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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Nari enjoys the perfect set-up for large groups of guests that would like a little private time as well as enjoy a holiday with their family or favourite friends
- The villas and maisonettes all have some private outdoor space as well as a communal swimming pool and children’s play area
- The location is fabulous. It is a great spot close to Koutsounari Beach
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Located in Koutsounari on Crete’s beautiful southeast coast, Villa Nari is the perfect pick for groups of friends or a multi-generational family who would like a little private time yet spend their holiday together. It is comprised of two villas and two maisonettes, each of which enjoys two bedrooms, living space and its own private outdoor space yet all share an excellent swimming pool and a delightful astroturfed children’s play area. In total, Villa Nari can sleep up to sixteen guests in eight bedrooms with the option to also use sofa beds in the living rooms.
Koutsounari is a small, tranquil seaside village, 6km east of Ierapetra and 43km southeast of Agios Nikolaos. It is near the picturesque village of Agios Ioannis, surrounded by olive groves and pine trees. The 5km long beach of Agios Ioannis is one of the longest in Crete and it comes sprinkled with tamarisk trees. To the east, the bay of Psaropoula enjoys soft sand and crystal-clear calm waters. Despite not being as well known as some of Crete’s bustling resorts, there is plenty to discover here including Ierapetra, Xerokambos and Kato Zakros beaches, Zakros Gorge, Koufounissi Island, Ha and Havgas gorges, Pefki Gorge and village, the E4 European Walking Path and the wonderful Economou Winery located on the Ziros Plateau, inland from Xerokambos.
Villa Nari is modern and designed for groups of holidaymakers wanting a mix of private and social time. Its eight bedrooms are split between two villas and two maisonettes, each with two bedrooms. The bedrooms enjoy a mix of beds. One has a kingsize bed, two enjoy queen-size beds, one a double, three have twin beds and one room offers bunk beds which are ideal for children. There is a modern bathroom with excellent fittings in every villa or maisonette as well as tidy living spaces and kitchens. The styling throughout is minimalistic.
Families or friends can enjoy time together in the pool, mesmerised by the beautiful sea views, listening to the villa sound system and making plans to explore this wonderful island. There is a large smart television with Disney + and Netflix if little ones need to chill after a busy beach day and a Nintendo Switch games console and table tennis that older children will appreciate.
Outside, little children can play safely in the play area, you can enjoy barbecues while watching the sky change colour to orange, pink and red and relax with a bottle or two of chilled local wine. When you leave this lovely villa, the neighbourhood is full of olive trees, local houses and some excellent tourist amenities. If you don’t want to drive, you can take a bus to Ierapetra.
What you should know…
- The villa is comprised of two villas and two maisonettes, all with two bedrooms plus there are a couple of sofa beds thrown in for good measure
- There is a large swimming pool that is shared with all guests plus a table tennis table, console game and smart television with Netflix and Disney channels
- It is a very good idea to have cars to explore the unspoilt beaches of this area
Villa Nari is a 4 villa complex, with 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 guests.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Dining area
- Living room
- 2x Sofa bed
- 4x Double bedrooms
- 3x Twin bedrooms
- Bedroom with bunkbeds and a floor mattress
- 4x Bathrooms
- 2x WC
- Private pool
- Dining area
- Extra pillows and blankets
- Room-darkening shades
- Iron/Ironing board
- Clothes drying rack
- Mosquito nets
- 50" HDTV with Disney+, Netflix
- Nintendo switch
- Sound system with bluetooth and aux
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Dedicated workspace
- Beach towels
- Snorkelling gear
- Sun loungers
Villa Nari is located in the peaceful resort of Koutsounari, east of Ierapetra and south of Agios Nikolaos. Koutsounari boasts a beautiful beach with coarse sand, calm turquoise waters and some excellent tavernas, restaurants and bars. The sandy cove of Psaropoula and Kakkos Bay at the eastern part of the beach is best for families. There are lots of sun loungers, umbrellas, showers and a good selection of watersports. Visitors enjoy diving from the large rocks on both sides of the beach. There are some restaurants in front of hotels along the beach. Near Kakkos Bay there are some Roman fish tanks but you should remember to wear shoes as the rocks can be sharp.
A popular excursion from Villa Nari is to the Gorge of Milonas and its waterfalls. This is located east of Ierapetra and north of the village of Ferma. It can be a little tricky to find but it is worth it. The path is quite easy to walk although there are some more difficult sections. The waterfall forms a small pool which is perfect for taking a dip on a hot day.
North of the villa is the very buzzy town of Agios Nikolaos. It is pretty, modern and lively, sitting around Lake Voulismeni which is surrounded by cafes and tavernas. It is a romantic lakeside location, perfect for an evening stroll, cocktails and a meal. There is a ferry port with ferries to and from Rhodes and Karpathos via Sitia. Nearby, you can visit Kitroplateia Beach, take a day tour of Spinalonga Island, go snorkelling or diving or visit the Cretan Olive Oil Farm.
