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A 4 bedroomed villa with sea views, near the coastal village of Almyrida

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in crete own pool private luxury unrivalled sea and mountain views

Villa Daymer is a beautifully appointed villa sleeping 8,set in virgin olive groves,villa Daymer boasts spectacular views in every direction.From the rear you can see snow-capped mountain views in the Spring,and unbelievable sea views to the front and sides.

Villa Daymer is a short walk from the picturesque village of Plaka with a local grocery shop and several good quality eating taverns.The seaside villa of Almirida is only 1 klm away, with golden sandy beaches,a good selection of quay side resturants and Tavernas.Local activities include windsurfing and sailing.

The accommodation includes 1 double bedroom 3 twins 2 bathrooms ,kitchen diningroom and lounge areas games room sat tv ,airconditioning several balconies where you can make the most of the spectacular views and its own private swimming pool.


For those who love to walk or simply to view the flora and fauna,Spring is the best time of the year.

Try Villa Daymer for a relaxing special holiday.

Almirida ,plaka and the local area: Villa Daymer is only 30 minutes drive or bus ride from Chania(pronouncedHania)which has a famous old Venetian harbour and waterside bars where you can chill out and watch the world go by.Venture a little way further from the water front and you will find a maze of streets where you will see traders selling there wares,old and new.leather street is a must

The island itself is the largest and most southernin Greece,you will not be bored with many things to see and do.For the children and even the big children, there is a water park near Chania offering a great day out with numerous slides and pools.After there return to the peaceful surroundings of Villa Daymer.

For the grown ups,Crete's history goes backto the Minoans times 3000years ago.There are many historic sites and buildings,perhaps the most famous being Knonossos.

Nature at its best: For those of you who simply love to walk or view the flora and fauna,spring is the best time of the year to go with the wild flowers looking spectacular and along with the accompanying arimas from the wild herbs this really is something to behold.


Guest Book: ' The villa is really well equipped and very comfortable'

' We'll be back'

'The view is fantastic'

' The villa is really lovely,well situatednear the village but far enough out to be peaceful'

' Fantastic views all round'

' Good location especially walking to Plaka'

' Chania charming & easily accessible as is Rythmenon'

' Herkalion might seem busy but has a lovely shopping area based around the old quarter'

' The drive back from Hora Stakis is spectacular'

' We all had a very special and enjoyable three weeks here will definatley come back'

' Thoroughly appreciated the peacefulness as a two generation group the villa was perfect- togetherness and separation under one roof.The views as promised were STUPENDOUS'

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Eshelby
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2017

About Chris Eshelby

Linda and I live with our teenage daughter Daymer in the Peak District in the village of Eyam. We have two rental properties in Crete Villa Daymer and Villa Skye. We also have a rental cottage on the Lizard in Cornwall named Little Pebble.

We first travelled to Crete in 2001 when we bought the plot of land that Villa Daymer sits on. The area is fantastic still,with the seaside resort of Almyrida stones throw away. When we retire we intend to spend six months in Crete and the rest in the UK.

Chris Eshelby purchased this villa in 2003

Why Chris Eshelby chose Plaka

We bought the plot in 2002 and the following year we design and had it built. The setting is perfect with uninterrupted views down Souda Bay and out to open sea to the front and to the rear of the property the white mountains which are covered in snow in the Spring making a fantastic back drop.

The village of Plaka is a five minute stroll ,here there are several very good eateries and a small supermarket where you can buy all you need for you're stay.The coastal resort of Almyrida is a two minute drive hear there is a crescent shaped sandy beach ,shallow shelving into the bay making it ideal for swimming .

In front of the villa the are olive groves that lead down to the sea ,this is accessed by a tack and runs all the way along the front and back to the villa in a circular route.

What makes this villa unique

The villa is very conveniently located being near the shops and taverns at Plaka and Almyrida yet in a secluded setting with absolute peace and quiet.

The Villa itself benefits from large verandas each bedroom and living ares having acces to one . The siting room are opens on to the most spacious veranda which over looks Souda bay,so whilst you are dining alfresco you can enjoy the views and watch the boats in the bay.

On the bottom floor there is a games room,here you can watch TV ,DVDs or play ping pong on a full sized table tennis table. It's a great place for the children to unwind while the adults are upstairs relaxing and enjoying the views.

The city of Chania is a 35 minute drive,here there are the usual markets and grand architecture ,also the port area with many cafés and bars


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Apokoronos

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Each bedroom has its own dressing table and wardrobe.Also they each have balonies with superb views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Villa Daymer has breathtaking views over the Agean sea, Almyrida bay and out onto the headland. A headland which has a circular footpath round it, in spring you can see an array of wildflowers.The villa is in a scenic location but only a 6 minute stroll to the Cretan village of Plaka . Which has all your local amenities, village shops and a few local tavernas. If you're looking for the nearest beach it's down in the village of Alymirida (15 minute walk). It offers a beautiful sandy beach. Perfect for families as the beaches are pebble free. Alymirida also offers a bigger selection if tavernas that you may wish to sample local cuisine, mini supermarket and gift shops. There are also boat trips going from the beach area where you can go snorkelling and also a wide range of outdoor sports activities such as windsurfing and kayaking. Further a field is Chania, with its old fashioned fishing port and georgioupolis which has kurnas lakes where you can hire a peddle boat to see sea turtles


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A 4 bedroomed villa with sea views, near the coastal village of Almyrida
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

wonderful had a brilliant holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous can't think of one negative. Views were to die for, village on the doorstep it was brilliant. Will be going again .

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane and please say a big thank you to all of the rest of the girls . Linda and I read the review today you left at the villa ,it really is appreciated . All the very best to you all Chris
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Simply brilliant you will not be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location . Villa Daymer lived up to all expectations.The views are first class .The local village of Plaka is just a short walk away where there are several great taverns Eplis being the pick of the bunch.Almyrida beach is a 12 minute walk it's sandy and ideal for swimming. I'd recommend Villa Daymer for small and large parties Go and have a look at the views!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
souda bay
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Plaka is a friendly little village which is set out in a horseshoe shape on the hillside. it has a excellent view of Almyrida, Souda Bay and the azure Sea of Crete.

The village is green with plants and largely in a lovely natural environment, as it is set on the slopes of Mount Drapanokefala with its verdant, varied vegetation. You can see olive and plane trees, low scrub and even organic farms, which do not detract from the charm of the area.

Plaka has about 400 permanent inhabitants, a quarter of whom are foreigners, mainly British. The village largely preserves its traditional character, although the locals will tell you that recent building has meant it is beginning to lose its distinctive atmosphere.

Plaka has a lovely main square which is the focal point of the village. This is where locals and visitors a like meet in the cafeterias and kafeneia.

Villa Daymer and Plaka are a great base for walkers either using the coastal routes or heading for the hills and the snow capped mountains. There is a circular walk around the headland in front of villa Daymer where you can enjoy the beautiful wild flower interspersed in amongst the olive groves and enjoy the wonderful views towards Almyrida bay and out to the open sea.

Further up the hillside you come to the pretty village of Kokkinochorio ,here there is a small glass factory where you can see its craftsmen changing the molten glass into incredible looking lights .

The views fro Kokkinochorio are panoramic with Drapanos kefala a volcano shaped mountain behind and view down Souda bay and out to sea in front .There are also a couple of bars and a small village grocers shop


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late spring
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid summer
22 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late summer
26 Aug 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We have Greek caretakers speaking English German and Greek, they are first class and will help you if required without hesitation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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