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It's not an Apartment, its a Detached Villa for Two with an Amazing Sea View



Updated: 20-Jul-2016
Modern Well Equipped Detached Luxury Villa in Milatos, near Sissi & Malia,

The villa was designed specifically to create a very modern, light, large and airy space for a couple to live comfortably, rooms sizes were not compromised to achieve maximum sleeping accommodation but optimised for comfortable ease of living.

The incredible sea view is therefore available from all the rooms where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of Crete in luxury.

The villa is fully detached and stands in its own walled plot with private parking and direct access from a Tarmac finished road.

The villa comprises of Two Floors, the Ground Floor having a large open plan Lounge, Dining Area and Kitchen, for convenience it also has Guest Cloakroom with shower.

Access to the first floor is by spiral staircase ( no height restriction ) here you will find the Large Master Bedroom and EnSuite Wet Room.

Both the lounge and Master bedroom have full width patio doors opening onto tiled terraces complete with sun loungers, outdoor dining furniture and views to die for.

Although set in a rural location the villages of Milatos and Sisi and their beaches are within a few minutes drive and Malia ( 8klms ) There are also supermarkets selling local produce and numerous tavernas where you can sample Greek cuisine and local wines.

The island of Spinalonga made famous by Victoria Hislops book The Island is just off the coast at Agios Nikolaos.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner


It's Steve and Barbara Martin here, the owners of the available property. We have been happily married for 34 years and have two grown-up daughters.

After falling in love with Crete we decided to have a holiday home here which is the other villa on the plot. We are both now retired we can spend some of our time, usually early and late season, relaxing in the sun enjoying the peace and quiet and escaping the worse of the UK weather !

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Mar 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Peace & Quiet

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a comfortable, quiet week away from it all. How fortunate then that we chose this lovely modern house up in the hills above Milatos. It's very comfortable and well equipped, but to be honest we never used the flat-screen TV, nor the DVD player; never used the dishwasher, nor the washing machine. We did make good use of the huge patio area however and as a keen birdwatcher I was delighted by Sardinian Warblers, Bee-Eaters and vultures by day and the wierd sound of Nightjars just after dusk.

The owners greeted us on arrival and were enthusiastic, practical people who were only too pleased to help when necessary (the instructions for getting there from the airport were excellent!). The only downside is that due to the design, the upstairs toilet isn't very private, but otherwise the house is clean, bright, airy and practical.

Children and elderly people will need to be careful on the narrow spiral staircase; and you need to be cautious when driving out of the property as it is on a blind bend and bikes especially tend to zoom down the hill towards the coast: a mirror opposite the entrance would alleviate this risk.

This isn't a place with a ton of stuff to do just on the doorstep, so it's worth bearing in mind that kids/teens and people wanting a Malia-type experience could easily get bored (though it does have wi-fi). It is ideal as a base for exploring, however, with Agios Nikolaos, the Lassithi plateau and countless Cretian villages all within easy reach, and I'd recommend visiting Sisi for restaurants, supermarkets, gift shops and seaside stuff. Would I book this accomodation again? Absolutely.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The best accommodation we've ever had!

  • 5 of 5

I believe that this was the best accommodation we've ever had in Europe. Very nice villa, has everything for the nice holiday. The villa was very clean and beautiful, really homey and had all the equipment (most of which brand new) one would need.

The owners are very charming and extremely nice! They were always ready to help and added to our happy holiday.

I would recommend the place for a couple who wants to have a little getaway from the crowds and enjoy quiet evenings overlooking the stunning view! Romantic and relaxing atmosphere guaranteed!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Milatos Bay

  • 5 of 5

A superb villa. Beautifully equiped and very modern design across two floors. Lovely views over Milatos Beach and the bay. Ideal location for visiting sights across central and eastern Crete. The owners were both kind and very friendly. Car transport essential. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
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From the Owner

The Villa was designed and the build Project Managed by us on a virgin hillside plot with the incredible sea and countryside views you see in the photo's. The plot was chosen for its view and close proximity to two Greek villages, one more commercialised ( sisi )than the other, that being a more traditional village ( milatos ) but adjacent to a tarmac road for easy and convenient access. The capital of Crete and the airport a mere 45 min easy drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Heraklion at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Milatos / Sisi at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Heraklion at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hersonissos at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Not applicable Nearest Restaurant : Milatos / Sisi at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Milatos / Sisi at 1.5 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you have any specific activity or interest you wish to partake in during your visit please let us know and we will be happy to investigate local availability.


The shingle beach of Milatos is approx. 2km, 3 minute drive away but in the opposite direction Sisi is approx. 4km and there are several sandy beaches in that area but you may have to pay for the use of the sun beds.

There is a large public beach near the archaeological site of Malia Palace about 8 minutes drive


Car hire is recommended and available either at the airport or on the internet and should ideally be booked in advance for best prices.

Heraklion Airport is approx. 45km away using the National Road, there are no towns or villages to negotiate making the journey very easy by day or night and take less than 45mins.

Specific directions to the villa with contact numbers will be provided.

Access to the villa is directly off a tarmac road and there is ample parking space

Further Details:

The famous Leper Colony Island of Spinalonga, the subject of a famous book ' The Island ' is well worth a visit as long as you don't mind a very short boat trip !

On the same day trip you can also take in the regions capital Agios Nikolaos, the St Tropez of Crete, shop till you drop and discover the famous inner lake, around which you can sit at the many tavernas, eat, drink and watch the world go by.

There are good un-crowded roads to coastal areas to the east, follow the coast road which climbs a little and offers incredible sea views whilst passing through picturesque unspoilt villages that are now beyond the normal tourist areas of the island.

Alternatively go West back towards the airport and the capital Heraklion to experience the more densely populated and developed tourist areas with the popular resorts of Malia and Hersonissos and for a cultural experience visit the ruins of the Minoan Palace at Knossos.

The final option is to go inland and climb up into mountain villages that are the ' real ' Crete, the region takes its name from the Lasithi Plateau, as the name suggests this is a very fertile flat area high up in the mountains and has the Diktaean Cave rumoured to be the birth place of Zeus, the Greek God of the Sky.


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From the Owner

A thoroughly modern design maximises the benefits of the constantly available, ever changing view and the outside life style to be enjoyed in the dry climate and temperatures on the island.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 85 m²


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled wet room to the Master Bedroom with wall hung toilet and soft close seat, a glass hand basin with cabinet and a large shower area with a multiple jet power shower Second Wet Room on Ground Floor serves as Guests facility.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 ( 1 Bedroom ) Notes on Bedrooms: The First Floor Master Bedroom with en suite wet room, it has a double bed, bedside cabinet, walk-in wardrobe and A/C. Offering an incredible sea view and access to the terrace through full width sliding doors.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • We supply a HDMI and VGA cable connected to the flat screen TV to enable connection to your laptop to watch internet based TV programmes. A complimentary pack of essentials and a bottle of wine of your choice awaits your arrival. Full directions and contact numbers are supplied two weeks before your arrival. Heated Towel Rails are fitted in each of the bathrooms At the rear there is a smaller terrace for those guests who wish to follow the sun. Clothes airer and cleaning equipment provided Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, house and beach towels are provided. A weekly change of the above are also supplied, no cleaning is offered, we respect your privacy for the duration of your stay in the villa

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