Archon villa, a Grand design building, is located in one of the most beautiful and less developed regions of Chania in Crete Island.
It is situated in the settlement of Prodromi between the picturesque villages of Paleochora and Sougia, built in an altitude of 550 meters, capturing magnificent mountain views as far the Libyan Sea.
Due to the location "Archon" can be used as a headquarter 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.
The villa can accommodate up to two families in two separate levels but also offered a part of it for a single family.
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 in a lower level.
At the same part of the villa there are two 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.
The huge veranda beside the living room is furnished and has an unhindered view that is offered for a romantic dinner or lunch.
If you are a large family or two families or a large group of friends or simply need more space we can additionally provide you the lower level of the villa with an extra low cost.
The lower level has a comfortable kitchen area fully equipped and a living room.
The Master bedroom contains a king size bed and a French door leads to the yard where the outdoor Jacuzzi is located.
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.
Both master bedrooms in the upper and lower level are air-conditioned.
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.
For our little friends with no charge but on request we can provide safety doors and nets where are necessary, baby cot, high chair 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 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.
EOT LICENSE: Ν1042K91002947101
Fees for additional guests may apply.
! An extra low discount can be given for a long stay or an early booking or for only 2 persons accommodation depending on the period.
! A deposit is required to secure the booking and the final payment at your arrival on the Villa.
! A refundable break damage deposit may be required depending on the number of guests and the ages.
PLEASE NOTE :
The above prices are for the Upper level of the villa (120sqm - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms ).
We guarantee that renting this part of the villa we don't rent the lower level to someone else respecting your privacy.
For your stay in the whole villa (190sqm - 4 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms ) there is an additional low cost depending on the period and the number of the quests.
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Archon Villa Paleochora - Prodromi Paleochora, Crete, Greece
Additional Location Information
The villa situated in Prodromi Village near Paleochora.
In 6 km distance from the Villa is Anidri village with the famous tavern “The Old School” a place where you can taste traditional food married with foreign influences.
In 12 Km distance (15-20 min. driving) is Paleochora village a place that you can find everything. Restaurants, super markets, cafes, internet cafes, water sports, banks, pharmacies, bookstores, doctors e.t.c. So far it keeps the right balance between tradition and tourism. There are also 18 km of beaches of every kind (pebble beaches, sandy beaches, nudist beaches, water sport beaches).
More About This Location
Nearest ferry port: Souda Chania, 45 miles Nearest airport: Chania, 55 miles Car is essential
Last updated on March 01, 2015
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Left on 04/22/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Archon Villa is high up in the mountains above Paleachora. After a steep winding ascent you reach the tiny hamlet of Prodromi and immediately see the grand villa. The location is stunning, the sounds of bees humming, birds singing and goats bells ringing are the only things you can hear. It's so quiet and beautiful it's breathtaking. Definitely 'away from it all.'
The Villa is beautiful with everything you could need. We were travelling with 2 children, one 4 and the other 5 months. all we needed for them was there, baby bath, cot, changing mat, (even a buggy so that we didn't need to bring ours with us...)toys,games, puzzles pens and paper. It was perfect for them.
The kitchen is well equipped and we did some cooking, although we didn't have to cook every night as the amazing Manya cooked for us twice, giving us tastes of traditional cretan dishes like boureki and mountain greens with pork - delicious! oh and not to mention the cake, easter biscuits, wine, fresh oranges and lemons and olive oil which seemed to just keep coming! (and lollipops for our daughter!)
Manya is amazing. She exceeded all our expectations as a host. Our daughter adored her and couldn't wait for the cleaning days so that she could see her again! She is funny, kind and extremely concerned for the welfare of her guests. Just perfect. (She even gave us all gifts when we left.)
Paleachora in april is a sleepy little resort. many of the tavernas were still closed when we arrived. The locals were busy painting chairs and tables getting ready for the season and day by day more opened. The beaches and sea are beautiful there. And in anidri the next village down from Prodromi is a gem of a Taverna which used to be the village school. Chairs and tables outside sit under a 300 year old olive tree and look down through mountains to the sea. The food is amazing. Go!
