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Very Good 4/5 Score from 12 reviews

The Sea at Your Door

Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Villa Thalassa is located just 50 meters from the virgin pebble beach, surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and green mountain slopes. Quiet and peaceful, yet only 3 minutes from the charming seaside town of Sitia, the villa has easy access to all amenities, including the local farmers' market, and many authentic tavernas for eating out.

Villa Thalassa is a spacious modern villa with elegant interiors and plenty of outdoor space. Leading from the living room is a spacious terrace with stunning sea views, furnished with a table and chairs to enable you to dine al fresco. With two double bedrooms and a double sofa in the living room, the villa is ideal for families, with plenty in the surrounding area to see and do during your stay.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 50 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Sitia 3 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 Log fire, Internet access, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details outdoors

- Three shaded outdoor terraces overlooking the sea just steps away, with comfortable furniture and sunbeds for perfect relaxation

- Outdoor dining area with grill

- Large garden stretching over 10,000 sq.m.

- Shaded parking

- Virgin pebble beach just 50 meters from your doorstep!

Further details

Garden is shared with the owners of the house.

English- and Russian-speaking owners on hand to answer any questions.

The Crete region

It is said that once you visit Crete, you will be drawn back again and again, such is the charm and allure of this legendary island.

Crete is the southernmost island of Europe and, with its 300 days of sunshine, is blessed with one of the healthiest climates in Europe. Stretching 260 km from east to west, it is the largest of the Greek islands and lies at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Crete is a land of breathtaking scenery with gorgeous sandy beaches, fertile valleys and towering snow-peaked mountains. It is a lively mix of old traditions and modern living. Traditional villages with hard working people, a lot of them still using donkeys and mules out on the fields, and cosmopolitan towns full of cars, shopping centres and all kinds of entertainment.

While enjoying all the benefits of globalization, the Cretans still preserve strong bonds with their rich folk traditions and cultural heritage. From an archaeological point of view, Crete is absolutely irresistible, covered with impressive sites that stretch back to the dawn of western civilization.

Sitia

Sitia is a charming seaside town a mere 3km away from the Agave Villas. Unlike many resorts that are crowded in summer and ghostly in winter, Sitia is lively and bustling all year round. It is a living town that happens to have tourism, rather than the other way around.

Sitia was built in the Venetian times, destroyed and later rebuilt by the Turks, with just a few signs of this history surviving until present times. Today, the long sandy beach of Sitia offers all the pleasures of sun, sand, sea, and windsurfing.

The area around Sitia is home to monasteries, notably Toplou, archaeological sites (the nearest just 100 meters from the Agave Villas), palm beaches, and fascinating trails across the mountains. Exploring Eastern Crete, also known as Lassithi, takes you on a journey through the magnificent countryside with its spectacular gorges, gentle valleys, incredibly beautiful hidden beaches and bays, and enchanting villages where time seems to have stopped a hundred years ago. Many traditional villages perched on steep mountain slopes are found only 15 minutes away by car.

Activities

•Beaches. A short 15-minute drive east takes you to a fabulous palm beach Vai. Eastern coast of Crete with its magnificent coastline, secluded beaches, and ancient ruins is within a 30-minute drive, as are the rugged rocky beaches of the Southern coast (Libyan Sea).

•Get blown away by the winds of Crete! Freak Surf, one of the best windsurfing centres in Europe, is only 15 minutes away by car, in a beautiful sandy bay with outstanding wind statistics.

•Local dining. Enjoy the excellent local cuisine and the memorable hospitality of the Greeks in the many family restaurants that you will find in every village as you explore Eastern Crete.

•A Cradle of Wine. Did you know that Crete and Wine are synonyms? A day trip to a unique winery can be arranged for you upon request.

•Boat trips & day cruises to nearby islands (Santorini, Kos, Karpathos).

•Fishing & fishing trips with local fishermen.

•Mountain biking.

•Hiking &s nature trails.

•CretAquarium. The largest aquarium of the Mediterranean is where you discover the fascinating world of the deep sea.

•Car rental. To explore the island you would want to rent a car. Several agencies operate in the airport of Heraklion, and there are a few here in Sitia. A car can be reserved for you upon request.

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3 Aug 2014

5/5

"The place where you wnat to come again"

We have benn to Villa Thalassa the second time this year. We spent there a month with our family and friends (We all have small children). We appreciate the quietness and the sea nearby. On the other hand, the city is also close.
The Villa is made comfortable for guests. Rooms are big and equipped with everything required for holiday house. The owners are very kind, but yet, not obsessive)) They always ready to help with any questions. There is plenty of fresh home-grown veggies and fruits in the city market as well as seafood straight out of the sea.
Nature around the Villa is various. You can drive to a beach with palms or wander around picturesque gorges with waterfalls. You can sail to a wonderful island Santorini

25 Jul 2014

4/5

"Vue magnifique, calme et détente assurés."

