Cedar Bay Beachside Villas – Kedros

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

Kedros 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. It goes without saying that the sea views are splendid; 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 Kedros is in close proximity to Lithos and Ammos 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 taken together will sleep up to ten.

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  • 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  

  • Sea view
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, leads out to pool terrace
  • 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
  • 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
  • Property is managed by the owner
  • 24-hr telephone assistance from the Simpson Travel representative


  • 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
  • Heraklion airport 3hr 30min 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

Fifth time with Simpson Travel, third time to Crete (same accommodation), this says it all really. Absolutely first class travel company, excellent organisation and planning, logistics and quality accommodation. Some might argue that Simpson is on the expensive side, however, you get what you pay for. We look forward to booking with Simpson again.
Carl Harvey – August 2019

Third visit and still as wonderful! Thank you to everyone – hugely appreciated.
Jim & Lindy – July 2019

Very relaxing, beautiful location, no need or want to leave.
Mrs Loftus – June 2019

The villa is excellent, the location fantastic and Maria the perfect host. We have had a wonderful week.
David & Jean – May 2019

This has been our first trip to Crete and our first experience of Simpson Travel. Both have exceeded our expectations. The villa has been fabulous and a perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Crete. Thanks to all who have made it such a place of great memories.
Tim & Sue – May 2019

Our second visit (third booked!) to this wonderful place!
Anne Jones – October 2018

This was our second stay at Cedar Bay Beachside Villas. Last time we stayed in Ammos, but we chose Kedros this time for the chance to see the sunrise from our room and it didn’t disappoint! We had a lovely time again. The villa is in the perfect place, the beach, the pool, the beach bar, the short drive to tow...plus of course the people involved in everything. Our thanks to them. We drove over the mountains to Elafonisi (the pink beach). The drive is not for the faint hearted and we drove back the long way. It was nice to see some of the countryside but the ‘pink beach’ is not as nice as the beach at the villas! We hope to return.
Jayne & Carl – August 2018

This was our first stay on the south coast and we adored the relaxed ambience. The highlights of our stay were the Milia mountain retreat with its fabulous food and the drive to Sougia. We also went on a wine tour that was great. Margaret at Villa Kedros is lovely and we so enjoyed our chats about Crete.
Tim & Kirstin – August 2018

This was our first visit to Crete and Grammeno Bay, but certainly not our last. The location is perfect, but as we were only there for a week, we didn’t venture far, nor did we need to. Sundowners at the beach bar are a must. Thank you to Maria and Margaret, who looked after us so well and to Klaudia the Simpson Travel representative, for all the information. You could run out of superlatives to describe the place. It was simply perfect, and we will be back.
Ian & Rachel – July 2018

Another great week in Grammeno Bay. This was our second year at Cedar Bay Beachside Villas and our third holiday at this end of the island…and we’ll keep coming back. Altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Villa Kedros.
John & Vicki – July 2018

This was our second visit to Villa Kedros. The villa is well-equipped, in a lovely location right on the beach. It’s very clean and comfortable – especially the beds! This time we stayed for two weeks and got out and about much more. We drove to Sougia – a lovely quiet village with a great beach. The nearby monastery is worth a visit. All in all, we had a great time – lovely villa, great weather, wine and food. Thanks to Maria for a great villa, to Margaret who is a very helpful source of local knowledge (great wine tour – recommended) and to all at Simpson Travel.
Jon & Cathy Bache – June 2018

Kedros is an amazing villa. Everything is clean and what you want for a holiday. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. Maria, the owner, gave us good advice and a big ‘thank you’ to Margaret who is a mine of information and to Klaudia, the Simpson Travel representative. We didn’t go too far, but we did visit Elafonisi beach and on one day drove up into the mountains to the start of the Samaria Gorge. We stopped in Anidri for lunch at the Old School House – lots of vegetarian food. We decided to leave a day early to visit Chania and have a night in a hotel there. We also visited the Commonwealth war memorial graves just outside Souda. Thank you to all for making our visit so restful.
Mavis & Trevor – May 2018

This was our second visit. Kedros is a beautiful villa in the perfect location and it is clean and well-equipped. We spent most of our time relaxing but there are two trips worth doing. Driving into the mountains to Sougia via Anidri – magnificent scenery, lots of goats and wild flowers. Beautiful. We also travelled north west to take in the mountain villages around Voutas – again, a stunning drive. Paleochora is as good as ever, a great place to explore with many good bars and restaurants. Thanks to Margaret for looking after us, she did a great job and has excellent knowledge of Cretan wines. Thanks also to Klaudia, the Simpson Travel representative, for her help and advice.
A Woodhouse – May 2018

