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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pericles Villa. From the time of booking, Pericles and Christina kept in touch. Emailing lots in information about Crete and directions to the villa, which was very helpful
Upon arriving, we found a very clean, comfortable and spacious villa, surrounded by amazing raw natural scenery.
As it was also, my wife's birthday, Christina got in touch beforehand and asked if she could arrange a birthday cake!
We couldn't of asked for better hosts. So friendly, accommodating people.
We would go back to Pericles and Crete in a heartbeat!
Thank you Pericles and Christina for you wonderful Cretan Hospitality.
Gary and Elissa September 18
The villa and its very remote setting are simply stunning. For 10 days we felt like we were the only people on the island, which is exactly the sort of holiday we were looking for.
The villa itself is striking - big, bright, clean and in immaculate condition. It’s probably bigger than the two of us needed but it manages to still feel cozy, and has everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. The grounds are also big and beautiful with space to wonder and breath.
The views (especially as the sun sets right in front of you each night) really do take your breath away - every direction offers a perfect postcard picture!
We spent most days chilling by the pool (not heated) and BBQing anything we could :)
It’s worth saying again that this really is a remote location (by our standards). Don’t expect to just pop out to the shop if you forget the milk!
There is a mini market about 20 mins drive away with a cash machine, I’d compare it to a Spa shop in the UK - we could get the essentials but it was a shame to not be able to get any quality produce. The closest place for good grocery shopping is Kissamos - there’s a butcher and fish mongers and a big Inka store which has everything! Or stop at Lidl on route from Chania airport.
Kissamos was a lovely place to visit and has some nice bars and restaurants (we somehow found one that was showing the Arsenal game - much to my other half’s delight!)
We also visited one of the restaurants near the mini market on route to Elafonissi which was a delight.
Personally, we had little want or need to leave the villa much during our 10 days. When you find somewhere as stunning as Villa Anemoma you really don’t want to leave!
Birgitta, our rep, gave us a warm welcome and was great, always on hand to help if we needed anything.
The WiFi isn’t great but it didn’t bother us, just worth mentioning in case you’re looking for somewhere that has good WiFi! Also worth mentioning that the roads are tricky! Tiny, winding mountain roads with very sharp bends and turns, so don’t go too budget on the car hire! And it’s definitely worth it when you get there!
All in all it was a dream get away. A perfect haven and a place to just switch off and get away from it all. Can’t wait to go back again!