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Exclusive, Private Villa With Panoramic Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Elounda, Lasithi, Crete, Greek Islands, Greece - Exclusive, Private Villa with Panoramic Sea Views

The villa has been individually architect designed to maximise on the panoramic sea views and all windows overlook the sea. It is set in a very quiet and peaceful location within olive groves and at 200 meters above sea level. (Tourist Reg. No. 1Q4QK1QQQ3Q62201). The house is 1 km down an unmade road. We provide complimentary olive oil from our own trees. The 40 sq.m. infinity pool is a special feature enabling guests to enjoy the views while cooling in the clear pool. It can be gated for child safety. The house was designed for outside living with several areas of sun terrace on different levels providing both sun and shade for perfect chill-out and 2 separate outside eating areas including built in barbecue. Downstairs is open-plan with a large, modern kitchen, dining and seating areas. The house is well equipped with all conveniences and is used as a home for part of the year. The house is eco-friendly with solar panels and a grey water system.

The Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About The Owner

We live in the UK but spend as much time as possible in our second home in Crete. We have recently retired which enables us to enjoy winter months here when it is cold and grey in England - and there is always a project. Every other year there are olives to harvest which we take to the local co-operative for pressing and provides olive oil for our family, friends and guests.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2005

Why The Owner chose Agios Nikolaos Municipality

We bought this wonderful plot on the hillside overlooking Elounda and Spinalonga in 2005. It then took a few years to get the necessary permissions and build the house from stone from the excavations. Each year we have added a feature or landscaping to continue to improve the property.

What makes this villa unique

We never tire of the ever changing light and there is always something to watch whether it is the fishing boats returning to port with their catch, the tourist boats ploughing back and forth to Sinalonga or the birds of prey circling in the mountains.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The view is spectacular in the ever changing light. We took over 4000 photos!

What a beautiful villa both inside and out - the facilities made our holiday extremely relaxing. Thank you to Mandy and Tony for looking after us, the pool and the immaculately clean house.

The villa is amazing - a real home from home.

We have had the most wonderful holiday and will miss the stunning views and the beautiful, friendly Island. Au Revoir only!
Dec 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet
  • The 2 upstairs bathrooms are at either end of the house, next to the double bedrooms. Both have washbasins and wc. 1 has a shower tray and the other has a bath with shower over. The downstairs bathroom has washbasin, wc and a hand-shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With a balcony and sea-views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , With balcony and sea-views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Sea views
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 have king size double beds. Bedroom 3 has twin beds. Both bedrooms 1 and 2 have French windows to private balconies and shutters. All bedrooms have air conditioning individually controlled. All the bedrooms have sea views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Internet access is wi fi and by individual satellite. Mobile phone signal is good in the area. Outside: The house is situated on a hill-side overlooking Elounda within a 4000 sq.m. plot of olive and carob trees. There are spacious sun terraces both around the house and around the pool at a lower level with sun loungers and a shaded area. A separate barbecue terrace has a covered area and night lighting. 2 dining tables in the different areas both seat 6 people. The infinity pool is 40 sq.m. with steps down and stunning views. It is immaculately maintained by the caretaker. Outdoor games and pool toys are available for children and big children. Utility Room: Washing machine, cleaning utensils etc. Rotary clothes line outside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. The property is cleaned twice weekly and the linen is changed weekly. The swimming pool is regularly cleaned and maintained. Other: The house has been designed for outside living as well as inside comfort with 2 outside dining areas, both with seating 6 people - 1 includes a barbeque and is partly shaded.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Perfect Holiday - stunning villa and locatiion

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday in Villa Avrio. The owner was fantastic with communications and the Villa exceeded our expectations. The views were sensational and the pool and villa were kept immaculately clean by Tony and Mandy who looked after us really well during our stay. The villa is very well equipped and designed, and makes for a 5 star holiday experience, in a peaceful and secluded location but near all the local amenities. Elounda is such a lovely little town with everything you need and stunning local beaches and lots of excursions. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. It is certainly a special place.
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Lovely villa, wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the villa was excellent and exactly as detailed in the listing. It was clean, with the added bonus of cleaning and change of linen halfway through the holiday. We had a lovely time sampling the local tavernas and exploring the area. The directions and information provided were accurate and very useful. I would recommend the villa to others, but would say that you do need a car - the walk up and down the hillside to Elounda is for the energetic!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday in our villa and thank you for taking the time to review.
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Modern villa with fantastic panorama view

