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Lovely detached villa, mountain views, 3 minutes walk to beach & tavernas

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Located in a quiet area of Almirida with mountain views, close to sandy beaches

Villa Selene is well situated at the edge of Almirida village, a quiet location with panoramic views to the olive groves and white mountains (Lefka Ori). The villa has 2 large terraces which provide excellent space to relax, dine and sunbathe. A double bedroom is located on the 1st floor which leads to a large terrace; there is also a shower wet room with toilet and basin. The twin bedroom is located on the ground floor, where there is also a shower room with toilet, basin and washing machine, and there is a large open plan lounge, dining area and well equipped kitchen. The villa is 'home from home' and is very attractive and comfortable with a TV for playing DVD's including a large selection for you to view, a CD player and ipod dock and hair dryer. Although there is no wifi in the property, you will find free wifi in all cafe bars and tavernas - you just have to ask for the wifi code. There are electric fans in both bedrooms for those warmer nights. This is a lovely rental property surrounded by a small garden with pretty bougainvillea.

Almirida itself is a pretty beach side village with sandy bays for swimming and sunbathing. It is perfect for couples and families, and each bay has shallow water for several meters, making it ideal for children. The sea is most often calm so great for swimming in the crystal clear waters. There are several good tavernas and cafe bars to be found at the beach side and recommendations are provided in the guide to Almirida and the local area on booking. Shop at the local grocery store and delicatessen which is always stocked with beautiful, fresh, local produce. There are 2 bakeries for your fresh bread, cakes and pastries, 2 mini markets, a butcher, a pharmacy, wine and gift shops and at least 3 cash machines (the nearest bank is in the next village, Kalyves). There is a sailing school where you can hire kyacks, wind surfers and catamarans and excursions by coach available. There is a bus service to Chania (passing through Kalyves) which has a beautiful venetian harbour; a visit to Chania is a must for the history, shopping and food. In fact, Crete is steeped in history and natural beauty and has many sites worth visiting. Although you need not leave Almirida itself, visiting other areas by bus or by hire car will make your holiday unforgettable.

Suitability: non smoking only, not suitable for infirm, wheelchair inaccessible due to flight of steps down to property. Stairgate available for young children.

Licensed rental property (EOT MHTE 1042K91003187901)

More Details

Janine and John
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Janine and John

Janine and John currently live in Grimsby, UK. Janine works for an architectural practice and John works in the offshore gas industry. They holiday in Crete regularly and love the people, the food, relaxed lifestyle and rugged beauty of the island.

Janine and John purchased this villa in 2008

Why Janine and John chose Almyrida

We have been enjoying holidays in Crete for several years and love the north west Chania district. Almirida village is quiet and sleepy out of high season and a bustling family resort from May to September - we love it at all times of the year and have got to know lots of people who live in the village. It is a very friendly place and there are lots of great restaurants and tavernas. We really relax when we come to Almirida.

What makes this villa unique

Fabulous views of the white mountains at all times of the year from Villa Selene - we especially love the spring when you can still see snow on the mountain tops. The area is very green and you can see the olive groves and farms from the upper terrace. The spacious outside terraces give us a choice on whether we want sun or shade and garden or hill/mountain views.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Almyrida in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • In the case of high winds, the shutters should be closed or secured
  • Do not flush paper, sanitary products or nappies in the toilet - it will get blocked
  • The stair gate is used to prevent children under 5 climbing the stairs (please let us know prior to your stay if this is required)
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely detached villa, mountain views, 3 minutes walk to beach & tavernas
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was as perfect as we hoped, the garden and patio areas really lovely and we would love to return at some time in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome to visit again at any time - thanks, Janine and John
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The villa was well placed for the beach and tavernas the villa was well equipped and clean. There was everything you needed and everyone we met were so friendly

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely villa in a beatiful location.

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Almyrida, where we stayed at the Villa Selene. The Villa is excellent with all of the amentities required. The property is very well maintained and very clean.

There are excellent views from the upstairs balcony, especially the mountains in the morning.

Its quiet location masks the fact that it is only a few minutes walk to the beach and bars.

Almyrida is a small village with excellent bars and tavernas along the beach. While being small, the bus services are very good and run often from Alymrida to the resort of Chania.

Overall, this is a lovely Villa in a beautiful location. Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at villa Selene - thank you for.your comments! You are welcome anytime, kind regards, Janine and John
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Individually designed villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is ideally situated only a short walk to beach and tavernas. The maintenance and cleanliness is worthy of a five star rating along. We woke in the mornings to great views from top floor balcony over to the mountains and at night time alfresco dining at ground level with all equipment provided.

We found public transport cheap and in summer ran frequently from the resort to Chania, also there is plenty of excursions on offer around the resort.

The welcome pack Janine and John left in the villa gave lots of information of where to go, best taverns and relevant contact numbers.

The weather was great and had a wonderful experience from arriving to leaving and we would certainly recommend the villa to family and friends and look forward to going back ourselves.

The area is great for couples and families.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback! We are always happy when guests enjoy our villa and holidaying in Crete - as we do. Kind regards Janine and John
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Excellent Villa & Location

  • 5 of 5

We had excellent weather from the start of our Holiday, The Villa is in a good location to the beach and resturants, you can eat at a different place every night- local food very good. Car is essential to tour this end of the island, plent to see and do.

Villa is in prime condition with every home essential. we had frehly squeesed orange every day , a local man comes round with a van selling sacks of fresh oranges there excellent.

I highly recommend this Villa.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Erwartungen voll erfüllt

  • 5 of 5

Alles sehr sauber und gepflegt,würden wir wiederwählen

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Trip and excursions available to various sites including Knossos, Samaria Gorge, Elafonissi, Chania, boat trip to caves and snorkelling

Local walks, guides available

Several restaurants and tavernas

Diving school

Sailing school with windsurfers and canoes for hire

Car hire, scooter and bicycle hire


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £110.58

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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