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Vassilis Gialamarakis

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Cretan Contemporary living -Youphoria villas near Balos laggon - Special offer - Brand new Villa Thalassa 3 bedrooms signature architecture great views

22 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Chania Villa Rental Photos and Description

Brand new stylish property with magnificent views and private pool in NW Crete

Further information about our villas on youphoriavillascrete.com

Situated on the beautiful north-west coast of Crete in the village of Agios Georgios near the small town of Kissamos, the newly built Youphoria villas have been designed with luxury holiday living in mind and have many innovative architectural and environmentally friendly features throughout.

The six, signature architecture, private villas enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking the stunning Gramvousa peninsular and the turquoise waters of Kissamos Bay and are surrounded by lush olive groves. Three of the villas are built around St Constantine Chapel which dominates the hilltop and three are lower on the foothill.

Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis being on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials. The unique signature of architect Dimitra Nikolaou and her Istos team, as well as the care and attention of local talented interior designer Stavroula Mauromataki, gives you the chance to enjoy a different perspective in holidaying at a Cretan villa. Youphoria villas boast unique aesthetics with an authentic feel.

The entire fenced property has two gated entrances from the bottom and top of the hill. All villas enjoy a state of the art, integrated, eco-friendly under floor cooling/heating system using heat pumps and water in place of refrigerant.

There are many unspoilt beaches within easy reach and in the nearby town of Kissamos, there are numerous shops, cafes and tavernas. Just a short ten minute walk from the villas will take you to the crystal clear waters of Viglia beach, where you can swim and be at one with nature.

The Port of Kissamos is a stone’s throw away from Agios Georgios and from here, you can take a boat ride to the pirate island of Gramvousa and the world famous Balos Lagoon.

The excellent location also means that you are close to many of the highlights of western Crete, just waiting to be discovered. Youphoria villas are five minutes drive away from the impressive golden sands of Falasarna beach (voted one of the top five best beaches in Greece) with its unspoilt turquoise waters and an interesting archaeological site showing the Hellenistic ancient port and city.

Around fifty minutes drive south of Youphoria is the beautiful beach of Elafonissi where one can get lost exploring the island of Elafonissi (Deer Island) which is unique for the cedar sand dunes and unspoilt natural habitat.

Youphoria Villa guests will also have the opportunity to walk the famous Gorge of Samaria which at 17 kilometers long, is granted as the longest in Europe.

Try some exquisite local fresh fish and traditional dishes from the world famous healthy Mediterranean diet at one of the local tavernas or restaurants.

Youphoria villas offer a luxurious solution for the elite traveler with a desire for exceptional style and design.

More Details

Details for Brand new Villa Thalassa 3 bedrooms signature architecture great views 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms

The largest villa of the group, villa Thalassa is a sister villa of Charisma with an extra bedroom of the 1st floor. Villa Thalassa has a spacious, natural stone terrace which dominates the front of the property. The private infinity pool, plastered with a characteristic Cimentogonia surface, has full width Roman steps from which you can admire the inspiring views of the Aegean Sea. The outdoor area is a large factor in the design of the villa with much indoor space flowing through to external space through either private balconies or terraces. Cozy yet elegant, the large outdoor dining area hosts a specifically designed pergola that gives you sunshine but also a little shade for hotter parts of the day. The gardens have been thoughtfully planted with endemic shrubs, flowers and trees which are complimented by traditional stone walls that blend into the natural environment. The living space is structured over two distinct floors and throughout the property, there are many large “picture” windows which allow sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views from any room. Access is via the ground floor which opens to a spacious living room boasting many architectural twists. The kitchen area is open plan with stylish and practical Corian work surfaces with an informal dining area and top of the range appliances. A free standing metal staircase leads to the master bedroom on the first floor which has a spacious en-suite bathroom with a relaxing bath, and wall to wall windows providing uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea. There is a large balcony to the front and access to a unique private outdoor seating space to the side with grand sea views. The first floor guest bedroom is accessible through and outdoor staircase around the house. The ground floor double/twin bedroom has a separate entrance with large doors that grant access to the panoramic terrace. It also has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in Spa
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Vassilis Gialamarakis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, greek

About Vassilis Gialamarakis

Vassilis was born in Chania Crete in 1969 and studied Horticulture in the Aristotle Uni of Thesaloniki. In 1994 he got his Masters in Rural Resource Economics & Development/ Management and in 1995 his Maters of Science from Strathclyde Uni in Scotland in International Hospitality Management. Since then, he runs the small family Mistral hotel in Maleme specializing in Sociable holidays for the independent traveler.

