Craftsman’s Pride is our holiday villa in Crete. Located in Kokkino Chorio (“Red Village”), one of the villages where filming for the epic Zorba the Greek took place, and if you speak to some of the older villagers they may show off their photos from the set.  The village is located just outside Almyrida on the North West of Crete.  It has stunning views over Souda Bay and the White Mountains. Completed in June 2008, the gardens are now maturing nicely, and the fully terraced pool area, complete with sunbeds and infinity pool is perfect for sunning and relaxing.

The Villa is set in a secluded  private 1,200m2 plot located down a quiet lane from the village square of Kokkino Chorio, and a short, 5 minute drive to the nearest beaches of Almyrida. Once you arrive at the villa you will feel instantly relaxed; maybe have a glass of something cold as you watch the beautiful sunsets and enjoy the panoramic views over Souda Bay and the Akrotiri peninsula.

Access to the Villa is via a steep, unmade, private road and Car hire is essential. You may want to consider a car that is not too low to the ground. Please see the links page for local car hire companies.

The accommodation comprises: 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, 3 bathrooms, a utility room, and is furnished with quality furniture and has a fully equipped kitchen.


• Solar Heated Private Pool (7.5m x 4m) • Washing Machine, Ironing Board and Iron
• Gated, private plot • Flat Screen TV
• Plot size 1,200m2, House size 130m2 • iPod docking station
• Air-Conditioning throughout • 3 Bedrooms – 2 x double + 1 x twin
• 3 Bath/Shower Rooms • Safe (for valuables)
• Outdoor Dining Furniture • Outdoor Kitchen/BBQ area
• 4 Ring Hob, Full Oven, Microwave • Modern Fridge / Freezer
• Kettle, Coffee Maker, Orange Juicer, Toaster • Dishwasher
• 6 Sun loungers • Travel Cot/Highchair available on request
Free Internet Access • DVD Player + DVDs