Villa Chrysoula--Sleeps 8, 3-bed, 3-bath, family-friendly villa
About Nicola Webb
We are a Canadian family with roots in Greece. We fell in love with this part of Crete and are confident you will too.
Nicola Webb purchased this Villa in 2017
Why Nicola Webb chose Apokoronos
Situated on a scenic ridge just outside of Vamos, this lovely villa offers privacy, beautiful views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains, and ample space to host families and their guests. Nestled in a Mediterranean garden setting, Villa Chrysoula is only 500 meters from the center of the charming village of Vamos: close enough to walk, but far enough to feel like you're in the countryside. Vamos offers all amenities, including a 24 hour health centre, dentist, bank, school, mini markets & a variety of other stores. The village also attracts tourists interested in the archeology and history of this historic village.
What makes this Villa unique
This spacious and well appointed villa is surrounded by a lovely, natural garden with trees and shrubs offering privacy and the sweet scents and sounds of the greek countryside and its Mediterranean songbirds.
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Spacious well equipped villa in a great location
Super comfortable villa with amazing view
Exceptional villa, we will not forget this view from the dinning area by the pool. The house has everything, is located in the garden, you do not see other properties. Birds wake you up in the morning. In 10-15 min driving are good beaches, we went once to the southern part (50 min), beaches there , around Hora Sfakion, are excellent and empty.
Very well designed & comfortable property
This property was very easy to find from the directions and when we arrived everything was in order.
The rooms were exactly as described and thankfully the air con was very efficient.
The whole rental was totally hassle free.
We had a very relaxing stay at the villa that met our requirements in every aspect, we did very little sightseeing this time in Crete so I expect to return to this Villa in the near future to remedy this.
Spacious, bright and clean. Lovely pool and well equipped house.
Pool area was great with pretty garden and lots of different shady spots to sit in. House is well equipped and had air conditioning which meant we slept well.
Plenty to do in the area for our week long stay. Xani in Chania was indeed a lovely restaurant. Would also recommend the Botanical Gardens. We made shorter trips to the beaches/diving point at Almyrida, Georgiopolous (v cold!) and Kefalas. Aptera was interesting (we went early in the day) and we spent our last afternoon before a late flight on a fantastic beach at Kalathas.
Vamos is just a short stroll down the hill. A couple of nice restaurants and don't miss ice cream and cake from the cafe next to Georgina's. You can get essentials from the two little supermarkets.
We would certainly recommend a visit to others.
Fabulous villa in great location
Our family of 3 stayed at Villa Chrysoula for 10 nights in June.
The villa was well equipped, clean and spacious. There was plenty of outside space with numerous seating areas and very good sized pool.
Nicola provided lots of information prior to travelling and there was plenty of guidebooks and useful recommendations for restaurants and shops in the local area. A welcome pack including essentials such as bread and milk was much appreciated.
The villa is very versatile making it ideal for families both large and small.
We would really recommend Villa Chrysoula.
Paul, Amanda & Luke - Yorkshire
Villa Chrysoula -a real gem for a great holiday!
We have recently returned from a wonderful holiday in Western Crete in May.
Villa Chrysoula had everything that we needed. The owners have given a great deal of thought in making it a very comfortable and attractive home. It has large, light, sunny rooms with views to the mountains and the sea from the pool terrace and balconies.. The accommodation is very well planned and furnished, with plenty of storage space. The kitchen and utility room are particularly well equipped and will meet everyone's requirements with all its modern appliances.
The lovely poolside terrace is surrounded by a pretty garden and it has complete privacy.
The Villa is in an ideal position for exploring Western Crete, the Mountain Gorges, and the old city of Chania. The local village of Vamos, which is very close, has a number of excellent restaurants , cafes and shops, where we always received a warm welcome.
We highly recommend Villa Chrysoula and enjoyed a great holiday in this beautiful part of Crete.
Ian & Lyn, UK
BEACHES - Several Beaches close by including Almirida Beach, Kalives Beach and Georgioupoli Beach, each with sun beds, sandy beaches, restaurants. Just 6, 8 & 10 kms respectively.
SNORKELING - Nearby Ombrogialos Bay has snorkeling and a seasonal seafood restaurant (10km).
BOTANICAL - Check out the Botanical Park on the Chania-Fournes-Omalos Road (40km).
ANCIENT SITES - Don't miss the ancient site of Aptera, featuring ancient Greek, Roman & Turkish buildings with panoramic views, including Souda Bay. (6km). Nearby Lappa is an ancient Roman town now famed for natural cosmetics & creams (19 km).
PICTURESQUE VILLAGES - The Vamos area has several picturesque villages in the surrounding area, all traditional and unspoiled by tourism. Just a short five minute walk from Villa Chrysoula is the town of Vamos itself. This charming village has a lively central area with outdoor cafes and offers many attractions through its narrow and winding streets.
CHANIA - The former Venetian port of Chania is a charming city and just a short drive or bus ride from Vamos (26 km). Chania features local artisans--sandal makers, potters, weavers and such--in a walking only shopping district in the Old Town, and a waterfront promenade full of restaurants and night life. Chania has everything you would want in a Greek port town.
HIKES/DAY TRIPS - One of my favourite hikes in Greece: the Imbros Gorge (19 km). For a more adventurous hike, there is the famous Samaria Gorge
Gramvousa Balos Cruises to the beautiful Lagoon.
Kourna, the only fresh water lake on Crete is a great afternoon trip for canoeing and swimming (16km)
Askifou Plateau offers a lovely walk around the Turkish Fort, and features a beautiful view from the top. (24km)
Activity Center: Lefkoritis Resort (24km)