Area & Experiences
The largest of all the Greek islands, Crete is a vast expanse of unspoilt valleys dotted with fruit orchards and vibrant laurel trees. You can wander for hours through these majestic plains without meeting a soul, except for the occasional herd of goats or isolated taverna. Villa Agathos is nestled up in the hills, less than ten miles outside Heraklion. The villa’s grand veranda looks out over the surrounding hills and the Aegean Sea beyond, stretching out as far as the eye can see to meet the endless blue Mediterranean sky.
Our nearby experiences
In the labyrinthine leather district of Chania
Step back in time with a visit to one of the last surviving tanneries in the Tabakaria district of Chania. Salt, lime, olive oil, pigments, tannins: discover the subtle beauty of the traditional craft which has thrived here for over a century.
Become an olive oil expert
Olive oil alone symbolizes the Cretan diet and perfumes the natural soaps of the island. Let the passionate craftsmen show you what it takes to become a real expert in the gathering of olives, the extraction of their nectar and the making of typically Mediterranean products.
Explore the ancient ruins at nightfall
The moment the gates of the site close to the public, slip among the ruins of the palace of Knossos with our guide. Explore this archaeological treasure of Minoan civilization while the silence and the light of the setting sun cover the pediments and colonnades.
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Bedrooms 1 & 2 bathroom
Bedroom 3 bathroom