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Villa Katerina Pente, Chania, Crete, Greece

Villa Katerina Pente

Chania, Crete

Villa Summary

With breathtaking sea views of Souda Bay, a large private pool and spacious terraces, Villa Katerina Pente has the wow factor! This 5 bedroom villa is ½ mile away from the beautiful sandy beach of Kalyves. This charming fishing village offers a real taste of Cretan life with a choice of quaint bars and tavernas, as well as a few shops. Pool heating, WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms on the ground and first floor are included.

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

Villa Features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 11
  • Beach 900 yds
  • Heated Pool
    33 x 17 ft Information
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Large families and groups
Sea view villas
Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper Villa Katerina Pente is the definition of amazing! With its splendid sea views and large pool - prepare to be wowed! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The outside area is fabulous! The large private pool takes centre stage amongst the tiled terrace, which has plenty of room for sunbathing. There's a brick BBQ, to one side , for cooking up a feast and a shaded terrace that has a table and chairs for enjoying an alfresco meal. There's also a small grass area either side of the villa where you can play a ball game and enjoy a picnic.


Entrance to Villa Katerina Pente is via a steep driveway, where there's parking for your hire car outside the house. From here, 2 steps lead to pedestrian gate and the pool area. An external staircase leads to the main entrance, opening onto the ground floor.

Living space

The open plan living area, on the ground floor, has a bright and contemporary feel. Patio doors frame the sea view and allow access to a spacious balcony and outdoor dining area. There's a real homely vibe to this room with 2 sofas, a flat screen TV and feature fireplace. The dining table and chairs are to one side, creating a good sociable space. The well-equipped kitchen completes this room, with all modern conveniences. From here, a patio door leads to a further terrace at the back of the house.

On the pool level, there is a games room where you can practice your pool or table tennis skills. There's also access to the pool terrace.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

All bedrooms are brightly furnished with ample storage space. On the pool level, there're 2 twin bedrooms, which are accessed via the games room. Upstairs, the ground floor has a further twin bedroom with access to the enclosed back terrace. On the first floor, you'll find the final twin bedroom and 1 double bedroom. Both bedrooms have patio doors leading to a spacious terrace. Here, you can take advantage of the amazing sea and mountain views in the comfort of the wicker seating area. There's also a separate bathroom on the first floor and pool level as well as a shower room on the ground floor.

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1042K123K2823901.
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  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 2 twin bedrooms  
  • 2 bathrooms  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Fans/Heaters (on request)  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Childgate(s)  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • FREE Pool heating  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 33 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4½ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
The charming fishing village of Kalyves, which is known for its stunning scenery, is located ½ mile downhill from Villa Katerina Pente. There's a beautiful beach and traditional tavernas dotted around this welcoming, Cretan village. One of the many places to visit whilst on your holiday, is Chania. It has a Venetian Harbour, cobbled streets and a diverse choice of shops, bars and tavernas to explore, and it's only 30 minutes' drive away. Our Villa Margarita Exi is next door, making these houses perfect for large groups.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

The village of Kalyves has a couple of pharmacies, a bakery, banks, a greengrocer, as well as other shops. A little further afield is the indoor market in Chania, which is an Aladdin's cave for those who like to try local cheeses and olives. The market on Saturday, also in Chania, is the place to head to for the freshest local fruit and vegetables.

Bars and restaurants

There's a choice of restaurants and bars to choose from in Kalyves, dotted around the village and along the seafront, which offer warm, Cretan hospitality. The beachside restaurants overlook Kalyves Beach and serve anything from fresh fish and slow cooked lamb to a healthy Greek salad. The traditional resort of Chania has many waterfront restaurants and bars along the harbour. For a taste of the authentic Crete, it's worth experiencing the taverans hidden within Chania Old Town.


Kalyves Beach has golden sands, which sweep around the bay, with clear waters that slope gently, making it ideal for families . For a more relaxed swim there's a smaller beach in the village of Kalyves, the other side of the river Xydas.The neighbouring village of Almyrida is full of beauty and is only 5 minutes' drive from the villa. There are waterside tavernas here, as well as soft golden sand. For a day trip to the beach, why not try the fabulous beaches of Falasarna and Balos, in the West of Crete? They are both within an hours' drive, with crystal clear sea, as well as a few tavernas selling fresh fish and local dishes.

