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Detached Villa With Private Pool

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Almyrida, Chania, Crete, Greece - Ideal Location, 3 Minutes Walk To The Beach

The villa is detached with its own private swimming pool, within a beautiful well stocked garden. Almyrida is located North West Crete, only 30 minutes from Chania airport. Almyrida is known for its spectacular mountain views, waterfront tavernas, bars, water sports, and relaxing atmosphere, the sandy beach is safe for children, with only a 3 minute flat walk to the beach. The countryside behind Almyrida has some of the most beautiful views, a walker’s paradise; mountain bikes can also be hired. Neighbouring resorts and villages are within easy reach, such as Kalives, Plaka, Chania is only a 30 minute drive away which hosts a fantastic market with a beautiful Venetian harbour. Almyrida is known for it's beautiful crescent shaped beach, lined with excellent shops, restaurants, bars, mini-markets, an ATM machine can be found within the village along with an exchange office. The nearest bank is in Kalives 10 mins drive away, Internet café (Dunes bar), health centre in Vamos, 20 mins drive

Susan Roberts
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2017

About Susan Roberts

I live in England with my wife. My wife and I both work. We spend most of our holidays in Almyrida. We have made many friends, and fallen in love with the country. We love Almyrida because of the fantastic atmosphere, beautiful beach, with a great range of bars and restaurants that offer, fresh locally caught produce.

The property is just a 3 minute flat walk away from the safe child friendly beach, you can eat in one of the restaurants at the beach, and watch the sun go down. For those who enjoy a more active holiday there is, Canoeing, Mountain climbing, and not forgetting the famous Somaria Gorge, which meanders for 18Km down to the pretty resort of Agia Roumeli.

Susan Roberts purchased this villa in 2004

What makes this villa unique

This area is stunningly beautiful. Every view is a photo opportunity. The peace and tranquility of the place and the laid back life style is so relaxing, without the hustle and bustle of city life.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous holiday. The villa was better than we expected, very well equipped and comfortable. Almyrida is a lovely old fishing village with a great beach and wonderful Taverna's and local produce. We highly recommend this villa. Mr & Mrs Taylor London

This is a fabulous villa in a pretty relaxing resort. It really was a home from home. There was plenty of space for a family of 5 and the pool was a real plus.We would definitely recommend it to all..Sarah does a great job looking after the villa and the pickups to and from the airport were great.

Kerry Padda


Thank you for our stay at The Lemon Tree. The villa felt like a real home from home and was lovely and cool inside even without using the aircon. Almyrida is beautiful, we enjoyed some superb food and hospitality in the local tavernas and was impressed with the quality and cost of the meals compared to Spain and the Balearics in fact we all agreed it definitely won't be the last visit to Crete.

Helen, John&D
Oct 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almyrida in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • town
  • village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom on 1st floor fully tiled with shower bath, WC and basin with pedestal and mixer tap. Shower room on ground floor with WC, basin with pedestal and mixer tap.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, French doors which lead onto terrace overlooking the pool. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, French doors leading onto balcony. Bedroom 3 with single bed with pull out to make two beds, French doors leading onto balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The modern villa has air conditioning in all rooms with remote controls. All modern comforts have been provided for, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, DVD, CD player, hair dryer. Air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. The water is heated by solar panel or a back up immersion heater. Outside: The garden area is mostly patio with planting around the edges. The plants are very well established which gives you a feeling of privacy. There are sunbeds and a large umbrella for your use and a lovely Lemon tree for some shade. The pool is circular 5.5m dia. and 1.2 metres deep with steps. The pool is not heated but during the summer it gets very warm approx.30 degrees C. The pool is 1200mm deep so young children will need to be supervised. The garden area is mostly patio with planting around the edges. The plants are very well established which give you a feel of privacy. The villa designed in order to maximise the outdoor living area, which therefore has terraces and balconies with a choice of sun or shade. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided. The villa is cleaned before arrival and once a week thereafter which includes linen and towel change. Please supply your own beach towels.


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Detached Villa With Private Pool
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Lemon Tree Villa a real tonic

  • 5 of 5

Lovely Villa, well equipped and clean. Sweet little garden with a pool which is quite small but round so the size really doesn't matter as it has no end if you swim in a circle! The lemon tree was covered in ripening (and tasty!) lemons. Nick and Sarah who live a few miles away and help with the airport run (for a small fee) and clean the pool (and the villa before you arrive) were very nice and helpful as were their parents (who live next door to the villa) and who kindly let us back in late at night after our daughter had gone to bed and accidentally locked us out!

