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What Oliver loves…
- Much-desired location close to local amenities in the near-by villages as well as in the resort of Kissamos where a larger range of attractions can be found
- The villa is positioned high on the hillside giving it some of the best views across the Aegean sea
- An additional child can make use of the handy sofa bed in the living room
Villa Astraea holds a marvellous location within an exclusive gated development of eight luxury villas, the villas high position within the development means that it boasts breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea which can be enjoyed from the large natural stone terrace. The villa is perfect for two couples, or a family with older teenage children with plenty of open living spaces whilst the bedroom accommodation layout also offers a chance for some privacy.
The villa has been beautifully designed with high attention to detail and a luxurious finish, boasting elegant interiors and stylish furnishings, Villa Astraea can accommodate up to four guests across two spacious en-suite bedrooms. On the ground floor is the main open-plan two storey high living accommodation which consists of a living and dining area as well as a fully equipped fitted kitchen boasting all necessary modern amenities. Large windows allow the warm Crete sunshine to flood in and offer guests the chance to make the most of the remarkable views. Also on this level is the master bedroom suite, which boasts a luxury bath and direct access to the pool terrace. Heading upstairs, guests will find the second double bedroom which boasts walk-in Spa shower, the balcony is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the views while enjoying a cool drink.
Outside, the gardens have been just as carefully and lovingly designed. The private infinity pool is perfect for those wanting to cool off and take a dip while soaking up the magnificent views after a busy day of exploring the sights and sounds of West Crete. The outdoor dining area is covered with a modern pergola, specially designed to help guests make the most of the sunshine while also offering shade for hotter parts of the day, the area comes complete with barbecue, fantastic for those looking to cook up a storm!
What you should know…
- The villa layout means that there is one bedroom on each level, this might not suit those travelling with very young children
- The villa is located in a small and exclusive gated development of eight villas so while you will not be completely isolated you will still have plenty of privacy and private outdoor space to enjoy
Villa Astraea is a contemporary 2-bedroom villa sleeping 4 guests, located just a short ten minute drive from popular Kissamos. A fifth guest can make use of the living room sofa bed.
- Living room with TV, sofa bed, dining facilities and terrace access
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher and breakfast bar
- Master bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom with walk-in Spa shower and separate external access
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Private infinity swimming pool (10 x 3m)
- Dining facilities
- Air conditioning
- Washing machine
- Toiletries, slippers & bathrobes
- Safe box
- Security alarm system
- Parking for 2 cars
*The double beds can be easily converted into twins if necessary, please request at time of booking.
With several of the world’s top beaches all within a short drive of the villa, could there be a better location to head to on holiday! Villa Astraea itself offers a stunning location, with panoramic views over the Gramvousa peninsular and to the clear blue waters of Kissamos Bay! Behind the property the White Mountains rise out of the island, adding a spectacular backdrop to the villa, making it feel as though you have 360o views! Around the villa, the landscape comes alive with lush olive groves and endemic flora, so even as you drive up you get a sense of the beautiful natural colours and scents that the island is famed for, setting an early precedent for your relaxing holiday. There are several other villas within the same complex, yet all built at the same time they have been carefully positioned to offer the utmost in privacy, each with their own unique views and setting.
Villa Astraea is situated in the beautiful north-west coast of Crete, nearby to the town of Kissamos. Kissamos itself is a small port town, with a pretty harbour and bustling restaurants dotted along the seafront. Although quiet, the town offers everything you could need for your stay, with shops, supermarkets, cafeteria and of course traditional tavernas!
For a day out at the beach, the closest to you is the stunning Falasarna beach, which is only a 15-minutes’ drive away, boasting golden sandy shores and turquoise waters, this has been voted one of the top-5 beaches in Greece to visit. There are deck chairs you can rent, or with the sand so lovely why not just place down your towel and enjoy the feeling of the warm sand beneath you! Elafonissi beach is also just one hour south of the villa, which has been voted one of the top-10 beaches in the world – so definitely a must-visit for beach lovers!
