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Luxury Villas with Private Pool and BBQ area combining Sea and Mountain Views - Villa Markos



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Peaceful location, 2 floor villa with stunning sea & mountain view, combining luxury & relaxtion

Amphitheatrically positioned on the foot of the White Mountains, at Kournas village in North East side of Chania, the newly built, modern villas located on a lush green valley surrounded by acorns provide visitors with precious relaxing moments, offering tranquility, comfort and luxury. Villa Stella and Villa Markos constitute a challenging resort for summer and winter escapes, meeting the expectations of exploring the touch of the surrounding wild nature which benefit from the only natural lake “Kournas Lake” among Mediterranean islands. The120 sq.m. villas, each offering a private swimming pool, consist of three elegantly designed bedrooms with spacious balconies combining panoramic mountain and sea views, an attractive and fully equipped living room, a stylish kitchen and two spacious bathrooms. The delightful sandy beaches of Kavros and Georgioupolis are only 5 to 8 minutes drive from villas.

Details for holiday villa Villa Markos, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

The first floor of villa Markos offers a fully furnished spacious living room with an attractive stone fireplace and a kitchen equipped with all the necessary kitchen gadgets and tools, including dishwasher, electric cooker all the crockery/ cutlery and cooking utensils, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, blender machine, iron/ironing board. An interior marble staircase leads to the second floor, where 3 luminous stylish bedrooms,(2 double rooms and 1 with twin beds) decorated in 3 different tones preserve the healthy breath of fresh air and the sense of well-being. Each room has spacious furnished balconies, with spectacular views where you can enjoy precious relaxing moments in front of the enticing scenery. Besides,each floor offers an ample bathroom, enhancing the unique blend of villas style, space and luxury which is equipped with the necessary amenities and a washing machine. 4 LCD flat screen televisions are provided for the 3 bedrooms and the living room.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I live in Athens, Greece, with my family which consists of 5 members. My parents, two younger sisters and myself. I have studied economics at the Economic University of Athens and have just fulfilled my postgraduate studies on Translation. I work at the Hellenic American Union, a non-profit educational and cultural center, at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Language Studies. Actually, we really love the place of Kournas village, since my parents lived their younger years there. We used to spend our holidays in Crete, having the most unforgettable moments. The place is of great importance to all of us.

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


perfect for a family holiday for lovers in Crete

  • 5 of 5

Rested at the villa for the second time, everything was wonderful.

Weather in August is great in Crete, near excellent, clean and equipped beach. Location of the villa is unique - Lake Kournas village with the same name (by the way, absolutely no mosquitoes) between Chania and Rethymno - around a lot of interesting places to visit. The villa is equipped with everything necessary.

Special thanks to Marcos and Chara for the warm welcome.

We will be back here again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at villa Markos for over two weeks. Had a great time. Property is beautiful, clean and lovely decorated, with lovely sea view. Beaches are clean and sandy, situated only few minutes drive from the property. Stella and Markos are very nice people, always smiling and very helpful. We'd like to thank them for having us in their house and for their hospitality. Also many thanks for Stella for being there for us at any time and for pretty souvenirs when we were leaving.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay in Crete

  • 5 of 5

We were two family groups staying in villa Markos and villa Stella. There were 9 of us in total, adults and teenagers.

The villas were very well maintained, being cleaned twice a week, and have air conditioning and mosquito door and window screens. The

furnishing were of a very high standard. These properties are looked after exceptionally well and include a pool, parking space and privacy.

The family owners were very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Their hospitality and generosity made this a very special holiday. It allowed us to feel like we were staying in Crete rather than just another holiday rental.

In terms of location, the villas are centrally based within close driving distance to the sea and major towns of Chania and Rethymon whilst also feeling in the countryside and private. They have great views of the sea and surrounding mountains and are close to the fresh water lake - great for kids. The local village of Kournas was an easy 10 minutes walk away.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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From the Owner

We really love the place of Kournas village since it combines all the beauties of nature with exquisite mountain and sea views, adding to the tranquility and peace of the location. It offers a variety of facilities, sandy beaches, tavernas with traditional cretan food. The beneficial position of the place, as it is situated in the middle of the island, just 35 minutes from the town of Chania, 20 minutes from Rethymnon and about 1 hour from Heraklion, enables the visitors to arrange a variety of excursions ranging from Chania to Heraklion. The villas have been built in 2009 and are situated outside the centre of the village, offering the most precious relaxing moments of your life. The decoration of the villas reflects our own tastes and desires. Hope to meet your expectations too.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania Airport at 45 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda Bay at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Kavros beach, 2km at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


