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On Top of the World!

On Top of the World: See yourself here, relaxing poolside?
5.0 of 5 stars
6 reviews
On Top of the World: See yourself here, relaxing poolside?
Living room with wide open concertina doors
The whole top floor is yours - elegant, cool and luxurious
Tremendous views of the White Mountains from your roof terrace
The pool is set in spacious gardens with plenty of shade and sitting areas
Chill out in the sunshine
Relax on the pool terrace, with views of the White Mountains
Poolside with the house in the background
Sit with the mountains behind you, and with views from your bed to Mt Psiloritis!
Space for a relaxing time..
Maybe backgammon in bed?
Take a stroll in the gardens, with views of the sea, and the mountains
Right on top of the hill
Huge roof terrace with splendid views, here to the sea
Double sofa bed and pleasant dining area in the East Studio
Glass of wine? or sweet, sweet Cretan oranges
Candle lit romance
Stylish kitchen
With tiles inspired by the Spanish artist, Gaudi
Kitchen has a hob, m/wave and fridge
All you need to cook and prepare drinks - and a view of the hills too!
Luxury ensuite shower rooms for each bedroom
The west bedroom has concertina doors to a sunny terrace, shaded with a pergola
Cosy up on the roof terrace for a quiet coffee
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
In the rooftop apartment, high in the foothills of the White Mountains you will feel 'on top of the world'. Lie in bed, gaze thru wide open concertina doors at views of towering mountains, deep gorges slicing thru Mediterranean landscapes, rural villages nestling under the mountains. You have huge terraces with lots of seating options to choose from - the sea, nearby Samonas village, the wild and barren White Mountains. Surrounded by pots of bourgainvillea, geraniums and olives, you can listen to the flocks of sheep, bells tinkling, meandering up the hillside opposite, watch eagles circle lazily over the gorge, or scent jasmine on the clear mountain air.

The Apartment comprises the entire upper floor of Panokosmos - two rooms with a large roof terrace with panoramic views. A bedroom with double bed, wardrobe and TV with satellite...
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About the owner, John F
Languages spoken: German, English, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 23 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2014
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 6 properties
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Listing #HL458149 by: Holiday Lettings
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English first
Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had an incredible stay at the "On Top of the World". We travelled 4 people (two couples in the early 30's) and rented the top villa for one week. The location in the moutains is truly exceptionnal and John and Jasmine run this property with passion and it shows. Everything is very well kept, and on top of it... more

Management response:

Thanks very much for this review and the constructive input which we do take on board. Point by point: Great that you enjoyed our food – it may seem expensive by Cretan (but not Northern European) standards, but we take a great deal of time and effort to prepare very special meals, using the best ingredients, tailor and serve them... more

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Yuval, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Panokosmos is not for everybody. We wouldn't recommend it for families with small children or for people that need many attractions around them to keep them happy. But, if you want to spend a few days in a real authentic place, far away from the crowded touristic areas, up in the mountains with lots of fresh air and amazing views,... more

Management response:

It was great to have you here, and we both enjoyed our discussions. Our goal is to provide a place where guests can really take a break from busy lives, destress, and chill out. We are so glad that it helped you do this, and we look forward to seeing you again soon, work permitting! more

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We traveled to Panokosmos in the summer fo 2013 Overall impression: What to expect in Chilimoudou: a really “away from it all” experience. If you have the patience and are open to non-standard tourism, you can discover lovely places such as local tavernas, small art & crafts workshops…and lots of others to make for a truly unique holiday that will... more

Management response:

We are so glad that we were able to meet your likes/dislikes - it was good to be able to discuss this before you came. And its great that you had a good time - we certainly enjoyed looking after you, you were all so appreciative. more

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
31 Oct 2015 -
25 Mar 2016
Winter 2015-2016
3 nights
26 Mar 2016 -
22 Apr 2016
Spring 2016
3 nights
23 Apr 2016 -
6 May 2016
7 nights -- --
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
The rooftop apartment is the top floor of the villa, which also has a further apartment for two on the floor below which may also be let out. The swimming pool is completely private and for guests sole use, as is access to the large garden and grounds.

The owners live in another small apartment in the basement, where they will keep the pool in tip top condition and maintain the extensive gardens. They will also be on hand for help and advice.
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How to get there
Airport: Chania Intl Airport: 40.0 km
Ferry: Souda: 30.0 km
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 13.0 km.
Nearby cities
Crete Villas (2,901)
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