Villa Zorba

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Modern Beach Nearby All Bedrooms En-Suite

Nestled brilliantly on the rocky Akrotiri peninsula coastline, overlooking the bay of Chania, the swanky, waterfront Villa Zorba offers five star luxury and plenty of the wow factor. With striking contemporary architecture, astounding use of different materials, stunning interior design like few others, trendy furnishings throughout and heavenly bedroom suites, guests staying in Villa Zorba will enjoy the holiday of their dreams. The villa is one of the most exclusive properties in the area, embracing the sea like no other and enjoying easy access to the spectacular Venetian harbour of the Old Town of Chania.

Sitting on a secluded, very private, premium plot of 4500 sqm, Villa Zorba sits within an untouched rocky landscape close to the charming village of Tersanas. Tersanas is a small, pretty coastal village, 13km northeast of Chania, hidden in a small cove on the west side of the Akrotiri peninsula. It is actually the harbour of the village of Chorafakia which is one kilometre to the north. Tersanas enjoys a fabulous sandy beach and two tavernas. Unspoilt by tourism, the Akrotiri peninsula is brimming with lovely sandy beaches, traditional local tavernas, ancient monasteries and stunning scenery. Chania Old Town is one of the most alluring, captivating towns of Crete. With picturesque, narrow alleys draped with colourful bouganivillea, a fabulous dining scene, atmospheric bars, the most amazing sunsets and gorgeous little boutiques lining the cobbled streets, an evening wander and dinner should not be missed. The airport is only 5km away from the villa so you will be relaxing in your holiday haven in no time at all!

Villa Zorba boasts four phenomenal bedroom suites, two stunning living spaces, one of which can be used as a fifth bedroom, stunning terraces and balconies, a very special, idyllic spot where you can disappear with your holiday book half-way down the rocky path to the sea and an outstanding infinity swimming pool. There is even a beautiful garden and lawn where you can relax in the shade. The villa was designed by a sea lover so three of the four bedroom suites and both living rooms enjoy full-on, breathtaking, panoramic sea views over the shimmering, turquoise bay. As soon as you arrive at Villa Zorba and take in the minimalist, trendy architecture and the manicured plot, you will realise that you are in for a real treat. It is a quality haven that even the most discerning of clients will fully embrace and appreciate. It is clear to see that no comprises have been made in the built and interior design and that it is the lifetime dream of the villa’s owner. You will relax in glorious style, enjoy delicious, chilled local wines and cocktails on the terraces, dine alfresco as the sun goes down, enjoy romantic sunsets, dive into the warm water of the infinity pool, amble down the rocky pathway to the sea to enjoy a swim in complete privacy and dive into deep slumber listening to the gentle sound of the waves.

The villa is built over two levels. The main living space is on the ground floor, a sumptuous, stylish space with trendy furnishings, a minimalist feel and drowned in natural light by the wall of glass doors that open to the terrace. With super cool designer leather sofas, sparkling floors and statement pieces, not to mention the stunning views, the room will make you smile for sure. The television, DVD’s and Bose music system are provided for your entertainment. The kitchen is one of your dreams with glossy white cabinetry, a central island and top-of-the-range appliances, all looking wonderful against the exposed stone wall. The designer dining table is like a work of art, so striking in its simplicity. Here you can dine with a view or head out to the terrace for a fabulous alfresco experience. One of the bedroom suites is also on the ground floor with direct access to the terrace and pool. It is a luxurious haven with the crispest of cottons, the most sublime of dreamy Dunlopillo mattresses and a striking stone wall that leads to a superb wellness shower.

