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A Beautiful Stone Villa & Private Pool In A Peaceful Position "eot Licence No: 1042k123k2962201"

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Breathtaking Panoramic Seaviews, Perfect For Walkers, Couples & Families

"This Villa holds a full EOT (Greek Tourist Authority) Licence of approval to rent". Villa Apo Petra resides in an enviable position just outside the village of Kokkino Chorio where, back in the 60s, the film Zorba the Greek was filmed with Antony Quinn. Kokkino Chorio really is a traditional village which maintains its farming roots. Its envious location enjoys amazing sea and mountain views from its spectacular elevated position high up on the Drapanokefalas Mountain. (Now with free WIFI for all our guests).

Sandra Leat
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2017

About Sandra Leat

Hello, firstly thank you for choosing to view our Villa Apo Petra in Crete. We are a young family who live in on the South Coast of the UK. We aim to provide our guests with a beautiful home-from-home villa which is set in an enviable position with unrivelled views.

From the moment you make an enquiry with us we encourage you to ask as many questions you feel necessary to ensure our villa meets your requirements for a perfect holiday in Crete. We are honest and trustworthy people who expect high standards for our own holidays and therefore offer nothing less to all our guests.

We can give you helpful advice on flights, car hire, places to see, things to do, where to eat and all the hints and tips to ensure you enjoy your holiday. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sandra Leat purchased this villa in 2005

Why Sandra Leat chose Chania area

Kokkino Chorio is a typically Cretan village with just a small grocery store and a kafelonian. When we drove through the village in 2005 and ventured on our way up the mountain road we arrived at a plot of land that had the most amazing views of the sea. We never purchase on impulse usually but it felt so right we said yes immediately to reserving the plot and that was how our story began.

On that land now stands our beautiful stone built villa and the views still amaze us and we feel very lucky.

We hope that through care and our attention to detail a holiday at our villa makes you feel as good as we do every time we visit there ourselves.

NW Crete and the Apokoronas, under the cape of the Drapanokefalas mountain is beautiful, but just a small part of this amazing island.

What makes this villa unique

Our villa is just a 2 minute walk to our favourite local taverns (The Retreat Taverna) which boasts spectacular views over Souda Bay. We are also 5 minutes drive from local restaurants in Plaka, a further 2 minutes and you will be at the small, once fishing village, of Almyrida, the beach, shops and seafront tavernas.

The villa location is perfect for peace and quiet yet it is very convenient to all the local amenities.

For lazy sunny days at the villa the pool is perfect for cooling off and it commands beautiful views of the Agean as well as being a perfect location to watch the sunset over Souda Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

JAMES & EMMA FROM SO'TON:We had a lovely time in your villa and particularly enjoyed Crete. What spectacular views! The place was really up together and we thought you've got great attention to detail in terms of facilities for guests.

OKSANA FROM AUSTRALIA:We loved your villa and the location and in fact all of Crete. We travelled around quite extensively in our hire car even over the White Mountains to the southern coastline. We would return to stay at the villa sooner rather than later if only Australia were not so far away. Thank you

RENEE FROM GERMANY:We really enjoyed our stay at your villa. The house and pool are beautiful. I still remember the sound of the goats and sheep with their bells. Thank you for letting us enjoy this time at your home.

