Large Garden & All Amenities incl. WIFI, A/C, Dishwasher etc.
Villas Crete Holidays
- English, Greek, Most languages via e-mail using Google Translate.
About Villas Crete Holidays
Villa Chrisi is exclusively booked by Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England, with a resort representative and resort administrator in Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we at Villas Crete Holidays only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoranas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida, Kalives, Kokkino Horio, Plaka and Gavalohori) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and archaeological sites. The director of Villas Crete Holidays is Frankie Miles. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 20 years and has written the best selling guide book "Crete on the Road". The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Both the company itself, and Frankie's book have been featured and recommended in articles in major British newspapers including the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as smaller publications such as Greece Magazine.
Why Villas Crete Holidays chose Georgioupoli
Villa Chrisi combines traditional Cretan styling with modern amenities. The views are gorgeous and the location is seeiming rural yet close to the beach,village, tavernas and shops.
What makes this Villa unique
All of our villa owners employ a local house manager who you can call should you need any help at the villa itself. We, at Villas Crete Holidays can help you with all aspects of your holiday including good value, reliable car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes. We can also arrange private boat hire, private boat trips, private sight-seeing flights, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking, and guided coach excursions. Our office staff speak English, Greek, and a little French, and have a vast list of local contacts, and our part time representative in resort also speaks some Italian. Most importantly, because we handle many villas, in the unlikely event that there is an unforeseen problem at your villa, we can usually offer you an alternative villa (although this cannot be guaranteed in high season). We have many years experience working in tourism on Crete, and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals. We use all of our knowledge and local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we remain unobtrusive but are available by phone during office hours for information, and we have an automated answering service should you have a medical emergency out of hours.
Smoking is not allowed inside the villa.
Pets must be house trained.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Exceptional View, well equipped, comfortable villa
My husband and I enjoyed our stay, with one exception. The views are wonderful, the villa was the best equipped I have experienced in our long experience with villas in Greece for 40 years. The swimming pool is big enough to swim in and not like some villas, where in five strokes you are at the end of the pool. Our English neighbor in the house next to ours was welcoming and helpful. The grounds around the villa are beautifully zen-like arranged, giving a feeling of tranquility and beauty, as one looks out from the ground floor to the pool. The road to the villa is terrible, full of rocks and gullies. I was very afraid that the undercarriage of our rental car would be damaged as it clearly states that one must not drive on dirt roads such as this, and if you do, you will be responsible for the damage. Having such anxiety every time we had to drive on it, hurt our enjoyment of everything else being perfect. Strange that this was not mentioned in the advertising, so we could better choose a car that can handle such a road. If the road is fixed, we would like to come back.
maison conforme à l'annonce à part la TV si vous y aller avec la TV comme critère il faut l'oublier avant notre arrivée la TV était en panne et ne sera pas réparée par le propriétaire,3 fois sur 14 jours nous n'avions plus d'eau et internet tombé en panne pendant 4 jours la route pour la maison est un peu compliquée et pas de compensation pour tout ces désagréments par le propriétaire
Empfehlenswert mit kleinen Macken
Ein grandioser Ausblick und eine ruhige Lage ohne Durchgangsverkehr waren die Highlights.
Ein durchgesessenes Sofa und eine Spülmaschiene, die beim öffnen und schliessen am Schrank entlangschrammten waren weniger schön.
Die Waschmaschiene stand in einer Rumpelkammer und war quasi nicht benutzbar.
Die Terassentüren können von aussen nur mühsam geschlossen werden,um Insekten fernzuhalten. Hier würde ein kleiner Knauf helfen.
Der Reinigungsservice war sehr gut und freundlich.
The main taverna in Kokkino Horio and the mini market are 1.5km from Villa Chrisi. The family-run taverna is shaded by weeping willow trees and has delicious food. During the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the taverna, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio (“red village” in Greek) was the main village set for the film “Zorba the Greek”. There are little whitewashed houses and narrow streets that wind around the village centre. At the village kafenion you can find older locals who were used as extras in the film, and who will happily show you photos of themselves with Anthony Quinn. Also in Kokkino Horio is the famous glass blowing workshop and excellent organic taverna. Here you can watch recycled glass being blown in the traditional manner into amazingly beautiful products including lampshades, ornaments, decanters, plates and bowls. On the upper outskirts of the village is The Retreat Taverna which has beautiful views and is only 800m from Villa Chrisi. The coastline below Villa Chrisi is famous for its sea caves, and it has Koutalas cove, which is a rocky inlet with a small stony/sandy beach. Plaka Square is just 2.5km away and has 7 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets, a shop with local products, a an Italian restaurant, and 6 cafes. 7 minutes away by car is the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, a scuba diving centre, pedalo and paddle board rentals, a children's play centre with babysitting, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans and Villa Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, big game fishing, water-skiing, horse riding, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft,guided walking, and coach tours.
A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace making in Gavalohori.
For those of you who like more activity, the beautiful Venetian town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car.
Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local wineries can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged.
For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.
Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.
As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.
Villa Chrisi is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.
The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.