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SPACIOUS VILLA, PRIVATE POOL, 7 MIN WALK TO BEACH, SHOPS AND TAVERNAS (AMADEUS)

John Dunn

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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SPACIOUS VILLA, PRIVATE POOL, 7 MIN WALK TO BEACH, SHOPS AND TAVERNAS (AMADEUS)

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Almirida - Villa Amadeus

Private villa, private pool, peace and quiet - close to all you need

Villa Amadeus is located 500 metres from the centre of the village of Almirida, popular with families and holidaymakers looking for a relaxed beach holiday environment . There is a good choice of traditional restaurants within easy walking distance, together with several mini-markets and bars. It is an easy walk back to the villa after an evening out at a taverna, so you will never have to worry about drinking and driving.

There is no need to hire a car if you are looking for a relaxed beach/bar/pool holiday although car hire is available locally if you wish to travel outside the village for sightseeing etc.

Internet access available (dongle to your laptop) - please email us with your request.

Air-conditioning throughout

There are also two cash machines (ATM) close by.

The Villa is approved by the Greek Tourist Board (EOT) for your peace of mind.

About Almirida village

Almirida is a small pretty seaside resort to the east of the bay of Souda. Situated about 24 kilometres or 15 miles west of Chania, and is becoming more popular with package tour companies. The resort boasts an impressive crescent shaped bay, and a reasonable selection of tavernas, café bars and shops, which stretch through the village. In the evening, life revolves around the waterfront tavernas and bars,

The atmosphere is more low key than many of the more well known resorts. Located up the hill and about a 10 minute walk from the beach, is the village of Plaka. Popular for its superb views of the bay of Souda and the White Mountains. The nearby village of Kalives can be reached along a pathway 4km away, where you will find a wider variety of tavernas, shops and a bank.

Not so long ago Almirida was a fishing village and a weekend retreat for Greeks visiting from Chania. Over the past few years Almirida has slowly grown into a small resort with an expanding number of villas, apartments and quite a few small family run hotels. Despite this change, it has remained popular with Greeks and many still use it for their weekend breaks. Almirida maintains a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere - very different from the notorious brash resorts such as Malia.

In the village you will find several mini markets as well as 2 bakeries and an excellent fresh fruit and vegetable shop (The Pear Tree). The wooded countryside behind Almirida is some of the most beautiful in Crete and a walkers paradise, especially in April and May when its not too hot and the spring flowers are on show. Mountain bikes can be hired locally. There is also a reasonable bus service if you wish to venture further.

This small seaside village has two gently shelving sandy beaches backed in places with waterside tavernas. Both beaches are safe for children and there are sun beds for rent. There is also a windsurfing school on the beach.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Dunn (Property Manager)
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Hi John

We loved our stay and it suited the 20 somethings as well as the over 60's! Right distance from village but near enough to walk, will have to save up in order to return.

Please thank everyone for making the villa so welcoming and clean etc.
Apr 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews
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Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
5

Location, location, location

  • 5 out of 5
We found Amadeus to be in the perfect location for a peaceful holiday within a short walk of tavernas, shops and bars. There is always somewhere to sit in the sun or in the shade whichever you prefer. The views are glorious in every direction. The pool is a nice depth so you can stand up in it if you just want to cool down. The villa is very private - only one neighbouring villa which is positioned to maintain privacy. The only drawback I can find is that you need to remember to take the key with you when sitting by the pool as the only way back in is through the front door; we were always terrified we were going to lock ourselves out! We had a few light bulbs that were not working when we arrived but these were soon replaced by Martin. John was very helpful when making our booking and Andy the pool man was very friendly and chatty.

For eating out we could recommend Thalmi and Dimitri's in particular. We had glorious weather apart from a little rain one day and spent the whole week chilling out. We enjoyed shopping in the local shops; you can get almost anything you need there. The baker does particularly scrummy spinach pies.

We are hoping to return next year.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great call on the restaurants. The food at both Thalami and Dimitris is great. We particularly recommend Dimitris for lunch by the beach
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Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
4

Pretty perfect

  • 4 out of 5
Our stay in Villa Armadeus was pretty much perfect. The location was just what we look for - walking distance to tavernas, shops and beach but secluded enough deep in the olive and orange groves to allow us to feel hidden from the rat race. Regular linen change and pool cleaning was much appreciated. The villa is well equipped. We found that the dishwasher didn't really work with dishwasher tabs (suggest buying powder) and the addition of the safe was great (there is an earlier review suggesting the purchase of one so it shows how responsive the owners are). The only thing that didn't make it perfect for our family (mainly our 13 & 9 year old son's) was the lack of wifi. Unfortunately, dongles weren't an option for us with idevices. On the plus side, it meant that we managed to get them out each evening to a taverna who all have wifi access.

Almyrida is just perfect - small, unpretentious and visited by many different European nationalities. Just like Greece was 20 years ago.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thnaks to the reviewer for pointing out the key benefits of a stay at Amadeus. We have taken on board the number of requests for WiFi and starting from the 2015 season WiFi will be available in the villa
business
Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
5

VERY PLEASANT STAY : APPRECIATED BY THE FAMILY !