ANN FROM HALIBURTON:The villa was great. Everything was brand new and well appointed. Lots of space to escape to another balcony or room for some quiet time. Our sons loved the Ipod station & PS2!
Oct 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor shower room with WC and sink. 1st floor large shower room with WC and sink (also houses the washing machine).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King size bed, single sofa bed, travel cot if req'd & airbed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed. Ground floor next to own shower room & toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , First floor twin room. Main shower room & toilet opposite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Situated on the ground floor with kingsize bed. Bedroom 2: 1st floor, twin room with 2 single beds. Bedroom 3: 1st floor (master) with kingsize bed, single day bed, self-inflating airbed (if required) and travel cot.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Villa Apo Petra is fully air-conditioned in all the bedrooms and main living area. For the cooler months there is also central heating for comfort. We have everything covered for families with TVs/DVDs in all bedrooms plus the living area. There is also a PlayStation 2 in the lounge with plenty of games and a portable iPod station you can use either in the house or down at the pool (our children never get bored and irritable!). For adults there is a large selection of DVDs to watch should you wish to have a night in. There are reading books and maps on the area and local recommendations for restaurants and places of interest. Apart from all that the many outside seating areas with the stunning views of the sunrise, sunset and in the evening to look up and see the amazing blanket of stars overhead is enough to fill your time over a glass of wine or a local Raki. Wifi available. Outside: Villa Apo Petra stands in half an acre of land. We have 3 terraces/balconies attached to the house. One off the master and twin room which is beautifully tiled and perfect for morning coffee watching the sun rise. From the lounge, there is another pergola covered tiled balcony with a large wood dining table set. This balcony also leads to the side of the property and out onto the lower gravelled garden area. The 3rd terrace is off of the downstairs bedroom and ideal for a shady seating area. Planting is ongoing at the property and includes citrus trees and oleander to add colour and enhance the surroundings of this beautiful setting. The pool is 40sq.m, has its own shower, and is furnished with high quality loungers and umbrellas. The pool commands a fantastic position to lay back and look out to sea, watch the birds of prey soar overhead and listen to the local shepherd herding his sheep. The pool is not shut off, therefore guests with children unable to swim will need to supervise! Utility Room: The washing machine is located in the upstairs shower room (which is common for Greece), there is an ironing board, iron, clothes airer with pegs, wash bin and baskets. However for those not wishing to participate in housework there is a local laundrette! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels for the shower, and linen are included. Guests need to supply their own beach towels. The property will receive a full clean and inspection prior to guest arrival. A mid stay linen and towel change will be arranged with guests as requested. Other: The 1st floor landing is reached by tiled stairs from the kitchen/diner. It is very spacious upstairs and furnished with a large full length freestanding cast iron mirror with coordinating leather double stool. The walls of the villa are of local stone.


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A Beautiful Stone Villa & Private Pool In A Peaceful Position "eot Licence No: 1042k123k2962201"
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely villa with superb views of Souda Bay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week in this villa with our young children. It looks and sounds good on the website and certainly lives up to expectations. The owners have made every effort to make sure the guests have everything they need. The local beaches and tavernas are very good - you will need your own transport. I would recommend this villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely family holiday in Crete at Easter with our 21 and 22 year old daughters . The weather was more mixed than we expected it would be at that time of year but we had a wonderful time. The villa is in a fantastic, peaceful location with an amazing panoramic view of mountains and sea. It had everything we needed and we loved the swimming-pool, even though the water’s a bit cold when you first get in at this time of year. There are some great restaurants In Plaka where we enjoyed delicious Cretan cooking (plenty of choice for vegetarians).

Thank you to Sandra, who made the booking process easy and provided lots of useful information, including details of the local car hire company we used who were excellent. We would love to return for another holiday soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Crete retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with friends in this lovely villa, not quite long enough though. It was our first visit to Crete & we have all fallen in love with the Island & the people. The villa is very clean, comfortable & well equipped with everything needed for self catering. It has a lovely family feeling & is evident that it is a much loved family holiday home. The views from the villa are just spectacular over the Souda Bay, we never tired of sitting admiring it,especially the magnificent sunsets & starlit night skies. There are plenty of nearby attractive little towns & beaches to visit, with an endless choice of cafes & restaurants, all very reasonable priced as well. We would definitely like to return one day, & most definitely would recommend the villa to friends. Thank you for sharing your little bit of Paradise with us. Anne & Peter

