Villa Olous

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5


Pool Modern Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace Wheelchair Access Not for little ones


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The dazzling designer masterpiece from Doriza Design, Villa Olous, is a magnificent, contemporary gem that sits peacefully beside the sea in Elounda. With phenomenal living spaces, stunning balconies and state-of-the-art luxuries, Villa Olous is high on the list of even the most discerning of holiday makers. The villa features five extraordinary bedrooms, amazing living spaces, artistic flair, fantastic use of a variety of materials and an amazing facade with a curved design. All in brilliant white, the frame offers a suspended steel balcony which faces the sea and superb terraces where guests can relax in luxurious surroundings. The stunning interior design offers a strict minimal approach, splashes of colour that catch your eye against the all white walls and handpicked furniture, lighting and accessories. It boasts pure simplicity yet with an elegance that makes you feel very special and lucky to be staying there.

The upmarket resort of Elounda is a very attractive coastal resort in Eastern Crete occupying the spot where the ancient city of Olous once stood. The sunken ruins of Olous can still be seen on calm days, adding to the rich cultural heritage of modern Elounda. The villa enjoys a fabulous beachfront position just ten metres from the sea and a five minute walk from the centre of Elounda. Elounda boasts a wonderful array of traditional and cosmopolitan eateries, gorgeous boutiques, trendy bars and a captivating Blue Flag sandy beach. Nearby, guests can enjoy Plaka, the historic island of Spinalonga, the Archaelogical Museum of Agios Nikolaos, ancient Lato and ancient Driros, Knossos and Chrissi Island.

Villa Olous is a dreamy property with hidden nooks and crannies where you can relax with your holiday read, enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy the magical scenery. There are courtyard gardens, simplistic yet utterly stylish furnishings and plenty of cool treats. The interior pays respect to minimalism yet functions so well and offers so much. Almost every angle of this stunning property offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Cretan sea. Its outdoor spaces are just as brilliantly thought through as the internal ones with cool furnishings and a wonderful ambience. The terrace is a sociable space with a wonderful pool and jacuzzi surrounded by the most sumptuous of loungers and hidden shaded seating. As you walk around the garden, you will spot immaculate, landscaped borders and ancient olive trees planted in the perfect spot to capture your eye. The design of the villa features hot water recycling, electric window shutters and top-of-the-range technology.

With access to the main terrace and infinity pool, the living area is open plan in design with super cool sofas and chairs facing the giant wall-mounted television. On the opposite side of the room, doors open to a stunning courtyard garden. The minimalist kitchen is fabulous with top notch appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine and beautiful wood and stone features. You will wish that you could take the dining table and chairs at home. It is so stylish!

Four of the five bedrooms enjoy ensuite bathrooms with the final one enjoying use of another private contemporary wonder. The bedrooms offer a mix of super kingsize, kingsize and twin beds, all beautifully adorned with luxury cotton satin and a choice of pillows. Though they are similar in styling, the rooms all enjoy special features such as a forest green headboard that perfectly matches the corian sink and shower and the lush bedroom plants or hints of terracotta. Some open to balconies and others to the beautifully designed garden. The bathrooms are incredible, all different, all totally luxurious and all coming with fluffy bathrobes, towels, slippers, fragrant toiletries and shaving kits. There are a couple of mini kitchen areas sprinkled around too so that you can help yourselves to cool drinks while enjoying moments of peace or perhaps you might enjoy the shisha or the Cohiba cigars. There is even an electric scooter to get about.

Villa Olous is amazing. You certainly won’t regret this beachfront pick!

