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Villa Helios, Almyrida Bay, Chania, Crete

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Villa Helios (meaning 'sun' in Greek) with the large pool and patio area bordered by oleander and palm trees. Behind, you can see the Drapanos mountain Location is just outside of the village, quiet but not isolated, conveniently close to shops, beach and of course restaurants.

This photos shows the ramp. Wheelchair users will be using a car (or taxi) which can can drive directly up to the ramp so there is no need to negotiate the gravel path.

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Good photo of the sun terrace of Villa Helios. This terrace is an excellent sun trap - a great place to top-up your tan.

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A good feature of Villa Helios is the direct access from the open-plan kitchen-dining room to the outside patio and pool.

Adults can sit under the pergola while children play close by in the pool. Note the safety gates which can be closed to prevent toddlers from getting to the water area.

This photo shows the wheelchair ramp which can be removed.

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Shaded pergola provides plenty of protection from the sun.

The table is bigger than it looks and will accommodate 8 diners.

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Your Private Pool - a major feature of your holiday. This pool is 9 metres x 4 metres and has a constant depth of 1.3 metres. (This is to comply with Greek Tourist Board regulations). There is no deep end for children to get into trouble in, and this makes it ideal for playing water games etc.

There are 8 sun loungers for each pool so plenty of space to stretch out and relax. The pool is in full sun most of the day and has a usual summertime temperature of 28 degrees centigrade.

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Another view of the outside dining area and covered pergola.

The olive trees in the background give a lot of screening from the road. (the road is very quiet, with only a few cars every half hour during the day.)

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This is what the kids want! Adults too!

The pool is big enough to swim and excercise in.

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The lounge area of Villa Helios. The wooden dining table folds out and seats 8, although most people will eat outside.

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Kitchen. Although you may have spotted this is the same photo as in Villa Angelos, the kitchen in Helios is exactly the same (except the books on the shelf might be different!)

Fully equipped, full size cooker. microwave, toaster etc - everything you could need.

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Villa Helios bathroom (upstairs). This is the same layout and design in as for villas Angelos and Asteria. Simple and practical, with Northern European plumbing! All paper goes down the loo, not in a bin which is the common Greek method.

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Helios master bedroom.

The door opens to a private covered balcony - you can sit outside in the sunshine and look out over glorious uninterrupted views of the Drapanos mountain.

As with all the bedrooms, this is airconditioned and also has a ceiling fan for those who prefer more natural ventillation.

Each bedroom has a wardrobe, bedside tables and a chest of drawers.

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This is the view you will see in the morning!

You are looking at the famous Lefki Ora (White Mountains) which are snow covered up until the end of May.

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As with all our villas, each house has plenty of space around it - unlike many villas in the area which are built almost on top of each other. Gardens are mature - bordered by oleander.

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A layout overview to help you plan sleeping arrangements.

Downstairs bedroom is best for wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. It is close to the downstairs w/c and shower room. You can either come in through the house or through the double doors of the bedroom. There are no steps to negotiate between the kitchen, bathroom, outside patio and downstairs bedroom.

If you have any questions about this house, please email or telephone - see 'contact' details below. Remember, we are the OWNERS of the villas, not just rental agents so we can give you the benefit of our unique knowledge of each house, facilities and location.
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