Vassilis is hosting groups for theme holiday weeks for his hotel guests since 1995 and claims he has "local knowledge" and tries to demonstrate respect for his homeland Crete.

He is married with 3 children and lives in Galatas outside Chania.

Vassilis Gialamarakis purchased this villa in 2012

Why Vassilis Gialamarakis chose Chania

This location is just stunning. Stunning sea and port views and a quiet location in an underdeveloped area. Strategically located to explore the best sites/beaches of the western Crete. The properties are suitable for people who appreciate style and contemporary architecture. Our on site manager will attend your needs and ensure your overall experience with great care and local knowledge.

What makes this villa unique

Youphoria Villas is a group of dream villas that will enhance your senses

Guestbook comments from the owner

Second time at Youphoria Villas, we brought along our parents. The pictures are nice but they can't give you the smell of lavender, rosemary, fresh lemons nor show you the real colors of the oleander and that deep blue of Kissamos bay. Adventure trips every day, kids loved it. Vassilis thought of every detail. What a wonderful place !
Mar 2016
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Brand new Villa Thalassa 3 bedrooms signature architecture great views
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Self catering with a luxury twist!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived and Eleni showed us around to the moment we left we felt very spoilt! We spent 4 days in Harmony Villa at the end of our honeymoon and it was fantastic to have total privacy whilst at the same time the luxury of cleaners coming in each morning to return the villa to pristine condition. The location is excellent and we found some great local restaurants and butchers/markets. Would recommend getting up early to walk the Samaria Gorge. We wouldn't hesitate to go back and explore Crete a little more... four days just wasn't enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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An excellent week at Villa Plethora

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Villa Plethora. It is a modern and stylish villa with an infinity pool. It lacks for nothing. There are a small group of villas but they are carefully designed to be perfectly private. The owner, Vassili, was on hand to answer any questions and give advice about the area and restaurants worth a visit and the manager, Helen, was a delight. In fact all the staff were efficient, friendly and helpful.

We were looking for a relaxing holiday and Villa Plethora was ideal. It was so nice to sit by the pool with a glass of retsina and hear the sound of the goats with bells around their necks.

We are happy to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Extraordinary Villa

  • 5 of 5

We spent on this Villa one week. What is different compare another villas? villa has spectacular view and used matterial , kitchen devices, shower, furniture ,beds are the best what you can buy on the market nowaday. You have everyday service ( pool maintainance , cleaning etc.) Owner Vassilis and manager Eleni are very friendly and kind always ready to help . Recommend visit restaurant Sunset and also near Villa are the best beaches in Crete Falasarna, Elafonisi and Balos. It is really worth of spend money. I usually not visit places where I was again but this one I am thinking that in the future I will visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

A little piece of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

La villa était tout à fait conforme aux photos et au descriptif aussi bien en terme d'environnement et de quiétude que d'équipement et de bon gout. L'accueil chaleureux et la disponibilité d'Helen ainsi que l' efficacité et la gentillesse du personnel ont été un plus notable. D'autre part l'emplacement des villas permet une découverte facile de l'ouest de la Crète et de ses richesses comme Balos, Elafonisi, Falassama, Chania, ...

Nous espérons y retourner l'année prochaine

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location with astonishing view and super excellent service

We really enjoyed our time at youphoria and defiantly going back to it for another escape pleasure.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Dream vacation, just book it!

