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Haven on a Hilltop

  • 10 guests

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 3 bathrooms

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Perched on a hilltop in Agios Matthaios, gazing out over Chania, this charming villa provides a homely, welcoming retreat – just what’s needed after fun-filled days exploring the beautiful island of Crete. Warm, earthy tones flow around the villa, with classic artwork adorning the walls. The garden area is a serene spot – on days at home you can choose between swimming lengths in the inviting pool or playing a game of table tennis with loved ones, as greenery wraps around you. The swing seat is just asking you to take the weight off, and settle down to get lost in the pages of your summer read for an hour or two – all you need is a glass of wine as an accompaniment and you’ll be in true holiday mode. At the end of the day, you have the choice of a barbecue or outdoor wood oven to rustle up a delicious dinner, which naturally, should be enjoyed outdoors at the stone table with your loved ones around you. For days out exploring, Chania is a must-see – wander around the Old Town, sink your toes into the sand at Balos beach, or hike the famous Samaria Gorge. After working up an appetite, indulge in a spot of Cretan cuisine washed down with some home-brewed raki.


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What to expect


Highlights

Take a trip into Chania, just 4km away, and visit the Venetian harbour

Take a trip into Chania, just 4km away, and visit the Venetian harbour

Enjoy a swim in the private pool, surrounded by greenery

Enjoy a swim in the private pool, surrounded by greenery

Settle down on the swing seat to while away the hours with a book

Settle down on the swing seat to while away the hours with a book

Stay on top of your fitness routine in the on-site fitness centre

Stay on top of your fitness routine in the on-site fitness centre

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Home truths

    There's private parking available here

    This home is spread over two floors, with no internal lift – each floor has its own kitchen, living and dining room

    Though there isn't a dedicated desk here, the dining table doubles up as a laptop-friendly workspace

    The swimming pool isn't fenced, so children will need to be supervised at all times

    At full occupancy, there isn't enough seating around the dining table for all guests here

About this stay


Amenities

Home cinema setup

Outdoor seating

Laptop friendly workspace

Gym

Exercise equipment

Wi-fi

Bedrooms & bathrooms

5 bedrooms, 6 beds

3 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

Daily cleaning

Additional fees

  • Your host can arrange excursions, water sports, bike tours, and car and boat rental for an additional fee

  • There may be some extra fees to pay here, such as charges for utilities, final cleaning fees, city tax and security deposits – all of which you may need to pay in cash to the homeowner. Please reach out during the booking process to confirm.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Chania

The beguiling city of Chania is known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, lined with colourful buildings and waterfront restaurants. It's a wonderful, atmospheric spot for a stroll at sunset to take in the sights. Here, you'll find the lighthouse, the Mosque of Kioutsouk Hasan and the Grand Arsenal – a shipyard since the Venetian era, now the Mediterranean Architecture Centre. Other attractions include the Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the Chania...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Tuck into Mediterranean dishes at Salis

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Tuck into Mediterranean dishes at Salis

An understated restaurant by the seafront with impeccable service, creative Greek & Italian dishes, and a large wine list. Enjoy delicious food and a beautiful view of the water.

15 min
Explore Eleftherios Venizelos House

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Explore Eleftherios Venizelos House

Step into the life of Eleftherios Venizelos at this historic house museum. Immerse yourself in pre-war Greece while admiring the original decor and artifacts. Don't miss the interactive room for kids.

7 min
Take in the panoramic views at Venizelos Graves

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Take in the panoramic views at Venizelos Graves

Perched on a hilltop, this cemetery offers breathtaking views of Chania and the sparkling sea. With its tranquil setting and shady trees, it's a serene spot to explore.

6 min
Explore the Archaeological Museum of Chania

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Explore the Archaeological Museum of Chania

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Chania at this splendid museum. With a beautiful collection spanning different eras and a rooftop bar with panoramic views, it's a must-see in this wonderful city.

8 min
Explore the Maritime Museum of Crete

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Explore the Maritime Museum of Crete

Discover a fascinating collection of ship models, war relics, and marine life in this exciting museum dedicated to maritime history from the Bronze Age to the present.

26 min
Savour the excellent burgers at Legends

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Savour the excellent burgers at Legends

Legends Burgers and Beers is a top-rated restaurant offering delicious American-style food with perfect burgers and fries. Enjoy the wonderful view, friendly staff, and a taste of the USA in Chania.

17 min

Get around

Bus stop

ΚΤΕΛ Κουνουπιδιανών

36 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No pets

No smoking

No parties or events

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Ian

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Ian and the team look after a truly incredible collection of villas found in some of Europe's most beautiful locations. What's just as impressive is the attentive service they provide to ensure all stays pass completely hitch-free.

Registration or licence number: GR/43569.

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