Situated 0.9 miles from Kalamaki Beach, Orelia Cretan Villas offers a garden, a terrace and air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi.

Featuring a kitchen with a fridge and an oven, each unit also comes with a safety deposit box, a satellite flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, wardrobe and a seating area with a sofa. There is a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer in each unit, along with free toiletries.

If you would like to discover the area, cycling is possible in the surroundings and the villa can arrange a car rental service.

Phaistos is 3.1 miles from Orelia Cretan Villas, while Museum of Cretan Ethnology is 6.2 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 31.1 miles from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Orelia Cretan Villas has been welcoming guests since 11 Apr 2017.

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Villa with Sea View
  • Bedroom 1: 2 single beds
  • Bedroom 2: 1 large double bed
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  • 1 large double bed
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About Orelia Cretan Villas

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  • HI, do any of the villas come with a private pool? I can see that there are shared ones but we would like one to ourselves. Thank you.

    Dear Sir/ Madam, Orelia Cretan Villas is a complex of 5 villas and 4 apartments but only two of the Villas provide a private pool. Please, check out the following description:Orelia Cretan Villas - Private Pool. Kind regards. Orelia Team

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    Answered on 8 November 2021
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    Good morning Sir, Thank you for your request. No, we have no shuttle to the beach and there is no any other transportation. You will need a rental car for your stay. Kind regards, The Orelia Cretan Team

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    Answered on 10 September 2019
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?

    The closest beach is 1,5 km, however you need a car beacuse the last 700 meters is uphill and it is uncomfortable to walk during the warm day. The Orelia Cretan Team

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    Answered on 10 September 2019

Hosted by Voula Moraitakis

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Voula Moraitakis

Voula Moraitakis

The Orelia Cretan Villas & Deluxe Apartments is a gorgeous and unique property located at the crest of a small hill near the village of Kamilari, overlooking the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea and facing the top of Mount Psiloritis. The property is just 2 km from the nearby seaside resort of Kalamaki offering 5 new 2-bedroom apartments 85 sqm, 2 individual stone villas of 55 sqm in size and 2 individual stone villas with private pool. Our name "Orelia," according to Greek mythology, was the fairy who could tell time simply by observing the position of the sun. Therefore, leave your watch and live without the time. Our facilities You will experience the delightful surroundings of our 1 hectare compound. Our garden is full of colourful, fragrant flowers and we have two pools: a pool of 82m2 for adults; and a smaller one 12 sqm for children. The aura of the place, the stunning views, and our warm hospitality will, from the very first moment, provide you with a sense of complete comfort. Each of our accommodations (villa or apartment) has its own entrance with either a private patio or balcony, so you can enjoy your coffee or your meals in complete serenity any time.

Voula and Despina, the daughters and father Babis, a former sea captain will take care of all your needs. The family owns and operates agro-cropping (paprika, grapes) and it is possible to make short excursions to watch it. Voula studied philosophy in Athens but her love for Crete brought back to the beautiful island. Her father built the villas and the new luxury apartments with all the respect to the architecture of the island. Now the family, in addition to their employment with agricultural cultivations, want to give a new emphasis to what Crete is well known: The “Cretan Hospitality”.

Kamilari, a quiet village in southern Crete Kamilari is located in southern Crete, very close to Tymbaki, Mires and the seaside villages of Kalamaki and Matala. Kamilari is 4 km from the archaeological site of Phaistos, and is an ideal location for those who want to explore the beautiful Messara Valley with its picturesque villages, rich history and of course the beautiful bays and beaches of southern Crete. Kamilari is built on top of three hills. It is a peaceful place with panoramic views of the olive groves of the plain of Messara, the peaks of Psiloritis, and the Mediterranean Sea. The village is very close to the beaches of the region. You will feel the strong traditional nature of its small houses, picturesque alleyways, and unique views. It has all the characteristics of a typical Cretan village, with its small main square, church, and traditional and colourful cafes.

Languages spoken: German, Greek, English

Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Phaistos
    2.1 miles
  • Museum of Cretan Ethnology
    3.4 miles
  • Agiofarago Gorge
    5.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Restaurants in Kamilari
    0.9 miles
  • Cafe/bar Cafe in Kamilari
    0.9 miles
  • Restaurant Restaurants in Kalamaki
    1.2 miles
  • Cafe/bar Cafe in Kalamaki
    1.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Mediterranean Sea
    1.1 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Kalamaki Beach
    1,500 yards
  • Kommos Beach
    1,700 yards
  • Afratia Beach
    1 miles
  • Katalyki Beach
    2.3 miles
  • Matala beach
    2.8 miles
Closest airports
  • Heraklion International Airport
    31 miles
  • Chania International Airport
    50.3 miles
How to get to Orelia Cretan Villas from Heraklion International Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Orelia Cretan Villas
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Dressing room
Sit back and relax
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Children's high chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Soundproofing
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Beach
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking Off-site
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Sofa
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Laptop safe
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Car hire
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
3 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor Free!
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Infinity pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Pool 2 - outdoor (kids) Free!
  • Seasonal
  • Suitable for kids
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
Pool 3 - outdoor
  • Seasonal
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • German
  • Greek
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules Orelia Cretan Villas takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 00:00

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Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa American Express Orelia Cretan Villas accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that housekeeping and change of bed linen and towels is offered twice per week.

Please inform Orelia Cretan Villas in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

License number: 1039K132K3238601

FAQs about Orelia Cretan Villas

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Orelia Cretan Villas (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Free parking

  • The prices at Orelia Cretan Villas may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Orelia Cretan Villas on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Orelia Cretan Villas (subject to availability). These have:

    • 1 bedroom
    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Orelia Cretan Villas is 0.9 miles from the centre of Kamilari.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Orelia Cretan Villas on this page.

  • You can choose from a number of accommodation options at Orelia Cretan Villas (subject to availability). These can accommodate:

    • 2 guests
    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, Orelia Cretan Villas is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Orelia Cretan Villas is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Orelia Cretan Villas by:

    • Car 1h 30min

  • Orelia Cretan Villas offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Horse riding
    • Beach