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Luxurious stone villas, totaly private pools, peaceful, near sea, WiFi Internet - Laina

Pirgos Psilonerou, Greece
  • Villa1883 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 3 nights

2 independent rustic villas, sea & mountain views 1&4BR sleep 2-8 fully equipped

Just a few minutes from the modern beach resorts of Maleme and Platanias, step back in time as you turn into the meandering lane that leads to the picturesque hamlet of Metochi, with a history dating back to the 1700’s, when Crete was still under Turkish rule. The tiny hamlet is laced with evocative stone walls surrounding centuries old buildings built in weathered limestone, with vine covered pergolas and lush gardens overflowing with jasmine and roses. It takes little imagination to evoke an atmosphere of yesteryear, whilst enjoying all the comforts of a relaxing luxury holiday.

Our villas 'Laina' and 'Sofas' – are both listed buildings, entirely renovated in 2010-2011 and sympathetically restored to a level of luxury appreciated by the discerning traveller, seeking comfort in an environment which only an ancient building can provide. Each villa is totally independent,set within its own spacious and private stone walled courtyard garden, private pool, with parking for both villas.

Villa 'Sofas' - 1 bedroom sleeps 2+

Villa 'Sofas' is the perfect romantic holiday haven. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard, set behind the stone wall. The villa Sofa is built in warm honeyed limestone, and the old wooden shutters and ivy combine to create a wonderful building, full of character. Surrounded by mature shrubs, lush foliage and stone patios, it is easy to imagine you have stepped back in time. The swimming pool and outside barbecue area provide the perfect promise of fun filled days and evenings.

Step inside, through the old wooden doors into a delightful room laid with flagstones, old stone walls and a wonderful beamed ceiling. The beautiful stone fireplace has been used over many centuries. Throw open the wooden shutters and venture upstairs to the master bedroom and pinch yourself. What could be better than this?

Villa 'Laina' - 4 Bedrooms sleeps 8+

Villa 'Laina' is the perfect place where a large family or group of friends can enjoy a wonderful holiday. Open the wooden picket gate and step into the delightful stone paved courtyard. The picturesque garden is just made for chilling out and soaking up the sun. The ancient courtyard flagstones, the lush foliage and sweet smelling flowers, combine to create a wonderful private area to swim, sun bathe, enjoy a cool drink or relish the mouth watering aroma of food being cooked on the outside barbecue.

Step inside Villa Laina and you’ve stepped back in time. See the graceful stone arch leading the eye from the breakfast kitchen into the lounge with its original Cretan ‘banquettes’ set along the stone wall, and the beamed wooden ceiling – yet there are also modern features to provide the level of luxury you expect to find on a holiday such as a satellite 40” LCD flat screen TV and a luxurious spa bath.

Upstairs there is a huge furnished roof terrace with amazing sea and mountain views

“Metochi Villas”: “Metochi Villas” are a group of 4 officially declared as traditional preservable old mansions – “Sofas”, “Laina”, “Nembarta”, and “Kamares” - dated back to the 18th century. They have been restored with respect to their history, preserving and setting off their original architecture. Our Villa “Laina” and Villa “Sofas” have been renovated in 2010-2011 to meet our valued customer’s expectations. Each Villa is totally independent, surrounded with a stone wall providing absolute privacy. Fully equipped, with all the amenities guaranteeing a relax staying and a perfect base for discovering Crete’s lovely beaches.


Georgia Karalaki

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Calendar last updated:
Feb 24, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        2 twin/ single, Ground Fllor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Ground floor
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Mezzanine floor
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Mezzanine floor
      • All the furniture are made of high quality solid wood with a unique feeling as a result of superb craftsmanship. Bedroom 1 has a King size double stone bed with a double door to the pool. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds 1m wide that can be perfectly matched to a steady double bed with no gap in-between. A beautiful fireplace ads a romantic touch. Bedroom 3 has a King size double wooden bed providing a panoramic breathtaking views from 4 windows. Bedroom 4 has two extra wide single beds 1.2m wide each. A baby cot can be provided on request.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Ground Fllor
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, Mezzanine floor
      • The Villa has 2 Luxury bathrooms. One with a shower room on the ground floor and an other with a spa bath and a shower enclosure on the mezzanine floor. There is also an outdoor shower next to the pool.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Mountain
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Resort
        • Rural
        • Town
        • Village
        • Waterfront


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Mosquito Magnet
                    • Parking
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Safe
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Outdoor Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                            • Spa Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool
                                            • Whirlpool


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • caves
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • marina
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • nude beach
                                                • playground
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • theme parks
                                                • water parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • The courtyard – pool area is totally private. Permit Number 1042Κ10002999601

                                                                  32 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Awesome hosts with a fantastic property

                                                                  Sarah W.

                                                                  We just returned from a very chilled 10 holiday in Crete. My husband and I were travelling with a 9 month old. We met friends there (another couple with three young children). The different arrivals and departures of our group were dealt with no issues at all. We were all made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We used the BBQ lots and even had a meal cooked for us The building is beautiful and pool could only be improved on with a touch of heating! The house was more than big enough for our group, was clean and equipment spot on. An excellent cot and highchair were supplied. A generous welcome of fruit and Raki were a lovely touch too. We had a constant supply of clean towels and our hosts were keen to check in on us and ensure we had anything else we needed. We encountered some issues with WiFi which was a minor thing (and dealt with quickly). The closest shops, beach and restaurant were too far to walk in our opinion (especially in the heat) so a car is handy to have. Plus there are plenty of places to visit nearby made easier if you have a car. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend and hope to return again soon ourselves!

