Villa Argo

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Wow Factor
Modern Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

Villa Argo is definitely a villa with the wow factor! It is a sensational, five star, luxury villa that is perched on the hillside just twenty five metres from the sea. In luxurious comfort, the villa sleeps twelve very lucky guests in the main house across five sublime bedroom suites. Included there is a stunning self-contained apartment perfect for a couple, teenagers or perhaps a children’s nanny. With extraordinary, contemporary outdoor space, dazzling white and glass architecture and trendy furnishings throughout, the villa is the perfect place to make lasting holiday memories.

Villa Argo sits very proudly near the charming seaside resort of Agia Pelagia, a laid-back, charming fishing village that boasts welcoming tavernas and a beautiful beach that is perfect for snorkeling. Agia Pelagia’s beach sits in a protected bay brimming with loungers and waterside bars. There are some watersports available including jet skiing and scuba diving. The waterfront is sprinkled with handicrafts shops, beach bars and excellent seafood restaurants. Inland, the whitewashed Ekklisia Agia Pelagia is a former monastery that dates back to the Venetian period. Heraklion, the island’s capital is only 15km away with its wild and exciting nightlife, excellent shopping and characterful Old Town.

Sitting in total seclusion, Villa Argo is a whitewashed contemporary wonder! The ground floor of the villa is home to a fabulous, open plan living space as well as the sensational master bedroon suite. The living area is minimalist in design and all in black, white and grey. A wall of glass doors drowns this dreamy space in natural light and brings the outside in. A sublime leather corner sofa sits in the perfect spot to admire the astonishing sea views as well as the top notch, wall-mounted television and contemporary feature fireplace. A few steps lead you down to the most appealing terrace and swimming pool. The kitchen is a modern chef’s delight with contemporary glossy white units, the very best appliances and an extremely sociable breakfast bar with six black leather stools so that no one needs to be left alone to cook. The dining area is another fantastic space with trendy furniture and endless spectacular views. The ground floor master bedroom suite enjoys sun-deck access and a fabulous spa-style ensuite bathroom with aero massage and hydro massage so you will feel truly pampered. Its fabulous kingsize bed offers a sublime, comfy mattress and beautiful linens.

The first floor of the villa is home to a further four bedrooms, all with flat screen satellite televisions, built-in wardrobes, beautifully dressed, sumptuous modern beds and immaculate ensuite shower rooms with the very best fittings. You can dive into deep slumber in the crispest of cottons, opening your floor-to-ceiling glass doors to allow a soft breeze to enter and listening to the soothing sounds of the sea. The first floor is also home to a brilliantly well-equipped gym with first class equipment and another wall of glass so that you can admire the views while keeping up your fitness levels.

Villa Argo’s terraces and pool are astounding. They are so beautiful, so cool and so relaxing. Your master barbecue chefs will delight in the outdoor kitchen with its built-in barbecue and pizza oven and dinner can be served alfresco under the shade of a gorgeous, contemporary pergola. The villa’s exceptional, 17m long, infinity pool is surrounded by a fabulous wooden deck where you can enjoy the sunshine and your holiday books along with the mesmerising views. Another wonderful plus is the private pathway that takes you twenty five metres down to your very own private beach access. Along this path, you will also discover the trendy, super cool self-contained apartment that is ideal for one or two guests. This would be perfect for a couple wanting a little independence from the group. It comes with a kitchen, living area, dining area, double bedroom and an ensuite bathroom. Like the main villa, it comes in eye-catching black, white and grey aside from its gorgeous, colour pop, blue tiled bathroom with its enormous walk-in shower.

Booking Villa Argo gives you your very own idyllic, contemporary paradise which you will likely remember forever!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Please take care with young children on the pathway down to the sea and do not let them disappear off on their own
  • The villa comes with a gym which is fully air-conditioned and is complete with excellent equipment and stunning sea views
  • Please let us know if you are interested in the self-contained apartment. This of course comes with an additional cost

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Gym/Fitness Room DVD


The Villa

Villa Argo is a contemporary 5-bedroom villa which boasts breathtaking views of the Cretan sea, an additional self contained apartments sleep 2 making the total capacity 12.

Ground Floor
- Living area with Smart TV
- Dining area with seating for 12
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, sea view and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, sea view and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Gym with fitness equipment


- Sitting & dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity swimming pool (17m)
- Terrace
- Seating for 8
- Barbecue
- Private path to the Cretan sea (25m away)

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Smart TV
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Argo
<1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Argo enjoys a fabulous hillside position near the charming, picturesque resort of Agia Pelagia. The villa comes with private access to the sea via a private path. Agia Pelagia is a relaxed fishing village, perfect for families and foodies who love peace and tranquility. There are some wonderful tavernas, some cute boutiques and a stunning sandy beach. This pretty seaside village sits in the centre of a picturesque amphitheatric bay, northwest of Heraklion. Agia Pelagia takes its name from the church in the Monastery of the Sebbathians, the ruins of which are one kilometre west of the village. Surrounded by hills and mountains, Agia Pelagia is a great location with nine small sandy and rocky beaches that can be reached by foot. Very popular are Lygaria Bay, Mononaftis Bay, Kladissos Bay, Made Beach, Psaromoura Beach, Fylakes Beach and Ammoundi. Some of the gorgeous coves can only be reached by boat.

