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Superb Detached Luxury Villa - Shared Large Pool & Stunning Sea Views in Heart of Village with WIFI



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Villa Venus in Kokkino Chorio, Chania Province, Crete, Greek Islands - Peaceful Location, Sea and Mountain Views, 4 Min Drive to Beach and Free Sat TV & Internet

Modern detached villa with stunning views of Souda Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Kokkino Chorio has mini market and tavernas and was made famous for the film 'Zorba the Greek'. Plaka and Almerida beach are a 2 and 5 minute drive away with tavernas and blue flag beaches with clear water. A further traditional village - Kalives is a further 5 mins away with its stunning beach and tavernas.

There is a short stay charge of £60.00 for 5 nights or less.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

After holidaying in Crete on several occasions the owners Nick and Julia decided that the relaxed lifestyle and stunning views were too good to leave behind for a whole year.

They viewed the land and were actively involved in the building of the villa. They have built to a very high standard as this is their 'second home' and visit several times a year.

Nick and Julia want their guests to have all the comforts of home and have purchased everything for the villa to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

The owners love Crete and their home and the community of Kokkino Chorio and like nothing better than joining the community in their Easter celebrations in the village square.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Sept 14. Fantastic villa met all my needs, views stunning - photographs do not do justice - superb holiday.

July 14. A superb villa in a lovely setting!

June 14 Loved the Villa, adored the pool - saw sunset every night from roof terrace - we will never forget our fab holiday.

April 14 We all enjoyed a great week at your villa - weather wonderful and beautiful scenery.

Sept 13 It isn't often you spend an entire week of your life with now't to grumble about but it happened to us this week! My one complaint - we had to go home!

June 13 A delightful villa and pool, well furnished, equipped & maintained. Stupendous views over Souda Bay, feels like home & creates the setting for a perfect holiday.

May 13 Another truly spectacular holiday at wonderful Villa Venus.

May 13 We have absolutely loved being here, the villa is lovely, village has lots of character, the scenery is beautiful wherever you go.

Aug 12 We have had our best ever family holiday, every aspect have been perfect - great villa, great location, an amazing holiday.

April 12 we had a fantastic time and your villa was absolutly superb & pristine , the facilities superb.
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Fantastic time

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely set up, nice pool. Comfy beds. Everything very clean. Villa the perfect size. Nice village. Great views over the bay. A short drive to local villages/beaches/restaurants. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Totally relaxing

  • 4 of 5

After a slightly stressful journey by car to find Villa Venus due to our plane arriving at 11.00pm and having to negociate the winding Cretan roads in the dark, we arrived to peace and tranquility. The stress levels began to reduce almost immediately. It was tempting not to leavecthe villa but we did venture out and explored some wonderful nearby places, Chania is beautiful and Octopus Bay is great. The Villa itself is in a perfect setting and is well equipped, the star of the show though is the pool! Great for early morning dips and lit up at night for those midnight swims. Sunsets from the roof terrace were awesome and the neighbours were really friendly and helpful. We would absolutely consider returning.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We are currently in the Villa ourselves and yes the stress levels have gone. The views are music to the soul. Once again , thanks very much Julia and Nick
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  • 5 of 5

Did not know what to expect as looking at photos sometimes are distorted - Villa Venus was way above my expectations. Absolutely spotless, comfortably furnished with a welcoming bottle of local wine, milk coffee in the fridge and a few amenities in the shower. As I am in the tourism hospitality industry, just wanted a place to escape - well I found it. The local people were so friendly and accommodating - visited the local taverna and eat with the locals and expats, made friends very easily as I was travelling on my own - hired a car and visited the surrounding area - WOW what history. Went for long walks, the scenery is amazing. Bought cheese fruit and wine from the local small market and enjoyed evenings on the roof top and breakfast on the fabulous balcony which overlooks the sea. I felt so relaxed that my stress level went down to zero - tried to extend my stay but it had already been booked. I have now re booked for a longer stay in 2014. would certainly recommend this villa to friends and colleagues in the travel industry. Looking forward to my next visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Outstanding Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic find!!!

We stayed at Villa Venus on the charming island of Crete with high expectations and it lived up to and exceeded them all.

We drove through breathtaking mountains and charming small villages and we were excited as we pulled up to the Villa. A sunset filled pool with amazing sea views awaited us, what more could you ask for? Perfect tranquillity? We found that too.

The villa was kitted out to a very high standard and was immaculately clean. Everything we needed was there. The villa is full of light and spacious. It felt like we were staying in someone's home rather than a holiday rental.

In the evenings we would go to the roof top balcony for sun-downers overlooking the harbour and then stay out to gaze at the most amazing stars.

A stone's throw away is a traditional Taverna with excellent food and a great atmosphere. We ate there several evenings when we didn't want to drive.

On the evenings that we chose to venture further afield there was plenty of choice of bars and restaurants without us having to travel more than five or ten minutes.

There were beautiful beaches a short drive away. We didn't have children with us but the beach nearest to the villa looked very safe with clear shallow waters.

