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Villa Katerina:An Ideally located Villa with Heated pool,to explore West Crete!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,453 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 big bedrooms,3 bathrooms,Jacuzzi, Private heated Pool ,Child pool,BBQ,Sea view

Luxuriously appointed Villa Katerina is set in a quiet location in W. Crete, surrounded by stunning views of The White Mountains and sea.

Villa Katerina is provided with the special sign of the Greek Tourist Organization (EOT-1042K122K015040000) which secures the quality level of all services, terms and conditions our guests have the privilege to enjoy during their stay.

Laze around your own beautiful private & secluded heated Pool, listening to bird-song and enjoying the scent of fragrant flowers.

Overlooking your own private Pool, and the sea, one of the bedrooms is on the ground floor and has a double bed and en-suite shower room with Jacuzzi bath.

The other two bedrooms are on the first floor. One of them has a double bed and en-suite bathroom with Hydro Massage Shower. The other one has a king size double bed and an en-suite bathroom with Hydro Massage Shower.

From both upstairs bedrooms you step out onto a large veranda which overlooks the olive groves, the White Mountains and the sea.

On the ground floor there is an open plan living/dining room with a large couch for 6 persons, an easy chair and a big Lcd TV . DVD and CD played are also provided. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and all the necessary requirements for cooking a meal of your taste.

The interior of the Villa is air-conditioned for comfort on hot summer days.

For any chill days possibly early and late season, there is heating throughout the entire Villa plus a cosy fireplace in the living room. Outside the Villa in a designated place you can find plenty of wood.

Enjoy the pleasures of the local tavernas, or eat by your Pool on long, warm balmy evenings.

Whether you are looking for a totally relaxing, or a more adventurous holiday, you will find that Villa Katerina is the perfect base.

We brought even closer the nature to you and your table with more fruits and vegetables from our garden and fresh eggs from a new small hennery a few meters away from the Villa.. You can collect vegetables and eggs by yourself!!!

Welcome pack: A welcome pack will await you in the Villa, consisting of traditional fresh organic products.

A bottle of olive oil, raki, and local wine from Yianni, Katerina's husband's, own farm.

For you to enjoy leisurely breakfasts on your terrace overlooking the Pool, there is a breakfast pack consisting of bread, natural juices, eggs, bacon, honey and butter,upon your arrival. Ask me for extra eggs,oil,raki and honey during your stay!!

Bath & Pool towels,shampoo,shower gel,conditioner and hairdryer, are provided.

The Villa is cleaned twice a week which includes linen and towel (bath and pool) change.

Special Discounts : Big Discounts are provided for bookings of 3 weeks or more and for bookings of two persons !!!

Send your Requests to make you an offer!!!

If the dates you want to book are already reserved ask for OUR suggestion!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Manolis Papadakis
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

What makes this villa unique

When you come i will have a list of some tips...

Some taverns, some beaches, and more...

I could also arrange for you several services.

Boatrips. Samaria gorge transfer, sailing, massage, personal training, baby sitting, etc..


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Spilia in Kolimvari

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1453 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • resort
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hydro Massage shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Jacuzzi bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Hydro Massage shower
  • 2 bathrooms have Hydro Massage showers. 1 has Jacuzzi bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has it's own en-suite.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is a Children's Pool adjacent to main Pool. We can also offer you several sevrices: I could arrange for you boat trips, samaria gorge transfers, massage, sailing, cooking services, etc..


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Villa Katerina:An Ideally located Villa with Heated pool,to explore West Crete!!
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews

We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

Had an fantastic mini break here.

The Vila was clean and spacious with every possible thing you could want or need supplied.

The heated pool was perfect for our kids. The temperature was ideally for swimming during the whole day..Our kids loved it, we was trying very hard to leave the place.

A welcome pack which included local products waited for us. We enjoyed every single thing. The olive oil, the wine, the eggs from Manos hens, the fruits and the homey were the best!!

Manolis was very friendly and helpful with lots of helpful hints and tips on where to go and what to see.

