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Absolutely Stunning Panoramic Views Of Souda Bay And The White Mountains



Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Villa in Kampia, Nr Plaka, Chania, Crete, Greece - Located On A Hillside Just Above The Village Of Plaka ---- Now With Free Wifi

Villa Damythsi sits above the village of Plaka, the villa is surrounded by spectacular scenery of Souda Bay and The White Mountains which are covered in snow for several months of the year. Villa Damythsi is only 3 minutes by car to the traditional village square of Plaka, or 5 minutes to the family friendly beaches and many tavernas and shops in Almyrida.

Fully licenced with the Greek Tourist Department MHTE: 1042K92003082301

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About the Owner

Kevin Preston
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

6 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Summer Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4, with children aged 15 and 12. Having stayed in a hotel last year and had to fight for sunbeds by 8am, we decided on a villa holiday.

Our criteria was; wifi (to keep the 12 yr old happy), pool, air conditioning and decent quality accommodation, preferably in a secluded location.

Villa Damythsi more than exceeded our expectations! Pre-holiday I liaised with the owner Kevin on several occasions with odd questions, and Kevin was always quick to respond and help, so my natural nervousness with booking direct disappeared.

The villa is ideally situated in our opinion, it's a short drive (4 mins) to the lovely local square which has a handful of well priced/great food restaurants and a couple of supermarkets, and is off the beaten track with a few villas dotted around.

When you open the curtains on that first morning the view is stunning, the mountains to your left and the sea to your right with the pool glistening in the sun - bliss!

The villa is very comfortable, all the rooms are air conditioned which is crucial with the July heat, the kitchen is well equipped and each bedroom has plenty of hanging space/drawers. The pool is just the right size and has a jacuzzi style seat at one end. It is very private and no one can really see you from neighbouring villas. There are balconies to the front and rear and it was lovely to sit on the top balcony in the evening with a glass of wine looking at the stars.

We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. I try very hard to ensure that you enjoy and relax during your stay. I hope to hear from you again for 2017. Regards Kevin
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Great 2 weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 2 small children (0 and 2). Kevin arranged 2 baby cots (without matresses) and 1 high chair. Chris (local caretaker) did his best to arrange matresses. The result was great, the children were happy so we were happy.

What we loved:

- views to the white mountains and the sea

- high part of the swimming pool

- close to the Beach and supermarkets

- Well equiped house

- airco in all the rooms

- very good price / quality

Tip: tiles around the swimming pool can be slippery :-)

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location for a family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Damythsi turned out to be a perfect location for our family; there were 7 of us, youngest being 17. All had a great time; the pool was lovely, the villa slept 7 comfortably & views are amazing. A great choice when eating out locally. Beaches are lovely too. A hire car is a must; the villa is an ideal base to explore further afield - routes to the south coast beaches are well worth the journey & the drive to Balos beach is a must, as long as you don't mind a rough road and a walk!

Kevin was really helpful & helped us to sort a hire car for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

Apart from the amazing view of the White Mountains which constantly changed with the weather and the time of day, this villa is very well equipped and comfortable. The listing was pretty accurate and everything listed was in the villa and more. The owner was very approachable and concerned that visitors had an enjoyable trouble free stay. I would certainly recommend this villa to others for a relaxing holiday close to some very good restaurants and not far from the beach. And if you don't like sand you can just kick back and enjoy the more than adequate pool.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, they are very much appreciated. I'm very happy you enjoyed your stay at Villa Damythsi.
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? Walking into villa Damythsi immediately felt like a home from home, except it was cleaner than mine. It had all the facilities needed to make a holiday trouble free. Including a washing machine which meant I didn't have to come home and deal with 

dirty washing.

The views were absolutely breath taking from whichever side of the villa you looked out from. I had the "red room" which had balcony front and rear which meant 

I had the sun from the minute it came up to the 

minute it disappeared behind the mountains in the distance in Almyrida.

It was a pleasant walk into plaka with a pit stop in the very friendly totem bar half way down. If you don't hire a car I would recommend a taxi back as it's up hill. 

All in all a fantastic relaxing holiday, I was in contact with the owner of the villa and nothing was too much trouble, even down to him recommending a local takeout that would deliver to the villa. 

When can I go again? ????

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Holiday - Great Villa!!!

