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Awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece from World Travel Award
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Awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece from World Travel Award
Private infinity swimming pool with panoramic view! 40 square meters infinity swimming pool (100% privacy between the two villas)
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Awarded as the leading private luxury villa in Greece from World Travel Award
Private infinity swimming pool with panoramic view!
40 square meters infinity swimming pool (100% privacy between the two villas)
Sea view from the villa
Barbecue and outdoor dining table near the pool
Outdoor sitting area near the pool
Every detail in the villa is just making the difference!
Sea view from the villa
Living room area with sea view
Balcony with sitting area
Living room area with modern fireplace
Living room area with sea view
Kitchen - Dinning Table
Fully equipped kitchen with branded electric devices!
Our wine cooler stores wines with unique and rare varieties
Main bedroom
Main bedroom
en-suite bathroom of the main bedroom with Jacuzzi bath and luxury marble surface (Rossa Portogallo)
The second bedroom
The second bedroom
en-suite bathroom of the second bedroom
The wooden sauna will offer you moments of relaxation.
The interior of the sauna!
Gym equipment available in the Villa.
The gym area has a beautiful sea view as well.
Indoor garden
Bathroom next to the living, kitchen, dining area
Facade of the villa
Swimming pool and sun beds
Sea view form the villa
Details of the villa
Swimming pool and sun beds
Sunset time from our pool
Infinity swimming pool
Enjoy sunset time from our pool or terrace!
Wonderful view from balcony, enjoy beautiful sunset from our balcony!
Balcony next to the kitchen, breathtaking views from any angle!
Wonderful view from balcony, enjoy beautiful sunset from our balcony!
Entrance - Parking area
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ravdoucha, Chania Prefecture, Crete

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Jean-Yves...
Annecy, France
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Not in the winter”
Reviewed January 30, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Spectacular villa, but not in the winter. Impossible to heat and lost in the middle of nowhere . Pool and spa not heated. I would only recommend in spring or summer

Date of stay: January 2017
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ManilaSky...
Fairfax, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pure Excellence”
Reviewed May 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

My wife and I along with our two young children arranged to stay at the villa Athina on short notice. Nikos welcomed us upon arrival not as mere guest, but as family with arms wide open and gifts for my children. Not to mention delicious wine, fresh local fruits, stocked refrigerator and pantry with the most essential items such as milk, bread, eggs, coffee, cold cuts, butter, cheese, bread, bottles water, etc. While remote in a most tranquil environment, it was quite easy to get to with directions provided on the Ravdoucha Epavlis website. Definitely a beautiful drive thought the hills. Nikos recommended the most perfect place to eat and relax known as Waves on the Rock - Taverna - Café, which is located just down the hill from the villa on a secluded Ravdoucha Beach. They make an excellent breakfast as well. The property is perfect without flaw and is most relaxing throughout the day as it's not in a tourist zone; however, near to Chania, Kissamos, and Balos Beach (HIGHLY Recommended). Nikos even arranged for a well known Greek Chef to cook us a private dinner at the villa. The villa felt like a home and my kids absolutely enjoyed staying here and did not want to leave on our day of departure. We will definitely return with our parents next time.....it's too beautiful not to want to share this experience with loved ones. The villa, while perfect in everyway, it is not the main factor for wanting to return....it's how we were treated and how comfortable we felt. Nikos, thank you for the wonderful experience.....until next time.

Date of stay: May 2016
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Liked best: Multiple areas to rest and relax
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Meaculpa1...
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Stunning "home from home"”
Reviewed July 21, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

If you think the pictures are too good to be true, then you will be amazed when you get there! The location on the edge of Ravdoucha gives breathtaking views and everything you need either as a family or a couple is there for you. We were welcomed by the owner Dr. Nikos Manousakis, who made us feel like it was our home and provided all the local knowledge and information you needed, not just on arrival, but throughout the week we were there.

From breakfast on the balcony through afternoons in the pool and evenings on the terrace, this was the perfect place to relax and also an ideal base to explore this part of Crete.

The wonderful beaches of Falassarna, Elafonossi and Balos - Gramvousa (would recommend the boat cruise to get there) are all within easy reach, although having a car with some ground clearence is advisable. If you can take your training shoes and you don't have very young children then also take the opportunity to travel just east of Chania and trek down the cliff to the beautiful secluded beach of Seitan Limania.

But wherever we went, it was the perfect close to the day to come back "home" to Villa Athina and relax, enjoying the spectacular scenes from the balconies and terraces as the sun set over the bay of Kissamos-Kastelli.

We will be back!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The peaceful airy rooms and its spectacular location
Liked least: Nothing to note
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Lorelei-L...
Brighton
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Ravishing Ravdoucha”
Reviewed May 20, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Searching the web for a lovely villa to escape to after a miserable English winter, somewhere with a chance of sun, warmth and relaxation I had the good fortune to come across Villa Athina at Ravdoucha. We were sold on the pictures of fabulous views and a lovely interior space should it not be warm enough to sit out in the evenings. Villa Athina excelled even our expectations. We were lucky to have a warm and sunny 11 days at the beginning of May but even if it had been cooler the clever architectural design of Villa Athina with its comfortable and attractive living area, opening up onto two different outdoor balconies, would have meant we never felt confined indoors.

Our only dilemma was whether to leave the comfort of the villa and its quiet and attractive close surroundings to explore the wider countryside of Chania province or just to relax around the villa so mesmerized by the views I couldn't concentrate on my book. Venturing further afield proved equally rewarding, the pleasant town of Kissamos, the Balos Peninsula, the astonishing wildflowers burgeoning in May, and some great photos of vultures we got after a bone-shaking hours ride in our rented Jeep to the end of the Rodopou peninsula. (Tip: the Balos peninsula track is negotiable in any car if you are careful but the Rodopou peninsula is a definite 4x4 job!)

The host/owner is justifiably very proud of his villa and we will remember his kindness and the lovely pastries he bought us! We've stayed in some pretty good villas in the past but I think Villa Athina is tops particularly as many of the best villas really cater for larger numbers. Villa Athina was perfect for two but would be equally good for 4 as both bedrooms were of equal merit and there was plenty of space and different areas to be in.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The design of the villa which made the most of the fab views from both inside and outside areas
Liked least: The lovely pool was (as expected) cold at that time of year but I swam in it every day anyway!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bernt R
Vienna, Austria
1 review
“The perfect place for vacation !”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Just marvellous ! A completely new, fancy and modern villa with several terraces, an amazing pool and a big barbecue area ! We have been there with 2 adults and 3 kids and enjoyed it very much ! When the owner saw that we are with kids, he extra came back and brought toys for the pool and sweeties. Very calm corner of the island but not far away by car from some beautiful beaches and bays. Highly recommandable ! We will come back for sure.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: perfect, modern villa with a breathtaking view in a non-touristic area
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Aleksande...
Yekaterinburg, Russia
1 review
“The place you will never forget”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

The best place in Crete, especially when you want retreat! Brand new, well equipped, very beautiful and smart design villa! Great views, great sunsets! Vinoteke with best Cretan wines!

Date of stay: September 2013
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ScienceTa...
Odessa, Ukraine
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed June 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Архитектура
Liked least: Сложный въезд на виллу для водителей-новичков
Traveling group: Extended Family
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