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  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi


“Archetypical family sea view Villa features stone arches wood beams. Walk to the village square.”

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Essential Information
Sleeps (Max) 6
Bedrooms 3
Shower Rooms 3
Maid Service Included
Pool Private 9 x 4.5
A/C Included
Floor Area m² 136
Car Hire Essential
Booking Information
Check-In Any day (after 16:00)
Check-Out Any day (before 10:00)
Minimum stay 5 nights
Local Facilities
Beach Almerida
Tavernas 1km
Mini Market 800m
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 35km/55mins
Ferry Port Heraklion 128km/ 1hr 50mins
Ferry Port Kissamos 65kms/1 hour
Ferry Port Souda 20kms/30mins
Heraklion 129km/ 1hr 50mins
Villa Equipment
Local TV
Satellite TV
Dish Washer
Washing Machine
Hair Dryer
Sun Lounger
Mosquito Window Blind
Filter Coffee Machine
Iron & Board
Pool Towels
Cooking Utensils
Nespresso* Machine
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Villa Afrati, Plaka near Almerida, Sleeps 6
Free wifi


Sea and mountain Views from each of three terraces  capture the very essence of Crete; the comings and goings of the occasional ferry boat, hilltops capped by sparkling white villages and mountains rising dreamily in the distance. A totally modern Villa, Afrati has been constructed and decorated using the best of Cretan tradition, with gleaming wood beamed ceilings and wood furnishings. A few individual villas scatter the hillside on which the Villa is built, from which privacy is maintained behind tree lined, stone walls.

Location - Plaka

1 km uphill from the sandy sweep of pretty Almerida, with its tavernas almost on the sand itself, the village of Plaka, has a mini market and some very good tavernas whose tables and chairs spill out onto the square, bringing it to life in the evenings. Villa Afrati is 800m wandering distance from this square. For a change of beach scene, the small resort of Kalives and Georgioupolis are within easy striking distance.  Chania’s Venetian Harbour is 25 kms away and Rethymnon 40 kms. 

Outside Villa Afrati

Swimming Pool - Tiled, 9m x 4.5m private pool with roman step entry and jacuzzi jets. Depth 1m - 1.70m.

Sea View Pool Terrace - Surrounding tiled terrace with sun beds, parasol and sofa set.

Sea View Barbecue Terrace - Purpose built barbecue, dining table with benches under a pergola, sink with tap.

Sea View Dining Terrace - Spacious tiled terrace with a large dining table and chairs,
A drying area and washing machine at the rear.

Sea View First Floor Balcony - Furnished with small table and chairs.

Garden - Grass area and olive trees.


Ground Floor

Sitting Area - Lower level sitting area with corner open fireplace, TV, DVD, comfortable modern/traditional Cretan Sofa and 2 chairs, 3 windows with garden views. Air con unit

Dining Area - Upper Level dining area with wooden table and seating for 6

Kitchen Area - Wooden fronted fitted cupboards, double sink, electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher.

Twin Bedroom 1, en suite shower room - 2 single beds, French doors to covered pool view terrace and window with sea views. Air con unit.


First Floor

Double Bedroom 2, ensuite shower room - 1 double bed,  window with sea view, French doors to sea view terrace, (shared with Bedroom 3). Air con unit.

Twin Bedroom 3, en suite shower room - 2 single beds, French doors to sea view balcony (shared with bedroom 2),window with sea view & window with mountain view. Air con unit.



Your Villa will be prepared for you on arrival with fresh bath and hand towels, beds will be made up.  

Essential Grocery Pack - on arrival you will find a few essentials to begin your holiday.

For stays of 7 nights or more - house towels  and bed linen will be changed every 3 - 4 days. The price is inclusive of a light midweek clean.

Pool towels are provided


Wifi  - free


Parking - There is space for parking next to the Villa.




EOT MHTE 1042K91002979901

Villa Afrati , Crete Latest review - Villa Afrati , Crete
Fantastic !!
"Lovely stay here! A fantastic pool and outside area that is quite private and lovely patios! Lots of rooms and pretty close to some great restaurants!"
James - Oct 2019
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Who at Freelance has visited or stayed at this villa

  • Diane - Greece Operations Director
  • Chris - Operations Director
  • Paul - Managing Director
  • CJ - Finance Director
  • Sylvia - Crete Operations Assistant
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Price is the total accommodation price.
Our price also includes:

24/7 Local Assistance
Free Pool Towels
Free Essentials Grocery Pack
Free Air-Con
Free Cot
Free Highchair
Free WiFi
Bed Linen & Bathroom Towels
Housekeeping (as per description)
Villa Info File (inc. maps & restaurant tips)
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  • Balance Due 8 weeks before Check-In
  • If within 8 weeks, 100% required to confirm
  • 24Hr Hold, No Charge, No Obligation
Villa Afrati , Crete Latest review - Villa Afrati , Crete
Fantastic !!
"Lovely stay here! A fantastic pool and outside area that is quite private and lovely patios! Lots of rooms and pretty close to some great restaurants!"
James - Oct 2019
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Beach Almerida
Tavernas 1km
Mini Market 800m
Car Hire Essential
Distances from Airport/Port
Chania 35km/55mins
Ferry Port Heraklion 128km/ 1hr 50mins
Ferry Port Kissamos 65kms/1 hour
Ferry Port Souda 20kms/30mins
Heraklion 129km/ 1hr 50mins
Location of Villa Afrati
Almerida & Plaka, Crete

22 km east of Chania, Almerida, this pretty little seaside village has two gently shelving sandy beaches fringed by sleepy waterside tavernas as well as a small fishing harbour and little rocky coves, with the sea a marvellous melange of colours from deep aquamarine to a pastel turquoise, overlooked by the charming village of Plaka.