Family fun

The neighbouring village of Almyrida has a beautiful beach offering water sports such as snorkelling. Close to Chania is the Golden Fun Park with play activities and 10 pin bowling. The waterpark of Limnoupolis is great for all the family to enjoy and is only a short drive away. Mega Go Karting is on the outskirts of Chania and open 11 hours a day with a children's playground too!

Places of interest

The traditional village of Armeni neighbours Kalyves and has a laid-back feel, appealing to those wishing to experience a taste of the Greek lifestyle. It is set in a beautiful green valley of avocado, orange and olive groves. There's also the Samaria Gorge, which is Europe's longest gorge at 11 miles long! To get here will take 1 hour 30 minutes by car, but it is worth the drive. You'll also find The Botanical Park, 35 minutes' drive from the villa. Due to its microclimate, it can grow anything from mangos and lemon grass to rhubarb and papaya .


The main 18-hole golf course is located just outside the resort of Hersonissos on the eastern side of the island.

Other places of interest and activities

The Old Town of Chania is a must see due to its historical background and architectural features which has survived both the Venetian and Turkish occupations. Also worth a visit and just 45 minutes' drive away is the monastery on the Akrotiri, which is ravelled in history and its said that the monks produce some excellent wine . Another wonderful place to visit is Souda Bay War Cemetery, which is 11 miles from the villa. It has views of the open sea and is the last resting place for some of the British soldiers who fought in the Battle of Crete in 1941.


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: 35.447811

Longitude: 24.177690

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Activities and things to do
General Watersports
Nearly all resorts with organised beaches offer water sports of some description depending on the local conditions. They may vary from paragliding, waterskiing, kyaking, banana boats and jet skiing.
War Cemetery Souda Bay
This pristine cemetery is a memorial to British, Australian and New Zealand soldiers and sailors who died during the battles. There are 1,527 graves each marked with a white headstone although sadly many do not have names. This tranquil spot draws many visitors annually who have made long journeys to pay their respects to a family member.
Chania Resort
The heart of Chania is still the old town, and the hotchpotch of buildings from different eras illustrates the towns complex and turbulent history. The Venetian element is everywhere, from the harbour itself to the Firkas Fortress on the waterfront, which is now a maritime museum. The little streets that zig-zag the old town are full of elegant Venetian buildings, and you can still see the remains of the Venetian walls that once encircled Chania. By way of contrast there is also an ancient Turkish mosque on the waterfront, with Kastelli Hill rising behind it. The mosque is a great landmark, but is no longer used as a religious building, but as an exhibition space. The buildings of the old town are very much alive, and are now shops, restaurants, hotels, artisan workshops and private houses. The new town has grown up all around the old, but the two areas peacefully co-exist. The sandy beach is just a 5 minute walk from the harbour, so the town is very compact and manageable for the visitor.
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.
Horse Riding
Horse riding is available Georgioupolis a seaside village resort between Chania and Rethymnon. They offer several different programmes according to ability as well as guided nature walks around the lake of Kournas. This is a very rural area and the White Mountains form a stunning background especially in the spring and early summer when the mountain peaks are snow drenched.
Villa Katerina Pente Customer Reviews

David Telford, 07-Jul-2017

This is our 4th Villa Plus holiday, Villa Katerina exceeded our expectations. Views were spectacular... villa was spotless, and the cleaners were extremely thorough and worked brilliantly as a team. Helen our rep clearly loves Crete and has a wealth of knowledge which she passed on to benefit our stay in this beautiful and idyllic village. Pool was a great success for us on this holiday!! The weather was amazing reaching 41 degrees so was well worth the last-minute booking. The only downside was the flights... missing out a whole day and then leaving the villa early to wait for an evening flight. We did have use of a shower facility in a neighbouring hotel however. All in all, I shall definitely be looking to stay in this area of Crete in the foreseeable future as it is a truly beautiful place for all ages.

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Lisa Bradbury, 31-May-2016

The villa was absolutely excellent- the best we had ever stayed in

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