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Danae Villa
Crete, Chania, Maleme area
out of 5 from 28  reviews


Villa Danae is located in Kontomari, 5min from Maleme. A pretty country track wanders gently upwards through ancient olive groves until it reaches the villa, which enjoys breathtaking view over the coastline from Kolimbari in the west to the Akrotiri peninsular in the east. Although modern, Danae has a decidedly rural, well-established feel; its earth and ochre colours let it blend into the Cretan countryside. Inside, the decoration is based on natural textures and colours, with wooden ceilings and stone floors. Villa Danae is very comfortable with a very high standard of modern amenities.

The villa is secluded, built on a private property, on an area covered with olive groves. Outside, a swimming pool and a barbecue with a covered pergola for alfresco dining, allow full enjoyment of the rural setting and the panoramic view. The trim garden is full of trees – mainly olive trees - and colourful flowers and a place where kids can play safely.

The villa is built on three floors. The main entrance is on the middle floor, which comprises the living room, with the modern furniture and the fireplace, the fully equipped kitchen with the dining area and a bathroom. A French door opens to the terrace with the pool and the BBQ area. On the upper floor there are one twin and one double bedroom with en-suite bathrooms and a cute, warm corner with a table and a chair, ideal for reading and writing. Both bedrooms have private balconies with view to the pool, the olive groves, the village of Maleme and the blue Cretan Sea. From the living room, stairs lead to the lower floor, where a cosy sitting room and a twin bedroom are found. The bedroom has a window and a door that opens to the garden. Next to the door, stairs lead to the pool.


Floor area
  • 150 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, 1 double bed, closet, AC, TV, ensuite bathroom, balcony with panoramic sea view
  • bedroom 2: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, TV, ensuite bathroom, balcony with panoramic view
  • bedroom 3: lower floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, TV, access to the garden
  • 4 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, bath, ensuited to bedroom 1
  • bathroom 2: first floor, toilet, shower, en suite to bedroom 2
  • bathroom 3: ground floor, toilet, shower
  • bathroom 4: lower floor, toilet, shower
  • ✓ TV
  • ✓ DVD player
  • ✓ radio - cd
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 6
  • ✓ sun loungers
  • ✓ parasol
  • ✓ private
  • ✓ pool ladder
  • ✓ pool towels
  • ✓ surface: 40 sq.m.
  • ✓ depth: 1.65 m
Cleaning service
  • once per week
At a glance
  • bedrooms: 3bedrooms: 3
  • sleeps: 6sleeps: 6
  • bathrooms: 4bathrooms: 4
  • internet: Wi-Fiinternet: Wi-Fi
  • swimming pool: PRIVATEswimming pool: PRIVATE
Staff Comments
  • Secluded villa with panoramic view

    The villa is secluded, built on a private property of 20.000 sq.m. covered with olive trees. From the terrace and balconies you can enjoy the views of the green landscape with the small traditional villages, the north coastline, and the glittering waters of the Cretan Sea.

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  • chania: 20 kmchania: 20 km
  • chania airport: 38 kmchania airport: 38 km
  • heraklion airport: 158 kmheraklion airport: 158 km
  • restaurant: 3.2 kmrestaurant: 3.2 km
  • shops: 3.2 kmshops: 3.2 km
  • beach: 3.3 km (Maleme beach)beach: 3.3 km (Maleme beach)
EOT License: 1042Κ10000016000
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
750€ - 1850€
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 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 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 4 persons. The extra charge per person is 7euros/night; there is no extra charge for the period 20/07 to 23/08.
  • Payments are accepted only in euros.
  • The above prices include all taxes and VAT, cleaning service and linens change once 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 28 reviews
  • Perfect place for perfect vacations

    Period of Stay: Jul 2020
    We just spent two weeks in Danae villa. The place is magic, with incredible view. Villa is very well equiped, and structured (pool and barbecue place are really quite pleasant), perfectly fitted for a family with 2 or 3 kids, or two families.

    Location is very quiet, but you mandatorily need a car to get there and visit the area. It is however ideally located between Chania and the incredible and famous western beaches.