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We try to get the map location of our Villas as accurate as possible, but sometimes it may not be possible to show the precise location. In addition, Google earth images are not live and may have been captured some months/years previous.
So please only use this map as a guide, please free to call us if you have any questions.

Floor plans
Not to scale, for general guidance only, if you have specific questions/concerns about the layout of the property then please call us on 01789 297705.

Fantastic !!
"Lovely stay here! A fantastic pool and outside area that is quite private and lovely patios! Lots of rooms and pretty close to some great restaurants!"
Beautiful villa
"We felt very comfortable in this beautiful villa. Magnificent view from the upper terrace of the sea and the mountains, by day and by night. Also to be mentioned positively the clean and large pool with regular cleaning in the early morning hours, equipped with good beach chairs, umbrellas and the clean house with useful and extensive facilities. The evening walk to the small village Plaka was only 15 minutes and offered some nice restaurants with good food and excellent hospitality. We will be back"
Schönen Villa!
"Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt in dieser schönen Villa. Herrlicher Blick von der oberen Terrasse auf das Meer und die Berge, bei Tag und bei Nacht. Ebenfalls positiv zu erwähnen wären der saubere und große Pool mit regelmäßiger Reinigung in den frühen Morgenstunden, ausgestattet mit guten Liegen, Sonnenschirmen und das saubere Haus mit sinnvoller und umfangreicher Ausstattung. Der abendliche Gang in das kleine Örtchen Plaka betrug lediglich 15 Minuten und bot einige nette Restaurants mit guter Küche und hervorragender Gastfreundschaft. Wir kommen gerne wieder"
Jean Pierre
Idyllic stay
"We arrived in this charming property typical of Crete. Welcomed with a small basket of local produce. The pool is extremely nice. We liked to have an aperitif on the terrace in front of the setting sun. A 5-minute drive away is a small village teeming with Greek taverns. Atmosphere and Greek music guaranteed! The housekeeping is done regularly, the pool and the garden are very well maintained. An idyllic stay. "
Séjour idyllique
"Nous sommes arrivée dans cette charmante propriété typique de la Crète. Accueillis avec un petit panier de provisions de produits locaux. La piscine est extrêmement agréable. Nous aimions prendre l’apéritif sur la terrasse en face du soleil couchant. A 5 minutes en voiture, se trouve un petit village grouillant de tavernes grecques. Ambiance et musique grecque garanties! Le ménage est fait régulièrement, la piscine et le jardin sont très bien entretenus. Un séjour idyllique. "
The Markenstens
So Pretty
"The house and garden is so pretty, the view breath taking and calming, and the location is nice and quiet but still close to stores and villages. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely try to come back with friends!"
The Byrnes
Lovely villa
"Lovely villa - perfect for 6 people. The location is beautiful, Plaka is a bit quiet but the nearby village of Almyrida is fantastic with an amazing beach. Value ok for October half term, weather could have been warmer to get better use of the pool. The freelance holidays team are responsive and the setup and info provided in advance all works really well. Would def recommend the area and the villa, next time may look to visit during warmer months. Rental car is essential and good value on Crete"
Spectacular sea views
"Lovely villa in an excellent location close to a pretty village with pleasant tavernas and a good grocery store. The sea views, gardens and outside space were spectacular."
Lisanne M.
Perfect accommodation
"The perfect accommodation for a wonderful holiday! We spent the first week of October this year in this great villa with its beautiful grounds. We were missing nothing. Everything was very clean and tidy. During our stay even fresh towels were provided and cleaned the premises. The contact with Diane and the Freelance Holiday team was very friendly and requests were promptly answered. We thank you for the beautiful days on this great island with its different facets and warm people!"
Bra hus !
"Mycket trevligt o välutrustat hus. Bra service från uthyraren. Kan absolut rekommenderas"
Amazing ocean views
"The place is gorgeous. The neighbourhood and landscaping is amazing. The pool is beautiful. The view of the ocean is amazing and it is in a cute little town fairly closeby. I would definitely stay here again."
J Eske
We will return
"We truly enjoyed our stay at Villa Afrati. The villa is well appointed, in a tranguile setting, yet only an easy walk from the cozy village of Plaka, with its good lokal restaurants and well stocked grocery store. The amenities af Villa Afrati will satisfy anyone appreciating stunning views, a great pool area, well functionning A/C ( during our stay it was HOT!) - and spotless housekeeping. We will return!"
The Elkobi's
Highly recommended
"Highly recommended. All that is written in the site is true and more. Clean, well equiped. I recommend it with all my heart"
Renee and family
Must be experienced!
"Translated: Fantastic house with very good areas to hang out with the family. Clean and fresh, must be experienced!"
Renee och familj
Måste upplevas!
"Fantastiskt hus med mycket bra ytor att umgås med familjen. Rent och fräscht, måste upplevas! "
Great Villa
