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Villa Anna, detached, superb views, near Almyrida blue flag beach, shared pool.

Mary Macropoulou

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Villa Anna, detached, superb views, near Almyrida blue flag beach, shared pool.

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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

Peaceful location Aspro, ideal for activity/beach holidays. Sleeps 4/5

EOT LICENCE No. MHTE1042K123K2582901

Issued by the Greek Tourist Organisation following stringent inspection. Guarantees standards and tax registered.

VILLA ANNA is on an elevated site with panoramic views of Souda Bay, Aspro Village, White Mountains and olive groves. Self-catering villa has its own garden planted with colourful Mediterranean plants. A large stone PATIO with BBQ, 3 BALCONIES and arched terrace provide both sun or shade. The SWIMMING POOL is shared with 4 other villas.

Villa Anna has 2 BEDROOMS - both have balconies with stunning views; convertible sofa provides additional bed; 2 bathrooms, air-conditioning; well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Tastefully decorated throughout.

It is near the BLUE FLAG BEACH at Almyrida with its excellent beachside tavernas, sailing, windsurfing, mountain bike and car hire, mini supermarkets & shops. Chania's Apokoronas area is one of the most beautiful areas of Western Crete and Aspro an old Greek village with 'special historic' status.

If you are looking for the best of traditional Crete with modern amenities then Villa Anna will tick all the boxes.

Villa Anna - Aspro: Villa Anna is in a small development of new houses overlooking the village of Aspro. Stone and colours sympathetic to the village make the houses blend in; the houses are at different levels echoing tradition thereby affording all houses excellent views. Garden walls are of local stone and the gardens are planted with Mediterranean plants.

Villa Anna is front line so has panoramic views of Aspro Village to Souda Bay, the White Mountains and olive groves. 3 balconies, arched stone entrance terrace and large stone patio, provide plenty of space for sunbathing, BBQs and alfresco dining.

The shared 40m2 swimming pool has surrounding stone walls and is only a few steps away from Villa Anna.

All around are olive trees with old agricultural road ideal for walking and leading to neighbouring villages. It is only a short drive to the sandy beach in Almyrida (2 km) so is an ideal location for beach or walking holidays. Lovely Chania and its old harbour are 30 mins away (24km)

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Macropoulou (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Un message pour vous dire tout notre contentement de nos vacances passées dans votre villa.

Nous vous remercions pour toutes les petites attentions trouvées à notre arrivée, la propreté des lieux et la vue très agréable.

Nous ne manquerons pas de recommander votre adresse

A message to tell you all our contentment of our past holiday in your villa.

Thank you for all the little touches found on our arrival, the cleanliness and nice view. We will certainly recommend your address.
Sep 2014
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Villa Anna, detached, superb views, near Almyrida blue flag beach, shared pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Villa Anna

  • 5 of 5

We have just got back home from Crete having had the most wonderful forthnight staying at Villa Anna in Aspro.

From the first moment when we arrived in the middle of the night after a long flight and drive from Heraklion we felt at home and really appreciated the supplies that had been put in the fridge which meant we could have breakfast without having to rush out and buy everything immediately.

Both Wendy and I really enjoyed the location with the view from the porch at the front of the house especially at sunset being a real plus. Villa Anna felt much more of a loved and cared for home than just another holiday house.

We made good use of the pool although the habit of going to swim in the harbour at Almyryda we have built up over 10 years was hard to break - we enjoy meeting old acquaintances down there - it's not just about the swimming.

The facilities and equipment in the Villa were excellent and really exceeded our expectation - plenty of space downstairs and comfortable beds - the a.c. was only needed for short bursts before bedtime - the weather was never overly hot this year. The dishwasher was a real boon too and having the washing machine meant that we came home with clean clothes and not a pile of dirty stuff.

I noticed that you had a couple of meditarranean gardening books in the lounge - as keen gardeners we were very impressed by your planting scheme around the villa - it would win our prize for the best garden on the site by a country mile! It is amazing how quickly things grow and mature in the warmth and sunshine.

We also made use of Frankie Miles' driving tour guide to make a trip to a restaurant high in the mountains above Chania - the Psichro Pigadi taverna was about 1000 m above sea level with an amazing view over the area. Quite a long drive with all the hairpin bends but worth the trip.

As this was the first time I have booked accommmodation independently of an agency I was delighted that we found your property. I did spend a lot of time researching the various alternatives on offer on several websites. Obviously it helped us in our search that we knew the area quite well but one of thefactors that made me choose Villa Anna were the really positive reviews you had had from previous guests.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you John and Wendy for your lovely review on Villa Anna. Everybody who stays feels it is a home away from home and treat it as such. I'm always singing the praises of the visitors for the care they take of it. I'm glad you enjoyed the views and the garden. It is amazing how quickly plants grow and over time I hope the bougainvilleas will spread down the bank to the trees and create a wall of vivid pink. That and the scent of jasmine makes evenings on the patio heaven. I hope you will come back again. Mary

