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Villa Kastalia, Istron, Crete, Greece

Villa Kastalia

Istron, Crete

Villa Summary

Villa Kastalia has stunning views over the East coast of Crete. The chic outdoor seating, contemporary style interiors and the private pool provide all the ingredients for a fantastic villa holiday! Perched on the hillside in the picturesque area of Istron, this stylish 3 bedroom villa is your perfect escape. Away from this idyllic setting, you can take a 5 minute drive to the sandy bay of Agios Panteleimonas, with soft golden sand backed by spectacular coves. You can also explore the plethora of shops, eateries and traditional cafes all nearby. Wifi and air-conditioning/heating in the bedrooms, lounge and games room 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 6
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pool 27 x 14 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
Couples and small groups
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Why our Crete expert loves this villa
quoteupper A stylish villa with a sophisticated design and only a short stroll to Istron's centre. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The outside area at Villa Kastalia is simply amazing! The swimming pool takes centre place with sun loungers dotted around. There is plenty of room on the terrace to soak up the Greek sun while taking in the beautiful mountain views. Under the pergola you will find a dining table with chairs and the brick BBQ perfect for dining alfresco and watching the sun set over the resort.


There is a driveway which leads you to the private parking area towards the front of the villa. Take 2 steps up or for easier access to take luggage up is a ramp, here is the front door which opens into the open plan living area.

Living area and kitchen

The simply styled lounge, kitchen and dining area is open plan, with wonderful views of the mountains through the patio doors which lead to the pool terrace. The villa is furnished with imaginative decorative touches and contemporary design, comfy sofas as well as a flat screen TV. At the far end is a modern kitchen and a dining table, what better way to enjoy your evening with a home cooked meal and chilled glass of wine.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

There are 2 bright and airy bedrooms just off the living area. 1 double bedroom with patio doors opening out on to the pool terrace. 1 twin bedroom with en suite shower room has patio doors which open on to the side of the villa leading around to the pool terrace. There is also a separate bathroom on this floor. On the lower ground floor, you'll find an elegantly furnished twin bedroom and a separate shower room.

Games room

From the living area on the ground floor, a staircase takes you down to the lower ground floor where there is a games room offering space to unwind. You can challenge a friend or relative to a game of ping pong. For a lazy evening there is also a flat screen TV! There is also a separate exit from here which allows you to access the drive and parking area of the villa via 12 steps up.

This villa has applied to be licenced by the EOT Greek licensing association. The licence number will follow.
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 twin bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 shower room  

Indoor amenities

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

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road not gated)  
  • Pool Towels  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 27 x 14 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 4½ft, Max. 5ft  
Villa Location
This detached villa is less than 15 minutes' walk downhill to a selection of cafes, mini markets and local traditional tavernas. For beach lovers the area has several well-known beaches, Voulisma and Aghios Panteleimonas both only a 5 minutes' drive with glorious sands, plenty of water sports and amazing crystal clear waters. The charming resort of Aghios Nikolaos is easily accessible by car and is well worth visiting, with a picturesque harbour, laid-back beach life and pavement cafes.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

For your day to day essentials, there is a mini market and bakery 15 minutes' walk downhill from the villa or a few minutes' drive away. Spoil yourself in one of the many gift shops along the main street and winding roads. The local market in Aghios Nikolaos is on Wednesday morning and there's one on Saturdays in Lerapetra. You can buy anything from eye wateringly expensive gems to simple hand-made olive wood bowls as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. To stock up, you'll find the nearest supermarket in Agios Nikolaos.

Bars and restaurants

The Istron village offers a selection of restaurants serving traditional Cretan dishes. You can enjoy authentic meals or international cuisine from one of the restaurants along the main street. Continue your evening in one of the bars, sipping cocktails well into the night. For a chic and glamourous setting, visit Aghios Nikolaos with plenty of trendy bars and restaurants.


For beach lovers there are 2 Blue Flag beaches, Voulisma and Aghios Panteleimonas, in the area, only 5 minutes' drive from the villa. There are plenty of sunbeds and parasols to hire, so that you can appreciate the stunning coastline while enjoying the warm Mediterranean waters. The golden sand and crystal-clear waters are ideal for sunbathing and swimming.

Family fun

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 Acqua Plus water park will be a fun day out and is only 45 minutes' drive from the villa. Horse riding is available in Hersonissos, which is around an hour's drive away, or a trip to Crete Aquarium in Gournes. Many marine animals here are local to the surrounding seas but there are also more exotic examples of sea life too.

Places of interest

A trip to the island of Spinalonga made famous by the novel, The Island should not be missed. 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.


The main 18-hole golf course is located just outside the resort of Hersonissos. More locally 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: 35.118709

Longitude: 25.727739

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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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