Crete Villa Rental Holidays 2016/2017
If you can pry yourself away from Crete's stunning beaches, you can uncover the Minoan ruins of Knossos or wander the streets of Hania and explore exotic Ottoman architecture.
The charming seafront Athena Villas belong to the prestigious Divine Villas, located a stone's throw from the sandy beaches of Tersanas village, in the north corner of the always-sunny Crete.
Recommended nearby restaurants serving mouth-watering traditional Greek dishes are the Sunset taverna in Tersanas (1.3 km) and the Irene tavern in Chorafakia (2.4 km).
Interesting sailing trips depart every day from the little harbour of the gorgeous beach of Maherida (500m), taking you to the best spots across the Chania Bay well as to impressive islands such as Thodoru and Lazaretta.
Along with the above sightseeing opportunities, keep in mind that the Akrotiri Peninsula has a number of unique archeological sites which are certainly worth a visit. Explore the caves of Stavros, Arkalospilio and Arkaudospilius, and discover the fascinating history lying behind the Gouverneto and Saint John the Hermit monasteries.
A visit to Chania, which also hosts an airport, is equally recommended. The city, that has seen many civilisations come and go over thousands of years of settlement, from Minoans to Romans, Byzantine to Ottoman, this rich history has carved out a unique and mysterious town.
Most of the restaurants, museums, churches and craft shops centre around the gorgeous Venetian harbour, which represents a window into the past Turkish and Venetian architecture that has otherwise largely been destroyed by war. Watching the sunset past the old lighthouse is a truly unmissable experience, but the area offers a different picturesque aesthetic at any given time of day.
The dramatic, mountainous interior of Crete is also well worthy of exploration, remaining unspoilt and largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Incredible churches, and sleepy little villages are hidden round every bend as you wind your way across the sun baked landscape.
Atlantica Caldera Villa IV, Crete
Conveniently located a short walking distance from the beach, Atlantica Caldera Villas is a fantastic family retreat in the lovely village of Platanias, 11 km west from Chania City. This villa offers roomy accommodation for up to eight guests, providing luxurious facilities in a sophisticated environment.
Athena Villa, Crete
Nestled among gorgeous gardens, the sea front Athena Villas are located just few steps from the enchanting Mahairidia and the other beautiful beaches of Tersanas, in the north part of the marvellous Greek island of Crete. A number of fully equipped terraces and verandas offer plenty of room
Poseidon Villa, Crete
Outstanding Divine Villas in picturesque Tersanas, in the area of Akrotiri, 13 km north of Chania. Enjoying breath-taking views over the Cretan Sea and set in a quiet and intimate location, each Poseidon house boasts four impressive yet cosy en-suite bedrooms, offering plenty of room for up to 8 guests
Athena Villa Superior, Crete
Enjoying magnificent sea-front views, these 4 bedroom luxury Athena Villas are located in an idyllic spot, minutes away from the lovely beaches of Mahairida, Tersanas, Stavros and Kalathas. All villas are surrounded by beautiful gardens and feature large outdoor spaces, comprising of fully equipped terraces and verandas
Villa Oleandro, Chania
Villa Oleandro offers the finest luxury and style across vast interiors and serene gardens, in an idyllic hilltop location on the Akrotiri Peninsula, just a stones throw from the Cretian coastline. This property is spread across 2 separate units that combine to accommodate up to 14 persons