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What Oliver loves…
- The villa is surrounded by beautiful, private gardens dotted with trees, and a vineyard.
- Organic tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lemons and herbs such as thyme, oregano, basil and rosemary are all available for use from the villa’s own gardens.
- The facilities are second to none with a private pool, BBQ and traditional wood oven.
- It’s 1km to the town of Souda and 5km to the city of Chania.
For an idyllic family-friendly retreat, head to seven-bedroomed Villa Souda near the seaside city of Chania on the northwest coast of Crete. It’s an extensive three-level maisonette with a private pool. Surrounded by green gardens with vegetables, herbs and a vineyard, alongside rustic stone fencing, it’s secluded and private. Plus, it’s just 200 metres from Vlites Beach – a sandy, well-protected bay.
Laid-out for a relaxing home from home stay, there are parking spaces on site, alongside an outdoor barbecue and a wood oven. Shaded by parasols and surrounded by a garden dotted with palm and cypress trees, rock gardens and flower arrangements, the inviting pool area is a lovely spot to pass the day (especially with a cooling drink in hand). There are grassy areas – perfect for children to play safely and in sight – and plenty of chairs and sun loungers for you to while away the day on.
The air-conditioned villa has Wi-Fi throughout and is decorated modern in style with cream-coloured walls and contemporary furnishings. The seven bedrooms (sleeping up to 14) are all light and welcoming and have TVs and plenty of wardrobe space for storing your belongings. There are four bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, alongside a comfortable living room with a large sofa, plasma and fireplace. Let’s not forget the stylish dining room, which seats 14, either.
While you lounge in the pool, gazing at the Aegean from your secluded spot, it’s easy to imagine it’s not a holiday villa at all, but your fanciest friends’ home. In the evening, you can dine al fresco on your terrace while enjoying the relaxing atmosphere and beautiful sunset, or head 50 metres down the road where there are two scenic local tavernas by the sea.
If you’d like to discover more of the area, Villa Souda is ideally located to visit Crete’s must-see hotspots, historical sites and archaeological treasures. You’re only 800 metres from amenities including a supermarket and a cinema with bowling and 5km from the centre of Chania.
What you should know…
- We recommend hiring a car to really explore the local area. Parking is available at the villa.
- You’re in a secluded spot, but are still near to amenities including restaurants and shops.
- The villa is on three levels and consists of a ground floor, a 1st and a 2nd level, communicating internally with each other.
- 1 mini suite with double bed, living area and bathroom
- 1 double bedroom
- 1 bedroom with 2 double beds
- Shower room
- Satelite kitchen is fully equipped room for 6 people.
The living room consists of a large sofa, granite floor, 50 'plasma TV, air conditioning.
The dining room is set between the lounge and the kitchen and is for 14 people. Air conditioning
The kitchen is fully equipped for 14 persons .
1 living room with satellite TV and air conditioning
1 bedroom with double bed and cloakroom
1 bedroom with double bed and wardrobe
1 bedroom with double bed
2 Shower rooms
1 bathroom with shower and a hydromassage bath.
Swimming pool: The pool has an area of 78 m², ecological cleaning with salt.
Sun loungers for 14 people are available.
'Bar' area with barbecue grill and wood oven.
Dining area for 14 people
Garden: 4,000 m² garden with lawn, palm trees, cypress trees, rock gardens, flower arrangements.
All bedrooms have their own bathroom, air conditioning, plasma TV.
Hot water with solar
Kitchen with ceramic hob
Filter coffee maker
Villa Souda is ideally located 1km from peaceful Souda, a seaside town on the sun-soaked island of Crete. Although it’s in a secluded and quiet spot, surrounded by green gardens, the villa is also just 50 metres from local waterfront taverns, 200 metres from the sandy beach of Vlites and 800 metres from amenities including a supermarket and a cinema/bowling/playground complex.
