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Description of Villa Voulisma
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Villa Voulisma OverviewVilla Voulisma is a three-bedroom, three bathroom hillside villa, a short drive away from the ancient town of Istron, situated on the northeast coastline of Crete and can sleep up to six guests. This modern villa offers the ideal accommodation for a family or friends relaxing at home, sunbathing by the pool vacation, or getting back to nature and being more active exploring the island, its fascinating history and all it has to offer.
Set over two storeys, the villa has a dedicated parking place. Enter at the ground floor level where you will find a cool and contemporary welcome, decorated throughout in natural neutral colours and highlights of beautiful Mediterranean turquoise blues. Complimentary Wi-Fi, Bluetooth speakers, air conditioning, and heating is available throughout the villa. A large open-plan sitting room is home to a generous sofa, armchairs, useful side tables and a large flat-screen TV, the patio doors open out onto the terrace and benefit from picturesque mountain views. The black and white kitchen is fully equipped with the latest electrical equipment, and an attractive white dining set seats up to six guests. There are two bedrooms on the entry-level floor, the first is the master bedroom, with a large double bed, and picture length windows with doors that open onto the pool terrace. The second bedroom is a twin room with an en-suite walk in shower, wash basin and WC, and a door that leads to the side of the villa. There is also a separate marble family bathroom complete with full-size bath and shower, washbasin and WC.
Take the stairs to the lower ground floor, and there you will find the third bedroom, complete with twin beds and an en-suite shower room. A games room boasts a table tennis table, a billiards-pool table, a flat screen tv with DVD player and lounge seating area, the perfect place to enjoy some family and friends’ fun, catch up on your favourite movies, or relax after a hard day’s sunbathing. The lower ground floor also has a useful separate guest walk-in shower room. The terrace is beautifully appointed with a private pool measuring an impressive twenty-seven by fourteen feet, sunbeds with comfy turquoise cushions, a pergola with a dining table that seats up to six for shaded alfresco dining, and a barbeque to rustle up some supper all with stunning views of the Istron hillside. A short five-minute drive downhill takes you to the many cafes, bars, tavernas, and shops of the town of Istron with its two blue flag public beaches and the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea. A local dolmus bus service runs along the coastline, Crete is your oyster…
Villa Voulisma Property Features
The VillaGround Floor
-A fully equipped modern kitchen which is open plan to the dining for 6 and a stylish living room opening onto the pool terrace.
-A double bedroom which has patio doors opening onto the pool terrace.
-Twin room with en-suite shower room and patio doors opening onto the pool terrace.
-Separate family bathroom. Lower Ground Floor
- A games room comprising of a pool/billiards table, table tennis and flat screen TV.
- A Twin bedroom suitable for elder teens/young adults and a separate shower room.
-T here is an entrance to the driveway and pool. Outside Area
- Sunbeds for 6 people.
- Shaded dining area for 6.
- Swimming pool, 8m x 4m, depth 1.3m -1.5m
- Off road parking
- DVD Player
- Washing machine
- Bluetooth Speakers
- Iron and ironing board
Villa Voulisma LocationThe villa is set in the hillside of Istron, just one hours drive from Heraklion International Airport, and twenty minutes from Agios Nikolaos, the largest town on the northeastern coast of Crete. A short five minute downhill drive or fifteen-minute walk, will take you into the centre of Istron, where you will find useful mini markets, souvenir shops, welcoming tavernas, and a number of bars, as well as two local blue flag beaches, one pebbly, one sandy. The ancient town of Istron has records dating back to at least 250BC and is ideally positioned in the beautiful and aptly named Mirabello Bay. The area is soaked in history, particularly Minoan and Dorian, conquered by the Venetians in the fifteenth century, who built fortresses to keep the Ottoman pirates at bay, then finally gaining independence in the nineteenth century and becoming part of Greece. Istron is considered Crete’s most unspoilt region and makes an excellent base for nature lovers as well as holidaymakers. Don’t miss a visit to Fourini, a local traditional Greek village, explore the three hundred caves the island hides, hike over hillsides, streams, and rocky ravines to discover watermills and ruins, and stop along the way at a local winery and taste the fruits of the many vineyards.
If you prefer sea to land, all aboard a boat trip where you can scuba or snorkel underwater ruins, and strap on your jet skis or paraglide with one of the many water sports clubs. For the beach babies this area of Crete is pure paradise, take a romantic walk on the long sandy beach of Voulisma or Golden Beach, get active in the wind-sheltered Ammoudara Beach, famous for its water sports, relax and shop in the exclusive Elounda Bay, or sit in a taverna sipping ouzo on the thick sand of Pacheia Ammos, a protected bay with a small harbour. Go further afield to Vai, Crete’s easternmost tip, an hour and a half drive away, where you will find lush forests and a unique date palm. Discover blue flag beaches in Lerapetra, off the coast of the Libyan Sea. Explore Psychro Cave, reputedly the birthplace of Zeus, and rock climb Mount Ida to find the Ideon Cave. Sitia Geopark is three hundred and fifty square kilometres of the island’s diverse eco-system, where you can go through gorges, bathe on beaches, walk the wetlands, become a bird-watcher, and be at one with nature. Get active and hike the Richtis Gorge, stroll through streams to reach the twenty-metre waterfall, where you can cool off in the inviting pool. Find peace and solitude in the fifteenth century Toplou Monastery, an hour and a half drive through the Cretan countryside to see beautiful Byzantine icons. Visit the intriguing island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until as recently as the 1950s, home to a Venetian fortress and now an open-air museum. No visit to Istron is complete without a trip into Agios Nikolaos, a harbour town that uniquely houses a lake in its centre, is home to the archaeological museum full of Minoan treasures, and is full of tavernas, shops, bars and restaurants in which to sit and watch the local life go by.
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