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Hello there, my name is Roula Simantiraki, and my husband Manolis and I would like to introduce you to J&G Villas and welcome you to our island. We are both natives of beautiful Crete and want your experience here to reflect the pride that we feel for the natural splendor and historical magnificence of this land. We lovingly constructed our villas in a style that fits in with the gorgeous landscape we are so lucky to have surrounding the properties, and furnished and decorated them in an understatedly elegant manner befitting of the island’s traditional aesthetic. We invite you to come and stay in these luxurious villas for unforgettable holidays on the majestic island of Crete!
Why Owner chose Kolymvari
Located along the sun-drenched northwest coast of the island of Crete, the villa is nestled between the sea and mountains and boasts proximity to beaches, historical towns and spectacular mountain trails and gorges. Elegant decor, luxurious amenities, top-notch services and stunning private grounds are but a few of the reasons to choose the Villa Filira for your holiday in Crete.
What makes this Villa unique
From the outset, the concept behind the villa was to create a vacation home of uniquely high standards with elegant, modern aesthetics and contemporary conveniences, and as such no expense was spared in its construction, outfitting or decor. Understated elegance meets natural, environmentally-conscious beauty in this home away from home, whose owners welcome guests as extended family members. Visitors are encouraged to take full advantage of the amenities and conveniences available, including sourcing the freshest of natural ingredients for gourmet meals from the organic vegetable garden and myriad of fruit trees, dipping in or lounging by the exquisite infinity pool or relaxing on the cozy verandas for soothing evenings under the Mediterranean stars.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
The villa was beautifully presented and was equipped with everything you could possibly need!
Wonderful location, beautiful villa and garden which we found it difficult to leave! We explored many of the nearby villages and coastline and had a truly memorable stay. A really relaxing holiday and we’ll definitely be back!
I endorse the superlative reviews already submitted. This is a really beautiful villa, as good as it gets and so very relaxing. The perfect tonic to a hectic life - our two hard working daughters were almost tearful at the thought of leaving and I wished I had booked longer. Do not miss.
The most wonderful villa we have ever stayed in!
We stayed at Villa Filira 11 nights end of May/ early June and had a really enjoyable stay, many thanks to this stunning villa with all its lovely qualities and attention to detail. The hospitality we received from Roula, Manolis and Gregory exceeded expectations.
The villa was spotless upon arrival - as well as after the cleaning and laundry service twice a week during our stay. We were welcomed with a hamper of delicious homemade treats and local teas. The villa's high qualities are sustained throughout - including the beautiful, bright interior decoration, the amenities, storage, the lovely terraces, the beautiful and well-kept garden and excellent swimming pool. The view from every window and terrace is stunning. We loved collecting fresh fruit and veg from the garden and made good use of the barbecue!
We travelled with small kids and the villa was very suitable for our needs. The pool was excellent with its separated children's area, wide steps and shades. The children also adored the garden toys!
The location was nice, the village of Kolymbari is charming and friendly, we had some excellent meals there from a list of places recommended by Roula. Our daily trips to the bakery and supermarket were conveniently just a couple of minutes drive away. There is a lot to do in the local area and some stunning beaches and landscapes in Western Crete! We only wish we could have stayed longer to discover more and enjoy the luxury of the villa, it was certainly not easy to leave and we can't wait to return!
An ideal holiday spot with extraordinary owners
A spectacular location in the middle of an olive grove on a hillside overlooking the lovely village of Kolymbari on the pebbly shore of the Bay of Chania. Sprawling sea vistas, looming mountains, but far enough above the bustle of the coast. The house is lovingly designed and appointed by people with real taste and an appreciation of the setting.
Our incredible holidays in Chania
Where to start, on the whole a great experience and up there with some of the best holidays we have been on. It was an amazing and relaxing experience. On arrival the staff were warm and friendly, Villa Filira was of a very high standard and overlooking the private pool and sea was a bonus. It is a fantastic resort of 2 luxury villas. The cleanliness is brilliant.
Stunning villa in Crete
A gem in Crete. Beautiful house, extremely well maintained, beautiful furnished and friendly owners. Stay at this villa to relax and enjoy stunning vistas, a private pool and a gourmet kitchen. Visit the nearby fishing village for fresh seafood if you don't feel to cook.
J&G Villas are located near Kolymvari, a small village in western Crete nestled between the sea and cliffs, 22 km from the bustling historical town of Chania. As the area in not a mass tourism destination, it still retains its original character and offers a good taste of the local lifestyle. You can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize with the locals, taste fresh seasonal products and regional specialIties, walk along the seaside promenade and dine at family-run restaurants and taverns. The village beach, with some spots being more popular and others quieter, has both sandy and pebbly areas for all preferences and moods. In Kolymvari you can find all necessary conveniences, including supermarkets, bakeries, a post-office, bank and ATM machines, petrol stations and a doctor's office. There is frequent bus service to Chania, as well as a taxi stand. If you enjoy late nights out or a bit of shopping, the lively resort of Platanias is just a 10-minute drive away, while cosmopolitan Chania has an even wider variety of entertainment options.
Distances from the villas:
Kolymvari village : 1.5 km
Nearest beach : 2 km
Chania town: 23 km
Souda Port : 24 km
Chania Airport : 38 km
Heraklion Airport : 150 km
The nearest airport is Chania International Airport, with many daily flights to/from Athens and a number of charter flights to/from European airports. Driving time to the villa is approximately 40 minutes. Heraklion International Airport is roughly 2 hours away and has an even larger network of direct international charter flights.
J&G Villas are an ideal starting point for exploring western Crete and its gorgeous mountain ranges, historical sites and monuments, coastal towns and stunning beaches. Chania town, a 20-minute drive from the villa, is replete with colourful neighbourhoods to wander through and impressive monuments to visit, including the picturesque Venetian port and its lighthouse, the Archaeological Museum and the town’s lively covered market. Those wanting to go behind the scenes can explore spots that are still off the beaten track, with cultural influences that have given Chania its supremely unique character.
Leaving the coast behind and taking inland roads, there is an impressive variation of mountain scenery, with the White Mountains and their famed Samaria Gorge being the most notable. The relaxing coastal resorts of the south and west will offer you a taste of the vast blue sea, with golden beaches and crystal clear waters. Near the villa, you will find the picture-perfect beaches of Falasarna and Balos that are not to be missed.
Our concierge will be pleased to assist with suggestions for places to visit, tours, shops and restaurants.