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A very private villa with a choice of 6,4, or 2 bedrooms at different prices.

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs2
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

Very private pool area, all amenities, 5 minutes from the beach


Villa Giorgos is a comfortable, peaceful and private retreat on the forested outskirts of the charming traditional village of Gavalohori. The villa has dramatic views of Souda Bay, Aptera Fort, The Akrotiri Peninsula, acres of olive and cypress trees, and the spectacular White Mountains. All of the bedrooms in the main villas (not the annex studio), and the living areas lead out to balconies and terraces to enjoy these views.

Despite being perfect for larger families and groups, during the low and mid seasons it is still possible for smaller families or couples to rent either one of the villas for a lower price whilst the second villa would remain locked - please contact me for prices.

Hidden away on a hillside at the end of a short private track above a ravine, and surrounded on 3 sides by a forest of tall cypress trees, Villa Giorgos is very secluded and yet only 4 minutes away by car from the pretty coastal village of Almyrida with its sandy beaches and many amenities. The villa is comprised of 2 conjoined villas and is ideal for families or large groups who like to holiday together whilst still having their own space and a little more privacy, whilst the completely self-contained annex studio on the ground floor is perfect for those who are less able to negotiate stairs or who like to come and go via their own entrance without disturbing the other guests.

Both sides of this modern villa are comfortably furnished and well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing vacation including Free WIFI, satellite TV’s, DVD and CD players, ceramic hobs and built in ovens, fridge/freezers microwave ovens, washing machines, barbeques, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms and living rooms. The A/C units also double up as heaters, and there is central heating for the cooler nights early and late season (fuel for the central heating is not included in the rental price), as well as solar powered hot water with a back-up immersion heater. The thoughtful Greek owners, Giorgos and Spiridoula, have supplied large pool/beach towels so that you will not have to take up precious room in your suitcase by bringing these with you. The bathrooms are fully tiled and the master bathroom in Villa 2 includes a large Jacuzzi bath tub and a separate shower cabinet. The villa has many typically Cretan touches such as local cypress wood for the interior staircase, the doors, the tilt and turn windows which provide a constant through breeze, the shutters, and the pergolas on the pool terrace and the outside dining terrace. The bedroom furniture, including the built-in wardrobes and vanity units, and the kitchen cabinets have also been made from this matching warm wood and the villa's bedroom floor tiles also look like a matching wood. Natural local stone has been used in abundance for all of the walls, steps, stone paving, and raised flowerbeds on this lovely terraced property which includes a spacious private parking area with an electric gate.

The newly tiled swimming pool with has a water polo goal and is set on its own terrace set above and behind the villa. Surrounded by a low stone wall and tall trees, including cypress, olive and carob, the pool area is very private and peaceful where the only sounds you are likely to hear are the birds singing or the tinkling of bells from nearby sheep. There are 2 pergolas on different levels near the pool and barbeque that provide shade and are equipped with a dining table and chairs as well as sun-beds, and a swing seat. Bordering the pool terrace and all around the villa itself, there are many raised flowerbeds which are planted with an abundance of shrubs including magnolia trees, roses, margaritas, different coloured daisies, and hydrangea. The living rooms and bedrooms all lead out to balconies and terraces which have a choice of sun or shade and are equipped with tables, a couch, chairs so that you may relax with a meal or a drink whilst taking in the glorious views down the valley to the sea.

Villa Giorgos has a unique countrified location with no immediate neighbours – just 1 semi occupied holiday villa a few hundred metres away on the on the far side of a ravine. It should therefore appeal to the escapists amongst you who value comfort and seclusion, whilst being just minutes from beaches, tavernas and shops.

More Details
Registration Number : 1042K 91002992401

About Us

Francoise Miles
Villas Crete Holidays Ltd.
Hilltop House, Pikes Hill Avenue
SO43 7AX Lyndhurst
VAT Reg NoGB291496273

Villas Crete Holidays
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via e-mail using Google Translate.
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 August, 2018

About Villas Crete Holidays

Villa Giorgos is exclusively booked by Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England, with a resort manager and resort representative in Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we at Villas Crete Holidays only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoranas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida, Kalives, Kokkino Horio, Plaka and Gavalohori) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and archaeological sites.

Frankie Miles is the Director of Villas Crete Holidays. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 20 years and has written the best selling guide book "Crete on the Road". The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Frankie’s unrivalled knowledge, love of the island, and attention to detail is now being fully put to use to guarantee a fantastic holiday for our guests.

Why Villas Crete Holidays chose Apokoronos

It is rare to find villas with 6 bedrooms.

Despite the complete privacy Villa Giorgos is only 900m from the shops, and tavernas in Gavalohori. You can walk on a quiet country road to have a delicious meal and a drink (or two) without worrying about driving home.

