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New luxury villa, heated pool,quietness,unique position,enjoy Cretan nature

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 7,private heated pool-garden

In large and spacious Villa Armonia guests can enjoy their peace and privacy. Villa Armonia offers, high, wide areas, and from the large windows all natural light create a very friendly atmosphere at home.

The dimensions of the private pool are 8mx5m. It can be heated during the cooler months by electricity (surcharge) - the pool is heated, so that water can reach at 28 Celsius degrees. Special feature of the pool is that it has no chlorine, as it has salt water and is equipped with salt filtration system. It is surrounded by a cozy lounge area, which is protected on two sides by an artistically designed wall. Outdoor shower, toilet (with hot and gold-switch) and parasols are placed around the pool.

It is built in 2011, 270m2, it has two floors and is situated on a 2,000 m2 of private land, of which 400m2 is a garden with lawn, flowers, shrubs and herbs, wood stove, a big barbecue, and an outdoor sink , Outdoor there is also an ideal outdoor dining area with a beautiful red-covered porch with comfortable furniture.

Inside there is also a well-equipped kitchen and an open living area with fireplace, sofa beds and doors that lead to a dining and lounge terrace

As for the bedrooms, they are all fully equipped, with access to the garden and pool. The double room has a bed (1.60 m) and a single bed. There is also a room with two single beds. Both bedrooms share a shower and a bathroom. An internal staircase leads to the impressive 100m2 bedroom (1.80 m bed) with a native cypress tree trunk emerging through the floor to ceiling. The bathroom is open plan and has a Jacuzzi tub in the middle. Sliding glass doors open onto a private sundeck with stairs down to the pool and garden.

The villa has underfloor heating - cooling system and it is air-conditioned. In addition, there is a parking area for 2 cars which is located next to the house covered with a tiled pergola.

The price includes (cleaning the house, cleaning the pool, electricity, taxes, water, air conditioning). This villa is certified since 2014,by the Greek Tourism Authority, E.O.T., with E.O.T. NO. 1039K10002973801

Simplicity, warmth, wood, stone and stylish interiors, combined with creativity and craftsmanship are the key elements of this beautiful house in a beautiful part of the island, the Messara Valley. The stunning view of mountains and sea, its beautiful valleys,the unspoilt nature are in sharp contrast to the developed coastal areas in the north of Crete. The most beautiful beaches of Crete, are located in a few meters (1.5 Miles) away. You can visit Phaistos, Gortina, Agia Triada, Matala, etc. You can also visit taverns in nearby villages pitsidia such as Sivas, Kalamaki and Kamilari where you can try traditional Cretan recipes which are served with local products. You can also try for hiking or biking or sightseeing as well. You should definitely try wine and Tsipoudia (Raki). There are plenty of shops, restaurants, live music and Greek dancing places just a short walk from the villa.

The weather in the south of Crete is sunnier than anywhere else in Europe with high water temperatures due to its proximity to North Africa and the Libyan.

So set your everyday problems aside, re-charge your batteries and enjoy your holiday!

More Details

Theodora & Manolis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Theodora & Manolis

We are a small construction and real estate company in the south of Crete, and also rent houses with full service for our guests.

The owner Emmanouil Mattheakis has many years of experience in the real estate planning, construction, renovation and sale. Based on this experience, we always do our best to make things easier for you by making all the necessary procedures for the acquisition or rental of immovable property - all in one, guaranteed!

Where to find us?

We live and work in Messara, one of the most beautiful parts of southern Crete. Messara is ideal for those seeking a quiet and cozy place where the air looking mild, summers are long, the surroundings beautiful, the beaches and the neighbors clean friendly.

If you are interested in learning more about us, please visit our website at:, we'd love to hear from you.

Theodora & Manolis purchased this villa in 2011

Why Theodora & Manolis chose Faistos

Why this place?

:: The most beautiful sandy beaches of Crete (Komos,Kalamaki,Matala) are just minutes away and it is ideal for walking and cycling in the around area

:: In Villa Armonia you can enjoy absolute privacy and seclusion.