  • 5 of 5

We booked villa Abyss for our vacation; the accommodation, services and overall experience exceeded our best expectations. The views from these villas are absolutely amazing, if you want to absolutely relax and unwind on your own private terrace with your own private pool while watching the blue waters of Mediterranean sea, look no further. Our villa had a modern minimalist design with natural materials, designer seating and state of the art equipment in the kitchen. They can even organize your own private chef to cook your desired meal, with local fresh ingredients. Best beaches in West Crete - Balos, Falassarna and Elafonisi are a short drive away from these villas and worth visiting them. Nice fish restaurants in the area of Kissamos port, also bakery, supermarket and various shop are 5 min drive to the town of Kastelli. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Chania Daskalogianis
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kaliviani Mama;s Dinner
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Kavonisi kisamos port
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Gramvouse restaurant in Kaliviani
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Viglia
Car: recommended

Situated on the beautiful north-west coast of Crete in the village of Agios Georgios near the small town of Kissamos, the newly built Youphoria villas have been designed with luxury holiday living in mind and have many innovative architectural and environmentally friendly features throughout.

The six, signature architecture, private villas enjoy a privileged hillside position overlooking the stunning Gramvousa peninsular and the turquoise waters of Kissamos Bay and are surrounded by lush olive groves. Three of the villas are built around St Constantine Chapel which dominates the hilltop and three are lower on the foothill.

Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis being on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials. The unique signature of architect Dimitra Nikolaou and her Istos team, as well as the care and attention of local talented interior designer Stavroula Mauromataki, gives you the chance to enjoy a different perspective in holidaying at a Cretan villa. Youphoria villas boast unique aesthetics with an authentic feel.

The entire fenced property has two gated entrances from the bottom and top of the hill. All villas enjoy a state of the art, integrated, eco-friendly under floor cooling/heating system using heat pumps and water in place of refrigerant.

There are many unspoilt beaches within easy reach and in the nearby town of Kissamos, there are numerous shops, cafes and tavernas. Just a short ten minute walk from the villas will take you to the crystal clear waters of Viglia beach, where you can swim and be at one with nature.

The Port of Kissamos is a stone’s throw away from Agios Georgios and from here, you can take a boat ride to the pirate island of Gramvousa and the world famous Balos Lagoon.

The excellent location also means that you are close to many of the highlights of western Crete, just waiting to be discovered. Youphoria villas are five minutes drive away from the impressive golden sands of Falasarna beach (voted one of the top five best beaches in Greece) with its unspoilt turquoise waters and an interesting archaeological site showing the Hellenistic ancient port and city.

Around fifty minutes drive south of Youphoria is the beautiful beach of Elafonissi where one can get lost exploring the island of Elafonissi (Deer Island) which is unique for the cedar sand dunes and unspoilt natural habitat.

Youphoria Villa guests will also have the opportunity to walk the famous Gorge of Samaria which at 17 kilometers long, is granted as the longest in Europe.

Try some exquisite local fresh fish and traditional dishes from the world famous healthy Mediterranean diet at one of the local tavernas or restaurants.

Youphoria villas offer a luxurious solution for the elite traveler with a desire for exceptional style and design.

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Rates & Availability

Kastelli (Kissamos) Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July August
Jul 3 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$731
 
 
September
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 24 2016
3 night minimum stay
$616
$4,311
 
 
October
Sep 25 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$595
$4,165
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$595
$3,539
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $335
Tax Rate 7.0%

Payments are in € and can be made by bank transfer, cash or credit/debit card
Visa - MasterCard accepted - 2% handling fee applies to all Credit cards
25% of the amount non refundable deposit is required to make a booking
Balance must be paid 42 days before arrival
Prices include all taxes
Pool can be heated at an extra charge of 350 € per week
A Credit card number is required as damage security

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Amenities

Chania Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Separate washroom - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Upstairs guest bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king
    Sofabed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs Guest bedroom
  • The ground floor double bedroom has a separate entrance with large terrace doors that grant access to the panoramic terrace. It has an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in Spa shower area. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a large balcony to the front and access to a unique private outdoor seating space to the side. There is also a first floor guest bedroom with double bed, en-suite bathroom and climate control The wall to wall windows provide uninterrupted views of the Aegean Sea. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a relaxing Jacuzzi bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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