We will definitely be returning again and this time for a lot longer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Having viewed land that was available for development both Nick and Julia were blown away with the stunning views that surround Villa Venus. Many guests say that although the pictures are stunning nothing compares to the real thing. Villa Venus is situated on the edge of the village and only a short walk to the local family owned taverna. A very warm welcome is assured from Georgia and Yannis the taverna owners. The villa is ideally situated overlooking an olive grove with absolutely stunning views of Souda bay and the white mountains. Plaka and Almerida beach are a 2 and 7 minute drive away with tavernas,blue flag beaches with clear water. A further traditional village - Kalives is a further 5 mins away with another lovely beach and Tavernas.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 36 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 12.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : National Road at 8 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida at 3.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Western Crete is an ideal spot for walking and exploring and Villa Venus offers an ideal base location. There are many points of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean. Chania (little Venice) is a 25 minute drive away with its lovely old waterfront.


The local resort of Almerida is only 5 mins away by car, with Kalives a further 5 mins by car round the bay. There is also a secluded cove 5 mins away by car. Both resorts have radio taxi's. The areas around Kokkino Chorio and Western Crete overall, has a wide variety of coves and beaches which you can explore by car.


Nearest airport is Chania which is 30 mins by car. Heraklion airport is 90 mins by car. Both airports are served by a variety of low cost and scheduled airlines. There are also regular flights to both airports from Athens by Aegean and Olympic Airlines at very competitive prices. Alternatively there is a ferry port near Chania. Car hire is essential with both airports and local companies offering excellent rates. Though transfers can be arranged at additional cost.


The villa is situated near to the main square in Kokkino Chorio with its peaceful taverna and mini market. The villages of Plaka, Drapanos, Kambia and Gavlahori are all within 5 mins by car all offering a wider range of tavernas and shops.

Further Details:

The villa has air-con in every room and all doors and windows are framed with sliding insect nets. Cash points are available in Almerida and banks in Kalives. Almerida and Kalives also have a number of small travel agents offering tours to places of interest. There is a village store and supermarkets in Plaka, Almerida and Kalives.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Winter 16/17
1 Nov 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
March 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
APRIL 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
MAY 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
JUNE 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
JULY 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Winter 17/18
1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

£60.00 short stay fee for periods less than 5 nights.
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. As with all travel please take out your own holiday insurance to meet your needs prior to arrival. Cancellation charges are as follows: from date of booking until 8 weeks before departure = 50% (+ deposit). Less than 8 weeks = 100% (include deposit).

Please note if utilising the online payments a card charge of 1.6% is payable additional to rental fees.

Changeover Day:
In order to accommodate various arrival times, as a general rule, the villa must be vacated by 1100 am on the day of departure. Villa Venus will be ready for your arrival at 1400 hrs. However, we will be flexible when able. Please contact owner.

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From the Owner

Villa Venus really is a home from home but with better views, weather and cuisine. Alfresco dining on the balcony and sundowners become the norm. Crete is a wonderful place to visit, history, culture, climate and wonderul beaches and places to explore.There really is something for everyone and Villa Venus is a place where you can start to unwind and relax and take in the atmosphere of a real Cretan village. Even if youve had a long journey, unpack your bags and take a 2 minute stroll to Yannis for a jug of village wine and wonderful food that his mum and wife provide. See you there!

Property Type

  • villa


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A beautiful tiled bathroom with shower, toilet, modern vanity unit with mirror and shaving point. A complimentary bathroom starter toiletries pack will be supplied together with fresh cotton towels.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms on ground floor. Bedroom 1 has luxury 'king' size bed, co-ordinating bed side cabinets, lamps and ample fitted robes. Bedroom 2: 2 matching single beds, bedside cabinet and fitted robes. Both with AC, remote control ceiling fans and sea views.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Children and non swimmers must be supervised at all times whilst using pool. There is a selection of books, games and DVDs suitable for all ages. A safe is also available for your use. *For the benefit of all guests -please refrain from smoking inside the villa. Outside: Villa Venus has 2 covered terraces for you to enjoy: on the ground floor leading to garden and pool area outside the main bedroom, and on the first floor off the lounge. Alternatively, for sun worshippers there is the roof terrace with panoramic views of Souda Bay and the mountains. There are 4 sun loungers and a small table and chairs. Paved patio area with small grassed area again with sea views. The balcony leading from the lounge has a dining table and 4 chairs providing beautiful views over the village, olive grove and across Souda Bay. A perfect place to eat and drink savouring the peace and ambiance of the area. The large pool is for the exclusive use of guests and residents on this small private development. Utility Room: An automatic washing machine is available in the bathroom area as is usual in Greece. Dryer and pegs supplied together with iron and ironing board. Personal laundry can be arranged locally if required. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa cleaned prior to arrival. Fresh linen and cotton towels provided. Stays longer than 1 week, one change per week. (1 beach towel per person per stay). Comp bathroom products on arrival. Mid week linen change or clean service available at local rates. Other: The dining area has a modern dining suite comfortably catering in style for four. A further dining area on the covered balcony with stunning sea views. Paved patio area (4 loungers) leading to pool. Roof terrace with beautiful sea and mountain views.

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