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Villa Flarodia

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Gavalohori | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6 + 4

Rates: from £3,837 per week

Rustic on the outside, country-chic on the inside, this characterful estate has recently been given a new lease of life as a deluxe private retreat for a group of friends or family. With a variety of sandy beaches close by and only half an hour away from popular towns like Chania and Rethimnon, Villa Flarodia is perfectly located for exploring the area but equally inviting to simply stay home and chill out at the pool area with a glass of freshly-pressed orange juice.

Immense love and care has been lavished on this ancient house and the careful restoration was carried out with full respect to the place’s original architecture and spirit. The property is rented in its entirety and comprises of three deluxe suites, named after the trees that grace their entrances. The Elia (Olive tree), Rodia (Pomegranate tree) and Karydia (Walnut tree) suites can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests in total and all exhibit the same refreshing style and attention to detail. The luxurious and atmospheric lounge area and kitchen, blissful chill-out pool, courtyard and garden give this luxury villa the sense and scale of a boutique hotel, yet with total exclusivity and an array of pampering services to choose from. Villa Flarodia is located in the picturesque village Agios Pavlos, which is full of history, tradition and natural beauty. Taverns, cafés, a bakery, a mini market, and various stores can be found in the next village called Gavalohori which is a 15-20 minute walk away from the house. The magnificent beach of Almyrida and other sandy beaches are only a 5-10 minute drive away.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION


Next to the main entrance is a reception/ office space with PC, printer and phone. In a separate part of the house lies the modern and well-equipped kitchen that leads into a spacious dining area with a designer table (seats 14) built around the original 250-year old olive press. A large flat-screen TV is placed opposite the table. A lounge with impressive fireplace and a bar with wine rack are on either side of the dining area. Furthermore there is a bathroom next to the sitting area.

Rodia Suite

• Spacious 2-floor (family) suite with 2 twin/double beds and en-suite bathrooms. An internal staircase connects these two open-plan sleeping areas. Access to private roof terrace.
• Separate sitting area with wood burner and TV.  

Elia Suite

• Master bedroom with king size bed, wood burner, desk & chair, Satellite TV
• Internal staircase leads up to open-plan bedroom with 2 single beds (for teenagers). Access to roof terrace which can be locked on request.
• Shared bathroom with shower

Please note that the railing of the staircase is not childproof and we therefore recommend accommodating teenagers rather than young children in the bedroom on the higher floor. A safety net for the railing is available on request in advance.

Karydia Suite

• Spacious master bedroom with twin/double beds, en-suite shower room, flat-screen TV, desk & chair, wood burner. This suite is suitable for guests with walking disabilities.

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.

Villa LOCATION


The villa is located in a small rural village called Agios Pavlos near Gavalohori which has good amenities for visitors including taverns, cafes, a bakery, a mini market and various stores. Gavalohori is short drive or a 10-minute walk away from the villa.
Chania: 27km, 35-min drive
Heraklion: 115km, 1h40min-drive
Chania airport: 37km, 45-min drive
Beaches: Almyrida 6km, 10-min drive, Kalives 8km, 15-min 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 outside the High Season. 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 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 incl. water, gas and electricity.
  • 3 hours daily maid service (except Sundays) with linen and towels changed every 2 days.
  • Final cleaning.
  • Local telephone calls.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Air-conditioning in all bedrooms, kitchen and lounge.
  • Central heating.
  • Ecological and chlorine free saltwater swimming pool (14.7 x 4.5m) with jacuzzi area which can also be used as separate kids pool.

Extra Services

  • Additional maid service available on advance request at EUR 10/hour.
  • Cook and food delivery service available on advance request. Please enquire about details and prices.
  • A pre-arrival grocery shopping service is available on advance request. A service fee of EUR 50 will be charged locally plus the cost of groceries. This service covers up to EUR 200 worth of groceries.
  • Transfer from Chania Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 225 (up to 10 guests). A supplement may apply for transfers at night time.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

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 (Partial)
  • Bar
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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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

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