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Stunning Views of the Libyan Sea! 1,5 Km from Plakias, walking distance to shops - Villa Michalis

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Villa Michalis

Sellia Villas are three brand new, modern Villas. Each Villa covers 90 m2, it’s divided in two levels and can accommodate up to 5 guests in its two bedrooms. Also each Villa features two bathrooms, BBQ facilities, private swimming pool and 300 m2 outdoor area ideal for the kids to play.

About the property

Selia Villas, Libyan Sea!

Selia Villas are three brand new, modern Villas, situated just 1,5 Km away from the amazing, sandy beach of Plakias, one of the most famous and well-known beaches of South Rethymno. The Villas are also within walking distance from a mini market and local tavernas. Also in Plakias you can find all kinds of amenities for your daily needs: beach bars, restaurants, cafes, bakery, super markets, grocery store, pharmacy, pastry shop, post office and doctor’s office, conveniently at hand’s reach, for an easy and relaxing holiday!



Ground Floor

Each Villa covers 90 m2, it’s divided in two levels and can accommodate up to 5 guests, making it suitable for families, as well as for groups of friends. As you enter, you will find yourselves in the Villa’s open plan area, featuring the living room and fully equipped kitchen for a self-catered, family holiday. The space is tastefully decorated and the modern furnishings were carefully chosen, so as to provide maximum comfort and make you feel right at home. The living room and kitchen area provide direct access to the pool terrace and the BBQ facilities, making the preparation of your meals very easy and trouble free. A WC can also be found on the ground floor.

First Floor

All three Selia Villas boasts two bedrooms, one with one double bed and one with two single beds, which are located on the first floor. All rooms have large windows which let the sun light and fresh air in all day long, creating a magical summer ambience. Additionally, guests have access to a large veranda, which enjoys the amazing views of the area! Finally, a family bathroom with a bathtub is appointed on this level.


The privileged location of Selia Villas, perched on a hillside, at the traditional village of Selia, provides stunning, panoramic views to the Libyan Sea and the picturesque village and long beach of Plakias, undoubtedly appealing to everyone seeking breathtaking sunset views and relaxation. To make things even better, a dip in the private swimming pool (25m2 and 1.70m deep) will refresh your body and soul! Sunbathe on the sun beds provided in the tile-covered, pool terrace! Enjoy your morning coffee by the pool, on the lawn covered area and the outdoor dining area and gaze upon the horizon! At night, you can prepare your dinner at the BBQ facilities available and let the cool summer breeze and the light of the stars take all your worries away. The stone fence around the pool and the arched, shaded verandas, bring out the traditional element of the area, while offering you privacy at the same time. Additionally, the outdoor area covers 300 m2, making ideal for the kids to play!

Property Notes:

- Welcome basket included, courtesy of the owner.

- Bath and pool towels, bed linen, covers and blankets are provided.

- Daily Housekeeping service.

-Towels and linen changes once per week.

- Baby cot and high chair available.

- Air-conditioning in all bedrooms and living room area is included.

- Complimentary free Wi-Fi coverage is available throughout the villa.

- Free, private parking space in the Villa premises.

- All in-house electronics are available, including a 32’ flat-screen TV with satellite reception, DVD player, top mount fridge with freezer, electric stove, kettle, toaster, french coffee maker, washing machine, hair-dryer, iron and iron board. Cooking utensils, cleaning utensils and a first aid kit also provided.

- 24h/7days ThinkVilla concierge service included.

EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou - issued by the Greek tourist board) licence number:1041K91003209801.

More Details

Property Manager
Valia Kokkinou
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Valia Kokkinou

My name is Valia Kokkinou and Ι am a property manager, graduate of Glion Hotel Management School. I feel very fortunate to have joined some of the worlds most luxurious hospitality brands, such as, Leading Hotels of the World and after many years of studies and traveling around the world, to return to my birthplace, the wonderful town of Rethymno.

