Georgia Karalaki

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SOFAS

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2 independent rustic villas, sea & mountain views 1&4BR sleep 2-8 fully equipped

Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.

Our villas 'Laina' and 'Sofas' – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each villa is totally independent,set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas.

Villa 'Sofas' - 1 bedroom sleeps 2+

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.

Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?

Villa 'Laina' - 4 Bedrooms sleeps 8+

Villa 'Laina' is the perfect place where a large family or group of friends can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard. The picturesque garden is just made for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The ancient courtyard flagstones, the lush foliage and sweet smelling flowers, combine to create a wonderful private area to swim, sun bathe, enjoy a cool drink or relish the mouth watering aroma of food being cooked on the outside barbecue.

Step inside Villa Laina and you’ve stepped back in time. See the graceful stone arch leading the eye from the breakfast kitchen into the lounge with its original Cretan ‘banquettes’ set along the stone wall, and the beamed wooden ceiling – yet there are also modern features to provide the level of luxury you expect to find on a holiday such as a satellite 40” LCD flat screen TV and a luxurious spa bath.

Upstairs there is a huge furnished roof terrace with amazing sea and mountain views

“Metochi Villas”: “Metochi Villas” are a group of 4 officially declared as traditional preservable old mansions – “Sofas”, “Laina”, “Nembarta”, and “Kamares” - dated back to the 18th century. They have been restored with respect to their history, preserving and setting off their original architecture. Our Villa “Laina” and Villa “Sofas” have been renovated in 2010-2011 to meet our valued customer’s expectations. Each Villa is totally independent, surrounded with a stone wall providing absolute privacy. Fully equipped, with all the amenities guaranteeing a relax staying and a perfect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.

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Details for Sofas 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings. Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this? Villa 'Sofas' - 1 mezzanine bedroom sleeps 2+:
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
his beautiful 300 year old converted hay barn with lush garden private garden and pool was a dream come true. The kindness of owners Georgia and Dennis made our stay particularily friendly while not imposing they made sure we had every thing we needed including reccomendations for sites and tastes. After being on holiday in Europe for a month we wanted a home away from home. The well equipped kitchen had everything we needed to cook and eat at home and we loved usng the charcoal bbq each night to slowly roast our fresh fish or leg of lamb bought in the market. Furnished with taste this is a romantic and private retreat peaceful and quiet. There is even a neighbourhood dog if you want to pretend you have a pet. With washing machine, and bikes to use this is a great location. Gorgeous we would love to come back! We had a rental car so could move freely it is a few kms to the closest village and the motorway access to the rest of the island is close though no traffic can be heard from the house.
Jun 2012
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Georgia Karalaki

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Speaks greek, english, Some Italian
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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Sofas
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Sofas
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Platanias Chania
5

A LITTLE CORNER OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
A perfect holiday paradise. Beautiful, stylish, romantic, comfortable and very stunning. It is perfect don't change a thing. We will be back next year xxx
  • Submitted: May 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Platanias Chania
5

WONDERFUL STAY

  • 5 of 5
beautiful villa, great place in crete and fantastic host
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Sofas
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Platanias Chania
5

AWESOME HONEY MOON VILLA.

  • 5 of 5
The villa was very romantic and sweet. Very old building with soul and character.
It had everything we could ask. Quiet, private, and secluded. Private pool. Nice sea views. Very clean. Very helpful owners. Georgia is a jem. Recommended +++++
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Sofas
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Platanias Chania
5

LOVELY, PRIVATE COTTAGE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Villa Sofas for a week at the end of August. Georgia and Dennis were there to greet us when we arrived and they gave us a tour of the villa and advised us on good places to eat and visit while we were there.
There villa was gorgeous; very romantic and sweet. The private pool was amazing and where we spent a lot of our time! The property was clean and had all the facilities we could have asked for - bath, powerful shower, fully equipped kitchen, TV (not that we used it!), lots of maps and local attraction leaflets, sunbeds, lilos etc.
The local village/small town is about 1km away, and there is also a local bus into Chania which runs very regularly and reliably. We would definitely recommend staying in this villa and we hope to go back in the future!
A quick tip - you MUST visit Elafonissi Beach which is a drive down to the south west corner of Crete. It's a good 90 minute drive but definitely worth it!

Thank you Georgia and Dennis for an amazing week, we have very fond memories!

Nic and Ben
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Sofas
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Platanias Chania
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5

WONDERFUL LOCATION,EXCELLENT VILLA

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic holiday in this very comfortable villa. The four poster bed is great and the views from the bedroom are inspiring. The pool and garden area are perfect for lazy days and barbecues. The kitchen is well equipped and living room area is comfortable. We loved the fact that you can walk along the seafront in Maleme in the evenings. The bikes in the villa are good - cycle helmets provoded and locks so you can safely use them. We loved the area - the gorge of samaria, the balos logoon, the elephonisi beach and fallaserna beach too. Lovely drives through the mountains on good roads for the most part. Chania is really worth a trip. The owners are lovely people and very helpful. Clean towels and sheets twice a week !! All in all, a superb villa and region for a holiday.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Sofas
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Platanias Chania
5

LOVELY HOUSE, GREAT EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
This is a tasteful and very characterful property, suitable for couples of all ages, including those with a young child. (Note that pool has a deep end). The landlord hosts are welcoming, conscientious and extremely helpful. Facilities include washing machine, jacuzzi bath, bed linen, towels, hair drier, bicycles, small dishwasher, BBQ, TV and WiFi (if you must).
Location is quiet, the garden (pool, eating al fresco and sunbathing) are not directly overlooked. Lit at night. Sea view from bedroom. Village less than 1 mile, many restaurants etc. about 3 miles, pleasant pebble beach 15 minute walk from house. Xania / Chania 10 miles. Ours was an October rental - idyllic weather, quiet but most facilities still operational.
House cleaned mid-week as well as before arrival.
Very highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Chania International Airport
Nearest Ferry
21 Kilometres
Souda Bay
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Platanias highway junction
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Maleme
Nearest Golf
230 Kilometres
Lasithi, East Crete
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Maleme
Car: not necessary

The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25km from the Chania International Airport.

Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours.

The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from.

The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer centre for the youth on west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewellery shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beaches nominated with 'blue flags' can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services.

The Samaria Gorge, the pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour.

Golf: Lasithi, east Crete.

Ski: Only water ski available in Crete.

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Availability & Rates

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Platanias Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Offer
Jun 21 2014 - Jul 11 2014
3 night minimum stay
€130
€910
 
 
High
Jul 12 2014 - Aug 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
€140
€980
 
 
Offer
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
€120
€840
 
 
Mid
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
€105
€735
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€95
€665
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€735
 
 
Low
Jan 10 2015 - Apr 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€665
 
 
Reg
Apr 18 2015 - May 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€735
 
 
Mid
May 16 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
€120
€840
 
 
Offer
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
€130
€910
 
 
High
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
€140
€980
 
 
Offer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
€125
€875
 
 
Mid
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
€105
€735
 
 
Low
Oct 31 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€95
€665
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
€125
€875
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee €0.01
Notes Some Q&A
- How much of the cost do we have to pay in advance?
A 30% deposit is required in order to book and hold the dates.

- When do we have to pay the rest of the rent?
The rest will be paid to us on arrival.

- Is there a cancellation policy?
Yes

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Platanias Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Baby cot on request
  • The bed is a luxury four poster double bed 160cm wide. All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
Notes:
The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ91002999701
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