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AORI Hillside Villa

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum 
Villa
AORI villa is located in one of the most picturesque and unexplored provinces of the Western Crete. The owners created with love this beautiful 3-floor maisonette of traditional architecture with modern elements. Aimed at travelers who look for a memorable escape close to the Cretan nature and and its people, away from the touristic cities of the North. It is built on a fenced area among perennial olive trees trees in the village Kopetoi between the picturesque villages of Kandanos and Paleochora. Located at an altitude of 500 meters with breathtaking view. AORI villa can be used as a base to discover the wild beauty and the unexplored beaches of the south, or you can relax in the Cretan countryside tranquility enjoying the understated luxury of the house. Located only 15 km far from the ...AORI villa is located in one of the most picturesque and unexplored provinces of the Western Crete. The owners created with love this beautiful 3-floor maisonette of traditional architecture with modern elements. Aimed at travelers who look for a memorable escape close to the Cretan nature and and its people, away from the touristic cities of the North. It is built on a fenced area among perennial olive trees trees in the village Kopetoi between the picturesque villages of Kandanos and Paleochora. Located at an altitude of 500 meters with breathtaking view. AORI villa can be used as a base to discover the wild beauty and the unexplored beaches of the south, or you can relax in the Cretan countryside tranquility enjoying the understated luxury of the house. Located only 15 km far from the beautiful city of Paleochora, the Bride of the Libyan Sea, with its endless beaches and crystal clear waters. Also located only 5 km far from the picturesque village of Kandanos where you can find all needed. 40 min away from the beach Elafonisi and 45 min away from Kissamos Port where ships depart for Balos Lagoon and Gramvousa. AORI villa has at the second level three bedrooms and a bathroom and can accommodate up to 6 people. At the first level is the kitchen, living room, bathroom and fireplace . In the living room there is a sofa bed. Overall, the villa can accommodate up to 7 people. AORI villa is under the license of the Hellenic Tourist Organization. License Nr :1/0/4/2/K/9/2/0/0/3/0/6/6/5/0/1 Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1042K9200306651
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Treat the AORI Hillside villa like being your home!
Bedrooms
2 Fulls1 Sofa1 Bunk
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Anastasia P
Hosting since March 2015
Languages spoken: English, Italian
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (12)
Departure65708239650
Departure65708239650
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
beautifully equipped with fabulous location and thoughtful touches
The Villa is up in the hills. Yes, there is a bit of a hairy drive but once you have managed it once, it adds to the charm! A modern, pretty well constructed building with excellent WIFI (teenager could download Netflix and Youtube) and kitchen and BBQ with everything you need. Decent knives, chopping boards etc as well as a welcome pack that helps you set up. The rooms are clean, comfy beds and insect screens. Being up in the mountains means that weather was cooler than the coast which was lovely. Outside shower made cleaning off feet and snorkels very easy. We stayed for 10 days and had a linen change and clean half way through which was fantastic. You are 25 mins from the coastal town of Palaichora with gorgeous beaches and nice Tavernas. Nothing full on but relaxed and friendly. Most speak excellent English. You are an hour from the famous Elafonssi. Worth getting up early and hitting it for 8.30 before the coaches arrive. We did not walk the Samaria Gorge as too hot and too busy but will come back (at another quieter time to do this) fully recommend the villa. The owners are great and sent us text messages with friendly, helpful advice on where to eat and gave us extra info when asked about snorkelling etc. Can not speak highly enough. Totally recommend. Defo want a car - go for a small one such as a Nissan Micra and use a company that has cars with some dents !! We used Global. Crete roads are great until they are not and this can be in 30 metres so do take out extra insurance. We used Bettersafe and it is only £17. much less stress knowing you have it. (did not need it however) Enjoy, we did and want to go back.
Visited July 2019
Written August 1, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Marco P
Marco P
Italy16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tra la pace degli ulivi a 20 minuti dal mare
Villa molto bella, tra gli ulivi delle colline della frazione di Kopeti. La casa è arredata con cura e gusto, arieggiata e immersa nel verde. Anastasia e Natasha ci hanno fatto trovare vino, olio e Raki di produzione propria, nonché il frigo pieno (latte, succhi di frutta, pesche e acqua) e tutto quanto occorre per soggiornare comodamente. Da qui si raggiunge in 15-20’ il villaggio di Paleochora e le spiagge limitrofe; in meno di 1h si raggiungono Elafonissi e Kissamos. Sistemazione consigliata a gruppi numerosi (7-8 persone) che amano la natura, il silenzio e fuggono dal caos e dal caldo costiero; meno consigliata a piccoli nuclei con bambini, essendo isolata e un pò lontana dalla costa: il villaggio più vicino è a 5km (Kanthanos) e per godere di una passeggiata serale tra taverne e negozietti è necessario andare a Paleochora (15 km) e i 2 km di tornanti che portano alla statale sono un pò isolati. Ma poco prima di arrivare alla statale, ecco la sorpresa: sosta obbligata alla taverna “O Mylos”, che propone cibi genuini con ingredienti di produzione propria: spettacolari i cheese pie (Kalitsuni) con le erbette e il formaggio! Poco più avanti c'è il banchetto di una signora che vende miele, Raki e sapone artigianali… una piccolo angolo di paradiso e di tradizione autentica cretese!
Visited August 2017
Written August 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

