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"archon" an Affordable Spacious Villa in a Peaceful Location

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

4 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 10

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNaiads Spring17 min drive
    Popular LocationAnidri Beach43 min drive
    Popular LocationParalía Lissós56 min drive
    AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis)114 min drive

Space details

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
2368 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

"archon" an Affordable Spacious Villa in a Peaceful Location

Family-friendly villa in Kantanos-Selino
If you are looking for a quiet and spacious place away from the noise and crowd of a town you have found the right place. Villa Archon located in a very small and safe traditional settlement just 12 km away from Paleochora a place with 18 Km of beaches of every kind and for every taste. Villa Archon is an imposing designed detached building consisted of two independent and at the same time one property. It is built in an inclined level which has as result of two independent ground floor apartments with two main entrances which are connected by an internal staircase. It is designed in such architectural way which can accommodate one or two families with the appropriate privacy. It is situated in an altitude of 550 meters that ensures a pleasant chill during the never-ending summer sun while captures magnificent mountain views as far the Libyan Sea. Due to the location "Archon" can be used as a focal point for exploring the wild beauties and the untouched beaches of the southwest, or as a country retreat to loosen yourselves in the tranquillity and discreet luxury of the house. In order to reduce your cost for reservations until 4 people we offer the Upper part of the Villa which is 150sqm and we think that is more than enough. In that option all external courtyards, gardens, furnitures of the lower and upper level of the Villa will be in your disposal but you will only not have access inside of the lower level. We ensure you that respecting your privacy the lower level will not be rented to anyone else during your stay. The Upper level can comfortably accommodate a family of four and even more with extra beds. It is consisted of a 50sqm living and dining room with a traditional attic which can be used as an office or as an extra bedroom. A fully equipped kitchen area is separated and situated at a slightly lower level. At the same part of the villa there are two air-conditioned bedrooms and two well designed private bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size stone-build bed and a balcony with an amazing view while the second bedroom has two comfortable traditional iron beds and a French door which leads directly to a peaceful yard. Α baby cot can easily be placed in the master bedroom free of charge upon request. The huge veranda beside the living room is furnished and has an unhindered view that is offered for a romantic dinner or lunch. For reservations for more than 4-5 people we additionally provide you the lower level of the villa. The Lower level of the villa has also a well equipped kitchen with a small living room. The Master bedroom is air-conditioned and contains a Queens’s size bed and a French door leads to the lower furnitured courtyard. The second bedroom has 2 bunk beds for the kids and a sofa which can easily be transformed into a baby cot. The bathroom is decorated in a country style and has shower. In our fenced court yards, verandas and balconies your Kids will have a break to get a chance to run, climb or jump while the adults can be recompensed by the unique smell of the Cretan nature as the local herbs and flowers will wake up all your senses. With patios on 4 sides you can seek sun or shade. The almost constant offered fresh breeze allows a respite from the never ending summer sun. For our little friends with no charge but on request we can provide safety doors and nets where necessary, baby cot, high chair are even a pram and of course a lot of toys for all ages so as the grown-ups to be more relaxed and careless. A welcome pack provided at no charge at the arrival including tea, coffee, sugar, fruit, mineral water, milk, olive oil and wine. Archon Villa is situated 12 km away from some of the best coastlines of Crete, in Paleochora village which also called as -The Libyan Bride- due to its natural beauties. An 18km coast line is there to explore it. The house is approved by the Greek National Tourism Authority with the EOT license number 1042K91002947101
Air-conditioned accommodation at this villa offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Manya Kandanoleon
Speaks English, Greek

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
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Property amenities


  • Private pool


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Cot/infant bed available
  • Toys
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2368 sq ft (220 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Property registration number 1042K91002947101

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

"archon" Affordable Spacious Villa Peaceful Location Prodromi
"archon" Affordable Spacious Villa Peaceful Location
"archon" Affordable Spacious Peaceful Location Prodromi
"archon" Affordable Spacious Peaceful Location Prodromi
"archon" Affordable Spacious Villa Peaceful Location Prodromi
"archon" Affordable Spacious Villa Peaceful Location
"Archon" an Affordable Spacious Villa in a Peaceful Location.

