Villa Ilektra

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach

With a somewhat interesting configuration, the wonderful Villa Ilektra offers some flexible sleeping arrangements. The villa particularly suits a family taking a holiday with grandparents or young adults that might enjoy a little independence. Villa Ilektra is nestled on the hillside, overlooking the picturesque Loutraki Bay and within easy walking distance of the beach and its tavernas. It sits just 12km east of the spectacular Venetian harbour of Chania Old Town on the southern side of the beautiful Akrotiri peninsula. Loutraki is a very pretty cove on the northeastern edge of Souda Bay. Its neighbour Marathi is a pretty fishing hamlet with authentic taverns and bars. With picturesque, narrow alleys draped with colourful bougainvillea, a fantastic dining scene, atmospheric bars, the most amazing sunsets and gorgeous little boutiques lining its cobbled streets, Chania Old Town is one of the most alluring, captivating towns of Crete. This villa’s location makes it very easy to visit the harbour, admiring its beauty and listening to the live musicians that play during the evening. You will definitely taste some of the best food in Crete.

Villa Ilektra boasts four bedrooms including one which is located in the villa’s open plan studio on the ground floor. The studio apartment enjoys the same high-quality finish as the main villa, offering a trendy corner sofa in the living area along with a full kitchen and dining space, an immaculate bathroom and a twin bedroom. Glass doors open directly to the villa’s garden, terrace and swimming pool where the whole group can create wonderful holiday memories.

The main villa, occupying the first and second floors, enjoys three delightful bedrooms, three bathrooms and a modern open plan living space which has large patio doors that open to a furnished balcony and the most wonderful views of the bay. The living space is very similar to the one in the studio, a spacious room with a modern corner sofa, a smart kitchen with all the appliances you need for a self-catering holiday and a dining table and chairs. There is a small table and chairs on the balcony, perfect for breakfast or your morning cup of coffee. One of the bedrooms also opens to the balcony, a twin with the beds next to each other. There is also a shower room on this level.

Upstairs on the second floor, you will find two bedrooms, again minimalist in design with the master enjoying access to a balcony and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom is another twin. All of the beds in Villa Ilektra are beautifully dressed with crisp cottons and lovely soft furnishings. There is an second floor family bathroom too.

The ground floor level outside space is wonderful with a large pool surrounded by sun loungers, a sun deck, a lawn, colourful borders and outdoor furniture where you can enjoy an alfresco feast cooked by your barbecue masters on the built-in barbecue. A table tennis table sits in the garden ready for some friendly competition.

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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 lower studio has a separate entrance so although it is wonderful for grandparents or young adults, it is not suitable for children

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV

The Villa
Villa Phaedra is a modern 4-bedroom villa, sleeping 8 guests, located within walking distance of Loutraki beach.

Ground Floor/ Annexe
- Living room with pool terrace access
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family shower room

First Floor
- Living room
- Kitchen & dining area
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family shower room

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, balcony access and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin beds
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds

- Private swimming pool (32sqm)
- Sunbeds & Parasols
- Gardens

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

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Ilektra
Walk to Beach <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Ilektra is located just 170m from Loutraki Beach. Sitting on the southern coast of the Akrotiri peninsula, the villa is close to Chania’s airport so you will be relaxing in the villa and jumping into the swimming pool in no time!

Loutraki Beach is separated from Marathi by a hill. From this lovely, peaceful area you can enjoy views to the islet of Marathi and spend many days on gorgeous, sheltered beaches. Loutraki is popular with families and many locals as its waters are very safe and the views towards Drapanos Cape and the White Mountains are gorgeous. Marathi Beach enjoys Blue Flag status. The village is definitely Instagram worthy with its colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour.

On the east coast of the Akrotiri peninsula, Seitan Limania Beach is one of Crete’s most gorgeous hidden secrets. It is nestled in a canyon leading out to sea with cliffs either side and the finest white sand reaching out to turquoise waters that turn to the deepest blue as it joins the sea. It is stunning! You can take a boat trip to see this sensational beach if you don’t want to take the challenging hike down.

Chania Old Town 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. You may want to book at few meals in advance as the favourite ones can be booked up.

On the north coast of the peninsula, close to Chania, you can visit some other delightful beaches and villages including Tersanas and Kalathas and the village of Chorafakia. The charming Kalathas is sprinkled with palm trees, loungers and parasols and several tavernas serve delicious traditional Cretan specialities and lots of seafood. A wonderful array of watersports are available at the beach. Opposite Kalathas is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. Stavros Beach is where ‘Zorba the Greek’ was filmed. The peninsula is home to many beautiful, ancient monasteries including the 16th century Gouverneto Monastery and the 17th century Agia Triada Monastery which are worth a visit.

The dramatic Samaria Gorge is roughly 60km 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport

(7.7km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(16km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurant Loutraki

(200m)

Nearest Supermarket Super Mini Market

(6.2km)

Nearest Beach Loutraki

(200m)

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 Ilektra is ideal for a family holiday though you do need to consider arrangements regarding the lower studio. The villa enjoys wonderful living space and a fantastic terrace, pool and garden, not to mention the table tennis table for an added treat.

The local Loutraki and Marathi Beaches are very safe for children and are sheltered from the wind. Loutraki Beach is only 170m from the villa so it is a very short walk. 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. You can take a boat trip to Seitan Limania.

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.

Kids Activities Close-by

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

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 pick-up/drop-off
- 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 €250 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
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 across peak dates
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - £3,826
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £1,908 £2,671
Oct 1st 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 £1,395 £1,953
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 £1,395 £1,953
Apr 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023 £1,395 £1,953
May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 £1,908 £2,671
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - £3,826
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - £3,826
Aug 31st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,908 £2,671
Sep 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 £1,395 £1,953

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - €4,250
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €2,119 €2,966
Oct 1st 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 €1,550 €2,169
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 €1,550 €2,169
Apr 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023 €1,550 €2,169
May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 €2,119 €2,966
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - €4,250
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - €4,250
Aug 31st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €2,119 €2,966
Sep 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 €1,550 €2,169

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 - $4,330
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $2,159 $3,022
Oct 1st 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 $1,579 $2,210
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 $1,579 $2,210
Apr 30th 2023 - May 31st 2023 $1,579 $2,210
May 31st 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 $2,159 $3,022
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - $4,330
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 31st 2023 - $4,330
Aug 31st 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $2,159 $3,022
Sep 30th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 $1,579 $2,210

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.

Reviews

  • Nice villa

    Posted by SJG on 27/08/2019

    Nice villa, good pool. Most of what you needed. Only 150m to the beach

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