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Beautiful Crete - NEW LOW PRICES FOR 2017 - ask about last minute deals - Poppy

Bedrooms 2
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights




Villa Poppy sleeps four people and is set out on two floors. It has its own private infinity swimming pool, parking area and terrace to include covered pergola area, BBQ, sunbeds and outside dining area.

There are mosquito nets to patio doors and windows, air-conditioning, fully equipped open-plan modern kitchens (which includes an oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dish washer, toaster, kettle, citrus-juicer, blender and cafeteria), a utility room (which includes a washing machine, iron and ironing board) and a small safe. Satellite wi-fi for emails, web surfing & social media is available at a small extra cost.

All bedrooms have their own bath/shower rooms, hair dryers, generous wardrobe space and full height mirrors.

The sitting room has comfortable seating, a dining table and chairs as well as terrestrial and satellite TV/DVD, MP3/iPod Dock USB port, HDMI port.

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About the property

Aloni Villas

A recently constructed 3-villa complex having stunning views over the Mirabello bay and local mountain sides. Villa Jasmine sleeps six people with three bedrooms all with own en-suite bathrooms. Villa Poppy and Villa Hibiscus each sleep four people with two bedrooms each with own bath/shower rooms. The three villas can be rented individually or as a group/family sleeping a total of 14

The pools and villas are cleaned weekly. There is also a weekly change of bed linen and twice-weekly change of towels. Additional cleans or changes of bed linen and towels these are available at an additional charge. The villas are non-smoking and we ask you to respect this and to only smoke outside.

Although only a few minutes from the main road and Kalo Chorio a hire car is essential for all three villas. The complex is a one hour drive from Heraklion on good roads.

The three villas were completed in 2013 and were built and equipped to a high standard.

Greece Tourist Authority licence number 1040K9100305710.

Find us at AloniVillasCrete

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About Us

Godfrey Chasmer EL126338618
PO Box 16
72100 Agios Nikolaos
Aloni Villas, MHTE 1040K9100305710
Registered in Greece for EOT license, VAT and all other taxes.
VAT Reg NoEL126338618

Godfrey Chasmer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
30 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Excellent quality villa and pool/ outdoor areas. Fantastic location with great views over the valley to the sea. very peaceful and tranquil location. Very well-equipped villa-good service from the concierge. very near beaches small towns and tavernas-5 mins from Agios Nikolaius in the car.\The owner was very flexible/accommodating to dates etc. A very relaxing peaceful holiday in a great location.Would recommend to anyone wanting a similar experience!
Sep 2016
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A non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure booking.

Final payment required 8 weeks before arrival date and is not refundable in the event of cancellation.

A €300 (£250) damage deposit is required and will be repaid after the villa is vacated


Accommodation and facilities for Poppyin Kalo Chorio in Agios Nikolaos Municipality

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms have an en-suite shower/bathroom and balcony
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Google Earth 35° 8' 40' N 25° 12' 46' E altitude 217m EOT license number MHTE 1040K91003057101


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average rating of 4.6 based on 17 reviews

Far more than I ever dreamt it would be!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this villa enough for the put it into one word superb springs to mind. It was a lovely surprise on arrival, both outside and inside. Beautifully positioned with an incredible infinity pool (never been in one before) looking down the valley to the sea. There is nothing this villa does not provide. Very well maintained with a high level of luxury throughout. British plumbing (excellent) air conditioning in every room and the furnishings are top notch. Nice touch on arrival, welcome basket with bread,jam,milk,juice and water etc so that you do not have to immediately go shopping. There is a very large outdoor area with plenty of sun loungers and chairs plus a shaded area all with wonderful views to the sea and the surrounding mountainside. There is even a barbecue for your use. Cannot fault Villa Poppy in any way. This is unusual for there is always something to pick on. Not this time. A car is essential! Absolutely marvellous, would I go back there? Definitely! Wish I was back there now.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Nigel. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again next year.
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Beautiful property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The villa offered all the amenities you could want. Spotless and everything worked. Pool was a blessing. The location made it easy to get to most the of the places we wanted to see in east Crete. I would definitely recommend this villa to anyone wanting to stay on the east end.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Aloni Villas and we hope to see you again.
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Fantastic modern villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the Poppy Villa at the start of this year (2015) and can heartily recommend it to anyone considering staying. The villa is modern and very well appointed inside and out and it was perfectly clean on arrival. Probably the cleanest villa I've ever rented. The views in the photos on the website are completely accurate although they don't really do it justice.

Fixtures and fittings were all great and unlike many other self-catering the owners had taken the trouble to consider that we might actually want to cook something! Little things like having salt, pepper and charcoal available make such a difference so many thanks for that and we tried to replace as much as poss.

