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What Oliver loves…
- This is a fantastic villa to entertain friends at, complete with a poolside dining area with barbecue and full summer kitchen
- The spectacular infinity pool has the most stunning ocean views, as well as looking over the coastline with mountains in the distance
- You really are spoilt for choice for hangouts, with numerous well-furnished terraces, including those of the bedrooms on the upper floor
- Check out the cinema room for a relaxed movie night – it’s got a 75-inch screen, plus Netflix, PlayStation and big comfy sofas
A breathtaking view of the Bay of Souda awaits you at Villa Ananke, a modern 5-bedroom property on Crete’s northern coast. This striking villa sets you around 40 minutes’ drive from the city of Chania, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greece, and provides a high standard of accommodation for up to 12 guests, complete with a magnificent heated infinity pool.
An elevated position makes the views from this impressive property all the better. There are numerous balcony and terrace areas from which to enjoy them, both open and covered, offering seating and dining facilities, sun loungers and day beds. The centrepiece infinity pool incorporates a separate children’s pool and is just a few minutes away from some gorgeous beaches.
Superb interior design is evident throughout the house. Step inside from the pool area and you will discover a lounge with large sofas and satellite TV, and high-quality furnishings. Next to the lounge is a multi-purpose room with a home cinema system equipped with Netflix, Amazon Prime and more. This room can also provide additional sleeping space on two sofa-beds.
There is an appealing dining area and a breakfast bar, alongside the well-equipped Italian kitchen which has a Nespresso machine, dishwasher and all the essentials. Outside you will also find a barbecue and an adjacent covered dining terrace.
The five bedrooms include an en-suite king room on the lower floor with direct access to the terrace. Upstairs, the master bedroom features a designer, free-standing bath and access to both private and shared balconies. Two more rooms with balconies and king-size beds can be converted to twins if required. The final bedroom has two double beds and a private balcony of its own.
This spectacular property also offers a range of services including those of a chef, massage therapist and babysitter. Airport transfers, grocery shopping and excursions can all be arranged too. Within a 2-minute walk, you can also visit restaurants, a café and shop in the village of Kokkino Chorio. A secluded beach also lies 2 km from the village.
What you should know…
- On request, the villa can provide underfloor heating, and patio heaters for the outside dining area
- The villa rests on a hilltop, and while this allows for great views, it may not be the best choice for little explorers due to the nearby drops
- Please note that the pool will not be heated unless this is specifically requested
Villa Ananke is a gorgeous villa with even more amazing views of the sea and the island. The entrance is through the first floor, and with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, it accommodates up to 12 guests.
- Open-plan living and dining area for 8 guests
- Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
- Kingsize bedroom with en-suite shower room and access to terrace
- Cinema room with two sofa beds (can be converted to a conference room)
- Guest shower room
- Utility room
- Master bedroom with Kingsize bed, en-suite shower room and freestanding bath with access to private and share balconies
- Kingsize bedroom (can be made twin) with en-suite shower room and private balcony
- Kingsize bedroom (can be made twin) with en-suite shower room and access to shared balcony
- Bedroom with two double beds and private balcony
- Family shower room
- Infinity pool with wading pool (40 sqm)
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Poolside shower
- Shaded dining area for 12 guests
- Seating areas
- Sun beds
- Garden and lawn
- Outdoor kitchen with charcoal barbecue, fridge and sink
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Iron and ironing board
- Nespresso machine
- Two sofa beds
- Flatscreen TV
- Amazon Prime
- Satellite TV
- Playstation 4
- Wireless printer
- Pool heating (on request/extra fee)
- Outdoor heater
- Underfloor heating
- Mosquito screens
- Electric shutters
- Dressing gowns
- Four bycicles avaliable
- High chair
- Remote controlled gate
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Jewel of Crete’s northern coast, and the location of an international airport, the large town of Chania enjoys a stunning location between the sea and the mountains, and is rather picturesque itself. Known for its Venetian harbour with centrepiece lighthouse, it’s a place that feels unspoilt, and offers plenty of historical interest as well as enchanting scenery.
The harbour is a good place to start exploring Chania – its colourful buildings and notable landmarks like the Ottoman Baths make it both immediately distinctive and ideal for a photo or two. Numerous restaurant terraces line the side of the harbour, which is also the starting point for one of the town’s big tourist attractions. Captain Nick’s glass-bottomed boat offers extensive tours with the chance to go snorkelling and spot marine wildlife.
Several of the town’s museums are also not far away, including the Archaeological and Folklore Museums, as are the town’s marketplaces – you will find lots of food stalls selling local produce at the Old Chania Market. Beyond the Old Town, Chania offers many of the entertainment experiences you’ll find in most European cities, such as cinemas, nightclubs and escape rooms. A little further out of town, you can also enjoy days out at the Botanic Gardens – stop by the restaurant for a stunning view over this extensive park of trees, vineyards and herb gardens.
More natural beauty can be found on the opposite side of the island, where the breathtaking Samaria Gorge makes for perfect hiking territory. Organised tours make the most of the stunning countryside too, offering visits to see the local wine, olive oil, cheese or honey being produced.
One thing you won’t need a guide for are the countless beaches which line the northern coast of Crete. While you could travel for quite some distance on this large island, there are several close to Chania that are worth a look – Golden Beach, Neo Chora and Germaniko Pouli are among the nearest and family-friendly, while the likes of Balos and Falassarna are a good 60km away but idyllic enough to be worth the trip.
