Lefteris home dates back to the 18th century. During the German Occupation the house was a hideout for the Cretan rebels. Today it has been restored with respect to tradition and transformed into two adjacent, yet independent villas; Lefteris Villa and Joanna Villa. Great care has been taken to keep the beauty and aura of its original architecture.
The villas are notable for their impressive stone archways and architectural elements of the time hidden in corners and unexpected areas. Each villa has its own high walled courtyard providing privacy. The villas are located in the area of Metochi, 1km away from the historic village Maleme and 10min walk away from the beach.
Joanna villa is 200sq.m, surrounded by a beautiful garden, of which a big part is covered with grass, where a private pool with an integral children’s area and a barbecue are found. The villa has two shaded entrances, both of them under stone arches, where you can relax away from the hot sun of the summer midday.
The villa has three floors. At the ground floor there are the living room with the stone walls and the fireplace, the kitchen and a wc. The first floor consists of a bathroom, a twin bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the pool, a double bedroom with a four-poster bed and an en suite bathroom with jacuzzi and a common bathroom. The entire second floor is a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a private balcony with sea view.
Joanna Villa and Lefteris Villa are two adjacent, yet, independent luxury villas. The villa has its own pool and a yard with areas covered with grass. It is furnished with fine peaces and equipped with hydro massage.
Covid-19 policy update
On Monday 13/04/2020, Greek Government Gazette published a new regulation (ΦΕΚ 84/Α/13-4-2020, Article 70) to help Greek tourism businesses (hotels and travel agencies) to avoid bankruptcy, due to the unprecedented number of cancellations caused by the pandemic.
The regulation allows these businesses to reimburse customers with 18-month vouchers instead of cash refunds, if these businesses are obliged, based on their policy, to refund any amount that the customers have paid in advanced. The regulation is valid for cancellations made between 25/02/2020 to 30/09/2020.
Holidaymakers will not lose their money and will have the chance to use their booking towards another holiday at a future date with the same business. If, for any reason, customers will not use the voucher within 18 months, businesses will be required to refund the initial amount of the bookings to the customers.
A friend recommended this villa and when we saw the pictures on this website we were smitten. We’re pleased to say that in reality it is every bit as nice as it looks in the photographs, and is very clean throughout. The villa is full of character and has a terrace from each of the three bedrooms with the uppermost one having sea views and a swinging seat to enjoy them from. The added bonus was that our hosts were really lovely, and their marvellous hospitality made our stay even more special.