The surrounding area is rural and peaceful. Situated next to a small gorge it is often possible to sight wild birds such as eagles which glide through the gorge and pheasants that wander in the nearby fields. This is what makes Villa Victoria special and even though the town is close by you will rest peacefully and still feel “away from it all”!
A stroll or a jog along your own private lane and the neighbouring roads are a great way to start your day and with such beautiful surroundings you are sure to refresh and re-energise. Just a little further on it is possible to reach the old part of Gallos village and experience its rustic charm. The newer part of Gallos hosts 2 mini markets and a great traditional tavern. Also, an organized tennis court is located just 600 meters away. More shops, seafront restaurants and supermarkets are only a couple of minutes away by car (3 km) in the Koumpes area at the entrance of Rethymno town. Koumpes also has the closest sandy beach to the villa, however the more organized cosmopolitan beach of Rethymno is only 5 km away.
Furthermore, the villas location provides a great base for making excursions around Crete as the main national road is only a few minutes away.