Almyrida is a nice little town, well appointed with shops (including a wonderful bakery) and some really very good restaurants along the sea front/beach all only a few minutes walk from the villa. The beach is delightful, most of it sandy and the sea (in August) was like bathwater! It has a blue flag and is very shallow for quite a long way out so ideal for small children. There is also good snorkelling around the breakwater. The villa is only a few miles from the National Road which runs the whole length of the island so getting around is easy if you hire a car (there are two local car rental companies in the town - we used Flisvos) and if you don't want to hire a car buses are regular. Chania is the nearest sizable town and is well worth a visit. The mountains (the highest being nearly 2,500m are also close by and stunningly beautiful.

Sue, the owner was also most helpful prior to our stay. All in all we would very much recommend this villa, the town of Almyrida and the beautiful island of Crete.

Andrew and Lucy Watts-Jones

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lemon Tree Villa,Almyrida,Crete.

  • 5 of 5

The brochure description of this property is very understated and does not do it justice.The villa is excellent and all facilities,including the swimming pool are first class. Almyrida is a lovely seaside village with a good supply of shops,supermarkets and Tavernas and the villa is only 3 minutes flat walking to the beach.Dealing with the owners was a real pleasure and they did everything they could to ensure we had a good holiday. We have no hesitation in recommending this holiday property and location on Crete.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robert & Jackie for taking the time to write such a lovely review for the Lemon Tree. We are so pleased that you found the villa so comfortable and homely. We like to make the villa as comfortable as if we were living there ourselves and to please a wide range of visitors. Almyrida is a small fishing village that caters for all tastes, the villagers are so friendly always making time to have a chat and to be sociable. A lovely place to be at all times of the year.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Souda bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
250 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local winery can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. Water sports such as diving, surfing, canoeing are very popular in Almyrida bay. You can hire equipment for a small fee.


The sandy beach is safe for children, with only a 3 minute flat walk from the villa. The beach is lined with bars and taverna's. There are sunbeds and umbrella's for hire and a friendly beach Cantina for refreshments.


Chania airport is a 30 minute drive. Heraklion airport is 1 hour 45 minutes drive with spectacular coastal views. Flights are available by many different companies, Easyjet, Monarch,Thomas Cook, Thompson, First Choice. Ryan Air, All fly into Chania airport. A car isn't necessary for a stay in Almyrida but if required there are 2 car hire companies in the village. Ryanair now fly into Chania from Bristol airport, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands, Prestwick, & Stansted at very conpetitive prices.


The nearest village is Kalives, which is a 10 minute drive away. Kalives has a wonderful beach, a variety of shops bars and taverna's. Plaka is within walking distance and there are 2 taverna's 1 bar and a mini market around the local Square. Chania is a 30 minute drive away or there is a local bus in the village that will take you there. Chania is the nearest biggest town.

Further Details:

The heart of the beautiful village of Almyrida with only a three minutes flat walk to the beach. A few minutes drive from the village and there is a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful taverna's. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and Museums, Including glass blowing in Kokkino Horia, Lace makers in Gavalohori, and Silk makers in Katamitsi. For those of you who are looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania has lots to offer eg Venetian harbour, daily market, the old town has lots of small lanes which host a variety of bars, restaurants and shops.

Crete has everything that you could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June.

Many great walking trails including Europe’s deepest gorge. Sparkling clear blue seas, Tavernas serving freshly caught fish, Golden beaches and a variety of delicious foods which are made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the Island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable, they are fiercely independent but passionately friendly.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Almyrida, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Summer
4 Sep 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
20% deposit is required to secure your booking. Payment of deposit constitutes acceptance of the booking conditions. Balance of payment must be paid in full 6 wks before start of holiday.

Cancellations and refunds.
up to 6-8 weeks 50% refunded
up to 2-6 weeks 25% refunded
Less than 2 weeks No refund.

A holding fee £100 is payable on final payment, to be refunded upon return after inspection of property.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Tuesday, but other days could be considered upon request. Flights into Chania from the UK are normally on a Tuesdays but check with the airline as other companies fly on different days.Arrival time is 4pm. Departure time is 11am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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