Valia Kokkinou purchased this villa in 2015

Why Valia Kokkinou chose Agios Vasileios

Plakias is a lively, seaside village, featuring a long, beautiful sandy beach, ideal for families with children. Also, there's a good selection of local restaurants, traditional tavernas, well stocked super markets and amenities, all at hand's reach. It also offers easy access to Rethymno city, as well as the highway leading to Chania and Heraklion towns.

What makes this villa unique

The unique location of Sellia Villas, provides stunning panoramic views to the Libyan Sea and the picturesque village and long beach of Plakias.

These modern and newly built villas can provide you many options due to their privileged location!

Available Rentals

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Quoted prices include all taxes and services, housekeeping, free Wi-Fi, A/C and welcome offer. There are no hidden costs. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agios Vasileios in Foinikas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Ground floor
  • After a day spent exploring streets and squares, have a convenient and comfortable bathroom all to yourself is a necessity and a pleasure to be reckoned with!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , The bedroom is located on the first floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , The bedroom is located on the first floor.
  • All bedrooms are air conditioned and the mattresses are very comfortable! Guests can enjoy a good night's sleep, thanks to the peace and quiet of the village!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Additional Services Upon Request, at extra charge: Babysitting, Private Chef, Massage, Delivery of Personal Shopping, Regional Breakfast, Boat Trips, Car rental, Airport transfer, Yoga private lessons, Personal trainer, Spa treatments, Pastry Cook, Tour guide, Activities and excursions, Additional cleaning and linen changes, Personal Laundry service, Traditional cooked food delivery, Personal driver, Doctor on Call, Security, Organising and planning a special event (wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.) and anything else that you might think!


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Villa Michalis
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful quite location.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and the views. Short walk up to Sellia which has a couple of lovely Tavernas that are well worth a visit. Also has a supermarket. You'll will need a car Would have no problem recommending this villa. A couple of minor issues. One was the wind which can really blow and kept me awake a few nights. A welcome pack giving local information would have been nice but that said you do have wifi. If I ever go back to this part of the world I would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear James, we are really glad that you had a comfortable stay in our Villa and we are thankful for your beautiful review and comments! Regards, ThinkVilla Team
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Perfect villa for a peaceful / adventurous break

  • 5 of 5

Super villa with STUNNING views and everything you need for your holiday. The villa is impeccably clean and just as it appears in the photos. Valia from think villa.com and Eleanna, the villa owner, were both lovely people to deal with. Excellent location just outside the pretty little village of Sellia. We ventured far as we had a car but learnt that we need not have as everything for a perfect holiday can be found in the Rethymnon area. Every meal we ate was fantastic and very reasonably priced even in the more touristy areas. My personal highlights were shopping for souvenirs in the old town at Rethymnon followed by lunch at Avli restaurant, lazing on the local beach at Rodakino and climbing the rocks and splashing out on hiring a small boat for the day from Hora Sfakion and visiting Louthra, Samari gorge and small coves.

£120, no licence required - worth every penny for the experience. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! It was our pleasure having you as guests! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Excellent conditions, good restaurants around

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family enjoyed a lot our stay. Good accommodation for a family with kids, friendly owners, very good support from Valia who helped us to book and be accommodated. Don't miss the restaurants in the village, near the villa, great view and food, very friendly staff !

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Remus, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! We hope to have you back soon! Regards, ThinkVilla Team.
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Sehr schönes Haus mit atemberaubendem Blick

  • 5 of 5

Tolle Aussicht auf die Bucht von Plakias, den Stavros und die dahinterliegenden Berge! Das Haus ist sehr schön und hat einen eigenen Pool. Es war sehr sauber und gemütlich und wurde mehrmals die Woche gereinigt. Das Wetter war sehr sonnig aber ein paar Tagen starkem Wind mit heftigen Böen. Die Gastgeberin war jederzeit erreichbar, wenn man Fragen oder Probleme hatte. Alles in allem ist es ein absolut empfehlenswertes Feriendomizil und wir würden jederzeit wieder hier wohnen :-)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bianca, thank you so much for taking the time to write such an amazing review about our Villa! We would really love to host you again in our Villa! Best regards, Think Villa Team.
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Schöne Villa mit Mängeln

