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 . I found an amazing tranquil location overlooking a beautiful valley 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.
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.
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.