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Villa Koukouvayia Farms

A four-season Mediterranean Inn on Greece’s historic island of Crete, where ideas & joys are passionately shared.
  • A Greek Country Inn with 3 Private Residences for Family
    Vacations & Romantic Holidays.
  • An Aegean Seacoast Estate Hosting Gatherings & Family Reunions for 12 to 25 Guests.
  • A Dramatic Location for Mediterranean Destination Weddings & Events.
  • An Intimate Retreat Center to Empower Programs within the Cultural & Recreational Offerings of Crete.

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 & Holiday Rentals for Families, Friends & Couples:
Villa Koukouvayia Farms will provide more than a place to vacation with close family, great friends, or intimate partner. A stay here will remind you just how close, great & important they are!

Family Gatherings & Group Reunions:

With so many activities on the estate and nearby, and comfortable lodgings for up to 25 across three separate residences, Villa Koukouvayia can provide the balance of privacy and community at the heart of fostering new relationships, or deepening bonds among current relations.
Destination Weddings, Celebrations & Events:
More than a beautiful venue to consecrate a wedding, retirement or other milestone. Across her three residential areas the estate can lodge friends & family whose presence in days leading to a ceremony will remove travel stress, increase shared time, and deepen connections among all who attend.
Program & Retreat Hosting:
Villa Koukouvayia Farms provides an integrated campus to conduct, coach and guide groups of up to 20 participants into focused exploration and strategic collaboration across three residential areas.
Join an Upcoming Retreat!
Interested in joining an exciting, currently scheduled program? We have adventure, hiking, artistic, food, fun & holistic-health retreats ready for you in 2024!
Your Hosts:
Heidi & Richard invite you to Western Crete!