Maroulas, Crete, Greece
Ioa enjoys an elevated position with wonderful sea views and has lawned
gardens, private pool and air conditioning.
air conditioned family villa
gardens, terraces and private pool
sea and countryside views
drive from the beach and local amenities
Ioa has a hilltop location with wonderful views over the surrounding area
to the Cretan Sea below. The little village of Maroulas, 2km away, has
a small range of facilities for your immediate needs whilst the bustling
town of Platanes is 1km further on. Formerly a small fishing village, Platanes
has grown into a popular coastal resort with activities to suit all tastes.
The town has good shopping, dining and leisure facilities and if you are
looking for a lively nightlife, there are numerous bars, discos and tavernas
which keep buzzing until the early hours. The beach is long and sandy,
with a range of water sports on offer and sunbeds and parasols available
city of Rethymnon is ten minutes drive to the west from Platanes offering
a variety of day and evening entertainment and a large choice of shops,
restaurants and clubs. It has a huge expanse of gently sloping beach lined
with tavernas and bars which stretches for 20km. The quaint old town is
a mass of narrow alleyways lined with Turkish houses and minarets reflecting
the 250 years when it was ruled by the Turks, with a Venetian influence
showing in its charming houses with wooden balconies and wall fountains.
picturesque harbour is lined with fish restaurants offering a range of
regional specialities and locally caught seafood, and there are regular
boat excursions leaving from this point. In July/August, the city stages
a Renaissance Festival and comes alive with folk music and traditional
Greek dramas, or you may be able to sample locally produced wine in the
public gardens during the annual Wine Festival.
living area is open plan and has a muted colour scheme with pale tiled
flooring throughout. A large sofa faces the television which has some satellite
channels and a DVD player and there is also an attractive fireplace in
the corner. Patio doors open onto a covered dining terrace with wonderful
views to the sea. At the other end of the room is a dining table with seating
for six and beyond that, a bright kitchen area which is fitted with pine
units. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washing
machine, dishwasher and microwave.
on this floor is a well-furnished twin bedroom with access to a small balcony
at the side of the villa. There is a separate shower room with a shower,
WC and washbasin.
are two further bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and the other
with twin beds, both sharing the use of a separate bathroom with bath and
overhead shower, WC and washbasin. The rooms have patio doors to a first
floor balcony with lovely sea views.
garden is on a slightly lower level and has a pleasant lawn with some natural
shade and a built-in barbecue with a stone seating and dining area. The
pool, which has a shallow children's section at one end, is surrounded
by a terrace where you can sunbathe on the sun-loungers provided or sit
by the railings and admire the view. The ground floor dining terrace has
a similarly scenic outlook.
available on enquiry
subject to change without notice