The Villa Asteria is built on a hill overhanging the Messara bay, in a very quiet place, where you'll enjoy the peacefulness of a preserved nature. The coastal village of Kalamaki, where you'll find minimarkets, bakery, restaurants and a long, sandy beach, lies about one kilometre away.
The villa itself (80 m2) has got a living room and a kitchen, a corridor leading to a bathroom and two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms is furnished with two single beds; the other bedroom, which has its own private bathroom, is furnished with a double bed. Large windows and doors bring lot of light in all rooms, and provide view to the surrounding landscape.
The kitchen is fully equipped (electric hobs and oven, fridge, dishwasher, shelves). The living room has got two sofas, an armchair, a fireplace, television (with satellite) and stereo. The villa is surrounded by roofed terraces, to which bedrooms and living room have access. You can thus always find a shady place to have your meal and enjoy the view on the olive groves, the Asteroussia and Psiloritis mountains, and the Messara gulf - where the sunset over the Paximadia islands is every evening a different spectacle.
The villa is equipped with air condition. It has got two swimming pools, one for small children and a normal one. It is surrounded by a stone-made pavement and scale leading to the house. A little further is the roofed, stone-built oven, where you can make barbecues and grills... Finally, you'll find lot of place for your car at the rear of the house. Come to our place, and you'll never forget your stay in our villa here in Crete!
The Villa Asteria is located near the village of Kalamaki, in central South Crete, some 60 kilometres from Heraklion. The area is known for its remarkable natural beauty, its more than 300 annual sunny days and its four thousand years of history.
Preserved from mass tourism, it is the ideal place for individuals and small families in search of holidays combining rest, the pleasure of the sea and discovering a beautiful region. The archaeological sites of Phaistos, Gortys and Agia Triada are just a few kilometres away, as are the long sandy beaches of Kalamaki and Komos and entertaining places like Matala.
Walks in the mountain or though beautiful gorges leading to small beaches (Agiofarango, Martsalo) can also be part of your program. Don't miss, the traditional, local tavernas and kafenios in our small villages where, apart from the excellent local specialities, you'll experience the real, Cretan hospitality and way of life... Our villa is equipped with heating, so why not come and visit Crete in winter?
With snow on the mountains, grass and flowers in the countryside, the purest atmosphere and the beauty of the Libyan sea, the island is never more impressive and beautiful than in this season... So, whatever kind of holidays you're dreaming of, be sure that our region will offer the best of nature and culture to you, to make your stay something you won't forget...