                                                                  Fantastic 2 weeks at Villa Laina

                                                                  Michael B.

                                                                  As a family of 7 with ages ranging from 18 to 75 we had the pleasure of staying at Villa Laina. On arrival we were met by the hosts Giorgia and her husband, Dionysus. Despite arriving at around 11.30pm we received a very warm and friendly welcome. Their passion and enthusiasm for the property they had renovated was clearly evident . The villa far exceeeded our expectations with plenty of space for all of us. The swimming pool was private and not overlooked, not a day went by without us having a dip a least twice no matter what time of day or night! The house and swimming pool were cleaned twice weekly with fresh sheets and towels provided. Air conditioning throughout ensured cool living and sleeping spaces which was very welcome.

                                                                  The villa was ideally situated for visiting nearby Chania (20 minutes by car but try the bus for 2.80 euros each way - pick up outside the mini market at the end of the road - buses running every 15 minutes until late) and Rhethimno (45 minutes by car). Car hire enabled us to visit remote villages and the beaches at Elofanissi and Fallassarna within an hour. We also took a boat trip to Gramvousa island and Balos beach with pick up from outside SynKa supermarket in Maleme. Giorgia was always ready to offer suggestions for days out and places to eat with her recommendations always being spot on.

                                                                  We discovered for ourselves the Cretan brewary which is around 10 minutes by car which was a real treat especially as you are able to purchase their beers to take away with you!

                                                                  All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Laina and the 5 stars we have awarded are simply not enough! Thank you for allowing us to stay in a most beautiful and relaxing property.

                                                                  Wonderful Place to Stay

                                                                  JAMES S.

                                                                  This house was fantastic for our big group of friends. The house itself is traditional style, but has a modern kitchen and modern bathrooms (the best of both worlds). The rooftop deck and pool areas are great places to take in the sun or just relax. It's a little bit hard to find, but once you find your way there, it's easy to go back and forth to Meleme town and the beach. The trip to Chania is a bit more of an adventure, but that's more to do with driving in Chania town than the location of the house itself.

                                                                  I can't say enough nice things about our hosts. They took great care to make sure we knew where everything was and how it worked, gave us great recommendations and just generally made us feel at home. They also helped us to arrange to have cooks come in and make us a traditional Cretan dinner, served on the rooftop deck, which was the highlight of everyone's visit.

                                                                  I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property, and really can't wait to go back myself.

                                                                  Einfach wunderbar!!!

                                                                  Peter Z.

                                                                  Mit meiner Frau habe ich den Aufenthalt sehr sehr sehr genossen! Nette und sehr hilfsbereite Vermieter, ein wunderschön restauriertes Haus, eine schöne Umgebung! Kommen gerne wieder, wenn wir bis dahin nicht ein Haus in der Nähe gekauft haben ;-) ! Danke nochmal für eine wunderschöne Woche!!!!!

                                                                  Beautiful holiday retreat

                                                                  Kurt S.

                                                                  We stayed here last summer it's a charming building so romantic and loads of character our stay was superb it's a quiet location a car is preferred if you want to get around but a 10 minutes walk down the lane and you can hop on a bus into town we really enjoyed our stay and will be going back in the future, Georgia and Dionysis are such lovely people and very genuine who care about your stay and your holiday experience. There villas are great and I would definitely recommend a visit Crete has ticked the box for me and I hope to return soon.

                                                                  Great place

                                                                  Konrad B.

                                                                  Place is beautiful, lovely pool, plenty space for all the family

                                                                  Really enjoyed our stay

                                                                  Hosts were lovely and very helpful. We even got the WiFi code for free

                                                                  Will be back again



                                                                  Pirgos Psilonerou, Greece

                                                                  The Metochi Villas are located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Metochi at the outskirts of Platanias (just 3 minute away), near the west end of Crete 15km from of the old medieval stone city of Chania and 25km from the Chania International Airport. Heraklion International Airport can be reached in less than 2 hours. The sea is only 700m away and the beach resort of Maleme is 1km, with its large supermarket. Maleme also has an ATM machine, baker, butcher, chemist and many, many tavernas to choose from. The beach resort of Platanias 3km away is the summer centre for the youth on west Crete. A large number of bars, beach-bars, clubs, tavernas, restaurants, cafes, shops and recreation facilities of all kind, jewellery shops, super markets, banks, health clinics, pharmacies, nurseries, the soft sandy beaches nominated with 'blue flags' can guarantee the visitor complete, high class tourist services. The Samaria Gorge, the pink sand beach of Elafonissi & Falassarna are all in 1 hour. Golf: Lasithi, east Crete. Ski: Only water ski available in Crete. Our address is Metochi, Kontomari, Platanias P.C. 73014 Chania, Crete, Greece There is no street number or street name because it is just a small village ;)

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