All in all an incredible holiday was had at archon Villa. I cried when we left. What more can I say...?
Thank you Manya, see you again!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Frankfurt am Main Germany
Archon villa - pearl of Sfakia
Left on 10/17/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Archon villa is a luxurious modern house, stylish, but absolutely well fitting to the landscape, very well equipped with everything You´ll need, with beautifull garden and verandas.Compliments to owner and architect!
Situated in the middle of the wild Sfakia in absolute quietness - to hear only the wind an (far away) the ring-a-ding of the sheep´s bell. You need a car to drive the 12-15 winding, winding kms to the beaches or the town; but already in 8 km there is the village anidri with its most famous "Old School", where You´ll find a real fine cretan regional cuisine at its bests!
Manya is great - so helpful and caring! You´ll be in the best hands ever.
Zwei wunderschöne Urlaubswochen in einem sehr schönen Haus
Left on 10/17/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Wir, also ich mit meiner Frau , einem befreundeten Ehepaar und unserer Tochter mit Freund(haben die Einliegerwohnung bezogen) sind uns alle einig, dass dieser aufenthalt in archon Villa, einem perfekten Haus in einer fantastischen Lage, mit Sicherheit nicht unser Letzter war.
Kurzum wir waren rundum zufrieden, angefangen vom herzlichen Empfang, über die penible Reinigung , den mehrmaligen Wechsel der Bettwäsche und der Handtücher ,die tollen Tips für ausflüge, Gasthäuser usw. bis hin zur kostenlosen Versorgung mit griechischen Spezialitäten und Speisen durch die sehr sympathische Eigentümerin Manya.
Besonders zu erwähnen ist die tolle Lage der Villa, die man über eine 20 minütige teilweise atemberaubende anfahrt auf einer asphaltierte Straße vom sehr schönen Badeort Paleochora aus erreicht.
Die Villa war auch der ausgangspunkt für einige schöne Wanderungen, wie z. Bsp. nach anidri und von dort nach einer Stärkung in der Old School, weiter durch die Schlucht zum Meer an den Sandstrand westlich von Paleochora, oder direkt von Prodromi zu der antiken Stadt Lissos und weiter nach Sougia. Von dort kommt man wieder sehr bequem mit dem Schiff zurück nach Paleochora.
Für mich wird dieser Urlaub noch mehrmals anlass für Tagträume geben.
Left on 07/07/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We came in an architecturally unique House, hardly found it as a holiday home. The House is clean, very tastefully decorated and is located far from any noise (unless it interferes with silent sheep Bell). Already the drive from Paleohora to the House leads through a grandiose landscape (travel time 20 minutes).
The garden and the terrace are a real paradise, the photos speak the truth.
During our one-week stay, we were spoiled by the Nice and pleasant landlady Manya with an excellent, homemade Pasticcio. And don't forget: Manya brought us kilos citrus fruits from their own cultivation, which resulted in a delicious fruit juice.
All in all, it was a holiday of very special kind and we intend to do it again anyway.
Left on 06/30/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed in archon Villa for just over a week - everything about our stay was fantastic. The villa is a 12 km drive up into the hills from Paleochora in the tiny village of Prodromi, a perfect place for peace and quiet with only goat bells to be heard. The villa is beautiful, immaculately clean and extremely well equipped with everything you need in the kitchen including plenty of storage boxes and baking equipment - far exceeding all the previous holiday homes we have stayed in. The bedrooms were comfortable with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space and all plumbing and electrical things like showers and washing machine etc worked perfectly. Our teenage daughters particularly enjoyed the jacuzzi. There was air-conditioning but we did not need it as the villa is so well built that it stays naturally cool.
Manya - the owner - is fabulously generous. Not only was she happy to wait hours for our delayed arrival, but she provided home grown fruit, honey and local herbs, home made wine, raki and olive oil and a home cooked dinner, complete with cake and little pies made with local greens! She stayed for an hour on our arrival and made sure we got our bearings and gave excellent recommendations for local restaurants and things to do. Manya then kept in touch by text during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. On top of all this she arranged a rental 'cello so that one of us could stay on top of practice in preparation for a concert the day after our return! She could not have been more helpful and we were sad to leave - it was an unforgettable visit.
