We are pleased to offer Villa Andromahi to our clients who are looking for a villa with privacy and sea views. It is perfectly situated in the popular village of Plaka, just a few minutes walk to the village's tavernas, bars and shops and only 15 minutes walk to the beach at Almyrida. Car hire is not essential at this villa but there is private parking for one vehicle.
The villa is laid out in the "upside down arrangement" to maximise the sea views at all levels and provide naturally cooler bedrooms (air-conditioning is nevertheless installed in all bedrooms). This arrangement also works well with the bedrooms being handily placed on the ground floor for changing for the pool and, in the evening, sundowners and/or eating al fresco can be enjoyed on the upper terrace whilst admiring beautiful sunsets over Almyrida Bay. There are terraces with sea views leading off from both the ground and the 1st floors.
All three bedrooms, on the ground floor, have wardrobes and drawer storage space; the two double rooms also have dressing tables. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room. Additionally, there is a family bathroom on the ground floor and, on the 1st floor there is a wc and wash basin.
On the first floor you will find an air-conditioned lounge with dining area, and, unusually for a villa in this part of Crete, a separate kitchen which can be closed off from the lounge/diner by a door. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped with storage cupboards and lots of worktop. There are two large leather sofas and occasional furniture in the lounge. For entertainment the owners have provided a TV with satellite reception (Not Sky), a DVD player and a CD player, various board games and a variety of books for both adults and children.
Outside, the outlook from the villa is superb with stunning views across Almirida Bay and to the White Mountains. The pool terrace provides space for sunbathing and there is a covered area for times when shade is needed. The plot is enclosed and for added security and privacy, the entrance is via a lockable gate with a safety handrail on the steps. There is a small garden with fruit trees as well as the paved terraces.
Unlimited download speed of 24 mbps via fixed telephone line. This service allows for web surfing, email, BBC iPlayer for radio 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live etc and view UK TV BBC 1, 2 and ITV via a service called 'film on TV'.
Use the different tabs to view the villa's features and amenities, actual location (a live link to google's most recent satellite map of the area) 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
*** In some cases relating to the low occupancy discount, the price may need adjusting by us. Please see the note on this page for more details https://www.crete-escapes.com/about-our-discounts
Holiday Rental Licence
Villa Andromahi is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K123K0364500.
Yes (1 small-medium vehicle)
Safety deposit box
Yes (x 3 - all bedrooms)
Wifi internet access
Phone for emergency use and incoming calls
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
All bed/bath linen/towels
Yes (except cot linen)
Maid service and linen/towel change
Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
Yes (x 1 - ground floor)
Double / King rooms
Yes (x 2 - one en-suite and both on ground floor)
Yes (x 1)
Yes (x 2 - en-suite shower room and a family bathroom on ground floor)
Yes (x 1 - first floor)
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
Yes (cafetiere type)
Iron & ironing board
Yes (with satellite reception - not sky)
Yes (connection for ipod/ipad)
ipod docking station
Yes (32m2 - 8m x 4m. Depth - 0.9m - 1.4m. Access via aluminium steps)
Yes (and shady terrace next to the pool)
Outdoor preparation area with sink
Chania airport - 40 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 1 hr 50 mins 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 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/towels including beach/pool towels and maid service with linen change.
Maid service with linen/towel change** - 1 week stays - mid week towel change and end of let clean and 2 week stays - mid stay linen/towel change and end of let clean. For stays that do not fall into a 7 or 14 night pattern eg; 10 nights this service is likely to 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
Low Occupancy Discounts
A low occupancy discount for single couples (use of 1 bedroom), of 15%, 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.
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 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.
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.
We would like to thank you and the villa owner for helping us have a very pleasant holiday. The villa is well situated and surprisingly private considering its location. We really liked the layout with access to the pool deck from all the bedrooms. Perfect if we brought other family members. The villa was very clean and well equipped and we are hard pushed to find fault. We will definitely consider another property on your site in the future if this is an example of the villas you feature. Thankyou - October 2021.
Well, we have arrived at last after last year's covid cancellation. A pain free flight and transfer from the airport (we know the sun is coming)!! I just wanted to say how impressed we are with the villa. We knew it was lovely because we've stayed before but as it should be of course, it is absolutely spotless. Obviously a lot of work goes into the cleaning and it is very much appreciated. Thank you - September 2021.