    Kyriakos is a very attentive and responsive host, and this was a pleasure to discuss with him and benefit from his local experience.

    We definitely enjoyed our vacations, and will come back to Danae Villa with pleasure
  • Restful holiday home with wonderful view

    Period of Stay: Jun 2019
    We spent 2 weeks at Danae Villa and had a super holiday. Communication with Chania Rentals was prompt and efficient. The owner, Kyriakos, was welcoming and kind, and was very easy to deal with.

    The house is very spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The view from the house on all sides is superb, with the coast to the front and the mountains behind. It is in a very quiet, private location but only 5 minutes drive down to the coast.

    We all enjoyed the great pool. It’s worth noting that there is no shallow end, which could be an issue for non-swimmers, but was fine for us. Locally, the harbour at Chania’s Old Town had a great atmosphere, particularly in the evening. Both Elafonisi and Falassarna beaches are beautiful and worth a trip, as is the very scenic inland mountainous drive to the start of the Samaria Gorge.

    We had a great time in Crete, we would love to go back and would happily recommend Danae Villa and Chania Rentals.
  • It was great

    Period of Stay: May 2019
    This villa is absolutely wonderful. Situated between olive trees on a hill with a wonderful view to the sea. The rooms are very nice. The terrace with a barbeque place enjoined us much. From here the colored clouds and sky are impressive, when the sun goes down. The pool is marvelous, but you must be careful if there are persons which a non swimmers. The landlord is very helpful. We haven been there with 5 peoples. Each bedroom had an bathroom assigned. The kitchen works well and all you need for cooking is available. Because the place of the villa is outside on the hill, you need a car during the stay. With a car you are in a few minutes at the next bigger village with supermarkets, ATM and the beach. Chania airport is a half our away by car. If we spend one more vacation at Crete, then we would like to stay at Danae Villa again.
  • Secluded villa, spectacular views

    Period of Stay: Jul 2018
    It all depends on what type of vacation you are looking for. If you want a latest design, super comfortable, all served, beach next door, endless water supply type of vacation, this is not the place for you. But, if you like us wish to spend your time in a modern family country house, excellently planned for separate living spaces, very well equipped with one of the best placements on the island - this is certainly the house for you. Privacy, beautiful views, sunsets and starspotting. Nice pool and pool area with outdoor sunroof covered dinner table, that hosts many. Great barbecue for those cosy family dinners. Very nice and attentive host. We had an amazing stay at the villa and it ticked all our boxes and beyond. To rest here after a day on the road or the beach is food for the soul. You will need a car, since there is a private dirt road to the villa. The villa is secluded but still very close by car (minutes) to the beach, super market, bakery, butcher, shops and restaurants. If there is anything to comment, it would possibly be the hard beds and that some of the kitchen utensils could be upgraded. Apart from this, everything was more than perfect.
  • Tranquil Villa

    Period of Stay: Jun 2018
    We had a great holiday at Villa Danae, the communication with Chania Rentals from first enquiry thru to booking was excellent, all questions answered quickly. We met the owner Kyriakos at the meeting point about 5 minutes from the villa who then shown us the way through the village and olive groves, which was a nice and easy drive. Kyriakos was very easy to talk to and gave us some ideas of places to visit.

    The property itself was very clean, well-appointed with everything that you could possibly need including a small safe which we made use of. The TV is a flat screen and not an older CRT as in the photos. The villa is located in a secluded, peaceful and relaxing spot with views down to sea. The pool was nice and warm, good for day/night swimming, and the cleaning system keeps it very clean apart from a few leaves. Kyriakos comes once a week to check and clean the pool and a maid to clean the villa. On the terrace there were sun loungers and various tables and chairs giving options for dining/relaxing in the sun or shade.

    The INKA supermarket in Maleme is pretty good, never very busy and always got a parking spot there, also there is a Lidl close by.

    We visited Chania quite a few times. The Catholic Church service is at 10am on Sunday, then lunch at one of the restaurants overlooking the harbour.

