Luxury development of 3 independent boutique design villas with Breakfast.
Despina Georgia Sivaropoulou
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About Despina Georgia Sivaropoulou
This project has been a lifetime target for our family. While travelling and working abroad in different European countries as engineers, which was a huge experience and taste cultivating process, our heart and mind was always back to Crete, this blessing land and to our village Kontomari.
Despina Georgia Sivaropoulou purchased this Villa in 2014
Why Despina Georgia Sivaropoulou chose Chania
We wanted to come back to promote our land, the civilization, our products and above all show to people the real Cretan hospitality. Our dream and target was to create a living place inspired from today’s modern Cretan architecture, with passion to quality and detail, a real home for our guests. …….and we did it! that I am very happy and proud of the result! This project has been a great achievement and this is what this fantastic land deserves.
What makes this Villa unique
Key words reflected here could be: class, privacy, luxury, modern, timeless approach, sun flooded, comfort, safety, anonymity, hospitality, high quality (environment, materials, architecture, furnishing), designers’ items, surrounding garden with fruitful trees mostly orange/olive trees, colorful, architecture from famous architects Aristomenes & George Baroudakis, quietness, strategic location (all famous beaches, close to most popular summer destination Platanias and Chania city), “at home” feeling.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Exceeding our expectations
Just stayed 2 weeks in one of the villa with 2 boys (10 and 16).
Villas exceeded our expectations and are actually better than the already very beautiful pictures.
Private parking, garden and sizeable pool for the kids to enjoy. Nice terraces for the parents to enjoy a glass of wine.
Very high standard natural materials and overall equipment, including very welcome air conditioning.
Despina, our host, was extremely helpful and professional.
Would highly recommend.
A perfect villa for a family to explore Crete from
Our experience was outstanding - would give 6 stars if I could! We are a family of four, our children are aged 8 and 4. The villa is absolutely beautiful, clearly designed and built to incredibly high standards. Despina and her husband, Nikos, made us feel at home from the start. Our flight was significantly delayed, but Nikos had stayed at the airport to welcome us, make sure everything was OK with our car rental and guide us to the villa at around 1 am. There was a lovely welcome basket of local produce for us on the table and a carafe of Raki to cheer us up after the delay.
The pool was perfect for our children who are both good swimmers, but with the way it is designed (depth and width) would also be great for younger children or those who don't swim so well. The kitchen is a great size and incredibly well stocked, with everything we could possibly need, in a well-organized fashion. The bedrooms/bathrooms are a good size and could easily accommodate a larger family. The cleaners were excellent and the villa was spotless throughout our stay, despite the chaos our children can introduce to any environment! The villa is also very quiet and private. Despite there being another 2 villas in the complex, you would not know there is anyone else around.
One of the highlights is the Cretan breakfast each morning. Effie, the chef who prepares the breakfast, is wonderful and the outdoor kitchen/dining area set in the orange grove is stunning. She was incredibly welcoming to the children and prepared what we are reliably informed is the best chocolate milk ever. The food was delicious and she gave us some great tips on where to explore during our week.
Despina was a great help in planning our week too. She was immediately available in person or by text to answer any questions and provide help in planning trips and reserving restaurants for us. Her recommendations were brilliant (we had great meals at Captain Fidias, Thalassino Ageri, and Arismari restaurants).
In terms of places to visit, the beautiful town of Chania is very easy to drive to (takes about 20 minutes), local beaches and restaurants about 10 minutes away and Elafonissi beach is just over an hour away. For those wanting to experience a bit of history, Knossos is a 2-hour drive away ( well worth the trip), and closer by are the ruins of Ancient Aptera (about 30 minutes away).
This was a fantastic holiday, in a beautiful villa run by wonderful owners and great staff.
Spectacular Stay in Crete
From the beginning, Despina was wonderful. She helped us to arrange everything we needed for our stay in Crete. We arrived late to the Villa at 11:30pm with a personal, warm and friendly welcome by Despina. She gave us a detailed tour of the Villa and left some beautifully prepared bites and wine for us to eat (per our request). The space was immaculately kept and the design and architecture was modern yet warm and comfortable. After a wonderful nights rest, we woke up to light fluttering throughout the house. The home is surrounded by Olive and Orange trees with a view of the Sea. Despina hosted a delicious traditional Greek breakfast spread outside in the garden by her Chef. I wish I could eat this breakfast every day for the rest of my life - it was that good with such a variety of items!
We only had a short visit to Crete and I do plan to return one day and when I do - I will definitely reserve this beautiful Villa again. Despina's hospitality along with the Villa itself was perfection! I cannot say this enough....it was a dreamy couple of days! I hope you get to enjoy it one day too.
Los Angeles, CA
So much more than I expected!
I have traveled all over Greece, especially Crete and I didn't expect the level of luxury I received here.
Every detail was exquisite, the owners were hospitable and showed me how to maneuver the house (it's a smart house). The sheets were of the finest quality but what I loved the most was the tranquility. You are close to the beach but far enough to have peace and quiet. Orange trees and a small village surround the property giving you the perfect blend of quiet, vacation and stunning views!
Situated in a convenient setting at the edge of Kontomari village allowing quietness & privacy in a wonderful green area, while the strategic location facilitates visiting all famous seaside places, the bustling summer tourist resorts and the beautiful city of Chania and its Venetian harbour. The nearby resorts and neighbouring villages are Maleme, Gerani, Agia Marina, and the lively Platanias, which the latter being the most popular destination of that area, is about 5 km away, while Chania old town is 18 km.
Top 10 Places to visit are:
1. THE EXOTIC LAGOON OF BALOS/GRAMVOUSA
2. BREATHTAKING FALASSARNA
3. MAGESTIC SFAKIA
4. QUAINT & BEAUTIFUL SOUGIA
5. THE PEARL OF THE LIBYAN SEA - PALEOCHORA
6. UNFORGETABLE ELAFONISI BEACH
7. WALK BACK IN TIME THROUGH CHANIA OLD TOWN & THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSUEM
8. THE CHARMING CHANIA MUNICIPAL MARKET
9. STROLL THE OLD VENETIAN HARBOR & LIGHTHOUSE
10. THE PLATEAU OF OMALOS & SAMARIA GORGE.
Sports and Leisure Recommendations are:
1. Visit Manousakis Winery
2. Explore Dourakis Winery
3. Discover Chania through hiking
4. Diving & snorkeling in crystal blue waters
5. Yachting & boat Trips
6. Eco-tourism & activities in Chania
7. The Botanical Park & Gardens
8. The traditional village of Fournes.