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Villa With Private Pool, Next To Secret Beach And Panoramic Sea Views- with wifi

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Chania, Crete - Private Secluded Villa With Uninterrupted Stunning Sea And Landscape Views

Villa Souda is a new split level luxury house, planned, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. Internet access is available at the Villa. The villa is set in an enviable position between the villages of Kokkino Chorio and Plaka with fantastic uninterrupted views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains. The villa is within walking distance of a “secret” beach and caves, just 5 minutes drive from Plaka with its antiquated village walks, wonderful welcoming tavernas, local bars, excellent food and mini markets. Almerida with its wonderful blue flag beach, tavernas, bars and superb restaurants is only a 10 minute drive. The villa is within a stone walled plot with parking for at least 5 cars; the entrance is via sliding gates which can be locked for added privacy/security. To maximize the spectacular views, Villa Souda has a wonderful large pool terrace and two balconies, each overlooking the sea with panoramic unspoilt views of Souda Bay and surrounding natural Cretan countryside. A wonderful location to relax and chill. There is internet and Wi fi at Villa Souda

Geoff Brown
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Geoff Brown

I am a former Teacher and former Headteacher of three schools including an International School in Thailand. I am now owner of a UK based teacher recruitment company.

I am married with 3 children and we visit our Villa in Crete every year.

We have owned the Villa for 10 years and we have furnished it as we would our own home. If you are looking for a little bit of heaven in Paradise Villa Souda is for you.

Email me and I will send you an array of information and photographs that will ensure that you can see all that Villa Souda has to offer

Geoff Brown purchased this villa in 2006

Why Geoff Brown chose Apokoronos

We purchased Villa Souda because of its tuely wonderful location and magnificent views of unspoilt Cretan Countryside and Souda Bay - and the amazing sunsets.

Being so close to Almeryda, Plakka, Kokkino Chorio means that we have all that we want within a 15 minute drive;The wonderful Beaches of Almeryda and Keara and our very own secret Beach. The fantastic Tavernas in Almeryda, Ombroglialos, Plakka, Kalives, Vamos and Kokkino Chrio, the wonderful country walks along the cliffs and through the mountains, the fact that there is only one other property within 1/2 a mile, the unspoilt views - only one house in the whole of the view from our poolside and terrace.

To sit poolside with only the sound of goat bells and uninterrupted views of daily sunsets with a glass of ice cold wine.... heavenly.

Internet is available for those who cannot cope without emails and Internet shopping!

What makes this villa unique

The fact that the house has three floors means that there are two large lounges- ideal if teenagers are staying with you...

The basement area has a large twin room, its own toilet and shower and a large lounge with a double bed setee so the area can accommodate 4 teenagers (or 4 adults)

The first floor has a large lounge and Kitchen dinning area with bathroom sink and toilet and balcony terrace over looking the Pool.

The 2nd floor has a double bedroom, a twin single bedroom - both with balconies and a bathroom with shower basin and toilet.

Ther is secure carparking, with locking gates, enough space for 6 cars

The pool is 9 metres by 5 metres and has large sun terraces on either side.

Although there is a proerty next door a tastefully designed wall ensures complete privacy

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have little to add to the other reviews already posted. They were written so positively that before we went on holidays we thought that they may have been edited or selected.

But after having stayed there for 10 days in early May, we found everything to be true.

It was the best holiday home we ever had. Perfectly located, not only for the views, but when having a rental car, also for discovering many parts of Crete.

We had a wonderful holiday there, and visited some wonderous places all within a short drive of the property – too may too mention

We had a wonderful stay and rate this Villa, location and furnishings as 5/5

Hope that you'll enjoy it also.

