Olives and Thyme Retreat offering all the mod cons for a luxurious Greek island getaway.

350 mt2 8 bathrooms 6 bedrooms sleeps 12
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ages 2 to 12


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Private pool
Air Condition
Linen & Towels Included
Sea Views
Landscape Views
24 Hour Check in
Welcome Pack
Satellite-Cable TV
Pool Towels
Heated Pool (extra charge)
Iron & Ironing Board
Hair dryer
Music-Sound System


Olives and Thyme Retreat is located in Chania on the resort island of Crete. While this modern holiday retreat is close to various trendy beaches and restaurants, Olives and Thyme Retreat is also the ideal accommodation for an exclusive, luxury vacation.

This Crete luxury villa complex is on the cliffs overlooking Souda Bay, between the Akrotiri peninsula and Cape Drapano. Its contemporary combination of stone, wood, glass, and metal creates a New York-Swedish charm, surrounded by a Cretan olive grove. Olives and Thyme Retreat can accommodate 12 guests in luxury and style.

The Keep

The new holiday villa complex has 3 separate accommodation setups. The first is The Keep, which offers a spacious upstairs living area, comprised of a sitting area with a large corner sofa, a 70-inch TV, and some poofs. 

This is accompanied by the dining area, with a large table and ample seating for all guests. There is also a dining counter and stools for additional seating. The open-plan layout includes a well-fitted kitchen with all the required equipment and facilities for a culinary masterpiece, and a well-kept coffee area. The living area is finished with a beautiful outside dining area on a majestic balcony. 

The Keep has four large bedrooms with king-size beds, walk-in showers and double sinks, open wardrobes and a few drawers, and a writing/book space. The two ground-floor bedrooms have access to the lap pool and the two first-floor bedrooms have access to the infinity pool and leisure area. A feature of The Keep is the natural stream trickling through the ground-floor area.

The Cottage

Olives and Thyme Retreat is also home to The Cottage, which offers an escape within an escape. The Cottage is found slightly away from the main villa, a comfortable apartment with a spacious bedroom, a full bathroom with a walk-in shower, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a sitting room/study on the mezzanine floor. Steppingstones lead the way to the lap pool in one direction and The Keep in the other. 

 The Rock Apartment

The villa complex boasts a third residence, The Rock Apartment, which is an ultra-modern metal and glass apartment positioned within excavated rock beneath the outside entertainment area. The Rock Apartment has a large bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a living room, and a small kitchen. There is also a sofa bed in the apartment if required. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide plenty of light, giving an open, airy atmosphere.

The outdoor

The Olives and Thyme Retreat has a beautiful and diverse outside entertainment area, taking full advantage of the spacious olive grove setting. The vacation rental has 2 heated swimming pools (a lap pool and an infinity pool) adorned with water features and fishponds.  Overlooking Souda Bay, there’s a covered outdoor kitchen with a gas BBQ, adjacent to a shaded dining area, and a gorgeous poolside terrace with sun loungers and shaded seating. Services offered at the Olives and Thyme Retreat villa complex include a full concierge service, shopping prior to arrival, chef services, wine tasting at the villa, cookery classes, yoga, VIP transfer from the airport, car hire, and yacht and boat hire.

Secure your dream holiday now at the sumptuous Olives and Thyme Retreat in Crete and let its sophistication and charm engulf you in pleasure.


Olives and Thyme Retreat is located on the Greek island of Crete in the popular resort region of Chania. The luxury villa complex is set in an olive grove overlooking Souda Bay, on the cliffs of Akrotiri. One of the most popular local beaches is Seitan Limania Beach, and other local attractions include the Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), the Katholiko Monastery, and Vinolio Vineyard. Akrotiri is also home to a well-known and much-liked restaurant called Nykterida Restaurant. 

The retreat is located about 17 km east of the city of Chania, which offers its own array of historical attractions, museums, shops, restaurants, and beaches. Chania International Airport is only about 3 km from the holiday complex, and the nearest hospital is Chania’s St. George General Hospital (19 km).


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What you need to know

House Rules

  • Check in after 3pm
  • Check out latest 11am
  • Children Welcome (2-12 years)
  • Infants welcome (under 2 years)
  • No parties or events
  • Not suitable for pets

About the price

  • Rates are in Euros
  • Rates include all taxes, services and usage of air-condition
  • Cleaning service, including linen and towels change - every 3/4 days
  • Final cleaning is included in the price
  • Welcome Pack
  • Free baby cot and high chair (upon request)
  • Refundable damage deposit 1000 (what is this)
  • Heated pool cost per week 560
  • Environmental fee 4 - 10 per night (what is this)

Cancellation Policy

Reservation confirmed
60 days before check-in
30 days before check-in
Reservation confirmed
70% refund, of the total booking cost
60 days before check-in
50% refund, of the total booking cost
30 days before check-in
Total amount will be kept

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