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Between the sea and the mountain: beautiful, authentic, and cosy retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2-bedroom, 75-m² flat that sleeps 5 on the ground floor with pool

Villa Amphityonis is located in the small charming village of Tsivaras in the green zone called Apokoronas, around 1.8 km from 2 seaside resorts: Kalives and Almirida. Part of the village is built on and set against 2 hills where the villa is located. It is surrounded by some houses. This geographical location allows us to enjoy a beautiful landscape composed of the White Mountains on your left and the Souda Bay on your right.

On the main road, you will find a kafenio where you can do some grocery shops and quench your thirst under the attentive and benevolent watch of its owners. Beyond the village, towards Vamos, there is an olive oil factory.

The villa set on 1000-m² grounds embellished with olive, orange, lemon and peach trees, punicas, and of course bougainvillea and oleanders. It is divided into 2 separate accommodations: the owners on the first floor inhabit 1 and the other, yours, is on the garden level and equipped to sleep up to 5 persons.

The flat is at your disposal and opens onto a terrace covered by its pergola that leads directly to the pool. The 50-m² pool is shared with owners. It is cleaned and checked every week by a person that comes early in the morning. The lighting of the pool is automatic. The pool is lit from 9.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. 4 deckchairs and 2 parasols are at your disposal.

The main room is around 30-m². It is composed of a dining area with a round table and 5 chairs.

The fitted kitchen features: a dishwasher, a 4-ring gas cooker, an electric oven, a microwave, a fridge/freezer, crockery, kitchen utensils, a coffee machine, a toaster, and a kettle.

The relaxation area houses 2 white sofa, a wall-mounted flat screen television with a satellite receiver, a CD/DVD player, and Wi-Fi.

The sleeping area is composed of the 14-m² bedroom “Thalassa” with 140 cm bed and French windows opening onto the pool, and the 18-m² bedroom “Portokaleonas” with 3 x 90 cm beds. This bedroom can be organised differently according to your needs with 180 cm bed and 90 cm bed.

Each bedroom has a dressing table, a stool, a mirror, a bedside table, and a large wall-mounted cupboard. All windows and French windows have mosquito nets and mechanical rolling shutters.

The shower room has a shower, a washbasin with mirror cabinet, a toilet, a washing machine, an ironing board, and an iron.

At your disposal in the garden under the pergola: garden furniture with table and 6 chairs covered with cushions, barbecue with electric roasting spit, 2 heated airers with clothes lines, and clothes pins.

Please do not hesitate to gather thyme, bay, savoury, mint, rosemary and the abundant basil to flavour your dishes. The flower watering system is automatic.

Each room of the accommodation is air-conditioned

Upon arrival, we will give you a set of keys that you will give back to us upon departure

A check-in inventory will be carried out. Sheets, tea towels, and bath towels are provided and changed weekly. Cleaning can be done upon request.

You will find a welcome basket with Cretan delicacies

Upon departure, you can do your own final clean, should you desire. Otherwise, we will ask you for € 50 for extra costs per week. A checkout inventory is carried out when you return the keys.

We are happy to welcome you to part of our dream house that we loved as soon as we saw it during a trip in Crete. It gave us the desire to stay longer.

Now we would like to share it with others too. It is your turn to discover the secrets of the benefits of this wonderful island.

We wish you a pleasant stay and we remain at your disposal if necessary.

More Details

Marie and Patrick Legras
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Marie and Patrick Legras

We live some of the time in Nantes, in Tsivaras, and elsewhere! We love to travel, communicate, meet people, and share.

