Villa Machis

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Wow Factor
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

The astounding Villa Machis is grand, elegant and very special. With five bedroom suites, this seriously impressive villa sleeps 10 guests and offers luxurious comfort and astonishing facilities. The villa is situated on the Akrotiri peninsula, just 6 km from the fabulous Old Town of Chania and with stunning views of both Souda Bay and the gorgeous, majestic White Mountains. The nearest village is Kounipidiana which is 4 km from the villa. With excellent concierge services from the Operations Manager, Villa Machis is a dreamy holiday destination.

The 11,500 sqm estate is completely private and boasts manicured gardens with luscious planting, swaying palms, pristine lawns, colourful well-tended plant pots everywhere, a gorgeous terrace with a fantastic pool, outdoor kitchen bar and relaxation areas, a tennis court, table tennis and it's even accessible by helicopter. Villa Machis is hard to beat! As soon as you arrive at the villa, you will be captivated by its beauty inside and out.

The ground floor is beguiling. The double height living space is eye-catching and brimming with exquisite furniture and artwork. It is elegant in white and calming tones and features white marble of ‘Penteli’ as the dominant material which harmoniously blends with the colonial and vintage designed decorative elements. Also on the ground floor are two gorgeous dining rooms, a spacious office with lounge furniture, a fully-equipped, impressive kitchen and a cloakroom. All of the rooms are plethoric and stunning.

An impressive staircase which separates the living area from one of the dining rooms, leads to the first floor which features an interior balcony which overlooks the living room. There are 3 gorgeous bedrooms suites, all with  ensuite bathrooms and exterior balconies offering breathtaking views to the garden, pool and Souda Bay. Two of the bedrooms are doubles and the third has twin beds which are next to each other.

The remaining two bedrooms, one double and one twin, are on the lower ground floor. They also have ensuite bathrooms and first class linens and furnishings.Gym equipment is available to guests on the lower ground floor with a large, astounding games and lounge room with a fireplace and home cinema with video games. The villa is superb and offers something for everyone.

Despite the beauty of the interior, guests are likely to spend most of their time outside. The terrace furnishings are fabulous with two covered areas for lounging, dining and enjoying pre-dinner drinks. The panoramic views are uninterrupted and totally mesmerizing. The magnificent colours deluging the sky at sunset are incredible in this location. The fabulous gardens are brimming with palm trees, cypresses, oleanders, olive trees, fruit trees, vibrant plants and herbs, all surrounded by immaculate lawns. The private tennis court is wonderful and all equipment is available.

The House Manager of Villa Machis will ensure that your holiday is perfect and memorable. Services available include shopping before your arrival, welcome hampers, booking of dinner reservations and excursions, the tennis court and helipad, and daily housekeeping except for Sundays. Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off is included in the rental price. Upon request and for an additional fee you can enjoy massages, helicopter rides, private boat trips, yoga, pilates, diving, babysitting, photographers, private chefs and private events.

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What you should know…

  • Two bedrooms are on the lower ground floor, so all five bedrooms are not next to one another.
  • Three bedrooms have baths and two have showers.
  • The owner lives in a small cottage on the same plot but not visable from the villa.
  • It is not so easy to walk down to the amazing Seitan Limania cove with young children but otherwise the beaches are all very well organised for families.
  • The owner lives in a small, separate cottage on the same plot of land, but with no visibility or access to the guests’ leisure facilities, which are only for guests’ exclusive use. This does mean the owner can be available to assist, if required, on a 24/7 basis.



Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Satellite TV Table Tennis Home Cinema Heating

The Villa

Villa Machis is a stunning property, where you can enjoy excellent service and stunning panoramic views. The villa has 5 bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, and it can accommodate up to 10 people


Ground Floor
- Open-plan living area, staircase to first floor
- Fully-equipped kitchen, with door to garden
- Two dining rooms
- Office

First Floor (from living room)
- Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (bathtub)and balcony
- Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (bathtub)and balcony
- Twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom (bathtub) and balcony

Lower Ground Floor
- Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower)
- Twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower)
- Gym area (basic equipment)
- Playroom/area. with fireplace, home cinema, video games

- Wi-fi
- Hairdryer
- Air-conditioning
- Coffee Machine
- Ice machine
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Microwave
- Playstation 4

- 140m² pool
- 10 Sunbeds, umbrellas
- Charcoal BBQ
- Stove
- Fridge
- Pool Bar
- Parking (ample)
- Remote controlled gate
- Tennis Court
- Table tennis
- Garden
- Terrace
- Parking
- Accessible by helicopter


About the surrounding area of Villa Machis
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Machis offers a tranquil, natural environment for your relaxation. It is close to the village of Kounipidiana where you will find bakeries, supermarkets, bars and restaurants. The villa is only 10 minutes from the main national road so it is very easy to take excursions.

There are several sandy beaches close to the villa including Kalathas Beach and Marathi Beach. Opposite Kalathas is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. The beach is very well organised with umbrellas, loungers, watersports, restaurants and bars. Marathi actually has 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. Stavros Bay is also very popular. The main beach is where ‘Zorbas’ was filmed. Seitan Limania is a tiny, beautiful cove though it can get busy. Loutraki Beach and Tersanas Beach are also excellent. On the west of Crete you will find some of the most amazing and famous beaches of Crete including Phalasarna, Balos, Gramvousa and Elefonisi. They feature on many posters and postcards of Crete and are definitely worth a trip.

As well as gorgeous, sandy beaches the peninsula of Akrotiri also boasts several interesting monasteries. The impressive Agia Triada was founded in the 17th century. The monastery also houses a small museum. The 16th century Moni Gouverneto is 4 km north.

Chania Old Town is considered to be one of the most alluring, captivating parts of Crete. With picturesque, narrow alleys decked with pretty bouganivillea, a fabulous dining scene and atmospheric bars, it is very attractive and charming. 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 name is translated to ‘The Seaside Mosque’. It plays host to various cultural events and exhibitions.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania


Nearest Airport Heraklion


Nearest Beach Marathi,Loutraki or Tersanas


Nearest Beach Kalathas


Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket


Nearest Town Chania



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.

Download our Crete Travel Guide >>

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 Machis is perfect for a family holiday. The facilities are exceptional with much entertainment for children. The games room has a superb home cinema set up together with playstation and wii. The pool and grounds are excellent.
Many of the local beaches are also excellent and family friendly.

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 11 exciting waterslides such as 100m giant slides, free fall slides and triple twist slides.  There is also a relaxing 130m crazy river, a huge swimming pool with a diving platform and a relaxation area.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis rackets
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • Home Cinema
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Transfers Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Transfers Included

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:

- Extra Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours, boat trips, diving, helicopter rides
- Extra airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
- Yoga, pilates, massages

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 fulfill your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €3000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner upon arrival and refunded within two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00 or later
Departure time 12:00 (noon)
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Pets welcome? At owner's discretion, ask before booking.
End of stay cleaning included? b. Yes and daily cleaning except Sunday 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.
Smoking Allowed? No
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay Seven days in high season and four out of high season.
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.
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels. These are changed every 2 days
Changeover day Generally Saturdays but out of high season there may be some flexibility.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - £27,100
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - - £25,407
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £12,582 £15,728 £22,019
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 £10,646 £13,309 £18,632
Oct 30th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 £9,195 £11,494 £16,091
Dec 17th 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 £9,195 £11,494 £16,091
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 19th 2023 £9,195 £11,494 £16,091
Apr 19th 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 £9,679 £12,099 £16,938
Apr 30th 2023 - May 27th 2023 £10,162 £12,704 £17,785
May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - £13,914 £19,479
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - £22,866
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - - £24,560
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - £27,100
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - £25,407
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £12,582 £15,728 £22,019
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 29th 2023 £10,646 £13,309 £18,632
Oct 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £9,195 £11,494 £16,091
Dec 16th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 £9,195 £11,494 £16,091

