IS VILLA THALIA LICENSED?
Yes. Villa Thalia is a privately owned house and business registered in Chania, Crete and is registered for VAT in Greece. Villa Thalia is also licenced by the Greek National Tourism Organisation www.visitgreece.gr known as EOT (Ellinikos Organismos Tourismou) and our licence is 1042K123K2554601. Villa Thalia is also registered with the Confederation of Greek Enterprises for Rented Villas and Apartments in Chania. We therefore comply with all necessary Greek government regulations to ensure our property is safe and of the exacting standards issued by the Greek Tourist Office and in most cases we exceed them.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
- The full use of the house and pool
- Full clean on arrival, interim cleans every 3 or 4 days depending on how long you stay, and departure clean
- We provide all laundry ie sheets, towels, pool towels (but we ask you to bring you own towels for the beach)
- The house is fully equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery and so on
- BBQ equipment although you will need to buy charcoals etc from the local supermarket
- Key collection at the airport on your arrival
Optional extras include:
- We can stock the house with food and drink if you wish on your arrival.
- Use of telephone
- Daily cleaning
IS VILLA THALIA IN A TOURISTY AREA?
No. Villa Thalia is off the beaten track in a working Greek village away from the tourist areas. So that means, inevitably, services to the village such as water, electricity and telephone sometimes get cut off when priority is given to the tourist areas. This is usually out of season, during winter storms when power lines are brought down, but water pressure and electricity can be a problem in peak season when it is hottest as everyone switches on their air conditioning! To help, we have fitted a large water tank in the basement and the house is fitted with emergency lighting plus we have loads of candles and solar lights! Villa Thalia Location →
IS VILLA THALIA CHILD- OR SENIOR-FRIENDLY?
There are a few steps to each of the terrace levels. There are approximately 20 steps from the parking space at the top down to the entrance level. There are further steps down to the pool level. Anyone who has difficulty with steps may not appreciate Villa Thalia. Furthermore, we have used hedges rather than railings along the edges of most of the terraces. There are also no flat grassed play areas for kids. Therefore, parents with young children would need to be particularly vigilant at all times and especially around the pool. Villa Thalia Accommodations →
DO I NEED A CAR?
Yes. We can arrange taxis to meet you at the airport and collect you for your return. However, once you have arrived, there is no other transport other than taxis. There is no bus service from the village although you could take a taxi to Maleme and get the bus from there to Platanias and Chania for instance. Theoretically you could walk to Maleme but remember whilst it is downhill there, it is uphill on the way back, and you would need to be very careful walking along the road from Maleme to Xirokambi so we are not sure we would recommend it. Crete Travel Info →
CAN VILLA THALIA SLEEP MORE THAN SIX?
In short no as the house is licensed by the Greek National Tourist Office for only up to six people.
IS THERE A LIFEGUARD FOR THE POOL?
You are welcome to use the pool as you would expect but, as you would expect with a private house, there is no life guard on duty. Our team in Crete will carry out regular inspections of the pool as required to make sure the the water quality is safe to swim in and the safety equipment is complete but the use of the pool is at your own risk.
WHAT IF I HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS?
Feel free to send us a message if you have further questions, we will be happy to answer them for you.