We are sorry but due to the Covid-19 crisis reviews for the 2020 season are unavailable.
Can only reiterate all previous good comments. Thanks for late check-out. Hope to be back - September 2019.
Must visit The Emerald restaurant in walking distance, down hill. Beautiful sunset and food. There are two mini-markets in Plaka, both good and well stocked. Trip to Chania well worth a visit. Almyrida is lovely - beach and restaurants fabulous. Walking to and from no problem - September 2019.
We are just back from a lovely holiday at Villa Andromahi. The villa was absolutely lovely, probably one of the best we have stayed in. We particularly loved the pool area and stunning views. It felt so private and peaceful yet not isolated at all from Plaka village - August 2019.
Just finished a fantastic 12 day stay in Plaka. Villa is lovely and plenty of space for 4 adult and 2 children. Had great fun in the pool and lovely sunsets on the balcony terrace. Ate at Elpis in Plaka 4 times as food was amazing. Elpis had the extra service and portions were generous and childrens menu extensive again with good sized portions. Greek night was good fun on a Thursday. Gets very busy so book in advance. Local supermarket well stocked and fresh bread daily. Beaches beautiful, we particularly liked Kalives - August 2019.
Fabulous villa with everything we needed! We particularly enjoyed the pool area and the wonderful views. We ate in all the village restaurants which were great. 15 min walk down to Almyrida. We will miss this lovely villa and would definitely return in visiting Plaka again - August 2019.
Fifth stay here! Says it all! Lovely to see Plaka in the summer as usually visit in May so more pool and beach time rather than walking. Fabulous week here enjoying the lovely setting, fab sunsets and chillout time. Thank you so much - July 2019.
We enjoyed the villa. If you're vegetarians you might like to try Monica's in Gavalochori where half the menu is veggie - June 2019.
Lovely villa with everything we could have needed. The views are stunning - so relaxing - May 2019.
Many thanks for organising our break at Villa Andromahi. The accommodation was perfect, if a little large, for the two of us but we were never too sure if family may have tried to tag along! - September 2018.
We had a fantastic stay at Villa Andromahi in Plaka. There was everything we needed. The positives are numerous, the villa location was fab, pool was great, the sunsets were amazing. We would definitely return to this villa and the area of Plaka. The village which is a 5 minute walk is a great setting. the restaurants were all very good and different, service was personal, we had lots of laughs with the staff. Almyrida area is great more expensive than Plaka you can walk down 15 mins and taxi back so worth a visit. We travelled around to see different places although enjoyed returning to the villa. Many thanks - June 2018.
Everything was wonderful, thank you. Mum and Dad had a wonderful time, as did I, my husband and daughters, we couldn't have picked a better week, it was very hot and perfect for relaxing around the pool. Thanks once again for all your help with booking this villa, they loved it, the villa itself was lovely and in a perfect position for Plaka. Time to start looking for next year I think...Best wishes and many thanks, you've been wonderful throughout - September 2017.
We've had another great fortnight in Villa Andromahi which is a perfect base. Our favourite spot is Ombrogialos where the water is so clear and on a calm day it is the best spot to swim or snorkel off the rocks. Stop off at Leonidas' taverna in Drapanos on the way back. Lots of gresat beaches to visit, one little gem is the jetty beach at Kalami where kids jump off into the sea for hours, there's a great snack bar here serving good frappe. Thanks to the owners for a well equipped villa. We never tired of the spectacular view which is really very special - August 2017
Had a wonderful week staying in Villa Andromahi in Plaka. Everything was just perfect! Beautiful pool, excellent air con (essential in the extreme heat) and a great location - just a few mins from local restaurants and bars and a short ( but steep) walk to the sea. Couldn't have been better. Thank you so much x - July 2017.
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Andromahi - thanks so much. Lots of good restaurants as mentioned by others but our favourite spot was back at Villa Andromahi, on the terrace, watching the sun go down. A very special place. We will be back. Thanks and yammas - June 2017
Fabulous villa with everything we needed and more! Enjoyed the local restaurants. Best in Almyrida was Elia and Thyme, a high class service and exceptional food and wine. Also