New to Crete Escapes from the 2022 season is the luxury architect-designed Villa Elizavet built in 2015. A latest addition to our premier category boasting stunning sea and mountain views towards Almyrida and across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula. Facing west, the sunsets from the various balconies and terraces are spectacular. Located in a quiet position only a 10 minute walk (uphill) to the charming village of Kokkino Horio where you'll find a small well-stocked shop and taverna.
This spacious 3 bedroomed villa is very stylish and decorated to a high standard throughout. The white washed walls and light furniture produce an airy feel to the interior further enhanced by a splash of colour in all the soft furnishings. The floor to ceiling doors and picture windows are perfect for admiring the sparkling infinity pool, colourful garden and stunning views beyond.
The villa both inside and out has been built with privacy in mind. All the bedrooms are very well separated and the abundant outdoor balconies and terraces allows for guests to mingle or have space of their own.
Through the main entrance hallway you enter into the fully air-conditioned, L-shaped open plan living area which is perfectly sized for families and/or couples alike. The well-equipped (see amenities list) Italian designed kitchen with integrated Bosch appliances has ample storage for all your self-catering requirements and cleverly offset to the left so the cook can prepare delicious food using fresh local produce whilst engaging with the rest of the guests in the relaxing dining/lounge area. Sliding glass doors lead to a large balcony; a fabulous place to sit and watch those magnificent sunsets with a chilled beer or glass of wine in hand.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area furnished with a solid oak table and 6 chairs and the lounge comprising of a comfortable sofa and snuggle chair, socially positioned around the 40 inch HDTV and fireplace. Bose and Amazon Echo bluetooth speakers, books and games in addition to Amazon Prime, Apple and Fire TV provide all your entertainment needs.
At the end of the hallway one of the 3, well furnished, air-conditioned bedrooms is on this floor. This double bedroom includes an en-suite shower room and opens out onto the extensive terrace ensuring that you're never far away from those incredible views.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a handy utility room housing the washing machine, iron & ironing board, other household items and a wc and wash basin.
A tiled staircase (with handrail) leads to the first floor where the two remaining air-conditioned bedrooms are situated. One has a king sized bed and the other twin beds and both share the family shower room. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with plenty of hanging and drawer storage space. Large patio doors lead out to a furnished wrap around balcony; yet another incredible vantage point. Binoculars are supplied so guests can watch ships and the occasional submarine heading in and out of the bay as well as watching the local wildlife.
Also on this floor is a useful study/office area, including a printer and deskspace for a laptop, positioned opposite a large window so those who must attend to work matters whilst away can still enjoy great views of the bay.
The villa stands on a very large, gated (electric) plot with covered parking for a couple of cars and further parking on the driveway.
The sparkling infinity pool is beautifully tiled with a shallow corner for young children. Access is via roman steps in either the separate shallow section or the main pool. Extensive terraces surround the pool providing an outdoor play area and plenty of space for sunbathing with uninterrupted sea, mountain and countryside views.
At the end of the pool and down a few steps into the garden is a covered lower terrace area with casual rattan seating; a lovely quiet and shady spot to read a book or take an afternoon nap when the sun is at its hottest. The pool isn't far away when you are ready for a dip to cool off.
At the opposite end of the pool a table and 6 chairs are positioned under another pergola with a BBQ grill provided for that all important al fresco cooking and dining. Nearby in the outdoor kitchen area there is a stone sink and also a fridge so chilled drinks are in easy reach. Occasional rattan furniture comprising of a sofa, 2 chairs and a coffee table provide comfortable seating at any time of day.
In an evening sympathetic lighting in the pool and around the terraces creates the perfect ambience to watch the sun go down over the Akrotiri Peninsula and White Mountains.
A Mediterranean garden of shrubs, wild flowers and herbs is nicely established with the remainder of the plot left to its natural state with native olive trees and more.
Strictly a non-smoking villa.
