|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Villa Athena has been build to the highest standards with no expenses spared.Located in a beautiful olive grove on just 10 minutes easy walking distance from the lovely village of Sisi and the sea.
5 large bedrooms, 11 adult beds and space for a baby cot, 3 bathrooms. Set on 2000m2 of private , gated grounds, 60m2 swimming pool large garden , pool bar, outside dining area , large stone BBQ , ideal for a family holiday.
The villa is serviced to a premium standard during your stay with all linen, towels, wifi A/C and cleaning included in the price.
Accommodation bedrooms : 5 large bedrooms
4 double rooms, 1 singles room , one double room sleeps 3 . 11 adults all together
3 large bathrooms with bath , shower, toilet , hand wash basin.
The villa consist of 3 levels , the top floor has two double bedrooms with en-suite , both with private terrace/balcony
the middle floor consist of a large open plan living and kitchen area with two veranda's and exit the the garden /bar pool area .
The lower floor consist of 3 bedrooms, 2 double rooms , 1 single room with 3 single beds. 1 large bathroom .
Eighteen years ago my husband and I came to Crete for the first time on a holiday. It was love at the first sight and it didn't take too long when we decided to buy a piece of land and built our holiday home. After having enjoyed our own ‘home away’ for a few years and getting to know the local people and the surroundings a little better, we decided to construct a few villas for rent for luxurious holidays. We were convinced that Sisi and its surroundings are ideal for holiday makers that value tranquillity, privacy and comfort. In the meantime other villa owners joined Luxury villas on Crete and started renting their villas through us. Together we make sure that our guests are being taken care in the highest standards and that they spend here on the beautiful island of Crete their unforgettable holiday in lavish, comfortable and luxurious surroundings.
Audrey Thomassen purchased this villa in 2008
The village of Sisi is a wonderful , authentic , fishing village by the sea, it has the most picturesque port , great beach ,and is not overloaded with tourism but offers all the necessary amenities. Restaurants, taverns, bars, car rentals, travel agencies, shops, supermarket, pharmacy and much more.
After period of exploration of places to go along the Mediterranean coast, we found Villa Athena in the village of Sissi. This trip was a 14-days 70-year celebration with the children and grandchildren, so the family aspects where quit important for us. From the first moment we noticed that Audrey answered all questions with exact information and a nice attitude. Both when we arrived late at night and later during our stay met Audrey's smiling face. We were 11 people including a boy of 4 years, so when we arrived and needed an extra bed, she just fixed that right away. We got well informed about the Villa the arrival night, but she even showed up the next morning giving us hands on information about the supermarkets, restaurants, beaches and sights. As soon as we needed any help during our stay, she always helped out. The villa, the pool and the garden was absolutely perfect. In addition there was a great bar by the pool with a refrigerator where we could have all the drinks we neede. Bedroom, bathroom and kitchen functioned as it should. After our first week the Villa got cleaned to the perfect. On the back side of the house there was a large lawn where we could play ball games. The total of the property gave lots of space for everyone. The village of Sisi was a friendly small village, and Audrey's suggestions for restaurants gave us good and varied food and drinks, and the - something extra. With the rented car we got around and went both to a great water park and a trip to Spinalonga where we ate a delicious meal at Audrey's recommendation. There was a hotel about a mile from the house with a magnificent beach and a variety of pools, and a number of restaurants that we used for a sum of 30 euros. Of all the places we have been we have never felt so welcome and had such a service as we did here. In addition, Audrey hade a very nice husband named Sebastian. The journey back to Chania was a happened with 11 people in a two storey tourist bus with good views and a friendly driver. We thank you for a great vacation spot and send our good thoughts to Audrey and Sebastian.
Greetings from the "crazy Norwegian", Harald Ruud
We went for a 50th birthday celebration with the family and absolutely loved it. The outside bar proved to be my favourite feature and such fun.
We did go in the pool but it was cold at this time of year as expected even though the outside temperature was still quite warm.
The upstairs bedroom door handle broke as the door was difficult to close but they were aware of this and didn't charge us. I assume this will be fixed for next visitors.
Eva was really helpful throughout the stay and let us stay longer on the day of departure as the villa was to be empty the following week which was greatly appreciated.
All mod cons in the kitchen and plenty of space and room in the large fridge.
A wonderful, spacious villa that didn't disappoint in any shape or form. So many areas to sit and relax made every day and evening unique and special. If you weren't chilling by the pool then you could be by the bar having a drink or relaxing reading a book on one of the many balconies. The villa is situated perfectly from Sissi which was a few minutes drive away and had some fantastic restaurants. Big thank you to Audrey who was there on our arrival and then met with us the next day to give us a debrief on the area, things to do, places to see, where to eat etc. She was always available on the phone as well so any queries we had were answered instantaneously. So sad not to still be at Athena but hopefully see you next year ! Yamas !