  • 3 of 5

Die Villa ist schön gelegen mit traumhafter Aussicht. Das Haus hat aber, obwohl neu, erhebliche Baumängel, z.B. feuchte Stellen an den Wänden, abgeblätterter Putz, ein großes Loch in der Küche über den Hängeschränken und ein großes Ameisennest in diesem Loch. Die Ameisenplage ist in der Küche so massiv, das diese kaum nutzbar war. Wir benötigten eine Woche um die Plage einigermaßen in den Griff zu bekommen. Die Managerin und die Putzhilfen taten so als wäre nichts. Die Bekämpfung und die Beseitigung von tausenden, toter Ameisen war unsere Aufgabe. Vorsicht mit dem vorhandenen Insektenspray, darin ist ein Nervengift enthalten, das auch für Menschen, insbesondere Kinder, schädlich ist. Die Bad und Wasserinstallationen funktionieren gut. Die Sauberkeit ist verbesserungswürdig, geputzt wird unregelmäßig. Neben der Mauer zur Terrasse liegt noch jede Menge Bauschutt und vor dem Parkplatz ein großer Ziegelhaufen, so dass das Auto nicht gewendet werden kann.

Aber die Aussicht war toll, ach ja die Anfahrt ist wegen der schlechten Straße sehr schwierig! Gute Reifen, ein guter Unterboden sind sehr zu empfehlen, am Besten ein Jeep!

Wir würden die Villa nur noch einmal buchen, wenn die Ameisen definitiv weg sind und die Zufahrt deutlich besser ist.

Gerold Haag

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerold, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our Villa and we really appreciate the feedback. Although we would like to pass some further feedback that during your stay you have not contacted us or the owner regarding any problems you might had although she was at your disposal. Our cleaning service is always standby, and we have housekeeping every 3 days, although due to the weather the cleaning lady came more often. In case you did not like that you could have let us know while being there and we would have arranged that. We would also like to inform you that the debris where there for 4 days and we have now removed it. Lastly regarding the road as most of your guest rental cars and not jeeps none of them before have ever complained regarding he condition of the road. Again we would like to thank you for your comments and we hope to have the chance to host you again in the future. Regards, Think Villa team.
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Supernice view beautiful landscape. Very clean an comfortable house.

  • 5 of 5

Best view ever. Kind and serviceminded staff. Easy to reach the restaurants in Selia village by foot. Modern and wellequipped house. :-)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
32 Kilometres
Rethymno Port
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Plakias Beach
Car: recommended

Selia Villas are located in the traditional village of Selia, situated on the south coast of Rethymno, where guests can find many necessities they need such as tavernas and a bakery within 2 minutes walking distance.

The world famous beach of Plakias and the homonym sea front village, can be reached within 9 minutes by car. The sandy beach is very well organised, providing sun beds, umbrellas, changing rooms, showers, etc. The rocks surrounding the beach are ideal for fishing and snorkelling, as well. The road along the beach is also ideal for walking or cycling. Along the main road of the village there are several supermarkets, bakeries, ATM machines, post office, a doctor’s as well as a dentist’s office, restaurants, tavernas, a pastry shop, a bakery, cafes and beach bars while on the beach there are tamarisk trees, water sports, beach volley courts, snack bars and other shops offer a very wide range of products, including local and traditional goods.

The long, sandy beach of Souda, which is just a short drive from the villa, 10 minutes, is well organised with sun beds and umbrellas.

Also the well known beaches of Schinaria, Ammoudaki and Damnoni which are definitely considered as the beauty of the south cost, are close and can be reached within a 10 minutes drive.

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