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Villa with Private pool, Stunning Sea and Mountain Views



Updated: 19-Nov-2016
Villa in Chania, Almiryda, Crete, Greece - Peaceful Location, 5 min Drive to Beach and Restaurants

Self-catering villa with stunning sea and mountain views. Fabulous quiet location but close enough to the life and wonderful sandy beach at Almyrida - the best of both worlds. EOT / MHTE number 1042 91003071301

The villa is equipped with wifi, has 3 bedrooms - one double and two twin bedrooms. A downstairs shower room and a bath and shower upstairs. Balconies with stunning sea and mountain views and outside terraces. There is a large private swimming pool 10m x 4 m, with wonderful views over the sea, for your sole use.

  • 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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and 2 children.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now back in Sweden after a very hot week in Crete! We had a lovely time and your house was superb! Good standard and very beautiful.

We both wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for a truly wonderful stay at Villa Tamos – it is a real Cretan Paradise – a fantastic spotlessly clean and well equipped villa, breathtaking views, a superb pool and wonderful grounds - what more could we ask for? We had the greatest of difficulty tearing ourselves away - in fact we only left the villa twice during our seven day stay.

We arrived back from Crete yesterday evening after a wonderful holiday at your villa. It really is in an idyllic location and we spent many a happy hour sat outside looking at the mountains or across Souda Bay or just admiring the array of flowers in the garden. We could smell the lavendar while we were swimming and I think I found thyme in one of the other flower beds. The views from the upstairs balcony of the sea and the mountains are breathtaking.
Jul 2007
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based on 20 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing views & pool

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa, very clean and well equipped. Amazing mountain and sea views. Lovely large pool in very private garden. Nice quiet location. Lots of nice tavernas near by serving traditional Cretian cuisine. Lovely beach with shallow water so great for children, also good snorkelling near the rocks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for your lovely, kind words!
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Lovely Villa Tamos!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Villa Tamos, the house was very clean and thanks for the welcome package with a bottle of cold water when we just arrived. The place is amazing, romantic and relaxing. You have the mountain view and the ocean view with sunset if you wish.

Pool was perfect and even better that we had the shower next to the pool, very convenient. We had no problem to manage the summer heat, due to the location of the house and the cool breeze – the house is up in the mountain approx 100 m above sea level. Thanks to the fact that every window and door has mosquito nets we could leave them open all the time.

Thanks Lorraine and the family for letting us share the joy of staying at Villa Tamos.

(Family of 4 from Sweden – stayed 2 weeks in July 2016)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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On top of the world!

  • 4 of 5

2nd visit over past 3 years and probably not the last.

Villa cleanly presented with all amenities.

Stunning private location with 360 degree views as far as you can see.

Great well maintained pool and large patios always in the sun.

Plenty of great value tavernas nearby - no need to cook.

Simple Greek magic.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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stunning views

  • 5 of 5

A quiet place too stay excepional views lovely area. Pool was enjoyed by all. Villa adequate. Journey to Villa bit hairy with a 9 seater but didn't stop us getting about. Would recomend a stay for a peaceful holiday or a more energetic stay ould suit most people.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place in splendid Crete

  • 4 of 5

Staying at Villa Tamos was a wonderful experience. Splendid villa, well equipped, beautiful swimming pool with stunning views everywhere (see, mountains, woods...). We really enjoyed our 3 and a half weeks' stay here. Lots of variation and possibilities: relaxing, reading, exploring the area, nature, seaside, mountains, walks, minoan culture, city, countryside,... The sound of silence, of sheep, of barking dogs,... the views of the blue sea, the white mountains, the green hills and the dusty roads... The helpful people around the house, the open and spontaneous Cretans,... It was a holiday to remember for ever.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Villa Tamos for two wonderful weeks. The Villa was a fantastic place to stay and relax, we had lots of room to spread out, it is very well maintained and very clean. It was everything we hoped it would be. We loved the view across to the White Mountains and enjoyed evenings on the balcony looking across Souda Bay and seeing the lights and nightime activity. Almyrida is a lovely village, you can get everything you need there and there are lots of wonderful restaurants to choose from, we were spoilt for choice! There are also wonderful restaurants in the nearby villages which we also visited. We joined Captain Nick in Chania on his glass bottomed boat - we all loved this and got some fabulous underwater photographs of us snorkelling. We drove over to the other side of Crete and loved the scenery. Visited Elafonisi beach and Balos - amazing water. Sad to leave, but will definitely plan to return - highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

