Villa Epidote

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village Parking Space Romantic

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A capsule of contemporary cool, Villa Epidote is one of three newly built villas that enjoy a fantastic, prestigious spot overlooking the sensational Falasarna Beach. With three dreamy bedrooms, fantastic open plan living and an astonishing terrace with alfresco dining and lounging and a gorgeous swimming pool, Villa Epidote is hard to beat! If three bedrooms doesn’t give enough space and you are taking a holiday with friends or family, you could also book our Villas Scepter and Pyrite. Villa Scepter also has three bedrooms and Villa Pyrite may be the perfect pick for the grandparents with one bedroom.
 
There is no doubt that you will return home with hundreds of Instagram-worthy beach photos when staying in this magical location. The baby beach of Falasarna is just 750m from Villa Epidote and the long sandy beach 2km away. Set on a small hill, the sunset views are absolutely incredible from this exclusive location. Falasarna is part of the Natura 2000 network due to its outstanding natural beauty and its endless varieties of flora and fauna. It offers white powdery sand, crystal clear water and mind-blowing sunsets that will remain in your memory for a very long time. Within easy reach are the equally stunning Elafonisi Beach, voted as one of the best five secret beaches by the BBC, and the idyllic Balos Beach with its pink sand and shallow waters. Balos is one of the main reasons visitors arrive in Crete and it is often compared to Caribbean beaches. The lively resort of Kissamos is less than 12km away and you shouldn’t miss a trip into the Venetian harbour of Chania, just less than 60km away.
 
Enjoying its private, serene and privileged location, Villa Epidote promises a memorable holiday in every way. Its open-plan living area is a total delight with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed stone wall that adds character and charm to this inviting space. With an elegant mix of wood and white cabinetry, excellent appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine and filter coffee machine and a central contemporary dining table and chairs, the kitchen and dining area is very sociable and beautifully designed. The living space is tasteful and exquisitely furnished with a low-level sofa and matching accent chairs, all in a natural colour palette. You will enjoy a giant Smart television, a contemporary fire for chilly evenings and stunning views out to the terrace and beyond to the Cretan Sea. Large glass doors slide open to give you access to the terrace and drown this gorgeous space in natural light.
 
Each of the three gorgeous bedrooms enjoys a sea view as well as lavish Coco-mat mattresses on the beds, luxury linens, Smart televisions and air-conditioning. Two are doubles and one a twin room. They all offer direct access to either a balcony or the pool terrace. The two bedrooms on the upper floor boast pristine ensuite bathrooms while guests staying in the downstairs bedroom enjoy the use of a smart family shower room. The fully tiled bathrooms are beautiful with top-of-the-range fittings.
 
The outdoor space of Villa Epidote has been designed to take full advantage of the views. It offers a fantastic swimming pool, perfect for cooling off, luxury loungers, umbrellas, a trendy fireplace and a shaded alfresco barbecue corner with a large dining table. There are many alfresco lounge areas, some of which are built-in and sprinkled with gorgeous scatter cushions. You will have to change your pre-dinner, sunset-watching spot every evening! A portable sound system is provided so you can even listen to your favourite tracks outside.
 

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What you should know…

  • The swimming pool has the option to be heated from March until the end of May and from mid-September until the end of November on request
  • The villa sits with Villa Scepter and Villa Pyrite so if you need some extra space, you can book one or both of them. You are also welcome to have one guest sleeping in the living area
  • Though the interiors of Villa Epidote are divine, you are likely to spend most of your time on the terrace at this wonderful villa, captivated by the views and sunsets

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Hairdryer Smart TV Satellite TV Working Fireplace/Woodburner Parking Space Seaview

The Villa

Villa Epidote is a 3 bedroom villa sleeping up to 7 guests with private pool and sea view

Ground Floor:
-Fully equipped kitchen
-Living room
-Dining area
-Shared bathroom

Second Floor:
-2x Double bedrooms with en suites
-Double bedroom

Outdoor:
-Swimming pool
-Sunbeds
-Umbrellas
-Fireplace
-BBQ
-Dining area

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Epidote
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant
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Villa Epidote enjoys a wonderful position just above the fabulous Falasarna Beach on the west coast of Crete. It is a fantastic location where you will totally relax. You can easily explore Crete’s other amazing beaches and head to Kissamos or Chania for entertainment and fabulous dining opportunities.
 
With its fabulous array of flora and fauna varieties, the enchanting Falasarna is a wonderful paradise beach with glistening white sand and crystal clear water. There are several companies offering watersports including Falasarna Activities which offers wakeboard and jet ski tuition. At the northern end of the beach, there are ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falasarna. Falasarna actually consists of five beaches with the main beach called Pachia Ammos. Livadi is another of the long beaches, a good choice for snorkelling. Livadi is surrounded by important wetlands with ponds and many birds.
 
