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Villas Elene and Hera, Elos

Low-cost. Outstanding Value! Half price car hire with this house!  One of the more fascinating and less reported aspects of Crete is its incredible bio-diversity, not found on other Greek islands and nowhere more evident than in the mountain village of Elos. A short drive from beautiful beaches up into the hills at the far western “narrow” end of the island, the countryside and valleys become lush and broad-leafed and almost northern European.
  Elos sits here between the olive-grove greenery of Kissamos and the remote, often arid, near-desert conditions surrounding Elafonisi and Paleochora.

Within easy reach of the north, south and west coasts and their beaches but away from any conventional tourist development, Elos sits on the road from Xania and Kissamos to the world famous pink-sand beaches of Elafonisi.

The village boasts a surprising choice of traditional tavernas, cafes and art shops, beyond what one might expect to find in a village of this size.
Though busy at certain times of day in high season, Elos reverts to tradition at all other times, days and seasons when often the only sounds are the rush of water in the mountain streams and the clack-clack of dice as the older men play Tavli in the Kafeneons. There are no hotels, no tourist offices, no tacky tourist shops and no foreign housing estates!

Just a few hundred metres up from the village centre we have two jewels of holiday houses – Villa Elene and Villa Hera.
  Tavli in the kafeneons   The rushing streams
Villa Elene and Villa Hera
Only the entrance doors are adjacent to each other   Each house has its own private swimming pool at opposite ends to each other and the houses are built back-to-back for maximum privacy   These are traditionally designed, brand new two-bedroom houses built from local stone, slate and timber and surrounded by high stone walls, huge trees and woodland everywhere.

Each house has its own private swimming pool at opposite ends to each other and the houses are built back-to-back for maximum privacy.

Only the entrance doors are adjacent to each other – useful if a large family or group wished to rent both houses together.
The beautiful pool   The beautiful pool
Both Elene and Hera are almost identical in internal layout and feature air-conditioning for summer, or heating and an open fireplace, for cosy winter holidays too.

The entrance door leads into the sitting room past the feature open fireplace to huge double sliding doors that open onto the pool terrace. The luxurious sitting room continues into the dining area and the fully fitted kitchen.
The luxurious sitting room continues into the dining area and the fully fitted kitchen
The kitchen and dining   Kitchen and dining
Rising from the sitting room, the staircase takes us to the two bedrooms - a double and a twin - and the bathroom. A feature upstairs is the exposed timber boards of the sloping ceilings giving a semi-rustic feel completely appropriate to the location. The luxury of the bathroom however quickly supplants those rustic thoughts, amidst the beautiful fittings and stunning colours and patterns of the floor and wall tiles surrounding the toilet and bath.
Villas Elene and Hera are decorated and furnished in contemporary colours and styles that blend beautifully with the tradition of the architecture and the location.

Both have multi-channel televisions, washing machines, fridge freezers and a full kitchen.

Outside there are large terrace areas, gardens, pathways and easy parking.
  The hall and stairs   The bathroom
    This is wonderful holiday accommodation and a location for those who want to get away from the crowds; who want to walk in the mountains as much as they want to swim in the sea; who want fresh clean oxygen-rich air and sparkling streams; who want to walk down to the simple pleasures of the local food and drink at the tavernas and cafes.

Exciting, refreshing and invigorating – even for the jaded!
Our rental pricing structure is very straightforward and based on the natural seasons of Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. We do not have complicated price bands that maximise prices around school holidays in any particular country. There are no hidden costs or casually mentioned extras as apparent afterthoughts - our prices include electricity, water and local authority charges, all linen, cleaning and immediate food supplies for arrival.
We always offer you the freedom to choose the day of the week when your holiday will begin and end and because we don't have weekly 'change-over days' you can rent for as long as you wish and come and go any day of the week – you choose!
Villas Elene and Hera - Prices per Week
Additional days above a standard week(s) are priced pro-rata – simply divide the weekly price by seven and multiply by your total choice of days.
Please contact us for details of discounts for a stay of more than ten days.
Spring Summer Autumn
 March April    May Early Summer
May June
Mid Summer
July Aug
Late Summer
  € 1150   € 1210   € 1350   € 1625   € 1395   € 1145
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  In pictures – Villas Elene and Hera, Elos  
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Telephone us direct on +44 (0) 20 8123 4580 or +30 6976 763 654
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