  • 5 out of 5
The stay at Villa Amadeus was very pleasant and the villa really in line with the description :

We've appreciated the space and the view on the mountains.
The swimming pool was well sized.
The Villa equipment was adapted.
The location not far from the village center was good for shopping as much as for still nights and rests !
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The mountain views are one of the major attractions of the villa. The peace and quiet is enhanced by the the wonderful sire of the mountains
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Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
Harrogate. UK
4

Excellent villa in a great location

  • 4 out of 5
The villa is only 7 minutes walk from the very small town and the beach of Almyrida. This allowed my daughters a good deal of independence and meant that we had easy access to shops and some good restaurants. Plenty to do in the surrounding area too. Car hire from AutoClub, as suggested, was flexible and good value. The villa itself was clean and well equipped and the team who maintain it and the pool were really helpful. Though it's only a short distance from town, it feels quite rural, which we liked. I'm happy to recommend it and look forward to returning
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review has really picked up on all the positive aspects of the villa which make it such a good place to stay.
business
Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
4

Lovely villa and great location

  • 4 out of 5
We has a very enjoyable week in villa Amadeus. The property was perfectly situated for our needs. The villa was well equipped and maintained and had a good size swimming pool. The balconys and terrace were an added bonus as we could appreciate the lovely views. john the owner was helpful throughout the whole process even when we got ourselves locked out! The resort was lovely, good restaurants, a perfect beach and wonderful for swimming. We would recommend this villa to friends and family and hope to return. All in all a wonderful weeks holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious villa, private pool, 7 min walk to beach, shops and tavernas (Amadeus)
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p1012989
+44 0161 929 8787
Almirida Chania area
4

Great value for money, lovely location

  • 4 out of 5
My husband and I stayed at Villa Amadeus for 10 nights from mid to late May and had a great holiday. This was our second time at Almyrida (we stayed in a different villa about 6 years ago). We really liked the location, set among the olive groves, it was very peaceful and had beautiful views. It was slightly away from the main hustle of Almyrida, whilst still being an easy stroll to the beach and tavernas. The villa was very comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. We didn’t use the BBQ but we did cook some simple meals in the kitchen and it had all we needed. The pool was great – big enough to swim properly although still quite cool at this time of year, and the garden full of fruit and vibrant flowers. There were a couple of small things which, if addressed, would have made the stay close to perfect – in particular putting a voile or curtain in the bedrooms for privacy and having more comfortable furniture on the balconies. Overall, we felt the villa was good value for money and will definitely consider going back or recommending it to others. If you do go to Almyrida, then definitely go the the Lagos Taverna on the edge of the village - fantastic home cooked food.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that the garden stood out. Our local manager, Mark, puts a great deal of effort into keeping the garden looking good. I will make sure that he knows so he will keep up the good work
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Souda
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Almirida
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Almirida
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Almirida
Car: not necessary

Great location on the edge of Almirida village, within a few minutes walk of shops, bars, restaurants and the famous Blue Flag Almirida Beach.

Internet access (dongle) to your laptop now available on request

Full air-conditioning throughout

Nearby: Good swimming at Almirida Beach. Scuba/Snorkelling and boat trips from the beach. There is also a . windsurfing school. Walking galore! Easy tracks straight from the door. Spectacular countryside with breathtaking views of White Mountains from villa & all bedroom terraces. Sea Fishing - tackle shop in nearby Kalives. The White Mountains dominate the area and provide a dramatic backdrop to the sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgeoupolis. The Apokoronas area is also well known for its traditional inland villages such as Vamos, Kefalas, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio - location for the film 'Zorba The Greek'.

The large bay that makes up the seaside resorts of Almirida and Kalives has many separate, safe, sandy beaches, usually with full facilities. Almirida, is a thriving seaside resort with tavernas and bars lining the sea front. There are a couple of mini-markets, a bakery, patisserie, a wine shop and newsagents.

Mountain bikes can be hired and there is also a small taxi rank. There is a bus service to Kalives & Chania.

Kalives is a nearby larger village along the coast.. In addition to the beaches, tavernas, bars & tourist shops there are local shops plus a good-sized supermarket (IN.KA). Banking, post office and petrol station are available.

Chania - a cosmopolitan city voted the most beautiful on Crete. With the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market & an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors. It is a vibrant place steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit & watch the world go by at one of the sea-front tavernas.

Charter Flight time 4 hours from UK airports to Chania (1/2 hour drive) or Heraklion (2 hour drive). We can also advise on reliable local car hire at reasonable cost with good English speaking staff..

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday villa in Almirida, Chania area

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
30 Aug 2014 - 26 Sep 2014
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
 
Late Season
27 Sep 2014 - 1 Nov 2014
5 night minimum stay
£379
for 5 nights
£530
 
 
Early Season
28 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
£480
 
 
Spring
2 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
 
Early Summer
23 May 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
 
High Season
18 Jul 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Autumn
5 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£730
for 7 nights
£730
 
 
Late Season
3 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
£303
for 4 nights
£530
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
£480
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes 25% deposit required with booking. Balance due 2 months before stay. Payment on-line or by phone
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almirida in Chania area

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • snorkelling
Notes:
Accommodation is on the top two floors, the ground floor is used as storage space.
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