Filira Villa

Marathokefala, Chania, Crete

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Filira is a holiday villa with private pool built to the highest of standards at the privileged location of west Crete between Kolymbari and Marathokefala, with the last known for its stunning views
  • Guest Capacity (Standard)


  • Guest Capacity (Maximum)


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Area

    200 m²

  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas

  • No pets allowed

  • Air Conditioning

  • Fireplace

    In the Living Room

  • Central Heating (for the winter months)

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Fenced Plot

    5000 m²

  • Swimming Pool


  • Children’s Swimming Pool

    part of the large pool

  • Satellite TV

    42”, with USB port

  • Table Tennis


  • WiFi Internet

  • Private Chef

Overview & Facilities

About Filira Villa

Villa Filira is a luxurious villa of understated elegance located among tranquil rolling hills and soothing olive groves along the northwest coast of the island of Crete. It is just a 25-minute drive from the charming, historic town of Chania and 5 minutes from sandy beaches and the nearest village of Kolymbari.

Filira delivers all that one would expect from a luxury rental property: privacy and comfort, well-tended, tasteful and functional outdoor areas, stylish interiors, amenities and facilities of a truly high standard, all accompanied by a number of pampering services from which to choose. The villa was originally built as the summer residence of the owners, who sought to build a home with top-of-the-line standards that nonetheless had a homey feel throughout: understatedly elegant rooms, high ceilings, a neutral colour scheme blending alabaster, cream and ochre hues, soft lines, splashes of stylish design, lots of natural light and a number of cozy corners to relax and unwind in. Bright and breezy, Villa Filira consists of three bedrooms that can accommodate up to 6 guests, an inviting living room area with vast bay windows that bring the outdoors in, a country-style open-plan kitchen, balconies, patios, vividly colorful gardens and a spectacular infinity pool with panoramic views of the mountains, olive groves and sea that surround the home.

Built on three levels, the villa boasts a harmonious layout that flows smoothly from room to room and invokes an overall feeling of harmony and freshness. Showcasing a soft cream and earthy tone color scheme, the interior was decorated in a country style with contemporary touches, with every detail well thought-out and its characteristic high quality evident throughout. As a result, Villa Filira boasts a unique style that is refined yet playful and sweet.

On the main floor, a large open-plan area welcomes guests and includes the comfortable, spacious high-ceilinged living room area with its striking fireplace and oak wood flooring, the casual dining room and the villa’s well-ordered, stylishly functional kitchen. It may have a rustic elegance, but this kitchen provides absolute modern amenities and equipment, a treat for cooking aficionados, who are incidentally encouraged to pick fresh vegetables from the villa’s organic garden to use in their creations. Natural light and stunning views enter through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, creating an airy feel. An outdoor extension of the tasteful interiors can be found in the marvelous pergola-shaded verandas. With their outdoor dining and lounging areas, built-in cushioned sofas and comfy patio furniture, the verandas embrace the villa and open onto the gardens and barbecue corner. The villa’s owners are passionate about landscaping, and as a result the Villa Filira is surrounded by an extensive Mediterranean garden, with vast green lawn areas bordered by aromatic thyme, rose and lavender bushes. Yet the highlight of the property’s outdoor area is the dazzling infinity pool, with its wooden deck and seemingly floating lounging area separating the main pool from the children’s pool, designed for ultimate relaxation at all hours.

The villa can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom is located on the ground floor, with a king size bed, an adjacent bathroom and a large, furnished private patio. A staircase leads to the first floor, where there are two more bedrooms: one with a large double bed and one with two twin beds that can be attached. Each of the first floor bedrooms has a private balcony offering lovely views, while they share a large bathroom with a walk-in shower. Beds are comfortable, with high quality mattresses and crisp, high thread-count bed linens. Bathrooms are well laid-out and stocked with premium bath amenities, hairdryers, slippers, robes and fluffy towels.