Not far away, with something to offer around the clock is the island’s capital, Heraklion. With gorgeous beaches, lively hangouts, dusk-til-dawn clubbing, a fine dining scene, designer boutiques and plenty of ancient buildings, there is something for everyone. Heraklion’s charm concentrates around the Old Town and its Venetian harbour. You will discover the impressive church of Agios Titos, the square originally built by the Byzantine emperor Nicephorus Phocas in 961, the armoury and the city hall. Another fabulous spot is the lively Morosini Square with its Lions’ Head fountain. At the entrance of the harbour, the Koules Fortress stands proud gazing out to sea. It took its final form between 1523 -1540 and served as a prison during Ottoman rule. Across from the harbour, the Venetian shipyards make for a romantic backdrop. Many visitors enjoy walking along the city’s Venetian walls, pausing in small shady parks and admiring the work of the famous Venetian architect, Michele Sanmicheli, who designed the walls and bastions more than 400 years ago. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is considered to be one of the most important museums in Europe. The pedestrianised Daedalus shopping street is full of designer stores, perfect for those who like to shop.

The famous Palace of Knossos is within easy reach. According to legend, the foundations of the Bronze Age city were filled with an inescapable labyrinth that was guarded by a vicious minotaur. The master craftsman Daedalus built the labyrinth for the mythical King Minos. His son, Theseus, slew the minotaur and found his way out of the labyrinth with the help of Minos’ daughter, Ariadne, according to legend. The palace flourished during the Minoan period as the religious centre of Crete. Thanks to the archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans’ excavation and careful restoration, the Palace of Knossos is one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Greece.

The mighty Rethymno is nestled to the west of Villa Argo offering a fascinating history, delicious local wine, charming waterfront tavernas and breathtaking, stunning beaches. In the old quarter, the buildings date back to the 16th century and its pretty, cobbled streets and stamp-sized piazzas are lined with restaurants and unique shops. The Venetian styled harbour is beautiful and is overlooked by the castle. On the way to Rethymno you could stop at Bali. Otherwise, you might also like to visit  Agia Galini, Plakias or Adelianos Kampos which are gorgeous. The historical monasteries of Preveli and Arkadi are also very popular visits.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion Airport


Nearest Town/City Heraklion


Nearest Village Agia Pelagia


Nearest Restaurant Kri Kri Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Vassilis Supermarket


Nearest Beach Pantanassas Beach



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

Villa Argo is a fantastic, contemporary holiday villa which is wonderful for families. The living space and outdoor terrace are incredible. You could even invite the grandparents who might choose to sleep in the little independent apartment. Older teens will appreciate the gym and the direct sea access though you need to keep an eye on little children on the private path.

The location of Heraklion is brilliant. There are so many entertainment options and incredible beaches to discover. History loving children can visit the Palace of Knossos and learn about its incredible history. Equally, Gortyn and Phaestos are brilliant. The fantastic Cretaquarium is very popular. Children will meet sharks, seahorses, jelly fishfish and a huge variety of Mediterranean marine life in sixty tanks with 1.7 million litres of seawater. It is one of the largest aquariums in Europe, housing more than 4000 creatures. In Heraklion, children love walking the ancient walls, counting the lions at the Morosini Fountain at Lions Square, visiting the fascinating Natural History Museum and dining on the waterfront looking out to sea at the islet of Dia. The Cathedral of Saint Minas is amazing and children love visiting it and lighting a candle. The city’s central open street market is a buzzy place where you can eat and shop.

The family friendly Labyrinth Park is a twenty minute drive from Heraklion. Children love solving the maze and finding their way out to escape the minotaur and answering the quizzes on offer.

Dinosauria Park is located in Gournes, fifteen minutes from Heraklion and very close to the aquarium. It is popular with anyone wanting to learn more about prehistoric creatures.

Minoiki Avli is a dance show which takes place in the stoned theatre of the Riding Club of Heraklion. Professional dancers are dressed as Minoans and showcase some ancient rituals including the famous Minoan bullfighting. It is such fun.

Another popular trip is a visit to a traditional olive oil farm. Kids love being outdoors and finding out how olives are turned into oil. It is also chance to meet some locals and find out about life in rural Crete. You could also stop at the Paterniakis Winery, to taste some delicious Cretan wines. There are also opportunities to join a family cooking experience.

In the village of Anopolis, 17km from Heraklion, you will discover Water City Waterpark. It enjoys many pools and a wonderful array of waterslides that bring a big smile to children’s faces.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD


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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.
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? 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 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.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that there is an additional charge of €300 per night for use of the apartment. Please request use at the time of booking.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 £13,191
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £8,216
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £11,614
Jan 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £8,216
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £14,855
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 £19,001
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £20,657
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £13,191
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 £8,216
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 £11,614
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 £8,216

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 €14,242
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €8,871
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €12,539
Jan 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €8,871
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €16,038
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 €20,516
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €22,303
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €14,242
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 €8,871
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 €12,539
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 €8,871

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023 $15,039
Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $9,367
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $13,241
Jan 6th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $9,367
May 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $16,936
Jul 1st 2024 - Aug 1st 2024 $21,664
Aug 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $23,552
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $15,039
Oct 1st 2024 - Dec 16th 2024 $9,367
Dec 16th 2024 - Jan 6th 2025 $13,241
Jan 6th 2025 - Mar 30th 2025 $9,367

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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