A new selection of Greek luxury villas is now being offered by EuropeToo, a member of the IsramWorld portfolio. Visitors to the Greek islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos and Paros may now enjoy a wider range of luxurious accommodations for the upcoming tourism season. Here’s a selection of vacation choices on the Greek island of Crete, the best destination for weary travelers in the world.
According to the news, the new properties range from traditional 17th-century country houses to contemporary hilltop mansions overlooking the Sea. One example of the possibilities is a villa in Chania, on Crete described so:
“Surrounded by views of the mountains and sea – these individually designed and furnished villas bring you the very best in deluxe villa rentals on Crete. Just minutes from beautiful beaches (including the one featured in the movie “Zorba”) you’re also close to local villages – shops – restaurants and historical sites. A group of 8 villas – each with its own pool – make this a great choice for groups or friends or a family get together.”
We are actually familiar with this part of Chania and Crete. Kavos and Zorba’s Beach are at the end of an arid but beautiful peninsula jutting out into the Cretan Sea, a perfect place for both seclusion and capturing the real flavor of Crete. Just around the corner from the beach, the Nanakis Beach Apartments afford an alternative kind of family economy with a luxurious feel too.
Also near Chania, down the coast to Platanias, Metochi Villas (above) is an accommodation set amid natural spleandor in the village of the same name. Our team stayed at Metochi two years ago for three weeks. For those of you intent on sampling what it is like to be Cretan, this is one of the most genuine accommodations on the island. Finally, for the most unique and pampered experience of your life, I cannot recommend more fervently any villa rental beyond that of my friend VanGos Tsourlakis. Airbnb’s top host has transformed a small village mill into a stunning villa stay that is unforgettable.
EuropeToo offers exceptional travel experiences, for groups and individuals, throughout Europe, Russia, Turkey and Morocco. These new villas are priced from $210 to $1,960 per night.
The Nanakis Beach Apartments are situated at the beach of the same name, next door to the beach Anthony Quinn made famous for his portrayal of Zorba. Accommodations here can be had for as little as €270 euro per week for a one bedroom apartment. For just over €500 per week, guests can enjoy a 2 bedroom apartment overlooking the sea.
Metochi Villas is situated in the traditional hamlet of Metohi just outside the Maleme resort, just 3km from Platanias seaside amenities. The beach is a short walk, but the olive groves and villagers that made Crete famous are right outside your door. 7 nights at the Villa Laina where we stayed runs from about €1000 euro for a 4 bedroom villa. Other accommodations are available, but beware most full weeks are booked solid now.
VanGos’ Grotto Villa is available still for some weeks and days. Weeks run for about €1236 euro in May (only 1 week left) and just under €1900 euro for peak season stays. Be advised, most peak season weeks are fully booked now.
Special thanks to Theodore for the image of Villa Vagelis overlooking the sea at Kissamos, on Crete.