The quiet location of the villa is an ideal place to relax and also interact with real Crete. In the nearby village of Episkopi which is only 1.3 km away from the villa you can find essential shops such as taverns, supermarket, butcher, bakery and pharmacy, etc.
The whole area is ideal for people who love activities such as trekking, hiking, mountaineering, cycling, caving or you can just enjoy exploring the fascinating surrounding traditional villages to experience the real Crete.
Additionally there are many places that are easily visited from the villa and attractive for families such as 2 water parks (6 km and 23 km), aquarium (19 km), dinosaurs theme park (18 km) and ostrich zoo park (2 km), etc and guests will have many choices for their daily entertainment.
Several organised beaches are easily accessed from the villa such as Amnissos beach (8.7 km), Karteros beach (9 km), Tobruk beach (9 km), Florida beach (10.1 km) and Arina beach (11.7 km), etc.
Furthermore if you are looking for privileges that only a big city can offer, then Heraklion town is 15 km away and offers unique facilities and a wide variety of entertainment. The Knossos palace and the archeological museum in Heraklion city are also worth to visit.
Another privilege that the location of the villa offers is that the only 18-hole golf course in Crete is located only 24 km away from the villa.