Located in a quiet olive grove just a short walk from the charming village of Douliana, Villa Adrasteia is a new stone house built to modern standards using classical techniques, making the most of the wild beauty of rural Western Crete. Furniture and fittings throughout are high quality and have been carefully selected to fit in with the character of the villa as well as to provide extremely comfortable high quality accommodation. Hellenic Tourist Board (EOT) Licence 1042K10002984501.
Villa in Douliana, Chania, Crete, Greece - Located In A Quiet Olive Grove 5 Minutes Easy Drive To The Nearest Beach
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- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Feb 2019
About Cathy Butler
Cathy and Simon Butler live and work in Cambridge UK. Cathy heads up open and custom programmes at Churchill College's Moeller Centre educational venue, Simon leads a team of engineers working on an enterprise cryptography solution. Both northerners originally (Cathy from Scotland, Simon from North Yorkshire) Cathy and Simon prefer a more rugged landscape than is provided by the Cambridgeshire fens which is partly why they decided to build Villa Adrasteia in the wilds of western Crete.
Cathy Butler purchased this Villa in 2012
Why Cathy Butler chose Apokoronos
We arrived in Douliana for the first time in August 2003, our first "hot" holiday with our two young children Gabriel and Verity. We had a perfect family holiday staying in Villa Ionaida and decided that we might like to build something similar for ourselves at some point. A series of family holidays followed in various parts of western Crete but in the end we decided that Douliana provided a nice combination in terms of location, views, peace and quiet. We bought the land in 2009 and completed the main phase of construction by 2012.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Adrasteia is a large, spacious villa spread across three levels with panoramic views of the White Mountains to the south and a glimpse of the blue Aegean to the north. The living spaces in and around the villa provide plenty of room to socialise whilst also providing quieter places if you want to get away from the crowd. The villa is a short walk from the charming village of Douliana which is unusual in that there is no through-road, making the village exceptionally quiet even by Cretan standards.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Between July 24th and August 7th our party of 8 ( ages 13-81) all had a most enjoyable fortnights holiday at Villa Adrasteia. The situation is in beautiful countryside, but down a series of tracks. The house itself is very well equipped and maintained with an outstanding swimming pool. In retrospect the facilities were so good, that we could have helpfully done more excursions especially into the nearby mountains. We hired 2 cars from Flisvos who were good to us. One of our party had some mobility problems but managed perfectly well, though the villa would not be suitable for wheelchairs. Richard and Ann Jeffries
Thanks Richard, very pleased to hear that you, Ann and your family had an enjoyable holiday at Villa Adrasteia.
Fantastic villa in lovely location near beautiful village with good restaurants
The villa exceeded our expectations. It is very well equipped, clean, has lots of amenities, a wonderful pool and as a family of 12 (three generations from 2 years old to 60) we couldn't have asked for a more spacious and comfortable place to stay. The beds were really good as were the showers and the fridge with ice and water dispenser was a real bonus. We were only sorry we could only stay for one week as we would have liked to have spent more time at this beautiful place. We ate out every night as we discovered Ta Douliana in the village and we loved their salads and tried almost all veggie dishes on the menu. If we had stayed longer we would have loved to try out the pizza oven - we just ran out of time.
Thanks Linda, we are very pleased to hear that you had a great holiday at Villa Adrasteia. It is indeed great to have a nice restaurant like Ta Douliana on the doorstep!
Wonderful villa for family stay
We stayed for one week to celebrate my birthday with my family, which included two grandsons of 7 and almost 3. There is plenty of space and everything you need. The views of the mountains are beautiful and the location perfect (some of the roads approaching the villa are a bit bumpy-but it’s Crete! It’s a short car ride to plenty of tavernas. There are nice beaches nearby but we had trouble tearing the boys away from the pool which was really very nice and a good size. All in all, I would go back tomorrow if I could get flights as one week is not enough!
Very nice feedback from our guests - children of all ages really like the pool!
Stunning Villa in beautiful and peaceful setting
A beautifully appointed and built Villa. Lovely and spacious with all you could need to relax and unwind. Good facilities to cook including a lovely BBQ and Pizza oven.
Wonderful pool with stunning views of the surrounding area and White Mountains. Lots of Olive trees and wildflowers around, a good base for getting around.
We had a wonderful trip and break, it was so peaceful when we were at the villa and the pool is a good size for fun and a swim.
For getting there I suggest you download the HomeAway app and open your trip as it will provide google map directions direct to the villa.
A great place, highly recommended.
Thanks Simon very pleased to hear that you had a nice time at Villa Adrasteia!
Fantastic Villa in beautiful surroundings
The owners have done a beautiful job in building this fantastic villa in a lovely secluded spot overlooking olive groves with mountain views beyond.
A secluded haven to unwind in with a great pool to plunge into when it gets too warm.The villa has all modern appliances if you want to stay in and cook.If you wish to eat out there are good places to eat at Vamos or Gavalohori, only a 5 min drive, or 10 min drive to Kalyves or Almyrida.
The property is excellently maintained by David and Maria who come in weekly .
Our family loved our time here and would certainly recommend to others, and hopefully return again!
Thanks Andrew glad to hear that you and your family had lovely time at Villa Adrasteia. We hope to be able to welcome you back at some point!
Lovely villa with superb pool & mountain views
We had a fantastic holiday at this relaxing villa on the beautiful island of Crete. The villa is well located with good beaches and charming villages nearby. The pool and views of the mountains are superb. The villa has excellent modern facilities and is very spacious. The owners provided a great guide with helpful suggestions for places to visit and good restaurants. David and Maria looked after us and the villa very well. A car is essential for getting to the villa and visiting all of the beautiful places in Crete.
Thanks Mark, delighted to hear that you and your family had a great holiday and enjoyed the villa. Hope to be able to welcome you back another time!
5 minutes drive to sandy beaches at Almyrida/Kalyves. 30 minutes secluded valley track to Almyrida. Spectacular beaches of Stavros and Phalasarna about 45 mins easy drive. Boat trips to Balos Bay from Kissamos (50 mins to Kissamos, regular boats from marina).
Chania airport 35 mins easy drive. Heraklion 2 hours by car.
10 minutes walk to Douliana village. Market town of Vamos 5 minutes drive. Picturesque Gavalochori village 5 minutes drive. Fishing villages of Kalyves/Almyrida 5 minutes drive. Venetian port of Chania 25 minutes drive. Venetian port of Rethymnon (with castle) 35 minutes drive.
Booking Notes: Send us an email to find out more and receive our terms & conditions. In summary to reserve your chosen dates we will require a 20% deposit on the total rental with the balance payable no later than 2 months in advance of arrival. 100% refund applies to cancellation 2 months in advance of arrival, a reasonable cancellation fee will be deducted for cancellations less than 2 months in advance of arrival. Changeover Day: Flexible changeover day.