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Villa Amygdalia

Villa with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Apokoronas, Crete

From £1,150 per week

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Villa to rent in Apokoronas, Crete

Located in the hills above Gavalohori with stunning views of Souda Bay and the White Mountains, a modern well equipped villa with a private pool.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden

Villa overview - owner's description

Villa Amygdalia is set in the hills overlooking Gavalahori with panoramic views of Souda Bay and the Apokoronou peninsula. The Villa has a private location set in a large plot with a backdrop of pine trees and almond bushes from which it gets the Greek name of amygdalia. It is close to the local regional centre of Vamos, a small traditional village with tavernas, small shops, the Agricultural Bank (with cash machine) local bakery and health centre. From the Villa there are scenic walks through the local unspoilt countryside. A rental car is essential with many small Greek villages with excellent Tavernas a few Kilometres away. The Village of Gavalahori is particularly well known for its lace-making cooperative and has all the charm of a local Greek Village. A short drive will take you to the beaches at Kalives, Almirida or Plaka; all of these have sea-front Tavernas serving local fish and local Cretan specialties. There are large sandy beaches and water sports at Kalives and Almirida. Kalives also has a supermarket and a variety of shops where you will be able to stock up on local produce and wine.

Facilities at the Villa Amygdalia
The Villa Amygdalia is a large three bed roomed Villa completed in 2005, it is built to a very high standard with heavy insulation and the hillside setting remains cool even in the hottest periods. It has a 40 square metre pool with a shallow paddling area and ample terraces for sun-bathing. There is a large bathroom on the first floor and a shower room on the ground floor. The kitchen is fully equipped including a fridge and dishwasher. The dining and living areas open onto the patio which has tiled pergolas to give a shaded sitting or dining area. Air conditioning is installed in two of the three bedrooms and both ground and first floor have underfloor heating. There is also a covered Veranda on the first floor that overlooks the White Mountains. A welcome pack will be provided, the Villa will be cleaned weekly with a change of bed linen for stays over one week. The local British Villa Manager will be on hand to ensure that your holiday in the Villa meets your expectations.

Attractions and Places to Visit
If you wish to explore the wonders of Crete from the Villa then the city of Chania is a short drive along the National Highway. Chania is the original capital of Crete and dates back to the Byzantium period. It is a lively city but with no large tourist amenities. The old city on the harbour front is a maze of small streets with shops selling local Cretan products, the tavernas in the old city offer the highest quality Cretan food and wine, some are located in interesting old buildings for example, one notable taverna is a converted Roman bathhouse. A variety of local trips can be arranged including a visit to Samaria Gorge, horse riding and sea excursions. If you wish to explore Crete then a 90 minute drive will take you to Knossos the primary archaeological site of Minoan culture. Alternatively you can drive up into the Mountains which can have snow on their peaks well into June, the culture and tavernas are very traditional and contrast with the sea-side villages.

This Villa conforms with the Greek Government EOT Scheme for letting of holiday Villas and the registration Number is 1042K92002983301

Rental licence or registration number: 1042K92002983301


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7 out of 7 people recommend staying here


From Bedford, United Kingdom Jun 2013

The villa is beautiful and very well equipped. The views are spectacular of the village below, the sea and the mountains (breathtaking). I would recommend a 4x4 mainly just for the 1/2 mile track to the villa but it also gives you additional elevated views for driving around the island. We are a family with with 2 teenage daughters and they loved it too. The villa is excellent for just chilling out sitting my the pool reading or a good base for traveling around the Chania region and Rethymon. We traveled over the mountains to the south and far west of the island and found beautiful sandy beaches. There are also lovely beaches in Kalives and along the main highway towards and Rethymon. A well recommended Villa that we will definitely be going to back. The pool is cleaned twice a week and thank you to Steve for his help and advice for places to see. Thank you once again.


From Glastonbury, United Kingdom Jun 2012

Nice property with great views out to the sea.Nice pool .Very helpful manager Steve and his wife Lyn.Only snag is the long track to get to the villa.However that wouldnt stop me booking again.Maybe next time a small 4x4 car would be better.
defininately recommend this villa.


From Harrogate, United Kingdom Sep 2009

Beautiful villa in a super quiet location but not isolated. Very well equipped and very comfortable.


From Dublin, Ireland May 2007

We have just returned from a most enjoyable week’s holiday in Villa Amygdalia. The villa is in a secluded location and for this reason a car is essential. The villa is particularly suitable for a relaxing stay and is well situated for sightseeing in the Hania region. This villa is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It enjoys terrific views both of Souda Bay and of the Lefka Ori mountains.


From Warwick, United Kingdom Apr 2007

Beautiful villa and outstanding location.Very rural with wonderful views!


From Southgate, United Kingdom Aug 2006

Very good apartment, spacious, confortable, with good furniture and clean. Only set-back pool not yet usable and noisy elevator.

1 other review

Aug 2006

a very unsafe property, electricty unfinished, lack of light bulbs, electricty tripped out on numberous occaisions,dirty,roof leaks in top floor bedroom, no dishwasher, pool was green, garden area was a mess decking rotten, outside stair need replacing. but we did receive a refund for the poor condition just not enough.

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This villa is:

15km from the nearest beach 5km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 60km from Chania airport 120km from Iraklion

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 45km Cycling 15km Fishing 45km Horse riding 45km Mountain biking 15km Sailling 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Museum 45km Shopping 15km

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Outside this villa in Apokoronas, Crete
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, outside lighting, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 28 June 2020

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 3 August - 22 October 2020: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 May - 22 October 2021: the minimum stay is 5 nights.



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 single sofa bed in lounge


2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in Local


Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden, Sea view


Average rating from 7 reviews

Private Owner From Reading, United Kingdom Member since May 2006

Past bookings: 13 bookings

Last seen: a month ago

Number of properties: 1

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