Kastelli (Kissamos) Villa Rental Photos and Description
Brand new stylish property with magnificent views and private pool in NW Crete
Further information about our villas on youphoriavillascrete.com
Situated on the beautiful north-west coast of Crete in the village of Agios Georgios near the small town of Kissamos, the newly built Youphoria villas have been designed with luxury holiday living in mind and have many innovative architectural and environmentally friendly features throughout.
The six, signature architecture, private villas enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking the stunning Gramvousa peninsular and the turquoise waters of Kissamos Bay and are surrounded by lush olive groves. Three of the villas are built around St Constantine Chapel which dominates the hilltop and three are lower on the foothill.
Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis being on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials. The unique signature of architect Dimitra Nikolaou and her Istos team, as well as the care and attention of local talented interior designer Stavroula Mauromataki, gives you the chance to enjoy a different perspective in holidaying at a Cretan villa. Youphoria villas boast unique aesthetics with an authentic feel.
The entire fenced property has two gated entrances from the bottom and top of the hill. All villas enjoy a state of the art, integrated, eco-friendly under floor cooling/heating system using heat pumps and water in place of refrigerant.
There are many unspoilt beaches within easy reach and in the nearby town of Kissamos, there are numerous shops, cafes and tavernas. Just a short ten minute walk from the villas will take you to the crystal clear waters of Viglia beach, where you can swim and be at one with nature.
The Port of Kissamos is a stone’s throw away from Agios Georgios and from here, you can take a boat ride to the pirate island of Gramvousa and the world famous Balos Lagoon.
The excellent location also means that you are close to many of the highlights of western Crete, just waiting to be discovered. Youphoria villas are five minutes drive away from the impressive golden sands of Falasarna beach (voted one of the top five best beaches in Greece) with its unspoilt turquoise waters and an interesting archaeological site showing the Hellenistic ancient port and city.
Around fifty minutes drive south of Youphoria is the beautiful beach of Elafonissi where one can get lost exploring the island of Elafonissi (Deer Island) which is unique for the cedar sand dunes and unspoilt natural habitat.
Youphoria Villa guests will also have the opportunity to walk the famous Gorge of Samaria which at 17 kilometers long, is granted as the longest in Europe.
Try some exquisite local fresh fish and traditional dishes from the world famous healthy Mediterranean diet at one of the local tavernas or restaurants.
Youphoria villas offer a luxurious solution for the elite traveler with a desire for exceptional style and design.
Details for Villa Charisma with heated pool 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- pets considered
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Vassilis Gialamarakis
Vassilis was born in Chania Crete in 1969 and studied Horticulture in the Aristotle Uni of Thesaloniki. In 1994 he got his Masters in Rural Resource Economis & Development/ Management and in 1995 his Maters of Science from Strathclyde Uni in Scotlend in International Hospitality Management. Since then, he runs the small family Mistral hotel in Maleme specialising in Sociable holidays for the independent traveller.
He is maried with 3 children and lives in Galatas outside Chania.
Vassilis Gialamarakis purchased this villa in 2012
Why Vassilis Gialamarakis chose Kastelli (Kissamos)
This location is just stunning. Also strategically located to explore the best sites of the western Crete. The properties are suitable for people who apreciate style and contemporary architecture.
What makes this villa unique
The unique plaster cimentogonia surfaces and the minimalistic architecture.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We spent 3 nights at Charisma villa which is situated on a hill above Kissamos overloking the sea and olive tree fields. The standard of the newly built villas is 5 stars. The interior design is flawless, modern but still cozy. Kitchen is fully equipped with toaster, juicer, oven etc. Grocery store is 5 min.
The outside provides a sun shaded pergola with lots of comfortable seating to enjoy breakfast while taking in the 180 degrees panoramic view. Or to relax during the day.
Service is impeccable: house super clean, pool is taken care of daily.
The owner Vassili is very attentive. He sat down 20 minutes with us to explain the villa and surroundings and chat about Greece and the local culture. The guy seems really motivated to ensure the guests are happy.
Although there are several villas the way they are arranged still ensures you have privacy. That was very important for us and is a big plus.
A trip to Chania for dinner and shopping is a nice change to the calm and rural lifestlye around the villa (45 Min.). We tried 2 restaurants within 5 minutes of the villa, both were excellent.
In contrast to popular tourist destinations in the mediterranean we noticed that the people of Crete are really friendly, easygoing and not trying to ripp you off or sell you stuff you dont want. That made the experience even more enjoyable. We plan to come back with our kids next time.