Villa Troodos was featured on C4's "A Place In The Sun" in October 2018.
Villa Troodos is a superby located only a few minutes stroll from the charming village of Kokkino Horio with its well-stocked mini-market, coffee shop and a taverna which often has a Greek night. The villa is traditionally styled and furnished but benefits from many modern conveniences including 2 bath/shower rooms to service the two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and a lovely private pool set in a private, colourful, mature garden. The gated parking area can accommodate several cars. To the front of the villa there are glorious sea views across Souda Bay and the acclaimed sandy beach and waterfront tavernas in the popular resort of Almyrida are only a few minutes drive away.
The villa has a novel layout with 2 staircases leading off the open plan living area (one up and one down, each to one of the bedrooms and a shower room) - see description below.
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, all painted in blue and white for that traditional look always associated with Greece . The high vaulted ceiling enhances the summery, airy feel of this space. Fully equipped for 4, there are 4 dining chairs around a wooden dining table and the lounge has two sofas to provide ample space for everyone to relax. For your entertainment, there are books, a TV/DVD and of course, free wifi (see below). French style doors at the front of the villa open out onto a covered, furnished, balcony; a wonderful and very secluded spot to sit and take in the breathtaking sea views and in the evenings, the sunsets for which this area is renowned.
The good sized, well equipped kitchen is at the rear of the villa overlooking the pool terrace and garden with a view to the mountains and surrounding countryside. A door from the kitchen opens onto another furnished balcony and a few steps to easily link the kitchen to the pool, rear garden and outside dining area.
A separate small utility area under the stairs houses the freezer.
Bedrooms (Ground and First Floor)
The unusual layout of this villa provides excellent privacy for guests as each bedroom and adjacent shower room is on a different floor. The master bedroom and shower room are located a few tiled steps down from the open plan living area and the twin bedroom and shower room are located on the upper floor via an open wooden staircase ***.
The master double bedroom has French style doors opening to the front capturing those lovely sea views and a window with views to the rear.
The twin bedroom on the upper floor has a vaulted ceiling and windows with views to the front and the rear.
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.
Wrought iron gates at the villa entrance open into the plot and the parking area.
Another set of arched wooden gates then lead you into the enclosed grounds and walled garden to the rear of the villa where you will find a mature garden planted with an abundance of well established, colourful Cretan plants and flowers. This is also the setting for the large, tiled pool and a shaded barbeque area with plenty of seating around a stone table for guests to enjoy al fresco dining in this pretty, peaceful, 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.
***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 a wired local broadband providing unlimited data. Full details and connection information 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.
Yes (at least 2 cars)
Yes (bedrooms and kitchen/living area)
Safety deposit box
Yes (x 2)
Wifi internet access
Phone for emergency use and incoming calls
Yes (camp bed)
All bed/bath linen/towels
Maid service and linen/towel change
Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
Yes (x 1 - first floor)
Double / King rooms
Yes (x 1 - king size on ground floor)
Yes (x 2 - one shower room on each bedroom floor)
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
Yes (with separate freezer under the stairs)
Yes (filter type)
Iron & ironing board
Yes (local reception only)
Yes (with DVD's)
Yes (with CD's)
Yes (bluetooth speaker)
ipod docking station
Yes (32m2 - 8m x 4m. Depth - 0.7m - 2m. Access via roman steps. Pool shower.)
Yes (x 4)
Yes (x 2)
Outdoor preparation area with sink
Yes (x 2 - stone built and portable types both charcoal with utensils)
Books and games
Chania airport - 45 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 2 hours 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
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 person using a camp bed available; the camp bed 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, 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.
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 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.
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 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.
Fabulous holiday! Lovely clean villa with everything we could possibly need, obviously a much loved second home. We really enjoyed visiting this part of Crete and will definitely return. Great views from the front terrace and many happy hours spent gazing our to sea - August 2023.
A wonderful fortnight in your lovely traditional house. We've had a relaxing time in our favourite part of Crete and look forward to coming back. George in the supermarket is brilliant and Ray and Kate great and very helpful neighbours. Thanks for a fantastic holiday - June 2023.
We've had a lovely week at your gorgeous villa. Really enjoyed the various areas to eat, drink and look at the views and lovely pool. Sad to leave but hope to return - August 2022.
A lovely restful week in this well-equipped villa. We've enjoyed lounging by - and in - the pool, eating on the balconies and exploring the local area, including Chania and the winding drive to the Theriso Gorge. We also had a really interesting visit to the Melissakis Oilive Oil factory (north of Kalives), free, informative and a tasting too. We leave rested and ready for more Cretan adventures - August 2022.
We have had a wonderful stay in Villa Troodos. Thank you for everything; the pool, the view and the sea. I hope we'll come back soon - August 2022.
We have had a fantastic time here. Both the taverna and mini-market are excellent. The villa is lovely and we have felt very much at home here. The pool is great, especially later in the day when the shade covers it. Thank you - July 2022.
Had a wonderfully relaxing two week stay at the lovely Villa Troodos. The villa is very well looked after and incredibly well resourced with lots of attention to detail. Thank you to June & Mark (property managers) for being on hand when we needed help - July 2022.
After a difficult year and a half a week in Villa Troodos was just the tonic we needed. The villa was clean and welcoming, the weather was hot and the views were spectacular. We felt very well looked after by Catherine and Patrick; their suggestions of ideas to do were very thoughtful and the villa contained everything we needed to enjoy our holiday. There was lots to see in the area and we left the week feeling relaxed and refreshed. Thank you! - August 2021.
Our stay at Villa Troodos was fantastic, we really enjoyed it as the villa was incredibly clean and well equipped. Everything we needed was at hand, a very nice kitchen, comfortable furniture and on the one night of rain, we watched a DVD from a great collection that’s available. The pool was lovely and clean, the garden has both sunny and shady areas so suits all preferences plus there’s a fantastic view of Souda Bay from the other end of the villa where it was a real pleasure to relax with a glass of wine. We rarely visit the same location twice but we’re planning to visit Villa Troodos again in 2021 if we possibly can. There’s a local village taverna and a shop. The area is beautiful and it’s so easy to visit numerous gorgeous locations such as coves, beaches, villages, places of historic interest and of course, beautiful Chania from the villa. We recommend that a car is hired unless you’re happy to ‘stay local’ - September 2020
When we first saw the pretty white villa with pink bougainvillaea, we knew we’d enjoy staying here. We enjoyed the most relaxing holiday we’ve had for a long time. The area is so peaceful and the villa has all you need for a self contained holiday. The information and advice given regarding Covid was accurate and comprehensive. The attitude towards following the procedures was very reassuring. Cleanliness: It was immaculate. It was so lovely to arrive and have fresh bread, butter and jams so that we didn’t need to rush to the shops . We slept well. It was nice to shut the screen in the bedroom but have the window open for fresh air. The facilities were really good. We particularly enjoyed the different aspects of the villa. We could eat on either balcony depending on whether we wanted the view across the bay or the shade next to the pool. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, not just the basics. You have every utensil you would have at home. In the evening you can have a movie night from the extensive DVDs provided. All in all it was a home from home holiday. Total relaxation. Yes I would stay at Villa Troodos again . I honestly can’t think of anything to say that would have improved our stay. We felt very at home here - August 2020
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.