Exi Estate

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Sleeps: 12 - 16 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 8


Wedding Venue Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Modern Self-Catered
Heritage Collection
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Boasting a private pool, tennis court, a huge garden on the eastern coast of Crete, Exi Estate is a little slice of heaven on the waterfront of the Mediterranean Sea.

These superb living spaces encapsulate the spirit of the island, with rich colourful artwork throughout, antique furniture and countless casual, welcoming spaces. Your incredible main living room features sophisticated sofas in front of a 600-year-old working fireplace, with elegant patio doors all around the room. Alongside this is an incredible library, where a Steinway grand piano sits amid a fantastic collection of books. Your magnificent kitchen is fully equipped and a joy to use, with sea and mountain views across three sides of it – ideal for those who enjoy time spent preparing meals. But if you’d rather not, you can hire the services of our chef, who would be delighted to whip up a range of delicious meals for you to enjoy at this impressive dining room that oozes grandeur, also with direct access to a large open terrace! There is an additional kitchen, living room and dining area in the garden house to add that extra bit of space. Finally, the lower ground floor opens out directly onto your waterfront terrace, where you’ll find a fantastic games room, equipped with a pool table, and a large satellite TV in front of the spacious sofa, as well as a door straight into the pool terrace.

The first three bedrooms can be found on the top floor of the villa, including the master suite, a double room and a twin room. The master bedroom is a true masterpiece, with a king-size bed, a private balcony overlooking the turquoise sea, and an en-suite shower room and a separate Jacuzzi bathroom. Alongside this is the double room, also with a king-size bed, a balcony with sea views and an en-suite bathroom, and the twin room similarly has an en-suite bathroom and a balcony looking out across the olive groves of the garden and the mountains beyond! Three more rooms are located on the lower ground floor, including two twin rooms in the same suite, with a shared living space, bathroom and terrace, and one double room, adjoining living space, en-suite bathroom and large terrace. The final bedrooms are located in the garden house, with one twin and one double, each with an en-suite bathroom.

Patios surround the house on nearly every level, leading from nearly every room, putting the sunshine, fresh air and sea-breeze just seconds away at any point in the villa! The centrepiece is surely this incredible 12-by-6 metre infinity pool which stretches towards the twinkling horizon of the sea! Lining the pool are countless loungers for sunbathing in paradise, while olive groves throughout the garden add a sense of the natural world which envelopes you in this dream-like location. Dine alfresco at this incredibly picturesque table beside the pool, or the even more sophisticated one on the upper terrace! Enjoy a game of tennis on this private court, or even a round of Boules on the adjacent court.

Another spectacular yet unusual feature is the picturesque Greek Orthodox Chapel found at the end of the garden. It boasts panoramic sea views, and it makes the perfect setting for those who wish to have an authentic Greek wedding!

At the bottom of the garden, you can enjoy a superb sunbathing platform just above the sea, with a staircase right into it! The Porto Elounda Golf and Spa Resort is just a kilometre away, while we can even arrange for in-house tennis and swimming lessons if you fancy working on your skills. Just a 10-minute drive away from Elounda, a glamorous spot on the coast, you’re ideally placed to enjoy an unforgettable stay in an ideal location!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There are several areas with significant drops, so young children should not be left unsupervised
  • While you can swim in the sea from this sunbathing platform, please note that the sea here is immediately deep and suited to strong swimmers on calm days only
  • The Main House has six bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 people.  The Cottage has two bedrooms and can thus accommodate an additional 4 people for 16 guests in total.   Infants are not included in these number, and cots can be provided on request. 
  • In high season 17 July- 2 September a Relais et Chateau chef and wait staff for three meals a day as well as full time Concierge Service is included in the price. These is an additional cost for these service at other times

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Games Room Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Waterfront Seaview

The Villa

Exi Estate is a majestic property, with beautifully landscaped exterior grounds and tastefully decorated interiors. There is capacity for up to 16 guests.

