious beaches, spectacular gorges and mountains. It’s a wild and beautiful area. Come here three times and you will always return. Mourne is ideally situated for exploring south and central Crete or just relaxing.
Getting around
You will need a car. There are bus services from Spili and coach or boat trips from Plakias or Agia Galini but a car is really essential to get the most out of your visit to this part of Crete.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Heraklion, Chania: 68.4 mi
Ferry: Chania: 59.0 mi
The small town of Spili is 27 km south of the National Road that links Heraklion-Rethymnon-Chania. The exit for Spili is just as you are coming past Rethymnon. Take the exit and then head south, away from Rethymnon. The village of Mourne (pronounced 'mooerneh” with the emphasis on the last syllable) is some 4 km above Spili, which is on the Rethymnon to Agia Galini road. It is signposted from the eastern ends of both Mixorouma and Spili. If you are coming from Rethymnon, you will turn right at the end you of Mixorouma; if you are coming from Agia Galini, you will turn left just as you are coming into Spili. I have a map of the roads in Mourne which will help you find the house. Alternatively, just find the church and call me and I will find you!
Activities nearby
Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.3 mi.
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