Villa Katafigio is a cosy and comfortable villa overlooking the traditional picturesque village of Plaka. It is on a small private development of 5 houses and shares a large pool. Air con in both bedrooms and lounge. Both beds, one double and one twin bed, lead to a terrace.The villa sits in its own secure gardens, only a 5 minutes drive from the Blue Flag beach at Almerida- a walking distance of 15-20 minutes. The area is famous for walking and there are many routes both for experienced and less experienced. Plaka is only a 5-10 minute walk where there is a supermarket for all you need. Plaka also boasts 3 recommended Tavernas a cafeneon and lately another restaurant having Italian cuisine in its merit. Almerida a 5 minute drive away has plenty of tavernas, a number of supermarkets, car and bike hire, windsurfing, safe golden sandy beach and facilities to exchange foreign currencies. Sorry, the Villa is not suitable for disabled.
Villa Katafigio (The Retreat) comfortably sleeps 6 and on the first floor has 2 large bedrooms (1 with Double Bed and 1 with Twin Beds), plus a double sofa bed in the lounge.
Each bedroom has comfortable beds with French doors leading onto the large balcony. AC is available in both bedrooms. Each bedroom has ample wardrobe space, mirror, chair, reading lights. There is also a cot and hair-dryer.
On the first floor there is also a fully tiled Shower Room with large shower, WC and handbasin and washing machine.
On the ground floor the well fitted kitchen has a host of electrical appliances - full sized oven, dish water, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee-maker, etc and crockery and cutlery for up to 6 persons. The dining area seats 4 comfortably. The lounge area has 2 sofas, a DVD player, TV, CD player, radio. There is a well-stocked bookcase with DVD's, CD's and games as well as an extensive guide book put together by the owner for your use.
From the lounge you can either go out to the large covered terrace area with archways and eat al fresco -table and 4 chairs, or out to the patio area to catch the sun with a barbecue. Up a couple of steps is the fabulous 40 sq.m pool where you can laze all day on the sunloungers. The car park is situated on the perimeter of the development up a number of stairs behind the property. Villa Katafigio is reached by turning off the mountain road to Kambia, down a track and through an olive grove.
Plaka is one of the loveliest traditional villages in the Apokoronas area of Crete and is surrounded with village houses all growing olives, almonds, apples, lemons, oranges, as well as a wealth of colour in the hibiscus, bouganvillea and oleander. From springtime there is the pungent smell of the mountain herbs. Plaka has a supermarket, 3 traditional Cretan tavernas with wonderful food and a cafeneon.
Almyrida - our local Blue Flag beach is literally a 5 minutes drive away where there are watersports and a safe golden sandy beach. There is a supermarket, taxi rank, car and bike hire, faclities to exchange foreign currency, internet cafe, postbox. Kokkino Chorio - 5 minute drive further up the mountain famous for the filming of the Anthony Quinn film 'Zorba the Greek' and if you sit in the cafeneon long enough a local will engage you in conversation about the part he had in it!! Kalives - the next beach is a lovely safe beach, with about 25 tavernas, 3 banks, internet cafe.