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Villa Athina, Unique Design offering total quietness & privacy over the sea!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

situated on the edge of a cliff with amazing sea view, 2 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Well known for its captivating setting, exquisite service, impeccable accommodations and upscale amenities, the Ravdoucha Epavlis awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece for 2015. We are happy and proud that our efforts for excellence has been recognised with this award!

We choose a site in an unspoilt Mediterranean landscape, without interference of tourist and oriented natural beauty, we created the conditions for the relaxation of the visitors.

The Eleni and Athina villas are unique architectural masterpieces, surpassing in style the standard style, breaking the repetitive routine of holiday villas. Both villas are constructed in a way to have a total privacy between them and they are totally independent, not affecting each other in any way. This offers an opportunity to enjoy holiday together with everyone but also to have privacy among your own group.

Located in Cape Spada, overlooking the bay of Kissamos and the forgotten castles of pirates in Gramvousa, causing yourself to daydream, as if suddenly appear ships and pirates ..

The villas are two independent villas with high quality facilities and services that can be rented as one villa. Each villa continues to be rented separately however an option of renting 2 villas together is now offered for larger groups such as 2 friendly families. Renting both villas will offer our guests having 2 independent buildings with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms and it can accommodate 8 people in beds.

Each villa consists of the following facilities:

- Villa Athina -

Indoor: 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin room), 3 bathroom, living room with HDTV, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, gym, sauna.

Outdoor: 40 square meters infinity swimming pool with sun beds, barbecue and seating area with panoramic sea view.

- Villa Eleni -

Indoor: 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin room), 2 bathroom, living room with HDTV and piano, fully equipped kitchen and dining area, gym, sauna.

Outdoor: 40 square meters infinity swimming pool with sun beds, barbecue and seating area with panoramic sea view, Hot tub.

All the bedrooms have: office space, sound system, DVD player, LED TV, safety deposit box, high quality bed mattress, bathrobes, slippers, towels and high quality sheets.

All the bathrooms: natural cosmetics by Korres international house, hairdryer and power outlet for electric razors and other appliances.

Our kitchen facilities include: Dining area for six people, fully equipped kitchen with branded electric devices, oven with four ring ceramic top cooker, modern kitchen extractor hood, Bauknecht wine maintaining system with a wine list of well known Greek wine varieties (extra charge), Fischer & Paykel dishwasher, grundig appliances, such as electric kettle, coffee maker, grill, toaster, egg cooker, lemon squeezer, Samsung refrigerator/freezer, Machine for espresso (Nespresso).

More Details

Property Manager
Kostas Vasilakis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Kostas Vasilakis

My name is Kostas Vasilakis and I have studied marketing and business management. Already being an owner of two successful villas and co-owner of, a well known web development company in Greece, I started to manage other villas in 2012.

I have the full management of all the villas that I represent, knowing everything about them and the areas in which they are located.

My aim is to help the homeowners to manage their vacation properties to their full advantage and guests to relax and have the finest holiday experience with 24/7 service providing advice and information for all their concerns throughout their stay.

Let me be your personal advisor for your holidays and let’s start organising your trip in Crete together!

My company which called “etouri” is located in 271 Arkadiou Str. Rethymno, Crete and is approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation with license number: 1041E60610185001

Kostas Vasilakis purchased this villa in 2013

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits in Ravdoucha Epavlis villas according to my opinion are:

- "Awarded as the leading private luxury villas in Greece” for 2015 from World Travel Awards!

- Totally Luxury, the whole villa's design, the furnitures, the electric devices and everything else have been chosen according the maximum possible quality!

- The breathtaking panoramic views of the sea and especially the sunset views! Staying for one hour in the balconies and you feel so relaxed.. like being on vacations for a week already...

- The 'away from it all' location but also being so close to everything! The villas are close to many sandy beaches, sightseeings to visit and Platanias area or Chania city where you can find all kind of services and shops!

- Great starting point for excursions, according to the location of the villas in order to visit the famous 'must go' beaches of Gramvousa - Balos, Falasarna or Elafonisi!

- Totally full privacy between the two villas!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review copied from TripAdvisor :

Just marvellous ! A completely new, fancy and modern villa with several terraces, an amazing pool and a big barbecue area ! We have been there with 2 adults and 3 kids and enjoyed it very much ! When the owner saw that we are with kids, he extra came back and brought toys for the pool and sweeties. Very calm corner of the island but not far away by car from some beautiful beaches and bays. Highly recommandable ! We will come back for sure.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ravdoucha in Kolimvari