    I honestly don't have a bad word to say about our experience only that I wished it could have lasted much longer!
  • sejour Villa Danae

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    Nous avons passé avec nos amis un très agréable séjour dans cette villa. La vue est superbe et très calme car située en plein milieu d'une plantation d'oliviers.

    La villa possède toutes les commodités et le propriétaire est a notre écoute pour nous amener ce que nous ne trouvons pas sur place.

    Par contre la troisième chambre n'a pas la superbe vue des deux autres mais comme nous n'étions que 2 couples cela n'avait pas d'importance. Une villa a recommander comme toutes celles que Chania rentals nous propose.

    Cela fait la troisiéme fois que nous passons par eux
  • Danea Villa

    Period of Stay: May 2017
    The villa is beautyfull, well maintained and well equiped. A nice swimming pool and an excellent view. The area of the house is very quiete and still within 5 kilometers you have the activities of a holiday/tourist area. The last part of the road is going the an olive field and you need the help of the owner to find the house the first time.
  • fab villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2016
    Stayed at this fantastic villa august 2016, the villa was immaculate, with everything you could need, very clean and well equipped, beautiful setting, totally secluded but only 5 minutes from Malame and 10 minutes from Platanias (by car), a car is essential though. the veiw from the villa is to die for and the pool and outside eating area is fantastic, even did a sunday roast!

    3 bedrooms each with their own bathroom and 4th bathroom just off the lounge. would 100% recommend the villa and would definately go back again.
  • Awesome Villa!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2016
    This villa is fantastic! It has the best views in the area and also because you are high you get great privacy and always a breeze which is needed on those hot Cretan days.

    My kids loved the pool and I have to say that everything was exceptional at the villa the whole time during our stay. If we had an issue the owner was on hand to help very quickly.
  • Holiday at Danae Villa , Kontomari

    Period of Stay: Jul 2016
    A perfectly set up home.
    Embedded in quiet olive fields.
    Splendid lookout to the sea.
    Friendly housekeepers/owners.
    Good balance between housekeeping and not disturbing us.
    Greetings from Germany.
  • Danea Villa

    Period of Stay: Sep 2015
    Lovely villa, excellent views from all the terraces, very nice pool, secluded position surrounded by olive groves, very well equipped. Once off the tarmac road a dirt track leads to the villa but no problem as you soon get used to it. Would stay at Danea Villa again.
  • Fab holiday

    Period of Stay: Jul 2015
    We had a fantastic holiday at Danae Villa, the owner, Kyriakos, was the perfect host, friendly, there if needed, but unobtrusive.

    The villa is in a remote spot, but only a ten minute drive from shops, restaurants and beaches, a car is ESSENTIAL! The drive to the villa is through an olive grove, very bumpy and twisty, we would not have found the villa without Kyriakos's help, this only made the holiday more special, it was like our own private getaway, not surrounded by other villas, very quite - unless it was us making the noise when we were playing in the fabulous pool.

    The villa is very comfortable with everything you need and views are outstanding. We fully intended to have a BBQ or two but there were so many lovely places to eat we did not bother.

    All in all a fantastic holiday.
  • Peaceful Paradise

    Period of Stay: Jul 2015
    What a fantastic holiday - directions were spot on, great host, who met us, explained everything and then left us to enjoy the peace and quiet. The villa had everything we wanted - a brilliant pool and tremendous views. It was well furnished and spotlessly clean. The track to the villa was not as bad as we had been led to believe, added to the joy of the holiday as it really felt like we were off the beaten track. A great two weeks left us totally relaxed, we definitely want to come back.
  • Great

    Period of Stay: Aug 2014
    It was absolutly perfect. We recommend this place
  • Séjour incroyable !!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2014
    Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans la Villa DANAE vaste et très très bien équipée. Pour nous qui recherchions le calme c'était formidable. Après la traversée de l'oliveraie par un chemin de terre pittoresque, arrivée sur un site grandiose - un déroulé de champs d'oliviers et une vue magnifique sur la mer. Plaisir d'une belle piscine et d'un jardin. La villa est bien située pour effectuer des visites (Chania, Gorges de Samaria (à faire absolument) ainsi que les plages paradisiaques et sites sauvages dans les montagnes.

