Artemis Sea Front Villa
- 80 m²
- Max. Guests
Full property description
Villa Artemis is a unique property, located on a small headland jutting out into the sea and dates back to at least 1920. It has been a taverna as well as a home in years gone by. A total renovation has created created a holiday home furnished and equipped to a high standard. A rough track will take you down to a pebble/shingle cove. Lovely village Mohlos is approx. 500 meters away along an unsurfaced track which runs along the edge of the sea. The friendly locals keep their little boats in a small harbor just below the villa. Villa Artemis is essentially a romantic retreat for those who enjoy being completely Independent away from any form of organized activities or on-site facilities/management.
The villa has one bedroom with a double bed and includes a wall safe for your valuable belongings. The seperate bathroom has a bath, shower attachment, WC and washbasin. The open plan kitchen includes a full cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. A washing machine is available in the outside utility room. The terrace is is equiped with dining furniture and sun-loungers and affords spectecular sea views. Airconditioning is available in the bedroom.
Mochlos is one of the few villages on Crete where you can eat on the seafront without being disturbed by motor traffic. Actually, there is a little road running along the sea but - to the delight of tourists and natives - the inn-keepers use it as extensions to their terraces. It persists as a pedestrian passage way between the tables. During off-season, the village counts a good hundred inhabitants. 10% of the populations are foreigners. This shows that travellers like Mochlos enormously. Be prepared of falling in love with the village, of having to return there every year as it has happened too many before!
The heart of the village where all life is concentrating is its quiet bay. Mochlos provides for anything necessary to spend a pleasant stay, without being obliged to drive a long way:
Situated in the center is Anne's and Yannis' mini-market. There you can find all primary products, as well as fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables. The baker Dimitris Betinis delivers fresh bread every day about midday. During the tourist season the grocery store is open every day from morning to late evening (no business hours specified). Should you not find your luck there, outside the village (+ 1km), on the road to Sfaka, before Club Aldiana, there is another, smaller grocery shop owned by Manolis.
In the center you also find two gift shops. One is located on the seafront between the tavernas 'Sofia' and 'Kavouria'. The shop is run by Spiros' family who also holds the taverna 'Kavouria', mainly by Fotini (Spiros' sister) and occasionally by Yannis (their father). The second shop is on the main road and is run by Cécile, a Frenchwoman living on Crete for several years.
All inn-keepers speak English well, some even German or French. Do not hesitate to ask them for information. They will be happy to help. The legendary Cretan hospitality, here in Mochlos, is not an empty word!
The only small sandy beach of Mochlos is situated below the taverns. If you are not bothered by pebbles or rocks, you will find other beaches and coves at the East of the village, towards Sfaka. West of the village lies the small fishing-port of 'Limenaria' and two more small pebbly beaches. On the hills above the port is where we decided to create our little paradise.
There is archeological Minoan site on a small island just opposite. To visit the Minoan site on the island without swimming over, you can hire a boat on a jetty. It is also possible to reach the island by swimming. The distance is about 250m, but the crossing is reserved for good swimmers. Despite a calm-looking sea, you may encounter rather strong currents which can carry you into open sea.
- Parking - private
- Washing machine
- Ironing board
- Bed linen provided
- Cable/Satellite TV
- Coffee maker
- Fan / extractor
- Kitchen utensils provided
- Private Garden
- Towels provided
- Hair dryer
- Beach view
- Sea view
- Water sports