ABOUT VILLA APHRODITE
Villa Aphrodite [Sleeps 8]
The villa is accessed via a very long dirt track and iron gates.
From the front door there are steps down to the large pool and terrace area.
On entrance to the left is an area with sink and washing machine. There are three bedrooms on the ground level. A twin room with small seating terrace. The master bedroom with en suite is and has double doors to the shared covered terrace overlooking the pool area. There is a second double bedroom on this level. Steps from this terrace lead down to the pool.
There is also a large family bathroom with bath and shower over it.
The first level has a large open plan living/dining area. An arch way leads to the large kitchen with a dishwasher. The living area has a large covered terrace looking over the pool and terrace. This is perfect for those evening meals. There is also a smaller terrace with seating for reading your books in the tranquillity this villa provides.
There is a double bedroom with a small terrace overlooking the front drive. The second family bathroom is on this level with large shower.
To really get away from it all wooden steps lead to a large mezzanine area with seating.
The pool area is very large and great for those relaxing holidays. The pool is approximately 45m2 and accesses via 4 roman semi circle steps.
Villa Aphrodite is in the village of Xerosterni
At the bank at Vamos
Nearest bank at Vamos
Taxis are still reasonable price on Crete as fares are all regulated. Taxi service at Almyrida or Vamos. Phone numbers in the villa.
Health Centre at Vamos 24 hrs.
Almyrida or Kalyves but airport is usually cheaper.
The villa does not have WiFi but most tavernas do.
The ferry from Piraeus on the mainland docks at Souda, a twenty minute drive from Apokoronas. There are two ferries a day.
The better and more reliable repairers are at Kalyves ( nearest ) or Vrysses.
Nearby Vamos is on the bus route KTel to the city of Chania.
Nearest tavernas at Gavlochori but Almyrida and Vamos offer good choice of eating. There is a small mini market on the outskirts of the village towards Vamos.
Nearest beach is Almyrida. Lovely sand and very safe. All amenities.
There is PADI diving at Almyrida. Aine Cretan Villa Holidays can arrange a booking for you.
There are sea fishing trips from Georgioupoli or you can fish the estuaries. No river fishing on Crete due to the nesting grounds of the loggerhead turtles.
There are courts at Almyrida and Souda. Aine Cretan Villa Holidays can book a court for you.
Best shopping is at Chania but Rethymno comes a close second. Shops shut at 2:00pm and open again at 5:00pm. Most of the tourist shops stay open all day.
Crete is well known for some of the best walks in the Mediterranean area. There are many good walks starting from the Xerosterni area.
There are several gorges a short distance from Xerosterni. Details of coaches ( best way ) to the gorges can be had at Almyrida, small kiosk, or at Georgioupoli where there are several shops.
Tune your radio to 93.2 if you like non stop music in the english language.
There are interesting boat trips from Almyrida and Georgioupoli and there is a pirate ship that leaves Souda every day for a fantastic day out for kids and adults as well.
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