Joy Villa

Daratso, Chania, Crete



per night

Quick Info

Joy delights in Villa Joy. Experience it yourself in Chania, minutes from the heart of town or the golden sand beaches of the West coast of Crete.
  • Guest Capacity (Maximum)


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Area

    300 m²

  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas

  • No pets allowed

  • Indoor Gym

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Air Conditioning

  • Central Heating (for the winter months)

  • WiFi Internet

  • Fenced Plot

    1400 m²

  • Children’s Swimming Pool

  • Swimming Pool


  • Home Cinema

  • Private Chef

Overview & Facilities

About Joy Villa

Joy delights in Villa Joy. Experience it yourself in Chania, minutes from the heart of town or the golden sand beaches of the West coast of Crete. Exclusive style, sophisticated architecture and enviable service may make it challenging for you to leave your comfort and experience all the island remains to offer.

At the top of a hill, the villa is built in five semi levels sparing no luxury. On the outside, the crystal private pool is surrounded by a lush garden looking out to the view of the town and sea. A series of tended terraces lead up the hilly landscape to the house and pool. The large pool is exclusive to Villa Joy dwellers' pleasure. It is divided into two sections - a circular shallower jacuzzi whose water cascades into the larger almond shaped deeper section. The poolside and garden offer spots both of cool shade and radiant light, as well as privacy and infinite view.

Light and views of blue enter through the central light dome of the villa and the floor to ceiling windows. The living and dining areas combine simplicity and sumptuousness. The 5 bedrooms have absolute privacy from each other due to the intricate plan of the villa.

Anything within reason, and sometimes beyond, can be provided for you at Villa Joy. The unique concierge service is yours to take advantage of. Groceries, fresh bread, fish, organic produce,
as well as wine and spirits can be brought to your doorstep. Meals can be delivered or be prepared for you on site by our skilled Private Chef. The villa has a comfortable gym including a treadmill and multi-gym that opens out to the garden and poolside. Personal trainers, including yoga, tai chi, martial arts and dance instructors, can be brought in upon request. Sailing excursions, Greek wine tasting, as well as culinary seminars on the renowned Cretan Diet are other favourites.

Wedding Planning, Renewal of Vows, Commitment Ceremonies and intimate catered receptions can be organised with your wants in mind. Family reunions are perfectly hosted in the villa with its stylish comfort and home atmosphere. There may be no better place to build enduring memories with the ones you love than at Villa Joy.

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  • Towels
  • Closets
  • Safe Box
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Indoor Gym
  • Tumble Dryer
  • WiFi Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wooden Floors: In Bedrooms
  • Blackout Curtains & Rollers
  • Central Heating (for the winter months)
  • Balcony
  • Parasols
  • Sun Beds
  • Gas Grill
  • Parking Area
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Landscaped Garden
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Swimming Pool: Private
  • Fenced Plot: 1400 m²
  • Children’s Swimming Pool
  • Remote Controled Entrance Gates
Kitchen & Dining
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Juice Squeezer
  • Food Processor
  • Microwave Oven
  • Table-top Grill
  • Fridge: Large, with Freezer
  • Dishes, Glasses & Cutlery
  • Hob & Oven with Extractor Fan (electric)
Cleaning Service
  • Housekeeping Services are offered on a Daily Basis
Additional Services available at Extra Cost
  • Car Rental
  • Private Chef
  • Doctor on call
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Local Cuisine Classes
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Private Parties & Dinners
  • 24-hour Concierge Service
  • Private Yachting & Sailing
  • Professional Massage Therapies
  • Pre arrival Request & Shopping Service
  • Sightseeing / Guided Tours & Excursions
  • Transfer / Guide from the Port / Airport
  • Grocery shopping delivery: Drinks, food, etc. of your choice delivered to your kitchen prior and during your stay
Included Services
  • Toiletries
  • Welcome Pack
  • Personal Welcome / Introduction by the Hostess
Baby & Child Equipment
  • Baby Cot
  • Playpen
  • Baby bath
  • Booster Seat
Entertainment / Media / Recreation
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Home Cinema
  • Table Football
  • Music / Radio System
  • Music Docking Station: iPod
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Location & Details


With less than a 5-10 minute drive from the historical city of Chania, you will find the areas of Galatas and Daratos, which both used to be small villages on the hillside overlooking the sea. The areas remain very popular with locals as with visitors, providing some stunning beaches nearby. The lower parts of the areas are often referred to as Kato, meaning down or below. As such you will find both Kato Galatas and Kato Daratos in the same areas.

As the areas are connected with regular bus services to the city of Chania (5km), it has become a very popular residential area with a quiet atmosphere, yet hinting a rural feel to it with olive trees and quaint village shops. There are also a few restaurants and tavernas worth visiting in these areas, as to shopping opportunities closer to the old national road.

Because of its close proximity to Chania, the nightlife is never far away. The beaches of Kalamaki and Agii Apostoli also serves several cafés, both on and off the beach. The beaches are very popular with both visitors and locals and certainly worth a visit.

  • Nearest Beach: 2.00 Km
  • Nearest Cafe Bar: 0.30 Km
  • Nearest Restaurant: 0.30 Km
  • Nearest Supermarket: 1.70 Km
  • Nearest Mini-Market: 0.30 Km
  • Nearest Public Hospital: 6.00 Km
  • Distance to Souda Port: 12.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Airport: 20.00 Km
  • Distance to Chania Old Town: 6.80 km
  • Distance to Heraklion Port: 145.00 Km
  • Chania Archaeological Museum: 5.50 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)

The "palaces" of Minoan Crete are believed to have revealed the earliest examples of architecture in Europe. Drawing on that inspiration, three distinguished architects designed Villa Joy, in a simple yet highly evocative language of polar opposites - black and white, light and shade, glass and concrete. Contemporary architecture in a land steeped in history. The seductive notion of transparency, combined with the labyrinthine plan, and subtle allusions to Minoan architectural elements intrigue discerning taste, while the spectacular view and setting make the structure an unparalleled accommodation in Western Crete, and a joy to all the senses.

Light and views of blue enter through the central light dome of the villa and the floor to ceiling windows. The living and dining areas combine simplicity and sumptuousness. The 5 bedrooms have absolute privacy from each other due to the intricate plan of the villa.

Lower Floor Layout
  • Bedrooms 3 & 4: Two twin beds / 1 King and a Queen size bed respectively. They share a full bathroom
  • Guest Suite with a Bedroom with a double bed is part of an adjoining suite, with its own kitchenette & bathroom
Middle Floor Layout
  • Master Bedroom 1: King size bed, Jacuzzi tub and spectacular view
Top Floor
  • Master 2: Queen Size bed, shower room, sitting area. Its large terrace boasts the most breathtaking view
  • Open all year
  • No pets allowed
  • Suitable for Children
  • Not Accessible by Wheelchair
  • No Smoking except in outdoor areas
  • Suitable for the Elderly: Please Ask

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