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Lovely Holiday Getaway perfect for couples, family or activity based breaks

Bedrooms 2
Space 8,611 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Detached Villa close to local amenities and with stunning views over Souda Bay

Villa Alsoneiro offers a lovely setting for a relaxing holiday in Western Crete or a perfect location to enjoy local Cycling and Walking tours of the area.

It is hard to describe in words, the tranquillity and sense of calm experienced from this lovely spot in Crete, and every window offers up a different view.

Situated walking distance from the local village of Plaka and 20 mins from the seaside town of Almyrida. (Approx 1.6km/1 mile) The villa provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 persons and includes Wifi and air-conditioning throughout. The double balcony offers a breath-taking view of Souda Bay where you can often see the ferries coming and going from the other Greek Islands.

For Cyclists of all levels - The mountainous areas of Lefkar Ori (The White Mountains) provides excellent opportunity to access the winding hairpin bends of Crete and spectacular scenery of the area, ideal for cyclists. For less strenuous routes family biking is also available in the area (

For Diving enthusiasts there is an abundance of diving opportunities in the area and Almyrida provides an excellent diving centre which provides for all levels. ( Trips include Night Dives and trips to the local caves

The local Water Park is located close to Chania. ( . Lots of fun for all the family and accessible by car, coach or organised trip.

If Historical Settings are more your interest, Chania harbour is a lovely area to explore and has a variety of local shops and curios stalls nestled amongst the old Venetian buildings and an abundance of restaurants and Tavernas offering local specialities. The Market in Chania hosts a variety of local produce including fish, meats and local herbs and spices

Beaches - closer to home the Sandy Beach of Almyrida is an ideal spot for sun worshippers and families as its shallow waters provide a safe area to paddle, build sand castles & have fun beside the sea. Sunbeds are available on the beach (a small cost is involved) and as the Tavernas are within a few steps, Almyrida is an ideal spot to enjoy a cold beer or glass of retsina at lunchtime.

Non motorised Water Sports are available from Almyrida Bay.

If relaxing is more for you and you can drag yourself away from the view on the balcony, the large private patio downstairs is an ideal place to enjoy a family BBQ or simply to relax in the sun, using the loungers provided.

The garden features a variety of local plants including various herbs which create a lovely aroma as the sun goes down. Furnished to a high standard the villa offers a comfortable stay for visitors of all ages.

Airconditioning is provided through out and can double up as heating during the winter months making the Villa an ideal location for a winter stay.

A Welcome Pack is provided and comprises of coffee sachets, tea, sugar portions, semi skimmed milk, pure orange juice and water. If you would like further supplies such as bread, wine etc these can be provided at a small cost. Information on Gluten Free or Lactose products is available on request

Internet Access is via WiFi

The Pool - Villa Alsoneiro is part of a small complex of 5 properties all facing towards the pretty bay of Souda. The pool is the central point and is an ideal spot to cool off or share a moment with your neighbours should you wish to. However, the various areas around the property itself offers space to relax in private. The pool is 1.6m in depth and is ( 5m x 3m )

The garden area, next to the porch is a good spot for taking in the morning sunshine.

Entrance to the area is via a private gate, which ensures that there will be no passing visitors to the pool or public areas around the pool area. Visitors staying in the 5 villas have exclusivity to the pool.

A Car park is provided.

Registered with the Tourist Office of Greece MHTE 135247896 AB CHANIA

More Details

Alison Magee
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Alison Magee

I purchased Alsoneiro with a view that I wanted to have a small slice of the paradise that is Crete. Since then it has become my passion and guests who have stayed, return time and time again. I can help with any activities from Cycling Tours, Walking Tours, Diving and Horse-riding. Everything is available for your enjoyment and I love investigating new activities as requested by my guests. Dietary requirements are also catered for and I have an extensive knowledge of local Tavernas and Supermarkets offering Gluten Free, Lactose Products etc

Alison Magee purchased this villa in 2004

Why Alison Magee chose Apokoronos

I bought the Villa in 2004 after falling in love with Crete and the hospitality of the local people. The location on the Kambia (upper Plaka) with its stunning views, just took my breath away right from the start. I knew this location would be perfect as my family grew up.

What makes this villa unique

The lovely views from the balcony are one of the most common points mentioned, when guests return from their holiday. Also featured is the hospitality of the locals and the fresh and healthy food offered by the Taverna's across the area. Many of my guests return year on year and are never disappointed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Crete last summer. The villa is a perfect bolt hole for people who want peace and quiet but not being too far away for village life, decent restaurants and great beaches.

I would highly recommend a visit to war graves in Souda bay and the just up the road is great bakery. We hired a car and travelled all over the island the villa is in the perfect location to join the national highway. Whilst travelling around we found some delightful villages in the mountains and some isolated tavernas one of which was at the top of mountain near Platanias with stunning views and the best greek food ever.