Schijve family from Holland.
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • There are 3 fully tiled spacious bathrooms on each of 3 floors: Bath 1 has full bath, shower, WC, handbasin and washing machine. Bath 2 has state of art shower, WC & handbasin. Bath 3 has shower, WC and handbasin. Bath 3 is accessible from the poolside.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 and 3 with two twin beds. Lounge 2 has a double sofa bed. All rooms have full air conditioning/radiators and fully fitted wardrobes. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have balcony with extensive panoramic country & sea views.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: An ideal, secure peaceful environment for a romantic secluded getaway, groups of adults wanting to relax and enjoy each other’s company and families with children. The Private pool, access to local secret beach and caves, spacious accommodation and close proximity to villages and Almerida make this an ideal location. Smokers are requested to smoke only in open areas outside the villa and under no circumstances in any of the indoor areas. The external terraces and pool area have been designed with railings and lockable gates so that parents can restrict access to other natural landscape areas and prevent children from entering them unsupervised. The villa is centrally heated so making it a good choice for early or late season holidays when some heating may be required on chilly evenings. Maid service with a full linen change is provided twice a week at this villa. Coloured beach and pool towels are provided for each guest in addition to the bath and hand towels. Outside: Villa Souda is a beautiful modern detached villa, built in 2008, 100 sq. m of living accommodation, set in a 2,000 sq.m plot. The villa is within a stone walled plot, with full high security fencing, parking for at least 5 cars. The entrance is via sliding gates which can be locked for added privacy/security. The villa and pool are separated from the naturally landscaped gardens ensuring privacy There is only one neighbouring property, which twins the facilities of Villa Souda. Thus two villas, each with their own pool, nestle within a 4,000 sq meter plot - not another property within a mile! The 40 sq.m pool is spacious, heated, cleaned twice a week and housed on its own spacious terrace overlooking the natural landscape and Mediterranean see for as far as the eye can see. There are no visible properties between the villa and the sea. A Webber barbecue is on hand for wonderful early evening al fresco dining - as you sip your cocktails and watch the sun sink majestically into the sea. Utility Room: The washing machine is fitted in Bathroom 1 and the downstairs store contains iron, ironing board, mobile clothes drier, wash basket, pegs and cleaning utensils and materials Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & Linen are provided. The property will receive a full clean prior to guests arriving. Guests staying for more than one week, towels and linen will be changed weekly. If guests require further linen/towel change this can be arranged at a small fee. Other: Lounge 2 is a large lower level sitting room with double doors which open onto the poolside. The lounge also gives access to Bedroom 3 and downstairs bathroom. An ideal location for a second family or teenagers requiring a space of their own.


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Villa With Private Pool, Next To Secret Beach And Panoramic Sea Views- with wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Villa Souda

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with Geoff when booking Villa Souda to leaving - it is hard to see how our holiday could have been improved. The standard of information and assistance provided by Geoff before departure and then by Kim when there was amazing - nothing was too much trouble.

The Villa itself is sheer luxury, the amenities, the location, the views - with everything you could think of provided by Geoff and his team (right down to travel adaptors in the plug sockets). The sunset views over Souda Bay are magical.

A car is needed but again Geoff and Kim make this so easy - ours was there at the Villa when we arrived and was collected from the Villa when we left. I would recommend the "collection" service from the Airport as we learnt so much from Gerry the driver about the local area.

Plaka is a beautiful village with lovely traditional Tavernas (I have to recommend Elpis - the menu is great !) and the various other villages are easily reached by a short car journey.

Supermarkets are conveniently located in Plaka and Almerida and are well stocked.

I can not recommend Villa Souda enough, perfect for a romantic break through to a familly holiday and we will be back next year, only difference being we'll be there for 2 weeks next time !.

Thanks to Geoff and Kim for making this a truely wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very happy, satisfied customer! It really is good to see that all the extra work we do for our guests is appreciated. This review makes me feel very happy and makes me know that the extra effort we put in really does help our guests. Our aim was to create the perfect holiday accommodation, in the perfect location and to leave all guests with a wonderful holiday experience...and from all the reviews so far - all 5/5 - it looks like we have achieved our aim. Thanks Manchester Dan and we look forward to confirming your two week booking for next year
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gt bentley uk

villa souda june 2010

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this villa for one week (4 adults) it was faultless. the area is beautiful, people very friendly, beaches excellent and sandy. local tavernas good. We had a wonderful week. The villa is quite but only minutes away from nearby villages which have good shopping facilities. the property was clean and well maintained and the owner provided excellent customer service. we would recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you Geoff

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands

An ideal base and/or retreat

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a great week at Villa Souda. The villa itself and the surrounding area more than lived up to my expectations and we enjoyed many a quiet evening watching the sun set over the bay accompanied by the gentle tinkling of the goat bells. It is a truly beautiful location with a 'secret beach' within 10 minutes walk ideal for an early morning swim!

The owner goes to a lot of trouble to give useful information about the area and there is a file containing details of local trips. This is also emailed in advance so that you can plan your time if you wish. The whole booking process was made very easy by the owner for whom nothing was too much trouble, especially when we decided to change our holiday date! There is also back up from English caretakers who were ready to help when we locked ourselves out! This was reassuring to members of our party who had not done much foreign travel.

