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Luxury secluded Villa in Kokkino Chorio overlooking Souda Bay

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 lounges, 3 bathrooms, Luxury Villa with Private Pool sea views

Villa Souda is a new luxury house, which has been planned, equipped and furnished to a very high standard. The villa is set in an enviable position between the villages of Kokkino Chorio and Plaka with fantastic views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains. The villa is within walking distance of a “secret” beach and caves.and just 5 minutes drive from Plaka with its antiquated village walks, wonderful welcoming tavernas, excellent food and local bars and mini markets

The villa is within a stone walled plot with parking for at least 5 cars; the entrance is via sliding gates which can be locked for added privacy/security.

To maximize the spectacular views, Villa Souda has a wonderful large pool terrace and two balcony’s, each overlooking the sea and panoramic unspoilt views of Souda Bay and surrounding natural Cretian countryside.

The villa features: full air conditioning in all main rooms, 2 lounges, three bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, a large private pool.

Security: The external terraces and pool area have been designed with railings and lockable gates so that parents can restrict access to other natural landscape areas and prevent children from entering them unsupervised.

Whatever the weather: The villa is centrally heated so making it a good choice for early or late season holidays when some heating may be required on chilly evenings.

Services: Maid service with a full linen change is provided twice a week at this villa. Please note that there is a washing machine and external dryer provided so that guests can wash towels, bed linen and their clothes at their convenience.

A welcome pack of groceries is provided with the compliments of the owners.

More Details

Geoff Brown
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We have little to add to the other reviews already posted. They were written so positively that before we went on holidays we thought that they may have been edited or selected.

But after having stayed there for 10 days in early May, we found everything to be true.

It was the best holiday home we ever had. Perfectly located, not only for the views, but when having a rental car, also for discovering many parts of Crete.

We had a wonderful holiday there, and visited some wonderous places all within a short drive of the property – too may too mention

We had a wonderful stay and rate this Villa, location and furnishings as 5/5

Hope that you'll enjoy it also.

Schijve family from Holland.
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • All three bathrooms are spacious and fully tiled with modern high quality fittings. They are strategically placed to ensure access at each of the three floor levels: Bathroom 1, at level 1, has a wonderful spacious full size bath, WC, hand basin and a fitted washing machine -accessible from Lounge 1 Bathroom 2 has a state of the art Hydro Shower and enclosed cabinet. WC and hand basin - accessible from Bedrooms 1 & 2. Bathroom 3 - at ground floor level has a shower, WC and hand basin and is accessible from lounge 2, bedroom 3 and is at pool level and a short walk from the poolside
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double
  • Bedroom 1 has a large double bed, fully fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, vanity table and mirror, double doors opening onto balcony with sea views. Air conditioning (Warm and cold) and a radiator. Window overlooking pool. Sharing a spacious bathroom with state of art shower, WC and hand basin with bedroom 2. Bedroom 2 has two single beds, fully fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, vanity table and mirror, double doors opening onto balcony with sea views. Sharing a spacious bathroom with state of art shower, WC and hand basin with bedroom 1.Air conditioning (Warm and cold) and a radiator. Bedroom 3 has two single beds, fully fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, and its own shower room with shower, WC and hand basin. Air conditioning (Warm and cold) and a radiator. Door to Lounge 2 and double doors leading to poolside. Lounge 2 has a sofa bed (Double size) to create sleeping accommodation for 2 additional adults
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
An ideal, secure peaceful environment for a romantic secluded getaway, groups of adults wanting to relax and enjoy each other’s company and families with children. The Private pool, access to local secret beach and caves, spacious accommodation and close proximity to villages and Almerida make this an ideal location. Smokers are requested to smoke only in open areas outside the villa and under no circumstances in any of the indoor areas.


5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Luxury secluded Villa in Kokkino Chorio overlooking Souda Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Villa Souda

  • 5 of 5

From the first contact with Geoff when booking Villa Souda to leaving - it is hard to see how our holiday could have been improved. The standard of information and assistance provided by Geoff before departure and then by Kim when there was amazing - nothing was too much trouble.

The Villa itself is sheer luxury, the amenities, the location, the views - with everything you could think of provided by Geoff and his team (right down to travel adaptors in the plug sockets). The sunset views over Souda Bay are magical.