Ierapetra is a lovely location in the south of Lasithi with fine beaches, a ruined Venetian fort, a wide esplanade, folk museums and delightful seafront fish tavernas. You can leave from Ierapetra for the remote and uninhabited golden sands of Chrissi Island, another superb excursion. Chrissi Island is low-lying and only roughly 7km by 2km. It boasts many coves and may be visited from spring to autumn.
Makrigialos Beach is a stunning beach 23km east of Ierapetra. It is also the name of the Minoan ancient site located just west of the village. There is also a wonderful beach at Analipsi, formed around a wide bay with fine golden sand and pebbles. There are numerous covers and tiny beaches to explore such as Diaskari and Ammoundi beaches. The whole area is busy with agriculture. Olives trees grow on the hillsides and there are delicious vegetables growing in greenhouses dotted all around. The Pefki Gorge provides excellent hiking and the inland villages of Agios Stefanos, Pefki and Aori are lovely on the back roads. The E4 European Walking Path crosses through Pefki Gorge. You can start the Pefki Gorge walk in the north at the village of Pefki which means pine and walk 4.5km downhill and south ending in Aspros Potamos, 2km north of Makrigialos.
Ταβέρνα Ἀστέρια Restaurant
Minoan Water Tanks
Villa Nari is a good choice for a multi-generational family looking to take a holiday together or several small families. Each of the villas and maisonettes enjoys two bedrooms plus living space, kitchens and bathrooms as well as outdoor space. Children love taking holidays with friends or cousins so this arrangement works well.
Koutsounari enjoys a lengthy beach with calm waters, lovely coarse sand and lots of amenities. There are lots of beach bars and restaurants in front of the hotels and a good array of water sports. The most sheltered part of the beach is at the eastern end where you will find the sandy cove of Psaropoula and Kakkos Bay. Children enjoy snorkelling here. Kakkos Bay can get busy during the summer months so you might want to get there fairly early.
This quiet corner of Crete is great for beaches, characterful charming villages and wonderful hiking opportunities. Xerokampos Beach in the extreme southeast of Crete can be reached from the villages of Ziros or Zakros. It is more like a collection of different beaches with most of them being totally unspoilt. On the way, you will pass mountains and olive groves. The beaches are perfect for those seeking peace, quiet and relaxation.
The hamlet of Kato Zakros which means lower Zakros sits by the beach. The ancient Minoan site of Zakros Palace dates from 1900 BC and is nestled behind the village, contributing to the protected status of this area. Important artefacts from the site include the beautiful rock crystal vase and bull’s head rhyton are displayed at the archaeological museum in Heraklion. The village enjoys white-washed buildings with blue trims and a string of tavernas lining the bay. Tranquillity reigns supreme here. From Kato Zakros you can walk along the mighty Zakros Gorge admiring its natural beauty. Alternatively, you can enjoy the gorge from Ano Zakros Village Square or from the parking spot at the top of the gorge. The gorge is also known as the Gorge of the Dead. It is one of the most impressive in Crete with its steep sides and dramatic rock formations. The caves within have been found to be Minoan burial tombs. The gorge walk usually takes about two hours to complete.
Baby and Toddler Equipment
- High Chair(s)
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
- Transfers Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team (by clicking on the link in the blue Oliver’s Extras box above) who will be happy to help. We can usually put you in touch with the right people arrange any of the following:
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||None Stated.|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in the rental price.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.|
|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.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Minimum stay||7 Nights.|
|Internet access?||Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on the local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional £196 per person per night.
|Dec 6th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||£4,218|
|Jan 31st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||£2,453|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||£2,453|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||£3,041|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£5,003|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||£6,278|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||£7,847|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||£6,180|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||£4,218|
|Jan 29th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025||£2,453|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025||£2,453|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||£3,041|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||£5,003|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional €215 per person per night.
|Dec 6th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||€4,623|
|Jan 31st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||€2,688|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||€2,688|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||€3,333|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€5,483|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||€6,880|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||€8,600|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||€6,773|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||€4,623|
|Jan 29th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025||€2,688|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025||€2,688|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||€3,333|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||€5,483|
Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people: For every additional guest up to 16, it will cost an additional $232 per person per night.
|Dec 6th 2023 - Jan 31st 2024||$4,991|
|Jan 31st 2024 - Mar 30th 2024||$2,902|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 29th 2024||$2,902|
|Apr 29th 2024 - May 30th 2024||$3,598|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$5,919|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 30th 2024||$7,428|
|Jul 30th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||$9,284|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||$7,312|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Jan 29th 2025||$4,991|
|Jan 29th 2025 - Mar 29th 2025||$2,902|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 28th 2025||$2,902|
|Apr 28th 2025 - May 29th 2025||$3,598|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||$5,919|
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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