:: Villa is spacious with comfortable design, open spaces, high ceilings, neutral colors and large windows. All these create a welcome environment where guests can feel at home. Children will love the garden and the warm pool.

What makes this villa unique

Distinctive styling, unique details, natural materials, soft colors, warmth and comfort make this villa unique and attractive.

Last but not least, we have built this house with love.


Faistos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    - outdoor shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Fully equipped,air conditioned,private terraces
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Fully equipped,air conditioned,private terraces
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Plasma TV,Jacuzzi
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Upon arrival, we offer a basket of fresh fruit, wine and local products. We will be happy to offer you more information about the area, shops, restaurants, attractions, beaches, local festivals organized, private tours or anything that you want to share. You can set your everyday problems aside, fill your batteries, and have fun .... you will definitely enjoy your vacation in Crete! For more information do not hesitate to contact us!


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New luxury villa, heated pool,quietness,unique position,enjoy Cretan nature
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Fabulous villa, great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this villa. It is very modern and spacious and is equipped with everything that you could need. The master bedroom is spectacular but the other bedrooms are also very nice. Three excellent bathrooms, and a convenient bathroom and shower outside too.

The owners were very welcoming and made our stay so comfortable. They helped us to arrange car hire from a local company (including an airport transfer), they gave us excellent recommendations of local places to visit and very very generous: there were lovely cakes when we arrived, basic supplies in the fridge, beautiful strawberries, oranges for juicing...

We highly recommend this villa!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David , Thank you so much for your kind comments and it was a pleasure to have you as guests in our villa. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the villa . We hope you visit us again. All the best ! Theodora and Manolis
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week. The house is magnificent - in immaculate condition and wonderfully equipped.

Theodora was an absolute star and looked after us brilliantly. One of the best villas I have ever seen - let alone have stayed in.

Five Stars all the way

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George, Thank you so much for your kind comments and it was our pleasure you were our guests . We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the villa. We hope you visit us again. All the best for you ! Manolis and Theodora
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Fantastic Villa - a dream holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in this amazing villa. It looked fantastic on the website, but was even better in reality. Every detail has been thought of in this villa. From a kitchen supplied with everything you would need and very high quality appliances, to fantastic seating area outside (where we spent many a long lunch time!), a brilliant BBQ and of course fantastic pool and to top it all you are completely private.

You can walk in to Pitsidea which is a very pretty traditional village with a number of tavernas. There is a beautiful beach, which is about a 5 minute easy drive from the villa.

But to top all of this we were made to feel so very welcome by Manolis and Theodora. They were incredibly generous with their hospitality and we enjoyed a couple of evenings with them (of course not forgetting Stromboli!).

It is also to their credit that the villa is so wonderful. Theodora has furnished it beautifully, but she also maintains it to a very high standard.

This was the most relaxing holiday we have had and would highly recommend staying here.

Thank you Manolis and Thoedora.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Stewart, was wonderful to be our guests in a villa Armonia and thank you for your kind words. We started with a rather strange welcome, but it remained a good portion of our and your memories. We are very happy that you had such a good stay and would be happy to see you again in the villa for more good and happy moments.
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Magnifique maison dans un cadre magnifique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans cette maison cachée au milieu des champs d'oliviers. le cadre est très beau, calme tout en étant proche du village et des restaurants et épiceries locales. La maison est très bien équipée et décorée avec goût. piscine très agréable et joli jardin. Et puis il y a l'accueil formidable de Theodora et Manolis, qui nous ont gentiment invités à diner pendant le séjour, qui avaient préparé un diner pour notre arrivée, rempli le frigo pour le petit déjeuner et fait un cake pour les enfants: tout un tas de délicates attentions qui nous ont fait passer un formidable séjour!! merci à eux!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also thank you for the pleasant time we spend together! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your staying at our villa! We hope we will meet you again in a future trip at Greece! Wish you all the best!
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Really fantastic house!Cozy villa ideal for family

  • 5 of 5

We love Crete! We enjoy our vacations there every time since 2005. We have 3 young children 3, 5, 8 years old. Usually we go on holidays in May or October. During these months the weather is not always very warm, especially the water in the sea or the pool, that is why we were looking for house with a big heated swimming pool.

