Villa Ramsar

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village Laptop Friendly Workspace


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How lovely to be able to walk down the paths of your landscaped, terraced garden to arrive on the breathtaking Almyros Beach feeling like it is your own personal paradise! Villa Ramsar enjoys a fabulous, prestigious position right next to the glistening, crystal clear sea with phenomenal views over the waters to the bustling city of Agios Nikolaos. It is a superb spot, incredibly peaceful and totally secluded. The villa comes with three beautifully presented bedrooms in the main villa plus an independent studio apartment for two extra guests. The property is immaculate and offers much charm. As soon as you arrive you know you will be in for a treat as you are met with very attractive architecture designed with rock, marble and dazzling white render. It offers a cool vibe and looks wonderful against its stunning landscaped gardens.

Almyros is a suburb of the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos. This amazing resort enjoys an enviable location on hilly terrain overlooking the sensational curving Bay of Mirabello. A narrow channel separates the small harbour from the circular Voulismeni Lake whose shore is brimming with trendy bars, cafes and restaurants. Visitors enjoy beautiful beaches by day, some of which are sandy wonders and others bathing platforms, boutique shopping in the early evening along the pedestrianised lane above the lake and a vibrant nightlife which can go into the small hours. Agios Nikolaos has it all, a lake, river, wetlands, wildlife, mountains, a harbour, waterside dining, shopping, archaeological wonders and a fabulous dining scene.

Villa Ramsar is a very short distance away enjoying the best of both worlds. It offers a luxury seaside experience for up to seven guests in modern, light and airy accommodation with both sea and mountain views. This beachfront villa sits next to the unique wetland of Almyros which is protected under the international treaty of Ramsar. The area is home to some amazing wildlife. Guests can enjoy the river and the beach of Almyros as well as the villa’s beautiful terraces, pool and gardens. You will arrive to a welcome basket of traditional Greek goodies and very quickly unwind and relax.

The main house is built on two levels with one bedroom and the open plan living space on the ground floor. The living area is drowned in natural light that streams through two huge sets of floor-to-ceiling glass doors. When open, you will enjoy the soft breeze coming off the sea and uninterrupted views out to the deep blue waters. Two comfy sofas sit opposite each other, a perfect spot for family games and a feature fireplace adds charm. Guests can dine inside or on the terrace along to the sweet sounds of birdsong. The kitchen is beautiful with excellent appliances and a sociable breakfast bar where the other guests can keep the chef in your group company. The downstairs double bedroom is a heavenly nest with direct access to a charming patio. The bed is beautifully dressed in luxury linens and has use of a bathroom with a bath.

Upstairs, you will discover a further two bedrooms and an immaculate bathroom with a shower. One of the bedrooms is a single with access to a balcony where you can enjoy wonderful views of the mountains. The other is another double room with views of the pool, Almyros Beach and right over to Agios Nikolaos. It is so beautiful. The separate studio apartment sleeps two guests and enjoys its own shower room, kitchen and living room. This is ideal for some that may enjoy a little independence.

Although the interiors are beautifully presented, the best part about Villa Ramsar is its outdoor spaces. A fabulous swimming pool is surrounded by quality loungers where you will be captivated by the astonishing views. The pool is on a lower level surrounded by gorgeous planting and towering trees. A stone path then takes you down to the beach and river past beautiful terraced planting. The gardens and terraces are full of bright flowers including birds of paradise. 

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What you should know…

  • The villa is comprised of a main house with three bedrooms and an independent studio apartment that can sleep a further two and enjoys its own kitchen, bathroom and living space
  • Please keep an eye on small children wandering off down the path to the river and the sea
  • There are quite a lot of steps at this villa so it is not ideal for those with mobility issues

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Laptop Friendly Workspace Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath DVD Beachfront Seaview

The Villa

4 bedroomed Villa Ramsar enjoys a fabulous, prestigious position close to Almyros Beach & the bustling city of Agios Nikolaos. The fourth bedroom is in its own independant apartment.

Main House

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed and terrace access
- Family bathroom

First Floor

- Bedroom with queen-size double bed and terrace access
- Bedroom with single bed and terrace access
- Family shower room

Independent Studio Apartment
- Open plan studio-style living & bedroom area with double bed
- Ensuite bathroom
- Fitness/Gym area

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Sun loungers
- Stone path leading to river and beach

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Parking for two cars
- Toiletries
- Bathrobes
- Washing machine
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Welcome basket


About the surrounding area of Villa Ramsar
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Tennis Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Villa Ramsar enjoys a gorgeous beachfront location. It is built on the hillside above Almyros Beach with a delightful path leading down to the beach and river. Almyros River empties onto the south part of the beach. Next to the beach, the protected wetlands are home to rare birds, towering eucalyptus trees, reeds and palms. The beach is beautiful with some organised watersports and loungers. Almyros is one of the favourite beaches of Agios Nikolaos which is 2.5km north. You can walk to Agios Nikolaos via Gargadoros Beach which is five minutes south of the town’s marina.

In addition to Almyros Beach, Agios Nikolaos boasts Ammos Beach which is within the city centre and offers swimming and watersports, Kitroplatia Beach which is surrounded by tavernas and restaurants in the heart of the city, Akti Themistokleous Beach which is next to the port, overlooking the island of Aghion Pandon, Gargadoros which is next to Ammos Beach and Havania Beach which is further along the coast.

