Villa Plaka

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Sleeps: 7 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

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

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Villa Plaka may well be the answer to your holiday dreams. This sensational, contemporary Cretan gem comes with superb entertainment spaces and three gorgeous bedroom suites sleeping up to seven guests. Its design features are phenomenal. You will be living a life of luxury, enjoying magnificent panoramic views, lazing on the terrace, taking a dip in the pool, enjoying the gardens, sleeping like kings and relaxing in true style.

Villa Plaka’s location near the picturesque village of Plaka offers fabulous views, not only of the crystal clear Cretan Sea but also of the dramatic White Mountains. It sits peacefully in the Apokoronas area, roughly 25km from Chania. Close by are the charming seaside villages of Almyrida and Kalyves and the mountain villages of Kokkino Chorio, Vamos and Gavalochori. Plaka is nestled on the slopes of Mountain Drapanokefalas surrounded by lush greenery. It enjoys traditional character and charm with cafes and tavernas lining its beautiful main square. The local residents are busy with their farms and the production of olive oil, wine and raki. The nearest beach to the villa is only one kilometre away in Almyrida where you will enjoy the most spectacular sunsets. Plaka hosts a wonderful Cretan music festival called Plakiana at the end of July. In Plaka you enjoy spectacular scenery, amazing sea views and a vibrant holiday life. A visit into Chania Old Town is a must! It is one of the most alluring, captivating towns of Crete boasting picturesque, narrow alleys draped with colourful bouganivillea, a fabulous dining scene, atmospheric bars, the most amazing sunsets and gorgeous little boutiques lining its cobbled streets.

In choosing Villa Plaka, you will enjoy a fabulous blend of contemporary finishes, luxury and swanky design features. You will be offered exceptional services from the villa’s Concierge Team who can arrange transfers, excursions, boat trips, spa treatments, private chefs, villa pre-stocking and much more. This exquisitely presented villa is incredibly spacious and features stunning open plan living and exceptional outside space. It also comes with sensational sea views from almost every angle of the villa and its grounds. The ground floor living space is brilliantly designed with a central staircase that separates the living and dining spaces. The staircase is very contemporary with glass side panels so that room still feels pretty cavernous. Exquisite furnishings sit on one side with a contemporary feature energy fireplace and a giant television. There are also a couple of beautiful accent chairs and coffee tables where you can enjoy a cup of coffee and trendy floor cushions. On the other side of the staircase is your sleek, stylish kitchen and a super cool, wooden dining table and grey upholstered chairs. The glossy white contemporary kitchen boasts the very best of appliances and a sociable breakfast bar with stools. Throughout the whole living space you will enjoy plenty of classy wood, lots of dazzling white and a sprinkling of grey and black. It is stunning. Two sets of glass floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and a giant kitchen door open to the gardens, terrace and swimming pool.

The stylish staircase takes you up to three dreamy bedroom suites, all with access to a furnished balcony overlooking the garden and terrace and over to the sea. You will discover lavishly adorned beds, beautiful soft furnishings and immaculate ensuite bathrooms. Just like the ground floor living space, these luxurious havens are designed to make your stay unforgettable. With minimalist design, smooth surfaces, straight lines and quality materials they characterize this stylish villa and ensure that you are supremely happy with your choice of villa. One of the bedrooms offers a day bed which you can use for an extra guest.

Outdoors you will enjoy a gorgeous swimming pool surrounded by luxury loungers, a swing seat and uninterrupted sea views due to the the glass panelling. Under a contemporary sail canopy there is a great alfresco dining area, again with chic, trendy furniture. Your barbecue masters can cook a delicious feast on the villa barbecue and the outdoor preparation area is very handy. The upper terrace enjoys a gorgeous alfresco lounge area with a table football game for fun. Villa Plaka also boasts generous landscaped gardens. In total the villa plot is 4,290 square metres so you can be assured of privacy and seclusion. You will feel totally away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life here. With Villa Plaka’s enhanced facilities, gorgeous setting and customised concierge services, you will return home with magical holiday memories.

