About the property
- Villa1506 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Detached villa, fantastic views of the Libyan Sea - heated pool
Welcome! Villa Petra is a beautiful, classic, traditional mansion from the 19th century. Century. Completely made of stone. The property has an exquisite garden, a variety of colorful plants and trees together with a manicured lawn they impress even the most demanding eye.
The house was renovated in 2012 taking into account the Cretan architecture and traditional construction with the utmost care. In this historical and ecological building materials such as stone and wood were used. The villa is accredited by the Greek National Tourism Organization GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organization).
This traditional, Cretan villa offers ample space for up to 6 people on two floors.
The top floor offers a generous living and dining area, 2 bedrooms, one with double bed, one with twin beds, 1 bathroom with shower and modern hydromassage, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, 2 balconies and a large terrace with an indescribable view of the Libyan Sea , In the lower floor is a double bedroom, a kitchen and a living room. All the windows in the villa have mosquito nets to can always enjoy the fresh air of the village.
The interior of the villa has been carefully designed to reflect its long history and the social status of its first owner. Viennese furniture and antiques create a warm and elegant atmosphere in keeping with the character of the house.
The villa has an indescribable vision of the Libyan Sea, on the fertile Messara plain, and the Ida Mountains.
Unforgettable sunsets can be enjoyed in the spacious, park-like garden. Many shady, partly made of natural stone seating invite in the quiet mountain village Kalochorafitis to relax.
On the spacious covered terrace there is a force-giving breakfast with fresh fruit, honey, cheese and vegetables can be enjoyed from the Cretan nature.
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the private pool on hot summer days. For relaxation there are numerous sunny and shady spots in the garden.
Especially in the evening after sunset the entire object is wonderfully lit and shines with special luster.
The villa is ideally equipped for 2 families or a group.
Guests receive a welcome message, consisting of fruits and vegetables of the season, as well as fresh mineral water.
During your stay we provide you free our proprietary, organic olive oil for disposal. Linen and towels are changed 3 times in two weeks beach towels can be provided - so you can save a few kilos of luggage!
Familie Vageli und Stela Lenakaki
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 09, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fantastic home away from it all - best we have been to
Lovely Cretan house. Full of charm. Outdoor landscaped gardens are beautiful, relaxing and very spacious. Very clean heated swimming pool. Great village location away from any tourists. Our sort of place. Vagelis our host most helpful delivering local produce to us and always on hand to assist when needed. Lovely part of Crete to explore. Car essential. Local village Vori about 15 minute drive has fresh bakers, butchers and small supermarkets plus super taverna. Great view of the Libyan Sea from the house and garden. Amazing sunsets on the terrace. Loved every minute and sad to leave. If you want a chill time in peaceful surroundings this is for you. Will definitely return.
Perfect villa perfect views
Well what's there to say the the villa is perfect we were meet by the owners on day one and welcomed us with a lovely fruit basket full to the brim my family loved every minute in the pool and we all enjoyed the garden and it's only a short drive to three archeological sites short drive to beaches overall would love to come back to unwind thank you
Villa Petra a special house in Southern Crete
We recently stayed for a week in Villa Petra and had a wonderful time thanks to the owners, a quiet location in a very small village and the overall charm of the house. Panoramic views, with plenty of outdoor space and a pool compliment this house which is equipped with everything one might need to "stay at home" and cook, bbq, relax, etc.. At the same time Villa Petra is near excellent beaches, small towns for markets and supplies, mountain villages, ancient sites and other natural attractions. If you are looking for a great place to stay in southern Crete this is an excellent option.
We can't thank the owners enough for their hospitality and opening this home to us. It is our hope to return for a much longer stay in the future.
Wonderfully relaxing, with most hospitable owners.
