Cedar Bay Beachside Villas – Ammos

Chania & West Crete, Crete, Greece

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  • 2
  • Beautiful beachside villa in SW Crete
  • Adult only
  • Stylish and contemporary
  • Taverna 5-minute walk
  • Paleochora 5-minute drive

Ammos is one of the beautiful new Cedar Bay Villas, three very stylish properties located directly on the pale golden sands of Grammeno beach close to the village of Kountoura. The architect’s vision was to create the blueprint for the perfect contemporary beach house, combining modern comfort and design with the timeless pleasure of sun-warmed sand between the toes. Rather more unexpected is the private swimming pool for each immaculate villa.

Kountoura has a couple of tavernas with one on the beach serving delicious local seafood for lunch or dinner and also ideal for a glass of something ice-cold at sunset. The beach snack bar will deliver drinks and light lunches direct to your villa or to your designated sunbeds on the beach.

Enchanting Paleochora with its old town of pretty pathways and narrow streets is just five minutes away by car. From the port you can take boat trips along the south coast to Loutro. Or, explore the area, including the herb-scented Anidri gorge and the wild, rugged beauty of the Grammeno peninsula itself, which has a couple of wonderful small sandy coves and the feeling of being on the road less travelled.

Although Ammos is in close proximity to Lithos and Kedros next door, it has been cleverly designed to offer a reasonable degree of privacy.

Cedar Bay Beachside Villas are exclusive to couples or adults. However, if all three villas are booked together by one party in July or August then children would be most welcome. All three villas taken together will sleep up to ten.



  • 1 bedroom villa (sleeps 2)
  • Adults only (18 years or older)
  • Cedar Bay Beachside Villas sleep 10 if all three are rented together and children would be welcome

Ground floor

  • Side sea view
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, leads out to pool terrace, obscured views
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, Dolce Gusto coffee capsule machine, fridge-freezer
  • TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Sea view over trees
  • Double bedroom (180cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room
  • Large balcony with sea views


  • Complimentary wifi
  • CD/radio player with USB input
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Safe
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Private swimming pool 8m x 4m (depth 1.1m – 1.3m)
  • Service from beach snack bar available directly to villa (bar may not be open early or late season)
  • Designated sunbeds on beach


  • 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): 1042K91003008901


  • Taverna (Kountoura) 5min walk
  • Paleochora (supermarket) 5min drive
  • Chania airport 2hr drive

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 guests – 1 Group C, Hyundai i20 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 C – 1.2-1.3 litre engine, 1 large and 2 small suitcases*

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

Group D – Peugeot 208 or similar, 1.2-1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group E – Citroën C-Elysee or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group F2 – Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 3 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group G – Fiat Doblo 6 seater or similar, 1.4-1.6 litre engine, no suitcases with full occupancy*

Group G3 – Jumpy Multispace L2 9 seater or similar, 2.0 litre engine, 4 large and 4 small suitcases*

Group H – Automatic Hyundai i20 or similar, 1.3-1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 small suitcase*

Group H2 – Automatic Toyota Auris or similar, 1.3-1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group I – Cabrio Peugeot 207 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small suitcases*

Group I2 – Cabrio Peugeot 308 or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 small 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.

Customer feedback

This was our second visit to Cedar Bay Villas in Crete and will definitely not be our last! The location and the villa itself are perfect, everything you could wish for. Simpson Travel is great and nothing is too much trouble. We would wholeheartedly recommend them.
Mrs Page – September 2017

An absolutely stunning holiday – thank you! It has been magical from beginning to end. Our boys have thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful beach on their doorstep – as have we! Able to relax, not worry about packing tons of bags to take everywhere...it has been bliss. You are in for a treat!
Mark, Kate, Toby & Ollie – August 2017

Our third booking with Simpson Travel, two previously to Paxos. We did not believe that the previous two bookings could be bettered but they were. An absolute perfect holiday in Crete, the villa and location were absolutely spot on. The whole experience with Simpson Travel is smooth. We look forward to booking with you again. Many thanks.
Mr Harvey – August 2017

Cedar Bay Beachside Villas are so near to paradise. But paradise is half as nice as heaven so its nearly there.
Mr Bean – July 2017

Ammos is superb as it has more privacy than the other two but all of them are well worth going to.
Mrs Lake – July 2017

Since our first experience travelling with Simpson Travel, we've come back every year. The properties and arrangements are fantastic, and we've always had a really friendly and helpful (but also a discreet) team of local reps who go out of their way to make everything slick and worry-free so you can concentrate on the important business of relaxing.
Mr Vetch – June 2017

The Simpson Travel team, from the moment of enquiry through to the people who cleaned the villa, thought of everything and together delivered an experience we wish to repeat year after year.
Mr Short – July 2016

The villa was extremely well appointed, the environment is extremely friendly and very Greek. Brilliant!
Mr Bean – July 2016

Would thoroughly recommend Ammos at Cedar Bay Beachside Villas. It was so modern, clean and better equipped than our own home in a stunning peaceful location.
Mrs Thomas – May 2016

I feel I can book with confidence with Simpson Trave.  Their standards are very high and they have always delivered on the advertised product.
Mr Watkin – June 2015



Writing this wistfully on our last morning here after two fabulous weeks, during which we were lucky enough to have both nearby beaches pretty much to ourselves. As well as many days of awesome laziness lounging around here we enjoyed some good trips around local villages. A fabulous holiday during which we were looked after really well by Phil, George and Jenny. We'll be back!
Mr Vetch – May 2015

Our third Simpson Travel holiday and never fails to impress in terms of location and quality of accommodation. Have enjoyed a lovely peaceful week in Cedar Bay.
Mr McPherson – May 2015

We have very much appreciated the excellent villa and its location. As ever, Simpson Travel holidays are trouble free with everything thought of for comfort.
Mr Fennell – October 2014

We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful villa. The most sumptuous accommodation we've ever had on a Greek island. We went with the intention of a relaxing holiday, which we certainly had. The close proximity of the sea and the excellent pool with all its facilities meant that we spent almost all our week there.
Mr Watkin – September 2014

Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing week. Ammos has been everything we hoped for and more. What an enchanting and captivating place.
David and Liz – September 2014

Very quickly fell into the peaceful rhythm. Paleochora has a nice vibe, perhaps that's what helps to you chill out. A delightful place to stay 'twixt' sea and mountain and has set the benchmark for our September holidays for some time.
Mr and Mrs Wilson – September 2014

We had a lovely relaxing week in Ammos. Great villa in a great location right on the beach. We visited Elafonissi, quite a long drive but we worth it as the sand, sea, beach there is amazing – pink sand!
Clapham – August 2014

We had a wonderful relaxing time at the villa. A highlight of the trip was visiting the fish restaurant Caravella in Paleochora where the staff are eager to explain that they are one of the top tavernas in Greece! Sit on the terrace by the water, beautiful as the sun sets. You may even spot the gorgeous kingfisher looking for his dinner.
Jon and Stella – August 2014

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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.

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