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

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



Villa Markos

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.

About the property


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.

Pelagia Piperaki
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Pelagia Piperaki

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.

Pelagia Piperaki purchased this villa in 2009

Why Pelagia Piperaki chose Apokoronos

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Markosin Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
  • Guests shall close the garage door every time they leave the villas.
  • Guests shall turn of the electricity and any electrical device such as air-condition, kitchen,oven, etc.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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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Villa Markos
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Excellent location, fantastic views, great pool and garden, clean and well equiped.

  • 5 of 5

We can't recommend this Villa highly enough.

We arrived very late in the evening and were met and shown around. There was coffee and some food for us in the fridge.

The villa is in a quiet location but not too far from beaches, mountains and shops. There is a lovely private pool and garden and secure off road parking.

As a family of 5 we had a great week. The villa was a cool refuge in the heat of the afternoon with fabulous views from the balconies. Plenty of space for being indoors or out.

There was always help on hand from Stella in case we had any questions or needs.

Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We'll be back.... one day!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Miles Pebody, Thank you so much for your kind review and comments. We highly appreciate and consider our guests opinion as they preferred to spend their holidays to our villas. We will be glad to welcome you again in the future. Regards, Pelagia Piperaki
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Nice views

  • 5 of 5

Just spent an enjoyable week at villa Markos.

The villa had everything that anyone would need while on holiday.

The only thing that we did not have, wine glasses, were very quickly supplied once we made a request for some.

In my opinion a car is an absolute must for this location as for British standards this property would be deemed to be reasonably remote.

Thanks to Stella for presenting the villa to us in a very presentable condition and to Pelagia for dealing with all correspondence in a very efficient manner.

I would highly recommend this villa but need to stress the importance of having a car.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villas, beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

The villas were as described and the owners couldn't have done more to help. We rented both villas for two families and this was perfect for our needs. I was particularly impressed by the help given by Pelagia and her mother as I was recovering from a back injury - they made my stay as easy and as comfortable as possible. With the location I felt we had the best of all worlds, close to the beach, close to the lake and within easy travelling distance of both Chania and Rhythymno - definitely needed the car. We also loved eating in the village just at the top of the hill. Everyone was so friendly and the food was unbelievably good value for money. I would definitely use these villas again. Another lovely holiday in Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lesley, Thank you so much for your kind review and comments. I hope you are getting well with your back injury. It was our pleasure to have you as guests to our villas. Greetings from Stella and we hope you will be visiting us for holidays in the future. Best Regards, Pelagia
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True Cretan hospitality, villa in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect spot to spend your holiday in Crete - away from noisy resorts, still close to shops, restaurants and multiple beaches (including Kournas Lake 10 min away). Sea views from villa's multiple balconies will make your holiday mornings perfect.

2 villas - Stella and Markos - stand together, which is ideal for 2 friendly families. You can still keep it private if you rent one of the houses on your own, only barbecue oven is shared. Villas are cleaned twice a week, all facilities are working perfectly - no issues with water or anything.

Communication with the owners is a pleasure - this is a true Cretan hospitality. Thanks for accommodating more people than it was initially planned!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gallina, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We truly appreciate it and we are more than pleased to provide our services to guests like you and your lovely family. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Regards, Pelagia Piperaki
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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: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Kavros beach, 2km
Car: necessary


Only 5-8 minutes drive from the villas,the sandy beaches of Georgioupolis and Kavros,offer relaxation and tranquility. Only 2 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.