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Excellent 5/5 2 reviews

Stunningly Peaceful Sea and Rural View from bedroom balcony over the pool

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Located on the quieter side of Crete and on a secluded, private development on the edge of the typical Cretian village of Kokkino Chorio, Astra House has lovely sea views from the 1st floor balcony and ground floor terrace. In the village there is a taverna and a well stocked local shop, but for more choice, the lively village of Plaka is only 25 minutes walk away, with tavernas, a couple of bars and a good mini market. The lovely sandy beach at Almerida (with a PADI Diving Centre) is a little further - 5 mins drive). This house is ideal for couples looking for peace and relaxation, walking, birdwatching, cycling holidays or just sunbathing on the nearby beaches or around the pool.

Astra House is one of the middle two houses in a terrace of 4 similar, two storey houses overlooking the lovely shared pool among the shared gardens. There are plenty of paved, terraced areas for sunbathing including the lower garden terrace which is a very peaceful sunbathing/relaxation area (with the occasional sound of the mountain sheepbells.) Sunbeds are provided.

Inside the house, on the ground floor, you will find an open plan kitchen with a comfortable living/dining area and a modern fully tiled shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped (see amenities list) to enable you to rustle up delightful meals using fresh Cretan produce. For shopping or the beach there are cooler bags as well as freezer blocks. There is a dining table and four chairs and comfy seating for 3. One of the seating units folds out to provide a child's bed. For entertainment there is a TV with satellite reception (not Sky) BBC news can be tuned, CD and DVD players and a selection of CD's, DVD's,good range of Travel and local walking Guidesbooks, games and WiFi.

There is a secluded, large, covered, shady terrace leading off the ground floor living area which is furnished with a table and chairs for outside dining.

The air-conditioned bedroom with a double bed, wardrobe and drawer storage is on the first floor. The bedroom has a ceiling fan. A hairdryer is provided.

A large private sunny balcony with fabulous sea views leads off the bedroom. This also has table, chairs, sunbeds and a cupboard with inflatable balls and sunbeds for the beach or pool.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Almerida 3 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 25 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Secure parking

The Crete region

The Apokoronas region of Crete is beautiful with the rich smell of thyme and oregano and the sight of oleander everywhere you go. As well as the beaches there are mountains and forests. Ideal place to have memorable holidays for both history lovers as well as those just wanting to enjoy sea and sunshine. Village tavernas in the mountains are very welcoming.

The bustling Venetian harbour town of Chania has a lovely indoor market to buy your spices, 'Leather Street' where you can buy all leather goods. You can sit on the wharf and watch yachts coming in or meander throught the quaint backstreets, originally designed to the width of two donkeys.


Kokkino Chorio is at the top of the hill looking down on 'Astra'. You can literally walk 100 yds up this hill and you are in the centre of Kokkino Chorio which is most famous for being used to film Anthony Quinn in Zorba the Greek and if you hang about the taverna there are still villagers used as 'extras' who enjoy sharing their experiences with tourists. There is also a well stocked shop. Plaka village is a 25 minute walk where you will find a few tavernas and another well stocked supermarket. Almerida is the nearest seaside beach 5 minutes drive away, with a wonderful sandy beach, a variety of tavernas and a few touristy shops selling everything you could want to laze on a beach all day. Sports, scuba diving in Almerida.

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Review 1-2 of 2

14 Jan 2014


"Quaint and comfortable in a peaceful location"

We stayed in October for a relaxing break. The villa was comfortable and cosy, and beautifully decorated with character. There were plenty of extras like an extensive range of guide books, sun hats… More

18 Aug 2013


"A lovely place"

We stayed at the Astra villa in Kokkino Chorio in July. It is a lovely little villa in a beautiful setting . It was very peaceful and the villa itself had a lovely sense of privacy, it was well equipped with a very comfortable bed and lovely private balcony over looking the pool.
The pool was a good size and was warm and spotlessly clean. I would recommend the Villa Astra all day long for a centrally placed villa for a couple who want to enjoy the sightseeing and tranquillity of Crete.

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