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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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Low Prices in 2017 held over from 2016 - starting from 600 Euro per Week.

1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom.

Private swimming pool – an infinity pool (5.5m x 5m)

Depths 1.4m - 1.5m

Sleeps a maximum of 5 persons.

WIFI Internet Access.

From the pretty beach resort of Almyrida, a country road winds its way uphill for 1.65kms to the small hillside hamlet of Aspro. Villa Orocco is a lovely bungalow with an elevated position on one of Aspro’s upper terraces and therefore enjoys glorious views over the surrounding olive and pine clad landscape and across the sea to Karga Island and the Akrotiri Peninsula. The villa is a sophisticated home with all the modern comforts and facilities important to those wishing to have a very relaxing holiday. Special attention has been paid to ensure that the interiors and the many sitting out areas are as comfortable and as romantic as possible. We consider Villa Orocco to be one of the most attractive properties for couples or small families to be found on Crete.

The beautiful panoramic views and the gorgeous infinity pool are two of the villa’s main features. There is a choice of sun or shade on the well furnished outside areas which include a covered dining terrace, and a spacious fully tiled roof terrace which, for obvious reasons, is also known as the sun terrace. The intimate pool area includes a large built-in barbeque area with its own mini-kitchen that has natural stone columns and a red tiled roof. The living room and bedrooms have sliding double doors which lead out onto the wrap around verandah and pool terrace, below which the land drops away from the property ensuring fantastic views. Poolside relaxation continues under the stars on the warm summer evenings that Crete is famous for. Lights twinkle in the distance from the Akrotiri Peninsula and from the ferries in Souda Bay that are setting off on their nightly journey to Athens.

Villa Orocco has been stylishly furnished and fitted to meet expectations of high modern standards. The artistic British owners have put a special emphasis on comfort, quality and romance, having named the villa after the pier where they were married. The romantic theme is evident in the sumptuous red coloured corner seating unit in the living room, co-ordinating arm chair and wall prints, wrought iron beds with Tempurpedic space foam mattresses in the bedrooms, gorgeous kitchen counters and breakfast bar made from black marble with silver and blue flecks, and even a 3 seater swing bench on the dining terrace. The many modern amenities include WIFI internet access (top-up cards for air-time will need to be purchased locally), a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a ceramic hob and built-in oven, a dishwasher, a washing machine, a microwave, and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.

If you ever want to leave this beautiful villa and you enjoy walking, there are many quiet trails leading from the villa across hills and through olive groves, which can take you to Almyrida, Gavalohori, Douliana, Tsivaras and Kera Cove. If you prefer to drive, you are only 4 minutes by car to the sandy beaches, and many shops and tavernas in Almyrida. Villa Orocco is located on a cul-de-sac with just a few exclusive villas which guarantees a quiet and relaxing vacation.

Villa Accommodation

Ground floor: Open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 bathroom/wet room, a large semi-covered sea facing covered terrace, and a sea facing terrace with infinity pool and separate barbeque/kitchen area. The front door leads from the parking area to the spacious L-shaped, open plan living room/kitchen area. The lounge area has a large red corner seating unit with contrasting red and cream cushions, an armchair, a coffee table, a sideboard which houses books, DVD’s, and the flat screen TV and DVD player, a large wall mirror with a silver frame, a table lamp and a standard lamp. The living room has 2 sets of double sliding doors which lead out onto the semi covered wrap around dining terrace which leads to the pool terrace. The front dining terrace is equipped with a large dining table, 6 chairs, and a swing bench. The modern kitchen area is fully equipped with light pine cabinets, a breakfast bar with 2 stools, and stainless steel appliances such as a dishwasher, a washing machine, a ceramic hob and built-in oven, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, a toaster, a juicer and a kettle. The kitchen window faces east, and looks out to the parking area and the next door villa. The hallway that leads from the kitchen/living area has doors to the bedrooms and the bathroom. The bathroom is a beautiful wet room that has been fully tiled with small mosaic tiles in the traditional Greek colours of blue and white. The shower cubicle is separated from the rest of the room by a wall of blue and frosted glass bricks. There is a white square porcelain sink positioned on a black beech stand, a toilet, a mirror with a glass shelf and lights, and a frosted window. The double bedroom has a king size iron sleigh bed with pretty pink satin and sequin cushions, 2 bedside cabinets with reading lamps, and a light wood wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, and a matching shelving unit. The double bedroom has double doors which lead out onto the covered sea facing terrace and open pool terrace. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds, a wood and wicker bedside cabinet with a pretty beaded reading lamp, a wall mirror, a light wood wardrobe with hanging and drawer space, a matching shelving unit, and double sliding doors which lead out to the pool terrace.

Roof/Sun Terrace (17 steps up from the covered front terrace). Equipped with sun-beds and umbrellas.

Villa Location


The lovely village of Almyrida is only 1.65km from Villa Orocco, 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, 7 cafés, 2 bars, 2 bakeries, 1 Italian ice cream shop, a wonderful jewellery shop, 4 mini-markets, 5 gift shops, a clothes shop, a butchers shop, an off-license, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, a pharmacy, a hairdressers, a nail spa, a body and wellness spa, 3 real estate agencies, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, big game fishing, waterskiing, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, horse riding, and guided walking and coach excursions. Also in Almyrida there is a children's play centre, an area with pool tables and a variety of games machines, a scuba diving centre, pedalo rental, and a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans. A few minutes by car from Villa Orocco, 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 making 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
WIFI Internet Access (top-up cards for air-time need to be purchased locally)
DVD Player
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating
Iron and ironing board
Welcome Grocery Pack

Number of bedrooms
2 - 1 Double, 1 Twin
Number of bathrooms
Pool depths
1.40m - 1.50m
Pool size
5.5m x 5m
Type of shade by pool
Umbrellas and a pergola covered terrace
Sofa bed
Maid service
1 time per week
Distance to nearest taverna
1.75km : 35 minutes on foot, 4 minute by car
Distance to nearest beach
1.75km : 35 minutes on foot, 4 minute by car
Distance to nearest mini market
1.65km : 35 minutes on foot, 3-4 minute by car
Distance to nearest cash machine
1.65km : 35 minutes on foot, 3-4 minute by car
How far from airport
35 minutes
How far from nearest large town
35 minutes
Any steps? How many? 17 steps to the roof terrace. This house is suitable for the elderly or people with disabilities.
How private? Areas of privacy. The roof/sun terrace can be seen by 3 semi-occupied villas set behind Villa Orocco. The pool terrace has been screened from the villa behind and the villa to the side and is therefore mostly private. The front terrace is also mostly private.
Nearest neighbour? 15m away on either side.

Villa Rental Prices

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

From :
To :
01.10.16 07.11.16 600
Winter 2015/16
Long term rentals only
Winter 2017 -18 31.03.18 Long term rentals only

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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