Villa Europa

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids

Seeing is believing when you vacation in the simply stunning Villa Europa, overlooking the bay of Lygaria, on the north coast of the Greek Dodecanese island of Crete, set in the azure Aegean Sea. This jaw-droppingly beautiful villa has six spacious bedrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to twelve guests in some style. The villa would be ideal for a large family holiday, a group of friends get-together, or simply a celebration. This architect-designed, double-fronted, three-storey, villa is constructed out of glittering whitewashed walls, reflecting the rays of the Grecian sun.

The property is set in five thousand square metres of mature grounds and gardens, with the most expansive sea view terrace, and a centrepiece private swimming pool. Villa Europa comes complete with parking for three cars, complimentary air conditioning, and Wi-Fi throughout. The interiors are exquisite, expertly designed with the most meticulous attention to detail, with sweeping marble staircases, commissioned contemporary furnishings, and original art adorning the walls. The colour scheme is classic Mediterranean cool, crisp whites contrast with hues of sea blues, tempered by soft pastel shades, to create an ambience of calm, luxurious living.

Take the white marble steps up to the entrance to the villa, and enter the breathtaking hallway, with its hand-crafted marble staircase, that is encased in glass, and plaster fretwork, through which you can peek at the adjacent rooms. The elegant seating area has Majorelle blue walls, a wrap-around dove grey sofa runs the length of the room, there is a formal armchair, designer wood coffee tables, a sideboard with a flat-screen satellite television, and vibrant paintings that create a talking point. The blue and white kitchen is fully equipped with the latest professional appliances, designed especially for both chefs and home cooks. The kitchen is home to a preparation island with a breakfast bar, and a sea view, wood and white dining set, the perfect spot for a morning coffee meet-up. A guest cloakroom completes the ground floor.

As you make your way to the first floor, pass the evocative classic artwork, and look up to the interior dome that sits atop Villa Europa. The first floor has three spacious beautifully-appointed double bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a double bed, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower, and a furnished sea-view balcony. The second bedroom has a double bed, and the third has convertible twin beds and a sea-view balcony. There is a shared bathroom, with a walk-in shower, double-hand basins, and a WC. On the lower ground floor, there are a further three double bedrooms, each with its own flat-screen television. Two bedrooms are ensuite twin rooms, and one is a double room. A storage, laundry room, and kitchenette complete the accommodation.

Access the grounds and gardens through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors of the living space, where you will be greeted by the most incredible sea views, and a delicate mosaic, white tiled terrace. A superb swimming pool takes centre stage, reflecting the silhouette of the villa, and fitted with twinkling lights that mirror the night sky. The pool has two sets of steps, and a central seating area, where you can soak up the sun’s rays. White cushioned, rattan-style sun loungers surround the pool, and two double-shaded day beds are strategically positioned to maximise those magnificent views.

In the cool of the evening take a walk around the manicured gardens, designed to feel like an oasis in the desert, festooned with fragrant flowers and tall trees to line the paths and lead the way. As dusk falls make your way to the iconic stone arch, and watch the sunset as it dips over the horizon. Feast alfresco at the pergola-covered dining set, with dishes specially prepared on the built-in barbeque, and raise a glass of Champagne to the most magical holiday memories.

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What you should know…

  • The villa has six bedrooms, and only three have ensuite bathrooms, the other rooms share bathrooms
  • The lower ground-floor bedrooms have ceiling-height windows, ideal for teenagers
  • We recommend hiring a car to see all the sights you’d like to see on the beautiful island of Crete

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Table Tennis DVD Seaview

The Villa

12sqm double fronted, three storey, detached, 6 bed luxury sea view villa, with private pool, and 5000sqm grounds, sleeps 12

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

First Floor
- Living room with large sofa
- Kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge freezer,breakfast bar and dining facilities

Second Floor
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with bath, WC and washbasin
- Master bedroom with balcony access and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Private pool
- Sun beds
- Pergola covered dining facilities

Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Wi-Fi
- Washing machine
- Iron & ironing board
- Hairdryers
- Baby cot (on request)
- Television with Sky Sport and Netflix


About the surrounding area of Villa Europa
<1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Europa is set surrounded by ancient olive groves, strategically positioned on a dramatic cliff edge, with sweeping panoramic views over the bay of Lygaria, on the north coast of the Greek Dodecanese island of Crete, in the azure waters of the Aegean Sea. The villa is a thirty-minute drive from Heraklion International Airport, a half-hour scenic coastal route drive to your luxury holiday home. It is a ten-minute drive to the traditional fishing village of Agia Pelagia, with its sandy beach and crystal clear waters, cafes, bars, seafront restaurants, secret coves and a Venetian monastery, souvenir shops and hot nightspots.

The town of Mades has a beautiful horseshoe bay sandy beach, populated with sun loungers and shady parasols, sailboats and fishing caiques. Whilst laid-back Matala beach is surrounded by catacombs, rocky caves, hang-out bars, and watersports. Charter a yacht for a lazy day at sea, where you can swim and snorkel, and sunbathe on deck. For the adrenalin junkies, there’s jet skiing and paragliding with one of the many water sports clubs. The port town of Heraklion is a short drive from the villa, visit the ancient Palace of Knossos, wonder at the Archaeological Museum, walk along the Venetian walls, and take a stroll through the old quarter, where you can shop for souvenirs. An hour’s drive away is the harbour town of Rethymno, with its ancient market and Venetian and Turkish influences.

