Cedar Bay Beachside Villas - Kedros

Chania & West Crete, Crete, Greece

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  • Beautiful beachside villa in SW Crete
  • Adults only
  • Stylish and contemporary
  • Taverna 5min walk
  • Paleochora 5min 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 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.



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

Ground floor  

  • Sea view
  • Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, leads out to pool terrace
  • Kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer
  • TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Sea view
  • Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • Large balcony with sea views


  • Complimentary wifi
  • 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

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 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

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 & 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 & 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 sandy beach which is incredibly sheltered & had a very tasty meal at the beach cafe there.
Mr Bean – July 2015

We had a fantastic week at Villa 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 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 & this is no exception. Loved swimming in the pool & the sea. Celebrated my birthday here - great place to mark another year. Thanks to Phil, Maria, Jenny & George.
Mr Oakeshott – May 2015

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



Great location to relax to the sound of the sea & birdsong. The great thing about Villa 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 & explore the surrounding beautiful countryside (awash with flowers), the mountains & the variable 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 & birdsong, peaceful evenings & starry skies. The beach in front & the headland providing lovely swimming on the doorstep & 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 boxes; it is great quality accommodation perfectly positioned for sandy beach and sea lovers. Huge fan of Greece and Crete in particular. This part of the island was new to us though. 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 villa to add to your collection. We have travelled several times with Simpson Travel and have always stayed in beautiful places. Villa 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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    Position, view, serenity, privacy

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    Space, style, overall furnishings

  • Facilities*


    Property enhancements

  • Amenities*


    Proximity to beach, restaurant 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 and boutique hotels in Chania and West Crete to complete your luxury holiday in West Crete. 


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