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  • Closets
  • Safe Box
  • First-aid Kit
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linen: High quality
  • Towels: for the pool
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Fireplace: In the Living Room
  • Hair Dryer: in every bathroom
  • Insect Screens for the Windows
  • Central Heating (for the winter months)
  • Wooden Floors: Natural hard wood oak flooring
  • Sun Beds
  • Fruit Trees
  • Wooden Deck
  • Parking Area
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Barbeque: Built–In
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Swimming Pool: Private
  • Children's Playground
  • Fenced Plot: 5000 m²
  • Automatic Night Lighting
  • Stylish outdoor furniture
  • Remote Controled Entrance Gates
  • Children’s Swimming Pool: part of the large pool
  • Vegetable Garden: Organic garden with homegrown herbs and vegetables
Kitchen & Dining
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Juice Squeezer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Traditional Wood Oven
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Fridge: Large, with Freezer
  • Coffee maker: Filter & Espresso
  • Gas Hobs: SMEG six-ring gas hob with oven
  • Dining capacity: 8 Persons + Highchair (on request)
Cleaning Service
  • Cleaning Service: Twice a week
  • Change of Sheets : Twice a week
Included Services Upon Request
  • Later Check Out
  • Earlier Check In
  • Hosting of small events: birthday parties, anniversaries, etc.
Additional Services available at Extra Cost
  • Bicycles
  • Car Rental
  • Private Chef
  • Doctor on call
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Beauty Services
  • Personal Trainer
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Private Yachting & Sailing
  • Professional Massage Therapies
  • Daily Cleaning / Extra Cleaning
  • Pre arrival Request & Shopping Service
  • Sightseeing / Guided Tours & Excursions
  • Transfer / Guide from the Port / Airport
  • Traditional Cooked Food Delivered to your Door
Included Services
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries: Organic
  • Bathroom amenities: High quality amenities
  • Concierge Service: on call and available 24/7
  • Welcome Pack: with home-made treats and local delicacies
  • Mobile Telephone: Complimentary cellphone with Greek SIM card
Baby & Child Equipment
  • Highchair
Entertainment / Media / Recreation
  • DVD Player
  • WiFi Internet
  • Table Tennis: Outdoor
  • Music / Radio System
  • Collection of: CDs & DVDs
  • Satellite TV: 42”, with USB port
  • Flat screen TV : 42”, with USB port
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Location & Details


Villa Filira is located on a hillside in western Crete near the village of Kolymbari (aka Kolympari or Kolimvari), a coastal settlement of about 1,000 residents, nestled between sea and cliffs at the foot of the Rodopou peninsula. Its location is 25 km to the west of Chania town, a 25-minute drive along the National Road.

Kolymbari has retained its local colour and traditional lifestyle. Visitors have the chance to mingle with locals, shop for fresh seasonal produce in small food markets, stroll along the coastal promenade and savour tasty local specialties at cosy family-run eateries and taverns, some of which are ideally situated close to the waterfront. An early wake up could reward you with the freshest of the day’s catch from fishermen selling their goods along the village’s quaint little harbour, and at a good deal to boot. The village’s long beach is a mixture of sand and pebble, with some organized spots offering sun beds, umbrellas and a variety of water sports, and plenty of quiet stretches, should you prefer to escape to a sun-drenched world of your own. In Kolymbari you can find all necessary conveniences, including a supermarket, pharmacy, post office, bakery, bank, ATMs, petrol station and a doctor’s office. There is frequent bus service to and from the town of Chania as well as a taxi stand.

For a little more excitement, nightlife and shopping, the resort of Platanias is less than 10 minutes away by car, while the town of Chania, just 25 minutes away, offers an even greater variety. Villa Filira's location is a good base for exploring the area’s picturesque inland villages and some of the island’s best beaches that are conveniently located nearby. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are scenic trails and country roads to explore either on foot or by mountain bike.

Kolymbari is an ideal starting point for visits to a few arguably of the most beautiful beaches not only in Crete but the whole of Greece, namely, Balos, Falasarna and Elafonisi.

