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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
Private swimming pool, garden, gym, daily maid service,Cretan delicacies

A luxurious refuge to explore Gramvousa bay!

ARHONTARIKI is a Cretan manor house built in the early 20th Century. It was renovated recently, in an effort to hold on to what is left of the Cretan traditional architectural style. It is constricted with rectangular chiseled stones, it has an interior living space of 240 square meters, and the two floors are connected with an interior wooden stairc.The swimming pool with jacuzzi is located in a well manicured lush garden, providing a comfortable, tranquil, relaxed environment for the guests. Our villa can accommodate up to 8 persons with a large fully equipped kitchen, a play room with gym facilities and a hammam can spoil you. The windows and balconies in each floor give a panoramic view to Kissamou cape and the hills surround the village. It is furnished with aptest and simplicity with Cretan antiques, reflecting the personal taste of its current owner.

Arhontariki takes its name by the special room on a monastery where the monks host their valuable visitors.

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Fotini and Giannis Xirouchakis and we are delighted to be able to live in this beautiful island CRETE with our two children. Fotini’s family has owned this old house for over 100 years and 14 years ago we made a decision to restore the villa as a rental property.

We wanted the opportunity to be able to meet people from all around the world and thus get to know different cultures and the traditions of many countries.

As we live in Chania no so far from villa ARHONTARIKI, we are available to assist our guests with every aspect of their vacation: sightseeing, tours cruise ,beaches , wine tasting, restaurant taverns recommendations or shopping.

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Speaks English, German, Greek

Guestbook comments from the owner

Soggiorno per fortunati.

Scoprite la villa Arhontariki avrete tante cose da ricordare .

Vacanze indimenticabile.

Mille grazie

Fotini -Gianni
Jul 2013
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Beautiful Traditional Greek Villa

  • 5 of 5

Arhontariki is a beautiful traditional Greek villa with loads of character. We had a fantastic two week holiday here with our 5 month old, it had everything we needed to make our holiday stress free.

The villa is very clean and well equipped with a fantastic pool and beautiful gardens. Fotini and John made us very welcome and did everything they could to ensure we felt at home and enjoyed our stay.

There are plenty of lovely beaches nearby and a taverna next door that delivered us traditional Cretan food.

I would recommend this villa to families and groups of friends.

Lucy & Mark UK

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Holdiay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the villa for one week in August and had a wonderful relaxing time there. The facilities are excellent and the service is wonderful. We felt very spoilt.

The owners, Fotini and John are very friendly and helpful, and provide a spotless accomodation with lots of outdoor equipment.

We also walked to the two nearby tavernas, and returned to the Garten bar restaurant twice. Nearby in Kissamos we also liked the Cellar taverna on the sea front.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lahti, Finland

Excellent place for holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing and wonderful holiday in Villa Arhontariki. We want to thank for trustful and excellent service. The location was very good and there were lots of interesting places to visit nearby. House was very beautiful and nice and we especially liked that cleaning of the house was included to the price. In house and yard we had our own space and peace. Yard and swimming pool was also very nice and suitable for little children. Terrace was a nice place for having dinner and if you didn't want to make dinner you could always go to the Taverna next to the house and have a lovely and tasteful dinner there. Lots of good memories and looking forward to visit this house again. Thank you Fotini, John and Nicky!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfact vacation...

  • 5 of 5

We have been for a week last August and it was one of the best vacation we have enjoyed from. The house is beautiful and you can feel someone thought about every little detail to make you comfortable. The cleaning lady comes every day! which is a real treat.. The house next door is an excellent tavern so whenever we did not feel like cooking, wonderful food was 1 minute walking away, Falacarna beach which is simple & beautiful is 20 minutes drive and is worth the effort, the terrace of the house when we usually had dinner is beautiful & comfortable and i could go on forever..indeed it was a perfect holiday...

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

If someone asked you to list the reasons why you would choose a place to spend your summer vacation what would those be? Incredible beaches Beautiful village Tradition The people Hospitality Cretan gastronomy Nightlife

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 35 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Kastelli at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Kastelli at 1 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Kastelli at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 2 Metres Nearest Beach : Pachia Ammos at 800 Metres Car: recommended


ARHONTARIKI is situated in the picturesque village of KALYVIANI, 35 kilometers from the city of Chania - Crete island, 5 kilometers from the town of Kasteli and 800 meters from the port of Kasteli. It is a lively village with coffee shops and traditional taverns served typical Cretan dishes all by local products. A refreshment stop for those on their way to visit the island of Granvousa with its impressive castle, built by the Venetians in 1579, the Balos Lagoon and the coastal ancient Minoan town of Falasserna and the synonymous near by beach, one of the loveliest in Greece.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Upon your arrival there will be awaiting for you a welcoming Cretan treat, fruits, cretan oil, wine, raki and fresh eggs.

Our rates include daily cleaning service, parking space, bikes and WiFi internet access.
In winter time woods for the firelace are free of charge.

For winter period get avail from our special rates!
We can accept payment by bank tranfer of GBP, EUROS , USD .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 30-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The visitor of Crete will not left to his fate. He has every opportunity to take in social occasions throughout the year. Chania is a place where it is nearly impossible to be bored or to miss out on all these forms of entertainment that await you. Here the festivities never end, lasting for as long your heart desires We hope relaxed and rejuvenates by its invigorating energy having satisfied all of your hearts desires expect for one ……….the desire to return soon…………

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 320 m²


  • Master bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Gym place - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Garden Exterior Shower
  • Garden Exterior WC - Toilet
  • 1st floor bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)
  • Main bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower)


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Master Bedroom
  • Romantic Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Romantic Bedroom
  • Bedroom Bay View - 1 Double Bed, Bedroom Bay View
  • Tradinional Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Tradinional Bedroom
  • PLAYROOM - 1 Double Bed, Playroom with ping pong


  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs


  • Self-catering

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


  • Few words for us from our valuable guests... ...We felt very spoilt... ...Who would excpected that you could find a beautiful home in the middle of a tradinional and charming Cretan village... ...memorable stay... ...Trustful and excellent service... ...In house and yard we had our own space and peace... ...A traditional home away from home... Villa Arhontariki has it all!...

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