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"Archon" an Affordable Spacious Villa in a Peaceful Location.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Absolute Tranquility with Affordable Luxury, Perfect for Couples or Families

Villa Archon, an imposing designed building, is located in one of the most beautiful and less developed regions of Chania in Crete Island.

If you are looking for a quiet and spacious place away from the noise and crowd of a town you have found the right place. It is located in a very small and safe traditional settlement just 12 km away from Paleochora a place with 18 Km of beaches for every taste.

Due to the location 'ArchonVilla' can be used as a focal point for exploring famous untouched places and beaches of the southwest, or as a countryside retreat for loosen yourselves in the tranquility and discreet luxury of the house.

Villa Archon is a detached house consisted of two independent and at the same time one property. It is designed in such architectural way which can accommodate one or two families with the appropriate privacy.

The Villa is characterized by typical elements of Cretan traditional architecture such as authentic stone, old wood, narrow openings, blend together with modern furniture and equipment providing a very decompressing and pleasurable atmosphere.

It is just 12 km from the village Paleochora a place than except that you can find all the necessities it is also famous for its incomparable beauties and fairly called as 'The bride of the Libyan Sea'.

ON ARRIVAL you will find a complimentary basic pack with no charge including tea, coffee, sugar, fruit, mineral water, milk, crisps, biscuits, cooking olive oil and also wine from our local production.

CLEANING is on arrival day and midweek, for those staying for 7 nights.

For longer stays, cleaning is offered twice weekly.

Fresh bed sheets and towels are also provided twice a week.

KITCHENS are equipped with everything needed for complete meals and feasts.

FOR OUR LITTLE FRIENDS with no charge but on request we can provide safety doors and nets where are necessary, baby cot, high chair, pram, and of course a lot of toys for all ages.

WE GUARANTEE that respecting your privacy the property will be rented to a single family or couple at a time. Only after your own request we will rent the rest to someone known to you.

WE CAN ENSURE quality beyond the average rental standards as because “Archon” it’s also our house and we have taken the greatest care designed it in order to provide a very decompressing and pleasurable atmosphere.

EOT LICENSE : N1042K91002947101

More Details

Property Manager
Manya Kandanoleon
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

About Manya Kandanoleon

This was our country home since we converted into a vacation rental.

I am looking forward to welcoming you at the villa and I wiil be at your disposal during your stay.

It makes me really glad to have my visitors happy spending a beautiful time in the Villa and return home really refreshed.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We came in an architecturally unique House, hardly found it as a holiday home. The House is clean, very tastefully decorated and is located far from any noise (unless it interferes with silent sheep Bell). Already the drive from Paleohora to the House leads through a grandiose landscape (travel time 20 minutes).

The garden and the terrace are a real paradise, the photos speak the truth.

During our one-week stay, we were spoiled by the Nice and pleasant landlady Manya with an excellent, homemade Pasticcio. And don't forget: Manya brought us kilos citrus fruits from their own cultivation, which resulted in a delicious fruit juice.

All in all, it was a holiday of very special kind and we intend to do it again anyway.

· By Fam. Aßmann from Heilbronn on 7/7/2013 for a stay in 5/1/2013 at
Apr 2013
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Prodromi Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - 1st Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Ground Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • The second bathroom is inside the masterbedroom of the first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedromm 1st Floor - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Second Bedroom 1st Floor - 2 twin/ single
    MasterBedroom - Ground floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - Ground Floor - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Bedrooms on both floors are air conditioned
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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"Archon" an Affordable Spacious Villa in a Peaceful Location.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 17 reviews

Authentic, peaceful, sun, hikes, and cuisine

  • 4 of 5

Manya's home is truly that -- a home full of all the personal touches that make a vacation there a true step into the local environment. She is such a gracious host, welcomed us personally and shared a number of tips for local sights and hiking in the area. We travel often, and this turned out to be one of our best holidays in years. Relaxing (the quiet of Prodromi), authentic (the olive tree hills, scenic drives, and charming small villages), perfect little hidden beaches (20-30 min away or explore further along the coast), hiking opportunities all around (direct from your doorstep, or phenomenal gorges just around the corner), and wonderful cuisine. Quiet dinners or outdoor breakfasts at the house topped it all off. The house itself is fully equipped, all the comforts; Manya had left breakfast items for us and even drove over from Chania one night with dinner. Top recommendation.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property - amazing views, fabulous villa

