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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.

Read the full Article.

Prices starting from €750 Euros per Week for a couple using only one bedroom,

and from €850 Euros per Week for the use of all 3 bedrooms.

2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom. Sleeps a maximum of 6 persons.

Private swimming pool (8m x 5m & depth 1.50m).

WIFI Internet Access.

Privileged to be in one of the most sought after locations of this beautiful area, Almyrida View Villa enjoys both privacy and panoramic views whilst being within walking distance of the small fishing harbour, shops, cafes and excellent tavernas that are clustered around the pretty cove-like sandy beach in Almyrida. Nestled on an elevated hillside, the villa has wonderful sweeping views across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri Peninsula in the north, and over olive and almond covered rocky hillsides to The White Mountains in the south.

Privileged to be in one of the most sought after locations of this beautiful area, Almyrida View Villa enjoys both privacy and panoramic views whilst being within walking distance of the small fishing harbour, shops, cafes and excellent tavernas that are clustered around the pretty cove-like sandy beach in Almyrida. Nestled on an elevated hillside, the villa has wonderful sweeping views across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri Peninsula in the north, and over olive and almond covered rocky hillsides to The White Mountains in the south.

Built on one level, Almyrida View Villa was re-vamped in 2013 and is welcoming, family friendly and well appointed. The spacious open-plan living/dining room has a well equipped kitchen to one side, and an archway to a large games room that has a pool table which can keep both adults and children alike entertained for hours. The light and airy living room has high vaulted beamed ceilings and extra wide sliding doors leading to the large semi covered dining/pool terrace, from where children can be easily supervised in the swimming pool. The villa has been thoughtfully designed so that none of the bedrooms share adjoining walls which gives added privacy to each guest. Almyrida View Villa has been comfortably furnished with a combination of simple, locally made pine furniture, and many modern features such as an outsized corner sofa which is ideal for relaxing on, satellite TV, a DVD player, a large kitchen inventory, a washing machine, a microwave oven, dishwasher, WIFI internet access (top up cards for air-time need to be purchased locally), aluminium windows and shutters, and air-conditioning in the bedrooms. For those cooler nights at the start and end of the season there is central heating (fuel is not included in the rental price though) and the A/C units double up as heaters. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater.

Despite the villa’s well laid out interior which easily lends itself to relaxed summer living, it is the outside area that guests find so difficult leave. The half acre property has been carved into the hillside in order to maximise the views and the privacy. The gravelled private parking area, and the country road that leads down to the village on the east side of the villa, are hidden by an attractive high natural stone wall and raised flowerbeds. In keeping with a typical Mediterranean garden, the flowerbeds are planted with orange, lemon and olive trees, 6 mature date palms, Washingtonian palms, oleander, and geraniums. The land drops away dramatically below the pool/dining terrace on the north and west sides of the villa which allows for exceptional views to the turquoise bay, the silver and green olive covered hillsides, and the White Mountains. Railings and gates ensure the safety of the younger members of the family, and the 7 roman steps that lead into the large swimming pool lend themselves perfectly for children or less confident swimmers to sit on and cool off on the long hot summer days that Crete is famous for.

Ample outdoor equipment has been supplied including sun-beds, umbrellas, a barbeque, and 2 dining tables and chairs. With a bamboo covered pergola, there is a good choice of sun and shade during the day. At night, with the outside areas romantically illuminated, this is the perfect place to sit and marvel at the gorgeous sunsets, or on a warm clear night, look at the twinkling stars, and the lights in the bay from the ferries that go past on their nightly journey to Athens. 

With an idyllic location, views, and every modern amenity possible, romantic couples who want a good amount of privacy, or families of all generations who wish to enjoy their independence by walking down to the village shops, tavernas and sandy beaches, will be equally enchanted by Almyrida View Villa.

Villa Accommodation

Ground floor (5 steps from the driveway and parking: 1 open-plan living area/dining area/kitchen/and games room, 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 1 shower room, and 1 cloakroom (toilet). 5 stone steps lead down from the off road parking area to a side door and gated porch area. The side door opens out into the open plan games room which has a couch, a side table, a dining table, a ceiling fan, 2 bar stools and 3 brass light fittings that hang over the pool table in the middle of the room. At the far end of the games room there are sliding doors and shutters that open to the twin bedroom. The games room leads into the spacious open plan main room which has the kitchen/dining and living room areas. The kitchen has built-in light wood cupboards, a pine sideboard, a cooker, a fridge/freezer, a microwave, an electric kettle, a toaster, a coffee maker and a cool box. The kitchen window looks out over the pool terrace to the sea. The living/dining area has high vaulted cypress wood ceilings and is furnished with a dining table and 6 chairs, a large A/C unit, a very comfortable blue oversized corner unit couch which seats at least 8 persons, a coffee table, a side table with a reading lamp, and a cabinet which holds the 32” flat screen TV, the DVD player and the satellite receiver box. The living room has 3 small high round windows and extra wide sliding doors that open out to the pool/dining terrace, and perfectly frame the views.

