The Villa Fonisi, is built on the edge of a cliff, offering a fantastic view of magnificent sunsets over the sea. While being close to a village, it is at the same time isolated and has a pool designed to be hidden by high trees. The architecture combines innovation with typical island influences while particular emphasis has been placed on the surrounding area. The villa has been designed to provide the ideal accommodation for people who set high standards for their holidays and wish to combine privacy in an idyllic spot with adventure as well as comfort with luxury.
General: air-conditioning, linen provided, telephone, towels provided
Kitchen: 4 ring stove, dish washer, freezer, fridge, grill, hob, oven, washing machine
Living Room: fireplace, sofabed, living area seating for 8 people
Dining: child's highchair, dining area, seating for 8 people
Bathrooms: 2 bathrooms, 1 shower room
No. of bedrooms: 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single), sleeps a maximum of 8 people
Entertainment: audio tape player, cd, radio, satellite or cable, tv, video player
Outside: balcony, barbecue, garage, garden, parking, swimming pool, terrace, 2 bicycles, 8 garden chairs, 8 beach chairs
Villa Fonisi : The villa is located near a seaside village in the south-Western part of Crete, at a distance of 72 km from Chania and 31 km from Kissamos. The villa can be accessed through a 4 km long road that is connected to the regional provincial road. The village is located in the middle of the European hiking path E4– a seaside route of exceptional natural beauty- that starts at the village of Kambos and continues through the villages of Livadia, Chryssoskalitissa and Elafonissi. The route is typical of the rugged beauty of Crete with amazing changes of the scenery between olive and locust trees and sea-beaten rocks of black and red volcanic lava.
In the nearby village, buying food is still done in the traditional way – you may buy fish from the fishermen in the small harbour, vegetables, dairy products and meat from the farmers, but you will also find three small taverns. There is a mini-market in the village of Kefali and larger supermarkets in the villages of Platanos and Kissamos. A gas station is located about 11 km away in the village of Elos. The villa tenants may, if they wish, take part in the daily activities of the village people: they may charter a boat for a boating outing or fishing, they can learn about or even do some farming work, they may join the village people in their local festivities, they may take part in the annual grape picking and grape stamping to make wine, they can watch how tsikoudia (Cretan local drink) is made etc. Finally, they are sure to become friends with the village people, who still treat foreign visitors as their own guests following the Cretan hospitality tradition.
Note: The family who cleans the villa, speaks English and can cook for the tenants of the villa a great variety of traditional Cretan dishes. The tenants may buy fresh fish from Vasilis, the young man who cleans the pool but also has a fishing boat and goes fishing regularly. If you wish, you may ask him to take you fishing with him or you may charter his boat for a boating trip to Elafonissi, Paleohora or Falasarna. The sea is only 200 m away from the villa but there are also many secluded beaches about 1 km away as well as the exquisite beach of Elafonissi at a distance of about 20 min by car. A tennis court, a basketball and a volleyball field are available at a distance of about 300 m from the villa
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Terrace and Views
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typical pricing (per week)
July 11, 2009
August 28, 2009
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.