With 4 Bedroom, 5 Bathrooms, Well Equipped Private Gym, Hammam. Near The Beach!
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About Maja Laksesvela
Hi there! We live in Kolbotn and work in Oslo, the capital of Norway. In the recent years, we have spent most of our vacations in Crete, which has become our second home. In 2006, when we for the first time visited Crete and Almyrida, we totally fell in love with this beautiful village and the surrounding areas with the White Mountains (Lefka Ori), the small island Karga right outside the sandy beaches in Almyrida and the hospitality of the citizens. We decided to buy our own property in this beautiful area. After 10 fantastic years in Crete, we decided to build a new house inside the village of Almyrida. We were lucky to find a nice plot just a few steps from the sandy beach and the center of the village. Now (in 2016) we are ready to share these two fantastic villas, Villa Karga and Villa Nova, with their distinctive architecture and design with you. We are sure you will enjoy your holiday at this wonderful place! Gunnar & Maja Laksesvela owners
Pool / Spa
No smoking - Smoking is not allowed inside the villaSmoking is not allowed inside the villa
Max guests: 9
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We had a fabulous time at Villa Karga. The property is beautiful with huge windows and spectacular sea views. Almyrida is lovely and all the shops and restaurants are a short walk from the villa (the return walk is steeply uphill though so anyone with mobility difficulties might struggle) We didn't mind though as it gave us a chance to work off some of the delicious food we ate down in the village!
The owner was so helpful in the run up to our stay, booking airport transfers and suggesting lots of great excursions.
I cannot recommend this villa highly enough - 10/10!
I'm so happy to hear that you had such a fabulous time at Villa Karga and that you liked Almyrida. You are right, it's a lovley village. It was a pleasure for me to communicate with you in front of your stay.
Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a nice review and your recommendation of our Villa Karga.
I hope that we can have the pleasure to welcome you again next time you visit Crete.
With best regards,
Maja - GM Villas
Probably the best rental we've ever had
I've rented many times in different countries from VRBO, HomeAway, and other similar sites, as well as with travel agents, property managers and other third party organizations I can say without any hesitation that not only is Villa Karga one of the finest properties we've every rented, but it is unique in a category of being underrepresented in the photos and descriptions. Pictures cannot convey the true beauty of the location, or the luxury, cleanliness, and completeness of the accommodations. To further complete the exceptional nature of this property, add in the owner, and her on-site representative, and you have an experience that is unlikely to be duplicated. The communications before, during, and after the booking were wonderful. Roula (the local manager) met us at the property at 1 AM! on our arrival, and was constantly in communication with us by phone and txt during our stay, addressing any little things that we needed, or providing exceptional local knowledge to help us navigate the country and arrange for the best possible vacation. Maja, the owner went out of her way to send information about tours, locations, and enterprises that we might want to consider during the planning phases of our journey, and even though Roula was in constant contact with us, Maja checked in as well to make sure everything was ok.
The property itself was spacious, and as previously noted furnished elegantly with all necessary accoutrements provided. The kitchen was very well stocked - of course all necessary implements were there, and a wide variety of appliances as well (great coffee maker, with coffee provided, Juicer!, etc) - but even spices, and paper + cleaning supplies were provided. The bedrooms all had extremely comfortable mattresses, with more pillows than could be used - plenty of closet space, with ample hangers, and soaps, shampoos, and lotions were stocked in every bathroom (each bedroom had its own bathroom plus extra bathroom downstairs); there were more towels than we could possible use, included specific blue full size ones for the pool - and 2 bathrobes were in every bathroom, with extras downstairs.. The pool area was incredible for relaxing at any time of day - plenty of comfortable sitting chairs and tables for al fresco dining, as well loungers for sunning. The views over the bay were breathtaking - dramatic sunsets, and gorgeous vistas out to the distant mountains. Don't even think twice - rent this!
Thank you very much for the excellent review. I'm so happy to hear that you had such a good experience. Nothing is better than giving our guest a good experience and memorable moments for the holiday. Thanks again for taking your time to share your experience about your stay at Villa Karga.
If you come to Crete again, I hope we will have the honor to house you again at GM Villas.
With warmest regards,
Loved the moden, comfortable, spacious and very conveniently located home.
