Superb Villa in Makrigialos, East Crete - Glorious Blue Flag Beach nearby
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Second year at Grapevines, first year staying in villa no.1 which, in our opinion, has the best position of all villas. We love everything about the place and will definitely be back, so not sure we really want everyone else to know just how good it is!! Excellent customer service all round and a special thanks to Rosemary the onsite manager.
Many thanks for a super review and pleased that you enjoyed your return to Grapevines and especially villa no.1.
We will try and keep it a secret for you!!!
Look forward to accommodating you again in the future.
Great holiday in Crete
We have just returned from a fortnight stay at No 1 Grapevines where we had one of our most relaxing holidays. Everything from emailing to Peter before booking to arriving at the property was a good experience. The directions to the property were great and when we arrived, we were met by the very helpful Rosemary, who lives next-to and looks after the villas and their occupants as well as we could possibly ask with her husband Niko, who keeps the pool beautifully clean.
Grapevines is at one end of Makri Gailos, with several excellent restaurants and a small supermarket just a few steps from the entrance. The villa is in one of the best locations within Grapevines, being at the far end from the road and with more space around it than some of the others and on the side of the pool which benefits from sun all day just outside the front door. The furnished balconies at each end of the kitchen-living room meant that at any time of day we could eat in either sun or shade and the sun terrace on the roof allowed a little privacy and escape if needed. Air conditioning in both bedrooms and living area meant that although temperatures soared outside, we were all perfectly cool - especially at night, when it seems to matter the most.
We all loved the large pool and despite visiting during July, often found that we were the only ones in it as others had chosen the nearby beaches or gone out to explore. There are plenty of comfortable loungers around the pool and fixed 'thatched' sun umbrellas, which provide shade whenever necessary and don't blow away when the wind blows.
I would recommend hiring a car for at least part of the time as it makes travelling around much easier, but I gather that the bus service is good and not expensive.
A perfect place to stay if you want to unwind, yet also want to visit interesting places while on holiday.
Many thanks for your great review of our villa, Grapevines No.1. Very pleased that you had a most relaxing stay and you found the booking process to be a good experience. Grapevines is a lovely site and benefits from all around sunshine with plenty of areas for shade when required. It is good advice to recommend hiring a car to explore nearby beaches and places of interest.
Hope that we can be of use again for your future holiday destination.
We have just returned from a family holiday (children aged 3, 7 and 9) to this villa, we enjoyed the most perfect holiday in every way.
The villa was in a very peaceful and great position at the shallow end of the beautiful pool, which was kept immaculately clean by Nico. The pool was a lovely size and the children all enjoyed making friends with other children they met, and my partner and I succeeded in reading three books each whilst away (amazing!)
The villa (just at the edge of the village) is just 10 minutes walk from a lovely port with very friendly and tasty tavernas, we spent several evenings sitting on the seafront enjoying our fresh fish, Greek salads and wine. Reminding us of the Greek Island holidays we enjoyed 20 years ago. The children had plenty to choose from too.
We walked down to a beautiful sandy beach most mornings and really enjoyed snorkelling and swimming in the clear blue sea.
Rosemary, the manager of the villa complex is available and very helpful if one should need any extra help or information. She makes sure that the beds are changed and villas cleaned every few days. The villa was very spacious and bedrooms very cool in the heat, we would highly recommend this property and hope to return.
Many thanks Peter for being so helpful during our booking process.
Many thanks for your kind review of our property (Grapevines No.1), and we are very pleased that the villa and the location in Makrigialos was able to meet your expectations and enable you to enjoy a memorable family holiday on the lovely island of Crete.
We look forward to being able to accommodate you again in the future. Thanks once again.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal area for walking local hills and gorges. Beautiful long, sandy beaches and coves within 5 minute walk of the property.
5 minutes walk to the blue flag, sandy beach.
Heraklion airport is 90 minutes drive away. Car hire is recommended.
Makrigialos is 10 minute walk. Nearest large town is Ierapetra which is a pleasant 30 minute coastal drive.
Nearby attractions include the gorges of Pefki. Dasaki and Pevrolakia. Water park at Ierapetra. Day boat trip to Lefki island. Wine tasting at the Kaspa monastery and traditional Cretian evenings in Pefki. Makrigialos also plays host to a popular musical festival in mid June.