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Familly Villa with Breathtaking Sea View, Heated private pool 50 sq.m. and BBQ.

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms,1 studio & kitchenette , 4 bathrooms, 1 separate WC,jacuzi,sleep 6+2

Villa Athinais is a brand new luxury villa 200sqm which is located in the tranquil village of Gerani, 15km west of the city of Chania. Following a small road up to the top of a hill this stylishly decorated modern holiday villa is located away from the crowds, offering stunning & amazing views of the Cretan Sea and the mountains. The villa is built in maisonette style in three levels, in a plot of 3.500 sqm private land, surrounded by olive &orange trees, flowers and beautiful gardens.

The property offers extreme privacy and peaceful and its ideal for families with children,group of friends , the perfect escape!

The accomodation is bright and spacious, very attractively decorated and furnished to a high standar.Villa Athinais offers guests all the necessary amenities for a memorable stay in one of the most tourist locations in the area of Crete.

Villa Athinais has 3 comfortable bedrooms on the top floor with en suite bathrooms and a luxury studio with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with sofa bed and a luxurious bathroom with jacuzzi on the lowest level. The Villa can comfortably accomodate up to 8 quests (6 adults & 2 children).

Villa Athinais accomodation:

Ground floor: luxury studio with fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room with sofa bed, luxurious bathroom with Jacuzzi, internet corner, library ,mini gym and play area for children.

First floor: Fully equipped modern kitchen, dining room for 8 persons, open-plan living room with fireplace, large veranda fully furnished, ideal for day and evening casual relaxation.

Second floor: Three air-conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, fabrics and furniture all decorated in colorful, soft and romantic tones, modern paintings. A master bedroom with king size bed and a bedroom with double bed, share a common spacious shaded balcony with furniture, offering panoramic and incredible views over the Cretan sea and the mountains of Lefka Ori.

The third bedroom, decorated with vivid colors in orange and beige, has also a double bed and en-suite bathroom. It enjoys its own private veranda with unique view.

All rooms have large balconies overlooking the sea and the heavenly gardens which are illuminated at night creating a special romantic and idyllic atmosphere.

Outdoor: Among lush gardens, exotic plants and vibrant roses the swimming pool and the kid’s pool completely in privacy. Umbrellas & sun chairs, shower, barbeque area with outdoor dining table, grassy ground and playground for kids. A private parking place is also available.

The pool can be heated at the begging & at the end of the season (optional), with the extra charge of 60 euro per day.

Outside area: This holiday villa has large outdoor living areas,shaded fully furnished verandas facing to the pool and the sea and a spacious dining area pergola close to the barbecue.

Swimming pool and kids pool, umbrellas and sunchairs, grassy ground and shower, pool towels also are provided.

There's parking for two or three cars along the side of the house.

More Details

Mary Fyntikaki
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Mary Fyntikaki

Hi, I am Mary and with my husband Giannis,we own this family villa.

I was born and grew up at this beautiful village and it is a really pleasure for us to have this home which we can offer for your holidays.

We take care of our guests personally and we just love making things for you.

We have three children, Manos and Stelios are our 'assistants' at the villa, and little Athina-Maria she is just 6yrs. In fact the name of the villa came from her name -'Athinais'.

Mary Fyntikaki purchased this villa in 2011

Why Mary Fyntikaki chose Palio Gerani

This land was a gift from my parents and we took the decision to built this house because we love this area and the stunning views from the mountains to the sea. The villa is in the most fantastic location tucked away on the outskirts of the village. It was a really hard work but finally it was worth all the time and effort! You can also read the reviews from our past guests!

The village of Gerani is still very unspoilt and tranquil and it's a great place to come and relax.

Athinais Villa works really well for families with small children as also for honeymoon couples!

What makes this villa unique

Unique & romantic location!

The views are stunning, the place is very tranquil, yet close enough to civilisation to make it perfectly located for all modern amenities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary & family,

thank you for your wonderful hospitality! Your cakes are delicious! The villa is gorgeous as are the views. Despite a few reiny days we had a fantastic time.

We hope to be back again soon!

Thank you again for making us feel so welcome!

Best wishes

Lee & Jema UK
Oct 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palio Gerani in Chania Region

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom with shower.The studio has his own private bathroom with jacuzzi. There is also a common WC beside the kitchen.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Three bedrooms with double bed are located on the top floor with excellent quality finishes and modern decoration. A spacious colourful studio with 2 sofa beds and private modern bathroom with jacuzzi is situated on the ground floor. All bedrooms have large verandas overlooking the sea and the mountains plus the villages nearby, ideal for day and night relaxation. Bath towels, bathrobes and slippers are also provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Familly Villa with Breathtaking Sea View, Heated private pool 50 sq.m. and BBQ.
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Relaxing under the Cretan sun !

  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults) enjoyed our week at the house. The owner Mary is very friendly and puts a lot of effort in making our holiday as comfortable as possible. On arrival there was wine, fruits and a great homemade chocolate cake.

The house itself ? One of the best we have ever rented. A very large pool and garden with indeed extreme privacy. In the house lots of space and enough bathrooms. The house is well maintained and very clean !

So a house we can recommend to everyone who would like to spend some time on beautiful Crete !

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
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Better than we were expecting!

