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Solid stone villas , dramatic mountain and sea views - Villa Amaltheia

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool



Villa Amaltheia

Accommodation description

bedroom 1 - twin bunk beds

bedroom 2- Double Bed, Air Conditioning.

bedroom 3 - two twins with two pull out single beds, Air Conditioning.


2 bathrooms, one en- suite to bedroom 1 with toilet and wash hand basin, family bathroom with toilet, bath\ shower and bidet.


first floor fully fitted kitchen with a dining table, cooker/hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge\ freezer, kettle , toaster.

living room:

first floor living area with two large balconies , log fire for winter time.

cleaning/towels/linen/maid service:

towels and linen included, including beach towels, maid service weekly.


barbecue, private pool with toddler paddle area, parking, garden.

central heating, Air Conditioning, cot, high chair.

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About the property


Dramatic location in a small Crete village wonderfully secluded from the hustle and bustle of home, switch off and soak up a most unique experience with dramatic mountain views to the rear along with costal views to the front.

The city of Chania is only a thirty minute drive away with its harbour front restaurants and unique atmosphere.

Breakfast and evening meals available at extra cost upon request.

With such breathtaking views as the background it is necessary that the houses match the beautiful vistas, and these houses will not disappoint. They are fashioned out of solid stone, each with its own swimming pool and garden. The traditional wood features will transport you back to an old Greece, while also allowing for the comfort of modern life; the old and the new come together in these houses in a perfect symmetry.

Both Villas for the start of the 2016 have now had installed Satelite TV's and Air conditioning to the bedrooms.

View more photos and learn more about our villas and the area on our website: creteluxurystonevillas.com.

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About Us

Samantha storer
74 bridge street
WR101AX pershore
Storer Samantha Jane, 146320956
Stone Houses, Melidoni, Fres, Apokoranos,Crete, 73007
VAT Reg No146320956

Property Manager
Samantha Storer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

About Samantha Storer

I live in England with my Husband and Daughter who is aged nine years old and loves school.

My Husband and I have a passion for Crete, we have been visiting the island for the last twenty years, after lots of searching we have found the perfect spot to share with others.

We have made many freinds over the years of visting the island, now Crete for us feels like our second home, we spend as much of the school holidays here as we can and our daughter is picking up the language which is great.

Samantha Storer purchased this villa in 2015

Why Samantha Storer chose Apokoronos

The three houses are so much part of the real Crete, just away from the main Tourist areas but oh so far, you can't help but relax and switch off when you stay in Melidoni, locals going about local business with not a tourist in sight, mix with them and embrace the way to live, the diet, the social scene, the culture!

What makes this villa unique

Peace and quiet apart from birds, goat and sheep bells,with the most amazing views. Blue sky, chill out by the private swimming pool, gardens to match, fantastic views, night time sky is second to none with the Milky Way looking it's finest, shooting stars galore, soak it up it really is a special place.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
A non refundable thirty three per cent deposit is required to secure the booking with the balance six weeks prior to start of booking.

Changeover Day:
Change over day flexible on request


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Amaltheiain Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All bedrooms have there own outside seating areas with lovely views of either the white mountains, or the aegean sea towards chania. Outside: Private swimming pool eight metre by four metre with seperate toddler section, with pool side furniture, Barbeque etc


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Villa Amaltheia
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Somerset, UK

Total relaxation in magical surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't fault this property or the location. Just wonderful! Stavros was so friendly and always around for helpful advice. The villa has amazing views and the light mountain breeze in the evening was perfect after a hot day. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine So pleased Melidoni met your expectations for all your family and friends. Would be great if you could return one day. Kindest Regards Samantha
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Great location and very comfortable villa

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay - the villa is spacious, well-designed and welcoming and the scenery is wonderful - mountains behind and long views down to the sea in front. Sitting on the terrace with beer and olives, listening to sheep bells on the hillside you really appreciate the peace of a village setting. But the drive to ancient villages or beaches or shops or cities is an easy one.

The owners and neighbours are very friendly and hospitable with advice on where to go, what to see and how to get there and a week was not enough to do all we would have liked.

We would definitely recommend a holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent location fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

Property and area are a excellent retreat to get away from it all, clean spacious, excellent design, stunning views both day and night with the milkyway above, booked again for 2018

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well kept villa

  • 4 of 5

We travelled as a three generational family.

Samantha was helpful pre-arrival with any questions that we had.