Couldn't be faulted!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent driving instructions to villa and welcome pack much appreciated late on a Sunday evening. House immaculately clean on arrival, and kept that way for the duration of our two week stay, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The combination of aircon and overhead ceiling fans in the bedrooms was very welcome. The position of Villa Anna on the small development gave us welcome privacy and we even got used to the noise of the cicadas after a couple of days. We enjoyed choosing where to eat in one of the numerous restaurants in the area every evening . Excellent cheese pies at Lagos in Almyrida (Mama makes them) and even more so at Mavouras in Vamos, made with flatbread (recipe from Mama's home village). We also discovered honey raki - very nice! We found a book in the house "Crete on the Road" which made our holiday even more enjoyable by directing us to mountain roads, chapels, tavernas & spectacular views we probably would not have found on our own. Our communication with Mary was very helpful and we can highly recommend Villa Anna and intend to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heather and David, I'm delighted you have booked again for 2015. Crete is famous in spring for its wild flowers and makes for some wonderful photos. Aptera is especially beautiful then with a riot of flowers, enhansed by the sea on one side and the White Mountains still covered in snow. Mary

Villa Anna 2012

  • 5 of 5

We have spent our last 6 summer holidays in Almirida staying close to the beach and have loved it there so we were interested and excited to be staying a little way back from the sea in Aspro. We needed a car of course but the drive is only 5 minutes and then you find yourself in a wonderful, peaceful location with olive groves and fantastic views. Having the car the whole time also meant we could really explore the area and go to different beaches and tavernas, which we loved.

Villa Anna is a real treat, it just feels loved and cared for and is well stocked with everything you need, including a dishwasher!! Derick and Pam looked after us with linen changes and they were helpful and friendly. The other people on site were really friendly too and we even had a communal bbq one evening which was fun, however because of the way the villas are arranged the front of Villa Anna is completely private and you can sit on the patio or terrace and not know anyone else is there. My favourite time of day was first thing in the morning sitting on the patio gazing at the views with a cup of tea and having the smell of jasmine wafting over. Oh and my other favourite time of day was sitting on the terrace watching the spectacular sunsets with a glass or two of rose, it really was heaven.

I can't recommend Villa Anna enough. The communication with Mary the owner was fantastic and from start to finish everything went smoothly. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sharon, I delighted you and your family enjoyed Villa Anna so much that you have already booked for next summer. I think that is the best recommendation of all. Mary

Villa Anna July 2012

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 12 days at Villa Anna, and what can we say that hasn't already been said?

Villa Anna is in a beautiful location set in a small development of 8 similar villas sharing two pools, but to be honest, most of the time we didn't know there was anyone else there, and had the pool to ourselves. The location was just what we wanted, just 5 minutes (by car) out of a small town with all the facilities required, so far enough away for peace and quiet, but close enough for the convenience of tavernas and shops within a stone's throw.

The layout of the villa and patio is such that even though there are other villas and people around, you can enjoy the privacy of your own patio with both shaded and sunny areas enjoying views across Souda bay.

The villa is perfectly maintained, and is equipped more like a home than a holiday letting. The service provided by Derick and Pam including cleaning and fresh linen twice a week is first class, and the fact that all towels including beach/pool towels were provided made a real difference when faced with Ryanairs luggage charges!

There's a great selection of bars and restaurants in Almyrida and Kalives all with reasonable prices, especially when compared to Spain where we've holidayed over the past few years, but we found that tavernas tended to be better value the further inland and uphill you travel, Vamos being a good example. Also if you're planning on using the BBQ, make sure you visit John the English butcher in Vamos in the morning for the best selection of meats in the area.

All in all a fantastic holiday, in a beautiful villa in a perfect location.

Thanks Mary, we hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Stuart, Thanks for the great review and useful suggestions on eating out and recommending the English butcher in Vamos for BBQ - his meat is always of the highest quality. I hope you will holiday again in Villa Anna - I have been lucky to have quite a bit of repeat business which I think is the best recommendation of all. Until the next time. Thanks again. Mary

Villa Anna

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Villa Anna. We have 2 children 4 and 7 and the villa and pool was perfect for them. Villa Anna is situated on a hill top so you have beautiful views, and is a really well thought out villa, with EVERYTHING you need...and more! The villa was spotlessly clean and Pam and Derrick provided a mid week towel change which was great. The kitchen was well stocked and cleaning equipment supplied including toiletries and washing up liquid and powder all very welcome and the sort of thing you don't want to have to buy at the beginning of a holiday!

We were the only ones in the small group of the villas so had the pool to ourselves whcih was great.

Almirida is a very charming little village with a lovely beach and shallow waters -great for kids. All the surrounding area in that part of Crete is also very pretty.

We had a great holiday and Mary was extremely organised throughtout the booking process and gave us all the details we required to have a really wonderful time. We will definately visit again and highly reccommend it to families with or without children - it's perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna for your lovely review of Villa Anna and the area. I have tried to think of EVERYTHING simply by thinking about what I would like myself. Guests always appreciate the little things - dishwasher and washing tablets etc. and plenty of clothes hangers! Derick and Pam are always praised for the way they keep the villa and the location / area sells itself. You will be more than welcome another year. Mary

The Wonderful Villa Anna

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Anna.