Our only problem was not having enough time to explore the region and to relax near the pool.One week is not enough for sure, we will defenetelly come back!

Thank you for everything!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly magical place!

  • 5 of 5

This place is truly beautiful! If you are looking for an authentic trip to Crete, this is the place for you. If you are lucky and it’s still available, our recommendation is to book immediately. After reading the great reviews our expectations were high – but they were far exceeded. The villa and area are stunning, but it is really the people that make this place magical. Manolis, the house owner, is kindhearted, knowledgeable and respectful and he made us feel like friends right from the start. Upon arrival, Manolis welcomed us at the house and took some good time to introduce us to the house, give suggestions on dinner locations for the night and first excursion possibilities. We appreciated this highly! We never felt pushed to follow any of the suggestions, but we were always glad when we did, as the tips are spot on. Every few days Manolis would check in on us and make sure that we had a great time and everything we needed. He also prepared a five-page document giving tips on places to see and where to eat. For us this was very handy, as it took the pressure of researching ourselves and it had a good mix of popular highlights in the region and off-the-beaten path destinations.

We visited in October and were very lucky with the weather and enjoyed 14 days of sunshine with temperatures around 25 degrees. As we visited in the off-season, we basically had the beautiful beaches at Balos, Elafonissos and Phalasarna to ourselves. A swim in the pool or ocean was extremely enjoyable and we did so every day. The region is beautiful with diverse beaches, the most spectacular olive groves as far as the eye can see, gorgeous mountains and gorges and the most welcoming and friendly people you can imagine. We also loved to stay at the villa. Especially the morning and early afternoon are spectacular; you see the sun coming up behind the white mountains and the view over the olive groves down to the beaches of Kolymbari is breathtaking. We spent hours gazing, looking at the birds of prey circling in the air over the hundreds of olives trees surrounding the villa. The villa has a traditional feel and is very homely, equipped with everything you may need or want. The housekeeper Eleni comes twice a week and makes sure that the house is spotless clean. She is very friendly and took extremely good care of us. Our favorite meals were with Petros in Vassilopoulo (I could have eaten here every day, but they are only open in the weekends during off-season), the home-cooked

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property and warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time we had stayed at Villa Katerina. It is located in a small village with beautiful views of the olive groves, sea and mountains. The property is extremely well equipped and Manos is an attentive and truly welcoming host. All the advertised features provide a taste of luxury and it is so good to find fresh fruit, olive oil, wine and coffee already provided.

Our stay was quiet, peaceful and wonderfully relaxing. The pool is a great asset and wonderful to cool off in!

The local Taverna is a short walk and provides excellent choices of food in a shaded terrace. There is a local shop which sells almost everything you might need and Kolymvari has a supermarket and many seaside restaurants, bars and shops, plus a nearby pebble beach.

Manolis also provided a contact for car hire which proved very reasonable.

The only disappointment was that we could not stay longer!!

Thank you Manos!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful and stress free

  • 5 of 5

Villa Katerna is beautiful and ideal for a relaxing holiday. Manolis couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing Villa with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two weeks in gorgeous Villa Katerina.

Peacefully located in the sleepy little village of Spilia with stunning countryside views, the villa is ideally situated to visit the gorgeous beaches and towns of Crete's west coast.

The villa's owner Manolis was a lovely kind host, providing a welcome pack including honey, yoghurt, olive oil, home grown fruit and vegetables, butter and eggs and even a bottle of wine and Ouzo which was all unexpected and gratefully received!

The villa was very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and more than big enough for our family comprising 2 adults, 3 big kids and a toddler.

Manolis has really thought of everything, even providing a couple of inflatables for the pool which the kids loved!

The nearby seaside town of Kolymbari with its many Tavernas and shops is a 5 minute drive and has a couple of decent sized supermarkets which was really handy.

Trip wise, we would definitely recommend a visit to Chania and especially the Venetian Port area which is lovely for an evening meal. Further afield, we had a great day on the beach at Paleochora.

We would wholeheartedly recommend this gorgoeus villa and its generous and kindhearted owner. We'd love to return, thank you Manolis!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great villa and great host!

