Villa Armonia

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool
Great Value
Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Villa Armonia is a delightful, traditional property that is nestled on a superb, elevated plot near the tranquil village of Polemarchi, four kilometres from the village of Tavronitis and roughly half an hour’s drive west of Chania. The villa comes with extensive gardens and terraces, four very spacious romantic bedrooms, traditionally styled living space and the most fabulous, panoramic views stretching from the White Mountains to the sea and over towards Chania.

Polemarchi is a tiny inland village where you will feel you have got away from all the stresses of everyday life. The village and beach of Tavronitis are named after the River Tavronitis which flows into the area. Tavronitis Beach is a pebbly beauty that actually runs from Kolimbari to Stalos. Near the beach there are many inviting tavernas and restaurants. Just along from Tavronitis is Maleme with its historic airport, the field of the Battle of Crete. Maleme is a delightful, peaceful resort with a fabulous array of bars, tavernas and shops. It sits between Tavronitis and Gerani with a three kilometre beach. Maleme’s lively neighbour Platanias is just fifteen minutes away with its Blue Flag beach and buzzy nightlife. Chania Old Town boasts an incredibly beautiful Venetian harbour and lighthouse and charming, narrow, cobbled streets full of unique boutiques, atmospheric restaurants and bougainvillea. Alternatively, you can head west to the island’s astounding beaches of Balos, Falasarna and Elafonissi or for a very active day out, you can hike through the phenomenal Samaria Gorge. Villa Armonia certainly makes it easy to enjoy your holiday in Crete!

Villa Armonia boasts an enviable location 5km from the sea. It offers total seclusion and privacy. You will totally away from it all yet can still be sunning yourselves and swimming in the sea in just ten minutes. Villa Armonia’s well-established gardens are on two levels with the lower ground floor bedrooms opening directly onto the lower tier garden. The villa’s generous sized swimming pool has a special, shallow children’s section and sits on the higher level with fabulous, scenic views. The pool is surrounded by loungers where you can relax with your holiday book and a chilled glass of something delicious. Just by the pool is an excellent shaded outdoor kitchen and alfresco dining area. Your barbecue masters will have fun with the traditional bread or pizza oven and the barbecue, cooking feasts that you can enjoy as you watch the sky change to dazzling colours at sunset. The gardens offer grassy banks and vibrant colourful borders, contrasting beautifully with the mellow stonework of the villa.

Villa Armonia’s living and dining room is an inviting space offering much charm with its high, wooden ceiling, its exposed stonework and its corner feature fireplace. Comfy, traditional chairs and sofas sit in the perfect position to admire the views. Huge glass sliding doors bring the outside in and open fully to a fabulous terrace where you can you can dine alfresco while enjoying the mesmerising scenery. There is also an indoor dining table should you want to eat inside. From here, you will dine with mountain and sea views. The rustic country kitchen comes with wooden cabinetry, a handy breakfast table and plenty of space to create a delicious feast.

Two of the villa’s bedrooms are located on the ground level, one a charming twin with an ensuite bathroom with a hydro shower and the other, a characterful double with an ensuite bathroom with a hydro massage bath. Both of the rooms enjoy private balconies where you can pop out to enjoy the sunrise and your early morning cup of coffee or a glass of chilled local wine while you are getting ready for the evening.

The remaining two bedrooms are on the lower ground floor. The master bedroom enjoys a romantic four poster bed, a sofa, an ensuite bathroom and a private furnished terrace which leads onto the garden. The other room is equally huge and boasts comfy twin beds, a sofabed should you have an extra guest, an ensuite and direct access to a terrace and the garden.

Villa Armonia offers a great deal of charm and the most amazing views. It may be a little traditional for some but you will immediately feel at home in this lovely villa.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is roughly 5km from the nearest beach so you will need to drive to jump in the sea
  • The villa enjoys many modern comforts with ensuite bathrooms for every bedroom though you may find the choice of furniture and fittings to be a little traditional in styling
  • Chania Old Town is so incredibly beautiful, you really should try to visit. It offers a fantastic dining scene and one of the best sunset experiences the island has to offer as the sun sets over the Venetian harbour

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD

The Villa
Villa Armonia is a traditionally-styled 4-bedroom villa sleeping 8 guests with private pool.

