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Beautiful detached Villa, free wifi & large pool Late *Booking offer 2-13 Sept*

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Near Chania, superb Villa close to beaches **Late booking price 2-13 Sept**

Modern detached villa that sleeps 6 easily with stunning views of Souda Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop - the best of both worlds. Located in the heart of the Kokkino Chorio (named Red Village on account of the fertile soil) and made famous by the film Zorba the Greek, this location offers a great mix of peace, quiet but no so remote that you need to drive for a meal or drink. The local Tavernas and minimarket is only a stroll away.

Local villages of Plaka and Drapanos are nearby offering an assortment of tavernas and mini-markets and some local farmers selling their produce of honey, wine, raki fruits and vegetables as well as olive oil of course! The superb beach resort of Almyrida with it's excellent restaurants, low key nightlife, and for the more adventurous, non motorised water sports is less than 7 mins away by car. Kalives a further 5 mins round the bay is another traditional resort, again with an excellent range of restaurants and shops.

Both resorts offer Blue Flag accredited beaches and shallow waters perfect for young children.

More Details

Owner
James and Suzanne Barrie
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Check out new flights: Norwegian Air & Ryanair
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

What makes this villa unique

This outstanding Villa is in the heart of a traditional village with taverna and shop nearby and fantastc beaches minutes away. This unique position offers the best of tranqulity with vistas to the sea and mountain yet only minutes from beaches, water sports and more tavernas and shops.

Late booking price for 2-13 Set 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our forth stay at this lovely place and once again a wonderful vacation; great villa in such excellent, genuine surroundings - Satre Family, Bergen, Norway.



Villa Victoria was absolutely awesome and we can't imagine what it would have been like if we haden't choosen to stay there. The Lambert family, West Sussex.



Brilliant 2 weeks with so much to see and do then come back to this great Villa, pool and lovely views over Souda Bay just tops it off! The Richarsons Essex.



Faultless weather, one of the best pools we have came across and with superb views in all directions. Yvonne & Cllr Bob Constable & Friends, Fife Scotland.



Great Villa with fabulous views and sunsets to die for...will see you again. The Baynhams Rhondda, Wales.



Thank you! Really enjoyed Villa Victoria and our adventures in Crete. We will see you next year. S Orchin.
Aug 2008
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Kokkino Chorio village taverna
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Kokkino Chorio village taverna
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Almyrida Beach Resort
Car: recommended

What's near Villa Victoria?

Unlike the high remote areas of Kokkino Chorio, Villa Victoria enjoys fantastic position situated near to the main square in Kokkino Chorio (translates as Red Village on account of the rich soil). This position offers tremendous views of Souda bay and strikes the right balance between peace and quiet yet a short stroll to the local traditional tavernas in the main village square (with live music on offer from time to time) and also at the local glass art works with a lovely Taverna there too. There is a well-stocked minimarket for all your food, drink and other essentials (bread, eggs, fruit and veg delivered fresh) just a stroll away.

The villa is near to other villages such as Almyrida, Plaka, Drapanos, Kambia and Gavalahori (get sampling the local olive oil and raki!) .

Is there internet access at the villa? yes!

TV? sat tv is available.

How big is the pool?

The pool is big! It is a great size for a good swim. It is shared with 4 other villa’s in the same plot when they are occupied. There are sun loungers in your private garden and fresh beach towels provided in the villa so you don’t have to worry about bringing them with you.

Is there a car park?

There is a private car park adjacent to the Villa. The road leading to the villa has recently been resurfaced so no dirt tracks!

Where’s the nearest beach?

Blue Flag beach resorts of Almyrida and Kalyves are within 7 to 15 mins by car. These locations offer a wider range of tavernas, coffee stops and shops, bars & water sports as well as banks, pharmacy and gift shops.

How close are the airports?

Airports: Chania - 35 mins by car, Heraklion 90 mins by car. It’s easy to drive around Crete, it has one national road (main road) with good signage in English and Greek.

