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Villa May, Plaka, Elounda


Excellent 5/5 Score from 9 reviews

Crystal clear leisure pool

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Set in its own grounds in an elevated position overlooking Spinalonga Island and just 500 metres easy walk to the delightful village of Plaka, Villa May has its own private leisure pool as well as a heated jacuzzi.

Plaka, with its quaint tavernas, beach and supermarket, offers a peaceful contrast to the nearby harbour of Elounda and the popular resort of Aghios Nikolaos a short drive away. Ideal location to visit Spindalonga Island by boat. About 1 hour 5 minutes drive from Heraklion airport.

The area is ideal for water based activities, walking and sightseeing. The villa has an additional double sofa bed in the lounge and can accommodate 6 people comfortably. It is set back from a quiet road with its own parking area and the driveway gates ensure a secure environment for small children. The WC is full flush to the northern European style.

The area is good for water based activities, walking, site seeing and is only a short drive to the resort of Elounda and the pleasant regional town of Agios Nikolaos.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Plaka beach 500 m
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Heraklion Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: NA
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Open plan lounge with table and chairs, sofa (bed), 2 armchairs, TV for DVD, soundock new for 2013 (April).

Bedroom 1 with double bed, air-con and sea view.

Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds, air-con and mountain view.

Sofa bed to sleep 2 in lounge.

Bathroom with shower/bath. WC is UK specification full flush system not Greek paper/materials separation system.

Spacious kitchen area with cooker, oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Further details outdoors

Sun patios & sunbeds to the rear and side for sun bathing. Views to Mirabello Bay, Spinalonga Island and surrounding hills. Large dining table for that 'al fresco' dining experience. Upper/ lower garden areas. Pergola to rear patio. Very secluded sunbathing area with private leisure pool (6x4m); pool has paddling area for accompanied children.

Further details

15% of total cost required as deposit to secure booking (non-refundable). Balance of payment due 6 weeks before occupation. Damage deposit of £200 payable with balance; refunded (may be up to a month) once inventory received from managing agents (minus any charge for confirmed damages and out of hours meet and greet charges).

Meet & greet after 8pm and before 8am Crete time, will be charged (£30 approx) at discretion of owners.

Standard change over day is Tuesday during June through September. Alternative change over dates during June through September at the owners discretion.

Cot & high chair available on request.

We do not accept bankers drafts and certified cheques.

No pets allowed.

The Crete region

Spectacular elevated views from all around the area from Plaka to Aghios Nikolaos and beyond. The area includes a wide range of museums, places of interest and historic buildings.

Local tavernas and bars in Plaka and Elounda, along with souvenir and clothing shops.

Olondi restaurant in Elounda is recommended; booking suggested.

Cretan Olive Oil Farm at Aghios Nikolaos specialises in olive- and fruit-based products.

Boat trips from Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos around the Mirabello Bay. Supermarkets in Plaka, Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos (including Lidl). Banks and Post Office in Elounda and Aghios Nikolaos.

Aghios Nikolaos

Villa conveniently situated for exploring Spindalonga Island. The recent TV series 'To Nisi' is based on the novel 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop with many scenes shot in our local village of Plaka and on the Island of Spinalonga.

Minoan temple at Knossos and Minoan remains at Malia.

Inland view at Lasithi plateau south of Malia.

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Review 1-9 of 9

29 Aug 2014


"Lovely villa, perfect location."

Peaceful surroundings with views of Spinalonga, and only a stroll from Plaka village with it's beach and restaurants. Short drive to Elounda. My wife and I spent two weeks here in July / Aug 2014… More

18 May 2014


"Plaka Paradise"

Just to say we thoroughly enjoyed our 10 day stay here. The villa is well appointed with everything you could possibly need and more, especially loved the garden, views and pool area. Situated a shor… More

21 Jul 2013


"Nice villa, shame abot the building work"

We had a lovely ten days at Villa May. It was exactly as described in the ad. The only problem was the building work that started a few days into our break. The noise usually stopped just after lun… More

We are sorry that a construction at Plaka seafront was taking place at the time of the visit. This is out of character with the area, as can be seen from other feedback. What little construction there is, has always taken place between November and March each year in the 7 years we have owned the property.

19 Jul 2013



Villa May was everything and more. It ticked all our boxes for a relaxing holiday - peaceful location, beautiful view and a pool to die for.Outside facilities were excellent - with shade and sun spots… More

20 Jul 2012


"'Total relaxation'"

We had a bad start to our honeymoon, a delay of 7 hours, I was concerned about the arrangements made in Crete ie: car hire and meeting Martin from the management team to take us to the villa, as we wo… More

6 May 2012


"The Perfect Greek Vacation"

The perfect location for our first vacation in Greece! Ideal location just up the hill from Plaka Village, a delightful, small and non-touristy hamlet that has everything you need as a base to explore from or never get in your car. Villa has a spacious kitchen and two comfortable bedrooms, each with a balcony to enjoy the evening breeze or morning sun. You can also cool off in the pool or soak in the hot tub. The owners rep is efficient and knowledgeable and dealing with the owners is a pleasure. Ideal for a couple or a small family

8 Mar 2012


"A Great Escape"

We were recommended this villa through a friend. Went with a best friend and her 2 teenage girls. Plaka is a pretty little village, with a pebbly beach. Restaurant on the beach was our favourite. Sp… More

22 Feb 2012


"A well appointed villa with stunning views and great amenities"

The villa was clean and bright with fresh linen and towels. The key arrangements and directions were good.We felt that we were in a relaxing place and able to enjoy the pool, hot tub and lovely view… More

24 Jan 2012


"Excellent accommodation and stunning views"

We had a terrific week at Villa May with friends. On arrival we found the villa to be very clean and stylishly furnished. The bedrooms both had balconies - ours had a view to the sea. We dined in o… More

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  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:20 Aug 2014

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