Villa Plaka Danae

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace All Bedrooms En-Suite

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

The newly built Villa Plaka Danae occupies a prestigious spot in Plaka enjoying sensational, uninterrupted views across the glistening Elounda Gulf to the island of Spinalonga. With fabulous amenities, five spectacular bedroom suites and many wonderful treats, this villa is perfect for up to ten guests wanting to enjoy extraordinary scenery and wonderful peace and serenity. Villa Plaka Danae is beautifully finished throughout with great attention to detail. Its warm stone exterior blends harmoniously against the hilly backdrop. The villa’s three storeys are set gently into the hilly slope making full use of the outstanding panorama.

The pretty village of Plaka is located in the Mirabello Bay, opposite Spinalonga and 16km north of Agios Nikolaos. 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 and is in close proximity to the cosmopolitan, buzzy town of Elounda. Elounda and Plaka host two of the most important archaeological sites in Crete, the sunken city of Olous and the Venetian Fortress of Spinalonga Island.

Villa Plaka Danae enjoys a very spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen space. It is very sophisticated with a formal dining table where you will feel like royalty. The living area is very smart and the neutral walls are covered in elegant, modern art, mostly with a seaside theme. You will find metal fish wall plaques, striking shell art alongside striking, intricate mirrors. The furnishings are a fabulous blend of traditional pieces alongside contemporary wonders. The chefs in your group will be delighted with the high-spec kitchen which offers top notch appliances and plenty of space. The wine fridge will ensure you always have chilled wine on hand. You can throw the doors open to access the terrace and enjoy a very special view out to sea.

The five bedrooms are calm, serene and full of beautiful furnishings. The decor is classy and sophisticated and each enjoys an immaculate marbled ensuite bathroom with the very best in fittings. They are luxurious havens where you can slip into your robes and slippers and relax. Two on the bedroom suites are located on the first floor with their own sea-facing balconies, wonderful spots for your early morning cup of coffee or a late night glass of wine. The remaining three bedroom suites are on the lower ground floor and open onto the beautiful internal garden with its lush palms and with the sea beyond.

The outside spaces of Villa Plaka Danae are absolutely stunning. The gorgeous stone exterior of the villa and silvery stone terrace blend beautifully with the bright turquoise waters beyond and the mostly cloudless skies. The terrace is enormous with a gorgeous contemporary infinity pool drawing your eye. Guests can laze on superior loungers and day beds admiring the spectacular seascapes over to the island of Spinalonga and the Elounda Gulf. If you haven’t already read it, you should pack ‘The Island’ by Victoria Hislop so that you can imagine life on Spinalonga. The shaded alfresco dining area is superb with luxurious furnishings and a fabulous barbecue and outdoor kitchen area. There is also another shaded alfresco lounge area, the perfect spot for early evening cocktails and watching the sun go down. The lower garden section offers a lush lawn and children’s playground as well as some beautiful planting. Steps lead down through the terrace and gardens to the waterfront. This is truly a very magical spot with the architectural design making you feel very secluded and private.

The villa also offers some extra treats. There is a very well equipped gym and a hamman. Perhaps you may like to pay for a personal masseuse for a pampering session. If you can bear to leave this wonderful villa, you can wander into Plaka with its authentic traditional Greek appeal to visit one of the alluring tavernas.

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What you should know…

  • A path leads directly from the villa to the water’s edge. You will enjoy numerous delightful walks around Plaka, through olive groves and to other small fishing villages
  • If Villa Plaka Danae isn't available check out Villa Plaka Dimitra or Villa Plaka Gina

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room

The Villa

Villa Plaka Danae is a luxurious 5-bedroom villa sleeping 10 guests, located on the outskirts of the village of Plaka and within easy reaching distance of Elounda and Agios Nikolaos.

Lower Ground Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite shower room and garden access
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite shower room and garden access
- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite shower room and garden access

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen

First Floor
- Bedroom with king-size bed, balcony and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with king-size bed, balcony and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity pool
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Sun loungers
- Barbecue
- Children's play equipment

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Gym
- Hamam
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Plaka Danae
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Plaka Danae is located in a very prestigious spot in Plaka. Nestled at the base of the hills, the villa is waterfront with astounding panoramic views across the Elounda Gulf to the island of Spinalonga. Plaka is picturesque, very traditional and very friendly. You will receive such a warm welcome at the tavernas and restaurants. Plaka is located in the Apokoronas region of of Crete, 2km from Almirida, a resort it overlooks. There are some fabulous walks around the village, through olive groves or to the next villages of Kampia and Kokkino Chorio. The pebbly beach is delightful with a promenade and backed by tamarisk trees.

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.

Elounda is an upmarket little resort on the island’s emerald-swept coast. Elounda is very popular with the rich and famous for its seaside luxury resorts. Greece’s ex Prime Minister spent his summers in Elounda and it 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 the main square. You will discover plenty of authentic Greek tavernas and friendly bars as well as a wonderful, Blue Flag sandy beach. The quieter Driros Beach is a 15 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. If you take a 30 minute drive, you can wander freely amongst the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Malia dating back to 1450 BC.

Crete 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. You will have a ball

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport

(62.5km)

Nearest Town/City Agios Nikolaos

(15.9km)

Nearest Town Elounda

(5.6km)

Nearest Village Plaka

(600m)

Nearest Restaurant Taverna Spinalonga

(600m)

Nearest Supermarket Plaka Supermarket

(700m)

Nearest Beach Plaka Beach

(500m)

Kids

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

Villa Plaka Danae is perfect for a family holiday. It is so spacious that maybe two families could take a holiday together or a multi-generational family. Everything has been thought of to give every age group a brilliant time in this villa. Young children will love the little playground on the lower level.

There are so many fabulous beaches to try. Plaka’s own beach is lovely though it is pebbly so you may want to go down the road to Elounda where it is very sandy. Another excellent beach is Kolokithia which is brilliant for snorkelling.

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. Minos Boats in Plaka offer bike hire and watersports. Children love snorkelling in the beautiful Elounda waters.

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. You can visit the Cretan Olive Oil Farm where you can explore its products.You will experience the way 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.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available

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 Credit card details may be taken as a guarantee
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, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Saturday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay, this may be increased across peak dates
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £5,860
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 £6,845
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 £9,726
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £12,378
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 £21,183
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £10,922
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 £6,446
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £6,845
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £9,726
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £12,378
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 £21,183

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €6,166
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 €7,202
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 €10,233
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €13,024
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 €22,287
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €11,491
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 €6,782
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €7,202
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €10,233
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €13,024
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 €22,287

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 3rd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $6,719
Apr 1st 2023 - May 1st 2023 $7,848
May 1st 2023 - Jun 1st 2023 $11,151
Jun 1st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $14,192
Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 2nd 2023 $24,286
Sep 2nd 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $12,522
Oct 1st 2023 - Mar 30th 2024 $7,391
Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $7,848
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $11,151
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $14,192
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 6th 2024 $24,286

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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