Rafaella Villa details
Set high up in the rural hills of Aghios Nikolaos, the Rafaella Villa has a real ‘away from it all’ feeling. The steep driveway approaching it may test your stamina, but the magnificent views when you arrive at the top are well worth it, with rolling hills as far as the eye can see.
Rafaella Villa will comfortably sleep four and inside, it's bright and airy with a main en suite double bedroom, and a second twin. The kitchen is well-equipped and open-plan, as is the main living area. Outside, the swimming pool is located to one side of the villa and surrounded by a tiled terrace and raised gardens. You’ll also find a barbecue and plenty of sunbeds and parasols.
Elsewhere, there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas, like a trip to the traditional village of Kritsa or the church of Pelagia Kira. Then there are colourful morning markets where you can pick up a whole selection of fresh produce and goods, haggle with stall holders and generally immerse yourself in the local culture. Agios Nikolaos holds one on a Wednesday, Elounda holds theirs on a Friday, while Saturday is the turn of nearby Irepetra.
• Double bedroom • Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Open-plan living and dining area • Kitchen with full oven and fridge-freezer • WC • Air-conditioning at a charge
Private pool: 8x4m, 1.5m deep • Patio • Portable barbecue
Location• 15 minute drive to the beach, resort centre, restaurants, bars and supermarkets • 1 hour 30 minutes drive to Heraklion airport
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