Our first impressions were enhanced by the wonderful scent of pine and jasmine that greeted us upon arrival.

The villa is spotlessly clean, well maintained and well stocked with everything one needs.

Derrick and Pam (who look after the villa) are extremely helpful and friendly. The change of bed linen and towels twice weekly is most welcome.

Swimming pool is clean, well maintained and barely used.

The villa itself is perfectly positioned with a sizeable area around the side that offers privacy, superb views across Souda Bay and sunshine all day and well in to the evening.

Almirida is only 3 mins drive away (though just too far to comfortably walk) and has everything you need with plenty of tavernas and shops. We found the quality of Taverna better if you headed inland towards Vamos, in particular Gavalochori.

The Welcome book was very helpful with lots of information on the surrounding area. Fun family days out included a boat trip in Almirida, shopping in Chania and the Limnoupolis water park. If you are staying in this villa you will need a car. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lewis and Ellen for your review. The cleanliness of Villa Anna and its position always gets glowing reviews. The extra changes of bed linen and towels are always welcome by visitors especially in the very hot weather. Thanks too for the advice on local tavernas - with so many old villages nearby there is always a good choice of places to eat. Most of them grow their own so the food is always fresh and wholesome. I'm delighted you enjoyed the holidays. Mary


Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
National Road / Kalives
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Almyrida - seaside and Gavalohori - village
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Anna is in beautiful Apokoronas. White Mountains (2453m), snow capped until late spring, provide a dramatic backdrop to its traditional inland villages of Vamos, Gavalochori, Douliana, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio. The area has retained its character and visitors are drawn to the natural beauty, the people and their way of life. Many have become so enchanted with Apokoronas that they have bought homes, which has boosted the tourist facilities in the area.

The seaside resorts of Almyrida (or Almirida) and Kalives are located in Souda Bay. Almyrida once a small fishing village still retains its charm. It is now a thriving seaside resort with traditional tavernas lining its shallow blue flag beach which is ideal for children. Windsurfing and sailing, walking and bike hire are available for active holidays and beach lounger for sun lovers. Mini markets, vegetable shop, baker, patisserie, wine shop and news agency provide all the basics.

Chania, 'most beautiful city on Crete' and Rethymnon are only 30+ minutes away. The famous Minoan site at Knossos is also easily reached by car. The local site of Aptera is a must as its sensitive excavation has retained its authenticity.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Almirida, Chania area

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Rate 5
23 May 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 6
20 Jun 2015 - 17 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Peak season
18 Jul 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Rate 8
29 Aug 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
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Rate 9
19 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
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For 2 persons, 50 Euros discount applies EXCEPT for the peak summer period and the winter period.


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

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Villa Anna has 2 Bathrooms - both are fully tiled to the ceiling. • MAIN BATHROOM It is on the first floor and has a toilet, washhand basin with mirror, bath with shower and 2 windows with mosquito screen for excellent ventilation on those extra warm days. • DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM It has a toilet, washhand basin, cabinet and shower tray. It too has an outside window with mosquito screen. The laundry basket is located there too. • WASHING MACHINE near downstairs bathroom It is built in under the stairs alongside a cupboard for the iron and ironing board, a supply of washing tablets and softener, vacuum cleaner etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 BEDROOMS - each has its own balcony for privacy. • BEDROOM 1 - Double, 2 bedside lockers with stylish bedside lamps, mirrors – one full length, spacious wardrobe with drawers. French doors lead to its balcony with a pergola and panoramic village, sea, mountain and olive grove views. • BEDROOM 2 - Twin beds, 2 bedside lockers with bedside lamps, spacious wardrobe with drawers, dressing table and mirror. French doors again lead to its large balcony with stone walls, pergola and more panoramic views to Souda Bay etc. • AIR- CONDITIONING & FANS - Both bedrooms have fans & air-conditioning - the latter can be used for heating later in the year. • BALCONIES - Tables and chairs are provided on each balcony where you can relax, enjoy the views, watch the stars and twinkling lights of the ferries in Souda Bay. • SOFA BED - Downstairs the sofa converts to an additional bed. The storage under the stairs can also be uses as wardrobe / drawer space.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 5 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
SOLAR WATER HEATING is backed up by electrics. Plug in INSECT REPELLENTS are also provided. The LIVING - SITTING ROOM has air-conditioning, is open plan and stylishly furnished with good lighting, comfortable sofa, cane armchairs, 4 side tables, extendible dining table seating 6+ and TV etc. 2 double French doors lead to a large balcony with pergola and round marble topped table and chairs. The stone arched entrance has a large marble topped table and chairs. The KITCHEN has a plentiful supply of ware, glasses, cutlery, utensils and good quality saucepans, frying pans and oven dishes and a full sized oven with 4 ring hob. THE SHARED POOL is only a few steps away and rarely gets crowded. The GARDEN with stone walls has been planted with Mediterranean type plants including Olive and Lemon trees, Bougainvillea, Jasmine, Rosemary, Lavender etc. In time all 3 pergolas will be covered in a riot of colour and the fragrance will further enhance outdoor dining.

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