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Almyra Residence

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Chania | Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6

Rates: from £2,501 per week

SK Place is a luxury development of three very spacious independent villas, Almyra Residence, Villa Ammos and Villa Anemos, overlooking the sea on the edge of the pretty fishing village of Almirida with breathtaking views across the Aegean towards Souda Bay and magnificent panoramic views of the White Mountains. The wonderful atmosphere of deepest light blue, blissful sunsets and magical starry skies create the perfect scene for escaping everyday routine.

The luxurious Almyra 3-bedroom villa is perfectly poised to embrace the unique panorama of mountain scenery merging into the far-reaching sea. The views are quite simply awe-inspiring. Contemporary and traditional architecture are combined to feature light wooden floors, expanses of glass, modern steel framed pergolas with wood panelling and natural stone walling. Crisp white and smooth greys teamed with accents of stainless steel complete the sleek, stylish finish of the minimalist interior. Huge glass doors open on to the grand swimming pool terrace that appears to float over the sea below and beyond. Relax in heavenly luxury and just drift away. Almyra Residence is part of SK Place, a luxury estate of three very spacious independent villas overlooking the sea. The three superb, individually designed villas have been created by the architect owner, in a peaceful setting of mature gardens, each with its own private swimming pool and all the modern comforts to enjoy unique moments of relaxation at any time of the year. Awaken your senses and experience the delight of fresh clean sea water, invigorating warm sunshine, cool mountain air and soft golden sand.

VILLA ACCOMMODATION

  • Ground Floor:
    Spacious living room with fireplace;
    Modern kitchen opens up onto outdoor lounge, dining and pool area.

  • Lower Ground Floor:
    Twin bedroom (on request convertible into king-size);
    Glass doors open up onto a small private garden area with furniture for relaxation and meditation;
    Separate family spa bathroom with shower, W.C. and hamam steam room.

  • First Floor:
    Master king-size bedroom with en-suite marble bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower;
    Twin bedroom (on request convertible into king size) with en-suite bathroom;

    These bedrooms have access to a large shared balcony with stunning sea views.

Notes

  • Please enquire in advance should young children be amongst the guests. Areas on the grounds, especially around the pool, aren't particularly child-friendly.

  • Since the photos of the slideshow above were taken, a safety railing has been fitted around the garden and pool.

February

  • Inokritika an exhibition of Cretan wines made by local producers.
March
  • Apokries, the Greek version of Mardi Gras is an event not to be missed. Thousands of people flood the streets of Chania in masquerades and costumes to celebrate through song and dance
  • Memorial Parade, held in Heraklion to celebrate the uprising of Greeks against Ottoman Turks in 1821.
April
  • Burning of Judas celebrations. Easter is the main public holiday in Greece and in Ayios Nikolaos, it is celebrated with the burning of an effigy of Judas on Lake Voulismeni accompanied by the sound of firecrackers.
July
  • Yakintheia - three-day festival filled with cultural events including Cretan folk tradition, music and food tasting. For a true inisight into Crete traditions and heritage, this is a festival not to be missed.
  • Heraklion Summer Festival. This arts festival runs until September and has welcomed arts groups such as the Kirov Opera, Bolshoi Ballet and the Vienna Opera.
August
  • Festivals - a number of festivals are arranged by the municipality during this month including art exhibitions, theatrical events and music concerts.
November
  • St Minas Parade, held in Heraklion by the townspeople to commemorate their patron saint, who rescued Christians from slaughter by Turks in the 19th century.
Suggested general activities:
  • Visit the many archaeological sites and historical monuments including Ancient Aptera, Firka Fortress, Egyptian Lighthouse, Giali Tzamisi and the Byzantine Wall of Chania.
  • Relax on one of Chania’s beaches famous for its clear waters and golden sands.
  • Explore Chania’s history on a tour through the Old City.
Suggested sporting activities:
  • Cycling,
  • Scuba diving,
  • Mountaineering,
  • Riding,
  • Paragliding,
  • Limnoypolis waterpark.

TIME ZONE Greece operates on GMT + 2 hours.

LANGUAGE Modern Greek (as opposed to Ancient) is the national language of Greece. Vernacular speech contains many borrowings from foreign languages, including Italian, French, Turkish and English, so you may hear some familiar words in everyday speech. "Tourist Police" whose lapel badges picture a Union Jack or American flag speak English. In Greece, people whose work brings them into contact with visitors from overseas are generally excellent English speakers.

