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We came to Crete in October 2003 and fell in love with the charming people, lovely countryside and relaxed lifestyle. This was an inspiration to seek a luxurious hideaway in the countryside .An amazing tranquil location overlooking a beautiful valley was discovered  on the outskirts of the quaint village of Gavalochori which is near the seaside villages of Almirida (which has a shelving sandy beach in a sheltered bay) and Kalives, a traditional Greek village. Close to many places of interest too!

The White Mountains (Lefka Ori) provide a spectacular back-drop. Two villas were designed and built - Villa Ariadne as a luxurious Greek villa for holiday rental and Villa Phaedra next door as a permanent home. I shall therefore usually be on hand for friendly advice, if required, but will otherwise leave you, our guests, to enjoy your stay in peace and quiet and without intrusion.


Villa Ariadne is ideal for families or couples who are looking for a relaxing Greek holiday in comfort in this beautiful part of Crete. 


The stunning location will appeal to bird watchers, painters, walkers, swimmers, photographers, horse-riders, nature lovers and those who want to chill out. The villa has been architect designed and fitted out to a very high standard and guests have exclusive use of the large pool.

The upstairs balconies and a verandah provide panoramic views of the White Mountains, the nearby villages of Douliana, Gavalochori and the surrounding countryside.

The breathtaking scenery and the fabulous clear star-filled skies will make your Greek Holiday in Crete one to remember.

All three double bedrooms are luxuriously furnished and have patio doors to private balconies. There is a bathroom on each floor- one with a bath and the other a shower. The Italian designer kitchen includes a fridge freezer,full electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster,coffee maker and kettle. The living room has been furnished in a contemporary style and includes a three seater settee complemented with a two seater hand crafted fabric sofa imported from the UK. A Cretan pine coffee table,colourful rug and accent lighting complete the picture. A colour TV with Satellite and a DVD/CD Player are provided. The balconies are furnished with tables and chairs. The perfect place to enjoy an evening drink whilst feasting on the magnificent sunsets over the White Mountains and the hill top village of Douliana.

Gavalochori a quiet typically charming Greek village is a 10 minute walk from the Villa. There you will find 3 tavernas,2 mini markets and a bakery. The unspoiled beaches of Almirida and Kalives are a mere  6km drive. Close by is Vamos, the regional centre, and also the wide glorious swathe of golden sands at Georgioupolis. A half hour drive from Chania International Airport will bring you straight to our haven.

Greek Tourist Board (EOT) Registration Number:

Mhte 1042K123K2548401

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