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|VILLAS AND HOLIDAY HOUSES ON THE ISLAND OF CRETE IN GREECE|
Below are some holiday houses and villas in Crete. Often they have a private pool, or you share the pool with just a few other people. What you at least have is a lot of privacy and the feeling that you have nothing to do with other people and you can do whatever you like to do. Often it is thought that this is an expensive way of holidaying, but in many cases this is not true. Especially if you're a family or a group of people it is sometimes even cheaper than if you make a booking at a hotel. Is it not wonderful to wake up and have everything for yourself? Your own pool, your own deck chairs and your own own home. In these holiday villas there is always a large kitchen with all appliances - coffee machine, oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine (you do not have to bring that many clothes) etcetera. There is a nice lounge with a sofa, a dining table and chairs for all people, nice outdoor seating and so on. For me this is the ultimate enjoyment.
|Lemon Tree Villas - Kounoupidiana / Agios Onoufrios beach - loved it!|
Villas close to a very nice small beach and not far from the airport of Chania. The villa we were in had a small living room with a couch and chair and a kitchen table with four chairs. The kitchen was small but was complete and had everything you needed. There was washing soap and a clean sponge and wipe, and there were a couple of bottles of water and a pack of fruit juice in the refrigerator. On this floor there was also a toilet and there was a master bedroom with a lovely comfortable double bed (four pillows). By the stairs down you reached a large double room with two single beds. Here was also was the spacious bathroom with a toilet a jacuzzi bath. On the terrace in front of the door there are loungers (sunbeds) and a table with chairs. The pool was actually much larger than we expected and it is fairly private as it is taken away from view by a wall. We looked out on a row of palm trees and behind that the sea, an island and the coastline.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Sophia's House in Aspro near Almirida Beach (Apokoronas - Crete)|
This lovely intimate villa is situated on a hill near the seaside resort of Almirida. We stayed here in September 2008, September 2009 and September 2011 and we absolutely loved it. It was cosy and comfortable and the views from the terraces and the pool were fantastic. The villa had everything you could wish for: amazing views from the terraces and the pool, a beautiful bathroom, a living space with comfortable couches, a dining table and chairs and three bedrooms with extra large extra comfortable beds with loads of pillows. The beds were over two meters long because I could fit in without any problems and without my feet sticking out (yes people, I am a tall, tall guy). I loved this place because it felt so homely and everybody was feeling so happy in it. It makes you want to buy your own villa on the island.
|Villas in Crete - Elounda Solfez Villas - Elounda|
In early October 2011 we stayed in one of these beautiful villas for a number of days. The Elounda Solfez villas are brand new and they are situated on a hill. The view is truly spectacular. From any of your terraces or from your pool you look out over the Bay of Elounda and the Spinalonga peninsula. On a clear day you can also see several small islands in the distance and even the high cliffs of the peninsula all the way back behind Sitia in the extreme east of the island.
|Villas in Crete - Elounda Traditional Homes of Crete - Affordable luxury private holiday homes|
Situated in the peaceful village of Mavrikiano, just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Elounda, these traditionally built houses combine rustic features with luxurious features. Traditional Homes of Crete offer you spacious properties with private gardens and Jacuzzi bathtubs. Most of these charming properties also feature private swimming pools or shared facilities with another house. Clean linens and cooking utensils are provided at the house or villa. Benefit from free wired internet access and free private parking. The interior of the Traditional Homes features exposed brickwork, wooden beams and elegant furniture, creating a warm and homely environment. Enjoy a beautiful countryside setting close to Elounda Village.
|Villas in Crete - Falassarna Villas - Falassarna Beach|
Located on a lush hill of Platanos in Kissamos area, the luxurious Falasarna Villas offer panoramic Cretan Sea views, 4 km from the sandy Falasarna Beach. Each 150 m2, self-catered villa features a private pool, fireplace and free Wi-Fi. Villas Falasarna are air-conditioned and luxuriously decorated with stone details and wooden ceilings. Bedrooms have en suite facilities. The kitchen includes a cooker, fridge and coffee maker. In the living room guests can watch satellite TV and DVDs. A sauna room is provided, while several massage treatments can be arranged.