Athena - 3rd - 16th July , 2015
One of the most amazing relaxing holidays with our three young boys!!!
From start to finish. Athena is a true gem if you are lucky enough to stay there. We loved every moment of our 13 night stay and already
thinking about returning!! The views from the terrace are breathtaking and so peaceful. The pool and outdoor space is wonderful. The villa is
extremely spacious and decorated beautifully, with lots of little extras. Upon arrival, Audrey met us at the villa and showed us around. Please
take her advice on all restaurants, she is a book of knowledge on the surrounding areas. We went one night to a restaurant off her list and
we regretted it!! No request was to big or small for her or her team. She really runs a tight ship and we could'nt recommend "luxury villas on Crete"
Definitely a family that will be returning........
The Vonk Family, Belgium
I could not recommend 'Luxury villas on Crete' enough! The villa itself is absolutely stunning- even the pictures on this website don't really do it justice! First and foremost, the mountain views from the villa are simply breathtaking - particularly at dusk, the location makes for some remarkable panoramas. The poolside area is fantastic, featuring a large bar and outdoor fridge, and the sun loungers are particularly comfortable! There are also parasols providing ample shade for those who want it. Inside, the villa is beautifully decorated and the equipment all modern. All bedrooms have air-conditioning, there is huge amount of cupboard space, and the bathrooms are spotless.
Throughout, Audrey was the perfect host. Upon our arrival at the villa, she warmly greeted us and recommended activities, taxis and restaurants in the local area. One night, there was a leak in the kitchen fridge and within 5 minutes of our reporting it to Audrey one of her colleagues had arrived and fixed the problem. Our departure day was also a changeover day, and our flight was late at night - Audrey was, however, amazingly helpful in allowing us use of the facilities of another villa during the day; a kindness without which we would have been stuck, so we can't even begin to express our gratitude to Audrey.
As regards location, the villa is only a 10 minute walk from the fishing village of Sissi, where there are supermarkets, car rental/quad bike hire shops, and boutique restaurants dotted around the harbour. There is also a beautiful, private beach a further 15 minutes away on foot. We spent our last few nights in the harbour, and the quiet picturesque surroundings coupled with the views of the sunset over the sea really put the perfect end to a most fantastic holiday - and all credit to Audrey and the 'Luxury villas on Crete' team!
Every year myself and a group of friends book a villa for the last bank holiday in August in a different country. This year decided to try Crete. After many internet searches we found www.luxuryvillasoncrete.com. After much deliberation of the extensive choices of Villas we decided to book the Athena. From the first contact to the last day of our holiday Audrey was extremely helpful, informed and patient. When we arrive we were met by Audrey and she gave our party a thorough tour around the Villa and around the local area pointing out the best restaurants, bars and supermarkets. First I must tell you how perfect the villa is for a holiday. The villa is just great with enough space for everyone (there were 10 in our group) but it is the outside area that makes it extra special. The pool and bar area are fantastic with great fridges to keep your drinks cool. The Villa is within a 10 minutes lovely walk to Sissi which is a full of character with impressive restaurants, bars and a local supermarket plus a very good local butcher for all your needs. Ok now back to Audrey and Sebastian. As I have said before we book a different place every year and have never had better personnel service and friendship. Nothing was too much trouble and they were on hand to answer any questions as their knowledge of Crete is excellent, whatever we wished to do or know this special couple were on hand to guide and support us. Restaurants, places of special interest, that hidden cove, nothing was too much trouble. This made our visit extra special and we will definitely return again which is a first for our party. Thanks you again to Audrey and Sebastian for a truly fantastic week and we have already booked for next year.
Simon Norman, Manchester, England
Thank you Audrey and Bas for a fantastic holiday at Villa Athens. The villa certainly deserves its luxury description – spacious bedrooms, great kitchen and dining areas and a fabulous pool. From the moment that we arrived you looked after us very well, giving us lots of useful information about local shops, restaurants and amenities. We had intended to visit lots of places in Crete but the Villa was so relaxing we hardly left it! The Villa is in a great location so close to Sisi which had everything we needed. I would certainly recommend the Villa to friends looking for a relaxing and special holiday. Thanks again for helping to make our holiday such a success.
Located on the edge of the village of Sisi, North East Crete, set amongst the olive groves with easy access to the road. The villas enjoy beautiful views over the valley to the mountains. Set in their own secured grounds with parking areas these villas are far enough away from the busy holiday resorts yet close enough to take advantage of their facilities for shopping and dining. Just 2 km to the waterfront, fishing harbour, tavernas and shops of Sisi with and safe sandy beaches.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£432|
500€ refundable damage deposit.