Villa Ballos

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

The magnificent Villa Ballos is located in the very popular village of Platanias, within walking distance of the fabulous sandy beach. The bustling resorts of Platanias and Agios Marina merge into one with its huge stretch of golden sand being the ideal spot for sun bathing, watersports, sunset watching and pre-dinner cocktails. Villa Ballos is 10km from the magical Chania Old Town, one of the most alluring, captivating places to visit in Crete. This fabulous, contemporary villa boasts three gorgeous bedroom suites, sleeping six guests in modern luxury.

Villa Ballos offers flexible sleeping arrangements with two of the bedrooms enjoying beds that can be arranged as singles or as a kingsize bed. The villa is ideal for a family or a group of friends. With excellent social spaces and stylish decor, Villa Ballos is extremely comfortable and a wonderful place to wake up in. The generous outside spaces are delightful.

The ground floor living space is drenched in sunlight through the many doors and windows. With contemporary furnishings and its neutral, calm colour scheme enjoying colour pops of vivid green, it is a delightful space which opens directly to the garden and pool terrace. The modern kitchen boasts gorgeous wooden worksurfaces and a striking green splashback. The splashback matches stylish sofa cushions and vivid green artwork. The interior design is very impressive. Also on the ground floor is a lovely double bedroom with a smart contemporary bathroom. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors open to the terrace so you can easily pop outside for an early morning swim or a late night one.

The first floor is home to the remaining two bedroom suites and a sensational terrace. One of the bedrooms offers a double bed and the other enjoys singles which can be set up as a kingsize bed. With exquisite furnishings, high quality linens and superb ensuite bathrooms, these bedrooms are gorgeous. Both enjoy access to the large terrace which is beautifully furnished, the perfect spot for your morning cup of coffee or a pre-dinner drink watching the sky change to vivid shades of pinks and oranges. All of the bathrooms in Villa Ballos are very tasteful with excellent, contemporary fixtures and fittings and stylish tiling.

Villa Ballos enjoys a large plot sprinkled with olive trees and offering an outstanding 32 sqm swimming pool, loungers, wonderful alfresco dining with the villa barbecue and trendy lounge furnishings where you can rest by the pool or on the grassed areas. This wonderful contemporary villa will not fail to impress!

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What you should know…

  • There is a very good bus service that takes you from Platanias into Chania Old Town if you want to enjoy cocktails on the harbour front and gourmet dining without having to drive
  • The beds in two of the bedrooms can be set up as twins or a very large king bed. Please let us know if you have particular requirements

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Ballos is a 3 bedroomed villa in Platanias, Crete, a few minutes walk from the village and beach and a short drive from Chania.

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living & dining area with sofa bed and terrace access
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom (can be set up with a double bed on request)

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom (can be set up with a double bed on request)

Exterior Grounds

- Private swimming pool
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Ballos
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The bustling resort of Platanias is located in West Crete, 10km from Chania. Platanias and the adjoining Agia Marina boast a lively strip with many excellent restaurants and tourist shops as well as trendy waterside bars and a stunning Blue Flag beach. The golden sand stretches for miles, dotted with umbrellas, sun loungers and beach bars. There is a good choice of watersports. The Karavitakis Winery of Platanias is open for tours and tastings of delicious local wines. Though you may want to spend many days on the beach or at Villa Ballos, there are many interesting day trips from Platanias.

The ancient ruins of Aptera are roughly half an hour away. You can tour the huge roofed cistern and walk 10 minutes to the hilltop Byzantine castle that overlooks the turquoise ocean. The tour to Theriso is also roughly the same distance. The drive through the Theriso Gorge and the luscious green wilderness is delightful.The tree-lined river is surrounded by the greenery of chestnuts and oaks. The gorge is very popular with rock climbers and hikers. The village enjoys many traditional tavernas serving delicious Cretan lamb and meat dishes. The incredible Samaria Gorge is the longest gorge in Europe at 16km. Visitors can drive to Chora Sfakion and take a boat to Agia Roumeli and walk a few kilometres at the end of the gorge. The Imbros Gorge is also very beautiful. You can combine this walk with swimming in Fragokastelo beach.  

