Villa Nikos

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Sleeps: 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Beach Nearby Walk to Village

With picturesque gardens, a large private pool and stunning views of the Agia Pelagia Bay, Villa Popi is the ultimate island oasis. Less than half an hour from the capital city of Heraklion, the villa is ideally placed to discover the best of Crete’s historic towns, sandy beaches and relaxed fishing villages.

Sleeping up to 11 guests across five bedrooms, the villa offers ample amounts of space over several floors. Each bedroom is spacious and bright whilst the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom offers spectacular views of the rugged coastline and strikingly blue Cretan sea.

The living room with its pristine white walls, large windows and patio doors is filled with natural light, which combines with soft furnishings and neutral tones to create a calm and fresh feel throughout. Gather around the fireplace and relax on the comfy sofas in the evenings as you watch the sunset over the bay beyond.

The superb views can also be enjoyed from the villa’s terraces and gardens. Whether dining al-fresco under the shade of a pergola, soaking up some sun from a lounger or firing up the barbecue, you’re guaranteed never to tire of the beautiful scenery as well as the surrounding greenery and olive groves. The swimming pool provides the perfect means of cooling down after spending time in the sun and little ones will love splashing around for hours on end!

A handful of sheltered coves and picturesque beaches are dotted along the coast, including the popular beach at Agia Pelagia. Boasting soft sand, deckchairs, umbrellas and calm blue waters, this beach is a firm favourite with families. Try your hand at various watersports including jet skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling. You’ll also find plenty of restaurants, local tavernas and several shops in the village at Agia Pelagia.

Visit nearby Heraklion and discover its bustling markets, lively nightlife and vibrant atmosphere. This historic city also brags impressive architecture, including the Palace of Knossos and the ancient port from which various boat trips depart, allowing you to uncover more of this beautiful island.

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What you should know…

  • The villa has 5 bedrooms and a study with a sofabed to accommodate a small adult or child.
  • A car is recommended in order to best explore the surrounding area and private parking is available
  • The villa’s pool is unfenced so please keep an eye on little ones around this area
  • The outside dining table seats six people and the inside table seats eight, so it may not be possible for everyone to be seated at one table.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

The Villa

Interior Grounds
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Dining Area x2
- Sitting room
- 1 double bedroom (can be made as twin), AC, floor heating, balcony, TV,
- 1 double bedroom (can be made as twin), AC, floor heating, balcony, TV, sofabed
- 1 double bedroom, with 1 double sofa bed, AC, floor heating
- Master Bedroom- 1 extra-large double bedroom and sofa , TV, AC, floor heating, balcony, en-suite bathroom
- 1 extra-large double bedroom (can be made as twin), AC, TV, en-suite bathroom
- Study, sofa for a small adult or child, desk and computer

Exterior Grounds
- Parking
- Outdoor furniture
- Swimming Pool
- Terrace

Additional Facilities
- Wifi
- Dishwasher
- Microwave
- Kitchen
- Coffee Machine
- Pool Table
- Gym area
- Iron


About the surrounding area of Villa Nikos
Beach Nearby Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Boat Trips
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Surrounded by olive groves and rolling countryside, Villa Popi enjoys panoramic views from its hilltop perch above the bay of Agia Pelagia. There are several beaches within a 15-minute drive of the villa, as well as a handful of villages containing a smattering of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars.

The nearest beach is Ligaria which features white sand and crystal clear waters. There are sun loungers and umbrellas for hire and a range of different water sports to try as well as a scuba diving school. Relaxed beach bars and a restaurant serving delicious seafood make it easy to spend the whole day here.

The charming fishing village of Agia Pelagia sits a little further along the coast, filled with tavernas, boutiques, cafes and a fantastic market. The stretch of sandy beach here is incredibly scenic and popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. When not relaxing on a deckchair or dining in one of the beach bars, jet skiing is a fun way to whiz around the bay while the clear waters lend themselves to some excellent snorkeling and diving.

The pebbly beaches at Psaromoura and Mononaftis are slightly less crowded but equally as idyllic, with turquoise waters and rocky cliffs providing welcome shelter. Mononaftis is the rockier of the two, making it particularly good for fishing.

