|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Nestled on a rocky hillside, this luxurious seaside retreat is a masterpiece of Mediterranean architecture. The waves crash onto the shore just a couple of metres below giving the villa the distinct impression of an anchored boat.
The entire property has been designed to blur the boundaries between the building and its stunning natural surroundings. Completely stripped of any superfluous décor, emphasizing the vista across the rugged coastline of Crete, the ever-so-cool monochrome interiors blend harmoniously with the rough, wild Cretan landscape. Floors and minimalist furnishing in light wood paired with glass walls, steel and rock elements offer a twist that allows guests to remain focused on the views.
However, the X-Factor here is privacy: Bask in the serenity of a secluded property and drink in the endless blue of breathtaking sea views even from the beds of its three master bedrooms.
elafonisi seafront villas are located near the famous Elafonissi beach, in the village of Livadia on the unspoiled west coast of Crete. Our five villas, villa Hermes,Villa Nautilus, Villa Neptune, Villa Ostria and Villa Calypso, have all been built according to the principles of luxury, simplicity, natural beauty, ecological conscience and environmental respect.This concept inspired the construction of our villas with unique architectural design, destined for people, who seek privacy, comfortable and luxurious relaxation in an enchanting setting. You can swim in secluded beaches, enjoy the rugged beauty of the Cretan landscape, walk on hiking tracks or taste traditional dishes in small local taverns in beautiful villages scattered around the area of Elafonissi. Of course, for all those of you who wish to combine all of the above with modern communication tools, we provide constant 24hour high speed satellite wireless Internet.
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Description Elafonisi villas - Livadia: The villas is located in the seaside village of Livadia, Keramoti bay, Innahorion, in the south western part of Crete, at a distance of 72 km from Chania and 31 km from Kissamos. The villa can be accessed through a 4 km long road that is connected to the regional provincial road. The village is located in the middle of the European hiking path E4– a seaside route of exceptional natural beauty- that starts at the village of Kambos and continues through the villages of Keramoti, Livadia, Chryssoskalitissa and Elafonisi. The route is typical of the rugged beauty of Crete with amazing changes of the scenery between olive and locust trees and sea-beaten rocks of black and red volcanic lava-In the village of Livadia, buying food is still done in the traditional way – you may buy fish from the fishermen in the small harbour, vegetables, dairy products and meat from the farmers, but you will also find three small taverns.
The west coast of Crete,: all the way from Mpallos and Falasarna till Sfinari, Livadia, Elafonisi in Kissamos until the Krios peninsula in Paleohora, has managed to remain intact despite the passing of time and to have many parts of it included in European Union programmes for the protection of nature.The coastline continues for many kilometres sprinkled with amazing beaches and quiet fishing villages. A few meters higher up in the mountains, mountainous villages pass the time gazing into the infinity of the African sea. Time goes by very slowly up her. Just about in the middle of the west coast, in the village of Livadia, we built the first residence, which was followed by all the rest, with the last two being funded by European Union through Hellenic Ministry of Rural Development and Food programmes for the development of agrotourism. Our concept has been based on notions like luxury, simplicity, natural beauty, ecological conscience, environmental respect.
This concept inspired the construction of dreamy retreats, residences with unique architectural design destined for special people who have seen and tried just about everything and now seek privacy, comfortable and luxurious relaxation in an enchanting setting that guarantees absolute enjoyment.It is a combination of adventure and return to nature at the same time...You can swim in secluded beaches, walk alone and barefoot on the sand and pebbles of the beach, enjoy the rugged beauty of the Cretan landscape on hiking tracks, taste traditional dishes in small local taverns in beautiful villages scattered around this area, savour wine and tsikoudia in the company of locals, go fishing and, weather permitting of course, enjoy a small trip on a speed boat in a search of secluded beaches. You can enjoy captivating sunsets;You can put aside your everyday problems, feel rejuvenated, fill your batteries, get in touch with the people you love but most of all, get in touch again with yourself.
The rates quoted include the main building of the villa (sleeps up to 6 guests). If you like to use the guesthouse (for bookings up to 9 guests) this would be charged extra.
March, April & November : 800 EUR per week
June, July & August : 1.500 EUR per week
May, September & October : 1.000 EUR per week
Villa Hermes is EXQUISITE. Truly an incredibly special place. We stayed for two full weeks. The owner is incredibly helpful and always willing to help organize and plan your trip. The caretaker was equally helpful and, as he lives nearby, always on hand and available to help when needed. We had a few small issues with the A/C and the wifi, both of which were resolved immediately (though be warned, the wifi is very slow). During our three weeks on the island, we did not ever once see another villa even remotely as chic, modern and luxe as this one. They just don't exist on Crete, which makes this one even more unique and special. The architecture and decor are minimal and very high end, both incorporating the natural surroundings with wonderful touches like the indoor/outdoor herb garden, the rooftop gardens, the waterfall, the infinity edge pool, the wading pool...even the master toilet closet was an absolute work of art as it had a glass wall that looked at an illuminated boulder which had been cut in half and looked like an agate. The location is REMOTE...definately not the place to go if you are looking for nightlife. This is more for families and close knit groups who either want to luxuriate in a gorgeous slice of heaven overlooking the Mediterranean, or have a sense of adventure and want to explore the nearby tiny villages, gorges, rocky coves, monasteries, tavernas, etc. The property was impeccably clean, the listing was accurate in every way, and we would highly recommend Villa Hermes for those who want an incredibly magical and beautiful villa experience.
It was a great holiday! We stayed there with our family in the end of the August and it was one of the best holidays what we have had. The villa was beyond perfect! It was a modern, spacious and luxurious house located in an extremely beautiful place. The views from the villa where just breathtaking- absolutely beautiful sea views, sunset and views to the amazing Greek style nature. The villa had to pools, one for the adults and one shallow one just perfect for the kids. Every room had a beautiful balcony with a view to the sea, very comfortable beds, bathrooms and air conditioning. Also the kitchen was very well equipped and there was a nice grill outside too. Our family really loved the beach, which was just a few minutes walking from the villa (down the hill). The beach was nice and private and the water crystal clear. There is also a lovely taverna in the nearest village and it serves very delicious Greek style dishes- absolutely worth tasting! Our vacation in the villa was very peaceful and relaxing- everybody enjoyed it! I would kindly recommend this villa for other families too!
The west coast of Crete, all the way from Balos and Falassarna till Sfinari, keramoti , Livadia and Elafonissi has remained intact despite the passing of time and the increasing number of visitors.The west coastline of Crete continues for many kilometres sprinkled with amazing secluded beaches and small fishing villages. Higher up in the mountains, mountainous villages offer amazing views to the deep-blue sea of Crete. The countryside is characterized by wild beauty, offering an incredible variety of landscapes and combining the rawness of the mountain ranges, the luscious green riverbeds with plane trees and oleander, together with the endless blue of the sea. Elafonissi is located on the west coast of Crete and it is one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete with white and pink sand and a lagoon with water shallow enough to walk to the opposite island. Thousands of tourists visit Elafonissi each year, as well as the nearby monastery of Chrissoskalitissa.
Other Activities: Swimming, walking, basketball, boating, fishing, water skiing