Villa Radamanthe is a modern, recently completed property. It is one of three in the complex fully respected private holidays. The elevated position of the villa affords panoramic sea views of the area which includes the sparkling bay of Aghia Pelaghia. The accommodation provided within the villa is both comfortable and stylish as well as being well equipped.
DETAILED VILLA ACCOMODATION
The pool terrace is spacious and easily accommodates sun beds for both those wishing to take full advantage of the summer sun and those who prefer to relax in the shade of the umbrellas provided. The large swimming pool will provide hours of entertainment for all visitors regardless of age and the great view can be enjoyed at the same time! To the side of the villa a large BBQ area is located with a brick built BBQ and wood burning oven. A sink unit provides a food preparation area making this a very popular place to make an al fresco meal. The whole place has been planned to offer unique moments of pleasure.
A modern L-shaped sofa and matching stool around the flat screen TV are located in the living/dining area .The formal dining table for 8 persons is ready to welcome you. Continue further in and an opening to the kitchen is on the left. Large sliding glass doors open on to a balcony overlooking the pool below and the breathtaking sea views.
The villa offers a sleek modern kitchen which is fully equipped with an American style double door fridge/freezer and a full sized oven with a gas hob. It has been decorated in neutral tones complimenting the taupe and beige of the living area.
The bedrooms are all located on the lower ground floor allowing immediate access to the pool and terrace. The bedrooms comprise of one double room with en suite bathroom, one double room, one twin room with two single beds and one triple room with three single beds.
The area of Ligaria makes it very popular with visitors who are looking for a peaceful location to relax by the pool and drink in the great scenery. However it needs to be said that the area has some great beaches and you don't have to far to find them! The beaches of Mathes, Ligaria and Aghia Pelaghia are all well worth a visit and for those energetic enough, will be able to take part in some water sports. The taverns fringing these beaches provide excellent local dishes and reasonable prices. There are selection of small min markets and tourist shops in both Ligaria and Aghia Pelaghia
There are selection of small min markets and tourist shops in both Ligaria and Aghia Pelaghia but for serious shopping, head to Iraklion! The Saturday market is a vast expanse of stalls selling everything from curtain material to jeans, fresh fruit and vegetables to kitchen equipment. It starts early at 7.30and finishes at around 2pm. The main town of Iraklion is a shoppers delight! Whilst many international chains have branches here such as Zara and Marks and Spencer, there are many small eclectic boutiques worth investigating.
BARS AND RESTAURANTS
In the nearby resorts of Ligaria and Aghia Pelaghia, there are many traditional taverns to choose from and bars to suit those looking for small and intimate as well as lively and buzzing!. Prices are reasonable and the selection will suit all tastes. However if you are looking more cosmopolitan cuisine, Iraklion has a large variety from which to choose.
As well as those local to the villa, jump in the car and head west to the beach at Fodele. It’s a mixture of sand and pebbles and tends to be fairly quiet with a couple of taverns next to the beach. Head further west until you arrive at the small resort of Bali. This used to be a fishing village and has a number of small beaches dotted along the coastline.
No holiday is complete without the thrill of the black hole for the adrenaline junkies in the party! There are two water parks to the east of Iraklion and both offer great days out for kids big and small. Or those who like a more gentle water park experience, there is always the Lazy River!!
PLACES OF INTEREST
The choice of places to visit is rather long so for those who enjoy experiencing local bygone civilizations, the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaistos will not disappoint. Alternatively more recent history can be experienced on the Island of Spinalonga in the east of Crete about an hour and a half from the villa. This small island was home to people afflicted by leprosy in the last century. Both children and adults were exiled here until 1953 when the last people left having received treatment. To the west is the town of Rethymnon where influences of both Turkish and Venetian occupations can be recognized in the buildings in the old town.
An 18 hole golf course is available just outside Hersonissos and bookings can be made by calling ahead.