With gorges to be walked, ancient sites to be visited, time trodden villages to be discovered, and stunning sandy beaches to be lazed upon, it’s the perfect Greek destination for holidaymakers of any age. Plus, food is in abundance. Look out for fresh seafood and traditional Greek moussaka.
The villa is 5km from the beautiful city of Chania. There you’ll find a charming Venetian Harbour and old port, alongside narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants. For days spent relaxing on the beach, Villa Souda is 10km (a 20-minute drive) from the small but beautiful beach of Marathi-Loutraki and 10km from Agioi Apostoloi Beach with crystal-clear and calm swimming waters.
From Chania, it’s a two-hour drive to the island's capital Heraklion where you can immerse yourself in ancient culture. The vibrant port city is best known for the Palace of Knossos. The archaeological site dates back thousands of years to the Minoan civilisation. Guarding the city’s Venetian port is the 16th-century Koules fortress. A drive around Heraklion will also bring you to traditional villages, Medieval castles, Byzantine monasteries and secluded coves.
|Nearest Ferry port||
(500 m )
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.
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.
With an enclosed private pool and garden area, plenty of places to play in the shade, and a sandy beach and amenities close by, Villa Souda is an ideal choice for families with children.
The nearest beach from the villa, Vlites beach, has calm crystal and shallow waters that are perfect for swimming. It’s well protected in a bay and has a long stretch of sandy shore. There are plenty more beaches to choose from in the area, alongside restaurants and shops in Chania, 5km away.
A short 800-metre walk from the villa is a multi-complex building with a cinema, playground and bowling. There are also cafés and restaurants there for picking up a drink or bite to eat.
If you rent a car, you can visit Heraklion, the capital of Crete, and visit the Palace of Knossos. It will take about two hours, but it’s certainly worth it to take in the fascinating Minoan civilisation. In Heraklion, there’s also plenty more pristine beaches, alongside a Venetian port and museums.
Kids Activities Close-by
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
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
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Internet access?||Complimentary wifi is available at the house.|
|Arrival time||Guests may check in 16:00 or later|
|Departure time||Checkout time is 10:00 or earlier|
|Linen & towels included?||Linen & towels are all included in the rate.|
|Pets welcome?||Sorry, pets are not welcome at this villa.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Guests may only smoke outside the villa.|
|Insurance||It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 1st 2019||£7,058|
|Aug 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019||£8,066|
|Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||£7,058|
|Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||£5,545|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019||£4,537|
|Dec 31st 2019 - May 30th 2020||£4,537|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||£5,545|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 30th 2020||£7,058|
|Jul 30th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||£8,066|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||£7,058|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020||£5,545|
|Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020||£4,537|
|Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021||£4,537|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 1st 2019||€7,525|
|Aug 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019||€8,600|
|Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||€7,525|
|Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||€5,913|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019||€4,838|
|Dec 31st 2019 - May 30th 2020||€4,838|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||€5,913|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 30th 2020||€7,525|
|Jul 30th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||€8,600|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||€7,525|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020||€5,913|
|Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020||€4,838|
|Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021||€4,838|
Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:
|Jul 19th 2019 - Aug 1st 2019||$8,475|
|Aug 1st 2019 - Sep 1st 2019||$9,685|
|Sep 1st 2019 - Oct 1st 2019||$8,475|
|Oct 1st 2019 - Nov 1st 2019||$6,659|
|Nov 1st 2019 - Dec 31st 2019||$5,448|
|Dec 31st 2019 - May 30th 2020||$5,448|
|May 30th 2020 - Jun 29th 2020||$6,659|
|Jun 29th 2020 - Jul 30th 2020||$8,475|
|Jul 30th 2020 - Aug 30th 2020||$9,685|
|Aug 30th 2020 - Sep 29th 2020||$8,475|
|Sep 29th 2020 - Oct 30th 2020||$6,659|
|Oct 30th 2020 - Dec 29th 2020||$5,448|
|Dec 29th 2020 - Jan 19th 2021||$5,448|
Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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