Near beaches, Modern Villa with sea view and close to beaches
- english, french, spanish
What makes this Villa unique
This outstanding Villa is in the heart of a traditional village with taverna and shop nearby and fantastc beaches minutes away. This unique position offers the best of tranqulity with vistas to the sea and mountain yet only minutes from beaches, water sports and more tavernas and shops.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Smoking outside only
Swimming pool is unattended.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This property and location is simply stunning.
The view from each of the two balconies over Souda Bay is something to behold.
The pool, although shared with 4 other villas was spotlessly clean and was hardly ever in use by the other guests.
The villa itself is kitted out to a high standard.
The village of Kokkino Chorio is quiet, but has a small grocery store within 400 yards, a taverna within 300 yards and another taverna within a 10 minute stroll. A 7-10 minute drive takes you to Plakka with many tavernas and a further 3 minutes takes you to a superb beach with a multitude of restaurants. A car (and satnav) is essential.
We were lucky enough to have wall to wall sunshine with temperatures of 28-30 C
If there was one draw back, it was the drive from the airport, along very windy roads after you leave the "motorway".
Due to air traffic control problems and our arguments with Google Maps, we didn't reach the villa until 3 am, but we had pre-arranged with the extremely helpful owner (Mr Barrie) for a welcome pack of water, wine and charcuterie, so things weren't all bad !
Would we go back again ? You bet !
The Villa was perfect. Our stay was incredibly relaxing, beautiful, weather, love the food, and would visit again.
We had a nice 7 days in the Villa Victoria. It was a challenge to find in the dark. Villa as described, with a lovely pool, very useful on the extremely hot days, beware of the strange bugs!
Great villa! Would definitely stay again.
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the villa and loved Almyrida. Whilst the villa is a little way out of Almyrida, it has incredible views and is only a short drive from the main beach area. We also found plenty of great restaurants to eat. James and Suzanne were very accommodating and the housekeepers were quick to resolve a couple of small issues on arrival.
Really nice villa in quiet location.
Very well equipped villa and the most stunning views. Hire car definately an advantage, 10min to nearest beach at Almyridia. You can walk but it's all downhill so uphill on return.
Spotless villa and pool, perfect place to relax, local tavernas ok to eat at and local shops have necessary supplies. Would we return-YES.
Beautiful villa in a charming location!
We have just returned from a fabulous two weeks at the villa. The views are stunning over Souda Bay and the sunsets are incredible. The villa is spacious and the pool is perfect with a shallow and deep end. The children loved it, as did we. Kokkino Chorio itself is small yet charming. There’s a real sense of community there. The local taverna is great with a good selection of meals. The local shop is great, although as so many English brands are imported it isn’t cheap. We managed without a car and walked down to the beach at Almyrida (45 mins) as well as to Plaka (20 mins) for evening meals. We got taxis back as it was too steep to walk back.
The villa is well equipped with pretty much all that you need. We made great use of both balconies and all of the people in the neighbouring villas were very friendly. Despite all of the other villas being occupied we were still often the only ones in the pool.
We did have some bother with the pesky wasps who descend en mass if you eat dinner before sunset. We didn’t get bothered by them at lunch or in Almyrida, but in the village they were a problem. The solution was to order food as the sun was setting and then we had no further problems.
I would thoroughly recommend this villa and we certainly plan to return at some point in the future.
What's near Villa Victoria?
Unlike the high remote areas of Kokkino Chorio, Villa Victoria enjoys fantastic position situated near to the main square in Kokkino Chorio (translates as Red Village on account of the rich soil). This position offers tremendous views of Souda bay and strikes the right balance between peace and quiet yet a short stroll to the local traditional tavernas in the main village square (with live music on offer from time to time) and also at the local glass art works with a lovely Taverna there too. There is a well-stocked minimarket for all your food, drink and other essentials (bread, eggs, fruit and veg delivered fresh) just a stroll away.
The villa is near to other villages such as Almyrida, Plaka, Drapanos, Kambia and Gavalahori (get sampling the local olive oil and raki!) .
Is there internet access at the villa? yes!
TV? sat tv is available.
How big is the pool?
The pool is big! It is a great size for a good swim. It is shared with 4 other villa’s in the same plot when they are occupied. There are sun loungers in your private garden and fresh beach towels provided in the villa so you don’t have to worry about bringing them with you.
Is there a car park?
There is a private car park adjacent to the Villa. The road leading to the villa has recently been resurfaced so no dirt tracks!
Where’s the nearest beach?
Blue Flag beach resorts of Almyrida and Kalyves are within 7 to 15 mins by car. These locations offer a wider range of tavernas, coffee stops and shops, bars & water sports as well as banks, pharmacy and gift shops.
How close are the airports?
Airports: Chania - 35 mins by car, Heraklion 90 mins by car. It’s easy to drive around Crete, it has one national road (main road) with good signage in English and Greek.
Loads of airlines operate in both airports: Easyjet, Jet 2, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomsons, Thomas Cook, Aegean, Olympic Airlines, Norwegian Air and many more and most now from most UK airports, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and most other European cities. Good connection routes from EU airports and from Athens will take you into Chania or Heraklion. Surf Skyscanner.net or Travelsupermarket to compare routes and prices.
Although we don't offer pick up service, car hire is recommended with both airports and local company’s car companies offer excellent rates. We find ‘Art Car Rental’ particularly competitive and reliable. There is a good taxi service available from outside the terminal building of both Chania and Heraklion airports and bus services that will take you into the main towns and from there taxi service will take you to the Villa in Kokkino Chorio.
Need a longer let?
For those interested in longer term lets, perhaps over winter in preparation for permanent move or those seeking an activity holiday for walking or cycling you will find the area and Villa Victoria in particular is a great place to be based. We can offer competitive off season rates, please email with the dates of your intended stay.
Like an active holiday?
Western Crete is an ideal spot for walking and cycling and many groups use the location for exploring the authentic country side. There are many point of interest including gorges, coves, caves, historical buildings and museums that illustrate the history of this part of the Mediterranean and cyclist love the challenge of the varied terrain. Many come to have guided or unguided walks during the cooler months in the countryside or exploring the gorges and caves.
Other interesting information about Villa Victoria:
If the dates you are looking for are not available, consider a two centre holiday and book a second villa or apartment. This offers good opportunity to explore the island.
The villa has air-con via remote control and alternate overhead fans in every room and all doors and windows are framed with sliding insect nets.
The villa comes fully equipped including Sat TV, DVDs, fridge freezer and washing machine plus all the usual stuff in the kitchen. Free Internet is available all year round.
***new flight routes from Norwegian Air Gatwick to Chania at very good prices****