Each villa has a private entrance and is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden with flowers and herbs. The swimming pool area is equipped with sun loungers and offers panoramic sea views. A shaded, dining area and BBQ facilities are available in the terrace. Falasarna Beach is awarded with a Blue Flag and is well-organized. Along the bay there are fish taverns and cafés. The city of Chania is at 45 km and Chania Airport is 52 km away. Free private parking is possible on site.
|Villas in Crete - Old Fountain Villas - Galatas - Crete|
Palia Vrisi is the name of the area where the villas are situated. It means "old fountain" and this is because the people that live in Galatas and around used to come here for their water. We stayed at one of the three Old Fountain Villas in September 2008. They are situated in a very green area near the villages of Galatas and Stalos, not far away from the town of Chania on the route to Kissamos Kastelli. The owner of the villas is Helen and she is very friendly and her english is perfect! There are three different villas on the estate and Helen and her husband also have a house there. All the villas are detached and have their own garden and private pool and they are different in size.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Giorgos in Gavalochori - A house with 3 bedrooms in a pine tree forest|
Villa Giorgos is set in a very secluded spot in the middle of a pine tree forest. The villa is situated on the outskirts of Gavalochori and close to the coastal resort of Almyrida. In both villages you can find good taverns, super markets and a bakery. Especially the pastries of the bakery in Almyrida are worth a detour! Villa Giorgos is situated on a hill at the end of short dirt track. The villa has several verandas with a splendid view of the forest that surrounds it and there are distant views of the sea in front of Almyrida (Souda Bay). It's very, very quiet. Behind the villa is the private pool with the sunbeds and the parasols, chairs and tables, a swing and a barbecue. The pool is surrounded by a low wall and pine trees and is not overlooked, so we skinny dipped.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Prinolothos in Gavalochori - 3 bedrooms, separate studio and beautiful sea view|
This beautiful large stone villa with private pool is located on a hill just above the village of Gavalochori, in a region called the Apokoronas. It is about half an hour to forty five minutes away from the city of Chania and the trip from the airport is approximately one hour. The villa has three bedrooms and a separate studio that can accommodate four people. The maximum number of people that can stay in the villa is ten. Prinolithos villa is in a very quiet and very private position, so ideal for those who seek tranquillity and and want the possibility to to sunbathe and swim without swimwear. The views from Villa Prinolithos and from the infinity pool are extremely pretty. You look out over several villages, including Gavalochori with its four churches, the villages of Aspro and Plaka, the green nature, the Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsula. In the woods around the villa are many birds and especially in the mornings it is a cheerful twittering and whistling.
|Villas in Crete - Luxury Villa Provarma Hills, Gerani, Crete|
If you are looking for a very spacious and modern villa with breathtaking views than Luxury Villa Provarma Hills may be for you. This villa offers you basically everything you'd expect from a superior villa. The only thing lacking is a big round dot for a helicopter to land on. Villa Provarma Hills is quietly situated on a hill in the north of the island of Crete, just outside the villages of Gerani and Modi in the area between Chania and Kolymbari. The distance to the popular tourist resort of Platanias is about ten minutes by car. Recently a large new Lidl supermarket was opened here, which is easy to find. We though it was very convenient to just buy lots of food here and fill up the trunk of our car, because once you're inside the grounds of the villa you will not feel much need for leaving it again. The area around the villa is also suitable for making nice walks. There are quiet roads and hiking paths that go into the hills.
|Villas in Crete - Istron Villas - Villas with 1, 2 of 3 bedrooms and with a private pool|
Situated on a hillside and overlooking the beautiful Istron Bay, each of the stylish villas has a private swimming pool, free wireless internet access and private parking. The villas are set on different levels of the hillside, allowing you to enjoy your holiday with privacy. They are well appointed and elegantly furnished and decorated, creating a homely atmosphere. You can enjoy a refreshing dip in your private swimming pool, or soak up the sun on the terrace. You also have the option of enjoying the facilities at the Istron Bay Hotel. Enjoy a game of tennis on the flood-lit court. Children can join in the fun with the Childrens Club. There are also plenty of water sport activities available at the nearby beach as well as a diving club. In the evening you can taste gastronomic delights in one of the superb restaurants. The hotel has a great rooftop bar with amazing views of the bay.
|Villas in Crete - Ariana's Place, Kastelli Kissamos in Crete|
Ariana's Place is a small complex consisting of one house, one apartment and one studio. It is are situated just above the town of Kastelli Kissamos, in the north west of Crete. It is situated on a very quiet spot in the country side and it looks out over the town of Kissamos and the sea on one side and on the other side the mountains and the olive groves. The small and intimate complex comes with a 50 m2 pool and a small bar.
|The Green Villa in Katalagori - cheap 200 m2 villa with private pool, good reviews|
We stayed here for four days in September 2015. We were very kindly received by the owner Maria who led us through the villa and gave some explanation about, among other things, the devices that were in the villa. While doing this we found out that the DVD player did not work. An hour later she came back with her husband and a new DVD player was installed, which worked perfectly, and the "problem" was solved.
