ERONDAS Cretan Country Villas are located at a secluded spot, 25 km eastward of the city of Rethymno and constitute an ideal destination-choice for a memorable, relaxing vacation in the Cretan countryside, just 6 km and 10 km away respectively from the lovely sandy beaches of Panormo and Bali. The villas lie on the hillside of the picturesque village of Achlades, offering magnificent views of the surrounding olive groves and vineyards, along with the so coveted serenity and quietness everybody needs while on holiday. Erondas is an alternative designation for the therapeutical herb, dittany, which in the Cretan dialect also means love. Moreover, the Villas are close to worth-visiting sites of historical significance, such as Ancient Eleftherna (vast archaeological site and brand new museum), Melidoni Cave and Arkadi Monastery, among others
The local materials that were used for the remodeling of ERONDAS Cretan Country Villas, include untreated stones, tiles of the interwar era, cypress trunks and handmade bricks and an old trough, adhering to the traditional architecture and respecting the residence’s history. The traditional elements and their authentic character were preserved and highlighted throughout the villas: some exquisite pieces of furniture carefully restored, wall arches, wooden floors and ceilings, creating unique ambient spaces of high aesthetics. The villas are actually traditional residences (mid-18th to mid-20th century), in complete harmony with the environment, thanks to the careful restoration which recently took place and gracefully turned them in two luxurious, fully equipped villas, unique for long breaks in the beautiful island of Crete
Erondas Villa II
Erondas Villa II covers 200 m2 in its 2 levels and can accommodate up to 8 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Two more guests could be accommodated in folding beds, making this Villa big enough for large families or groups of friends. On the ground floor of Erondas Villa II lies an open plan area of the first floor, boosting a cosy living room area, with a 42’ smart TV and a Playstation 4 console, just what you need for a family game. Furthermore, the fully equipped kitchen provided everything you may need for your self-catered stay. Also, a 45 m2 studio, featuring a wonderful loft-type bedroom with a double bed (1. 60x2. 10), lovely sitting area with stone built benches and direct access to the veranda, a small but well equipped kitchenette, TV, as well as an en-suite bathroom is located on this floor. In addition, one more bedroom providing two single beds and an open fireplace, can be found on this level, as well as a family bathroom with a hydro-massage shower column. Climbing up the colourfully tiled paved stairs, guests will reach the remaining two bedrooms of Erondas Villa II, one of which features a king size bed and the other one two single beds. Last but not least, there’s one more kitchenette and a shared bathroom on this floor. All bedrooms are air conditioned and all beds are beautifully dressed with top quality Coco Mat linens and covers and have Coco Mat mattresses, promising a blissful uninterrupted night's sleep, as well as your outmost comfort. All bathrooms have hydro-massage columns and quality bath and pool towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided, along with high quality natural Korres bathroom amenities
As you enter Erondas Villa II you will find yourselves in a romantic courtyard, where the stone built BBQ facilities are at your disposal to prepare your meals and try al fresco dining under shaded pergola. At the rear part of the Villa the pool area of the Villa awaits to welcome you, a dreamy place, offering full privacy, which you will never want to leave! Unwind by the 40 m2 private pool (90 cm to 150 cm deep) and enjoy the hot summer sun! Respecting the environment and our guests, our pool is eco-friendly, using UV lamps for cleaning. The 150 m2 pool terrace is lawn covered, filled with flowers and equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, so you can stay there all day long! Additionally, right below the pool level there is playground area with toys and soft sand, perfect for the kids to play. To make things even better, the verandas of Erondas Villa II, equipped with patio furniture, occupy 110 m2 where you could have your breakfast or your night’s drink and let the cool summer breeze take all your worries away!