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Keramoti Villas - Villa Aretousa - Best Value - Luxury

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxury Villas - Best price - Villa Aretousa

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Keramoti Villas is a project of tranquillity and peacefulness in the most beautiful and unspoiled setting in the farthest western part of the magical island of Crete.

Keramoti Villas where created having in mind the high demand of today's holiday makers for quietness, beautiful unspoiled natural environments, tranquillity and peace of mind. Keramoti Villas has also managed to combine absolute luxury and comfort supported with all the amenities of modern living in the most beautiful Architectural creations.

The villas themselves where built with natural local stone, giving the grandiose feeling of a castle estate.

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Please note at the end of the 'More Details' page there is more information on each individual villa.

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Positioned on a small hill, just like growing out of the ground amongst olive trees, these villas look like they where always a part of this beautiful landscape. Newly built out of natural local stone, wood and clay, Keramoti-Villas reflect our sensitivity and respect towards our unique natural environment.

Enjoy a truly unique and special experience of elegance and beauty at one of the few remaining unspoilt natural niches.

For those truly special holidays Keramoti-Villas is a promise!

The design of the villas had two major goals, first to make a comfortable and functional space that will meet the demands of the most discerning holiday makers for beauty and comfort, and second to integrate the villas in to the existing landscape so that they do not become obtrusive in anyway but rather give the feeling that they are part of the existing landscape.

In addition special care was made for the design of the outdoor spaces, with comfortable niches for entertaining or chilling out, for sunbathing or reading.

And to enhance all this we have carefully implemented our designs for grass and garden spaces, adding colour and vitality to the whole setting.

And to top of the experience, our villas are positioned on a slightly slopping hill, amongst olive trees and facing straight west, enjoying magnificent sea views and the most extraordinary sunsets. A marvellous show just in front of you.

Each of our villas is absolute private and has its own private swimming pool, designed to be enjoyed while marvelling at the amassing sea views. The impression created, while in our pools, that the pool and sea are mingling together is a very special effect of our design considerations.

All in all Keramoti Villas is an amazing place to enjoy the most memorable holidays with your loved ones.


If you wish to avoid the 'hassle' of cooking any day during your holidays but are also looking for fresh home-made food, we have the solution. After the request of many of our guests who tasted our food we are offering a delivery food service in cooperation with our neighbourhood tavern. You may come and order a dish from our menu, and enjoy our delicious home-made traditional meals in the privacy of your villa while wandering at the fantastic view. Your dinner will be delivered to you at your villa, almost like having a private chef ! All our meals are always fresh as they are prepared after you place your order.

Cots and high chairs are available upon request for our younger guests.

Finally there is a small playground, for our younger guests to enjoy.

A PROMISE: Tranquil, peaceful, harmonious, isolated, quite, ultimate privacy, extraordinary sunsets, beautiful unspoiled nature, magnificent sea views, a place to recharge your batteries, a place to have quality time with your loved ones, a luxurious place to enjoy and relax, to go away from it all, a warm welcome, a humane and affectionate personal attention, magic...a moment in paradise!

The uniqueness for our area with its wild and beautiful nature, combined with the luxury and comfort placed in an exclusive and private setting offer the best quality holidays with the highest standards for our discerning guests.

DISCRETION: When you are in resort, we are available 24 hours a day should you need assistance, yet we will remain unobtrusive and allow you your privacy should you so prefer.


Out tenure with HomeAway since 2007 guarantees our trustworthiness and our experience in offering memorable holidays for our exclusive guests.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, greek
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April 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

"""We spent a wonderful fortnight last summer at Villa Aretousa. The villa is in an idyllic location overlooking the sea, part of a small secluded and private complex but with a helpful and friendly team close at hand.

Villa Aretousa is beautifully appointed and we were happy to spend several days just relaxing by the superb pool. Any necessities could be obtained

from the small market across the road which is kept for the exclusive use of the tenants. The market is run by Niko who speaks excellent English. His unfailing friendliness and willingness to help with any enquiry helped to make the holiday truly enjoyable.

