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Luxury villa, panoramic sea views, private pool, wifi, outdoor kitchen/living



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
3 double bedrooms (all sea views), in traditional village with all facilities,

The villa has been thoughtfully designed and planned. All principal rooms both on the ground floor and first floor bedrooms have double doors opening onto balconies/terraces, all with sea views. There are magnificent views across to Almyros Bay (70 km) and mountain views (SEE THE OWNER'S LINK FOR VIDEOS OF THE PANORAMIC VIEWS, OUTDOOR LIVING AREA,KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM, see the links at the end of the Facilities section of site).

Outside are 3 pergolas areas (all with lights and electric sockets) with numerous seating options for those relaxing al fresco meals, all overlooking the pool, and with panoramic sea views. Outdoor kitchen and living area (couch, table, chairs, dining table), wood oven and large stone built BBQ and most of these areas receive the villa wi fi signal.

The tiled pool is an integral part of the villa, and is on the same level as the villa. The pool has tiled steps leading into the pool. The pool is the same level throughout of 1.5m

The village is within easy reach where there are a choice of supermarkets, kafeneons and restaurants.

The owners employ a maintenance company who are based in the village who look after the cleaning and smooth running of the villa.

The owners provide a WiFi Internet connection (provided free of charge). tv satellite (English movies, football (UK& European), Discovery, Nat Geo etc).

See links for movie links of panoramic views, outdoor dining/kitchen/lounge and internal lounge and kitchen.

Tourist Licence No : 1042K92003069101

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I work in construction as a commercial manager and I have been fortunate that this has allowed me to work in other countries. I first visited Crete many years ago in 1972 and it made an everlasting impression on me. I returned in 2003 with my family and we fell in love with the Island and decided to buy a property so that we could spend more time there. My family and I try and spend as much time as possible there and never get tired of the tranquillity and amazing views of the Villa.

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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


Tranquil spot in the mountains of Vamos region

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lovely villa Cristina for two weeks with our three children aged 16, 14 and 11. For us it provided the perfect place to relax and unwind taking in the panoramic views of the Cretan sea merging into the constantly blue sky - a view you can take in from the comfort of your bed once you have mustered the small amount of energy needed to open the shutters.

The villa itself is excellently appointed with a pool (regularly cleaned) and pizza oven and roasting racks. Inside all rooms have efficient air-con and there is even an excellent TV / Satellite package thrown in - we were able to keep up with Team GB exploits throughout the week. There is a modern kitchen and much welcomed arrival pack.

Some great local beaches (you will need a car) - family favourites being Ombroglialos and Georgioupolis. Kefalas is a great place for a lazy wander round the town and Vamos is an interesting spot to hang about over a coffee and watch the world go by every morning. We even managed a few hikes round Vamos exploring the lost churches and Old town.

Further trips to the amazing Balos and Falassarna are only about 1 hour away. Knossos about 1.25 hours and the lovely Chania old town 40 mins.

Would fully recommend the villa and booking was easy and straightforward with great communication from Frank.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, its very rewarding and important that we have been able to share out Villa and its been enjoyed and shared with others. Ombroglialos is a little cove only 10 mins drive away and is a lovely secret spot where you can swim off the rocks into the sea and then have a meal afterwards. I particularly like the colour of the sea and the shades that change when the depth changes.We also love to make pizzas with our child and cook them in the outdoor oven, our son loves making his own as its simple to do and then we all sit down to eat our dinner in the outdoor kichen/living area. Its a special time with the family when we all join in making the pizzas and salads. I can leave some recipes and instructions for those people who want to have a go at outdoor cooking including the large stone bbq all our guests have to do is inform when they book and I can provide them with a cooking information pack (recipes, information and ideas for cooking a meal with the family).
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V. Kristina - where better to unwind & reconnect?

  • 5 of 5

We refilled our empty nest at Villa Kristina for a 10 day vacation with our 3 'kids' (25, 23, 19). The villa is very well appointed and more than adequate for a family of 5 adults. We were especially grateful for its peaceful location to come back to after the hustle and bustle of the surrounding attractions. The various outdoor seating/eating areas around the villa are a great idea as is the outdoor BBQ/oven.

The facilities in the village are limited but adequate, and one couldn't wish for a better family-run taverna than Meterizi. The small taverna at Ombrogialos some 10 minutes from the villa by car is also a must-visit - the best fresh seafood we had during the trip. We also greatly enjoyed the beach near Pirgos that was recommended by Frank and Christine in their villa file. In addition to the local interests in Chania, Kalyves and Giorgioupoli we took full day trips to Knossos and the Samaria Gorge that were well worth the effort. The latter is not for the faint-hearted when its pushing 35C in the shade!

