Villa Amaltheia has been extensively re-furbished over the past few years and is now a lovely modern villa standing in an impressive, large plot of over an acre. Nestling amongst the cypress trees in an enviable spot on the edge of the traditional village of Xirosterni, it is totally private and secluded. For early or late season bookings you have the option of pool heating. The villa has glorious panoramic sea and mountain views which can be enjoyed from its terraces and balconies. Villa Amaltheia has been very thoughtfully planned, equipped and furnished to provide the discerning holidaymaker with truly wonderful accommodation and for the 2021 season has a indoor games room (see external areas below and the amenities tab for more details).
The living areas and kitchen are located to one side of the villa which is single storey and the bedrooms are in the other, split level side of the villa, part of which is two storey.
The pool can be heated on request (additional charge) and the villa is centrally heated so is a good choice for early or late season holidays when the evenings may turn chilly.
The fully fitted kitchen is comprehensively equipped with a full range of appliances making it extremely easy to cater for yourself (please see the features list). The dining area with a marble topped table and six chairs, links the kitchen to the lounge. The lounge was one of the first areas to be re-furbished in a comfortable, contemporary and airy style with two cream leather sofas, stylish modern artwork of Greek and Cretan scenes and a mirror to reflect light and space. Full entertainment facilities are provided including a 42" smart TV. A wide selection of DVDs and CDs are also provided for guests' use.
One of the twin rooms is on the ground floor and the other twin room is on the 1st floor, immediately above it. The master bedroom, at the halfway landing between the ground and first floors, was extended over the early spring of 2017 and is now a large, well furnished room with a dressing area and king size bed. There is space for a z bed to sleep a small child if required. A neat balcony leads off through the french doors to overlook the pool and pool terraces . All the bedrooms have en-suite facilities (showers in the twins and a bath and shower in the master with two of the three en-suites being newly re-fitted this year), they also have plenty of drawer storage and hanging space. They are all air-conditioned as well as benefitting from ceiling fans and fly screens to the doors and windows and they all enjoy sea views across Souda Bay from their terraces or balconies.
Outside the landscaped gardens contain many different trees and shrubs with a colourful bougainvillaea climbing up the main pergola and fragrant jasmine near the master bedroom. The private tiled pool is surrounded by extensive terracing and furnished with quality teak and cane/wicker furniture. You will also find a couple of strategically placed seats under a tree for relaxing in the shade.
Al fresco dining is sure to be a pleasure at the large outdoor rattan dining table next to the pool. A BBQ is, of course, supplied.
For the more energetic guests, there is a full sized table tennis table and a newly built games room comprising of air hockey and football tables with a handy fridge to keep drinks cool.
The villa is very peacefully located, the only sound being of distant sheep bells or the cicadas. Sip a glass of wine at dusk and watch the sun go down over Souda Bay with The White Mountains to one side and the sparkling lights of the Akrotiri peninsula on the other, an experience never to be forgotten.
The internet is provided by a satellite system which allows unlimited downloads at a speed of up to 50Mbps, and an upload speed of 3Mbps. Boosters have been added so that the signal is strong in each bedroom and all around the pool and sunbathing terrace.
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
*** 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 Amaltheia is licensed for holiday rentals with the Greek Tourist Authorities (EOT). Licence number 1042K92003040501.
Safety deposit box
Yes (x 3 - each bedroom)
Wifi internet access
Yes (unlimited downloads)
Phone for emergency use and incoming calls
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
Yes (request at time of booking - FOC)
Maid service and linen/towel change
Yes (see prices tab for more details)
Welcome pack on arrival
Bedrooms & Bath/Shower Rooms
Yes (x 2. 1 x en-suite room on ground floor and 1 x en-suite on first floor)
Double / King rooms
Yes (x 1 en-suite double room with king sized bed mid floor between ground and first floor levels)
Yes (x 3. 2 x en-suite shower rooms in twin bedrooms and 1 x en-suite bathroom in double/king bedroom)
Yes (x 3 - all en-suite as detailed above)
Living Areas & Kitchen Equipment
Yes (games room)
Yes (and sandwich maker)
Iron & ironing board
Yes (42 inch SMART TV)
Yes (2 x portable bluetooth speakers)
ipod docking station
Yes (48m2 - 10.5m x 4.5m. Depth - 1.0m - 1.7m. Pool heating. Access via roman and aluminium steps)
Yes (including a cocoon chair)
Outdoor preparation area with sink
Yes (portable/charcoal type)
Yes (April, May and Oct only. Request at time of booking - see prices tab)
Yes (full sized table, outdoor)
Yes (air hockey and table football, larder fridge)
Chania airport - 50 mins drive. Heraklion airport - 1 hr 45 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. The villa can sleep up to 7 with 1 young child using a z-bed in the master bedroom.
Alternative length of stays of more than 7 nights are accepted and are charged pro rata.
Prices include air- conditioning, a superior welcome pack, all linen/towels including beach/pool towels, maid service with linen/towel change.
Maid service and linen/towel change** - every 4/5 days.
**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
- Z bed: £0.00 per night
- Cot: £0.00 per booking
- High Chair: £0.00 per booking
- Pool Heating: £10 per night NB; not available in June, July, August and September.
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 y