    Le propriétaire est très disponible et attentif au bien-être des vacanciers (accompagnement jusqu'au site et accueil avec informations précises). Nous espérons y revenir
  • Envie de revenir !

    Period of Stay: Jul 2014
    Séjour du 12/07/14 au 19/07/14 La maison séduira les amateurs de nature et de tranquillité, tout en offrant un très bon confort. Perchée sur une colline, il faut emprunter un petit chemin carrossable au milieux d'un champ d'oliviers pour atteindre la maison. Le charme opère des que vous découvrez le splendide panorama a 180 degrés sur la mer et la pointe de rodopos depuis la terrasse. Pas de vis à vis, juste des champs d'oliviers à perte de vue et le chant des cigales. La maison est très confortable, idéale pour 6 personnes Max, très bien équipée et joliment décorée. La piscine est très agréable, bien abritée du vent avec des petits coins d'ombre. La maison est idéalement située à moins de 10 minutes de maleme et 30 mn de la canee. La maison est très bien entretenue et l'accueil chaleureux. Bref nous recommandons vivement et y retournerons avec grand plaisir.

    Period of Stay: Jun 2014
    We got back to Germany yesterday, unpacked our bags today and thought about all the great times we had for the last 10 days in Crete and our stay at Villa Danae!

    Kyriakos, the owner, is an incredibly hospitable host and every single detail was just like he said, to include waiting for us to show us the way to the villa upon our arrival. Once at the villa we did a 100% walk-through of the entire place and he answered any and all questions we had and stated "while you are here, this is your home"...that is exactly how it felt too.

    As for the Crete trip, absolutely amazing from start to finish whether hanging out poolside a couple days or hitting the beaches others, it was just what we needed, pure relaxation for 10 days. Our personal highlights were the beaches a Falasarno, Chiana (Nick's Glass Bottom Boat tour is a must if you have kids, the shopping, the dock front cafe's and the atmosphere), Somaria Gourge is a must (if you are very fit and like challenge hikes), and most important, get off the tourist road next to the coast and get up into the roads less travelled. It's a different side of the world when you get away from the tourist sites and one that is soo friendly and nice. Our favorite was the drive from Chania to Omalos, don't go all the way up to the town, but you will hit towns with orchards of oranges and lemons and the food at some of the taverna(s) is super and more authentic.

    Finally, only down side we had was the wifi is slower than what most are used to and our 3 wired teenagers went into internet withdrawl, this was the only down side. On the brighter side, they all lived to come home and we spent lots of time playing family games and laughing and joking. From a parent perspective, lack of fast internet was a good thing!!!!

    In closing a special thanks to Kyriakos, he was a wonderful host and I can not recomment this villa any stronger, it is worth it!!!!! Epfhariso Kyriakos, we hope to return again to visit you and your wonderful island.

  • Nice stay in good location

    Period of Stay: May 2014
    We have had a good time in Kondomari. The villa in a olive grove was build on a little peak, so we have had a great view to the coast from rodopou to chania. All things you need were in the house. Fly screens on the windows and doors! Only Satellite-TV was missing - only greek TV. The next good baker, supermarket and taverns we reached in a few minutes in Gerani. The location was good to reach some nice beaches and trips to the mountains for hiking. A must have seen was Chania. A very nice oldtown!
  • Off the beaten track

    Period of Stay: Oct 2013
    We found the villa was well equipped and very quiet and private down a long track off a minor road. Wonderful views all round . Very helpful owner who was unobtrusive but at the end of the phone if you needed anything. Only downside was that we found the bed to be somewhat on the hard side and as we were there late in the season(October) the pool did not get much sun as it was shadowed by the house so was really too cold to enjoy. This probably wouldn't be a problem in the summer months.