CURRENCY The Euro, divided into 100 Cents.

MONEY MATTERS Travellers cheques can easily be converted into Euros; some larger stores will take them as payment. Smaller denominations are preferred. Major credit cards are widely accepted (though American Express less so) and ATM access is widespread.

TIPPING Like most European countries, tipping in restaurants is common, with a recommended 10% on a discretionary basis according to service. Check that a service charge has not been added to your bill before deciding whether to tip. Taxi drivers do not usually expect a tip but it is common practice and considered polite to round up taxi fares.

WEATHER Greece enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool, occasionally wet winters. Summer temperatures can reach the upwards of 90 degrees Fahrenheit and sun protection in the form of sun cream, a sun hat and lightweight clothing is recommended.

CLOTHING Style is fairly casual throughout Greece though in more rural areas and during Easter more conservative dress may be observed, for example covered shoulders. Cathedrals, churches and other religious sites require conservative dress. Both sexes should cover their arms, legs and shoulders. Cotton and other light fabrics are comfortable choices for summertime as the heat can be extreme during summer months. You are advised to take lightweight light coloured items, including a sun hat to protect your skin from the affects of sun damage. Spring and autumn temperatures dictate light to medium-weight clothing selections and in winter you will need a pullover and a coat. When dining at better restaurants and for any special occasion during your journey, dress is more formal. For gentlemen, a "jacket and tie" standard is appropriate, with an equivalent standard of eveningwear for ladies. Bring comfortable walking shoes with low or no heels.

HEALTH For up to date information on latest health and vaccination recommendations, please contact your doctor.

ELECTRICITY Electrical service is supplied at 220 volts/50 hertz.

VILLA LOCATION

  • Closest shops/restaurants: approx. 500m to the Almyrida's village centre and nearest amenities, including a small beach
  • Nearest village/town: walking distance to Almyrida, 3km to Kalives beach and resort
  • Other villages/towns close-by: 28km to the beautiful Venetian Harbour of Chania
  • Nearest airport: 30km to nearest airport at Chania (150km to Heraklion)
  • Relevant distances: 300m to beach and marina

*Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Available Booked On request

Availability Information

  • Villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some villas during Low and Mid seasons
  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa per week basis. For further information on our Villa Only services please visit 'Villa Rental Options' . Your Abercrombie & Kent Villas Consultant would be more than happy to discuss your specific needs - simply complete the quick 'Make an Enquiry' form or give us a call.

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Inclusions

  • Cost of utilities including water, gas and electricity.
  • Daily maid service (except Sundays) between 10am and 2pm for approx. 1h20min.
  • Arrival set of pool towels, household and bed linen with mid-weekly change.
  • Bathrobes, slippers, luxurious toiletries and fresh flowers on arrival.
  • Final Cleaning.
  • Central Heating.
  • Full air-conditioning.
  • WiFi broadband.
  • Private swimming pool (11x4.5m).

Extra Services

  • Pool heating available with 1-week's notice and at extra cost of EUR 350/week (payable on arrival).
  • Extra maid service on request at EUR 15/hour.
  • Villa mobile phone (cost as per consumption).
  • Cook and Food delivery Service on request. Please enquire about details and prices.
  • Transfer from Chania Airport to the villa (one way) available from EUR 225 (up to 6 guests). A supplement may apply for transfers at night time.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience. Please contact your A&K Villas Travel Consultant for further information.
  • Please note that in case of cancellation all confirmed services are non refundable.

  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Please enquire in advance should young children be amongst the guests. Areas on the grounds, especially around the pool, aren't particularly child-friendly.

VILLA EXPERIENCES

  • Visit Chania and it's beautiful Venetian Harbour with its fascinating history.
  • Explore some walks or treks along mountain paths and gorges including the world famous Samaria Gorge by hiring a car, bike or boat.
  • Awaken your senses and experience the delight of fresh clean sea water, invigorating warm sunshine, cool mountain air and soft golden sand.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Fans Available
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Heated)
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Washing Machine & Dryer

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

Call 01242 547 705 to speak to a specialist Enquire


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