Très bel endroit à la fois calme, sauvage et à proximité immédiate de Sitia , de ses plages et de ses tavernes.Les propriétaires sont très accueillants La maison est spacieuse,la terrasse trè… More

3 May 2014

5/5

"secluded paradise vacation"

We (three adults and a child) stayed at The Villa Front Thalassa for 4 weeks in summer 2011 (july 7 - august 4). We're renting villas on Crete Island every year since 2008 and just love spending … More

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"Отлично отдохнули!!!!"

Отдыхали на этой вилле в июне 2011 года и в соседней в июне 2013 года. Не понравилось бы в первый раз, - еще бы не при… More

24 Apr 2014

5/5

"Это был просто незабываемый отдых в кругу семьи"

42 дня прошли как один миг! Потрясающее место, потрясающие владельцы вилл!Мы арендовали две виллы на две наши семьи из 11 человек, много где отдыхали до этого, но этот отдых был лучшим и самым комфортным для отдыха с семьей и маленькими детьми( хотя я бы его рассмотрела и как место для двоих, только при условии, что Вам достаточно Вас двоих:))) мы с семьей и следующее лето будем отдыхать у Анны!

20 Apr 2014

2/5

"Le paradis des puces"

D'un premier abord la maison semble vraiment très sympa. Mais nous avons été déçus au fil des jours... • La cuisine est très peu équipée, peu de casseroles, pas de plats pour le four, … More

22 Aug 2013

5/5

"It is the perfect place to relax with friends or Sammy"

It is the perfect place to relax with friends or Sammy. Beautiful, well-appointed villa, with all the things necessary for life. Walking distance to the sea. Responsive and very hospitable owners of the villa. Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

11 Aug 2013

3/5

"Could be better...."

The location of the villa is beautiful: nice view of Siteia bay, close to the sea as promised. Sitting on the terrace with a cup of coffee feeling the breeze - great. But the nice fotos and lovely des… More

I would like to respond to say that I truly regret that the waves and the wind made the holiday less pleasurable than it could be provided the weather was more calm. Usually it is possible to swim safely in front of the house for most of the spring-summer season; but the winds unfortunately are unpredictable.
I would like to respond to the comments about A/C only in bedrooms and the number of beds that it is exactly as per the house description.
It is stated in the description that the villa is rented out on self-catering basis, and the guests are responsible for cleaning. It is also stated in the payment terms that the final cleaning fee is payable upon departure.
Thank you for pointing out the insects issue - I will make sure the mosquito nets are replaced.

27 Jun 2013

1/5

"Very Disappointing"

We booked this house for the end of our stay in Crete. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating when we arrived. We booked for three nights but only stayed for one. There were only linens for o… More

I object to the guests' reasons, and I have provided to the website customer support of the site through which the villa was booked the photos of the house taken right after the guests left as proof that the house has been prepared and cleaned well. Based on these photos, I was reimbursed for the guests' stay in full which is to demonstrate that the objective opinion of the third party was that the villa was clean and as described.
We may all have very different ideas and expectations, but we have been in the business for 5 years, and we never compromise the quality of our guests experience by not providing a clean house.

- The villa has been cleaned thoroughly prior to guests' arrival.
- The villa is located right on the seafront, there are salty breezes, and the stainless steel table legs do show moderate signs of rust. I do not consider this a reason for leaving and requesting a refund.
- Mosquitoes are to be expected, the house is located in the nature, the territory is not sprayed, AND we have the nets on all windows and terrace doors, AND there are plug-in fumigators in the closet in case the guests wish to use them.
- Prior to opening this season, the completely new sets of outside terrace furniture and the living room/dining room chairs have been purchased and placed in the villa.
- ALL the covers for the soft furniture are dry cleaned after EACH PARTY departs.
- It is summer season, and we provide standard sets of bed linen (a double bed for the 2 guests as per booking) that do not include the case (cover) for a duvee. The duvees are available if he guests need them, and I would have happily provided a cover had it been requested.
- In the past, I had guests requesting extra pillows, extra covers, extra furniture and even mattresses, and we have always responded with immediate solutions to our guests' requests. All the other reviews are evidence to this extra effort of ours to make our guests' stay as pleasant as possible.
- The washing machine is located in a separate maintenance room. It is clean.
- The guests never spoke to me prior to packing up and announcing that they are leaving. I offered to clean the house despite the fact that it was cleaned the night before, but they declined.
I strongly feel that the house has been in excellent condition. The WiFi is reset by just restarting the modem. It is a one minute deal if the guests came over and reported the problem. They chose to leave instead. All the issues could have been resolved if the guests have calmly requested additional things they needed and gave me 30 minutes to resolve all the issues, like extra cleaning and covers for duvees, and whatever else.

6 Nov 2012

5/5

"Return treat"

I was happy to give this accommodation a positve review after my visit in April of 2012. I didn't hesitate to book another few days when I decided to return to eastern Crete in the following Nove… More

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Anna N.

  • 2 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Sep 2014

Based in Greece

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Russian