lavorsoise
lavorsoise
Hereford, United Kingdom97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spectacular views
The villa is as described. Perfect for those who want to get away from it all in the peace and quiet of the Cretan countryside. Views to die for. Faces East. Handover very smooth. Slightly chilly in May in the evening. Needed several layers of clothing and an oil filled radiator, even lit the fire on two occasions.
Visited May 2017
Written May 27, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nektarios A
Nektarios A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A little heaven in south Crete
A Great place for relaxing in nature!!! Additionally is not far away from Palaiochora the main town in the region. Accommodation is perfect in all aspects. Mrs. Natasha the owner is a warm gentle lady ready to serve and help in all matters during your stay at the villa. I’m recommending Aori Hillside Villa as a base to search the beauty of South Chania area.
Visited August 2016
Written February 15, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Spiros P
Spiros P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificent Villa in a wonderful location
The Villa is amazing! Very nice bedrooms and baths with an excellent equipped kitchen. In my opinion, one of the most breathtaking view you can meet in your hole life! A really quite place with thousand olive trees around you. You can easily have access to Elafonnisi beach while it is only 15 minutes far from the city of Palaiochora. Fantastic experience, highly - highly recomended!!
Visited February 2017
Written February 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ελένη Κ
Ελένη Κ
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Μόλις επιστρέψαμε και ανυπομονούμε να ξαναπάμε
Είναι η δεύτερη φορά που επισκεπτόμαστε το συγκεκριμένο κατάλυμα, η πρώτη ήταν το καλοκαίρι αλλά αυτό το τριήμερο περάσαμε σαφώς καλύτερα γιατί εκτιμήσαμε την υπέροχη τοποθεσία, βρίσκεται στην κορυφή ενός λόφου μακριά από ανθρώπους και ήχους πόλης. Απολαύσαμε τις βόλτες στην φύση, μαγειρεύαμε συνέχεια και τα βράδια μαζευόμασταν γύρω από το τζάκι. Η μοναδική μας επαφή με πολιτισμό ήταν όταν κατεβήκαμε ένα ζαχαροπλαστείο στην Κάνδανο που έχει γλυκά με ντόπιο γάλα. Είναι ιδανικό για διακοπές με την παρέα σας ή την οικογένεια σας
Visited February 2017
Written February 12, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Fay C
Fay C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Memories!!
I love Crete! Nice people and beautiful landscapes! Have been in this villa with 4 friends. The house is large, pretty nice and very clean. The location is ideal for nature lovers and silence seekers to relax and enjoy! Car or transportation is definitely needed for excursions to Palaiochora and famous beach Elafonisi which are fairly near!
Visited September 2016
Written February 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Giannis T
Giannis T
Chania Town, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a view!!!
Perfect isolated location ideal for relaxing in the nature. Very good accommodation. 20 minutes drive from perfect beaches... Owners very friendly and so kind... Looking forward visiting again...
Visited August 2016
Written February 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

evi p
evi p
Spetses, Greece114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful villa!
Perfect place for people who love the nature and want to relax far from the touristic noises. The location is very good because it is near to the village palaiohora and close to Elafonisi. The owner Natasa is very a friendly and smily person . She answered immediately in all of our questions during our staying. I recommend Aori Hillside Villa for all the people who want to explore the south Chania!
Visited November 2016
Written February 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Daydream692584
Daydream692584
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing House!!!!
I will remember this location as one of the best I've ever enjoyed. The house is absolutely gorgeous, every little thing shows a great attention to details. And on top of a wonderful house, is the kindness, openness and helpfulness of the owners Natasha and Vasilis. I rarely encountered people so dedicated to any possible need of the guests, always present to satisfy your request!!! The region is amazing for relaxing!!!AORI is a little paradise!!!!
Visited January 2017
Written January 31, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace

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Map
Getting there
N. Kazantzakis Airport
83.4 mi

Souda Airport
28.9 mi
Restaurants
I Platia
2.1 mi

Mesostrato
2 mi

Taverna Temenia
3.4 mi

O Platanos
2.1 mi
Attractions
Eva's Treasures
2.1 miSpeciality & Gift Shops

Kandanos War Memorial
1.8 miPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Church of the Ascension
2.1 miChurches & Cathedrals

Eglise Agios Georgios
18 minArchitectural Buildings
Access
Car required

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about AORI Hillside Villa

AORI Hillside Villa is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

AORI Hillside Villa has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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AORI Hillside Villa UPDATED 2024: 3 Bedroom Villa in Chania Prefecture with Internet Access and Secure Parking - Tripadvisor