3 bedrooms, 1 basement/bedroom, 2 bathrooms - can sleep up to 8
- English, French
About Amanda Aviss
We love to travel and now that we are fortunate to be retired we fit in lots of trips all over the world but agree that there is nowhere that beats Crete for value and beauty.
Amanda Aviss purchased this Villa in 2002
Why Amanda Aviss chose Plaka
We used to have a second home in France but decided to swap it for Crete because the weather is so much better. When we first built in 2002 our kids were still at school and this was the ideal family destination as there is so much to do in the surrounding area. Now they have grown up they still enjoy holidays here and like us never seem to bore of this beautiful part of the world.
What makes this Villa unique
The stand-out benefit of this villa is its location in the most attractive part of Crete. It is a quick drive from Chania so no time wasted on a long transfer from airport to holiday home. It is great to be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the sea and countryside whilst being only a short stroll from all the facilities of Plaka and Almyrida. You can throw away the car keys at night-time and work your way through the many tavernas and cafes in easy reach without having to worry about driving. If you want to go further afield you will be spoilt for choice.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Just returned from a two week stay at this villa and had a fantastic time.
The view every morning from the bedroom is stunning and the sunsets were unreal.
Great location for restaurants, beaches, and shopping.
The owner, Amanda, and Carina who looks after to property were always on hand and very friendly.
Would definitely recommend this villa for anyone looking to stay in Crete, and would love to return!
Thanks for being a great guest and looking after the plants when the watering system didn't work. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
A Wonderful Week
The villa was wonderful and exceeded our expectations! A perfect location with breathtaking views and so convenient on the outskirts of Plaka village. We loved having the pool and exploring the many beaches and numerous places of interest. So relaxing and perfect!!
Really pleased you had a relaxing time. We love the fact that everything is within easy walking distance so you don’t have to worry about driving. Glad it provided the perfect break.
Everything we wanted and more!
We’ve just returned from a fantastic stay at Julanda. The property was everything we could ask for, clean, spacious and in a great location for exploring the nearby beaches. The pool was a perfect size for 6 and the rooms were spacious with plenty of storage. The villa stayed cool, despite the high temperatures, and due to its elavated position there was a lovely gentle breeze on the hottest of days. The villa was well equipped with everything you’d expect and some extras too. Including games for the evening and snorkels and inflatables for the beach and pool. Waking up to the views from the balcony made our holiday to Crete even more special. The owner was reachable for any problems and advice and we’d definitely return given the chance! You can walk into Plaka to find a couple of shops and choice of tavernas selling lovely food and although you could walk to the nearest beaches and tavernas in Almyrida, with two young children we chose to drive to avoid the steep walks back up to Plaka. There was plenty of places to park, some lovely shops, including a fantastic bakery, pharmacy, supermarkets and seafronted eateries. We spent most of our mornings here enjoying the rock pools and snorkelling. We also went to Kalves and the beach is bigger and again has everything you could ask for. Would highly reccomend booking this Villa if you are looking for a peaceful holiday with lots of options to see more of Crete. The photos don’t quite do it justice!
I am so pleased that you had a good time. I think the Apokoronas is the nicest part of Crete and there is so much to see and do or if you just want to chill it is great sitting on the terrace and watching all the ships out in Souda Bay.
Thank you for your review.
Amazing villa and place to visit
Waking up to the incredible views on our terrace will never be forgotten. The villa was exactly what we were looking for and our 2 year old son was happy nearly all the time! So much to do and see in Crete and the local people and amenities were lovely. Can’t wait to go back ASAP
Delighted that you had a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Perfect holiday - Amanda and Julian were brilliant from start to finish - nothing was too much trouble
Plaka is lovely and very friendly and the villa is in a superb location overlooking the ocean and a short walk down to the town
The pool is great and the villa has everything you need
I cannot recommend enough
We are so pleased you enjoyed the villa. Sounds like you got to know Plaka really well. As you say it is a very friendly village where you can feel comfortable whether on your own or part of a large group.
Lovely place,amazing view
A very nice place,the view is spectacular,the house is well situated.decks are pleasant.the area is very nice and the beaches of kalyves are wonderful. A lot of good restaurants in almyrida and kalyves.
We spent a very good time
Crete is the largest and southernmost island in Europe. It is blessed with a fabulous climate (on average 320 days sunshine and the longest summer in Greece) plus fantastic scenery. Rugged snow-capped mountains, sparkling azure sea and 'blue flag' beaches combine to make Crete an ideal holiday destination. Villa Julanda is close to the centre of the charming village of Plaka, which is perched above the lively seaside resort of Almirida which is only a 10 minutes walk away. Plaka has several family friendly cafes, tavernas and shops. It is a short drive from the airport and the charming Venetian harbour of Chania with its bustling bars, restaurants and market.
Other Activities: Alternative therapies e.g. spa, homeopathic treatments