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Luxury Cretan holiday villas - SPECIAL SPRING OFFER APRIL-MAY 2018 15% OFF - J&G Villas-Villa Ianira-4 BedroomTop Luxury Villa in Chania Area

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



J&G Villas-Villa Ianira-4 BedroomTop Luxury Villa in Chania Area

Villa Ianira was built to blend in with its natural surroundings, and sits on an independent, well-tended 3000 m² property next door to Villa Filira. Its position on a gently sloping, olive tree-clad hill affords the villa unobstructed 360° sea and countryside views, which include the villa’s own stunning organic Mediterranean vegetable garden (which guests are encouraged to use and enjoy), variety of colorful plants and fruit trees and perfectly-manicured emerald green lawn. Two spectacular infinity pools, one for adults and one for children, complete the property’s idyllic setting.

The villa extends over 280 m² on 3 levels, with 4 bedrooms for a max capacity of 8 guests. It was constructed with superior quality, environmentally-friendly materials and features deluxe extras such as a well-stocked wine cellar and fitness gym.

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About the property

J&G Villas

The J&G Villas complex consists of two luxurious villas, conveniently located in the picturesque village of Kolymvari in NW Crete, 22 km from the historical town of Chania and a short drive from the coast. Since the area is not a mass tourism destination, it has retained its original character and offers a unique combination of local, traditional and modern. Visitors may want to take the opportunity to meet locals, taste fresh seasonal products and regional specialties, walk along the seaside promenade and dine at family-run restaurants and taverns. There are numerous golden sand, crystal clear beaches with both popular and quieter spots to choose from, depending on your mood. The area also boasts many historical and archaeological sites, monasteries and museums.

The village of Kolymvari has all necessary facilities, including supermarkets, bakeries, a post-office, bank and ATM machines, petrol stations and a doctor's office.

There is frequent bus service to Chania and other towns as well as a convenient taxi stand. If you enjoy late nights out or shopping, the lively resort of Platanias is just a 10-minute drive away, while cosmopolitan Chania and its wider variety of shopping and entertainment is just 20 minutes away.

The two villas, “Villa Filira” and its brand new sister “Villa Ianira”, enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking Kolymvari Bay. They are absolutely independent of each other, with the former having been built on a spacious 5000 m² property and the later on a 3000 m² plot. Each of them is entirely fenced in, boasts its own infinity pool and is surrounded by lush olive groves and beautiful gardens. A children’s play area can be added upon request for our young guests. The villas’ architecture, color schemes, decoration and furnishings have taken their natural setting into account in order to provide guests looking for privacy and seclusion with the peace and serenity they desire. The villas’ oversized glass balcony doors and bay windows allow sunlight to flood in while opening onto verandas and patios and providing breath-taking panoramic views of the sea and mountains.

The villas have been outfitted with comfortable, high quality furnishings which are at once cozy and elegant. Special attention has been paid to every detail, including equipping the properties with top-quality, state-of-the-art modern conveniences such as wireless internet, flat screen Led TVs, music systems, alarms, cameras as well as air-conditioning in all rooms.

J&G Villas boast unique aesthetics with an authentic Cretan feel combined with a wide variety of services from which to choose.

At J&G Villas, our aim is to ensure that your highest expectations are not only met, but surpassed during your stay with us.

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Roula Simantiraki
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Roula Simantiraki

Hello there, my name is Roula Simantiraki, and my husband Manolis and I would like to introduce you to J&G Villas and welcome you to our island. We are both natives of beautiful Crete and want your experience here to reflect the pride that we feel for the natural splendor and historical magnificence of this land. We lovingly constructed our villas in a style that fits in with the gorgeous landscape we are so lucky to have surrounding the properties, and furnished and decorated them in an understatedly elegant manner befitting of the island’s traditional aesthetic. We invite you to come and stay in these luxurious villas for unforgettable holidays on the majestic island of Crete!

Why Roula Simantiraki chose Chania

Located along the sun-drenched northwest coast of the island of Crete, the villa is nestled between the sea and mountains and boasts proximity to beaches, historical towns and spectacular mountain trails and gorges. Elegant decor, luxurious amenities, top-notch services and stunning private grounds are but a few of the reasons to choose the Villa Filira for your holiday in Crete.

