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We arrived late at night in the dark tired and weary and woke up the next day to a stunning panoramic view from the hilltop. To climb the final short steep drive to the villa, I would not recommend a very small overloaded car. Also website does not make it clear that the room with the extra bed is downstairs but was no serious problem.
The rooms were clean and tidy and the kitchen was well stocked with self catering facilities. The village of Pitsidia was a typical and most delightful Cretan village with its small winding roads and laid back tavernas of which Markos and Mikes were two where we enjoyed local delicacies of vine leaves, mousaka and lamb always finishing inevitably with the local raki.
The nearby Hippy resort of Matala was of course the main reason for staying nearby and was easily accessed via good open road.
Annette was very helpful and always available, not that we needed her, other than on advice on local places of interest....like eating places. She was always there in the morning cleaning the pool. And even when we had departed, contact continued, texting us in the UK to say we had left a key and jacket behind and very promptly after giving her our home address she immediately posted the items.
Should we go back to Crete we would definitely go back to Pitsidia, particularly as it is far from the busy touristy beaches of the north and northeast of Crete, it is truly a lovely place to visit in the springtime sunshine and just chill out.
Lovely Cretan house. Full of charm. Outdoor landscaped gardens are beautiful, relaxing and very spacious. Very clean heated swimming pool. Great village location away from any tourists. Our sort of place. Vagelis our host most helpful delivering local produce to us and always on hand to assist when needed. Lovely part of Crete to explore. Car essential. Local village Vori about 15 minute drive has fresh bakers, butchers and small supermarkets plus super taverna. Great view of the Libyan Sea from the house and garden. Amazing sunsets on the terrace. Loved every minute and sad to leave. If you want a chill time in peaceful surroundings this is for you. Will definitely return.