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Attractive house only 3 minutes walking distance from the square of the popular

1 Review
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Plaka - Villa Hibiscus

Sleeps 6 Persons Maximum. 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms

Hibiscus is a modern house set in the heart of the popular village of Plaka and only 1000m from the sandy beach of Almyrida. Just a 3 - 4 minutes walk from the village square with a choice of excellent tavernas with traditional, home cooked food, cafes with internet access and well stocked mini markets, and a 10 minute walk to the beach and resort of Almyrida, this house is a great choice for those seeking value for money, beautiful views, and easy access to the many local amenities.

Against the traditional white walls of the house, a mature bougainvillea in vibrant purple trailing over the wooden pergola above the entrance terrace provides a bright splash of colour. The walls throughout the house have also been painted in cool white and the floors tiled in a neutral cream, giving the house a light and airy feel. To make sure your stay is all the more enjoyable, there is a fully fitted kitchen with modern appliances, including washing machine, iron & board, white doubled glazed aluminium doors and windows and shutters, and air conditioning units in the main bedroom and living room (also used for heating for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season.) The small private pool is perfect for cooling off after a hard days sunbathing, with a good selection of outdoor furniture provided.

For more inforamtion please do not hesitate to contact us. info@rakitravel.com, www.rakitravel.com

More Details
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Stella Kotsi
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2016
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1 holidaymaker review

Attractive house only 3 minutes walking distance from the square of the popular
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

A Lovely villa in a great location

  • 4 of 5

It was dark when we arrived, so imagine our surprise when we woke to the incredible views from this villa. The two upstairs terraces

follow the sun around and capture the full vista of the bay below and the mountains beyond. We could have looked at it all day. The photographs on the site do not do the villa justice and are out of date. There is a factory building showing to the right of the front view which is not there anymore, but could put some people off. Instead, there is a newer villa below and the gardens of the existing villas are now mature and full of beautiful flowers. There is also different furniture. The villa next door no longer has a terrace overlooking the pool at Hibiscus. It has been filled in as an extension to their property. The villa is clean ( we had a complete change of bedding, towels and a maid clean mid week of our stay), comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. The only thing missing was a BBQ. The pool is big enough for swimming, wonderful for cooling off and there is plenty of outside furniture. Plaka itself is a really pretty , traditional village with several kafenions and a range of tavernas to eat. The main square is less than five minutes walk from the villa ( Epsis is a delight to eat at) and there is a new bar just across the road and up the hill called O Prinos, where the owners are very friendly and the tapas style meals are amazing. The Bicorna is also two steps around the corner for a drink and snack. Almyrida is five minutes drive or twenty minutes walk if you are feeling energetic but be warned, the hill is very steep on the way back! There you will find a lovely beach, more bars and restaurants, shops and a lovely bakery. Kalyves has more beaches and a range of art and craft shops. Aptera is a must for the old town but also the tavern. It gets a mention in The Rough Guide to Crete and the food is traditional and delicious. Kournas Lake also worth a trip. The whole area is beautiful. Would also mention the care and attention from Stella at Raki Travel. The communications all along were excellent and the information provided very helpful, even what to do if you stand on a jelly fish! We would certainly recommend for couples and will go again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda Port
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The village of Plaka has lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappe. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film 'Zorba the Greek' and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. A few minutes by car from Hibiscus House, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas, as well as an interesting selection of local arts and crafts centres.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Chania area

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Low Season
4 Oct 2016 - 14 Nov 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The website price includes all costs for air-conditioning, cleaning, linen and towels. We also include a welcome present .On request we offer breakfast every day in your villa.

To secure a booking you would be asked for a deposit if 150,00€ per adult person. (500,00€ max.) You can choose your way of payment from Mastercard, Visa, Amex or via bank transfer.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hibiscus House is located on a quiet, residential road in the village, with pretty village style houses either side and to the front of it. There is an olive grove opposite the front of the house. From it's position at the top of the hill, the houses below are staggered so the views, partially blocked from the ground floor, are stunning from the 1st floor. If you are looking for a modern, comfortable house with wonderful views and in easy walking distance to the traditional village square and the beach, Hibiscus House is perfect for both families or couples.

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