The views of the sea and the gulf of Crete, surrounded by pastoral green hilltops and countryside, place our guests in a state of relaxation and regeneration. Should guests desire a night out, next door to the driveway of the villa is a delicious taverna where guests can dine on the best of Cretan cuisine. Villa Artesia is also a short 10-minute drive to Ammoudara Beach, a lovely place to relax, swim, shop and eat.
Villa Artesia can accommodate up to 12 people comfortably and comprises three levels of living space. A private pool and jacuzzi overlook the gorgeous ocean below, while the villa itself is surrounded by a lovely garden full of exotic flowers and fruit trees.
Our guests will feel at home in the spacious surroundings, while simultaneously feeling as if they have been transported to a secret sanctuary made of the Mediterranean sky and sea, softened by a gentle breeze.
The villa is modern in style, designed in an open and clean concept to give our guests a relaxed and social environment. It is equipped with all modern conveniences, and all bedrooms are furnished comfortably to promote total relaxation and restful sleep. Villa Artesia has been styled elegantly, but also to provide our guests with an unforgettable and comfortable stay. Our staff will always be available for a wide range of à la carte luxury services that guests can request at any time, according to their needs and desires. Villa Artesia is 15 minutes from Downtown Heraklion and 20 minutes from the Heraklion Airport.
Another short drive, less than 15 minutes from the town of Heraklion is Knossos, the archeological wonder. Knossos is part of the oldest civilization of Europe and predates classical Greece by over 1000 years. This is the Minoan civilization and it is a glorious thing to see. Enjoy a walk through a Palace that had indoor plumbing 3000 years ago. Gaze upon the colorful architecture that is unique in the history of civilizations. This unique place is less than 20 minutes from your villa.
A longer drive of 45 minutes takes you to the beautiful coastal town of Agios Nicholas. A seaside town with great shops and restaurants all around you. In the center of the town, there is a saltwater lake that is believed to be bottomless by the locals. It actually is a geologic vent that is believed to connect to the volcano of Santorini. The waters are a deep hue of blue and the beaches are inviting if the sun is too much for you after a long walk around the shops.
When you leave, stop on the way at the Milatos cave in Sissi. The cave is a short walk around the mountain where is lays hidden. The cave is worth the visit to see how it was turned into a church in a part, as you look over the overhang of the entrance. Let your imagination soar as you peer into the honeycomb entrances and paths that lead you further into the depths of the mountain and remember, people hid and lived there hundreds and thousands of years ago.
There are so many places to explore and experience on Crete that you may need many more trips to just scratch the surface. This is a magical island and our villa is a magical villa. Let us welcome you and show you how to experience Crete like a native.
License number ΜΗ.ΤΕ 1039K10003269501
-15% special discount for all new bookings with a stay in May, June, July, September, October
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