So we found our villa Armonia. This is our third visit there. It’s location at South Crete is just fantastic. Messara is a beautiful valley, surrounded with wonderful mountains and at some regions breath-taking sea views. The villa is located at a very quiet place without tourist flow, beautiful and clean beaches...

As for the house - there we are all happy! This year, May had a few cool days, but our kids enjoyed the pool non stop , as the water was 28-29 degrees Celcius.

The garden is as huge as a football field, with soft green grass, verandas with full equipped furniture and a nice landscape, quiet place without close of nearby buildings.

It's really fantastic house! Everything is excellent, very cozy villa, different and modern design, wonderful and warm atmosphere in every corner of the house.

Our hosts Manolis and Theodora were extremely helpful and were always available .

The villa is equipped with everything that we needed. Excellent cleanliness!!! !

Theodora , greatful for your responsiveness .

Manolis and Theodora again thank you very much for the lovely evenings together with great wine and RAKI!!! Yeahhhh!!!

Give our regards to your lovely dog (Stromboli). A dream dog!

Every time we spent at your villa will be unforgettable!

family Mary &Colin Brown

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind of you! Thank you very much for your kind words, we also enjoyed the time with you! We hope that you are really rested during your vacation ...... Crete is a wonderful place and you can always discover more more beautufil places, we hope that we will see you again in the future if you visit Crete. Kind Regards and all the best for you and your wonderful children!!!
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Phantastisch - Traumhaft

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren als Familie mit vier Kindern in der Villa und es war sooooo unglaublich schön, dass am Ende keiner mehr nach Hause wollte.

Aus unserer langjährigen Erfahrung mit Ferienhäusern, durften wir zum ersten Mal erleben, wenn Preis und Leistung wirklich übereinstimmen.

Das eine ist das Haus, das andere sind die Verwalter!

Was diese uns gegenüber erbracht haben ist einfach unbezahlbar!!!

Diese uneingeschränkte Herzlichkeit, Grosszügigkeit und Gastfreundschaft hat uns sehr berührt und ist mit nichts aufzuwiegen - dafür möchten wir uns noch einmal aus allen 6 Herzen bedanken ...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter and family, we're glad that we met your lovely family and you had a great stay in our villa! Its always a very good feeling watching people having fun and enjoying our place and our services. Looking forward to have you back at your next holidays and really thank you for your kind words. Wish you a wonderful time and all the best. Warmest regards Theodora&Manolis
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Plenty of them at Matala
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
65 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Plenty of them at Matala
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Armonia is located on the south coast of Crete in the village Pitsidia, in Matala. It is located very close to Kalamaki and Kamilari villages. Near the villa (in Pitsidia and Matala) you will find restaurants, bars, supermarket, bakery, hairdresser, bookshop, gift shops, car rental, boat rental, bicycle rental and many other services.

Everything you need, such as large stores, banks, hospital, post office, medical specialist care, weekly market etc. are located just 13 km in the town of Mires.

The nearest and most beautiful beach is Komos (1.5 Km). But there are many other beaches nearby, like Matala, Red Beach, Kalamaki,etc. There are many activities you can enjoy such as cycling, hiking and even wine tasting. You can visit the archaeological sites of Phaistos, Komos harbor, Agia Triada and Gortys. The surrounding picturesque villages are worth visitng as they have churches, monasteries, museums, shops and restaurants and cafes.

An adventure-tourists can also explore Crete through mountain trails of Psiloritis, or explore a Minoan cave, climb in a Roman quarry, ride to a safari tour, try diving or snorkeling or visit secluded coves that are only accessible on foot or by small boats.

Everything is possible in southern Crete where the Psiloritis meets the white beaches of the Libyan Sea and where the sunsets are unforgettable!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-in: 16:00, Check-out: 11: 00.
Der Check-in und Check-out kann in Ausnahmefällen geändert werden .DO nicht zögern, uns zu fragen, was Sie brauchen. Die Preise können je nach den Personen angeordnet werden .Sie können uns auch für die Ladung der Nutzung fragen Sie den beheizten Pool (es ist eine zusätzliche 30 € Gebühr pro Tag)

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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