The villa itself is spacious and well equipped and beautifully cleaned and prepared for guests. The layout was good and there was space to be private if you wished.The pool and terrace area were ideal and many a happy hour was spent relaxing there. I was a little worried about the heat in August but there is a constant refreshing breeze and after a swim and a sit in the shade it was always possible to get cool. I would definitely recommend the villa to friends and think it was very good value for money.

As well as being a private retreat we found the villa to be a good base for trips further afield and drove without too much difficulty to Chania twice, Kissamos and Knossos. Yes I would say a car is essential and the driving somewhat challenging on occasions for someone who doesn't like heights! It is a couple of miles to the nearest supermarket and tavernas in Plaka. Mountain roads can be windy and vertiginous but Cretan drivers on the whole seemed accommodating and tolerant. Chania is a delightful town and we spent two half days there exploring the alley ways and restaurants. Our best day was probably the boat trip from Kissamos to Balos Bay ... a lagoon of turquoise water only accessible by boat or on foot. Absolutely stunning scenery.

I can thoroughly recommend Villa Souda and sincerely hope that I will find the time to go there again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Yorkshire England

An excellent villa - all we could have hoped for

  • 5 of 5

From all the photos and details send by the owner we were expecting a really wonderful villa in an excellent location.....and it was! It really was a beautiful villa, furnished to the highest degree and situated in the most ideal of locations. Beach, shops, villages, walks - everything was close at hand and the easy access into Almeryda, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio made everything so easy.

It is essential that you have a car - as nice as the walks are there are times when a car is essential. The owner arranged the car hire and it was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived.

The villa is stunning with a well-sized pool and fabulous poolside terrace which has uninterrupted views over magnificent natural countryside and Souda Bay. The evening barbecues were a real joy and pleasure.

The detailed information and photos sent by the owner, prior to our departure, meant that we had planned most of our excursions before we even got there. The useful information from the owner is truly excellent.

It was our first trip to Crete and Villa Souda - but it won't be our last! We are definitely going to return next year and we are strongly recommending the villa to our friends so that they too can experience the pleasure of this villa and its ideal location and facilities.

We were never short of somewhere to go..there are Tavernas a plenty - all situated within a reasonable drive and with wonderful atmosphere and excellent food....The Tavernas at Ombroglialos, Plaka and Vamos are a must!

Almeryda is a wonderful beach village -peaceful in the day but full of Greek music and the sound of chinking glasses as hundreds gather to dine in the many different beachfront tavernas. A real social evening as Brits, Swedes, Norwegians and Greeks exchange tales and drink the wonderful local wines

I can 100% recommend the accommodation and facilities of Villa Souda..it has everything you could ever want and a location that must be the any of many other villa owners

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another extremely positive response to our guests at Villa Souda. We are very pleased to see that all of our guests have found the time to post a very positive review of their stay at the Villa. It is important to note that most guests do perceive the a car is essential and I am happy to arrange a hire car to be waiting guests arrival at the villa or one that can be collected and left at Chania or Heraklion. I do send out extensive information about local amenities, tavernas and attractions and we will add to this as and when guests advise us of new discoveries. Again I am really pleased to see that this family have already contacted me to reserve their two week stay next summer and they are even contemplating a week in December
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Surrey, UK

Villa Souda - May 09

  • 5 of 5

An excellent holiday, great villa, fabulous location.

The villa has a wonderful location, secluded with stunning views over Souda Bay. Although secluded Plaka which has a supermarket and tavernas and bars is only a very short drive away, and just a little further is the seaside town of Almerida.

On arrival Kimberley and Mike were there to greet us and tell us how everything works. They'd stocked up on a few essentials as well, tea, coffee, milk, etc. There was a big bowl of fresh oranges too, which tasted amazing and great for the morning through the electric juicer.

We lived in the pool the majority of our stay as we couldn't get the children out once they'd got in, ages 4 and 7. The pool and surounding area sees the sun for the majority of the day and is a wonderful place to sit and soak it up.

The secret beach is a pebble beach and an easy walk away with beautiful blue waters. Another great beach to visit is Almerida as it is sandy and shallow for a long way out, the children loved it. It has lots of tavernas and bars too for the grown ups.

Geoff, the owner is very friendly too and will do all that he can to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one.