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What you should know…

  • One of the bedrooms offers a day bed which can be used for an extra guest, possibly a child
  • The villa’s pool can be heated for an extra charge
  • Please do get in touch if you want to take advantage of any of the extra services available

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Smart TV Heating

The Villa

Villa Plaka is a contemporary 3-bedroom villa sleeping up to 7-guests, located in the village of Plaka, less than a 40-minute drive from popular Chania.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living area
- Fully-equipped kitchen with dining facilities
- Cloakroom

First Floor
- Bedroom with double bed, additional single sofa bed, balcony access and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, balcony access and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed, balcony access and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool (4.5m x 11m, heated on request for an additional charge)
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Smart TV
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
- Safe box
- Travel cot & highchair available on request
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Plaka
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Plaka is a pretty traditional village which sits just 25km from Chania. Along with its neighbouring villages Alymyrida and Kalyves, it belongs to the Vamos Municipality. Plaka sits on a small hill surrounded by greenery on the slope of the Drapanokefalas Mountain. The village enjoys a main square which is sprinkled with cafes and tavernas. The sunset views from this elevated village are incredible. The village is one of the few places that enjoys both mountain and sea views. Almyrida Beach is only 1km from the villa plus there are plenty of other beautiful beaches nearby including Kalyves and Georgioupolis. Kiani Akti or the Blue Beach sits just 1km after Kalyves, a long peaceful beach connected to the River Kiliaris which sends cool water from the top of the White Mountains. Kera is a delightful sandy beach between Kalyves and Almyrida. A little further away on the Akrotiri peninsula, Tersana Beach enjoys two tavernas, loungers, parasols and lovely fine sand. At the top of the hill, you will find the village of Chorafakia with its shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Next door, is the beautiful beach of Kalathas, another Cretan wonder sprinkled with palm trees, loungers and parasols. There are several tavernas serving delicious traditional Cretan specialities and lots of seafood. A wonderful array of watersports are available. Opposite Kalathas is a small island which you can easily reach by swimming. Marathi boasts two beaches, separated by a small pier. They are well protected from the winds and boast impressive views to Drapanos Cape and the White Mountains. Again there is a small island which can be reached by swimming with a small pine wood. The western coast of it is popular with scuba divers. Seitan Limania Beach, on the east coast of the Akrotiri peninsula, is one of Crete’s most gorgeous hidden secrets. It is nestled in a canyon leading out to sea with cliffs either side and the finest white sand reaching out to turquoise waters that turn to the deepest blue as it joins the sea. It is stunning!

Chania Old Town is absolutely beautiful. It boasts charming narrow lanes lined with unique shops, a brilliant dining scene, trendy bars serving delicious cocktails and its famous harbour. The old Venetian harbour offers 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 Egyptian lighthouse is much photographed, especially at sunset. You can take a slow meander to the lighthouse to take in the stunning views of the harbour, Old Town 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’. It plays host to various cultural events and exhibitions. Be sure to book beforehand if you want a dinner table at the most prestigious restaurants.

You may also like to explore the mountain villages of Kokkino, Chorio, Vamos and Gavalochori with its 18th century vaulted mill and unique folklore museum. If you are heading to Vamos, you can take the road to Xerosterni village and Litsarda village to visit the beautiful cave ‘Daphne’ which is of great archaeological interest. The Elephant Cave is also close by.

The famous beaches of Balos, Elafonisi, Falasarna and Preveli are all worth the trip. Preveli Beach lies on the south coast of the island. Its name stands for a unique beach and a wild canyon. There are hundreds of palm trees lining the shore of this tumuluous mountain brook.

