Villa Thio Koritsia is a luxury villa with stunning sea views towards Almyrida and across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri peninsula. The emphasis is on the outdoor space with generous terraces surrounding the infinity pool. Inside, the villa is very stylish with exposed wooden ceilings which blend well with the pale stone that was used to build the villa and the neutral colour scheme used throughout for the fixtures and fittings. Located in a quiet but not remote position, down a lane leading off the village square in Kokkino Chorio, the villa faces west, giving guests the pleasure of spectacular views of the setting sun from the various balconies and verandahs. The villa is centrally heated which makes it a good choice for early or late season holidays when some heating may be required in the evenings. (NB - not available for bookings in 2019)
The airy, light, ground floor is open plan with a fully fitted kitchen (see amenities list), dining area to seat 6 and comfortable lounge with satellite TV (not Sky) and dvd player. Two sets of patio doors allow you to make the most of those glorious sea views from inside the villa. The covered patio outside runs the whole length of the villa. One of the 3, well furnished, en-suite bedrooms is on this floor. This is a double bedded room with an en-suite shower room. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a guest cloakroom with wc and wash basin.
The two remaining bedrooms are on the first floor. Both with en-suite shower rooms. One has a double bed and the other twin beds. Both bedrooms are furnished with plenty of hanging and drawer storage space. Each bedroom has patio doors leading to its own furnished balcony with sea views.
The plot is gated and there is parking for several cars. The beautiful, tiled, infinity pool and terraces around the pool have uninterrupted sea views. The slightly raised patio immediately outside the lounge/diner is covered and perfect for al fresco dining with easy access to the kitchen and the BBQ area. A wrought iron staircase leads from one of the 1st floor balconies to the roof terrace which is a favourtite spot for private sunbathing. A Mediterranean garden of shrubs, wild flowers and herbs is nicely established.
The internet is unlimited provided via satellite. Full instructions on connecting etc are in the Villa Information Book in the villa.
Holiday Rental Licence
Villa Thio Koritsia is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K92030117901.
- Villa size - 100m2
- Plot size - 1000m2
- Air conditioning - bedrooms
- Safety Deposit Box
- Internet access
- Cot on request
- High chair on request
- All bed/bath linen except cot linen
- Beach/pool towels
- Maid service and linen change (see prices tab)
- Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
2 x double & 1 x twin bedrooms. 3 x shower rooms - all en-suite. 1 x cloakroom as follows:-
- 1 x double with en-suite on the ground floor
- 1 x double with en-suite on the first floor
- 1 x twin with en-suite on the first floor
- 1 x cloakroom with wc and wash basin on the ground floor
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
- Full cooker
- Ceramic hob
- Fridge/freezer (American style)
- Coffee Maker
- Washing Machine
- Iron & ironing board
- TV with satellite reception (not Sky)
- DVD player
- Private infinity pool - 32m2 (8m x 4m). Depth - 1.6m
- Sun loungers, parasols + outdoor tables & chairs
Chania airport - 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours.
Nearest Beach - Almyrida - 10 mins drive
Nearest Taverna - Kokkino Chorio - 5 mins walk
Nearest Shop - Kokkino Chorio - 5 mins walk
NB; all times are approximate and based on average driving and walking speeds.
10% of total rent
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, a welcome pack, all linen including beach and pool towels***, and maid service and linen change. ***NB - the beach/pool towels are not laundered as part of the linen change.
Maid service and linen change - twice weekly. ***NB - the beach/pool towels are not laundered as part of the linen change.
There are NO hidden extras.
Options & Extras
- 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 10%, 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 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 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.
Note for you to say we had a wonderful holiday at Thio Koritsia. As always, Martin and Debbie were very supportive and efficient - September 2018.
Our third visit to this wonderful villa. The position and views are probably the best you will ever find - September 2018.
The villa, location, view were amazing. The villa was clean and well serviced. Beds were very comfortable and the air conditioning was very welcomed in the bedrooms. We never tired of the views especially watching the sun set - August 2018.
Fab villa, best villa we have stayed in!!! The views are amazing and the pool - July 2018.
Stunning location, fabulous villa, best we've stayed at. We love Crete and have been back a few times now. Would love to come back to the Villa Thio Koristia - May 2018.
Our second visit to this wonderful villa. What a beautiful position, with what must be one of the best views in Crete. Have already booked for 2018. Many thanks to you for very efficient and friendly service. - September 2017.