Upstairs, you will discover another living area, similar in design to the lower one. With swanky furniture, it is another bright and super cool space that leads to another fabulous furnished terrace. Here you will find another television with Playstation 3 and lots of games as well as an excellent selection of books. The room can be closed by a massive wooden sliding door so that it can be used as an extra bedroom using the sofabeds. Two of the three bedroom suites on this level are seafront with the other still enjoying a sea view. They are all awe-inspiring with fabulously comfortable beds, minimalist design, brilliant white walls and the most fantastic ensuite bathrooms. One of the rooms was originally designed as two smaller bedrooms but the owner asked for the plans to be changed during construction resulting in a stunning space with a freestanding designer bath in the room. Here you can soak in style with a glass of champagne along with the most spectacular of vistas. The second seafront room also enjoys access to the upper floor terrace and boasts a wellness shower split from the room by a glass brick wall. At night the illuminated designer bedside tables offer a unique look. The last bedroom enjoys a view of the sea, the wild landscaping surrounding the villa and the White Mountains on the horizon. It boasts a sumptuous kingsize bed and a snail-shaped wellness shower with six jets. It is easy to see why the bedroom suites are all classed as masters! In addition, there is also another guest bathroom with a bath, shower and corian sink. This can be used by anyone staying in the second living space.

If the interiors are sublime, the outside spaces only get better! Exquisitely designed, there are numerous terraces, designer outdoor furnishings, a 50 sqm heated infinity pool with a children’s area, pergola covered alfresco lounge and dining spaces, a large sunbathing area near the pool with trendy wooden loungers and a special ‘dream area’ halfway down the pathway to the beach. Here you can disappear to laze on the twin designer sun lounger with your holiday book and a glass of something chilled. Alternatively, you can head for the upper terrace which also offers sun loungers. The Bose sound system also operates outside with a Bluetooth amplifier. Your barbecue masters will enjoy cooking summer feasts on the barbecue which can be followed by a glass of raki or ouzo that come with your welcome basket. For a salty private swim, you can head down the little path to jump into the inviting turquoise waters. Villa Zorba truly offers an amazing, privileged waterfront experience.

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What you should know…

  • Please take good care of young children on the rocky pathway to the sea and please do not let them head off without supervision
  • The second living space can be shut off and used as an extra bedroom using the quality sofabeds if you have extra beds. There is even an extra guest bathroom next door!
  • 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

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Heating

The Villa
Villa Zorba is a luxury 4-bedroom villa with private pool and private path leading to the rocky coastline.

Ground Floor
- Open plan living area and kitchen with oven, grill, microwave, nespresso coffee machine, fridge, dishwasher, dining facilities, LCD TV and access to main terrace and pool area
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite shower room and access to main terrace and pool area

First Floor
- Living room/ bedroom 5 with 2 x sofas/sofabeds LCD satellite TV, DVD, CD, BOSE hifi system and access to upper floor terrace
- Bedroom with double bed, feature luxury bathtub and access to upper floor terrace
- Bedroom with two single beds, en-suite bathroom seperated by feature glassbricks with shower and access to upper floor terrace
- Bedroom with double bed, access to furnished patio and en-suite bathroom with feature snail shower
- Family bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity-style pool (50sqm)
- "Dream area" with twin designer sunbed halfway down the cliff to the sea
- 2x shaded pergola areas with furniture
- Dining facilities
- Sunbeds

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Hairdryers
- Safe deposit box
- Parking for 2-3 cars

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Zorba
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Zorba enjoys a premium location next to the sea in Tersanas, set within a secluded, rocky landscape. It is one of the few villas in this area with direct sea access. Within a few minute’s drive, you can visit one of Tersana’s tavernas for a healthy and tasty local Cretan feast. Tersana Beach enjoys two taverns, loungers, parasols and lovely fine sand. At the top of the hill, you will find the village of Chorafakia with its shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Next door, is the beautiful beach of Kalathas, another Cretan wonder sprinkled with palm trees, loungers and parasols. There are several tavernas serving delicious traditional Cretan specialities and lots of seafood. A wonderful array of watersports are available. Opposite Kalathas is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. Marathi boasts 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. Seitan Limania Beach, on the east coast of the Akrotiri peninsula, 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. Close by, there is also Stavros Beach where ‘Zorba the Greek’ was filmed in 1964. If you have seen the film you may recognise the memorable scene where Quinn’s character dances the Sirtaki! For an amazing trip out, you could hire a boat to head over to the famous Balos Beach. The peninsula is home to many beautiful, ancient monasteries such as the 16th century Gouverneto Monastery and the 17th century Agia Triada Monastery.