Loads of airlines operate in both airports: Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomsons, Thomas Cook, Aegean, Olympic Airlines, Norwegian Air and many more and most now from most UK airports, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and most other European cities. Good connection routes from EU airports and from Athens will take you into Chania or Heraklion. Surf Skyscanner.net or Travelsupermarket to compare routes and prices.

Although we don't offer pick up service, car hire is recommended with both airports and local company’s car companies offer excellent rates. We find ‘Art Car Rental’ particularly competitive and reliable. There is a good taxi service available from outside the terminal building of both Chania and Heraklion airports and bus services that will take you into the main towns and from there taxi service will take you to the Villa in Kokkino Chorio.

Need a longer let?

For those interested in longer term lets, perhaps over winter in preparation for permanent move or those seeking an activity holiday for walking or cycling you will find the area and Villa Victoria in particular is a great place to be based. We can offer competitive off season rates, please email with the dates of your intended stay.

Like an active holiday?

Western Crete is an ideal spot for walking and cycling and many groups use the location for exploring the authentic country side. There are many point of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean and cyclist love the challenge of the varied terrain. Many come to have guided or unguided walks during the cooler months in the countryside or exploring the gorges and caves.

Other interesting information about Villa Victoria:

If the dates you are looking for are not available, consider a two centre holiday and book a second villa or apartment. This offers good opportunity to explore the island.

The villa has air-con via remote control and alternate overhead fans in every room and all doors and windows are framed with sliding insect nets.

The villa comes fully equipped including Sat TV, DVDs, fridge freezer and washing machine plus all the usual stuff in the kitchen. Free Internet is available all year round.

***new flight routes from Norwegian Air Gatwick to Chania at very good prices****

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Kokkino Chorio in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The beautifully tiled bathroom has shower, toilet, modern vanity unit with mirror and shaving point. Complimentary bathroom products will be supplied together with fresh cotton towels and slippers.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Situated on the ground floor, very spacious bedroom 1 has a comfortable King Sized bed with co-ordinating bed side cabinets, lamps and ample fitted robes with hangers provided. Bedroom 2 also on ground floor has two matching single beds, bedside cabinets and ample fitted robes. Both bedrooms have remote controlled AC and alternative overhead fans. Each bedroom has large patio doors leading to the private garden, shared large pool and offer suberb views of Souda Bay. Your villa is fully equipped with all amenities including AC in every room and internet access as standard. There are two traditional tavernas offering organic fresh home made food and local wines only a stroll way. The village shop is well stocked with national and international brands, fruit, vegetables and fresh bread and pastries delivered daily.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • caves
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: EOT Greek Tourist Licence obtained for this villa and pool, reference MHTE: 1042K123K2726201. This gives you peace of mind that the villa and pool complies with strict standards of health, safety and comfort for our guests. Each bedroom has large patio doors leading to the private garden, shared large pool and offer suberb views of Souda Bay. Your villa is fully equipped with all amenities including AC in every room and internet access as standard. There are two traditional tavernas offering organic fresh home made food and local wines only a stroll away.

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Fantastic place: amazing views, close enough to many places of interest!

  • 5 of 5

10/10

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Villa with great views.

  • 5 of 5

The Villa is in a quiet location near to the Village centre where there is a good taverna (and another 300 metres away near the glass factory). If you feel energetic or do not mind walking there is "The Retreat" restaurant further up the hill. And, you can either drive or we found it easy enough to walk down to Plaka to use the restaurants down there as well. There is a small well stocked supermarket that manages to have all the items to cater for most needs and taste. We have been to Kokkino Chorio many times and the locals are very friendly.

The Villa itself is inverted in that the bedrooms and bathroom is downstairs and the large lounge/kitchen is upstairs with balconies at the side and front. The balconies have excellent views over Souda Bay so that you can enjoy a drink and watch the sunset go down before going out for a meal. We found the Villa to be clean and well maintained with all the facilities that we needed. The side balcony had enough shade for us to enjoy our breakfast without overheating.

