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Villa was excellent , we all enjoyed the swimming pool , plenty of comfortable sun loungers and outdoor seating and was set in a quiet gated residential area. The villa was well equipped and the owner was so friendly welcoming and easy to get hold off. Fantastic views . We all enjoyed our stay and thank you Villa Dimitri
We stayed in the middle villa for 2 weeks and were very impressed. The villa is quite isolated - Rethmyno is a fair drive away - and at night you pretty much have the sound of goats and nothing else to disturb you! We weren't aware of the neighbouring villas particularly although they are reasonably close.
The villa is very well equipped - especially the kitchen for cooking at home - and the owners provide a very comprehensive welcome pack on your arrival. The views in the evening are simply fantastic - the sunsets over Crete are spectacular and you can sit on the balcony or by the pool and watch the sun go down. The views over the sea and the mountains is spectacular, the piece and quiet up there is second to none. A short walk behind the villa is an impressive view of the Prassano Gorge, and a 10 minute walk away is the medieval village of Prasses which is worth a visit.
You most definitely need a car and the will to drive up a very steep, windy, and not very well paved road to get to the villa, and as there are no shops nearby you need to be organised!
The villa is well maintained, the pool (not that deep) is kept very clean, and the owner is attentive without invading your privacy. It is cleaned every three days with new sheets/towels provided, which is quite unusual I think for a self catering villa. Just note - at night in late September it can get a bit chilly and breezy up there, so we were grateful for spare blankets.
Best 'local' beaches are a bit of a drive away as we weren't that keen on the beaches to the east of Rethymno which are probably the closest. But a 20 minute drive to the west of Rethymno is Episkopi beach which is lovely (and has sunbeds etc for free). The drive to the South of the island is stunning and the south island beaches are lovely. It's quite a trek to Elafonissi from here, but it's seriously worth the drive.
Probably the nicest villa we've stayed in on a holiday. I'd happily stay for a month.....