Villa Clio, Stalos, Crete

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4.9 out of 5
Freelance Holidays Ltd has an average rating of
4.9 out of 5, based on 305 customer reviews

“Sublime views down to the sea from this pretty hillside Villa sitting in a garden of natural stone paths.”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Shower Rooms 3
Maid Service Include
Pool Private
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 117
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 2,6km
Tavernas 900m
Mini Market 900m
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 30km, 35mins
Ferry Port Souda 17km, 20mins
Heraklion 149km
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
WiFi Connection
Mosquito Bed Net
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
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Villa Clio, Pano (Upper) Stalos, Crete
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Perched on a plateau towards the top   of a small hill and with outstanding views; lemon tinted walls and baby blue shutters adorn the outside of Villa Clio.  On the edge of a scattering of select Villas, privacy is secured by natural rock faces, gardens and open hillsides on two aspects so that the gardens really feel as though they are in a world set apart yet, the closest beach, long and sandy, is less than five minutes away by car and the  pretty traditional village of Pano Stalos is a two minute drive from the villa, where you can find a small mini-market and three traditional tavernas offering exceptional local cooking.


The open plan living area is largely given over to the kitchen where wood cupboards, edged with blue are topped by an adequate run of worktops with a dishwasher, full 4 hob cooker and oven, microwave, and a large fridge with the bonus of an ice maker just by the French doors to the front terrace where a handy small table and chairs sit.


A large marble topped table provides overflow workspace, with seating for dining and it’s three steps down from here to the small living area, with an open fire and an L shaped sofa. From the  living area two sets of French doors open, one to the front terrace and the other to a covered dining area within stone arches and with the luxury of an overhead fan for when the temperatures rise.


A ground floor twin bedroom is nicely furnished with beds that can be pushed together to make a double and it has French doors opening  to the arched dining area. Next door is a full shower room with shower cubicle.


On the first floor are a double bedroom with an ensuite Jacuzzi corner bath with a shower attachment and a twin bedroom with ensuite Jacuzzi shower room. Both bedrooms have French doors to a terrace with outstanding views, furnished with an umbrella and chairs.


As comfortable and well equipped as the interior of this Villa is, it is the outside space which really singles it out. A rock wall with plants growing naturally from the crevices backs the whole area which then opens out to a flat plateau with mature plantings with paths, terraces and little sitting areas all blessed with a story book view framed by the sea. In the foreground, olive groves, hillsides and the white and pastel coloured walls and church tower of the Village of Upper Stalos, which is, incidentally within walking distance for those who are fit enough to take on the 1 km hilly walk.


The free form tiled pool (1m to 1.6 m deep) which has  'chemical free' natural filtration  is supplemented by two smaller children’s pools, from which water spills over  into the main pool.


Please note that small children will need to be supervised at all times in the smaller pools and older children must not jump or dive from one pool to another owing to the shallow  depths.


Beyond the pool and pleasantly shaded by trees is a lawn and a lovely barbecue. 


If you can drag yourselves away you will discover the region offers plenty of interest.  A further extensive choice of tavernas, cafes and small shops can be found close to the beach and the pretty harbour town of Chania with its colourful history and pretty streets is a fascinating place to visit by day or evening.

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Villa Clio, Crete Latest review - Villa Clio, Crete
A Great find
"This Villa is a great find, great elevated location overlooking the olive groves, village, and sea beyond. Very private, not overlooked, beautifully kept pool and gardens. Inside the house was immaculate and had absolutely everything we needed. Very sad to be leaving. Highly recommended."
Tim - Aug 2017
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Villa Clio, Crete Latest review - Villa Clio, Crete
A Great find
"This Villa is a great find, great elevated location overlooking the olive groves, village, and sea beyond. Very private, not overlooked, beautifully kept pool and gardens. Inside the house was immaculate and had absolutely everything we needed. Very sad to be leaving. Highly recommended."
Tim - Aug 2017
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Beach 2,6km
Tavernas 900m
Mini Market 900m
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 30km, 35mins
Ferry Port Souda 17km, 20mins
Heraklion 149km
Location of Villa Clio
Stalos, Crete

7 km west of Chania, the village of Lower Stalos fringes a long, sandy beach with the island of Theodorou, said to be a petrified sea monster, rising from the sea just a short distance off shore. 1km inland the small village of Upper Stalos nestles serenely on the hillside amidst a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves. Here you will find a slower pace of life as well as a couple of the best local tavernas in the area, both certainly worth a visit or two!

