The Location

Villa Emanuele is located in Modi which was once an ancient city however today it is a small picturesque village in northern Crete, 15km away from Chania’s city center towards the West. Modi is an inland village; however, it is just minutes away by car from the busy Platanias, which is the touristic epicenter of the northern coast of Chania’s prefecture. There you may find all the amenities such as restaurants, tavernas, shopping, ATMs, pharmacies and super markets.
The mornings in the village are so peaceful; prepare your breakfast, walk out to the beautiful terrace and revel in the breathtaking view: the sea, the olive trees, the little white Church and Thodorou island which is open to the public while on daily excursions.On the island there is a fortress that once protected Crete, which is now a refuge for wild animals and migratory birds.

As a guest in Villa Emanuele, you are fortunate to have a choice between having a night out in buzzling Platanias and Agia Marina or spending it at the comfort of your vacation home. The sunsets here are mystical. Watch the world change before your very eyes: the bright daylight of the Aegean sun will burn into a red sky and then fade into dark blue.
The evening scents and sounds rise once the sun has set: Thodorou Island and its nocturnal wildlife awaken, as does Platanias and its twinkling nightlife lights. And when all is finally still, before retiring to one of your comfortable bedrooms, take a few moments to breathe in the silence, the night and the star-filled sky. Sometimes, in the quiet morning breeze of the Modi hills, you may even sense the echoes of seed farmers toiling in the ancient harvest threshing.