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Come and relax. Find peace and space! Enjoy west Crete in style.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, can sleep 12+

Greek Tourism Authorization No.MHTE 1042K10003000801

Its award winner architect has come up with a design, for a luxury, yet easy-going, country home that combines traditional elements, (like wide stone walls, exposed wooden beams), with modern ones (like folding glass panels, interior light wells, lookout decks at each floor) to offer residents the sense of being secure and cozy, while open to enjoy the panoramic views and the docile Cretan climate – the best there is! Standing on its 4000 m2 of olive groves, with 12 x 3,5 m private pool, the villa is located at an idyllic countryside spot of Nea Kydonia, from where it’s just 10 min drive to Chania town, and 800 m to Kalamaki’ sea, with many sandy beaches nearby. What previous guests have loved most was the feeling of spaciousness, the communication and free lines of vision that the light wells allowed, the opportunity to enjoy being outdoors at the patio, the dinning terrace and the pool, the décor’s equilibrium of earthly colours and materials with aluminium and modern fitting.

Accessible features:: Step free entrance to main floor. Wide entrance doors, all doors 75-90 cm wide, Bedrooms with room to manoeuvre. Twin beds can be made 45 cm high. A cargo lift (80cm X 110cm) gives access to all floors, but it's permitted to be used only to facilitate guests with mobility problems at theirs or their guardians' responsibility. There are two accessible bathrooms. One in the main floor with accessible sink, 45cm high toilette and accessed by a ramp 0-12 cm high. Its bath-lid is 53cm high and it has a portable bath seat. Altenatively can be used as a shower room. And one in the ground floor (roll in shawer), 45cm high toilette, gripping bars, adjustable shower-height.; All entrances are step free. Step free access to the pool. Accessible open air cinema in garden by the pool .

More Details

Property Manager
Katerina and Kostas
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

What makes this villa unique

The house stone built is surrounded by olive groves and vine yards . Unobstracted landscape and sea view. Ideal climate and outdoor environment. Easy and quick access to Chania Old Town and numerous near-by sandy beaches. Quick access to highway junction that connects all main cities of Cretan Island. Privacy, style and comfort - unique architect design. Real paintings and art items offer a real feeling of quality.

Guestbook comments from the manager

June 2004:

“What a wonderful time we had on our week vacation to Crete.

The home was wonderful. There were 10 of us + we never felt crowded.

We loved the patio areas. We had coffee in the patio in the morning + ate dinner in the evening.

The sunsets were beautiful, the view was spectacular, and the weather was perfect.

We went to the beach during the day + explored the city in the afternoon.

Excellent shopping + sightseeing near the waterfront in the old town.

The kids loved the race car track.

Katerina + Kostas were wonderful, kind, helpful ”


“Great villa so relaxing staying by the pool.

Big beach enjoyed very much by us all – particularly the kids.

Knossos extremely interesting – but a very long drive!

Good bars + restaurants all over the place”

May/June 2005

'What can we say - most superlatives have already been used - this villa is definitely on the list to come back to ...'


'...We have rented many villas in Europe but we have never felt q
Nov 2007
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Chania Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bedroom's - toilet , shower , Water basin separate
    1st floor's shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , Water basin separate
    Main floor's accessible - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Accessible
    Ground floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bedroom has got a small enclosed shower room inside the bedroom with its water basin next to it.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 1st floor's Master - 2 twin/ single , side by side twin beds
    1st floor' South - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , side by side twin
    1st floor's Old Style - 1 queen
    Main floor's accessible - 2 twin/ single , can be joined
    ground floor - 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Ground floor - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 2 doubles, 8 single beds
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beds: There is a ground floor studio with kitchenette and a sofa-bed. Next to it a large room with twins, a bunk bed and a sofa that when opened forms a 140 cm wide, double bed. The 2 available cots can be added to all the rooms. Amenities: At the sitting room, besides the TV, there is a DVD player and a collection of films and cartoons. You can find many useful tips left from previous guests at the 'Villa Catani's Guests Book' At the open tower's ground floor there is a table tennis Newly installed air-conditioning in kitchen, sitting room and all bedrooms.


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Come and relax. Find peace and space! Enjoy west Crete in style.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews
Brussels, Belgium

Best villa we've ever rented

  • 5 of 5

A truly impressive house, inside and out. We were a party of 9 and there was plenty of space for all, with beds to spare. The villa is superbly equipped, particularly for wonderful meals in, and the location is perfect--the sea and olive groves with few other houses in view, yet just two minutes from the National Road and easy access to Chania and other spots on the island. The pictures here and on the owner's site are just a taste of the pleasures of this house. I heartily recommend this property for any group of up to 12-14 people and commend Katerina and Kostas for their terrific service and helpfulness to their guests.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2008
  • Stayed: November 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is such a nice surprice to read this warm review! Kostas and I are honoured to have you as guests, and we appreciate very much how well you all treated the house. Please relay our thoughts to your friends and thank them from us, and tell them we'll be happy to accommodate any of you again, whenever you can!
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York, England

Holiday to remember

  • 4 of 5

We were a large group of 13 and an infant, spanning 3 generations, and this villa was perfect for us, with room to spare. The outside space is huge, with 4 different covered balcony areas for dining and relaxing, with all the gardens, the pool area, and the large barbeque. Bedrooms were spacious and the kitchen had everything we needed. The furnishings were excellent quality, comfy couches , decent outside chairs and tables, and decorated in a homely style with art work , mirrors etc.