What makes this villa unique

From the outset, the concept behind the villa was to create a vacation home of uniquely high standards with elegant, modern aesthetics and contemporary conveniences, and as such no expense was spared in its construction, outfitting or decor. Understated elegance meets natural, environmentally-conscious beauty in this home away from home, whose owners welcome guests as extended family members. Visitors are encouraged to take full advantage of the amenities and conveniences available, including sourcing the freshest of natural ingredients for gourmet meals from the organic vegetable garden and myriad of fruit trees, dipping in or lounging by the exquisite infinity pool or relaxing on the cozy verandas for soothing evenings under the Mediterranean stars.

Available Rentals

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• Our rates are in Euro, valid for up to 6 guests staying. The cost for the use of the 4th bedroom is 100E/night.
• Rates include daily maid service,except Sunday and linen change twice weekly, air-condition use, 24/7 concierge on call and a welcome home made Cretan delicacies hamper .

• Check-in: 16.00pm or later
• Check-out: by 10.00am
• Early check-in or late check-out upon request and subject to availability


Accommodation and facilities for J&G Villas-Villa Ianira-4 BedroomTop Luxury Villa in Chania Areain Chania in Kolimvari

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The villa’s 4 well-appointed, tastefully outfitted bathrooms boast high design, smart layout and top quality amenities, each having soft, fluffy cotton towels, bathrobes and personal slippers, all-natural organic bath products and a hairdryer. Special attention has been paid to aesthetics and design in all of the property’s bathrooms. Bathrooms 1 & 2 are en-suite to bedrooms 1 & 2 respectively, and are located on the ground floor, bathroom 3 is on the first floor and is en-suite to bedroom 3, while bathroom 4 is on the lower floor and is en-suite to bedroom 4.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom located on the 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds which can be coverted to 1 king size bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 are located on the ground floor, bedroom 3 is on first floor, while the bedroom 4 is on the lower floor. All beds have advanced technology ecological bedding from the COCO-MAT signature “4-layer bed” collection as well as luxurious, anatomical pillows that can be adjusted to suit individual sleeping habits. Bedding all consists of natural, high thread-count cotton/satin linens of the best quality. All bedrooms have access to private furnished verandas with stunning views, spacious wardrobes and individually-controlled air conditioning. Bedroom 1 has a king size bed.Bedroom 2 has 2 twin beds that can be attached to make a king size bed. Bedroom 3 has a king size bed.Bedroom 4 has 2 twin beds that can be attached to make a king size bed.All bedrooms have oak wood flooring, flat screen 32’ TV and an en-suite bathroom .A baby cot can be added in any of the bedrooms upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Yard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Features & Amenities Security alarm Full Air conditioned Villa heating Fireplace Satellite TV DVD player Hi-Fi stereo system Wi-Fi access Safe First-aid kit Hair dryers Toiletries Robes and slippers Laundry facility Kitchen: Toaster Microwave Filter coffe maker Espresso machine Dishwasher Outdoor Features Infinity pool Outdoor furniture Alfresco dining BBQ -Wood oven Electronic gates Staff & Services Included: Welcome hamper Daily Maid service except Sunday Linen change twice a week Free Wi Fi At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required: Villa pre-stocking Activities and excursions Laundry service Child care service Airport transfer Cooking service


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J&G Villas-Villa Ianira-4 BedroomTop Luxury Villa in Chania Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a week in Villa Ianira this August. Roula, the owner, could not have been more helpful, from a meet and greet at the airport, to recommending beaches and restaurants.

The situation of the house looking down across the bay is absolutely stunning. It has everything needed for a weeks stay, and is truly luxurious. The pictures do not do it justice. The town of Kolymvari is quiet with 4 or 5 reasonably priced restaurants offering some great fresh seafood. There are enough beaches within striking distance, and Chania, about 15 minutes away, is well worth a visit, particularly for dinner at one of the harbour side restaurants.

A fantastic house in a fantastic location. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxury living in Villa Ianira , Chania-Crete

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my family some days ago! Everything was amazing the villa was big and spacious with amazingly comfortable beds, kitchen had everything you would need and the exterior area was great. Everyone should book this villa for their holidays in Chania. Thank you for a great holiday. The owners provide the best customer experience and the villa was absolutely clean.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

"I had vacationed at Villa Filira for three consecutive summers with a girlfriend, and it was a dream. The location is stunning, gardens beautiful, pool crystal clear. The villa is spotless, and has every comfort you could imagine--beautifully designed with meticulous care. It is luxury, without any interference. The warm breeze, sun and views are magical. The owners have become dear friends, and so when they decided to take on the challenge of building a new Villa-Ianira, I could not wait to return. I took my teenage son and daughter with me in mid June for 10 days. The new villa is set up in the same style with fews of the coastline above Kolymbari, and endless hills of Olive groves. It is in a more modern style, but VERY comfortable and welcoming. Everything is of the best quality, down to the olive oil they produce. This villa is larger than Filira, with a wine room and workout room. I could live there forever! My son broke his ankle in Chania, while I was on a boat returning from the Samaria Gorge. Roula and Minolis met my son at the hospital and stayed with him hours, until I could get there. They also helped us with the repair of a flat tire on our rental car! They are genuinely the nicest couple, and now friends for life. I cannot wait to visit again."