A wonderful location, and fab house- a truly memorable holiday
Left on 06/10/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We had a fantastic holiday at Villa archon, a truly peaceful and wonderful location. The house was just perfect, everything you could possibly need for a great holiday. Even the views from the house were
picture perfect. A great sense of history in the location, and the walks from the house into the hills and beyond were magic. We swam every day at different beaches to the east of Paleochora and spent a day visiting the archaeological site at Lissos...the Taverna at adrini was a great place to eat. Well done and thankyou.
Left on 05/26/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Heidi Laanemäe
It is always nice to be back home after a holiday, but this time it took a good while until I got rid of the feeling of missing Crete and our "pink home" in Prodromi. It was great to have so much space in the house and the beautiful garden around. Children had a lot of choices where to play. The area is beautiful and offers a lot of walking routes with marvellous views. Various beaches are just close enough. Pleasant mountain breeze, bees buzzing, goats and sheeps tingeling their bells under the olive trees, half an hour drive along the curves to town to have a wonderful Cretan meal in taverna - it all made a perfect atmosphere to enjoy the holiday and have an idea of what is a life in Crete like. Thank you Manya once again for a great home in Crete!
An amazing stay in an amazing house with beautiful terraces on a
Left on 05/04/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed vor a week in archon Villa in Prodromi in the middle of the Cretan mountains. We had the most wonderful time. The house is very spacious and confortable. It is a new house beautifully designed with the charm of ancient times. The views are magnificent on all sides, with in the distance the sea. The owner, Mrs Mania is very, very friendly and hospitable. She even cooked a delicious traditional meal for us and brought it all the way up from Gania. We really had the most wonderful time and can recommend it to families with children, groups of friends and especially nature-lovers! There are no shops in the mountains so one has to shop in the nearest village which is a drive for about 20 minutes. Having a car is very necessary!
Left on 04/15/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We were only three people and even though we only had one half leased, it was more than simply spacious, while still not appearring empty or open like a hall.
The check-in went really smooth, even though we arrived as late as 21:00 o'clock.
Seeing as the villa is located in one of the many mountain villages (Prodromi) in Crete, the first guide was much appreciated and after that we got a lot of tips like shortcuts and must-see-places. We even got our own selfmade Pastizio, a kind of greek pasta bake. It was enough to feed three people for more then two days and very delicious. If you like pasta,that is.
The house itself was very nice. The kitchen had everything one could ask for: A Stove, a fridge, an oven, a microwave, even a dishwasher. And lots more, we even got to make our own fresh orange juice. The house was clean, the beds were rather comfortable and the whole atmosphere simply relaxing. Not to mention the incredible view from the balcony: Mountains covered with grass and some trees, the valley below, a church way back on top of the opposite mountain. Simply magnifiscent.
From this rather remote place it is about 10-15 minutes to the next bigger city, Paleochora.
Altogether this holiday was probably the most enjoyable I've had up to now. Everything fit together and just felt right. A warm welcome, a great residence and a good location made our vacation in the "Villa archon" very, very cozy and lovely.
Left on 10/21/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Mai & Jean-Paul (Spain & France)
Archon Villa and Prodromi have been an extraordinary discovery for my husband and I. The villa is located at an incredibly beautiful spot. We arrived at night and it was in the morning, after a fantastic rest in the comfortable master bedroom, when we realized that we were in a unique place. Watching the amazing dawn from bed is priceless! The views just took our breath away. We were surrounded by nature, peace and beauty.
The Villa is exquisitely decorated: All details have been taken into account to make you feel confortable and at home.
We enjoyed any single dinner at the terrace by candlelight watching the changing sky colours and relaxing ourselves. We did feel at home.
Manya, the owner, is just the perfect host. Her hospitality is outstanding. She took care of everysingle thing we might need and she even spoiled us with her great cooking, her tasty oil and her wine...we didn´t want to leave...
