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Yiannis Cottage with Private Pool, Special offers + 1 free dinner

Bedrooms 1
Space 70 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 sofa bed,1 bath, 1 shower room, Private Pool, garden, henery, Wifi

Yiannis Cottage is situated in a small village in W. Crete, set above Spilia's Myrtidiotissa Church, with it's magnificent painted interior. Indulge yourself around your own beautiful private Pool, listening to bird-song and enjoying the scent of fragrant flowers.

We would like to inform you about some changes we have made this year in

our property, in order to have better and higher quality stay.

We provided some space to young artists to express themselves through art.

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 Cottage.. You can collect vegetables and eggs by yourself!!!

With respect to the architecture of the area we have upgraded the facilities of the Cottage giving more emphasis to a larger bathroom & shower area.

Yiannis Cottage is provided with the special sign of the Greek Tourist Organization (EOT-1354121504) which secures the quality level of all services, terms and conditions our guests have the privilege to enjoy during their stay.

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

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

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

A bottle of olive oil, raki, and local wine from Yiannis 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, marmalade and butter.

Cleaning and linen change.: Also included are bath & Pool towels.

The Cottage is cleaned twice a week which includes linen and towel change.

Special Discounts : Big Discounts are provided for bookings 3 weeks or more.

Send your Requests or book online if you wish!!!

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

More Details

Property Manager
Manolis Papadakis
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Spilia in Kolimvari

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom overlooks Pool. Air- Condition available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 3 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Yiannis Cottage with Private Pool, Special offers + 1 free dinner
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

Stunning, truly stunning place you can't go wrong

  • 5 of 5

I am not able to articulate well enough just how fantastic this Villa and the West of Crete is, below is my attempt...

Manolis, and his family are the kindest hosts we've ever experienced.

The villa is beautiful, it's clean, well equipped, well looked after and beautifully located. The pool is a very welcome treat after a long day exploring the beautiful island of Crete.

We were welcomed with lots of lovely fresh fruit, eggs, honey, raki and yoghurt. Manolis gave us the lowdown on great places to explore and eat, every one was a winner and we were very warmly welcomed at all the restaurants/tavernas he suggested.

We had visits from an owl, we regularly saw birds of prey flying and hunting over head.

The villa's located near to the E65, main road and there's easy access to plenty of local shops for your sundries.

All in all this was a beautiful experience and I can't recommend it enough. We've already booked another stay there next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First class all rounder

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic honeymoon week in this quiet, romantic little gem.

We were greeted by Manolis who very thoughtfully left a welcome pack of fruit and other local/home produce. He explained the ropes and set us up for our week ahead. It was clear there was lots to go and see on this magic island.

We visited Samaria gorge, katholikos monastery, ancient aptera (all of these a must). Plus Chania, Fallasarna, local walks etc. Food options are great within a 15 mins drive. We tried the local taverna which was ok. Hits included Frossinis garden which was first class and ridiculously cheap too !

The villa was perfect for a couple. Facilities good, clean and tidy and very quiet. A car is a must as there is very little to do in the village. The pool was great and we spent every evening sitting outside watching the world go by.

We had a fab time and definitely plan on going back. Manolis was a true gent and turned a great holiday into something special.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tim & Gail I feel very proud hat you choosed my property for your honeymoon and I also feel really happy that you had a grate time!! It was really my plaisure to meeting you and I hope that i will have the opportunity to meet you again!! Many wishes from sunny Crete!!
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Lovely villa in friendly and authentic village

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely time at Manolis's villa in Spilia. The villa is the perfect size for two people looking for a relaxing get away. Peace, tranquility, friendly people, a great local taverna and good access to the coast and the hills. Manolis and his family were great hosts, we couldn't have asked for more. The local produce they gave us during our stay was fantastic and a real treat. We really didn't want to leave! Thanks for everything Manolis!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments!! It was my plaisure to meeting you. I hope i will meet you again in the near future... Many wishes, Manolis
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Peace and Perfection in a beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect for a couple wanting peace and quiet in a lovely, sleepy village. A car is a must because there is only one taverna in the village but the small seaside town of Kolymbari with shops and lovely restaurants is an easy five minute drive away.

