2 bedroom villa, sleeps 6, all amenities, A/C, fantastic sea and mountain views
Villas Crete Holidays
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About Villas Crete Holidays
Villa Kali Zoe is exclusively booked by Villas Crete Holidays which is a registered Tourist Office, based in Hampshire, England, with a resort representative and resort administrator in Almyrida, Crete. Whilst most travel companies cover many different countries and/or areas of Greece and Crete, we at Villas Crete Holidays only work in the North West of Crete and we specialise in the Apokoranas region, just east of the historic Venetian town of Chania. The Apokoronas (including the villages of Almyrida, Kalives, Kokkino Horio, Plaka and Gavalohori) has long been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a typically Greek seaside resort area that has many amenities, but is far removed from brash tourism. The area is renowned for its sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, stunning views of Souda Bay and The White Mountains, excellent tavernas, and archaeological sites. The director of Villas Crete Holidays is Frankie Miles. She has worked with rental villas on Crete for more than 20 years and has written the best selling guide book "Crete on the Road". The book includes detailed directions and information to all the major tourist attractions, as well as many hidden sites. Also in the book is the only existing map of the National Highway showing all of the entrances/exits and distances. Frankie’s unrivalled knowledge, love of the island, and attention to detail is now being fully put to use to guarantee a fantastic holiday for our guests.
Why Villas Crete Holidays chose Apokoronos
Villa Kali Zoe has excellent privacy, a much larger than average pool, and gorgeous sea and mountain views. It has long been one of our most popular villas with guests returning year after year if they can get in before it is booked up. Villa Kali Zoe is only 700m from well stocked mini market and tavernas in Kokkino Horio so you can have a drink (or two) with your meal without worrying about driving home. The walk up to the village can be hard work but the walk downhill is a breeze.
What makes this Villa unique
Villas Crete Holidays truly are the Apokoronas Specialists as unlike other offices, 3 of the 4 members of our expert team live and work here all year round which enables us to always have completely up-to-date information about the villas, local facilities, and tourist attractions. We can help you with all aspects of your holiday including good value, reliable car hire, airport transfers, local information about shops, beaches, tavernas etc, detailed driving directions or walking directions for many routes. We can also arrange private boat hire, private boat trips, private sight-seeing flights, horse riding, water-skiing, big game fishing, guided walking, and guided coach excursions. Our office staff speak English, Greek, and a little French, and have a vast list of local contacts, and our representative in resort also speaks some Italian. Both the company itself, and Frankie's book have been featured and recommended in articles in major British newspapers including the Sunday Mail and the Sunday Telegraph, as well as smaller publications such as Greece Magazine. Most importantly, because we handle many villas, in the unlikely event that there is an unforeseen problem at your villa, we can usually offer you an alternative villa (although this cannot be guaranteed in high season). We have many years experience working in tourism on Crete, and most importantly this experience is specifically related to villa rentals, which needs a very different area of expertise to other types of tourism such as walking holidays, or package holidays for the masses. We use all of our knowledge and local contacts to ensure that your holiday goes off smoothly from start to finish, from first booking the villa that is most suitable for you, to your arrival back home. When you are in resort, we are available during office hours for information, and 24 hours a day should you need medical assistance, yet we remain unobtrusive.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
we found villa kali zoe to be as discribed in a very nice location.
the villa was very private not being overlooked with great views out to sea
with wonderfull sunsets.
it has a large pool with plenty of areas for sun bathing. plenty of tavernas within ten mins drive in the village or at the beach. Try francoise cafe on the beach Great Breakfasts
Schönes Haus in traumhafter Umgebung
Das Haus verfügt über eine tollen, sehr großen Pool. Der Blick auf die Bucht ist wunderbar.
Es ist alles sehr sauber, aber aufgrund der „vielen Natur“ muss man immer mit Ameisen und Mücken rechnen.
Der Service war sehr gut und alle sehr freundlich. Dieses Objekt kann man nur empfehlen!
Le calme et l'espace
Villa dans le style du pays, très confortable et soigneusement entretenue. Vue magnifique sur la baie, piscine spacieuse avec intimité préservée et jardin fleuri. Le village de Plaka avec son supermarché et ses restaurants est à 2-3 kilomètres et celui d'Almyrida avec sa plage, ses bars et restaurants à peine plus loin.
Voiture nécessaire mais c'est ce qui assure la tranquillité de cette villa.
Fantastique pour ceux qui souhaitent se ressourcer !
