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Recent Chania reviews

  • Delightful little villa for couple

    "New, smart and well-equipped, Hestia Villa is ideal for a couple or a couple with one or two small children. Furnishings and equipment are modern and of very good quality - flat-screen TV with satellite, DVD player with some DVDs, CD player with some CDs, a small library, really excellent kitchen, comfortable beds. The villa is open plan, with the kitchen, dining and sitting areas all connected, which makes it seem that there is more space than there actually is. Two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with two singles, and one small toilet / shower room. For visitors from continental Europe or the US, do be aware that the terminology used to describe the beds is specific to the UK - the king-sized bed is only 150cm wide, the two singles 75cm each. But the real joy of this property is outside the villa, with a lovely 12 metre heated infinity pool, an extensive paved sitting area round the pool, a balcony with chairs on the main bedroom, a generous dining area, and another attractive covered sitting area with armchairs and sofas above the villa. The barbecue is a modern Weber 'Kettle'. And the whole is set in a large olive grove, far away from the neighbouring properties, with a view across Kalyves to Souda Bay and the Akrotiri Peninsula beyond. For light sleepers, there is a rather noisy main road to Kalyves below the villa. But for us, the only real downside of this fine property was the wifi, which is very slow and doesn't allow the downloading of even quite small email attachments; and for older kids, the absence of streaming may be an issue. Nick of Right Hand Man and his crew kept the house and grounds clean and tidy, and Nick was very helpful. A special thank you to owner Phil who called to advise us when the Greek air traffic controllers threatened a strike which would have prevented us flying home on time."
    Guest: Tony E. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 20, 2016
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  • Wonderful accomodations!

    "Georgia picked us up at the airport and brought us back to the house even though it was 10 pm!! She gave us a tour of the house and then went over the map with us to recommend things to see. She was also very helpful by email if we had any questions. The house had three very nice bedrooms with very comfortable beds! The only thing I would suggest is that there would be the basic kitchen items, such as sugar or coffee or tea. But the market is less than a 5 minute walk! You do need a car however as the house is not close to town, but that is greatly appreciated for rest and relaxation!!"
    Guest: Beth v. Date of Stay: November 2016 Review Submitted: November 20, 2016
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  • perfect for a family holiday for lovers in Crete

    "Rested at the villa for the second time, everything was wonderful. Weather in August is great in Crete, near excellent, clean and equipped beach. Location of the villa is unique - Lake Kournas village with the same name (by the way, absolutely no mosquitoes) between Chania and Rethymno - around a lot of interesting places to visit. The villa is equipped with everything necessary. Special thanks to Marcos and Chara for the warm welcome. We will be back here again!"
    Guest: Sergey S. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 3, 2016
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  • Beautiful, well-equipped house

    "In short - we loved our stay here. We loved the house, the village and the beach and this house fell very nicely in the niche we wanted of staying in a charming, quiet place with all necessary amenities, close to a beach. It was a great place from which to explore the Cretan West and Southwest. Come, you will not regret it. In long form: I will first describe the house without much judgement and then go on to rave about it. The advertised property is a 2-storey detached residential house with two bedrooms (one twin, one double) and bathroom upstairs and an open plan combined living room/kitchen downstairs. There is an outside sitting area at just above ground level with seating available to sit outside under shade. There are AC units in the bedrooms and living room, and high-speed wireless internet. The styling to my eye appeared traditional Cretan. The house was clean and in excellent repair on arrival. We loved the traditional appearance of the house; it felt private and really comfortable. The host, Manos, is a very nice man and made a point of coming round to introduce himself and took us out for a drink or two but at no point did this feel like an imposition. At one point, we managed to lock ourselves out but got back into the house within twenty minutes or so - the owner lives in the village. As a further bonus, they make their own olive oil and other goodies which awaited us on arrival! There is just one thing to be aware of, quite a few nearby families appear to keep chicken, some of which rather noisily announce the sunrise (or sunset, or absence of sun), happily in the night on occasions. We found it easy enough to block them out by closing the shutters and windows but if you sleep very lightly, you may need earplugs. The village of Afrata is quite small and though it feels remote, only a short drive from the nearest big settlement of Kolymvari (and by extension, the main west-to-east road, the EO90). Local amenities in Afrata include two friendly taverns with good, hearty food and drink. There is a convenience store which sells most necessities and is owned by a very friendly lady. Storeowners generally spoke very good English. The gorgeous but small beach of Afrata is a short distance away, though be aware that that there are about 100 metres of elevation to climb on the way back to the house. The pebble beach itself is lovely, with clear blue water. There are free sun loungers and umbrellas and a relatively inexpensive beach cafe."
    Guest: Moritz S. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 11, 2016
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