Youphoria Villas are giving one couple the chance to win a honeymoon in one of their stunning Crete villas, worth over £2,500! Read on to find out how to enter…
Wonderfully designed, yet discreet in their setting, the Youphoria Sea View Villas sit on an ancient hillside, cascading down towards the Aegean Sea. Each luxurious villa conveys the unique Greek island lifestyle and ethos, offering a tranquil location to relax in as you admire the views across Kissamos Bay. Surrounded by olive trees with the scent of lavender on the gentle breeze, the contemporary villas deliver intimacy and privacy combined with luxury and style.
They are run by the Gialamarakis family, who have been successful hoteliers for more than a quarter of a century. All of these factors make the Youphoria Villas the perfect honeymoon hideaway, where newlyweds can enjoy each other’s company and relax amid the superb furnishings and facilities.
The eight Sea View Villas are sisters to three new and larger Beach Front Villas on the shoreline, named after aspects of the Cretan elements: Votsalo (pebble); Ammos (sand); and the more intimate Meltemi (warm breeze). Each property has a private infinity pool, a secluded terrace and balconies. This is coupled with a lounge, fully-equipped kitchen, fabulous bathrooms (often with their own panoramas) and discreet bedrooms. You’ll be offered sublime levels of comfort and décor, with the highest quality furnishings throughout.
The villas also make for an ideal base to explore this part of Greece’s largest island. The backdrop to the south is the rugged White Mountains, while the view over the turquoise Aegean is blissful perfection. The impressive golden sands and warm waters of Phalasarna beach (voted one of the top five beaches in Greece) are a mere five minute drive away, with a nearby archaeological site to explore, too.
There are numerous other sandy beaches within easy reach of the villas – the closest being Viglia (1.5km), while a little further away is the magical Elafonisi beach, reflecting a wondrous pink hue from the sand coloured by tiny shells. The nearby town of Kissamos has a wide variety of shops, cafes and tavernas, while Kolymvari has fabulous seafront restaurants.
The Venetian harbour town of Chania (a 20-minute drive away) is a gem of the Mediterranean with its restaurants and markets, small shops and intriguing streets and alleyways. You can also take a boat trip to the uninhabited pirate island of Gramvousa where you can snorkel, explore the ruins of the Venetian Fortress or head on to Balos Bay for its warm, shallow waters. For the more adventurous guests, there’s also the opportunity to walk the famous Samaria Gorge which, at 16km, is the longest in Europe.
Villa owner Vassilis Gialamarakis has a lifelong local knowledge of the island. “We can offer the best advice on where to go and what to see,” he said, “and we’ll let you in on a few secret locations we know you’ll love, too.” Wherever you chose to roam or relax, the Sea View Villas are an idyllic setting to return to. The properties won a silver award for architecture in the 2016 Greek Tourism Awards.
Vassilis went on to add, “While the villas will be a honeymoon holiday base, we also see simply being in the villa as an integral part of your experience – relaxing in the infinity pool, enjoying the natural stone façades, a barbecue in the outdoor dining area and the ambience and aromas from the landscaped gardens.”
In addition, the concierge is always within easy reach to help add those special touches to a memorable vacation. “With our concierge-led service,” Vassilis said, “we can make a dinner reservation for you at one of the excellent restaurants nearby, so you can experience traditional Cretan cuisine.” This includes locally-caught fresh fish and seafood, and sample dishes from the world-famous healthy Mediterranean diet, as well as an excellent range of wines.
All this – combined with the wonderful comfort and spectacular setting of the Youphoria Villas – makes western Crete the perfect location to enjoy a magical start to married life.
Book your dream holiday with Youphoria Villas on youphoriavillascrete.com or by phone (00306973 772 161). To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, just answer the following question:
What is the name of Greece’s largest island?
This competition is now closed.
Terms & Conditions
Competition ends 11.59pm 18th January 2018 • The prize is one week’s accommodation in a two-bedroom Sea View Villa in April/May or October 2018 and an airport-to-villa transfer, if required • Flights are not included. The prize winners will need to source flights (several regional airports have direct flights to Chania, with operators such as Ryanair/EasyJet/Norwegian). The prize winners will also fund their own food and drink as the villas are self-catering, and pay for any activities such as diving, yachting or excursions. • It is a condition that the villa will not accommodate more than two people staying for the duration of the prize (i.e. the winning couple only) and the prize is non-transferrable to other guests or relatives. Nor can it be traded for an alternative prize, or period of the year outside of the April/May or October 2018 timeframe.