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Villa Daymer

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 1km

Villa Daymer is set in tranquil olive groves on a headland over looking Souda Bay. The Villa has been particularly designed to take full advantage of the stunning sea views to the north and spectacular White Mountains to the south – with windows and extensive patio areas strategically positioned at all levels around the villa.

The villa is well designed to accommodate varying combinations of holiday makers – from family groups to couples- and fees are set to reflect the number of people making a reservation. If you need space and facilities to provide comfort for groups of people holidaying together or just want peace and seclusion in spacious surroundings, the villa can accommodate you.

There are a number of quiet tracks amongst the olive groves surrounding the villa and leading to the coastal headland which are excellent for walking. The area is particularly beautiful in the early season when the wild flowers are in bloom – Crete boasts an unbelievable range of wild flowers and many of them, such as wild Gladiola, Alpine Squills, and wild Daffodils and can be spotted within the immediate vicinity of the Villa. The snow capped White Mountains are also particularly beautiful at this time of year.

Wi Fi is available at a small extra cost (Via Dongle)

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Almirida 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania 23 km, Nearest railway: Chania 23 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 DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The play room is located in the large ground floor of the villa, allowing the younger generation to play and watch TV without disturbing adults.

Further details outdoors

The villa has a private garden with olive trees and it's own own pool. Around the pool are several sun loungers with their accompanying parasols.

There are several olive trees and terracotta pots in the garden, even a small fig tree which when ripe you may eat its fruit.

The villa is enclosed by a stone wall and all entrances are gated making it safe and secure for families.The Villa is set in a quiet peaceful location only a three minute walk from the village of Plaka.

Further details

Smoking is not permitted inside the villa as a curtesy to those visitors that do not smoke, however smoking is allowed in the grounds and on the balconies.

Short term lets can be arranged outside the main holiday seasons.

The linen ad towels are included

The Crete region

Crete is the largest and one of the most substantial of the Greek Islands. It has varied geography ranging from mountains to fertile plains and two big cities; Iraklion and Hania. The island is surprisingly cosmopolitan and has a unique history.

Plaka is a friendly little village, set out in a horseshoe shape on the hillside, with an excellent view of Almyrida and of course Souda Bay and the azure Sea of Crete.

The village is green with plants and largely preserves its lovely natural environment, as it is set on the slopes of Mount Drapanokefala with its verdant, varied vegetation. You can see olive and plane trees, low scrub and even organic farms, which do not detract from the charm of the area.

Plaka has a lovely main square which is the focal point of the village. This is where locals and visitors alike meet in the cafeterias and kafeneia.

The inhabitants of Plaka are mostly farmers, and the production of olive oil, wine and tsikoudia (raki) is widespread.

In the local shops and tavernas you will find very good local wine and food.

Plaka has about 400 permanent inhabitants.

In the shops and tavernas you will find very good local wine,

Following on from the Minoan period, Crete was passed under the control of Greeks, Romans, Saracens, the Byzantine and Venetian empires and finally to Turkey. The island was also occupied by the Germans in the second world war. Each passing phase of the island has left it’s mark physically on the landscape and in the islanders’ personalities. Hania is a good place to sample relics from all these periods, as is Rethymno and Iraklion.

Crete has a flourishing agricultural economy based on it’s prolific olive groves and olive oil production – a traditional commodity that is valued with an almost iconic reverence by the islanders.

The island offers bustling, lively areas with all the attraction of cities or beach resorts, but is large enough to have retained vast undeveloped areas of outstanding beauty and traditional, Greek villages.

Crete has one of the longest summers of all the Greek islands. It is possible to swim in the sea from April to November and it is warm and sunny into October. April and May are beautiful months to visit as the weather is warm and the island is covered with wildflowers and as the year moves on into summer the climate becomes hot and sunny with very little rainfall.

Chania

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Plaka is a friendly little village, set out in a horseshoe shape on the hillside, with an excellent view of Almyrida and of course Souda Bay and the azure Sea of Crete.

The village is green with plants and largely preserves its lovely natural environment, as it is set on the slopes of Mount Drapanokefala with its verdant, varied vegetation. You can see olive and plane trees, low scrub and even organic farms, which do not detract from the charm of the area.

Plaka has about 400 permanent inhabitants, and the village largely preserves its traditional character.

Plaka has a lovely main square which is the focal point of the village. This is where locals and visitors alike meet in the cafeterias and kafeneia.

The inhabitants of Plaka are mostly farmers, and the production of olive oil, wine and tsikoudia (raki) is widespread.

In the local shops and tavernas you will find very good local wine, both to drink while you’re there and to take away with you.

Villa Daymer is a 5 minute drive away the coastal village of Almyrida. Almyrida is also easily reached on foot or bicycle. It is a small, friendly village with a beautiful sandy beach sheltered by a harbour wall which ensures the sea is perfect for bathers of all capabilities. A string of traditional tavernas and bars line the beach serving traditional Greek food and drinks throughout the day and into the evening.

From the beach in Almyrida catamarans, canoes and wind surfing boards can be hired. These can be enjoyed in the stunning Souda bay.

Almyrida offers a wider range of shopping facilities with a small supermarket, bakery (incorporating a very laid back internet café element), jewellery and gift shops.

Almyrida is located on the Northwest coast of Crete in Souda Bay on the Apokoronas peninsula. Hania airport and city are situated 20 approximately 19 Kms away on the Akrotiri peninsula.

A 5 minute drive along the coast brings you to the quaint village of Kalives. Kalives is a bustling little village with a number of services not found in Almyrida, such as a bank, a post office, a laundrette etc as well as the usual bars and taverns. The beach at kalives is less busy and towards the west end groups of wild daffodils can be seen. Boat trips can be booked from here.