Only 5-8 minutes drive from the villas,the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis and Kavros,offer relaxation and tranquility. Only 2 min.drive the only natural lake among Mediterranean islands “Kournas lake” preserves the village’s intact natural environment, adding to the ecological value of the picturesque village. West Crete provides a variety of the most delightful beaches including Kolympari, Kalamaki, Acrotiri, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia and Fragkokastelo.


Chania Airport is 40 Kilometres.

Heraklion Airport is approximately 65 kilometres.

Car hire is recommended but not essential.

Local train to the lake and the surrounding area.

Taxis are also available.


The beneficial geographical position of “Kournas village” allows visitors to easily access the most delightful sandy beaches and sites of Crete, as it is approximately 60kilometres from Heraklion 40kilometres from Chania, 20kilometres from Rethymnon on the National road of Chania-Rethymon, 3 km from “Georgioupolis beach” and only 2 km from “Kavros beach”.

Further Details:

We may arrange to provide you with necessary supplies such as fresh bread and fresh fruit and vegetables, upon request, while there is also the opportunity of delivering traditional Cretan food from Kournas village tavernas. The nearest super market is only 2kilometres away and Georgioupoli approximately 3-5 kilometres, where you may have access to tavernas, cafes, shops, super markets, pharmacy and everything you need.

West Crete provides a wide range of areas with the most delightful and splendid beaches including Kolympari, Kalamaki, Acrotiri, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Palaiochora, Agia Roumeli, Loutro, Sfakia, Fragkokastelo that are really worthy of visiting and the Samaria Gorge which is ideal for the most arduous treks.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid low season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid high season
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid high season_02
1 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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:
All reservations should be made via email. A welcome pack is provided for your first breakfast.
In case of cancellation: From date of booking until 4 weeks before departure charges will be 50% of the total cost. Less than 4 weeks 100% of the total cost will be required.

Changeover Day:
There is flexibility concerning any arrival days.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for each 2 floor villa (6 persons sharing) per night/week in euros. Prices may vary according to the duration of accommodation and the number of persons. Special Prices are offered for long-term accommodation during May, June and September.There is a studio at the ground floor of the villa which may be reserved separately in case there are extra persons (2). For further details, please feel free to contact us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The properties are benefited from the combination of the beauties of nature, offering exquisite mountain and sea views and the unique natural lake among Mediterranean islands "Kournas lake" which preserves the village's intact natural environment. Location that meets the expectations of keeping a harmonious intention for the holidays, escaping from the hectic city lifestyle.Lovely excursions may be organized offering a variety of sea and mountain adventures due to the combination of "Kournas Lake", its sandy beaches and the splendid White Mountains, ideal for the most arduous treks. Amphitheatrically positioned on the foot of the White Mountains, the new built Stella & Markos Villas constitute a challenging resort for summer and winter escapes, exploring the touch of wild nature.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: The properties offer Private Parking area, Barbecue area, full central heating and hot water available 24 hours a day. The beneficial position of the villas keeps the houses beautifully cool. All bed linen, bath, hand and tea-towels are provided. The Electric, water costs and swimming pool maintenance are also included in the prices. Cleaning services are provided with the frequency depending on the duration of accommodation. Please have in mind that you should make a rather appropriate use of the swimming pool. Running and diving is forbidden at the pool and children must be supervised all the time. Please advise us in case you need a baby cot and Internet access. On the ground floor of each villa, a fully independent studio provides accommodation for 2 extra persons, offering each villa the opportunity to accommodate up to 8/9 persons. Studios are fully equipped, ideal for little privacy. Outside: The villas offer a 35 m2 private swimming pool each, equipped with sun lounges and parasols and share the BBQ area. A private parking area is also included within the location of the properties. There are 2 outdoor showers by the pools. The surrounding area is featured with traditional stone pavement where visitors may relax and enjoy the exquisite view and the flower garden, the acorns and the grassy land surrounding the villas contributing to making a unique feast of colors. Properties are fully secured, since the area is entirely enclosed by an external stone wall.

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