Location wise we found it great. It is quite isolated and a car is essential but this is exactly what we look for and the reason we choose it so I write this very much as a positive. There's a little town with some reasonable eateries and a couple of food shops (inc fresh fish) plus a fantastic market once a week which is just 10 minutes drive away. There's a couple of other "standard eateries" five minutes up the road as well and you could walk to these if you wished. We stayed a week and didn't see half of what there was to see in the area. Cost wise I thought it was very reasonable for the standard of the building and about an hours drive from the airport, maybe a bit less.

On arrival we were met by a lovely English couple who had been very patient waiting for us over an hour past our ETA. I hadn't taken into account the length of time it takes a Greek hire car company to complete a simple form!! This was very much appreciated and they showed us around and were available if needed - not that we did.

Finally as I write this at my desk at work in cold, dark, miserable Herefordshire and all I can think is why the **** did we come back! Go to Crete and Poppy Villa - you will not regret it at all and probably be writing your own glowing review shortly after. ;o)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always good to hear how guests found the villa, our service and Crete itself so it is very pleasing to read your comments. Thanks for taking the time to write the review and letting us know how much you enjoyed the holiday and Villa Poppy.
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Super villa

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic place with superb view to mountains or sea. Very helpful local manager Ian and team. Our son loved the available water toys....

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed Crete. Thanks for the review.
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Pure bliss

  • 5 of 5

My husband, my parents and myself stayed at Villa Poppy for 2 weeks at the end of May 2015 and had a fantastic time. It's so peaceful in the hillside away from everything which is what we were looking for and if we wanted noise we could drive to it.

There were a couple of glitches on arrival with the pool and internet, but this was all handled swiftly by Ian and his team who looks after the villas and who went out of their way to get everything sorted for us - things happen that are just unavoidable, but it certainly didn't impact on our holiday.

The villa itself is absolutely beautiful and well equipped and was most definitely home from home.

You do need a car to get anywhere, but it's not too far to drive to local amenities and there are some lovely beaches nearby. We spent a lot of time at the villa as we just couldn't get enough of the views and quietness. We would love to stay here again no hesitation and highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. I am so pleased that you and your parents enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your understanding with the glitches but as you say they happen and it is good to see that Ian dealt with them efficiently. Hope see you again be-next year.
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Excellent !!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Poppy had everything we needed for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday, the view is amazing and was just what we were looking for.

I have recommended it to several of my colleagues and we will be making another booking shortly.

We went to many different restaurants mostly local and also visited several beaches nearby which were all excellent.

The Owner (Godfrey) and Ian the local manager were very friendly and helpful even when our flight was delayed by 4 hours on the way out. (Thank you Ian for meeting us at 10pm)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year - perhaps with some friends!
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Crete, the most southerly of the Greek Islands, has so much to offer. The sandy beaches along the coastline are a perfect way to spend time, enjoying the sun and a swim in the crystal blue Mediterranean waters. And for the adventurous tourists, Crete is the ideal place. There are many walking paths in the local countryside and mountains and several gorges offering trekking and hiking experiences plus, of course, the unique Cretan archaeological sites, making the island a perfect holiday destination throughout the year.

Crete still retains plenty of local cultural traits, such as its own music and dialect, as well as the wonderful Cretan cuisine. Enjoy a meal in a traditional taverna by the sea, tasting local wine and dishes or relax with a glass of ouzo and a selection of meze and finish with a little raki or Metaxa.

Aloni Villas are three new villas near the villages of Kalo Chorio and Istro. They have only recently been completed, all with individual private pools, and are located high-up with views over the Mirabello bay and the local pine tree forest, which are truly stunning.

The villas are an hour’s drive from the international airport of Heraklion.

Kalo Chorio is a small village, 10 minutes drive to the south of the town of Agios Nikolaos, nestling attractively in the midst of a verdant hilly landscape, where olive groves and local shrubs are abundant.

There are three main beaches all a short distance of the village welcoming sun-worshippers, wind-surfers and scuba-divers. With clean and pristine waters, from golden sands to a quiet and long pebble beach, all the beaches have modern facilities including cafes, sunbed rentals and toilets. There are also many another blue flag awarded beaches within a short drive. It is also possible to explore sheltered coves along the coastline.

Kalo Chorio maintains a traditional feel. It is a small village with tavernas, bars (many with internet access) and shops close by.

The village of Istro is a short distance away on the site of the ancient town of Istrona, remains of which are still being uncovered.

The cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos is only 7 kilometres away with bustling cafes and shops around the port area, marina and lake. Enjoy the vibrant night scene with many restaurants and bars.

Also within an easy drive are Elounda, Plaka with trips to Spinalonga Island, Kritsa, Sitia, Knossos, Lassithi Plateau and many other towns and hidden villages all having something special to offer.

A number of luxury hotels have been built in recent years in the locality, proof of the wonderful holiday experience to be found in this part of Crete.

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