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Aquila Villa
Crete, Chania, Almirida area, Drapanos village
out of 5 from 11  reviews


Aquila Villa is a beautiful, new built house, built on the top of a hill offering unobstructed 360° panoramic view over the north coast, the fertile countryside of Apokoronas and the mountains. The small, unspoiled village of Drapanos is 600m away, while the organized, sandy and shallow beach of Almyrida is 5.5km away. There are 2 taverns and a mini market in the village and for more choices you must drive to Plaka, 4.5km away.

The villa is built on a 2000sq.m. fenced property. There are young fruit trees in the entrance, ornamental plants and herbs in planting beds, rock gardens, a big lawned area, 3 pergolas and a bbq; but the impressive focal point of the outdoor area is the huge infinity pool with the big children’s area. Every hour of the day the view is impressive but the sunset is magical – the sky is painted red and the lights of the villages turn on…

The two floor villa consists of a large open concept area, four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a wc. The entrance opens to a sunlit area with a vaulted wood ceiling. On the same floor there are two bedrooms - one ensuited double bedroom and one twin bedroom - one more bathroom and a wc. There is a sofa bed in the twin bedroom where one more person can comfortably sleep on. Wooden stairs lead to the upper level, where two ensuited bedrooms - one double and one twin - are found. Both twin bedrooms can be turned to doubles.


Floor area
  • 220 sq. m
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
  • 4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 9 persons
  • bedroom 1: first floor, 1 double bed (1.80m x 2.00m), closet, ceiling fan, AC, ensuite bathroom, private balconies
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds (0.90m x 2.00m), closet, ceiling fan, AC, ensuite bathroom, private balcony
  • bedroom 3: ground floor, 1 double bed (1.60m x 2.00m), closet, ceiling fan, AC, ensuite bathroom, access to the garden
  • bedroom 4: ground floor, 2 single beds (0.90m x 2.00m), sofa bed (0.80m x 1.90m), closet, ceiling fan, AC, access to the garden
  • 4 bathrooms, 1 wc
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, free standing bathtub, ensuited to bedroom 1
  • bathroom 2: first floor, toilet, shower, ensuited to bedroom 2
  • bathroom 3: ground floor, toilet, shower, ensuited to bedroom 3
  • bathroom 4: ground floor, toilet, shower
  • wc: ground floor, toilet
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ Blu-ray player
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining set for 8
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool steps
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 60 sq.m. (12m x 5m)
  • ✓ depth: 1.2 m - 1.6 m
  • ✓ children's area (0.5 m)
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 4bedrooms: 4
  • sleeps: 8/9sleeps: 8/9
  • bathrooms: 5bathrooms: 5
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • Magical view, cozy villa

    The breathtaking view, the tranquility of the area, the huge pool, the bbq and of course the beautiful sunlit villa with the big kitchen and the roomy bedrooms and bathrooms create a place that you don't want to leave...

Aquila Villa on the map

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  • chania: 32 kmchania: 32 km
  • rethymnon: 37 kmrethymnon: 37 km
  • chania airport: 40 kmchania airport: 40 km
  • heraklion airport: 122 kmheraklion airport: 122 km
  • restaurant: 0.60 kmrestaurant: 0.60 km
  • shops: 0.60 kmshops: 0.60 km
  • beach: 5.50 km (Almirida beach)beach: 5.50 km (Almirida beach)
EOT License: 1074256
Weekly rates
  • 09 Nov 20 - 20 Mar 21
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  • 21 Mar 21 - 16 Apr 21
  • 17 Apr 21 - 14 May 21
  • 15 May 21 - 18 Jun 21
  • 19 Jun 21 - 16 Jul 21
  • 17 Jul 21 - 20 Aug 21
  • 21 Aug 21 - 03 Sep 21
  • 04 Sep 21 - 17 Sep 21
  • 18 Sep 21 - 07 Nov 21
1000€ - 3500€
Booking conditions
  • 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The payment can be made either with credit card or by bank transfer.
  • The balance must be paid at least 10 days before the arrival by bank transfer or with credit card.
Cancellation Policy
  • If cancelled up to 90 days before check-in, no fee will be charged; we will refund you the deposit.
  • If cancelled 89 - 60 days before check-in, 25% of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
  • If cancelled 59 - 30 days 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.
  • • The above prices refer to up to 7 persons. There is an extra charge of 150 euros per week for any extra person.
  • • 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.

Covid-19 policy update

On Monday 13/04/2020, Greek Government Gazette published a new regulation (ΦΕΚ 84/Α/13-4-2020, Article 70) to help Greek tourism businesses (hotels and travel agencies) to avoid bankruptcy, due to the unprecedented number of cancellations caused by the pandemic.

The regulation allows these businesses to reimburse customers with 18-month vouchers instead of cash refunds, if these businesses are obliged, based on their policy, to refund any amount that the customers have paid in advanced. The regulation is valid for cancellations made between 25/02/2020 to 30/09/2020.

Holidaymakers will not lose their money and will have the chance to use their booking towards another holiday at a future date with the same business. If, for any reason, customers will not use the voucher within 18 months, businesses will be required to refund the initial amount of the bookings to the customers.

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5 out of 5 from 11 reviews
  • Just perfect!