A car is needed but again Geoff and Kim make this so easy - ours was there at the Villa when we arrived and was collected from the Villa when we left. I would recommend the "collection" service from the Airport as we learnt so much from Gerry the driver about the local area.

Plaka is a beautiful village with lovely traditional Tavernas (I have to recommend Elpis - the menu is great !) and the various other villages are easily reached by a short car journey.

Supermarkets are conveniently located in Plaka and Almerida and are well stocked.

I can not recommend Villa Souda enough, perfect for a romantic break through to a familly holiday and we will be back next year, only difference being we'll be there for 2 weeks next time !.

Thanks to Geoff and Kim for making this a truely wonderful holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very happy, satisfied customer! It really is good to see that all the extra work we do for our guests is appreciated. This review makes me feel very happy and makes me know that the extra effort we put in really does help our guests. Our aim was to create the perfect holiday accommodation, in the perfect location and to leave all guests with a wonderful holiday experience...and from all the reviews so far - all 5/5 - it looks like we have achieved our aim. Thanks Manchester Dan and we look forward to confirming your two week booking for next year
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gt bentley uk

villa souda june 2010

  • 5 of 5

we stayed at this villa for one week (4 adults) it was faultless. the area is beautiful, people very friendly, beaches excellent and sandy. local tavernas good. We had a wonderful week. The villa is quite but only minutes away from nearby villages which have good shopping facilities. the property was clean and well maintained and the owner provided excellent customer service. we would recommend this to our friends and family. Thank you Geoff

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands

An ideal base and/or retreat

  • 5 of 5

Have just returned from a great week at Villa Souda. The villa itself and the surrounding area more than lived up to my expectations and we enjoyed many a quiet evening watching the sun set over the bay accompanied by the gentle tinkling of the goat bells. It is a truly beautiful location with a 'secret beach' within 10 minutes walk ideal for an early morning swim!

The owner goes to a lot of trouble to give useful information about the area and there is a file containing details of local trips. This is also emailed in advance so that you can plan your time if you wish. The whole booking process was made very easy by the owner for whom nothing was too much trouble, especially when we decided to change our holiday date! There is also back up from English caretakers who were ready to help when we locked ourselves out! This was reassuring to members of our party who had not done much foreign travel.

The villa itself is spacious and well equipped and beautifully cleaned and prepared for guests. The layout was good and there was space to be private if you wished.The pool and terrace area were ideal and many a happy hour was spent relaxing there. I was a little worried about the heat in August but there is a constant refreshing breeze and after a swim and a sit in the shade it was always possible to get cool. I would definitely recommend the villa to friends and think it was very good value for money.

As well as being a private retreat we found the villa to be a good base for trips further afield and drove without too much difficulty to Chania twice, Kissamos and Knossos. Yes I would say a car is essential and the driving somewhat challenging on occasions for someone who doesn't like heights! It is a couple of miles to the nearest supermarket and tavernas in Plaka. Mountain roads can be windy and vertiginous but Cretan drivers on the whole seemed accommodating and tolerant. Chania is a delightful town and we spent two half days there exploring the alley ways and restaurants. Our best day was probably the boat trip from Kissamos to Balos Bay ... a lagoon of turquoise water only accessible by boat or on foot. Absolutely stunning scenery.

I can thoroughly recommend Villa Souda and sincerely hope that I will find the time to go there again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Yorkshire England

An excellent villa - all we could have hoped for

  • 5 of 5

From all the photos and details send by the owner we were expecting a really wonderful villa in an excellent location.....and it was! It really was a beautiful villa, furnished to the highest degree and situated in the most ideal of locations. Beach, shops, villages, walks - everything was close at hand and the easy access into Almeryda, Plaka and Kokkino Chorio made everything so easy.

It is essential that you have a car - as nice as the walks are there are times when a car is essential. The owner arranged the car hire and it was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived.

The villa is stunning with a well-sized pool and fabulous poolside terrace which has uninterrupted views over magnificent natural countryside and Souda Bay. The evening barbecues were a real joy and pleasure.

The detailed information and photos sent by the owner, prior to our departure, meant that we had planned most of our excursions before we even got there. The useful information from the owner is truly excellent.

