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Villa Haroupia

Plaka/Kokkino Chorio, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2

£975 - £1695per week


Private Pool
Sea Views


General Description

Conveniently close to the village of Kokkino Horio (15 mins walk) and Plaka (20 mins walk) where you will find mini-markets and tavernas, Villa Haroupia is a modern, fully air-conditioned, villa with fantastic views right across Souda Bay and to the White Mountains.

The villa was built a few years ago and now boasts a lovely, mature garden which provides lots of privacy. This villa is a particularly good choice for families with children as access to the pool and pool terraces can be restricted and it is set within a walled and gated plot. There is parking for at least 2 cars within the gates.

To maximise the spectacular views, Villa Haroupia has been built with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living accommodation on the first floor. This has the added advantage of keeping the bedrooms naturally cooler.

Please note - children must be able to sleep in a normal sized single bed (a bedguard is provided free of charge). Infants or very young children requiring a cot, high chair or stairgate cannot be accommodated at this villa. 

Ground Floor

All of the bedrooms have a sea view and are comprehensively fitted with plenty of wardrobe space, drawers, dressing tables and mirrors. There are two double rooms, furnished with king size iron bedsteads, both of which have doors opening up to a large, covered terrace. There is also a twin bedded room. The master bedroom has a newly re-furbished en-suite shower room with a large shower cubicle. The other two bedrooms (one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds) share the newly re-furbished family bath/shower room which has a large walk-in shower, hand basin, small corner bath (suitable for younger children only), wc and bidet.

NB: The colour of furnishings in all the bedrooms have been changed and we are awaiting new pictures from the owners to upload to our website.

First Floor

A marble staircase (with a safety handrail) leads to the spacious open plan lounge/dining room with the kitchen off to one side. The kitchen is equipped for all of your self catering needs and includes a range of stainless steel appliances (see amenities list). Apart from those wonderful sea views, the other focal point in the comfortably furnished lounge is the stone fireplace in one corner. The large L shaped sofa provides plenty of comfortable seating around the coffee table. For your entertainment there is a TV with DVD player, bluetooth speaker and a selection of books and games.

In addition to the large furnished balcony at the front, which runs the length of the villa, there is also a small balcony at the rear which gets the early sun and so is an ideal spot for breakfasting. The front balcony is fully furnished with outdoor tables and chairs and provides the perfect place for soaking up the sun during the day and enjoying the fabulous sunsets for which this part of Crete is renowned.

External Areas

Accessed from both double bedrooms, a large partially covered balcony with rattan furniture provides a comfortable place to sit and read to escape from the midday sun. Tiled steps lead directly from this balcony to the large 50m2 tiled swimming pool which has roman steps leading into it and a shallow end for children.

The pool is surrounded by sunbathing terraces and a well planted garden all of which have glorious views across Souda Bay. In the evenings the pool area is a lovely place to unwind and savour the views; this whole area benefits from soft lighting and spotlights in the pool.

Facing west so that the cook can enjoy watching the sun go down, there is a large BBQ with a working area and sink (cold water only) plus 3 tables for al fresco dining and a useful outdoor fridge and kettle; great for drinks at any time of the day.

There are so many furnished balconies/terraces at Villa Haroupia that you may find it difficult to choose the perfect place to chill out and relax. The garden has a number of mature olive and haroupia (carob) trees which provide privacy as well as natural, dappled shade. The "lower" garden is a very private little spot with an abundance of colourful shrubs and flowers. 

The external terraces and pool area have been designed with railings and lockable gates so that parents can restrict access to these areas and prevent children from entering them unsupervised.

Internet Access

Unlimited download via fixed telephone line.

More Information

Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location (a live link to google's most recent satellite map of the area) 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

EOT Ministry of Tourism - Crete Escapes Villa Haroupia is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number AMA 00000135107.

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Villa size


Plot size


Gated Plot



Yes (2 cars)

Air conditioning

Yes (throughout)

Mosquito screens


Ceiling fans

Yes (bedrooms)

Safety deposit box

Yes (kitchen)


Yes (x 3 - each bedroom) 

Complimentary toiletries

Yes (hand soap)

Wifi internet access

Yes (unlimited access via fixed telephone line)

Phone for emergency use and incoming calls




High Chair


Sofa Bed


Z bed


Bed linen and bathroom towels


Cot linen


Beach/pool towels


Central heating

Yes (not available to guests)

Maid service and linen/towel change

Yes (see prices tab for more details)

Welcome pack on arrival


Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

Single rooms


Twin rooms

Yes (x 1 on the ground floor)

Double / King rooms

Yes (x 2 - 1 x king with en-suite and 1 x king - both rooms on the ground floor)


Yes (x 1 - shower room in king sized master double bedroom)

Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 2 - en-suite shower room and shower room with small bath suitable for young children only)



Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Full cooker/oven/grill










Larder fridge

Yes (outdoor preparation area)



Coffee maker

Yes (filter)



Electric juicer


Electric blender

Yes (hand)

Washing machine

Yes (under the stairs)

Tumble dryer


Iron & ironing board



Yes (with satellite reception - not Sky)

DVD player


CD player


Media system

Yes (bluetooth speaker)

ipod docking station



Private Pool

Yes (50m2 - 10m x 5m depth - 0.9m - 1.3m. Pool shower. Accessed via roman steps))

Shared Pool


Sun loungers

Yes (x 8)

Sun umbrellas

Yes (x 3)

Garden chairs


Garden tables


Outdoor preparation area with sink

Yes (cold water only)


Yes (stone built, charcoal type)

Pizza oven



Yes (established)


Children's bedguard

Yes (x 1 - for single bed only)

Yoga mat


Beach chairs

Beach umbrella

Yes (x 3 - foldable)

Yes (x 2)



Local Info

Chania airport ­- 45 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 1 hr 55 mins drive.

Nearest Beaches ­- Almyrida - 40 mins walk / 7 mins drive or Kalives - 15 mins drive.

Nearest Tavernas and Shops ­- Kokkino Horio - 15 mins walk / 3 mins drive or Plaka - 20 mins walk / 5 mins 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

Pricing Notes

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, 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.

Please note - children must be able to sleep in a normal sized single bed (a bedguard is provided free of charge). Infants or very young children requiring a cot, high chair or stairgate cannot be accommodated at this villa. 

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.

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 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

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 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.





Thank you was a lovely place to stay - October 2021.

We have had a very enjoyable holiday in Crete and our time at Villa Haroupia. We stayed in the villa most days so we could make use of the huge pool and the BBQ area - August 2021.

We finally made it in what has been an extremely trying year due to Covid 19. We consider ourselves fortunate that we are able to have a holiday and relax in this gorgeous villa. Whilst we haven't ventured far on this occasion, we have had meals at Fotini's and The Loft in Plaka and Thalami and Makis in Almyrida - all excellent. Looking forward to coming back next year. Thank you Julie for all your help - September 2020.   

Sadly going home to a cold rainy England after a glorious week in Crete. Highlights in terms of trips have to be Samaria Gorge, Balos Bay and Chania Old town. Food good everywhere really but Elpis in Plaka is where we went most often. Villa has been so lovely, gardens beautiful and although cold, the pool was great too! Didn't use the BBQ but it's fantastic and so well laid out & equipped.  Second holiday this year with Crete Escapes. Thank you so much for everything Julie and team - October 2019.

We all had a really lovely holiday at Villa Haroupia, definitely on our list of favourites. The views from the choice of terraces are stunning, loved the depth and size of the pool, plus a great location too, especially if you appreciate a beautiful sunset. All correspondence, the travel itinerary and the villa info book were all very informative, loved the alternative rules about Greek driving ! None of us would hesitate to book with Crete Escapes again and would thoroughly recommend to others. Many thanls once again for all your help in arranging our holiday - September 2019.

We had an absolutely fabulous holiday at Villa Haroupia for the second time - August 2019.

We have just returned from two amazing weeks at Villa Haroupia, it was perfect. From the huge pool to the stunning views. The upkeep of the villa was exceptional and it had everything we needed. The surrounding area was great and we enjoyed many lovely meals out. A favourite being Elpis due to the fantastic food, Greek night and wonderful hospitality. Thank you so much for providing us with so many special memories. We look forward to arranging another holiday in Crete - August 2019. 

We have spent two wonderful weeks in your amazing villa and it has surpassed all expectations. We've sat on every balcony and terrace taking in the fantastic views, especially enjoying the stunning sunsets. We have had several lazy days around the immaculately maintained swimming pool but we did manage to tear ourselves away some days to visit some other places. All in all we had a really wonderful two weeks. Hopefully we'll get to return in the future - July 2019.

Had a really wonderful week in Crete. Everything about the place has surpassed our expectations. The villa (Haroupia) is fabulous and no matter how good the pictures are, they don't do it justice. The views of the mountains topped with snow and Souda Bay in front are picture perfect. The villa is superbly equipped and nothing has been left wanting at all. We've had a very busy week visiting Kournas Lake and swimming with terrapins, snorkelling at Octopus Bay, walking the Samaria Gorge (a real highlight) and visiting Elafonissi beach. All truly amazing. The 16 km gorge walk  is truly spectacular at the bottom and you can reward yourself with a dip in The Libyan Sea. We also had an evening in both Chania and Rethymnon which are each very different but really pleasant with some great little boutique shops and tavernas tucked away down shady side streets. - May 2019

Another amazing holiday at Villa Haroupia. Everything we need is here! Beaches at Almyrida and Kalives are lovely but Almyrida is better for young kids as the water is so shallow. Great fo