About the property
- Villa1399 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
2 traditional independent luxurius villas in Maheri Chania 5km from the beach
Olga’s Filoxenia villas comprises two traditional two-storey luxurious independent houses, superbly situated in the heart of the small preserved & tranquil village of Maheri, with a stunning view of the sea below, the peaks of the white mountains behind and the castles & solitary chapels around.
They are fully furnished and exclusively built in stone & wood to match their surroundings.
Each villa has its own peaceful setting, it is totally independent and have terraces with spectacular views.
The private heated jacuzzi in villa 'Aladanos' offers you relaxation and a romantic and unforgettable holiday experience.
The village of 'Maheri' is an ideal starting point for hiking and for excursions and for acquaintance with the rich fauna and flora of island and the innumerable historical and prehistoric monuments. Only a short drive away from the sandy beach resorts of Kalives and Almerida and 23 km from the historical yet modern town of Chania with its beautiful Venetian harbour.
Description of Crete: Crete is the largest and most famous Greek island. Birth place of El Greco and many other Great Greek writers like Nikos Kazantzakis and Politicians like Eleftherios Venizelos. Crete according the Mythology was the birth place of Zeus. On the island of Crete bloomed the Minoan civilization witch remains are to be seen at the Palaces of Knossos and Festos.
Crete is situated on the southern tip of the Aegean Sea. The coastline presents profound geographical formations, giving Crete over 900 miles of coastline.The main city and Port of Crete is Heraklion with its Venetian Castle at the port. Other cities are Rethymno ,Chania ,Agios Nikolaos ,Ierapetra ,Sitia and many small villages and tourist resorts.
A journey across Crete is blessed by the wafting scents of the spring flowers growing in the courtyards of the houses. Here generations of Minoans, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians, Turks, Jews, and Egyptians have lived. Here you can watch the glorious sunsets from the ancient ha
Description of Chania : Chania is a wonderful port town that is a popular tourist destination for shopping and sightseeing. It has many nice restaurants and contemporary cafés. Its old town has various souvenir ships, as well as craft and art shops that tourists really enjoy. The climate here in Chania is beautiful. The summers of April until October are warm with cloudless skies. And even if most days are hot and dry, the cool breeze relieves them.
Then, during the winter, seasonal rains and occasional frosts are experienced. Tourists can visit the Archaeological Museum of Chania, which contains many historical items from as far back as the fifteenth century B.C. Ancient jewellery, clay tablets, and mosaics are displayed here. The Byzantine Museum of Chania is also full of historical relics. It is located inside the Church of San Salvatore.
Description of Maheri and Local Activities: The village of Maheri is in the area of Apokoronas,23 km from Chania. This area is full of green regions, sandy beaches and breathtaking view.The village is considered to be one of the best preserved of the traditional villages of Crete.It is classified by the Ministry of Culture as a typical Greek village of extraordinary natural beauty. Amphitheatre built on the side of a mountain at an altitude of 160 m, between two gorges, it is one of the historical villages at the foot of the White Mountains.
This village is especially beautiful because of the enormous perpendicular rock on its west side which holds the white chapel of Saint-John in a split in the rock as well as the rich vegetation that covers the surrounding hills.On the east side of the village square there is a small stone theatre with the capacity for seating 500 people comfortably where cultural events take place each summer.
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About Katerina Mastromanoli
I was born and grew up in Chania, I have studied Tourism in Heraklion and Liege (Belgium) and I live in Chania with my husband and our two little girls.
Katerina Mastromanoli purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Katerina Mastromanoli chose Fres
It is the village where my grandparents lived and my mother was born. A very peaceful and traditional village with so many good memories of my childhood. My mother Olga decided to build those villas in Maheri as it is her birth place and she loves that place; she also wanted to maintain her connection with that village and to contribute in its developement.
What makes this Villa unique
Very good constructions, well-furnished and beautifully decorated. In a peaceful location with amazing views and surrounded by cretan nature.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
A quiet place in the country
My friend and I loved our stay. Katerina was kind, hospitable and very efficient. The house was perfect. I really enjoyed the upper patio every morning and using the hot tub in the evenings. We also enjoyed strolling through the village - a beautiful place.
Great location from which to explore the island, and always a wonderful place to return to after a long day.
Luxurious villa in exquisite mountain village
What is not to love about this place? We were there the first fortnight of September.
The village itself, Machairoi, is in a stunning location amongst verdant hills and with a tiny church clinging to the mountain above. We'd seen it two years before - one of those places that looks magical from a distance. We hadn't realised it was one and the same place until we arrived, but it immediately made us feel at home. It's an idyllic, sleepy place with a cute square and villagers going about their lives with an occasional nod, wave, yassas or kalispera when we headed out for a walk. The round trip to Nerochori was a beautiful walk, best done after 5 when then sun is beginning to descend behind the mountains. Raises the heart rate, some of those hills!