Christine and Frank couldn't do enough to ensure the booking process and vacation itself went as smoothly as possible with all questions being answered very promptly.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Kristina to family and friends if looking for a quality property in a peaceful location in a wonderful part of the world.

Claire & Allan S.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire and Allan We are so happy that you enjoyed our villa and the surrounding area, we also think Ombriogalis is a special place which we visit often and can recommend it for staying for the day and swimming off the rocks. We also love the outdoor areas eating and drinking while listening to the music or radio. A particular favourite is sunset having a gin and tonic on the upstairs balcony using the lemons from the trees in the garden.
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Beautiful peaceful villa with wonderful sea view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful peaceful holiday at Villa Kristina; the villa has wonderful views and a beautiful pool and garden. We really appreciated all the different seating areas. There was plenty of space in the villa and the welcome goodies and cleaning (after one week and end of stay) was so appreciated. Frank & Christine are friendly and helpful owners. The village has a couple of supermarkets and we loved the local restaurant Meterizi, which was also very friendly. The bakers at Vamos was also good. We found the island to be very beautiful and the Cretans very welcoming and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Kefalas Villa

  • 5 of 5

We has the most relaxing and enjoyable holiday you could wish for, staying at Christine and Frank's villa. Kefalas and the surrounding area is very rural but unspoiled, peaceful and a perfect place to rest up. The villa was clean, well looked after and maintained with regular visits from the pool guys. Plenty of outside spaces to eat, read and relax. Pool was great - very warm and inviting. If you do have children, be aware that the pool has one depth of 1.50m.

We didn't do a huge amount during the two weeks, but went into Chania a couple of times, visited the water park, went out snorkeling from one of the boats in Almyrida which was great fun. We visited the freshwater lake (Kournas) and drove up in the mountains; some spectacular views up there. Plenty of places to eat out; local tavernas in Kefalas, Almyrida, Georgioupoli to name a few places.

Christine and Frank couldn't have been more helpful and efficient in the arrangements prior to going and Frank answered a couple of questions I had while I was there very promptly. I would definitely recommend staying here, you'll have fantastic time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kefalas Villa

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful villa with stunning views. After an early hours arrival it was fab to wake up to Greek sunshine, a cooling breeze and essentials in the fridge. The villa was immaculate and the many outdoor seating areas allowed family members shade throughout the day. The village of Kefalas was a pleasant 10 minute stroll and contained two small supermarkets and an amazing Taverna- Metepizi. We ate there on several occasions and could not fault the food and helpful owners. Nearest beaches were Almyrida- thin sandy beach but lovely shallow calm water. We ate there a couple of evenings on the shore which was most pleasant. Georgioupolis is bigger and busier and the water is more choppy.

Overall we loved the villa and its location but the roads up to Kefalas are quite winding in places - which you need to get use to.

Thank you to Frank and Christine for their help and advice .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are very glad that you enjoyed the villa, the village and its surrounding areas. We also like the taverna in the village, Metepizzi which provides traditional local food and the owners are very helpful. Regards Frank & Chris
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Villa Kristina

  • 5 of 5

We would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay in Kefalas, the villa was really comfortable and the welcome pack was a godsend as we didn't arrive until 11:30 pm on Saturday so it meant we had some supplies for breakfast the following day. The villa is a really relaxing place to be which is just what we needed to unwind especially in the pool. Thanks Frank and Christine for providing a great holiday venue.

Gerry, Cathy, Emily and Alex

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Thank you for your kind comments and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday in our villa. We understand how difficult it can be after a long and tiring journey to arrive at a villa late night without even being able to have a hot drink and the welcome pack is meant to help you at least have a hot drink. Thank you for your review it always makes all the hard work seem worthwhile when our guests enjoy their holiday and we can share our villa. Take care and thank you again
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From the Owner

This property has fantastic views across the bay with 70km sea and mountains. The villa is on the edge of an old traditional village and has 2 supermarkets and a good traditional restaurant. It is in a quiet tranquil location but with easy access to all facilities. There is also a walk-in Health centre in the village of Vamos which is nearby and is open 24/7. Nearest beach 11mins away by car. The pool is on the same level as the house and outdoor living area and kitchen making it easy for access and to monitor if needed. The pool water is the same level as the paving around with steps leading in making access very easy for all members of the family.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Village (choice of 6) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Georgioupolis & Kalyves at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Village (choice of 2) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida at 10 Kilometres Car: recommended

Limnoupolis Water Park - This water paradise is situated in a green area of almost 100,000 m2; 6 km west of Chania next to the village of Varipetro. There is a large pool measuring 1500m2 with a pool bar, jacuzzi and a small island. With plenty of glides and rides for the whole family the park is open from 10 am to 7pm every day from May to September.

