Modern & private 2 floor villa
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About Pelagia Piperaki
I live in Athens, Greece, with my family which consists of 5 members. My parents, two younger sisters and myself. I have studied economics at the Economic University of Athens and have just fulfilled my postgraduate studies on Translation. I work at the Hellenic American Union, a non-profit educational and cultural center, at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies. Actually, we really love the place of Kournas village, since my parents lived their younger years there. We used to spend our holidays in Crete, having the most unforgettable moments. The place is of great importance to all of us.
Pelagia Piperaki purchased this Villa in 2009
Why Pelagia Piperaki chose Apokoronos
We really love the place of Kournas village since it combines all the beauties of nature with exquisite mountain and sea views, adding to the tranquility and peace of the location. It offers a variety of facilities, sandy beaches, tavernas with traditional cretan food. The beneficial position of the place, as it is situated in the middle of the island, just 35 minutes from the town of Chania, 20 minutes from Rethymnon and about 1 hour from Heraklion, enables the visitors to arrange a variety of excursions ranging from Chania to Heraklion. The villas have been built in 2009 and are situated outside the centre of the village, offering the most precious relaxing moments of your life. The decoration of the villas reflects our own tastes and desires. Hope to meet your expectations too.
What makes this Villa unique
The properties are benefited from the combination of the beauties of nature, offering exquisite mountain and sea views and the unique natural lake among Mediterranean islands "Kournas lake" which preserves the village's intact natural environment. Location that meets the expectations of keeping a harmonious intention for the holidays, escaping from the hectic city lifestyle.Lovely excursions may be organized offering a variety of sea and mountain adventures due to the combination of "Kournas Lake", its sandy beaches and the splendid White Mountains, ideal for the most arduous treks. Amphitheatrically positioned on the foot of the White Mountains, the new built Stella & Markos Villas constitute a challenging resort for summer and winter escapes, exploring the touch of wild nature.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a great stay at this villa. It was plenty spacious for a family of 4. The villa and grounds were clean. Communication was great with the local contact for the villa. In fact she lives very close by. I would recommend this villa.
Exceptional host generous and helpful
An exceptionally gentle host with a house location that is very calm and relaxing and central to visit the complete island. I strongly recommend it. Ciao Stella!
Thank you a lot for your kind review and comments. We highly appreciate reviews as it usually encourages to provide our support and hospitality to our guests.
We would be pleased to welcome you again in the near future.
Pelagia, Stella & Markos
Just spent an enjoyable week at villa Markos.
The villa had everything that anyone would need while on holiday.
The only thing that we did not have, wine glasses, were very quickly supplied once we made a request for some.
In my opinion a car is an absolute must for this location as for British standards this property would be deemed to be reasonably remote.
Thanks to Stella for presenting the villa to us in a very presentable condition and to Pelagia for dealing with all correspondence in a very efficient manner.
I would highly recommend this villa but need to stress the importance of having a car.
Beautiful villas, beautiful location.
The villas were as described and the owners couldn't have done more to help. We rented both villas for two families and this was perfect for our needs. I was particularly impressed by the help given by Pelagia and her mother as I was recovering from a back injury - they made my stay as easy and as comfortable as possible. With the location I felt we had the best of all worlds, close to the beach, close to the lake and within easy travelling distance of both Chania and Rhythymno - definitely needed the car. We also loved eating in the village just at the top of the hill. Everyone was so friendly and the food was unbelievably good value for money. I would definitely use these villas again. Another lovely holiday in Crete.
Thank you so much for your kind review and comments. I hope you are getting well with your back injury. It was our pleasure to have you as guests to our villas. Greetings from Stella and we hope you will be visiting us for holidays in the future.
True Cretan hospitality, villa in perfect location
This is a perfect spot to spend your holiday in Crete - away from noisy resorts, still close to shops, restaurants and multiple beaches (including Kournas Lake 10 min away). Sea views from villa's multiple balconies will make your holiday mornings perfect.
2 villas - Stella and Markos - stand together, which is ideal for 2 friendly families. You can still keep it private if you rent one of the houses on your own, only barbecue oven is shared. Villas are cleaned twice a week, all facilities are working perfectly - no issues with water or anything.
Communication with the owners is a pleasure - this is a true Cretan hospitality. Thanks for accommodating more people than it was initially planned!
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We truly appreciate it and we are more than pleased to provide our services to guests like you and your lovely family.
We hope to welcome you again in the future.
Excellent location, fantastic views, great pool and garden, clean and well equiped.
We can't recommend this Villa highly enough.
We arrived very late in the evening and were met and shown around. There was coffee and some food for us in the fridge.
The villa is in a quiet location but not too far from beaches, mountains and shops. There is a lovely private pool and garden and secure off road parking.
As a family of 5 we had a great week. The villa was a cool refuge in the heat of the afternoon with fabulous views from the balconies. Plenty of space for being indoors or out.
There was always help on hand from Stella in case we had any questions or needs.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We'll be back.... one day!
Dear Miles Pebody,
Thank you so much for your kind review and comments. We highly appreciate and consider our guests opinion as they preferred to spend their holidays to our villas.
We will be glad to welcome you again in the future.
Only 5-8 minutes drive from the villas,the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis and Kavros,offer relaxation and tranquility. Only 2 min.drive the only natural lake among Mediterranean islands “Kournas lake” preserves the village’s intact natural environment, adding to the ecological value of the picturesque village. West Crete provides a variety of the most delightful beaches including Kolympari, Kalamaki, Acrotiri, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia and Fragkokastelo.
Chania Airport is 40 Kilometres.
Heraklion Airport is approximately 65 kilometres.
Car hire is recommended but not essential.
Local train to the lake and the surrounding area.
Taxis are also available.
The beneficial geographical position of “Kournas village” allows visitors to easily access the most delightful sandy beaches and sites of Crete, as it is approximately 60kilometres from Heraklion 40kilometres from Chania, 20kilometres from Rethymnon on the National road of Chania-Rethymon, 3 km from “Georgioupolis beach” and only 2 km from “Kavros beach”.
We may arrange to provide you with necessary supplies such as fresh bread and fresh fruit and vegetables, upon request, while there is also the opportunity of delivering traditional Cretan food from Kournas village tavernas. The nearest super market is only 2kilometres away and Georgioupoli approximately 3-5 kilometres, where you may have access to tavernas, cafes, shops, super markets, pharmacy and everything you need.
West Crete provides a wide range of areas with the most delightful and splendid beaches including Kolympari, Kalamaki, Acrotiri, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia, Fragkokastelo that are really worthy of visiting and the Samaria Gorge which is ideal for the most arduous treks.