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What you should know…

  • Please let us know if you would like to arrange any additional services that will ensure you experience the holiday of your dreams, including yacht hire, excursions, villa stocking or grocery delivery, babysitting, wellness packages or anything else you can think of
  • Four of the bedrooms enjoy ensuite bathrooms with the last enjoying a sensational private bathroom
  • The main terrace is absolutely gorgeous though not huge

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Satellite TV Wheelchair Access Heating Not for little ones Waterfront

The Villa

Ground Floor
- Open plan living area with dining facilities and access to pool and terrace
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with king size bed with en-suite shower room

First Floor

- Bedroom with super-king size bed
- Family bathroom
- Bedroom with king size bed with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king size bed with en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Outdoor shower
- Beach front
- Private pool with jacuzzi access
- Garden view

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Essentials
- Satellite TV
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board (x3)
- Security Alarm
- Electric Window Shutters
- Hot Water Recycling
- Dental Kit
- Safety Box
- Hair Dryer
- Bathrobes
- Electric Scooter
- Private parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Olous
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Seafront
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Villa Olous sits beachfront in the wonderful, upmarket resort of Elounda. Elounda is nestled on the island’s emerald-swept coast, very popular with the rich and famous. Greece’s ex Prime Minister spent his summers in Elounda and the resort is frequently visited by the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Elounda was used for the filming of the BBC television series ‘Who Pays the Ferryman?’ and is featured in Victoria Hislop’s ‘The Island’. This superb seaside town revolves around its colourful harbour and its bustling main square. You will discover plenty of authentic Greek tavernas and friendly bars as well as its magical Blue Flag sandy beach. The quieter Driros Beach is a fifteen minute walk south along the coastal path. If you are walking south you will also come to the remains of the submerged ancient city of Olous. Five huge stone windmills were excavated and today they stand next to the bridge and are open to the public.

Overlooking the island of Spinalonga, the picturesque village of Plaka is very close by, in Mirabello Bay. You will receive such a warm welcome at Plaka’s tavernas and restaurants. There are some fabulous walks around the village, through olive groves or along to the neighbouring villages of Kampia and Kokkino Chorio. The pebbly beach, backed by tamarisk trees, is delightful with a charming promenade. Plaka was originally a quaint fishing village which offered access to Spinalonga Island when it was a colony for lepers. Now it is a sophisticated, peaceful resort with natural beauty and spectacular views. Hikers enjoy the numerous caves around the mountains. Plaka offers a good selection of seaside bars and restaurants.

The island of Spinalonga has a fascinating, if sad, history. The name of Spinalonga was given by the Venetians. Spina means ‘thorn’ and longa means ‘long’. In the 20th century (1903 -1957) Spinalonga was used as a leper colony. The lepers used a tunnel known as ‘Dante’s Gate’ in order to enter the island. Once on the island, the patients received food, water and medical attention. For half a century, this barren rocky island was a home to life’s outcasts who lived in extreme pain. As science progressed and a cure for leprosy was discovered, the lepers were cured and the hospital shut down in 1957. Nowadays, the island is uninhabited. It is a recognised archaeological site with one of the few examples of Venetian fortress building in Eastern Mediterranean. It is a popular tourist attraction with boats leaving from Plaka, Elounda and Agios Nikolaos.

You may decide that you want to see more of Crete. The island is mountainous with a high range crossing from west to east. The island also boasts numerous gorges which are amazing to visit such as the Samaria Gorge, the Imbros Gorge and the Kourtaliotiko Gorge. The island is Greek’s fifth largest island so you will not be able to see everything in one holiday! There are some sublime beaches, some of which are on the other side of the island. There are a number of islands, islets and rocks that hug the coast. The big cities are Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Lerapetra, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia. The island’s archaeological sites include the Minoan sites of Knossos, Malia and Phaistos. The island offers a fabulous range of activities and adventures. There are unique beaches, canyons, falls, trekking, kayaking and many watersports. Crete is a very friendly island and the food is absolutely delicious. Many of the beaches offer a wonderful selection of watersports inlcuding sup, surfing, wind surfing and water skiing. One of the most diving spots is the site of the sunken city of Olous.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport

(66.9km )

Nearest Town/City Elounda


Nearest Restaurant The Rakaki


Nearest Supermarket Super Market Kostas


Nearest Beach Paralia Schisma Elountas



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Villa Olous is perfect for a family holiday. It is incredibly spacious and sleeping up to ten guests, it is perfect for two families or a multi-generational family. The location of the villa, so close to the beach and the resort centre is perfect.  

