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Spacious, friendly villa with pool and large garden for nature lovers

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

On the foot of the Ida mountains, peaceful location, 8000 m2 garden, 2 bedrooms,

Our modern villas are an ideal oasis for nature lovers and hiking lovers.

The villas are each 100 m2 and beautifully located in the old Milopotamos Valley outside of the typical Crete village Axos on the foot of the Ida mountains. They are spacious and lovely furnished with complete and friendly furnishing, 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. The large property offers refreshment in the pool (10x5m) and from the terrace and roof terrace you will have a wonderful view of the yellow-green hills of the Ida mountains. Wonderful hiking paths, old churches, monasteries and olive groves are located directly in front of the house. You can enjoy tranquillity and nature in this region far from tourism and dive into the Greek island life. Shopping facilities are located directly in the city and the coast of Panormos and Bali is 30 min. away. Iraklion is 1 hr away, Chania 1.5 hours by car.

Arrival: For our villas we recommend having a car. At the airport of Haraklion or Chania you will find inexpensive offers for rental cars. Villa Olga and Villa Yorgos are located in the small village of Veni, right by Axos, on the way between Garazo and Axos. From the Heraklion airport you need about 1 hr by car and from Chania about 1.5 hours.

More Details

Jan de Bruyn
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Iraklio (Heraklion)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
26 Kilometres
Panormo, Bali
Car: recommended

Villa Olga and Villa Yorgos are located in the Milopotamos Valley near Axos, a typical Crete village with a beautiful square and a fountain with wonderful spring water. The residents are very hospitable and Axos houses 7 Byzantine churches that are more than 1000 years old. Directly nearby you will find the authentic cities of Livadia, Zoniana and Kalyvos and the Diskouri monastery. Nearby you will also find the beautiful caves of Melidoni and Zoniana (Sendoni grottos). The villas are located at the foot of the Ida mountains and the highest mountain of Kreta - the Psiloritis. Here you can go hiking and enjoy the impresive nature. Olive groves and herds of sheep, old churches and monasteries, the famous cuisine and stunning wines - here you will experience the real Kreta!

In 15 minutes you can reach Angola, which is famous for its hand-made carpets.

Other Activities: Soccer, basketball


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Axos in Zoniana

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom ground floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom top floor - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Washing machine
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom ground floor - 2 Single Bed , Cot available
    Bedroom top floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private balcony, cot available
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , 2x 2 x 0.8 m
  • The bedroom on the top floor has a private balcony.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Comfortable garden furniture with large table, sun umbrella and loungers. You can also sit on the roof terrace. The house has a vacuum cleaner, ironing board and iron, hair dryer. The villa is cleaned once a week.


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Spacious, friendly villa with pool and large garden for nature lovers
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews

Perfect villa away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night and were delighted to find the villa beautifully lit and in a fabulous mountain location.

The villa was really well equipped including beach towels and buckets and spades and parasols for trips to the beach ( about 30 minutes drive)

We love to get away from

It all and meet the locals and found lovely friendly tavernas in anogeia and Garazo. The nearest beach is about 30 minutes away and we soon got used to the mountain road although care must be taken with Cretan drivers!

The owners were so helpful with everything and answered all our queries straight away plus they brought us their home grown grapes and wine! We had a wonderful holiday and feel we saw the real side of Crete and I would recommend this villa to anyone looking for the same.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in Cretan atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at Villa Olga.

Located in the mountains, among the vineyards, far from the tourist beaten track along the coasts, the villa is a place of tranquility, a place to feel the real atmosphere of Crete. The villa is a good base to tour Crete, within reasonable driving distance to the northern coasts and cities, as well as to some hiking trails in the center.

The house itself is beautiful and spacious. It is well equipped and very clean. The swimming pool is great and the garden surrounding is lovely.

The owner provided very good support and prompt guidance.

We had a great time. It is highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bretten, Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland

Super toller Urlaub

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Erwachsene + 2 Teeneis) verbrachten acht wundervolle Tage in dem liebevoll und mit allem ausgestatteten Haus. Es ist ein Traum, wenn man den Pool direkt vor der Haustür hat. Zum Strand muss man ein paar Kilometer fahren, was uns persönlich nichts ausgemacht hat. Im Nachbarort Axos kann man wunderbar unter den Einheimschen essen. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wiederkommen. An die Vermieter ein herzliches Dankeshön.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Immer etwas Wind

  • 4 of 5

Tolles Haus, alles da, was man braucht (selbst Waschmittel für die Waschmaschine). Betten waren uns leider etwas zu hart. Aufgrund der steilen Stufen für gehbehinderte Personen nicht so geeignet.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Besser geht's nicht!!

  • 5 of 5

Gerade kommen wir (Familie mit zwei jugendlichen Kindern), von einem Urlaub in einem der beiden fantastischen Häuser zurück!

Die Häuser und Terrasse sind urgemütlich, perfekt sauber und mit allem ausgestattet, was man sich wünschen kann!

Die Bilder vermitteln einen sehr guten Eindruck, auch wenn sie nicht wieder zu geben vermögen, wie unglaublich schön es dort ist.

Einen perfekteren Urlaub kann man gar nicht machen: ein Konglomerat aus Strand- und Bergurlaub, gewürzt mit historisch sehr interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten.

Meinen Freunden werde ich ebenfalls einen Urlaub in Axos empfehlen, nur sollte er nicht zu kurz sein!

Hoffentlich können wir im nächsten Jahr wieder kommen!

Herzliche Grüße aus dem Rheinland!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Ursprüngliches Kreta in wunderschönem Ferienhaus

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zu zwei Paaren 2 Wochen in der Villa Olga einen sehr schönen Urlaub verbracht. Das Haus ist für diesen Zweck sehr gut ausgestattet und bietet ausreichend Platz und ein gemütliches Ambiente. Super sind der Swimming Pool und die große Terrasse mit ausreichend Sitzgelegenheiten und Liegen in sehr guter Qualität. Die Betreuung durch den Vermieter war problemlos und gut. Das Haus, in den Bergen gelegen, stellt eine geeignete Basis dar, das ursprüngliche Kreta abseits der Touristenströme an der Küste kennen zu lernen. In den umliegenden Dörfern waren wir oft die einzigen Touristen in den Tavernen, in denen wir freundlich und offen bedient wurden und in denen wir die schmackhafte und typische Küche der Kreter genießen konnten. Das Meer ist mit dem Auto in einer guten halben Stunde erreichbar, auch die Küstenmetropolen kann man vom Ferienhaus aus besuchen. Das Haus ist wunderbar für alle, die Ruhe und Entspannung suchen, die atemberaubende Natur erleben und das ursprüngliche Kreta mit seinen Bewohnern erfahren wollen. Kurzum ein wunderschöner und gelungener Urlaub in einem ebenso schönen Ferienhaus, das wärmstens zu empfehlen ist.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Axos, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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