This area is stunningly beautiful. Every view is a photo opportunity. The peace and tranquility of the place and the laid back life style just instantly relax me. The people are so warm and welcoming. I love that the shops close on Wednesday afternoons and Sundays, so that they can spend time with family. The food is a revelation and I always return home promising to have to be extra good after over indulging!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Douliana at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Douliana at 1.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida at 2.4 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Diving and snorkelling available locally at the Almyrida Omega Diving Centre


5 mins drive (2km) to the wonderful 2009 Blue Flag sandy beach at Almiryda with it's restaurants and tavernas. In and around the picturesque sea side village of Almyrida you will find excellent beaches, surfing and water sports, tavernas, shops and supermarkets.


Flights with Olympic Airlines, Aegean Airlines, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomsonfly and First Choice are available to Chania from most of the major UK airports. Chania airport is approx 40 mins drive from Villa Tamos.

Alternatively, flights to Heraklion are available with all the above and Jet2.com. Heraklion airport is 1.75 hours from villa Tamos. Car hire with the major firms is available at both Chania and Heraklion airports or locally in Almiryda.


Almiryda 2km. Chania 25km. Souda (ferry port) 20km.

Further Details:

Crete is one of the most beautiful and unpolluted sites in the region and is an amalgam of the best of Greece. Western Crete offers many sights and activities. The magnificent White Mountains, often capped in snow during the winter months, offer fantastic opportunities for walkers, particularly the Samaria Gorge, which meanders for 18km down a tortuous trail to the pretty resort of Agia Roumeli. The natural freshwater lake of Kournas provides a picturesque venue for lunch or a swim.

Elsewhere, the Venetian-influenced town of Chania, once the capital of ancient Crete, offers quaint, narrow streets as well as a beautiful harbour lined with tavernas and cafes serving excellent local cuisine. Further afield, a water park at Limnoupolis, the biggest karting track in Crete, opportunities for boat trips from the harbour at Chania and historical sights such as the World War 2 Allied and German cemeteries.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 16 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
17 May 2017 - 20 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
21 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
26 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
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 £200

Booking Notes: 25% deposit upon booking with balance paid 10 weeks before first night. There is also a refundable security deposit required. Villa available from 2pm on days of arrival. Departure to be before 10am, although later departure may be arranged if available.

Changeover Day:
Flexible changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Prices can be provided in Euros upon request.

A signed booking contract will be required along with the deposit to secure the booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

The view speaks for itself. It took our breath away and we just love it. We love that we have the peace and quiet and privacy of our own place in the sun, but within a couple of minutes can be down at the beach with some wonderful tavernas.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • churches
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 120 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bath room with toilet, bath and shower. Downstairs shower room with toilet. Outside shower by pool.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Upstairs
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, Downstairs
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 upstairs with large double bed. Bedroom 2 upstairs wth twin beds. Bedroom 3 downstairs with twin beds.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: In the grounds are the remains of a 500 year old shepherd's hut. There is a large private pool (10.5m x 4.5m) and extensive gardens. The shepherd's hut provides a shady retreat from the midday sun and there is a further terrace away from the main house perfect for watching the sunset and having sundowners. The villa is not equipped for very young children. Outside: A very large private pool (10.5mx4.5m6) with sea views. Sun loungers and sunshades provided. An outside shower is also available. Extensive gardens with mature Olive and Carob trees. Two large patio areas for sunbathing or barbecues. BBQ equipment provided. Table and chairs available on the covered terrace as well as a further table and chairs in the sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Prices include cleaning with bed linen change once a week, pool clean and service once a week, welcome pack to include basics such as bread, milk, tea, sugar and jam etc. Services to be agreed for out of season bookings. Other: Double doors in the lounge open directly on to a patio, which provides a private, shady area for outdoor dining and for enjoying the magnificent views to the sea.

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