Lower Ground Floor
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Cloakroom
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (8m x 5m)
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Safe box
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Armonia
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Armonia enjoys a gorgeous, rural setting with outstanding countryside, mountain and sea views. It is nestled in an elevated position near the village of Polemarchi and 4km above the charming village of Tavronitis, close to the Rodopos peninsula. The villa is within easy reach of the atmospheric Old Town of Chania, Kissamos and the spectacular beaches of Balos, Falasarna and Elfafonissi. The villages of Tavrontis and Malemeare laid-back spots where you can truly relax. Being edged by low dunes and sprinkled with towering trees, Maleme Beach is lovely. Snorkelling, fishing and horse riding are available locally and there are some mini-markets and tempting tavernas. The foothills behind Maleme are perfect for country walks, perfumed by the wild thyme and oregano. An hour’s ramble out of Maleme takes you to the delightful hilltop village of Deres with its whitewashed church and authentic taverna. Maleme is famous for being the place where German paratroopers attacked Crete in 1941. Tavronitis and Maleme are peaceful havens but if you are looking for some livelier entertainment, you can head to Platanias roughly 13km away.

Kissamos is a bustling tourist resort which sits on the edge of the Gramvousa peninsula. Kissamos is also known as Kastelli Kissamou in reference to the former Venetian fortress that used to dominate the town. Kissamos boasts many tavernas, gorgeous beaches and plenty of shops. Surrounding Kissamos are fertile olive groves and vineyards. The main beach is Mavros Molos which is sprinkled with trees, sunbeds and parasols. The Archaeological Museum of Kissamos is located on the main square, Stratigou Tzanakaki, boasting an impressive collection of local discoveries from a wide range of historical eras. A little further north of the main port of Kissamos is the quaint, colourful Old Port of Kastelli Kissamou which is brimming with brightly coloured fishing boats, an Instagrammer’s dream.

The phenomenal Balos Lagoon Beach is located on the Gramvousa peninsula. It is absolutely stunning and one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. The Balos Lagoon boasts silvery white, fine sand and exotic, white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and wider area with rare species of flora and fauna are protected under the Natura 2000 programme. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves and the area is a shelter for protected monk seal and loggerhead sea turtle. You will think you are in the Maldives as it is so beautiful. Balos can be reached by car, though be prepared for a bumpy ride or you can take a boat trip to the beach. North of Balos, in Cape Korykon, there are remains of the small Roman town of Agnio with the temple of Apollo and the picturesque chapel of Agios Sostis.

At the western base of the stunning Cape Gramvousa, 17km west of Kissamos, you will discover Falasarna Beach, another fabulous Cretan gem. The beach has been voted as one of the ten best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna Bay actually consists of five consecutive dazzling, silver-sanded beaches. It is huge as well as gorgeous and has such a dazzling, clear, turquoise blue sea. At the northern end of the beach there are ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falasarna. There are several companies offering watersports including Falasarna Activities who offer wakeboard and jet ski tuition.

Elafonisi is also a magical place that consists of a small islet with white and pink sandy beaches. Visitors can wade out to the island to enter another world. The island is an internationally classified nature reserve and home to more than one hundred rare plants including summer flowering sea daffodils that look like white cups. The island is a nature lovers paradise. To the left of the sandbank, windsurfers enjoy the prevailing winds.

The charming and picturesque Old Town of Chania is roughly twenty five minutes away in the car. Its atmospheric 14th century Venetian harbour, old port, narrow, cobbled shopping streets, colourful bougainvillea and waterfront restaurants make this a top-notch evening out. The sunset views are breathtaking with the Venetian lighthouse a focal point. You can walk along the harbour wall to the lighthouse.

Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe at 16km which would take roughly six hours to pass along the whole gorge. Otherwise you can drive to Chora Sfakion and take a boat to Agia Roumeli and walk at few kilometres at the end of the gorge. The Imbros Gorge is also very beautiful and takes approximately two hours. You can combine this walk with swimming in Fragokastelo Beach.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport

(41.3km)

Nearest Town/City Platanias

(13.4km)

Nearest Village Tavronitis

(4.2km)

Nearest Restaurant Kaneva Barbecue Restaurant, Tavronitis

(4.3km)

Nearest Supermarket Eyn Supermarket, Tavronitis

(4.2km)

Nearest Beach Tavronitis Beach

(5.4km)

Region

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.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Armonia is an excellent choice for a family holiday. It is peaceful, spacious and enjoys a fabulous garden. The pool is excellent with its small shallow section for children. The gardens are lovely with plenty of space for family games. The beaches at Tavronitis and Maleme are delightful though Tavronitis is pebbly. You will also be drawn to the famous beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos that you see on many Crete holiday posters. The beaches are absolutely stunning and you will not forget them.  Kissamos Beach is close by with several surf schools including Kalo Surf and a number of opportunities to learn to stand-up paddleboard. Also at Kissamos you can take many boat trips, either to Balos or just to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water.

If you’re keen to explore the local environment, you’ll come across some outstanding natural wonders. The well-known Cave of Agia Sophia near Kissamos is a remarkable sight, full of dramatic, twisted stalagmites and stalactites. The Sirikari Gorge that runs from the village of Sirikari down to Polyrrinia can be explored on a three hour walk, where you will see a wealth of beautiful plants and as well as wild animals. Another gorge, the Keramari Gorge near to near Kissamos, is the entrance to the traditional village of Milia. Active children may enjoy mountain biking or hiking in some of the gorges or the eroded, bizarre-looking hills of Komolithi.

Chania Town is a great place for families. Minoan’s World of 3D Museum and 9D Cinema is an immersive cinema where you can learn about the Minoan history while enjoying 11 effects such as earthquakes, snow and much more. The movie stars Zeus as a baby and as a God, abductions, flying too close to the sun and an eruption of the volcano in Santorini causing a devastasting tsunami that ended the Minoan era.

Aqua Creta Limnoupolis is a fun water park close to Chania. It offers extreme adventure with impressive water slides including two freefall slides, a black hole, a triple twist, a rainbow multi-slide and two giant slides. It also boasts a lazy river, a kid’s pool and an artificial island.

The cuisine in Crete is delicious and it is very easy to eat out with children. You should definitely stop at a Cretan bakery for biscuits and pastries. Loukoumades are honey drenched doughnuts that children adore!

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

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

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
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.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 5-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible. In Greece, the plumbing system is not designed to have paper and sanitary items flushed down the lavatory. In these cases a bathroom bin is provided.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £1,609 £2,252
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £1,398 £1,957
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 £1,609 £2,252
May 25th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 £1,751 £2,451
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £3,040
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - £3,525
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - £4,113
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - £3,628
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - £2,840
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £1,609 £2,252
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £1,398 £1,957
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 £1,609 £2,252
May 24th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 £1,751 £2,451
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - £3,040
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - £3,525
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - £4,113
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - £3,628

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €1,747 €2,446
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €1,519 €2,126
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 €1,747 €2,446
May 25th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 €1,902 €2,662
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €3,302
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - €3,829
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - €4,468
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - €3,942
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - €3,086
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €1,747 €2,446
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €1,519 €2,126
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 €1,747 €2,446
May 24th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 €1,902 €2,662
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - €3,302
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - €3,829
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - €4,468
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - €3,942

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 21st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $1,889 $2,644
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $1,642 $2,299
Apr 27th 2024 - May 25th 2024 $1,889 $2,644
May 25th 2024 - Jun 16th 2024 $2,056 $2,878
Jun 16th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $3,570
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 20th 2024 - $4,139
Jul 20th 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 - $4,830
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - $4,261
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - $3,336
Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $1,889 $2,644
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $1,642 $2,299
Apr 26th 2025 - May 24th 2025 $1,889 $2,644
May 24th 2025 - Jun 15th 2025 $2,056 $2,878
Jun 15th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - $3,570
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 19th 2025 - $4,139
Jul 19th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - $4,830
Aug 23rd 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 - $4,261

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.

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