Almirida Villa Rental Photos and Description
Quiet location, short walk to beach, shops, tavernas ... car not essential
Only 3 minutes drive from the beach, this villa is located in our private olive grove between the villages of Almirida and Gavalochori. You can walk to the restaurants/minimarkets of Gavalochori in 12 minutes. The house is surrounded by trees and shrubs and is not overlooked because the nearest other villa is over 200 feet (60 metres) away. Ideal for a couple, or families up to 5, there is a choice of double or twin bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is lots of internal and external space with sheltered terraces for outside dining close to the private pool on the large sun patio. Suitable for wheelchair users or limited mobility - a few steps but has downstairs bedroom and bathroom. House Layout: Wide patio doors connect the spacious outside areas to the light and airy open-plan kitchen. ‘Al-fresco’ meals are easy because there are no stairs to negotiate from the kitchen. CAR NOT ESSENTIAL - beach and villages all within walking distance.
FACILITIES CLOSE BY: Swimming in nearby sandy beach of Almirida. SCUBA/Snorkelling in Chania/Almirida. Windsurfing school in Almirida. Walking galore! Easy tracks straight from the door. Spectacular countryside with breathtaking views of White Mountains from villa & all bedroom terraces. Sea Fishing - tackle shop in nearby Kalives. The White Mountains dominate the area and provide a dramatic backdrop to the sandy beaches at Almirida, Kalives and Georgeoupolis.
The large bay that makes up the seaside resorts of Almirida and Kalives has many separate, safe, sandy beaches, usually with full facilities. Almirida, is a thriving seaside resort with a windsurfing school and tavernas and bars lining the sea front. There are a couple of mini-markets, a bakery, patisserie, a wine shop and newsagents. Mountain bikes can be hired and there is also a small taxi rank. There is a bus service to Kalives and Chania.
SHOPPING: Nearest big town is Kalives, an all year-roiund destination. In addition to the beaches, tavernas, bars and tourist shops there are local shops plus a good-sized supermarket. Banking, post office and petrol station are available. City of Chania - a cosmopolitan city voted the most beautiful on Crete. With the White Mountains as a backdrop, its Venetian harbour, museums, fascinating indoor market and an old quarter of narrow streets packed with interesting shops, Chania offers something for most visitors. It is a vibrant place steeped in Byzantine, Venetian and Turkish history. The harbour area is a great place to sit and watch the world go by at one of the sea-front tavernas.
GOOGLE EARTH: Please note that Google Earth photos for Crete in our region
are out of date (taken in 2003/4). This is 12 months before the villas
were built so all you will see is an empty olive grove! Please look at our
olive picking website to see photos of the villas and location.
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- wheelchair accessible
- pets not allowed
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Long-term Renters Welcome
About John Dunn
Hi there We are owners Marcus Milton and John Dunn. Together with our two families, we co-own and manage our estate of 5.5 acres of olive grove in North West Crete. On this land we have built 4 spacious rental villas, each with private pools. With more than 200 trees olive trees on site we also harvest the oil and bring back to the UK the best fresh olive oil you are likely to have tasted.
John Dunn purchased this villa in 2005
Why John Dunn chose Almirida
As we own the whole plot, we have been able to control the building of these houses so that they are completely detached and not immediately overlooked. We feel this is very important to the comfort and ambiance of our guests who do not want to feel as though they are living on top of other villas!
Guestbook comments from the manager
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Helios...it was a very enjoyable place to have a holiday and we would definitely consider spending time in your Villa(s) again.
Alan , May 2011