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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Property Manager
Audrey Thomassen
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German, Russian, Dutch, Greek, Czech
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 August, 2018

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 Agios Nikolaos Municipality

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality in Lasithi

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • 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 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , en-suite
  • all bedrooms can have also a baby cot
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 12 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • 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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Luxury large villa Athena with private pool in East Crete, close by sea and town
average rating of 4.818182 based on 15 reviews

Super sixtieth birthday holiday

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, everything you would want and the village of Sissi is lovely, small enough to get to know the llocals and big enough to dine at a different place every night and only a short walk away. Potomus beach is a 10 min drive away and was one of the best we visited with a great taverna. My group all thought we were super lucky to find villa Athena and Sissi.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen, We are happy and very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at villa Athena so much and that you also loved my personal favourite taverna on Potomos . Thank you and perhaps we can welcome you back some time in the future,. Kind Regards , Audrey and the team of Luxury villas on Crete.
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Excellent villa, perfect for family celebration

  • 4 of 5

Villa met nearly all our expectations and suited our family birthday celebration group perfectly. Location is good, just outside of little port of Sisi and only 10 minute walk into the town where there are lots of bars and restaurants. Photos are clever at not showing that the villa is right beside another similar size villa and on a road that one or two coaches pass by every hour during the day. Saying that, with the gates closed, we had great fun in the pool at the front of the villa all day long without feeling too overlooked. Would recommend it highly for a family group. Audrey and her team could not have been more helpful, recommending wonderful photographer, Graham, and excellent caterer Eleni. Anything that needed attention she sorted immediately.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Family Foan We are very pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your stay at villa Athena Best wishes , the team of Luxury villas on Crete
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Beautiful villa with easy walk to town.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our villa Athena. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. And we will be at your disposal for any future travels to Crete. Best wishes The team of Luxury villas on Crete
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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: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 08-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 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: 10-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 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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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
22 Kilometres
Crete Golf club, Hersonissos
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Agios Nikolaos Municipality, Crete

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July - August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September - October 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March-April 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September - October 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £446.43

500€ refundable damage deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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