The villa has a fantastic private location in the heart of the countryside but it is only a few minutes drive from the beaches, shops and tavernas in Almyrida and 45 minutes easy drive from Chania airport.

What makes this villa unique

Villas Crete Holidays truly are the Apokoronas Specialists as unlike other offices, 3 of the 4 members of our expert team live and work here all year round which enables us to always have completely up-to-date information about the villas, local facilities, and tourist attractions. We can help you with all aspects of your holiday including good value, reliable car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes. We can also arrange private boat hire, private boat trips, private sight-seeing flights, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking, and guided coach excursions. Our office staff speak English, Greek, and a little French, and have a vast list of local contacts, and our representative in resort also speaks some Italian.

Both the company itself, and Frankie's book have been featured and recommended in articles in major British newspapers including the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as smaller publications such as Greece Magazine.

Most importantly, because we handle many villas, in the unlikely event that there is an unforeseen problem at your villa, we can usually offer you an alternative villa (although this cannot be guaranteed in high season).

We have many years experience working in tourism on Crete, and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals, which needs a very different area of expertise to other types of tourism such as walking holidays, or package holidays for the masses. We use all of our knowledge and local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we are available during office hours for information, and 24 hours a day should you need medical assistance, yet we remain unobtrusive.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Apokoronos around the Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Washroom 1 (in Villa 1) - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 (in Villa 2) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , This en-suite bathroom is in Villa 2 and has a jacuzzi bath
    Washroom 2 (in Villa 2) - Toilet
    Pool Terrace Shower - Outdoor Shower , There is a shower on the pool terrace.
    Bathroom 1 (in Villa 1) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , The shower now has safety glass doors that are not shown
    Bathroom 2 (in Villa 1 Annex studio) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This shower room is in Villa 1 annex studio)
    Bathroom 4 (in Villa 2) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This is an en-suite shower room in Villa 2
  • All of the bathrooms are modern and fully tiled, and 2 of them have washing machines.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 (in Villa 1) - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 (in Villa 1) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 (in Villa 1) - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 (in Villa 1 annex studio) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , The 4th bedroom is in the annex studio and has a kitchenette
    Bedroom 5 (in Villa 2) - 1 Double Bed , This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom & a sea facing balcony
    Bedroom 6 (in Villa 2) - 2 Single Bed , This has an en-suite shower room & a sea facing balcony
    Living room in Villa 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , A fold out bed can be placed in the living room.
  • There is sleeping for 7 persons in the bedrooms in Villa 1 with the annex studio, and there is sleeping for 4 persons in beds in Villa 2. An extra person can be accommodated on a fold-out bed in the lounge of Villa 2. The conjoined villas are only rented together during July and August, and the rest of the year Villa 2 is available as an optional extra for a fee (it would remain locked if not paid for).
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In addition to villa towels, pool towels are supplied at Villa Giorgos.


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A very private villa with a choice of 6,4, or 2 bedrooms at different prices.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Villa Giorgos was a perfect villa for our holiday

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This property was a great find! We had privacy but we were also close enough to the village. The owners were more then helpful and the Susanna the agent coundn' t have done enough. The villa was clean and very well kept. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated as we arrived late and hungry! A very enjoyable holiday was had here and we hope to be back!

Caitriona (Ireland)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
19 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Gavalohori is a pretty traditional village with 4 tavernas, a bakery, and a well stocked mini market on the main square. The nearby beach at Almyrida is shallow and safe, has watersports, scuba diving, pedalo and pedalo rentals, an area with pool tables and game machines, a children's play/activity centre with baby sitting, and is lined with many shops, cafe/bars, tavernas, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing charters, and guided walking and coach tours.

A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a variety of archaeological sites and quaint villages, and an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace makers in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.

With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind the harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Apokoronos,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
November 2018 - April 2019
1 Nov 2018 - 1 Apr 2019
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees


*** We give a discount at all time except July and August for a maximum of 7 persons only staying in Villa 1 with the studio annex only or Villa 2. The other villa would be closed to guarantee privacy.

Guests receive a substantial free welcome pack, a villa information book,and detailed directions from the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles that is provided with every booking. A local representative is available during office hours for local information and bookings for private boat trips and private boat hire, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking and coach excursions, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, and 24/7 assistance is available for medical emergencies.

The prices for November 01 2018 - April 01, 2019 are for long term lets only. These prices do not include utilities, cleaning (except at the beginning of the let and the end of the let), the pool, or representative services. We require a security deposit of 1000.00 Euros. A reading of the electricity meter will be taken at the start and end of the let and payment must be made by the guests for the units used. The pool is available for use at an extra fee but will be cold in the winter. Central heating oil is not included in the price and must be paid for by the guests (we can arrange delivery of the oil if needed, but the guest pays for it).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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