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March 28, 2018

Learn to Cook on Crete in your own Holiday Villa

Freelance Holidays loves everything about Crete, from its fabulous weather to its delicious and healthy food!  And this year, the villa rental company is teaming up with local foodie Jenny Skandalakis, who recently returned to her birthplace to set up Cretan Cooking Classes.

Freelance Holidays’ guests on Crete will be able to spend a morning or afternoon in the kitchen of their ‘own’ villa with Jenny or one of her chefs, learning to create authentic Cretan dishes through hands-on participation.

While Freelance Holidays kitchens are always well-equipped, the chef brings everything needed for the class from ingredients to gadgets, and at the end of four hours guests sit down to enjoy the results of their labours: a five course meal with a glass of local wine!

Jenny’s food philosophy is inspired by her grandmother’s cooking using traditional ingredients from the land, natural flavourings and olive oil: a healthy Mediterranean diet.

Typical dishes covered during the class include Cretan salad with mizythra cheese, Dakos (a barley based appetizer), Tsigariasto which is a meat dish cooked in wine, Cretan mushroom risotto with graviera cheese, and Kalitsounia – Crete’s famous cheese pastry sweetened with local honey!

The cost of the class depends on the number of people taking part, for example, €103 per person for six people occupying a three-bedroom villa such as newly-featured Villa Kamara in Atsipopoulo.

This beautiful three-bedroom villa has a brand new pool and fabulous sea views. The recent renovation contrasts exposed stone and traditional furnishings with a smart kitchen – perfect for that cookery class – and shower rooms. Villa Kamara sleeps six and with all the attractions of lively Rethymnon virtually on the doorstep, this is a great property for two or three couples holidaying together (there is parking for two hire cars), or for a family. Rental starts at £119 per night for the whole villa.

Freelance Holidays’ properties on Crete range from rustic-chic village houses to striking contemporary villas.  Virtually all are offered on an any-day-arrival and any-length-of-stay basis, with rental prices quoted per night.  This unusual flexibility allows guests to mix and match with the least-popular (therefore cheapest) no-frills and charter flights to create holidays ranging from five to 15+ nights. 

01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk


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Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca and Menorca.
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members
December 11, 2017

New Crete Villas for 2018 from Freelance Holidays

Villa specialist Freelance Holidays has expanded its choice of holiday homes on Crete to more than 60 for 2018, adding characterful villas with private pools in Stylos, Rethymnon and Plaka.

Newly-contracted in Stylos following a total renovation, Villa Vangelis offers outstanding value for a couple, with an additional twin to sleep four if wished.  Stone-built, it balances rugged character with modern facilities in a standalone spot with far-reaching views over olive groves and the village two kilometres below. Here, mini-markets and tavernas may be found, while a good beach is just a 10 minute drive.  There is plenty of space indoors and out and a week’s rental starts at just £693, making this two-bedroom property more than good value even for a couple!

The company’s first property in Rethymnon is Villa Kamara, added to the programme following installation of a pool. It has glass walls on two sides allowing wonderful sea views. The renovation contrasts exposed stone and traditional furnishings with smart kitchen and shower rooms.

Three bedrooms sleep up to six and with the facilities of Rethymnon on the doorstep, this is a great property for two or three couples holidaying together (there is room to park two hire cars). Seven nights in low season starts at just £833.

Villa Argiro is a great family property with private pool, bags of space and a fantastic location: Plaka’s sleepy village square is little more than 100 yards away and there are two mini-markets. Tucked behind stone walls, Villa Argiro sits on a large plot, with a courtyard BBQ, second dining terrace, two lawns and a first-floor sun terrace with sea and mountain views. Living spaces are equally generous and there are three double/twin bedrooms. A week’s rental costs from only £833.

Freelance Holidays allows any-day-arrival at virtually all properties, even in peak season, making it easy to mix and match low-cost flights to create holidays of varying durations, from five nights to 17… any length of stay! In all cases, the price quoted is for the whole villa, and excludes flights and car hire.

 

01789 297705, www.freelance-holidays.co.uk


Freelance Holidays’ press contact is Paul Fogg 01789 297 705

Release issued by Jane Williams at Beacon PR 01572 748 800

 

About Freelance Holidays

  • Specialises in villas on the Mediterranean islands of Crete, Kefalonia, Sardinia, Sicily, Mallorca, Menorca and Zante (aka Zakynthos).
  • Flexible arrival days and durations allow travellers to mix and match stays with low-cost flights; properties are priced on a ‘per night’ basis
  • The hand-picked properties include villas with pools, village houses and family-run apartments – many with jaw-dropping views.
  • Freelance Holidays does not arrange flights or transfers, but can pre-book car hire.
  • ABTA members
June 29, 2017

Peak season savings on villas with private pools…

Vintage Travel, specialists in villas with private pools, has announced peak season savings at selected properties in a choice of locations including Crete, Kefalonia and Mallorca.

For couples, Amfitriti is a one-bedroom stone-built villa in Livadia, a peaceful and unspoilt corner area of south west Crete.  The property, which enjoys dramatic sea views from its terrace, is a romantic bolt hole for two and in its gardens there is a private swimming pool and a sun terrace.    Just a three-minute walk away is a small taverna, serving delicious home-cooked meals which can be eaten ‘in situ’ or delivered to the door.  Seven nights from 25 July now cost £1370, saving £444.

For families, or groups of friends, who like to holiday together – but require an element of privacy and independence – Villas Meltemi and Levanta on Kefalonia tick all the boxes. These identical stone-built properties, with commanding views over the entrance to Fiscardo harbour, sit side-by-side on their own terrace, with a shared private pool situated between them. Each sleeps four in two en suite bedrooms and all principal rooms have glass doors onto the rear terrace with its breathtaking views.  A week from 23 July is now priced at £2000 (for a party of eight), a reduction of £898.

Or in Mallorca, Villa Elena is a superb property near the walled old town of Alcudia and within walking distance of a couple of restaurants, a marina and two lovely beaches.  This spacious villa – both elegant and contemporary – sleeps eight in four bedrooms (three en suite) and is set in large gardens with a private fenced swimming pool, an outside shower, sun and rooftop terraces, a shaded seating area and table tennis.  Within the villa there is also a gym with an x-trainer and static bicycle.  A seven-night holiday from 29 July costs £4175, saving £1017.

Flights and car hire can be arranged by Vintage Travel on request.

01954 261431, www.vintagetravel.co.uk

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For further information please contact Stephen Ellison on 01954 261431. Release issued by Beacon PR 01572 748800

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