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.
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 there is a traditional sofa that converts to a double sofa bed to sleep up to 2 children (please note that prices quoted below are for 5. Additional persons using the sofa bed are charged at £50 per person per week). A TV screen for viewing DVD’s/ DVD player and a CD player are provided for your entertainment. There is 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 is a single bedroom with a single bed/bunk beds most suitable for a child.
There is a cloakroom with wc and wash basin on this 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.
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.
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.
Holiday Rental Licence
The Escape Villa is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K123K2992201.
- Villa size - 100m2
- Plot size - 2000m2
- Air conditioning throughout
- Safety Deposit Box
- Ceiling fan (lounge and master double bedroom)
- Internet access via mobile wifi unit
- Cot on request
- High chair on request
- Sofa bed (suitable for a child) on request - extra charge (see prices tab)
- All bed/bath linen except cot linen
- Beach/pool towels on request - extra charge payable locally (see prices tab)
- Maid service and linen 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 (with bunk beds) & 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
- Washing Machine
- Iron & ironing board
- TV screen for playing DVD's
- DVD player & CD player
- Private pool - 40m2 (8m x 5m). Depth - 1.5m + children’s section
- Cloakroom with wc and wash basin
- Sun loungers, parasols + outdoor tables & chairs
- BBQ - Weber charcoal
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
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 7 with 2 children using the double sofa bed available; each child using the sofa bed is charged at the rate of £7 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 excluding for beach and pool towels,*** and maid service and linen change.
Maid service and linen change - twice weekly.
***beach & pool towels can be rented from the property managers (paid locally) at a charge of 7 € per week.
There are NO hidden extras.
Options & Extras
- Sofa Bed: £7.00 per child per night
- 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 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.
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.
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.