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Villa Asteria, Almyrida Bay, Chania, Crete

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Villa Asteria (meaning 'star' in Greek).

Next holiday, can you imagine yourself here? 

We think all 4 villas have almost the perfect combination of great location, great pools, great facilities.

All are big enough for 2 families who like to go on holiday together, yet affordable for just 2 people as price is based on occupancy.

Location is just outside of the village, quiet but not isolated, conveniently close to shops, beach and of course restaurants.

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Asteria has plenty of shade, especially later in the afternoon when this photo was taken.


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Impressive front drive and gates.


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The pool patio at Asteria is 25% bigger than the sister villas Helios and Angelos. The original pool was built 3 metres to the east, but the builders hit the main Gavalochori/Plaka water pipe and the pool has to move! As a result, Asteria is blessed with a much bigger patio area. . It still shares the same fabulous mountain views.

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There are 8 sun loungers for each pool so plenty of space to stretch out and relax. The pool is in full sun most of the day and has a usual summertime temperature of 28 degrees centigrade. Olive trees provide some extra shade.

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Dining table set for 8.

It is very close to the kitchen, so is easy to bring out food. There are no stairs to climb!

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The kitchen area is fully equipped with proper size cooker, and everything you would expect, including fold down breakfast bar.

There is an extra door with windows to the left (out of view) where you can keep an eye on children in the pool. (Yes this is the same photo as villa Helios and Angelos, but the kitchen at Asteria is exactly the same, apart from the fridge magnets! And maybe the bottle of wine.


Asteria upstairs bathroom is the same layout and design in as for villas Angelos and Helios. Simple and practical, with Northern European plumbing! All paper goes down the loo, not in a bin which is the common Greek method.


The house is surrounded by space! Villas Helios and Angelos are behind, but at least 60 metres separates each house and they are screen by olive trees.


Private parking at Asteria.

There is room for at least 2 cars, all off road, which is handy.

The road is very quiet, with only very light traffic during the day - typically a handful of cars an hour.

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This is the view you will see in the morning!

You are looking at the famous Lefki Ora (White Mountains) which are covered in snow up until the end of May.


A layout overview to help you plan sleeping arrangements.

Downstairs bedroom is best for wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. It is close to the downstairs w/c and shower room. You can either come in through the house or through the double doors of the bedroom. There are no steps to negotiate between the kitchen, bathroom, outside patio and downstairs bedroom.

If you have any questions about this house, please email or telephone - see 'contact' details below. Remember, we are the OWNERS of the villas, not just rental agents so we can give you the benefit of our unique knowledge of each house, facilities and location.
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