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stop searching! The best 5 star villa ever!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous , very modern and design villa.Extremly well furnished and you won't believe it your own wine cellar...in the house!

On the hillside in the middle of olive trees is the villa and from there you can explore the area of Kolymbari and enjoy the real cretan life.

The owners are great and try that you pass the best holidays ever. Actually they have the key to let you pass your holidays in a very luxury 5 star way! Many thanks to Roula and Manolis for the unforgettable holidays!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful stay in a beautiful villa!

  • 5 of 5

I can only echo the comments of the previous reviewers. We too had a wonderful holiday staying in this beautiful villa. Roula and her family could not have been warmer and more welcoming.

The villa itself was wonderfully well appointed. The accommodation suited our family of 5 perfectly, but would equally well suit several couples staying as all of the rooms were ensuite. The pool and outside dining area were perfect and we spent many hours lazing and eating outside. Roula even brought us some delicious snacks which she had made from the garden produce.

There was lots to explore in the surrounding area and again Roula and her family were very helpful with arranging excursions and activities. We would need another visit to see all of the places we planned to.

Would we recommend this villa? Without hesitation and definitely plan to return!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning villa and fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

Villa Ianira è davvero una meraviglia: sia la casa che gli esterni sono non solo bellissimi, ma anche curati in ogni minimo particolare. Gli arredi sono di altissima qualità e di gran gusto e la villa è molto vivibile: le camere e i bagni sono molto belli e funzionali ma sono soprattutto la zona giorno e gli esterni a rendere Ianira eccezionale.

Anche i proprietari sono davvero persone fantastiche, che oltre a un gusto impeccabile hanno grande attenzione per le esigenze degli ospiti....l'unico problema è che la villa è così bella e ci si sta così bene che dispiace uscire ad esplorare l'isola!

Abbiamo trascorso una bellissima settimana con tutta la famiglia, e non vediamo l'ora di tornare!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

J&G Villas are located near Kolymvari, a small village in western Crete nestled between the sea and cliffs, 22 km from the bustling historical town of Chania. As the area in not a mass tourism destination, it still retains its original character and offers a good taste of the local lifestyle. You can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize with the locals, taste fresh seasonal products and regional specialIties, walk along the seaside promenade and dine at family-run restaurants and taverns. The village beach, with some spots being more popular and others quieter, has both sandy and pebbly areas for all preferences and moods. In Kolymvari you can find all necessary conveniences, including supermarkets, bakeries, a post-office, bank and ATM machines, petrol stations and a doctor's office. There is frequent bus service to Chania, as well as a taxi stand. If you enjoy late nights out or a bit of shopping, the lively resort of Platanias is just a 10-minute drive away, while cosmopolitan Chania has an even wider variety of entertainment options.

Distances from the villas:

Kolymvari village : 1.5 km

Nearest beach : 2 km

Chania town: 23 km

Souda Port : 24 km

Chania Airport : 38 km

Heraklion Airport : 150 km

The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, with many daily flights to/from Athens and a number of charter flights to/from European airports. Driving time to the villa is approximately 40 minutes. Heraklion International Airport is roughly 2 hours away and has an even larger network of direct international charter flights.

J&G Villas are an ideal starting point for exploring western Crete and its gorgeous mountain ranges, historical sites and monuments, coastal towns and stunning beaches. Chania town, a 20-minute drive from the villa, is replete with colourful neighbourhoods to wander through and impressive monuments to visit, including the picturesque Venetian port and its lighthouse, the Archaeological Museum and the town’s lively covered market. Those wanting to go behind the scenes can explore spots that are still off the beaten track, with cultural influences that have given Chania its supremely unique character.

Leaving the coast behind and taking inland roads, there is an impressive variation of mountain scenery, with the White Mountains and their famed Samaria Gorge being the most notable. The relaxing coastal resorts of the south and west will offer you a taste of the vast blue sea, with golden beaches and crystal clear waters. Near the villa, you will find the picture-perfect beaches of Falasarna and Balos that are not to be missed.

Our concierge will be pleased to assist with suggestions for places to visit, tours, shops and restaurants.