  • 5 of 5

The villa is absolutely lovely - very comfortable and relaxing to stay in. The pool is beautiful and great to cool off in in the July heat!

The villa is also really well located for exploring the western part of Crete and you will certainly not run out of things to do (including visiting the various stunning beaches).

Manolis is a brilliant host. He made sure we had everything we needed including helping with arrangements such as a trip to the Samaria gorge and restaurant suggestions etc.

Overall we had a fantastic stay and thank you very much to Manolis.

James and Nicola

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Mylos cafe
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
mini golf platanias
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
National road to Chania or Kissamos
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
At the centre of the village under the big trees
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Spila is located on the edge of the plain of Chania 2 km from Kolymvari, 22km from Chania city-centre and 35 km from the airport of Chania. The village is near the junction with the national road which allows access to Chania in less than 25 minutes and makes easy the access to the most famous places in West Crete. The village Spilia (cave in Greek) is named after the Cave of Ai-Yiannis Erimitis which is located in the west part of the village on a hill, on an impressive site of great historical importance with exceptional view.

Near the entrance of the Cave of St. John the Hermit there is an underground water collector, while the sides of the arcade are decorated with stalagmites and stalactites.

The Cave of St John the Hermit exudes a religious character, as it is adorned with icons and ecclesiastical objects that hang on its walls.

Dominating the village is the Church of Panayia Myrtidiotissa whilst, a short distance away from the Villa (100m away) is situated a very pleasant and locally taverna offering traditional food. The tavern is under a dense vegetation of extremely high Plane Trees, that are centuries old.

Close by, there are 1 small mini-market and 1 bigger one,where you will find provisions; fresh bread, fruit and vegetables and indispensable articles.

In charming Kolymvari (5 minutes by car) you will find the Iera Moni Gonias Monastery and the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

In the village there are many pleasant tavernas, restaurants and kafenios, a post office, a medical center, a supermarket and bank / ATM’s.

The area is famous for its fish, landed fresh daily from the harbour, the fragrant wine of the Kissamos area and the awarded olive oil with it’s low acidity rate.

Spilia village is ideally located for you to visit the most important coasts of Crete, the well-known Falassarna with the immense sandy beach, the ancient town and the enchanting lagoon of Elafonisi, attractions awarded by international organizations for their clearness and the multi coloured sand formations. In the wider area is set the beautiful lagoon of Balos at Gramvousa, where you can enjoy all the tints of blue and green.

West Crete has much to offer, sightseeing, archaeological sites, the lovely beaches of Falassarna, Elafonissi and Balos which are all within easy driving distance from the Villa.

The famous Samaria Gorge, and many other wonderful Gorges (famous and not famous) & walks in the countryside are another option.

Go and visit the maybe the oldest olive tree in the world at Vouves.It still produces olive oil today!!You only need 10 minutes drive.

Night-life, beach bars, wind-surfing and other extreme sports can be found in abundance all in the Platanias area which is not far away.

Crete as it may sound absurd is an ideal destination for those who want to ski at Cretan mountains. With many options , alternative routes - crossings and in combination with the quality of life would not be an exaggeration to say that the island of Crete is a paradise for those who want something different deep in the heart of winter.

We can also offer you several services ::Car rentals, Transfers,Excursions to Samaria gorge or other gorges, guided walks,massage,personal training,4X4 safari to Balos,Cooking services and Cretan cooking lessons, massage, treatments, etc


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Spilia, Crete

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring Special offer!!
19 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Special offer
31 May 2018 - 5 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

• Our rates are quoted in Euros including municipal TAX and VAT
• We offer to our guests unique prices for car hiring !!!
• Traditional welcome package
• Cleaning Maid twice per week
• Secutiry Alarm System
• Pool cleaning
• Garden trim and care
• Wireless high-speed broadhand intenet
• Big Discounts & a Free Car Group A for 3 or more weeks bookings!
Cars are collectable from both Heraklion and Chania airports
Upgrades are available at extra cost.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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