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 I
Erondas Villa I covers 220 m2 in its 3 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 I lies 45 m2 studio, featuring a double bed (1. 60x2. 10), lovely sitting area with stone built benches and an open fireplace, a small but fully equipped kitchenette, TV, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a hydro-massage shower column. In this level there is also a working area, with a wooden office, a laptop and printer. Climbing up the colourfully tiled paved stairs, guests will reach the open plan area of the first floor, boosting a comfortable living room area, with an open fireplace, a 46’ 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. In addition, one more bedroom is located on this floor, providing two single beds (1. 00x2. 10) which could also be used as a Super King Size Bed (2. 00x2. 10). Finally, there’s one family bathroom with a hydro-massage shower column. Additionally, this level of Erondas Villa I is suitable for people with special needs and it’s wheelchair accessible (maximum width 60 cm) as it features special ramps, offering direct access to the pool terrace. The remaining two bedrooms of Erondas Villa I can be found on the top floor, one of which features a super king size bed (1. 70x2. 20) and the other one two single beds (1. 00x2. 10). Last but not least, there’s one more kitchenette and a shared bathroom with a hydro-massage shower column on this floor
The outdoor area of Erondas Villa I is like a dreamy place, offering full privacy, which you will never want to leave! Unwind by the 50 m2 private pool and enjoy the hot summer sun! Respecting the environment and our guests, our pool is eco-friendly, using UV lamps for cleaning. The pool has a varying depth from 90 cm to 150 cm and features a special children’s compartment (40 cm deep) The 300 m2 pool terrace is paved with regional stone and equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, so you can stay there all day long! Stone built BBQ facilities and a traditional oven are at your disposal to prepare your meals and try al fresco dining under shaded pergola with outdoor dining table and sitting area. Right next to the pool, there is also another bathroom with a shower for your convenience. Additionally, there are lawn covered areas, perfect for the kids to play, and 200 m2 surrounding spaces with flower beds and additional relaxing areas, equipped with patio furniture. To make things even better, the verandas of Erondas Villa I occupy 100 m2 where you could have your breakfast or your night’s drink and let the cool summer breeze take all your worries away!