Like Falasarna, Elafonisi has also been named one of the world’s top beaches. It is connected by a sand bar to an island nature reserve with pink sands, wildflowers and unusual rock formations. There is no shade on the island but there are delightful little coves and pockets of sandy beach as well as being home to more than one hundred rare plants including summer sea daffodils and winter-flowering Androcymbium rechingeri. You may even see rare loggerhead sea turtles and you will definitely enjoy picture-perfect sunsets. Elafonisi is often featured on postcards, combining its turquoise waters with its pink sand and lagoon.
 
On the Gramvousa peninsula, in the protected ‘NATURA’ area of Balos Bay, Balos’ glistening white sand, rare species of flora and fauna and turquoise sea are incredible. It is a brilliant beach for families with idyllic scenery and shallow water that will meet every expectation to the fullest. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and ideal for snorkelling. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves and the area is a shelter for protected monk seal and loggerhead sea turtles. You will think you are in the Maldives or somewhere as it is so beautiful. Balos can be reached by car or you can take a boat trip to the beach from Kissamos. 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.
 
The buzzy tourist resort of Kissamos, on the edge of the Gramvousa peninsula is within easy reach. Kissamos is also known as Kastelli Kissamou in reference to the former Venetian fortress that used to dominate the town. Kissamos enjoys many tavernas, beaches and plenty of shops. Surrounding the town 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, a photographer’s dream.
 
Further along the coast from Kissamos is the lively resort of Platanias. Platanias is a large tourist resort which boasts electric bars and nightclubs so if you are looking for a buzzy night out you can head there. Next comes the lively Agia Marina where you will find a gorgeous beach, glorious sunsets and excellent feasts at its many restaurants.

Almost 60km from the villa is the charming and picturesque Old Town of Chania. Though further away it is worth the trip. 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 views are breathtaking, especially at sunset with the Venetian lighthouse in the background. 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 a 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.

Read more about Chania

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania Airport

(70.3 km )

Nearest Ferry Port Chania Port

(53.7 km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(52.4 km )

Nearest Village Phalasarna

(700 meters)

Nearest Restaurant Golden Sunset Tavern

(750 meters)

Nearest Supermarket Giannenakis Supermarket

(6.5 km )

Nearest Beach Falasarna Beach

(800 meters)

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 Epidote is a great holiday pick for a family holiday. With three bedrooms, a gorgeous open-plan living space, a fantastic terrace, a lovely pool and its location being so close to Falasarna Beach, it is a great choice. With a wide range of family entertainment, Kissamos is close by with several surf schools including Kalo Surf and a number of opportunities to learn to stand-up paddleboard on the beach. There are many boat trips, either to Balos or just to enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the clear blue water. Families also love Elafonisi Beach.
 
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 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 devastating 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!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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

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 16.00
Departure time 11.00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and mid-stay cleaning also included. 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? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 3 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? The swimming pool can be heated from March till the end of May and from 15th September till the end of November, upon request free of charge by a Pool Heat Pump at about 26 - 27°C depending on weather conditions. We request three days' advance notice for this facility.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability 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 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 £1,398 £1,864 £2,329 £3,261
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £1,325 £1,766 £2,208 £3,090
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - £2,521 £3,529
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - £3,125 £4,375
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - £5,513
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - £4,708
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - £2,387 £3,342
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 £1,405 £1,873 £2,341 £3,277
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £1,398 £1,864 £2,329 £3,261
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - £2,533 £3,546
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - £3,183 £4,456
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - £5,513

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 €1,522 €2,029 €2,536 €3,551
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €1,442 €1,923 €2,404 €3,365
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - €2,745 €3,843
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - €3,403 €4,763
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - €6,003
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - €5,126
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - €2,599 €3,639
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 €1,530 €2,039 €2,549 €3,568
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €1,522 €2,029 €2,536 €3,551
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - €2,758 €3,860
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - €3,466 €4,852
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - €6,003

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 25th 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 $1,649 $2,198 $2,747 $3,846
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $1,562 $2,083 $2,604 $3,645
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - $2,973 $4,163
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 - - $3,686 $5,160
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - - - $6,502
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - $5,553
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 - - $2,816 $3,942
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 $1,657 $2,209 $2,761 $3,865
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $1,649 $2,198 $2,747 $3,846
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 - - $2,987 $4,182
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - $3,754 $5,256
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 28th 2025 - - - $6,502

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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