sun warmed sand between your toes

Immerse yourself in luxury,
seclusion, tranquility...

On the coast between the White Mountains and the Libyan Sea, between two virgin beaches on the Grammeno peninsula, under the bluest skies and amongst rare cedar trees, lie three graceful and brand new two-storey villas, waiting to be filled with everlasting holiday memories. Your holiday memories…

Cedar Bay Villas comprises three exceptionally designed, stone-built, two – storey detached villas each with a large private swimming pool and built as close to the sea as one could ever wish for.

Our guests can instantly access two beaches, different in texture yet equally beautiful, just by opening their front door. In front of the villas, one has a view of the Grammeno Beach, a Blue Flag beach with fine golden sand, and on the other side of the peninsula you will see Votsalo Beach, a pebbly, long, quiet beach.

A great deal of attention to detail was given, in order to incorporate the structures as subtly as possible to their natural habitat, while offering our guests a unique living experience of luxury, comfort, tranquility and privacy.

The villas are available throughout the year and are accordingly equipped in order to accommodate visitors in all 4 seasons. Whether you seek summer swimming, or winter’s peace, quiet and relief from a heavy urban lifestyle, Cedar Bay Villas is the ideal destination for all 4 seasons.

The villas welcome exclusively, adults and couples. However, in the event of an inquiry for all three villas by a single party of guests, children are happily accepted. All the villas can accommodate a maximum of 14 guests.
The villas are named after the cedar trees that grow wild on the bay. This particular type of cedar is a rare and wild beach tree that is protected by the NATURA 2000 Network and it mainly grows in this part of Crete.

The colour palette and materials that have been used for the interior decoration were dictated by the elements of nature – earth-sea-sky. Stone, wood, pastel and earthy colours are harmoniously used in the structure, flooring, furniture and bed linens thus enabling your gaze to move effortlessly from the interior to the exterior and vice versa.


The villas are found in a 7- acre private area, located at the southwest end of Crete, part of Chania’s prefecture and a mere 5’ drive from the popular tourist destination of Paleochora.


Either you seek to enjoy your summer swims, or you’d rather enjoy winter’s peace, quiet and detox from a heavy urban lifestyle, Cedar Bay Villas is the ideal destination for all 4 seasons.


Special offers

Welcome to our special offers, designed for our guests who wish to book directly and enjoy the exclusive privileges and affordable options of our unique villas. We prioritize our guests’ wishes and needs and ensure to offer you a memorable experience so please do contact us for any clarifications or further information you may need.

    Some of the most popular activities you will enjoy engaging in are walking and cycling, especially during spring and autumn time. Southwest Crete is known as the land of the gorges! Throughout the centuries, the land has been carved by heavy streams of water.
    When travelling to South Crete there is, literally, more than meets the eye. Don’t miss the underwater hidden treasures of the Libyan sea. Every year, increasingly more travelers seek a wholesome Cretan experience, thirsting to discover all the nature’s unspoiled vegetation and unique in the world, species.
  • Boris+family
    January 2023 - Serbia

    Dear Maria,Kyriakos and the rest of your highly polite and educated family, if there was paradise on earth, this would be it.

  • Garry
    October 2022 - Dublin

    Perfect setting! Really enjoyed our holiday here very much. Thanks, Maria for your helpful information and your gifts.
    We loved being so close to the beach but still in such a secluded place with beautiful trees and flowers. We enjoyed the local restaurants and also for a bit more went to Paleochora.

  • Mélanie
    September 2022 - France

    L'accueil, l'emplacement, la plage, la piscine, le hamac, la tranquilité, un Havre de paix.

    August 2022 - UK

    An exceptional villa in the perfect location

  • Francis+Simon
    August 2022 - Canada

    We add our thanks and gratitude for an unforgettable stay here in KedrosYour property is, gardens, house, pool, landscape )is beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for your hospitality with all the luxury amenities. We so enjoyed chatting with you when visited. Thank you especially for your cooking tips as we love to cook Cretan food. This was our home away from home.

  • Brian
    July 2022 - UK

    The property is finished to a very high standard, with everything you would need. Very good location with very friendly staff and owners.

  • Hesketh
    July 2022 - UK

    The location is incredible - quiet with stunning views and a gorgeous beach that felt private. The villa was clean, spacious, and modern with excellent facilities.

  • Joanna +Janusz
    June 2022 - Poland

    Maria’s hospitality is invaluable, she is the best! This place makes you happy. We are leaving and we already want to come back

  • Tim + Kristal
    May 2022 - UK

    We came here for our honeymoon and really enjoyed the place and beautiful surroundings.Thank you Maria and team -it really lived up to our dreams. Hope everyone who stays here enjoys it as much as we did. We loved the gorge walk to Anidri- we parked at a lovely cafe and loved the beach at the end. Also well worth the slightly scary drive to Elafonisi.It was the most beautiful beach we had ever been to.

  • The Simpleys
    May 2022 - USA

    I and my husband came all the way from New York here for our honeymoon
    The place is absolutely stunning and breathtaking, with amazing accommodations and views. Your own private swimming pool and views whenever you need!
    Maria was amazing by providing fresh vegetables/drinks and some dry goods. We went to Elafonissi beach and it was magical.

  • Stefan +Lilly
    April 2022 - Germany

    We had such a unique experience in this very lovely villa. We especially loved the private pool, the sand Grammeno Beach and of course the fresh veggies from Maria! Thank you very much for having us, we will definitely come back.

  • Andrea
    April 2022 - Italy

    Il posto che da tanti anni sognavamo di trovare, dopo tantissimi anni di viaggi in tutto il mondo
    Un piccolo paradiso di pace e tranquillità Tutto molto bello e accogliente, una villa ``lussuosa`` ma con discrezione La proprietaria estremamente cortese e di grande aiuto in tutto.

  • Dan & Alexander
    August 2021

    Amazing 2 weeks spent here at Lithos.It was our first time to Paleochora but it won’t be our last .The location here is unbeatable. Paleochora is wonderful in the evening .Huge thanks to Maria who made us feel very welcome and provided everything we needed for an unforgettable stay-we’ll definitely be back.

  • Zoe &Co
    August 2021

    We had a wonderful stay. Enjoyed the sandy beach, refreshing pool and stunning sunsets. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and the juicy tomatoes of Crete!

  • Vicky & Simon
    September 2021

    We have had a very relaxing stay. Enjoying the gorgeous sandy beach and clear water of the sea. Thank you to Maria for your warm welcome and chat giving great information of what was available to us and where. We’ve enjoyed meals at the restaurants nearby and Paleochora. Everyone seems to be very generous with their portion sizes. We had a trip to Elafonissi by car. It was absolutely beautiful but it was extremely busy.

  • Lee
    September 2020

    Paradise by the sea. Everything was perfect, clean and steps to one of the most perfect beaches in Crete.

  • Helena & Corrado
    August 2020

    Struttura elegante pulita direttamente sul mare meraviglioso costa sud Host Maria la migliore mia incontrata Luogo incantevole lontano da ogni rumore.Possibilita di mangiare in casa con pasti portati direttamente dal bar vicino.

  • Sebastian
    September 2020

    Unterknft ist bezaubend.Die ruhige Lagemit dem schonen Sandstrand ist einmalig.Innen alles neu und sehr gepflegt.Aubenanlage auch sehr liebevoll gestaltet.Gastgeber super freundlich und zuvorkommend.Bei diesem Anwesen gibt es nichts auszusetzen.Alles perfekt.

  • Sue & Richard
    October 2019

    Wonderful place. Everyone has been so helpful and indeed efficient. We thank them all, particularly Maria. We hope to return.