A true oasis of peace, individuality and luxury…our villas place the emphasis on high-quality contemporary living to combine modern minimalist architecture and stylish furnishings with fabulous locations.
Eight Sea View villas cascade down the hillside with wondrous panoramas across Kissamos Bay, while a furthertwo Beach Front residences offer an unrivalled outlook along 150 metres of shoreline and sit close enough to the Aegean that you can dip your toes into the warm, turquoise waters.
Contemporary luxury living lies at the heart of our award-winning properties, reflecting the true essence of Cretan life and hospitality whilst embracing environmentally-friendly features and using the finest natural materials.
With private infinity pools, stone facades, barbeques and outdoor dining areas, comfortable and spacious interiors, and discreet landscape gardens, the villas lie within easy reach of Western Crete’s splendid beaches, fabulous tavernas, rural villages, wondrous landscapes and archaeological sites.
Each of the villas enjoys a five-star concierge service and are equally suited for honeymooners and couples seeking tranquillity and comfort, as well as families with children.
Youphoria Villas are designed with style, luxury and relaxation, and most of all…with YOU in mind.
Perched on a hillside along the beautiful north-west coast of Crete close to the town of Kissamos, Youphoria Villas offer panoramic views of the Gramvousa peninsular and clear blue waters of Kissamos Bay, with the White Mountains to the south providing a spectacular backdrop.
The gated property is surrounded by lush olive groves and endemic flora, including thyme and rosemary. Three of the villas arebuilt around an old Chapel which dominates the hilltop while otherscascade down into the foothills.
Each villa has its own individually-designed living space with the emphasis on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. The award-winning COCO Mat soft furnishing has been carefully chosen to provide the maximum comfort, combined with the use of natural and raw materials.
The excellent location means guests are close to many of the highlights of western Crete: five minutes’ drive away you will discover the impressive golden sands and turquoise waters of Falasarna beach (voted one of the top five beaches in Greece), with its nearby archaeological site; there are numerous other sandy beaches within easy reach of the villas with the closest being Viglia beach (1.5km); and the nearby town of Kissamos has a plethora of shops, cafes and tavernas.
You can take a boat trip (one hour) to the uninhabited pirate island of Gramvousa and spend the day swimming, snorkelling or exploring the ruins of the Venetian Fortress. The boat then takes you to Balos Bay with its warm shallow waters and amazing pink sand. And less than an hour south of Youphoria Villas is Elafonissi beach (one of the world’s top 10 beaches).
For the more adventurous Youphoria Villas guests, there is the opportunity to walk the famous Samaria Gorge which at 17kmis the longest in Europe.
In addition, with our concierge-led service, we can make a dinner reservation for you at one of the excellent restaurants nearby to experience traditional Cretan cuisine, including locally-caught fresh fish and seafood, and sample traditional dishes from the world-famous healthy Mediterranean diet.
Take advantage of our local knowledge and let us share some of our secrets of western Crete with you.
The new Youphoria Beach Front Villas (Votsalo and Ammos are uniquely beautiful. Designed with luxury holiday living in mind – and with many fabulous and innovative features – the new villas enjoy a privileged beachfront position just a few metres from waters of Kissamos Bay, with views over the two majestic peninsulas of northwest Crete.
They offer an unrivalled outlook – 150 metres of beach frontage, infinity pools, private terraces, and the lapping turquoise Aegean washing the pebble/sand beach, which gives way to fine sand once you step into the water.
The two villas all part of one larger structure, each with their own style and privacy but connected by interlocking doors. That allows them to be rented as self-contained units, or any combination of Votsalo and Ammos.
They are set amid gardens planted with salt-resistant native species such as the daisy-like mesembryanthemum (a name derived from the Greek words of noon and flower, meaning mid-day flower), yellow gazanias and tamarisks.
In addition, the area is rich in natural wildlife with falcons, herons and other birds of prey hovering close to the beach, while there is also a good chance you will spot a sandpiper.
The beach at Korfalonas is perfectly safe for snorkelling, swimming and fishing, or simply relaxing and taking in the Aegean panorama.
Constructed of local Kissamos limestone, the three new villas have been designed by Chania-based architect and interior and exterior designer Rena Mania.
Using colours and materials that are welcoming in their warmth and texture, along with friendly neutral shades that will subtly delight guests, each residence enjoys the highest quality furnishings and installations. Solar panels and ground source heat pumps provide the eco-friendly villas with sustainable energy.
Each villa has its own unique living space with the emphasis on outdoor entertaining, dining and relaxing. COCO Mat soft bedding and furnishing provide the maximum comfort with the use of natural and raw materials.
Perfectly-located, they are a mere 15 minutes’ drive from the stunning Falasarna beach and close to world-famous Balos lagoon. Kissamos town, with its shops, cafes and tavernas, is 1km away.
Youphoria Beach Front Villas are a stunning example of Greek elegance. Suitable for couples seeking tranquillity and comfort as well as families with children, they are the perfect choice for guests who appreciate exquisite taste while enjoying the beach lifestyle.