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Stillos Retreat 1,2,3 Place for Sun,sand,beach Swimming Pool And Relaxation



Updated: 27-Dec-2015
Villas with peaceful mountain view in Stillos, near Chania, Crete - Peaceful Location, Perfect For Couples, Families And Groups Of Maximum 18 People

Stylos is a traditional Cretan village found in the Apokoronas area, close to Chania here on the Greek Island of Crete. Stylos is famous for its giant plane trees, natural spring water and Diktamos Gorge. Stylos is not touristy at all and the tavernas are usually half full with locals.The complimentary Tsikoudia (Raki) and delightful platter of fresh fruits ended a lovely eating experience. The house is well furnished, nestled in the hills, surrounded by beautiful mountain and sea views. Built to a high standard in 2008, the bungalow offers a peaceful and relaxing holiday for each of our holidaymakers. From a very large roof terrace you can admire amazing views. The villas also have a large infinity pool and pool side BBQ kitchen.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This was the second time we went to stillos. This time it was even better. We had the best holiday of our lives there!!! The place is superb!! The owner is a fantastic person. We fully reccomend this place for anyone looking for that peaceful place to relax. Marco and Carole, Summer 2010

It is a lovely villa in a fabulous location, so peaceful and tranquil, just what we wanted. Our children really enjoyed the pool. We had a great holiday.We will certainly book again in the future.

Lesley and family, August 2010.
Jun 2008
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Basic villa in lovely location

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our holiday in Crete enormously but the villa was rather basic. The pool was lovely but the villa less than well equipped. Kitchen equipment was minimal and the blunt knives dangerous! All the furniture was from Ikea and less than comfortable, like the metal sofa. It might be nice to greet people who've rented these villas (not cheap) with a guide to the villa and area (standard practice), some milk, a bottle of wine in the fridge, etc. There wasn't even any salt in the kitchen and the advertised DVD player was missing.

However, the site manager was very helpful and the views from the veranda are stunning.

Almirida beach and Chania were wonderful. We had longer excursions to Knossos, Elafonisi beach and Loutro, all of which were fantastic.

A four to five star holiday but we would probably choose a more comfortable and more welcoming villa next time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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fabulous views

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation is good with all services, but generally the properties are tired and some of the facilites like sun umbrellas were unusable. The pool is not easily accessed by young children and seniors who are better off nearer the sea I should think.

The manager was friendly and welcoming. The area is very rustic and haphazard but the food available at Chania and Kalives is great. Chania is a lovely place to visit.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from a wonderful week at the Stylos Retreat. Lovely and clean with stunning views of the luscious mountains. A creative drive up from Stylos village but worth the hilarious night navigation at the time!! Crete is a lovely island, offering a vast amount of activities for any traveller. Chania and Rythmino are well worth a visit and you must experience the delicious food and wine on offer at many tavernas.

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Holiday in Crete

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our first holiday in Crete staying at Stillos villas retreat.

A superb villa with stunning views. I would certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to have a relaxing get away from it all holiday. Apart from relaxing by and swimming in the Villa's infinity pool, my wife and i visited beautiful nearby beaches where there are plenty of restaurants to choose from with great food. The old town and harbour of Chania and Rethymnon are charming places to visit especially on an evening when all lit up. The only downside to this stay was that it was over too quickly.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : By Stillos Village at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Suda bay at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National road at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : By Stillos Village at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kalives Beach at 10 Kilometres


Almirida beach is 10 mins drive away, It's very gently sloping calm water is ideal for children. It also offers excellent range of water sports, Numerous tavernas, internet cafes, bars, mini markets, shops,chemist, bakery, banks, ect. 15 minutes drive to Kalyves beach.


Car use is essential. Bike hire is available at Almyrida.

Chania airport is only 20 minutes drive to the villas. Heraklion airport is 90 mins drive and has a larger selection of airlines. The drive from Heraklion is made easier by the National Highway. Detailed driving instructions are available from both airports to the villas.

Car hire is available with Auto Club, Kalives Travel or any of the main companies at both Airports.


Kalives is 10 mins drive away, the resort of Almyrida, Vamos is about 15 mins drive away, and the bustling town of Chania, with it's pretty Venetian harbour is about 20 mins drive away.

Further Details:

20 mins drive to Chania - a bustling Venetian harbour, where you will find scuba diving, boat trips, water slide park, Saturday morning market, banks and much, much more. Chania, once the capital of ancient Crete, offers quaint, narrow streets as well as a beautiful harbour lined with sea front tavernas and cafes serving excellent choice of sea food and local cuisine. Further afield, a water park at Limnoupolis, the biggest karting track in Crete, opportunities for boat trips from the harbour, historical sights such as the World War 2 Allied and German cemeteries.

For those who enjoy walking, a visit to the Samaria Gorge is recommended, which meanders for 18km down a tortuous trail to the pretty resort of Agia Roumeli. Also the natural freshwater lake of Kournas provides a picturesque venue for lunch or a swim.

Styllos itself has several tavernas and small supermarkets/shops. Neighbouring villages, Kikkino Chorio, Apetra, ect.. also provide tavernas. Vamos is the largest town close to villa. It has banks, 24hr Medical Centre, bakery, butchers, grocery shops and many tavernas.


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Off Season
31 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To make a booking, you can either call or email me. 30% non refundable deposit payable at time of booking with balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival. If booking made within 8 weeks, the full amount to be paid at time of booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer in Euros or Sterling.

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Updated: 27-Dec-2015
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over, wc, wash basin and washing machine.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one with double bed. Bedroom two with two single beds, both on the ground floor.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Single storey air-conditioned villa with large roof terrace. Outside: Tiled terrace to the front of the villas. Sun loungers, parasols are provided. Out door dinning table and chairs are also provided for alfresco dinning. Pool side barbecue kitchen with sink cupboards and serving worktop. Utility Room: An ironing board, iron, clothes airer and hair dryers are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Quality towels and all linen are included, but excluding beach towels. The property will receive a full clean prior to guest arrival. If guests require further linen or towel change during their stay this can be arranged for a small fee. Other: There is a sofa bed in the living room to accommodate up to two extra people in each house. There are terraces and gardens. The grounds are tidy, clean and well maintained. The villa is child friendly.

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