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Olive Mill Villa

Crete, Chania, Vryses, Ebrosneros village

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This beautiful renovated villa is located in the most unspoiled area of Chania Prefecture, Apokoronas Province, on the road to Sfakia, in the foothills of the White Mountains. The house with the olive mill was built in 1912 in Maroudiana neighborhood of Ebrosneros Village from stone, wood and clay and it is a sample of the traditional architecture of that time. The house was renovated with respect to its original form and use; however you will find here all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

Olive Mill Villa is built in the middle of a 1000sq.m. garden. On the east side of the house there is a patio where you can relax and the old olive mill, preserved in good condition. On the north side there are the large swimming pool with the integral children's area and a shaded area where the barbecue, a traditional stone oven and a stone table for al fresco dining are found. On the west side the old threshing floor is filled with sea sand for the kids to play safely. The north side is covered with grass. The semi-outdoor entrance area to the main building features two stone arches and a built-in sitting area.

The building consists of two floors and a separate twin-bedded room with WC on the south side of the house. The main section of the ground floor is on two levels – the lower level is a sitting room with fireplace, TV and two sofas, while the kitchen and the dining set are found on the higher level. To the left of the main entrance there is also a bathroom and an indoor staircase leads to the first floor. A large open space on the first floor can be used as an office or seating area and includes an antique desk and a sofa that may be used as a bed. On this floor there are two twin-bedded rooms and a bathroom. Two large verandas, facing east and south, allow a fine view whatever the time of day.


Floor area
  • 130 sq. m
  • 4 ring stove
  • oven
  • refrigerator
  • dishes & utensils
  • dishwasher
  • microwave
  • toaster
  • coffee maker
  • kettle
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 persons
  • bedroom 1: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony
  • bedroom 3: separate room, 2 single beds, closet, AC, independent entrance
  • 3 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, shower
  • bathroom 2: ground floor, toilet, bathtub
  • bathroom 3: separate room, toilet, shower
  • satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • radio - cd
  • kid's toys
General Info
  • linens
  • bath towels
  • baby cot
  • high chair
  • washing machine
  • iron/ironing board
  • hair-dryer
  • wi-fi internet access
  • computer
  • private parking
  • private garden
  • barbecue
  • stone oven
  • outdoor dining set for 6
  • sun loungers
  • parasols
  • private
  • pool steps & pool ladder
  • pool towels
  • surface: 50 sq.m.
  • depth: 0.5 m - 1.8 m
  • children's area
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)

At a glance

  • bedrooms-b.png bedrooms: 3
  • sleeps-b.png sleeps: 6
  • bathrooms-b.png bathrooms: 3
  • wi-fi-b.png internet: Wi-Fi
  • pool-b.png swimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car-b.png car: ESSENTIAL

Staff Comments


Olive Mill Villa is an original sample of an old Cretan house. However it is equipped with all the modern amenities which are necessary for a pleasant and relaxing stay. In the garden you will find many cool places to seat and enjoy the tranquility of the area. The village is beautiful with traditional tavern and coffee shops and the villagers are very friendly

Olive Mill Villa Villa on the map

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  • town.png chania: 40 km
  • town.png rethymnon: 32 km
  • airport.png chania airport: 45 km
  • airport.png heraklion airport: 113 km
  • tavern.png restaurant: 4.6 km
  • Shops.png shops: 0.8 km
  • beach.png beach: 10 km (Georgioupolis beach)

EOT License 1042Κ91002954901


Weekly rates

01 Nov 2016 - 25 Mar 2017
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26 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
700 €
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
700 €
20 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
900 €
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
1,100 €
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
1,500 €
26 Aug 2017 - 08 Sep 2017
1,000 €
09 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
900 €
23 Sep 2017 - 03 Nov 2017
700 €

Booking conditions

20% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.

The balance can be paid either by bank transfer up to 20 days before check-in or in cash upon check-in; credit cards are not accepted.

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 16 weeks before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.

