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Minoan Villa

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2 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Pachia Ammos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete
Minoan Villa has two bedrooms, one double and one twin. There are two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room with air-conditioning. The property has a maintained private pool and terrace with views over the valley and bay. It has modern plumbing (so no paper in bins) There is easy parking. There is often a gentle breeze which will keep you comfortable even on the hottest days. Each bedroom is equipped with a DVD player and a Satellite TV and DVD in the Living area. A travel cot is available.
Minoan Villa is set in the small restored Minoan Settlement of Monastiraki on the side of the Thriptis Mountains that line the Lasithi Plane. The villa is just at the base of Ha Canyon and has views over the Bay of Agios Nikolaos. It is away from main centres and offers a peaceful holiday but it is only a five minute drive t...
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Listing #HL1364819
About the Owner
Mark T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
We are very happy to leave you alone during your visit but we are also happy to give you the benefit of our knowledge of the area to maximise your enjoyment of the villa. We live in the UK but we access to a lot of local resources if you run into any local problems.
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

If you're wondering whether to book Minoan villa just do it! We've just spent the most wonderful 2 weeks in Monastiraki. The villa is beautiful, clean and has everything you could want. The pool is amazing and as it's off the main tourist trail (and...More

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MarkT-B57, VR Owner at Minoan Villa, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks for the great review - we love and love to share it with people who appreciate it You are more than welcome to come again best wishes Mark Ter-Berg

Reviewed June 26, 2017

We spent a delightful eight days at this pretty, well-equipped villa. While it won't be right for anyone who wants action, bustle and late-night entertainment, it's excellent for those who, like us, appreciate a comfortable, attractive and peaceful villa, good food and drink nearby (a...More

Thank Julia0618
MarkT-B57, VR Owner at Minoan Villa, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2017

Thank you - we loved having you and thanks for watering the plants while the watering system was down

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 28, 2016


MarkT-B57, VR Owner at Minoan Villa, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2016


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cots:(2)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Twins
    2 Cribs
    1 Queen
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About the neighborhood
The tiny hamlet of Monastiraki is set on the side of a mountain overlooking the bay of Mirabelle with its view of Agios Nikolaos. We are just at the base of the striking feature of the Ha Canyon. This is rural Crete with facilities and access.
In the Hamlet we are blessed with two tavernas and a cocktail bar that quite often has musical events. The musical event are not 'tourist events' they are there for the locals,but of course you are welcome. Its very quiet and sleepy but you dont have to get in a car to eat out which is great.
Getting around
I was hesitant to tick Car Recommended. I really think it would be hard going not to have one but it can be done with busses and taxis.There is a bar and two Tavernas within staggering so no need to drive to eat out! With a car the village of Pachia Ammos is a short drive with small shops beach and Tavernas. From here you have access to explore the north coast West to Agios Nikolaos and East to Mochlos and Sitea. As we are in the narrowest part of Crete it is 15 minutes drive to the the major South Coast town of Lerapetra with Supmarkets shops market and nightlife, boat to Krissi Island west to Mirtos and East to the South Coast beaches.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Heraklion Airport: 54.1 mi
Ferry: Heraklio: 55.9 mi
Getting from Heraklion airport is an easy 75 -90 minute run along the coast. The road has/ is being upgraded all the time. The road from the main road to the village is tarred so you dont need a 4 wheel drive. There are many care hire companies at Heraklion airport but seach Just Rentals Heraklion Airport are in our view out in front - they include 2 drivers and waiver insurance and the cars are all pretty new.
Please be aware if you fly into Chania its a 3.5 hour drive and you might be better to do a B&B in Chania if your flight return is early.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 3.1 mi.
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