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - €30,100
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - - €28,219
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €13,975 €17,470 €24,457
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 €11,825 €14,782 €20,694
Oct 30th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 €10,212 €12,766 €17,872
Dec 17th 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 €10,212 €12,766 €17,872
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 19th 2023 €10,212 €12,766 €17,872
Apr 19th 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 €10,750 €13,438 €18,813
Apr 30th 2023 - May 27th 2023 €11,287 €14,110 €19,754
May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - €15,454 €21,635
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - €25,397
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - - €27,279
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - €30,100
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - €28,219
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €13,975 €17,470 €24,457
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 29th 2023 €11,825 €14,782 €20,694
Oct 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €10,212 €12,766 €17,872
Dec 16th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 €10,212 €12,766 €17,872

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 27th 2022 - - $30,666
Aug 27th 2022 - Sep 3rd 2022 - - $28,750
Sep 3rd 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $14,237 $17,798 $24,916
Oct 1st 2022 - Oct 30th 2022 $12,047 $15,060 $21,083
Oct 30th 2022 - Dec 17th 2022 $10,404 $13,006 $18,208
Dec 17th 2022 - Mar 31st 2023 $10,404 $13,006 $18,208
Mar 31st 2023 - Apr 19th 2023 $10,404 $13,006 $18,208
Apr 19th 2023 - Apr 30th 2023 $10,952 $13,691 $19,167
Apr 30th 2023 - May 27th 2023 $11,500 $14,375 $20,125
May 27th 2023 - Jun 30th 2023 - $15,744 $22,042
Jun 30th 2023 - Jul 22nd 2023 - - $25,875
Jul 22nd 2023 - Jul 31st 2023 - - $27,791
Jul 31st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 - - $30,666
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 - - $28,750
Sep 2nd 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $14,237 $17,798 $24,916
Sep 30th 2023 - Oct 29th 2023 $12,047 $15,060 $21,083
Oct 29th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $10,404 $13,006 $18,208
Dec 16th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 $10,404 $13,006 $18,208

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.


  • Terrific

    Posted by MC on 25/09/2019

    We had a terrific stay at your beautiful house. We can see how much effort you have put into the detail of providing a wonderful holiday environment. Hopefully we will come back some time.

  • Fantastic

    Posted by HG on 31/08/2019

    We have had a fantastic holiday here in your beautiful house. The views are amazing! Thank you for your hospitality. We had a super evening with you and your son, a “big thanks again”. We hope to see you when you visit London!
    Best wishes

  • Wonderful

    Posted by AB on 14/08/2019

    What a wonderful house in a great country! We loved our stay here.

  • It was a privilege

    Posted by ZP on 28/07/2019

    Thank you so much for granting us the privilege to stay at beautiful Villa Machis. We have thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality, the views and the sun, and we now feel prepared for anything the Danish winter may throw at us. We hope to return.

  • Marvellous!

    Posted by GS on 25/08/2018

    We have had a marvellous stay in Villa Machis with our family. Everything was perfect. The house is very comfortable, the view is un-believable and the entire atmosphere of the house is just fantastic.
    Many thanks for your very good advice and addresses notably for our boat trip in the south coast. It was perfect.
    Our stay was amazing and we already look forward to coming back again.
    Thank you!

  • Great Villa

    Posted by AH on 21/08/2018

    Thank you for an unforgettable stay at your beautiful villa!
    Your recommendations and accommodation…..unsurpassed!!
    We love Chania!
    Thank you very much

  • Beautiful

    Posted by FC on 02/07/2018

    We have had fantastic time with our family in this beautiful villa. Mrs Popi was incredibly helpful and we enjoyed every minute in this amazing place.
    Many thanks for everything!
    We will definitely come back.

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