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Spacious group of houses & apartments, peaceful view of sea and island, parking - Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)

Bedrooms 2
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights



Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)

Independent house with large stone paved veranda, charcoal grill and oven, deck chairs and table. Main bedroom with double bed, closet, window and air conditioning, second bedroom with 2 single beds and air conditioning. Child's bed can be provided. WC with bath and shower. Living room with comfy couch, satellite TV and full kitchen and dining area with table and chairs. Dishwasher and washing machine for clothes. Private parking, large porch (20 m²). Situated above an olive grove just outside Mochlos village. Very peaceful, great views of sea and countryside. Pebble beach in village and other beaches within a short drive.

About the property

Vaia Villas

Vaia Villa’s houses and apartments are surrounded with flowers, herbs, and natural beauty, and located in a peaceful, clean area with private parking. With a coffee or beer on the shaded front porches, you will enjoy watching the sunrise and sunset, the beautiful reds and purples colouring the cliffs on the opposite side of the bay. Fresh air and sea breezes, and perhaps a walk in the hills, will awaken your appetite for a dinner of fresh fish and locally grown vegetables at one of the village tavernas. Some of the best fish in Greece is caught by local fishermen. If you are an early riser, you may even see your dinner arriving! Several beaches, some pebble and some sand, offer places to swim or relax near the village. Special celebrations take place in the village at Easter time and you are welcome to join in. The people are very friendly and the village offers much hospitality all year round. In the fall, olives and grapes are harvested and oil and raki (the local spirit) is made.

Eleanor Huffman
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

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Rates include towels and sheets and final cleaning. A 1/4 deposit is required to reserve the property.


Accommodation and facilities for Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)in Mochlos in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming


4.8/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)

Vaia Villa Asteria (Vaia Villas 5)
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

a comfortable holiday home at a very nice place

  • 4 of 5

The house was completly equipped and clean and the manager visited us sometimes to ask for questions. The view to the ocean was wonderful.

But it was absolutly necessary to rent a car to go to the beach or other places.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I welcome suggestions for the house in order to make it always more comfortable for our guests. I do recommend a car; Mochlos is off the beaten track and that is an essential part of its charm!
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  • 5 of 5

Bellissimo posto. Visita magnifica. Silenzioso. Proprietaria gentilissima. Per chi vuole vacanza relax è il posto ideale.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille! Spero che tu abbia una buona estate.
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Très bonne adresse. A retenir.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances. Logement très sympa et très bien situé. A l'écart du village, dans les hauteurs à flanc de montagne. Vue imprenable sur la baie et les montagnes avoisinantes. Très paisible et sauvage. Nous reviendrons.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Very nice hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect 2 weeks summer vacation with our 2 kids (5 and 8 years)

The terrasse was our Dining-, Living- and kids-play-spot and we found in the apartment everything we needed for our stay.

Eleanor and her Family are nice hosts and they did check in with us on a regular basis.

You need a car but then you are in the perfect spot to explore the East of Crete. We very much enjoyed the beach of Tholos which is a 15 minutes drive. Mochlos has a few nice tavernas and a small Minimarket for the daily needs.

We hope to be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Philipp, I enjoyed meeting you and your family! All the best, Eleanor
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  • 5 of 5

La location était parfaite avec tous les équipements nécessaire, une vue magnifique. Les propriétaires sont charmants et très serviables (la climatisation n'a pas fonctionné une fois, réparé dans la journée)

Je recommande cette location!

Sovann, Géraldine, Malo et Corebtin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
125 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Agios Nikolaos
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
National Highway
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Car: necessary

Mochlos is a small fishing village with several taverns and several small shops. Remains of a Bronze age town are visible on the island opposite the town. In the sea near the village, fish tanks dating to the Roman era are visible. During the summer months, archaeologists conduct an excavation on the island, providing more information on the local history, which goes back almost continuously for over 4000 years! Special celebrations are held at Easter and you are welcome to participate. Olives and grapes are harvested in the fall, and then the production of oil and raki, the locally manufactured liquor, begins. Be sure to sample the oil, the raki, and don't forget the local red wine!

Other Activities: Diving is available at a nearby hotel (25 min. away) and golf is available at the new course near Hersonissos (40 min away).


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