If a highlight of your holidays is the food you get to eat, then Crete is definitely the right place to visit. The are plenty of traditional tavernas serving up delicious local recipes and fresh fish, normally positioned in seafront locations or tucked into charming cobbled streets! Along the coast, there are also fine-dining eateries and delicious intimate eateries where you can celebrate special occasions or enjoy a romantic meal with your partner! With the capital Chania only 30 minutes away, there is an endless supply of incredible food available, you won’t be disappointed!
Chania International Airport
Synka Mini Market
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.
Villa Astraea is a great escape for families, the downstairs bedroom can be made up as a twin or a double, giving you flexibility during your stay and suiting siblings that enjoy sharing a room! In the lounge, when the kids are tired, they can sink down into the comfy cushions and watch a movie. The sofa can also be converted into a sofa bed, ideal for an additional child. The pergola on the terrace leaves some of the seating in the shade, ideal for younger kids. Please be aware that there is no fence around the pool, so little children will need to be supervised as they adventure around the terrace!
The beaches in Crete draw in families with young kids as the waters tend to be shallow and warm, and the shores sandy, making it safe and fun for kids to splash and play, whilst adults can keep an easy eye on them from the comfort of a deck chair! Lots of the beaches are perfect for snorkelling, discovering the rocks and life beneath the water, you can normally buy snorkels at the local shops or bring your own from home.
If you are looking for a day out as a family, with children of all ages, then we would recommend a boat trip to the uninhabited pirate island of Gramvouse. Along the trip, there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the ruins of a Venetian Fortress! The beach on the island is safe for young kids. On the way back, they can enjoy the magical adventure of visiting Balos Bay, filled with warm shallow water and beautiful pink sand! Older children may also enjoy walking the famous Samaria Gorge, which at 17km is the longest in Europe.
When you are looking for places to eat, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants, with most eateries happily accepting young children – several will even offer you a kid’s menu. Popular traditional dishes with kids tend to be moussaka or souvlaki, all served with chips of course!
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Welcome Pack Included
- Housekeeping Every Other Day Included (except Sundays)
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 pick-up/drop-off
- 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||€300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price|
|Energy costs included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|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.|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, this is increased to 7-nights across peak dates|
|Pets welcome?||No pets|
|Smoking Allowed?||No smoking|
|Tax||From 1st January 2018, you’ll need to pay an Overnight Stay Tax which has been introduced by the Greek Ministry of Tourism. The Tax is €0.50 per person, per night, €3.50 in total for 7-nights. This will be required to be paid upon arrival.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional £75 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Sep 26th 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024||£1,586||£2,114||£2,643||£3,699|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024||£1,096||£1,461||£1,826||£2,556|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£1,639||£2,185||£2,731||£3,823|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||-||-||£5,367|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||£1,794||£2,392||£2,990||£4,186|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||£1,569||£2,092||£2,615||£3,661|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional €81 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Sep 26th 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024||€1,717||€2,289||€2,862||€4,005|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024||€1,187||€1,582||€1,978||€2,768|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€1,774||€2,366||€2,957||€4,139|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||-||-||€5,811|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||€1,943||€2,590||€3,238||€4,532|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||€1,699||€2,265||€2,832||€3,964|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people: For every additional guest up to 5, it will cost an additional $86 per person per night.
|Rental period||3 Nights||4 Nights||5 Nights||Weekly|
|Sep 26th 2023 - Mar 23rd 2024||$1,817||$2,423||$3,029||$4,239|
|Mar 23rd 2024 - May 25th 2024||$1,256||$1,675||$2,093||$2,930|
|May 25th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$1,878||$2,504||$3,130||$4,381|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024||-||-||-||$6,151|
|Aug 31st 2024 - Sep 21st 2024||$2,056||$2,742||$3,427||$4,797|
|Sep 21st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||$1,798||$2,398||$2,997||$4,195|
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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