The Apokoronas Residence

crete, greek islands
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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€708 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This 3-bedroom villa with a pool is just outside the beautiful village of Plaka on the north coast of Crete, and includes sunny terraces and unbeatable views of the sea. Kids will love running, playing and swimming, and parents will too. The property includes a fully equipped indoor kitchen and an outdoor kitchen plus allergy pillows, 100% cotton sheets and linens and blankets by Cocomat. The property also includes a fitness room. Beaches are a 5-minute drive away and include water sports (kite surfing and diving schools in particular). Almyrida villa nearby has fresh fish cafés, beach bars, an ATM and a pharmacy, while Kalyves village has a post office, bank and supermarket.

Why Kids Love it

All ages will find something to love here, from running around, playing in the playground or swimming with the pool toys provided. A travel crib is available. Days at the beach are easy, and if the kids want to learn to kite surf or dive/snorkel, there are local watersports schools on the beach in Almyrida. The location is great for exploring the quieter side of the island; with a rental car, everything is within easy reach, including the west coast (50km away), Samaria Gorge (55km away) and beach bars, kite surfing and diving schools along the coast.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 5 days. The house has 1 floor only and the stairs leading to the roof are locked. There are only few steps in the gardens. The area where young children need extra supervision is around the pool, set away from the house, which is unfenced and 1.5m deep, and in the garden where there are a lot of steps and stepped terraces. Note that all bedrooms have access to the gardens. Linen and towels are changed twice a week (daily on request) and the property is cleaned twice a week (daily on request). Pool cleaning is weekly.

About the Location

The residence is in Plaka, near Almyrida on the north coast of Crete. It is a green and beautiful part of the island, around 5 minutes by car from the nearest beach (Almyrida beach) and 0.5km from the heart of Plaka village. Almyrida is a fishing village nearby while just 5 km away Kalives is a larger village with a post office, bank and supermarket. Chania airport is 30 km away and Heraklion airport is 150 km away. The port of Souda is 18 km away. There is a medical center in Vamos village open all the time. Car rental is essential for exploring in this location. There is parking at the property and a remote-controlled external gate.

Accommodation Details

This 3-bedroom villa with a pool includes 1 bedroom with a double bed plus ensuite bathroom with shower, and 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. There is a family bathroom with bathtub and jacuzzi. The kitchen is fully equipped with an electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, juicer, toaster, kettle and cutlery. The open plan living and dining room includes a double sofa bed, fireplace, TV, CD/DVD player. Outside space comprises gardens, patios, dining areas, a wood stove, barbecue and a wooden deck with loungers.

Style Notes

Modern living. This modern villa combines natural materials with modern comforts and stands alone on a 7000 sqm private green hill. This unique site, with unobstructed views of the sea and absolute privacy, is a great location for a family vacation. Far away from the sounds of the city, the colors and scents of the landscape create a unique scene. We love the secret spot beyond the pool under a gnarled olive tree for gazing at the sea, the charming kids bedrooms and the wood stove and barbecue area for happy family meals in the sunshine.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Member since April 25, 2015

Crete, Greek Islands

Ruins, rocky outcrops and rural charm

Off the southern coast of mainland Greece, beautiful Crete is the largest of the islands, packed with rural charm, archeological sites and fabulous mountains - a land where shepherds still tend their flocks wearing traditional dress. Blow the kids’ minds at the enormous Samariá Gorge, tantalize them with tales of ancient civilization, and check out the cave where Zeus was said to have been born.