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Luxury large villa Athena with private pool in East Crete, close by sea and town

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Sisi - Athena

Villas Athena - Relax in quality comfortable surroundings

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 .

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Audrey Thomassen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Russian, Dutch, Greek, Czech
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Audrey Thomassen

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

Why Audrey Thomassen chose Lassithi

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

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
Sep 2011
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Luxury large villa Athena with private pool in East Crete, close by sea and town
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Incredible stay made very special by Villa Athena!

  • 5 of 5

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 !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ludo Thank you, we are happy that you have enjoyed your stay , and it was my pleasure being your host and maybe we can welcome you back next year , Best Wishes, Audrey
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A holiday to remember - perfect on all levels !!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family Vonk, Thank you very much and we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay in our villa Athena so much , it would be wonderful if we could welcome you back some day , best wishes, Audrey and the team of Luxury villas on Crete
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A fantastic holiday!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex, thank you very much! it was a pleasure having you here. We are happy that you have had fantastic time here in Crete and in Villa Athena. All the best to all of you, Audrey
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San Francisco US

villa athena

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco US

Fantastic Holiday villa

  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vakantie Villa Athena

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben van een geweldige vakantie genoten in Villa Athena in Sissi.

Het huis is ontzettend mooi en het uitzicht is enorm rustgevend. Het huis is heel schoon en het onderhoud van het zwembad is voortreffelijk. Van schoon en fris zwemwater is hier echt sprake zoals de foto's ook aangeven. De service is tot in de kleinste details heel goed verzorgd zoals de transfer vanaf de luchthaven, het regelen van de huurauto's, een hapje en koel drankje aanwezig als je arriveert.

De hartverwarmende gastvrijheid van Audrey en Bas, het aanbevelen van leuke restaurants en de mooiste plekjes van Kreta worden je allemaal geadviseerd. Ik heb nu al heimwee naar dit mooie plekje waar we zeker terug gaan!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beste Nathalie Heel hartelijk dank en wij kijken er nu al naar uit om jullie hopelijk volgend jaar wederom te mogen verwelkomen in onze villa Athena Audrey
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Crete Golf club, Hersonissos
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Boufos beach

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.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Sisi, Lassithi

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September-October 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March - April 2017
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May - June 2017
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July - August 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September - October 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November - December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445

500€ refundable damage deposit.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sisi in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 270 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , plus handbasin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , plus handbasin
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , plus handbasin
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • all bedrooms are large enough to add a baby cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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