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Stylish and contemporary 3 bedroom villa, with large pool and stunning sea views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom villa, with pool. Offering amazing sea and moutain views

"Thea Zalia", Crete, is the newest location in the small collection of stylish holiday homes of the Zalia Retreats' portfolio.

Architect designed to maximise the panoramic sea and mountain views, Thea Zalia offers you the perfect place to relax and unwind. Only a short walk from Sellia, a small, quiet, rural village with many older homes and plenty of traditional Cretan charm. There are quality restaurants, using locally sourced food and offering traditional Cretan hospitality, with stunning views of Plakias bay. You’ll also find a small mini market selling fresh locally grown vegetables and good wines together with basic essentials. Larger supermarkets are to be found in the resort of Plakias, a seven minute drive away.

Clear blue seas and quiet beaches are in abundance in this area, all within a five to twenty minute drive. The resort town of Plakias offers good restaurants, bars and shops but remains low key.

Thea Zalia's main en-suite bedroom (with bath) offers panoramic sea and mountain views from the super king sized bed. On clear days you can also see the island of Gavdos.

A double bedroom, with oak wood flooring has a kingsize bed with pool and sea views and opens onto a terrace .The third bedroom is a twin, which can also be made up into a kingsize bed. It looks onto the mountains with the village sheltering beneath. These bedrooms share a large wet-room.

There is air conditioning throughout with a wood burning fire for the cooler months.

The contemporary kitchen is fully equipped, including a capacious fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. From here large sliding windows lead to a shaded outside dining space, to the swimming pool and beyond to sea views.

The spacious living area is thoughtfully furnished with comfortable seating for all guests. Satellite TV with English-speaking channels, a dvd player and free WIFI are installed here. The open plan dining space has an large table, appropriate for informal eating or fine dining and perfect for celebratory meals.

The house is designed to shelter the pool and patio from the warm but familiar sirocco winds known in all the Greek islands. The fabulous pool is ideal for both the confident swimmer and the beginner, it has a shallow paddling area with safe graduated steps into the main pool.

The space around the house has been landscaped and just below the house an ancient winnowing circle has been reinstated to provide an extra social space for star gazing. Planting is taking place echoing the natural environment of wild flowers and hardy bushes.

The area does have strong winds from time to time and these are more common in the summer months.

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Property Manager
Joseph Sanderson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agios Vasileios in Foinikas

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wetroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom with bath and ensuite bathroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Stylish and contemporary 3 bedroom villa, with large pool and stunning sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Modern design villa, breathing views and internal wow factor

  • 5 of 5

It was nice arriving to find a French family just getting out of their car and thinking the villa was theirs, to then correct them and let them know it's ours, sling your hook! Three bedrooms, one twin, double and master bedroom, which has the most amazing view to wake up to. Now I loved this villa but, and this is a big but. We had a week of gale force winds, apparently it comes and goes in summer on the south of island. And being on top of a hill, you really feel it, car doors blow open, front door needs locked to stop wind. You also need to drive up a dirt Road then reverse up driveway( which is on side of hill), but it made us go to Plakias more and surrounding beaches, which was fab.

I am nit picking here as it's an amazing villa, but we never got to use the bbq or really the pool or sit out at night as it was super windy. This is something to think about if you have small kids, I'm not joking!

If there was a breeze or light wind when there, it's complete perfection, but that's the gamble with south of the island.

The kitchen is stocked well and all rooms have A/C. The master bedroom has a standalone bath in the bedroom area as well a separate large shower/toilet. We had three kids aged 15, 13 and 10 and they loved it, but the wind took away evening pool time for them.

The villa is in the village of Saliva, which has a couple of restaurants and grocery shop but they felt pricey as if it was for German villa owners, unlike in Plakias. The road through the village to the villa is very narrow and one lane at times, don't rent a wide car in Crete.

The owner is very available through email and has arranged for the pool to be cleaned every day if needed. No problems at all.

Overall, I was so much more impressed on arrival, the pics don't do it justice. Just that bloody wind!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a fantastic place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious villa with all mod cons. Views to die for! The master bedroom is absolutely amazing. We did not want to leave. The villa is immaculately presented. |t has been very thoughtfully built and furnished. Only an 8 min walk to village where there are 2 fantastic tavernas. We walked into Plakias which took 45 minutes (nice views all the way down) and got a taxi back - all very easy. Plakias has all you would wish for; great supermarket, bars and restaurants. Beaches well served; especially eastern end. We did not get time to do everything we wanted to do so just had to book again for next year. Yes it can be a little windy but we only had wind for a day or so; a little excuse to leave and have great beach days!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful out of season stay!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fantastic with one of the best views I have ever experienced.

Unfortunately for us the weather was not great up in the mountains during our week and the 'Meltemi' wind was incredibly strong which meant that using the gorgeous pool was not an option and caused a few problems with the electrics. But despite the weather we had a wonderful week and would thoroughly recommend the villa to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Jaw Dropping!!!! An Amazing villa in an amazing setting finished to an outstanding standard.

  • 5 of 5

From the welcome pack to arriving and seeing the villa for the first time was a very accurate and enjoyable experiance, in the blurb the owner says that he hopes that the villa will exceed your expectations, it certainly does. Our faces and squeals of joy when we first walked in must have been a picture. Back up from the owner was only an email away and a local man popped by most days to clean the pool.

Crete is an amazing island, great food, loverly people and a sea that you can just play in for hours and not get cold. From what we saw of Crete we definatly prefered the South side.

We would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can't explain how nice this place was. It was like staying in the pages of a glossy house magazine. Everything was perfect - lovely house, furniture and accessories. Everything you would need for a great relaxing stay. The pool was bigger than I expected and you could have a little swim in there and it was immaculate, Andreas came and cleaned the pool every other day and did a fab job. The little village up the street has a small supermarket and all you need for a bbq or nice lunch and there a couple of nice litle restaurants. Plakias is a very short drive away (10 mins) and has excelletnt restaurants. You can go further to other towns and beaches but I must admit we didnt leave the villa too much - why would you go to a crowded beach when the villa was so perect - relaxing, amazing views and all you need. I am only sad we only stayed a week - if you are looking for a relaxing, stress free holiday with a touch of real class and luxury then this villa is for you . I will be going back

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unequalled comfort, unrivalled location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in others it was no surprise to find that this house is another exquisite property in the Zalia portfolio and has all the facilities, space and comfort that this impressive collection of villas unfailingly provides.

The location is jaw-dropping with quite the best views being from the pool, sitting room or the bath in the master bedroom. The shaded eating area outside the kitchen, beside the pool, is a joy and the nearby village (easily walkable) has excellent restaurants (try Elia) and a good supermarket.

Tempted to stay put and luxuriate for the whole stay, we managed to explore the nearby beaches and unbelievable rocky gorges. We’ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
36 Kilometres
Hora Sfakion
Nearest Restaurant
25 Metres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Souda Beach
Car: necessary

Thea Zalia can be reached by both Chania International Airport and Heraklion International Airport.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Agios Vasileios, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
2 Dec 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Seaosn
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Off Season
1 Dec 2019 - 29 Feb 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

We offer a 10% 2 person discount rate. Not available during High Season

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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