Villa Skye

Kokkino Chorio, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Cloakrooms: 0

£695 - £1295per week


Private Pool
Sea Views


General Description

Villa Skye is situated on a large plot of approximately 1 acre, at the end of a track leading from the village of Kokkino Horio. This bright, single storey, villa sits in an elevated position on the hillside with fabulous views of Souda Bay, the White Mountains and the surrounding countryside. This villa is fully air-conditioned and well presented with modern furnishings. There are 2 bedrooms so ideal for a family or two couples.

The villa has been comprehensively equipped and includes a TV + DVD and CD players for your entertainment (see the features tab for a full list of amenities). It has been finished and furnished throughout in a fresh, vibrant colour scheme in keeping with its sleek exterior design. The living areas are semi open plan with two half length walls separating the kitchen from the living / dining area. In the dining area you will find a modern table and chairs to seat up to 6 people. The lounge is comfortably furnished with 2 sofas and a couple of modern, scandi style chairs. The fabulous views at this villa can be enjoyed inside too through several sets of large patio doors which open up directly on to the extensive terrace surrounding the pool. The sea views across Souda Bay and the views of The White Mountains from this terrace are magnificent.

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds. Both bedrooms have spacious wardrobes and drawer storage and both benefit from having patio doors opening up to private terraces and those fantastic sea and mountain views. The family bathroom is conveniently located for both bedrooms.

The villa is centrally heated (air source heating) which makes it a good choice for early or late season holidays when some heating may be required on chilly evenings.

External Areas

The area immediately adjacent to the villa has been paved to provide an extensive sitting /dining/ sunbathing area around the pool. A magnificent, spacious, furnished, roof terrace provides another sun bathing or relaxing area and commands spectacular 360 degree views of the area.  This is a wonderful spot for a pre dinner drink.

Internet Access

The internet is provided by means of a satellite system providing unlimited wi-fi.  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

Holiday Rental Licence

EOTVilla Skye is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K91003152101.

Skye - panorama 2



  • Villa size -­ 83m2 (single storey with roof terrace)
  • Plot size -­ 4000m2
  • Gated plot
  • Parking
  • Air ­conditioning throughout  
  • Ceiling fans (bedrooms)
  • Central heating (air source heating)
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Hairdryer x 2
  • Wi-Fi internet access with no download limit
  • Cot on request
  • High chair on request
  • Z bed on request - extra charge (see prices tab) 
  • All bed/bath linen/towels except cot linen 
  • Beach/pool towels
  • Maid service and linen/towel change (see prices tab)
  • Welcome pack on arrival 

Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms

1 x double & 1 x twin bedroom. 1 x bath/shower rooms as follows:-

  • 1 x twin on the ground floor 
  • 1 x double on the ground floor
  • 1 x family bathroom on the ground floor

Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

  • Full cooker
  • 4 ring hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Juicer 
  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board
  • TV with satellite reception (not Sky)
  • DVD & CD players/radio


  • Private pool - 36m2 (9m x 4m).  Depth - 1.4m - 1.5m.  Access via aluminium ladder. 
  • Sun loungers x 4 , parasols x 3, outdoor tables + chairs
  • Furnished roof terrace
  • BBQ - charcoal
  • Gardens



Local Info

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

Nearest Beach Almyrida - 10 mins drive

Nearest Taverna -­ Kokkino Chorio - 10/15 mins walk

Nearest Shop ­- Kokkino Chorio - 10/15 mins walk

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



10% of total rent

Pricing Notes

Prices quoted are in gbp sterling, per week, for up to 4 people occupying the villa and are not per person. The villa can sleep up to 5 with 1 child (aged 10 years or under) using a z bed which 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, 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.

Options & Extras

  • Cot: £0.00 per booking
  • High Chair: £0.00 per booking
  • Z bed: £7.00 per night

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. 



Thanks for the email, I was going to write to you and tell you that we had a fantastic time. The house was in absolutely the most incredible location and the roof terrace was spectacular. The booking process and the interaction with you guys was faultless and I only wish all companies were as easy to deal with so thanks so much for that, it was much appreciated. I also thought the price for 16 days was really good for the accommodation we got. I would definitely book with you again if we went back to Crete and thanks for giving us a great holiday - September 2019.

