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A modern, well appointed villa with private infinity pool in a stunning setting overlooking the Aegean Sea and Cretan mountains. A short drive from the charming town of Agios Nikolaos. Click here for practical information about the villa and its surrounding area including shops, restaurants and sightseeing tips. 

Spring/Summer 2023: Fine art, glowing reviews and a new coffee machine

One of our guests who evidently enjoyed her stay has just presented us with this wonderful gift -- an exquisite watercolour of the facade of Villa Poppy with our olive tree. We were absolutely delighted to receive it and it will shortly adorn a wall in the living room, once it has been framed. We will treasure it. Thank you very much indeed! 

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And here's the artist's inspiration. Glowing reviews are rolling in this season thanks in no small measure to our tirelessly efficient manager Kym and her team who keep everything spotless and working. The view helps, of course. And the pool. And the terrace and comfortable rooms. And the proximity to some of the best beaches in Crete and the charming town of Agios Nikolaos, and the wild, romantic mountains and hilltop villages patrolled by cats. 

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Allow us to present our new Nespresso coffee machine. If you haven't used one before: Fill the back with water (pull and lift to get it off), plug in, press the blinking buttons on the top to allow the water to heat, put in a capsule of your choice, push the lever back, choose your desired coffee size by pushing a button once they stop blinking. 

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We now have solar-powered fairy lights around our terrace pergola, along the railing and in the flower beds. Also, the overhead pergola light can now be switched off to ensure more atmospheric lighting on those balmy Cretan summer nights. 

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Our Current Favourite Restaurants/Bars in Agios

There are obviously loads more and there may well be far better ones, but we like these and keep going back to them (click on the names to take you to TripAdvisor reviews including location): 

To Potiraki Greek cuisine on the central square

Ofou to Lo Greek cuisine by the water

La Strada Greek and Italian with terrace above lake

Roza    Greek cuisine, side street off main square  

Cafe du Lac bar in the Hotel du Lac fun bar, good music, with view of the lake

Alexandros roof cocktail bar  Great music, great          cocktails, great staff, great fun

Villa Poppy Updates and Weather

Available to rent via Airbnb,, Vrbo 
Click below for a virtual tour: 

For those of you have stayed in Poppy, thank you and we hope you return. 

Sunrise from Villa Poppy

Come Back Soon!

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