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful! Our best holiday ever in Europe. Complete tranquility - nothing but fantastic views and the gentle sound of sheep and goat bells ringing within the hills. Amazing villa - spacious, beautifully decorated, excellently equipped. Gorgeous terraces and a welcome outdoor jacuzzi. Manya is a terrific hostess who could not do enough for us. She made us most welcome and left a great hamper and the fridge stocked for us - she even made us a home made meal one night - thank you Manya. We would recommend this villa to anybody who wants a taste of a peaceful oasis with stunning beaches within easy reach.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely, and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us have just had a great week at Archon Villa. The property is absolutely spotless, beautiful, and well-equipped. And its in a very peaceful little hamlet in the hills a few miles away from the little beach town of Paleochora. Everything was green and covered with flowers, and there are beautiful walks straight from the house. Evenings were spend on the terrace watching the sun go down and listening to the scops owls, - totally relaxing. And the hospitality from Manya, the wonderful owner, was just amazing. She was so welcoming, and gave us gifts of food and her own olive oil and wine. She really made the holiday, and we were left with such a good impression of Crete. Thanks Manya!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb house in the wilderness, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Archon Villa is a really beautiful and luxurious place, very well integrated in the landscape. It stands alone, among just a few houses, churches and lots of goats. As the villa is located in the hills, you feel a difference in temperature compared to the coast.

The villa is perfectly well equiped, beyond your expectations. We enjoyed a maximum of comfort. There is a huge space, inside and outside. The terraces have beautiful views over wide open spaces and the jacuzzi is fun and cooling.

Manya, our host, was just wonderful. She took great care of us. She welcomed us with lots of fresh food and drinks. And each time she came, she brought us delicious, traditional home cooked meals. THANK YOU AGAIN, Manya!

A car is essential as you have to go to Paleochora for shopping, which is about a 20 minutes drive down a scenic route (be careful of the goats!). Paleochora is a small town, touristic but keeping its traditional and authentic atmosphere. There are a lot of nice beaches in the area, and also many walks, with different levels of difficulty.

You can find many taverns in Paleochora, but our prefered tavern was the one located in the old school of the village of Anidri (5 minutes drive before reaching Paleochora).

If you are looking for a quiet, luxurious and secluded holiday, in natural surroundings, with only the sound of the breeze and the bells of the goats, this is the place to go!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful holiday in a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fantastic 2 weeks in archon villa this early summer with our 2 girls - age 10 and 6. This was our second visit having come in 2010 AND WE LOVE IT HERE!! The villa is set in the hills and is a beautiful 'Grand Design' which you can see from afar. It is well equipped with everything you might need to enjoy your stay and lots of lovely touches thanks to Mania which make it and you feel special. The girls loved being in the jacuzzi which provided a welcome place to cool down. Although there are no amenities on your doorstep if you don't mind driving the scenic route up and down to Paleohora this does not matter. Mania met us depite not turning up till very late and made us feel welcome from that moment.

Thoroughly enjoyed sampling Mania's home cooking and Jorgo's wine...

A big thankyou! :) We'll be back.......

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traumvilla mit entzückender Vermieterin

  • 5 of 5

Das Angebot hält, was es verspricht. Villa ist in einem geschmackvoll eingerichtetem Top-Zustand. Wir haben nichts vermisst und uns sehr wohl und willkommen gefühlt. Manya ist sehr fürsorglich, herzlich und eine wunderbare Köchin. Wir bedanken uns - und werden wieder kommen!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Chania Crete
Nearest Barpub
12 Kilometres
Paleochora village
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Souda Chania Crete
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
The famous taverna 'The school' in Anidri village
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Paleochora beaches
Car: necessary

The Villa situated on a hill just above the settlement of Prodromi, one of the very few truly traditional Cretan village with its own rhythm of life, between the picturesque villages of Paleochora and Sougia in a strategic point for exploring the southwest Crete.

It is just 12 km from the village Paleochora a place than except that you can find all the necessities it is also famous for its incomparable beauties and fairly called as 'The bride of the Libyan Sea'.

The morphological characteristics of the Southwest Crete at Chania prefecture are low, uncrowned with long sandy beaches, breath-taking mountains and deep-blue seas blend with ancient villages full of frescoed churches by Crete’s artists for the year 1000 to the first half of the 15th century.

The marked European path E4 is extremely near the village allowing walkers to have the chance to discover a wonderful and incredible natural world as Elafonisi lagoon, the ancient city of Lissos or the lazy village of Sougia.

Just 6 Km away from the Villa there is a small village called Anidri where you will find a restaurant called Old School Cafe that is located in the old school of the village and serves excellent homemade food.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A refundable break damage deposit is possibly be required depending on the number of guests and the ages.

The above prices are for the Upper level of the villa.
During your stay we garantee that we don't rent the Lower Level to anyone else.
For more than 4 people it is additionaly provided the lower level of the Villa

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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