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Scenic and tranquil villas panoramic views of the sea, mountains, and Chania. - Avrilio



Updated: 01-Dec-2016

Old Fountain Villas are three private villas situated on the quiet countryside of Galatas. Each villa has its own private pool with its own unique views of the Mediterranean Sea, White Mountains, and Chania. Full service amenities, parking, barbeque, and outdoor recreational area are included. To ensure complete privacy and peaceful environment, each villa is surrounded by naturally crafted stone walls and various kinds of flowers, aromatic herbs, olive trees, lemon trees and apricot trees. To learn more about where the villas are situated on the grounds please look at our aerial pictures. Each villa offers natural surroundings for you and your family to relax and have fun. Mike and Helen, the owners, who speak Greek and English, live nearby and are there to help and give any advice you may need.

Details for holiday villa Avrilio, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

The three-bedroom villa has 90sq m of comfortable living space. It contains a large living room and full service kitchen. The two bathrooms contain showers, with the larger bathroom having a bath with jacuzzi and washing machine. The villa has 45sq m of outdoor balcony space, all having views of the sea, the White Mountains and the city of Hania. The outdoor area includes; a private pool, shower, stone barbeque and spacious lawn for outdoor activities. This villa is fully furnished with a custom-made dining table, chairs and entertainment center. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full size stove, dishwater and refrigerator. It is equipped with full TV satellite service and complete Internet access. The villa contains state of the art windows and doors that open vertically and horizontally. All windows and doors, including slide doors, contain screens. To ensure a comfortable stay, each room includes an air-condition unit.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Old Fountain Villas are family owned as the three Villas are named after our three sons. We take pride in our establishment and we'll do our best for our guests to have an enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Helen and Mike

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. We have had an amazing holiday and enjoyed the villa.It worked so prfectly to have our friends stay at the villa next door. Thank you as well for the delicious olive oil, Raki and wine. The homemade bread and cookies looked wondrefull but due to alergies we gave them to our friends and they enjoyed them. You really made us feel at home,which after 2 weeks of travel was much appreciated. And special thanks for helping us with our son's asthma and having your nephew make a house call,it meant so much to us. We do hope to see you again.Hopefully,we can have a holiday back in Crete or we will see you in Oaklland.For those reading this and looking for suggestions,we would recommend Elafonisi,it is a bit far and windy drive over the mountains but amazing.We were 2 families together with 4 kids and they also loved the waterpark and Stavros beach. Such a beautiful island for a magical holiday.

Aug 2014
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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


The villa was fab - comfortable and relazing with great views of sea and mountains.

  • 5 of 5

The villa was as described, fully air conditioned, comfortable beds, cleaned twice a week and in a great location - peaceful but with quick and easy access to amenities, local attractions and main road network for going futher afield. Crete has amazing history, fabulous scenery, beeches and local foods.

We really chilled out, relazing by the pool or more frequently on the balcony with the views and cooling sea breeze.

The owners are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful. We would definately recommend the property and would return ourselves.

Family of 4 with 2 teenage children

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments .We love to have families like yours , so kind and respectfull !! No doubt we love to have you back!!
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A true slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the most wonderful stay in Villa Avrilio. Helen and Mike are wonderful...we arrived to wonderful Cretan goodies and a fabulous villa. Conveniently located for beaches, chania, airport and amazing food places and yet so secluded with views over valleys and to the sea.

Peaceful, relaxing and completely perfect.

We will, without doubt, be returning. Thank you so for a fabulous holiday

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kindness. We are lucky to have such a wonderfull family in our villas. Your Mom and the girls remind me so much of my own relationship with my grandaughters.I feel we've reached our goal to make our small establishment attracted to families. Love to have you back! Mike and Helen
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Brussels, Belgium

wonderfull stay in Chania

  • 5 of 5

It was a dream.

Beautifull view, very calm. Pool cleaned 2taweek.

The villa is more beautifull than whayt you can see on the pictures.

The owner provides an excellent customer service and is very kindly (excellent cake and rakki at our arrival).

I surely recommand it to a friend but ... not to many, i hope go there in the future!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paris, France

Cretan hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Villa Dimitri in Galatas. Helen and Michael the owners welcomed us with products of their property : olive oil, melons... The house is very large and clear, opening to a large valley planted with olive trees, at the end of the valley we can see the sea, it is very quiet we can only ear the.cicadas...

We stayed here with our 3 teenagers and we enjoyed of course the swimming pool and each child could have is own room ! As the house is on the hill, it was always slightly windy and never too hot (at least when we stayed here).

The house is in the countryside (a car is necessary) about 5 minutes from Galatas and very near Hania (10-15 minutes by car). There are shops in the village of Galatas.

We had nice talks with Helen and Michael who had been very charming people.

We can warmly recommend this house to spent a very nice and resting vacation;

Nous avons passé à Galatas une excellente semaine de vacances, nous avons apprécié la maison très vaste et confortable, la piscine et la vue sur les oliviers et la mer au fond de la vallée. Nous espèrons pouvoir y revenir une autre fois et revoir les propriétaires Helen et Michael qui ont été charmants et très accueillants.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horn - Netherlands

Excellent stay in villa Avrilio

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in villa Avrilio from 26-7-2009 until 3-8-2009. In one word : superb !! The villa was very complete and offers enough space for 6 persons.

The view was magnificent, the pool is just great.

A perfect place to come to rest, with great hospitality of the owners (Helen and Mike).

Location : just a 5 minute drive from the village of Galatas, with 2 restaurants and small supermarket. The lovely city of Chania is only a 10 minute drive. Like every place in Crete this location is filled with the sounds (after one day it sounds like music) of the day-crickets.

If you are looking for a luxury villa in the most beautiful part of Crete : don't hesitate and choose Old Fountain Villa's in Galatas !!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We're were born and raised in this magnificent land. We know first hand the value and the benefits of this area. The beautiful beaches are nearby, the land grow various fruits and vegetables not to mention the olive oil -the gold of Crete-. The historic and cosmopolitan city of Chania is only 7 km away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania,Daskalogianis Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : many at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : New National Rd at 2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bigaza, Elia, Barba Giannis at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kalamaki, Agioi Apostoli, Golden Sand at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Old Fountain Villas is located on the outskirts of the small beautiful traditional village of Galatas. Galatas is rich in history , heritage, kind people, and beautiful scenery. You can walk or drive to reach the town's local markets, cafes, and tavernas, serving authentic Cretan cuisine. There is a butcher shop with organic meat and produce, a local bakery 100 years old, mini market with daily fresh fruits and vegetables. Old Fountain Villas are located 7 km from the cosmopolitan and beautiful city of Chania. When visiting Chania, you can visit the venetian port ,the museum, shops, restaurants, boat tours, and galleries. When you are ready to leave the pool and go to the beach, you will be able to visit numerous beautiful beaches within a 5 km radius (Kalamaki, Agioi Apostoloi, Crisi Akti, and Platania).

If you are interested in more information or to see more pictures, please, do not hesitate to contact Mike and Helen,the owners of the villas.


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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
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1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For more details regarding the Villas, you can visit our web site at: www.oldfountainvillas.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Location, location, location. Protected from the hustle and bustle of other vacationers while close to nearby beaches, markets, and attractions.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi, Wash Hand Basin
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Wash Hand Basin
  • Bath towels supplied by owner.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms contain an air-condition unit. To ensure a good nights sleep all bedrooms contain state of the art window/exterior doors with screens. Linens provided by Owner.


  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • A high-chair and a baby sleeping cot is been provided.The caretaker cleans the pool three times a week. A housekeeper cleans the inside of the house and change bed linen and towels every third or fourth day.

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