3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, up to 6 persons, pool, near to sea, jacuzzi, calmfull
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About Antonis Schetakis
I'm a husband and a father of two sons.I enjoy listenting to music and hang out with good company.
Antonis Schetakis purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Antonis Schetakis chose Cherethiana
There is no other place offering, absolute privacy and relaxation all combined with a breathtaking view!!!
What makes this Villa unique
The excellent view from the terrace is going to stun anyone. The modern architecture that combines old (stone walls) with luxury. Finally the relaxation that offers, because the only noise you can hear is the noise of birds singing.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
As Beautiful As We'd Imagined
Our time at Villa Kalliani lived up to all of our expectations. It's a beautiful, secluded house in a magnificent setting in the mountains among the olive groves. The entire property is as private as described. The only sounds are the occasional rooster crowing or dog barking. We could not be happier or more satisfied with our decision to stay here.
Furthermore, Antonis is a wonderful and caring host. He met us at the house even though we arrived very late after getting lost (more below) and was kind and gracious the whole time.
We do have to mention that finding the property can be challenging, especially at night. Do NOT rely entirely on Google Maps because it will take you on dirt paths through olive groves that are not suitable for cars. Instead, map to the tiny village of Cherethiana (Χαιρεθιανά) and follow signs to Kalliani Villa. The roads are steep and windy, but are not heavily traveled and the drive is absolutely worth it.
We hope to stay at Villa Kalliani again on our next visit to Crete. And there will definitely be more visits to Crete in our future.
Perfect Location on the Northwest of Crete
Close to Chania and to the best beaches in Crete. We enjoyed Villa Kalliani very much. The views are extraordinary, the pool is just the right size, the place is spotless and comfortable and very quiet. The WiFi works very well. Antonis is attentive and responsive. It’s a great location from which to explore the island. I would highly recommend to friends.
A dream holiday
The description of this beautiful villa is absolutely accurate; if anything it does not prepare you fully for the tremendous stay you are about to have. It is like living in the comfort of your own home-spotlessly clean, plenty of towels and linen, a well equipped kitchen, two good bathrooms, air conditioning, a music centre with CDs, games, candles, a BBQ, you need to take nothing! This is outdoor living at its best. With two teenagers we had a wonderful week. Plenty of room for us all to have our own space, long lazy days sunbathing and reading by the pool( it was actually very difficult to drag ourselves off anywhere!) magical sunsets over the sea and sitting out at night looking at millions of stars in total isolation.You do need a car to get around as the villa is set at the top of the hill (which gives a welcome breeze) surrounded by its own private well tended garden with a green lawn, shrubs, roses and geraniums and across the lane nothing but olive trees on the slopes downwards. The local town of Kissamos (10 mins drive) is not at all touristy in a brash sense but there are plenty of supermarkets with fresh local produce and good, reasonably priced places to eat along the sea front-the atmosphere at night is lively but not loud. Chania,about 30 mins eastwards on the national road (take care,it's a fast, dangerous road with poor lane markings) is well worth some visits, especially the harbour and the old town. Falasarna beach is like paradise, sand and blue water with fantastic sunsets from the little bars(again,off the beaten track so amazingly uncrowded even in August), the south coast is within easy reach and walking the Samaria Gorge is a must! Start early to avoid the midday sun, took us 5 hours with 2 stops en route. Very popular, lots of springs to wash your feet and get water and towering awe inspiring limestone scenery. A great achievement but the dip in the sea at the end is much needed! Check out your return route carefully, boats and taxis are not that frequent.To sum up, this villa is ideal if you don't like crowds, if you want to experience life in the hills of Crete with no-one around but like to be close enough to have things to do and places to eat out. We were made to feel very welcome- a bottle of wine,some olive oil and a video of Chania were presents on arrival and we have never stayed anywhere quite so dreamlike. Arriving back to the grey skies of Britain it was hard to believe it had ever happened.We will definitely return.
Siamo appena tornati da due settimane favolese nella Villa Kalliani, innanzitutto è doveroso sottolineare la splendida accoglienza avuta dai proprietari persone squisite che fanno di tutto per metterti a Tuo agio e per aiutarti per ogni necessità.
Le foto che vedete rispecchiano fedelmente ciò che troverete, le stanze tutte ben curate e pulitissime, la piscina e soprattutto la vista sul golfo di Kissamos è strepitosa.
Il Luogo è isolato immerso in una collina piena di ulivi, l'unico rumore che sentirete è il canto delle cicale...per mangiare nelle vicinanze è pieno di "Taverne" a Voi la scelta di quale provare tutte offrono un buon prodotto e l'ospitalità che troverete sarà veramente unica; market e supermarket sono a 5-10 minuti di automobile assolutamente necessaria per soggiornare a Villa Kalliani.
La spiaggia più vicina tra quelle più famose è quella di Falasarna a circa 14 km, a 45 minuti vi è la bellissima Elafonisi oppure Paleochora.
La splendida città di Chania di cui vi consigliamo la visita (il Porto Veneziano e la Old Town meritano più di un giro).
I bambini hanno vissuto la Villa come a casa propria e la bellissima piscina permetteva di rimanerci per ore senza annoiarsi, di notte il cielo stellato rintempra il cuore e la mente.
Insomma è stata una vacanza bellissima che consigliamo a tutti !!!
Famiglia Brunati D.
Cherethiana is a small typical, picturesque Cretan village on western Crete. High up on a hill 2.5 Km away from the sea,40 min from Chania airport, 30 min. from Chania town,10 min. from Kissamos town, 5 min to nearest beach and in a range of 20 min driving, you can reach the top rated beaches in Greece such as Falasarna, the exotic beauty beach of Balos, Elafonisos and south Crete coast etc.
Other Activities: Bird watching, star watching.