Simpson Travel seem to know what people on holiday want and all aspects of a great experience were covered.
Mr Darby – October 2016



We have stayed in many villas on many Greek islands spanning nearly 40 years and this is definitely THE BEST. Not only the comfortable villa with all mod cons but the area is perfect. The incredible choice of sandy beach, pebble beach, coves and swimming pool all on our doorstep. It is so fantastic it is not really necessary to explore further as everything is here. However, there is lots to see if you can drag yourself away from this idyllic spot. We spent a day at Anidri which is incredibly sheltered and had a very tasty meal at the beach café there.
Mr Bean – July 2015

We had a fantastic week at Kedros in Cedar Bay. The level of comfort, the views, the peace and quiet and having friendly and helpful staff on hand simply served to make this a memorable holiday. We will be back!
Mr Bezant – July 2015

WOW! From the villa to Paleochora to Elafonissi – everything about this holiday has had the 'wow factor'. I am certain of our return one day. As first-time travellers with Simpson Travel I wouldn't hesitate to book our next holiday with them – in fact I think their website will serve as our inspiration for future holiday destinations.
Miss Overend – June 2015

We have loved every villa we have had from Simpson Travel and is no exception. Loved swimming in the pool and the sea. Celebrated my birthday here – great place to mark another year. Thanks to Phil, Maria, Jenny and George.
Mr Oakeshott – May 2015

This was our fourth holiday with Simpson Travel and our second at Cedar Bay Villas in Crete. By travelling with Simpson, you are guaranteed a superb holiday experience, no stone is left un-turned in providing you with great memories. We love the location – right on the beach, and the standard of accommodation is very high. We look forward to returning in the future.
Carl Harvey – August 2018

If you are looking for a relaxing holiday whilst staying somewhere luxurious then I would definitely recommend Simpson Travel. The villa was exactly as it looked on the website which was wonderful. From the initial booking all the way through to when we returned from our holiday the Simpson Travel staff were fantastic both in the UK and in Crete. An unforgettable holiday and we shall most definitely use the company again.
Miss Sharma – September 2017

Another Simpson Travel gem! Spent a wonderful week at Kedros with temperatures always up into the high 20s. Spent many days relaxing between the pool, sunbeds and the beach, swimming, snorkelling, eating and drinking! Beautiful place for relaxation and waking up to the sound of the breakers! Thanks Phil for your advice and help and for our Simpson loyalty gift!
Mr Sutton – May 2015

Great location to relax to the sound of the sea and birdsong. The great thing about Kedros is the morning sun on the terrace – it bathes the pool with sun until late afternoon.
Mr Roth – May 2015

A most wonderful week in May. The villa is a lovely base from which to go out and explore the beautiful surrounding countryside (awash with flowers), the mountains and the various beaches with the most wonderful swimming in crystal clear waters. Kedros provides a peaceful haven to return to after a day's exploring – beautiful sunsets and birdsong, peaceful evenings and starry skies. The beach in front and the headland providing lovely swimming on the doorstep and virtually empty! A truly lovely week. We've loved it.
Mrs Reeve-Tucker – May 2015

A week of relaxation at this beautiful villa – just what the doctor ordered. Everything has been superb – the villa itself, the beach, the clear sea and not to mention the excellent food. We've been very impressed with Simpson Travel – everyone very helpful and hope to holiday with them again.
Mr and Mrs Casley – October 2014

What a (late booking) find this was! This beautiful and fabulously situated villa has ticked all the boxes; it is a great quality accommodation perfectly positioned for the sandy beach and sea lovers. Huge fan of Greece and Crete in particular. This part of the island was new to us though. And a fantastic discovery it is too and we will definitely be back.
Mr Sims – August 2014

Thank you Maria, Phil and Simpson Travel for a fabulous new addition to your collection. We have travelled several times with Simpson Travel and have always stayed in beautiful places. Kedros is no exception.
Mr and Mrs Buston – August 2014

We had great plans for our stay in Kedros – travel, visits, excursions, etc. but we just ended up staying on the beautiful beach and wonderful villa. Every facet of our holiday was amazing, our only regret being that we only booked one week! We will be back.
Mr Price – August 2014

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.


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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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