The cottage is very cool, clean, very well equipped and the pool and private garden are beautiful. Manilos and his parents Yiannis and Katerina are a lovely family with a warm welcome and Manilos definitely goes the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need including helpful tips about the area, restaurants, beaches to visit etc.

Thank you to Manolis for the fresh fruit, yogurt, wine, Raki and all the other extras provided for us when we arrived. We felt very well looked after during our stay but nothing intrusive. The garden is lovely and private and Manolis just checked that we were okay every couple of days.

If we had to pick anything on the downside , be aware that there is a church next to the cottage and the clock does chime the hour but not during the night and this would not stop us returning. We did get used to it during our stay.

A perfect place to explore Western Crete.

We have only been back a day and we are already trying to plan when we can go back to Crete to our little piece of paradise.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic beautiful cottage and peaceful surrounds

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks staying at this beautiful cottage which was so perfect we hardly moved from the side of the pool for the first week, except for our daily frappe at Mylos Cafe in nearby Kolymbari (10 mins in car).

Manolis provides the perfect service (and more), with a never ending welcome pack (of fresh products eggs, honey, sweet stuff and fruit from his land), information about the local area and trips around the west of the island. Everything you need is provided from towels for the pool to shampoos, moisturisers and regular changes of bedding etc.

The local Taverna in the village (2 min walk) serves very good food and is also very reasonably priced, needless to say we enjoyed 5 or 6 meals there and were never fed up of going back.

For sea food we would highly recommend the Dictina restaurant in Kolymbari, another one of Manolis's tips.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Love this place

  • 5 of 5

Myself ,partner and 10 yr old daughter stayed in Yiannis 's Cottage for two weeks at the beginning of August.We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday whilst staying in this property.

It was lovely,airy and clean and in a beautiful location.

A fridge full of goodies from their farm welcomed us when we arrived.

The pool in the pretty garden was amazing and used constantly.

It was lovely sitting outside at night, listening to and watching all the wildlife(there was a regular owl that would swoop through the garden every night).

Manolis was brilliant and looked after us very well whilst we were there, bringing us fresh eggs a and vegetables from the farm and supplying us with lots of useful information on how to get to places and best tavernas , trips and beaches etc.

The local taverna serves tasty local food.

The village is well placed to visit the famous beaches and we took a taxi to beautiful Hania for the day and had a great meal in the old town( Tamam..don't forget to book..very popular!)

You will need a car to appreciate the area .

Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and was very sad to leave.



  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Kolymbari cafe bar
Nearest Ferry
27 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
National road to Chania or Kissamos
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
In spilia village
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 20 minutes. Close by, there are 1 small mini market and a bigger one (2 minutes drive) where you will find provisions; fresh bread, fruit and vegetables and indispensable articles. You can also order by phone and the owner of the mini market can bring anything you need at the Cottage!!!

The village of Spilia is named after the Cave of Ai-Yiannis Erimiti which is to be found in the west part of the village on the hill above the Villa (1 km away), on an impressive site of great historical importance and exceptional views of the olives groves, the sea and the White Mountains.

The Cave of St John the Hermit looks like an oblong arcade. Its length is about 135 meters and the scientists believe that it is essentially a prehistoric river bed.

The history of the cave is associated with the ascetic life of the hermit John, since he lived there – according to researchers – in the 6th century.

A short distance away from the Villa (100m away) is situated a dense vegetation of extremely high Plane Trees, that are centuries old.

Under the trees is a very pleasant and local tavern which offers traditional food.

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 kafenions, 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.

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.

The famous Samaria Gorge, and many other wonderful Gorges & walks in the countryside are another option.

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Spilia, Crete

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June (Was 1250 Euros)
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season(Was 1550Euros)
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 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 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 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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