Fantastic Villa Walking Distance From Superb BeachOur family of four including two teenage boys spent a fun-filled week at the well appointed and conveniently located Villa Ariadne in July 2017. Set up on a hill overlooking one of the nicest beaches in Greece, the Villa is about a 15 minute drive to the east of Ierapetra on the southern coast of Crete. The views overlooking the beach and the sea are spectacular at all times of the day, from dawn to sunset. The Villa is contemporary in style, and is well appointed with modern appliances and amenities, with the fastest Wi Fi I have experienced in Crete. There are several outdoor terraces, with the main covered terrace adjacent to the large salt water swimming pool. Here there are BBQ facilities along with a real brick oven, and a large dining table. The air conditioning units are quiet and efficient when needed, and all the bedrooms and baths are comfortable and spacious. The basement features a game room, a hammam sauna, and most impressively, it has two windows looking directly into the outdoor swimming pool! The nearby Achlia beach is a five minute walk down the hill, and has covered sunbeds and a taverna. The water is crystal clear and we experienced some of the best snorkeling in Greece here, discovering lots of sea life, including an octopus, Moray eel, and many different types of fish. There are several very good restaurants and tavernas within a 15 minute drive, with large supermarkets located in nearby Ierapetra. Other activities include a nearby hike to a waterfall in the mountains, and the opportunity to spend take a boat ride to an offshore island for a day trip. The added bonus of this Villa are the owners, George and Anna. Their gracious hospitality, warmth, conversation, and gifts of fruit and food made our stay even more delightful. Villa Ariadne makes for a perfect family vacation spot, and we look forward to returning again one day.