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Gorgeous V. Private Villa with Big Pool and Views

1 Review
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 90 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 90 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Plaka - Villa Kali Zoe

2 bedroom villa, sleeps 6, all amenities, A/C, fantastic sea and mountain views

This unique villa was designed with great precision and is a gorgeous combination of charming traditional features and complementary modern comforts. The English owner of Villa Kali Zoe spent a long time searching for the perfect plot of land, and much to our delight he succeeded. With breathtaking uninterrupted views past a small cove, across Souda Bay, sweeping along the coastline past the Turkish fort at Aptera, to the majestic White Mountains, there could not be a more beautiful location. The large 60m2 pool, the wrap around terrace, the living area and double bedroom all take in the views and dramatic sunsets. Kali Zoe means “good life” in Greek, and that would be an understatement for the time that you spend here. The village taverna and well stocked mini market are only 700m away, and the beach at Almyrida is only 7 minutes away by car. Kali Zoe has return visitors year after year because it is a private romantic retreat with incredible views, suitable for couples and small families.

Local stone, marble and cypress wood have been used for many of the features including the high vaulted open beamed ceilings and the open fireplace. The elegant dark wood furniture was handmade at the workshop of a local craftsman. To ensure that you have a relaxing holiday Villa Kali Zoe has been fully equipped with every modern comfort including; satellite TV, a DVD player, a CD player and stereo, WIFI internet access (free for the 2017 season), a washing machine, a dishwasher, a microwave, a BBQ, and air conditioning units in the bedrooms and living area. For those cooler nights at the start and end of the season there is a fireplace and the A/C units double up as heaters. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater, and there are large storage tanks for those times in the summer when the water is limited.

The outside areas at Villa Kali Zoe are not only special because of the stunning views, but also because of the large pool and the beautifully planted colourful garden.

The pool terrace is paved with non-slip natural stone and has built-in wood and bamboo umbrellas, as well as sun-beds and a table and chairs. The main terrace is also equipped with a table and chairs. Adjacent to the pool is a large rockery area which has numerous mature plants and trees including; cape honeysuckle, lantana, purple polygala, South African daisies, and many weeping fig trees. There is also a small herb garden which contains rosemary, basil, chilli peppers and a number of other herbs. The front garden has been gravelled and planted with cacti and a number fruit trees including nectarine, peach pomegranate, mulberry and fig. There are 2 fuchsia bougainvillea growing up the wall of the villa around the kitchen window. Set behind a natural stone wall is a section of the garden that has been left completely natural with olive trees, almond bushes and rocks.

The BBQ is in this area and has a wonderful wooden table and chairs carved from a large tree trunk, and set beneath a shady olive tree.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) Rental License Number: MHTE 1042K 10000048400

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Miss Frankie Miles
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek, Most languages via E-mail with Google Translate
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 September, 2016

About Miss Frankie Miles

Villa Kali Zoe is exclusively booked by Frankie Miles. Frankie runs Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England and Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we 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 many archaeological sites.

Frankie is very hands-on at Villas Crete Holiday. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 18 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. Before Crete, Frankie lived all over the world. She initially came to Crete for 1 season after 12 hectic years in New York working various jobs including: office manager for the band Simply Red; production assistant to the singer Paul Simon; and booking bands such as Guns N’ Roses for The Limelight nightclub. All of this was no match, however, to the fantastic weather and food, the warmth of the Cretan people, and the exquisite natural beauty of Crete. When (very occasionally) not working, Frankie spends time helping the stray animals of Crete.

Why Miss Frankie Miles chose Chania area

Villa Kali Zoe has excellent privacy, a much larger than average pool, and gorgeous sea and mountain views. It has long been one of our most popular villas with guests returning year after year if they can get in before it is booked up.

Villa Kali Zoe is only 700m from well stocked mini market and tavernas in Kokkino Horio so you can have a drink (or two) with your meal without worrying about driving home. The walk up to the village can be hard work but the walk downhill is a breeze.

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.


1 holidaymaker review

Gorgeous V. Private Villa with Big Pool and Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
United Kingdom

perfect villa

  • 5 of 5

we found villa kali zoe to be as discribed in a very nice location.

the villa was very private not being overlooked with great views out to sea

with wonderfull sunsets.

it has a large pool with plenty of areas for sun bathing. plenty of tavernas within ten mins drive in the village or at the beach. Try francoise cafe on the beach Great Breakfasts

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Kokkino Horio
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Kokkino Horio
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Koutalas Cove
Car: necessary

The main tavernia in Kokkino Horio and the mini market are only 700m from Villa Kali Zoe. The family-run taverna is shaded by weeping willow trees, and has good food, . During the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the taverna, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio (“red village” in Greek) was the main village set for the film “Zorba the Greek”. There are little whitewashed houses and narrow streets that wind around the village centre. At the village kafenion you can find older locals who were used as extras in the film, and who will happily show you photos of themselves with Anthony Quinn. Also in Kokkino Horio is the famous glass blowing workshop and excellent organic taverna. Here you can watch recycled glass being blown in the traditional manner into amazingly beautiful products including lampshades, ornaments, decanters, plates and bowls. The Retreat Taverna is on the upper outskirts of the village and has lovely views. The coastline below Villa Kali Zoe is famous for its sea caves, and it has Koutalas cove, which is a rocky inlet with a small stony/sandy beach. Plaka Square is just 1.6km away and has 7 tavernas, 3 well stocked mini markets, a an Italian restaurant, a hairdresser, and 6 cafes. 7 minutes away by car is the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving centre, a children's play centre, pedalo rentals, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, and Villa Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, private boat hire, big game fishing, water-skiing, horse riding, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, and organised walking and/or coach tours.

For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 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.

A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace making in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.

Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local wineries can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.

Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.

As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.

Villa Kali Zoe is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. 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 Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.

The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Plaka, Chania area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
October 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2016/17
5 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July and August
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 6 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2017/18
7 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
90 night minimum stay
for 90 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224

The villa has a Saturday changeover day at all times except low season.

Guests receive a 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, 24/7 assistance for medical emergencies, and bookings for boat trips, private boat hire, horse riding, big game fishing, water-skiing, guided walking, coach excursions, and private sightseeing tours in a light aircraft.

We ask for a deposit of 20% on villas with a total rental price of 1000.00 Euros or more, and 200.00 Euros for villas with a total rental price of less than 1000.00 Euros, with the final balance paid 10 weeks before your arrival date. If you book 10 weeks or less before the booking we require full payment at the time of booking. We accept payments via bank transfer, personal Visa or Mastercard.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Plaka in Crete

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are fully tiled and spacious. The en-suite bathroom has a full bath with shower attachment. The main shower room is between the twin bedroom and lounge and houses the washing machine. There is an outside shower on the pool terrace.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have double doors that lead out to the pool area. High beamed ceiling and a/c ensure that the bedrooms stay cool during the long hot summers. The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. A further 2 persons can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room if required.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Yard
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a twice weekly maid service, a twice weekly towel change, and a once weekly linen change included in the rental rates.

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