About this area


This villa is located by the ocean and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Naiads Spring and Palaiochora Beach. Scuba diving and snorkelling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and cave exploring nearby. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Naiads Spring - 17 min drive
  • Gialiskari Beach - 24 min drive
  • Cave of the 99 Saints - 27 min drive
  • Anidri Beach - 43 min drive
  • Paralía Lissós - 56 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportChania (CHQ-Ioannis Daskalogiannis) - 114 min drive


  • Sto Scholeio - 9 min drive
  • Oriental Bay - 15 min drive
  • Votsalo - 15 min drive
  • Manto - 15 min drive
  • Aposperida - 15 min drive
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous house in beautiful countryside
Archon Villa is just beautiful, with nice interior spaces and a stupendous setting. The garden, the pool, and the dining deck all offer views of the hills planted with olive trees. Especially delightful is the flock of sheep living close by. We were entertained by the sounds of bells and cries of the lambs finding their mothers. The owners were attentive to all our needs, and helpful with information about where to visit and, especially, where to eat. There are several roads to Podromi. The hilly road from Paleochora to the villa is narrow, winding and without guardrails. We got used to it quickly, but it should not be driven at night. This is a quiet, peaceful villa away from the crowds.

5/5 Excellent

Drei Wochen Erholung pur
Wurden von der Gastgeberin sehr herzlich empfangen und sehr umfassend eingewiesen, inclusive Insidertipps und Unternehmungen in der Gegend. Brot, Wasser, Milch, Marmelade, Kaffee, Saft, (Raki) ... und Obst etc. standen schon für uns bereit, so dass wir an dem Abend nicht mehr einkaufen fahren mussten. Bettwäsche, Handtücher, Badetücher und Geschirrtücher wurden regelmäßig oder auf Wunsch gewechselt. Manja kam alle paar Tage, um den Pool zu reinigen und nach dem Rechten zu sehen und hatte stets landestypische Leckereien im Gepäck gehabt. Dabei war sie stets dezent und unaufdringlich. Das Anwesen ist gepflegt und pflegeleicht, durchdacht und luxeriös. Stromausfall bei Sturm garantierte romantische Stunden bei Kerzenschein. Die Anlage besticht durch großen Freiraum, da es jede Menge Rückzugsmöglichkeiten innen und außen gibt. Ein umwerfender Sternenhimmel in einer klaren Nacht wird uns unvergesslich bleiben (konnten die Milchstraße sehen!, nachdem wir die Garten- und Poollichter ausgeschaltet hatten) . Zum Einkauf oder Essen gehen muss man ca. 20 Minuten fahren. (Ein Restaurant in der Nähe in Anidri ist sehr zu empfehlen). Sind durch die Samaria und die Irini Schlucht gewandert. Unbedingt Wanderschuhe zu empfehlen! Der Strand in Elafonissis war ein Traum. (man sollte wohl nicht gerade in den Sommerferien dort hin fahren, denn dann soll man dort im Wasser nur einen Stehplatz bekommen. Gegen Ende September war es fantastisch). Wir sind einen Tag nach Chania hoch gefahren und haben uns mit Manya getroffen. Sie hat uns eine Einführung in die Sehenswürdigkeiten gegeben und wir hatten einen tollen Tag dort. In der ersten Querstraße hinter dem Hafenbecken gibt es ein ganz tolles Lederwarengeschäft. Alles in Allem war es ein gelungener und erholsame Urlaub. Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder und wünschen Manya und ihrer Familie und Mutti alles Gute.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing time in South West Crete
A very nice estate – we felt like to be at home from the first to the last minute. 😊 Everything was well designed, we liked the combination of virgin stones and plants all across the villa. At the same time the whole entity was very practical, very clean and we didn’t miss anything. Manya is a very obliging renter. We got a welcome package when we arrived including very nice dishes – given that we were able to enjoy cretan livestyle from the beginning. She offered us to be available every time via mail or by phone just in case we have questions or have problems. The area where the villa is located provides everything a heart desires – an extremely beatiful mountain view, nice beaches, shopping facilities and nice taverns around Paleochora – we were the first time at Crete and we immediately started loving it. Manya suggested us some very good recommendations for places to visit and how to get there - each of these recommendations were a complete success – at the end of our stay we met her in Chania for handing over the key which gives us the chance to see some beatiful places in Chania. We know that some day we will come back and we are looking forward for that. Many thanks to Manya to have a such great holiday and Manya: stay the way you are 😊