The villa is well maintained and had everything that we required the side garden is a real suntrap and the swimming pool was great. I would highly recommend holidaying at your villa and will undoubtedly return again.
Jan 2017
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Apokoronos Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8611 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Villa Alsoneiro comprises of 2 bedrooms in total; 1 Double, 1 Twin both with doors to the Balcony and the views of Souda Bay. Air-conditioning is in both rooms. A further Single Sofa bed is available downstairs in the living area. A safe is provided along with hairdryer and full length mirror in each room. A cot is available on request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Chania Airport - 30mins drive. Heraklion Airport - 1.45 - 2hrs drive along the easy coast road. Located a short walk from Plaka Village and a selection of local Tavernas and Supermarket


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Lovely Holiday Getaway perfect for couples, family or activity based breaks
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 19 reviews

Lovely villa in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

The villa has everything you need and is so tranquil and relaxing we found it difficult to drag ourselves away from the pool and explore further afield. The village has three excellent tavernas, a bakery and a supermarket that despite being small had everything in there you could ever need, and was also open to 9pm on Sundays. All the tavernas were excellent better than almyrida and only a short walk if you can manage a very short but steep hill. Horokopus was the cheapest but we also enjoyed Elpis as the staff were lovely and their Greek night was good fun. We preferred Kalives beach as it was bigger than Almyrida and had good snorkeling. If you want a lazy holiday without seeing the sights you can manage without a car as there is a good taxi service, if you want to explore and see different beaches you will need one. Alison was incredibly helpful with tips and support as was Karen and her team. Only suggestion would be if you need to style your hair take your own hair dryer as the one provided is not powerful. We would love to come back here as the area is beautiful and the people friendly and welcoming

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great villa for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable, well equipped villa with plenty of outside space and furniture for relaxing and dining. Lovely views from the balcony.

The pool is also very good, although the depth is 1.6m at all points so not really suitable for non-swimmers or very young children. My boys, aged 8 and 10 loved it.

The villa is conveniently located with a number of welcoming family-friendly restaurants within walking distance and many more just a short drive away.

We look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, quiet.

  • 4 of 5

We were impressed by the living area/ kitchen. Very useable and relaxing. Arrived in a heatwave so the pool was well used although it was unfortunate that most of us were unable to touch the bottom. Two good outside eating areas, we had no meals indoors. The whole villa was exceptionally clean on our arrival. It is a pity the approach road is in such terrible condition.

I personally found the lack of handrails both by the outside steps and by the indoor staircase frustrating as my mobility is somewhat limited. Small tiny glass chopping board, no tray and a selection of blunt kitchen knives and scissors. All in all though we had a wonderful holiday here and would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday, your feedback is invaluable and I will take steps to replace the tray as I didn't realise it was missing. I will also replace the kitchen knives now I am aware. Sadly the approach to the Villa is a matter for the local residents of the area and we have been campaigning to get the road finished but as with all things Greek, it's a slow process. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to welcoming you back.
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Lovely Family Holiday

  • 4 of 5

Villa indeed was very spacious, lovely front and back sitting areas/bbq. Favorite of ours - bedroom balcony overlooking Souda Bay in the distance. Property very clean, starter pack in fridge much appreciated and all there that you needed. Wifi was a bonus, books and games on the side welcome entertainment for evenings. Walked down to village to eat at Takis Restaurant frequently - steep short-cut leads down to village (just behind garden). Supermarket nearby, bar and other restaurants in village or further down the hill in Almyrida.

We would recommend property to small group of friends (4) or small family for a quiet holiday in lovely surrounding. Rental Car a must.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review I am glad you enjoyed your holiday
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A Relaxing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

There was a group of 4 of us together looking to get away from everything. We were looking for sun, to unwind it a peaceful place and the option to explore; the villa and town gave us everything we expected. Clean, spacious and glorious views we felt very lucky to have found this gem. Well worth booking. We can't think of anything negative about our experience only that we didn't book a second week.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your email, I am glad you had a lovely holiday. You will be welcome back at any time Alison.
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Lovely Villa with Stunning Sea Views

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this villa as it’s very comfortable, well equipped in a perfect location. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking beautiful Souda Bay is a must. Perfect for couples or families

Close to village centre (within walking distance) with a number of great taverna’s serving excellent food and friendly service.

Near to the lovely beach resort of Almyrida with it’s many restaurants and good watersport facilities.

Returning in 2016 for 3rd time as it’s perfect for enjoyable relaxing holiday.

Stephen & Sue

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. Looking forward to welcoming you back regards Alison
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Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Takis/Elpis in Plaka
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
The New Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Samaria Gorge - Located 1.45 hr drive and is situated in the National park of Samaria. The Gorge is considered one of the great attractions of Crete visit it. It is not for the feint hearted as it is a 5 to 7 hours walk on rough terrain, you will need to have a certain degree of fitness and walking experience in order to enjoy it.

Lake Kournas - is the only freshwater lake in Crete and features within a beautiful landscape, lying in a valley among the hills, about 4 km from Georgioupolis

Lappa Springs, Argyroupolis - Approx 45 min drive from Plaka. Well worth the visit to experience the lovely waterfalls of Lappa which are surrounded by pretty Tavernas with the water running through them. Fresh water Trout and other fish of interest can be seen in the various pools where the water cascades down the valley

The Glass Blowing Factory is located 2 miles from Plaka in the nearby village Kokkino Chorio . Established many years ago the kiln from the early days is now decoratively integrated in the shop, and been replaced by a larger, more modern oven. Here you can buy some beautiful creations to take home as a souvenir of your trip


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $183.94

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 per week is required. All final payments must be paid 8 weeks before departure in the form of cheque or bank transfer. Credit Cards are accepted as form of payment but only through a paypal account and incur a 4% charge via paypal. A £140 security deposit is also required which will be returned at the end of your stay. The safe is free of charge(booking conditions will be sent out at the time of booking your holiday).

Changeover Day:
Ideal changeover days are Tuesday's but both Chania & Heraklion airport offers a selection of days. All requests will be accommodated where possible please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Daily rental rates are available for unusual lengths of stay ie. 10/11 nights Please ask for information

Discounts apply for repeat or recommendations

Owner'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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