The villa was really well maintained with the necessary amenities (Wi-fi, dishwasher, washing machine, BBQ).

One of the bedrooms with a bunk bed is only accessed through the Master bedroom.

Stavros was super helpful in recommending places to go to and organising the home cooked meal (mousakka and baked lamb were good, the local red wine was interesting).

The weather wasn’t nice enough for us to use the pool but we would love to come back when it’s hotter!

Thank you Samantha and Stavros!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully well built villa

  • 5 of 5

A solid stone, well equipped villa with stunning views of the White Mountains and down to the coast. We had a lovely stay, the villa is about 40mins drive from Chania and 20mins from Kalyves. There are a number of good taverna's in the surrounding area, car is essential to enjoy getting out and about, but lazy days poolside are so enjoyable as this area is so peaceful. We have holiday'd in Crete a few times and have never been let down by the quality of our villa rental's. The owners communicated well with no fuss; we would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa. Nice and peaceful. Will return. Very happy great holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Great communication from Samantha at all times. Villa is so nice. It's the perfect place as we like getting away from the crowds.

Stayed with my wife and two kids aged 3 and 1. Stavros is a gentleman, he made us feel very welcome and gave good advice about Crete.

Food ordered from the lovely lady in the village is a true taste of Cretan cooking. We ordered 3 times. Kids loved that pool, which is where they spent most of the time. Definitely will return. Many thanks for a stress free holiday x

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Richard So pleased you, your wife and two children enjoyed your stay in Villa Ariadne , Melidoni, Stavros so appreciated meeting you all. Thanks Samantha
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Minoan Palace of Knossos
Kournas Lake
"Small city within 40 minute drive, nice fish Tavernas around both harbours, fort is a must see."
Melidoni Cave (Σπήλαιο Μελιδονίου)
"Great day out"
"Twenty minute drive from the villa, lovely beach that stretches into the distance, nice smal..."
Venetian Harbour
"Chania is a must visit with so much to offer"
"Great day trip , no roads , drive to sfakia and then arrive by boat and enjoy a special day ..."
Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
main Highway
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
golden sandy beach of Kalives, 15 min drive away
Car: necessary

These houses along with the location allow for any kind of holiday; whether you are interested in walking in the breathtaking mountains of Crete, enjoying the taste of the local food, as a base point from which to tour the island, or as somewhere to do nothing more than stay and relax, you can do all this and so much more.

With the village of Melidoni on your door step, you can enjoy a true taste of Crete in a truly historical village. As well as this there is a dazzling long, golden, sandy beach just a twenty minute drive away in the wonderful town of Kalives. The beach is semi-organised, allowing for both relaxation and seclusion. There are a number of tavernas in Kalives, as well as an awe-inspiring church in the main square, opposite which, the local small towns of Vrisses and Vamos are only fifteen minutes by car, both boasting an abundance of wonderful traditional tavernas allowing you to enjoy the true taste of Cretan cooking.

Allow Melidoni to be the backdrop to what will be a truly memorable and unique experience.


Chania airport is a forty minute drive away by car. Heraklion airport is a two hour drive. There is also a ferry from Souda Bay to Athens daily, this port is thirty minutes drive away. Car hire is essential.


With Melidoni right on your door step: only a three minute walk away, you can enjoy a slice of traditional Crete. You can mingle with the locals, who are very welcoming, in the traditional 'Cafeneon' or coffee house, or if you wish to explore the village of Melidoni there is a wonderfully tranquil church, as well as a historical spring, where you can learn about the origins of the village.

The small town of Kalives is also just a short drive away, with a number of wonderful tavernas, either on the beach front or in the main town square, opposite an ornate Greek orthodox church.

The city of Chania is a spectacular melting pot of culture, history and architecture, with obvious Venetian and Turkish elements in the old cobbled, winding backstreets. There is nothing better than getting lost in the Old Town where there are a number of unique tavernas and shops. The harbour front is also very much worth a visit, especially to the old lighthouse, with wonderful views of Chania with a backdrop of dramatic mountain vistas . Chania has a taste of everything, which is sure to please everyone.

Further Details:

Melidoni, sitting at an altitude of 410 meters, offers amazing opportunities for walkers and bike riders. Good sized supermarkets and other general amenities are available within the town of Kalives, only a twenty minute drive away. There is also a small grocery store just ten minutes away by car in the village of Aghi Pantes with Tavernas and fuel filling station within the village.