Villa Helios, Almyrida. Near Beach/tavernas. Private Pool & Quiet

Beach villa with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and private pool in Almyrida, Crete

From £850 per week

Detached villa with private swimming pool. Ideal for 2 - 8 guests (+ extra child if required). We charge by occupancy so it is cost effective even for just two people. Gated pool for child safety.


The villa sleeps 2- 8 people in 4 bedrooms. An extra child can be accommodated in a camp bed is required.

The house has a glorious private sunny pool (9 metres long, 4.5 metres wide and a constant 1.2 metres deep). For people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, the downstairs double bedroom is ideal, being next to the downstairs shower room and W/C with commode available. British plumbing and WC - no small pipes!

Villa Helios is of the same design and layout as our other two villas nearby (Asteria and Angelos) in the same private olive grove so if you wish you could hire several villas together.

Our guests often comment that these villas are in the perfect location. They are within walking distance from two villages, close enough to enjoy their facilities but not too close to be disturbed by barking dogs, crowing cockerels and noisy human nightlife that happens in any and every Cretan village or town.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN! This villa has a downstairs kitchen which looks out directly onto the gated pool. This means you can see your children in the pool while you are preparing lunch! Many other villas in the area have not been designed with holidaymakers like you in mind as they have an upstairs kitchen which means you may have to balance a meal and a drink on a tray while walking down a flight of stairs with a toddler following behind you or under your feet! We designed this feature BEFORE the houses were built - you are not an afterthought!
The villa is located in a peaceful private olive grove of 4.5 acres (17,000 square metres). It is one of only 5 villas in the olive grove, all of which are owned by us. The olive grove is secure, being fenced and hedged by colourful oleander, and surrounded by olive trees. It is the perfect base to explore the picturesque Apokoronas area on foot or by car, with its tiny white hamlets nestled on green mountainsides. Apokoronas is a designated area of natural beauty, protected in a similar way to a UK National Park. At all times there are breath-taking views of the White Mountains which are snowcapped until late May. Literally on your doorstep there are numerous foot-trails through this most spectacular area of Crete, a genuine walker’s paradise.

Close to the villa are two villages. Almyrida, by the beach, is only a 3 minute drive away or you can walk it in half an hour. Gavalochori, further inland, is only a 1 minute drive away and you can walk there in less than 15 minutes.

Rental licence or registration number: 1042K91002898401


5 other reviews

Erica S Jun 2022

Great place to stay Although the handover time was 5:00 p.m., John informed us at noon that we could already take over the house. The key handover was very easy and perfect. The pool was wonderful. Recommended at any time. 6/22/2022 at 7:24 PM

Carla H Jul 2021

Beautiful villa with a fantastic pool We spent our summer vacation 2021 in Villa Helios. Our expectations were exceeded, the villa meets all the criteria described in terms of furnishings and fittings. The pool is a dream, wonderfully large, clean, we spent a lot of time here. But also the distance to the beach is moderate, we preferred Kalyves beach to Almyrida, but that's a matter of taste. Landlord John was extremely friendly and always helpful. We felt completely at ease and were finally able to recover properly after 2 years of Corona! 8/15/2021 at 6:58 PM

Kate P Jun 2015

Well, I'm back at work sitting at my desk and just thinking what a fantastic 2 weeks we have just had at your villa, I think one of the reasons we like it so much is the peace and quiet and all the space you have especially around the pool. We've stayed in other villas but yours are by far the favorite, also we like to be left alone which you do really well. We have contact numbers should we need them and whenever anyone was around they just got on with what they were doing and didn't feel the need to try and force a conversation which I really like. Thanks again, we hope to return soon.

Barry K May 2015

We have stayed in these villas for the last 5 years and find them an excellent choice for our family of 7 the oldest is 75 and the youngest just 18 months. The villas are situated just far enough out for them to be quiet and private with plenty of room for the kids to run around with out disturbing any one or getting in to trouble. but close enough to be able to walk to the local village or just a couple of minutes from the beach and all the tavernas shops etc. The villas are well appointed with all the things required for a holiday home. I would recommend them to any body looking for a family holiday or a quiet place to stay with all the fun and noise of a Greek seaside resort just a couple of minutes drive or taxi ride away.

Samantha J Apr 2015

What can I say about Villa Helios, other than wow?!!! The views of the snow-capped mountains literally take your breath away. We arrived at night and had no idea they were even there so when my daughter Annabelle opened the shutters in the morning and stepped out onto the pool patio she was simply speechless! The house itself is pretty much perfect as a holiday villa for 3 generations, with my parents happy on the ground floor bedroom and their own bathroom, with myself and husband upstairs in the master bedroom (next to the upstairs bathroom - almost an ensuite!) with the kids in their own twin bedrooms. It really is a luxury for us all to have our own balconies so we all spent a little bit of quiet time in our own respective areas. Luxury for the grown ups while the kids played in the pool! April is a great time to see Crete I can thoroughly reconnend it. We lived the location, and not being directly overlooked by other villas like in Almyrida. Already planning to come back next year as I see Ryanair is doing flights direct to Chania from Manchester (£37.99 each way? I can hardly believe it!!!)

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 2.5km Nearest bar 1km Nearest restaurant 1km Nearest supermarket 1km Chania International Airport 20km

Local activities

Boat hire 2.5km Climbing 20km Cycling 1km Fishing 2.5km Mountain biking 1km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 10km Museum 18km Night club 2km Theatre 18km Cinema 18km

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Prices and availability

Updated 5 February 2023

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 6 February 2023 - 2 April 2025: changeover day is Tuesday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 3 April - 30 October 2025: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 31 October 2025 - 6 February 2026: changeover day is Tuesday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Extra person

    £160.00 per week for each additional person if there are more than 4 people, paid with booking



4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 cots


2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 9m x 4.5m, Depth 1.2m to 1.2m


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Air conditioning throughout property, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire recommended


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Restricted mobility , Parties and events

Extra information

The house is surrounded by mature olive trees.


Average rating from 2 reviews

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