Take a walk around the 50 acre farm. For the little friends there is the option of avocation with the animals found in the estate (always accompanied). The estate is fenced so there is no reason to worry for your little children.
Relax at the pool and enjoy the views of near-distance villages on the hillsides, the famous Zeus (Yiouhtas) mountain and more.
Join Stella to prepare your dinner and learn more about Cretan cuisine.
Head into Heraklion Town (15 minutes' drive) to sip iced coffee or Greek coffee and eat a bougatsa (a pastry that wraps up a yummy custard and then is sprinkled with cinnamon and icing sugar) around the 17th-century Morosini fountain. Don't miss to explore the Venetian sea walls and fortress and visit the Archeological Museum (it's currently closed for renovation, but there's a temporary exhibition to explore).
Villa's guests have the opportunity to visit free owner's educational exhibition about Energy and Environment at the city centre of Heraklion (www.aktisaeliou.com) and taste Stella's hand made ice cream from gelateria which is open from April to September.
Visit he Bronze Age palace of Knossos (20 minutes' drive away).
Visit the Museum of Nikos Kazantzakis at Mirtia (or Varvaroi) the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveller ( 25 km away)
Go horse riding along a trail from the nearby stables (in a 5 minutes drive).
Time for beach, Agia Pelagia and Ligaria is just a 30 minutes drive or maybe you would like to drive further to the south coast ( 1 hour) to see the ex-hippy-hangout of Matala and the stunning long beach of Komos
Hike up the nearby summit of Giouhtas, (you can see it from your villa) at the lovely village of Archanes.
Time for fun, take the kids to a water park - Water City and Aquasplash are both 30km away - or visit the Cretaquarium this is where your experience exploring the Mediterranean sea world begins.
Do you maybe enjoy playing golf ? The Crete Golf Club is just 30km away.
Crete is famours for its wine as well. You could enjoy a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Boutari Winery near Skalani offers organized tours with an audio-visual presentation and is popular with tour groups, or maybe ask Alexandros to arrange a visit to a smaller, less commercial vineyard of Tamiolakis at Houdetsi or Venerato.
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