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Villa Skye

Kokkino Chorio, Nr Almyrida

Sleeps: 4 + 1
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1

£925 - £1695per week


Private Pool
Sea Views


Promotional Discounts currently apply to this villa, see latest villa offers here https://www.crete-escapes.com/special-offers

General Description

Villa Skye (sister villa to Villa Daymer next door) is situated on a large plot along 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 small 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 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 villa boasts a retractable pergola covering the paved terrace immediately adjacent to the pool area which provides shade for the extensive sitting /dining/ sunbathing area when required. A magnificent, spacious, roof terrace (furnished) 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 https://www.crete-escapes.com/booking

Holiday Rental Licence

EOT Ministry of Tourism - Crete EscapesVilla Skye is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K91003152101.

Larger groups

For those requiring accommodation capacity in addition to Villa Skye, its sister villa is situated next door - Villa Daymer (3 bedrooms - sleeps 6).



Villa size

83m2 (Single storey with roof terrace)

Plot size


Gated Plot




Air conditioning

Yes (throughout)

Mosquito screens




Ceiling fans

Yes (bedrooms)

Safety deposit box



Yes (x 2)

Complimentary toiletries


Wifi internet access

Yes (unlimited access via satellite)

Phone for emergency use and incoming calls




High Chair


Sofa Bed


Z bed

Yes (request at time of booking - see prices tab)

All bed/bath linen/towels

Yes (except cot linen)

Cot linen


Beach/pool towels


Central heating

Yes (air source heating)

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)

Double / King rooms

Yes (x 1)



Bath/shower rooms

Yes (x 1)



Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment

Full cooker/oven/grill










Larder fridge




Coffee maker

Yes (cafetiere type) 



Electric juicer


Electric blender


Washing machine


Tumble dryer


Iron & ironing board



Yes (satellite not Sky)

DVD player


CD player


Media system


ipod docking station



Private Pool

Yes (36m2 - 9m x 4m. Depth - 1.4m-1.5m. Accessed via aluminium steps)

Shared Pool


Sun loungers

Yes (x 4)

Sun umbrellas

Yes (x 3)

Garden chairs


Garden tables


Outdoor preparation area with sink



Yes (portable charcoal type)

Pizza oven






Roof terrace


Yes (furnished)



Local Info

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

Nearest Beaches Almyrida - 10 mins drive or Kalives - 17 min drive.

Nearest Tavernas and Shops -­ Kokkino Chorio - 12 mins walk / 4 min drive or Plaka - 25 min walk / 5 min 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 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 £10 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: £10.00 per night

Low Occupancy Discounts

A low occupancy discount for a single couple (use of 1 bedroom), of 10%,  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. 



We had a lovely stay at Villa Skye. Love the view, local shop, taverna and beaches - great for snorkelling. Love everything! Thank you for a wonderful holiday - August 2023. 

Had a fabulous two week stay at Villa Skye. The setting and views are amazing. The villa clean and comfortable with a lovely pool. Overall an amazing place - July 2023.   

We really enjoyed our 'short week' stay at Villa Skye. The home is perfectly situated and quiet, quiet, quiet. Villa Skye is super clean and well equipped, the house slightly reflects the personality of the owner (we imagine). The lemon tree out back is a plus. We have stayed in this area a dozen times and without doubt Villa Skye is the best - July 2023. 

Our third trip to this area of Crete, our 2nd trip this year but 1st stay in Villa Skye - wow! What can I say - the huge pool where I managed to swim off the fantastic food and alcohol and raki from the night before, the large sun terrace where the husband was as happy as Larry watching the planes and boats come in through his binoculars and the villa had everything we needed - September 2022. 

We very much enjoyed our week in this beautiful villa. A car is recommended to travel to the beaches nearby. Our first time in Crete and won't be the last - August 2022. 

We have had a wonderful time in Villa Skye, the pool is brilliant and the views are spectacular. We have enjoyed the beach at Almyrida - beautiful with lovely sand and would highly recommend it. You should also go to Plaka and enjoy the waffles/crepes! We have had a great holiday and will definitely be coming back to Crete - August 2022.  

What a fabulous view! We have had a lovely relaxing week. The countryside around here is great for walking - see the house copy of 'Crete Walks in Apokoronas'. And it's been perfect to have a welcoming village taverna just down the road - May 2022. 

Thanks for your email. We had a wonderful time in Crete. Villa Skye was modern with a very open garden area which took advantage of the wrap around views. There is a huge roof terrace from which you can watch everything going on in Souda bay - ferries, cruise ships, navy vessels and also all the aerial activities - fighter jets and passenger jets. Having said this, it was a lovely peaceful place to sit and just look at the sea and the mountains. We found a nice 25 minute walk through the village down to Smugglers Cove - a great place for a swim and doing some snorkelling and we loved the very friendly village taverna. We would happily visit the villa again - September 2021.

We had a lovely relaxing time at Villa Skye peaceful location not overlooked. Sunrises and sunsets were beautiful as always in this part of the world. We arrived to find the villa immaculately clean with everything we needed, great to have a powerful hairdryer and the bed was very comfortable too. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Niki and her team visited once throughout our stay for linen change etc and were most helpful. Yannis the poolman came twice to clean the pool which was a lovely size and perfect for cooling down. Plenty of good tavernas to choose from. It was lovely also to meet the owners Chris and Linda who popped up to make sure everything was ok for us, many thanks for allowing us to use your lovely villa. Thank you also to Crete Escapes who always offer a first class service - August 2021. 

It was really great to be able to get away after the year everyone has had. Villa Skye was lovely. Nice villa with breathtaking views across Souda Bay. It was really peaceful and a lovely place to relax. It was a surreal time to travel but everything went smoothly and everyone we saw and met in Crete were welcoming and sensible with the restrictions Covid has placed on us all. The only downside was when we learned that we would have to quarantine upon our return, the first time the UK had changed the travel restrictions on a Wednesday ! We are due to return in June and fingers crossed, the world will be a safer place by then and there are fewer restrictions. Many thanks to you guys at Crete Escapes - September 2020.

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.