For those who love walking, explore the three hundred caves the island hides, hike over hillsides, streams, and rocky ravines to discover watermills and ruins, and stop along the way at a local winery and taste the fruits of the many vineyards. Go further afield to Vai, Crete’s easternmost tip, where you will find lush forests and a unique date palm. Explore Psychro Cave, reputedly the birthplace of Zeus, and rock climb Mount Ida to find the Ideon Cave. Sitia Geopark is three hundred and fifty square kilometres of the island’s diverse ecosystem, where you can trek through gorges, bathe on beaches, walk the wetlands, and bird watching.

Hike the Richtis Gorge, and stroll through streams to reach the twenty-metre waterfall, where you can cool off in the inviting pool. Find solace in the fifteenth-century Toplou Monastery, where you can see beautiful Byzantine icons. For those interested in archaeology, the cathedral-like Cave of Melidoni is well worth a visit. Dating from the Minoan era, and inhabited since neolithic times, it has more recently been used as a place of worship. Visit the intriguing island of Spinalonga, a former leper colony until as recently as the 1950s, home to a Venetian fortress, it is now an open-air museum. No visit to Crete is complete without a trip to Agios Nikolaos, a harbour town that uniquely houses a lake in its centre, and is home to the archaeological museum of Minoan treasures.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion International Airport


Nearest Town/City Agia Pelagia


Nearest Restaurant Lygaria


Nearest Shop Agia Pelagia


Nearest Beach Agia Pelagia


Nearest Supermarket Sklaventitis



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

There are loads of things to do and places to see for your kids of all ages when you stay at Villa Europa. Starting with your own private pool, where there are no set hours, so they can splash and swim all day. The grounds of Villa Europa are huge, where your children can safely amuse themselves all day. Within walking distance of the villa is the bay of Lygaria, a sandy, organised beach with a lifeguard, and family-friendly facilities.

Nearby is the picturesque resort of Agia Pelagia, with a long narrow beach, noted for its calm waters, water sports for your older children, and lots of amenities for a fabulous day by the sea. The Cretan coast is populated with family-friendly beaches, and the Aegean Sea is a safe place to enjoy snorkelling and underwater fish spotting, whilst for older children there are lots of centres where they can learn to scuba dive. For a family fun day out at sea, all aboard a caique, or charter a yacht, with your own captain. Stop in secret coves for a swim and snorkel, or relax and sunbathe on deck. All the family will love a day at the Watercity Waterpark, an aquatic park, with thirty-six water games, lots of swimming pools, and slippy slides to keep your kids amused. Children will enjoy a day out in Heraklion, ignite their interest in history with a visit to the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum, walk along the harbour walls, and enjoy a meal in a family-run local taverna. Take them to the CRETaquarium, located in the town of Gournes, which is home to two and a half thousand aquatic species, housed in sixty fish tanks.

A drive out to Dinosauria Park is where you will find animatronic dinosaur models and fossil replicas. Get lost in the Greek mythological maze at Labyrinth Park, where they can also practice their putting at the mini golf, learn to ride horseback, and try their skill at archery. Go cross country in an off-road Land Rover or open-top Jeep Safari, and see the Cretan countryside in a thrilling ride. Travel further afield to the unique town of Agios Nikolaos, a statue spot around the central lake, climb the famous stairs to take in the culture of contemporary art, and learn about Minoan history in the Archaeological Museum. If nature is their thing, hike the island to see the local flora and fauna, find the cave that Zeus was born in, follow the stream trail to hidden waterfalls, and visit the open-air Sitia Geopark to discover Crete’s diverse ecosystem.

A visit to Crete isn’t complete without a trip to the open-air museum of Spinalonga, reached by a short boat trip from the exclusive town of Elounda. Once the home of a former leper colony and a Venetian fortress, it is now the setting for many a film and makes for a fascinating day out for children and adults alike.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Stair gates
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Xbox/Playstation/Wii
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Transfers Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Transfers 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 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 €1,000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 12pm
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 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 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 £5,322 £7,451
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 £5,095 £7,132
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 £6,703 £9,385
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £8,312 £11,637
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £6,703 £9,385
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £5,095 £7,132
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 £5,095 £7,132
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 £6,703 £9,385

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 €5,774 €8,083
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 €5,527 €7,738
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 €7,273 €10,181
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €9,018 €12,625
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €7,273 €10,181
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €5,527 €7,738
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 €5,527 €7,738
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 €7,273 €10,181

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
Nov 29th 2023 - Apr 1st 2024 $6,355 $8,896
Apr 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 $6,083 $8,516
Jun 1st 2024 - Jul 1st 2024 $8,004 $11,206
Jul 1st 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $9,925 $13,895
Sep 1st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $8,004 $11,206
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $6,083 $8,516
Mar 31st 2025 - May 31st 2025 $6,083 $8,516
May 31st 2025 - Jun 1st 2025 $8,004 $11,206

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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