The city of Heraklion is just a 30-minute drive from the villa. It’s a fantastic example of both the Venetian and Byzantine architecture that contribute to Crete’s rich culture. The Archaeological Museum is worth a visit, as is the Palace of Knossos, which is found on the outskirts of the city. This archaeological site provides a fascinating insight into Minoan civilization and is one of the oldest palaces in Europe. The Fortress of Koules is just as impressive, and was built by the Venetians after they conquered the city in the 13th century.

Various boat trips depart from the harbour at Heraklion. Take a yacht, rib or catamaran to the nearby deserted island of Dia and stop for some snorkeling along the way or venture further afield to the beautiful island of Santorini.
A great selection of restaurants and bars can be found in Heraklion as well as a handful of nightclubs. For those seeking big names DJs and huge parties, the coastal town of Malia is less than an hour’s drive from the villa.

Read more about Heraklion

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Heraklion


Nearest Restaurant Various


Nearest Beach Ligana Beach


Sightseeing Heraklion Museum


Sightseeing Knossos Palace



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Villa Nikos is an ideal choice for families with children thanks to its fantastic outdoor space which includes a play area with a slide and swing. Kids will love splashing about in the pool and running around the gardens or spending time in the playroom full of toys. There’s also a pool table inside the villa - why not challenge the whole family to a game?

The surrounding area is also perfectly suited to families, with its sandy beaches, ancient sites and plethora of activities on offer. Enjoy an idyllic day trip to the nearby beach at Agia Pelagia, with its azure waters, white sand and sheltered climate. A handful of restaurants and beach bars are dotted along the beach, serving delicious traditional and international cuisine. Kids can swim and snorkel in the calm, crystal-clear sea or try their hand at watersports including jet skiing.

There is a scuba diving school at Ligaria beach and older children are sure to delight in the chance to try this thrilling and unique experience.
The Archaeological Museum in Heraklion is fascinating, as is the Historic Museum of Crete. The impressive ruins of the Palace of Knossos, one of the oldest palaces in Europe, will capture the imagination of kids and parents alike, with archaeological site providing a glimpse into ancient Minoan civilization.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Climbing frame
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments 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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit
Arrival time 5pm
Departure time 10am or before
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, including pool towels.
Pets welcome? No
Changeover day
Smoking Allowed? Not permitted.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 3 nights
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.
Tax Local tax of €0.50 per person per night charged in resort.
Other 2 Half board supplement available, please enquire for pricing.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 24th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023 £3,119 £4,678 £6,237 £7,796 £10,911
Oct 31st 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 £2,370 £3,555 £4,740 £5,925 £8,292
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 £2,370 £3,555 £4,740 £5,925 £8,292
May 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 £3,119 £4,678 £6,237 £7,796 £10,911
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 27th 2025 £2,370 £3,555 £4,740 £5,925 £8,292

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 24th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023 €3,361 €5,041 €6,721 €8,401 €11,758
Oct 31st 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 €2,554 €3,831 €5,108 €6,385 €8,936
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 €2,554 €3,831 €5,108 €6,385 €8,936
May 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 €3,361 €5,041 €6,721 €8,401 €11,758
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 27th 2025 €2,554 €3,831 €5,108 €6,385 €8,936

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 24th 2023 - Oct 31st 2023 $3,584 $5,376 $7,167 $8,959 $12,539
Oct 31st 2023 - Apr 28th 2024 $2,724 $4,086 $5,447 $6,809 $9,530
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 $2,724 $4,086 $5,447 $6,809 $9,530
May 29th 2024 - Oct 29th 2024 $3,584 $5,376 $7,167 $8,959 $12,539
Oct 29th 2024 - Mar 27th 2025 $2,724 $4,086 $5,447 $6,809 $9,530

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.


  • Beautiful Location

    on 29/06/2019

    An absolutely beautiful location to spend our holiday, the house was equipped with all the appliances you can think off. Even the kid's corner at the pool was brilliant. The house was clean, spacious, well furnitured and had great airco units in every room. A special big thanks to Kostas and his lovely wife for their extraordinary hospitality! We will definitely be back!

  • Stunning Views

    on 14/06/2019

    We stayed with 6 adults and 2 small children and the space was great. From the upper terrace each evening we had stunning views of the valley, moutains and sea. The kids corner is great. The villa is well equiped, with nice different seating areas. Downstairs beautiful bbq area of which we made use off a couple of times. We were very nicely surprised by the owners coming with desserts which were declious the last days :) and food the first day. Really a great holiday with everything you can wish for in terms of accomodiation !

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