The internet is unlimited at a speed of 30 Mbs and can be accessed throughout the villa including balconies/terraces. Full instructions on connecting are detailed in the Villa Information Book inside the villa.
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
*** In some cases relating to the low occupancy discount, the price may need adjusting by us. Please see the note on this page for more details https://www.crete-escapes.com/about-our-discounts
Holiday Rental Licence
Villa Elizavet is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K9200316801.
Yes (covered space for 2 cars with further space on the driveway)
Safety deposit box
Yes (all bedrooms)
Wifi internet access
Phone for emergency use and incoming calls
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
All bed/bath linen/towels
Yes (except cot linen)
Yes (underfloor - winter months only)
Maid service and linen/towel change
Yes (see prices tab for more details)
Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
Yes (x 1 - first floor)
Double / King rooms
Yes (x 2 - one king size on the first floor and one double with en-suite on the ground floor)
Yes (x 1 shower room)
Yes (x 1 family shower room)
Yes (x 1 - ground floor in utility room)
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
Yes (filter type)
Yes (utility room)
No (outside airer only)
Iron & ironing board
Yes (40 inch HDTV with Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Fire TV)
Yes (BOSE and Amazon Echo bluetooth devices)
ipod docking station
Yes (infinity pool. 30m2 - 10m x 3m. Depth - 1.5m. Access via roman steps in a shallow/childrens section. Outdoor shower).
Yes (x 6)
Yes (x 1)
Outdoor preparation area with sink
Chania airport - 45 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 2 hrs drive.
NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds. Some walking and/or driving may be on unlit and unmade track roads. Please refer to the map tab to view satellite images of the area.
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 may be accepted and 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 agreed 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.
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 LOYALTY2.5 when asked to do so during the online booking process or let us know when you contact us. Your reduction of 2.5% 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 day is a Saturday. If you wish to discuss an alternative arrival and/or departure day please contact us however if it means that the owner would be left with too many "void" days we might not be able to accept it.
Payment can be made by bank transfer to our sterling account or by debit or credit card (Mastercard or Visa) only.
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.
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.
Villa Elizabet is new to Crete Escapes from the 2022 season. Reviews posted below are courtesy of the owners. Further reviews will be added in due course.
The most amazing villa we have stayed at by far! The outside space is just perfect and the inside is so well considered and thought through: everything you could possible want from a villa in Crete. The pictures and descriptions of Villa Elizavet are fabulous but the real thing is so much better! Thank you - August 2019.
Lovely relaxing family break. Villa & pool superb with the most amazing sunsets. Not even an earthquake impacted our holiday (slept through it! Highly recommend and will be returning ourselves - July 2019.
We had a lovely stay on Crete! The villa is beautiful, and the views are incredible - snow-capped mountains, stunning seas, sunsets, etc. It was very hard to leave - April 2019.
Crete is different but still beautiful in a winter. Spectacular view of the White Mountains at the moment, living up to their name as covered in snow. Viewing these and the deep blue of Souda Bay is spectacular. January 2019.
Great location, amazing villa and wonderful views of Souda bay. The pool was excellent with outdoor fridge and barbeque (grill). We had a relaxing holiday and would love to return - August 2018.
We absolutely loved Villa Elizavet. The location, in a small but charming village and the view looking over Souda bay was just incredible. The house itself was beautiful and clean and had everything we could possibly need (exactly as described in the photos). Will definitely recommend and we will definitely dream of coming back - July 2018.
Superb villa, amazing owners, 3rd year in a row says it all. Already booked for next year - July 2018.
Villa is in immaculate condition and has everything needed for a great holiday. Short walk into village for supplies from the shop and 2 tavernas or a very short drive and loads of eating places to choose from including right by the beach in Almyrida. A beautiful house with lovely gardens, great pool and views in a great location. What else could we wish for - May 2018.