  • 5 of 5

Many have already commented on the views, the quality of the house and the wonderful hospitality of the owners, all of which is very true. Let me add a few additional comments. The property itself is set in the middle of olive and orange trees and there are no neighbors nearby. If you are looking for someplace quiet and away from everyone, this is your house. The landscaping of the property is also exceptional. Roses and flowers are everywhere and while the views from far away are exceptional, so are those closer to home. My kids loved exploring the grounds.

While the house is secluded, it does not take long (5 - 7 minutes by car) to find yourself in the town of Plantanias, which is lined with hotels, restaurants, grocery stores and shops. We went a bit late in the season when it was not very busy, but the weather was still great (Thanks Mary for that). I would recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in Crete. It is centrally located and easy to get to whatever you are looking for. The beach at Falasarna (Phalasarna) was fantastic as was the Samaria Gorge, although I couldn't imagine going there during the season. The crowds would be maddening.

We hope to come back to this house. It was a perfect get away and we hated leaving.

Roy, Linda, Alexandra and Olivia

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Roy,Linda,Alexandra and Olivia, thank you for taking the time to write this review for your stay with us. We are delighted that you had a great time at the villa and you enjoyed so much the house and the area. It was so nice to meet you all and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best wishes Mary and family
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Perfect Vacations.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Athanais is by far the most memorable vacation spot we have ever been to. The house is beautiful, modern, furnished, spacious and its location gives it a breathtaking view of the Cretan seaside on the north, and mountain range on the south.

you can wake up in the he morning and watch the sunrise while eating fresh eggs, vegetables, pastries, etc, brought to you daily by the kind and generous family who owns the house.

Though I would always recommend renting a car whenever going on vacation in such a remote area as Crete! the house itself is in walking distance for healthy children and adults (not all elderly folks) from the village of Gerani and slightly further to the town center.

The Cretan food is delicious and the taverna down the hill from the villa (though with a limited menu) is a really good place to have homemade lunch or supper at very affordable prices.

It would also be important to mention that we had brought our 2 year old child with us and found that ( apart from the staircases) the house was very well equipped for children and babies. Cot, play areas, toys, etc.

All in all we had an extremely enjoyable stay in Crete thanks to the Fintikaki family and their wonderful villa. We definitely recommend it to everyone going to Crete!

Thanks a lot Mary and to your wonderful family

For the cookies and cake!


Mattheo , Zoe and Rico Pichette.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning place lovely Family

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house of very high standard, all equipment one could need.Lovely swimming pool, well maintained. Views were exceptional, only matched by the kindness of the owners. We enjoyed it very much and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
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Wedding 2012

  • 5 of 5

We have almost no words about our stay, because everything was just amazing, nice quite place, breathtaking view, helpfull owners, the house was perfectly clean, beautiful garden...there was nothing more to wish. We will never forget our stay in this villa! Many thanks to Mary and Giannis for a very big help with our wedding! We will definitely come back again!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lia, thank you for your lovely review on villa Athinais. It was a really pleasure to have you and your wonderful family in our villa for your holidays. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay here and we hope to welcome you again in the future!! Thank you , Meropi
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Souda harbour
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Junction of Platanias
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1.7 Kilometres
Gerani beach
Car: recommended

Villa Athinais is quietly situated in a beautiful part of Chania,the village of Gerani ,very close to the famous sandy Blue Flag beaches of Gerani and Platanias.

The real joy is the sheer tranquility, waking up in the morning hearing the birds and sitting outside by the pool gaping at the amazing views over the blue sea. At night,you can sit at the balcony and watch at the spectacular night sky!

The location of the Villa is close to some of the regions most favoured attractions & offers plenty to see & do for everyone, of all ages and interests.

*Platanias: just 4km away from the most cosmopolitan area of the west Crete , village of Platanias, with many restaurants , shops , beach activities and nightlife.

*Falassarna beach (42 km): Falassarna Beach has won prizes for being the most beautiful beach in Crete and is always one of the top ten beaches in Europe, with its wonderful, fine white sand and warm, crystal-clear water.

*Balos ( ): Balos is among the most beautiful beaches in Chania Crete. It is located on the north westernmost spot of the prefecture of Chania. It is seen as a lagoon from the hills above the beach.

Balos has white sand, soft seabed and crystal water. Opposite the beach, there is a rocky island called Gramvoussa and on top of this island, there is a steep Venetian castle with gorgeous view to the region and the sea.

*Elafonisi (63 km): Elafonisi (or Elafonissos) is a small islet connected to the rest of Crete by a shallow reef that can be crossed when the sea is calm. This islet is lying on the south-west corner of Crete and can be reached by boat from Paleohora or by car from the village of Vathi, until a point and then cross the reef.

Elafonisi (Island of Deer) is like paradise on earth, and possessess a wonderful beach with pink coral sand and crystalline waters.

This magical place was deserted for a long time but now it has become a popular sight and can get pretty crowded during high summer season. Only a couple of cantinas can be found on the beach and no accommodations are available, but camping is allowed.

Find out more about visiting Chania at:




Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Palio Gerani, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Middle season
8 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
High season
16 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest
Middle season
17 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
Winter period
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £26 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Welcome basket with fresh organic oil, fruits, wine and fresh vegetables upon your arrival. Bread and various cookies , butter and marmelade is also offered for your breakfast.
Maid service, Household linen and pool towels change every 4 days

Check In : 16.00
Check Out : 09.00
If noone is leaving the day of your arrival you are welcome to arrive earliest.

25% deposit is needed for a booking confirmation. Deposit is non refundable.
Remaining amount upon arrival preferably in cash.


Owner'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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