"Great villa with lovely sea views and near the small villages of Plaka of Almiridia with tavernas etc and nice swimming beach."
Laura & family
Great villa, spectacular views
"A great villa with spectacular views. Very clean and well appointed. We enjoyed the pool and traditional bbq area the most. Very easy to communicate with the team and they were very prompt and helpful in their emails/texts. We had a wonderful time in Villa Afrati and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a scenic, relaxing holiday."
The Jensen Family
Amazing stay in Villa Afrati
"We had a wonderful and amazing stay in Villa Afrati in the beginning of May! The house is beautiful and clean, and we were greeted with roses on the table. The garden is so great when travelling with kids, because of the lawn and lots of space to play. The pool is amazing and so so clean. The view from the house is spectacular, and we enjoyed some beautiful sunsets. We had such a good communication with The Freelance Holiday Team! Always kind and very fast (sometimes within minutes) replys. We felt very safe and welcome in the house. There's a great manual in the house with detailed descriptions of the area, places to go etc. We can recommend the beach in Almyrida if travelling with kids. It has a beautiful sandy beach and very shallow clear water. It's just a short drive from the house. The Lake Kournas is also worth the trip, such a great place with turtles. For basic grocery shopping go to Plaka 900 m down the hill or to the small british market in Kokkino Chorio 800 m up the hill. If you walk a bit further you'll find a great local tavern with very good and authentic food. We will definately recommend the Villa Afrati for others! :-)"
Sehr gute Villa
"Die Villa ist in einem sehr guten Zustand. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich. Es liegt nicht weit entfernt von sehr guten Restaurants. Ich würde es daher ohne Einschränkung weiter empfehlen. The villa is in a very good condition. The staff is very friendly. It is not far from very good restaurants. I would therefore recommend it without hestitation"
Judith Brodhurst
"Beautiful villa, in a brilliant location for exploring western Crete. The villa, pool and garden were 1st class. We recommend the local taverna's in Plaka, both Elpis and Takis were delicious food at very reasonable prices."
Highly Recommended
"The villa is privately located, well equipped. We enjoyed our stay very much and we can recommend this house for all!"
Beautiful Villa & Location
"Exactly as described. Villa is beautiful, with a great pool and nice views. Short walk from Plaka, which is quaint and has a few nice tavernas. The beach at Almeryda is nice and walkable but steep on the way back. A car is definitely recommended. Very easy arrangements on arrival. Booklet with loads of local info is provided. Could not fault anything."
Just fantastic !
"Great UK staff, all were able to answer (correctly) the many questions we had whilst booking, In Crete, Diane and her staff were really helpful and the Freelance Information book in the villa was indispensable The Villa itself was Just fantastic !, really spacious villa, amazing sea views, short stroll to the village of Plaka with several real Greek tavernas and my kids adored the pool, we will be back."
Fantastic Villa & View
"We had a wonderful week at the villa. The was an fantastic in depth info booklet with information on the island and everything we needed to know for getting around and a list of the best tavernas. Plaka is an easy stroll away with some great tavernas with amazing food at very reasonable prices. The villa itself is amazing and had everything we needed."
"Perfect place, nice house with great view, good facilities, good welcome, all the pictures are true! Housekeeping and gardener are very punctional. Clean house and a very beautiful garden. Less then an hour drive from Chania and Rethimnon. Nearby lots of tavernes in Plaka and Almerida. Perfect!"
Shahram Zarei
Lovely stone villa
"We had a great stay at villa Afrati. It is lovely stone Villa with modern facilities, e.g., well-equipped kitchen, very nice yard with Olive trees, fantastic pool, and wonderful sea view. The villa was extremely clean. We would come again and can highly recommend it!"
2020 Car Hire in Crete
Group 01/01
to 11/05
to 06/07
to 08/09
to 05/10
to 31/12

 - Group B B

Hyundai I10, Fiat Panda 3dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group C C

Citroen C3, Nissan Micra 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group D D

Peugeot 208 5dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group E E

Peugeot 308, Nissan Note 5 dr (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group F F

Suzuki Jimny 4x4, Vitara 1300cc 2 dr (Soft Top)/similar - 4 seats 


 - Group G G

Minibus Fiat Doblo, Citroen Berlino(inc Roof Rack/Air Cond)/similar-7 seats


 - Group G2 G2

Minibus Fiat Scudo, Citroen Jumpy (Air Cond)/similar - 9 seats


 - Group H H

Automatic Citroen C3, Hyundai i20 5 door (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group H2 H2

Automatic Nissan Juke, Toyota Auris (Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


 - Group I2 I2

Cabriolet. Peugeot 308 2dr (Air Cond)/similar - 4 seats


 - Group K K

 Automatic Jeep Renegade (SUV/Air Cond)/similar - 5 seats


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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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