There are so many fabulous beaches to try, both in Elounda and the surrounding area. Elounda’s beach is very sandy and offers a variety of watersports. Children love snorkelling in the beautiful Elounda waters. Another excellent beach is Kolokithia which is brilliant for snorkelling. Plaka’s beach is lovely though pebbly. Minos Boats in Plaka offer bike hire and watersports. Children love taking boat trips so a trip over to Spinalonga is a must. The trips can be taken from Plaka, Elounda or Agios Nikolaos.

During the summer months, families can explore the local area on the Happy Train. The guides are really knowledgeable and bring the whole trip alive. You can take the train from Plaka and stop at the church looking out at Spinalonga, where the guide will explain about the island and how Plaka was linked to it. The train sets off up the hill, stopping at an amazing viewing point for photos. You will stop at various villages and churches. It is great fun.

Agios Nikolaos is the busiest place around with much entertainment for children. Children enjoy visiting the Cretan Olive Oil Farm where they can learn how they produce traditional Cretan products such as olive oil, wine, raki and pottery in a unique environment. It is fun and educational. The Crete Semi Submarine in Agios Nikolaos offers views of an exciting world below the surface. Children enjoy observing the magnificent marine life through the 28 windows of the submarine and hearing interesting information. There are also many watersports companies with diving, kayaking and snorkelling opportunities.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront


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 TBC
Arrival time 2:30pm
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.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 5-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights across peak dates
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 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 - £3,433
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £2,453 £3,433
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £2,943 £4,120
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £5,836
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - £7,209
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - £8,583
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £5,836
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 £2,453 £3,433
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - £3,433
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 £2,453 £3,433
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £2,943 £4,120
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 - £5,836

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 - €3,763
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €2,688 €3,763
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €3,225 €4,515
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €6,397
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - €7,902
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - €9,407
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €6,397
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 €2,688 €3,763
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - €3,763
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 €2,688 €3,763
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €3,225 €4,515
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 - €6,397

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 - $4,062
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $2,902 $4,062
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $3,482 $4,875
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $6,905
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - $8,530
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - $10,155
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $6,905
Sep 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 $2,902 $4,062
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 - $4,062
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025 $2,902 $4,062
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $3,482 $4,875
May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025 - $6,905

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.


  • Beautiful!

    on 12/09/2023

    This villa is just beautiful, photos really cannot do it justice. We had a wonderful 10 day family holiday and my only regret is that it was too short. Michael is an incredible host, really looked after us, checking in with us regularly and in particular helped me out when one of our suitcases had broken! The area itself, Elounda is charming. It offered much more than I expected, you can easily walk into the marina / village square area within 10 mins and there you will find mini markets, butchers, bakery, green grocery, coffee shops and easily a dozen restaurants. The street view of the area doesn’t show you the picturesque path along the coast from the Villa to the marina, which is where you find more restaurants, plus there are 3 next door to the villa in the opposite direction. You really are spoilt for choice!

  • A wonderful stay!

    on 30/08/2023

    We had a superb two weeks in Villa Olous. Michael looked after us every second of the day and was tremendously efficient kind and accommodating. As a Greek (originally from Crete!) who lives overseas I consider myself difficult to please as my career is in high end hospitality. I cannot fault the villa or the location. A wonderful stay!

  • Everything was perfect!

    on 01/08/2023

    We had a fantastic time at this super luxurious Villa. Everything was perfect! It has everything you could need and it is like staying at a 5 star hotel with all the extras. The host is one of the best I have ever come across going above and beyond to make our experience as relaxing as possible. The best villa and host!!!!

  • Amazing Views

    on 07/06/2023

    Had an amazing 10 days at Villa Olous in Elounda. The property is beautiful with all the facilities you need. The location is perfect with amazing views and close to the town, shops, bars and restaurants. Michael was very helpful and provided us with all the information and services we required. Thank you for an amazing holiday !

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