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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Villa is situated at the top end of the village GONI in the Askifou plateau.

Located in the heart of the White mountains of Chania.

Ideal for mountain lovers that need quiet holidays it provides a peacefull and a very pleasant stay.

The beach of Sfakia is distant only of 17 kilometers.

In the village you will find super market, cafes and traditional taverns where you can enjoy the Cretan hospitality and spirit.

Villa Galatia is a double floor stone built traditionnal Cretan Village house of 130 square metres and offers all the comforts to its guests.

It consists of 3 main bedrooms that can accomodate 7 persons and 2 bathrooms.

A wooden lader leads from one floor to the other.

The first floor consists of the main area, kitchen,1 bathroom and 1 big bedroom consistent of a double bed and a large wardrobe.

The second consists of 2 large bedrooms with spacious wardrobes and a TV set, and between the two you will find a spacious balcony with a breathtaking view.

The one bedroom which is on the north side of our villa, consists of a double bed, a desk and a wardrobe.

The second one on the south side consists of a double bed and a single one, as well as a veranda with a remarkable view of the White Mountains.

Between the two bedrooms there is a large bathroom.

In the main area on the first floor where sitting room, dining room and fully equiped kitchen are connected you will find a big fireplace,TV and WI-FI.

The sofa in the sitting room turns into a single bed as well.

There are 2 very big terraces outside where you can enjoy the unique mountain view,sense the mountain breeze with it's one of a kind odour and also have your meals.

One is in front of the main entrance , the other conneted with the first floor is on the left side on a higher level from the ground.

Big windows in all the sides of Villa provide the place with a perfect day light in each and every aspect.

The surrounding areas of Villa Galatia, the flowers and trees, which are all naturally set amongst rocks, are illuminated by the luminous sunlight during the day, and by the shimmering light of the moon.

To Kares village of Askifou you can visit the War Museum of George Hatzidakis that displays exibits from the 2nd World War, which Hatzidakis himself has collected over the past 50 years.

You can also go for horse-riding, mountain biking, trecking and bungee jumping on the Aradena Bridge (138m)

You may visit the Samaria Gorge, the largest gorge in Europe, which is a National Park and stretches up to 15km, as well as a host of other impressive gorges like that of Imvros, Aradena, Kallikratis, and not to mention, a number of caves.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2018


This property was renovated from my monther in the memory of her beloved mother Galatia who was from this Village. Every furniture and item in this house ages many many years back and she waited this house to be completed so as i restore them and put them with love and respect in the place that they deserve to be. She have been working as a bank mamager for 33 years and now she decided to get off the game. She like voluntarIsm,and she is an active member of the red cross.

My aim is that every one of our visitors experiences a unique stay acompanied by Cretan tradition,hospitality and comfort in way that this stay will turn into an unforgetable memory.

What makes this villa unique

A few words about the name of our villa.

In ancient times there were four GALATEAS.

- Galatea, the fairest of the Nereids (sea nymphs)

- Galatea, the Cretan girl from Festos

- Galatea, the Cypriot girl with whom the King of Pafos fell in love, and

- Galatea, the one favoured by Dionysus, the god of wine.

Our Galatea has inherited the beauty of the first, the fortitude of the second, the elegant poise of the third, and the artistry of the last.

Villa Galatia has no season. It is there year round to tame the winter and adorn it with warmth, to cool the heat of the summer and to join the moments of spring with those of autumn, thus calming the restlessness of time.

Villa Galatia stands proudly at the top of the hill dreamily observing the bright-green plain that lies beneath her.

The vast sky sheds its light upon her from above and the breeze gracefully wraps itself around her stony hair, whispering to her how special she is!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Goni in Ασκύφου

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 18:30 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • -The first bedroom consists of a double bed ,a spacius wardrobe a antique desk and a TV set -The second one on the south side consists of a double bed and a single one, as well as a veranda with a remarkable view of the White Mountains. Also consists a large mirror and two bedside tables. All furnishings are antiques. -The third bedroom consistent of a double bed , a large wardrobe and anantique bedside tables. Between the two bedrooms there is a large bathroom.
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • tennis


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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
17 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
souda port
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
17 Kilometres
Car: necessary

-The plateau of Askifou, formed by the mountains of Kastro and Fanari on the West and the mountain range of 'Horeftes', offers a magical view to the visitor. The view is incomparable when the plateau is covered with snow in the winter, and when is green in the spring.

