|Price:||200 € /day|
The living area is open plan and has a muted colour scheme with pale tiled flooring throughout. A large sofa faces the television which has some satellite channels and a DVD player and there is also an attractive fireplace in the corner. Patio doors open onto a covered dining terrace with wonderful views to the sea. At the other end of the room is a dining table with seating for six and beyond that, a bright kitchen area which is fitted with pine units. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hob, oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. Also on this floor is a well-furnished twin bedroom with access to a small balcony at the side of the villa. There is a separate shower room with a shower, WC and washbasin. First Floor There are two further bedrooms upstairs, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, both sharing the use of a separate bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC and washbasin. The rooms have patio doors to a first floor balcony with lovely sea views. Outside The garden is on a slightly lower level and has a pleasant lawn with some natural shade and a built-in barbecue with a stone seating and dining area. The pool, which has a shallow children’s section at one end, is surrounded by a terrace where you can sunbathe on the sun-loungers provided or sit by the railings and admire the view. The ground floor dining terrace has a similarly scenic outlook Villa Ionna has a hilltop location with wonderful views over the surrounding area to the Cretan Sea below. The little village of Maroulas, 2km away, has a small range of facilities for your immediate needs whilst the bustling town of Platanes is 1km further on. Formerly a small fishing village, Platanes has grown into a popular coastal resort with activities to suit all tastes. The town has good shopping, dining and leisure facilities and if you are looking for a lively nightlife, there are numerous bars, discos and tavernas which keep buzzing until the early hours. The beach is long and sandy, with a range of water sports on offer and sunbeds and parasols available to hire The city of Rethymnon is ten minutes drive to the west from Platanes offering a variety of day and evening entertainment and a large choice of shops, restaurants and clubs. It has a huge expanse of gently sloping beach lined with tavernas and bars which stretches for 20km. The quaint old town is a mass of narrow alleyways lined with Turkish houses and minarets reflecting the 250 years when it was ruled by the Turks, with a Venetian influence showing in its charming houses with wooden balconies and wall fountains. The picturesque harbour is lined with fish restaurants offering a range of regional specialities and locally caught seafood, and there are regular boat excursions leaving from this point. In July/August, the city stages a Renaissance Festival and comes alive with folk music and traditional Greek dramas, or you may be able to sample locally produced wine in the public gardens during the annual Wine Festival.
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