If cancelled 16 - 8 weeks before check-in, 20% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

If cancelled 8 - 4 weeks before check-in, 50% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.

If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

Payments are accepted only in euros.

The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change twice per week and all the described facilities; there are no additional charges.

The guests are responsible for any loss or damage caused to the property or its contents. Guests are required to report any damages to the owner and to bear the cost of repair or replacement.

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5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews
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Review for Old Olive Mill

Our family of four stayed at the villa for 2 weeks in May and had a wonderful time. The old Olive Mill is very conveniently located for exploring town and beaches.

The accommodation is very clean, well equipped and comfortable. We were warmly welcomed by the owners who were extremely kind considerate and respectful of our privacy.

Altogether it was a fabulous holiday in a lovely location.

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Escape from it all

This is a lovely villa in a very traditional style where we were made to feel very welcome. The location made exploring the region, both north and south coast, very easy as long as you are comfortable driving winding steep roads. Villages and coastal towns are picturesque with many good restaurants and the local village provided all the basics.

Unfortunately the weather meant we didn't benefit from the lovely pool area but did mean we got to visit some lovely areas of Crete.

The gifts of local produce helped to make our stay special and the villa had everything we needed - especially the softest towels I have come across!
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Another wonderful stay at The Olive Mill Villa

Another wonderful peaceful two weeks at The Olive Mill villa - thank you.

Once again we were made feel very welcome by Manousas, Kostas and their family with their hospitality.

We recommend this villa to anyone who wants to experience a relaxing, tranquil holiday but also a good place for exploring the Chania and Rhythmno regions.

Thanks once again.

Susan, Andy, Jake, Luke, Daphne & Dave
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Unwind in the real Crete

We are a family of 6 and found the Old Olive Mill accommodated us perfectly well. The building and garden are beautiful and extremely comfortable yet retain old world charm (they are far more beautiful than the website photos suggest!). The pool was a great asset, especially for cooling off in the heat of the day while the barbecue area was used by us every night for cooking. The pizza oven works really well too.

You could not wish for more hospitable and charming hosts than Manousos, his wife Elena and sons Kostas and Nikos. Kostas greeted us on arrival at the house at 1.30am with enthusiasm and gifts of produce and home cooking. Their generosity throughout our 2 week stay was overwhelming with almost daily gifts of local traditional foods and their home cooking as well as the produce of their farmland. They are also very able to help you with any questions during your holiday and advise on days out.

Embrosneros is a beautiful quiet town with an excellent bakery, cafe and theatre as well as a pretty chuch and castle. A 5 minute drive away is Vreses which can meet all your shopping needs with several supermarkets, a butcher and patisserie. It's a great location for exploring western and central Crete including Sfakia and is refreshingly out of the usual tourist areas. Chania is a 40 minute drive away, Rethmyno 50 minutes and Heraklion 90 minutes.

One of our best ever holidays and the villa and owners played a huge part in that. Highly recommended.
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Beautiful and peaceful

We have just got back from a wonderful 2 weeks at the Old Olive Mill villa in Emprosneros. The villa is in a lovely peaceful village with great views across the mountains and down to the sea.

When we arrived we were made feel very welcome by the owners with gifts of local honey, olive oil, grapes, figs and raki. Their wonderful hospitality continued throughout our holiday with further gifts of cake, cheese pies, cucumbers and grapes. The villa was very comfortable, extremely well equipped and in beautiful surroundings. We could not have asked for more from our holiday and hope to visit again in the future.
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Quiet, well equipped, very friendly

