Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Villa Venus is a modern luxury detached villa with stunning views of Souda Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop. The villa has 2 bedrooms and is ideal for couples and families alike. Its located in a peaceful village with a short walk to the village taverna.
Modern detached luxury villa with stunning views of Souda Bay with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Kokkino Chorio has mini market and tavernas and was made famous for the film 'Zorba the Greek'.
Plaka and Almerida beach are a 2 and 7 minute drive away with tavernas and blue flag beaches with clear water. A further traditional village - Kalives is a further 5 mins away with its stunning beach and tavernas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Almerida 4 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Chania 30 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||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
Bedrooms: Situated on the ground floor, bedroom 1 has a luxury 'king' size bed with coordinating bed side cabinets, lamps and ample fitted robes.
Bedroom 2: ground floor has two matching single beds, bedside cabinet and ampld fitted robe.
Both with AC, remote control ceiling fans and sea views.
Both bedrooms have patio doors along with shutters.
Bathroom: A beautiful tiled bathroom with shower, toilet, modern vanity unit with mirror and shaving point. A complimentary bathroom starter toiletries pack will be supplied together with fresh cotton towels.
Kitchen: Fully fitted kitchen with oven, hob, integrated fridge/freezer,dish washer, microwave, toaster, coffee machine and electric kettle. A variety of cooking utensils, crockery etc to meet your cooking needs.
Utility Room: An automatic washing machine is available in the bathroom area as is usual in Greece. Dryer and pegs supplied together with iron and ironing board. Personal laundry can be arranged locally if required.
Living Rooms: A spacious first floor lounge with panoramic sea views containing 2 reclining leather sofas and coffee table. It is equipped with an LED TV and DVD player. WiFi.Lounge leads to outside balcony providing a further stunning dining area with sea views.
Other: The dining area has a modern dining suite comfortably catering in style for four. Fresh, coordinating table linen is also supplied for you to use. Paved patio area (4 loungers) leading to pool. Roof terrace with beautiful sea and mountain views.
|Further details outdoors||
Villa Venus has 2 covered terraces for you to enjoy: on the ground floor leading to garden and pool area outside the main bedroom, and on the first floor off the lounge. Alternatively, for sun worshippers there is the roof terrace with panoramic views of Souda Bay and the mountains.
There are 4 sun loungers and a small table and chairs. Large paved patio area with small grassed area again with sea views. The balcony leading from the lounge has a dining table and 4 chairs providing beautiful views over the village, olive grove and across Souda Bay.
A perfect place to eat and drink savouring the peace and ambiance of the area. The large pool is for the exclusive use of guests and residents on this small private development.
The kitchen has a coffee machine and electric citrus press (to squeeze your fresh orange juice from the Cretan oranges) for your enjoyment.
Due to the villa being on 2 levels unfortunately the property is unsuitable for wheelchair access.
Villa Venus is situated on a quite development of 5x 2 bedroom detached villas who share a large pool.
Villa Venus will be fully cleaned prior to arrival. Fresh linen, cotton towels including beach towels will be supplied for your arrival. For those of you staying more than one week - linen and towells will be changed once a week but not beach towells -1 per person per stay). Complimentary bathroom products are supplied on arrival. Mid week linen and towell change or cleaning services available on request at local charge rates.
The Crete region
Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.
As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.
Villa Venus is located in the village of Kokkino Chorio, near Plaka, which is a 30 minute drive from Chania airport. Chania is a great place to visit with its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.
The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.
Kokkino Chorio is a small, traditional Greek village situated on the rugged coast with magnificent across Souda Bay to the Akrotiri Peninsular. The White Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop. The village is famous for its role in the film of “Zorbas the Greek’ and the owner of the local ‘kafenion’ in the centre of the village is proud to talk about Antony Quinn and show his photographs.
There is also a Taverna and small local mini market. A small glass workshop on the outskirts of Kokkino Chorio recycles glass to produce items from “blown” glass. This process can be observed in the mornings and purchases can be made of beautiful lamps and glass ornaments produced.
The coastline north west of the village is an extremely interesting place for experienced walkers, with its ground formation and caves, such as the caves of Petsi (or Karavotopos) and Katalimata, which is located at the centre of the village. At cape Drapano, approximately 10 metres under water, is the impressive Elephant Cave, full of stalactites and stalagmites of various shapes and colours.
The main square in Plaka is still very much the focal point of village life and is only a 2 minute drive from Villa Venus. There are lovely shady mulberry trees under which the locals sit to watch the world go by whilst enjoying a delicious meal or even just an ice cold frappe. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets leading off from the square. The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities - excellent tavernas and well stocked mini markets.
The local resort of Almerida is only 7 mins away by car, with Kalives a further 5 mins by car round the bay. There is also a secluded cove 5 mins away by car. Both resorts have radio taxi's. The areas around Kokkino Chorio and Western Crete overall, has a wide variety of coves and beaches which you can explore by car.
Western Crete is an ideal spot for walking and exploring and Villa Venus offers an ideal base location. There are many points of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean. Chania (little Venice) is a 30 minute drive away with its lovely old waterfront.
The lovely resort of Almyrida is built around a pretty crescent shaped sandy beach, with a small fishing harbour at the eastern end. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are 4 excellent tavernas, 9 café/bars, 2 bakeries, a wonderful jewellery shop, 5 mini-markets, 3 gift shops, and an off-license. Also in Almyrida there is a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans.
A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, lace makers in Gavalohori, and silk makers in Kalamitsi. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 30 minutes away by car.
Limnoupolis Water Park
is just a short drive through Chania and has many water rides and games, a Jacuzzi, pool bar, café etc, an experience the kids will love. It can also be reached by public transport from Chania.
Georgioupolis, Is worth a visit if you want somewhere a bit more lively. It used to be a sleepy little fishing village but its long sandy beach has made it popular and it is now quite busy although the centre of Georgioupolis still has the feel of a small resort. The attractive square is lined with shops and tavernas.
Lake Kournas is 3 kms inland from Georgioupolis is the only freshwater lake in the whole of Crete. This makes it a popular "exotic" weekend destination for the Cretans. The landscape in Kournas, especially if you pick a grey day, is reminiscent of a mountain lake in the Alps rather than being in Crete. Well worth a visit on a weekday.