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Villa Esperido

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Chania | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Rates: from £1,799 per week

Designed by two of Greece's most acclaimed architects this award-winning property's contemporary design has a striking modernist look. Distinctive steel beaming, exposed brickwork, the creative use of glass and designer furnishings all combine to create an effortlessly stylish space. Situated in the heart of a fertile orange and olive grove, its vibrant garden is peppered with aromatic citrus trees and brims with all manner of flora which creates a wonderful backdrop as you relax and unwind by the pool.  If you are travelling with a larger party it is also possible to book either of its neighbouring properties, Villa Alsos or Villa Darina.

Careful thought and meticulous attention to detail have been put into furnishing this elegant property. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is comfortable and contemporary and boasts a collection of designer Italian, teak and Brazilian peroba wood furniture. Each of the first floor bedrooms lead directly to the beautiful iridescent pool, garden, and sun terraces, so you will have easy access for a fresh morning dip. The larger and slightly more luxurious master bedroom occupies the entire first floor and has an adjoining sun terrace where you can take a moment to yourself to enjoy the views of the White Mountains and the surrounding olive groves. You can also pick produce straight from the organic vegetable garden for a mouth-watering meal or pluck some plump oranges from the trees for a freshly squeezed morning juice (season dependant). This villa is located in a charming village in Western Crete with easy driving access to the local beaches and a short 20-minute drive to the historic and lively town of Chania.

accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

  • Open-plan living area with large glass patio doors leading to the terrace and pool. Well equipped kitchen, a dining area (seating 6 guests) and comfortable lounge area. Sat TV and integrated speaker and music system (speakers inside the property and at the pool), wood-burner.
  • Bedroom 1: Double/Twin bedroom with 1.80m bed, writing desk and chair, direct access to the pool and terrace. Coco-mat linen and mattresses.
  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with 1.80m bed, writing desk and chair, direct access to the pool and terrace. Coco-mat linen and mattresses.
  • Shared shower room with a marble and stone finish.
  • Shared W.C

First Floor:

  • Master Bedroom: Open-plan bedroom and en suite with 1.80m bed. Jacuzzi bath and rain shower, double sink. Sat TV, desk and chair. Coco-mat linen and mattresses.
  • Sun terrace overlooking olive and citrus groves with sea views in the distance.
February

  • Inokritika an exhibition of Cretan wines made by local producers.
March
  • Apokries, the Greek version of Mardi Gras is an event not to be missed. Thousands of people flood the streets of Chania in masquerades and costumes to celebrate through song and dance
  • Memorial Parade, held in Heraklion to celebrate the uprising of Greeks against Ottoman Turks in 1821.
April
  • Burning of Judas celebrations. Easter is the main public holiday in Greece and in Ayios Nikolaos, it is celebrated with the burning of an effigy of Judas on Lake Voulismeni accompanied by the sound of firecrackers.
July
  • Yakintheia - three-day festival filled with cultural events including Cretan folk tradition, music and food tasting. For a true inisight into Crete traditions and heritage, this is a festival not to be missed.
  • Heraklion Summer Festival. This arts festival runs until September and has welcomed arts groups such as the Kirov Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and the Vienna Opera.
August
  • Festivals - a number of festivals are arranged by the municipality during this month including art exhibitions, theatrical events and music concerts.
November
  • St Minas Parade, held in Heraklion by the townspeople to commemorate their patron saint, who rescued Christians from slaughter by Turks in the 19th century.
Suggested general activities:
  • Visit the many archaeological sites and historical monuments including Ancient Aptera, Firka Fortress, Egyptian Lighthouse, Giali Tzamisi and the Byzantine Wall of Chania.
  • Relax on one of Chania’s beaches famous for its clear waters and golden sands.
  • Explore Chania’s history on a tour through the Old City.
Suggested sporting activities:
  • Cycling,
  • Scuba diving,
  • Mountaineering,
  • Riding,
  • Paragliding,
  • Limnoypolis waterpark.

TIME ZONE Greece operates on GMT + 2 hours.

LANGUAGE Modern Greek (as opposed to Ancient) is the national language of Greece. Vernacular speech contains many borrowings from foreign languages, including Italian, French, Turkish and English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. "Tourist Police" whose lapel badges picture a Union Jack or American flag speak English. In Greece, people whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers.

CURRENCY The Euro, divided into 100 Cents.

MONEY MATTERS Travellers cheques can easily be converted into Euros; some larger stores will take them as payment. Smaller denominations are preferred. Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread.

TIPPING Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER Greece enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING Style is fairly casual throughout Greece though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and a coat. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a "jacket and tie" standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Bring comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

HEALTH For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

LOCATION:

Villa Esperido is located in a charming countryside village in the lush region of Platanias in north western Crete. The bustling and historic city of Chania is located just a 20-minute drive away, while the local beaches and amenities are easily accessible within 5-10 minutes by car. The surrounding area is a lush farming region and the property overlooks an olive and citrus grove and the Bay of Chania in the distance.

