Markos Villa
Crete, Chania, Almirida area, Drapanos village
4.7 out of 5 from 18  reviews
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Description

Markos Villa is built on the top of a hill which enables you to enjoy a magnificent sea and mountain view, even from the garden. Almirida, a fishing village with a shallow and sandy beach, is only 4,5 km away. Drapanos is an unspoilt, peaceful and picturesque village and an ideal starting point for excursions to Apokoronas area, the most beautiful part of the prefecture of Chania.

The villa is surrounded by plain fields, giving a sense of seclusion and peace. The yard is full of exotic plants and colourful flowers. In the terrace, you will find a place suitable for BBQ. There is a private pool from which you have a great view over the village, the surrounding mountains and Souda Bay. The pool is suitable for children as it has an integral children's area. Next to the pool there are sun loungers and an outdoor dining set.

The house has two floors and an attic. At the ground floor you will find the sunlit living room, the full-equipped kitchen and a wc. A French door opens to a covered veranda with a large table and chairs for lovely midday meals. On the first floor, there are one twin and one double bedroom, both with private balconies with view to the village of Drapanos. On the same floor there are a bathroom and a big veranda ideal for lovely dinners, overlooking the mountains and Souda Bay. On the second floor, the attic, there are a twin bedroom and a private cosy living room. There is also another veranda with breathtaking sunset view.

Facilities

Floor area
  • 125 sq.m.

Kitchen
  • 4 ring ceramic stove

  • oven

  • refrigerator

  • dishes & utensils

  • kettle

  • dishwasher

  • microwave

  • toaster

  • coffee maker

Bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6 persons

  • bedroom 1: second floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony with sea/mountain view

  • bedroom 2: first floor, 1 double bed, closet, AC, balcony with sea/mountain view

  • bedroom 3: first floor, 2 single beds, closet, AC, balcony with mountain view

Bathrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

  • bathroom 1: first floor, toilet, shower room with hydro massage column

  • bathroom 2: ground floor, toilet

Entertainment
  • satellite TV

  • radio - cd

  • DVD player

General Info
  • linens

  • bath towels

  • baby cot

  • high chair

  • washing machine

  • iron/ironing board

  • hair-dryer

  • wi-fi internet access

Outside
  • private parking

  • private garden

  • barbecue

  • outdoor dining set for 6

  • sun loungers

  • parasols

Pool
  • private

  • pool ladder & pool steps

  • pool towels

  • surface: 32 sq.m.

  • depth: 1.55 m - 1.65 m

  • children's area (0.65m)

Cleaning service
  • once per week

At a glance
  • bedrooms-b.pngbedrooms: 3
  • sleeps-b.pngsleeps: 6
  • bathrooms-b.pngbathrooms: 2
  • wi-fi-b.pnginternet: Wi-Fi
  • pool-b.pngswimming pool: PRIVATE
  • car-b.pngcar: ESSENTIAL
Staff Comments
  • Amazing panoramic sea view

    The villa is ideal for family but also for romantic vacations. The terrace by the pool is suitable for BBQs, admiring the view of Souda Bay, which takes your breath, especially at sunset.

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Distances
  • town.pngchania: 30 km
  • town.pngrethymnon: 40 km
  • airport.pngchania airport: 38 km
  • airport.pngheraklion airport: 122 km
  • tavern.pngrestaurant: 0.2 km
  • shops.pngshops: 0.2 km
  • beach.pngbeach: 5.5 km (Almirida beach)
EOT License: 1042K10000021300
Rates
Weekly rates
  • 24 Mar 18 - 20 Apr 18
    700€
  • 21 Apr 18 - 18 May 18
    750€
  • 19 May 18 - 22 Jun 18
    900€
  • 23 Jun 18 - 13 Jul 18
    1150€
  • 14 Jul 18 - 24 Aug 18
    1550€
  • 25 Aug 18 - 07 Sep 18
    1300€
  • 08 Sep 18 - 21 Sep 18
    900€
  • 22 Sep 18 - 02 Nov 18
    750€
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.

    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.

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Reviews
4.7 out of 5 from 18 reviews
  • Markos Delight

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    This was our second visit to Markos villa and it didn't disappoint in any way.

    Markos is extremely confirtable with fantasdtic views over Souda Bay.

    The village of Drapanos is quiet and friendly.