It was our first trip to Crete and Villa Souda - but it won't be our last! We are definitely going to return next year and we are strongly recommending the villa to our friends so that they too can experience the pleasure of this villa and its ideal location and facilities.

We were never short of somewhere to go..there are Tavernas a plenty - all situated within a reasonable drive and with wonderful atmosphere and excellent food....The Tavernas at Ombroglialos, Plaka and Vamos are a must!

Almeryda is a wonderful beach village -peaceful in the day but full of Greek music and the sound of chinking glasses as hundreds gather to dine in the many different beachfront tavernas. A real social evening as Brits, Swedes, Norwegians and Greeks exchange tales and drink the wonderful local wines

I can 100% recommend the accommodation and facilities of Villa Souda..it has everything you could ever want and a location that must be the any of many other villa owners

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another extremely positive response to our guests at Villa Souda. We are very pleased to see that all of our guests have found the time to post a very positive review of their stay at the Villa. It is important to note that most guests do perceive the a car is essential and I am happy to arrange a hire car to be waiting guests arrival at the villa or one that can be collected and left at Chania or Heraklion. I do send out extensive information about local amenities, tavernas and attractions and we will add to this as and when guests advise us of new discoveries. Again I am really pleased to see that this family have already contacted me to reserve their two week stay next summer and they are even contemplating a week in December
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Surrey, UK

Villa Souda - May 09

  • 5 of 5

An excellent holiday, great villa, fabulous location.

The villa has a wonderful location, secluded with stunning views over Souda Bay. Although secluded Plaka which has a supermarket and tavernas and bars is only a very short drive away, and just a little further is the seaside town of Almerida.

On arrival Kimberley and Mike were there to greet us and tell us how everything works. They'd stocked up on a few essentials as well, tea, coffee, milk, etc. There was a big bowl of fresh oranges too, which tasted amazing and great for the morning through the electric juicer.

We lived in the pool the majority of our stay as we couldn't get the children out once they'd got in, ages 4 and 7. The pool and surounding area sees the sun for the majority of the day and is a wonderful place to sit and soak it up.

The secret beach is a pebble beach and an easy walk away with beautiful blue waters. Another great beach to visit is Almerida as it is sandy and shallow for a long way out, the children loved it. It has lots of tavernas and bars too for the grown ups.

Geoff, the owner is very friendly too and will do all that he can to make sure your stay is an enjoyable one.

All in all a wonderful holiday and will definitely be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was very pleasing to see this very positive review of our Villa and the support team. We are extremely pleased to offer a top class Villa, with friendly support and are genuinely happy to receive feedback that shows a family have thoroughly enjoyed their holiday experience. I have contacted the reviewer and as a result included eggcups, barbecue tools and a warning not to travel down the military base road. These were his only negative criticisms and I am pleased to see that the family are booking again for next year.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Pre Spring
31 Dec 2016 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Pre Christmas
28 Oct 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

A hire car of your choice, can be booked for you to be collected and returned to the airport of your choice. Reasonable preferential rates for Villa Souda Guests.

Additional information and lots of photos will be send to interested parties making an enquiry

Booking Notes:
It is essential to confirm availability

Owner'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.
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Kokkino Chorio
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
100 Kilometres
North of Mallia
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kokkino Choria Taverna
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Souda overlooks Souda bay and the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated on the unspoilt headland at Cape Drapanos - only 800 meters from a secluded “secret beach and magical caves”, wonderful scenic walks are a feature of the hideaway - with only one other villa within a square mile you can enjoys uninterrupted views across Cretan countryside to the Mediterranean sea. The villa enjoys real privacy - but is situated an a good road which is only a 5mins drive from Plaka and its antiquated village walks, wonderful welcoming tavernas, excellent food and local bars and mini markets and 10 mins from Almerida bay, beach, bars supermarkets and tavernas. Other nearby beauty spots include Kalives (20 mins), Georgioupolis (40 mins), Lake Kourna (60 mins) and the secluded taverna at Ombroglialos beach (20 mins). The beautiful port of Chania is approx. 25 km away and Chania airport is approx. 30 km, some 30 minutes drive. Heraklion airport, the second airport in Crete, is approx 100 mins drive.


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