We had a superb relaxing week here. The house is large, and with only an outside staircase, is like 2 flats. This would make it ideal for 2 couples or families, as each would have their own space and privacy. It is fairly simply furnished, but as you will be spending all your waking hours outside, this is irrelevant (but don't miss the ancestral photographs downstairs). The views across to the coast are stunning, especially from the balconies. The largest one gets dappled sunlight all day long and we had almost all our meals here. The garden is beautiful with seating to suit every need and time of day and lots of flowering plants and fruit trees. The pool is small, but big enough to swim round in circles so you can fool yourself that you have deserved your evening barbecue! The best bit is that it is fresh unchlorinated water in the pool - when the pump is on, fresh water flows in at one end and out the other to irrigate the olive grove further down the hill! The barbecue is large enough to cook for the whole village, and there is also a wood fired oven. I would have loved to try cooking pizza in this but somehow never got round to buying the ingredients.
If you want to see a lot of Crete, this is probably not the best place as it is not near the main tourist sights, but once you arrive, you won't want to tear yourselves away. At least that's what happened to us and we're not lazing by the pool type of people. We did manage a trip to Knosos and to Heraklion, about 80 or 90 minutes away. Towns with a good selection of shops are about 20 minutes drive. There are supermarkets, but ignore these and try the local shops - people are friendly and helpful and everything is fresh. There are tavernas in the next village, but we never tried them as we enjoyed barbecuing so much.
I've left the best bit till last - the owners. We arrived at about 2 a.m. and Vagelis and Stella were extremely welcoming, even apologising for keeping us waiting while they came from their home, when I hadn't rung them until we had actually arrived! Even at that time of night, they took time to show us around and make sure that we were settled in. Throughout our stay we were showered with gifts of home grown produce – melons, raki, olive oil (from the aforementioned olive grove), apple cake. They even brought friends and cooked us a barbecue one evening! Nowhere else in the world have we experienced such genuine friendliness and generosity.Book this old family home – you won’t regret it!
Super Villa, leider ohne Auto nicht zu empfehlen.
Die Sanitäreinrichtungen leiden unter dem schwachen Wasserdruck, ansonsten mit Auto durchaus zu empfehlen.
Großartiges Haus mit sehr netten Besitzern
Wir haben im Sommer 2017 zwei wunderbare Wochen in diesem Haus verbracht und können es nur wärmstens empfehlen. Der Garten und der Pool sind traumhaft und die Aussicht phänomenal.
Das Besitzer-Ehepaar ist wirklich freundlich und hilfsbereit und sehr bemüht, den Aufenthalt in jeder Hinsicht so angenehm wie möglich zu machen.
Kalochorafitis is a sleepy village on the southern slope of the Ida Mountains, on the edge of Messera level. The weather in southern Crete is sunnier than anywhere else in Europe, with high temperatures because of its proximity to North Africa and the Libyan Sea. It is located about 230m above sea level. The altitude ensures a light, cool breeze in high summer. In winter there is very little rainfall and the average temperature is between 15-20 ° C. Rarely the temperature drops in winter below 10 ° C. The village offers an indescribable fantastic views of the Libyan Sea and the olive - embossed and orange trees landscape. Of particular note are the panoramic views of the spring still snow-capped summit of Mount Idi. The small idyllic village, surrounded by unspoilt nature, is the ideal residence for those seeking tranquility, hikers, nature lovers and individualists. In Kalochorafitis can still discover the original Crete. The healthy climate of a Cretan village close to the mountains, which is located just a short distance of the villages Zaros Kamares and Vori, is the perfect location for exploring the region. Nearby there are important archaeological sites such as Gortyn, Phaistos and Agia Triada. Beautiful beaches such as Kokkinos Pyrgos, Kalamaki, Kommos and Matala can be reached shortly. Here it can be wonderful Cretan sun and the Libyan Sea to enjoy. None of these beaches is crowded, mass tourism are nowhere. In around Kalochorafitis are some traditional villages in which hosts many festivals with Cretan music and dance in the summer. To set your daily problems aside. Charge your batteries with sunshine so you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday.