Villa Calantha

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

Within very easy reach of the gorgeous Venetian harbour of Chania Old Town, Villa Calantha is nestled on a beautiful plot, just forty metres from the wonderful sandy beach of Tersanas. Tersanas is a small, pretty coastal village, 13km northeast of Chania, hidden in a small cove on the west side of the Akrotiri peninsula. It is actually the harbour of the village of Chorafakia which is one kilometre to the north. Guests staying at Villa Calantha can literally be on the beach in one minute and the sea views from the property are stunning. Villa Calantha boasts four gorgeous bedrooms, fantastic entertainment spaces inside and out, wonderful pools, a lovely garden and a very popular children’s playground. The airport is only 5km away so you will be relaxing in your holiday haven in no time at all!

Not only is there a beautiful beach on your doorstep at Tersanas but there are also two fantastic beach bars, handy for refreshments after a long afternoon in the sun! Just a three-minute car journey away is the village of Chorafakia where you will discover a wider range of amenities including restaurants, shops and supermarkets. Chania Old Town is one of the most alluring, captivating towns of Crete. With picturesque, narrow alleys draped with colourful bouganivillea, a fabulous dining scene, atmospheric bars, the most amazing sunsets and gorgeous little boutiques lining the cobbled streets, an evening wander and dinner should not be missed.

It is very easy to see that Villa Calantha is a much loved holiday home. The attention to detail is incredible. The villa is perfect for families or groups of friends and has been lovingly modernised whilst retaining its character and charm. The villa is stylish and very polished whilst feeling like a home-from-home. It is superbly comfortable and the living spaces have been brilliantly well thought through. The main living space is elegant and smart with modern sofas and chairs, a very shiny floor, a huge television, a feature fireplace, brilliant use of mirrors on the wall to make it feel even larger and a large dining table and chairs for the whole group. Off to one side is another living space, perfect for someone wanting to relax with their holiday book and a glass of chilled local wine. The kitchen is also very smart with its grey cabinetry, excellent appliances and useful breakfast table. Villa Calantha boasts a well-equipped gym where fitness enthusiasts can keep up their exercise.

Each of the villa’s four bedrooms enjoys a private ensuite bathroom. There are two suites with kingsize beds and two with twin beds that are next to each other. Here you will dive into deep slumber on crisp cottons, fabulous mattresses and beautifully co-ordinated throws and scatter cushions. The bedrooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are immaculate. Some offer baths with overhead showers while others are shower rooms.

The outside space has also been brilliantly designed, with the owners taking care to please every member of your holiday group and especially the little ones. The plot is totally enclosed, offering complete privacy. The main terrace is fantastic with a shaded alfresco dining area and bar, a built-in barbecue, a shallow children’s pool, the main pool, sea and mountain views and plenty of space to chill on a sun lounger, enjoying the views and tranquility. There are lush lawns surrounding the villa and a really cute children’s playground area with lots of toys, a swing, slide and climbing apparatus. The villa also comes with two bikes and a kayak for some entertainment. You will receive a welcome basket including fresh milk, juice, Nespresso coffee capsules, wine, water, butter, bread, marmalade and Cretan virgin olive oil.

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What you should know…

  • If you are heading into Chania for dinner, it is best to pre-book a dinner table though there are also plenty of walk-ins
  • The villa offers two bikes and a kayak that you are welcome to use during your stay
  • Whilst the beach and its tavernas are just moments away, you will need to drive to reach the larger shops

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Bicycles Provided DVD

The Villa
Villa Calantha is a 4 bedroom villa sleeping 8 guests, located in a picturesque position close to the beach of Tersanas.

