Ilios House is a perfect choice for a couple looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday in a comfortable and well equipped, 2 storey house which overlooks a sparkling pool. It is situated on a small, quiet and secluded, private development on the edge of the village of Kokkino Chorio where there is a well stocked local shop for your everyday needs as well as a couple of tavernas. The wonderful pool and gardens are shared by 8, 1 or 2 bed houses and the owner of Ilios House provides sunbeds for the exclusive use of guests staying at the property.
As well as the shop and tavernas in the local village of Kokkino Chorio, for more choice, the lively village of Plaka is only 25 minutes walk or 3 minutes drive; here you will find another couple of mini markets, a bar or two and a few tavernas all of which are good. The lovely sandy beach resort of Almyrida with its excellent tavernas, bars and food shops is a little further (35 mins walk or 5 mins drive).
Ilios House is one of 4 houses directly overlooking the pool which is surrounded by paved areas for sun bathing. All the houses have a small colourful garden in front of them with steps leading down from the pool terrace to another garden area with a spacious, sun bathing patio (and the other 4 properties in the total of 8).
Ilios House has several outside areas for relaxing, either in the sun or the shade, all furnished with tables and chairs. The large, sunny balcony leading off the 1st floor bedroom has extensive sea views across Souda Bay. This is a perfect spot if you want to sunbathe away from the pool area and for watching the sun go down at the end of the day.
Inside the house, the open plan ground floor living area has been extensively refurbished over the last couple of years to provide a well planned and equipped kitchen area and a comfortable living/dining space. The kitchen is fully equipped (see amenities list) to enable you to rustle up delightful meals using the fresh local produce. There is a circular indoor dining table and two dining chairs as well as a comfy 2 seater sofa and 2 lounging chairs. For entertainment there is a Smart TV with many popular TV channels supplied via an Amazon Fire Stick, a DVD player, an Ipod docking station, a mini hifi /CD unit and a selection of books, cd's and dvd's.
There is also a modern fully tiled shower room with an enclosed shower cabin containing both fixed rain and hand held spray showers, wash basin, wc and a large bathroom cabinet.
On the pool side, French doors open up to a secluded and part covered terrace which is furnished with a comfy wicker/rattan 2 seater sofa as well as a large marble topped table and 4 wicker/rattan dining chairs. Ideal for al fresco dining or relaxing in the shade.
On the other side you will find a large patio where you can enjoy breakfast in the sun with shade provided by a stylish, canvas covered pergola.
The air-conditioned bedroom on the first floor has a double bed with a brand new (2019) EMMA mattress + hypo allergenic mattress topper and protector to guarantee a good night's sleep.
You will find plenty of hanging and clothes storage space in the wardrobes and drawers, a full length mirror, large wall mirror and shelf, a hairdryer and a mini safe. French doors open out to a large, sunny balcony furnished with sunbeds and a teak table and chairs. From here there are fabulous sea views across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula.This balcony is perfect for sunbathing during the day and also for evening drinks whilst watching the sun set to the west.
Ilios House has private car parking, gardens, paths, terraces and entrances to the front and back of the property (ground floor). The various balconies and terraces at ground floor and first floor level are all well furnished with tables and chairs for al fresco dining or evening sundowners. Sunbeds are supplied on the upper balcony leading off the bedroom (2) and on the lower terrace for use by the pool (2). The communal pool is shared with 7 other houses as described above.
The internet is provided by means of a satellite system providing unlimited wi-fi. Full instructions on connecting etc are in the Villa Information Book in the house.
Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location and distances to the nearest beach, shop and taverna. The prices tab contains details of the weekly rate together with discount information and additional charges where applicable. You can check "LIVE" up to date, availability using the availability tab which will also confirm the price for your selected dates. If you want to book you can then follow the online prompts. Also see https://www.crete-escapes.com/booking
Holiday Rental Licence
Ilios House is registered for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Registration number is 00000105320
Plot Shared plot with 7 other small houses
Yes (living area and bedroom)
Safety deposit box
Wifi internet access
Yes (unlimited access via satellite connection)
Phone for emergency use and incoming calls
Bed linen and bathroom towels
Maid service and linen/towel change
Yes (see prices tab for more details)
Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
Double / King rooms
Yes ( x 1 double on 1st floor)
Yes ( x 1 shower room on ground floor)
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
Yes (multi-function oven by Neff)
Yes (2 ring ceramic)
Yes (in multi function oven)
Iron & ironing board
Yes (smart TV with Amazon fire stick)
Yes (with DVD's)
Yes (with CD's)
Yes (mini hi-fi/CD unit)
ipod docking station
Yes (40m2 - 8m x 5m depth - 1.5m)
Outdoor preparation area with sink
Chania Airport - 45 minutes. Heraklion Airport - 2 hours
Nearest Beach - Almyrida - 5 mins drive
NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.
£50.00 per week
Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 2 people occupying the house and are not per person.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.
Prices include air- conditioning, a welcome pack, all linen/towels including beach/pool towels, and maid service with linen/towel change.
Maid service with linen/towel change** - 1 week stays - end of let clean and 2 week stays - at the end of week 1 + end of let clean. For stays that do not fall into a 7 or 14 night pattern eg; 10 nights this service will be provided mid-stay ie; approx after 5 nights.
**except beach/pool towels which are only changed at the end of let however they can be washed using the laundry facilities in the villa during your stay.
There are NO hidden extras.
If you are a returning client and this is your 3rd (or more) consecutive booking with Crete Escapes or your 2nd separate booking in one season, you will qualify for our loyalty discount. Please quote voucher code LOYALTY05 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 5% will then be deducted from the total price.