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Tim - Aug 2017
A Great find
"This Villa is a great find, great elevated location overlooking the olive groves, village, and sea beyond. Very private, not overlooked, beautifully kept pool and gardens. Inside the house was immaculate and had absolutely everything we needed. Very sad to be leaving. Highly recommended."
Hazel - Aug 2017
Beautiful villa
"Beautiful villa on one of the little 'hills' behind Stalos. Very clean and well equipped. Wonderful garden, lovely swimming pool and the views over the olive groves to the sea are superb."
Peter R. - Jul 2017
Incredible view
"Very cute accommodating apartment with an incredible view on the terrace! The terrace really is the best part of this apartment. The air conditioning is fantastic and keeps the place nice and cool - you're going to need it after the straight up-hill walk from the harbor! The walk is well worth it though because the views are so rewarding and it helps to get some exercise after gelato. :-) Comfortable beds, lots of space, nice kitchen and fridge, I would stay here again for sure."
Roberta and friends - Jul 2017
Una splendida piscina
"“La villa si trova in una posizione strategica ,panoramica abbastanza vicina a tutti i servizi.Ha una splendida piscina e un portico dove trascorrere le serate con gli amici.Dotata di tre camere con bagno ,lavastoviglie,lavatrice e tutto cio' che serve in una casa. Abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza. Translate:The villa is in a strategic position, panoramic close enough to all amenities. It has a beautiful swimming pool and a porch where to spend evenings with friends. It has three bedrooms with bath, dishwasher, washing machine and everything you need in a house. We had a great vacation."
Susanne S. - Apr 2017
"Wir haben eine tolle Zeit auf Kreta erlebt und insbesondere die Außenanlage der Unterkunft ist sehr schön mit vielen unterschiedlichen Sitzgelegenheiten und wunderbarem Ausblick! Translation: We have a great time in Crete and especially the outdoor area of ​​the accommodation is very nice with lots of different seating and wonderful views!"
Lucie - Oct 2016
Everything was perfect
"We had a wonderful stay in the villa. Everything was perfect. The house is very well equipped, because we went with family with 3 children. The sea view is really exotic. The garden is well maintained. The plants are superb. The staff is very caring. And cleaned very often. We will definitely stay in this house during a return trip to the island. ""
Lucie - Oct 2016
Tout a été parfait.
"Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans la villa. Tout a été parfait. La maison est très bien équipée, car nous y sommes allés en famille avec 3 enfants. La vue sur la mer est vraiment dépaysante. Le jardin est très bien entretenu. Les plantes sont superbes. Le personnel est aux petits soins. Et le ménage est fait très souvent. Nous reviendrons certainement dans cette maison lors d'un prochain voyage sur l'ile. "
Chris and Chrisi, Sarah and Simon - Sep 2016
We loved Villa Clio
"We loved your Villa Clio thank you !, its a perfect place for relaxing with family or friends. It is 5 minutes by car to stalos and only half an our to the nice old town chania. We really enjoyed our trip to crete and thank you for the nice home. Greets Chris and Chrisi, Sarah and Simon"
Andrew Sykes - Aug 2016
Lovely holiday!
"An excellent experience. Booking simple and straightforward with Freelance and the villa even better than the pictures. In excellent order throughout, pool regularly maintained, regular cleaning, well stocked villa. Up a steep hill and I would say a car essential really, we found the semi isolation nice though. Accommodation felt very private. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend either this villa or Freelance holidays. Had no need of local support whilst there, but very clear contacts and. I have no doubt any problems would have been dealt with "
The Hughes' - Jul 2016
"The villa was superb. We arrived at night and the soft lighting around the property showed the house and well thought out garden off excellently - so we were very excited to find that it more than met our expectations. The facilities and standards were perfect - whether a family of a couple there was nothing we didn't have for our stay. It is a couple of miles from the village so a car a necessity. First class property!"
Marcia J - Jul 2016
Loved it
"Loved it. I would say it is not for you if you are not happy to hire a car and drive steepish narrow roads. Couldn't fault it. Wonderful peaceful relaxed time. Clean, well equipped, well maintained. Freelance service was efficient, helpful and all info and instructions clear, concise and true."
Manuela G. - Jun 2016
Super séjour !!
"Super séjour !! La villa et les services sont fidèles au descriptif !! Située au calme dans les hauteurs avec une superbe vue. Intérieur propre, bien équipé, spacieux. Extérieur top, piscine, barbuc, végétation, de quoi passer des belles petites soirées entre amis. Communication rapide et efficace. On recommande sans soucis !!"
The Valent Group - May 2016
Quiet and calm
"We enjoyed perfect service, beautiful views and quiet and calm surroundings. I can recommend to everybody."
Phillip - May 2016
Highly Recomended
"The Villa is roomy, very clean and beautifully decorated. The place is really well kitted out. We would highly recommend this place if you're looking to do your own thing and get away from the hustle and bustle, Yet you are only a 5 minute drive away from it all, if you want it!"