Places to visit:

The archaeological site of Knossos lies 5km south of Iraklion. The site is open year round and is well worth a visit as the largest of the Minoan palaces. Thriving three and a half thousand years ago it is the cradle of the legend of King Minos, the Minotaur and the labyrinth.

Closer to the villa are the ancient ruins of Aptera, where massive walls, huge Roman cisterns, and remains of a Greek temple can be viewed, and as the ruins are situated high up on a mountain, the views across Souda to the Akrotiri peninsula are spectacular.

Hania – 30 minute drive from Villa Daymer – the spiritual capital of the island is one of the most attractive towns in Crete with it’s bustling Venetian harbour front and network of bustling alleyways and streets. There are a number of museums to visit and an exiting indoor market crammed with fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs and trinkets. It has Venetian and Turkish relics and numerous architectural gems well worth a visit.

Iraklion is a little further afield, but is well worth the visit. Although bigger than Hania it too is crammed with a multitude of architectural sites and the old quarters of the city have particularly charmed some of our guests.

Paleochora is a beautiful, quaint village that has remained unspoilt, possibly due to it’s positioning on the south coast. The village is a sleepy, calm place during the day, with a beautiful sandy beach and small cafes and tavernas. A t night the villages seems to come alive, with the narrow streets being closed and tavernas setting out tables for al fresco eating. The drive to Paleochora is spectacular, taking you through the kakodhiki valley.

Elafonissi, like Paleochora, is accessible from Villa Daymer on the South coast, and again takes you through spectacular mountainous scenery. There is no village here as such, just spectacular, beautiful beaches and aquamarine seas ideal for snorkelling.

Falasarna also has a beautiful beach and a trip here can be combined with a visit to the ruins of the ancient port and city of Falasarna.

Closer to Villa Daymer (a short beautiful drive over the Drapanos highland) lies Georgioulpolis and Lake Kournas. Georgioupolis is a collection of tavernas around a busy square backed by numerous gift and jewellery shops. There are two beaches at Georgioupolis, both sandy and safe to swim from and there is also a pool complex with a restaurant and bar attached that serves good coffee and pastries as well as snacks. Lake Kournas is a spectacular blue lake that is well worth a visit. The lake is bordered by imposing mountains and is home to a range of aquatic creatures including turtles. Pedalos can be hired to explore the lake and you can swim if you can bare the icy mountain water! There are also a small number of tavernas on the lakeside where you can get snacks, drinks and meals.

For those interested in modern history a visit to the Allied war cemetery is a must. Situated on the water’s edge just outside Souda, the cemetery is immaculate and has received many complimentary comments from people who have visited whilst on holiday. There is also the German war cemetery at Maleme, just beyond Platanias.

The area around Villa Daymer is perfect for walking and there are a number of guides to local walks around Plaka, Amyrida and Kalives. The Samaria Gorge on the south coast is a mecca for walkers. The gorge is spectacular and guided walks, including a boat trip, are available through the summer months.

Go Karting is available on the outskirts of Hania and also close by is the Limnoupolis Water Park – fun for all ages!

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Review 1-6 of 6

7 Mar 2014

5/5

"Super holiday in super place!"

We had a great family holiday at Villa Daymer. The villa is down an unmade road which is easily negotiable. The views from the upper level balcony over Suda Bay are absolutely stunning. We had an exte… More

16 Oct 2013

2/5

"Dissapointing to say the least"

From the outside the villa looks imposing, but bedrooms are small .Pillows totally inadequate. Air conditioning was efficient. On arrival (late evening) we were met with a flooded kitchen floor. Cont… More

We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your stay in Villa Daymer - this must have been disappointing for you. We are surprised as we have had so many excellent reviews from people who have stayed there before and enjoyed both the villa and it's beautiful location.
Our housekeepers normally respond quickly to visitors and deal with any problems efficiently. We will share your review with them and ensure that this doesn't happen for future visitors.
We weren't aware that any building work was to be carried out near the villa but it is unfortunate that the construction vehicles had to use the road past the villa. We understand the work was not extensive and should now be completed but we're sorry that this intruded on your holiday. The lane past the villa isn't surfaced but we haven't pressed for this as it normally discourages traffic and ensures that the villa retains an element of seclusion.
Villa Daymer has been enjoyed by many visitors and we have recognised that it is now due for refurbishment -this is planned and will be completed before the next season and we are confident that our usual standards will be retained. However we regret that there were some facilites that were not up to standard at the time of your visit and thank you for your feed back which we find invaluable in helping us to maintain and improve the experience for future visitors.

30 Nov 2012

5/5

"Amazing holiday"

Villa Daymer is situated in a perfect location and provided a great base camp for our time in Crete. With easy access to shops, restaurants, beautiful beaches and short drive away from chania and whic… More

20 Sep 2012

5/5

"Fabulous"

We stayed at the Villa from August 28th to September 11th, a party of 7 adults and 1 child.The villa was really well equipped and clean.The views are fantastic from every window.We had long lazy days … More

12 Sep 2012

5/5

"Views were Stupendous as promised"

Thoroughly appreciated the peacefulnessas atwo generation group,the villa was perfect -togetherness and separationunder one roof.The views as promised were stupendous.The villa is really well equipped… More

24 Aug 2012

5/5

"excellent accomodation and location"

We had a very ejoyable holiday. The facilities and location were very good with easy access to the local facilities and beaches. The views from the villa balcony across Souda Bay were quite stunning.… More

Review 1-6 of 6

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