One of the great joys of the villa is the ability to walk right out of the door into this awesome Cretan scenery.  The roads are so quiet you will likely see no cars at all, or at most a shepherd’s pickup taking water to his flocks. There are any number of great walks within a few minutes of the house, ranging from gentle strolls on the flat, to quite demanding day long treks into the mountains.

There are ruins to tramp around , lovely mountain villages to explore, evocative tiny chapels high in the hills, shady trails in the forests, and you will experience cooling breezes as you climb higher into the foothills.  You can even get to 2456m at the top of Pachnes in a day trip!  Many of these walks, both on road, tracks and sheep paths into the mountains are described in books by local expats.  Several are linked here.