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Almyrida - Idyllic detached Villa with private pool (beach 3mins walk)


Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights

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Almyrida - Idyllic detached Villa with private pool (beach 3mins walk)

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights


Almirida Villa Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous views of the White Mountains. Glorious sandy beaches 3 mins flat walk.


A detached 2 bedroom, fully air-conditioned villa with private pool in the idyllic village of Almyrida, Western Crete. This beautiful villa is set in a lovely landscaped garden with 5.5m circular swimming pool (for your exclusive use). Furnished throughout to a very high standard & just 3 mins flat walk from the seafront & tavernas. The villa is in one of the most sought after & ideal locations in Almyrida. 2 Bedrooms, 2 fully tiled shower rooms, spacious open plan lounge with TV/DVD/CD & attractive stone fireplace with beautiful wood-burner effect gas fire, dining room with lovely wooden table/leather seated chairs & fully fitted kitchen. Balconies & terraces with stunning views of the White Mountains. Plaka & Kalyves are within walking distance. Kokkino Chorio, Drapanos, Gavalahori, Vamos & Armeni are all a short drive away, as are Aptera Archaelogical site & Chania with its Venetian Harbour.

Care has been taken to provide every comfort.

WALKING, CYCLING and GOLF: Almyrida is the perfect base for both walkers and cyclists with many beautiful and interesting places to see around the immediate and surrounding area.

The one golf course on Crete is near Heraklion (approx 2 hours drive from the villa).

CHANGE-OVER DAY: Normal changeover day is Tuesday, however we are flexible.

To enable us to maintain our high standards of house-keeping we suggest arrival time at the villa 4pm and departure time 10am - although, depending on bookings, these times may be flexible.

GUEST COMMENTS: A peaceful and ideal place to explore W Crete. You've thought of everything. Thanks for the instructions to the Villa which got us there easily although the roads take a bit of getting used to! Samaria Gorge was fantastic and more spectacular than remembered. You've loads of different sitting places/balconies to choose from which is really nice-you can follow the sun/shade as you wish. The White mountains views from your house are really great.'

'Thank you for the use of the villa last week. We had a lovely time and enjoyed being in Almyrida again. We shall certainly be recommending the villa to everyone we know, thanks again.'

'Probably the best holiday ever!'

'What a wonderful time we had. The villa was even better than it seemed in the pictures. The views were simply breathtaking. We were enormously lazy for the week but never tired of enjoying the lovely environment. The personal/thoughtful touches made the stay even better. We'll be back.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 - 30 nights
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Almyrida - Idyllic detached Villa with private pool (beach 3mins walk)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic holiday accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and teenage daughter have just returned from a wonderful 2 week holiday, the Villa was spotlessly clean in a fantastic location. We loved the small intimate feeling of Almyrida with the locals being very attentive and helpful, It was great to see there were no Theme bars or "Irish pubs" placed here for the Brits and the food was well cooked and plentiful. We were expecting to eat out every other night, with the prices in the restaurants we ate out every evening and most breakfasts. We soon got use to receiving desert and a bottle of Raki "on the house" at all locations. Eating at Chania is far more expensive but a very nice place to visit. Due to the locals not currently trusting the local banks most places in Almyrida do not take credit or Debit cards but there is a ATM in the village. I cannot state how lovely this location is and Mark gave us great advise as to the beaches to visit.

Thank you for a wonderful time


  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you all had a wonderful holiday at "Marians" and thoroughly enjoyed Almyrida with it's many tavernas, lovely beach and even the traditional "on the house" after dinner drink raki! We work hard each year to try and improve the already high standards at the villa and it's always appreciated when we receive such a lovely review - thank you.