The villa is quite large (about 200m2). The three bedrooms and the bathroom (with bath and shower) are located on the ground floor. Two of the bedrooms open onto a terrace. On this floor the wifi is connected and also the internet is the best received.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Filitsa in the Apokoronas - Kefalas|
Villa Filitsa is a beautiful old historic stone house that is situated in Kefalas in the Apokoronas district, close to Georgioupolis and Vamos. The villa is open all year round! The oldest part of the house dates from the Venetian times and other parts have been added to the house through history. It has been carefully and beautifully restored by Canea Properties and the house is a historic monument. It was once used by the Turkish general commander of Crete. There is a private pool with the property. The villa sleeps 10 people in two bedrooms, two lofts and one separete apartment.
|Velanos Villas in the village of Kefali, southwest Crete|
Whether you are a nature lover or you wish to spend your holidays in a quiet, picturesque, traditionally built villa, Velanos Villas is here to help you make it happen!.Built from earth bound materials like wood and stone on a mountain side at the southeastern edge of the Chania Prefecture,our four villas offer luxury combined with traditional elements.
Each of the four Villas, offers a unique view of the mountain side for a number of guest, varying from 2 to 6 persons. Stairways and stone paved paths lead to each villa's porch or terrace, where you can relax with an aspiring view of the mountain side, the nearby gorge and the sea.
|Villa Azure - Kera Beach - pretty villa with a large pool and fabulous view|
Villa Azure can accommodate up to 10 people and it is probably one of the most private villas in the whole of the Apokoronas area. You have no immediate neighbours and it is very quiet: no people, no dogs barking and no traffic. Because of its location on the hill and the trees that are in front of the villa there is a lot of privacy, so it is also suitable for people who prefer to go into the pool without swimwear. Villa Azure is a beautiful large villa of approximately 250m2 where you can relax, listen to the birds, watch the passing boats in Souda Bay and enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine in your hand.
|Villa Nina in Kera Beach - Villa with a private pool, maximum 6 people|
In 2015 we spent a few days in this villa. It is near the small quiet sandy beaches of Kera and within walking distance of the village of Almirida with all its shops, mini-markets and many taverns. The villa has a lovely pool, which is pretty private. Behind Villa Nina is another villa, but this one has the pool on the other side so there is a lot privacy. We took our dips without swimwear. From the street side the villa is not overlooked at all. There are lovely terraces and places where you can sit down to read a book or stare out over the sea. THE WIFI was absolutely great worked everywhere.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Athina in Kokkino Chorio - A house with 3 bedrooms and beautiful seaview|
Villa Athina is situated on a hilltop in Kokkino Chorio, a village just east of the city of Chania, in the area called the Apokoronas. In October 2012 we were one of the first visitors in this new house which is built in traditional style, with stone and round arches between the rooms and the terraces. The villa has a private pool and is set in a very private location (not overlooked). The view from the grounds of the villa and the various verandas is phenomenal. You look out over the sea, three peninsulas (Apokoronas, Akrotiri and Rodopos) and three islands, including Souda Island with its fortress and the island of Karga, that lies in front of the village of Almyrida. There are views over the bay of Souda,the naval base, the fort Izzedine and you see the cruise boats and ferries sailing in on their way to the harbour of Souda. On the west side you look out over the village of Kokkino Chorio with its church and behind it you can see the White Mountains.
|Villa Bay View 1 - budget villa with 2 bedrooms, private pool and sea views|
This "budget" villa is situated on a hill in the village of Kokkino Chorio in the Apokoronas in Crete. It is not far from the village center and within walking distance of a good taverna (400 meters). The views from the villa are wonderful: you look out over the sea, the villages on the coast and the Akrotiri peninsula. Outside there is a nice terrace with a table and chairs to enjoy the view or to have something to eat. There is also a very nice swimming pool with sunbeds, umbrellas and chairs around it. The villa offers a lot of privacy and is not directly over looked.
