Villa Eftihia is a simply furnished, charming Greek house, in a peaceful location in the village of Kokkino Chorio and within easy walking distance of the village shop and a few tavernas. From the main terrace at the front of the house, you can sit by the pool and enjoy splendid views across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula, this is also a great spot to sit and watch the sun go down. At the back of the house there is a lovingly tended, well shaded, garden. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms (both re-furbished for the 2018 season), one of which is en-suite, this house offers great value for money.
On entering the house, you immediately get the feeling of being on holiday in Greece as the colour scheme throughout is so typically Greek. The spacious and airy open plan living area with its high vaulted, wooden, ceiling is furnished in the traditional way. Lounge seating is arranged in a sociable u shape around a coffee table adjacent to which is the dining table and 6 dining chairs. At the far end of this open plan area is the well equipped L shaped kitchen (see the features tab for details of the equipment) with plenty of worktop areas making it easy to self cater.
The kitchen window looks out over the front terrace to the lovely views beyond.
French doors on both sides of the ground floor living area open up on one side to the front terrace, private pool and gorgeous sea views and on the other to the rear terrace and secluded garden.
You will also find 2 of the 3 bedrooms (one of the doubles and a twin) and the main family bathroom on this floor. The bedrooms both have air-conditioning and ceiling fans for those guests who prefer natural cooling to air conditioning, plenty of storage space and a balcony or terrace accessed through patio doors.
A small utility cupboard next to the bathroom houses the washing machine.
An extensive TV and music choice with British, French and Russian programmes to name but a few, is delivered via the internet connection.
Marble stairs lead up to the first floor master double bedroom with en-suite shower room. This is a spacious room with air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, wardrobe storage and french doors leading to a balcony looking out to the front of the property and once again those glorious views.
Outside, the outlook from the villa is superb with stunning views across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula. There is a tiled pool with a decked surround to the front of the villa with lots of space for sun loungers. Shade is provided under the covered terrace area or in the lovely garden at the rear of the villa. The mobile, charcoal BBQ can be found on the front terrace, handily placed for the kitchen.
To the rear of the villa is a delightful shady garden and small olive grove; we are sure this will be a favourite retreat for al fresco dining or simply relaxing during the hottest parts of the day.
The plot is gated but is not fully enclosed so the house may not be suitable for families with very young children.
Broadband internet with no download or upload limts is delivered via a fixed telephone line. The service also provides a wealth of television and radio channels from the UK, France and Russia.
Holiday Rental Licence
Villa Eftihia is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). MHTE number 1042K92003225801
- Villa size - 117m2
- Plot size - 800m2
- Gated plot
- Air conditioning (bedrooms)
- Ceiling fans (living area and bedrooms)
- Safety Deposit Box
- Wifi internet access
- Cot on request
- High chair on request
- All bed/bath linen except cot linen
- Beach/pool towels
- Maid service and linen change (see prices tab)
- Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
2 x double & 1 x twin bedrooms. 2 x bath/shower rooms as follows:-
- 1 x double on the ground floor
- 1 x twin on the ground floor
- 1 x family bathroom on the ground floor
- 1 x double with en-suite shower room on the first floor
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
- Full cooker
- 4 ring hob - 3 x gas and 1 x electric
- Coffee maker
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board
- TV with a wealth of international channels delivered via the internet
- CD player
- A few games and cd's
- Private pool - 32m2 (8m x 3m to 3.9m at widest part). Depth 1.1m to 1.4m
- Sun loungers, parasols, outdoor tables & chairs
- Shady garden
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.
10% of total rent
Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 6 people occupying the villa 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 including beach/pool towels***, and maid service and linen change.
Maid service and linen change - twice weekly. ***NB - beach/pool towels are not laundered as part of the mid stay linen changes.
There are NO hidden extras.
Options & Extras
- Cot: £0.00 per booking
- High Chair: £0.00 per booking
Low Occupancy Discounts
A low occupancy discount for a single couple (use of 1 bedroom), of 15%, is available at this villa except for July and August dates.
Not allowed on late availability or special offer prices.
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 LOYALTY5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Low occupancy discounts - unfortunately the online booking system automatically calculates the single couple or small party discount based on the number of people entered onto the booking form and the start day of your rental. There are 2 problems with this:-
a) If you are 2 people but not a single couple, or 3 or 4 people but not 2 + 1 or 2 + 2, the system will have automatically calculated a discount when it is not due. Please make use of the "additional notes" box on the booking form to tell us and we will adjust the price accordingly before we confirm your booking.
b) If your rental overlaps from a discounted period to a non-discounted one (or vice versa), the discount calculated will be wrong. In these cases we have to make the adjustment manually. You can still book on-line but we will need to change the price on receipt of your booking request. If the price increases we will contact you to confirm the new price before we confirm your booking and take your deposit.
Please don't let either of these issues put you off making a booking. The discounts are genuine and our villa owners welcome couples and smaller parties out of high season. We just can't fine tune the booking system to account for these 2 circumstances - sorry.
Just home from a wonderful holiday in this villa. Views are amazing! - August 2018.
We have returned from our stay in Villa Eftihia! The villa was amazing and we had a very memorable holiday. We would like to thank Crete Escapes for the beautiful villa but more over the exceptional staff that are managing the villas - August 2018.
Hi, just to let you know that we had a great time in Crete and loved our Villa (Eftihia). Many thanks indeed - July 2017
Crete is the most southerly Greek island with an agreeable climate. The tourist season usually starts around April and lasts until the end of October. The spring (April) is a good time to visit for hiking and to see the beautiful flowers.
In early summer (May and June) the temperatures will be climbing steadily to an average in the mid 20's. This is a good time to visit if you don't have to keep to school holiday dates as the climate is very pleasant and there are few crowds.
July and August are the busiest (and hottest) months with tourists from all over Europe choosing Crete for their holiday destination. The north westerly winds usually moderate the temperatures but it's best to make sure your holiday accommodation offers shelter from the hot sun. It goes without saying that the sea will be warm.
September is still high season with warm, sunny days and the sea is still warm. The season draws to a close in October but this is a perfect month for visiting the island as the sea is still warm for swimming and activities such as hiking and visiting the archaeological sites can be undertaken in pleasant temperatures.