    Period of Stay: Sep 2013
    Très belle et grande villa avec une superbe vue sur la mer et une très agréable piscine. Grand confort avec notamment 2 grandes chambres possédant chacune leur salle de bains. Décoration soignée. Gentillesse et accueil chaleureux du propriétaire. Calme et nichée dans les oliviers. L'accès très difficile à la villa demanderait à être fléché, car isolé, sur petit chemin de terre.
  • Wonderful villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2013
    All as described in website and picture. Real very nice villa with everything that you need. The owner is always available to take care of you. Wonderful holiday!
  • Stunning views

    Period of Stay: Sep 2012
    The Villa was everything we expected and more. The owner is obviously very proud of his properties and having met us on our arrival explained everything to us so that we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. If you want privacy then this is the place for you. The villa is well apportioned and stocked with all you will need. The BBQ area is particularly nice which was well used during our stay. As the property is off the beaten track in an olive grove, a car is essential and depending on what time of year a 4x4 is probably better. We had a viscious storm whilst we were there(Sept) which left the road to the house very muddy and slippery. All in all a very nice part of the island and a ride into the white mountains is a must. Visit the eco village of Milia on the 9 village drive. Quite a difficult drive but stunning when you get there and also try lunch in Kissamos. The Brights/Fergusons
  • Exactly what we were looking for

    Period of Stay: Sep 2012
    The villa was superb: Great, really quiet, totally private but in a convenient location. Very well appointed, clean and roomy. Incredible value for money - highly recommended.
  • Danae Villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2012
    Dear Sr, Madam, I quick word to say that Danae Villa is a beautiful house in which all inhabitants live peacefully, in a modern and very well equipped house. Thus the view is unique, and the area offers calm days as well as exciting night in Platanias. Close to the numerous beautiful beaches and lagoons, the house gives renters opportunities to enjoy many activities. To finish with, I would add that the owner was really welcoming, helpful, and friendly. Kind regards, Alexis
  • A Perfect Holiday!

    Period of Stay: Jul 2012
    It's beautiful property - the house, pool and gardens are superb. We actually ended up spending far more time around the pool that we had originally intended, but it was just so hard to tear ourselves away. It's completely secluded, so you can even leave your swimsuit at home if you like... Great location for touring the west of Crete - Falasarna and Elafonisi beaches are easy to get to as are Chania and Rethymnon (not to be missed). Trips to Samaria Gorge depart from nearby Platanias (10 minutes away) and if you don't want to roam, there are some lovely little spots to eat and drink in Pyrgos (at the bottom of the hill) and Maleme (2 km away). Car is ESSENTIAL, as is a love of cats - there's a delightful family of beautiful, friendly Cretan cats living in the olive grove and they stopped by to visit pretty much every day. They were a pure pleasure. We would heartily recommend this for a honeymoon or romantic getaway for two, or even for a family or small group. It's ideal for 2 couples as both the main bedrooms are the same size and have en suite bathrooms and balconies over the pool. A truly wonderful place. I would return there tomorrow if I could...
  • Très bon séjour !

    Period of Stay: Jul 2012
    Maison noyée au milieu des oliviers avec une vue sublime sur la mer et les alentours. Tranquillité absolue à moins de 10 minutes en voiture des plages de Platanias. Maison spacieuse et très bien équipée. Terrasse idéalement située et en partie ombragée permettant d'y être toute la journée. Idée astucieuse du propriétaire : grande haie derrière les transats pour profiter de l'endroit même lorsqu'il y a du vent. Piscine très bien entretenue, beau coin repas extérieur. Très bon rapport qualité/prix. Accueil sympathique par le propriétaire.
  • Relaxing!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2012
    This is our second holiday in this villa and we can thoroughly recommend it! It's private, well equipped and comfortable and we will certainly return. The friendly family of cats is still there and did visit every day. The owner is very pleasant and helpful but he will also value your privacy. We have stayed in many villas in the past and this is one of the best locations we've had. A car is a must as there is quite a long driveway through the olive groves and a bit of a climb back from the beach. Maleme is on a decent bus route though.
  • A wonderful time!

    Period of Stay: Sep 2011
    We had a wonderful week on Crete in Villa Danae! It has anything you want to - and more! The kitchen is better equipped then our own one and the rest of the villa is also good equipped. The view is fantastic and the pool is big enough to swim and get refreshed! The surrounding was very quiet and recreational. And last but not least is Kyriakos a very nice and obliging owner! Thank you!