    Period of Stay: Oct 2020
    Our stay at the Aquila Villa was just fantastic! The location, the house, the furnishings, the pool, the huge garden, the breathtaking view of the sea - everything top and difficult to beat. The images on the Internet correspond to reality. You feel good from the first moment and it's hard to leave.
  • Great house with an amazing view

    Period of Stay: Sep 2020
    The house stands on a mountain with an unobstructable and impressive panoramic view.
    Each room is very clean and lovingly furnished.
    As a greeting there was a welcome basket with all kinds of goodies and 1 bottle of wine. Artemis received us very kindly and gave us some tips on shopping.
    We were there for 10 days and enjoyed every single day and especially the evenings with this mega view.
    If we come to Crete again, it will definitely be back to this house.
  • Incredibly good

    Period of Stay: Aug 2020
    This was the second time we were allowed to stay in the villa of Artemis and his family. Just like the first time, I don't want to talk too much. Everything was fine and there is nothing to complain about. We are already looking forward to next time, we have never had a nicer, better accommodation. And I am already 56 years old :-).
    If I could, I would give a rating of 10 stars.
    Atermis, thanks for your hospitality.
  • Most Beautiful Villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2020
    We had a very relaxing time at this stunning villa. The villa is very stylish with good quality furnishings and very comfortable beds and bedding. The bathrooms are all large and spacious with mainly huge shower cubicles. The bedrooms are all very spacious and the views from the upstairs balconies even better than the pool. It is the nicest villa and certainly the nicest view we have had when renting a villa in Europe. The panoramas were exceptional and so were the sunsets. The pool is beautiful and sunbeds very comfortable.

    We ate one night at the local taverna where the food was tasty and big portions but we preferred the choice of restaurants and setting by the sea in Almyrida which is just a short drive away. There is a very small shop within walking distance as well but again more choice a little drive away. The villa is perfect for getting away from it all in a modern luxury environment. The driveway to the villa is unmade which we were a bit concerned about at first but our Volvo managed to cope with it. We liked watching the local goats and sheep. It's about 15 mins drive to Almyrida beach but the pool at the villa is better, you won't really want to leave except for meals out!
  • The Hobson Family

    Period of Stay: Jul 2020
    We had the most fantastic holiday.
    The villa is superb, clean and bright. Everything we could have wished for was available and had been carefully considered- especially the eco friendly aspect.
    The views are simply stunning and there are many interesting places to visit nearby.
    The pool was big enough for 7 of us as were the grounds.
    It was lovely to see and hear the sheep and goats every morning and evening- not forgetting the birds of prey above us.
    Two of our party went on 40 mile bike rides, having hired bicycles.
    The two restaurants nearby catered well for our needs although we had wonderful barbecues at the villa Too.

    Each of our party had a great time - we couldn’t have asked for better. We found a small bay nearby where we swam on several mornings- along with local people. The welcome pack was really appreciated too as we arrived at 11pm.

    Thank you Artemis for welcoming us into your beautiful villa.
  • Fantastic Villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2020
    We had high expectations and we were not disappointed in this lovely Villa. Artemis was very responsive from the booking to our stay. The welcome basket was really appreciated as we arrived later in the day. Any questions I had during the stay were answered very promptly.

    A note for drivers: the Google maps is correct and you do have to drive down a rocky lane way to find the entrance gate to the amazing Villa. :-)

    The WiFi worked extremely well and we enjoyed Netflix after we enjoyed the sunsets. The pool was huge and used often in our visit. We also visited the beach a few times at Almyrida which was lovely with lots of restaurants. Don't forget to visit or order delivery from Eleonora's Taverna. The food was very tasty and the portions big!

    Looking forward to visiting our favourite Villa again.
  • Fantastic House !

    Period of Stay: Oct 2019
    Our stay was perfect in the Aquila villa.
    From the first minute (Thank You Artémis for your wonderful "welcome basket") to the last one (enjoying this fantastic view for the last time !) our stay was perfect. Just as the pictures predicted, 4 big bedrooms with 4 bathrooms all of them delicately decorated.

    One of us wanted to test each outside table (there are 4) to experiment each view from there ! ;-))

    There are all comodities in the villages next to the villa (Plaka, Almyrida,...) and the people are very wellcoming ! (Our supermarket's owner in Plaka with his ten children was excellent !)
    I especially wanted to mention Cleopatra (the cleaning lady) who had generous cares for our children (their teddies were lovely presented after her cleaning service !).
    Once again, it was a pleasure to stay in this house. Thank you very much !
  • Perfect

    Period of Stay: Oct 2019
    We had such a wonderful time at the Villa Aquila.
    Everything was absolutely perfect: The support, the equipment of the house, the pool, the view and the silence around.
    We really wished to stay there longer!
    Thank you a lot for your hospitality!
  • Perfect!

    Period of Stay: Oct 2019
    We spend a perfect week in Aquila Villa, the house is as beautiful as we could see on the pictures, and the view... Impossible to describe it has to be seen! By day and by night it's spectacular! Artemis was very helpful and everything is done to be sure that our stay is the best it can be. The food and bottle left for us to say welcome was very nice too. We recommand this place a thousand times!
  • Just perfect

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    There's nothing to figure out, it was just all perfect. This one week in the villa was just fun, holiday pure.
  • Outstanding Villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2019
    We loved this villa and everything that came with it!!!
    It wasn't just the owner who was very warm-hearted, helpful and kind - the villa itself has been outstanding, too! It has a lot of space, four bedrooms (each with clima and fan) and is furnished very nice and modern. The villa was very tidy. We were welcomed with a bucket full of essentials plus fresh fruits and even a bottle of wine.

    When you sit on the terrace or on one of the balconies you can enjoy a brathtaking view on the mountains and the sea. You will never forget it!

    If you want to eat a real cretan meal you just have to walk approx. 10 minutes by feet and you will find a little tavern , called "Eleonora's". This tavern offers tasty, homemade food which is cooked with love and is still affordable. We loved it!

    All in all we really enjoyed our time at villa aquila and can recommend it to everyone who is looking for a special place to stay! Thank you very much!