Balos, a relatively little known paradise on earth is located on the rugged unspoiled northwesternmost point of Crete, on the Gramvoussa Cape. The white sand and the crystal clear turquoise water classify Balos as one of the most beautiful beaches in Crete. Reaching this beach is an adventure in itself but once you get there either by boat or by the track road from Kaliviani village you will be rewarded by the magnificence of the Cretan nature.

Falasarna, on the west coast of Crete, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. It has always being among the top winners of the contests for the most beautiful beaches in Europe and recently has been ranked by CNN as the 100th most beautiful beach of the world. Fine white sand, crystal-clear turquoise water and rather spacious, it rarely becomes overcrowded. Being located on the west shore of Crete, Falasarna truly fascinates the visitors with magnificent sunsets, arguably and admittedly among the most beautiful in Crete. Hence if we could give you a small tip it would definitely be this one: Don’t leave until the sun is set! A destination that does worth the journey.

Elafonisi is located in the southwest end of Crete, about 50km from Villa Filira. A place of an exceptional natural beauty which has been included in the Natura 2000 Environmental Protection Program. It is generally agreed that Elafonisi is among the top 5 beaches of Crete, for many simply the top. Many contests and travelers’ forums have placed Elafonisi among the best beaches of not only Greece but the whole world. What characterises the area of Elafonisi and makes it such an exotic place, are the little sand islets formed, the shallow turquoise waters of the sea, which at a point looks like a lagoon, and certainly the fine white sand which in some light displays tones of pink glow, believed to be from the thousands of broken seashells. Elafonisi gives the unique feeling of being in an exotic paradise whilst having a Mediterranean holiday. A place that will certainly not disappoint you.

  • Nearest ATM: 1.50 Km
  • Balos Beach: 29.00 Km
  • Nearest Beach: 2.50 Km
  • Kolymbari Beach: 2.50 Km
  • Nearest Pharmacy: 1.50 Km
  • Falasarna Beach: 29.00 Km
  • Elafonisi Beach: 50.00 Km
  • Kolymbari Village: 1.60 Km
  • Platanias resort: 14.00 Km
  • Nearest Restaurant: 2.00 Km
  • Nearest Supermarket: 1.60 Km
  • Distance to Souda Port: 30.00 Km
  • Nearest Public Hospital: 24.00 Km
  • Distance to Rethymno City: 80.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Airport: 42.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Old Town: 24.00 km
  • Distance to Heraklion City: 158.00 Km
  • Distance to Heraklion Airport: 162.00 Km
  • Omalos Plateau / Samaria Gorge: 50.00 Km
  • Distance to Knossos Archaeological Site: 161.00 Km
  • Cave of St. John the Hermit (Marathokefala): 1.20 Km
Please note that the above distances are measured with the use of Google Maps - a credible and trusted provider of Geographic Information Services (GIS)

Villa Filira can accommodate 6 Guests in 3 bedrooms. The total indoor living space of Filira is 200 m²; the patios/balconies are 160 m² while the villa is set on a private fenced in 5000m² property.

Ground Floor Layout
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room
  • Utility Room: with washing machine, dryer, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board
  • Bedroom 1: King size bed, adjacent bathroom with tub and walk-in shower. Oak wood floors. Individually controlled air-condition. Flat screen 32” TV. Baby cot available upon request. Located on the ground floor and opening onto a patio.
First Floor Layout
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds that can be attached. Oak wood floors. Individually controlled air-condition. Flat screen 26” TV. Shared bathroom with bedroom 2 (walk-in shower). Located on the first floor, opening onto a private balcony.
  • No pets allowed
  • Suitable for Children
  • Standard Guest Capacity: 6 Guests
  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas
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  • Suitable for the Elderly: Please Ask
  • Minimum Stay: April and May minimum stay 5 nights and changeover day flexible. June – November minimum stay 7 nights and Saturday as a changeover day

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