Chania Old Town’s Venetian architecture and buzzing harbour is a must visit!  With picturesque, narrow alleys draped in colourful bougainvillea, a sensational gourmet scene, atmospheric waterside bars and its old Venetian harbour, Chania is a phenomenal location for romantic strolls and dinner. It was originally built by the Venetians between 1320 and 1356 and is now a vibrant, cosmopolitan spot. The Instagram worthy Egyptian lighthouse looks amazing at sunset. Visitors enjoy a slow meander to the lighthouse to take in the stunning views of the harbour with the majestic White Mountains in the background. On the waterfront, the Giali Tzamisi is the oldest Muslim building in Crete. The Turkish name is translated to ‘The Seaside Mosque’. Giali Tzamisi plays host to various cultural events and exhibitions throughout the year. Live musicians play throughout the evenings making Chania Old Town a memorable evening spot. You must book in advance to bag a table at one of the roof top restaurants.
The famous beaches of Crete include Falasarna, Balos and Elafonisi. They are definitely worth the trip! Falasarna Bay actually consists of five consecutive dazzling, silver-sanded beaches and dazzling turquoise sea. At the northern end of the beach there are ruins of the ancient Grecoroman city of Falasarna. The stunning Balos Lagoon Beach is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece. The lagoon of Balos has silvery white sand and exotic, white, vivid blue and turquoise waters. Beyond the rocks at the boundaries of the lagoon, the water is deeper and ideal for snorkeling. The lagoon and wider area boasts rare species of flora and fauna which are protected under the Natura 2000 programme. Eleonora falcons, shags and cormorants nest in the caves and the area is a shelter for protected monk seal and loggerhead sea turtle. Balos can be reached by car though the ride is a bit bumpy or you can take a boat trip to the beach. The magical Elafonisi consists of a small islet with white and pink sandy beaches. Visitors can wade out to the island to enter another world. The island is an internationally classified nature reserve and home to more than 100 rare plants including summer flowering sea daffodils that look like white cups. To the left of the sandbank, windsurfers enjoy the prevailing winds.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport


Nearest Town/City Chania


Nearest Village Plataniás


Nearest Restaurant The Olive Tree Restaurant


Nearest Supermarket Synka Supermarket


Nearest Beach Agia Marina Beach


The Island/Getting There

The idyllic island of Crete is the kind of place to make all your dreams of a holiday in Greece come true. Crystal-clear blue waters, postcard-worthy seafront towns, history in spades and jaw-dropping landscape.

Take it easy on the terrace of your Cretan villa overlooking your own private pool with a glass of the enviable local wine, or crank it up on mountain bikes on a tour through the Samaria Gorge. Learn more about your ideal holiday in Crete with our comprehensive travel guide.

Download our Crete Travel Guide >>

How to reach Crete island

There are two ways to reach Crete Island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane: Crete island has three airports: Chania (CHQ), Heraklion (HER) and Sitia (JSH). During the summer months, frequents overseas and domestic flights are performed. In most of the cases, there are available buses that connect the cities with the airport but if you want to feel safe that you will arrive on time you can prefer a taxi.

By ferry: If you want to live the whole experience try travelling by ferry. Crete island has three ports: in Chania (CHA), in Herakleion (HER) and in Sitia (JSH). You can take a ferry either from Piraeus port in Athens or from the Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos or Paros. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Book your ferry tickets to Crete here >>


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

Villa Ballos is perfect for a family holiday. The beach of Platanias is excellent and the restaurants are all family friendly with wide choices for children. If you have time to visit the dreamy beaches of Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos, your children will be in heaven. There is no shade in some places such as the island at Elafonisi so you need to be prepared though. Children enjoy the boats trips out to Balos.