Agios Nikolaos is a fabulous resort with plenty of entertainment. Its spot on Mirabello Bay is amazing with water on three sides. It centres around the beautiful Lake Voulismeni which is lined with boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. Visitors enjoy strolling along the waterfront, stopping for delicious cocktails and exquisite fine dining or some traditional food at one of the tavernas. Some legends suggest that the lake is bottomless and that the the goddesses Athena and Artemis used to bathe in the lake under the moonlight. Another myth is that the lake is connected to the volcano of Santorini through an underground passage. It is connected to the sea through a narrow channel and its red cliffs and numerous towering trees make it an enchanting spot. The harbour is very pretty with expensive yachts moored up alongside colourful fishing boats.

The upmarket resort of Elounda is north of the villa and Agios Nikolaos. You will find authentic Greek tavernas, trendy fine dining restaurants and gorgeous bars sitting around its lively harbour. It comes with a sandy beach that looks out to the intriguing Spinalonga Island. Elounda’s main beach is just north of the harbour, a beautiful stretch of golden sand. The quieter Driros Beach is a fifteen minute walk south along the coastal path. The pebble beach of Plaka is backed by tamarisk trees. If you go to the causeway which connects Elounda to the Spinalonga peninsula, you will see the only remains of the submerged city of Olous with its five huge stone windmills which were excavated and stand next to the bridge.

Some visitors staying at the villa visit the island of Spinalonga. It is known as the Island of the Lepers. Until 1957, all lepers from Crete and the rest of the country were quarantined on the island. Now, the old buildings have been restored. Another popular visit is to ancient Lato, one of the most important, well-preserved cities of the classical Hellenistic period. It is built between two hills and it is rumoured that its name come from Leto who was the mother of Apollo and Artemis. The city was destroyed around 200 BC.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion


Nearest Shop Mini Market


Nearest Beach Almyros


Nearest Bar/Pub Vibes Beach Bar


Nearest Restaurant O Diktamos Taverna



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

Villa Ramsar is ideal for a family holiday though you do need to consider the separate studio apartment. If you are taking grandparents with you or young adults it could work perfectly where they will enjoy a little private time. The swimming pool is wonderful and the gardens are very attractive.

There is a lot to be said for being able to walk down a little path through the landscaped gardens to gain direct access to the beach. To be one of the first to put a footprint in the glistening sand is just magical and an early morning swim so refreshing. The beach is ideal for snorkeling. Next to the beach, the wetlands are home to many rare birds so children love being on the lookout.

Aside for Almyros Beach, there are many nearby for family beach days. Some of the beaches offer fantastic watersports opportunities and besides Ammos Beach is a little playground. Pelagos Dive Centre was established in 1987 and offers diving and watersports. It takes you to dive sites with a rich variety of Mediterranean marine life, reefs, caverns and WW2 and ancient artifacts. Snorkelers and non divers are also welcome.

The Vassilakis Estate is a modern family business which goes back four generations. They specialise in extra virgin olive oil and other traditional products such as tsikoudia and olives including mouratolia olives. Their products have won many awards and children love finding out about the production. There are several Cretan olive oil farms and vineyards that you can visit to taste oils, wine, raki and see pottery being made in a unique environment.

There are plenty of boat trips that you can take from the harbour of Agios Nikolaos. You can enjoy an underwater trip around the Island of Agioi Pandes in front of the city and watch the sea life through twenty eight large windows. You will see many varieties of colourful fish and oftern turtles. You might even find that dolphins are swimming alongside you.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Beachfront

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Catering Available
  • Maid Service 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 €1000 (or equivalent in £'s) paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 16:00
Departure time 11:00
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the price, changed twice midweek
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and two mid-stay cleaning also included. 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.
Smoking Allowed? No
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.
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.
Minimum stay 5 days between 01.10.2022 - 31.05.2023, 01.10.2023 onwards 7 days for the rest of the year, except 20/7-20/8 when minimum stay is 10 nights
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? No

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 £3,432 £4,804
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 £3,432 £4,804
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - £5,771
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - £6,739
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - £7,534
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - £6,739
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 £4,123 £5,771
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 £3,432 £4,804
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 £3,432 £4,804
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - £5,771
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 17th 2025 - £6,739
Jul 17th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - £7,534
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - £6,739

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 €3,736 €5,230
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 €3,736 €5,230
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - €6,284
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - €7,337
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - €8,203
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - €7,337
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 €4,489 €6,284
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 €3,736 €5,230
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 €3,736 €5,230
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - €6,284
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 17th 2025 - €7,337
Jul 17th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - €8,203
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - €7,337

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024 $4,047 $5,666
Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024 $4,047 $5,666
May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - $6,807
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 18th 2024 - $7,948
Jul 18th 2024 - Aug 18th 2024 - $8,886
Aug 18th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 - $7,948
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 $4,862 $6,807
Sep 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2025 $4,047 $5,666
Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025 $4,047 $5,666
May 29th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - $6,807
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 17th 2025 - $7,948
Jul 17th 2025 - Aug 17th 2025 - $8,886
Aug 17th 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - $7,948

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.


  • Beach outside... Tranquility inside...

    on 19/08/2022

    We loved this place! the best location in Agios Nikolaos! Bathrooms a bit small. Amazing view and pool area! Water and fruits on arrival. Great host!

  • Superb

    on 07/08/2022

    Stelios was a very helpful host. Villa was in a perfect location. Pool great and easy access to the beach. Easy check in and out.

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