Marvellous Marians

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous holiday at the wonderfully equipped and maintained Marians. The villa more than lived up to our expectations and was even lovelier than the photos suggested! We loved the variety of seating areas and tried to make use of all of them! The spacious and excellently equipped kitchen inspired me to cook - a very rare occurrence on holiday! John and Janet were both welcoming and helpful. Although we have been to Western Crete several times John was able to suggest some places to visit and even loaned us his road atlas! We enjoyed our trip to Margarites and I love the salt shaker! If this is your first visit to Western Crete you will find a wealth of information on places of interest and excursions in the villa. The only problem we had was tearing ourselves away from the villa and the pool. The garden and pool area are so pretty and quiet and the pool is so inviting. We loved the green, reclining lounger but so did a rather persistent dragonfly (Donnie).

We enjoyed all the restaurants in Almirida but must give a special mention to the warm welcome and the Brian we enjoyed in 'Lagos' (hare) (walk down the the Pear Tree and turn leftand you will see the taverna) and the enormous Thalami special salad. Further afield Koumos (near Kalives) is always worth a vist for the views and the buildings. We love the Maple Tree in Armenoi especially at dusk when the sheep return home.

The beach at almirida is clean and the sea is shallow and warm but it can get crowded. Other good beaches can be found in Kalives and Georgioupoli. There is also a swimming pool in Georgioupoli which is open to the public. Eleana's Deli Bar in Georgioupoli is great for snacks, freshly squeezed orange juice and frappe with ice cream!

The only thing we would change about our holiday is the length of it. Two weeks at Marian's just wasn't long enough! So next year ...

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write your fabulous review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the holiday. John and Janet both appreciated your comments as they continually work hard throughout the summer to keep the villa, garden and pool to the high standard we like all our guests to enjoy. Look forward to welcoming you back next year too!

Stay at Marians

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a fantastic stay at Marians, which was extremely well equipped & maintained to a very high standard, also very convenient for all the local facilities.Our dealings with Brabara (Owner), John (Caretaker) & Janet (Cleaner) from booking to arrival was perfect, with special thanks to John who was a fountain of knowledge regarding the local area, Janet for being so accomodating & Barbara for her advice & help prior to the visit. We had no particular favoured taverna, as all were of a very hight standard & only a few minutes walk from the villa. The villa proved to be the perfect place for exploring the rest of Western Crete and we would recommend a visit to Samaria Gorge & Gramvousa Island. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the villa to any of our friends or family, if they wish to have the perfect holiday on this beautiful island.

Terry, Jackie, Kris & Misch. - Cornwall, U.K.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed the stay at "Marians". We too appreciate good standards and are striving to offer what we like to receive ourselves .... sounds like "we're getting there". Thank you for choosing our fabulous villa as your 2012 holiday destination and look forward to seeing you again.

August 2011

  • 5 of 5

What can i say about this gorgeous villa. Stunning, friendly and perfect. I stayed for a week with my daughter (16) and it couldn't have been better. Close enough to the sea for a lovely evening stroll to Nikita's for the best cocktails, a walk in the morning to the bakery and a stop off at francine's for a lovely pancake and far enough away from everything to be peaceful. It makes you feel as if it was your own personal house (i wish!). John was great and very helpful. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review - always nice to receive! It is always our aim to try and ensure that we get everything right so that we can give all visitors to the villa the holiday experience we would wish to receive ourselves.

Amazing Crete, Beautiful Marians !

  • 5 of 5

Whay can I say about this , the island, the resort & the villa are amazing.

The owner, is fabulous, friendly and very helpful.

John ,his family and friends who look after the villa are great, again friendly and very helpful, they make your holiday go very smoothly.

The villa is superb, modern, bright and airy, beautifully equipped, modern comfy furniture, large dining table, great kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms. All rooms are a good size, Outside there are a variety of areas to sit , dine and relax. Very pretty planting, and a play area to the side for the children. The pool is lovely, but be careful of the metal steps, they are very narrow and can be slippery.. The pool is the same depth all round.

In the resort, the beach is sandy, and the sea is shallow to quite away out, and such an azure blue !.