It is located at an altitude of 750 m, and it is 50 km from the city of Hania and 20 km from the village of Vrisses. Its population is approximately 500 people.

The small villages that constitute the community of Askifou are Kares, Ammoudari, Goni and Petres. The most touristic organised of them is Ammoudari with restaurants, gas station, and some rooms for rent.

The name Askifou is probably derived from the ancient word 'Skifos', meaning cup, because the plateau looks like a big cup. Most of the times in winter the plateau is covered with snow. In a house in Ammoudari there is (said to be) the only fir-tree in Crete

-.SFAKIA REGION(or Sphakia) is a region located in the south-eastern part of the prefecture of Chania, Crete.

What characterizes this region is a combination of the mountainous and sea landscapes, the White Mountains or Lefka Ori (in Greek), which is the second highest mountain in the island of Crete, as well as the many imposing gorges formed between.The whole region is offered for hikes to the many trails located into gorges or along the shore, as well as for relaxation at the beaches, under the hot sun of southern Crete, away from areas that gather the mass tourism.

Therefore, if you're looking for a quiet holiday and the contact with nature through activities such as hiking, Chora Sfakion, Loutro and Agia Roumeli are the main seaside resorts of the region of Sphakia.

-FRAGOCASTELLO (or Frangocastello) is in the area of Sfakia, on the south coast of west Crete, 13 kilometres east of Chora Sfakion and west of Plakias.

Frangokastello is a small seaside village with a few houses and quite a few rooms for rent and apartments for tourists. It is famous for its Venetian castle of the same name, which is preserved in very good condition, its beautiful beaches and the Drosoulites, the ghosts which appear at Frangokastello at dawn each May. Many monuments were built in the area through the centuries, but very few survive today. Most were destroyed in the wars and risings in the area, and the stones from their ruins used to build the castle.

Frangokastello lies in a surprisingly small plain in the shadow of the eastern range of the White Mountains, with the gorge and mountain of Kallikratis. This landscape is one of the many

-LOUTRO: The seaside of village is located at a distance of about 71 km. south of Chania, at the end of Cape Mouri. It is believed that this was the site of the ancient city of Finikas, and was the port of ancient Anopolis. Later, it became the winter time port of the town of Sfakia, due to the fact that the enclosed bay and the small island in its entrance create a natural harbor where ships can be safe even at very bad weather conditions.

The only access is by boat or as you wish, by foot !

Loutro is a place for those people who want something different.

For example there are no big hotels with swimming pools.

There are no overcrowded streets, restaurants and beaches, there are no cars!!.

A small picturesque fishing village in south west Crete, not yet spoilt by mass tourism. Discover the beautiful beaches like glyka nera ( sweet water ),timios stavros, pervolaki, marmara, (the most are naturist beach) and enjoy the sun, sea and peaceful tranquility.

Here you will find the rest and peace you are looking for and if you want there are lots of things to do !

Enjoy walking in the scenic, unspoilt mountain countryside with its valleys and gorges. of course you never think about the weather forecast , the weather is almost always warm and sunny. The great high mountains on the north side of the village give a big protection during the seasons.

The people are friendly and hospitable and will always be there for you.

surprises the natural environment of Crete has to offer visitors.

At AGIA ROYMELI you can take the ferry either to Loutro and Hora Sfakion, or to Sougia and Paliochora.

If you’re not in a hurry to get back to your hotel or home, you can stay in Agia Roumeli at one of the apartments there.

You must remember that Agia Roumeli is transformed when the last boat leaves. Suddenly everything is peaceful and you discover the real beauty of the place. Enjoy the sunset on the beach, a good meal at one of the tavernas, a chat with the taverna owner and the stars filling the night sky. Don’t be in a hurry to leave in the morning. Take the path up to the fortress high above Agia Roumeli and enjoy the magical view.

A brief visit to the Samaria GorgeIron Gates, the most narrow part of the gorge.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Goni, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
midsummer 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
autum 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.11

The prices are for four persons.Evety addiotional person cost 15 euro

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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