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne & Peter, thank you for posting a review and for your lovely comments. We too never tire from the view, especially sitting on the balcony watching the sunset over Souda Bay. We really hope you will return to Crete soon as we would be delighted to share the villa with you again. Kind regards, Sandra & Simon.
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Fantastic chill out holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned home from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had. Our family, Mum, Dad, Son & Daughter in law and 19 yr old Grandaughter, had never been to Crete before after years of visiting Cyprus, didn't know what to expect but within days have fallen for this magical place, the villa is wonderful, everything you could possibly want and more, we loved the pool and it's location away from the house meant none of the mess was dragged into the villa. There were the wasps to compete with but not a great problem, we ate a lot at the Retreat taverna, had a few BBQ at "home" but just enjoyed the fantastic views and the warmth. We are captured by the beauty of this villa & Crete and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time at this stunning villa.

Very well equipped with everything you could need.

Beautiful location stunning sea veiws and peaceful setting.

The pool was great and we had a very relaxing holiday.

Highly recommended for quiet get away from it all breaks.

We would happily book again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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Old Venetian Harbour
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
The Retreat Taverna
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Retreat Taverna
Car: recommended


7 minutes drive away from the villa is the blue flagged beach resort of Almyrida. The gentle sloping sand make it very safe for small children. The more active holidaymakers can make use of the windsurfing school, take out a catamaran or snorkel off the rocks. Kalives is a 15 mins drive and larger than its sister Almyrida with 3 main stretches of beach. If you prefer a quiet cove there is one just 5 mins drive from us, secluded, picturesque and ideal for diving and snorkeling.


Car hire is recommended. The nearest airport is Chania (40 minutes drive). Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours door to door. Highly recommend local Car Hire Company 'Kalives Travel' - speak to Jenny and tell her we sent you.


Local village of Kokkino Chorio: small kefalonia, mini market: 4 minutes drive

Plaka for nearest restaurants, mini market, bakery, garden centre: 5 minutes drive

Almyrida local blue flag beach and town: 7 minutes drive

Kalives town, beach, restaurants: 15 minutes drive

Chania town, harbour, shops, cobbled lanes, market, leather stalls, restaurants and excusions: 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

A 45 minute drive away (towards Chania) is a fabulous Water Park called Limnoupolis close to the community of Varipetro. In Chania you will find many museums. Souda Bay is home to the Greek Navy and Airbase and some wonderful displays of fighter planes including F16's, over the bay is the norm on practice days. The bay is also busy with naval frigates, cruise liners and the Athens ferry. There is never a dull moment. All of this can be seen from the villa. Note to all our potential guests: We would like assure all our guests that if for any reason, unforeseen circumstances were to occur on our part, where we could not honour our side of our agreement in supplying you with the villa, (for the dates booked) we would contact you immediately, discuss alternatives and if you were unhappy for any reason we would give you a FULL REFUND on the villa hire cost. Obviously we could not credit you for your flights or any other personal expenses and we recommend full travel insurance is taken out by all of our guests. If you have any hesitations at all please call us on our land line number to speak to us directly. We are always happy to supply references. Thank you.


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
Autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018 & Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018 Early Summer
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018 Early Summer
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July/Aug 2018 Main Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 2018 Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Oct 2018 Autumn
29 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking you can either call or email us via the "contacts" section. A non-refundable 20% deposit will be necessary to secure your requested dates and needs to be paid within 7 days. The total holiday cost is to be paid in full 8 weeks prior to your departure. Cancellation charges are as follows: From date of booking until 8 weeks before departure = 50% (+ deposit) will be required. Less than 8 weeks = 100% (include deposit) will be required. Please take out holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Our preferred changeover day is a Tuesday. Access into the villa is from 4pm on day of arrival. Departure is strictly 10am on your last day.

Notes on prices:
This is a very popular villa which accommodates many returning clients. Call and ask about our discount for Last Minute bookings! For long term lets over the winter period please enquire for special deals. We look forward to hearing from you. NOTE: rental property in Crete MUST hold an EOT licence to rent. Please be careful and make sure you ask the owner for their licence number (you will find ours at the top of this website).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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