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Villa Koukouvayia Farms

  • A four-season Mediterranean inn where joys & ideas are passionately shared.
  • A seacoast estate with 3 private residences for family vacations & romantic holidays.
  • An Aegean family farm hosting gatherings & groups from 12 to 25.
  • A dramatic location for Mediterranean destination weddings & events.
  • An intimate retreat center empowering programs & people within Crete’s cultural & recreational landscape.

What our guests say

“There is a surprising karma to this place. Thank you again for these wonderful moments…far from the tourist-tumult.”
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“The villa was equipped with everything you can guess. We have never been to such a perfect vacation home!”
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“We can’t say enough about the relaxing and private vibe of this property!”
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“The hosts are very friendly and knowledgeable; they have a passion for Crete and its wonderful culture.”
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Villa Koukouvayia Farms

A place to live well, celebrate life, and enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues, friends and family.

Villa Koukouvayia (Villa of the Owl) is a spacious, 3-residence retreat with accommodations for two to twenty-five guests.  Set on a secluded, landscaped estate that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by hundreds of acres of working olive groves, Villa Koukouvayia boasts the intimacy, privacy, and character of an historic inn, but with the gardens, spaces, and facilities to support larger groups.

The estate’s three residences, a three-story Main House, a two-story Guest House, and a grove-level Garden Suite all rest at the top of a long, gated drive that rises from the quiet end of a gravel farm-road.  Each residence, with its separated gardens, verandas, terraces and facilities, can be rented individually by couples, families or smaller groups of two to thirteen seeking a private holiday home.

Or for larger gatherings, the entire estate can be reserved as a unified venue where more than twenty adults can celebrate weddings and reunions, or capitalize on a campus perfect for fitness-focused retreats, workshops, presentations, performances, strategic collaborations, and adventure holidays.

And in all cases, just beyond the villa’s gates will lie the geographical, historical, cultural, and culinary joys of this special region on this special island.

Villa Koukouvayia:

The Perfect Partner for Your Vacation, Reunion, Celebration or Retreat.

Vacation Rentals
for Families, Friends & Couples:
A vacation at Villa Koukouvayia with close family, great friends and romantic partners will remind you how close, great & romantic they are!
Family Gatherings
& Group Reunions:

Providing central activities and lodging up to 25 across three homes, Villa Koukouvayia offers a balance between privacy & community that will foster new relationships and deepen current bonds.

Destination Weddings,
Celebrations & Events:

Not only a beautiful venue to consecrate a wedding, retirement or other milestone, the estate can lodge friends & family before and after the celebration—removing travel stress, increasing shared time, and deepening the connections among all who attend.

Program & Retreat Hosting:
Villa Koukouvayia Farms provides an integrated campus to lodge, coach, and guide groups up to 20 into focused exploration and strategic collaboration.
Join an Upcoming Retreat!

Interested in joining a currently scheduled program?  We have a series of adventure, culinary, hiking, artistic & holistic-health retreats ready for you in 2024!

Your Hosts:
Heidi & Richard invite you to Western Crete!