Lower Ground Floor
- Two twin bedrooms (can be made Kingsize) with shared living room and bathroom, and access to covered terrace and private garden
- Superking-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, seating area and private garden
- Games room with Satellite TV, pool table and access to pool area
- Utility room

Ground Floor
- Front hall on mountain side leading to a sundrenched living room with a 600-year-old working fireplace, high ceilings and access to outdoor terrace
- Study/library with a balcony with sea and mountain views
- Dining room seating 12 and has access to outdoor terraces
- Large fully equipped kitchen overlooking the pool, with a table seating 8-10 and sea and mountain views on three sides
- Laundry room and pantry
- Guest toilet

First Floor
- Master bedroom with a Kingsize bed, large porch, fireplace, a private balcony and two en-suite bathrooms - one with a large shower room and the other with a Jacuzzi bathtub
- Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom and balcony
- Twin bedroom (can be made Kingsize) with en-suite bathroom and balcony

Cottage (underneath tennis court)
- Open-plan kitchen, dining and living area
- Double bedroom with small en-suite shower room
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower and bath

Exterior Grounds
- Infinity swimming pool (12x6m)
- Sun loungers
- Shaded veranda with alfresco dining area
- Private wood deck by the sea with loungers, parasols, drinks fridge and ladder into sea
- Changing room, toilet and shower room
- Patio with marble table seating 12 with sea views
- Seating areas
- Davis Cup size tennis court
- Boules court
- Greek Orthodox Chapel
- Olive grove
- Garden
- Parking

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Television
- Heating
- Washing machine
- Dryer
- Iron and board
- Dishwasher
- Tennis and petanque equipment on request
- Boston grand piano
- Wi-Fi
- Fax/printer
- Book collection
- Pool toys and sunscreen


About the surrounding area of Exi Estate
Beach Nearby <1hr to Airport Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips Seafront
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Tucked on the eastern coast of the superb island of Crete, Exi Estate promises a perfect location to enjoy a little of the local flavour, not to mention breath-taking sea views!

Just a 10-minute drive away is Elounda, once a small fishing town and now a picturesque area that attracts a range of celebrities – and it’s not hard to see why! 4 and 5-star resorts and villas aplenty create a thriving social scene and an excellent array of tourist infrastructure – yet its relatively recent rise to fame ensures a greater sense of peace. The locals, like across much of Greece, are tremendously friendly and welcoming and will ensure you can enjoy this spectacular spot on the coastline with joy.

Just a 15-minute drive away is Spinalonga island, a fascinating place with a rich history. A Venetian fortress that was later occupied by the Turkish, it became the last Turkish outpost of the Ottoman Empire, before, in 1903, it was turned into a leper colony! A visit here shows an interesting architectural history, as well as an insight into the lives of the exiled lepers.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and is abounding with beautiful crystal-clear waters, soft sand beaches, picturesque coloured pebbles, monasteries, caves and rich, verdant nature! Across the island, you will find a vast array of beaches, including larger, more developed, traditional beaches, and much more secluded ones, ranging all the way to thousands of deserted coves and isolated bays! Small seaside villages punctuate the coast, with the occasional larger town. 

Crete, like most of Greece, is well-known for its warmth, hospitality and strong culture and with a long-established history of tourism, the infrastructure across the island is excellent! Vast skies, sparkling white-sand beaches and huge stretches of brilliant blue seas define this country and its many islands, where the thriving nature complements elegant architecture throughout. For a little adrenaline, try your hand at kitesurfing, wreck diving, and rock-climbing, or simply set up on a beautiful beach and soak up the long days of sunshine.

The food of Greece is famous for its rich flavours and delicate recipes of Mediterranean delights. Feta and olive oil are universal, while all kinds of fresh fish, fragrant herbs, in-season fruits and crunchy greens, all found in the back garden of the average Greek, await your enjoyment. Be sure to tuck into some of the classic Greek cuisine while you’re here, including the local specialities! As well as this, if you like the occasional tipple you ought to try Ouzo and Raki, two grape-based alcoholic drinks, in your time on the island, both firm favourites of the locals. There is also a lot of wine produced across the island!

A warm, passionate people and such a beautifully sociable country, both young and old will welcome you with open arms in Greece. Whether in pavement cafes, cosy restaurants or the thriving town squares, the people love nothing more than to enjoy a coffee or an ouzo in the company of the local community.

Read more about Elounda

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport

(66 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Heraklion Port

(70 km)

Nearest Town/City Agios Nikolaos

(10 km)

Nearest Village Elounda

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Private Sea Deck

(On Site)

Nearest Beach Candia Beach

(6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Cava Market

(1.5 km)


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

With a seafront location, a tennis court and pool table, Exi Estate is a perfect home for a family of all ages with guaranteed entertainment for all!

The two-bedroom cottage detached from the main villa is ideal for a small family that enjoys a little extra privacy, with entirely separate living and kitchen spaces, yet sharing all the sublime facilities of the garden.

