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Villa Halcyon has a Private Pool, Superb Panoramic Sea Views

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


About the property

Villa in Kokkino Chorio, Apokoronas, Chania, Crete, Greece - Peaceful Location, Perfect for Walkers, Couples and Families

Villa Halcyon is a new, private villa in a stunning location, offering panoramic views and much more. Designed in the traditional Cretan style, Villa Halcyon is now available as an exclusive rental villa. The villa offers a private terrace level pool, beautiful landscaped gardens, and 3 spacious bedrooms. You will enjoy wide unobstructed views of the azure blue Mediterranean Sea, from sunrises over the water to sunset views across Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsular. Because of its hillside location, the villa is cooled in the summer by sea breezes. Villa Halcyon is truly your own private paradise, just minutes away by car from the uncrowded, unforgettable beaches of Almyrida and Kalives.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About The Owner

Thank you for choosing to view our Villa Halcyon in Crete. We are a couple who enjoy travel and live in the North West of the UK. We aim to provide our guests with a beautiful home-from-home villa which is set in an enviable position with unrivalled views. From the moment you make an enquiry with us we encourage you to ask as many questions you feel necessary to ensure our villa meets your requirements for a perfect holiday in Crete. We are honest and trustworthy people who expect high standards for our own holidays and therefore offer nothing less to all our guests. We look forward to hearing from you. Stewart and Hilary.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why The Owner chose Apokoronos

We spent many days searching the whole of western Crete for the perfect location that would provide us with a magnificent sea view, privacy and yet within a short distance of a sandy beach. We designed the villa, with the help of an architect, to provide a home that we would enjoy for holidays and could even retire to.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Halcyon is perfectly located for peace and quiet yet it is very convenient to all the local amenities. With restaurants and tavernas only 5 minutes away in Plaka and a sandy beach at Almeryda only another 2 minutes drive further, the villa is never far from any activity. When the evening comes there is nothing nicer than to sit and relax around the private pool with a cool drink and watch the sunset over Souda Bay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi stewart, hope you are well, we had a lovely time in Crete, the villa is superb you lucky lucky man ha ha. The weather was really good we had one day of rain but that cleared away by early evening, the pool was a bit cold but once you were in it it felt okay, i actually think your villa is in a better position than most because it is not overlooked and has uninterrupted views’ , anyway once again thank you very much. ps we did leave it tidy when we left and didn’t break anything, we were up at 3am to get to the airport, kind regards Jeff n Julie

Hi Stewart Just to let you know - we hade a nice holiday in your very new house. Everything is working and the view is fantastic. Kind regards Klaus

Hello Stewart, We are back... Our stay was excellent and both villa and services (Mr Nicolaou) where outstanding, Now it's time to go back to work... Best regards Jean-Claude
Mar 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite to bedroom 3 with shower, WC, wash basin. 1st floor bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, wash basin and washing machine. Ground floor bathroom with shower, WC, wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Situated on the ground floor with 2 single beds. Bedroom 2: 1st floor, with double bed. Bedroom 3: 1st floor en-suite (master) with double bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have air-conditioning that also provides heat when necessary. All rooms have ceiling fans. The living room has an open fireplace. Outside: The private infinity pool is 30 feet by 15 feet (40 square metres). There is a covered patio area with a marble dining table that seats 6 for alfresco dining or simply sitting with a sun downer watching the sunset. There are 8 sun- loungers provided along with a 4 seater poolside dining set and parasol and a charcoal kettle BBQ. The villa is located in gated and fenced private grounds of about half an acre, containing a few olive trees. Areas close to the villa have been landscaped and include lemon and fig trees and many flowering shrubs and palms. Extensive planting is ongoing at the property. Utility Room: The washing machine is located in the upstairs bathroom (which is common for Greece), there is an ironing board, iron, clothes airer with pegs, wash bin and baskets. There is also a local laundrette. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom towels and linen are included. The property will receive a full clean prior to guest arrival. Other: There is a covered patio area with a marble dining table that seats 6 for alfresco dining or simply sitting with a sun downer watching the sunset. There are 8 sun loungers provided along with a 4 seater poolside dining set and parasol & charcoal kettle BB


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Villa Halcyon has a Private Pool, Superb Panoramic Sea Views
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Spacious Villa

  • 3 of 5

Spacious Villa for 2-6 people. The kitchen is well equipped. Quiet and windy area. Car necessary. Large swimming pool. Water was only problem: the last 2 days we were without water. We took swimming pool water to toalet every time we used toalet (not wery luxury) and we bought bottled water for washing (a bit difficult to wash like that).

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately the local government at Vamos that supplies the water have had a problem with the water supply. They should have laid on water tankers to provide an emergency supply but Greece was apparently having a National holiday from Friday until Wednesday. It is no wonder that such a lovely country is in such a state. Although the villa has a metered mains water supply we have had a 7000 litre tank installed in recent years to alleviate any short term problems that Crete sometimes has with water supply. This reserve tank holds sufficient water for about 3 days use by 6 people. I am sorry to say that the person responsible for ensuring that this tank was full, in view of the fact that a National holiday lasting four days was approaching, failed in their duty. I apologise on their behalf and I will do my utmost to make sure that this does not happen again.
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Halcyon days indeed.

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful honeymoon at Villa Halcyon, the photos don't do it justice, believe it or not. The views were stunning; the villa was very comfortable, it had everything you could need; the pool was a good size and very well looked after; it was in a wonderful location, very private but only a short drive to shops and tavernas.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous! Our third stay was as great as ever.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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7 minutes drive away from the villa is the blue flagged beach resort of Almyrida. The gentle sloping beach make it very safe for small children. The more active holidaymakers can make use of the windsurfing school, take out a catamaran or snorkel off the rocks. Kalives is a 15 mins drive and larger than its sister Almyrida with 3 main stretches of beach. If you prefer a quiet cove there is one just 5 mins drive from us, secluded, picturesque ideal for diving and snorkeling.


Car hire is essential. The nearest airport is Chania (40 minutes drive). Heraklion airport is approximately 2 hours away. Highly recommend Car Hire Company is Athens Cars - speak to Babis and tell him we sent you.


Local village of Kokkino Chorio: 4 minute drive - George's mini market. Plaka for nearest restaurants, mini market, bakery: 5 minutes drive. Almyrida local blue flag beach and town: 7 minutes drive. Kalives town, beach, restaurants: 15 minutes drive.

Chania town, harbour, shops, cobbled lanes, market, leather stalls, restaurants and excursions: 30 minutes drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 45 minute drive away is a fabulous Water Park. In Chania you will find many museums. Souda Bay is a Nato base and home to the Greek Navy and Airbase and some wonderful displays of fighter planes over the bay is the norm on practice days. The bay is also busy with naval frigates, cruise liners and the Athens ferry.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible over changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit of the rental cost. The balance is due 30 days before the rental period commences. The deposit is refundable, less an admin fee of 20%, up to 30 days before the rental commences. Cancellations within 30 days of the rental period will be refunded, less an administration fee of 20%, provided that we can re-let. A £200 refundable security deposit is due 30 days before the rental commences. This will be refunded in the event of no damage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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