Leading off from the dining area at the east side of the villa, is a small hallway which in turn leads to the small double bedroom and the cloak room. The small double bedroom has an A/C unit, a pine double bed, a double wardrobe with drawers and hanging space, a bedside cabinet with a mosaic glass reading lamp, a stainless steel wall mirror and 2 windows that look out to the porch area, and the side wall and conifers respectively. Next to the small double bedroom is the cloak room which has sand and stone coloured wall tiles, a toilet, a washbasin, a mirror, and a frosted window. At the opposite end of the living room (the west side of the villa) there is second small hallway with doors that lead to the master bedroom, the shower room and the twin bedroom. The twin bedroom has an A/C unit, 2 single beds, a bedside cabinet with reading lamp, a chest of drawers and mirror, a double wardrobe with a shelf and hanging space, double doors and shutters that open to the games room, and a window that looks south-west to the mountains. The main shower room is situated between the twin bedroom and the master bedroom. It has stone and sand coloured tiles and a white porcelain suite comprising a shower stall with Perspex doors, a toilet, a sink with a mirror, and a storage cabinet with a first aid kit and hairdryer. The shower room houses the washing machine and has a frosted window. The second double bedroom is the master bedroom and has an A/C unit, a queen size bed, a bedside cabinet, 2 reading lamps, a chest of drawers and half moon shaped wall mirror, and a double wardrobe with shelves and hanging space. The master bedroom has double doors that open out onto the dining/ pool terrace. It is delightful to lie in bed whilst looking out to the view!

Villa Location

The heart of the village of Almyrida is only 550m from Almyrida View Villa, 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 10 excellent tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, 2 ice cream shops, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 7 gift shops,  a pharmacy, a butchers shop, an organic fruit and vegetable shop with a deli counter, and an off-license. Also in Almyrida there is an arcade/cafe with pool tables and games machines, a scuba diving office, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, horse riding, and guided walking tours and coach excursions. A few minutes by car from Almyrida View Villa, 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, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.

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Villa Amenities

Washing machine
Dishwasher
Microwave Oven
Fridge / Freezer
TV
Satellite TV
Air conditioned bedrooms
Air conditioned lounge
CD player
WIFI Internet Access (top-up cards for air-time will need to be purchased locally)
DVD Player
BBQ
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating (fuel is not included in the rental price)
Fireplace  
Hairdryer
Iron and ironing board
Welcome Basket

Number of bedrooms
3 - 1 Twin, 2 Double (1 with a queen size bed)
Number of bathrooms
1 – 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 cloak room/toilet
Bath/shower/both
Shower
   
Pool depths
1.50m
Pool size
8m x 5metres
Type of shade by pool
Umbrellas and pergolas
   
Sofa bed
Yes – though it is not a fold out sofa.
Maid service
2 times a week
   
Distance to nearest taverna
550m : 8-10 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest beach
550m : 8-10 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest mini market
550m : 8-10 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
Distance to nearest cash machine
550m : 10 minutes on foot, 1 minute by car
How far from airport
30 minutes
How far from nearest large town
30 minutes

Any steps? How many?

5 steps from the parking area into the villa or pool terrace. The villa and pool terrace are all on the same level making it suitable for the elderly or less-abled.

How private?

50% of the pool terrace is completely private, the other 50% can be only partially seen by the villa below.

Nearest neighbour?

One occasionally occupied holiday villa to the rear and one villa with a quiet tenant set 30ms below Almyrida View Villa.
Nearest facilities? Almyrida beach and facilities are within 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 Euros. The lower price for 1 - 2 persons is for the use of 1 bedroom only - the other 2 bedrooms will be locked.

From :
To :
Prices for 1 - 2 persons using 1 bedroom only:

Prices for 3 - 6 persons:

Winter 2015/2016
31.03.16
Long term only
Long term only
01.04.16
30.04.16
750
850
01.05.16
31.05.16
850
995
01.05.16
30.06.16
1095
1195
01.07.16
31.08.16
1625
1625
01.09.16
30.09.16
1095
1195
01.10.16
07.11.16
750
850

Winter 2016/2017

31.03.17 Long term only Long term 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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