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St. George's Retreat Village

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

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Villa Thalia

Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Villa / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Go beyond the tourist eye: A collection of 9 villas owned by a Cretan couple who are looking forward to welcoming you to this beautiful part of Crete. More than a holiday – St George's Retreat offers you the opportunity to truly experience all that Crete has to offer. Whether that's learning about the island's history, sampling the food from some of the best tavernas or indulging in the fruits that grow freely in the Retreat, this is a Cretan experience to remember. As you might expect, with villas of this calibre, all are fully equipped to the highest of standards and there are also two shared pools and a large BBQ area containing both a BBQ spit and traditional baking oven – perfect for meeting and making new friends. Situated high up in the village of Kokkino Chorio – spectacular views of the Aegean Sea and Souda Bay await anybody who chooses to stay here.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Almyrida beach 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Chania airport 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool
General Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Each villa is beautifully decorated in a contemporary style that is synonymous with the surroundings. The amenities include:-

• A fully working kitchen

• Lounge area with satellite television

• Separate bathroom and toilet

• Two bedrooms with either twin, double or bunk beds (depending on villa choice)

• Washing machine, iron and ironing board

• Fresh towels and pool towels

• Outside terrace with table and chairs

The Chania Prefecture region

The Retreat Village is situated just below the famous St. George's Retreat cave, a World War II German bunker.

The villas are located 1,2 km from Kokkino Chorio, a village where "Zorba The Greek" was filmed.

Kokkino Chorio

A short 10 minute walk from the complex is the traditional village of Kokkino Chorio and its old village lanes which has basic amenities in the form of a taverna and grocery store. Additonal shops and a selection of tavernas, kafenion and gyros establishments are located in the nearby village of Plaka.

he beautiful blue flag beach of Almyrida is 4 Km away - approx. 8 min drive, or a scenic 30 min walk! This beach is excellent for those with small children with clean sands, gentle sloping shelves and rock pool areas. For the more energetic there are windsurfing or canoeing lessons. The beach road is an endless stream of delightful tavernas. There are many fine beaches a short car ride away: Kera Beach 4.5km -10 mins. Georgeopolis - 25 mins.

Other nearby beauty spots include Kalives (20 mins), Georgioupolis (40 mins), Lake Kournas (60 mins) the secluded taverna at Ombroglialos beach (20 mins). The beautiful port of Chania is approximately 25 km away and Chania airport is about 30 km, 30 minutes drive. Heraklion airport is 100 minutes drive away.

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22 Jun 2014


"We had the most amazing experience at Retreat Village with our Women's Retreat!"

We just returned from 8 glorious days at Retreat Village where we booked all 9 villas for our women's retreat. The owners and hosts, Stefanos and Roula, went above and beyond our expectations ..… More

24 Mar 2014


"Quiet, Peaceful and very Friendly Stay"

Owner and villa was very welcoming! The house is beautiful, we felt like home the entire time! Very clean also and very cute and peaceful area. We had a great time, many things to discover on the isla… More

5 Aug 2013


"A great place to stay"

We were really happy with everything : the situation, the house and its Equipment, and above all, by Stefanos, Roula and Catarina's hospitality. We already think about coming back next year !… More

20 Jun 2013


"Traumhaft schön"

Angefangen von Kontakt schon vor der Reise bis zur Einladung am orthodoxen Osterfest der Verwalter teilnehmen zu dürfen war wirklich alles überragend. Die Unterkunft war sogar noch schöner als auf … More

16 Oct 2012


"Exactly what we hoped for."

We stayed in Thalia from 11th to 25th Sept 2012. Our plan was to spend half the time chilling out around the pool and villa, enjoying what looked superb surroundings, half touring Crete, especially t… More

13 Sep 2012


"What an idyllic place!"

Our villa was absolutely lovely, with terraces at the front overlooking Souda bay and at the back looking towards the mountains behind. So much thought has gone into the design of these villas - there are little shady sitting areas, two fabulous pools, a great barbecue area, children's playground and lots of fruit trees, plants and vines. There is absolute quiet, apart from the occasional sheeps bell from the mountains, and the views are to die for. The owners are so friendly and hospitable, and cannot do enough for you. We will definitely holiday here again. Highly recommended for people who like to be away from the crowds, but in a great position for exploring Western Crete.

30 Aug 2012


"Best family holiday yet!"

We have just returned from St George's Retreat having had a fantastic two weeks. Echoing all the other comments, Stefanos and Roula made a great holiday a fantastic one. Their warmth and hospital… More

27 Aug 2012


"Fantastic, peaceful, family friendly, beautiful views and wonderful owners"

Stayed with my husband and 12 year old daughter. Apart from going to the supermarket, into the local town of plaka for a few meals there really wasn't a need to leave. 2 fantastic pools. Fabulou… More

4 Jun 2012


"One place you must experience!"

Friendly, family run retreat with exceptional service.The villas are tastefully decorated and ideally situated with a mountain backdrop and sea views. Everything has been thought of and supplied, from… More

5 Oct 2011


"Outstanding hospitality and thoughtfulness from villa owners"

We stayed a week at St George's, and what makes it shine like a beacon compared to other villas in northern Crete is the kindness and warmth of the owners, Stefanos and Roula. The houses are beau… More

Review 1-10 of 15

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      Calendar last updated:08 May 2015

      Based in Greece

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