|Villas in Crete - Bayview Bungalows, Lagada, Makrigialos, south of Crete|
These new bungalows have an area of 88 m2 and are situated around 2 lovely large communal pools with sun beds. The decor is sleek and modern, yet very cosy. We felt immediately at home upon arrival, even so we only went out for dinner in the evening one time and the rest of the days we stayed in the bungalow and I cooked something myself ;). We returned to this one a couple of times for some more holidays.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Renata in Megala Chorafia: deceptively large and luxurious|
Pictures do not do this villa justice: you have to see it and experience it. One of my favourites ever. It is an absolute gem and also the perfect get away from it all. The people that own it have turned it into something very special. We visited this beautiful villa in the Apokoronas in October 2008. It is deceptively large: I estimate it is about 175 m2. Downstairs there are three bedrooms (2 doubles and one twin). The double rooms each have their own balcony and the twin room has a door leading to the patio in front of the pool. The last room has a private bathroom with a shower and toilet and there is also a small study incorporated. All the bedrooms have a tv and there is airconditioning.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Amalia in Megala Chorafia - Luxureous large villa with a big swimming pool|
This beautiful large villa with private pool of 50 m2 is situated on a hill next to the village of Megala Chorafia (near Chania - which is 13 kilometers away - and Kalives, in the north of the island of Crete). It is one of the nicest places we ever stayed. The villa is easy to reach. If you come from the direction of Chania and drive towards the east you will pass the village Megala Chorafia. Just after the exit to the village you can clearly see the sign that says "Villa Amalia next exit 100 m" and here you drive over a narrow but good road into the hills. You can not miss it and you will automatically end up at the villa. Here is a separate parking area where you can put the car.
|Villas in Crete - Anemos Villas, Rodakino in the south of Crete|
Anemos Luxury Villas is a small villa complex with private pools. It is located in Rodakino, near Plakias, in the region of Rethymno. All villas boast 180-degree panoramic views of the Libyan Sea, Gavdos and Paximadia islands. Each 2-storey villa has 3 bedrooms, one on the ground floor and 2 more on the first floor. A fully equipped kitchen is next to the living room, and it includes dishwasher, fridge, oven, and dining area. A fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player and stereo system are featured in the modern living room. On the ground level, you will find a bathroom and a small storeroom with a washing machine, ironing board. The upper floor bathroom includes a spa bath. Beside each villa there is its private swimming pool, equipped with sun beds, sunshades and shower. Patio furniture are available on the balconies. Distance from Rethymnon is 39 km, from Heraklion airport 120 km, and from Chania airport is 100 km.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Delight - Affordable private villas in Sitia (2 km distance)|
Situated just 2 km from Sitia, these traditional villas feature private outdoor pools and free private parking. They offer an ideal base for independent holidays in Crete's countryside. The accommodation at Villas Delight combines tradition with comfort. The villas have stone archways and wooden features. The villas have 2 floors, with the ground floor offering laundry facilities and living room and the 1st floor featuring the bedrooms and kitchen. Less than 10 minutes away from Villas Delight are the beautiful beaches of Platani, Traxilas and Papadiokampos. They offer excellent swimming, snorkelling and kayaking opportunities.
|Villas in Crete - Private villas in Triopetra in Crete|
The Tripopetra Villas - Panagia complex consists of the two tuxurious villad (Maisonettes) Dimitris and Kadiani. Each one has a hundred square metres of dwelling space and they are situated in approximately 450 acres of land. The complex is located in the region Akoumia which is about 50 km south of Rethymno (a 45 minute drive). Each villa consists of a modern independent house of 2 floors that can accommodate up to 5 people having exactly the same design. They are on the top of a hill with a panoramic view over the superb Libyan Sea and the full of natural beauty beach of Triopetra which is 3,5 kilometres footwalk away. As the villas are not in town, you will need a car for your transfers. (Parking space is available).
|Fournou Lago - Private villas in Triopetra in Crete|
The "Villas - Fournou Lago" complex in Triopetra consists of the 2 luxurious villas Nikos and Stefania. Designed exquisitely, both villas have been built to a very high standard and the quality furnishings and facilities provide for a luxurious vacation in this unspoilt area of Southern Crete that can only be described as paradise.
Built in approximately 4000 metres of land and only 2km from the marvelous beach of Triopetra. Each villa has over one hundred metres of dwelling space over 2 floors and can accomodate 5 people in luxury with all modern facilties included.
The panoramic views over the superb Libyan Sea and the full natural beauty of Triopetra by day and night can be enjoyed from both villas. A stroll to the beaches of Triopetra, that many believe are some of the best in Greece, together with small tranquil bays and coves provide the most discerning with crystal clear blue waters and sun drenched unspoilt beaches.
The complex is located in the region Akoumia which is about 50 km south of Rethymno (a 45 minute drive). Triopetra has a small mini market as well as a few taverna's where fresh fish and other excellent greek cuisine is available whilst watching the sun set and stars sparkle over the clear blue Libyan Sea.
Whilst you need go no further for a truly wonderfull vacation, you may want to rent a car to explore the nearby market town of Spilli, Saturday market at Mires, the many shops and attractions of Rethymno City or the caves of Matalya and as such a rental car is recommended for your exploration of this remarkable location. Please see information to make a car rental booking.
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