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Staying in our villas offers you an opportunity of total relaxation in a quiet and secluded area with being in small distances to living areas at the same time.

One of main advantages of Maragrita’s Villas is that they are located between the city of Chania and Agia Marina/Platanias areas which are the entertainment centres during summer season with easy access to everything you might need for your holidays, such as supermarkets, a huge variety of restaurants, bars and shops.

Margarita’s Villas are located in the village of Ano Stalos and is a great base for making excursions around Crete as the main national highway is only a few minutes away.  The connection to the national road is about 2km from the villa allowing for quick and easy access to many beaches and towns such as Agia Marina and Chania center.  When staying at the villa you are in a quiet area in nature whilst being next to everything!

Margarita’s Villas complex is on the ten acre grounds on a hill slope in a quiet area with mountain and sea views.  They are in nature surrounded by olive groves and this relaxing environment allow for lovely walks.

The nearest beach is 3.5 km away and within a few minutes drive away from the villa, you will be able to reach numerous beaches such as Kato Stalos, Agii Apostoli, Golden Beach and Agia Marina beach.

Margarita’s Villas are only 2km from the historic village of Galatas where the Museum of the Battle of Crete is, a few taverns, a small grocery store, an excellent butcher, a traditional bakery and the local pharmacy, whereby visitors can buy their essentials within a few minutes.  Chania  city center with the incredibly beautiful Venetian Harbour and the old town is only 8km away.

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Crete is a magical island filled with myth and legend, a place to relax the ideal choice for all the family.

The closest beach to the villa is Kato Stalos beach, 3,4 km away for the villa. It is a long sandy beach, very well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and beach bars. The beach is awarded every year with a blue flag.  

Agioi Apostoli beach is also nearby only 5 km away from the villa.  Agioi Apostoloi beach is a beautiful sandy beach with all amenities and a large parking place nearby, easily accessed. It is not affected by the summer winds. In combination to this, its shallow waters make it ideal for children. The beach is well organized with sun beds, umbrellas and beach bars.

Chrissi Akti beach or Golden Beach as its known, is east of Agii Apostoli 5.5 km from the villa. It actually consists of two sandy beaches separated by some rocks. The west cove is the main Golden Beach whereas the other side is less crowded and organised.

Agia Marina beach shore, 5.5 km from the villa, has lovely consecutive sandy beaches. Along the shore, you will find all the services offered in a well organized beach.

Marathi sandy beach (30km from the villa) has fine sand and shallow calm water, ideal for children. It is very well protected from the winds and has nice views the White Mountains

Furthermore, on the west of Crete you will find some of the most amazing and famous beaches of Crete and Greece such as Falasarna and Elafonisi.  

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Your Holiday Tips

We will make suggestions and provide information on local places interest you may wish to visit, such as beaches and sightseeing spots and “out of the box” advice on each one.

Additionally we will provide you with directions to nearby restaurants, traditional taverns, supermarkets, bakeries, fishmongers and butchers plus a variety of selected services to ensure you have a pleasant stay.

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Cretan Cooking Classes

organised by Villa Owner

The owner organises Cretan Cooking Classes for the guests of the Villas upon request.

Based on authentic recipes and using fresh ingredients from the Cretan land, we will take you on a unique journey of flavours and tradition. Experience Cretan gastronomy, learn how to create healthy dishes and get the chance to learn new recipes from Crete and Mediterranean. For availability, cost and reservations please send us an email.

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