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Villa Galania, Armeni, Crete

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'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas'
The cleaning service: 
If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day.
If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as wel...
'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas'
The cleaning service: 
If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day.
If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as wel...
'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas'
The cleaning service: 
If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day.
If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as wel...
1 of 35'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas' The cleaning service: If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day. If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as wel...
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2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
5 guests
5 nights minimum
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'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas' The cleaning service: If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day. If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as well as a general clean. If you need a baby cot or high chair, please request when booking so we can have it in the villa for you ready. Note that this is a professionally run rental villa which as been licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization, EOT, which is required by the Greek law. This license allows the property owners to legally rent their accommodation to holiday makers, so that they comply to a set of standards and specific conditions for the safety & comfort of it's paying customers. We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the propertie...'Sunday Times, featured 100 Sexiest Villas' The cleaning service: If 5 days rental, you will get fresh towels mid-stay & a general clean, usually on the 3rd day. If over 7 days rental, you will get fresh sheets & towels every 3rd or 4th day as well as a general clean. If you need a baby cot or high chair, please request when booking so we can have it in the villa for you ready. Note that this is a professionally run rental villa which as been licensed by the Greek National Tourist Organization, EOT, which is required by the Greek law. This license allows the property owners to legally rent their accommodation to holiday makers, so that they comply to a set of standards and specific conditions for the safety & comfort of it's paying customers. We, at Freelance Holidays, manage the properties on behalf of the owners. We will provide you the details of our 24/7 contact person, Diane, who lives on Crete and is there to ensure everything goes smoothly, before & during your stay with us. She will send you a message just before your holiday starts so you will have her details. Should you need anything during your stay, please contact her as she has had nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality field & knows Crete very well. We provide very good directions which you need to download from the Airbnb Itinerary once you have booked. On these directions it explains where the keys will be & step by step on how to get to the accommodation. Once you arrive, you just let yourself in & start to enjoy your holiday. Freelance Holidays provides a Property Manual inside the accommodation which tells you all about the important things ie. wifi codes, hot water systems, where to take your rubbish & how things generally work in the villa. Plus, there is a very good Freelance Holidays information booklet about Crete in the accommodation for you to use throughout your stay It it you will find further details about places to go, beach maps plus a taverna guide. You may meet the owners when they come to change the linen with the cleaner or when they look after the pool. They are a lovely couple & you will probably get the feel of Cretan hospitality after meeting them. They are there to ensure that you are enjoying yourselves too. Armeni, Crete Something of a foodies paradise, the village of Armeni is notable for its large shady plain trees lining the main street where you will find a choice of simple cafenions and two excellent tavernas. There is also a small mini -market and amazingly, a well stocked delicatessen with wonderful local cheeses, yoghurt and charcuterie as well as a large choice of frozen fish. First thing, fresh bread is delivered to the cafenion on the small triangular central square you'll see what we mean! Plus, a sweet shop has just recently opened which offers a good choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. Nearby Kalives (approx 5min drive) 18 km east of Chania and strung along the edge of Souda Bay, Kalives is still very much a Greek village that has taken tourism in its stride and the bustling main street reflects the status quo with local shops, mini markets, tavernas and cafes happily doing business with all and sundry. There's a pretty little river which huge trout are rumoured to inhabit and where small plump ducks encourage children to feed them. Sheltered by the headland just to the east of the village is an excellent sandy beach with convenient cantinas selling cool drinks for sunbathers, whilst pedaloes and water skiing are readily available for the more energetic. Just back from the main thoroughfare in a warren of narrow streets tucked into the hillside, the locals go about their daily life in time honoured fashion and if you venture into the nearby countryside, you will discover numerous tiny villages in idyllic rural settings. With almost a dozen tavernas, plus a number of small hotels and a choice of cosmopolitan little bars or ethnic cafenions, Kalives has much to recommend it to the visitor and yet happily manages to retain that quintessential Greekness. The villa and pool is for your private use only as well as the garden. Bed linen & towels are provided as well as pool towels. The cleaner will come in during your stay & change them, depending on how many days you are staying. All of this is included in the price. Set on a small hill above the village of Armeni but only 800 metres from the village square, Villa Galania is ideally placed to enjoy the rural idyll whilst still being within reasonable walking distance of local shops and tavernas and just ten minutes by car from the sandy beaches of Kalives. The pale pastel rose facade of the villa and beautiful pool at one with the serenely peaceful backdrop of rural Crete and the White Mountains which may still have snow during Easter Holidays in Crete. The young owners of Villa Galania have created a very atmospheric period style property with the skillful use of simple local materials. Covered balconies and terraces provide shade and respite fro Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOTΜΗΤΕ1042Κ91003008401More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 2 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Manager
Freelance Holidays - Villa Rentals Since 1984 - ABTA MEMBER Y1824 (Property Manager Freelance Holiday Villas)
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2007
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a beautiful villa in a stunning location. We do have very high standards for our accommodation and always spend a long time choosing the perfect villa - and this really was just that! It is even better than the photographs show. The villa...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank pinkyd
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

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Date of stay: June 2013
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

Villa Galania is luxurious accommodation offering magnificent views of the snow capped hills (we visited in April) and countryside. It is situated 600m from a lovely little village (Armenoi) complete with mini market, bakery (must try their ham and cheese pie) delicatessen and several tavernas....More

Date of stay: April 2013
Thank Choppah67
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

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Date of stay: May 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Microwave
Parking
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Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
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