Samaria Gorge – the gorge is usually open from May to the end of October. Starting at Omalos, the gorge is the longest in Europe at 18 km and is very popular. The walk ends at Agia Roumeli on the south coast. If you don’t fancy doing the walk independently there are travel agents in most of the tourist villages who offer all inclusive bus trips which can be very handy for the return journey from Ag. Roumeli.

Kalives and Almirida have lovely beaches suitable for all the family and plenty of shops and bars just a short walk from the beach or a little further to Georgoupolis at Asterias on coast road opposite the Episkopi turn off.


Rental rates

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Spring 1
1 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
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Spring 2
28 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
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Summer 1
18 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

A £50 security deposit is required. This will be held pending the maintenance clean following your departure and is returned immediately upon receipt of report.

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Updated: 16-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

When the house was being built we it was an important requirement for us to have a tiled concrete pool with easy access from the villa and for it be built at the same level of the house. We have recently had work done installing an outdoor kitchen and dining/lounge area which comprises a wood fired oven and a large stone BBQ. This area is attached to the house and close to the kitchen so it makes cooking and living outside very convenient. The wi fi can pick up the internet outside living area so that you can to listen to your favourite radio station. We also extended the upstairs balcony and now it can seat 6+ people around the table and has fantastic views and is shaded in the afternoon when the sun is it its hottest. The oven is suitable for pizzas (as well Greek style Sunday roast dinners) and we make them as a family and all join in adding our favourite topppings to them. The children love getting involved with the cooking and we as parents have the time to devote to them during this relaxing holiday time which makes for a very enjoyable and unique experience for us and our children. We used to live in South Africa where BBQ's (brais) are very popular and we can leave instructions on how to fire up the oven and BBQ as well some of our favourite recipes. Children can easily make the pizza dough and they can add their own favourite toppings and share their pizzas they have made with the rest of their family (please request the information pack so we can make sure you understand how it all works. The gardens are now mature with pomegranate, orange, and lemon trees so these can be picked and eaten or used in your drinks!

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 102 m²


  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, bath 3/4 size
  • There is a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) on the ground floor adjacent the master bedroom and handy for the pool, kitchen and lounge and can be used without the need to go up the stairs or disturb the upstairs guests. Bathroom 1 on 1st floor (bedrooms 2 and 3) which has a 3/4 bath and shower all with modern tiles and colours. There are plenty of electrical sockets including the bathrooms, mirrors and art deco cabinets. There is a toilet in each of the bathrooms and an outdoor shower and taps for swimming use. Both bathrooms are colour coordinated with the overall house theme. Hot water is provided by solar panel or by immersion. An external shower is provided adjacent to the pool for use while swimming.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have a sea view. The master bedroom on ground floor with toilet and shower adjacent. Bedrooms 2 and 3 on the first floor and all have their own balconies again with panoramic sea and mountain views. All bedrooms have large modern built-in wardrobes with drawers and hangers. The bedrooms are modern and all have remote controlled air conditioning. The ground floor master bedroom has its own sea views and its own terrace doors that open onto the garden and the pool nearby. There is a shower room and toilet on the ground floor adjacent to the master bedroom and there is a further bathroom upstairs with bath (3/4) and shower and WC which is shared with bedrooms 2 & 3. A cot and high chair is available. The 1st floor has a middle balcony with table, chairs, and lights which is accessed from the bedroom corridor without the need to access the bedrooms.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda


  • Self-catering


  • The pool and house are accessible for wheel chairs the only area of concern is the step at the front gate but once past this then the villa is on the same level. All the pergolas and outside hard standing areas are wheelchair accessible as they are on the same level (please discuss in detail if this is a requirement). The kitchen, lounge, main bedroom and bathroom are on the same The pool is on the same level as the house and has easy access both from the sides as the water is at the same level or from the tiled steps. The owners love sitting outside having al fresco meals and so have provided plenty of shaded areas with tables and chairs. You can choose areas in the sun or shade dependent upon the time of day. The pool is well lit at night for drinks those evening swims. The owner has gone to considerable expense to have internet (WiFi) installed which not many villas have in the area. Also provided is a DVD , DVD library, satellite (not Sky) numerous channels.

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