|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Drosso is set in the perfect location of Kalives, just a short stroll from the long sandy child friendly beach with a great choice of traverna's in the village also along the sandy beach, it's set in the ideal position within the village, just a very short walk (with no steep hills to climb) from the village square. Beautiful views of the White Mountians and olive groves, making it the perfect home from home for families and/or older guests alike. The villa has three terraces overlooking the garden, complete with sunloungers. Ideal for lazy relaxing days and evenings or a pleasant stroll for a laze on the beach during the day or a enjoyable evening in the traditional Greek village to sample the local food and drink.
Me and my best friend visited Kalives for a girly 4 day break. We stumbled across Villa Drosso and we liked that it had gated grounds as we were two young women that wanted to feel safe. It was well within our budget too 👍 I dont really know what we were expecting but we were blown away with the property when we arrived! The property owner had arranged a taxi for us, and when Mike(the taxi driver) pulled up at the villa, my friend was almost in tears! Stunning big white villa covered in gorgeous bright pink flowers!! The villa inside was immaculate, so clean and we had big fluffy towels laid out on the ends of the beds. We walked around the garden for ten mins enjoying the smells of the rose bushes every where and even picked some limes and put them in the fridge to use In our drinks. We then set off to the beach to see what that was like. I had been to crete before a few years back so knew the beach would be nice but again I was shocked at how pretty it all looked. All the taverna's lined up along the back of the beach, and the staff at the taverna's smiled at you as you passed rather than pester you to come inside(my pet hate!!) We spent most of the time at the beach and we found we like the taverna near the end the best. I believe it was called Elanor?? Comfiest sun beds, Amazing food, great beer and fast wifi 👍 In the evening's we would start at the small bar in the square under a huge tree. I can't remember the name but the drink was cheap and there was always lots of friendly chatty people around. Every meal we had was superb but I think our favourite was the kebab shop 😂 sounds silly but the food was so good. We ate until we couldn't move, drank 2 or 3 large karaf's of wine and our bill was something ridiculous like €14!!!!! So cheap!! We met Barry and Judy a few times, the people who look after the villa. Lovely English couple that really couldn't do enough for us. Very handy people to know as they know the village very well and know all the best spots! We had the best time and can't wait to return! Thankyou so much Jim for letting us enjoy your villa, it's truly beautiful!!
This is a lovely villa, ideally placed in this lovely resort. It was only a couple of minutes walk to the village square and the start of a number of tavernas and another couple of minutes beyond to the beach and even more tavernas. There is plenty of outside space to lounge on the garden (and even on the roof). The owner was very helpful as were the caretakers who live just beyond the villa. The air conditioning was a blessing but sadly did not extend into the bedrooms. Both bedrooms and shower room could do with an update.
If you are looking for the perfect location for your Cretan holiday, then Kalives it is! The village has everything you could possibly need with a beautiful and safe beach, plenty of taverna's to choose from, shops and the delightful village square has always been a favourite of ours to just sit and watch village life go by with a Mythos, or something similar close at hand! Villa Drosso is the most delightful place to complete your stay with its lovely enclosed gardens, recently refurbished roof terrace and three outdoor balconies that allow you to sit in sun or shade at any time of the day! Inside the accommodation is clean, well presented and equipped and just a few minutes walk into the centre of the village and a few minutes more to the beach. A perfect location and we always look forward to returning year after year!
The owner ensures customers are well catered for with a local English couple nearby to clean and maintain the villa who are also happy to help you, if needed, throughout your stay. A personal memory we take away every year.......that night time walk back 'home' to be greeted by the smell of the Jasmine bush that surrounds the gate to the villa........keeps us going all winter!
This is a really nice, well maintained house in an ideal location for a short walk to local tavernas, shops and the beach. It's also handy for the national road if you want to tour around like we did.
The owner responded to emails quickly and in a very friendly manner and will arrange airport transfers if required.
We were made to feel very welcome and we would choose to stay there again in future visits to the area.
Villa Drosso has all the comforts of home including a washing machine and a 'proper' shower! -but it's in idyllic Kalives. There is plenty of room for 4 people. A well equipped kitchen, good size living room, 3 balconies and a lovely enclosed garden - with a lemon tree and other beautiful plants. It's all very clean and well looked after by a British couple who live in the village. The village centre is an easy 5 minute walk- there are several very good tavernas and a wide range of shops and a couple of supermarkets. There are also a couple of banks. The beaches are sandy and safe. All in all Kalives is a great family holiday destination - quiet night life - no buzzing night life and Villa Drosso is a great base from which to enjoy it. The only problem is it was 'our secret' - but now the secret's out - but it's still not too busy!!
Villa Drossa is located in an ideal location in the village, right in the heart of the local community with friendly Cretans for neighbours, but within a short walk of the beach, shops, numerous restarants and bars.
The garden is private, enclosed and safe for children, and with the three different external seated areas of the villa, there is no shortage of spots to relax.
The Villa has lots of character, with the addition of modern features such as new wicker balcony furniture, and the recently upgraded roof area, with safety railings etc, providing an ideal rooftop sunbathing area with views of the White mountains in addition to the garden.
On arrival you are made to feel so welcome, and anything you ask about is dealt with immediately.
So that's why it's been our holiday accomodation of choice every year since 2010.
Villa Drosso is a 5 min walk from the beach through the village. The beach has a blue flag award. with life guards in the summer. it's very child friendly and the best spot with young children would be by the small fishing harbour where the water is normaly calm. To the rear of the beach there are a line of small travernas for food and a relaxing drink, most of the travernas have loungers on the beach for your use (these are normally free if your have some food or drink) very friendly people.
Chaina airport is approx 25- 30 mins by car. Heraklion airport is approx 90 mins by car. Car hire available at both airports and also from the village. although hire car is not essential, buses and a cab rank are available in the village all just a stroll in to the village square.
The following list are all a short stroll from the house. the Beach,shops taverna's,bank's bucther's baker's car/bike hire, church Kalives is some 20-30 min drive from Chania harbour, Soda Bay, Georgeopolis, Lake Kournas (turtle lake) and Soda war cemetry.
The Kalives village square has a beautiful church, local family bakers (fresh each day) butchers, supermarkets, restaurants, banks, travernas, local car/bike hire. all with a friendly Greek atmosphere.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Payment terms. A £150 deposit at time of booking (non-refundable). Full balance paid within 6 weeks before arrival date. Full payment will be requested on any booking made short of 6 weeks. EOT No MHTE 1042K91003023701.
Various change over days avaliable.
Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for availability information. We will come back to you as soon as possible with any queries you may have, we can also hold dates for a limited time while you find or confirm your flights. £150 Deposit on all bookings.