Angelica M - Jun 2015
Wahnsinnig schön haus
"Wir waren im Juni 2015 für eine Woche in der Villa Clio. Die Fotos und die Realität stimmten vollkommen übereins. Das Haus ist wahnsinnig schön, die Versorgung durch den Reinigungsdienst war sehr gut. Wir haben uns rund um wohl gefühlt und unsere kleinen Enkelkinder hatten soviel Spaß mit dem Pool. Das gute ist, dass es 3 Bereiche gibt so dass auch kleine Kinder dort spielen können, natürlich immer unter Aufsicht. Der Urlaub war so erholsam. Die Anfahrtsbeschreibung braucht man auch um das Haus zu finden. Wenn man einmal oben angekommen ist findet man das Haus aber auf alle Fälle immer wieder. Jederzeit würden wir wieder die Villa Clio anmieten und jedem weiterempfehlen, der eine schöne Umgebung aber Ruhe wünscht. "
Rachel Young - Aug 2014
Charming, captivating, relaxing
"We had a fabulous holiday at Villa Clio. The villa itself is comfortable and provided for all our needs. we spent most of our time there round the pool or barbeque. (The pool is a play area rather than for anyone who wants to do lengths) The location is dreamy with views across the valley and over the sea. At half hourly intervals the church clock would chime. We were well looked after by Diane who came in person when the dishwasher broke down and supervised a fantastic and speedy repair job. Thank goodness for the very effective air conditioning which gave us blissful nights sleep. This area of Crete is divine for those with a car and an explorers spirit. Don't miss out on the Botanical Gardens - a truly wonderful experience esp on Monday nights when seriously good traditional dancers do a show and a seriously good chef creates a wonderful buffet. While on the subject of food - if you want to taste true Cretan cookery, look no further than Markos restaurant down the hill towards Stalos. This is rustic home cookery at its best. There is no menu - diners are invited into the kitchen to see what delights are being served that night. In addition we were very well looked after by Sasha at Evilion Café in Stalos. The beach at Stalos is lovely soft and sandy and the sea is warm and inviting. However there are other lovely beaches a car ride away. If you are very adventurous try Balos beach, but take robust shoes as the beach is across the mountain from the car park - a good 20 minute walk - but so worth it. Finally Chania itself is a wonderful town and worthy of several visits to eat, shop and just soak up the atmosphere, around the harbour and old town. We did a Segway tour which I strongly recommend to see as much of the town with minimum fatigue in the heat. We will definitely be going again. Absolutely loved it. Thank you Freelance."
Kane family - Aug 2013
"Set on a plateau with stunning views, the lemon-tinted walls, blue shutters and a gorgeous garden were a delight for adults, while the pools – a main pool with two smaller children’s pools set at various heights – were ideal for the kids. Long beaches are just a short hop away through the village of Stalos. A strip of beach- side cafes offer friendly staff, cool drinks, sun loungers, umbrellas and lifeguards for a few euros."
Hilde V - Apr 2014
Wonderful house, excellent service.
"Wonderful house, excellent service. Spent a perfect week ( 2 adults, 4 children).The pool is a highlight, bit cold at first but with the sun getting stronger, and the sheltered setting it quickly gets warm enough.Towels provided. Excellent service of Freelance Holiday, cleaning and changing sheets organised after 3 days.The house is wonderfully well equipped with kitchen tools, pans, crockery etc. Good beds ( 2x2 and 2x1), bath and 2 showers.Car is necesarry as well as a driver who is not scared by steep, narrow roads. The directions are clear as well as the book with extensive information.Lovely setting, although the nearest village and beach lack authentic charm, they provide a bakery and supermarkets galore. Chania is a 15 km. drive and very nice. Hebben met 2 volwassenen en 4 kinderen een heerlijke week in villa Clio gehad.Het zwembad is een absoluut hoogtepunt, wel fris in het voorjaar maar zodra de zon erbij is lig je beschut, en is het snel warm genoeg. Handdoeken aanwezig, ook fijn. Uitstekende service van Freelance Holiday, tussentijds komt iemand die de lakens verschoont en kleine schoonmaak doet. Het huis is uitstekend uitgerust, met genoeg servies, pannen etc.Goede bedden ( 2x2 pers. 2x1 pers.), bad en 2 douches. Auto is noodzakelijk en een chauffeur die niet terugschrikt voor steile, kleine weggetjes. De routeaanwijzingen zijn duidelijk. Het boek met uitleg heel uitgebreid. Het huis ligt heel mooi, ofschoon het dichtsbijzijnde dorp geen authentieke charme heeft zijn er wel een bakker en tig supermarkten. Chania is 15 km verderop en erg leuk."
- Dec 2013
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2017 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
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 - Group B B

Hyundai Atos, I 10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


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 - Group G G Minibus Fiat Doblo, VW Candy (inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar - 6 seats£308£399£511£399£308

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AUTOMATIC Nissan Juke/Toyota Auris 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I I Cabriolet. Peugeot 207 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 2 seats£413£469£539£469£413

 - Group K K

 Nissan Qashqai (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

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