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Family Villa with Shared Pool & Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Plaka, Nr Almyrida, Crete - Village Edge, 5 min Walk to Tavernas, Kafeneon, Minimarket

Licensed by the Greek Tourism Authority (EOT-ESL


Ideally situated for a relaxing holiday in the countryside of the Apokoronas region of Western Crete overlooking the small picturesque village of Plaka, this stunning villa is furnished to a very high standard with all modern conveniences essential for that relaxing family holiday. It stands in its own private grounds with mature secure gardens, and sun soaked terraces. The lounge has Satellite TV/DVD Player/Radio. Extensive library of DVD's. Both bedrooms lead onto the balcony.The pool (shared with 4 other villas) is situated up a few steps behind the villa. The villa caters for both sunlovers and shade seekers with a covered veranda with table and chairs. Sunbeds and a BarBQ are provided. The village square in Plaka has a wonderful atmosphere in the evenings where you will be spoilt for choice with the wonderful Cretan cuisine. Further down the hill there is the sandy beached Blue Flag town of Almyrida with a good variety of fish restaurants.

Property Manager
Hasan Mahmood
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Norwegian
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Hasan Mahmood

We are a family in Oslo, Norway who loves Crete. I have my origin from Dhaka, Bangladesh and my wife is a Norwegian. We like skiing, but we loves the sun even more. We have been to Crete on our holidays on several occasions and loved it both due to its lovely climate, natural beauties, food and culture and not to mention about the hospitality of Greek people. We love Plaka and the surrounding areas because of the fantastic facilities. There are some beautiful beaches at the surrounding areas of Almirida and Kalyves. The area is easily accessible with Chania and Heraklion Airports. The Souda port is also quite nearer to Plaka.

Hasan Mahmood purchased this villa in 2010


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 is fully tiled, situated on the ground floor with shower, handbasin & wc. Bathroom 2 is fully tiled and situated on the first floor with shower, handbasin & wc and washing machine. Hairdryers at both bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The villa has 2 bedrooms onto a joint balcony. Bedroom 1 with double bed and air-conditioned. Safe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and air-conditioned. Lounge area with 1 sofa and 1 quality double sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The large 40 sqm pool is next to the villa up a few steps enjoying lovely views to the Bay and the White Mountains. All sun beds are provided. The Villa is registered as a legal business with the Greek taxation authority. Further, it has acquired an EOT license which complies fully the Greek Tourist authority's stringent requirements in regard to Safety, Fire equipments, Emergency lighting, Building & enviornmental inspection, emergency Medical kit, pool mantainence & Safety for the guests. Free Wifi. EOT licensed - 10 42 K 12 3K 03378 0 0 Outside: A double patio door leads out to the private patio where you and your family can enjoy a barbecue. The property is bright and airy with quality marble floors throughout. The price for the air-conditioning is included in the rental rates. Car parking spaces are situated on the perimeter of the development. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and weekly maid service is included. Sorry, we don`t provide beach towels. Other: A large covered terrace with archways and views to sea and the headland provide an alternative option for dining. Private sunbathing patio is accessed via patio doors from the lounge.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Villa with Shared Pool & Sea Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Fabulous villa with everything you could wish for

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday at 'Katafigio'. The villa was imaculately presented with superb facilities: a well equiped kitchen, living area and comfortable bedrooms. There will wonderful touches like DVDs and Boardgames - even inflatables for the pool. The pool itself was a little piece of heaven. We usually had it all to ourselves but when we didn't it was a socialble place to chat with the guests from the other villas and share places to visit. From the villa you could walk into Plaka and enjoy several good restaurants and cafés. A longer walk would get you to Almyrida. I would recomend hiring a car, as we did the second week, as it allowed us to explore further afield. Great beaches in Kalives, Lake Kornas and the fantastic Limnopoulis water park. We enjoyed our holiday so much - we are hoping to come again this summer. Thank you Hasan, for such a perfect place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice villa,nice pool ,only 10 mins walk to the village ,good tabernas, really friendly people

  • 4 of 5

Villa was really nice, it's for four we were 2 so you get more space. Lovely shared pool. All in all a very nice holiday. Great snorkeling just up the coast.Only wish I had found the frying pans. Yes would recommend it as a great place to stay. Just the walk back from the village after a meal and a few rakis we called cardiac hill. Thank you, Hassan.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that you had problems finding frying pans. I will mark the chamber which I hope would be helpful for our future guests. Many thanks for your review and feed back.
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Tremendous property. Lovely place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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a haven

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here in May and will certainly be back!