The drive to get to Prodromi (from Paleochora) is just...exciting! The high, the road to get to it, the mountains and the sea, and at the end of the way, at the top of Prodromi, you get the image of magnificent archon Villa.. unforgettable.
September weather was perfect. The combination of cristal water beaches, delicious food, beautiful nature, hospitality of Cretans and archon Villa has made our holidays perfect. It has been our first time in Crete and we will definitely come back to archon. Thank you Manya!!
Left on 05/15/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed with 7 people in the villa for a week. There was space enough for everybody, the house had everything we needed for a good holiday! The owner Manya was very welcoming. She even made us Pasticcio, which was very welcome after having walked the Samaria gorge..!!
The villa is situated in the mountains. From Paleochora it's a 30 minutes drive on a good but steep road. In the begining we had to get used to it, but everybody drives very carefully. The views are extraordinary! The surroundings are very nice. You can just make walks starting from the villa. There were lots of flowers (april-may).
From here you can visit Paleochora, Sougia and go to the Samaria gorge by bus. Nearby is a small village, named anidri, where a nice gorge starts. It takes about an hour to walk is and it ends at a great beach. In anidri is a terrific restaurant in an old school.
Left on 10/25/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Cela fait 5 ans que nous partons en crète et c'est de loin l'endroit le plus magique que nous ayons visités.
Les photos sont fidèles au lieu,calme des montagnes dans ce petit village typique,villa somptueuse gentillesse des gens...et proximité de paleochora
(10mn de route) la propreté des lieux et l'accueil de la propriétaire,Manya sont en parfaite harmonie avec les lieux.
N'hésitez pas à lui demander les endroits à visiter,les bonnes adresse de resto,celle ci est de très bon conseils et sa gentillesse fera de votre séjour un formidable souvenir
Left on 09/05/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent a week at archon Villa in the mountains of Crete. The house is amazing with views and sunsets you never tire of. We were greeted by Manya, who went out of her way to make us all feel at home with a lovely welcome meal. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa is huge and very clean. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to prepare meals, a welcome basket, loads of games/toys, Dvds, books and the essential laundry that you always need when traveling with a family. The rooms are private and the grounds are beautifully manicured and the jacuzzi was a bonus. The beaches are a 15 minute drive and the views are amazing. It is a slice of the real Crete, where you can get away from it all and feel like the king of the mountain.
Magic, thank you Manya.
A wonderful stay in a Greek Grand design with super hospitality!
Left on 09/24/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We spent a fantastic 2 weeks in archon villa this summer with our 2 girls - age 8 and 4. The villa is set in the hills and is a beautiful 'Grand Design' which you can see from afar. It is well equipped with everything you might need to enjoy your stay and lots of lovely touches thanks to Mania which make it and you feel special. The girls loved being in the jacuzzi which provided a welcome place to cool down. Although there are no amenities on your doorstep if you don't mind driving the scenic route up and down to Paleohora this does not matter. Mania met us depite not turning up till very late and made us feel welcome from that moment.
Thoroughly enjoyed sampling Mania's home cooking and Jorgo's wine...
A big thankyou
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Recommended for: Friends, Luxury, Families w children, Rugged, Romantic
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Left on 08/24/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
This is an amazing villa! the house is breathtaking but the hospitality of Mania and her family leaves you speechless. I am and will recommend this place to everybody!!I only wish one day i can return.
Thank you Mania for everything!!!
Totally calm, friendly, clean untouched location worth the money
Left on 04/14/2010 for a stay in June 2009 | Kjell R. Sellin
We looked for a Villa in a quiet village, away from the tourist areas. The Villa was nicer than the photographs, it was very comfortable and richly decorated. The location was untouched and you could hear the sounds of the Crete nature, just what we were looking for.
Two or three days were windy but I think this is common for all of south Crete.
The road from the villa to Paleochora is a 20 min. drive in mountainous paved roads not highway standards but with breathtaking views.
Mania the owner is very friendly and helpful, if you are lucky and she has the mood you can taste unique delicious traditional Greek recipes.
The place gave us a peace of mind and we went back home totally refreshed.
We will go back there again for sure.
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