Chania Old Town is a must. It 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.

Following the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the second most visited tourist attraction in Crete is the dramatic Samaria Gorge which is 55km 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

(12km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(17km)

Nearest Village Chorafakia

(4.8km)

Nearest Restaurant Tersanas Restaurant

(5.4km)

Nearest Supermarket Synka Mini Market

(3.9km)

Nearest Beach Macherida Beach

(800m)

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 Teens

Villa Zorba is an absolutely brilliant choice for a family holiday. Though children may not appreciate its amazing architecture and pure beauty, the villa is very spacious and the infinity pool with its children’s section is excellent. The second living space is an ideal den with television and Playstation and plenty of games. Children also love the path that leads to the sea though they should not head there alone and need to take care.

Tersanas Beach is wonderful for families, as is the nearby Kalathas Beach where you will find some watersports. Many of the other local beaches are also excellent and family friendly. 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. On the south coast of the peninsula, Loutraki and Marathi Beaches are very safe for children and are sheltered from the wind

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
  • <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

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 To be paid prior to departure to Oliver's Travels, this will be released in full subject to a damage inspection on departure. The amount varies depending on length of stay: €900 for 7-nights, €1,250 for 14-nights, €1,500 for 21-nights.
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.
Pool heating charge? Pool heating is available during the cooler months, between October and May. The cost has been included in the rental rates.
Changeover day Saturday across peak dates, flexible at other times
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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 £9,679
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 £8,313
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 £6,719
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 £5,580
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £5,317
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £5,747
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £6,943
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £8,298
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 £9,485
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £8,513
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 £7,054
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 £5,644

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 €10,750
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 €9,233
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 €7,462
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 €6,198
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €5,905
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €6,383
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €7,711
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €9,216
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 €10,535
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €9,455
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 €7,835
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 €6,268

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Aug 18th 2022 - Sep 1st 2022 $10,953
Sep 1st 2022 - Oct 1st 2022 $9,406
Oct 1st 2022 - Nov 1st 2022 $7,603
Nov 1st 2022 - Jan 7th 2023 $6,314
Jan 7th 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $6,016
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $6,503
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $7,856
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $9,390
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 1st 2023 $10,734
Sep 1st 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $9,633
Oct 1st 2023 - Nov 1st 2023 $7,983
Nov 1st 2023 - Feb 19th 2024 $6,386

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

  • Beyond Words

    Posted by Martin on 30/04/2018

    This place is beyond words! Whatever you see in the photos and on the reviews cannot do justice to how amazing this place is! From the moment you pull up to the calm surrounding grounds, to opening the front door to be greeted with the breathtaking view of the ocean, to being constantly surrounded by an abundance of space, comfort and bliss for this beautiful villa; every moment here was perfect for us. Elain was always on hand and always a delight when helping us out with anything we felt we needed - but truth be told, we pretty much had everything we needed. Waking up to the view and the sound of the ocean made the start to every day absolutely perfect. Would add this villa to any bucket list! A memorable time, extremely thankful

  • Excellent Villa

    Posted by Allison on 11/06/2017

    This is an excellent villa for a family holiday, although quite secluded, there are some restaurants in the area which you could walk to if necessary or local taxis are available too. The facilities are first class in every respect, from rooms to outside space it most certainly has the wow factor with views to die for. Our whole holiday experience was amazing and we could not have wished for better. Our 3 kids and their partners hired Stefanas the chef and his wife as a treat for us all which was fantastic with amazing food and also Claudia the masseuse who spent the day giving massages to all adults. This place was heaven on earth for us all, 8 adults and two grandchildren who will have wonderful memories of our family holiday.

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