Unlike other properties we have stayed in, the owners didn't remove all useful things left by previous occupants, so we had lots of herbs, spices, olive oils,l washing powder etc that we could use, even beach towels that had been left behind. Very helpful.

Kostas greeted us warmly on arrival - an excellent host - with some home made snacks and a bottle of wine, which was unexpected and very welcome.There was even a variety of blow up airbeds at the pool and childrens' toys downstairs . I would recommend this villa to large groups who like places with masses of character - this Villa has loads. Kostas couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We hope to return there again one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 4 of 5

Thanks so much to Kostas and Katerina for letting us stay at their wonderful villa. Location is absolutely perfect, we were a family of up to 11 at one point all mixed ages from 18-50. You can walk down to the beach or take a short drive/cab so some of the other beaches. Supermarkets 10 minutes away, chania town and platanias with restaurants, bars & clubs also just a 10/15 minute cab/drive. The villa is perfectly equipped for large groups, you never feel on top of each other. Also perfect for families with small children as well as teenagers and adults. We fell in love with Crete and will hopefully be back soon. Thank you again for an amazing holiday!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa - perfect location for a quick trip to Chania and a short walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

See above

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a find !!

  • 5 of 5

What a find ! This must be one of the best villas in Crete. It is spacious and well suited for our family party of 13 adults. It's slightly unusual layout and Katerina's painting all added to our enjoyment. It is within walking distance of tavernas and the sea. There is also a bus service into Chania - which solves the problem of driving and parking in Chania! Kostas was very helpful in giving us hints about the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Villa Catina and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully located, wonderfully designed, peaceful family friendly villa.

  • 5 of 5

Katerina and Kostas provided a very warm welcome including snacks when we arrived at their beautiful villa.

It is a perfect venue for a big family get together or opportunity to bring friends together. The rooms are all good sizes, comfortable and nicely decorated with Katerina's fascinating art work.

There is everything you need for your stay, plenty of towels, soap, toilet paper, tea, coffee, spices and condiments, (although you really need to sharpen the knives Kostas!). Kostas and helpers cleaned for us mid week and did a fantastic job, fresh towels for all. The only slight issue is the quality of some of the showers which would be more of an issue if you had the maximum occupants in your party, but it didn't really bother us.

The outside areas of this villa are what really make it. The pool is fantastic, it was pristinely clean, there were plenty of sun loungers for all and it's such a relaxing area surrounded by gorgeous olive trees.

Happy evenings were spent around the large dining table having used the huge built in BBQ, and the lower floor balcony was perfect for game playing.

The jewel in the crown for me though was the upper floor balcony, it's a cosy area furnished with lots of cushions that provided a lovely area of shade in the day, cooler as it's high up and catches the breeze from the coast. In the evening there are tealight lamps to keep the cosy atmosphere and you can lie back and look at the stars. Magical.

The location is also really good, it's a 5 minute drive to the beach and amenities, there are some fabulous tavernas on the seafront and the beautiful harbour of Chania is near by.

Kostas is a warm, engaging host who is on hand to help with anything you need and quickly responded when we contacted him.

I'd highly recommend this place and would love to visit again one day. Thank you so much Kostas for everything we had such a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Chania airport
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Souda port
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Galatas village
Car: recommended

The villa is situated on its own, gently slopping, one-acre land, tucked among olive trees with open west view towards a low hill with olive and grapes groves and the north coast.

Although only 5 km away from Chania Town it offers an away from it all peace, within walking distance from Kalamaki small harbor and its fishing boats and small beach. From there, one can walk east to Kalamaki resort which boasts a number of sheltered sandy beaches, mini markets, as well as seafront tavernas along the gently shelving beach. Stalos is 2 km west with its long sandy beach and numerous tourists’ shops and eating-places.

You can use the villa as a base to explore ancient, rural and modern Crete, or simply to relax by the pool and allow the place’s magic, restore your energy.

But then it’s only 10 min drive to Chania Old Venatian Town, (a town that stays alive even in winter), where you can enjoy a rich night life, good food, shops and market places.

Other Activities: waterpark with waterslides, mini golf, kids race cars


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $368.64

Catani Villa is managed by its owners Kostas and Katerina, who will meet and greet you on arrival at the villa with keys and useful information.
Reservations must be guaranteed with a payment of 25% of the rental fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.