Olive & Thyme Retreat
Chania

Located on a secluded road with no neighbors in sight, Olives and Thyme Retreat offers a truly distinctive and private setting. Positioned on a cliff with panoramic views of Souda Bay and the magnificent White Mountains, its location is unparalleled. Combining elements of stone, wood, glass, and metal, the villa boasts a unique fusion of New York-Swedish style amidst the tranquil surroundings of a Cretan olive grove.

Our guests will delight in the blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for communal dining and relaxation. Comfortable, spacious en-suite bedrooms accommodate up to 12 people, ensuring a restful stay. The presence of two saltwater pools, each offering breathtaking vistas, further enhances the villa’s exclusivity.

Main premises
THE KEEP

Located on a secluded road with no neighbors in sight, Olives and Thyme Retreat offers a truly distinctive and private setting. Positioned on a cliff with panoramic views of Souda Bay and the magnificent White Mountains, its location is unparalleled. Combining elements of stone, wood, glass, and metal, the villa boasts a unique fusion of New York-Swedish style amidst the tranquil surroundings of a Cretan olive grove.

Our guests will delight in the blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for communal dining and relaxation. Comfortable, spacious en-suite bedrooms accommodate up to 12 people, ensuring a restful stay. The presence of two saltwater pools, each offering breathtaking vistas, further enhances the villa’s exclusivity.

Auxiliary Premises
THE COTTAGE

Nestled away from the main villa, this charming apartment offers a serene sanctuary within a sanctuary. 

Featuring a comfortably sized bedroom, a complete bathroom boasting a walk-in shower, a convenient kitchenette, and a cozy sitting area with an attached office space on a mezzanine level, it provides everything needed for a peaceful escape. 

Accessible via stepping stones, one path leads to the lap pool while the other leads back to the main villa, offering a seamless transition between relaxation and activity.

Auxiliary Premises
THE ROCK APARTMENT

Embracing an avant-garde design, this metal and glass apartment is ingeniously nestled within excavated rock and positioned beneath the outdoor living space. Featuring a spacious bedroom complete with an ensuite bathroom, a cozy living room, and a compact kitchen, it offers ample space to comfortably host up to four individuals when utilizing the sofa bed. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls flood the interior with natural light, fostering an expansive and airy ambiance throughout the space.

Where you will
EXPERIENCE

Experience the grandeur of Crete’s landscape as you indulge in moments of relaxation by your exclusive pool, partake in a friendly match of tennis, or take serene strolls amidst the aromatic gardens and ancient olive trees. Marvel at the panoramic vistas spanning from Chania to the endless expanse of the Mediterranean Sea, enriching your senses with every captivating sight.

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Full Description of Olive and Thyme- A Luxury Villa Rental in Chania

Welcome to Olives and Thyme Retreat, an exclusive haven nestled away from prying eyes, accessible only from a single road. Perched on the cliff’s edge, it boasts unparalleled views of Souda Bay, the majestic White Mountains, and the winding Souda to Akrotiri road, making its location truly exceptional. Incorporating elements of stone, wood, glass, and metal, the villa exudes a fusion of New York-Swedish style within the serene setting of a Cretan olive grove.

Our guests will revel in the blend of indoor and outdoor spaces, ideal for communal dining and relaxation, complemented by spacious en-suite bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people. The presence of two saltwater pools, each offering breathtaking vistas, further enhances the villa’s distinctiveness.

Crafted by Aristomenis Varoudakis, the villa integrates seamlessly with its natural surroundings, offering unique features for guests to enjoy. From “The Reading Tree,” a tranquil spot for unwinding with a book, to “Carob Circle,” a circular seating area illuminated in the evenings beneath a grand carob tree, alongside “The Overlook,” a secluded viewing perch nestled among shrubbery, intimate retreats abound. The olive grove, adorned with indigenous herbs, particularly thyme, and vibrant shrubs, fosters a harmonious coexistence with nature. A private driveway leads to shaded parking for two vehicles.

The property comprises the main tower-like structure, dubbed “The Keep,” alongside a separate stone cottage on its left. The Keep houses four luxurious en-suite bedrooms spanning the ground and first floors, while The Cottage accommodates an additional two guests, providing a total of 10 bed spaces.

Within, the interiors exude luxury, featuring architecturally crafted furniture and premium materials that evoke a sense of indulgence. Expansive windows flood the spaces with natural light, forging a seamless connection with the outdoors.