There is a small garden off the downstairs bedroom giving access to the swimming pool. We particularly liked the ability to put our sun loungers in the shade when it was too hot. We found the neighbours to be good company on the occasions that we met them.

We know the area fairly well and we find plenty to do when we are there. Of course, you could just stay in the Villa and just enjoy it but then you would miss out on much. There are many attractions, walks and ancient sites to visit. It is worth doing a little research before you go. Strange as it may seem you may also want to visit and reflect on what it must have been like at both the British War Graves at Souda and the German one further along the coast which has a small area recounting the history associated with it. .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant time at the villa, it is well equipped with everything you might need including beach towels. The views are 'to die for', we spen't many evenings on the balcony enjoying the spectacular sunsets. We have been to Crete many times but this was the first time in this area, it certainly won't be the last, we can't wait to go back.

A meal at The Retreat is a must, the views and sunset from there are out of this world and the food is good and reasonably priced.

I hesitate to praise this Villa too much as we want to be able to book it again for ourselves. Seriously, you won't be disappointed, the scenery, beaches, restaurants and friendliness of the people make for a wonderful holiday experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and will be trying the taverna you mentioned next time we stay ourselves! Jim and I welcome you back to Villa Victoria soon.
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A fabulous lication

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant time at the villa, it is well equipped with everything you might need including beach towels. The views are 'to die for', we spen't many evenings on the balcony enjoying the spectacular sunsets. We have been to Crete many times but this was the first time in this area, it certainly won't be the last, we can't wait to go back.

A meal at The Retreat is a must, the views and sunset from there are out of this world and the food is good and reasonably priced.

J

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are at the Villa ourselves now and enjoying those sunsets! Thanks for looking after the place and we welcome you back next time.
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Quiet Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate property, views to die for.

If you want a peaceful quiet break, far from the madding crowd - this is the place!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review and for being an excellent guest. Jim and I look forward to having you back to Villa Victoria.
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Outstanding quality Villa with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Villa Victoria several times over the years as it offers everything we are looking for in a holiday rental and location. The Villa itself is beautifully furnished and spacious and has all the comforts we need to settle into our holiday on day one. We love the garden and find the pool a great size for a good swim. It was very hot during our last stay in July and the outdoor terrace was great to watch over the bay and have our meals in the shade. We noticed some of the Villa rentals in Kokkino Chorio are are a bit remote up on the mountain but Villa Victoria is ideally positioned in the Villiage with just a short walk to the villiage square Taverna and one now in the Glass Art place (which is great to see glass blowing). The buzzing tavernas in Plaka and Almyrida offer really great local organic food too and we loved our days out to Georgiopoli beach. We look forward to our return next summer!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Kokkino Chorio, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 
 
Offseason
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
30 night minimum stay
£550
for 30 nights
£550
 
 
April 2018
8 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
June 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
July 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£690
for 7 nights
£690
 
 
August 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£610
for 7 nights
£610
 
 
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£470
for 7 nights
£470
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Travel Insurance:
As with all travel please take out your own holiday insurance to meet your needs prior to arrival. The rental of the villa and use of the pool does not include any insurance. Owners use the villa and pool at their own risk.

Offseason rates exclude cost for utilities, internet, pool and garden tidy estimated at £95 per month. Cost of villa clean x 2 will be charged for long term lets. Please inquire for quote.

Changeover Day:
Flexible on dates. However, Villa Victoria must be vacated by 12 noon local time on date of departure. Arrivals accommodated from 16.00 local time.

Notes on prices:
Price per week for Villa hire for party of up to 6 and includes full Villa clean prior to arrival, fresh linens, towels, beach towels, complementary bathroom products, slippers, starter tea and coffee!!. Villa now has free Sat TV and unlimited free internet.

Thank you to all our guests who enjoyed Villa Victoria, looked after it and provided fantastic feedback.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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