Katerina met us at the villa with a warm welcome and some tips on where to go for some late Sunday lunch food. Armenoi - perfect choice sitting amongst the Cretan sunday family revellers under the shade of some trees. The villa is well-appointed - and a decent collection of cooking and household things already in stock (better than most). It was a percent size for us two, with a sweet courtyard that got a good balance of sun and shade - breakfast outdoors is a true joy of a holiday.
Katerina makes sure the villa is cleaned twice a week, which also feels like a luxury, and was always thoughtfully on hand should we need her advice.
All in all, delightful. Right up to and including the sweet gifts her Mother Olga gave to us to take home.
Thank you! We'll definitely be back.
Traditional with a Modern Twist!
Villa Aladanos is traditional in its style, blending seamlessly into Meheri village. The interior design is modern, spacious and rustic in appearance. It was cool and welcoming, especially after a day out in the sun. Furthermore, the courtyard was an excellent place to relax and unwind, sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine or two!
We loved the open plan living area, which led to one of the main bedrooms. Whilst the bedroom was huge, the adjoining shower room, could have benefited from being a wet room.
The stairwell spiralled to the main bedroom and roof terrace. The vaulted ceiling in the bedroom, made the room more airy and spacious. The ensuite bathroom was designed well. It featured a deep bath with a mixer shower. However, a fully fitted shower inside the bath would have been more useful!
We can highly recommend two tavernas in nearby villages. Taverna Drosostalia in Armeni village was excellent value for money. The food and local wines were delicious. The portions were generous. Service was good too. A little further away in Aptera village, we ate more at The Cretan Corner. The scenic mountain views, food, wine and service was the best. The owner is very friendly and sociable.
Finally, a great big thanks to Katerina, who welcomed us to villa Aladanos and ensured we had everything we needed. Should you need assistance, Katerina was at hand. We would also like to thank Katerinas mother, Olga for our lovely home made leaving gifts. It was a nice touch!
We stayed for one glorious sunshine week, at the end of September 2016.
Overall, we loved Chania, the beaches and the surrounding scenic villages.Villa Aladanos made for a relaxing retreat, which we know you will enjoy.
David and Tracy
Tyne and Wear
Villa in typical Cretan village with panoramic views
Villa Aladanos is a sympathetically-restored traditional Cretan property in a small village with panoramic views over the sea, mountains and surrounding countryside. It was wonderfully peaceful there - the only sounds we heard were birds singing, goats' bells ringing and the occasional dog barking! The villa is very spacious, comfortable and well equipped with excellent layout of rooms, both bedrooms having ensuite facilities. There are three verandas outside, one with a hot tub and BBQ and the other two with amazing views. The local taverna in Armeni is excellent and not far by car. The nearest decent shopping is in Kalives, a short drive from the villa. We stayed in early Spring when the flowers are at their best and day-time temperatures are very pleasant; there is solar heating for the hot water but this needed boosting with the electric water heater and we also lit the wood fire every evening. Katerina was very friendly, helpful and punctual. We would definitely stay there again!
Stylish and secluded.
My family of five had a lovely stay in this beautiful house.
The house has been beautifully renovated. It was spotlessly clean, had all the amenities and had very comfortable beds.
The kids loved the spa and we enjoyed eating outside each evening.
While the town of Maheri is quite isolated, you can reach Chania within 20 minutes drive. We also drove to the Imbro gorge for an amazing walk.
Katerina is a wonderful and generous host.
Thank-you for a very relaxing enjoyable stay.
This house is in a good location. it's clean comfortable.
Apokoronas,can be found in the north-east corner of the Chania prefecture,on the northern coast of the island of Crete. This area is full of green regions, sandy beaches and breathtaking view.The village of Maheri in the area of Apokoronas is considered to be one of the best preserved of the traditional villages of Crete.It is classified by the Ministry of Culture as a typical Greek village of extraordinary natural beauty. Amphitheatre built on the side of a mountain at an altitude of 160 m, between two gorges, it is one of the historical villages at the foot of the White Mountains.This village is especially beautiful because of the enormous perpendicular rock on its west side which holds the white chapel of Saint-John in a split in the rock as well as the rich vegetation that covers the surrounding hills.On the east side of the village square there is a small stone theatre with the capacity for seating 500 people comfortably where cultural events take place each summer.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Reduced rates for 7 or more overnights CHECK-IN: AFTER 2.00 PM CHECK-OUT: BEFORE 10.00 AM IN WINTER MONTHS JACUZZI UPON REQUEST AND IN EXTRA PRICE 100 EUR CENTRAL HEATING FREE OF CHARGE DURING WINTER MONTHS, IN SPRING AND AUTOMN UPON REQUEST WITH AN EXTRA CHARGE 10 EUR/ DAY