Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

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***  Special Offer!  10% off the Website Prices for All Last Minute Bookings For Stays at Villa Alexandra in September and October 2017.


Prices in 2018 starting from €1065 Euro per Week

1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. Sleeps a maximum of 5 persons.

Private swimming pool (Circular 5 x 5m & depth 1.60m)

Free WIFI Internet Access.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) License Number:  MHTE 1042K123K2827401

Villa Alexandra is a modern villa set just 4 minutes flat walk from the sandy beach, and excellent tavernas and shops in the village of Almyrida. This villa represents excellent value for money and books up early. Set next to an olive grove on the corner plot of a small group of villas, despite its village location, Villa Alexandra has lovely views of The White Mountains and the olive clad hillsides that surround Almyrida.

The villa has been designed in order to maximise the outdoor living area, and therefore has terraces and balconies with a choice of sun or shade. In front of the villa is a pool terrace which has lovely sandy coloured non-slip crazy paving, sun-loungers and umbrellas. All around the pool terrace and the villa are a large number of traditional clay pots and flowerbeds that have been planted with conifers, roses, palms, purple solanum, and a mandarin tree. The villa is a pretty pale yellow colour with white aluminium doors, windows and shutters. Under a covered archway, next to a flowerbed of mature roses, is the south facing front terrace which has a wooden bench, a table and 4 director's chairs. This terrace leads around to the shady east side of the villa, which is covered by a pergola and has a sink and a large BBQ made from natural stone and brick. The BBQ terrace has a wooden table and bench, and is next to a mature fig tree.  

The lovely Greek owners, Spiros and Christina, have furnished the villa throughout with matching furniture made from the same warm coloured wood as the built-in wardrobes, kitchen cupboards, bathroom cabinets, and doors. The bathroom and shower room are finished to a very high standard with beautiful pale terracotta and light peach tiles. All modern comforts have been provided for at Villa Alexandra including free WIFI internet access,  a TV, DVD and CD players, a washing machine, and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. For the cooler nights at the start and end of the season there is a fireplace in the lounge, and the a/c units also double up as heaters. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.

Villa Alexandra is perfect for either families or couples who like to be independent but not tied to a car for getting around. The villa is ideal for those of you who would like to have a drink with your meals out and not have to worry about driving home!

Villa Accommodation

Ground floor (1 step from the pool terrace, BBQ area and the parking area): Open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, 1 shower room, and a covered mountain and pool facing terrace. The living room has a front door and a set of double doors that open out onto the covered front terrace, which wraps around the villa to incorporate the BBQ area. There are 2 comfortable deep red couches, a coffee table, a TV/DVD unit, a ceiling fan, a fireplace, and peach coloured curtains. There is also a small window which looks out to the BBQ area.

The modern kitchen/dining area is fully equipped and includes, a ceramic hob and built in oven, a cooker hood, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, a kettle, a sandwich toaster, and a dining table and chairs which seat 4. All the appliances are in matching stainless steel. There are 2 kitchen windows which face south and west respectively. Just off the living room is a cupboard which is handy for storing suitcases. The shower room has a shower, a white washbasin, a mirrored cabinet, a toilet, and a frosted window to the east. First floor (17 steps up from the ground floor): 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 full bathroom and an open balcony. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds made from wood and black iron, 1 bedside cabinet with a reading lamp, a wardrobe, a dressing table, mirror and stool, and fresh white and yellow bedspreads and curtains. There is a window that looks out to the east over an olive grove, and double doors that open out onto a balcony (shared with the double bedroom) which has views over the pool to mountains, green hillsides and other village houses. 

The double bedroom has a double bed made from wood and black iron, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, a dressing table, stool and wall mirror, built-in wardrobes, and fresh yellow floral curtains and bedspread. This double bedroom also has double doors leading to the balcony that is shared with the twin bedroom. The full bathroom has a bathroom suite comprising a full bath with shower attachment, a wash basin, 2 mirrored cabinets, and a toilet. This main bathroom also houses the washing machine, iron and ironing board and has a frosted window.

Villa Location

The heart of the village of Almyrida is only 250m from Villa Alexandra, and is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 13 excellent tavernas, 6 cafes, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, a wonderful jewellery shop, 4 mini-markets, 7 gift shops, 1 Italian ice cream shop, a butchers shop, a pharmacy,  an off-license, a fantastic organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, a hair dresser, a nail spa, a body wellness spa, an area with game machines and pool tables, a kiosk, and 3 real estate offices.  Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving centre, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, big game fishing, private sight seeing flights in a light aircraft, and guided walking and coach excursions. A few minutes by car from Villa Alexandra, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace makers in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.

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Villa Amenities

Washing machine
Microwave Oven
Fridge / Freezer
Satellite TV
Air conditioned bedrooms
Air conditioned lounge
CD player
Free WIFI Internet access 
DVD Player
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating
Iron and ironing board
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Number of bedrooms
2 - 1 Twin, 1 Double
Number of bathrooms
2 – 1 upstairs bathroom, 1 downstairs shower room
Pool depths
Pool size
Circular. 5 x 5m
Type of shade by pool
Sofa bed
Suitable for 1 child or adult
Maid service
2 times a week
Distance to nearest taverna
250m : 4 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest beach
250m : 4 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest mini market
250m : 4 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest cash machine
250m : 4 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
How far from airport
35 minutes
How far from nearest large town
35 minutes
Any steps? How many? 1 step from the house to the pool terrace, BBQ area or parking area, 17 steps to the upper floor.
How private? Not very private as the villa is located in the village but it does have the corner plot with large trees which is more private than others. The pool can be seen by some maisonettes, and partially by 3 other villas.
Nearest neighbour? 1 villa opposite, some maisonettes next door to the left and 1 villa next door to the right. Almyrida beach and facilities are within easy walking distance, and there is a limited bus service into Chania , but we recommend car hire in order to explore the varied regions of the area.


Villa Rental Prices

All prices shown are per Villa, per Week, in Euro. Not per person!

From :
To :
01.10.17 07.11.17       E 1045
Winter 2017/18   
Long term lets only - please ask
E 1065
E 1295
E 1475
E 1185
E 1065
Winter 2018/19 31.03.19 Long term lets only - please ask

The above prices shown are in EUROS, per Week. These prices include a Free Welcome Pack, representative services, a villa information book, and detailed directions to all the sights from the guide book “Crete on the Road ” by Frankie Miles.

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