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“A Sunday Times "Europe's 50 best villas". Delivering relaxed holiday living on every level with a dash of panache”

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Sleeps (Max) 4
Bedrooms 2
Shower Rooms 2
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 8 x 4
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 90
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach 8km
Tavernas 3km
Mini Market 3km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 44km / 45 mins
Heraklion 110kms/ 1hour 30mins
Villa Equipment
DVD
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Iron
Toaster
Kettle
Microwave
WiFi
Table Tennis
BBQ
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Fridge
Freezer
Hob
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Oven
Nespresso* Machine
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Villa Olivia, Vrisses, Crete       Sunday Times

Free wifi

 

*** Featured in Sunday Times "Europe's 50 Best Villas" ***  

 

Turning off the road towards distant Sfakia, on the south coast, above the pretty village of Vrisses you enter a landscape of rolling hills, rich with olive and cypress trees and then, turning again, you find yourself in the very heart of this tranquil and green landscape. Not imposing itself on this beautiful pastoral scene, Villa Olivia’s exterior is totally unassuming.  There is nothing ostentatous about the square stone exterior sitting on it's green lawns but drop down off the road, step inside and the Villas delights are revealed, for the  stone block walls conceal a beautifully laid out two bedroom Villa where  modern style doesn’t compromise on comfort and practicality blends easily with indulgence.

 

The open plan and spacious  L shaped living area seamlessly divides itself into three distinct areas. The first, a comfortable sitting area with squashy sofas arranged by a generous glass fronted fireplace, either side of which, French doors open onto the tiled terrace which borders the Villa.  Across the room, a second sitting area is grouped around a plasma TV and a coffee table.  Moving into the narrower part of the ‘L’  the dining table and chairs are almost part of the galley style kitchen which is a clean sweep of units along opposite walls equipped with all modern gadgets – dishwasher, fridge freezer, full cooker with 4 ring ceramic hob etc.

 

Windows from the kitchen look onto the covered outside dining area and towards the barbecue area in the corner of the courtyard, with bread oven and generous BBQ. There’s a door near the kitchen for the necessary to-ing and fro-ing when eating outside.

 

A small hallway leads from the living area to the two beautiful bedrooms both with French doors opening to the swimming pool terrace and with enchanting views towards the rolling hills. The charming double bedroom has a smart ensuite shower room and there’s a second, independent and totally indulgent, shower room with walk in shower and rainforest shower head.

 

Sunbathing terraces surround the lovely 8m x 4m swimming pool where the hills, blanketed in olive trees and cypress seem to roll on and on.

 

Villa Olivia  delivers total relaxed holiday living on every level and is the perfect place to return to whether you have been to the beach at Georgoupolis (10 mins drive), Chania’s  or Rethymnon’s Venetian  harbours  (25 mins drive) or visited Chora Sfakia on the  south coast (45 mins drive) to take a ferry trip to Loutro or Ag Roumelli. There is a tiny taverna serving traditional fare in nearby Maza, about 1.5km away or drop into Vrisses  at only 3kms and eat at one of the tavernas with tables under the plane trees by the river.

 

N.B. the pool has Roman steps at the shallow end which measures 0.90m whilst the deepest part of the pool is 1.50m.

EOT MHTE :485/16022015

Villa Olivia , Crete Latest review - Villa Olivia , Crete
Highly recommend
"Freelance were Great, Fabulous communication and helpful hints. Highly recommend. Lovely villa and area. Five stars"
Tina - Aug 2018
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
    Diane
  • Chris - Operations Director
    Chris
  • Paul - Managing Director
    Paul
  • CJ - Finance Director
    CJ
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
    Sylvia
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Villa Olivia , Crete Latest review - Villa Olivia , Crete
Highly recommend
"Freelance were Great, Fabulous communication and helpful hints. Highly recommend. Lovely villa and area. Five stars"
Tina - Aug 2018
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Distances
Beach 8km
Tavernas 3km
Mini Market 3km
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 44km / 45 mins
Heraklion 110kms/ 1hour 30mins
Location of Villa Olivia
Vrisses & Georgioupolis, Crete

Although Georgioupolis with its lovely sandy beaches is now a thriving seaside resort it still retains a pleasing rural ambience. Tavernas and cafes surround the bustling village. In Vrisses, huge Plane trees line the road where you will find mini-markets, a bank and a bakery (do try the cheese pies). In the morning this is a bustling little town, but by mid-day the pace slows and the tavernas spread their tables out towards the banks of the river Voutakis