  • Chania Airport: 36.9 km / 40-minute drive.
  • Heraklion Airport: 156 km / 2hr drive.
  • Nearest Beach: 1.8 km / 5-minute drive.
  • Nearest supermarket: 1.2 km / 5-minute drive.
  • Nearest Taverns/Café: 2.3 km / 5-10-minute drive.
  • Chania Old Town: 18.2 km / 20-25-minute drive.

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Our villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and alternative arrival days might be available on request. Please contact your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant for further details.
     
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Daily maid service (2hrs/day) Monday - Saturday only.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen with mid-weekly change.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • Underfloor heating
  •   Meet & Greet at Chania Airport by villa representative and escort to the villa (transfer vehicle not included).
  • Private swimming pool (12.9 x 3m).
  • Welcome hamper
  • Fruit, vegetable and herb picking from the organic garden

Extra Services

  • Additional maid service available on request.
  • A pre-arrival grocery shopping service is available on advance request.
  • Pool heating EUR 50 per day (minimum 2 days) / EU350 per week.  If you require pool heating you will need to inform us at least 2 days before arrival.
  • Cook or meal delivery service can be arranged on available request. Please enquire about details and prices.

Your Villa Rental

Because everyone's concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula to offer flexibility and the freedom to design run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities.

Our Villa-Only rental option comes as standard and is ideal for those seeking pure independence whilst travelling.

Every A&K Villa Only rental includes:

  • Dedicated Pre-Arrival Concierge service
  • Villa rental on an exclusive basis
  • Utilities (gas, water, electricity), unless otherwise stated
  • Towels, pool towels and bed linen as standard
  • 1 cot & highchair (cot linen not provided)
  • An A&K Local Representative who is on call 24/7 in case of emergency. Your Local Representative will also meet you once during your stay (on your arrival weekend) to help you to settle in, explain Health & Safety and answer any questions you may have regarding the villa.

(In some cases an A&K Representative is not required as the villa will have its own competent, local manager.)

  • A 24 hour A&K Emergency Duty Manager contact service based in the UK
  • Comprehensive information book
  • VAT and administration charges
  • Villa's own services - please check what additional services are provided as standard with a particular property – such as maid service, usage of air-conditioning, central and pool heating, as these can vary from property to property. This information will be available online or via your sales representative.

Should you wish to further enhance your villa experience, our thoughtfully designed A&K Concierge Packages are the perfect solution for those seeking additional support and comfort during your stay. In addition to the amenities offered within the Villa Only rental, a large number of our properties offer the following packages of upgraded services including a knowledgeable local concierge, providing complete piece of mind whilst travelling:

Gold Concierge Package – seamless support throughout your stay...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A dedicated local A&K Concierge whose knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations

Following on from your pre-arrival Concierge team, upon arrival you will be seamlessly handed over to your local A&K Concierge who will have been briefed about all aspects of your holiday.

Your local A&K Concierge will personally welcome you to your villa and can be called upon at any time to assist you in any way throughout your stay. This can include anything from confirming itinerary arrangements; suggesting, making and booking additional services locally as required, such as restaurant reservations, visits and guided tours; trouble shooting; language assistance; providing a check-out service, and much more.

  • Introductory morning orientation tour of local area with your A&K Concierge on your arrival weekend - the best way to familiarise yourself with the local area (own transport required if villa is not within walking distance)
  • Complimentary pre-arrival grocery shopping service. Simply tell us in advance what groceries you require and your Concierge will pre-stock the villa accordingly (cost of groceries excluded)

Platinum Concierge Package – creating your ultimate stay with complete convenience...

Includes all of the Villa Only services, as well as:

  • A continental buffet-style breakfast provided on your first morning, including a selection of breads and fresh pastries, cheese, meats, fruit, yoghurts and fresh fruit juice
  • A pre-stocked drinks fridge (typically consisting of four bottles of wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, mineral water)
  • Fresh flowers and initial provisions, including jam, sugar, olive oil, tea, coffee, vinegar as well as cleaning provisions
  • Starter pack of luxurious toiletries per bathroom
  • Daily maid service (Monday to Friday and on Saturdays for multiple week bookings
  • Mid-week linen and towel change
  • A light, self-served supper on your arrival evening pre-prepared by your Concierge
  • Complimentary mid-week grocery shopping service (cost of groceries excluded)
  • Complimentary private chef service for a lunch or dinner, once during your stay (pre-booking necessary; cost of groceries excluded)

  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Heated Outdoor)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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