Short breaks are normally only available for a minimum of 5 nights and will be charged at the 7 nightly rate unless otherwise advertised. However, if the number of available days between existing bookings is less than 7 nights we may be able to accept bookings at a reduced rate subject to the owners agreement.
Short breaks are allowed within 3 days of arrival.
Change-over days are totally flexible but are subject to existing bookings taken either side. If a booking means that the owner would be left with too many "void" days we might not be able to accept it. If this is the case we will contact you without delay to discuss alternatives.
Payment can be made by bank transfer (sterling or euro) or by debit or credit card.
Our travel information provides details of how to get to Crete including flights to both Chania and Heraklion airports.
If you want to book, please use the availability chart above to check your dates, you can then either book on-line, email or call us on 0330 111 0061.
Please note: although the calendars show live availability and you can book on-line, please note that your booking is not confirmed until we have issued a confirmation of booking. You may prefer not to book your flights until we have confirmed the booking.
We are sorry but due to the Covid-19 crisis reviews for the 2020 season are unavailable.
Superb week. Ilios House is perfect. Village is lovely. 60th birthday celebration and what a lovely place for an "away from it all" birthday - September 2019.
Fantastic time at Ilios House - loved the quiet location, gardens, pool and sunsets. Visited local villages and did walks using the "on foot" guide. Enjoyed both tavernas in Kokkino Chorio, the lovely wine and beer bar "Esmigia" in Plaka, Thalami in Almyrida, Arosmari in Gavalochori and Heliostasi in Douliana. Kyani Akti beach to the west of Kalyves is beautiful, sandy, shallow and lovely for swimming - September 2019.
We've had a very relaxing 2 weeks at Ilios House. The pool was wonderful at the of a hot day sightseeing. The house is well equipped so we enjoyed a few evenings eating in. The wine shop in Arida recommends some lovely local wines. Highlights included The Samaria Gorge, Almyrida beach which was relatively quiet and with a warm sea, Chania, Rethymnon, Knossos and the Heraklion Archaelogical museum - July 2019.
Fabulous time at Ilios House; as one previous comment said it should be called "Idyllic House" ! Lovely house with everything you need. Great villages nearby, wonderful people, great food and amazing views don't want to leave and can't wait to return. Thanks - June 2019.
We had a great holiday staying in Ilios House - September 2018.
Perfect house which had everything we needed. Fabulous restaurants within walking distance. Shan't recommend as half the fun is discovering for yourselves. We explored from Chania to Elounda and everything in between. We shall be back to stay in Ilios House - June 2018.
We had a really good time and were most impressed with the accommodation, pool & grounds. It's on our list for a return visit - June 2018.
Ilios house should really be called "Idyllic House". After the dust and grime of a few days in Athens, we arrived in a haven of peace and tranquility. Just what we needed. The garden is wonderful. It was great sitting there watching the sun go down. The house had everything possible to make our stay comfortable and all the outdoor seating areas are great along with the lovely pool to cool off and relax. Our first visit to this area. It's so beautiful with wonderful sea views and friendly people. Thanks for making it possible - May 2018.
We would like to say that we had a wonderful time at Ilios House and would definitely recommend you to all our friends and family. The house was lovely as was the location. Very comfortable and well equipped and perfect for complete relaxation. Thanks - October 2017.
Another lovely stay in Ilios House. We have been to all of our favourite tavernas and beaches - can't wait to return - September 2017.
One of the best places we've ever been to! Crete is amazing. The villa is very well equipped and we've had everything we needed. Make sure to travel around, some great places to see. Highly recommend "Lotties water sports" and meals in Almyrida - July 2017.
We just wanted to let you know that Ilios House is absolutely amazing and we are having a wonderful time on the island. Thanks for a wonderful holiday - July 2017.
We have had a lovely week. The house is one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in anywhere! Also a special thanks to Jan and the level of communication before we arrived. The driving directions were excellent. We've sent several days on the lovely beach at Almyrida; the beds at Cost Anita are good value if you eat there also. We had a couple of trips into Chania and also ventured as far as Knossos. We are sorry to leave but real life is beckoning now - September 2016.
We've had a very enjoyable stay in peace and tranquility as promised. Lovely house, pool a joy to swim in and lounge by. The village provided us with most of our needs. The local shop was open on Sundays and the local taverna was welcoming. Fabulous sunset views and meal at The Retreat taverna - September 2016.
Thank you for a lovely stay in Ilios House. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week. The house is lovely and in a perfect location with everything you could possibly need. The bed is comfy too! - July 2016
We love all the changes and improvements you've made to the house since we were last here - June 2016.
A lovely relaxing stay. So quiet! Wonderful house and great location. We've enjoyed lovely meals out, especially at Cost Anita at this end of Almyrida beach, it was really great for interesting Cretan food. We hope to return. Thank you - August 2015.
Fabulous holiday! A wonderful villa and pool with beautiful surrounding countryside. We managed the holiday on foot and found plenty of things to do and see within walking distance. The Retreat Taverna was our stand out place to eat with stunning views, we would recommend getting a taxi there but this is easy to do. The Italian in Plaka is also fantastic. We absolutely love the island and will definitely be back - July 2015.
Thank you for a lovely stay. We have stayed in a few other villas on this trip but Ilios House is by far the best, so well equipped - you have thought of everything! We are hoping to come back with family members and your (Crete Escapes) villas will be top of our list! - July 2015.
Lovely house, great view and island. Feel very relaxed and not wanting to leave. We will be back ! - August 2014.
Our first holiday in Crete has been excellent; made all the better by Ilios House and gardens. Beautiful weather has meant that we have been able to take advantage of the welcoming pool and the lovely local beaches. We