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Holiday Home in Platanias with panoramic view over the gulf of Chania!

Bedrooms 1
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House/Apartment with kitchen, 1 dining area, 1 living area, Sleeps 2 persons, 1 Bathroom

The Hillside Home, the perfect choice for your stay in Platanias!

Enjoy your holidays with a breathtaking panoramic view, feel and live in the cozy decoration of The Hillside Home. This holiday house is situated at the top of the cliff in the old village of Platanias. The house is owned by the Mathioulakis family who owns the traditional bakery of the village which has been passed down from generation to generation. The family serves you freshly baked products every day at your doorstep. And of course, a surprise welcome gift to all guests.

The house consists of a large fully equipped kitchen with a separate dining area, a bathroom with a shower cabin, a toilet and a washing machine, a guest room which can accommodate up to 2 persons and a spacious balcony where you can enjoy the lovely sunrise as well as the sunset.

Facilities: TV, Wi-Fi internet access, refrigerator, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, washing machine, electrical oven, fully equipped kitchen.

Capacity: 2 persons

Parking is available close to the house.

Platanias, which is the most famous, popular and cosmopolitan village in the western part of Crete, is located 12 km west of Chania and 18 km west from Chania airport.

Interaction with Guests:

The owner Mrs. Agapi or your host Sofia will always meet you on your arrival to make sure you will get the best service and any kind of help you might need. We have many years of experience exploring Crete and we would be happy to recommend places you can visit.

The Neighborhood:

There are many of the old village restaurants within walking distance and further down the hill, you can visit more of Platanias fine restaurants, shops and of course the sandy beach. We recommend tavern COSMO, which is very close to the House, Mylos restaurant and Splendid night club. We have a marvelous Botanical Park and many wineries just a few kilometers drive away from Platanias.

Getting Around:


There are buses from the airport to the city center which run regularly. Once you reach the center you take the coach from the bus station to Platanias (see: Ktel/bus service Chania)

If you wish you can take the double Decker guided bus tour around the city.


There is a taxi rank in the square of the village. . Your host Sofia can help you to arrange taxi transfer at your arrival.

Rental Car/Bike Companies

We can recommend you to support the local rental companies. Please contact your host for further information.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, swedish, greek, danish, norwegian
Calendar last updated:
January 30, 2018


My name is Agapi Mathioulaki and I'm from Platanias, Chania.

This house belonged to my grandparents and I have now hosted guests here the latest three years, and I love it and my guest are very satisfied.

It would be a pleasure to getting to know you and to have you here in my house.



AGAPI MATHIOULAKI, OWNER purchased this house in 2015


The panoramic view over the gulf of Chania and of the Aegean Sea!!! And I just love these kind of houses which been kept in generations and the atmosphere you feel when you live there is quite unique!

What makes this house unique

The amazing view, the old picturesque village of the cosmopolitan Platanias and of course the basket with freshly baked products EVERY morning at the door step!!!

Welcome to The Hillside Home!


Platanias House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has a shower cabin, one toilet, washing machine. Towels are included in the price.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • A spare room that can be used as a bedroom and can accommodate 2 adults.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
House keeping every third day.


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Holiday Home in Platanias with panoramic view over the gulf of Chania!
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous Holiday House

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 11 day stay at The Hillside Home. The house is comfortable and well equipped. It goes without saying the views are fab from the balcony as the photos show.

The house is situated up in the old village a few minutes up the hill from the bustling resort area of Platanias. So if thats your thing its on your doorstep (and totally accessible without your own transport) However if you want peace and tranquility then the house offers this both inside and outside.

The owner was responsive to any issues we had and delivered bread/pastries every day from her family bakery which were irresitable delicious treats!

The only information missing from the listing is the only route up through the village and to the house is very narrow if you hire a car.Therefore we would definitely recommend a small car!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Kleine Wohnung mit phantastischem Meerblick

  • 3 of 5

Kleine, sehr gepflegte Wohnung mit phantastischem Meerblick. Wohnung liegt in der Altstadt etwa 100 m oberhalb des Hafens von Platanias. Leider liegt die Wohnung in einer nicht so gut gepflegten Umgebung. Direkt vor der Wohnung ist eine sehr staubige Baustelle.

Wir wurden sehr herzlich von der Vermieterin empfangen, die uns tolle Tipps für die Insel gegeben hat. Ausserdem wurden wir jeden Morgen mit einem grossen Korb voll leckerer griechischer Backwaren verwöhnt.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
11 Kilometres
Souda harbor
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
National raod of Crete
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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