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Villa Poppy - In Wonderful Crete

Beach villa with 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and private pool in Kritsa, Crete

From £597 per week

Villa to rent in Kritsa, Crete

Lovely two bedroom villa, nestled on the mountainside near Kalo Chorio. Private pool with stunning panoramic views. Only ten minutes drive from Agios Nikolaos.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Near beach
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking

Villa overview - owner's description

Crete is one of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands and is the most southerly.

Aloni Villas are three beautiful, privately owned villas nestling in the mountainside near Kalo Chorio, in NE Crete, overlooking mountainsides and the Mirabello Bay. Only 10 minutes drive from the cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos.

Aloni Villas offer the ideal holiday in a perfect location for those seeking peace and tranquillity, with all modern comforts. Yet the villas are within a short distance of a bustling town, wonderful beaches and traditional Cretan tavernas.

Each villa has its own private swimming pool, terrace, outside dining area, BBQ and parking area and is fully air-conditioned.

Villa Jasmine has 3-bedrooms each with an en-suite bathroom, sleeping six people. Villas Hibiscus and Poppy both have 2-bedrooms with two bathroom/shower rooms, sleeping four people.

Whether you are a couple, a family of four or six, a party of friends, a group of colleagues, newly married, or just lovers of clear blue seas and sun who want an unforgettable holiday experience, then we recommend that you rent a villa from us. Our villas are all beautifully designed and equipped to give a holiday of your dreams.

Crete has so much to offer. The sandy beaches along the coastline are a perfect way to spend time; enjoying the sun and a swim in the crystal blue Mediterranean waters. And for the adventurous tourists, Crete is the ideal place. There are many walking paths in the local countryside and mountains and several gorges offering trekking and hiking experiences plus, of course, the unique Cretan archaeological sites, making the island a perfect holiday destination throughout the year.

Crete still retains plenty of local cultural traits, such as its own music and dialect, as well as the wonderful Cretan cuisine. Enjoy a meal in a traditional taverna by the sea, tasting local wine or relax with a glass of ouzo and a selection of meze and finish with a little raki or Metaxa.

Aloni Villas are located near the villages of Kalo Chorio and Istro. They have only recently been completed, all with individual private pools, and are located high up with views over the Mirabello bay and the local forest, which are truly stunning. They offer spacious accommodation and have been decorated and furnished in a tasteful modern design to a high standard.

The villas are an hour’s drive from the international airport of Heraklion.

Kalo Chorio is a small village, 10 minutes drive to the south of the town of Agios Nikolaos, nestling attractively in the midst of a verdant hilly landscape, where olive groves and local shrubs are abundant.

There are three main beaches all a short distance of the village welcoming sun-worshippers, wind-surfers and scuba divers. With clean and pristine waters, from golden sands to a quiet and long pebble beach, all the beaches have modern facilities including cafes, sunbed rentals and toilets. There are also many another blue flag awarded beaches within a short drive. It is also possible to explore sheltered coves along the coastline.

Kalo Chorio maintains a traditional feel. It is a small village with tavernas, bars (many with internet access) and shops close by.

The village of Istro is a short distance away on the site of the ancient town of Istrona, remains of which are still being uncovered.

The cosmopolitan town of Agios Nikolaos is only 7 kilometers away with bustling cafes and shops around the port area, marina and lake. Enjoy the vibrant night scene with many restaurants and bars.

Also within an easy drive are Elounda, Plaka with trips to Spinalonga Island, Kritsa, Sitia, Knossos, Lassithi Plateau and many other towns and hidden villages all having something special to offer.

A number of luxury hotels have been built in recent years in the locality, proof of the wonderful holiday experience to be found in this part of Crete.

Each villa has its own swimming pool, parking area and terraces. They include covered pergola areas, BBQs, sunbeds and outside dining areas.

They all have mosquito nets to patio doors and windows, air-conditioning, fully equipped open-plan modern kitchens (which include oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dish washer, toaster, kettle, citrus juicer, blender and cafetiere), utility room (which include washing machine, iron and ironing board) and safes.

All bedrooms have their own bath/shower rooms, hair dryers, generous wardrobe space and full height mirrors.

The sitting rooms have comfortable double sofas as well as terrestrial and satellite TV/DVD, MP3/iPod Dock USB port, HDMI socket and internal dining areas.

The pools and villas are cleaned weekly and there is also a weekly change of bed linen and twice-weekly change of towels. If you require additional cleans or changes of bed linen and towels these are available at an additional charge. The villas are non-smoking and we ask you to respect this and to only smoke outside.

Although only a few minutes from the main road and Kalo Chorio a hire car is essential for all three villas.

VILLA JASMINE (property ref 120000)
Villa Jasmine is a 3-bedroom villa sleeping six people and is set out on three floors.

The central floor comprises the lounge/dining/TV area, kitchen with a breakfast bar and the utility room/WC. This floor has access to the parking area, the pool, terraces and balconies.

The lower floor, on the same level as the pool, has two double bedrooms and bathrooms. One has twin beds with a walk in wardrobe, and the other a double bed with access to the pool.

The upper floor has a double bed and bathroom with its own balcony.

VILLA POPPY (property ref 123059) and VILLA HIBISCUS (property ref 123069)
These two villas are identical each sleeping four people. They are each set out on two floors.

The lower floor, with access to the parking area, pool and terrace, comprises the lounge/dining/TV area, kitchen and the utility room/WC.

The upper floor has one bedroom with a double bed and one with twin beds, both having their own bath or shower room and balcony.

Free satellite Wi-Fi for emails, web surfing and Facebook. Not suitable for streaming or large downloads. Excessive downloads will incur a charge.