One aspect which made Villa Aretousa stand out from our previous villa experiences was the fabulous food available. The owner’s wife is a fantastic cook and we ordered several delicious meals to eat at home. The availability of superb restaurant standard food to be enjoyed in the relaxed atmosphere of our beautiful villa was very special.

When we did wish to prepare our own meals it was an absolute delight to be able to pick fresh vegetables from an organic vegetable patch alongside the owners market.

We made several trips along the beautiful coastal route to the lovely town of Kastelli Kissamos which is about 40 minutes from the Villa. We enjoyed visiting the Cretan bakeries and

other food shops for supplies.

The villa is also ideally placed for visiting the wonderful beach of Elafonisi. This is only a few minutes away by an excellent road that runs along the coast. Elafonisi is extremely popular and we felt very privileged to be able visit the beach in the early evening when it was almost deserted.

There is a beautiful mountain road that is easily accessed from Elafonisi and which passes through several delightful villages.

Villa Aretousa was so relaxing and comfortable that we did not choose to spend much time away. Our two teenage daughters were quite happy to relax around the pool and had to be coaxed down to the beach below the villa. Once there, they thoroughly enjoyed swimming and snorkelling and were amazed to find that we had the whole beach virtually to ourselves.

We have visited Crete on many previous occasions and can honestly say that this was our most enjoyable stay on the island. The villa

was superb and the whole team at Villa Aretousa worked very hard to make this a delightful and memorable holiday.

Dookun family, Guernsey
Jul 2009
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Kissamos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
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  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom also has a sauna
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff


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average rating of 4.9565215 based on 47 reviews

A serene refuge on the western coast of Crete

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Villa Aretousa is a spacious, yet cosy, tastefully furnished with great attention to details and noble materials home in traditional Cretan style.

It enjoys a privileged location on a mountainside facing the sea, immersed in the virgin landscape. You may contemplate the sun setting into the sea every evening from the terrace, enjoy local wine in the shade of lemon trees or jump into the swimming pool straight from the bedroom.

The hosts are very welcoming and available. We had a basket of fresh local food upon arrival as well as a welcome dinner. As an epitome of Greek hospitality, Ioanna invited us to take part in the Easter feast.

The only issue is that there is no short way to the sea and no beach in the immediate proximity. The very nice Elafonisi beach is within 25 minutes' drive from the villas. Also the internet connection lacked stability and speed.

All in all, Keramoti villas is an excellent choice for those who seek to escape the fast-paced rhythm of urban life an have some days of calm in a native setting.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ruhe und Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Zum zweiten Mal waren wir in der Villa Aretousa. Diesmal zum Sommerausklang Ende September/Anfang Oktober. Wir waren wieder begeistert: das Haus und die ruhige Lage im wunderbaren Westen Kretas, dazu Sonnenschein und noch warmes Meer (24 °), mehr brauchen wir nicht zur Erholung.

Das Haus war tadellos, z.T. mit neuen Möbeln es fehlte uns einfach nichts. Dazu der 2 x wöchentliche Reinigungsdienst, sowie die Möglichkeit Essen ins Haus/bzw. auf die Terrasse bestellen zu können. Die Sonnenuntergänge auf der Terrasse und der grandiose Sternenhimmel waren beeindruckend.

Wir hatten diesmal Rennräder organisiert, mit denen wir großartige Touren in der Umgebung machen konnten.

Obwohl zu dieser Zeit alle Häuser belegt waren, fühlten wir uns ganz alleine in dieser Umgebung, es war immer sehr ruhig.

Die Betreuung durch Niko, den Manager funktionierte von Anfang an bestens, e-mails werden sofort beantwortet, Wünsche wenn möglich erfüllt.

Uneingeschränkte 5 Sterne!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

we spent a very nice stay in keramoti villa which was very confortable,the place was quiet the view beautifull,Niko was very helpfull and the meats from the taverna were very good.we hope to come again

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Auretosa exceeded our expectations on every level. The pictures do not begin to do it justice - the design internally and externally is exceptional with so many well-considered details which add to an overall sense of quality.

