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Villa with Private pool, Stunning Sea & Mountain Views - free wifi & air con

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Almyrida, Chania, Crete - Peaceful Location, 5 min Drive to Beach and Restauran

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 free 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.

Lorraine Baker
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Lorraine Baker

I live in Buckinghamshire with my husband and 2 children.

Lorraine Baker purchased this villa in 2005

Why Lorraine Baker chose Apokoronos

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!

What makes this villa unique

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.

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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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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Villa with Private pool, Stunning Sea & Mountain Views - free wifi & air con
average rating of 4.857143 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

17th-27th June 2017

We have stayed in several villas in Crete so have some to compare villa Tamos too, it's up there at the top for the views, cleanliness, location and layout of the villa. I'll mention the things that matter .. the pool was clean, spacious and maintained - cleaned twice in our 10 day stay.

Villa, equipped with all that's needed, comfortable beds, extra large fans for warm nights, towels, all cooking utensils, clean comfortable sofa, balconies for drinking wine while watching the sun sets/rises, views I can't describe how picturesque the views are..you need to see for yourself,

Hot water and plenty of it, beautiful maintained gardens and a very thoughtful cleaner that really does all she can. The owner is obviously experienced or thoughtful as we needed nothing that wasn't there already. If your looking at the villa and reading this then I would recommend a stay, we will be returning to this villa next year and looking forward to it.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We really want people to enjoy the villa as much as we do and we're so pleased that you had a fantastic family holiday. We'd be happy to have you back as guests any time. Thank you also for adding the villa to Google maps. Your help is much appreciated.
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Always a joy.

  • 5 of 5

This was our ninth visit and already booked for next year. Says it all really.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice villa with an excellent pool, very good value for the money paid.

  • 4 of 5

Villa with a large amount of land and wonderful views situated down some unmade roads in a remote, hilly location which meant we felt on our own which was good. Spacious, warm pool, just right for a family, so good, we only went in the sea once. Had three BBQs in our week's stay, owner might consider building a brick built BBQ which would have made it perfect. All in all excellent value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well equipped villa with beautiful pool and awesome views

  • 5 of 5

I've been self catering for 25 years and this is the nicest place I've stayed. The views are breathtaking of the white mountains from the one side and the bay of souda from the other. The grounds are lovely with lovely plants. The sheep and their bells are very rustic in the surrounding area. The villa itself has absolutely everything you need and require plus more!! Plenty of books and games. We didn't put the telly on once during our 10 days. We recommend ta douliana restaurant 20 minutes walk away.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ta Douliana is one of our favourites too! So glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the views, gardens and pool! Thank you for your lovely review.
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Lovely villa in quiet & peaceful location.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in the villa for our second visit, quiet & peaceful location, although some may find the road approaching is a track & rather bumpy. Almyrida is great place for a holiday, everyone so helpful & friendly, we'll be back again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

With so many repeat visitors including ourselves you know when you are on to a good thing. Marvellous scenery, quiet and private setting and a small village where you can get genuine Cretan food within walking distance once you have found the track. Entertainment is limited to DVD so take a few box sets.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Spring
31 Mar 2018 - 28 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Later Spring
23 May 2018 - 19 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
20 Jun 2018 - 17 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Jul 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
5 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 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 £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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