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Aurora Villa
Crete, Chania, Maleme area, Xamoudohori
out of 5 from 15  reviews


Aurora Villa is built on a hill, 3km away from the beach. Olive groves, coastal villages, the sea and the islet of Thodorou lie in front of the villa. On the back side, you can see the lush landscape and the distant mountains. The location is peaceful and just 3.5km from the coastal road, where you will find many restaurants and shops. The crowdy resort of Platanias is 8km away and the beautiful, sandy beach of Falassarna is 35km away.

The outdoor area of the villa is huge... There is a private pool in front of the house with amazing view. You can relax on the sun loungers while the children play with the outdoor toys on the grass. There are many fruit trees and aromatic plants – do not hesitate to pick the mature fruits or use the aromatics to add flavor at your meals! There is a barbecue and a garden dining set under the shade.

The villa consists of 3 floors. The main entrance opens on the middle floor, on an open concept area. The sliding patio doors offer an amazing view from every part of this area. A single bedroom and a bathroom complete this floor. Three more bedrooms are found on the upper floor; the master bedroom, a double bedroom and a single bedroom. There are two bathrooms on this floor. Single beds have pull-out guest beds.

The lower floor is an independent apartment, as it is equipped with a kitchen. There is a big double bedroom and a huge bathroom. One person can sleep on the sofa bed in the living room of this floor.


Floor area
  • 200 sq. m
Kitchen (main)
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ dishwasher
  • ✓ microwave
  • ✓ toaster
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
Kitchen (lower floor)
  • ✓ 4 ring ceramic stove
  • ✓ oven
  • ✓ refrigerator
  • ✓ dishes & utensils
  • ✓ coffee maker
  • ✓ kettle
  • 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 10/11 persons
  • bedroom 1: upper floor, 1 queen double bed, closet, AC, balcony with sea view
  • bedroom 2: upper floor, 1 double bed, closet, AC, ensuite bathroom, balcony
  • bedroom 3: upper floor, 1 single bed with pull-out guest bed, closet, AC, balcony
  • bedroom 4: middle floor, 1 single bed with pull-out guest bed, AC, closet
  • bedroom 5: lower floor, 1 queen double bed, closet
  • ✱ 1 child can sleep on a single sofa bed in the living room on the lower floor
  • 4 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: upper floor, toilet, shower cabin
  • bathroom 2: upper floor, toilet, shower cabin, ensuited
  • bathroom 3: middle floor, toilet, bathtub
  • bathroom 4: lower floor, toilet, shower
  • ✓ satellite TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ outdoor toys
General Info
  • ✓ linens
  • ✓ bath towels
  • ✓ baby cot
  • ✓ high chair
  • ✓ washing machine
  • ✓ iron/ironing board
  • ✓ hair-dryer
  • ✓ safe box
  • ✓ full air-conditioning
  • ✓ wi-fi internet access
  • ✓ 2 living areas
  • ✓ private parking
  • ✓ private garden
  • ✓ barbecue
  • ✓ outdoor dining sets for 10
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool steps
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 36 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 0.30 m - 1.55 m
Cleaning service
  • every 3/4 days (twice per week)
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 5bedrooms: 5
  • sleeps: 10/11sleeps: 10/11
  • bathrooms: 4bathrooms: 4
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • Summer villa in a quite location

    Aurora Villa is located in a quite area with amazing views; the indoor of the villa is sunlit and cozy, while fruit trees and grass makes the outdoor area ideal for relaxing holidays away from the city noice.

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  • chania: 20 kmchania: 20 km
  • chania airport: 40 kmchania airport: 40 km
  • heraklion airport: 160 kmheraklion airport: 160 km
  • restaurant: 3.3 kmrestaurant: 3.3 km
  • shops: 3.4 kmshops: 3.4 km
  • beach: 3.3 km (Maleme beach)beach: 3.3 km (Maleme beach)
EOT License: AΜΑ 00000410174
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
1050€ - 3300€
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 upon check-in either in cash or with credit card or at least 20 days before check-in by bank transfer.
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.
  • • 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 out of 5 from 15 reviews
  • Wonderful stay in Crete

    Period of Stay: Oct 2019
    We had a great stay at Villa Aurora. The villa was consistent with the photos on the site, it is in a quiet and the view from the balconies is beautiful. The owner was very considerate throughout the stay and gave us very good advice for our stay. The management of the rental by the agency Chania Rentals also went very well: our interlocutors were very responsive every time we had questions, the access plan to the villa was very clear, and transactions for Payment for our stay was quick and easy. We will not hesitate to consult Chania Rentals again on a future trip to Crete.
    Sandrine Gobin
  • Wonderfully Luxurious

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    We stayed at Villa Aurora at the beginning of September and loved it so much we'll be returning next year.
    The villa is stylish and modern, you can really tell the owners put alot of effort into all the furnishings and finishing touches.
    The garden is spacious with a nice sized pool (shallow) with a charming row of fruit trees to the side. There is a great barbecue and seating areas outside also.
    The views are absolutely breathtaking. Every morning I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming!

