As featured on C4's "A Place In The Sun" in October 2018.
Villa Troodos is superby located only a few minutes stroll from the charming village of Kokkino Horio with its taverna, cafe and well-stocked shop. The villa is well equipped, traditional in styling and furnishings and boasts a private pool set in a very private, mature garden. To the front there are glorious views of Souda Bay. The lovely sandy beach and waterfront tavernas in the popular resort of Almyrida are only a few minutes drive away. The villa sleeps up to 4 guests in one double and one twin bedroom (each with their own private shower room) making it an ideal choice for a small family or 2 couples holidaying together.
The gated parking area can accommodate several cars and is surrounded by a lovely mature garden planted with colourful bougainvillea.
Upper Ground Floor/Living Area
From the car parking area steps lead up to the front door which opens into the dual aspect open plan kitchen/diner and lounge area painted in traditional Greek blue and white. The vaulted ceiling enhances the light and airy feel of this space. In the lounge there are two sofas providing ample seating for relaxing with the TV/DVD for your entertainment. A wood burner in the corner is one of the focal points in the lounge. Patio doors open out onto a covered balcony furnished with a table and 4 chairs; a wonderful, secluded place to sit and take in the breathtaking sea views and sunsets for which this area is renowned.
The good sized, well equipped kitchen benefits from a window and door leading to the rear balcony overlooking the pool terrace and a view to the mountains and countryside beyond. This clever layout provides easy access between the kitchen and the rear outside dining area with a table and chairs.
A separate small utility area under the stairs houses the freezer.
Bedrooms (Ground and First Floor)
To one side of the living area are two sets of stairs leading to the two bedrooms, each one with its own private shower room. One bedroom and shower room is a few steps up from the open plan living area and the other one is a few steps down.
Tiled steps lead down to the ground floor master shower room and the master double bedroom which has doors opening to the front capturing those lovely sea views.
A set of open wooden stairs*** leads up to the first floor twin bedroom with its sloping beamed ceiling, adjacent to the second shower room.
Both air-conditioned bedrooms are comfortably furnished with built-in wardrobes and drawers, bedside shelving and a mirror.
Each shower room has a walk in shower, hand basin and wc.
To the rear of the villa is a very private, colourful, mature garden where you will find the large, tiled pool, a shaded barbeque area and plenty of seating around a stone table where guests can enjoy al fresco dining in this pretty setting.
The large pool is easily accessed by roman steps and has generous terracing furnished with sun loungers, parasols and a couple of small tables.
The walled garden surrounding the plot has traditional arched gates and walkways with an abundance of well established, colourful Cretan plants and flowers.
***due to the narrow open internal wooden staircase leading to the first floor twin bedroom, the owners do not accept bookings from groups with children under 5 years of age.
Internet access is supplied by the mobile provider - Vodafone which supports up to 5 devices at any one time. There is a large monthly data allowance but the owner requests that you adopt a fair use policy and only use the internet for emails, browsing web sites and social media. Full details are contained in the Information you will find at the property.
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
Villa Troodos is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number AMA00000623105.
- Villa size - 80m2
- Plot size - 300m2
- Gated plot
- Parking for at least 2 cars
- Air conditioning (bedrooms)
- Safety Deposit Box
- Hairdryer x 2
- Ceiling fans (bedrooms and kitchen/living area)
- Wifi internet access
- All bed/bath linen/towels
- Beach/pool towels (see prices tab)
- Maid service and linen/towel change (see prices tab)
- Welcome pack (enhanced) on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
1 x double and 1 x twin bedroom. 2 x shower rooms as follows:-
- 1 x double (king-sized bed) on the ground floor
- 1 x twin on the first floor
- 1 x shower room on the ground floor
- 1 x shower room on the first floor
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
- Full cooker
- 4 ring hob
- Coffee maker - filter
- Hand mixer
- Washing Machine
- Iron & ironing board
- TV with satellite reception (not Sky)
- DVD player
- Bluetooth speaker
- Yoga mat
- Wood burner
- Private pool - 32m2 (8m x 4m). Depth - 0.7m - 2m. Access via roman steps.
- Sun loungers x 4, parasol x 2 + outdoor tables & chairs
- Stone built and a portable gas BBQ with utensils
- Mature gardens
Chania airport - 45 minutes. Heraklion airport - 2 hours.
Nearest Beach - Almyrida - 5/10 mins drive.
Nearest Taverna & Shop - Kokkino Horio - 2 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 4 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/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: the owners do not accept bookings from groups with children under 5 years of age.
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.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.
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.
Thank you for a very enjoyable stay again in Crete. Villa fully equipped with pretty much everything you need. Lovely views front and back, great pool and BBQ area too. Loved the local taverna, Yannis and the team, do very good food - September 2019.
A lovely villa - clean, well equipped and with a beautiful view across Souda Bay! The local mini-market proved very useful and we enjoyed good food at the local taverna although it was very quiet apart from Sunday when there was live music. We enjoyed eating in Plaka - more choice and more atmosphere. Thanks to Mark & June for always being available to help - August 2019.
Villa Troodos is a wonderful base camp in The Cretan countryside for further exploration of the beautiful Cretan landscape. The villa's air con is top notch but would be ideal if it was in the main living area too. There's a lovely breeze that settles in around the well maintained pool area. The overall cleanliness is exceptional and the kitchen is full of really useful equipment . The local taverna (Yannis) has fabulous Cretan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. The closest beach is also very relaxed with lovely waves. This is a sensational little property to stay in and clearly a lot of care has gone into making guests feel very welcome. Would happily stay again. Thank you for a wonderful stay in "A Place In The Sun" - August 2019
Perfect place to stay with everything we could need and more. Loved the outside spaces with the lovely views and the well kept pool. We would love to return one day - August 2019
Beautiful villa, so clean with everything we needed for a really relaxing holiday. Local tavernas very friendly with good, authentic cuisine. George at the mini-market is a real star! Will definitely be back - June 2019.
This villa has recently been added to our website for the 2019 season so more reviews will be added as soon as we receive them.
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.