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Villa Areti, Chania, Crete

Villa Areti

Chania, Crete

Villa Summary

Villa Areti is located in the area of Spilia in Chania and is just a short driving distance to the quaint fisherman's village of Kolymbari with its beach and resort amenities. A little further away is the popular resort of Platanias which has a great choice of cafes, bars, shops and restaurants, plus beach. This 3 en suite bedroom property maintains some traditional Cretan features and has a private swimming pool. Air conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, pool heating and WiFi are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
Villa check in time from 16:00 Information
Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 7
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
  • Heated Pool
    24 x 10 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Centrally located villas
Couples and small groups
Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper This 3 en suite bedroom property oozes charm and the fisherman's village and beach of Kolymbari are just a short drive away! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The outside area of this property makes a fabulous, relaxing oasis. Its plantation surrounds the private pool area and provides an extra degree of privacy. There are sun loungers which are great
for relaxing with a cool drink and a fantastic BBQ house with an exterior dining set - all much-needed ingredients for the alfresco way of living.


There is a private parking area and the front door leads into the lounge.

Living space

The living area has wooden ceilings and stone features that add some character to this room. Comfortable sofas provide plenty of seating and 2 steps take you to the dining area. Adjacent is the fully equipped kitchen which has everything you need for preparing meals and mixing drinks.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

On the ground floor there is a twin bedroom with an en suite bathroom. Upstairs you'll have a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, each with an en suite shower room and access to the shared large balcony with a seating area and view of the local church. From this balcony via exterior stairs you can access the pool area. On this floor there is also another small balcony with a small table and chairs and views of the neighbourhood and across the village.

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1042K10003018401.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom  
  • WC  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarms  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool Towels  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 24 x 10 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 3ft, Max. 4½ft  
Villa Location
Villa Areti is located in the village of Spilia to the west of Chania. It is a great location for those wanting to spend some time exploring the mountain villages and more remote beaches for which Crete is well-known. It is a short distance to the coastal resort of Kolymbari and the livelier resort of Platanias is a 20 minute drive away. What's more, the town of Chania, with its Venetian Harbour, is 10 minutes further.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

There is a mini market ¾ mile away from the villa and Kolymbari is a 10 minute drive away where a local supermarket has a wider selection of goods. In Chania Old Town you can find shops selling everything from local herbs to glittering gems. There is an indoor market in Chania where you can buy local goodies such as olives of every variety and local cheese. Alternatively, Platanias has a good number of shops, around 20 minutes' drive away.

Bars and restaurants

Kolymbari is well-known for its fish tavernas scattered around the small harbour. A little further is the resort of Platanias which has a large selection of bars and tavernas all along the main street. There is also the Venetian Harbour in Chania that is fringed with cafes, bars and tavernas. If you're after some really local food head to the villages of Sougia and Palaiohora on the South Coast. There are charming coastal villages with great tavernas offering just a small selection of home cooked dishes.


Kolymbari Beach is the closest to Villa Areti and has a long stretch of coast where you can relax and sunbathe whilst enjoying the clear blue sea. The beach is set in a traditional fishing port and access to the resort amenities is close by. The more vibrant beach at Platanias is a little further away. Here, the beach consists of mainly sand which gradually slopes into the sea.

Family fun

Limnoupolis Waterpark has a variety of slides from Kamikazi to the Lazy River, around 30 minutes' drive away from the villa. Mega Place in Chania is a great complex where children can let their hair down with a variety of play areas all under one roof. Or you can make your way to the go-kart track on the outskirts of Chania. Here they provide vehicles for children from 6 years old, as well as for adults who still enjoy a race around the track.

Places of interest

The villa is just a short distance from the main village square where in the summer months the locals enjoy evenings of live traditional music and dancing. Gonia Monastery, which is just over ½ mile outside Kolymbari, has some Byzantine icons and frescos. The cave of St John the Hermit in Marathokefala and the Minoan Tholos Tomb in Maleme are all within easy reach. A visit to the main town of Chania is a must too!


As Crete is a very mountainous island, there is just one 18-hole golf course in Hersonissos, around 2½ hours' drive away.

Other activities

Staying at Villa Areti you can spend some time exploring the mountain villages and more remote beaches. The archaeological site of Aptera, which was the most powerful city in western Crete during Minoan times, is located around 30 minutes' drive from the villa. Here you can visit the impressive ruins of Roman bath houses, a newly excavated theatre and the monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos.


Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.

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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 35.514438

Longitude: 23.777500

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Activities and things to do
Horse Riding Karteros
Horse riding is available at the Riding Academy of Crete in Karteros in just over 14 miles from Hersonissos.
Waterpark - Limnoupolis
This great water park is set in a fabulous countryside setting away from the busy resorts of Chania. It’s 8 kilometres from the town of Chania and has a variety of rides from Kamikazi to the Lazy River.
Georges Mini Golf
Georges mini golf has an 18 hole course set among a garden area. The site also has amusements such as air soccer and a cafe/snack bar.
Scuba Diving
Registered Paddy scuba diving centres are available in many resorts offering diving in caves at night, wall diving, as well as deep diving. In-experienced divers can catered for at selected locations. A pick up service is available to the venue.

Villa Areti Customer Reviews

Paul Manktelow, 09-Sep-2018

This is the second time we've stayed at Villa Areti where we enjoyed it so much last year. It did not disappoint second time around and serves as a fantastic base for a wonderful stay. Tastefully furnished, excellent facilities and a lovely village location whilst close enough to the coast and with the added benefit of a lovely village taverna just a couple of doors away.

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Paul Manktelow, 10-Sep-2017

A wonderful villa, with all that you could need. Beautifully restored both well-presented and appointed. A village location, which we hadn't done before, having always previously been on the coast. This is 5 minutes away. But the peace, tranquillity and location made this somewhat special. Good recommendations for places to visit from rep Helen. Thanks. Lovely village taverna just a stone’s throw away. Open every evening and a real village feel to it with good food and also good value. Great if you don't fancy driving, but lots of other places available within easy driving distance. Only stayed for a week but so comfortable could have stayed for a month.

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