Villa Thetis details
For a taste of authentic Greece you can’t go wrong with Villa Thetis. Cue rustic stone walls, terracotta roof tiles and lots of wooden trimmings. Plus, its walled gardens and private outdoor pool are wrapped in acres of olive groves. So despite being set on the edge of one of Crete’s most cosmopolitan ports, it seems really secluded.
As for the interior, you’ll notice a homely farmhouse feel to the place courtesy of the wood-beamed ceilings and brickwork foundations. The open-plan kitchen and living area, in particular, is a cosy, rustic space complete with terracotta-tiled floors, chunky wooden tables and an inviting red-cushioned sofa-bed.
On the subject of slumber spots, there’s space for six others in the villa’s three cottage-style bedrooms. And each has its own individual touch. On the ground floor you’ll find a small double room with an exposed brickwork fireplace. And on the upper level, there’s a twin spruced up with bold fabrics and another double featuring an elegant iron-framed four-poster. From here, French windows lead out onto a stonework balcony with views over the outdoor pool area and the beach in the near distance.
Ground floor: • Double bedroom • Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine • Bathroom with shower • Lounge with divan bed for a child up to 12yrs
First floor: • Double bedroom with en suite • Twin bedroom • Bathroom with whirlpool bath • Satellite TV • Air-conditioning, at a charge • Balcony
Private pool • Barbecue
Location• A short walk to the shops, bars and restaurants • 10 minute walk to the beach • 30 minute drive from Heraklion airport
Sleeps up to:
6 adults and 1 child