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Villa Kalokairi, Private pool. Unspoilt rural setting ideal for exploring Crete.



Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Villa Kalokairi in Kaliviani near Kissamos, North West Crete, Greece - Peaceful Enclosed Olive Grove, 10 mins walking distance to the village and a beach.

Home away from home. The villa has a high traditional wooden ceiling and is set in a small child friendly enclosed olive grove. It is just outside the village of Kaliviani on a road that finishes just past the villa at a small church. It has plenty of private gated off road parking. Enjoy the warm weather in the swimming pool or sunbathe on the patio, but why not take your siesta under an olive tree. A peaceful location within easy reach of the beach and the village with two fantastic restaurants. . Kissamos town is 10 mins drive where you will find all the amenities, banks, post office, shops, internet cafe, restaurants, chemists, and medical centre. There is also a local tour operator in Kissamos ‘Strata Tours’ which organises many varied activities as well as the usual tours. There are a few little sandy bays on the way to Kissamos which has many beach front tavernas and coffee shops. The beautiful beach of Falasarna is 15 mins drive with Elafonisi about 1 hour away. Both of these beaches have long expanses of sand and blue seas. The blue lagoon at Balos can be reached by road in a 4x4 with a 10 min walk down to the beach. The port of Kavonisi is nearby with daily cruises to Gramvoussa and the beautiful blue lagoon of Balos. Car hire is essential to explore this unspoilt area of Crete with its many little coves and hidden treasures. Kissamos has a wine factory with free tours and tastings. The popular town of Chania is only 35 mins drive with its Venetian harbour and shops Limnopoli Water Park is not to be missed and is only 45 mins away near Chania. For the gardeners there are the Botanic Gardens which has a restaurant for a cooling drink or something to eat. Lake Kourna is a fresh water lake about 1 hour away with tavernas and pedalos for the energetic. The really energetic may even want to tackle the Samaria Gorge. There are many more local places of interest to visit. Easyjet and Ryanair now fly into Chania airport which is a 50 min drive away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Dan and Lea.

We first came to Crete over 30 years ago and fell in love with the place and people.

We have returned every summer since and at last in 2006 we bought our own little piece of paradise.

We moved here in 2009 and have made many new friends to add to the many that we already had.

We love the peace of rural living and the friendliness of the local people but we also like the advantage of not being isolated. There are many lovely beaches nearby and Kissamos, our nearest town, has many restaurants to sample and coffee shops perfect for just watching the world go by.

Speaks English

1 Reviews

based on 1 holidaymaker reviews


Relaxing rural villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in olive groves in a quiet and rural location. The listing accurately describes the property and we enjoyed a relaxing and enjoyable week in this well presented and maintained villa. The location is ideal for getting out and about to explore the area and it's a treat to be able to go back to the villa which has a very homely feel to it with all facilities you could wish for. The owners are onsite if needed but are very unobtrusive and leave you to enjoy your stay. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought the land in 2006 and had our home built in 2007. We moved here in 2009 to our little piece of paradise. We love the peaceful rural life and are getting to grips with the vegetable garden although the locals do keep us supplied with fruit and veg. Although we are not in the centre of the tourist area everything is only a short drive away giving us the best of both worlds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Kaliviani at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Kavonisi, Kissamos at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Kaliviani at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Viglia at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary


A quite beach is 20 mins walk by road or 10 mins across the fields. The beautiful beach at Falasarna with stunning panoramic views is a short drive with a selection of tavernas and bars. There are numerous little bays on the way to Kissamos and the town has a beach front with many bars and tavernas.


Chania airport is 50 mins drive with easy to follow instructions, Heraklion airport is approx. 2.30 hours drive. Souda Bay port with ferries arriving from Athens daily is 40 mins drive. Car hire is essential to explore this unspoilt area of Crete The buses are very modern and comfortable but are not very frequent from Kaliviani only from Kissamos.