  • 5 of 5

The villa looked great on all photos and we were certainly not disappointed when we arrived to see it in person. A well built contemporary house with all amenities you could possibly require for a one week stay. Extra plus for the air conditioning in all three bedrooms, the pool area, and the mid-week cleaning of the house that was taken care of by Mandy. Also all communication with Mary prior to arriving was great. Only flipside is that there is quite a bumpy gravel road that you have to drive for the final kilometer to arrive to the house and that you need a car to get to the village, which is located 5km away. However, I would warmly recommend the house to anyone and I would be happy to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the villa from the moment we climbed down the steps from the car parking area. We never tired of the view which constantly changes. The location is also peaceful - all you can hear is birdsong & sheep! The villa itself is well equipped & comfortable containing all you need for a successful holiday. The kitchen & barbecue area make catering easy. If you wish to eat out there are many good restaurants in Elounda itself, 10 minute drive by car or a 25 minute walk in daylight. The pool area is a bonus and the family played & swam in it in April! If you are planning a holiday in Crete, Elounda and Villa Avrio make the perfect base for a wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning setting, incredible views.==

  • 5 of 5

The impression on arrival here is simply breathtaking. I have never stayed anywhere which such phenomenal views which you can never become bored of. The accommodation is very well laid out - open plan living downstairs and three well sized upstairs bedrooms. All rooms offer splendid views from the windows. During our stay we have enjoyed temperatures of 20-24 degrees every day, allowing us to enjoy the varied outdoor patio areas to the limit. It is lovely to sit on one table for breakfast and lunch and then be able to move to the BBQ area late afternoons for evening BBQs and sunsets. Our two boys (3 and 5) have thoroughly enjoyed using the inflatables in the pool, buckets and spades and Jenga blocks. The pool (although unheated) has been amazing to swim and play in. You are set in the mountains and have a feeling of being away from everyone else. The track to get here is certainly rugged but we have enjoyed exploring the mountain paths through the old village and down to Elounda itself. I can thoroughly recommend reading The Island by Victoria Hislop during your stay which is based on Spinalonga island. We have loved every minute of our stay. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you have had a good holiday and the weather has been so warm for early in the year. We think our holiday home is quite special too and we always take great pleasure from sharing it with others.
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Stunning view

  • 5 of 5

Villa Avrio was perfect for us in every way! We wanted peace and quiet (no one over looking you), a pool for the kids to splash around in and make lots of noise and for me it was the view. We hardly left the villa! The place was well stocked with glasses and crockery and it was lovely and clean - the added bonus having the villa cleaned half way through the week. The correspondence with the owner was efficient and useful. We would TOTALLY recommend this property. To note, the pool isn't so great if you can't swim - there wasn't a shallow end (and for me it was a little nippy too!).

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest beach is 10 minutes by car to the main sandy beach in Elounda which provides safe swimming and water sports or alternatively you can walk 200 metres down a steep and stony path in 20 minutes (only recommended for experienced walkers). Many other beaches are within a short drive.


The villa is about 1 hour's drive from Heraklion Airport. A car is essential for this villa and there are many car hire options from Heraklion Airport.


Elounda is the nearest town at approximately 5 km by road where you will find very many restaurants, bars and shops. Agios Nikolaos is a larger town nearby which caters for cruise liners and holiday-makers. It also has an archaeological museum and the Minoan sites of Gournia and Malia are approx. half an hour's drive.

Further Details:

Elounda - (10 minutes drive) has ATM's, mini supermarkets and a great choice of bars and waterside restaurants. There are very many good walks around the area on ancient path-ways where the natural habitat can be observed. The Kritsa Gorge walk is nearby and spectacular. The view from the villa is across to Kolokitha which is uninhabited and has National Park status. Also down to Elounda and across to Spinalonga Island. The famous Minoan site of Knossos and Heraklion Museums are approx. 65 minutes by car. Family entertainment can be found at the Aqua park and Sea Life Centre (about 40 mins. drive). A boat trip to Spinalonga is not to be missed, the Island made famous by Victoria Hislop's novel and subsequent TV series.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2018 High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 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

Changeover Day:
Change-over day is flexible. Arrival is after 2pm and Departure requested before 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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