Villa Meli

Western Crete, Crete, Greece

From £1,681 per week

Our view

Combining coast and country living, this family villa in Crete is full of character, with gorgeous views from its garden and terraces, and within strolling distance of village tavernas

In brief

  • Walk to shops and restaurants
  • Fabulous views
  • Lovely private pool

About the villa

Welcoming, comfortable and utterly conducive to rest and relaxation, this charming villa is one of two very popular properties which share a rural estate. Each completely independent, with a high degree of privacy, Meli and its sister-villa Levanda enjoy an extraordinarily peaceful setting, with the Green Mountains as a backdrop and views, over olive groves and the roof tops of Gavalochori, to tantalising glimpses of the Cretan Sea. The village is a ten minute walk away, with a couple of tavernas and grocery shops, while sandy beaches on the bay are about a ten minute drive.

With its series of furnished terraces, stone floors and arches, timber beamed ceilings, and hand-crafted furniture, Villa Meli has all the attributes of a typical Greek retreat. But these are complemented by contemporary comforts including air conditioning, WiFi and satellite TV, Coco Mat mattresses and en suite shower rooms, and a cool pool, with an adjacent play room and kitchenette. Cook service could be added for authentic island cuisine, and Chania is within easy reach for harbour restaurants and historic sites.          

Villa details


Accommodation

top floor

  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Double bedroom (can be made up as twin) with shower room en suite opening to balcony

middle floor

  • Entrance Terrace
  • Open plan sitting area with kitchen and dining area opening to balcony
  • Shower room
  • Twin bedroom

ground floor

  • Pool area / playroom
  • Pool kitchenette
  • Shower room

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Complimentary cot
  • Complimentary high chair

COOKING OUTDOORS

  • Portable barbecue

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso machine
  • Hob
  • Oven

PRIVATE POOL

  • 8m x 5m
  • 0.5m x 1.8m deep
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Pool kitchenette

SOMETHING SPECIAL

  • Bathrobes

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers

Important Information


CV CONTACT

A CV Representative in Greece will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents. 


TENANCY TIMES

Arrival from 16:00 Departure by 10:00
Please note late arrivals will be charged €30 if meeting the villa host after 21:00


LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website

Recommended

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa for an additional charge. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.


EOT Tourist Licence number: 1042K123K2951301

Service & Staffing


included

  • Maid service 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 2 day(s) per week
  • Fruit basket

available on request at an additional cost

  • Pre-arrival grocery delivery available for €20 fee*
  • Massage/beauty therapist
  • Airport transfer*
  • Cook service can be arranged on request for an additional cost. Cooks do need to be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please ask for details.

Available on request

* Shopping list must be provided at least 2 weeks in advance.

* Private transfers from Chania or Heraklion Airports.

Location


amenities

  • Gavalochori, 10 minutes walk (2 tavernas, bakery, 2 food shops)

Beaches

  • Almyrida beach (4.5km): Two sandy beaches separated by a rocky peninsula. The larger has good facilities (sun beds, sea sport activities, fish restaurants, cafes) and shallow waters. Ideal for families.
  • Kalives beach (8km): sandy beach with facilities.
  • Kiani Akti or Blue Beach (1km after Kalives): Long quiet beach with facilities.
  • Kera (7km): Sandy beach between Kalives and Almirida with no facilities, ideal for those who prefer less crowded sites.
  • Koutalas (9km): Secluded and unspoilt beach, close to the edge of Cape Drepano with interesting cave formations, no facilities.
  • Ombrogialos (9.5km): Small rocky bay with green and blue deep waters ideal for snorkelling and windsurfing.

airport

  • Chania 35km
  • Heraklion 150km
About the area

Western Crete

Average weather

When it comes to sheer character and beauty, there are many who consider Crete to be a true Grecian gem. It’s the country’s largest island with contrasting landscapes, a distinct culture and an atmosphere immersed in charm. It also offers a treasure trove of riches from villages steeped in tradition, the landmark White Mountains, secluded coves and architecture from the pages of history through to delightful coastal areas and lively resorts. It is this western part some say is the most enticing; it’s where you’ll find enchanting towns, a good range of beaches and pockets of local life untouched by the passage of time

Find out more about Eastern Crete