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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.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Almyrida View in Almyrida - Large 3 bedroom villa with panoramic views|
This beautiful and large villa is situated on a quiet road in the village of Almyrida on walking distance from all the tavernes, supermarkets, atm machine, pharmacy, the (very good) bakery and all the other amenities that this lovely village has to offer (not forgetting the good sandy beaches here). This makes it idealy situated: away from noise but close to everything. The villa has different sitting areas on the outside (you can choose for sun or shade) where you can relax and enjoy a breakfast, a coffee or a drink while you look out over the village of Almyrida, the bay of Souda and the island of Karga. In the distance you can see the planes take off and land on the airport of Chania, which is situated on the opposite Akrotiri peninsula. There is a 40 m2 large private pool with sunbeds (with soft covers if you like) which is in the sun almost day, so water temperatures are good. Next to the villa at the gate there is a parking place for your car.
|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 cozy 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 brandnew 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 tavernes, 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 bbq. 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 tranquility 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 Children’s 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.
|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 neighbors 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.
|Villas in Crete - Kastania Lodge, Kastelli Kissamos in Crete|
Kastania Lodge 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.
|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.
|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.
|Villas in Crete - Bayview Bungalows, Lagada, Makrigialos, south of Crete|
These new bungalows have an area of 88 m2 and are situated around a lovely large communal pool with sun beds. The decor is sleek and modern, yet very cozy. 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 ;).
|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 favorites 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 - Villa Aetos Vigla in Milatos - one of the largest private villas in Crete|
Behind a big iron fence just outside of the village of Milatos lies one of the largest private villas of the island of Crete: the Villa Aeotos Vigla. Set on the foot of a hill it overlooks the village of Milatos with its churches and its traditional stone houses, and the lower situated small tourist resort Milatos at the Beach with a choice of taverna's and a super market. The house is impressive and it has 6 balconies (all of them with a sea view, 4 of them are quite large), a large landscaped garden with 2 stone barbeques and a 100 m2 pool. On top of the house is the enormous roof terrace with a 360 degrees panorama.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Christina in Plaka near Almyrida - Cheap, large and quiet villa inside the village|
Villa Christina is a very nice and large villa in the village of Plaka in the Apokoronas, not far from Chania, about an hour drive from the airport (Chania). It has sea views, overlooking Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsula, and it is very cheaply priced (starting at 600 euro per week in 2012)! The beach of Almyrida is about 5 minutes away (2 km) and you it is possible to go there on foot. Here in Almyrida you find a lot of shops, supermarkets, two pharmacies and a variety of good restaurants and a few bars. Villa Christina is located in a very quiet street above Almyrida in village of Plaka, 150 meters from the village square with tavernas and a good supermartkt (the best small supermarket in the area). If you walk for three minutes walk you are on the central square of Plaka, while the location of the villa itself has a more rural feel, because it is surrounded by hedges and trees and there is a large garden at the villa. There is a lawn (with a barbecue and a table with chairs) and there are many trees including palm trees, conifers and an almond tree. In the street where the villa is located there is almost no traffic. In the villa has a fantastic large pool with sunbeds and parasols. There are three bedrooms and it can accommodate up to six people.
|Villas in Crete - Villa Atlantis House in Plaka near Almyrida on Crete - the luxury life in a Cretan village|
Live the life of a villager but in plenty of luxury: you can do this in Villa Atlantis. Behind the walls and the gates of Atlantis House you will find a little hidden gem. Villa Atlantis is a beautifully restored stone village house which is situated in the old part of the village of Plaka in the Apokoronas in Crete. The villa is located in a quiet street with little traffic driving through and surrounded by a wall so the garden and pool are not overlooked from the street. You can park your car park behind the fence so you never have to look around for a parking spot on the street. No carrying luggage or groceries over long distances.
|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 “Triopetra Villas- Panagia” complex consists of the 2 luxurious villas (maisonettes) Dimitris and Kadiani designed exquisitely. 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).
For more information and pictures of the villas in Triopetra - click here.