3 big bedrms,3 bathrms,private heated, chlorine free pool,kids friendly,Sea view
About Manolis Papadakis
My name is Manolis, i grew up in West Crete. I work as a physician and i also manage our family properties. I will try to do my best to improve your staying,
Manolis Papadakis purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Manolis Papadakis chose Spilia
We always review local travel recommendations and restrictions, in addition to following guidance from the World Health Organization and our local government.Although in our region there were no incidents or deaths,we follow all the protocols operational and hygiene protocols precisely, in order to protect ourselves and our guests from Covid 19. Our property is an ideal choice for couples, friends or families with kids. This year we also offer a heated and salted pool so you can avoid all the disadvantages of using chlorine....
What makes this Villa unique
When you come i will have a list of some tips...Food shopping, taverns, hidden local places and more... I could also arrange for you several services. Boat trips to North and South Crete, Samaria gorge transfer, Agia Irini gorge,sailing, massage, cooking lessons,personal training, baby sitting, etc..
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - We can provide for youhigh chair, travel cot,etcWe can provide for youhigh chair, travel cot,etc
Max guests: 7 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Lovely relaxing stay
Great hospitality from the villa host, with a beautiful selection of local food and drinks available for us on arrival (very welcome at 10.30pm!), and these kept coming all week, with Manolis dropping off cake and pies for us. He organised our taxi transfer, car hire and gave us so many recommendations for restaurants and local places to visit. The villa is well equipped and in a lovely, quiet location with beautiful views. Ideal spot for anyone wanting to explore the west side of the island. We spent afternoons in the hills, at a winery, at the beach and in Chania, or simply relaxing by the lovely heated pool. All in all, it was ideal and we would definitely recommend it to others.
We have just returned from what was an amazing week. Really cannot fault the experience. The villa was spotless, had all the amenities you could ever need. Manolis is the perfect host, a genuinely nice guy who really cares that you are having a great experience. He left us some lovely treats in the fridge. We travelled with a baby and Manolis provided a lovely cot that was perfect, it looked brand new. There was also a high chair at the property so we had everything we needed. The villa has great views and is located in a lovely village with a fabulous Taverna a 2minute walk away. They even do Take-away should you want to eat in the villa but not want to cook, ideal if you have a tired baby like we did. You do need a car as the village is 5-10mins drive from the nearest good size supermarket and of course you should get out and explore all the wonderful beaches this area has to offer. We would definitely consider staying here again, a truly great villa rental experience.
Beautiful, relaxing villa in the hills of Spilia
Had a week here with my wife and two boys (age 8 and 2). Really great property with decent sized pool, outdoor seating and a lovely terrace with views of the hills and the ocean.
Manolis the owner is a lovely guy and really helpful, his recommendations on where to visit, where to eat etc were extremely useful.
The town of Spilia is small with only a couple of tavernas and a small shop but Kolymbari is close by (5mins by car) with supermarkets, places to eat, hire bikes etc.
We really enjoyed our stay. If there was one downside it was the nicest sandy beaches (Falassarna, Elafounisi) are at least 30mins drive so you definitely need a car.
Wonderful family vacation
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Katerina. Location was perfect between Chania and the nice beaches of the West. Manolis was also very helpful with recommendations and was responsive to our needs. I wanted to highlight two aspects that were particularly outstanding for us:
1. Baby cot: we were travelling with a 4 month old and the cot was perfect for her. It had a proper fitted sheet over a decent mattress. It sounds like a simple thing, but we had stayed at two other places (one being a luxury hotel) prior to arriving at the villa and the baby cots were not up to standards which was a but stressful. The peace of mind of having a proper cot was appreciated.
2. He were travelling with my father in law who has mobility issues. He loves swimming and was able to get into the pool safely because there are large gradual steps leading into the pool. This was also convenient for our 3 year old son. Not something we had been looking for in a rental, but it was a delightful surprise when we arrived.
Fantastic villa and location. Manolis is hospitable and lovely. I wish we had had longer
Really pleased we came. Manolis kindness makes the stay even better.
Spila is located on the edge of the plain of Chania 2 km from Kolymvari, 22km from Chania city-centre and 35 km from the airport of Chania. The village is near the junction with the national road which allows access to Chania in less than 25 minutes and makes easy the access to the most famous places in West Crete. The village Spilia (cave in Greek) is named after the Cave of Ai-Yiannis Erimitis which is located in the west part of the village on a hill, on an impressive site of great historical importance with exceptional view.
Near the entrance of the Cave of St. John the Hermit there is an underground water collector, while the sides of the arcade are decorated with stalagmites and stalactites.
The Cave of St John the Hermit exudes a religious character, as it is adorned with icons and ecclesiastical objects that hang on its walls.
Dominating the village is the Church of Panayia Myrtidiotissa whilst, a short distance away from the Villa (100m away) is situated a very pleasant and locally taverna offering traditional food. The tavern is under a dense vegetation of extremely high Plane Trees, that are centuries old.
Close by in the center of the village, there is another new tavern which is open all day and you can enjoy the taste of local products.
In charming Kolymvari (5 minutes by car) you will find the Iera Moni Gonias Monastery and the Orthodox Academy of Crete.
In the village there are many pleasant tavernas, restaurants and kafenios, a post office, a medical center, a supermarket and bank / ATM’s.
The area is famous for its fish, landed fresh daily from the harbour, the fragrant wine of the Kissamos area and the awarded olive oil with it’s low acidity rate.
Spilia village is ideally located for you to visit the most important coasts of Crete, the well-known Falassarna with the immense sandy beach, the ancient town and the enchanting lagoon of Elafonisi, attractions awarded by international organizations for their clearness and the multi coloured sand formations. In the wider area is set the beautiful lagoon of Balos at Gramvousa, where you can enjoy all the tints of blue and green.
West Crete has much to offer, sightseeing, archaeological sites, the lovely beaches of Falassarna, Elafonissi and Balos which are all within easy driving distance from the Villa.
The famous Samaria Gorge, and many other wonderful Gorges (famous and not famous) & walks in the countryside are another option.
Go and visit the maybe the oldest olive tree in the world at Vouves.It still produces olive oil today!!You need less than l0 minutes drive.
Night-life, beach bars, wind-surfing and other extreme sports can be found in abundance all in the Platanias area which is not far away.
Crete as it may sound absurd is an ideal destination for those who want to ski at Cretan mountains. With many options , alternative routes - crossings and in combination with the quality of life would not be an exaggeration to say that the island of Crete is a paradise for those who want something different deep in the heart of winter.
We can also offer you several services ::Car rentals, Transfers,Excursions to Samaria gorge or other gorges, guided walks,massage,personal training,4X4 safari to Balos,Cooking services and Cretan cooking lessons, massage, treatments, etc