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Tina
Highly recommend
"Freelance were Great, Fabulous communication and helpful hints. Highly recommend. Lovely villa and area. Five stars"
Tina
Beautiful villa
"Villa Olivia is a beautiful villa in a delightful location. So spacious and clean. Everything thought of. A very helpful guide on all things Crete was in the villa. The staff at Freelance were in touch frequently with updates and information before we left the UK. Highly recommend Freelance-holidays"
Sylvia ALLAN
Tranquil Delight
"We loved Villa Olivia. The villa was immaculately clean and the grounds and pool beautifully tended. You definitely need a car to make your stay a success but we had anticipated that. Everything worked perfectly, except the satellite TV had been fiddled with by the previous renters. A quick message to Diane and the owners himself came out immediately and re-jigged it. The views are absolutely stunning, I recommend Villa Ermis very highly."
Anna Suwalska
Just a paradise
"A terrific place embraced by a wonderful olive tree garden with a fabulous swimming pool, quiet spot for very relaxing holidays. The house is spotlessly clean and very beautifully decorated. An endlessly long beach is just a short car drive away. And if you are hungry - make sure you are because you will eat greek portions - go to neighbouring Maza to Costas’s Traverna. The best local food in the whole Crete. Freelance-holidays team was amazing, communication with them was always perfect and they were always very helpful. Many thanks."
Ruby
Best Villa ever
"Villa Oliva is outstanding. It's the best Villa we have ever stayed at . The villa is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully arranged. We had everything we needed to stay comfortably, and the house guide provided is super helpful. The swimming pool is amazing!!!Highly recommended"
Dave
Wonderful
"The villa was just as wonderful as we remembered it and now with the awning added, even better, the Freelance Holidays guide book provided was excellent. Really helpful. "
Paul
Just as wonderful
"The guide book provided was excellent. Really helpful. The villa was just as wonderful as we remembered it and now with the awning added, even better"
Nigel
Best kept secret!
"We want to keep this place a secret, but if we have to give a review then if you like the hustle and bustle of seaside resorts with sand sticking to sun cream, and battling for your sun lounger and parasol, and literally rubbing shoulders with other holidaymakers, then this place is definitely not for you"
Anastasia
Perfect Villa
"Villa Olivia is a perfect place for relaxing holidays. The location is perfect, in middle of nature but close to everything. The villa is big, well done and there is really everything you can need"
J Barry
Cretan contentment
"Lovely modern villa but with an authentic Cretan feel,especially good for anyone with any mobility problems as all on one floor. Super location ,we sat by the pool in the early evening with pre dinner drinks watching swallows dive bomb the swimming pool whilst a pair of eagles flew and swooped over the mountains, and it don't get much better than that! If beach visit needed that's a fifteen minute ride, Tavernas, shops, bakery well that's an onerous five minute drive.We have travelled to Crete for over thirty years and this is one of the best stays yet."
Arthur
Highly recommended
"Very good service, nice and helpful managers, friendly approach. I highly recommend both freelance holidays and Villa Olivia to everyone"
Wendy
Mooie huis!
"“Wij zijn net terug van vier dagen Kreta in dit mooie huis! Met 42 graden waren het zwembad en de airco binnen meer dan welkom! Het huis heeft alles wat je nodig hebt om heerlijk te relaxen en is een leuke uitvalsbasis om wat dorpjes en stadjes in de buurt te bezoeken. Je hebt wel een huurauto nodig om ergens te komen. In de informatiemap in het huis staat echt werkelijk alles wat je nodig hebt en wilt weten over het huis en de omgeving. Wij hebben genoten en raden dit huis zeker aan! ”"
Wendy
Beautiful Villa!
"We have just returned from four days in Crete in this beautiful Villa! At 42 degrees the pool and air conditioning were more than welcome! The Villa has everything you need to relax and is a nice base to visit some villages and towns in the area. You will need a rental car to get there. In the information folder in the house really is really everything you need and want to know about the house and the surrounding area. We have thoroughly enjoyed this house! "
Sean
Fab Villa
"Fab Villa on our first visit to Crete. Off the beaten track, but easily accessible and only a few minutes from village by car. Lovely home with fab pool a real home from home, great for our relaxing holiday. "
