Villa Varvara in Almyrida, Chania, Crete, only 350m from the beach
Almyrida Villas Team
- english, french, dutch, greek
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The villa was spacious, bright, well equipped and the air con in each room was very welcomed. Lovely pool area and good WiFi if needed. Thank you for the prompt help from the villas team.
A little bit of paradise
This was our first visit to Crete, and wow what a beautiful place! The villa had everything we needed and was a real home from home. a welcome pack of bread, butter, veg, fruit, water, wine had been left for us which was really generous. The beach ,restaurants etc were a couple of minutes walk and the food was fantastic. We Walked into Kalyves following the path on the hills with absolutely stunning views and also took a bus in to Chania which is worth a visit. We didn’t venture much further as wanted a real chill out which we certainly had. Thank you Jan, Kaiti and the team, we loved it!
Wonderful Villa Varvara in Almyrida!
We are a family of 5 and we were very happy with our stay at this villa.
A romantic and fantastic villa, recently modernized to a very high standard.
The Villa holds everything we need for a beautiful holiday and the welcome pack of wine and basic provisions were gratefully received.
Well equipped , comfortable and spacious with a lovely garden with tables and chairs and great private pool.
There are multiple terraces and always a place to sit in the shade. The big terrace on the first floor is great for spending the evening after a hot day.
It would benefit from some literature on the local amenities and attractions although there is a internet smart TV which you can access information through.
A great villa in the very pretty village of Almyrida. It's 5 minutes walk on a flat road from the village where there are lots of nice restaurants and a lovely sandy beach and we have not rented a car.
Villa Varvara is next to its brother Villa Iannis but we had plenty of privacy, they Villas have separate entrance, separate parking and lovely prive it pools.
The Villa was very clean and well maintained and Anne and Richard were very helpful. Jan the owner is very friendly and accommodating and he wants give to you a lovely holiday.
We’ve enjoyed breakfast at Francoise.
If you want to have dinner on the beach, we’d recommend Dimitri’s in Almyrida, good greek food with a beautiful sunset.
We’ve also walked the Samaria Gorge, which is a tough walk but definitely worth it!
However, you don’t have to leave Villa Varvara to have a good time, we’ve enjoyed many lovely days at the pool!
It is not often we as a family go back to the same place but we really have fallen in love with this part of Crete and are looking forward to our next visit.
We all loved it!
Fantastic villa in a great location - ideal for larger families
We stayed in this villa 5 years ago under it's previous owners and it was tired. Now, re-painted and with appropriate furniture that fits it has a new lease of life. From the moment you book you are always in control knowing where to find the keys etc, who to contact if you have any issues and where things are. Anne and Richard from the property management company are excellent and will be at the property in minutes if needed.
Would thoroughly recommend this villa as it is a short walk (less than 5 mins) on level ground to teh beach and teh Tavernas.
We stayed in villa Varvara in May and had a wonderful week. The villa itself is a good size and has lots of outside balconies on different sides of the villa, so you can sit out in sun or shade at any time of day and look out over the olive groves, mountains and sea. Plenty of room and all the facilities you would expect for families. In front of the villa is the lovely pool and beyond that, a shady garden complete with lemon trees, which means you can relax by the pool and still enjoy the privacy of the location. Almirida beach is just a short, flat walk away and is ideal for families with boats and sunbeds for hire, beautiful sand and clear water. There is a good selection of restaurants, tavernas and bars to choose from and several small supermarkets if you want to cook at the villa. We had a few barbecues and enjoyed our breakfast on the balcony each morning. Villa and resort both highly recommended.
Myself, two sons, one daughter with her partner and two little ones were accompanied by my friend and her family and grandaughter. Are party included 3 eighteen year old boys, 3 under 7s, 30 somethings and older. The villas, pools and the wonderful lemon grove garden provided us with everything we needed, including shade - and of course lemons. We didn't have a car and we didn't need one. The beach was a short stroll and we ate in fabulous restaurants every night. There is a local bakers a few minutes walk away and some good food shops. Took a taxi to the supermarket for one big shop. The teenagers and 30 somethings enjoyed Almyrida's night life. The villas' owners and local assistants were incredibly helpful. We found a reliable company to transfer us all in style from the airport to the villas and back again. Will definitely go again as we had a fabulous time. My daughter and her partner - 30 somethings - some friends and their respective children have booked up for next year. So, for relaxing and fun, highly recommended.