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A short walk of approximately three minutes leads you down into the pictorial mountain village underneath the impressing Kotsifou ravine.

Beside some recommendable taverns with their panorama terraces there are also two Mini markets with a small offer of food and beverages as well as souvenir shops with Cretan arts & crafts.

Plakias and the sea with its long and sandy beach can be attained after a short walk of about 15 minutes. The way leads down the mountain by numerous olive groves.

Nearly like a blister the houses are placed on the slope above Mirthios.
But it's no problem to reach them - by foot as well as by car.

By car the distance is scarcely 3 kilometres over the asphalted road down to Plakias. There you find all convenience goods, many tourist facilities, in addition a doctor and a pharmacy.

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It is only a short walk down into the pictorial mountain village of Mirthios. Many of the old houses are carefully reconditioned to keep their special atmosphere. The situation is simply breathtaking beautiful. In the environment you will find wonderful beaches, tiny bays and steep ravines, old monasteries, wide olive groves with thousands of trees and many old villages - a fantastic environment, almost unique on Crete. The place is also a good starting point for many worthwhile walks in the closer surrounding. The village centre is only a 3 minutes walk away from Villa Stella. The main street runs underneath the village parallel to the sea. Narrow lanes are branching off, leading into the village centre and to the church. Most of these alleyways are not passable by car. Nearby Plakias offers a comprehensive supply. Because of the unique locality nearly in the centre of the island Villa Stella is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions.


Traveling by car:

We provide information about renting car - offers for our guests!

Traveling by plane:

The distance to Chania Airport is about 100 km, to Iraklio Airport nearly ca. 120 km. ( = 1,5 hour driving)
Pickup service is possible

garden around apartments

garden around apartments

garden view

garden view


Leisure activities in the area

  • Sea/Beach
  • Horseback riding
  • Diving
  • Biking
  • Surfing
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • National Historic Sites


Because of the unique locality nearly in the centre of the island Villa Stella is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions and to the many objects of interest on Crete. E.g. the north coast with the beautiful seaport Rethymnon is only about 35 km away.