Anna and Piotr
Amazing place to stay
"Amazing place to stay. A beautiful, clean and very well maintained villa with a wonderful swimming pool. Located in a very quiet valley offers an incredible view on the mountains and the olive tree orchards. A short drive from an endlessly long sandy beach ideal for walks. The communication with the Freelance-Holidays team was very smooth and Diane who lives in Chania and can help you with anything you may need. We had a great time and if we are back to Crete we definitively will stay in Villa Olivia again."
Julian B
Thoroughly recommended.
"“A very comfortable villa in a beautiful location. The living room is very large and the kitchen equipped to a high standard. The outdoor space is excellent - nice pool with non-slip tiles, sun loungers, sun umbrellas, shaded areas, ping pong, barbecue, large dining table, sofa and chairs. The welcome pack was a very nice touch as was a comprehensive area guide packed with info on supermarkets, tavernas etc. Thoroughly recommended."
Linda Slawinska
Relaxing break
"Isolated, quiet, lovely pool. We went as two couples who wanted to relax and read in the sun, so perfect for this. The barbecue kitchen area in the garden was amazing. The best mini market we found was the second one in, in the middle of town, opposite the car park entrance. So friendly and helpful. The best taverna -ever!- was in Maza, turn left out of villa gates, opposite direction to town. Costa is the perfect host. All the food cooked by his wife and family, very local (lots from his own land) and very fresh. We had dessert made by his daughter, the best moussaka we've ever eaten made by his wife. Excellent value for money, too. Go hungry!! "
Diane
Fabulous Villa
"Villa Olivia is a fabulous holiday home, excellently appointed and spacious. It is a 5 mins drive from Vrisses so very convenient for morning bread etc! The views from the villa are spectacular in all directions. The infinity pool is beautiful. The area is peaceful (apart from the usual Greek country noises - dogs, hens, sheep and goats!) What more can I say? Olivia offered us a relaxing holiday in probably the best villa we've ever stayed in."
Ted E
A Genuinely Outstanding Villa
"This was undoubtedly a 5 star holiday in excellent accommodation on the beautiful island of Crete. Villa Olivia is a perfect villa for a family of four. We were delighted with the quality of the accommodation and would definitely return. Thank you for your excellent service. We will always be using you in future as you guarantee quality. "
Alex G
Villa Olivia is a delight
"I don't know about one of the best 50 in the Med as I haven't seen the other 49, but certainly Villa Olivia is a delight. In a rural situation with only one other house visible yet only 2 minutes drive from the small typically Cretan town of Vrisses and 15 minutes drive from the beaches, it is exceptionally attractive and well equipped. The pool is great, and unusually for Crete has roman steps and a shallow end, so it is safe for children. Especially impressive are the electrically operated external roller blinds in the bedrooms which totally shut out light, crowing cockerels, barking dogs and all other possible nocturnal noises. If I had to find a fault, I would say that the beds could be a bit more comfortable. Highly recommended for a family of 4. Alex G"
2019 Car Hire in Crete
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Flights to both Chania (CHQ) & Heraklion (HER) Airports

We don't book flights, we prefer to stick to what we love doing ( finding the best villas in the best places) below is  a rather good app showing flight routes, airlines, prices with links to the airlines to book.

** Top Tip **, if you avoid flying at the weekends or in different durations, 5,10 16 nights, flights are often a lot cheaper, and remember with Freelance you can arrive ANY DAY at our villas, good eh ...

If you prefer to talk;

Alan Garner - IAG If you prefer to speak to someone, we have found Alan Garner at VHG  Flights (A fully ATOL bonded company ATOL5889) very helpful (mention our  name when booking), you can call Alan on 01444 225 618 during office hours.

 

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Sunday Times

 

50 best villas

This summer, you need a place of your own. Sean Newsom selects Europe’s finest properties

Sean Newsom Published: 26 January 2014
 

Crete
Sleeps 4

Olivia is a single-storey villa 10 minutes’ drive from the beach at Georgioupolis, with a pool, a shaded barbecue area and an open-plan living space. Exposed stone walls contrast well with brand-new fixtures and fittings.
£497/£1,596; 01789 297705, freelance-holidays.co.uk. Nearest airport: Chania, served by easyJet

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