As you drive down to the gates of Villa Elizavet you get your first glimpse of the luxury that lies behind. Nestled spectacularly on the hillside overlooking the azure blue sea of Souda Bay, with extensive landscaped gardens and grounds, lies the beautifully designed, modern, luxurious Villa Elizavet. Relaxing by/in the infinity pool with the glorious sea views and views of the nearby White Mountains is breathtaking. And in the evenings it is wonderful to watch the stunning sunsets with a glass of wine! There are various seating and eating areas for sun or shade all with lovely outdoor furniture arranged to take in the views. Inside, the villa is well planned to a modern interior design and is thoughtfully equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. Villa Elizavet is a short scenic walk away to the local shops and taverna in the village, and nearby Plaka and beachside Almyrida are an interesting short drive away with many good tavernas to choose from. Maps, books, places of interest and recommendations are provided so you would never be stuck for places to visit, all to appreciate the stunning scenery of western Crete. We would highly recommend this villa to anyone. We had a great holiday, what a find - May 2018.
Without a doubt the best villa in Souda Bay. Suberb owners, clear and accurate communication, immaculately kept and there for you every inch of your stay. The local amenities are excellent with some great recommendations in the villa handbook. Everything from food to hair cuts, walks and attractions. I'd recommend this villa to anyone wanting to explore the north side of the island. Staying as couples or a family. Superb value for money - August 2017.
Very well presented, well equipped with stunning views. Gorgeous infinity pool over looking incredible sunsets. Overall, above excellent and we would highly recommend this villa to anyone. Great communication and easy, trustworthy booking - August 2017.
We had a great 2 week holiday here. The villa is very new and modern and in a super location overlooking Souda Bay and the White Mountains. Very comfortable with everything one needs for a relaxing holiday with the infinity pool and great outdoor seating areas. There are loads of good tavernas within a short drive and we didn't have a poor meal anywhere. Very relaxing holiday. It was pretty much perfect as I can't think of any negatives - book it while you can - July 2016.
Beautiful villa. Stunning views. Great place to stay. Probably need a car but some great tavernas close by. BBQ area so we also cooked. Loved watching the military jets and saw a submarine. Booked again - July 2016.
As a family, we are fortunate enough to stay in many top villas all around the world. Villa Elizavet is without a doubt one of the very best we've ever stayed in. So much so that we'll be going back every year now. The place just has everything you could ever ask for. A modern, very well kept interior, great technology and internet, amazing views, great local restaurants and brilliant owners. The pool and gardens are just beautiful and its close to all local amenities, but just far enough away to be private. It's a perfect location for those with families. If you are looking for a hassle free luxury place to stay, then this property has to be on the list - July 2016.
Beautiful villa with fantastic views of the coast & sea & mountains behind. Everything that we needed was catered for so we were extremely comfortable. Very clean & well equipped. Lovely pool & BBQ area as well as outdoor seating area. Lots of information left in the villa of nearby entertainment & restaurants, more than we could do in a week. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at Villa Elizavet for anyone holidaying in this part of Crete and definitely hope to return one day - July 2016.
I stayed here for 7 nights and was really impressed with both the villa and the location. The villa was beautifully finished with tasteful furnishings, spotlessly clean and well equipped and easily accommodated 6 adults. The views are absolutely breathtaking and there was plenty of outside space from which to enjoy them, including a stunning heated infinity pool. The outdoor kitchen and dining area were brilliant; we ate breakfast outside every day and had some lovely BBQs. The villa lay out worked really well as the bedrooms were well separated from the living areas, the beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were really luxurious, the air con in every room was also greatly appreciated! There is a great local taverna and supermarket in the centre of Kokkino Chorio, around a 10 minute walk away and it’s a short drive to both Plaka and Almyrida where there are plenty of great restaurants and a lovely sandy beach at Almyrida. As this was my first visit to Crete, trips into the mountains and to Rethymno were also recommended and were well worth it. We had a terrific week in Crete, will definitely be returning and would absolutely recommend this villa - September 2015.