We had a fabulous time at Villa Skye, the house was everything and more. We have already recommended the Villa to friends and it's likely friends of ours will be booking for next year. Thank you - August 2019.

We had an amazing time and loved Villa Skye; the views, the pool, the villa itself and the location. Everything was perfect. The directions were spot-on; the place was immaculately clean on arrival and the outdoor spaces were spectacular. The views west to the mountains and north to the sea were amazing both from the pool deck and especially from the upstairs terrace. The taverna in Kokkini Chorio was great. We loved swimming in the waves at Almyrida and the snorkelling at Koutalas beach was among the best I've ever found in Greece - August 2019.

We would like to say what a wonderful holiday we had at Villa Skye. The villa was superb and in such a lovely location, so private. The sunsets were a treat, as was watching the lightning and thunderstorm sweeping across Souda Bay one night. Niki and her staff were so attentive and helpful whenever we needed her - the pool lights weren't working and they came round with an electrician the very next day and fixed the fault immediately. The people at Pan Car were fantastic too. We are really looking forward to next year already and would really appreciate it if you could let us know when next year's dates are available. Thanks so much - July 2019

Superb accommodation in a wonderful location. Villa Skye is probably the best villa we have stayed in although we did find the sofa a bit uncomfortable (solved this by using the leather armchairs instead). The welcome pack was much appreciated and the local supermarket proved a great source for topping up supplies. Favourite beaches were Gyalos + GK beach in Kalives plus Marathi and Loutraki. We loved The Botanical Gardens and the restaurant and would recommend a visit - September 2018.

What a fantastic time at Villa Skye. The villa was really good and we had everything we needed. The pool was amazing and the roof terrace was lovely to watch the sunsets and to stargaze. We recommend "Omega Divers" in Almyrida. They took us out and we went snorkelling - August 2018.

We had a wonderful time here ! The taverna in the village serves good food. The area is beautiful and most of all we enjoyed the marvellous views and sunsets! Thanks - August 2018

What a beautiful villa in a stunning location - the views over Souda Bay are incredible. We have loved watching the sunsets by the pool and from the roof terrace. The welcome pack was much appreciated as we arrived very late at night - July 2018

We had a great time in Villa Skye. It has a great location and was ideal for us. A lovely place - thanks - June 2018.

We spent two weeks at Villa Skye and loved every minute. Probably the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. We hired a car and explored the island, great roads with great hairpin bends!  Would recommend a trip to the old town in Rethymnon and Souda Bay war cemetery. The views and pool at the villa are amazing - September 2017.

Had a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Skye. We have visited this area of Crete several times over the past few years but our first time to this villa which has surpassed all others!  Enjoyed visiting all the old favourites and some new. We would certainly recommend Parisia taverna in Tsikoliana, Vamos for something a bit different.  Thank you - September 2017.

This is a gorgeous spot! The view out to Souda Bay and the White Mountains is unique. Every evening we could witness a fantastic sunset. The villa is very well arranged and cosy and the lightness of the rooms is enchanting. We loved it very much.  We had a wonderful time here.  We won't forget - August 2017.

Our 4th visit to Villa Skye between 2010 and 2017. As always the views are stunning - enjoy the lovely sunsets. Good recommendations for eating - Plaka = Takis, Almyrida = Psaros and Dimitris for dinner and Cafe Francois for breakfast. Lovely beach at Almyrida. Yiannis taverna at the beginning of this road is great, very friendly and relaxed. Enjoy your stay - August 2017. 

Had a fantastic time here, villa is spot on, everything you need for a relaxing holiday, views are amazing.  Welcome pack much appreciated. Thank you - May 2017.

What a fabulous spot!  We have had a super holiday at Villa Skye.  The views and sunsets amazing and everything so clean and tidy.  We found it hard to tear ourselves away to visit the various sites. We will be back - May 2017.   


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.