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Koutalas Beach (no facilities)
Kokkino Chorio Supermarket
Head to the West side of Crete to find some of the best beaches and most charming villages in the island. Indulge yourself by visiting the unique Balos lagoon and jumping into its turquoise waters, or have a truly Cretan dining experience in one of the many tavernas by the sea and taste the delicious seafood on offer.
Find more about Chania and the rest of the Southernmost island in Greece with our travel guide below.
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How to reach Chania
There are two ways to reach Chania: either by flight or by ferry.
By plane: Chania Airport (CHQ) is only a 20 minutes ride away from central Chania. During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect Chania city and most of the villas. You can also hire a car from one of the many rental companies at the airport, or alternatively get a taxi to bring you right to your doorstep.
By ferry: If you choose to do an island-hopping trip and use the ferry as a method of transportation, then the closest port is in Souda, only 8km from the centre of Chania. Only ferries from Piraeus in Athens or Heraklion in Crete. Heraklion port has a wider choice: you can also take a ferry from other Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros, but you will have to take a longer bus ride to reach your villa. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.
It would be hard not to love Villa Ananke, and the kids will find no shortage of things to keep them amused during your stay. First up, the infinity pool which comes with its own smaller, children’s pool – both have an amazing sea view. They can soak up the sun or just relax in the shade on the terraces, or pop inside for a movie, TV or games in the cinema room, plus there are bikes available to go exploring. The whole place is equipped with Wi-Fi, inside and out, and if you need them looked after while you go out, there’s a babysitter available too.
The beach is just a short distance away, as are local cafés and restaurants. If you make the journey into Chania, you have sights old and new to explore together. Among the town’s landmarks are the Venetian Lighthouse and the striking Ottoman Baths, giving a taste of Chania’s history. If they are into things historic, Chania offers fortresses, monasteries and a variety of museums of everything from archaeology and typography to naval history, at the Maritime Museum of Crete.
If that’s not their thing, Chania is very much a city of today, with great dining options and the best shopping in the region at a host of independent retailers. Various festivals and events will capture their imagination, including carnivals and parades throughout the year, and live music and theatre events during summer.
To really get to know the place, take the kids on an organised excursion, like the popular ‘Tastes of Chania’ food tour, which offers plenty of nibbles of the local cuisine. About 20 minutes from the centre of town, you can always rely on the Aqua Creta water-park in Limnoupolis for a fun day out, or for a multi-sensory experience, try Minoan’s World, which boasts a 3D museum and a 9D cinema, where you can expect the unexpected.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Bicycles Provided
- Chef/Cook Available
- Babysitting Available
- Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
- Spa Treatments Available
- Transfers Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Babysitting Available
- Welcome Hamper Included
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival|
|Linen & towels included?||Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted|
|Pool heating charge?||Pool heating included in rates from January until May and from September to December. For those who require pool heating during the months of May to August, there will be an additional charge of €180/week (to be paid locally on arrival). Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.|
|Tax||Included in the rental price|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||The 11th and 12th guests sleep in sofa beds in the cinema room|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022||£8,672|
|Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022||£6,919|
|Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 31st 2022||£5,835|
|Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 31st 2022||£4,209|
|Dec 31st 2022 - Mar 30th 2023||£4,209|
|Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023||£5,022|
|Apr 29th 2023 - May 30th 2023||£5,691|
|May 30th 2023 - Jun 29th 2023||£7,317|
|Jun 29th 2023 - Jul 30th 2023||£8,672|
|Jul 30th 2023 - Aug 30th 2023||£8,672|
|Aug 30th 2023 - Sep 29th 2023||£6,919|
|Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023||£5,835|
|Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||£4,209|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||£4,209|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022||€9,632|
|Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022||€7,685|
|Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 31st 2022||€6,481|
|Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 31st 2022||€4,675|
|Dec 31st 2022 - Mar 30th 2023||€4,675|
|Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023||€5,578|
|Apr 29th 2023 - May 30th 2023||€6,321|
|May 30th 2023 - Jun 29th 2023||€8,127|
|Jun 29th 2023 - Jul 30th 2023||€9,632|
|Jul 30th 2023 - Aug 30th 2023||€9,632|
|Aug 30th 2023 - Sep 29th 2023||€7,685|
|Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023||€6,481|
|Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||€4,675|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||€4,675|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 31st 2022||$9,814|
|Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022||$7,830|
|Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 31st 2022||$6,603|
|Oct 31st 2022 - Dec 31st 2022||$4,763|
|Dec 31st 2022 - Mar 30th 2023||$4,763|
|Mar 30th 2023 - Apr 29th 2023||$5,683|
|Apr 29th 2023 - May 30th 2023||$6,440|
|May 30th 2023 - Jun 29th 2023||$8,280|
|Jun 29th 2023 - Jul 30th 2023||$9,814|
|Jul 30th 2023 - Aug 30th 2023||$9,814|
|Aug 30th 2023 - Sep 29th 2023||$7,830|
|Sep 29th 2023 - Oct 30th 2023||$6,603|
|Oct 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||$4,763|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||$4,763|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
What a stunning place
Wow, what a stunning place to stay with so much to do in a lovely part of crete! The views from the villa are absolutely beautiful and really makes you feel like you on holiday in paradise from early morning to late evening with the sunset. The villa also has all the mod cons you could ever wish for and is amazing quality.
The view is breathtaking, and the house is stunning
I had the privilege of staying in that place for 5 days. I can now clearly state that pictures are nothing close to reality. The view is breathtaking, and the house is stunning. Having an espresso from that bean-to -cup provided coffee machine while watching the sunset from that infinity pool is an unforgettable experience and all that just after a great Greek barbeque and for dessert watching a movie Netflix in that home movie room just gives a different meaning to the word ‘enjoyment’. Great place to be!
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