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About Barbara Tsiskaki
Dear Holidaymaker! I am Barbara Tsiskaki, the owner of Villa Vanelia Mare. I have studied English Literature at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. We have a villa which is our family business and i always try to find new ways to help my guests experience my island. My goal is to make sure that everyone has the holiday he/she dreamed of! I will do my best to make sure that you will make yourself at home! Thank you for trusting me for your vacation and i wish you a pleasant stay!!!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Villa, Great Location
We were greeted by Barbara, who was a great host. Always available for help and advice on where to go and where to eat. Also Barbara offered to take us to the supermarket to get our provisions on more than one occasion.
We decided not to hire a car as we were a group of 7 friends who just wanted to relax together and enjoy the lovely weather. The villa is very comfortable with great outdoor space to eat and relax. The terraces around both levels are
spacious and the neighbourhood is quiet. The villa has lovely views of the surrounding mountains and the sea.
The pool is not very large but very deep, perhaps not recommended if you have young children but not an issue for us. However the local beach is only a 10 mins walk away together with shops, mini markets and a good choice of restaurants.
The local sandy beach is lovely and clean, the sea crystal clear and the loungers and umbrellas are free as long as you buy drinks from the bar/restaurants behind.
The bus stop for getting into Chania is at the bottom of the street and it only takes about 20 mins. Chania is a beautiful town with plenty to do and see.
An excellent choice for a wonderful holiday.
Lovely Villa, great host
Barbara made our stay most enjoyable, she’s a great host and couldn’t do enough for us, recommending local restaurants, attractions and even arranging an amazing boat trip.
The villa is great with plenty of space and numerous dining options. All the bedrooms rooms have balconies and one has an en-suite with 3 other bedrooms sharing two bathrooms.
A five minute walk to the local beach and loads of great dining options. We particularly liked Corinna Star.
The only disappointment is the size of the swimming pool, not big enough to swim or stand in due to the depth, but the outdoor space is great.
Villa Vanelia Mare was perfect! From start to finish everything was grand. Barbara was great with communicating before, during, and after our trip. Next time we have more time to sit and relax and enjoy more of the many amenities at her beautiful home, we will be visiting again.
Fantastic villa with a great host!
Our stay at Villa Vanelia Mare was wonderful - the property itself and also Barbara, the host, were amazing. The villa is perfect for big families like ours and Barbara went out of her way to make sure it had everything we needed for ourselves and our baby. As other people mentioned, she was kind enough to take us to the grocery store and also set up activities for us, call us cabs, and make recommendations. She was beyond friendly and helpful! The villa was gorgeous and clean and the pictures really don't do it justice! We loved the pool and the outdoor pizza oven and used both a lot. The villa had everything we needed.
We did rent a car a few days in because we always wanted to leave at the busiest time to call a cab. If you just want to relax at the villa and walk to the little beach and several restaurants and shops nearby, you don't need one, but if you plan to travel around to Chania a couple of times I recommend renting a car.
All in all, a great stay! We will recommend to our friends and also stay again if we visit Crete again.
Everything about this property was excellent we all really enjoyed it I wish we were all still by the pool ! Barbara was a Gem and did so much to help even helping us order take away hahah. We all miss you xx
Luxurious and comfortable; clean and very user-friendly; great location. Don't miss this place if you are planning a trip to Chania and the lovely beaches in the west and Southwest. The owner is really attentive and right on top of everything - nothing is out of place and all details are attended to -
Discover a new world at Villa Vanelia Mare, located on the privileged island of Crete (Greece). The elements of nature blend on this island to form one of the world's unique natural paradises. Guests will marvel at the perfect harmony of the design with the surroundings of spectacular gardens and beaches with the finest white sand.