I am Dora
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I grew up in Crete and moved to the United States for graduate studies (I now live in New York). Growing up under the clear, star-lit skies of southeast Crete, I have always been captivated by the moon and the stars. In fact, my childish dream was to be an astro-physicist. Although I ended up becoming a neuroscience professor instead, I never forgot the wild beauty of my Cretan home. This nighttime marine enchantment provided the inspiration for the Moonlight Villas.
I have two passions: my research (I work to understand how the best machine (our brain) is built) and my love for this small corner of the world that combines beautiful weather year-around, spectacular beaches, mountainous wild beauty, with Cretan culture and cuisine. From my job, I was given the opportunity to travel all over the world. As incredible as these adventures around the world were, I always found myself missing my home village. I always knew I would end up in this serene landscape.
We built this villa for our retirement. The Europa villa is our private residence, built and furnished with comfort and style, solid wood and glass, indoor Whirlpool tub, state-of-the-art kitchen facilities and spectacular views. I love my home (the house, the village, the surrounding area and culture, the Crete island) very much, and now I want to share it with the rest of the world – you! I want to open my home to the people from Europe, the US and other faraway places who have opened their homes to me when I visited their countries.
As such, Welcome to my home! As your host, I will work to have you experience the best parts of this region: the warm culture, rich history, and breathtaking vistas. I hope you enjoy my home throughout all seasons as much as I love it – we are happy to share it with you in every way we can!