Villa Karissa is located to the far south of the island surrounded by ancient olive terraces with views of the sea and mountainous countryside. Only a 5 minute walk to Gerakas Beach and its famous coast, stop for a
cool drink on the way in one of three bars or tavernas or buy some provisions in the local mini market. Take a 10 minute stroll down to Porto Roma where more tavernas and a mini market can be found. We are less than a 15 minute walk, or 5 minute drive, from the local village of Vasilikos where at least 10 tavernas, coffee bars & shops can be found on the way. This is why, in our opinion, Villa Karissa is situated in a perfect location
The small village of Vasilikos itself boasts 8 tavernas, a coffee shop, mini markets, souvenir shops, car, scooter or cycle rental and its own delightful little Church. Three different beaches can be found along the way which host water sports, diving and pedalos etc. ideal for children to have fun, most have beach bars
All three bedrooms have French windows leading out on to either your own patio terrace, with views to the swimming pool and garden, or your own balcony with views of the sea and surrounding countryside. The garden has its own covered pergola partially shaded by olive trees, borganvillias and jasmine. Relax under the shade of one of the olive trees in the garden, or feast using the large traditional stone built barbecue, with lighting for cool evening cooking and relaxation
The house is extremely comfortable and accessible, with a sense of simple luxury combining a traditional Greek feeling. The stone walls and beamed ceilings give a feel of oldie worldly barn type cottages of ancient Greece.
Accommodation is on two levels and sleeps 6 in great comfort in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin. All bedrooms have air conditioning, ample storage space, hairdryers and are light and airy, with the wooden beams giving that feel of old times. There are two bathroom/shower rooms, one on each level
About Villa Karissa & it's Location
There is a large open-plan sitting and dining area with kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with large fridge-freezer, microwave, oven and hob, dishwasher, many additional electrical cooking appliances and utensils. We have tried to ensure that any guests wishing to cook at home have everything available to them. We will soon be producing a list of shops in the area and what is available to buy there, just to make life a little more comfortable, some will even deliver to your door!
A separate utility room inside the villa, contains a washing machine, clothes horse, iron and ironing board, cleaning utilities, washroom stores and a guest safe.
The 8 x 3.5 metre freshwater swimming pool is situated in front of the patio area and has plenty of room for the loungers and large sun umbrellas. An outdoor shower is also provided near the pool. The extensive grounds are abound with shrubs, tropical trees and colourful flowers in clay pots. We have a small herb garden just below the kitchen window and various herbs can be found scattered around the garden.
We will prepare the house for your arrival and can provide a food welcome pack, informal meeting at the house should you have any questions about the island or the house itself and can even greet you at the airport to assist you with car hire or arranging a taxi to take you to your holiday home. We maintain the pool 3 - 4 days every week.
Due to the location and the amenities available to Villa Karissa, we feel a car is not always essential. Once you get comfortable with your surroundings you will find so many local people willing to assist you in arranging for a taxi, bike hire and local excursions. In view of the house having a raised terrace it is not ideally suited for young children and unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 5 years