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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Families or groups Villa is ideal for rest, exploring the Cretan countryside

Villa Zoi is approved by Greek Tourism Organization with license number:

E.O.T. No. MHTE 10 42 K 10 00 00486 0.

Real countryside

The villa Zoi is far from tourism crowds and is sunny and quiet .about 12km from the coastal village of Georgioupolis.

Villa Zoi is 115sq.m traditional stone renovated house is in the village of Tzitzifes.

The villa is situated in a village lane which backs onto an open aspect with wonderful views.

Villa Zoi Sleeps 2 to 8 in beds comfortably and is ideal for families or groups.

On the ground floor there is an open plan area where you will find the living room, the dinning area and a fully equipped kitchen .Also on the ground floor there is one bedroom with a double bed and roof fan and one with two single beds and roof fan and a shower bathroom and washing mashing.

On the first floor there are one bedroom with two twin beds, or double, a/c ,wardrobe bedside tables small fridge and en suite bathroom and another one bedroom with two single beds or twin bed , a/c ,wardrobe bedside tables small fridge and en suite bathroom.

The house keeps also its own cool temperature because of the stone made walls.

Also there are roof fans and a/c in the bedroom.

Also from the first floor you will have access to the enormous veranda which offers panoramic views of the mountains.

Outdoors there is a yard under the tree, the barbecue area, one veranda with a seating area and dining area

The swimming pool which is below the house is surrounded by trees and greenery - and therefore very private.

Villa Zoi offers simplicity and tranquillity to those who'd like to experience authentic rural Cretan life without having to forgo the luxuries of a private pool,

Vryses is about 6km from the village of Tzitzifes , you may find all basic facilities, such as a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, ATM, gas station

In Georgioupoli (12 km ) it has a wonderful sandy beach with crystal clear water and a shallow section particularly suitable for small kids. This Blue Flag rated beach is organized with sun beds and umbrellas and sea sports services.

The large town of Chania of course offers the visitor a wider range of choices for shopping, dining and night life mostly centered around the old Venetian port. Some interesting monuments in Chania town are the covered Municipal Market, the Venetian fortifications, the Egyptian Lighthouse, the Synagogue, the Fortress of Firkas, the Mosque of Giali Tzamisi, and the Orthodox Cathedral Chania

The village and the villa is ideal for rest, exploring the Cretan countryside,taste the local cuisine and enjoying a taste of Cretan village life.

The distance from the nice town of Rethimno is 32km. away .

A car is considered to be essential for exploring the area and the whole island.

In the village you can find a traditional local cafe offers coffee greek,raki, and refreshments under the shade of the arbor.

It is worth visiting the tavernas in the village will find traditional local Cretan food made ​​from pure materials such as moussaka, tzatziki, cheese pies

.In our villa we teach the traditional Cretan cusine

Cook like the locals!

Cook with me and learn the secrets of Cretan diet

Learn Greek authentic recipes, get the experience and enjoy an amazing dinner!

In the general area of Tzitzifes village held every year the following events:

Jesus Christ fest 5 - 6 Aug, Nativity of Virgin Mary 7 -8 Sept.

Check-In: 14.00 hrs (earlier check-in subject to availability)

Check-Out: 11.00 hrs noon (later check-out subject to availabili

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018


My name is Giorgos Alisavakis

Villa Zoi was built by me and my wife Zoi a few years ago!

I know travellers wish to try out what is real and traditional, and since not everybody has friends as tourist guides, this type of stay will help you avoid tourist traps and discover what to do during your stay at Chania, while enjoying a wonderful home.My aim is to help the guests to relax and have the best experience on their holidays with service providing advice for all the matters during their stay. My wife Zoi and I will try to help you and your family or friends to enjoy your holiday in Crete as much as possible.

GEORGIOS ALISAVAKIS purchased this villa in 2009


Tzitzifes Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

great experience

  • 5 of 5

very comfortable villa set in the foothills of the white mountains, quiet and relaxing, well equipped, with the added bonus of a private pool and terrace, perfect for sun lovers. shaded terraces to escape the sun as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind reviews. We are always pleased when our guests find and experience everything they need for their holidays at our villa Zoi . We find great satisfaction in contributing to making your holiday in our villa Zoi and experience to remember
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Villa Zoi forever!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is awesome!

After the first time we stayed there, it was obvious to us that when we'll come back to Creta, it will be there again.

The village is very quiet, no far at all from the sea and some main roads, and very authentic. No tourists and very nice and friendly people. Vrisses is not far at all if you need anything.