The view out over Souda Bay is extraordinary and the garden area is big enough for you to move around - eat here, read there, snooze around the corner...the neighbours were discreet and quiet so that we felt we were in our own private haven. Bliss!

Inside, the house had everything we could wish for: it was clean and bright with a wide, comfortable bed; well equipped kitchen; and good sized bathrooms.

We found we did need the car to go any further than Plaka Square (where there is a variety of Greek restaurants plus two small supermarkets), as the area is hilly and the main roads are quite busy. Having said that, we also went for walks along quiet lanes and there seemed to be a good taxi service based in Almyrida (we didn't use it).

There is plenty to see e.g. out on the Akrotiri Peninsula, and also the renovated villages inland from Plaka, along with quiet safe bays nearby for swimming. The Greek people we spoke with were almost all very friendly and helpful. The people and the amazing Cretan food were two highlights of our stay.

The owners were very helpful and we would have no hesitation in recommending this villa to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous villa is furnished to a very high spec and there is everything you need if you wish to self-cater and take advantage of the lovely views from the patios when eating and the wonderful sunsets. All the equipment is good quality and the best we have encountered by far in rental properties. We would definitely recommend it to anyone - friends and relatives - and would return ourselves. However it would not be suitable for anyone who is not steady on their feet as there are quite a few steep steps from the car-parking area down to the villa (however the owner has advised this on his site). There are a few nice local restaurants and mini-markets within walking distance and lovely beaches and more restaurants within a 5 minute drive. Weather was superb and loved every minute of it. Thank you Hassan

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We be back, again !!

  • 5 of 5

Having been so fortunate in 2012, we had to take the opportunity again this year. And we will remember 2014 as the holiday even more successful this time. Now we all know it fantasktisk community in Plaka, our favorite eating at Takis. The best part of all is to stay in such a quiet and beautiful place, the house we rent. Clean, conveniently furnished and in a quiet area within walking distance to the super market and restaurants. For us, a family of four. So this is a perfect way to spend 14 days

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Plaka Square
Nearest Beach
1300 Metres
Car: recommended


The Villa is idealy situated for walkers, archaeologists, cyclists, and 5 minute walk from traditional village of Plaka. The family resort of Almerida is a 5 minute drive away with Chania just 10 miles along the National Road via Kalives.


Chania Airport 40 mins, Heraklion Airport 2 hours. The Port of Souda 20 min.


Plaka village 5 minute walk.

Blue Flag Almerida Beach Resort 1,5 km.

Kalives Beach Resort 10 mins drive

Aptera Archaeological site 20 mins drive.

Chania 25 mins drive.

Further Details:

Plaka traditional village is 5 mins walk, boasting 4 tavernas serving wonderful Cretan food, a cafeneon and a small supermarket where you can buy practically all you need and Kostas, the lovely owner, makes you feel very welcome. The village of Kokkino Chorio is 10 mins drive, famous for the filming of 'Zorba the Greek' with Anthony Quinn. Windsurfing and sailing in nearby Almerida. The property is registered with the Greek Tourist Authority and has an EOT protocol number.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early season
14 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
2 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
24 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late season
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
All prices include: A welcome pack, use of a safe, air conditioning, all electricity and water, Wi-fi, a weekly maid service, sun loungers, towels for inside use and baby cot.. A refundable damage deposit of £100 is charged to cover the cost of any damages and loss of key.
For stay between 8-11 days please contact us for price.
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Generous discounts on remaining peak season weeks, as well as on bookings of more than 2 weeks. The villa is also available for winter lets, please phone for details. Payment Methods Accepted: Bank transfer (internet banking).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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