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Main Bedroom's private bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms include : natural cosmetics by Korres international house, hair-dryer and power outlet for electric razors and other appliances.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Candia strom orthopaedic mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds that can become a double bed if it is needed
  • One bedroom with double bed and private bathroom with Jacuzzi, chromo therapy and shower, bidet and W.C. with luxury marble surface (Rossa portogallo marble) One bedroom with two single beds, private bathroom with W.C., bidet and shower enclosure with luxury marble surface Both bedrooms have : office space, sound system, DVD player, LED TV, safety deposit box, high quality bed mattress, bathrobes, slippers, towels and high quality sheets.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Portable refrigerator and sun umbrellas for special excursions in isolated beaches are provided. Services: - Welcome Basket - Cleaning twice a week - Linen change two times a week - Gardener once every two weeks - Cleaning and pool maintenance once a week Services upon request (extra charge): - Doctor on call - Massage - Daily cleaning - Baby sitting - Daily excursions - Bicycle rent - Photographer - Delivery of traditional Cretan food to your place - Airport transfer Please tell us your wish and will try to make it reality!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Best Rental Experience Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Villa Athena for our babymoon in June and we had the best time!! The villa is absolutely gorgeous with the most stunning views. Nico, the owner, was so helpful with booking us in-villa massages and also surprised us with Greek treats from a local bakery. We absolutely loved the location for its serenity! I swam everyday in the luxurious pool and my husband loved grilling local meat for us for dinner. The villa was very clean and well maintained. Nico also provided a binder of every recommendation you could think of so we felt we had the inside knowledge to Crete. We highly recommend Villa Athina and look forward to returning someday soon!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most amazing villa ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fabulous week in Villa Athina. We knew it was going to be good, but it exceeded our expectations & we didn't want to leave!

Everything had been thought of & the little touches such as the extras we asked for on arrival & the lovely treats kindly brought by the owner made it a holiday to remember.

We were blessed with perfect weather so spent most of the time outside by the pool & on the various floating terraces - we were spoilt for choice for places to take in the breathtaking views of this beautiful desolate part of Crete.

There are not enough superlatives to describe how much we loved Villa Athina & we plan to return again next year.

Just fabulous! ;-)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous luxury home from home

  • 5 of 5

If you think the pictures are too good to be true, then you will be amazed when you get there! The location on the edge of Ravdoucha gives breathtaking views and everything you need either as a family or a couple is there for you. We were welcomed by the owner Dr. Nikos Manousakis, who made us feel like it was our home and provided all the local knowledge and information you needed, not just on arrival, but throughout the week we were there.

From breakfast on the balcony through afternoons in the pool and evenings on the terrace, this was the perfect place to relax and also an ideal base to explore this part of Crete.

The wonderful beaches of Falassarna, Elafonossi and Balos - Gramvousa (would recommend the boat cruise to get there) are all within easy reach, although having a car with some ground clearence is advisable. If you can take your training shoes and you don't have very young children then also take the opportunity to travel just east of Chania and trek down the cliff to the beautiful secluded beach of Seitan Limania.

But wherever we went, it was the perfect close to the day to come back "home" to Villa Athina and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenes from the balconies and terraces as the sun set over the bay of Kissamos-Kastelli.

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place to Stay on Crete

  • 5 of 5

This villa was as advertised. Honestly, I can't imagine a nicer place to stay on Crete. The architecture was stunning, the villa was clean and we appreciated the secluded location. Nonetheless, it was well-located for side trips to Chania, Samaria Gorge, Elfonisi Beach, Falasarna and even Knossos. The owner and rental agent were kind and very helpful. The weather was just turning to rain so we missed going to Balos Lagoon. I would recommend this villa to friends and family and would stay there again if I returned to Crete.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Purer Luxus

  • 5 of 5

Sehr private, ruhige und wunderschöne Lage. Die Ausstattung ist sehr gehoben und modern. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sind gut zu erreichen und Chania immer einen Besuch wert. Die Betreuung durch den Vermieter kann besser und netter nicht sein, wir fühlten uns sehr verwöhnt. Wir denken gerne an unseren ersten Kreta Besuch zurück und werden dieses Haus wieder buchen, den besser geht es nicht.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
42 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Crete golf Club Heraklion
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Waves on the rock & Neratzia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Ravdoucha Village

One of the most beautiful and traditional places in Chania. The village is located on a hill with the memorable view and also is very close to the beach.

Ravdoucha took the name for the Greek name Ravdi, that means that the weather Ravdizei (affects a lot) all the area.

The villa is located 0.5 km away from the Ravdoucha Village centre, 1.3 km from the sea and about 4 km from the national road.

The nearby beach has some Greek fish tavernas, a traditional small Greek Church and also a small fishing port. In addition, the area is suitable for hiking and it is very safe.

Close Getaways from Ravdoucha

Ravdoucha is located near the towns of Kissamos and Kolymbari with banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, health centre, restaurants, beaches and harbour.

Shortly away is Platanias, the entertainment centre of the prefecture of Chania. Platanias is the heart of night-life in Chania and probably the best in Crete, with plenty of night clubs and restaurants of various nationalities. Here you can savour besides the traditional Greek cuisine and fresh fish, the Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Italian and international gourmet cuisine.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ravdoucha, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
medium season 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
high season 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
medium season 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Everything is included in the price! There are no additional charges in the price!

Payment Schedule
The deposit needed in order to secure the booking is the 25% of the total cost of the reservation.
The remaining balance is due to be paid 21 days prior to the guest’s arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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