We had lovely 10 days in the Olive Mill Villa. The house is very spacious - enough rooms and sitting areas even for 2 families sharing (we are a family with children aged 2 and 4). All bedrooms and common areas have aircon, there is wifi. The house is well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. It would have been great to have a dishwasher too, but it doesn't seem to be a common thing on Crete.
The owners are incredibly friendly and hospitable, we were welcomed with homemade pies, honey, olive oil, wine and raki. They advised us on local areas, restaurants and trips.
The pool is great, very clean, it had a shallow area for the kids to play in - very useful if you have little ones. The pool area had lots of loungers and enough umbrellas to get shade on a hot day.
The house is on a hill, away from everything, with a beautiful view towards the sea. It's very peaceful and quiet, ideal if you want to relax and get away from everything - especially all tourist areas. Yet, it's only a short (5 minute) drive to the nearest village Emprosneros (with a shop & bakery) and about 15 minute drive to Vrises which has a few supermarkets, restaurants and bars. All in all, we had a lovely holiday, the weather wasn't great, but the facilities were perfect, and we definitely would consider coming back in future! Thank you to Kostas and his family.
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Not far from paradise... ;=D

We think that everything has already been said apropos the quality of the villa, hospitality of the owners and the location very quiet and secure. All previous comments are very true. It is sure that when we return to Crete, we will stay again at Olive Mill villa.
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Summer 2013

The villa has superb views, an excellent pool and is quietly situated a short walk from a small friendly village. The owner and his son are very charming and hospitable. Overall we found the experience extremely relaxing and would heartily recommend it.
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Dream villa

We -3 couples-spent a couple of weeks in September in Olive Mill Villa.The place is quiet,very comfortable,next to a small village where shopkeepers are really friendly.And the main "advantage" is...the landlord! Kostas and his family-especially his two sons,Nikos and Kostas we could see very often.We received quite a warm welcome and they brought us gifts every day:oil,grapes,wine, homemade pitas..... An address to recommend to every holidaymaker!!!
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Simply authentic

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wonderfull holiday

This house was wonderfull, and the owner are so friendly, so sympatic ! Always a specific attention to bring us some fruit, vegetable, wine, oil, etc ... The house is located in a very quite place, no noise, nice swimming pool, very clean and with all the necessary things to cook, live and take advantage of holidays. To recommend without hesitation !!!
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Tranquility and comfort

Olive Mill villa was a real treat. Beautifully situated in the mountains. Just a 15 minute drive to the beach - but also wonderful just to relax by the pool and in the ample garden. Many terraces/garden areas, which means you can allways find a seat in the shadow, should you wish to. The house is very clean and comfortable, and above all - the hospitality the owners showed, was exceptional! We would certainly consider coming back.
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FAB - Rika - Best Holiday Ever

We have just had our best ever family holiday at the old olive mill. First class accomodation, setting, welcome, everyone and everything was absolutely brilliant. Manousos and his family are absolute stars. We didn\'t make it out the week we were supposed to as our youngest was taken into hospital 5 hours before take off and the family and Vlahakis at Chania Rentals saved the holiday by moving the dates at very short notice at no extra cost. We will definately be coming back! As others have mentioned the hospitality of the family not to mention the Cretians generally was exceptional and UK \'holiday providers\' could learn a thing or two from them!
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We had the most fantastic two weeks. The villa was superb, apart from having only one key to share - a problem when we locked ourselves out! Kostas and his family were the perfect hosts bringing fresh fruit & veg from the garden, Dad's homemade wine, Mum's chocolate cake & cheese pies from his Grandmother. Thankyou to them all, we were made to feel very welcome. The baby pool came in very useful with our three year old.The warm breeze kept us cool in the heat of the August sunshine and the villa was very central for touring the island. Thankyou again
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The Olive Mill Villa

We have just returned from our holiday in Crete and were lucky enough to find The Olive Mill. The villa is situated at the foot of the White Mountains in a very tranquil setting. It was very well maintained with lots of external space. The owners keep the villa and swimming pool very clean and visit twice a week to change the bedding etc... We have never experienced such generosity and consideration by any family before and they made sure we were always well looked after. The villa is not near a beach, but with a car you can get to most places with 30 - 45minutes. We will definately return one day. The advantage of this though is that we saw no other tourists during our 2 weeks at the villa, only when we travelled to a town or tourist site. By being located slightly up in the hills the evenings enjoy a gentle breeze which we really needed when reading outside at night. Down in Chania by comparison the air was very still and humid.

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