The Escape Villa

Kokkino Chorio, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Cloakrooms: 2

£975 - £1695per week


Private Pool
Sea Views


General Description

The Escape Villa stands majestically above the village of Kokkino Chorio in the beautiful Apokoronas region of North West Crete. With far reaching views across the village to the White Mountains beyond and the shimmering coastline below, this is one of the best locations in the area.

The villa is stunning and very stylishly presented with materials and colours chosen to reflect the local landscape. Constructed in white stone, the villa is light, airy and cool throughout.

Entering the villa, you are immediately met with a feeling of space and light. Although constructed in stone, many of the internal walls are rendered and painted which successfully combines the modern with the traditional.

Ground Floor

The ground floor is open plan; lounge areas lead off the well equipped kitchen which occupies a central location, two sets of double doors open up to terraced and decked areas with views of the sea and the pool. One of these terraces provides a private, shady area for outdoor dining with a large marble table and 6 rattan chairs. Inside, sofas and chairs are modern and a TV with a DVD player and a CD player are provided for your entertainment. One of the lounge areas is furnished with a sofa which converts to a sofa bed sleeping 1 adult or child and a fireplace which makes the villa suitable for early and late season holidays when heating may be required on chilly evenings.

All the bedrooms are air-conditioned. One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor; this bedroom has a single bed.

There is a cloakroom with wc and wash basin on this floor,

First Floor

Two further bedrooms and the luxurious bath/shower/wet rooms are on the first floor. The master bedroom is simply furnished with a double bed, cupboards and drawers for storage. The ceiling is timber and finished in a white wash thus continuing the feeling of space and light from the ground floor. The en-suite facilities include a large shower in the style of a wet room. The other first floor bedroom has twin beds and storage for clothes. The family bathroom is spacious and light with a bath, shower, wc, wash basin and large mirror. Both bedrooms on this floor have double doors leading to a private terrace with views of the garden and onwards to the sea.

External Areas

The modern styling is continued outside with luxurious, comfortable, sun beds around the private pool which has a separate children’s section.

The terraces immediately around the villa and its pool have been paved in light coloured tiles interspersed with denim blue decking. Whilst the garden area immediately surrounding the villa has been paved or decked, the rest of the garden has been left in its natural state.

There is also an outdoor cloakroom adjacent to the pool area which houses the washing machine together with a toilet and sink.    

The villa is in a fabulous quiet location and currently the final access of approx 150 metres is via an unmade track, however, vehicular access is perfectly possible in an ordinary saloon car.

Internet Access

The internet is unlimited with a speed of 4mps via satellite.  Full instructions on connecting etc are in the Villa Information Book in the villa.

More Information

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

*** 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

Holiday Rental Licence

EOTThe Escape Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K123K2992201.

Panorama new 2016



  • Villa size -­ 100m2
  • Plot size -­ 2000m2
  • Parking
  • Air ­conditioning throughout
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Ceiling fan (lounge and master double bedroom)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access via mobile wifi unit 
  • Sofa bed on request - extra charge (see prices tab)
  • Cot on request
  • High chair on request
  • All bed/bath linen/towels except cot linen
  • Maid service and linen/towel change (see prices tab)
  • Welcome pack on arrival

Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

1 x double, 1 x twin & 1 x single bedrooms. 1 x bathroom, 1 x en-suite shower room, 2 x cloakrooms as follows:-

  • 1 x single bedroom & 1 x cloakroom on the ground floor
  • 1 x twin and 1 x double with en-suite shower room + family bathroom on the first floor
  • 1 cloakroom outside by the pool

Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

  • Full cooker
  • 4 ring hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Sofa bed
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player 
  • Bluetooth speaker 


  • Private pool - 40m2 (8m x 5m incl childrens section).  Depth - 1.5m + shallow children’s section
  • Cloakroom with wc and wash basin
  • Sun loungers, parasols + outdoor tables & chairs
  • BBQ - Weber charcoal



Local Info

Chania airport­ - 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours.

Nearest Beach ­- Almyrida - 10 mins drive

Nearest Taverna­ - Kokkino Chorio - 1 km

Nearest Shop­ - Kokkino Chorio - 1 km

NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.



10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Pricesquoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 5 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 6 with 1 person using the sofa bed available; the sofa bed is charged at the rate of £10 per night.

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 excluding  for beach/pool towels, and maid service with linen change.

Maid service with linen change - twice weekly. 

There are NO hidden extras.

Options & Extras

  • Sofa bed: £10 per night
  • Cot: £0.00 per booking
  • High Chair: £0.00 per booking

Low Occupancy Discounts

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.

Loyalty Discounts

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

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.



Booking Information

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.

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.











The villa was lovely thank you and we really enjoyed our holiday - September 2019.

Just returned from our Greece trip and wanted to drop a note to tell you how much we enjoyed our week on Crete in the Escape Villa. The view from the villa was truly just as incredible as I remember. Thank you again for all your help and for all the information provided. I would highly recommend the villa and your company for anyone who wants a truly magnificent stay on a beautiful island! - September 2019.

We had a fantastic holiday from 31st Aug/9th Sept . We had both villas (Retreat and Escape) as we were taking a family holiday for six adults. Everything was perfect, the villas were extremely clean , well equipped with wonderful views . Some of the sunsets were breath taking . We had little need to contact the local managers but on the odd occasion we needed to talk to them they were very helpful and responded quickly. The villas are positioned perfectly . Close enough to towns and resorts to take advantage of all they have to offer but far enough away to get peace and quiet when required. As said - a perfect holiday, nothing we would change and have not a single negative comment - September 2019.

We had a really lovely time at The Escape Villa, thank you - August 2019.

