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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Pounentes is beautifully presented with modern furnishings, top notch bathrooms and a wonderful living space
- The villa’s location is wonderful, a truly tranquil spot with wonderful sea views
- There are amazing beaches within easy reach of the villa, Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos. They are all spectacular and you should definitely visit at least one of them
Surrounded by lush greenery, olive groves and the beautiful beach of Nopigia, Villa Pounentes is a fabulous three bedroom villa, ideal for groups of friends or a family. The villa is beautifully presented with contemporary flair, a unique design and modern furnishings. With glistening turquoise sea views, a delightful garden and an idyllic setting, this villa never fails to please.
The ancient, pretty, coastal village of Nopigia is utterly charming with a lovely welcoming taverna, a Byzantine church, a village store and a sandy, family friendly beach. Nopigia is 6km east of Kissamos and 30km west of Chania, nestled on a wonderful stretch of coastline east of Kissamos Bay and on the edge the Rodopos peninsula. You will discover many romantic, hidden, rocky coves and the remote beaches of Choni as well as the famous, spectacular beaches of Balos on the Gramvousa peninsula, Falasarna and Elafonissi which are within easy reach of the villa. You can walk from the villa to Nopigia’s village centre in less than fifteen minutes.
The villa is built around its swimming pool with the living spaces on one side and two of the bedrooms on the other. They are joined by a corridor which sits over the pool. It is a brilliant design, making the most of Villa Pounentes’ idyllic location and its romantic sea and sunset views. With modern architecture, an excellent layout and outstanding attention to detail, the villa is very attractive and superbly comfortable. The living space is fantastic with a high vaulted ceiling, glass doors drowning it in natural light, modern furniture, a feature fireplace and a smart kitchen with a breakfast bar styled dining space. The chef’s in your group will find everything they need for your self-catering holiday. The villa’s neutral decor offers a feeling of relaxation and calm.
Villa Pountentes boasts three stylish bedrooms, two at the end of the glass-bottomed corridor and one under the raised living space. All three are minimalist in design with beautifully dressed, comfy beds. The villa enjoys two bathrooms, one with a bath and overhead shower and the other with a shower. Like the rest of the villa, they are immaculate, trendy spaces.
Outside, you will enjoy the views, the pool, the garden and the spectacular, tranquil surroundings. Dining alfresco is wonderful with the beach on the horizon.
What you should know…
- You can walk to the village taverna and shop from the villa though you may prefer to take the car as you do need to cross a main road
- Two of the bedrooms sit at the other end of the corridor from the living space and the other is on the lower floor
- Villa Pounentes is located close to our villas Scirocco and Levantes. If you want to take a holiday with another family you may want to have a look at those too!
Villa Pounentes is a modern 3-bedroom villa, sleeping 6 guests with private pool.
- Open-plan living area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Family shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and patio doors leading to terrace
- Bedroom with twin beds and patio doors leading to terrace
- Family bathroom
Lower Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Family shower room
- Private swimming pool (12m x 3.5m, 1.5m depth)
- Sun loungers
- Portable barbecue
- Air conditioning in the bedrooms
- Washing machine
Villa Pounentes enjoys a delightful, slightly remote location in the charming village of Nopigia. It is very peaceful and the beach is simply wonderful. Nopigia is one of the oldest villages on the island and enjoys a few handy amenities as well as plenty of charm.
Very close by is the buzzy tourist resort of Kissamos, on the edge of the Gramvousa peninsula. 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.
On the Gramvousa peninsula, Balos Lagoon Beach is absolutely stunning and one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. The lagoon of Balos has silvery white sand and exotic, white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. The sea is very shallow and warm. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and wider area with rare species of flora and fauna are protected under the Natura 2000 programme. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves and the area is a shelter for protected monk seal and loggerhead sea turtle. You will think you are in the Maldives or somewhere as it is so beautiful. Balos can be reached by car, though be prepared for a bumpy ride or you can take a boat trip to the beach. 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.
At the western base of the stunning Cape Gramvousa, 17km west of Kissamos, you will discover Falasarna Beach, another fabulous Cretan gem. The beach has been voted as one of the ten best beaches in Europe in the past. Falasarna Bay actually consists of five consecutive dazzling, silver-sanded beaches. It is huge as well as gorgeous and has such a dazzling, clear, turquoise blue sea. At the northern end of the beach there are ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falasarna. There are several companies offering watersports including Falasarna Activities who offer wakeboard and jet ski tuition.
Elafonisi is also a magical place that consists of a small islet with white and pink sandy beaches. Visitors can wade out to the island to enter another world. The island is an internationally classified nature reserve and home to more than one hundred rare plants including summer flowering sea daffodils that look like white cups. The island is a nature lovers paradise. To the left of the sandbank, windsurfers enjoy the prevailing winds.
To the other side of Nopigia, along from the Rodopos Peninsula, 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. Roughly 30km from the villa is the charming and picturesque Old Town of Chania. 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 sunset views are breathtaking with the Venetian lighthouse a focal point. 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 at 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.
Chania International Airport
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.
Villa Pounentes is ideal for a family. With three bedrooms, a gorgeous living space, a lovely pool and a garden area, it is peaceful and spacious. The beach at Nopigia is wonderful though you will also be drawn to the famous beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos. There is no shade in some places such as the island at Elafonisi so you need to be prepared. The beaches are absolutely stunning. Kissamos Beach is close by with several surf schools including Kalo Surf and a number of opportunities to learn to stand-up paddleboard. Also at Kissamos you can take many boat trips, either to Balos or just to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear blue water.
If you’re keen to explore the local environment, you’ll come across some outstanding natural wonders. 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 to 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 devastasting 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
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Village
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||€200 payable to the owner on arrival or prior to arrival by bank transfer and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on depature|
|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.|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 6th 2022 - Mar 1st 2023||£1,398|
|Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||£1,176|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||£1,571|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||£1,957|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£2,352|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||£3,914|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£2,738|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024||£1,957|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 6th 2022 - Mar 1st 2023||€1,505|
|Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||€1,266|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||€1,691|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||€2,107|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€2,532|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||€4,214|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€2,949|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024||€2,107|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Oct 6th 2022 - Mar 1st 2023||$1,502|
|Mar 1st 2023 - Apr 1st 2023||$1,263|
|Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023||$1,687|
|May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023||$2,102|
|Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$2,526|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023||$4,204|
|Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$2,941|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Apr 8th 2024||$2,102|
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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