There is Taverna Tsitsifia in the village: not expensive at all and only local and natural products are used for their really cretan foods.

The contact with the owners, aspecially with Zoi is very natural and friendly. They respond to every need you have. They are fantastic.

The house is wonderful, very clean, very nice and practical. Ther are 4 rooms, so you can go there with 8 people. The rooms upstairs can be independant, they have their own bathroom, refrigerator, ... The other two are downstairs, and have a common bathroom and a very pleasant kitchen, with everything you need (really everything)!

The swimming pool is really cool, in the middle of an olivre grove as you can see with the pictures.

With no doubt, for our next stays in Creta, Villa Zoi is and will be our only choice!

Thx for everything, Zoi!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Ioannis Daskalogiannis
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Souda bay
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Traditional taverna
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Georgioupoli, Kalyves
Car: necessary

This house was built in 1830, carefully renovated in a traditional rustic style two-storey house suitable for 2-8persons. and lovingly renovated a short time ago in the summer of 2006. It’s on a quiet village Tzitzifes, has a beautiful yard and a breathtaking panorama of the mountains. There are nice walking and hiking trails in the area ..Our villa is located in central Crete in Tzitzifes village giving you the advantage to combine mountain and sea. You can make a tour of the villages around or visit some of the most well known beaches on the north and south coast. The village Tzitzifes is well known because of the three famous cheese factory and has about 80 inhabitants today. The surrounding area is quiet, a place where you can relax and feel “away from it all”. The village have two traditional taverns, a one traditional cafe and a mini market! Its location is 34 km east of Chania which takes about 30 minutes drive along the National Road and 45km to Chania airport (code CHQ) and 150km to Heraklion airport (code HER)

George and Zoi  are welcoming you

The hospitality of the owner who will be on hand for advice and information if need be. We will wait for you in the villa for your arrival (despite the time, even after midnight) in order to help you with the house details and give you as much informations as you want about the area, taverns, shops, places and beaches that you have to visit!

Finally we will be there for your departure for our last thank you! 

We would like to inform you the additional cleaning service charge of 40 euro to be paid on arrival.

The below services are included in the price:

Holiday advisor phone line where you can call at any time asking for any kind of advise according the house or your holidays.

Towel change every 3 days /Linen change every 7 days

- Pool and garden maintenance 

Services upon request (extra charge):

- Doctor on call

- Cook (Professional Chef) in the villa.

Please tell us your wish and we will try to make it reality!Guests will have access and full privacy to all areas indoor and outdoor!

Further comments about the area:

The villa is located on a hillside in the village of Tzitzifes in West Crete. Tzitzifes is a traditional Cretan village situated in the Apokoron a tiny hamlet immersed in the countryside where flocks of sheep with bells round their necks are tended by their shepherds as they wander between the olive trees - this is true country life.

Tzitzifes is an old historical village with approximately 80 residents which has retained its color and way of life. Two family run tavernas offer the visitor tasty traditional dishes of Cretan cuisine. If you are looking for really good food we've heard whispers some very notable personalities for the taverna Tzitzifia 2 minutes walk from our villa. Near the small village square and within walking distance from the villa there is a coffee shop, , a mini martet, and a factory to make traditional crete cheese graviera , feta and yourgiot . The village is known for the good quality milk products.

Tzitzifes village is the ideal place to relax, and enjoy the nature while staying with your partner or family. For people showing sensitivity and particular sympathy for: nature, relaxation, exercise, nutrition with pure ecological products, taste and delight, entertainment and communication with the locals(in English mostly), and time for recollection The surrounding area has several beautiful nature paths for walking ..

Vryses is about 6km from the village of Tzitzifes , you may find all basic facilities, such as a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, ATM, gas station and taxi service.

.From here you can make everyday excursions to the sandy beaches and country side around. . The coastal village of Sfakia , Fragokastelo and Impros gorge is about 60 minutes driving distance.

In Georgioupoli (12 km ) it has a wonderful sandy beach with crystal clear water .

,follow directions ,take the motorway

GPS coordinates in degrees, minutes, seconds: Tzitzifes 

Latitude35.369754, - Longitude 24.152686 (Dwelling)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We would like to inform you the additional cleaning service charge of 50 euro to be paid on arrival.
Smoking is prohibited inside the house. But it is ok to smoke outside in the garden
Any damage or breakage must be reported immediately.
Check-In: 14.00 hrs (earlier check-in subject to availability)
Check-Out: 11.00 hrs noon (later check-out subject to availability "

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.

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