Escape to a cool villa with sublime views over the blue seas of Crete. Dream the hours away – gazing at the stunning Greek sunsets across the bay from the heated infinity pool or chilling out with a cocktail in the hot tub.
Sleeping up to 8 people, our villa is a perfect treat for all of the family. While the adults relax by the pool or enjoy dining outdoors by the BBQ, the kids can keep themselves busy playing ping pong, table football or on the PlayStation.
Perched high on the cliffs over the bay of Souda near to Chania in Crete, Villa Akri (meaning the ‘Edge’) is a stunning, new, designer villa with gorgeous views over the valley and sea below.
Whether you are friends or family wishing to get together or you are planning a romantic holiday, the villa has been designed and equipped to cater for all of your needs.
The villa has 4 main bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and fitted wardrobes. There are 2 bedrooms having king size double beds and 2 twin bedrooms with large single beds. The twin beds can also be made into king size double beds on request. Each of the bedrooms have outstanding views over the sea and all have their own private balconies. They all have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in showers and 2 bedrooms also have private baths. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and are equipped with handmade bedside cabinets and furniture. Hairdryers are provided in all bedrooms.
On the lower level, there is a playroom/gym with a sofa bed . It houses a 42 inch flat screen TV and Playstation PS4 with many games built-in, a running machine and a cross trainer exercise machine.
There is free WiFi available both throughout the house and all outside areas.
The main living area is on the swimming pool level and has a leather corner sofa and a dining table seating up to 8 people It has a 49 inch flat screen TV with satellite channels and a Sonos Bluetooth music system.
An Italian kitchen leads off the living area level and is fully equipped and has a central granite covered island with high stools It has a built in microwave, oven, hob, dishwasher and wine cooler.
There is a separate utility room with washing machine dryer, ironing board and iron.
The villa has full air conditioning units in every room and under floor heating and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
All windows in the villa are fitted with insect screens and they have electrically operated roller shutters. All glass windows have been treated with sun reflective material to reduce summer temperatures inside the villa
Slippers and towels, including pool towels are provided for all guests.
The villa is set in fully landscaped gardens and has a solar panel heated infinity swimming pool and a separate hot tub where you can relax at the end of the day and enjoy the amazing sunsets over the valley.
The swimming pool and hot tub are surrounded by spacious terraces all having glass balconies to maximize the views. The fully tiled pool is heated by solar panels and also has an electrically operated swimming pool cover to retain the heat during the night time. The separate sunken hot tub is set in decking and has illuminated headrests,40 jets, a waterfall, LED control panel.
An outdoor shower is located next to the swimming pool entrance.
There is an outside covered dining area with panoramic views which has a built in charcoal BBQ, fridge and sink.
An outside games area has table football and a table tennis table (ping pong)
The villa has been designed with multiple terraces, balconies and sunbathing areas around the house and is set in lovely walled private gardens with flowers and trees and electrically operated entrance gate.
A covered parking area is situated at the front of the villa.
There are sunbeds available for all guests with outside seating areas and sofas all around the terraces. All outside furniture is from the Alexander Rose company.
Villa Akri is only 5 minutes away from Kokkino Horio and the village of Plaka with tavernas and mini-markets. Ideally located between the historic Venetian cities of Chania and Rethymnon it is only 45 minutes from Chania airport.
There are many options when visiting local beaches in the area.
The ‘Secret Beach’ is a small secluded beach 800 meters from Kokkino Chorio and the village of Almyrida has a lovely sandy beach and is abundant with seafront restaurants and shops. This beach also offers numerous watersports activities for those guests who are more adventurous, including, diving, paddle boarding, wind surfing and sailing.
The villa is perfectly situated between the city of Chania and the large town of Rethymnon and both offer historic charm and are beautiful to visit.
We highly recommend a day trip to the world famous beaches and lagoons of Balos and Elafonisi. An hour and a half away, these spectacular areas are recognized as being amongst the top beaches in the world with truly amazing and unique landscapes.
The stunning prefecture of Chania is offering you so much more than just the chance to relax under the Greek sun. With a very rich and extraordinary history and cultural heritage, you will find in Chania a great variety of monuments of exceptional cultural interest worth visiting during your stay. Monuments from the Byzantine period, the Venetian period, the Ottoman period as well as the modern History are worth seeing. Museums like the Nautical Museum of Crete, the Archaeological Museum of Chania, the house of El. Venizelos, the War Museum of Chania will help you explore the rich history of this blessed island.
Popular for its vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan lifestyle, Chania is considered a top holiday destination for tourists from all over the world.
Chania Town is the heart of the island, with all the major events taking place there and some of the most popular beaches and the most amazing restaurants, tavernas, bars and cafes give this amazing city a different vibe. Chania will undoubtedly cast a spell on you whichever type of holidays you prefer. Feel the local hospitality at every step of your way in a place that will offer you the most amazing beaches with exotic waters like Elafonissi and Balos to the most amazing beaches in south Crete and beaches in the prefecture of Chania like Platanias, Agia Marina, Maleme, Elafonissi, Falasarna, Kasteli and so many more.
