|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Tholos luxury villas comprise of 2 modern spacious, fully air-conditioned villas with a private pool,swim trainer, hot tub and BBQ.Resting on the exclusive east coast of Crete,the villas overlook the sea to the east and the beautiful mountain area to the north. As a family we had been looking to build in Crete for some time and fell instantly in love with the view,beautiful sunsets,absolute privacy and tranquility of the location. The villas were built 3 years ago to let out to guests but also very much as a holiday home for us all to enjoy.We grandparents share the smaller 2 bedroom villa,whilst our children and grandchildren use the larger 2 bedroom villa immediately above.The benefit of having 2 villas will allow you to spend time with friends or family but also have your own personal space.In winter months you can book just one villa knowing the other villa will remain empty for your stay.Welcome pack,TV,toys,games,books & pool toys incl. Midwk clean & cooked meals available
My husband and our son's family fell in love with Crete and the friendly Cretans.The island is so unspoilt & very beautiful . We bought a piece of land 500metres from the sea overlooking a beautiful bay called Tholos and built 2 villas close to eachother so we could have family holidays together but keep our independence as well! This has been a huge success and we thoroughly recommend family holidays in the Villas.
Gilly Corstorphine purchased this villa in 2009
The Villas are unique because they were custom built for a 2 family holiday, with total privacy and peace as we are surrounded by olives and no close neighbours. The view from both villas is spectacular overlooking Tholos Bay one way and the Thripti mountains the other way, which look magnificent particularly when the sun sets (all as lovely as Santorini!)and from the Spa.
What an amazing week we have just had at Tholos Bay Villas. Before we even got there we felt so looked after by the owners; they gave us so much information on the villas and surrounding area and made sure we had everything we needed, including buying us a blender so we could puree baby food!!
When we arrived (at midnight!!) we were met by Bob and Jill, who look after the villas. They gave us an excellent tour of the villas and made us feel right at home. We settled in well, however the next morning we had a power cut that lasted the morning. Bob arrived within an hour and lent us a gas stove to use - so efficient! They were so helpful.
We visited with friends who stayed in the other villa which was perfect. We both have young children so having our own space was ideal. They were close enough for us to link up a baby monitor between the two so we could eat together in the evenings.
The villas were very well equipped for self catering including a brilliant american fridge freezer which had filtered ice cold water and ice. The BBQ was also excellent and we had many lovely meals outside. Plenty of areas for sitting in the sun and shade plus the sun loungers were very comfy!
Not much time to relax due to our 3 year old and 6 month old keeping us on our toes but we loved playing in the pool (which was little chilly but we got used to it). There was also a lot of pool toys which was great for the kids and board games for us adults to enjoy in the evenings.
The weather for early October was perfect - 25-30 degress - and a very welcome breeze made being outside in the sun very comfortable.
The hot tub at the smaller villa was such a treat and easy to alter the temperature so the children could go in.
We enjoyed exploring the local villages and especially liked going to a little fishing village called Mochlos. Excellent taverna's and stunning stoney beach (small) with crystal clear waters. Our three year old loved swimming in the sea and it was so warm. We also ate at the taverna at Tholos beach which was fun - more of a van/shack than a taverna but still had some yummy food, cold beers and raki!
There are good supermarkets in Agios Nikolaos and Lerapetra but the local one in Kavousi was a little 'random' so I wouldn't rely on it for your weekly shop.
All in all an extremely relaxing and fun week and we are already thinking of planning a trip back! We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone wanting a relaxing, private holiday.
The villas were very comfortable and had everything we needed. The pool area overlooks Tholos Bay and the lovey Psira island - with a lovely (and much needed) sea breeze. We had fantastic bbq's as well as going out to the many local restaurants on offer - we especially loved Mochlos nearby. We went out for a day on a boat (the ferryman), which is a must and not too expensive. We all had an amazing time and would definitely go back. Jill and Bob, who manage the villas, were hugely helpful and went over and above the call of duty to make sure our holiday was as good as it could be! Eleven out of ten!!
The villas are fantastic. I stayed with my husband and 3 year old daughter and my brother sister in law and 1 year old nephew stayed in the other villa. Clean and spacious with amazing views. Owners are very helpful with all enquires and villa managers too. Very friendly. Will definitely be going back and highly recommend.
We stayed at Tholos with 3 kids aged 8 months, 4 and 6 my parents in the other villa. There was plenty of space and the kids loved being in the pool all the time! Both villas were very clean, the managers very welcoming and I would certainly recommend to a friend or relative. Stunning views and so close to the gorgeous sea. Ideal for a quick dip before sundowners! We will be back.
Thank you for the most glorious ten days at Tholos Bay villas! The weather was perfect and the children were in heaven swimming every day in the pool. The set up was ideal for us with the two villas and we really enjoyed visiting a couple of the local beaches. We particularly loved Waterland and had childrens teas there a couple of times which worked really well. Jenny also made us a batch of delicious suppers which made it so easy in the evenings as none of us had to cook! Another particular favourite was Mohlos where we had lunch and a swim twice, really idyllic.
I still miss my first drink in the evening after the children had gone to bed looking at the glorious view!
Perfectly appointed set up for us (Kids, grandparents, aunt and all!)
The two villas worked well, giving us some time out after a day of sightseeing or long lunches..but close enough the children could toddle off and 'go visiting'
Our children aged 6 and 4, were well catered for with plenty of swimming pool / beach toys and splashed about till exhausted each morning
On arrival we were well looked after and every effort was made for us to feel right at home. The villas were spotless and provided us with all mod cons needed and the pre arranged shop was a nice touch, just what you needed at the start of your holidays
The memories of BBQs in the evening as the sun disapears over the mountains will stay with you
Seafront lunch in Mochlos excellent
THOLOS BEACH: 500m from the villas is the stunning Tholos Beach. The far side of the bay is the best sand and has clear, shallow swimming with no current - ideal for young children. There is also a simple taverna on the beach, serving a good variety of local foods and cold beers.
KAVOUSI (3 mins): A delightful Cretan village with authentic tavernas and cafeneons & a wonderful bakery. It’s worth heading to the square for a drink & local food. Kavousi is also the starting point for some fantastic walks as well as boasting the oldest olive tree in Crete at nearly 2000 years old.
MOCHLOS (15 mins): A beautiful fishing village where you can wander down to the waterfront & eat at a selection of good tavernas looking across the sea towards the archaeological island of Mochlos. Live music on Thursday and Sunday evenings.
AGIOS NIKOLAOS and IERAPETRA are both within 30 mins. These cosmopolitan towns have a good variety of supermarkets,shops, bars, restaurants on the waterfront and historical sites.
ELOUNDA is 45mins away.
Other Activities: Sight-seeing,botanical walking, archaeology, snorkelling & chilling out by the pool!
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£250|
A 15% deposit is payable to secure your booking with the remainded due 8 weeks before arrival. As is standard in the market, we hold a €300 (or £250) damages deposit which will be retuned to you when the properties have been checked following your departure.