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Villa Acrothea with pool, sea and mountain views, Kournas

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa Acrothea is located in Kournas and can accommodate upto 7 persons.

Villa Acrothea is located in the traditional village of Kournas and offers you the tranquility and idyllic surroundings you are longing for on a unforgettable holiday in Crete.

You will enjoy the fabulous seaviews and mountainviews in the privacy that the Villa offers.

The Villa was fully renovated and newly furnished with high quality materials in 2014, with a pool which is equipped with a jet stream. Your Children will have the time of their lives splashing and playing in the pool whilst you will be able to sunbathe and relax in the lounge area next to them, whilst also keeping an eye on them!

The Villa has in total 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and a seperate guest toilet. One bathroom has a shower whilst the other has a bath-tub and both have WC’s. Also included is free WiFi, Satellite TV and air conditioning in each room. The Villa has underfloor heating and can be rented all year round.

The rooms have balconies or terraces with incredible views of the azure sea and the glorious Cretan mountains.

The master bedroom with a double bed, has an ensuite bathroom with bath-tub and also a dressing room with a safe, the other 2 bedrooms have each 2 single beds that can be used also as a double bed. There is also a lounge area with a sleeping couch that can be used for one person, to accommodate in total 7 persons.

The Living and Dining area is spacious and has a contemporary style with a covered veranda on the northside, with lounge area and dining area, with panoramic views of the idyllic surroundings of the village, the mountains and the sea.

The kitchen is modern and fully equipped with dishwasher, ceramic cooktop and oven, microwave, refrigerator with freezer compartments, and all the essential pots, pans, crockery, dishes, cutlery and glassware you will need plus it also has an extractor fan, coffee-maker, electric kettle, toaster, juice squeezer and all you would need to create any culinary experience you desire.

The outside terraces and balconies setup in different levels lead you to the pool area and the bbq area and offer you panoramic views of the surroundings and the sea, where you find the tranquility and privacy with newly created stone walls which surround the property. There is a parking space and a fully automated electric gate, and a camera security system which offers safety and privacy.

Villa Acrothea is located in the traditional village of Kournas, close to Lake Kournas, Georgioupolis and Kavros.

Kavros, the nearest tourist town, is less than 4 km, where you can find shops, cafeterias, bars, tavernas and supermarkets and access to the beach.

The 9 km (6 mi) sandy beach is the main attraction of the area, with Kalyvaki beach on the other side of the river of Georgioupolis as well.

The small fishing village, Georgioupolis, about 7 km, is very much a tourist town now, with many cafés, tavernas and small hotels and apartment blocks. The town square has been renovated with fountains and is surrounded by outdoor seating used by tourists enjoying their drinks and ice creams.

Nearby Lake Kournas, less than 3 km, is also a popular excursion. Crete’s only freshwater lake, has a perimeter of 3,5 km and a diameter of almost one km. You can find taverns and restaurants overlooking the lake and down at the lake there are more. During the tourist season there are paddle boats, canoes and sunbeds for enjoyment.

Argyroupoli is a village in the municipality of Lappa, Rethymno, altitude 260m. It was previously known as ancient Lappa. Most of the drinking water in the region comes from here and worth a visit, with small waterfalls, and many taverns.

Less than 20 km, about 20 minutes by car is the city of Rethymnon, it is an old Venetian harbour town, with a lot of history, numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, enchanting Venetian monuments, the most well-preserved Renaissance city in Greece, with endless beaches, caves, gorges and unique flora and fauna.

Less than 45 km, about 45 minutes by car is the city of Chania, it constitutes a crossroad of civilizations and continents with a long history, natural beauty, unique architecture and rich tradition. The main characteristic of the city is the Venetian port of the old city with the Egyptian lighthouse that has survived for many centuries and attracts the eye of residents and visitors.

There are all sorts of activities to do in the area. You can hire a bike or go hiking and discover the countryside, or go horseback riding, or hire a canoe to go up the river at Georgioupoli, or at the lake of Kournas and at the beach you can hire a jetski, go wind surfing, parasailing, paragliding or waterski ...

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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch, greek
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018


Apokoronos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is one more sleeping couch for 1 extra person, in total the Villa can accommodate upto 7 people
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
If you have something in mind that you can't find here above, let us know and we'll do our best to help you further. We are here for you to assist you in the best way possible.


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Villa Acrothea with pool, sea and mountain views, Kournas
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Amazing Villa with private pool

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the villa. It's a 10min drive from Kournas and georgioupolis is a few minuetes further along the coast.

The villa is very well equipped and had everything we needed for a luxury stay.

Gaby was an amazing host and she was really helpful during the run up to the holiday. She always answered emails promptly and she welcomed us personally, even though we arrived after midnight.

The village the villa is in is very sweet with three local tavernas a few mins walk away. Our favourite was Kali Kardia. There's a small shop and bakery too!

Kournas has a few supermarkets - one on the Main Street and another in the back of the petrol station. There are many tavernas to choose from here too and georgioupolis has even more.

The kids loved the pool and we made good use of the BBQ area. We loved the villa so much it took us 5 days into our holiday to venture further than 10mins away!

Lake Kournas is worth a visit. It's a short drive from the villa and is a fresh water lake. The kids (and us) really enjoyed taken a pedalo out into the beautiful water.

There's also a lidl around 20mins drive.

The beaches nearby are lovely and the local people are so friendly. I love Crete and I'm glad we found this villa.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah for your very kind words, we really appreciate it. We are very glad to hear that you stay at the villa was everything and more than you expected, and I'm glad the girls enjoyed the pool so much. I hope to see you again for your future holidays, our warmest regards to all of you, Gaby
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4.5 Kilometres
National Road
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Kournas has 3 taverns all close together
Nearest Beach
4.5 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lake Kournas is the nearest attraction, unique for the island, only a 5 minutes drive and a must see.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $738.37

We don't ask for extra fees through the system when making a reservatin with us as some systems do.
To validate a reservation we ask for a 30 % deposit by bank transfer, kindly contact us for more information.
Our cancellation policy is as follows: 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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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