All in all a wonderful holiday and will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very pleasing to see this very positive review of our Villa and the support team. We are extremely pleased to offer a top class Villa, with friendly support and are genuinely happy to receive feedback that shows a family have thoroughly enjoyed their holiday experience. I have contacted the reviewer and as a result included eggcups, barbecue tools and a warning not to travel down the military base road. These were his only negative criticisms and I am pleased to see that the family are booking again for next year.
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kokkino Choria Taverna
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kokkino Choria Taverna
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Secret beach
Car: recommended


The beautiful blue flag beach of Almerida is approx. 10 min drive, or a scenic 30 min walk! This beach is excellent for those with small children with clean sands, gentle sloping shelves and rock pool areas. For the more energetic there are windsurfing or canoeing lessons. The beach road is an endless stream of delightful tavernas. There are many other fine beaches a short car ride: Kera Beach -15 mins Georgeopolis - 25 mins, Lake Korna - about 30 mins and many other beautiful coves to discover.


The Villa is located near Plaka - Kokkino Chorio district, about 10 mins Drive from Almerida, 20 mins from The resort of Kalives and the beautiful port of Chania is approx. 25 km. Chania airport is approx. 30 km, 30 mins drive. Heraklion airport is approx 100 mins drive.

Transport to and from Chania and Heraklion Airports, in a 4 wheel spacious car with Driver can be provided at a reasonable charge. A hire car of your choice can be booked for you to be collected and returned to your airport.


The villa enjoys real privacy - but situated on a good road only 5 mins drive from Plaka and its antiquated village walks, 10 mins from Almerida bay, beach, bars supermarkets and tavernas. Other nearby beauty spots include Kalives (20 mins), Georgioupolis (40 mins), Lake Kourna (60 mins) the secluded taverna at Ombroglialos beach (20 mins). The beautiful port of Chania is approx. 25 km away and Chania airport is approx. 30 km, 30 mins drive. Heraklion airport is approx 100 mins drive away.

Further Details:

Villa Souda overlooks Souda bay and the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated on the unspoilt headland at Cape Drapanos - only 800 meters from a secluded “secret beach and magical caves”, wonderful scenic walks are a feature of the hideaway - with only one other villa within a square mile you can enjoys uninterrupted views across Cretan countryside to the Mediterranean sea.

Just 10 minutes walk and you are on a secret beach which affords almost solitary sunbathing on white sands and wonderful swimming and snorkelling in the secluded, sheltered sea. From here you can walk for hours on the goat tracks meandering along the cliffs adjacent to the wonderful views across Souda Bay. Another 5 minutes from here are the secret Caves where sporting aquatic daredevils leap from 15 metres down into the deep waters of the Cave cove

Kokkino Choria and Plaka villages are a 10 minute walk amidst wonderful landscape and natural beauty. Famous scenes from Zorba the Greek were filmed here and the majority of the streets, houses and bars are as they were at the time of filming. Plaka and Kokkino Choria have well stocked supermarkets and tavernas.

wonderful Kera beach is just out of Almeryda on the Kalives road

By-passing Chania there is a great waterpark near Omalous which is suitable for children ranging from 2 - 62. There are rides and pools for everyone to enjoy. Opposite is a Go-Karting track again both children and adults can have the time of their lives here. Chania is famous for its beautiful harbour, harbour side restaurants, historic buildings and wonderful markets. The snorkelling trips here are excellent value. There are also tennis courts for those wishing to burn off a few calories. Also there is horse riding at Georgiopoli, 'safari' through the snow capped White Mountains, boat trips from Kalives and the challenge of walking the Samaria Gorge, which meanders for 18Km down a tortuous trail to the pretty resort of Agia Roumeli....and there is much more to be discovered.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
It is essential to confirm availability with the owner before booking flights. To make a booking you can either call or email Geoff Brown - via the contact details in the contacts section. A non refundable 20% deposit will be necessary to secure your requested dates and this, + £100 bond, needs to be paid within 7 days of your booking notification. The total booking cost is to be paid, in full, at least 6 weeks prior to your departure.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is normally Tuesday. You will need to vacate by 11.00 am.
New arrivals can collect the keys from 3.30 onwards.
Directions, + a map showing the route from the airport and arrangements arrangements for picking up keys will be posted to you

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Discounts are now being offered for bookings in October 2009 through to April 2010. If you wish to discuss contact the owner via a booking enquiry application and he will call you to discuss discounts. Letting is normally per week and from Tuesday to Tuesday. In off peak periods shorter lets will be considered: a minimum of three days and a negotiated rate will be agreed. Long winter lets with discounts will be considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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