Merci beaucoup, Catherine, pour cette très belle critique de la Villa Kali Zoe. Je suis très heureux d'apprendre que vous avez passé de très bons moments à la villa et dans les villages voisins d'Almyrida et de Plaka. Villa Kali Zoe est notre villa la plus populaire avec 2 chambres et je suis sûr que c'est parce qu'il a une très grande piscine et des vues incroyables. Ce fut un plaisir de vous accueillir et j'espère vivement que nous vous reverrons à l'avenir pour une visite de retour à la villa. Meilleurs vœux, Frankie à Villas Crete Holidays.
Thank you so very much, Catherine, for such a beautiful review of Villa Kali Zoe. I am very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time at the villa and the nearby villages of Almyrida and Plaka. Villa Kali Zoe is our most popular villa with 2 bedrooms and I am sure that it is because it has a very large pool and incredible views. It was a pleasure to accommodate you and I very much hope that we will hear from you again at some point in the future for a return visit to the villa. Best wishes, Frankie at Villas Crete Holidays.
The main taverna in Kokkino Horio and the mini market are only 700m from Villa Kali Zoe. The family-run taverna is shaded by weeping willow trees, and has good food, . During the summer months there are occasional live Cretan music nights at the taverna, which are a lot of fun. Kokkino Horio (“red village” in Greek) was the main village set for the film “Zorba the Greek”. There are little whitewashed houses and narrow streets that wind around the village centre. At the village kafenion you can find older locals who were used as extras in the film, and who will happily show you photos of themselves with Anthony Quinn. Also in Kokkino Horio is the famous glass blowing workshop and excellent organic taverna. Here you can watch recycled glass being blown in the traditional manner into amazingly beautiful products including lampshades, ornaments, decanters, plates and bowls. The Retreat Taverna is on the upper outskirts of the village and has lovely views. The coastline below Villa Kali Zoe is famous for its sea caves, and it has Koutalas cove, which is a rocky inlet with a small stony/sandy beach. Plaka Square is just 1.6km away and has 7 tavernas, 3 well stocked mini markets, a an Italian restaurant, a hairdresser, and 6 cafes. 7 minutes away by car is the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a scuba diving centre, a children's play centre, pedalo and paddle board rentals, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, a space with pool tables and a variety of games machines, and Villa Crete Holidays for tourist information, boat trips, private boat rental, big game fishing, water-skiing, horse riding, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, and organised walking and/or coach tours.
For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 45 minutes away by car. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind the harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics.
A few minutes by car from the villa, there are a huge variety of archaeological sites and traditional villages with wonderful tavernas. There is also an interesting selection of small craft centres and museums, including glass blowing in Kokkino Horio, and lace making in Gavalohori. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.
Cooking classes and wine tasting set at a local wineries can be taken by those of you who are interested. Guided walks led by experts in mountaineering and/or flora and fauna can also be arranged. For those of you who prefer to venture out on your own, a copy of the guide book 'Crete on the Road' by Frankie Miles comes with every villa. The book contains detailed directions to many well known and hidden sites, opening times and prices for all attractions, taverna recommendations, and the only existing map of the National Highway showing the exits and entrances.
Crete has everything you that could possibly want from a holiday: soaring mountains that are snow capped from November to June, many great walking trails including Europe's deepest gorge, ancient archaeological sites and Minoan palaces, quaint villages, sparkling clear blue seas with tavernas serving freshly caught fish, golden beaches, glorious wild flowers in the Spring, and a variety of delicious foods which are all made from healthy home grown produce.
As incredible as the island is, it is the Cretan people who will make your holiday truly memorable. Descendants of the Minoan's, one of Europe's earliest civilizations, and shaped by centuries of struggle against oppression, the Cretans are as rugged as the mountains, fiercely independent but passionately friendly.
Villa Kali Zoe is located in the heart of The Apokoronas Region just east of the beautiful town of Chania. With its stunning Venetian harbour, quayside bars and restaurants, what better place to relax and watch the world go by. In the narrow streets behind Chania's harbour you will find tavernas, bars, the famous covered market, and many local shops selling handicrafts, textiles, jewellery and hand made ceramics. Visit 'Leather Lane' for outstanding hand made leather bargains.
The climate of Crete is a temperate Mediterranean climate and the weather is characterized by long hot, dry summers and mild winters. The Spring can be warm and sunny during the day but still have cooler evenings and is perfect for walking, birdwatching and looking at the wild flowers. All in all Crete is absolutely perfect for your Villa holiday.