    We hope to come back soon!
  • Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    Wir, mein Mann und ich, haben unseren diesjährigen Urlaub wieder in der Markos Villa verbracht, weil wir die dörfliche Ruhe und die Lage dieser Villa sehr schätzen. Das Grundstück ist nur von einer Seite einsehbar. Die Villa ist mit allem eingerichtet, was man für einen schönen Urlaub braucht, es sei denn, man möchte fernsehen (nur ein deutscher Sender). Das Haus ist sehr gepflegt und bequem eingerichtet. Alles ist für 6 Personen ausgelegt, allerdings gibt es nur ein Badezimmer. Um den Pool gruppieren sich mehrere Liegen, Sonnenschirme und Sitzmöglichkeiten sowie der Grill. Für Kinder ist der Garten allerdings zu klein, um sich auszutoben. Der Vermieter ist sehr nett, spricht gut englisch und hilft bei kleinen Problemen sofort. Wir werden wiederkommen, denn dieses Haus verspricht uns immer einen schönen entspannten Urlaub.
  • Traumhaftes Haus

    Period of Stay: Jun 2017
    Wir waren Pfingsten für 2 Wochen in dieser Villa. Es war traumhaft. Der Vermieter kümmert sich rührend um alles. Das Haus, der Garten und der Pool sind sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die Aussicht ist von jeder Terrasse fantastisch. Es fehlte an nichts und wir fühlten uns sehr wohl. Die Taverne im Ort (Leonidas) und in jedem Dorf in der Nähe (Yaladiko und Ioannis) sind durchaus empfehlenswert.
  • Great time in Creta

    Period of Stay: Jul 2017
    We spent a wonderful 2 weeks in the villa. The owner is a charming person, helpful and easily available if the need arises. The place was great, with really nothing to complain about. If you go there, don't hesitate to try the close by Greek tavern called To Yaladiko, on the road down to the coast, next to a glass factory. The menu is limited but the food typical and excellent.
  • Wonderful holidays

    Period of Stay: May 2015
    Es war ein wunderbarer Urlaub in dieser Villa! Wir vier - meine Frau, unsere Kinder (2 Jahre und ein Baby) und ich - haben uns vom ersten Moment an sehr, sehr wohl gefühlt. Im Mai 2015 verbrachten wir hier sehr entspannte Tage. Das Haus bietet alles, was man für einen Urlaub benötigt. Die technische Ausstattung lässt keine Wünsche offen. Das Badezimmer ist praktisch und schön eingerichtet, ebenso wie die Küche, von der aus man immer einen Blick auf den Pool hat. Das ist gerade mit Kindern ein enormer Pluspunkte und erlaubt Ruhe beim Kochen. Die Schlafzimmer sind mit jeder Menge Stauraum ausgestattet und liegen in den oberen beiden Stockwerken. Wir haben alle vier exzellent geschlafen, mehr muss man nicht sagen.

    Kommen wir zum Außenbereich: Der ist nahezu perfekt aufgeteilt. Es gibt neben dem großen Pool mit Kinderbereich Sonnenliegen samt Sonnenschirmen und einen Grill, den wir regelmäßig benutzt haben. Zudem einen kleinen Garten mit vielen Blumen, der topp gepflegt wird. Das Highlight sind die beiden Terrassen im ersten und zweiten Stock: Meine Frau und ich haben hier jeden Abend gesessen und den Sonnenuntergang über der Souda-Bucht genossen. Unbeschreiblich schön! Wenn man nach links blickt, sieht man auf die schneebedeckten Weißen Berge. Großartig!

    Sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit ist Mikos, der Hausbesitzer. Er kommt regelmäßig vorbei und reinigt den Pool. Dabei ist er immer freundlich, aber keinesfalls aufdringlich. Er spricht sehr gut englich. Wenn man fragt, kann man ihn bei einem Spaziergang mit seinem Hund Max begleiten. Mikos erzählt interessantes über sein Heimatdorf und gibt Tipp.

    Zum Ort Drapanos: Er bietet Ruhe und Entspannung pur. Beinahe täglich hatten wir am späten Nachmittag Besuch - eine Ziegenherde machte auf einer Ruine direkt neben der Villa Rast. Im Ort gibt es zwei Tavernen. "Leonidas" können wir sehr empfehlen. Herzlich, gastfreundlich, lecker und preiswert. Für Familien: Nebenan ist ein kleiner Spielplatz. Unterm Strich: Wir kommen wieder!!!!!
  • Quiet rural retreat in Crete

    Period of Stay: Oct 2015
    Our stay at this property in October was a delight. The views are stunning and the location was just what we were looking for - quiet and away from any commercial resorts. The Villa is excellent and the service from Chania Rentals was helpful without being overbearing. The only reason we have not given an Excellent rating is the pool is slightly on the small side and very cold - probably a blessing in August but not in October! We really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful part of the island and would recommend eating at some of the local restaurants in nearby Plaka.
  • FLY & FLOP

    Period of Stay: Jul 2015
    Fabulous two weeks at Markos. 40deg heat throughout and the peace and quiet of Drapanos made it the perfect fly and flop family holiday.

    The villa is set on the hill side overlooking Souda bay and is only 4km from the beaches at Almyrida

    Drapanos has a little village shop and several tavernas - beware the local raki!