Jon Hawkins – Nov 2017
Fortunate enough to grab a week away at this luxury villa mid-June 2017. Words will only go part way to describing this simply wonderful property. It really is a ‘go and see for yourself’ as the panoramic views that this premise offers is simply unrivalled. On top of that, what a superbly designed property that offers complete luxury from start to finish. Every detail has gone into its design to give you the luxury that the setting offers – whether it’s from the breathtaking view as you walk through the front door or looking out over the Mediterranean whilst laying on your floating bed at night lit up underneath with the cool LED lights. The villa offers great living space inside with a well designed an open plan kitchen that leads into a roomy lounge/dining area. All of the bedrooms have their unique terrace that offer privacy and unobscured views. However, the outside areas are something to behold. The infinity pool really does set the tone and the sunken jacuzzi is another lovely feature. The raised outside terrace/dining area is something that not many properties can offer – I am yet to experience any such setting that competes on this level. Then there is the games area to break up the day by the pool – nothing has been forgotten. The main village area is a short walk away but a 5 minute drive will take you to very quaint and relaxed seaside bar and taverna area in Almyrida. It is a welcoming town with great food on offer and a beautiful beach to relax on. Chania is approx 30 minutes drive but the seaside road views offered along the way area simply stunning. Would we return? For that view and luxury villa – absolutely yes we would – 100%. You’ve got to see it to believe it. Just you wait until you see the sunset – now that is just something else! Go on, give it a go – you won’t regret it!
Nick J – June 207
location is amazing with stunning views perfect family villa to relax and unwind with excellent amenities hot tub infinity pool the views from both overlooking souda bay are incredible. Games area with barbeque area adjacent all with same view beaches are a 5 min car journey as are local restaurants to suit all or you can get your supplies from local stores and cook as a family together in this fantastic villa and setting would highly recommend
Maria M – Sep 2017
The first evening we spent taking photos of the sunset, which turned the sky golden all across the valley. The views were spectacular and we all spent some time either looking out at the sea or photographing it. To compliment the views, the beautiful outdoor seating / relaxing area was perfect, as was the pool and hot tub. The four double bedrooms were beautifully clean, and all have remarkable views, so no fighting over who gets the best bedroom! The gym, table tennis table, and sound system also mean that children / teenagers will be kept amused. A visit to Chania is a must, as the seafront there is full of character. I would heartily recommend Villa Akri to friends and family; a beautifully designed house in a breath-taking location.
J.Morgan – June 2017
What a wonderful way to spend a relaxing holiday the villa was amazing very luxurious, the views were stunning felt like I was in a different world. The Villa had everything you need for a wonderful family holiday the infinity pool that the kids loved, the villa also had a out side pool table & table football which the kids and adults enjoyed, the outside entertainment area housed a large outside kitchen with BBQ and dinning table & chairs which we used all the time, and to finish the evening off we all used the wonderful hot tub, the villa’s accommodation was equipped with everything a family needs it was a home from home even a games room for the kids to keep them entertained, each room is decorated to the highest standard. The area where the villa is Kokkino Horio is very beautiful and a short drive to Almyrida where we enjoyed eating out at the lovely restaurants, hiring a car to explore the island is a must as the beaches are beautiful, Crete is one of our favourite places to visit and we will definitely be using this villa again and will recommend to anyone who is thinking of visiting Crete for a holiday.
This place is perfect in what it offers and location. It may be considered a little remote, but lets face it, everywhere in Crete is remote if you plan on seeing more then one specific place. After an entire day seeing various museums, villages, and visiting the great beaches like Elafonisos, Balos, Preveli, and whatever others we stopped at, there is nothing better than to sink into the luxury of the Villa. Admittedly, we ended up not even leaving the villa on three different days!! And we do not regret it. Get a car!!! Drive and explore!!! Wear yourself out with activity, fun and excitement!!! At the end of the day, you have the most incredible place to come home to. I can not say enough good things about our host Kostas and Elain. When we needed information, they were accessible no matter what day or time with immediate responses. So no waiting around wondering what to do next. If we needed a suggestion, Kostas gave us information, directions, and even brief history of places to help inspire our interest. This service was pricesless and put our family vacation on a whole other level. Thank you both so much!!!
Lisa B – July 2019
The villa was exactly as pictured and exceeded all expectations for a luxury experience our first time on Crete visiting from U.S. We are very experienced global travelers and can highly recommend Villa Akri. The home, grounds, and pool were clean, well designed and from the moment you set foot in the door afforded the most amazing views from every room and the outdoor spaces. The house is perfect for entertaining a family or several couples and affords both privacy but plenty of common space to share meals, lounging, games, etc. the house is incredibly well furnished and kitchen well provisioned. Appliances etc spotless and new condition. The location was perfect — allowing privacy and enjoyment of local village life (plaka) ten minutes drive away as well as easy access to chania (30 minutes) and several lovely beaches (almyrida and several others ten minutes away). One of the most pleasant surprises was the extent to which our concierges attended to every question and ensured our stay was comfortable. When our flight was delayed a day and we arrived at 2 am, Korina was on it ensuring she touches base with us every few hours and was there to meet us and get us acquainted with the home despite the late hour. She had even shopped for us to have a few groceries with her to tide us over! They also helped us arrange a chef to prepare meals in the home several nights (highly recommend) and also recommended private boat tour (highlight of our trip!) as well as tips for dining, sightseeing, everything we could imagine. I wish I had realized earlier how much help they could provide!! I can’t say enough about how wonderful both the home and concierge services made our vacation perfect!! We would not change anything and would be happy to choose to work with Euroland again!
David Percy – June 2019
Amazing villa in every respect: location, accommodation, furnishings etc. Everything is top quality (and I am hard to impress!) Excellent support from local team to make this a first class holiday….
This villa has one of the most amazing views we have ever seen. We were a group of 5 adults and 5 children and every night we made sure to be home in time to watch the sunset. Truly, it’s a magical view. Every bedroom has its own balcony, so people could have their own space to contemplate the sea and the sun. The villa is a 30-40 minute drive from Chania and the closet family-friendly beach is 15 minutes away, but we didn’t mind that. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of being off the beaten path. It was especially wonderful to wake up to the sound of the bells on the herd of goats grazing below the villa. But really, this villa is absolutely beautiful with unforgettable views. Euroland Crete responded quickly every time we had a question. All in all, we had an amazing vacation and we definitely plan to go back one day.