Where the abundance of earth uniquely merges the essence of Gaia with the elegance of simplicity.
An exclusive sanctuary of peace, well-being, and beauty, wild and charming, serene, and unpretentious that reveals the unseen aspects of self, the better self, through the experience of utter relaxation, discretion, indulgence of the senses and sustainable lifestyle in a bliss-full balance and harmony with nature.
Embrace an enchanting journey in the Altera Cave Villas, nestled in the privacy of the wild but mild idyllic spot on the slope of Finikidia in Agios Pavlos of Rethymnon, overlooking the translucent blue of the Libyan Sea Coast of Crete.
A perfect setting for surrendering to the joy and flow of the tranquility gracefully given by this unique eco hermitage.
“There is a kind of flame in Crete – let us call it ‘soul’ – something more powerful than either life or death. There is pride, obstinacy, valor, and together with these something else inexpressible and imponderable, something which makes you rejoice that you are human being, and at the same time tremble.”
Finikidia - Agios Pavlos is situated between the areas of Plakias and Agia Galini and can be reached by driving from either Heraklion or Rethymnon along a mountain road through the villages of Akoumia or Sachtouria. On the way, you will encounter some exceptional landscapes and traditional villages. Indeed, a well-hidden choice in a sheltered bay,
which is ideal for an away-from-it-all holiday to remember!