After the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the second most visited tourist attraction in Crete is the dramatic Samaria Gorge. It is the longest gorge in Europe and definitely worth the drive. Within the White Mountain’s National Park, it rises to an altitude of 1,230m, is 150m at its widest point and 3m at its narrowest and continues down to Agia Roumeli on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The park and gorge offer protection to over four hundred and fifty species of plant and animal, of which seventy are endemic to Crete.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Chania International Airport

(33.6km)

Nearest Town/City Chania

(25km)

Nearest Village Plaka

(800m)

Nearest Restaurant Takis Restaurant, Plaka

(850m)

Nearest Supermarket Plateia Mini Market, Plaka

(850m)

Nearest Beach Almyrida Beach

(2.1km)

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.

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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 >>

Kids

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

Villa Plaka is a brilliant choice for a family holiday. The villa is very spacious and very luxurious. There is a day bed in one of the three bedrooms which could be used for a child. The outside space of the villa is brilliant with gorgeous gardens, a super pool and a table football game for some family fun. The nearest beach is only one kilometre away and perfect for children. There is a great choice of beaches nearby.

Minoan’s World 3D Museum and 9D Cinema in Chania Town is very popular. It is an immersive cinema where you can learn about the Minoan history while enjoying effects such as earthquakes and snow, bubbles and wind. There are many photo opportunities with murals in the background. The movie stars Zeus as a baby and as a God, abductions, flying too close to the sun and an eruption of the volcano in Santorini causing a devastasting tsunami that ended the Minoan era.

For a thrilling afternoon out, you can visit the fun Limnoupolis Waterpark close to Chania. It boasts eleven exciting waterslides such as 100m giant slides, free fall slides, a black hole and triple twist slides, a kid’s pool and an artificial island. It also boasts a relaxing 130m lazy river, a huge swimming pool with a diving platform, a kiddie pool and a relaxation area.

A popular family excursion is a trip to Lake Kournas, Crete’s largest freshwater lake. It 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. Another trip within reasonable reach of the villa is the Minoan Palace of Knosses. It is known as Europe’s first city and dates from the Bronze Age.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool

Extras

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 fulfill 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 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. 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.
Pool heating charge? For those who require pool heating, there will be an additional charge of €70 per day (to be paid on arrival). Please request at the time of booking. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Changeover day Flexible
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 4-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.

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 - £1,329 £1,662 £2,326
Mar 10th 2024 - May 28th 2024 - - £2,992 £4,188
May 28th 2024 - Jul 2nd 2024 - - £3,805 £5,326
Jul 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 - - £4,891 £6,848
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - £3,805 £5,326
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 9th 2025 £1,795 £2,394 £2,992 £4,188
Mar 9th 2025 - May 27th 2025 - - £2,992 £4,188
May 27th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - £3,805 £5,326
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - £4,891 £6,848

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 - €1,447 €1,809 €2,532
Mar 10th 2024 - May 28th 2024 - - €3,257 €4,560
May 28th 2024 - Jul 2nd 2024 - - €4,142 €5,799
Jul 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 - - €5,326 €7,456
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - €4,142 €5,799
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 9th 2025 €1,955 €2,606 €3,258 €4,560
Mar 9th 2025 - May 27th 2025 - - €3,257 €4,560
May 27th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - €4,142 €5,799
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - €5,326 €7,456

Prices based on an occupancy of 7 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 24th 2024 - Mar 10th 2024 - $1,568 $1,960 $2,743
Mar 10th 2024 - May 28th 2024 - - $3,528 $4,939
May 28th 2024 - Jul 2nd 2024 - - $4,487 $6,282
Jul 2nd 2024 - Sep 3rd 2024 - - $5,769 $8,077
Sep 3rd 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - $4,487 $6,282
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 9th 2025 $2,117 $2,823 $3,529 $4,939
Mar 9th 2025 - May 27th 2025 - - $3,528 $4,939
May 27th 2025 - Jul 1st 2025 - - $4,487 $6,282
Jul 1st 2025 - Aug 27th 2025 - - $5,769 $8,077

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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