Ground Floor

- Living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher and dining facilities
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom  with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (8m x 4m, depth 1.8m)
- Separate children's pool
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue
- 2 x bicycles
- 1 x kayak

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Washing machine
- Hairdryers
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Calantha
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Calantha enjoys a brilliant location, just one minute’s walk from the sandy beach of the natural bay of Tersanas, on the Akrotiri peninsula. The beach enjoys two tavernas, loungers, parasols and lovely fine sand. At the top of the hill, you will find the village of Chorafakia with its shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Next door, is the beautiful beach of Kalathas, another Cretan wonder sprinkled with palm trees, loungers and parasols. There are several tavernas serving delicious traditional Cretan specialities and lots of seafood. A wonderful array of watersports are available. Opposite Kalathas is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. Marathi boasts two beaches, separated by a small pier. They are well protected from the winds and boast impressive views to Drapanos Cape and the White Mountains. Again there is a small island which can be reached by swimming with a small pine wood. The western coast of it is popular with scuba divers. Close by, there is also Stavros Beach where ‘Zorba the Greek’ was filmed and many beautiful, ancient monasteries such as the 16th century Gouverneto Monastery and the 17th century Agia Triada Monastery.

Chania Old Town is a must. It is utterly gorgeous with unique shops, a brilliant dining scene, trendy bars serving cocktails and its famous harbour. The old Venetian harbour offers a phenomenal location for romantic strolls and dinner. It was originally built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356 and is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan spot. The Egyptian lighthouse is much photographed, especially at sunset. You can take a slow meander to the lighthouse to take in the stunning views of the harbour, Old Town with the majestic White Mountains in the background. On the waterfront, the Giali Tzamisi is the oldest Muslim building in Crete. The Turkish name is translated to ‘The Seaside Mosque’. It plays host to various cultural events and exhibitions.

Following the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the second most visited tourist attraction in Crete is the dramatic Samaria Gorge which is 55km from the villa. It is the longest gorge in Europe and definitely worth the drive. Within the White Mountain’s National Park, it rises to an altitude of 1,230m, is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest and continues down to Agia Roumeli on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The park and gorge offer protection to over four hundred and fifty species of plant and animal, of which seventy are endemic to Crete.

Read more about Chania

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport


Nearest Town/City Chania


Nearest Village Chorafakia


Nearest Restaurant Tersanas Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Synka Supermarket


Nearest Beach Tersanas



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

Villa Calantha is an absolutely brilliant choice for a family holiday. Aside from very spacious living and bedroom spaces, the gardens, terrace and pools are excellent. There is a separate shallow children’s pool, lush lawns and a children’s playground with lots of equipment and toys. The location of the villa is brilliant for families, being just a few steps from the sandy beach of Tersanas.

Many of the other local beaches are also excellent and family friendly. It is not so easy to walk down to the amazing Seitan Limania cove with young children but otherwise they are all very well organised for families.

Lake Kournas is Crete’s largest freshwater lake and is fed by natural springs running off the Lefka Ori mountains. The water is 22m at its deepest and is a stunning turquoise colour. It is an excellent excursion with pedalos, lots of geese and terrapins and plenty of tavernas nearby. Close by is the Kanakis Olive Mill where you can learn all about the production of olive oil. You can taste the oil in the shop and pick up some souvenirs. You should also take a photograph with the 2000 year old olive tree outside. Another trip fairly close to Chania is the Minoan Palace of Knosses. It is known as Europe’s first city and dates from the Bronze Age.

Minoan’s World 3D Museum and 9D Cinema in Chania Town is popular. It is an immersive cinema where you can learn about the Minoan history while enjoying effects such as earthquakes and snow, bubbles and wind. There are many photo opportunities with murals in the background. 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.

Limnoupolis is a fun water park close to Chania boasting eleven exciting waterslides such as 100m giant slides, free fall slides, a black hole and triple twist slides, a kid’s pool and an artificial island. It also boasts a relaxing 130m lazy river, a huge swimming pool with a diving platform, a kiddie pool and a relaxation area.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Bicycles Provided
  • DVD


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 fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 to be paid in cash upon arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
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 7-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
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 Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £5,591
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £4,510
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £3,744
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £3,574
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 £4,255
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £4,595
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £5,591
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £4,510
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 £3,744

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €6,644
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €5,360
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €4,450
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €4,247
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 €5,056
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €5,461
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €6,644
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €5,360
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 €4,450

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $7,255
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $5,853
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $4,859
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $4,638
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 $5,522
May 31st 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $5,963
Jun 30th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $7,255
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $5,853
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 14th 2026 $4,859

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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