Villa Petros is a spacious two bedroom first floor apartment with 3 balcony's overlooking sea/mountains and a large pool shared only with 4 other villas the development near the beach and only 5 minutes drive to Kavros , Georgioupoli or Lake Kournas (the only fresh water lake on Crete ) or approx 15 minutes walk. There are plenty of tavernas and shops and water sports there is also a tourist train that runs to these locations.
Approx 40 min drive from Chania Airport and 70 min from Heraklion the apartment was brand new in may 2007 and the location would be great for walking, painting, fishing and all water sports.
Owner Guest book: This villa was completed May 2008 and we are confident villa Janet is of the same high spec as Villa Petros the surrounding views and closeness to local amenities ,attractions and the lovely beach make this an idyllic holiday destination. and friends and family who have stayed at villa Petros found it to be stunning and very relaxing.
Villa Janet, lived up to our expectations. The villa was very spacious, clean and had everything you needed from an ironing board to lolly moulds. The Villa was complex was very quiet and most days even though we were their in July/August we were the only ones in the pool. The ppol even had inflatables for the kids. The nearest shops are about 20 moinut walk, so a hire car with small children is a must. Its too far to walk in the hot sun with two children. Janet ensured we had everything we needed and was an excellent source of information. We have bever booked a private holiday before and would definitely dot it again. Especially when we saw how busy the local hotels where, no queing in Villa Janet. It was perfect in everyway and we would definitely go back and recommend to friends.
We stayed in Villa Petros for two weeks in August 2008, and had a wonderful time. The villa had everything we needed-linen,beach towels, hair dryer, dishwasher, airconditioning, bbq, books, bucket/spade/snorkels(for the children) & lilos for the pool too!
We arrived following Jan & Charlie's perfect directions and found the villa all ready and set up to begin our holiday-we just got into our bathers and jumped into the pool! The weather was about 35 degrees for the whole two weeks & there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
We hired a car for the two weeks, which made it easy to drive to Kavros (5 mins away) to stock up on groceries. There is a supermarket, atm, butchers, fishmongers, bakery, cake patisserie as well as a children's fun park, tavernas & internet cafes(to check your emails) in Kavros.
Lake Kournas is beautiful and again about 5-10 mins drive away. The beach is also nearby and is clean, plenty of space to lie and the water temperature is perfect.
Hania is about 30mins drive from the villa and worth a visit, also Rethymino (15 min drive) & Georgipouli (10 min drive).
Eating out is reasonable, for a family of four we paid about 35 euros for a meal of three courses & a few glasses of wine. You can also stay in and cook in the villa-we used the bbq a few times.
The villa shares the pool with three others, so our children (aged almost 8 & 6.5) enjoyed playing with the other children that were staying in the other villas. It was very safe and everybody was extremely helpful & friendly.
It was a holiday that you can choose to relax by the pool everyday or do the touristy bit and explore. We did a bit of both and would highly reccommend Crete as a place to visit.
Villa Petros is approx 30 km from Rethymnon and 25 km from Chania the 6 km stretch of safe sandy beach is only 15 min wak or short drives the north west of Crete has ample activities for non beach days. There is water parks museums and the lovely Venetion harbour at Chania fantastic tavernas and shopping in Rethymon and sightseeing at Samaria & Impros Gorges. Georgioupoli and Kavos are local with banks /cash machines and supermarkets there are many family run tavernas and if you like to relax and have a drink taxis cost 6 Euro. or sitting around the pool that is lit up at night is breathtaking with the scenery around it.
Other Activities: Pedaloes / swimming at Lake Kournas