The pool is as long as the house, spotlessly clean and gently rippled by the sea breeze. The seating indoors and out is of a very high quality and very comfortable. The shower has excellent water pressure and we never ran out of hot water (rare in a holiday home!) and the kitchen is very well equipped.

There were so many nice surprises like using limes from our own lime tree in our drinks and having a totally secure private parking area. Best of all, we had Nikos on hand to help with information and advice and to place orders for food from the local taverna. Two of us are vegetarian and having spent the previous week living mostly off Greek Salads it was a joy to have Squash Burgers and Boureki (courgettes and potatoes cooked with herbs, tomatoes and cheese) delivered fresh to our door.

We also,found the shops in Elafonissi provided enough fresh fruit and veg, local wine and basics to keep us going for the week. It was extra lovely that every time we spent over 60 Euros they gave us something - local olive oil, wine and honey raki - for free!

This is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the magnificence of the sunsets and the peace and tranquility of the surroundings. I could feel my batteries re-charging every second I was there!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Escape to beauty & pure relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd time to Crete in recent years & definitely our best. The villas are meticulously maintained and very well equipped. The booking process & welcome from Niko was efficient, warm & super helpful & he kindly let us stay on a bit longer in the villa on our last day as our flight was late that evening. The beauty of the place is hard to describe, its so tranquil, really back to nature & a real escape from city life & it speed, noise & pressures. The location is , however, remote. Its essential you do a big shop first in Kissamos BEFORE you arrive. You can top up on daily basics like bread, yogurt, fruit, milk, wine! etc in local mini markets located 15 minute drive away in Elafonissi but these shops won't have the makings of a dinner with meat etc. The local taverna is good & as mentioned on the website will deliver dinner which is very high quality & very affordable or you can pop down to collect, its 5 minutes drive. It's definitely nicer eating on your own wonderful terrace with the views to the sea & the magnificent sunsets. There are no ATM's locally so again come with cash or you'll need to make the drive back to Kissamos which could be combined with a day trip to the other famous beach on that coast Falassarna & Balos further north. 10/10 for an incredible 10 days with our 3 year old son. Would thoroughly recommend & would love to return. We are off to France next week. The bar has been set very high after staying at Keramoti Villas. Thank you Niko.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Amazing holiday - well worth the money

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a lovely location - looking out over the sea where you can watch the sunset every night. The kids loved playing in the pool and Niko, the owner, has inflatable toys on site that you can borrow. Inside was spotless and well equipped; it had a homely feel but with a touch of luxury (e.g. a spa bath). We were given a meal on arrival and Niko was very helpful in advising on local facilities and places to visit.

The villa is within 20 minutes of Elafonisi beach, one of the top beaches in the world - visitors to Crete often spend 1-2 hours on a coach each way for a day's visit. We could just pop out for an evening swim and enjoy the sunset! There is actually an even better beach which is not world famous and is only known by locals. You'll have to visit and ask Niko where it is!

There are plenty of other places to explore. We mostly went to beaches, although there are some nice coastal walks and caves. Inland it's very rugged so would provide great walks. We stayed in August when really it is too hot to be walking much (35-40C), especially with 3 children under the age of 11. We’re not really used to heat coming from England, but I could get used to the life; going out for a morning swim, coming back for fresh Greek food for lunch in the shade by the pool, perhaps playing a few games indoors and then going out for an afternoon/evening trip to the beach. Our youngest boy of 6 has sensitive skin, but with factor 50 suncream it was no problem – he went home with his milky white skin preserved!

The location is remote but that was a bonus rather than a problem. Niko's staff do a daily trip to Kissamos (about 45mins-1 hour away) and provide shopping. We only did this drive on arrival and departure - it's a windy but well surfaced road, unlike others in Crete. Otherwise we stayed in the south and had more than enough to do for a week.

We had spent a second week near Chania, which worked really well. This is a more developed area and gave us a chance see other parts and to find our feet in terms of working out what foods were available (and so could order from Niko) and to get stocked up on things we needed (e.g. sunglasses).

I'd love to go back and expect memories of Crete will stay with our children for ever. So well worth the money.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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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.

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