Had a fantastic holiday- one of the nicest villas we have ever stayed in and definitely the best views - Aug 2017
What an amazing and wonderful villa this is . We have stayed in five other villas in the area and this is our favourite by far - Aug 2017
We have had a wonderful two weeks in this beautiful villa. So relaxing couldn't have asked for a better place to stay - July 2017
When we arrived the villa exceeded our expectations- peaceful, beautiful views, amazing sunsets, lovely villa - June 2017
We had an absolutely lovely stay in Villa Thio Koritsia, the views were amazing and we did not tire of them once in the two weeks of being there, the pool was great and loved by everyone especially my two young boys one of which learnt to swim with no armbands so a big achievement for him - August 2016.
We've had a lovely time in Crete. Villa Thio Koritsia is a really lovely villa in a fantastic spot, we loved it! The best we've stayed in, in Crete - August 2016
What can we say - we have had the most fabulous holiday in Crete! The villa was absolutely stunning and far exceeded our, already high from the beautiful pictures, expectations. We were delighted with everything; from the well equipped kitchen, stunning pool, lovely bedrooms and living areas to the most spectacular view! Martin and Debbie (property managers) were brilliant; very friendly and helpful. Thank you so much for all your help too. The regular and clear correspondence was much appreciated and we are so glad that we chose to book our first holiday to gorgeous Crete through Crete Escapes. We are all agreed that it was the first holiday we have been on where we didn't want to come home and could have stayed another 2 weeks! We will definitely return. Our sincere thanks again for helping us have the most brilliant family holiday - July 2016.
We certainly had a wonderful time in Crete and our two weeks seemed to fly by very fast. Our villa was perfect, well as was everything, so when we decide to go back again we will be in touch. Thank you very much - June 2016.
We thought the villa was fantastic and the views outstanding. We have been spoilt for choice now and definitely will want to come back and stay at the villa again - September 2015.
I wanted to let you know that we had a fantastic holiday in villa Thio Koritsia! The villa is just as described and the service provided by Debbie & Martin in terms of cleaning & advice excellent - August 2015.
We very much enjoyed a week in Villa Thio Koritsia; lots of relaxing by the beautiful pool - August 2015.
Had a fabulous 2 weeks at Villa Thio Koritsia, excellent facilities, views to die for and a fabulous pool - couldn't beat it. Thanks to Debbie & Martin on site, for the directions/guidance and welcome pack and thanks to Jan & Julie at Crete Escapes for all their help and advice (especially in the run up to the holidays, with concerns over the Greek economy). A great holiday had by us all. Thank you - July 2015.
Thank you for all your help with our booking of villa Thio Koritsia it certainly was a fantastic place to stay, we wanted for nothing except to stay longer. We loved Crete and all left wanting to return; when we do I will be back in touch with you - June 2015.
This has been our 6th visit to the island and we found the villa to be outstanding in all aspects, indeed to find any faults would be very hard as we encountered none! Please convey our sincere appreciation to Debbie and Martin who carried out their work and looked after us as if we were their guests, so personal was their service. We look forward to dealing with you again and offer our thanks for a truly memorable holiday - September 2014.
Just to say we had a wonderful holiday in Crete. The villa was excellent and perfectly positioned - April 2014.
Dear Jan, I wanted to write and thank both Crete Escapes, the villa owners and cleaners for the most fantastic holiday at the Villa Thio Koritsia. We were so busy enjoying ourselves that we forgot to write in the visitors book! The villa was stunning, spotlessly clean and comfortable. We were in Crete for a family wedding and the location was perfect, just a short drive from the venue in Kalyves and the family home in Plaka. Being slightly higher up, we enjoyed more of a breeze by the pool than our friends found at their villa in Almiryda, which was lovely in the summer heat. The village Taverna serves great traditional Greek food and they were so welcoming. The bedrooms were comfortable and it was lovely that each had its own access to the garden. It was great that there were books and dvds to use during our stay. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family. Thank you and kindest regards - September 2013.
Hi Jan, I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and advice whilst booking our recent trip to Crete. The information you gave us - directions, restaurants and places to visit was so helpful. Directions were excellent and we had no problems finding the villa. As for Villa Thio Koritsia, it was beautiful and the views were stunning, we could not fault anything. We had a fabulous 10 days with 3 teenagers who loved relaxing by the pool. I really hope we can return next year. Thank you again, best wishes - August 2012.
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.