Our stay was comprised of a family reunion of three households. We were nine people including three kids. Villa Karga was the perfect size for us giving us ample opportunity to eat breakfast, dine or hang out at the pool together while being able to give each other space when needed.
Upon arrival we were greeted by Natasa who is wondersfully pleasant and organized. We arrived about six hours late due to flight delays yet Natasa showed up after midnight to get us settled- very much appreciated.
We enjoyed the walking distance to the beach which gave all family members flexibility to structure activities based on their needs and preferences.
Overall great experience and stay.
Thank you very much for taking your time to review your stay at Villa Karga. It makes us so happy to hear that you had a great holiday experience.
Hoping to welcome you back for your next trip to Crete.
Best wishes to you and your family!
on behalf of our team
at GM Vilas
Fabulous villa six star fully equiped beautifully furnished in a an idylic location
What a wonderful relaxing holiday in a superb villa with all mod cons, the villa is serviced twice a week by unobtrusive staff with fresh linen and towels, the villa sits on top of a hill with superb views over the bay. A short walk 5 minute to the village where there are shops, a deli a good choice of restaurants and bars modestly priced. We ate out every night and all the meals were good with a relaxed service, the first holiday I have had where I would go back again.
Wow... thank you very much, Stephen!
Thank you so much for kindly taking the time to write this fantastic review after Your stay at Villa Karga. We are very glad that you had a wonderful time, that you liked the villa, the location and the village, Almyrida.
Thank you also for highlighting our unobstructive staff. I am sure they will be really happy that they made an impact during Your stay.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back again for another wonderful and relaxing holiday next time you visit Crete!
Villa Karga is the most beautiful villa with outstanding views. Would recommend to anyone.
As a family of 6 we stayed in Villa Karga for 2 weeks at the beginning of August 2017. Our friends stayed in Villa Nova for our first week and this worked perfectly with the interconnecting gate.
On arrival we were greeted by Natasa who was so friendly and gave us a thorough tour of the beautiful villa and had also bought us the grocery items we had requested. It was so nice to know Natasa was nearby and she was incredibly kind and helpful when we needed to see a doctor with one of the children, we couldn't have asked for better service.
The villa was equipped with everything we needed, was immaculate, very tastefully decorated and had the most beautiful views, it exceeded our expectations.
Also on our request a table had been booked at the beautiful Elia and Thyme restaurant for our first evening. Along with the other restaurants, supermarkets and beach this was a short walk from the villa and became one of our favourite places to eat and on a couple of occasions we also had a takeaway delivered from there.
Almyrida is the perfect location for a relaxing family holiday, with a lovely selection of restaurants and beautiful beach and both Villa Karga and Villa Nova are the most beautiful villas that made our stay perfect.
Thank you so much for your excellent review. We are very happy to see that you are satisfied with the service provided by our host Natasa, the location of the villa, that you found the villa well equipped, well decorated and that it exceeded your expectations. It warms our hearts to see that you are satisfied with your vacation staying at Villa Karga and Villa Nova.
It would be a pleasure for us to see you back again for your next vacation on Crete.
Thank you very much!!
:-) Maja L.
Almyrida is located on the Apokoronas peninsula in the northwest of Crete, approximately 33 km from Chania Airport, 127 km from Heraklion Airport and 24 km from the city of Chania, which is the largest city in the prefecture. In the small fishing village, Almyrida you will find cafés, bars, bakeries, butcher shop, pharmacy, grocery stores, jewellery, along with a variety of other charming small shops, all of which are open late in the evening during the peak season. There is also car-hire companies and ATMs. Along the beaches are a number of small, idyllic seaside tavernas, many of which are family-run. Almyrida also offers (non-motorised) water sports such as wind-surfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking, etc. A guided boat tour with snorkelling along coastline caves is also popular. The area is well suited for hiking, with many footpaths leading to surrounding villages. Almyrida is an excellent hub for exploring the beautiful district of Apokoronas on foot, bicycle or by car, and visiting the myriad of delightful coastal and mountain villages.
Although Almyrida has experienced some expansion in recent years, it has managed to maintain the distinct nature and relaxed atmosphere of a typical Greek village.
The beach in Almyrida has been awarded the Blue Flag by the EU for its cleanliness. The sandy beaches are child-friendly, sloping gently to provide long shallows into the azure sea. It is a wonderful site for a delightful day at the beach for young and old alike.