The resort has a large number of restaurants and tavernas, all of which serve great food and drink. I can recommend Sirrocos for a great breakfast, sipping cocktails watching the sun go down.

We so enjoyed our holiday, that we have booked again for 2011.

The Batemans & The Osbornes

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Stockholm, Sweden

Summer 2009

  • 4 of 5

The holiday home (Marians in Almyrida) was a very nice holiday villa. It was close to the beach and village with all facilities needed for a good vaccation. We rented both cars, moped and bikes in the village and had a good look around. The villa and the surroundings helped us to get the best holiday ever. We can strongly reccommend hiring Villa Marians to anyone.

/// Tomas and Monica from Sweden

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tomas, Monica and Therese also kindly wrote in the villa Comment and Suggestions book .......... Thank you for letting us use your fantastic villa for three wonderful weeks. It has been our best holiday ever! We have been on several trips, with car, scooter and boats and seen wonderful places. We have been taken good care of and the service has been fantastic. Now we are going home to Sweden and it is nothing we want to do, we would rather stay here in the wonderful village and villa. Thanks for everything.


Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
150 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Car not essential when in Almyrida but recommended if you want to visit/see more of the beautiful Island.

Driving distances from Villa:

Chania Airport 35 mins

Heraklion Airport 120 mins

Souda Port 25 mins

Plaka 3 mins

Kalyves, Armeni, Kokkino Chorio & Gavalahori 10 mins

Drapanos & Vamos 15 mins

Aptera (Archaelogical site) 25 mins

Chania (Venetian Harbour) 35 mins

The villa is a 3 minute flat walk to the beachfront which has good tavernas, cafes, water sport facilities, bakeries, mini-markets, jeweller & gift shops. ATM/telephone kiosk/taxi rank/Bowling alley/car&bike hire/excursion & boat trips available.

Kalyves-the nearest 'largest' town, has chemists, bakeries, veg shops (which also sell the local red & white village wines!), banks, post office, DIY suppliers, tavernas & cafes,garden nursery, mini-markets & two small beaches.

Vamos-has a Health Centre, private doctor, various tavernas & ATM.

Chania-(a bustling Venetian harbour) has scuba diving, boat trips, water park.

Other Activities: Ten pin bowling.


Rates & Availability

From £160 Per week

Almirida Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid season
May 12 2015 - Jun 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 23 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Mid season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 12 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Oct 13 2015 - Mar 21 2016
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £200.00
Notes Credit cards not accepted - sorry.

A returnable £100 security deposit paid with your balance will secure a key to the safe and will be returned within 21 days of your departure date if no damage/loss has occurred. Cancellation charges from date of booking until 8 weeks before arrival - 50% plus deposit. Less than 8 weeks before arrival - 100% including deposit.
UK pound sterling prices quoted are per week for 1 - 2 persons.

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To secure your booking, a non refundable deposit of £200 per week is requested in the form of bank transfer.

The full balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Payment in Euros is also accepted.
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Almirida Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , spacious
  • Each bathroom is well appointed with an enclosed shower and beautifully tiled.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Both bedrooms have patio doors which open on to a balcony overlooking the private circular swimming pool and have beautiful views of the White Mountains. Each bedroom is air conditioned and has a ceiling fan.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Electric, water, air con costs, bed linen, towels, cleaning of the villa & pool maintenance are included in the price. We are a NO SMOKING villa (although ashtrays are provided on the terraces for OUTDOOR use only). Please note - running & diving is forbidden at the swimming pool & children must be supervised all the time. The villa is not suitable for children under age 10 - sorry. There are a few steps from the road into the grounds of the villa, up to the main entrance, from one of the terraces to the pool area & obviously to the upstairs of the property. Wheelchair access is limited. However, guests who have limited walking ability and are able to negotiate steps may be OK - please ask for information. A poolside shower is fitted. Sun loungers, umbrellas, tables & chairs are provided for your use. A small portable charcoal BBQ is also assembled for your use. MHTE 1042K123K2732101

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