Crete On The Road

The Sunday Telegraph.

Crete on the Road: the Best Driving Tours around West and Central Crete by Frankie Miles. Frankie is from Villas Crete Holidays and she is very knowledgable about this part of the island.

Read the full Article.

Great Value Prices in 2018 starting from €720 Euro per Week for the use of 1 bedroom,

or from 770 Euro per Week for the use of 3 bedrooms.

1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms.

Private swimming pool (8 x 5meters & depth 0.6m – 1.7m)

WIFI Internet access.

EOT (Greek Tourist Board) License Number: MHTE 10 42 E  60 62 01110 01

Villa Nostalgia is a modern villa that is perfect for either families or couples who would like a peaceful setting with incomparable sea views and sunsets, but would also like to be only a few minutes away from the beach, tavernas, shops and other amenities. Located on a hillside just above the village of Plaka, the villa has absolutely stunning panoramic views of Souda Bay, The Akrotiri Peninsula, the Turkish Castle at Aptera, The White Mountains, and acres of olive groves.

Villa Nostalgia is set just above the adjacent villa but has its own pool and private parking area. The owners are a local couple who has taken great care to furnishing and decorating the villa. There are natural coloured floor tiles throughout the villa, dark mahogany furniture in all of the bedrooms, and natural wood cupboards in the kitchen. The warm coloured draperies and textiles in the villa give the house a lovely friendly feeling. All modern comforts are available at Villa Nostalgia, including satellite TV, DVD and CD players, dishwasher and washing machine, mosquito screens on all the windows, and air conditioning units in all the bedrooms and the living room. The a/c units also double up as heaters for the cooler nights at the start and end of the season. The water is heated by either solar panel or a back-up immersion heater. Villa Nostalgia has extra large water storage tanks to ensure that the villa never runs out of water during our long hot summers. WIFI internet access is available but top up cards for air-time will need to be purchased locally.

Villa Accommodation

Ground floor (12 steps up from the parking area): Large open plan living room, kitchen and dining area, 1 twin bedroom, and 1 shower room. The living room has a large window (with electric shutters), a single door that opens out onto sea facing pool terrace, and a window which looks out over olive groves. There are 2 very comfortable leather couches, a TV/stereo unit and a large coffee table in the lounge. The modern kitchen/dining area is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher, ceramic hob and built in oven, a large fridge/freezer, a microwave oven, and locally made, wooden dining table and chairs which seat 6. There are double doors that open out onto the pool terrace (with sea views), and a covered patio area which has a table and chair. The kitchen also has a window which faces south. Just off the lounge area there is a shower room with floor to ceiling beige tiles and a shower tray and shower, a white washbasin, mirrored cabinet, and a toilet. Next to the shower room is a bedroom with 2 single beds, 1 bedside table with a reading lamp, and a wardrobe. There is a south facing window which looks out to olive groves, and double doors that open out onto a balcony which has views to the sea, conifers, date palms, bougainvillea and olive trees.

First floor (17 steps up from the ground floor): 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 full bathroom and a large terrace. The twin bedroom has 2 single beds, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, and a wardrobe. There is a south facing window which looks out over olive groves to Drapanos Hill, and double doors that open out onto a balcony which has views to the sea, the next door building, conifers, date palms, bougainvillea and olive trees. The main bedroom has a large double sleigh bed, dressing table, large mirror and stool, 2 bedside tables with reading lamps, and a large wardrobe. This double bedroom also has double doors leading to a balcony with views to the sea, the next door building, conifers, olive trees and bougainvillea. There is also a north facing window which looks out over the pool terrace to the expansive view of Souda Bay. Just next to the double bedroom is the full bathroom which has floor to ceiling beige tiles. The white bathroom suite comprises a full bath with shower attachment, wash basin, mirrored cabinet, and toilet. This main bathroom also houses the washing machine. The first floor has a large terrace/balcony which has amazing panoramic views of the sea and the White Mountains, and is the best place from which to watch the glorious sunsets. The roof terrace is equipped with a table and chairs for enjoying either breakfast or a bottle of wine as the sun goes down.

Villa Location

Plaka village square is only 1.1kms from Villa Nostalgia and is an easy 10 minute walk. Plaka was one of the original village sets for the film “Zorba the Greek” and it still has quaint whitewashed houses and narrow streets just off the mulberry tree lined square. The modern outskirts of the village have expanded recently as have the facilities, which now include 6 tavernas, 2 well stocked mini markets (including one with foreign products), an excellent Italian restaurant, a hairdresser, and 7 cafes. 2 of these cafes are just a short five minute walk from the villa. Villa Nostalgia is just 5 minutes by car to the lovely village of Almyrida which is built around a crescent shaped sandy beach. The beach is very shallow and safe, which is good news if you have children or are not a strong swimmer. Lining the beach are many excellent tavernas, cafes and shops. Also in Almyrida there is a children's play centre with babysitting, scuba diving office,  pedalo rentals, a water sports centre which rents out kayaks, windsurfers and catamarans, a cafe/play area with pool tables and games machines, and Villas Crete Holidays for tourist information, private boat hire, boat trips, big game fishing, waterskiing, horse riding, private sightseeing flights in a light aircraft, and guided walking tours or coach excursions. For those of you looking for even more activity, the historic town of Chania is only 35 minutes away by car.

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Villa Amenities

Washing machine
Microwave Oven
Fridge / Freezer
Satellite TV
Air conditioned bedrooms
Air conditioned lounge
CD player

WIFI Internet Access (air time cards will need to be purchased locally).

DVD Player
Mosquito screens to windows
Central heating
Iron and ironing board
Welcome Grocery Pack

Number of bedrooms
3 - 2 Twin, 1 Double
Number of bathrooms
2 – 1 upstairs bathroom, 1 downstairs shower room
Pool depths
0.60m, 1.30m, 1.70m
Pool size
8m x 5m
Type of shade by pool
Umbrellas and covered terrace
Sofa bed
Maid service
2 times a week
Distance to nearest taverna
1.1km : 15 minutes on foot, 3 minute by car
Distance to nearest beach
2.2km : 30 minutes on foot, 5 minute by car
Distance to nearest mini market
1.1km : 15 minutes on foot, 3 minute by car
Distance to nearest cash machine
2.2km : 30 minutes on foot, 5 minute by car
How far from airport
35 minutes
How far from nearest large town
35 minutes

Any steps? How many?

12 steps from the parking, 17 steps to the upper floor – not suitable for the elderly or disabled.

How private?

Can be seen by adjacent villa at the front), the next door villa to the left, and the top floor terrace can also be seen by 1 house at the back of the property.

Nearest neighbour? 

A villa set immediately below Villa Nostalgia

Villa Rental Prices

All prices shown are per Villa, per Week, in Euro. The prices for 1 - 2 persons are for the use of 1 bedroom only. The prices for 3 - 6 persons are for the use of all 3 bedrooms.

From :                
To :             
Price: 1-2 persons

Price: 3-6 persons

01.10.16 07.11.16 500 (Special Offer)   600 (Special Offer)  
Winter 2017/18
Long term only

Long term only


Winter 2018/19


Long  term only

Long term only

The above prices shown are in EUROS, per Week. These prices include a Free Welcome Pack, representative services, a villa information book, and detailed directions to all the sights from the guide book “Crete on the Road ” by Frankie Miles.

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