Kids and adults alike will love the tennis court and pool table, ensuring that the children of all ages will be entertained throughout your stay – as well as spending quality time together! The immense pool on the terrace looking out over the sea is the perfect place for this – as the kids can splash and frolic to their heart’s content, while the adults sit back and relax in the loungers and keep an eye on them!

The owner can booked a tennis coach or swimming teacher if required, costs charged locally.

Beaches of all kinds can be found across the hundreds of miles of coastline of the beautiful island of Crete, with crystal-clear waters and vast white sand stretching to the horizon.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Board games
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Games Room
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Housekeeping 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:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- 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 fulfil your requests!

Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees. All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation. Please get in touch with our Weddings & Events Department for further details.

Terms & Conditions

Out of season prices on request

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

Security deposit 30% of rental cost charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16.00
Departure time 10.00
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. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. A light daily clean is included in the rental price.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price
Minimum stay 7 nights
Changeover day Saturday
Pets welcome? Not allowed
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted
Tax Tourist tax is included in the rental price
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.
Other Ts and Cs Standard Staff Services include daily maid service, gardener and oversight from a house manager. Full Staff Services can be booked on request for an additional €7,500 per week (this include a Relais et Chateau chef and wait staff for three meals a day as well as full time Concierge Service)
Other 2 Please note that outside of peak season, the 12 person price only includes access to the 6 bedrooms in the main house. An extra two bedrooms are situated in the cottage and available within the 16 person rate. Please note that rental without the cottage during high season is available by special request only.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 £15,383
Oct 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 £15,383
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £15,383
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £21,833
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 £15,383
Oct 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 £15,383

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 28th 2023 £22,826
Dec 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 £22,826
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £22,826
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £29,276
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 26th 2024 £22,826
Dec 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 £22,826

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 €16,663
Oct 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 €16,663
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €16,663
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €23,650
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 €16,663
Oct 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 €16,663

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 28th 2023 €24,725
Dec 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 €24,725
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €24,725
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €31,713
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 26th 2024 €24,725
Dec 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 €24,725

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Oct 28th 2023 $17,449
Oct 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 $17,449
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $17,449
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $24,765
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 26th 2024 $17,449
Oct 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 $17,449

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 4th 2023 - Dec 28th 2023 $25,891
Dec 28th 2023 - Apr 13th 2024 $25,891
Apr 13th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $25,891
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $33,208
Sep 1st 2024 - Dec 26th 2024 $25,891
Dec 26th 2024 - Apr 6th 2025 $25,891

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.

Owner Profile

Property name:

Exi Estate


Property owners:

Chris and parents


How long have you owned the property?

We got the land in 1998 and the whole project (including the road to the villa) was finished in 2003.


What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?

The view, the sense of infinity of the pool and the sea with all the shades of blue. Watching the sunrise is amazing; watching the moonrise is a unique experience.


Are there any interesting stories in its history?

We could say this villa was "born out of tragedy". After the sudden death of my little sister the family wanted to travel elsewhere new, we went to Greece and the creation of this villa became a personal project, a new challenge.


Do you have a favourite room in the property?

The living room because of how it opens out to the sea. Or the front hallway with 7m-tall stained glass ceiling, that naturally shines as the sun moves


For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

Really do?

Walk around the house's grounds, with its many seating and relaxing spots


Really eat?

Try the salt bakes seabass in Kanali Restaurant.


Really see?

Visit the Spinalonga Island, not because everybody says it's amazing but because it is!


What insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area?

Visit the nearby Olive factory, where you can do a guided tour about traditional olive oil production through the ages.




  • Thank you

    on 31/08/2019

    Thank you so much to Georgia and all the team for a wonderful two weeks! Such a beautiful villa, wonderful position and views!

    So well looked after by a lovely group of people with lovely food and professional, thoughtful service.

  • We were like Greek Gods and Goddesses

    on 14/08/2019

    What a wonderful place to spend a week with family. We ate, drank, slept, swam, soaked up art and views like Greek Gods and Goddesses. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and incredible service. We’ve all fallen in love with Crete.

    With love and gratitude

  • A Labour of Love

    on 31/07/2019

    I sat on every bench in the garden and realized this house is a labour of love. Thank you!

  • Amazing

    on 23/07/2019

    Thank you for an amazing holiday! We enjoyed the beautiful home and know you all. Georgia - you are one of a kind!!

    Love M, J, M and E

  • Beautiful home

    on 18/07/2019

    Thank you for an amazing holiday! We enjoyed the beautiful home and getting to know you all. Georgia - you are one of a kind. With love.

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