We have just returned from the most glorious 10 days staying in the most perfect Escape Villa, Crete! Everything was just lovely from the villa layout, decor, pool and landscaping to the stunning location and views. Swimming in the pool with the White Mountains as a backdrop was a real treat. We wanted for nothing and appreciate everything. Thank you for meeting all of our needs with such beautiful and well equipped accommodation; fixing the shower tap and bringing over a barbecue; regularly checking/cleaning the pool and for providing a detailed file of  information also. A truly wonderful and positive holiday experience. We loved it! - May 2019.

We’ve just returned from a very lovely week at Escape Villa in Kokkino Chorio and it was glorious. It surpassed our expectations, a lovely, well equipped villa and what stunning views. Peaceful, remote, just how we like it, yet within easy walking distance of the couple of tavernas in ‘the centre’. And I cannot recommend highly enough the taverna at the glass factory - good, authentic home cooked food, dont expect lots of choice, but that to me is it’s beauty - shows its home cooked. Thank you again - May 2019.

We had a lovely time thank you. We will no doubt return as we loved the area and the stunning views - August 2017.

Many thanks for your email, we had a lovely time discovering Crete thank you. The villa location was perfect, we particularly enjoyed the views and stunning sunsets. The directions to the villa were excellent as was the comprehensive guide at the villa. We felt that you really had everything covered - June 2017.

Hi, we have just returned from a great holiday at The Escape Villa. The villa was great, Pan Cars were really good and we've had a fantastic holiday. Thanks for all your help - August 2016.

We had a really enjoyable stay, we very much liked the Escape villa - September 2015.

Fabulous time at the Escape Villa in Kokkino Chorio - amazing scenery all around the villa and very happy with standard of villa.  So cheap to live - groceries etc much cheaper than UK!  Would highly recommend Crete Escapes from start to finish very helpful and would definitely book through them again - May 2015.

We had a wonderful holiday.  The Escape Villa is beautiful, the weather was perfect and we really did not want to leave! Martin and Debbie were great and I have already sung your praises to anyone who will listen.  Thanks for turning a difficult situation (let down on owners direct booking) into a fantastic holiday - August 2014. 

Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed the villa in Crete and would love to come again sometime. Those views! Superb - July 2014.

The Escape Villa has lived up to its name.  A perfect location, private and quiet. Fantastic views and lovely villa which has been tastefully furnished.  We had a great holiday and will definitely return - August 2013.

I just wanted to say we had a fantastic time at the Escape Villa. It was everything we wanted and anticipated from your website. The location was private but within easy drive of all facilities, we all loved the pool and the view was amazing. All wishing we were still there! It was our first visit to Crete and we will definitely return - August 2013.

Fabulous stay at The Escape ­ sunsets, pool and views just perfect.  Good food at all your recommendations, and great beach for snorkelling - July 2013.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.  A great villa, with amazing views and sunsets. The Escape Villa allows you to escape from everyday life…..from the gate and the rough drive ­ to the sheep walking past as the sun goes down - June 2013.

When we got chance to explore the villa, we were totally stunned as it is beautiful. It is well equipped, tastefully and comfortably decorated and set out perfectly with the pool.  The stone interior keeps the villa deliciously cool if it gets too hot. We had a wonderful two weeks, and would love to return - September 2012.

The Escape Villa is possibly the nicest holiday home I have ever stayed in. The furnishings in such lovely bright colours made it a joy each night to plump up the cushions as lovingly as I do at home! - August 2012.

Another wonderful holiday at The Escape Villa.  We had 2 glorious weeks of perfect weather…sun, sun, and more sun. My mum, sister and family stayed next door at The Retreat, so we were spoilt for choice with two fabulous pools, and two gorgeous views. The villa is beautifully furnished and well equipped.  The most amazing part of this villa is its position with views and sunsets to die for and lots of peace and quiet - August 2012.

We have had a wonderful week in Crete.  Escape is well equipped with superb views.  The property managers, Martin and Debbie have been very helpful and we return to the UK today refreshed and full of happy memories - October 2011.

What a lovely villa, pool and surrounding areas.  The view is something we will take back to cold London with us.  This is our first visit to Crete and has been the best family holiday we have had.  We will definately return - September 2011.

Thank you for letting us share your wonderful villa - we have had a really fantastic week.  Your lovely villa is very well equippped, the views one of the best we have seen and the pool absolutely superb.  The children (and Mum and Dad) have thoroughly appreciated every minute we have spent here.  Have stayed in many villas and would not hesitate in recommending this one - August 2011.

A really lovely villa with truly stunning views.  The pool area was great and the childrens pool was perfect for our two little ones (fours years old and two years old).  Beautiful sunsets.  We thought this was a fabulous villa and really enjoyed our stay.  We hope to be back soon - June 2011.
Our second visit to the Escape Villa and another lovely week. Great weather all week and the villa is such a beautiful place to spend time on the terrace soaking up the sun.  Sorry to be going home - May 2011.

Hi, we are just back from a simpy lovely week at the Escape Villa. Thank you very much! Apart from a delay to our return flight meaning we got home at 3am, everything went very smoothly. The villa was perfect for us and the location simply beautiful. I am writing to ask if it is possible to re-book for 2011 please and if so how much it would be? The dates would be Saturday 28 May until Saturday 4th June 2011 - May/June 2010.

We had an amazing holiday in Crete, and are really keen to book the Escape Villa again for the same time next year. I will get in touch shortly with dates, as I don’t know the boys half term dates for 2008 yet. We really loved the villa, and the magnificent views surrounding it. It was as you said, very peaceful (-apart from the children!!). The BBQ was great, the TV and DVDs super for children, the décor was lovely and the views were wonderful. We loved the pool ­ the children were in and out all the time. We found it very hard to leave! ­ May 2007.


The Climate

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.