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Villa Vigla, Samonas, Crete

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'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views'
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 4...
'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views'
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 4...
'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views'
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 4...
1 of 42'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views' 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 4...
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views' 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...'Stunning restored Village house, with Pool & Sea Views' 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. Samonas & Stylos There is undoubtedly something special about this village and its locals, living simply off the land high above the bustling coast that re-balances the spirit and may be the most valuable souvenir youll return with when you re-join the faster paced world. Samonas is a place almost forgotten by time, where the villagers still tend their own vegetable patches, olive grove or vineyards and keep their own herd of goats. They still find the time to continue in the old ways, making their own bread, soft mizithra cheese and Glyka tou koutalou fruit preserved in thick syrup eaten with a dollop of home-made yogurt in the afternoon from a small plate with a tiny long handled spoon, washed down by a small glass of fiery local raki. (The equivalent in Crete of a 'Cream tea perhaps?) Just a couple of kilometers inland, and the reason for most tourists visiting the village (apart from the Taverna), the Byzantine Church of Agios Nikolaos sits in a beautiful location at the bottom of a deep wooded valley. Inside are precious frescoes dating back to the 13th Century. You need to collect the key from Roussa or Kosta who live in Samonas and happen to be the parents of the owners of Villa Vigla. You wont need to go far to find either one of them; the village is only small, so its just a matter of asking anyone you see and theyll whistle or call out for them, everyone will understand what you want. Locking doors isnt normally considered necessary round these parts, unless your house, like the church, contains quantities of precious frescoes and gold. Just below the taverna is the local school, abandoned in 1976 and whose door has remained unlocked ever since. To this day the chairs still stand neatly behind the desks, the chalk sits by the blackboard (no graffiti), the register is still on the desk, undefiled, a graphic illustration of the enviable lifestyle of the villagers There is just one taverna in the village, run by Katina with the occasional help of her sons. After she has welcomed you, seen you settled at your table with a jug of chilled spring water and a basket of her home-made bread shell tell you what she has available and what she has baked fresh (besides her bread). Then just sit back and enjoy the spectacular views of the White Mountains all the way down to the sea and understand why its called The Eagles Nest Just below Samonas and down the winding hillside 5 kms, Stylos village is where the famous Samaria brand water is bottled from nearby springs. Take your own bottles and you can fill them up at the spring too. There are a few more cafeneon/tavernas in the village and a couple of minimarkets where youll be shopping with the locals all exchanging the latest gossip. To the w Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: EOTΜΗΤΕ1042K91002947501More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 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 11 November 2019

If you are searching for an authentic and luxurious Cretan Villa for your holidays, you have found it. Villa Vigla in Samonas is more than a holiday accommodation, it is your very unique home during your vacation. We have spent 18 days in September 2019...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If youre looking for a rustic idyll with no connection to the outside world and miles from anywhere in order to re-enact the Mamma Mia experience, you’ve found it. This little villa is tucked away up a mountain high above the coast, and reached after...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Froglady12
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We had a wonderful holiday staying at Villa Vigla with our 2 children (10 & 12). The villa is very pretty and spacious with lots of character, and the garden, terrace and pool areas are private with lovely exotic planting and amazing views. We loved...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank JoannaI76587
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Date of stay: May 2013
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

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Date of stay: September 2013
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Microwave
Parking
Safe
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Water Views
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