The villa is situated 5 mins from the main road making it a good starting point for exploring the region. The restaurants in the village are a 10 mins walk. Kissamos Town is 5K and Kavonisi port only 2k away. The long sandy beach at Falasarna is only a short drive and Elafonisi about 1 hour. The fantastic Limnopoli water park is approx. 40 mins drive near Chania. Chania airport is approx. 50 mins away and Chania town 35mins.

Further Details:

The local unspoilt beach can be reached by road or a 10 min walk across the fields where you can find two handy pool bars for a cool drink or snacks. The little sandy bays on the way to Kissamos have tavernas and safe paddling for children. Kissamos is a working town with all the amenities you would need including Strata Tours who organise various leisure activities as well as the usual daily tours. The blue lagoon at Balos can be reached either by road and a walk down to the beach or a boat trip from Kavonisi port 2K away. The long sandy beach at Falasarna is only 15 mins drive with tavernas to sit looking out to sea to watch the beautiful sunsets. The pink sandy beach of Elafonisi is an hour away where you can wade across the sea to an island. The water park at Limnopoli is a must for the young at heart and there are always plenty of sunbeds to rest on. Lake Kourna is a fresh water lake in a peaceful location surrounded by hills. There are tavernas overlooking the lake to relax and enjoy the view and the food and pedalos for the energetic. Chania town has an old venetian harbour with plenty of tavernas to sit and watch the sunset or explore the little streets for more tavernas and plenty of little shops. The Botanic gardens are a must for the green fingered among holiday makers and locals alike. There are many other places of interest to explore – archaeological sites, beautifully decorated little churches and quite little coves by the sea and then return to the Villa Kalokairi to relax or maybe a BBQ by the pool.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
14 Jul 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
15 Sep 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A booking form will be emailed on request and a provisional booking made. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days to secure the booking and confirmation will then be sent. A further 25% will be due 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. The outstanding balance is to be paid on arrival. £100 refundable security deposit has to be paid 2 weeks prior to the holiday. This will be refunded directly into your bank account at the end of your holiday once the villa has been checked.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days and times are flexible depending on bookings, we will be here to greet you whatever time you arrive. Normally the villa will be available from 2pm and we would ask that you vacate it by 11am unless previously agreed.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds for the villa with up to 4 occupants. There are no hidden extras on arrival.

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.
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Updated: 21-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Kalokairi is set in an unspoilt peaceful location, close to the beach and the lovely small village of Kaliviani. It is 5min drive to the main road that gives access to exploring the western area of Crete with Kissamos close by and the lovely beaches of Falasana and Elaphonisi. The villa is regulated by the Greek Tourist Authority licence no: 1042K92003064801

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • diving
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 82 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has large shower, hand basin, towel rail and WC with British plumbing - no small bore pipes. A washing machine is also located here.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Travel Cot Available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobes and dressing table. Views of the sea and mountains. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, wardrobes and chest of draws. Views of the sea and mountains. Central heating, air con and remote control ceiling fans in both rooms.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: For the benefit of all guests - please refrain from smoking inside the villa. The villa has full central heating but I'm sure it won't be needed with the lovely summer weather but the log fire can make for a cosy evening in when not enjoying a BBQ by the pool. Although it is in a rural location the villa is convenient for visiting the well-known attractions and exploring this unspoilt area of Crete. There are a selection of books, Internet access, DVDs and games available. British plumbing - no small bore pipes. Outside: The villa has a solar heated private pool and children and non-swimmers must be supervised at all times whilst using it. The villa has a patio by the pool with plenty of room for the sunbeds, umbrella and BBQ. Table and chairs are under a covered pergola for that bit of shade from the heat of the sun. There is a comfy seating area at the front for those lazy evenings. There is a large parking area within the enclosed olive grove. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included and will be changed twice weekly. The villa will also be cleaned at the same time. Beach/pool towels are not included so please bring your own. Other: Covered pergola leading from the lounge and overlooking the pool. with table and chairs for alfresco eating. Cane chairs and coffee table for relaxation on those lovely warm evenings.

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