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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Xannia enjoys a wonderfully peaceful hillside spot surrounded by olive groves and greenery. It is so blissful.
- The views from Villa Xannia are truly mesmerising. You can see across the olive groves to the sea and it is wonderful!
- The villa enjoys a lovely pool, shared with the neighbouring Villa Orvia, and wonderful terraces where you can relax with your holiday books, enjoying a glass of chilled wine
- There are amazing beaches within easy reach of the villa including the famous beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos. They are all spectacular and you should definitely visit at least one of them!
- 5 minutes from the property is a spa, treatments include manicure, pedicure, massages, waxing, facials.
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Villa Xannia offers a stylish, modern space for up to four guests. It exudes charm, enjoys wonderful sea views and a gorgeous swimming pool and is ideally positioned to enjoy the charms of Maleme and the famous, spectacular beaches of Crete. It comes with one characterful bedroom, an upper-floor living space with a sofa bed, sofa and an optional single mattress and wonderful terraces. It even has a historic well which is now used as an outdoor bar.
Villa Xannia is perched on the gentle hillside not far from Maleme, Platanias and the lovely village of Kontomari. The delightful resort of Maleme sits between the villages of Tavronitis and Gerani with a three kilometre beach. The gorgeous Venetian harbour and Old Town of Chania is only twenty five minutes away with its waterfront bars and restaurants, its dreamy ancient buildings and its charming, bougainvillea draped cobbled alleyways. Three of the island’s most spectacular beaches, Balos, Elafonisi and Falasarna, are within easy reach of the villa. For an alternative day out, you can head to the phenomenal Samaria Gorge. The living space of this family-friendly villa is on the upper floor with its beamed, vaulted ceiling. To one side of the staircase is a dining area and modern kitchen with all that you need for a self-catering stay including a coffee machine. To the other side is your living area with its sofa bed, sofa, coffee table and television. Doors open from the living area to a balcony where you can enjoy fabulous sea views across the hillside.
The bedroom enjoys charming exposed stonework and a double bed with Coco-mat pillows for a blissful sleep. There is a family shower room with a large walk-in shower. The main terrace is fabulous with a dreamy pool surrounded by loungers, an alfresco lounge area and alfresco dining. It is a lovely spot where you will relax, appreciate the help given by the very friendly managers of this property and enjoy the spectacular sea views.
What you should know…
- The villa comes with just one bedroom though you are very welcome to use the sofa bed, sofa and single mattress in the living area. Please confirm the number of guests on a booking
- There are roped fences surrounding the swimming pool. Please take care of small children.
- Villa Xannia sits alongside its sister villa, Villa Orvia, they also share a pool, but if you book the two villas you will have it to yourselves
- You must make sure that you have time to visit Chania Old Town. It is captivating and utterly beautiful with a fantastic dining scene. Although there are plenty of walk-in waterside eateries, it is best to book in advance for some of the more popular restaurants such as Tamam and Pallas with its gorgeous rooftop dining space
Villa Xannia is a 1 bedroom villa that sleeps 4 with a poolshared with the neighbouring villa
-Single bed (outside of the main bedroom)
-Fully equipped kitchen
Villa Xannia enjoys a lovely hillside position very close to the pretty, lively resort of Maleme. It is also within easy reach of the buzzy resort of Platanias and the Rodopos peninsula. Chania, Kissamos, Balos Beach, Falasarna Beach and Elafonisi Beach should all be on the ‘must-do’ list. Snorkelling, fishing and horse riding are available locally and there are some mini-markets and tempting tavernas in the local villages. The foothills behind Maleme are excellent for fresh country walks perfumed by the wild thyme and oregano. An hour’s ramble out of Maleme takes you to the charming hilltop village of Deres with its whitewashed church and inviting taverna. Maleme is famous for being the place where German paratroopers attacked Crete in 1941. Maleme is a peaceful haven but if you are looking for some livelier entertainment, you can head to its neighbour Platanias just along the road.
The buzzy tourist resort of Kissamos sits 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 snorkelling. 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 turtles. 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 which offers 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.
The charming and picturesque Old Town of Chania is roughly twenty five minutes away in the car. 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, the longest gorge in Europe at 16km, takes roughly six hours to pass along the whole gorge. Alternatively, 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
|Nearest Ferry Port||
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 Xannia is ideal for a small family who are happy to have their children sleeping in the living area. There is a good sofa bed and quality single mattress as well as another sofa. The villa boasts a lovely pool and is situated in a quiet spot.
The beach at Maleme is wonderful and there is a great selection of bars, tavernas and restaurants. You should also visit at least one of the famous beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos that you see on many Crete holiday posters. The beaches are absolutely stunning and you will not forget them. Kissamos Beach is also close by with several surf schools including Kalo Surf and a number of opportunities to learn to stand-up paddleboard. At Kissamos you can take many boat trips, either to Balos or just to enjoy swimming and snorkelling 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 devastating tsunami that ended the Minoan era. Children love wandering around the harbour and out to the lighthouse. The narrow cobbled lanes are full of souvenir shops as well as gorgeous, atmospheric restaurants. There are also many street musicians that children love listening to. They enjoy sunset boat trips from the harbour and the horse and carriage rides that are available.
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!
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Spa Treatments Available
- Transfers Available
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!
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.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes. Included in rental price.|
|Heating costs included?||Yes. Included in rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes. Included in 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||5 nights|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||£1,067|
|Jan 31st 2024 - May 30th 2024||£909|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£1,067|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||£1,562|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||£1,562|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||£1,494|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||£1,067|
|Jan 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025||£909|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025||£1,067|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||€1,167|
|Jan 31st 2024 - May 30th 2024||€994|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€1,167|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||€1,709|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||€1,709|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||€1,633|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||€1,167|
|Jan 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025||€994|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025||€1,167|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Dec 11th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||$1,257|
|Jan 31st 2024 - May 30th 2024||$1,070|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$1,257|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||$1,841|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||$1,841|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||$1,760|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||$1,257|
|Jan 29th 2025 - May 29th 2025||$1,070|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 13th 2025||$1,257|
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.
An amazing week
We had the most amazing week at Momentum. From the moment we opened the doors and smelled the beautiful clean and fresh smell we knew we were in for a lovely stay. Every detail had been thought of - it was clean, very comfortable and felt like home instantly. The views from the balconies were lovely for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The amenities in Maleme are only a short walk away and it is a lovely quiet area away from the ‘noise’ of the other resorts. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts with helpful recommendations :)
Will definitely come back!
Wow! We loved it here. The appartment is completely equipped, clean and has an astonishing view. Two balconies and one terrace with the fresh pool in front. It’s two minutes off the main road into the nature (you shouldn’t be to sensitive on animal noises). The best was the welcoming atmosphere. Charoula and George did their very best to make the trip special and nice. Thank you for the lovely experience! We would definitely come back!
A magical place. Nestled in the olive trees and out of the confusions of Chania (which is still a 20-minute drive). Three places to eat outside and all beautifully curated. Adorable hosts, a thoughtful check-in and always available for clarification/info. Highly recommended!
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