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Villa Orcadia

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Matala | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6 + 1

Rates: from £2,112 per week

Just a 700m walk to the stretching white sands of Kommos Beach, this villa has the perfect balance of style, seclusion and wonderful surrounding scenery.  Mesara Bay and islets of Paximedia sit prominently in view as you sit by the pool or as you relax in your chic open plan lounge, while the mountains dominate the backdrop.  The verdant landscaped grounds and outdoor dining area exude a rich tropical feel with lazing palms and prickling cacti dotted throughout while the rolling sand dunes stretch all the way to the beach below.

Set over one floor, this fully air conditioned property is the perfect choice for a family or a small group of friends. As you enter the villa are greeted with breath-taking views of Mesara Bay through the wall of glass that flanks its open plan lounge. A large corner sofa and a scattering of comfy bean bags provide the perfect perch to sit and enjoy the view. The elegant dining area and modern fully equipped kitchen blends seamlessly with the lounge in this bright and airy open plan space. Exposed stone walls, in the properties carefully thought out interior, are juxtaposed with a sleek modern furnishings, while a smattering of tasteful traditional Greek features and ceramics provide context and personality to this beautiful property. All of the stylish bedrooms have an adjoining en suite shower rooms and the master bedroom benefits from stunning sea views. In ancient Minoan times Kommos Beach was the thriving port of Phaestus and the archaeological remains of this ancient town can still be seen on the southern end of the beach. The beach has a small restaurant and connects with the busier Kalamaki beach, which has a host of bars and restaurants, a little further up the coast. Set over one floor, this fully air conditioned property is the perfect choice for a family or a small group of friends. As you enter the villa are greeted with breath-taking views of Mesara Bay through the wall of glass that flanks its open plan lounge. A large corner sofa and a scattering of comfy bean bags provide the perfect perch to sit and enjoy the view. The elegant dining area and modern fully equipped kitchen blends seamlessly with the lounge in this bright and airy open plan space. Exposed stone walls, in the properties carefully thought out interior, are juxtaposed with a sleek modern furnishings, while a smattering of tasteful traditional Greek features and ceramics provide context and personality to this beautiful property. All of the stylish bedrooms have an adjoining en suite shower rooms and the master bedroom benefits from stunning sea views. In ancient Minoan times Kommos Beach was the thriving port of Phaestus and the archaeological remains of this ancient town can still be seen on the southern end of the beach. The beach has a small restaurant and connects with the busier Kalamaki beach, which has a host of bars and restaurants, a little further up the coast.

accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:

  • Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area (for 8 guests) with unobstructed sea views and direct access to the pool, terrace and outdoor dining area.
  • Bedroom 1: Master double bedroom with 1.80m bed and sea views. En suite shower room. Walk-in wardrobe. TV.
  • Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with 1.60m bed. En suite shower room. TV.
  • Bedroom 3: Twin room with two 90cm beds and a small shower room. TV.
  • Guest W.C.

KINDLY NOTE: There are some drops around the garden and pool area. Small children will need to be supervised at all times. Please also note the last 200m of the access road to the property is on a rough unsurfaced road. 

January
  • Inokritika - an exhibition of Cretan wines made by local producers.
March
  • 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
  • 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

  • Houdetsi Festival, Heraklion - a four day celebration full of music, art and food.
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:
  • Iráklio (Heraklion) Archaeological Museum
  • Aquaworld Aquarium and Reptile Rescue Centre
  • Grotina - Greco-Roman city ruins
  • Archaeological and Folk Museums, Sitia
  • Panagia Kera - Crete's most famous Byzantine church
Suggested sporting activities:
  • Hike the Crete gorges
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing

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 Orcadia is located just 700m from Kommos Beach in Southern Crete. The beautiful south easterly part of Crete is the quieter, more rural and less developed side of the island, you are sure to have an authentic Cretan experience in this region. Kommos Beach is long stretch of sandy beach which extends for 2km along the shore and has a small beachside restaurant. In ancient Minoan times Kommos Beach was the thriving port of Phaestus and the archaeological remains of this ancient town can still be seen on the southern end of the beach. Because of its historical significance the area remains refreshingly free of construction. It is also possible to walk to the busier Kalamaki Beach which sits a little further up the coastline. Kalamaki Beach has a host of bars and restaurants to choose from. 

  • Nearest Beach (Kommos Beach): 10 min walk.
  • Nearest Taverns/Café: 15 minute walk.
  • Heraklion Airport: 70 km / 1hr 20 minute drive.
  • Chania Airport: 140 km / 2hrs 25 minute drive.
  • Nearest supermarket: 6 km / 11 minute drive.
  • Nearest town (Pitsidia): 2km / 10 minute drive.

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

KINDLY NOTE

The last kilometre of the access route to the villa is on an unsurfaced road.

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Available Booked On request

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 concierge 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).
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen (changed every fourth day).
  • Welcome basket
  • Final cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi internet.
  • Full air-conditioning
  • Private swimming pool (10x5m), can be fenced upon request.

Extra Services

  • Central Heating (cost per usage)
  • Extra maid service available at EUR 10/hr.
  • A pre-arrival grocery shopping service is available on advance request. The cost of this service will be dependent on the extent of the request.
  • Cook or food delivery service available on request.
  • Transfer from Heraklion Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 305 (up to 7 guests). A supplement may apply for transfers at night time.

    KINDLY NOTE: There are some drops around the garden and pool area. Small children will need to be supervised at all times. 

    Please also note the last 200m of the access road to the property is on a rough unsurfaced road.

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
  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • Coffee Machine (Espresso)
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Not included)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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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