Villa Gypsum

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 5


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The wonderful Villa Gypsum is nestled in the small rural village of Alikianos, just 12km from Chania Town and 9km from the coast. You reach the villa through the lush green valley of the Keritis River to discover this contemporary gem, surrounded by nature. Rich in orange trees, the area is one of Crete’s most fertile and most of the villagers work in agriculture and cattle breeding. Villa Gypsum boasts six exceptional bedrooms, fantastic open-plan living space, an idyllic terrace and beautiful gardens.
Alikianos is a delightful, charming village where you can pick up groceries and enjoy the scenery. Within very easy reach you can visit Chania Old Town, Kalimaki and Agia Marina. Kalamaki is wonderful with glistening soft sands, warm, turquoise sea, a fantastic range of restaurants, bars and tavernas plus a variety of shops. Chania Old Town is one of the most alluring, captivating towns of Crete. The Venetian port is just 12km from the villa. With picturesque, narrow alleys draped with colourful bougainvillea, a fabulous dining scene, atmospheric bars, the most amazing sunsets and gorgeous little boutiques lining the cobbled streets, you will quickly lose your heart and want to return time and time again. Crete is also home to three of the most sensational beaches in all of Greece, Balos Beach, Elafonisi and Falasarna. You really must try and visit at least one of them during your stay.
Villa Gypsum is newly built, an architectural gem in anthracite grey. It is trendy, super cool and perfect for large groups of guests. It sits on a dreamy 2000 sqm plot. The villa is built over two levels with three bedrooms on the lower ground level and the remaining three bedrooms and living spaces above. The living space is open plan in design with a gorgeous sociable kitchen, a smart dining space and just a few steps lower, an exquisite living area. Interior designers have waved their magic wands to make this a fantastic space which you will be reluctant to leave. The kitchen, also in stylish anthracite grey, comes with a central island with stools, a breakfast table and the very best appliances which will thrill the chefs in your group. Under a beautiful contemporary light, the dining area is off to one side with gorgeous garden and hillside views. The sunken living space is a total delight with a central modern fireplace surrounded by giant picture windows which drown it in light and offer superb garden views. A sumptuous corner sofa takes pride of place with trendy stools for extra seating. A huge Smart television is provided for your entertainment. Natural materials are blended beautifully with this modern design to create a calm and comfortable ambience.
The six bedrooms are beautifully appointed with trendy open wardrobes, contemporary beds adorned with crisp cottons and beautiful soft furnishings and cooling tiled floors. There are five immaculate bathrooms with a mix of showers and baths. Some of the bedrooms open to furnished terraces or balconies.
The outdoor spaces are gorgeous. The pool is surrounded by luxury loungers and umbrellas where you can enjoy your holiday books and the wonderful scenery. There are two dining areas, one under a modern pergola for shade and with a gas barbecue where your barbecue masters can prepare a feast. A beautifully furnished shaded alfresco lounge space is perfect for pre-dinner drinks and family games.
Villa Gypsum is a fabulous choice for large groups of guests looking to totally relax and enjoy each other’s company while still being close to Crete’s sensational beaches and the Old Town of Chania.

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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
  • If you have more than twelve guests, you are welcome to use the sofas in the living room as extra sleeping spaces
  • If you would like the swimming pool heated, the cost will be Euro75 per day and you should let us know at least three days in advance of your holiday

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Smart TV Satellite TV Parking Space

The Villa

Villa Gypsum is a 6 bedroom villa sleeping up to 14 guests on grounds of 2000sqm

Ground Level:
-Living area
-Open plan fully equipped kitchen
-Dining area
-3x Double bedrooms
-Shared bathroom
-Guest W.C

Lower Level:
-3x Double bedrooms with en suites

-Private outdoor swimming pool
-Child pool
-Sun loungers & umbrellas
-Lounge area
-Pergola-protected lounge and dining areas
-Private garden
-Child safe pool - Upon request
-Heated pool - Upon request