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Family from Upminster, United Kingdom Aug 2014

Lovely villa, modern and well equipped. Good position although road up is steep!. Not really a negative but due to the position of the wall to the adjoining property the sun is lost from the patio by about 3:30 and the pool by 4:30 - nice if you want shade and the cool breeze.

Not really suitable for small children as the pool is 1.7m deep throughout - otherwise would recommend to all those that are active (steps from car parking and stairs inside).

14 other reviews

Alan H Jul 2017

Villa Jasmine was perfect for us. Your directions were good – one of the first times we’ve made it straight to a holiday property without any U-turns! The views and the pool made it, although we travelled around a lot too.

Dr Eric P Jul 2017

We had a great holiday in your villa which we found very convenient and well decorated. The magnificent view remains unforgettable.

Nigel G Jun 2017

I cannot recommend this villa enough for the put it into one word superb springs to mind. It was a lovely surprise on arrival, both outside and inside. Beautifully positioned with an incredible infinity pool (never been in one before) looking down the valley to the sea. There is nothing this villa does not provide. Very well maintained with a high level of luxury throughout. British plumbing (excellent) air conditioning in every room and the furnishings are top notch. Nice touch on arrival, welcome basket with bread,jam,milk,juice and water etc so that you do not have to immediately go shopping. There is a very large outdoor area with plenty of sun loungers and chairs plus a shaded area all with wonderful views to the sea and the surrounding mountainside. There is even a barbecue for your use. Cannot fault Villa Poppy in any way. This is unusual for there is always something to pick on. Not this time. A car is essential! Absolutely marvellous, would I go back there? Definitely! Wish I was back there now.

Neil A Aug 2016

Excellent quality villa and pool/ outdoor areas. Fantastic location with great views over the valley to the sea. very peaceful and tranquil location. Very well-equipped villa-good service from the concierge. very near beaches small towns and tavernas-5 mins from Agios Nikolaius in the car.\The owner was very flexible/accommodating to dates etc. A very relaxing peaceful holiday in a great location.Would recommend to anyone wanting a similar experience!

Had an enjoyable stay in the villa, everything is modern and brand new and very clean! lots of useful appliances in the kitchen area too, great views, you do need a car to stay there but that wasnt a problem, Aloni Villas helped me hire one at a reasonable rate, would stay here again! Karen

We have just returned home with wonderful memories of a glorious two weeks in Aloni Villas. We have had everything we wanted in the well equipped villa plus peace, tranquility and a stunning view. Well be back. Brian & Maisie

The villa was really gorgeous. You can relax on a terrace with magnificent views, swim in the beautiful infinity pool or go to the beach. We loved the sunrises and sunsets and the local people were very friendly and welcoming. One word comes to mind: heaven!! We are so pleased we chose Aloni Villas Manuela & Kurt

We have just come back from a great holiday in Aloni Villas . The villa was perfectly furnished and equipped. Swimming in the infinity pool and looking at the views was out of this world - the view was stunning. Little friendly tavernas and superb beaches only a few km away. I would highly recommend it to people who look for quietness and peace. Just what we needed! We’ll be back. Hans

Booking at the last minute due to work and health commitments we did not do our usual meticulous search for our holiday villa but attracted by the pics of Hibiscus, the pool and the location we made contact late Friday, spoke on Saturday and the following Thursday we were flying to Crete!! The said work and health commitments meant this was a very important holiday to us and from the moment we arrived we stood on the terrace looking out at the view over the pool we felt it was one of our best holiday decisions. And with the warm and friendly welcome we received it just got better and better. We are planning to come back next May and bring our son and future daughter-in-law. . Thank you so much - we had a great time and are ready to face work and &lsquooperations&rsquo when we get home. See you next year Maggie & David

Wonderful stay!! Amazing view from the villa & warm and friendly welcome. Jean-Michel

We discovered this piece of paradise. We forgot the date the exact moment we first dove into the amazing pool. Thanks for the ultimate Cretan experience! Gabrielle

We have had an excellent holiday in your villa. The pool with a view of the sea was fantastic! The villa has all the comforts as our own home. We hope to be able to return and will recommend Aloni Villas to our friends. Patrick and Monique

We had a very pleasant stay in this very comfortable villa - Thank you! A very well-equipped and very comfortable villa in an excellent location. Vanessa

We opened the blinds on our first morning to the most spectacular view! The 10 days we spent at Villa Hibiscus were fabulous. We had everything we could ask for in a villa as well as the most amazing views. The villa was so well equipped and the infinity pool was gorgeous. My family and I had a fabulous holiday. Kerry

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This villa is:

3km from the nearest beach 3km from the nearest bar 3km from the nearest restaurant 3km from the nearest supermarket 70km from Heraklion airport

Local activities

Golf 35km Scuba diving 5km Swimming 3km Water skiing 3km Wind surfing 3km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 5km Local food market 5km Night club 5km Shopping 5km

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Outside this villa in Kritsa, Crete
This villa is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the beach and mountains. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting 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.

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Updated 13 December 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 8 December 2019 - 31 March 2023: the minimum stay is 6 nights.



  • Additional cleaning cost

    £84.16 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking

  • refundable breakage deposit

    £252.48 per booking, paid locally



2 ensuite bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite


4 bathrooms including 2 en suites, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 2.9m x 5.4m, Depth 1.6m to 1.6m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


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


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Sea view

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Extra information

Golf course 30 minutes drive. Heating only available in the winter season (November - March) The pool is not maintained in the winter season (November - March


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Private Owner From Agios Nikolaos, Greece Member since Jun 2013

Past bookings: 6 bookings

Last seen: 24 days ago

Number of properties: 3

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