5/5 Excellent

Tolle Villa in ruhiger traumhafter Berglage
Die Villa bietet alles, was man sich unter einer sehr komfortablen Unterkunft vorstellen kann. Die Terrassen sind herrlich gelegen und haben schöne Ausblicke. Die Küche ist sehr ordentlich eingerichtet und verfügt über alle nötigen Utensilien. Die Bäder sind Tip-Top. Die Lage der Villa inmitten von Olivenhainen mit herrlicher unverbauter Aussicht nach allen Seiten ist wirklich einmalig und ruhig. Prodromi ist ein kleiner Ort, in dem zur Zeit nur noch 5 Leute leben. Ein erstklassiger Ausgangspunkt für viele Wanderungen in der nahen und näheren Umgebung. Da wäre z. B. das antike Lissos, der Lissos-Canyon, Sougia, die Schlucht Agia Irini, die wunderschönde Wanderung von Azogire nach Anidri, der Anidri-Beach usw. usw. Will man genaue Infos haben, kann man sich immer bei Manya kundig machen, die bei allen Fragen immer zur Verfügung steht und weiter hilft. Das nächste Retaurant ist etwas weiter entfernt und liegt in Anidri (ein echt guter Tipp). Man muss von der Villa mit etwa 12 bis 15 Minuten Autofahrt rechnen (sehr schmale Straße). Wer einen Urlaub plant, der sich hauptsächlich am Meer und am Strand abspielt, ist mit der Villa eher nicht richtig bedient. Die Fahrerei bis zu den Stränden dauert schon ein Weilchen und ist wegen der Mini-Straßen und unzähligen Kurven etwas lästig, wenn man das jeden Tag vor sich hat. Wer sich aber für die einmalig schöne Gegend und die Bergdörfer mit ihren Tavernen und gastfreundlichen Menschen interessiert, gerne wandert, auch mal einen oder zwei Tage nur am Pool relaxen möchte und gelegentlich auch die schönen Strände an der Küste besuchen möchte, der ist hier genau richtig. Eine kleine Einschränkung gibt es, die aber weder die Villa noch ihre supernette Vermieterin betrifft: Im Sommer wandern auf Kreta ist bestimmt eine äußerst schweißtreibende Angelegenheit. Wir waren im Frühjahr (April) dort; alles war grün und überall blühten die Blumen - ideal zum Wandern. Wir kommen gerne wieder!

5/5 Excellent

Einfach klasse!!! Sehr empfehlenswert!!!
Normalerweise schreibe ich keine Bewertungen, aber weil das Haus und die Gastgeberin Manya so außergewöhnlich sind, möchte ich unsere Erfahrungen unbedingt weitergeben: Wir haben in den letzten Jahnren schon viele Häuser und Appartments in verschiedenen Ländern angemietet, aber dieses Haus ist besser als alles andere, was wir bisher angetroffen haben. Es ist sehr geräumig, gemütlich eingerichtet, bestens ausgestattet und top gepflegt. Man hat überhaupt nicht das Gefühl, als würde man in einem Ferienhaus wohnen. Außerdem gibt es ein großes und gepflegtes Grundstück mit Grill, mehreren Terassen und Gartenmöbeln, so dass man eigentlich den ganzen Urlaub dort verbringen könnte. Das wäre allerdings viel zu Schade, weil von der Unterkunft die schönsten Wanderrouten im Südwesten von Kreta in kürzester Zeit erreicht werden können. Zu empfehlen wären hier z.B. die zahlreichen Schluchten auf Kreta, die einfach Klasse waren. Selbst im Oktober war es noch angenehm warm. Wir haben viele Wanderungen bei optimalem Wander-Wetter gemacht und konnten nachmittags sogar noch im Mittelmeer baden. Entgegen unserer Befürchtungen hat es nie geregnet. Toll!!! Außerdem ist Manya die beste Gastgeberin, die man sich vorstellen kann!!! Bei unserer Ankunft wurden wir mit Kuchen und Leckereien von der Insel empfangen. Neben der ausführlichen Einweisung zum Haus gab es Tips zu den Sehenswürdigkeiten in der Nähe. Sogar der Kühlschrank war schon mit dem Nötigsten befüllt. Und zum Abschid gab es noch kleine Geschenke aus der Region. Wir haben uns nicht wie Mieter gefühlt, sondern wie Freunde. Einfach klasse! Manya, vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit auf Kreta und für den freundschaftlichen Empfang!

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