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"VILLA STELLA" - on a Private hill - breathtaking sea view !

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

fresh decoration, wild landscapes & tranquillity combine unforgettable holiday

‘A spacious, for Cretan conditions almost luxurious location... with a fantastic view over Plakias Bay ...’ that way Eberhard Fohrer, the famous German travel editor, describes the apartments in his guide ‘Kreta’ (Michael Mueller Publishing, Ed. 2005).

Upside the small village of Mirthios Villa Stella offers you a breathtaking and unforgettable view over the Libyan sea. High above the wild and unspoiled coast - near to the famous Preveli Monastery and the unique palm beach - the individual apartments give you a guarantee for relaxing days in the origin beauty of the Cretan south.

The apartments offer space for up to 4 or 5 persons with separate bedrooms, bathrooms with shower & WC, completely furnished kitchens, living rooms with Sat-TV as well as generous terraces and balconies.

Bright colours and a decorated floridity: Beside the well furnished apartments the outside facilities - well shaped by the owners Stella and Michalis Velonakis - are a feast for the eyes. Bright colours and a decorated floridity are forming a delightful contrast to the Mediterranean blue and white of the buildings. Nearly like a blister the houses are placed on the slope above Mirthios. But it's no problem to reach them - afoot as well as by car. A short walk of approximately three minutes leads you down into the pictorial mountain village underneath the impressing Kotsifou ravine. Beside some recommendable taverns with their panorama terraces there are also two Mini markets with a small offer of food and beverages as well as souvenir shops with Cretan arts & crafts. Plakias and the sea with its long and sandy beach can be attained after a short walk of about 15 minutes. The way leads down the mountain by numerous olive groves.

Ideal starting point for daily trips : By car the distance is scarcely 3 kilometres over the asphalted road down to Plakias. There you find all convenience goods, many tourist facilities, in addition a doctor and a pharmacy. Off course we give a hand to you upon renting a car (incl. airport service) at favourable rates. Because of the unique locality nearly in the centre of the island Villa Stella is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions and to the many objects of interest on Crete. E.g. the north coast with the beautiful seaport Rethymnon is only about 35 km away. The distance to Chania Airport is about 100 km, to Iraklio Airport nearly ca. 120 km.

More Details

Property Manager
Mrs. Stella Velonakis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018


Mirthios Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • In the living room, there is a sofa which includes two single beds with regular bed mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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"VILLA STELLA" - on a Private hill - breathtaking sea view !
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Eccellente !

  • 5 of 5

Perfetto! Appartamento a Villa Stella è splendida, perfettamente conforme alla descrizione e funzionale!! Stella , la proprietaria, e il suo marito sono delle persone stupende

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantasic place !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely situated in a hill near of Plakias(around 5 km distance) you have a fantastic view to the sea. And you will find absolute silence and rest here. The kitchen is complete equipped for self-catering. You can prepare you breakfast / lunch/ dinner enjoying the stunning sea view...

Service is very heartily and hospitality is really coming from heart as it is usual in Greece! You can ask everything Stella and she can help you!

We have been there in good hands and did feel safe and at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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you must visit Villa Stella - fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

Villa Stella offered us exactly what we needed: a total escape from daily stresses in a small paradise. Everything is perfect decorated and situated. Nothing misses! Stella , we will be back! Inge and Patrick

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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great accommodation & service !

  • 5 of 5

It was our first time at Crete and we were very pleased we chosen Villa Stella. Central location next to beaches, restaurants, shops. Stunning open sea views from every spot of the apartment !!

Everything is spotlessly clean, towels changed every day, beds comfortable and huge!

This place is really lovely and well worth a visit. Stella and her family couldn't be more helpful and friendly! Thank you , Stella!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect location-views-clean!

  • 5 of 5

my family this year chose south Crete and we were glad that we stayed to Villa Stella! Apartments are perfect decorated - very nice colors to furniture, to walls, to everything! It was really different experience for us! Kids loved the garden with some really uncommon flowers! Stella and family seems that are doing everything for their guests and they achieved our expectations!! We have already booked for next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a great feeling to hear from our customers that they spend some great time with us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to offer it to You. Looking forward to welcoming you again! :-)
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unforgettable Villa Stella ! we will return again!

  • 5 of 5

We were received with sympathy and warmth and we knew at once that we would spend there relaxing and most enjoyable holidays!!

The room service is excellent and everything is kept spotless.

Apartment had new anatomic beds, kitchen is fully equipped with everything we needed for breakfast or dinner! Also 4 very good tavernas are located very near to the village. Five minutes on foot and you are there!

Although Villa is near to everything , is also isolated and provides quietness and relaxation away from noisy places!

We stayed for only 7 nights but will return for a longer stay next time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Chania (Souda Bay)
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

It is only a short walk down into the pictorial mountain village of Mirthios. Many of the old houses are carefully reconditioned to keep their special atmosphere. The situation is simply breathtaking beautiful. In the environment you will find wonderful beaches, tiny bays and steep ravines, old monasteries, wide olive groves with thousands of trees and many old villages - a fantastic environment, almost unique on Crete. The place is also a good starting point for many worthwhile walks in the closer environment. The village centre is only a 3 minutes walk away from Villa Stella. The main street runs underneath the village parallel to the sea. Narrow lanes are branching off, leading into the village centre and to the church. Most of these alleyways are not passable by car. Nearby Plakias offers a comprehensive supply. Because of the unique locality nearly in the centre of the island Villa Stella is the ideal starting point for daily trips into all directions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

The above rates are on apartment basis for 2 pers and include :
-Air conditioning
- Everyday cleaning
- Everyday replacement of towels
-Two times per week replacement of sheets,
- VAT and local taxes,
- Free wireless internet access 24 hours
- Electricity & water bill.
Always there are special OFFERS for specific dates during the whole season.

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Manager'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.