    The local area is quiet and secluded with acres of space around the land. A car is absolutely essential. Its a couple minute drive to a large supermarket in Maleme and just 10 minutes drive to Platanias where you'll find plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and beaches. Its also well located to get to the famous beaches of Elafonissi, Balos and Falassarna (all around an hours drive or so).

    The owners were brilliant, friendly, accomodating and so helpful. If we could give it 6 stars we would!
  • Amazing!

    Period of Stay: Sep 2019
    Me and my family stayed here for a week and we was amazed from the moment we drove into the drive. It’s very clean with spectacular views we really did have a lovely time here we was sad to leave! The owners were fab aswell would definitely recommend x
  • Fabulous family holiday

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    6 adults and 4 children have just returned from a great week at Villa Aurora. We all loved the high spec, contemporary and spacious villa, huge and well established garden, safe pool and incredible 360 degree views. There was enough shade and a welcome breeze during the day with wonderful lighting at night for watching the bats and owls. The single rooms were ok for two beds each and we made use of the sofa bed too- all comfortable. Good kitchen equipment and sufficient crockery and cutlery made eating in easy.

    A car is essential but we still appreciated being away from busier areas as the house was so wonderfully peaceful. The owners met us when we arrived late and had done a shop for essentials we'd asked for which made our first evening and morning much easier. They were responsive to all our queries too. Booking and payment all simple through Chania Rentals.

    Location is fabulous, we easily managed a wonderful beach day at The Wave on the Rock at Ravdoucha ( our favourite) and Falassarna, a day in Chania, a trip to Knossos, the water park at Varipetro and the Botanical Gardens. Recommend the ruins at Aptera and the beach at Georgiopolis from a previous trip, again all easily accessible. Lidl down the road!

    All in all a wonderful villa for a three generation family holiday! Thank you!
  • Great Holiday!

    Period of Stay: Aug 2019
    We have spent two marvellous weeks in Villa Aurora and our stay has been perfect! three families and 5 children would have been difficult but cmodities, pool and the hudge garden allowed us to spend any single day over there in a peaceful and happy mood. CONSIGLIATISSIMA! : )
  • Wundervoll

    Period of Stay: May 2019
    Im Mai 2019 haben wir 2 herrliche Wochen in der Villa Aurora verbracht. Wir haben viele Ausflüge unternommen - aber auch immer wieder gerne einen Ruhetag in "unserer" Villa gemacht, die Ausblicke auf die noch schneebedeckten Berge genossen, geschwommen, gegrillt, gelesen.....Wir hoffen, dass wir hier bald noch einmal unseren Urlaub verbringen werden!
  • Villa aurora

    Period of Stay: Apr 2019
    Wow what a beautiful Vila, UNREAL views! We have never stayed at anything as good as this villa it was beautiful there!!! So happy we booked! Would 100% go back!
  • Fabulous!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2018
    We've been to Crete five or six times before but this year we came with other family members who were visiting for the first time and they were not disappointed. We were a party of 8 people, all adults apart from one 15 year old and we all had a fantastic holiday. Right from the start, the owner Maria was there with a warm welcome, she'd even bought us a few locally produced Cretan specialities too. The pool was lovely, the villa was bright and airy, beautifully furnished and contained everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The views were superb; mountains, sea and olive groves in such a peaceful setting.

    A car is essential but driving on Crete is stress free compared to some other places. The local supermarket in Maleme is under 5 minutes in the car and has everything you need including a butcher. They even had great options for one of our party who is vegan! The local town beach is less than 10 minutes away with plenty of free parking, restaurants right by the beach and although the beach is pebbly at the top, it is still great if you fancy a relaxing day without a long drive. For a sandy beach then Elafonissi is really special with shallow calm water and beautiful lagoons but it is very busy so arrive early to get a parking space. Falassarna is also sandy but less busy and the water is a bit rougher. The guys who look after the sunbeds offer a menu service from the local taverna delivered on a quad bike right to your sunbed!

    The larger town of Platanias is about a 10 minute drive, has a great, cool, underground car park and lots of shops, bars, restaurants and places to buy souvenirs. Great in the evening too, a taxi (from VS taxis) into Platanias was 17 euros and the family run Restaurant of Western Crete serves the BEST souvlaki on the island!

    Overall, beds were comfy, villa was spotless, cleaning lady came twice a week to change beds and towels (yes she did take 5 hours as someone has already said!) and pool guys came a couple of times a week but they were gone before most of our party were up and about. Directions sent through in advance were brilliant too with the photographs - really helpful.

    Would highly recommend!!!
  • Very nice villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2018
    Tres belle villa , design et espaces pratiques, on s'y sent immediatement bien, c'est très lumineux, la vue est superbe du matin au soir

    Le service de nettoyage est parfait avec un personnel au top.nous serions bien resté plus longtemps... Merci.
  • Unforgettable

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    We spent a week at the Aurora Villa. We were 7 friends and we absolutely loved our vacation !!
    The location is great to discover East Crete, you need a car of course. There are supermarkets at Maleme, less than 10min driving.
    The owner was easy to contact and helpful for any questions or asking.
    No hidden fees.
    I absolutely recommand this villa.
  • Luxury holiday!!!