    Will return if dates allow.
  • Fantastic stay at Villa Markos

    Period of Stay: Sep 2014
    In september 2014 we've had a fantastic stay at Villa Markos. Very quiet and small village, breathtaking view on Chania and the sea from the terrace and (small) swimming pool, clean and modern villa.
  • Markos Villa

    Period of Stay: Aug 2014
    We were a family of two adults and three children, 10, 13,15 and enjoyed staying in Markos Villa very much. The villa was comfortable and clean with plenty of different terraces to eat or sit depending on the sun, and the views of Suda Bay were stunning. On some mornings the adults got up early to watch the sunrise. The garden although small was rather lovely; and we all enjoyed the pool. The local taverna was excellent - very friendly and relaxed and we ate there several times. The only downside to the villa with teenagers is that it is too far from Chania or Rethymno to just go in for a couple of hours. In general, however, a very good place to stay.
  • Vacances mark os villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2014
    Très bonnes vacances à la markos villa. Maison très propre, piscine agréable et surtout des propriétaire discrets et charmants. A notre arrivée, un énorme plat de moussaka nous attendais ainsi que des feuilles de vignes farcies et du pain. Bref à recommander.
  • Perfect holidays

    Period of Stay: Sep 2013
    We´ve had the best holidays we could imagine. Villa was spacious, very well equipped, wíth an amazing sea view. The owner´s wife prepared a moussaka for us, which was very nice start of our vacation. We have also visited the local taverna which was also perfect with great atmnosphere. Everything was just perfect!
  • Good base for exploring Chania region!

    Period of Stay: Aug 2012
    We stayed in Markos Villa for a week with our 13-years old daughter and our 78-years old mum. The villa was really spacious, finished to a good standard and suitable for our needs.The pool is stunning, nice size. We were dining out most of evenings in Almirida, but when we did eat at the villa, we enjoyed the terrace on the first floor as this gives you a lovely view of the Souda Bay. We watched the stars from the top of the house - the terrace is 360 degrees, so you can see the mountain tops as well as the sea. On the day of the arrival we were greeted with warm moussaka in the oven and a tray of small parcels filled with dill and feta cheese! It was simply delicious . What a lovely touch!
  • Good choise

    Period of Stay: Aug 2012
    a great choice for who wants to relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the sea away from the crowds. the owners very kind, had shown us the hospitality that only greece people are able to demonstrate. good choice. recommended.
  • un moulin!

    Period of Stay: Jun 2012
    vue extraordinaire avec les couchers de soleil de la logia ouest on se croirait dans un moulin beux volumes et petite piscine bien rιconfortante après les nombe reuses excursions possibles acceuil sympa mιfiez-vous du marchand ambulant, de posson, il vous estoutbit en revanche la taverne est parfaite et la gentillesse des habitants est vraie
  • Markos Villa

    Period of Stay: Oct 2011
    This villa has the most extraordinary views I've ever experienced. Ever, anywhere. I totally fell in love with the views and the area. It is quite high up a hill/small mountain and the location is mesmerising. The house has a room at the top which is very, very cosy, with wooden floors, a slanted wooden ceiling, a real delight! It also has 3 outside terraces, the top one allowing a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. It is also quiet and peaceful, despite there being other properties in the vecinity. All this makes up for a pretty un-cosy living area, a poorly kitted kitchen (but then we always go out for dinner when on holidays) and the staircase steps being higher than usual. Not for somebody with a disability at all! The owner's wife kindly expected us with a delicious moussaka in the fridge and some other delights which were yummie! Would I go back? Definitely!
  • Markos Villa

    Period of Stay: Sep 2011
    My wife and I had a wonderfull time at the Markos Villa. Unlike other villa's we have rented in the past it was a pleasant surprise to find simple things like coffee/sugar etc already at the villa and really appreciated the home cooked moussaka/cheese and spinach parcels!! We would certainly recommend staying at the villa to anyone as it is in a lovely out of the way place with great views, but not too far away from places such as Kalives or Georgioupolis.
  • Markos villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2011
    We had a wonderful holiday at Markos villa, Drapanos. The villa was very clean and tidy on our arrival and we had a lovely meal waiting for us on our arrival, after a long day, it was much appreciated. The pool was cleaned regularly and the views from the villa were breathtaking. We would recommend a trip to the inland Lake. A wonderful opportunity to swim in clear, warm water and a chance to do some kyaking which we had never done before - a great experience! There were three tavernas within walking distance, we tried two and both were very nice. A shop also within walking distance which was convenient. We would recommend a car to see more of the island. Almirida was lovely, again for swimming in the clear, safe water. Thank you once again.
  • Summer 2010 at markos Villa

    Period of Stay: Jul 2011
    Markos Villa is one of the best villas we have stayed in. It was spacious, very well equipped and the views are fantastic. Although it was very private, the local village is a two minute walk, and has two tavernas and a mini market. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Almirida is a ten minute drive and has a great beach lined with cafes and tavernas. You will need a car. I thoroughly recommend this villa!