Authentic Cretan Hospitality-Villa Athina
Crete. The island of Zeus offers endless possibilities! From beaches with palm trees up to 2,000 m.Peaks of mountain peaks, world-famous ancient culture and famous traditional cuisine.7,000 adventurous years of history awaken the spirits of the elderly and the younger heroes.
On the north coast of Crete, near the palace of Knossos in Heraklion at the European village of Archanes is Athina Villa.
Overview Villa Athina
2 bedrooms (1 Queen, 3 Twins)
2 bathrooms (2 full)
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Villa Athina is a modern two-storeyed luxury house which is designed to offer relaxing and calm moments to its guests! Our villa is located in the picturesque village Archanes very close to Heraklion city! What you will enjoy most during your stay in our villa is cretan nature as in the surroundings of the villa you will find plenty of greenery and especially olive oil trees!
Villa Athina can accommodate up to 5 people as it consists of two bedrooms (with one double bed at the first bedroom and two single beds at the second bedroom) and a big living room with one sofa—bed for one more guest! It also has two big enough bathrooms for all guests, and a fully equipped kitchen, where you can prepare every meal for your loved ones! At the villa you will also find air conditioning for the hot days of summer, a washing machine for your clothes, big balconies and a big yard with BBQ to enjoy at your free time!
Archanes is so close to Heraklion in time and in distance! A truly remarkable job has been done here, the place looks great but retains as much atmosphere and as many original features as possible!
Archanes has won awards – 2nd best restored village in Europe and 1st in long term development prospects. Streets have been newly stone-paved, there are more splendid displays of blooming flowers, fruit trees and plants in the yards, terraces and balconies of the houses – a walk around the back streets is a pleasure as a result.
How to get there
Buses leave Heraklion from bus station A at the harbour. There are buses at least every hour.
What to see & do
There are four archaeological sites – one in the village (a fenced excavation) and three close by, at Anemospilia and Fourni (on the edge of the village – a Minoan graveyard). Vathypetro on the way to Houdetsi is worthwhile not only for the finds, but also some of the most magnificent views of Crete which you can see from the site – a unique vantage point.
A lot of very significant finds of the Minoan era came from the broader Archanes area. Therefore Archanes has an excellent Archaeological Museum which displays all these finds from the town and the sites surrounding it. It is worth to visit it
Archanes with its superb nature is part of the E4 hiking path (it goes through Archanes). Using as a starting point the villages’ central square and going west, you will meet the path, which leads to the summit of the mountain Yiouhtas.
The course is impressive, especially in the springtime.
The summit, where lies the chapel of ‘Afentis Christos’, offers a breathtaking view of the landscape, but also west to Psiloritis and east to Dikti mountains.The chapel of ‘Afentis Christos’ celebrates on 6th of August and during these days there is a ‘Paniyiri’ (festival) at the village.
Do not forget to visit Koronekes Olive Mill, offers a tour and tasting about learning how extra virgin olive oil is made, and the nearby Minoan Palace of Knossos!
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Special offers for groups and families .Compine your stay with an organize excursion.Find more details here .
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