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Detached Air Conditioned Family Villa With Shared Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Plaka, Nr. Almyrida, Crete, Greece - Sea And Mountain Views

The villa is situated in an elevated position overlooking the village of Plaka with a stunning view of Souda Bay and out over the Aegean. It has a full EOT MHTE licence (1007391) and is furnished to a high standard with all utilities for a relaxing holiday. There is a tiled, pergola/patio to the side and a covered veranda to the front. The grounds are surrounded by railings for the safety of guests and small children. The pool is shared with just 4 other villas and is only a couple of steps from the front door. There are also plenty of sun bathing areas all around the house. 4 sun beds are provided. Plaka village is a five minute walk from the property and is a mix of locals and holidaymakers, the atmosphere is very friendly and there is a good selection of restaurants serving local Cretan dishes most of which are open all year round.You can also get breakfast,coffee and daytime snacks in the village and there is also a very good Italian restaurant open during the summer season. The 2 mini-markets are very well stocked and have most essentials including daily fresh bread and milk.The beach at Almyrida is a 20-25 minute walk where you will find many more bars tavernas and excellent restaurants catering for all tastes. Almyrida also has a small music bar/nightclub and windsurfing and sailing activities from the beach.

John Bee
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2017

About John Bee

We are John & Jo Bee, both working in the accounts profession, from Leicestershire. We have been holidaying in Greece for several years before buying our villa on Crete. We love the food, the people and the incredibly beautiful scenery.

Why John Bee chose Plaka

We looked for property on several smaller islands before settling on Crete because of all its amentities. There are regular flights to Chania which serves the western part. The locals and our neighbours are all friendly. It is a beautiful part of the island.

What makes this villa unique

The local restaurants are excellent. The village square is a geat meeting place for locals and ex-pats alike.

Nearby Almyrida is an excellent resort, not too large with everything for the holidaymaker.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very impressed with views and location. Fabulous week, great place to stay.

Mel and Dave, Melton Mowbray

Enjoyed location and space, dips in the pool and lazy days on Almyrida beach.

Tessa and family.

Great villa, perfect holiday.

Anna and family, Ukraine

Lovely villa and lovely time here. Beaches at Almyrida and Kalives are nice and clean. Your villa made our holiday special.

Caroline, Tim and family, West Sussex

Had a wonderful time in plaka. Villa is lovely with great views.

Charlotte, Kenneth and family, Oslo.

We had a fantastic time. Your villa has great views and terrific pool.

Holly, Emma, Katie and Jess, Brighton

A thoroughly enjoyable 2 weeks. Lovely area, beautiful views. We very much liked your villa. Thanks

Greta and Keith, Leicester
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • There are 2 bathrooms. On the ground floor is a shower room with wc, hand basin and cabinet. Upstairs the bathroom has a bath and shower over, wc, hand basin and cabinet and also houses the automatic washing machine. Immersion switch outside the door.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The bedrooms share a balcony with views over the bay. Both have ample wardrobe and cupboard space, bedside cabinets, air-con and ceiling fan. Bedroom 1 has a double bed, hair dryer and straighteners. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and mosquito nets.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Our property is legally registered and the full EOT licence is on display in the villa. In addition to information supplied above, the facilities at the property include fire extinguishers in lounge and bedrooms and a well stocked First Aid cabinet. The air con units also provide heat and duvets are available for colder months. There are also 2 cool bags and ice packs for use by guests on days out. Torches for late night returns and (dare we mention!) a couple of umbrellas. Outside: The grounds are on two levels and sunbeds are provided for relaxing in the sun or shade under the pergola. All around the house there are various plants, a lemon tree and magnificent oleanders on the upper terrace. The top of the pergola has trailing grapevines. The wall to the side of the property has excellent lighting ideal for late night returns. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen, towels and tea towels are provided. The villa is cleaned at changeover but more frequent visits can be arranged. Other: Both the veranda and the pergola provide an ideal setting for alfresco dining. There are 2 large tables which can easily be placed on either and kettle BBQ is provided.


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Detached Air Conditioned Family Villa With Shared Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The villa Spiti Melissa is set in a great location with fabulous views over looking the bay. The accommodation excelled our expectations, being very well equipped and everything we hoped for. As a family of four it was perfect. The garden/ pool area was beautiful and full of colour. It is a short walk (5/10 mins) through the back streets to the village, the square has lovely tavernas and bars. We would love to go back one day, would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

It is a really good property; suited our needs well; always a sunny spot;lots of flowers; good view; easy to walk into the village for great meals cocktails and bread; pool although shared was good; good for day trips to maintains or beach or town. Would recommend and might return ourselves. Carol and Charles

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended


The villa is situated above Plaka whose shops and bars are a pleasant 5 minute walk. 10 minutes further downhill is the blue flag beach of Almyrida providing many forms of beach activity. Parking is readily available at the water's edge. Around the bay is the working town of Kalives with more beaches. The Venetian town of Chania is 30 minutes by car.


Two airports serve western Crete. Chania is 40 minutes by car while Heraklion is 90 minutes along the main highway. Most UK airports have flights to Crete and Ryanair now fly into Chania at very competitive rates. Car hire is recommended and readily available at both airports - I would be pleased to make recommendations.


A visit to Chania is a must day out, 15 miles away. The Venetian port of Rethymnon is about 25 miles to the east. The busier resorts of Georgopolis and Platanias are a short drive away. Although across the mountains, the southern resorts are well worth a visit with the Samaria gorge an option for the athletic.

Further Details:

The pretty village of Plaka has plenty of cafes and tavernas as well as a petrol station. Free internet access is available at most.

The working town of Kalives has larger supermarkets, banks diy and hardware shops as well as more excellent restaurants and extensive sandy beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Nov 2017 - 9 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre season
10 Mar 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
23 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Prices are quoted weekly in UK Pounds inclusive of all facilities and weekly maid service. A deposit of £100 secures your booking, the balance payable 8 weeks before departure. A refundable bond of £100 is charged to cover damage.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible. Arrivals are anticipated after 3pm and departures by 12 noon allowing for preparation and cleaning of the villa.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown above are for 1 to 6 persons for the villa and its amenities per week in UK Pounds. Payment is accepted in UK pounds or Euros.

Bookings are secured by a non refundable deposit of £100. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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