  • 4 of 5

Having booked the villa with OD.co.uk usual nerves about the process & security of these types of transactions set in (I have used the site for some years without issue I hasten to add). I am glad to report that once again Owners Direct came up trumps and K (the owner) is a great guy and pleasure to deal with!

The booking process was easy, gave the owner a call and K was very pleased to answer any questions I had. Glad to say it was simple and fast and K made regular contact as the date got closer to ensure that any requirements we had were met. I never had any issues in contacting the owner (even whilst in Crete) with questions of any kind.

The villa is beautiful and has some stunning views over the mountains as described and it is very well maintained (the photo's of the gardens don't do it justice as its has been terraced and planted since they were taken). The welcome pack left by the local management agent was a great treat when we arrived.

All of the facilities are as you would expect, Microwave, fridge freezer, cooker etc, all the items you are ever likely to need. (I would note the washing machine drum is not large so don't plan on doing masses of washing or you might be surprised at the number of loads needed).

A couple of very minor notes....

The single beds are on the bottom floor and doubles are on the top floor (seemed a little odd to me as we would normally have put the children further away from evening noise) however I must stress that for us it was never any issue as we spent the evenings on the veranda with selection of K's recommendation of the "local brown wines"

Local cab companies didn't seem to know where to find us on the 1 occasion we tried to use them, and it is very difficult to explain when you are not from the area so we gave up waiting and drove every night.

The villa is situated some way down an uneven gravel track and we found that a car is an essential for the stay - we had no problems in our Nissan Micra (I would recommend a small 4 x 4 type vehicle really).

Plaka is where we spent the majority of our evenings sampling many of the Tavernas (we never had a bad meal in any....). We also ventured further in to Almyrida to a fantastic new restaurant on the front - will post more in this on a well known review website!

Only reason we gave 4 out 5 stars is we couldn't really walk to town with smaller kids - so if your happy for a 4-5 min drive to town book it now you wont be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a fantastic review of your stay. There will be new photos taken this summer of the garden and the terracing and I intend to continue improving and expanding the garden are as the seasons allow. Once again, thank you.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : chania at 23 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : chania at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : national Highway at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Almyrida at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended


Only 3 kms from the seaside village of Almyrida, where there is a family orientated beach with safe bathing for all ages and some watersports available. Numerous tavernas are available throughout the day.


45 minutes from Chania International Airport. Heraklion Airport is 90 minutes away but with a very easy scenic drive along the new National Highway.


Distance to nearest taverna is 1.3km : 15 minutes on foot or 3 minute by car.

Distance to nearest mini market is 1.5km: 20minutes on foot or 4 minute by car

Distance to nearest cash machine is 3.0km : 40 minutes on foot or 7 minute by car

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
20 Jun 2017 - 17 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
18 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
LateSummer 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner to make arrangements. We can be flexible with flight arrivals and departure days.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are normally Tuesdays, but other days can be accommodated

Notes on prices:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Jun-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 large shower rooms with a modern suites with electric power and razor points. Each consisting of a toilet, a white porcelain sink a white vanity unit and a white mirrored cabinet, a large shower, and a frosted window.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms on first floor, leading to an open terraces with a sea and mountain view to the Souda Bay and the White Mountains.This sun terrace is equipped with a table and chairs.The third bedroom is located on the ground floor with two single beds.


  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is a three bedroom two shower room home. There is flexibility to reduce the number of rooms available at a reduced costing for couples and smalll families who may not need all of the available space. Please contact for discount! Cots and high chairs can be provided on request. Internet access is now available via wifi Outside: Villa Damythsi sits in its own private grounds enclosed by a traditional hand built wall. Access to the Villa is via its own gated driveway with substantial parking available. There is a the raised pool terrace area, showing the fantastic views of the valley and Mountains and a family friendly private pool which has a seat built into the shallow end. The half acre property is completely enclosed and has been landscaped in typically Mediterranean style.Comfortable garden furniture is available on the outdoor terraces and balconies. Sun loungers are available for use around the pool. Utility Room: There is a walk in utility room that houses the washing machine, iron, ironing board, and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Maid service is available 2 times a week. Towels and bed linen included. Cleaning service from initial stay for 1 week. Two week stays include mid cleaning service. Towel changes mid stay, linen change on weekly basis. Other: A window looks east to the side garden, the front entrance door, and double French doors lead out onto the covered dining terrace which is equipped with a dining table and 6 chairs. Leading to a private pool with seating and jacuzzi inbuilt.