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Solid stone villas with private swimming pools, dramatic mountain and sea views. - Amaltheia



Updated: 28-Nov-2016
Two Villas in Melidoni, Chania, Crete, Greece - Unique location set amongst the Apokoronas hills with the white mountains to the rear.

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.

New for 2017 I bedroom Villa to rent close by, allowing larger families to rent additional space, see photo gallery.

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.

More Details

Details for holiday villa Amaltheia, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 2 Bathrooms

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 shower, 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.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Dish washer
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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

My Husband and I have a passion for Crete, we have been visiting the island for the last seventeen 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.

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely environment and very enjoyable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the Villa and the location. Good country walks on the doorstep, easy driving distance to Chania. The Villa was very clean and all essential needs were provided. We found the people of Crete very helpful and friendly, and very much so enjoyed our visit. Local food produce was fresh and the meals at the local Taverna's we visited were wonderful! A very relaxing atmosphere in the Villa, surrounded by mountain views. A great place to feel away from the 'hussle and bussle' of life. Plenty to do if you like nature and ancient history and good food!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Aberdeen UK

Truly relaxing, very enjoyable

  • 4 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay. The villa was well equipped and had all we needed for a great family holiday. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good, functional, pleasant

  • 4 of 5

Great swimming pool, nice peaceful area, extra clean bed linen and towels, super nice housekeeping - we really like the place. We were there with our daughters and their families.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tuija we are so pleased you enjoyed the Melidoni experience, all the best for the future. Thanks Samantha
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A great house!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 friends, and we stayed in this house for about a week. The overall experiance was simply great. It is clearly a new construction, it is furnished with great taste, and they came to clean it up about every 3rd day. The swimming pool is really nice, the terrace has a big table that could comfortably accomodate the 8 of us, and there is all the equipment to have a barbecue outside.

Our neighbour Stavros, who takes care of the house, was extremely helpful, suggesting us where to go to avoid big crowds, where to go eat, where to go buy good food etc. A great guy!

The house is located at about 20 minutes by car from the coast. Although at first it sounded not ideal, it ended up not being a problem since we would have been travelling a ot by car anyway. However, on the plus side we were closed to a more "genuine" side of the island, being out of the touristic route. The best thing was the (almost) complete absence of ligths, so that every night we could see the milky way directly from the swimming pool. It was amazing!!

All in all, I would totally recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco Really appreciate you took the time to send a response, believe it or not I hadn't seen the Milky Way since the seventies when I was seven until we saw it in Melidoni October 14 when we stayed for the first time, now can't wait to see it every time we return. Thanks, hope you may return one day to Melidoni.
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Haarlem, Netherlands

Geweldig vakantiehuis!

  • 5 of 5

Geweldig vakantiehuis, prachtige ligging, geweldige terrassen, fijn zwembad. Prima ligging voor wandelingen, korte afstand naar noordkust. Op loopafstand van Melidonhi, met klein barretje. Wij komen zeker nog eens terug!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Just looks like the pictures, the man who gives you the key is very nice and the pool is perfect! best house we have been so far in our lives. We stayd one week but we could stay forever, beautiful landscape and what a view, we loved it !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased we managed to meet your expectations, hopefully we will see you next year, if not before!
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From the Owner

The two 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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Chania at 30 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Melidoni at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Souda at 15 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : main Highway at 7 Kilometres Nearest Beach : golden sandy beach of Kalives, 15 min drive away at 10 Kilometres 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, is a wonderful traditional taverna 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. As well as this, both Vamos and Vrisses offer a number of traditional tavernas and coffee shops.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
early spring
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Spring
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
high summer
1 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
early autumn
5 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £63 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 28-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Self-catering


  • 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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