Chania Town is very popular with families. Minoan’s World of 3D Museum and 9D Cinema is an immersive cinema where you can learn about the Minoan history while enjoying special effects such as earthquakes, snow and much more. There are many boat trips from the harbour during the day or evening to enjoy the sunsets. The restaurants are family friendly. If your children are football fans, they might like to visit the Greek National Football Museum in Chania. Limnoupolis is a fun water park close to Chania boasting 11 exciting waterslides including 100m giant slides, free fall slides and triple twist slides. There is also a relaxing 130m lazy river, a huge swimming pool with a diving platform and a relaxation area.

Rethymno is the third largest town in Crete and a very interesting town to visit. Children enjoy Rethymno’s Venetian fortress built in 1573 and the playgrounds of the municipal park. The fortress dominates the city and makes Rethymno very photogenic, especially with all the pedestrian streets and charming old buildings below.

The Samaria Gorge is always a hit with children. It was created by a small river running between the White Mountains and is an incredible sight. It is wonderful for those that enjoy hiking. There are plenty of organised trips to the gorge if you do not want to drive. You can also take a little train tour from Agia Marina to Theriso through the gorges of Theriso.
Lake Kournas, Crete’s largest freshwater lake, is very popular. The stunning lake is surrounded by the White Mountains and is a great place for a picnic if you want a change from the beaches. Lake Kournas is fed by natural springs running off the Lefka Ori mountains. The water is 22m at its deepest and is a stunning turquoise colour. It is an excellent excursion with pedalos, lots of geese and terrapins and plenty of tavernas nearby. Close by is the Kanakis Olive Mill where you can learn all about the production of olive oil. You can taste the oil in the shop and pick up some souvenirs. You should also take a photograph with the 2000 year old olive tree outside.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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


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 3pm
Departure time 11:30am
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 3-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 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 £1,406 £1,875 £2,343 £3,280
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 £1,160 £1,547 £1,933 £2,706
Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024 £984 £1,312 £1,640 £2,296
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 £1,090 £1,453 £1,816 £2,542
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 £1,160 £1,547 £1,933 £2,706
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £1,230 £1,640 £2,050 £2,870
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 £1,406 £1,875 £2,343 £3,280
Jul 29th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 £1,511 £2,015 £2,519 £3,526
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £1,406 £1,875 £2,343 £3,280
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 £1,160 £1,547 £1,933 £2,706
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 £984 £1,312 £1,640 £2,296

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 €1,518 €2,024 €2,530 €3,542
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 €1,252 €1,670 €2,087 €2,922
Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024 €1,063 €1,417 €1,771 €2,479
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 €1,176 €1,569 €1,961 €2,745
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 €1,252 €1,670 €2,087 €2,922
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €1,328 €1,771 €2,214 €3,099
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 €1,518 €2,024 €2,530 €3,542
Jul 29th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 €1,632 €2,176 €2,720 €3,807
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €1,518 €2,024 €2,530 €3,542
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 €1,252 €1,670 €2,087 €2,922
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 €1,063 €1,417 €1,771 €2,479

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Sep 27th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023 $1,603 $2,137 $2,672 $3,740
Sep 30th 2023 - Dec 30th 2023 $1,322 $1,763 $2,204 $3,086
Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024 $1,122 $1,496 $1,870 $2,618
Mar 29th 2024 - Apr 28th 2024 $1,242 $1,656 $2,071 $2,899
Apr 28th 2024 - May 29th 2024 $1,322 $1,763 $2,204 $3,086
May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $1,403 $1,870 $2,338 $3,273
Jun 28th 2024 - Jul 29th 2024 $1,603 $2,137 $2,672 $3,740
Jul 29th 2024 - Aug 29th 2024 $1,723 $2,297 $2,872 $4,020
Aug 29th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $1,603 $2,137 $2,672 $3,740
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024 $1,322 $1,763 $2,204 $3,086
Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 30th 2025 $1,122 $1,496 $1,870 $2,618

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.


  • Superb

    on 18/07/2022

    Very nice villa with great outdoor area. Bedrooms with good beds and nice air conditioning. Short walk to beach and restaurants. Good bakery just down the street.

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