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  • Beachfront villa with infinity pool
  • Spectacular views across Kissamos Bay
  • Contemporary and stylish interiors
  • Walking distance to restaurants
  • Close to Gramvousa and Balos Bay

2024 Holidays... 2023 Prices

Our 2024 holidays are now priced online and with our early bird promise, you can enjoy December 2022 prices when you book by 31 December 2023. View Price Freeze Terms & Conditions here.

It is not easy to find beachfront properties in Crete, especially ones ideally suited to larger groups, so we are particularly delighted to welcome Villa Votsalo to our portfolio. And not only is this six-bedroom villa a stone’s throw from the shimmering water of Kissamos Bay in Western Crete, it also exudes classic chic with cool, contemporary lines throughout. Under the same proud ownership as our Kissamos Estate, the attention to detail cannot be overstated.

Natural materials are beautifully crafted and the cutting-edge design is exemplified by the ‘hanging island’ dining table, a real focal point at the heart of the living space. There is an effortless flow between the elegant interiors and expertly landscaped exteriors here, with panoramic views at every turn and multiple terraces to sit out and drink them in. Whether you are dining under the shade of the pergola, stretching out by the infinity pool or drifting off to sleep in one of the elegant en-suite bedrooms, the ebb and flow of the sea offers a relaxing soundscape to daily life and there is nothing nicer than the short stroll across the boardwalk for a refreshing dip or a spot of snorkelling.

Cretan hospitality attracts foodies from all over the world and Villa Votsalo is well-placed to make the most of it. A charming seafood restaurant just 100 yards from the villa serves the catch of the day while slightly further afield, Gramvousa offers a feast for the senses, with its own magnificent vegetable garden available for inspection just yards from the front door. And if you fancy trying your hand at some of the local dishes yourself, why not order an Organic Vegetable Box to be delivered? Your concierge will be very happy to help with this and other arrangements, including a meal delivery service, massage therapies, outings and local recommendations.

For groups of up to 16, Villa Votsalo can be rented with adjoining Villa Ammos for a truly luxurious house party, though the thoughtful layout ensures that privacy isn’t compromised when the two are booked separately.



  • 6-bedroom villa (sleeps 12); 320 square metres

Ground floor

  • Living/dining/kitchen area with satellite TV, DVD player and sound system; sea view and doors to terrace
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
  • Master bedroom (double bed 180cm x 200cm) with en-suite bathroom/WC; doors to terrace
  • Master bedroom (double bed 180cm x 200cm) with en-suite bathroom/WC; doors to terrace
  • Twin bedroom (beds 100cm x 200cm) with en-suite shower room/WC; doors to terrace

Lower ground floor

  • Living/kitchen area with satellite TV, DVD player and sound system; sea view and doors to terrace
  • Kitchen includes oven, hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
  • Master bedroom (bed 180cm x 200cm) with en-suite bathroom/WC
  • Double bedroom (bed 180cm x 200cm)
  • Double bedroom (bed 160cm x 200cm)
  • Shared bathroom/WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • In-house laundry facilities
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Garden and terraces
  • Pergola with outside dining area
  • Barbecue
  • Private infinity swimming pool (4.5m x 10m) with sea view
  • Pool heating available on request at a supplement of £840 per week and must be requested in advance; a pool cover can be provided to achieve best results
  • Meal delivery service
  • Organic vegetable box delivery service
  • Parking 
  • Daily housekeeping/cleaning (except Sunday) with linen and towel change twice weekly
  • Concierge
  • Please note, Villa Votsalo has interconnecting doors with neighbouring Villa Ammos; the two villas can be booked independently, or together for groups of up to 16


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): MHTE1042K91002953301MHTE1042K91002953201


  • Beachfront
  • Taverna/restaurant 1min walk
  • Shops 5min drive (Kissamos)
  • Falasarna Beach 20min drive
  • Chania 45min drive
  • Chania Airport 1 hour

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto or similar*
  • 4-5 guests – 1 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 6 guests – 2 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto or similar*
  • 7 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto, and 1 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 8-10 guests – 2 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*
  • 11-12 guests – 1 Group C2, Fiat Grande Punto, and 2 Group D2, Hyundai i30 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C2 – 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group D2 – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group CA – Automatic Fiat Grande Punto or similar, 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group D3 – Skoda Octavia or similar, 1.4 - 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

Group DA3 – Automatic Seat Toledo or similar, 1.4 - 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcase*

Group L2 – Skoda Yeti or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.


Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.


Property Grading Key:

  • 5/5


  • 4/5

    Very good

  • 3/5


  • Location


    Position, view, serenity, privacy

  • Comfort


    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beaches, restaurants and shops

* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.

The soaring White Mountains, known in Greek as the Lefka Ori, are at the heart of West Crete’s dramatically beautiful landscape and the villages in their foothills offer traditional Cretan fare in glorious abundance – that’s if Chania’s twinkling harbour lights and waterfront dining don’t entice you first. Spring brings an abundance of flowers, turning hiking trails and gorges into welcome destinations for walkers, and in summer, the many beaches offer sun worshippers a choice of scenic locations to spread their towels.

Visit our collection of handpicked villas, Simpson Hotels and boutique hotels in Chania and West Crete to complete your luxury holiday in West Crete. 

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