Marie and Patrick Legras purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Marie and Patrick Legras chose Apokoronos

We fell in love with Crete as it satisfies our desire of walking, sea, relaxation, and above all Cretan people are very nice and always ready to help with a smile. The cherry on the cake is the food: oil, feta, olive, slouvaki, bouraki, courgette flower, tatsiki, dakos, etc.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom also has a washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Thalassa - 1 Double Bed
    Portokali - 3 Single Bed
  • the rooms, two night tables, dressing table, a stool, a mirror and a cupboard
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Bowling center
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Between the sea and the mountain: beautiful, authentic, and cosy retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Villa Amphityonis, Paradise in Crete

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I recently spent a week at this beautiful villa in Tsivaras. I have rented many villas abroad over the years but I have to say this was the most memorable.We had the bottom floor of the villa which was spacious and well equipped with x2 double bedrooms, a large kitchen/living/dining area and a good size bathroom. Each room had mosquito blinds and shutters so you can stay cool without letting any unwanted insects in. There are several places to eat under cover outside, some with large wooden tables in case you go with the family. We chose one at the side of the house so we could sit and eat /have a glass of ouzo while looking over the pool and mountains. The views are spectacular and it is very peaceful with the only noise being the cicadas and birdsong. The pool is amazing, large, inviting and spotlessly clean with steps and a child safety area at one end. Marie and Patrick our hosts live on the top floor and although initially wondering how this would work our concerns were unfounded as they were wonderful, helping us when we needed it but otherwise so discreet we hardly knew they were there. When we enquired about local markets they suggested we follow them into Charnia as they were going the following day. When I was struggling to park our hire car on a slope in the car park Patrick got out of his and did it for me and Marie helped guide me out later (be prepared for crazy Greek driving and parking !) Tsivaris and Vamos are 5 minutes away in the car and have cafes and restaurants....All in all a wonderful villa and fabulous hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne , we are very lucky to share one week with you and your friend !! Now you know the place , come back when you want .See you soon ! Marie et Patrick
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Vue imprenable. Au calme. Tres bien equipe. Hotes sympathiques

  • 5 of 5

La location est en tres bon etat et tres bien pour les barbecues. Pergola. Coin barbecue. Petits cadeaux de bienvenue. Tout est la pour passer un sejour de repos et de decouverte

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Rhode Saint Genèse

So nice !

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Villa Amphityonis !

The perfectly clean swimming pool with generous terraces, pergola and open view was a real dream. The appartment on the ground floor is quiet, well-equipped and cosy.

We enjoyed a lot the magnificent region of Apokoronas : gentle hills (for Crete !), flowery countryside full of small authentic villages, sandy or rocky snorkeling beaches...Tsivaras is a quiet and relaxing place just a 30 minutes drive of Chania.

Last but not least : Patrick and Marie are showing great qualities as hosts : giving very useful tips, caring nicely of all discretion.

We thanks them a lot and highly recommend the Villa Amphityonis !

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Très Belle Découverte ,cadre magnifique

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été très bien reçu par Marie qui nous a communiqué ses connaissances des visites à faire dans la région et des bonnes petites adresses de restaurant . La villa est superbe et très bien équipée et la vue sur les montagnes blanches et la mer est magnifique.Pierre et Marie sont vraiment des gens charmants et attentionnés qui vous feront passer un séjour très agréable, vous pourrez aussi profitez de la belle piscine après avoir randonnée aux alentours de la villa

C'est sûr nous y reviendrons. Maryvonne et Pascal

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Un havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 3 semaines merveilleuses à Tsivaras. La villa est parfaite et très confortable avec tout l'équipement nécessaire ainsi qu'un barbecue et une plancha. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié manger sous la tonnelle. Superbe piscine avec vue panoramique entre mer et montagnes, la plage et les commerces sont à proximité en voiture. Patrick et Marie sont des hôtes très agréables qui nous ont conseillé sur les lieux à visiter ainsi que les bons restaurants !

A louer sans hésitation !!!

Isabelle & Franck

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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C'était super

  • 5 of 5

Besoin de repos dans un cadre enchanteur choisissez la villa amphityonis. Vous serez assure d'un séjour agréable. Nous avons passé 15 jours en juin 2017 et Patrick présent à la villa nous a été précieux pour ses conseils sa sympathie et son assistance.

Josette Claude Maryse et Pierre.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Apokoronos, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
haute saison
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £176.63

la durée de séjour est d'une semaine minimum ( 7 jours consécutifs ) quelque soit le jour du départ de la période

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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