    Period of Stay: May 2018
    What an amazing place! We’ve just come back from a brilliant family holiday and are already looking at booking again for next year! The villa is stunning, pure luxury. We visited as a group of 8 (7 adults 1 child) and the villa was more than big enough for us all. It’s all brand new and clean and just lovely! The pool was great fun,perfect for my 8 year old and all us adults! The pool guys came twice in the week we were there and the cleaner came halfway through the week and did a really full clean. The owners were really helpful and friendly. The local area is easy enough to work out and has all the necessary amenities. We only had one hire car between us as we were nervy about driving but after seeing the place we’d definitely be happy driving next time it’s all very easy to work out and driving really is a necessity for this villa.

    There are so many bars and restaurants and shops bakeries etc within a ten minute drive and some extra special places a little further. Two places we visited which I would definitely recommend would be Agii Apostoli beach (beautiful beach cove with shallow clear sea) only 20min drive from the villa. We also had a superb meal at Theodosi Restaurant just by Chania which was something extra special. Obviously only having the one car we made use of a local taxi company ‘George Milonakis +306949298830 He was soo friendly and even bought us a bottle of his own raki when he came to pick us up for the airport!! All in all we had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be returning!
  • Séjour Fantastique !

    Period of Stay: Apr 2018
    Nous avons passé 1 semaine pendant les vacances de Pâques dans la Villa Aurora. Nous étions 2 familles (4 adultes et 5 enfants de 7 à 16 ans). La villa était suffisamment spacieuse pour ne pas se marcher dessus : 4 salles de bain et 5 chambres dont un appartement indépendant au RDC, accessible uniquement pas l extérieur. La villa est dans un coin tranquille avec une vue à couper le souffle. A 5 mn en voiture vous trouvez les supermarchés/boulangerie ... Maria la propriétaire est adorable et disponible en cas de besoin. Nous avons testé le resto Arismari quelle nous a conseillé à La Canée. Un vrai régal ! Ne loupez pas non plus, Elafonissi, Falassarna et Balos en bateau au départ de Kissamos (ça fait une ballade sympa pour la journée). Sans parler des bbq dans la villa. On se sentait tellement bien quon avait pas envie de bouger :) Les enfants ont adoré le jardin et la piscine. Au milieu du séjour une femme de ménage a passé 5h à nettoyer toute la maison, changer les draps etc ... + 2 personnes sont venues vérifier la qualité de leau de la piscine et le filtre de nettoyage. Le service est au top pour le prix ! Nous recommandons cette maison les yeux fermés ! Foncez :)
  • Fantastic Villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2017
    We had a fantastic time at Villa Aurora last month. We are a family of 5 with 3 children aged between 7 and 11. The villa had everything we needed with plenty of space for all the family. The pool and the garden are a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the scenery. There are plenty of outdoor eating areas and sun loungers for all.

    There are local supermarkets which are stocked with all that you need. The local restaurants also exceeded our expectations with delicious Cretan/Greek food. A car is essential however we also made good use of the local friendly taxi service.

    We made a few trips to the beach and Chania however our favourite part of the holiday was the wonderful villa and the time spent in the pool and garden.

    The owners were so friendly and helpful. We will certainly consider returning next year.
  • Definitely a very good choice for somewhere to stay in Crete!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    We spent 2 weeks staying at the Aurora villa July/ August 2017. We are a family of 2 adults and 3 teenage children and the villa gave us more than enough space to spend our holidays.

    The villa is placed just outside a small village just outside Maleme which is a lovely town, with all the amenities that you would require and giving you easy access to the western half of the island.

    The directions to get to the villa were excellent. We had fabulous days out - car hire is essential for this villa.

    The villa itself is light, airy and very new. The pool is a good size, although not massively deep, so jumping in is not to be entirely recommended! The garden is full of fabulous fruit trees and there are lots of outside eating areas. The villa does also have air con to provide some relief from the intense heat of the Cretan summers.

    All in all, I would highly recommend this villa and Crete as a beautiful holiday destination.
  • Outstanding!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    Villa Aurora exceeded all our expectations. It was perfectly located - although only 5 minutes drive from Maleme with its beach, restaurants and amenities, it truly felt like you were getting away from it all. Nestled in the hills, surrounded by olive groves with the most amazing sea views and currently not overlooked at all, it was so peaceful.

    We are a family of 4 and really enjoyed the space! The villa could easily sleep 9 or 10 and was beautifully decorated in a contemporary style. The pool and the extensive garden were perfect for our kids, aged 8 and 5. There are an abundance of fruit trees and aromatics, which we made use of when barbecuing. The villa has huge windows to make the most of the incredible views on all aspects, so is light and airy, and there are insect screens on all windows which are very useful.

    We visited the beautiful beaches at Falassarna (about 35 mins) and Elafonisi from the villa (1hr 20), as well as Chania (30 mins) and Rethymno (1hr). Booking through Chania rentals was very easy and Vlahakis Artemis, the manager, was always very prompt in responding to any queries I had. The owners were lovely and very helpful and we feel very privileged we were the first people to stay in this outstanding villa.