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Pool 2 behind "Villa Gig 3"

Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8

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

35 minutes drive from Chania airport, this fully air conditioned villa is located in what must be the ideal position in Almyrida. It enjoys olive groves and mountain views to the rear, 2 shared pools, and is within an easy 6 minute walk to all the shops and beach restaurants of Almirida, with their stunning views across Souda Bay. The villa has several balconies on which to relax and enjoy the views, and of course lounge, kitchen and dining accommodation and private car parking. Numerous local villages provide alternative places of interest & lively Chania with its Saturday market is a 35 minute drive away.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Almyrida 600 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 600 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 22 km
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 Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

A spacious open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area are on the ground floor, together with a twin bedroom and shower room. Upstairs are a further twin bedroom, the double master bedroom & a second shower room.

The two 3 seater leather settees may be used as two further beds (linen provided), if required taking the villa capacity to 8. Each bedroom is individually air conditioned, as is the whole of the downstairs living space. Satellite TV provides a range of English language TV (children's programmes, films + Sky & BBC News 24), & major UK radio stations.

High chairs & cots can be hired from the maid service.

Further details outdoors

Balconies & Patios provide outdoor living space & Alfresco dining table and chairs and loungers are provided.

2 shared pools & a fully landscaped garden serve the small community of 15 privately owned villas. Almyrida has 4 mini-markets, a bakery for your daily fresh bread & cakes, & a small taxi rank if you want to adventure further away. We do recommend car hire to get the most out of your stay and to enjoy the surrounding villages, beaches & of course Chania.

Further details


Bookings will be accepted by phone or email and confirmed by receipt of 25% deposit. Balance plus £100 bond due 6 weeks before your departure date. Your bond is fully refundable upon your return home if there have been no breakages. Directions and a local map will be posted to you.

We provide a weekly English speaking maid service. The pools are available all the year round.

The location is completely suitable for children with no hills to climb and well made access for buggies.

The Crete region

Western Crete offers a diverse range of interesting places to visit including the spectacular Samaria Gorge.

There are numerous beaches, places or archtectural interest, & innumerable restaurants serving local delicacies to international cuisine.

The Cretans are particularly friendly & welcoming to their British guests.


Chania which is not to be missed for its beautiful back street restaurants, shops, stunning architecture and lively harbour. Once you've been you will have to go back! Kalives (2.8 Km) is great for a local breakfast and has a superb beach & Plaka (1.6Km), provides a tranquil insight into unspoilt Cretian village life.

The villa is just a short walk to the beach which is flat and sandy and slopes very gently into the clear turquoise water, making it ideal and safe for children. Along the beach are a number of restaurants offering diners a wide range of local inexpensive dishes (€6 -7, including wine), as well as a diverse range of international cuisine, whilst enjoying breathtaking views across the beach and bay. The sunsets in this part of Crete are spectacular as the sun falls across Souda Bay.

There are no night clubs in Almirida & the location suits those seeking a more leisurely relaxing & quite holiday.

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Review 1-3 of 3

13 Oct 2013


"Brilliant Villa in ideal location"

We were delighted with this villa, it had everything you could want for a holiday. There were only two of us, but the equipment and facilities would be suitable for bigger groups. The rooms were delig… More

6 Sep 2013


"Nice house on the whole"

We rented this property with our daughter, son in law and 3 year old grandson. We received directions from the owners however it was dark when we arrived and the directions were not very helpful. The… More

Inevitably with a night flight it is dark on arrival & this can lead to tiredness of guests & particularly childen as it is a 4 hour flight from the UK & a 2 hour drive from Heraklion. Chania airport is just 40 minutes away. We have used the map for 6 years with minimal problems but will try to make improvements for 2014. We will also send guests a google earth placemark in future as we have done on request previously. Regarding the "Taste of Crete" welcome pack the maid service have replied "The Taste of Crete pack is sourced from high quality local produce & the margin is approx E4 to cover the time involved". None of the problems with hired items were reported at the time & the coolbox was not charged for. All guests are requested to contact the maid service immediately they have any complaints as problems will be remedied quickly. Electricity can be problematic in rural areas of Crete as elsewhere in Greece, but seasoned travellers are aware of this. Our information sheet recommends the large supermarket in Kalives for the "big shop". Regarding observations made about Rethymnon restaurants I cannot comment as I have never been there, but Almyrida, Kalives & even Chania are excellent value. We give detailed directions in our information pack for assisted parking in Chania just a few minutes walk from the harbour.

8 Aug 2013


"A real home on holiday"

We are regular visitors of Crete. Always stayed in the Greek standard studios. Now in Gig 3 and we are spoiled forever.

Best features are the location and the outdoor aereas.
Easy walking distance to the shops, bars, restaurant, beach, etc. You only need a car to go sightseeing.
The choice of terraces and balconys is choosing between sitting in the sun or shade every moment of the day. Great to escape from the heat in summer . Nice to warm you up in spring or autumn.

We prefer eating out and that is still not expensive in Greece. But we could not resist the great kitchen and the BBQ!

We travelled with four teenagers age 16 and 17 . They loved the house and the freedom they experienced in Almyrida. It is a save place to let them do their own thing. The pools, the sunbeds, using the oven to make their own pizzas, the big fridge with a nice freezer.They enjoyed it all.

We liked that there is not a daily maidservice. So no disturbance or worries about the teenagers messinging up their rooms.After a week super Jill makes sure everything is really fresh and clean again.

There is good linen on the fantastic beds and everyone receives one large and one smaller towel each week. There are two kitchentowels.
We used the washing machine and brought a couple of extra kitchentowels.

Altough we were outside all the time, it is nice there is very good furniture in the house. A comfortable couch is often to be missed during a vacation!

Whats left to say.... just go there for a nice stay!
The price is also nice for a good size holidayhome for six people.

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Calendar last updated:18 May 2014

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