About the surrounding area of Villa Gypsum
Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Gypsum is located in the peaceful, sleepy village of Alikianos, 12km from the Old Town of Chania and 9km from the nearest beach. It is a lovely spot with an ancient bridge that crosses the River Keritis, modern and traditional stone houses and several war monuments as well as a village shop and bakery. The ancient Tower Da Molin once belonged to a Venetian ruler of the region in the Middle Ages. According to local legend, the tower is haunted.
Ten to fifteen minutes away, Kalamaki is a very friendly, laid-back resort just outside of Chania. With a gorgeous sandy beach, crystal clear water, amazing restaurants and tavernas and some useful shops, it is a great place to be. The beach restaurants are wonderful and generally always offer a glass of raki and some fruit or a dinky pudding as a treat afterwards. There is a good range of restaurants, some serving traditional Greek specialities and others offering fine dining such Corinna Star at Corinna Mare and the restaurant at the Domes Noruz Chania Hotel.
Known as the Venice of the East, Chania Old Town is truly magical with unique shops lining its charming cobbled streets, a brilliant dining scene, trendy waterfront bars serving delicious cocktails and its famous Venetian harbour and imposing lighthouse. It is very easy to drive in from the villa. The harbour was originally built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356 and is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan spot for tourists and locals. 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, the Old Town with its backdrop of the majestic White Mountains. 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. One visit to Chania Old Town will not be enough!
After the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the second most visited tourist attraction in Crete is the dramatic and imposing Samaria Gorge. It is the longest and most famous gorge in Europe, sitting at the foothills of the White Mountains. 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. It 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. This includes the rare wild kri-kri goats.
If you get time to visit one of Balos, Elafonisi and Falasarna beaches, you will remember them forever. In the protected ‘NATURA’ area of Balos Bay, Balos’ glistening white sand and turquoise sea are incredible. Not far away is the Cretan wonder, Falasarna, another nestled lagoon with pool-like waters and pink sand. It has been awarded the best beach of Crete and one of the top ten beaches in Europe. 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.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport

(30.6 km )

Nearest Ferry Port Chania (Souda) Port

(19.1 km )

Nearest Town/City Chania

(13.3 km )

Nearest Restaurant La Bomba Pizza

(1.5 km )

Nearest Supermarket Supermarket Markoulakis

(550 meters)

Nearest Beach Kalamaki Beach

(9.3 km)


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 Gypsum is perfect for a family holiday. With six bedrooms, it is big enough for two families or perhaps a multi-generational family. The villa is contemporary, and spacious and enjoys a fabulous garden and swimming pool. The beach is only 9km away with Chania Old Town only 12km away.
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 devastating tsunami that ended the Minoan era. Agia Marina has a fun mini-golf.
Limnoupolis is a fun water park just minutes from the villa. It boasts 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.
The Botanical Park of Crete is a 20 hectare park, 18km from Chania and closer to the villa. It boasts 150 species of fruit trees and hundreds of herbs, and medicinal and ornamental plants that the Cretan mountains are famous for. It is home to many birds around the lake, butterflies, wild goat, hares, badgers, Cretan rock ferret, weasels and tree frogs. There is also a restaurant with amazing mountain views.
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.
If you decide to visit Balos Beach, you can either drive or take a boat ride there. This is fun too. Just make sure you pack some refreshments and perhaps a beach parasol as there isn’t anything there to protect you from the sun. Elafonisi and Falasarna beaches are fabulous too and worth the drive.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool


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. 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 5 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 at an extra cost of 75€ per day upon request 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 12 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional £33 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 £2,552 £3,573
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £2,575 £3,605
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £2,895 £4,053
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £3,761 £5,265
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - £6,844
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - £5,005
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £2,738 £3,833
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 £2,575 £3,605
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 £2,790 £3,906
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £3,081 £4,313
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 £3,778 £5,289
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - £7,202

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional €35 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 €2,777 €3,887
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €2,802 €3,922
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €3,150 €4,409
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €4,092 €5,728
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - €7,446
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - €5,445
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €2,979 €4,170
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 €2,802 €3,922
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 €3,036 €4,250
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €3,352 €4,693
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 €4,111 €5,755
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - €7,835

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people: For every additional guest up to 14, it will cost an additional $38 per person per night.

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 23rd 2024 - Mar 20th 2024 $3,005 $4,206
Mar 20th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $3,032 $4,245
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $3,408 $4,772
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $4,428 $6,199
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 - $8,058
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - $5,892
Oct 1st 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $3,224 $4,513
Nov 1st 2024 - Mar 20th 2025 $3,032 $4,245
Mar 20th 2025 - May 1st 2025 $3,285 $4,599
May 1st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $3,627 $5,078
Jun 1st 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 $4,449 $6,228
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 26th 2025 - $8,479

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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