Villa Alexis House

Istron, Crete

Villa Summary

With splendid views of the surrounding area from your own private pool, Villa Alexis House is a great choice for your Greek villa holiday. This traditionally furnished, 6 bedroom house is located in the quaint village of Kalo Horio, near Istron. You're just a short drive from the local beach and amenities, making the perfect place to explore this wonderful island. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all bedrooms and the lounge are included.

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

Villa Features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 3 to 12
  • Beach 1 ½ mile
  • Pool 32 x 17 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Large families and groups
Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper Located in the heart of the village with traditional Cretan features and amazing views - a true taste of Greek lifestyle! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The private pool takes pride of place amongst the spacious terrace. This is a great place to spend lazy days whilst taking in the views of the olive and citrus groves, against the mountain backdrop. There is a pergola in the far corner and a brick BBQ for a spot of alfresco dining. Steps from the pool lead to a raised, shaded terrace with views of the surrounding countryside and village churches. Here there is traditional Cretan seating where you can relax with a cool refreshment.


There is street parking for your car hire. The entrance to the villa ground level is directly from the street where there is a covered terrace and a table with chairs. On entering the house, a hallway leads to the living space.

From the spacious terrace on the ground floor there are external steps to the lower ground level and pool area. There is also a slope heading downwards which also leads to the lower ground level entrance and pool area.

Living space and kitchens

The bright, open plan kitchen, diner and seating area on the ground floor is a great place to socialise after a day around the pool. The units are in an L-shape in the kitchen, it has all the appliances to cater for your holiday, as well as a feature fireplace. The separate lounge is accessed from a sliding door by the seating area. Here there is a sofa, 2 armchairs, a flat screen TV and a traditional dresser which is the focal point of the room.

An external staircase leads down to the lower ground level, where there is a kitchen. Here there is plenty of worktop space to create some tasty treats to be cooked on the BBQ. Plus, that all important drink is within arm's reach with direct access to the pool area.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The 2 double bedrooms and 2 twin bedrooms can all be found on the ground floor. One of the double bedrooms has access out to the front terrace. The other double bedroom has a patio leading out to the shaded terrace with views of the pool and beyond. There is a separate shower and bathroom also located on this floor. On the lower ground level there 2 twin bedrooms sharing a separate shower room. All bedrooms have neutral tones with some bright finishing touches

This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 1040K91003094301.
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

  • 2 double bedrooms  
  • 4 twin bedrooms  
  • 1 shower room  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 6 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Brick BBQ  
  • Pool Towels  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 32 x 17 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4ft, Max. 5ft  
Villa Location
Villa Alexis House is located in the village of Kalo Horio - meaning good or nice village - and is representative of many Cretan villages with one narrow main street and a few alleys branching off. About a 5 minute drive away is the resort of Istron where there is a selection of bars, restaurants and a sandy beach. Aghios Nikolaos is easily accessible and is well worth visiting, as is the upmarket resort of Elounda. The house is in a great spot for exploring the east of the island.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

A selection of mini markets in the resort of Istron provide all the day to day necessities. For more variety, larger supermarkets can be found on the outskirts of both Aghios Nikolaos and Ierapetra. The local market day in Aghios Nikolaos is Wednesday morning and the market in Ierapetra is on Saturday morning. The markets predominantly sell local fruit, vegetables and cheeses as well as linens and some clothes.

Bars and restaurants

The nearby village of Pyrgos has a small traditional Kafenion (café bar) where visitors can taste traditional Greek coffee. Istron has a great selection of tavernas that serve both local and international cuisine. There is also an array of bars and cafes if you are wanting just a cool refreshment or a light bite to eat.


Three of the best blue flag beaches in the area are just a 5 minute drive from Villa Alexis House. There is Aghios Panteleimonas with the church on the headland. The beach is sand and shingle and has sunbeds and umbrellas. Just along the main road is the beach of Voulisma or Golden Beach with its fine white sand and beach bar. In the other direction, take the old road towards Aghios Nikolaos where you shall reach Karavostasi Beach - locally known as 'Stone Beach' - and Marias Kantina.

Family fun

You can snorkel at the beach of Karovostasi which is a mix of sand and pebble. You can also learn to dive at the centre on the beach at Istron Bay Hotel. What holiday would be complete without a trip to a water park? Whether it's the adrenaline rush of the Black Hole or floating around in the wave pool, the water park will be a fun day out.

Places of interest

Aghios Nikolaos is the main town and according to local myth has a bottomless lake. A trip to Spinalonga should not be missed. This is a very small island near to Elounda where you can take a ferry from either Aghios Nikolaos, Elounda or Plaka and visit the island and the village. Drive up towards Kalamfka and stop at the viewing area where you can see both the Cretan Sea to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. Those interested in archaeology should not miss the opportunity to visit Knossos in Herkalion and Zakros on the far eastern side of the island. Both very important and equally fascinating.


The main 18-hole golf course is located just outside the resort of Hersonissos. More local there is a 9-hole at the Elounda Porto Hotel.


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: 35.116249

Longitude: 25.722900

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Activities and things to do
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.
Go Kart Tracks
There are several go kart tracks suitable for children in the resorts of Chania and Rethymnon. They are smaller tracks and smaller karts geared especially for budding Formula 1 drivers!
Labyrinth Park
As the name suggests this is a maze where the objective is to find the centre and the Minotaur, then find the escape route!! Its great fun for all the family and the route is changed regularly. It's a 3D maze with steps and bridges too just to make it more interesting! Along the way visitors will learn more about the myths and legends surrounding the famous Minotaur of Knossos.

There is also a mini golf and cafe, too for less energetic explorers. Children can also have a go in the pottery workshop where Minoan items are reproduced. An eco-garden with aromatic Cretan herbs, fruit trees and vegetable garden are all cultivated to ecological standards.

Aquaplus water park is split into two connected sections,one for adults including the extreme slides and the other beng for children.The slides are set amongst gardens full of cretan trees and exotic flowers.The park offers from 50 slides, games and catering facilities.They use a cashless bracelet scheme and have a system setup to reduce the waiting time for the slides.Sunbeds and umbrellas are included in entry price.
The Crete Golf Club
As Crete is a very mountainous island, there is just one 18 hole golf course in Hersonissos on the east of the island. It has a desert style layout and is very well maintained. It would take about an hour and a half to get to the golf course and all equipment can be hired on site.
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